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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

24 August - Blogs I'm Following

112;42pm MDT

The Great Not Roswell Slides Coding Fiasco

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 minutes ago
Given our discussion about the date code on the Not Roswell Slides (which I sort of initiated), I did a little extra digging, though I’m not sure it was worth the effort, and discovered a few things. Tony Bragalia was the first to mention to me that the code on one of the slides proved that the film had been manufactured in 1947 (that is, a square and a triangle). Kodak had a list of codes for their film (see http://www.film-tech.com/ubb/f1/t011524.html). These were recycled every twenty years and we could discuss this at length but it is now irrelevant. Adam Dew had asked Bragalia... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
WATCH LIVE: The aftermath of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Italy. https://t.co/7v14J33as2 pic.twitter.com/p37JGpms7O — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 24, 2016

Abolishing ‘Man’ at Princeton

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 38 minutes ago
[image: No Man Professor Princeton - 900] “He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created. (Genesis 5:2 NIV) Poor God. He, or maybe I should say, “It,” was so behind the times. If the deity had only... more »

Only In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 42 minutes ago
Well that was unexpected. pic.twitter.com/1KT1QXa1KJ — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) July 8, 2016

Pakistan Military's Delusional Mindset - Pakistani Journalist Tahir Malik Explains

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 51 minutes ago
"The United States initially poured money and arms into Pakistan in the hope of building a major fighting force that could assist in defending Asia against communism. Pakistan repeatedly failed to live up to its promises to provide troops for any of the wars the United States fought against communist forces, instead using American weapons in its wars with India." - Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. *Video Title: Pakistan Military's Delusional Mindset - Pakistani Journalist Tahir Malik Explains. Source: DLX Area 1. Date Published: October 15, 2015. Description... more »

After WW2, Pakistan Is The First Country To Export Jihadi Terrorism - MJ Akbar

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 51 minutes ago
* Related:* *How Jinnah Fabricated The Lie Of Two Nation Theory - MJ Akbar*. *Video Title: After WW2, Pakistan Is The First Country To Export Jihadi Terrorism - MJ Akbar. Source: DLX Area 1. Date Published: July 8, 2013. Description:* Pakistan is the first country in the world, after World War 2, to export Jihadi terrorism. It extolled Mehsud tribesmen to wage Jihad against the Indians and Maharaja of Kashmir in 1947. These tribesmen looted property, raped women and rampaged Muzaffarabad. As they are about to invade Srinagar, the Indian Army and Kashmiris led by Shaikh Addullah st... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
If I way speaking to anyone else in the the whole world I would not use these words if I expected that you were my boulavard in a perfect world where meal where deliverd by drones' in a 15th century\ still perseverd historical way of living better Me Me Me let me live like ME ME ME\ no matter I exist like a billion other potential terrorists now I got to go down with that I would never never pyyically attack but if we could change the world with our minds I would be into that development

Isreal Trump and the Game of Hearts and Minds

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
I have spent a lifetime in preperation for what I am about to say I am like Bob Dylan I know my song well and now I will start singing Anyone who disagrees with me I will be charitable and call them ignorant because if you disagree with me you better have very strong evidence or I will label you along with 80% of the population and at the least misinformed. There is a Zika virus for the brain its carried by your parents and its very difficult to escape the reign of whatever bullshit religion they practice If your not familar as am I with mathicmatics the basic principle is that it is har... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Firing Downrange* Marines fire weapons at targets during a simulated attack with CS gas, also known as tear gas, during live-fire training as part of Exercise Koolendong 2016 at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 18, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Anderson

America's Intelligence Community Feel Uneasy About Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Politico*: *Trump makes intel community queasy* One terrorism expert described the mood about a possible President Trump in the intelligence community as 'fearful.' Just ahead of his first classified briefing, Donald Trump said he didn't trust the work of America's intelligence agencies. Well, they don't exactly trust him either. Interviews over the past several months with current and former intelligence officials and intelligence experts revealed significant trepidation about the notion of a Trump presidency — an uneasiness that the Republican nominee’s latest comments are lik... more »

Briget Patron Tequila

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
Most people even very successful people will never sample Patron Its that rare and even the rich will take second best but I was gifted a flask of something better No plant ever gave its life for a more nobel cause Bueno Briget your the best

Musical Interlude: Pressure Drop, “Dusk Chillout”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Pressure Drop, “Dusk Chillout” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSoknFR5ycc

nothing to see

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
NASA's Anomalies above the Moon

VIDEO: Sacred Stones Camp continues until pipeline defeated

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago

Standing Rock Chairman: Our Day in Court: Justice, a Voice and Unity

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. Today in federal court in Washington DC Chairman Archambault arrested defendingthe people at the blockade of Dakota Access Pipeline construction

Standing Rock Resistance Radio 'A Song for Women, A Song for Water'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Gathered in camp, Lakota water protectors share their stories, dreams and songs. One of the Lakota women speaks on the importance of women and mothers. After talking with the ladies in the kitchen, she said, "They work very hard to feed people, they have to have healing hands to make our foods into healing." Lakotas here have a saying, and it is,

Scientists Proven Wrong? Great Barrier Reef Found Relatively Unaffected by Global Warming

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: This screengrab from video shows a portion of the Great Barrier Reef on August 8, 2016.] Great Barrier Reef tourist operators found less than 5 percent of the natural wonder has died off from "bleaching," despite claims from scientists that most of the reef had been killed off by the effects of global warming. "Scientists had... more »

Trump Aims To Widen Support With Pitch to Hispanics

Jonathan Lemire at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. At left is former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.] TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Visiting a battleground state he can’t afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics “a much better life” on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support... more »

Mississippi Islamic State Recruit Gets 8 Years in Prison

Jeff Amy at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: prison bars 900 pxl cmprs] OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi man who once tried to join the Islamic State group credited arresting FBI agents with saving his life as he was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday, telling a federal judge he didn’t... more »

School Groups Denounce Potential Closure of Michigan Schools

David Eggert at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Ray Tellman, executive director of the Middle Cities Education Association, expresses opposition to the potential closure of low-performing Michigan public schools on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the Michigan Association of School Boards office in Delta Township, Mich. At left is Don Wotruba, executive director the school boards group. At right is Chris Wigent, executive director of the Michigan Association of School Administrators.] DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- It would be a mistake for state officials to start closing underperforming Michigan schools for academic reasons b... more »

Is The U.S. About To Lose Its Dominant Position On Global Financial Markets?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Simon Black, Sovereign Man*:* Barack Obama may have finally destroyed America’s #1 advantage* In July 1944, just weeks after the successful Allied invasion of Normandy, hundreds of delegates from around the world gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to determine the future of the global financial system. The vision was simple: America would be the center of the universe, and every other nation would revolve around the US. This arrangement ultimately led to the US dollar being the world’s dominant reserve currency which still remains today. Whenever a Brazilian merchant pays ... more »

These Are The Weapon Systems That China Wants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon*: *China’s Covert Weapons Procurement Revealed in Florida Case* *‘Technology spy’ sought advanced jet engines, Reaper drone for reverse engineering* China’s government covertly tried to obtain advanced U.S. fighter jet engines and a Reaper drone in a high-technology spying operation uncovered by federal authorities in Florida. A Chinese-born woman, Wenxia Man, was sentenced to 50 months in prison on Friday following her conviction for conspiracy to export restricted American defense articles, namely engines for F-35, F-22, and F-16 jets, and the Reaper, a... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 24: Game I'm Most Likely to Give as a Gift

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
I really hate giving gifts when I don't know the recipient. Does he or she own a ton of games and I want to present something unusual? Or do I want to break someone into gaming? And is money an object? Is being in print one? However, I'm going to make a few assumptions. I'm going to assume this game is a gift for someone who is into some moderately geeky stuff but isn't a gamer. And I want to get him or her hooked. With that in mind I'm going to go with a game that I've used to introduce lots of people to gaming - the West End Games incarnation of *Star Wars*. Back in the day, I'... more »

How Activists are Taking Down North Korea One Thumb Drive at a Time

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: The Human Rights Foundation's "Flash Drives for Freedom" campaign takes donated flash drives and sneaks them into North Korea in an effort to educate the country's citizens.] A human rights organization is smuggling "subversive" materials on flash drives into North Korea to bring down the dictatorship, reports Business Insider. The Human Rights Foundation started the "Flash Drives for Freedom" campaign earlier this year. Activists dissatisfied with the... more »

UN to Consider Statement on North Korea Missile Launch

Edith M. Lederer at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: People pass by a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea's ballistic missile that the North claimed to have launched from underwater, at Seoul Railway station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016.] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council agreed at an emergency meeting late Wednesday to consider issuing a statement on the latest North Korean missile launch. Malaysia’s U.N. Ambassador Ramlan Bin Ibrahim, the current council president, told reporters after... more »

Oxford University: Trump And Clinton Are Both Full Blown Psychopaths

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Election 2016 has so far provided rich pickings for armchair psychologists—and some professionals too. An academic at prestigious Oxford University has weighed in with his expert opinion and declared both Trump and Clinton are “full blown psychopaths.” Dr Kevin Dutton has been exploring the psychopathic traits of the candidates and comparing them to other historical figures – such as Adolf Hitler, Saddamm Hussein, and Jesus – using a standard psychometric tool, the Psychopathic Personality Inventory – Revised (PPI-R), reports the Daily Mail. While learning about these traits, Dutton...more »

Anonymous Hackers Shut Down Rothschild Bank Of England

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The Anonymous campaign against the corrupt global banking cartel, OpIcarus: Shut Down The Banks, has gone into overdrive as twenty Rothschild owned central banks, including the Bank of England and the Bank of France, were taken offline. The hacking collective identified the global financial system as the “power behind the throne” of the New World Order, and issued a global call to arms to fight the “corrupt global financial system” that is enslaving us. Their first victim was the Central Bank of Greece, but several key Rothschild central banks that were previously considered untouch... more »

American Oligarchy Panic As Public Uprise Against ‘Rigged System’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
2016 will be looked back on as the year Americans began to question whether our elections – and even our democratic institutions – have been corrupted to the point of being enormous rigging mechanisms designed to ensure control of the Oligarchy. Despite the best efforts of the establishment and the mainstream media they own to dismiss the idea as a conspiracy, huge numbers of Americans are waking up to the idea that the system is rigged against them by the elite. Of course the corporate media has come out in defense of America’s “democracy” — and political elites are defending the s...more »

Nigel Farage of Great Britain rips Obama a new one...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*and we thank him.* It was 5 minutes of joy. Nigel told the 10,000 Trump supporters: “I come to you with a message of hope… You can beat the polls, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington…. If the little people. If the real people, if the ordinary decent people are prepared to stand up and fight for what they believe in.” ‘Now the big card, the big card the prime minister decided to play in the referendum is he got a foreign visitor to come to London to talk to us. Yes, we were visited by one, Barack Obama. And he talked down to us. He treated us as if we were not... more »

Russian Students Speak Out

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Now the shoe is on the other foot. Let's see how the American people feel when others around the world call into question US moral depravity..... and rightly so.

