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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

25 August - Blogs I'm Following

11:33pm MDT

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War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
NEWSGRAPHIC Updated map of Italy's quake-hit villages @AFP pic.twitter.com/G6wYRRol1u — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 26, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Disturbing Kremlin Connections Are Now Becoming Public

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
© REUTERS/ Carlos Barria *John R. Schindler, Observer*: *Hillary’s Secret Kremlin Connection Is Quickly Unraveling* *Exactly how Clinton profited off deals with Skolkovo is something the American public has a right to know before November 8* Recent headlines have brought attention to the seedier side of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state during President Obama’s first term. This scheme, which gives every appearance of being about pay-for-play, solicited donations from foreign big-shots in exchange for access to the boss of American foreign policy. I’ll leave to others... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
*Touching Down* Sailors guide an MV-22 Osprey onto the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 24, 2016. The Richard is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan

To Hell With NATO, ISIS, And The Ottomans - Genocides Will Not Be Repeated

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 45 minutes ago
*NATO gangster and Ottoman thug, the protectors of ISIS, to Kurds, Syriac Christians, Assyrians, moderate Arabs, and the minorities in Syria: lay down and die. * Biden and Erdogan can go to hell along with their ISIS/Daesh buddies. The Americans and Turks are living in the wrong century. They are stuck in time, back when slavery and genocides were ordinary things. But in this century genocides will not be repeated. Not at their hands, not at anyone's hands. For over half a decade they have led ISIS to grow without considering the destructive effects. They have nurtured, trained, ... more »

Hillary and Her Wheelbarrows

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 48 minutes ago
[image: Hillary in a Wheelbarrow - 900] Do you know the old wheelbarrow joke? It’s truly funny only to grandpas and the grandkids they tell it to, so I won’t bother with the elaborate setup. For years a factory worker pushes a wheelbarrow full of straw past... more »

A Growing Global Backlash Against Chinese Takeovers And Foreign Invesments

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Bloomberg:* *Chinese Takeovers Trigger Global Backlash Ahead of G-20 Summit* * Scale of worldwide opposition ‘unprecedented,’ economist says * Investment tension may prove even stickier than trade disputes Forget about Yankee go home. Now it’s Chinese go home. From Australia blocking a bid for a power network to the U.K.’s review of a proposed Chinese-funded nuclear plant, opposition to China’s outward push is opening a thornier and potentially more treacherous front in the country’s economic tug-of-war with the rest of the world. And it’s coming as China prepares to host a Sept. ... more »

Utah Is A State Filled With Progressives-- They Just Don't Know It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
PPP polled Utah and found Mr. Trumpanzee to be extremely unpopular but still viewed as the lesser of two evils by a plurality of Utahans. 61% of the voters have a neative impression of him; pretty devastating-- except that 72% have a negative impression of Hillary. If the election were held today Trump would win the state's 4 electoral votes with 39% to Hillary's 24%, Gary Johnson's 12%, Evan McMullin's 9% and Jill Stein's 1%. The DSCC, led by the virulently anti-trans assholes Chuck Schumer and Jon Tester, has refused to even acknowledge that Misty Snow, a progressive woman who ... more »

Washington Pimp Slaps Pakistan, Denies It $300 Million

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
Pentagon generals wipe their asses with $300 million. But to the Pakistanis $300 million is like $3 trillion. The political message that is being sent to the corrupt liars in the Pakistani army is strong. This is how a pimp treats a battered slave. It denies it chicken feed. *An excerpt from, "Pakistan 'laments' US blocking USD 300 million military aid" The Times of India, August 25, 2016:* Pakistan has conveyed its disappointment to America that despite its "concerted and forceful" campaign against all terrorist groups, including the dreaded Haqqani network, the US did not "cert... more »

The Wicked Witch Calls Out The White Knight

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*She came, she saw, she collapsed. * If this lady had any respect for herself and her country she would've dropped out of the race by now and allowed someone with no serious health issues to run in her place. *Video Title: Hillary Clinton Lies About Alex Jones To Attack Trump. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: August 25, 2016. Description:* Hillary just stepped into a giant turd as she has now opened the doors to reinvestigate the 9/11 attacks, Oklahoma City Bombing and Sandy Hook. *Video Title: Hillary Clinton Triggered By Alex Jones and Infowars. Source: The Alex... more »

Jinnah Is The Root Of All Problems In South Asia - Tarek Fatah

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Washington's Hidden Agenda: Restore the Drug Trade. * "The root of all these crises is Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his Two Nation Theory, and Britain's insistence on forming Pakistan so that US and UK can have armed bases in the North-West India to stop the Red Army advancing towards the Indian Ocean. I have researched this. Most Pakistanis and Indians are not aware of this but Pakistan was the creation of the Anglo-American enterprise. A lot of money was spent on it. British money was routed through Nawab of Hyderabad (Deccan) to the Muslim League." - *Tarek Fatah.* *An excerpt from... more »