Protecting Our Water

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Water is life piss oil into the lakes rivers oceans we kill the future Money is god worshipped by too many on bended knees every morning as they pray over the stock reports Blinded by their love for the green frog $kin can't $ee our connection to the sacred Mother Earth Money trumps clean water clean air clean food the truly crazy among us think they can buy health and long life Our way out? Reorient our nature away from dog$ eat dog$ to a spiritual connection to all life that is the greatest gift the best treasure the highest reward when we give our relatives a future on this spi... more »

Can The Democrats Win Back The House? Not With Pelosi's DCCC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
When the DNC and DCCC ask you for a contribution with a promise that they're going to take back the House, they're being as dishonest as... well, as dishonest as Trump is with his myriad manipulative statements. The corrupt and incompetent DCCC hasn't put the work in that would be needed to take back the House and they don't have the candidates to do it. It's a good theory-- and if the DCCC was even vaguely competent it could be done with alacrity this cycle-- but Pelosi has put together a dysfunctional losing-machine that will never win until she and Hoyer and gone and their DCC... more »

Thinking The Unthinkable: War With China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Crispin Rovere, The Interpreter*: *"War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable"* Among US analysts, war with China is no longer a taboo subject. RAND Corporation has now tackled the issue head on, publishing a lengthy analysis titled: 'War with China: Thinking through the Unthinkable'. So far, Paul Dibb and Mike Scrafton have provided two excellent assessments on what this means for Australia. This review evaluates RAND’s assessment itself. RAND presents four conflict scenarios over two different time periods: low-intensity and high-intensity, short and long duration, and ... more »

Leaked: DNC Finance Director Freaks Over Hillary Staffer Noting Tribal Donations in Email

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, April 9, 2016.] As the media scoured through the close to 20,000 emails from the Democrat National Committee that Wikileaks hacked and then released, forcing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign, they overlooked one of particular significance: the response from DNC finance director Jordan Kaplan to... more »

Colombia, Rebels Say They Have Reached Historic Peace Deal

Joshua Goodman at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro, center, stands with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, left, and Commander the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, Timoleon Jimenez , in Havana, Cuba. Negotiators for Colombia’s government and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on a historic peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours. Several government negotiators told local news media on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, that all major obstacles to a deal have been cleared up in around-the-clock sessions taking place in Cuba.... more »

Brutal State Rep Condemns Diabetic Child To Death

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
When Mississippi mother Nicole Nichols wrote to her state Representative asking for advice because she couldn’t afford to spend thousands of dollars a month to get supplies for her diabetic daughter’s insulin pump, she wasn’t expecting to receive a brutal retort from Rep. Jeff Guice in return. DCPols reports that Nicole Nichols wrote to Guice and three other legislators when the company that usually supplied them with the needed supplies began to outsource their products to a company that is not covered under Medicaid. Nichols, like other struggling parents, is having a hard time co... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“This wide, sharp telescopic view reveals galaxies scattered beyond the stars and faint dust nebulae of the Milky Way at the northern boundary of the high-flying constellation Pegasus. Prominent at the upper right is NGC 7331. *Click image for larger size.* A mere 50 million light-years away, the large spiral is one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. The disturbed looking group of galaxies at the lower left is well-known as Stephan's Quintet. About 300 million light-years distant, the quintet dramatically illustrates a multiple ga... more »

Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Healing the trauma of boarding school

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Healing trauma through ceremonies and the foods we eat, elders in the circle at Standing Rock camp Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Gathered at night at Standing Stone camp, Frank, an elder, speaks of the trauma of boarding schools. Frank shares how becoming a spiritual human being is healing and how we can heal ourselves through the foods we eat. Frank speaks of the trauma of

Federal judge will not rule on pipeline until September

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Now! Photos at Standing Rock camp by Michelle Cook, Dine' Water defenders, including veterans, waited for judge's ruling today on the front line of resistance. Federal judge cites lack of consultation between Native American Tribes and U.S. Corps of Engineers as primary concern today KFYR reports: WASHINGTON, D.C. - No decision has been made today in federal court regarding

Iranian Speedboats 'Harass' U.S. Navy Destroyer In The Strait Of Hormuz

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iran vessels make 'high speed intercept' of U.S. ship: defense official* Four vessels from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) "harassed" a U.S. destroyer on Tuesday by carrying out a "high speed intercept" in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said two of the Iranian vessels came within 300 yards of the USS Nitze in an incident that was "unsafe and unprofessional." "The Iranian high rate of closure...created a dangerous, harassing situation that could have... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 24 , 2016.... Quick Hits-1. Markets & Market Moving News : Oil Markets In Focus ; Stocks Wobbly Ahead Of Fed's Jackson Hole Conference ; Additional Items Of Note. 2. Italy Earthquake - Death Toll At Least 159. Turkey In Focus - Invasion Of Northern Syrian Town Of Jarablus , Biden Visit , Gulen Extradition Updates. 4. Libya Political Updates , Additional News Of Note.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 37m 37 minutes ago Not even OPEC can save the struggling oil market now, Goldman warns http:// on.mktw.net/2bfONuS *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Phibro CEO Sees Floor for WTI Crude at $25-$30 A Barrel *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 32s32 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Holger Zschaepitz Market share in focus... fred walton added, *Holger Zschaepitz* @Schuldensuehner Oil warfare: Saudi Arabia holds #China mkt share lead on record output. Russia gained ground http://bloom.bg/2bhX8Nw ... more »

Islam in Australia: myths and common media positions part 2.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* A recent attack has occurred in Townsville when a French national stabbed and killed one and seriously wounded 2 others while shouting *Allahu Akbar*. Despite the regularity of this happening in attacks by Muslims the authorities and the media persist in shrouding this straightforward context with claims of possible *mental illness*, *motive unknown* or blatant declarations that the event has nothing to do with Islam. This pattern of disavowal of what is overwhelmingly obvious follows a dreary and predictable pattern which is described here. Dominating the response to... more »

Operation Euphrates Shield To Continue Until YPG Retreats.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Daily Sabah: Quoting PM Yildirim* The operation led by Turkey to liberate Syria's Jarablus from Daesh terrorist*s will continue until elements of the PKK's Syrian affiliate YPG retreats to the east bank of Euphrates, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Wednesday. * Speaking at a live interview on Habertürk TV shortly after meeting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, *Yıldırım said that it is necessary to cleanse Jarablus of terrorist PKK-affiliated groups including the PYD and YPG. * *"This was a pledge, a guarantee of the U.S." Yıldırım said.* *US Promise to Turkey mentioned here*:... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Robert Fisk, The Independent*: *The predictions have come to pass: Turkey is now in Syria and this is what it means for the Middle East* The Turks don’t want a Kurdish mini-state on their frontier any more than the Syrians want to lose territory to the Kurds How the West would love to believe that Turkey’s army in Syria – all 10 tanks of it – are striking at last at everyone’s enemy, the blood-soaked cult of the “Islamic State”. But few in Syria or Turkey will be fooled. Isis have been sitting in Jerablus for many months; it is the advance of the American-armed Kurdish YPG militi... more »

World News Briefs -- August 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border town* Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbor. A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into Syria with the group of largely Arab and Turkmen rebels to drive Islamic State out of Jarablus and surrounding villages. A Reuters reporter at the border witnessed intense bombardments, with palls of black smoke... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Trump slams Hillary for 'Third World' corruption after it emerged that HALF of her meetings as Secretary of State were with Clinton foundation donors* * Republican nominee called revelations about Clinton 'a disgrace' * Speaking at a rally in Austin, he called them 'a threat to... democracy' * Report drew attention to meetings with donors to Clinton Foundation * Mike Pence also called for the foundation to be 'immediately shut down' Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on Hillary Clinton by accusing her of 'Third World' corruption after revelations about donor access t... more »

Both Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Have No Idea On How To Deal With Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of his Security Council amid heightened tensions with Ukraine over Crimea. 11 August 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS *Matthew Rojansky, Foreign Policy*: *Trump and Clinton Have No Idea How to Deal With Putin* Murky links to Moscow and speculation of Kremlin interference have dominated the U.S. election. So how come neither candidate has a coherent Russia policy? The degree to which Russia has taken center stage in the U.S. presidential election hasn’t been seen since the height of the Cold War. Wheth... more »

At Least 7 Killed in Militant Attack on American University of Afghanistan

Lynne O'Donnell at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Afghan security forces rush to respond to a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. University President Mark English told The Associated Press that security forces had arrived on the scene soon after the attack began around 7 p.m. (1430 GMT)] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An attack on the American University of Afghanistan has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after at least seven people were killed and more than 30 were wounded. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said... more »

Happy Birthday, William Wilberforce

Chuck Colson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: 20th December 1888: British statesman William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) who worked for the abolition of slavery, secured legislation prohibiting the trade and was a founder of the Anti-Slavery Society. Slavery was abolished in Britain one month after his death. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)] (Seven years ago, Chuck Colson offered these words on the 250th birthday of England’s great abolitionist.) Today marks the 250th birthday of William Wilberforce, the Christian statesman who, for 18 arduous years, led the crusade against the abominable British... more »

Powerful Earthquake Shakes Central Myanmar (Burma)

ESTHER HTUSAN & MIN KYI THEIN at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by Soe Thura Lwin shows a damaged temple in Bagan, Myanmar, on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. A powerful earthquake measuring a magnitude 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said. (Soe Thura Lwin via AP)] YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A powerful earthquake shook Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least four people and damaging nearly a hundred ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist site, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey... more »