The 'Burkini Ban' Controversy [Source: Secular Talk]

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
France's Islam problem is proof that karma exists. It was France that helped unleash Khomeini's thugs on the Iranian people in 1979. France sheltered the cleric, allowing him to propagate his message. And France *also supports terrorist groups like ISIS* in Syria. France's record of support for radical Islam is long, extensive, and well-documented. So why are we supposed to feel sorry for this trouble-making nation? Fuck em. Let them lose their damn minds over some piece of fabric. *An excerpt from, "France and the Iranian Revolution" The Brussels Journal, January 24, 2007: * *... more »

How The Pimps In Washington Gave The Prostitutes of Pakistan Nukes

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*The prostitute and the pimp.* A couple of days ago, one of the thugs of the Pakistani Army, a son of a bitch by the name of Pervez Musharraf *threatened India with nukes* for expressing solidarity with the suffering of the Baloch people and the national liberation movement in Balochistan*. *Their struggle deserves the recognition and support of the international community, not just India's moral support. Pakistan is totally in the wrong in this situation. They can shout conspiracy theories, cry Islamophobia, and point their fingers at America and Israel all they want, but at the ... more »

Beautiful Sight of Pakistani Flag Being Burned By Baloch Activists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Since its creation the Islamic Republic of Pakistan has been a thorn in the side of its neighbours. * *Video Title: Baloch activist burning pakistani flag & pic of baloch national traitor Sanaullah Zehri. Source: Balochistan Channel. Date Published: August 25, 2016.*

US-Turkey Launch Operation "ISIS Shield" To Cleanse Syria of Moderate Arabs And Kurds Under The Cover of Fighting ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Sadly, the Kurds of Syria have become the pets and toys of the gangsters in Washington. If Uncle Sam tells them lay down, they lay down, if he tells them fetch, they fetch. * *An excerpt from, "YPG’s short term gain for long term loss" By Paul Antonopoulos, Al Masdar News, August 25, 2016: * Although a potent and effective fighting force that has had many impressive victories against ISIS, the YPG have been completely inept on the political spectrum and understanding geopolitics. *Foolishly they assumed they could march their away across northern Syria without any repercussions b... more »

Normalizing Corruption

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
If there is one consolation to be had from the looming election of Hillary Clinton, it's that she'll not so much strut into the White House as she will drag herself across the White House lawn as a mortally wounded animal. The constant drip-drip-drip of slimy revelations in the waning weeks of Neoliberal Death Match 2016 will ensure that many, if not most, of her neoliberal and neoconservative objectives will be stymied by one Congressional star chamber after the other -- from the day she takes the oath of office. So weakened is she as a candidate and as a leader, that her much-vau... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Night Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Night Light” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5VzYAPBVJc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Face-on spiral galaxy M77 lies a mere 47 million light-years away toward the aquatic constellation Cetus. At that estimated distance, the gorgeous island universe is about 100 thousand light-years across. Also known as NGC 1068, its compact and very bright core is well studied by astronomers exploring the mysteries of supermassive black holes in active Seyfert galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* M77 is also seen at x-ray, ultraviolet, infrared, and radio wavelengths. But this sharp visible light image based on Hubble data follows its winding spiral arms traced by obscuring du... more »

Chet Raymo, “When The Morning Stars Sing Together”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“When The Morning Stars Sing Together”* by Chet Raymo "A Chinese proverb: A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Which might be an acceptable epigraph for this blog. I can't imagine anyone coming here looking for answers. Certainly, providing answers is the last thing on my mind. I would like to think you come for song. We are, I think, by and large, a community who distrusts answers, at least answers that are vehemently held. We are made uncomfortable by stridency. By dogma. By the desire to proselytize. We wear our truths lightly, gaily, ... more »

“The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* “The Secret to Letting Go of Every Fear”* By VividLife “Are you afraid of some condition in your life? Here’s a life-transforming secret: that seemingly scary condition, whatever it may be, is not the problem. It is your reaction that is fearful. This is why if you will become conscious of your condition instead of afraid of it, you will change forever your relationship with fear. It is only within this special kind of inner-relationship that there is real safety, because now you are interacting with fear in an entirely new way. You are no longer letting it dictate to you how to ... more »

“Living With the Contradictions"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Living With the Contradictions: A Human Potential Visionary* * Talks About Our Infinite Potential and How We Also Block Progress”* By Charles Eisenstein "Last week I sat down for a telephone conversation with Joseph Chilton Pearce, an author who has had a big influence not only on my work, but on the way I have raised my children. He alerted me early on to the damage that hospital birthing, day care, television, and modern schooling do to the developing brain. A World War Two veteran, he could be considered one of the elders of the human potential movement, although he brings to it... more »