Johannes Gutenberg's information revolution holds many lessons for today

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: gutenberg] *If history is a battle of ideas, then the man most responsible for allowing ideas to be widely spread must be among history’s greatest heroes.Lawrence Ludlow examines that man in this guest post – and argues there are still important lessons to learn from his story about innovation, immigration and freedom of information.* In a previous post some years ago, ‘NASA, the Aerospace Welfare Queen,’ I explored what happens when technology is grafted on to big-government militarism and the bread-and-circuses mentality of the state. The result? The kind of scienti... more »

After Neoliberalism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
It was with some interest I approached Martin Jacques's piece in *The Graun*, not least because he made his name in the 1980s describing the contours of the 'New Times' then being fashioned from the collapse of the post-war consensus and the broken bodies of the British and American labour movements. Much of what he and his comrades wrote in *Marxism Today* back in the day was spot on. The rise of flexible labour markets, inescapable consumer cultures, a displacement of class politics, deindustrialisation and the shift - at least in metropolitan countries like Britain - from the pr... more »

Army Officially Declare Hillary Clinton An “Insider Threat”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
An Army spokesman has confirmed that Hillary Clinton is officially listed as an “insider threat” in training materials taught to soldiers about the dangers she and others pose to the United States. A slide depicting Hillary Clinton pictured along with the Fort Hood and Navy Yard shooters, went viral last week after it was posted on the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page. Via the Washington Examiner: The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowde... more »

Assange: Police Response To Assassination Attempt Was Deliberately Slow

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has criticised London police of being deliberately slow in reacting to a potential assassination attempt a few days ago at the Ecuadorian Embassy. A few days ago an, as yet, unidentified man attempted to break into the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian Assange has claimed asylum. Theduran.com reports: Slow police response times have been officially criticised by Ecuador, a statement which carries extra weight due to the fact that the closest police station is 2 minutes away and that a resident of the Embassy is under 24 hour police surveillan... more »

Chet Raymo, “Thinking Like A Tortoise”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Thinking Like A Tortoise”* by Chet Raymo “The average lifespan in a hunter-gatherer society is 32 years. If you think you'd like the simplicity and ecological integrity of a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, be sure to take your mobile phone and not wander too far away from a hospital. Culture, medical and biological science in particular, changed things dramatically. A century-and-a-half ago life expectancy at birth was 50 years, with child mortality being the most significant limiting factor. By the time I was born, life expectancy at birth was pushing 70 years, with the age-range 14-... more »

“Dark Night of the Soul: Surrendering the Ego”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Dark Night of the Soul: Surrendering the Ego”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "While we are in a dark night of the soul experience, hold steady knowing the light will appear once again. Whenever a word is overused, it is most likely being misused, and over time, it begins to lose its meaningfulness. For example, we often refer to a fleeting feeling of depression or a period of confusion, as a dark night of the soul, but neither of these things qualifies as such. A dark night of the soul is a very specific experience that some people encounter on their spiritual journeys. There are... more »

"If You Had The Chance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Looking at the people, listening to the breathing, heaving, laughing, struggling music of the slum, all around me, I remembered one of Khaderbhai's favorite phrases. “Every human heartbeat,” he'd said many times,” is a universe of possibilities.” And it seemed to me that I finally understood exactly what he'd meant. He'd been trying to tell me that every human will has the power to transform its fate. I'd always thought that fate was something unchangeable: fixed for every one of us at birth, and as constant as the circuit of the stars. But I suddenly realized that life is strange... more »

Paul Craig Roberts begins this all to true issue with this paragraph: "Acquaintances of my generation are puzzled by the disappearance of the American left. They remember when there was far less war, far less monopoly capitalist theft, a less rich and powerful elite, less police violence against civilians, less militarization, less privatization and deregulation, fewer attacks on the social safety net, less propaganda from the media, and yet, despite the milder state of affairs, the leftwing was present raising hell about it all." NB, The bloger is of the very same generation, and he too laments the disappeance of the left just when we need it most.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
------------------------------ *What Became of the Left? — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ August 19, 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. What Became of the Left? Paul Craig Roberts Acquaintances of my generation are puzzled by the disappearance of the American left. They remember when there was far less war, far less monopoly capitalist theft, a less rich and powerful elite, less police violence against civilians, less militarization, less privatization and deregulation, fewer attacks on... more »

How You Can Get Gary Johnson & Jill Stein In The Debates

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Video Title: How You Can Get Gary Johnson & Jill Stein In The Debates. Source: Secular Talk. Date Published: August 24, 2016.*

Assad Chips Away At His Own Regime's Sovereignty By Inviting Erdogan To Attack The Kurds In The North

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
* Related:* *Turkey-Iran-Syria-Iraq-Russia-KRG Are Scheming To Rollback YPG Gains In Syria*. Assad is projecting weakness by teaming up with the benefactor of ISIS, the guy who kept sending the liver eaters and head-choppers his way for half a decade to bring him down. Entire towns in Syria were looted by the Turks. Factories stolen. *Antiquities and artifacts were taken out of the country* to America and Europe via Turkey. ISIS ravaged half of Syria under Turkish protection. But all is forgiven in the mind of Assad. What a Christ like figure. It seems the hatred and fear of Kurds... more »

Russian Politician Zhirinovsky On The Myth of The People Ruling In Western Democracies And Socialist Regimes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
This guy is gold. It's no wonder he's so popular in Russia. His speeches are full of gems. He has great humour. Some ridiculous people call him *the Russian Trump* for his antics and speaking style but that's not a fair comparison because he possesses a much greater intellect and has a very deep understanding of geopolitics, history, economics, the wars in the Middle East, etc. "When and where did the people decide anything? Was it the people of Britain who decided to eavesdrop conversations of Russian president in 2009? But they eavesdropped! What about people of Britain? They we... more »

Governments Around The World Prepare For War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Germany have announced plans to reintroduce conscription following their warning to citizens last week that they should stockpile food and water. The announcement comes amid an effort by governments around the world to prepare their citizens for World War 3. Daisyluther.com reports: The German government will discuss their emergency plans Wednesday. The BBC reports: Germany may reintroduce a form of national service for civilians to help the army deal with a future disaster. The role of civilians is part of a new civil defence strategy to be discussed by the government on Wednesday. ...more »

US Government Urge Citizens To Evacuate Gaza Now

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry has issued an urgent travel alert to U.S. citizens in Gaza, urging them to evacuate the area immediately following an escalation in tensions between Palestine and Israel. The travel alert warns all citizens against travel to the Gaza strip, advising people that they should depart as soon as possible when the borders are open. Zerohedge.com reports: The announcement follows an escalation between Palestinian militants and the Israeli military over the weekend. The security situation remains complex in Israel and the West Bank, and can change quickly depen... more »

Hundreds Trapped As Gunmen Storm American University In Kabul

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The American University of Afghanistan in Kabul is under attack, with hundreds of students and foreign staff trapped inside. Suspected militants attacked the campus with explosives and guns on Wednesday evening. Zero Hedge reports: The interior ministry official said that elite Afghan forces had surrounded the university compound, where shooting lasted for more than an hour after the assault began at around 6.30 p.m. (10:00 a.m. EDT). Witnesses at the scene said gunfire had since stopped, and special forces had made their way into the compound. News on casualties was sketchy, but Mo... more »

Documents Confirm CIA Censorship Of Guantanamo Trials

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Court documents confirm that the CIA actively censored information about their black-site program, during the Guantanamo trial of five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. During the January 2013 military trial, a mysterious entity cut the audio feed to the gallery, indicating that the courtroom’s censorship system had been activated. Theintercept.com reports: The system was believed to be under the control of the judge, Col. James Pohl. In this case, it wasn’t. “The 40-second delay was initiated, not by me,” Pohl said. He was referring to the delayed audio feed, which normally ... more »

Expert: European Project About To Erupt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Matteo Renzi, Francois Hollande, and Angela Merkel met on a volcanic island near Naples this week in a symbolic attempt to prevent the European project from erupting. Their meeting marks a joint resolve to keep the EU from imploding following the UK vote to leave. Mishtalk.com reports: Europe is the Solution Says Hollande Please consider EU Leaders Pledge Brexit Will Not Weaken Bloc. The leaders of Germany, France and Italy declared they would not allow Britain’s departure from the EU to propel the bloc into reverse as they discussed plans to deepen intelligence co-operation and bo... more »

PolitiFact Fails (Again) On Democrats’ Abortion Extremism, The Meaning of Words

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Alabama Abortion Law - 900] Last week, I fact-checked PolitiFact for once again missing the boat on abortion, abortion law and the radical nature of the Democratic Party's position on abortion. The influential liberal fact-checking site played defense for former Ohio governor Ted Strickland in... more »

Louisiana Lawmaker Wants to Regulate Volunteer Rescue Boats

Anika Smith at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: BATON ROUGE, LA - AUGUST 15: People climb aboard a boat as they prepare to leave their home for supplies on August 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Record-breaking rains pelted Louisiana over the weekend leaving the city with historic levels of flooding that have caused at least seven deaths and damaged thousands of homes. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)] Louisianans banded together in a loose collective of boats, including some canoes and kayaks, to save neighbors trapped by devastating floodwaters. It's a tribute to their courage and ingenuity that so few people died i... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Osage Beach, Missouri, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“If you knew for absolute certain that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you'd all be looking for a number of qualities, especially patience, kindness, and love, during this game of games and test of tests called life, how might you treat the very next person you see after reading this Note? Popcorn, anyone? Twizzlers? Ouh, watch...! Ahhhhh...” "Yeah," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" www.tut.com

The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"The Moment" "The moment when, after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half-acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say, I own this, is the same moment when the trees unloose their soft arms from around you, the birds take back their language, the cliffs fissure and collapse, the air moves back from you like a wave and you can't breathe. No, they whisper. You own nothing. You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming. We never belonged to you. You never found u... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: "Stress Relief And Relaxation: Peaceful Concentration"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"*Stress Relief And Relaxation: Peaceful Concentration"* Listen to this music when ever you feel stressed out or to read a book, write, meditate or anything else that requires you to be calm and focused. - https://www.youtube.com/ Take a break. Forget it all for 10 minutes and relax...

NASA Finds Lost Spacecraft After Two Year Search

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
NASA has found the lost STEREO-B spacecraft after searching the confines of space looking for its signal. The STEREO-B satellite fell silent two years ago as part of a joint STEREO mission with another satellite to monitor the sun. NASA scientists made contact with the lost spacecraft over the weekend and are now hoping to gain full control of it. Extreme Tech reports: The STEREO satellites are more properly known as Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories. They were launched into orbit around the sun in 2006 with the aim of providing full 360-degree observation of our friendly n... more »

Impressions of an evolving news story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
After getting in from work (just after 4 o'clock). I clicked on *The Times *website (as I usually do, having paid for the privilege) and spotted the paper's second story. My heart sank. A young, female British backpacker had been stabbed to death in Australia by a man shouting "Allahu akbar". Reading around, it turned out that the young woman in question, Mia Alyliffe-Chung, was from Derbyshire. A 30 year-old-British man had also been stabbed, and a dog killed too. The suspect was said to be French. A bizarre detail in several reports was that he'd been singing the French national... more »

August 24: "Beer sales rocket close to Nova Scotia border".

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
That is a front page story in today's irving press. And it doesn't get any better. Norbert Cunningham has an amusing column on New Brunswick's 'incoherent' job strategy. But I'm here to tell you not to worry. Norbert seems to have forgotten that six or seven years ago, his boss, Mr. Irving, informed us in the paper that he had named himself as a member of the government, and he was going to set out the province's economic policy for the future. Now, it's well know by members of the Chamber of Commerce that businessmen are far superior to politicians in deciding this sort of thing.... more »

God Help Us

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
In the wake of 911, it's increasingly clear that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is seminal to Canadian democracy. The latest example of the Charter's importance is illustrated by a request from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. Nadar R.Hassan and Stephen Aylward write: Last week, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police adopted a startling resolution calling for legislation that, on judicial authorization, would “compel the holder of an encryption key or password to reveal it to law enforcement.” Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale invited public debate on the... more »

Do native Americans speak with an accent? Yes, but most of us don't know what they are, including our own

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Stephen Colbert challenges Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, and Allen Leech to read a Downton Abbey scene in American accents. Stephen's own idea about American accents could use some touching up, it seems.* *"Nationally, most Americans don’t really know that much about the people who live in [Colorado, Wyoming, or Nebraska], which means we also haven’t constructed elaborate and unreliable legends about the ways people in those states speak. And because the way we see people is the primary factor in the way we hear them speak, if we don’t know much about a population? We don’t h... more »

Facebook is Determining Your Political Affiliation by Tracking Your Activity

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Facebook like button] Facebook is determining users' political affiliations by analyzing personal details and tracking individuals' activities. Facebook is categorizing people and their accounts on a linear spectrum, with very liberal and very conservative on either end. "You have this preference because we think... more »

British Coyotes Turn to Smuggling Jihadis Out of the UK

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Muslim fighter with automatic rifle and machine-gun belt, Islamic Radicals, ISIS] Illegal immigrant smugglers in the U.K. are getting would-be jihadis out of Britain, instead of helping illegals from Europe get into the country. The U.K. passed sweeping new legislation in 2015 that severely restricts suspected terrorists from leaving the country. The law has...more »

Saudi Arabia Launches Chemical Attack On Civilians In Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Saudi Arabia attacked civilians in Sana’a with chemical weapons, killing and injuring a number of people in the capital city’s Ninth district, according to a Yemeni military source. Major General Abdel Sattar al-Sa’deh told FNA on Monday: “A number of Yemeni people have been killed as a result of inhaling poisonous gases in the chemical attack” Fars News reports He reiterated that Sana’a’s Ninth district has been under artillery attacks of the pro-Saudi forces, yet it seems that the Saudi forces have been recently supplied with chemical weapons to exert more pressure on the district.... more »

Humanitarian and Medical Crisis in Syria

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 9 hours ago
Aleppo Old City * panoramic view * November 19. 2011 Coverage of Syrian War Crimes Ten Times Worse Than Hell: A Syrian Doctor on the Humanitarian Catastrophe in Aleppo Democracy Now! Published on Aug 17, 2016 Democracy Now! Published on Aug 17, 2016 In the latest escalation of the war in Syria, Russia has begun launching airstrikes from an Iranian air base. The New York Times reports this marks the first time since World War II that a foreign military has operated from a base on Iranian soil. T... more »


Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 9 hours ago
This has been a busy and kind of lazy day at the same time... Yesterday, Alexandra wasn't feeling well, so she was picked up early from AKS. Luckily it was possible for her to attend school today (we don't want her to miss day three, right?), but no AKS, and also I wanted to be close by - just in case they called and said she couldn't be there anymore. Therefore I worked from home today. They didn't call, though, so I could focus 100% on the talk I gave at Riksarkivet today; I spent the morning finishing my talk, then I spent a certain amount of time on getting ready and picking out... more »

Democratic Party Authorities Are Acting Criminally to Suppress the Truth About Climate

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 9 hours ago
The wuwt site has a post on "blowback" to the execrable effort by Democratic state attorneys general (AGs) and other Democrats in the Obama administration to make criminals out of "climate skeptics". My response: *You should all send a harsh letter to your local newspapers (and yes, to your congressional representatives, but the media are the main thing), and include the graph comparing the temperatures in the atmospheres of Earth (with 0.04% carbon dioxide) and Venus (with 96.5%) provided in my 2010 post, "Venus: No Greenhouse Effect". Tell them, don't ask them, to show the America... more »

Is Russia And Ukraine On The Brink Of 'All Out War'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Ukrainian servicemen look at a Ukrainian military jet fly above them while they sit on top of armoured personnel carriers in Kramatorsk April 16, 2014. (Reuters/Maks Levin) / Reuters *The Independent:* *Russia is teetering on the brink of ‘all out war’ with Ukraine* *Whether tensions escalate or subside will depend most upon the political calculus of Russia. Previously, Moscow had hoped that sustained economic, military and political pressure could lead to significant loss of support within Ukraine for its pro-Western government.* Ukraine is holding a major military parade in Kiev... more »

Ukraine Marks 25th Independence Day As Tensions With Russia Worsen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*WSJ: **Ukraine Celebrates Independence Amid Tensions With Moscow* *Kiev celebrates 25th anniversary of exit from Soviet Union with parade of tanks and rocket launchers* MOSCOW—The Ukrainian government marked a quarter-century of independence Wednesday with a display of military might, as tensions flared in the country’s war-torn east. Tanks and rocket launchers rolled through downtown Kiev to mark Ukraine’s exit from the Soviet Union in 1991, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko set the tone for the celebrations with a call to defend the country’s sovereignty. “Our parade i...more »

LISTEN Drum outside federal court DC 'No Dakota Access Pipeline'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Now in Washington DC, federal judge hears Standing Rock case against Dakota Access Pipeline Click arrow to listen to drum

Bill O’Reilly Of Fox News Sued For Sexual Harassment

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Leading Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has been accused of sexual harassment by a former colleague. Former host Andrea Tantaros filed a lawsuit against Fox News and former CEO Roger Ailes on Monday, accusing the network, its top executives, including famed talk show host Bill O’Reilly, of sexual harassment. The $50million suit alleges that Tantaros was punished, intimidated and sexually harassed after complaining about Roger Ailes’ inappropriate behavior. The suit also alleges that the host of ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ wanted Tantaros to demonstrate her “wild side” to him in private. After... more »

Biden Assures Turkey that the US "knew nothing" about the Failed Turkish Coup

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Vice President Biden with Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim* "The People of Turkey have no greater friend than the United States...and do you want to buy this gently used Chevy, Cheap?!" Biden flashes his best used car salesman grin for the cameras as he shakes the hand and presumably slaps the back of the latest "regime change" target du jour....the leader of Turkey. Please note that Obama didn't go...even Kerry didn't go....Biden went for the touted big August 24th meeting between Turkey and the US. And also please note that Erdogan didn't meet with Biden....Yildirim (second in... more »

Colombia Government And FARC Rebels On The Verge To Announce Peace Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ LUIS ACOSTA *Wall Street Journal*: *Colombia Reaches Tentative Peace Deal With FARC Rebels* A half-century of conflict has left more than 200,000 dead. BOGOTÁ, Colombia—Peace talks between the Colombian government and Marxist rebels have concluded successfully after nearly four years of contentious discussions to end a half-century of conflict that has cost more than 200,000 lives, people familiar with the talks said Wednesday. Negotiations that began in November 2012 in Havana ended Tuesday night with both sides putting the finishing touches on a pact. President Juan ... more »

Report: North Korea Said To Be Dispatching Hit Teams To Kill Defectors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
An anti-terror drill involving the military and the private-sector is held at the No. 2 International Passenger Terminal of Incheon Port in South Korea on Aug. 22. (Provided by The Dong-A Ilbo) *The Asahi Shimbun:* *North Korea said to be dispatching hit teams to kill defectors* SEOUL--North Korean leader Kim Jong Un became so enraged by a spate of recent defections that he sent assassins to South Korea and elsewhere to silence the renegades, according to government officials here. They said Kim also ordered hit teams to target South Koreans for assassination or abduction as a tit... more »

Russian President Putin Offers To Host Middle East Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A peace summit would boost Putin’s image as a growing force in the Middle East at the expense of US influence. The Australian/The Times:* Russia’s Vladimir Putin offers to host Middle East peace talks* President Vladimir Putin is pushing to host peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in the latest sign of his ambition for Russia to replace the US as chief powerbroker in the Middle East. Mr Putin made his overture to President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, who said that it would involve a meeting at the Kremlin between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ­Palest... more »

Turkish Forces Invade Syria To Clear The Islamic State From Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkish tanks roll into Syria, pushing Islamic State out of key border town* Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered one of Islamic State's last strongholds on the Turkish-Syrian border on Wednesday, in Turkey's first major U.S.-backed incursion into its southern neighbor. A column of at least nine Turkish tanks crossed into Syria with the group of largely Arab and Turkmen rebels to drive Islamic State out of Jarablus and surrounding villages. A Reuters reporter at the border witnessed intense bombardments, with palls of black smoke... more »

World News Briefs -- August 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Turkish tanks enter Syria to clear ISIL from Jarablus* Offensive said to be campaign by Turkey and US-led coalition to clear ISIL from Syrian border town of Jarablus. Turkish tank units have entered Syria as part of a military operation backed by Turkish and US-led coalition warplanes to clear the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group from the Syrian border town of Jarablus, according to Turkish state media. Turkish special forces had crossed the border and entered Jarablus early on Wednesday, officials said. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Turkish tan... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 24, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
An A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft taxis on the flight line after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Oct. 15, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush/Released) *Military.com*: *Turkey Raises Possibility of Opening Incirlik Air Base to Russia* Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim rattled NATO allies with recent remarks suggesting that Russian warplanes could share Incirlik Air Base with the U.S. before adding that it wasn't likely to happen. Moscow hasn't asked to use Incirlik, and "Russia doesn't need to use the base. They have bases in Syria," Yildi... more »

LISTEN: Standing Rock Resistance Radio Live: A Song for Grandmother

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Live from camp: Trauma, healing and singing Speaking to camp, water defender remembers his grandmother who said they would come for the land. He recalls the words of his grandmother, who said, "No matter your burden, if in the end you succeed, it is worth it." He shares the song he sang to his grandmother before her passing. Recorded live in camp by Govinda of

How Elections Are Won: Voting Machine Fraud

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - The proof that elections can be easily rigged with voting machine fraud. The post How Elections Are Won: Voting Machine Fraud appeared first on Waking Times.

Politics: “The Devil You Know…or the One You Don’t?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Devil You Know…or the One You Don’t?”* by Bill Bonner ‘Hot…very hot…very, very hot…’ A heat wave has hit France. The farmer next door didn’t need to tell us. The days are bright and clear. The heat rises from about 70°F in the morning to as high as 95°F in the afternoon. Very unusual for this late in the summer. *Better the devil you know? *We are providing around-the-clock nursing care to our invalid wife, who is back at home, with cracked ribs, unable to move. We are upstairs in the bedroom- the shutters closed against the heat (we have no air-conditioning)- taking a few mi... more »

Why Don’t Clinton and Trump Seem to Care About Afghanistan?

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: This combination of file photos shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) on June 15, 2016 and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on June 13, 2016. / AFP / dsk (Photo credit should read DSK/AFP/Getty Images)] Another U.S. service member was tragically killed in Afghanistan on Tuesday. You wouldn't know it by following the 2016 presidential campaign. As of this writing, the Twitter accounts of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been silent about the death... more »

LISTEN Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Alaska Water Song

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. LIVE FROM STANDING ROCK RESISTANCE RADIO Listen to powerful live music in Standing Rock camp. Tlingit songs from southeast Alaska sung by water defenders in camp. Recorded live by Govinda at 87.9 FM in camp. Photo: Resistance canoes on the Missouri River on Saturday

Libs falling off electoral reform bandwagon

Alison at Creekside - 11 hours ago
Electoral Reform Committee member Liberal Sherry Romanado floated the idea of implementing "federal solutions" "without changing the voting system itself" at ERRE meeting #16 yesterday. She was pitching how to achieve at least some of the committee's mandate set in motion by Justin Trudeau's campaign promise to make 2015 the last election under FPtP. This is one step further along from her more usual complaint that any version of proportional representation multi-member ridings would mean people would be confused as to who their MP is. Liberal John Aldag asked “Is FPtP the only so... more »

"Hardcore Thinkers..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Never hide things from hardcore thinkers. They get more aggravated, more provoked by confusion than the most painful truths." - Criss Jami You *can* handle the truth!

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"Joe Smith"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"Joe Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (made in Japan) for 6 am. While his coffeepot (made in China) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (made in Hong Kong). He put on a dress shirt (made in Sri Lanka), and his designer jeans (made in Singapore) and tennis shoes (made in Korea). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (made in India) he sat down with his calculator (made in Mexico) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (made in Taiwan) to the radio (made in India) he got in his car (made in Japan) filled it wi... more »

James Robison Interviews Eric Trump, Pt 2: Service and Sacrifice

James Robison at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Eric Trump, son of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and his wife Lara, speak at a campaign rally at the Crown Center Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C, Wednesday, March 9, 2016.] James Robison: I am curious about something. You have been unbelievably polite to me, and you and your wife Lara spent time talking with Betty and me about our concern for the future of our nation. You implied that you... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Basement Contains Thousands of Tons of Contaminated Water Measuring in the Millions of Becquerels

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
TEPCO is reporting approximately 10,000 tons of toxic water in underground Fukushima Daiichi Units 1-4 nuclear plant trenches. Water in the basement of the reactors measures “around dozens of millions Becquerels” (12,000,000 Becquerels?) while water in other locations, such as trenches, measures in the thousands of Becquerels. Additionally, another 8,0000 tons of radioactive water resides in trenches around units 5 and 6: 10,000 tons of toxic water pools in Fukushima nuclear plant trenches. The Mainichi, August 23, 2016 (Mainichi Japan), http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/2016082... more »

Welcome to the New World

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Israel is deploying fully automated patrol and weapons technology: The future of war: Israel first to deploy fully automated military robots. The Mainichi August 24, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160824/p2a/00m/0na/020000c JERUSALEM -- The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) revealed to the Mainichi Shimbun that, beginning in mid-July, it has deployed fully automated self-driving military vehicles to patrol the border with the Palestinian-governed Gaza Strip. Next in the IDF's plans is to equip the vehicles with weapons such as machine guns, and deploy them in stages to Isr... more »

Security In Iraq, Aug 15-21, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
After over eight weeks of relatively low-level violence in Iraq, the number of security incidents finally took a jump in the middle of August. The main cause was a surge in attacks in Baghdad. On the other hand, the Iraqi forces were busy trying to clear the Fallujah-Ramadi corridor in Anbar, while the Kurds and government were making their slow progress towards Mosul in Ninewa. There were 155 security incidents reported in Iraq from August 15-21, 2016. Before that there were around 110-120 incidents per week since the last full week of June. The 155 in the third week of August w... more »

“The Prisoner: ‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
* “The Prisoner: * *‘I am not a number. I am a free man!’”* By John W. Whitehead “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared we would become a captive audience. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared that we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared w... more »

"Is It Any Wonder, Then..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Thomas Edison said in all seriousness: "There is no expedient to which a man will not resort to avoid the labor of thinking"- if we bother with facts at all, we hunt like bird dogs after the facts that bolster up what we already think- and ignore all the others! We want only the facts that justify our acts- the facts that fit in conveniently with our wishful thinking and justify our preconceived prejudices! As Andre Maurois put it: "Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage." Is it any wonder, then, that we fin... more »

Syria Slams Turkey’s Military ‘Aggression’ Into Its Territory

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Syria has slammed Turkey’s military incursion, backed by the US-led coalition, into Syrian territory saying that the offensive violates the country’s sovereignty. The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned and called for an end to Turkey’s military aggression adding that the operation was being carried out under the pretext of fighting terrorism. Press TV reports: “Any party conducting a battle against terrorism on Syrian soil must do so in coordination with the Syrian government and the Syrian army,” the statement read, adding, “Chasing out Daesh and replacing them with terrorist groups... more »

Gaffigans End The Jim Gaffigan Show, Say They’ll Focus on Most Important Project — Their Kids

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Gaffigans - 900] Comedians Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan announced on Monday they are ending The Jim Gaffigan Show after two seasons. On his Facebook page, Jim Gaffigan explained that he and his wife felt the show took too much time away from their... more »

Pro-Life Clinic Sues City To Get Next To Abortion Business

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Mother's Love, Newborn Baby, Mom, Pro-life] On July 5, pro-life pregnancy care center Hand of Hope was ready to become the pro-life neighbor of A Preferred Women’s Health Center in Raleigh, North Carolina -- an abortion facility with thousands in regulatory fines under its belt. Now, it's... more »

ROFLMAO at Tourism numbers

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 12 hours ago
*Village on Lanyu* Lets get those numbers from the Tourism Bureau, MOTC. Clicking on the .XLS links for June 2016 and July 2016, we find... June 2016 HKK/Macao 143,276 *China 271,478 * July 2016 Hkk/Macao 149,361 *China 299,642 * As my readers can see, Beijing once again slashed tourism arrivals in an upward direction, resulting in a total negative deficit of roughly 28,000 for China. Or, as normal people might put it: tourism from China rose from June to July, by 34,000 for China + HKK/Macao, and roughly 28,000 for China. The total for HKK/Macao/China is nearly as high as it w... more »

Are Our Brains Already Pre-Wired To Determine The 2016 Election?-- A Guest Post By Daniel Levitin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Our guest blogger today is Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, a neuroscientist who has written for us a few times over the years. Dan and I have been close friends for over 3 decades. He is perhaps best known as the author of the mega bestsellers *This Is Your Brain On Music* (which is required reading at Harvard for all incoming freshman) and *The Organized Mind*. His new book is timed for the start of this election season and is a primer on critical thinking for everyone. It’s called *A Field Guide to Lies* and I urge you to buy his book-- I read it in galleys and it will change the way yo... more »

Breaking News: American University In Kabul Under Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
LATEST: American university in #Kabul is under attack by unknown gunmen pic.twitter.com/J88VSKyz20 — Mirwais Afghan (@Miirwais) August 24, 2016 *CBS:* *American University of Afghanistan in Kabul under attack* KABUL, Afghanistan - The American University of Afghanistan is under attack, according to multiple accounts. CBS News’ Ahmad Muktar reports from Afghanistan that several American professors are inside, along with possibly hundreds of students. Many appear to have escaped through emergency doors. *Read more* .... *More News On Reports That The American University In Kabul I... more »

Iran Has Formed A 'Shiite Liberation Army' To Be Deployed Abroad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Reuters *Al Arabiya:* *Iranian general: We formed Shiite army to fight in Iraq, Syria and Yemen* Retired General Mohammad Ali Falaki, who is currently one of the Iranian forces leaders in Syria, has recently revealed that Iran has formed a “Shiite Liberation Army” led by Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani. The Quds Force also known as Pasdaran in Persian is a special forces unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and is responsible for the Islamic Republic’s extraterritorial operation. “The Shiite Liberation Army is currently fighting on three fronts - Iraq... more »

France Is At War In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS *War Is Boring*: *France Is at War in Yemen, Photos Indicate* Satellite imagery underscores Paris’ role in the under-reported conflict. Satellite imagery suggests that French war materiel, if not French personnel, is supporting the Saudi-led war in Yemen. If confirmed, it represents a previously unreported escalation of French support. The satellite imagery, some of which Google Earth published recently, shows two unique hangars deployed on an expanded parking apron at the Eritrean airport of Assab. The hangars match those of other known French deployments. ... more »

9/11 Inside The Pentagon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Jeff Stein, Newsweek*: *Inside The Pentagon's 9/11 Nightmare* In our collective memory of 9/11, certain images predominate: Airliners slicing through a blue sky into the World Trade Center, people jumping from the uppermost floors and, of course, the immense buildings crumbling in a smoky heap of concrete, glass and steel with about 2,500 souls inside. In some of the most poignant images, rescue crews and medical teams wait vainly for survivors. The nearly simultaneous attack on the Pentagon usually gets far less attention, for obvious reasons: the relatively few casualties (184,... more »

General Chuck Yeager Comments On The F-22 And The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image)* *Business Insider*: *US Air Force legend General Chuck Yeager weighs in on the F-22 and the F-35* You may know that Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager of the US Air Force holds the distinction of being the first man to travel faster than the speed of sound, is one of the force's most prolific test pilots, and is perhaps the greatest military pilot of all time — but did you know he's very active on Twitter? The legendary general recently weighed in on the $1 trillion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. Here's what he said: *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I am surprised tha... more »

Training Footage Of A MiG-29 Dogfight (VIDEO)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Sputnik:* *Up Close and Personal: Footage of a MiG-29 Dogfight (VIDEO)* A video filmed from the cockpit of a MiG-29SMT fighter jet engaged in a mock dogfight was recently released by the press service of Russia’s Western Military District. The fight was filmed by two GoPro cameras – one was installed on a cockpit canopy while the other was mounted on pilot's helmet. The video clearly shows how the pilot launches air-to-air missiles – both forward and backwards – and fires the plane's autocannon. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: This is a rare look on how Russian fighter jets engag... more »

A New F-16 Paint Scheme To Reflect Real-World Threats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Airmen look at an F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, with its new paint scheme in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 5, 2016. The one of the kind “splinter” scheme is one of two different paint schemes that will be introduced in the coming months. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) *Air Force Times*: *Air Force Aggressor F-16s painted to look more like real-world threats* *F-16s from the 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, have debuted a new color pattern aimed at replica... more »

The White House Will Not Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion In Taxpayer Funds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Obama Admin Won’t Tell Congress How It Paid Iran $1.3 Billion in Taxpayer Funds* *Mystery still surrounds payout to Iran.* The Obama administration is withholding from Congress details about how $1.3 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds was delivered to Iran, according to conversations with lawmakers, who told the Washington Free Beacon that the administration is now stonewalling an official inquiry into the matter. The Departments of State, Treasury, and Justice have all rebuffed a congressional probe into the circumstances surrounding the $1.3 billion payme... more »

French Submarine Maker Hit By Massive Data Breach

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari being escorted by tugboats as it arrives at Mazagon Docks Ltd, a naval vessel ship building yard, in Mumbai, India, Oct. 29, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files *AFP: **French submarine maker hit by secret data leak: report* French defence contractor DCNS has been hit by a massive leak of secret data on its submarines likely to alarm India, Malaysia and Chile, which use the boats, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday. The 22,400 leaked pages, which the daily said it had seen, detail the combat capability of the Scorpene-cl... more »

Has The NSA Been Penetrated By Russian Intelligence?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*John R. Schindler, Observer:* *The Real Russian Mole Inside NSA* The media has finally noticed that the National Security Agency has a problem with Kremlin penetration Moles—that is, long-term penetration agents—are every intelligence service’s worst nightmare. Though rarer in reality than in spy movies and novels, moles exist and can do enormous damage to a country’s secrets and espionage capabilities. They’re what keep counterintelligence experts awake at night. The recent appearance on the Internet of top secret hacking tools from the National Security Agency has shined yet an... more »

#Pray4AUAF: American University in Afghanistan Attacked

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Afghan security forces rush to respond to a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. “We are trying to assess the situation,” President Mark English told The Associated Press.] The American University of Afghanistan is under attack from militants, American University’s president has confirmed. ABC News is reporting that at least two people have been killed, five injured. CBS News first reported, “Witnesses say they heard gunshots, then a blast,...more »

7th retraction for Ohio researcher who manipulated dozens of figures

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A pharmacology researcher at Ohio State University has added his seventh retraction, four years after a finding of misconduct by the U.S. Office of Integrity (ORI). An analysis of the work of Terry Elton determined that he had falsified and/or fabricated Western blots in eighteen (18) figures and in six (6) published papers. In 2012, the ORI […] The post 7th retraction for Ohio researcher who manipulated dozens of figures appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Horrified by Trump, Democrats Getting Nostalgic About Romney

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2012 file photo, a woman attending a campaign rally wears a sequined hat bearing a flag and the name of then-Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in Greenwood Village, Colo. When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as “unhinged” and unfit, they’re getting nostalgic about the 2012 Rep... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Deloitte is being sued after failing to flag up more than $200 million of money laundering Meet The Hedge Fund Puppetmaster Behind The US Presidential Election We spoke to the woman whose landmark legal case could block Britain from triggering Article 50 The Justice Department says it's unconstitutional to jail people who can't afford bail No charges for New Jersey cop who fatally shot black man with hands up *From Nightmare Drug to Celgene Blockbuster, Thalidomide Is Back* *Google "thalidomide babies."* Forests in Egypt And... Hundreds of Americans illegally... more »

James Robison and Sheila Walsh Answer: ‘Has God Given Up on Our Nation?’

The Stream at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Stream Podcast - 900] The Stream's Sheila Walsh sat down with Stream publisher James Robison to discuss some of the critical issues facing our nation this election year. In this segment, James and Sheila address the cry of many discouraged Christians: “Has God given up on... more »

Turkey in Cross-Border Operation to Free ISIS-Held Syrian Town

SUZAN FRASER & PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Turkey Syria_perr__1472044055_71.164.139.145] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- After a pre-dawn barrage of heavy artillery and airstrikes, Turkey sent tanks and special forces into Syria on Wednesday to help clear a border town of Islamic State militants, marking the NATO member’s most significant military... more »

Along With Clinton’s Secrets, WikiLeaks Outs Gays, Rape Victims, Sick Children

Russ Read at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Katowice, Poland - July 11, 2015: Official Wikileaks website.] A trove of documents released by WikiLeaks publicized private information belonging to gay people, rape victims and sick children. WikiLeaks has taken to irresponsibly divulging private information in massive data dumps. The Associated Press found that over the past year, the group... more »

Hey ‘Pro-Choicers,’ Drop the Euphemisms. You Champion Live Dismemberment of Humans

Matt Barber at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: March for life - 900] Moral clarity alert. The kid gloves are off. Time for some serious soul searching. You proponents of the torturous live-dismemberment of children in the womb, just knock it off already. Your pro-abortion euphemisms -- "pro-choice," "reproductive freedom," "women's rights" and... more »

New Projections: U.S. Deficit to Hit Nearly $600 Billion, Begin Years-Long Expansion

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Calculator Tape] The federal deficit will be a whopping $56 billion more than initially anticipated, coming in at $590 billion by the end of the 2016 fiscal year. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) largely attributed the increase from January's forecast in its Tuesday report to a... more »

Government by Special Interests Is the Problem, Not the Solution

James Wallner at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Business man standing in front of capitol hill] "Bring back the special interests!" A version of this plea is heard more and more these days from those worried about the current state of our politics. It is the implicit theme of a recent Atlantic cover story, provocatively titled "How... more »

Five States, Nearly 700 Counties Don’t See ‘Choice and Competition’ Promised by Obamacare

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Affordable Care Act with magnifying glass on magazine article +++ inset photo and all text were created by photographer and are copyright free+++] Five states will be down to just one health insurer on the Obamacare marketplace next year, and consumers in 664 counties are projected to face that same situation under a law sold as providing "choice and competition." The five states... more »

Relocation of migrants: will Czech politicians say a clear Nein to Merkel?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
The former Czech visiting chemistry postdoc Angela Merkel is visiting Prague tomorrow. The relationships between the countries remain very good and the cooperation just works in the economy etc. Moreover, the scars created by the dramatic history of the Sudetenland have been healed even more than ever before in recent years and months. The Czech political sphere finds it OK to send a friendly pro-German messenger to the Sudetenland Patriots Conventions, while this traditional organization of the Czechoslovak Germans has basically abandoned efforts to recapture the real estate in the... more »

Great Barrier Reef in near pristine condition: dive boat operators

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://cairnsnews.org/2016/08/23/great-barrier-reef-in-near-pristine-condition-dive-boat-operators/ From Cairns News: The healthy Great Barrier Reef deniers have been caught out lying about coral bleaching and the near-pristine condition of the world’s best coral icon. Dive boat operators who visit the reef almost on a daily basis taking thousands of tourists on diving expeditions have been […]

A tale of two retraction notices — for the same paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Here’s a strange one: We discovered a paper about an antibiotic-resistant strain of bacteria that bore two retraction notices, and each provided a different reason for retraction. One alleged misconduct; that notice still appears now. The other — which has since disappeared — said the paper was submitted by mistake. “In vitro effect of boric acid and calcium […] The post A tale of two retraction notices — for the same paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

October 11-26 Penobscot Nation to Kittery, Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
*Walk route* - Oct 11 (Penobscot Nation on Indian Island) - Oct 12 (Dexter) - Oct 13 (Pittsfield) - Oct 14 (Unity) - Oct 15 (Waterville) - Oct 16 (Augusta) - Oct 17 (Norway) - Oct 18 (Lewiston) - Oct 19 (Brunswick) - Oct 20 (Brunswick day off) - Oct 21 (Freeport) - Oct 22 (Portland) - Oct 23 (Saco) - Oct 24 (Kennebunk) - Oct 25 (York Beach) - Oct 26 (Kittery)

I Know The Trump Family From Avenue Z-- They Were The Neighborhood Con Artists

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The simplest way to see the Trump campaign is to never lose sight of that fact that he has always been and will always be a scam artist or, as most of his opponents in the Republican primary called him, a con man. The new flap over his immigration policy is just another example of that. After all the pain and anguish and turmoil he cause with his hateful rhetoric, he is now tap-dancing away from his round-up and deportation squads that so animated the racists and xenophobes on the GOP's fringes-- and beyond-- to try to reposition his deportation plan as one that will simply distin... more »

UK needs to invest £215bn in energy by 2030: Barclays

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Tallbloke http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/uk-needs-to-invest-215bn-in-energy-by-2030-barclays/1271602#.V72Wya02GSo From Utility Week: The UK will need to invest an “eye-watering” £215 billion in its energy system by 2030 in order to replace aging assets and decarbonise, analysis by Barclays Research has found. As the country undergoes an “energy revolution” nearly half […]

Syria Shifts Stance Toward Kurds? No. Only Media Narrative Shifted

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Syria Shifts Stance Toward Kurds * *The WSJ wants you to believe.. Syria has shifted it's stance towards the Kurds- It hasn't.* *WSJ wants you to know that Syria and Turkey are in alignment on the Kurdish issue and this cannot be tolerated- victim/kurd meme and all.* wsj in red. *"After years of tacitly allowing the creation of an autonomous Kurdish region in northern Syria, President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is treating the ethnic minority’s growing power as a threat"* *Did Bashar al Assad's government tacitly allow the creation of a Kurdish region? Not from anything I've ever rea... more »

Alien Megastructure' Star

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Radiation ebbed slowly, then collapsed rather suddenly as if ran out of a fuel supply. That may not be impossible either. Did the radiation change? That is too bizarre and unlikely. In view of the fact that my whole understanding of star and planet formation is under serious review now that i have an alternative model of causation, explaining this is even more fraught with difficulty. It seems plausible for a hydrogen reservoir to build up internally and then discharge onto the surface producing variable results, yet not likely. We would certainly be startled if it happe... more »

DNA Scientists Claim that Cherokees are from the Middle East.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
A history of how history itself got rewritten again and again. In the meantime, over four centuries, population collapse caused groups to merge and blend in order to survive. This leads to the massive confusion that DNA testing will now attempt to sort out. It is hard to imagine it getting worse. So much has been lost that it is hard to put any of it back together. *DNA scientists claim that Cherokees are from the Middle East. * * http://www.nativeamericanhere.com/uncategorized/dna-scientists-claim-that-cherokees-are-from-the-middle-east/ * *“The Cherokees have lived in the So... more »

God of the Dandelions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
My investigations into spirituality and particularly the human spirit has established a number of clear conjectures in fact. 1 Every human being is guided by their own spirit expressing itself as their self conscious as well as at least one Earth Angel. The sensitive can talk to a crowd as well and troublesome spirits can come into play as well. 2 The Self also networks the astral body which consists of the individual processors managing individual cells. These processors as is the spirit, are physical in nature in the second tier of matter. 3 The Soul is the pattern for... more »

Brilliant Light: Energy Breakthrough

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
*[image: http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/leagueoflegends/images/d/d5/ColdShowers_Blinding.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130313212430]* This is really interesting. Actual mutability of electrons and neutrons and protons is powerfully suggested and that is certainly true for the electron in the model here. Inasmuch as an electron likely has 2400 axis formed by 620 pairings of fundamental particles, this becomes plausible. The shell can even stretch out substantially. Alternately the electron can be held along an axis of the neutron or proton. This also opens the door for an unexpec... more »

The 21st Century Doesn't Need a New Deal -- It Needs a New Economic Model

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
We have never had a proper foundational model for economics. Instyead we have had interventions better described as economic experiments and sometimes we had good results. If you wish to dispute my position please explain the existence of poverty. It is trivial to end poverty, After all it does not exist in any natural community. For that reason alone it must be trivial. Why it exists at all in the large community is that the internal politics of allocation of the natural community are stretched to cover the needs of a much larger community and the we dysfunction that is ... more »

For Decades, the USDA Was Black Farmers' Worst Enemy -- Here's How It Became an Ally

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
[image: The number of Black farmers in the United States is suddenly growing again.] What is horrifying is the dates. The USDA actually settled by 2000, which means that black farmers were subjected to credit starvation for seventy years while their white competitors had full access. Prior to that neither had real access as per a government program. Obviously after that was finished the USDA came to their sense and is now seriously exercising their mandate and black farming is quickly recovering. This will do more to establishing black good will than just about any th... more »

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Spiritual Investigations.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Rather curiously, i had understood that sir Artur had actively investigated the field of spiritualism in a major way, but not so nearly as much as this item now makes clear. This led to a disappointing search in my library with scant reward some months back. Then just recently, just where i would find it, the library angel dug up a reprint titled 'on the unexplained' which was a selection of his work just before he passed in 1930. Sir Arthur was limited by the physics of the day and the lack of a rigorous understanding of time. Those are issues which ... more »


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Good report on how the gardens were built. A mat was woven, surely from bendable willows and laid down first. This allowed earth and mud to be piled on top which surely pushed the mat down onto the lake bottom while the mat secured the base. Willow trees were used to secure corners. It is also possible that boat loads of sand and gravel were also brought in to establish the base itself as lake mud may well have been in limited supply. I certainly would do it that way. It would actually be easier that lifting wet mud from the bottom which is needed to provide the thin growi... more »

Federal Labor Board Says Grad Students Can Unionize

KAREN MATTHEWS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 1024px-Outside_Columbia_University_Library_(5892425145)] NEW YORK (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation. The 3-1 ruling overturns a 2004 NLRB decision... more »

At Least 120 Dead As 6.2 Earthquake Shakes Central Italy

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of aftershocks has shaken central Italy. The quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome, where strong tremors were felt. Several small towns and villages have been seriously damaged or destroyed and more than 100 people were killed. Many of the dead were in Accumoli, near to the epicentre and a short distance away in Amatrice, which was largely reduced to rubble. Many people are still believed to be buried under the rubble, and the death toll is expected to rise. Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on ... more »

Strong Quake Rocks Central Italy, 50 Reported Dead

PAOLO SANTALUCIA & NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Italy Quake_perr__1472039340_71.164.139.145] AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to dig out... more »

Appeals Court Upholds Shorter Ohio Early Voting Law

ANN SANNER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Bright yellow "EARLY VOTING HERE" sign.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an Ohio law that trims a week of early voting in the swing state, reversing a judge’s decision that had restored the time. Democrats had challenged a series of... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Colin Powell Defense Fails

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 07: Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell (R) speaks with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during an unveiling ceremony for his official State Department portrait in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department December 7, 2009 in Washington, DC. Powell served as Secretary of State from 2001-2005 under former U.S. President George W. Bush. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)] The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nati... more »

Dozens of Clinton Foundation Donors Got Special Access to Hillary as Secretary of State

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Secretary_of_State_Hillary_Clinton_Addresses_Burmese_Media_(6441420973)__1472036868_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton met or talked by phone with at least 154 people from private interests, such as corporations, during her time as secretary of the state. More than half those people had donated either personally or through... more »

Seoul: North Korea Fired Submarine-Launched Missile

Hyung-Jin Kim at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Mock subway passengers walk past South Korean army soldiers during an anti-terror drill as part of Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise, at the Yoido Subway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. South Korea and the United States began their annual military drills Monday despite North Korea's threat of nuclear strikes in response to the exercises that it calls an invasion rehearsal.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Wednesday fired a ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea in an apparent protest against the start of annual South Korea-U.S. military... more »

Trump Aides Covertly Fought Freeing of Ukraine Prisoner

JEFF HORWITZ & CHAD DAY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump A_perr (1)__1472035879_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country’s then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected. “I had... more »

Turkish Special Forces Enter Syria ‘To Fight ISIS’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Turkish special forces have entered Syrian territory. Turkey has launched a ground incursion into Syria targeting ISIS and Kurdish fighters near the Syrian city of Jarablus close to the Turkish border The operation, called Euphrates Shield, is supported by Turkish air forces, as well as warplanes from the US-led coalition. The offensive began hours before the US vice president Joe Biden, arrived in Turkey, the most senior US official to visit the country since an attempted coup last month. Press TV reports: Turkish officials said anonymously that units of special forces entered Syri... more »

Theresa May can reduce carbon emissions or protect British jobs – not both

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/22/theresa-may-can-reduce-carbon-emissions-or-protect-british-jobs/ David Green, who is director of think tank Civitas, writes: The "proper industrial strategy" being advocated by Theresa May faces some immediate tests. The first is climate change: carbon reduction destroys jobs and a "proper industrial strategy" will have to choose jobs over carbon reduction. The second is […]

America’s Overthrow by Enemies Within

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 18 hours ago
My recent article exposes a brand new propaganda infomercial starring Angelina Jolie and 15 other high profile card-carrying members of the treasonous elitist “think tank” the Council on Foreign Relations. I outed its obvious attempt at an image makeover, upgrading its Mr. Burns-David Rockefeller image of wrinkled, old white men ruling the world to a new generation of bright young stars brilliantly working together to solve the planet’s most daunting challenges and problems facing humanity in the 21st century. Yet a brief US history of the last 100 years with a more detailed focus... more »

Taxpayer-Backed University Holds Training on How to ‘Stop White People’

Blake Neff at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: The State University of New York at Binghamton quad, as pictured on April 14, 2008.] The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY-Binghamton) is offering a training class titled "StopWhitePeople2k16," to instruct residential assistants (RAs) on how to deal with "uneducated" people who don't believe in ideas like white privilege. The class is just one of several... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Retrieving Marines Atop Mount Wollondain

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Helicopter] A UH-1Y Huey helicopter lands on top of Mount Wollondain to retrieve a group of U.S. Marines training in Australia on August 13, 2016. Wow. Thanks to Sgt. Sarah Anderson for taking this remarkable photograph.

Facing High Labor Costs From Minimum Wage Hikes, Chicago Restaurant Closes

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 22: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel attends the opening day event for Motorola Mobility headquarters at Chicago's Merchandise Mart on April 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.] A Chicago restaurant abruptly closed this week, with ownership blaming the "rapidly changing labor market" and a 27 percent increase in base minimum wage costs over the last two years as culprits for the collapse. Cantina 1910, a farm-to-table Mexican...more »

Extreme Weather Is Not Getting Worse – Dr Roger Pielke Jr

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.climatedepot.com/2016/08/23/floods-are-not-increasing-dr-roger-pielke-jr-slams-global-warming-link-to-floods-extreme-weather-how-does-media-get-away-with-this/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClimateDepot+%28Climate+Depot%29 From Climate Depot: Dr. Roger Pielke Jr., a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), slammed the linkage of global warming to the recent Louisiana floods and other types of extr... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 19 hours ago
*UPDATE 2* I have a lot of facial swelling this morning I have taken Clindamycin for it so that may help But if it is no better tomorrow morning I will have to go into hospital and be put on a Vancomycin drip I have been through all this before so I now expect to be up and running again early next week

Summer Readings

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 20 hours ago
Here are some of the books I have read this summer, all recommended. 1. Nobody's Fool by Richard Russo 2. Success and Luck by Robert Frank 3. The Upside of Inequality by Edward Conard 4. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

Rep. Gowdy Tears Into Hillary Clinton

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/MxpJvrclIfM Fascinating...

WikiLeaks: Hillary Received Advice From NFL About Her ‘Cracked Head’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Hillary Clinton was struggling so badly with a severe head injury in 2012 that her State Department staff took it upon themselves to reach out to the NFL Commisioner to request expert help. Hillary Clinton thanked her adviser, Phillipe Reines, and added, “Having a cracked head is no fun at all.” Hillary first fell ill with a stomach virus, then reportedly suffered a fall and a concussion and was then hospitalized for a blood clot near her brain. That’s what was reported, at least. Many Americans believe Hillary Clinton is sick and is hiding her medical history, with a recent poll sh... more »

Freethinking And Creativity Now Recognised Mental Illnesses

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? Is above average creativity a disease? According to the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) these traits are all symptoms of ill and diseased minds. And surprise, surprise: Big Pharma has treatments available. The manual of mental disorders identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, cynicism, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed. The DSM...more »

Study: 92% Of Antidepressants Don’t Work

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The vast majority of antidepressants don’t work, according to a major new study, with only one out of 14 commonly prescribed antidepressants proving more effective than a placebo. In addition, many of these drugs were found to be dangerously linked to suicidal thoughts and attempts. Given the willingness on the part of doctors to prescribe ineffective antidepressants, and considering the wide range of pills on the market, the question of what their real purpose is must be raised. Natural News reports: The study, which was published in The Lancet, found that out of 14 antidepressants... more »

Japan Warn North Korea To Stop World War 3 Provocations

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Japan has warned North Korea to stop provoking World War 3, following a series of missile launches and threats from Kim Jong-un of nuclear war in response to US-South Korean military drills. Japanese senior official Kiyoshi Odawara complained to a UN Security Council that the repeated North Korean missile launches constitute “blatant violations” of UN resolutions. Firstpost.com reports: “Japan strongly urges North Korea to refrain from further provocations and to comply faithfully and fully with the relevant Security Council resolutions,” said Odawara, Japan’s parliamentary vice-mi... more »

Germany Say They Must Ban Santa Claus To Be ‘Fair’ To Migrants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
German interior minister Ralf Jäger has warned that if a French-style Burqa ban is enacted in Germany, then the country will have to also ban Santa Claus in the interests of “fairness”. Ralf Jäger, interior minister of German state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), made the remarks during a debate with national interior minister Thomas de Maiziere who called for a partial burqa ban. Breitbart.com reports: The left wing politician rejected the rationale for banning the Islamist garment, and said it was purely motivated by right-wing parties trying to shore up their poll positions. Speak... more »

Anti Vaccination Documentary To Be Made Illegal In California

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A new bill up before the California legislature may see anti-vaccination film ‘Vaxxed’ banned in California. As Vaxxed continues to attract large audiences all over the United States who learn about how the CDC buried key data showing a link between the MMR vaccine and autism – authorities in California have devised a way of burying the film forever. Activistpost.com reports: In the study, the vaccine was given a free pass, with assurances that it didn’t increase the risk of autism in children—when, in fact, the data showed it did increase that risk. ***The key moments in Vaxxed are... more »

“Turkish Troops With U.S. Air Cover Enter Jarablus, Syria By Force- UPDATES"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Turkish Troops With U.S. Air Cover Enter Jarablus, Syria By Force-* * Russia & Syria Previously Warned Such Troops Would Be Attacked!”* by Newsroom Despite being warned by both the Syria and Russian governments that the entry of foreign troops into Syria without permission would result in them being ATTACKED, Turkish Special Forces have entered Jarablus, Syria by force , with US fighter jets as cover. This is an open act of aggression by NATO ally, Turkey, against a sovereign country- being done with the protection of US military force. It is not yet known what response will be ma... more »

Judge Orders Release Of 15,000 Clinton Emails Hidden From Public

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A federal judge has ordered that the State Department release 15,000 previously hidden emails recovered by the FBI from Hillary Clinton’s private email server. U.S. District James Boasberg ordered the State Department to expedite the processing of the recovered records by September 22. and report back to him that day. Zerohedge.com reports: He didn’t set a schedule for public release. The department raised the possibility of a phased release starting Oct. 14, which left open how many would be disclosed before the Nov. 8 presidential election. As we detailed earlier, in yet another ... more »

Florida Governor Has Financial Ties To Zika Mosquito Company

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Florida governor Rick Scott has been exposed as having financial links to the Zika mosquito control company currently contracted to eradicate the Zika virus in the State. According to a Florida newspaper, “Gov. Rick Scott has an undisclosed financial interest in a Zika mosquito control company in which his wife, Florida First Lady Ann Scott, owns a multi-million dollar stake through a private investment firm she co-owns.” Healtnutnews.com reports: That’s right folks, it appears Scott isn’t just concerned about the well-being of Floridians but the cash to be made via Mosquito Contro... more »

Rothschild Demands Communist Operative Becomes New UN Chief

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Baron Eric de Rothschild has urged that Bulgarian communist operative Irina Bokova become the new United Nations (UN) chief. The move represents an explicit endorsement by the establishment for Bokova’s campaign, which has been sinking amid growing corruption scandals and troubling questions about her long service to the mass-murdering regime that enslaved Bulgaria. Thenewamerican.com reports: Estimates suggest the People’s Republic of Bulgaria dictatorship Bokova served slaughtered hundreds of thousands of victims, a huge number considering Bulgaria’s population today is only arou...more »

The Best Middle Grade Books

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 22 hours ago
When you hand your middle schooler a book, you want them to be engaged and involved in the story. You however, don't want them taught new swear words, they get enough of that at school. Today, Marissa, from Rae Gun Ramblings and I have each complied a list of the best books that are perfect for your Middle School Student. Check out her list here and read mine below. *Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine*. This is hands down my favorite Cinderella story. If you have seen the movie, don't let it keep you from reading this book to your kids. It is clever and funny. There is still the ... more »

FBI Ran World’s Most Successful Child Porn Website

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The FBI operated one of the most successful child pornography sites on the Dark Web for almost two weeks in February 2015, according to a defense lawyer. The website named Playpen ran “much better” while the FBI secretly operated it in order to distribute malware to users in order to track suspected pedophiles around the world. Rt.com reports: After taking control of “Playpen” in February 2015, the FBI continued to operate the child pornography site for two more weeks, seeking to infect users’ computers with malware. Over 4,000 computers worldwide were hacked in this fashion, and 1... more »

TeleSUR Video: Historic Resistance to Dakota Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago

'Allah hu Akbar' Man Stabs British Woman And Dog to Death In Australian Hostel

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'(Reuters) – A British woman was stabbed to death on Wednesday at a backpackers' hostel in Australia and two people were injured, one seriously, in what police say may have been an "extremist" attack. A spokesman for Queensland state police said the suspected attacker, in Australia on a tourist visa, was a 29-year-old French national who had yelled "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is the greatest) when arrested.' More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/23/allah-hu-akbar-man-stabs-uk-woman-dog-death-australian-hostel/ Nothing as yet on the, protect Islam from critic... more »

Efficiency and Market Disciplines Apply Only to Individual Workers, Not to Oligarchic, Bloated, and Risky Corporations

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 23 hours ago
Sometimes the spatial arrangement of news articles in the newspaper reveals "deep politics," as illustrated below from this photo of the front page from the Wall Street Journal Monday August 22, 2016. The first article addresses corporate welfare by central banks: Christopher Whittall (8/22/2016). Stimulus Efforts Get Weirder." The Wall Street Journal Monday August 22, 2016. A1. The second article explores the ultra-lean workplace where every employee is under duress to demonstrate how they add value: Lauren Weber (8/22/2016). Nowhere to for 'Dead Wood' Workers. The Wall Street... more »

"The Denial System..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Tijeras, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

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

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Photo by Bold Nebraska Listen to Mekasi Camp Horinek, Ponca speaking to the Standing Rock Camp Recorded by Govinda, Standing Rock Resistance Radio 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 Access Pipeline

The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Rosebud Lakota Bee Keepers, on Standing Rock Resistance Radio Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Aaron and Frederick, Lakotas from Rosebud, are bee keepers. These entrepreneurs talk about the health benefits of eating local honey. They also collect healing herbs for teas. Aaron and Frederick are with the Native American Advocacy Program, and the Lakota youth enterprise Honey Lodge,

Dine' Michelle Cook on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 Legal Team's Carol Raffensperger

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Standing Rock Resistance Radio, Spirit Radio, is live on the air in camp at 87.9 FM The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers altered the flow of the river here, where the Missouri and the Cannon Ball rivers come together. A whirling current here once created smooth stones, sacred stones, before the river was altered. -- Carol Raffensperger, environmental engineer (Sorry, there are almost two

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Dennis Banks Dennis Banks, cofounder of the American Indian Movement, is live on Standing Rock Resistance Radio.

Repression and Media Manipulation at Standing Rock Camp

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

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