"Fully Committed to Now: Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Fully Committed to Now:Why We Are Not Shown the Big Picture"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Often we want to be shown the big picture but it is not always in our best interest as we can easily become overwhelmed. Sometimes, we may find ourselves wishing we knew what our lives are going to look like or what gifts and challenges are going to be presented to us in the coming months or years. We may want to know if the relationship we’re in now will go the distance or if our goals will be realized. Perhaps we feel like we need help making a decision and we want to know which choice... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Dimitry Orlov, “A Whiff of World War 3 Is In The Air”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*-* Albert Einstein *“A Whiff of World War 3 Is In The Air”* by Dimitry Orlov “Russia is ready to respond to any provocation, but the last thing the Russians want is another war. And that, if you like good news, is the best news you are going to hear. A whiff of World War III hangs in the air. In the US, Cold War 2.0 is on, and the anti-Russian rhetoric emanating from the Clinton campaign, echoed by the mass media, hearkens back to McCarthyism and the red scare. In response, many people are starting to think that Armageddon might be nigh—an all-out nuclear exchange, followed by nu... more »

Four Global Mega-Banks Have Just Joined An Anti-Dollar Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Simon Black, Sovereign Man:* *Four more mega-banks join the anti-dollar alliance* That was fast. Yesterday I told you how a consortium of 15 Japanese banks had just signed up to implement new financial technology to clear and settle international financial transactions. This is a huge step. Right now, most international financial transactions must pass through the US banking system’s network of correspondent accounts. This gives the US government an incredible amount of power… power they haven’t been shy about using over the last several years. 2014 was one of the first major w... more »

The Best Reason Not to Vote for Hillary Clinton and How the MSM Keeps US Ignorant (Empire of Lies Run Amuck: Humanitarian Wars Slay Millions of Innocents Encouraging Lies at All Levels)  Hillary & Bill, Inc., Lee Camps

And we're already attacking Syria. Before she's the actual President. So how's that for most effective warmonger? Was that a competition? "You've seen the inside of the honeycomb, June." "You can never go home." - Simon "Knight and Day" "With me? Without me? With me? Without me? With you."_ _ _ _ _ _ _ The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has quietly

Boldface News Goes Where no American Blog has Ever Gone Before

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*The Lunar "Believe Loop"* *Just when you're giving up on Americans breaking out of the "Believe Loop" Wash and Rinse "stupid cycle" *something happens to give you hope. In this case, it's a tongue in cheek report from *Boldface News: They Can't take the Moon Away from US* Read the above link that precisely nails it when it comes to the dug in stupidos who still insist on the Lunar fairy tale...that the United States sent up a flimsy tinfoil POS.... and it actually landed AND TOOK OFF SUCCESSFULLY from the lunar surface. It seems the last grasp at believability for the Lunar H... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 25: What Makes a Good Character

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
Once upon a time I might have a long-winded answer to that. Nowadays my answer is as follows: - Someone you want to play - Someone that fits in with the group - Someone that can be used as a launching point for adventures I don't need a forty page background story. On the other hand, if you've got a forty page background story, cool, we'll be sure to use some of it. Just please don't write that background for a pre-funnel *Dungeon Crawl Classics* character...

Soros Group Sent $1.5 Million to Help Planned Parenthood’s Fetal Harvesting PR Campaign

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Planned Parenthood Dumpster Babies - 900] Liberal billionaire George Soros is one of the left's biggest funders. And according to new documents provided by the group DCLeaks, one of his foundations sent $1.5 million to help Planned Parenthood fight allegations it was illegally profiting from harvesting fetal... more »

A Podcast On The Future Of The Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va. US Navy Photo *Reuters*: *Podcast: The age of the aircraft carrier may be over* The United States has more aircraft carriers than any other country - depending on how you define "aircraft carrier," it's 10 times as many. Russia, a major naval power with large submarine corps and many other surface ships, has one carrier. It's from the Soviet era, diesel powered and r... more »

Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Zika alone is not responsible for the rise in birth defects that plagued parts of Brazil. The post Zika: Brazil Admits It’s Not the Virus appeared first on Waking Times.

Photos 'Rally for Standing Rock in Reno' by Buck Sampson

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Reno Sparks Indian Community Supports Standing Rock . . . . Photos by Western Shoshone Buck Sampson copyright Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News RENO, Nevada -- Native Americans from Nevada and California rallied in Reno today, sending support to Standing Rock Lakotas who are fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline which threatens

Protests Widen in South Korea Against U.S. THAAD Deployment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Thousands of South Koreans in the city of Gimcheon have joined protests against the planned deployment of an advanced US 'missile defense' system called THAAD near their city. Protests against THAAD have erupted almost daily across the country since the announcement of the decision by Washington to deploy the system which will be aimed at China and Russia.

Virginia Tech ‘Intercultural’ Event Includes Baffling Safe Space Rules

Blake Neff at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Don't Ask Name Tag - 900] An "intercultural" event held Thursday at Virginia Tech University (VT) asked participants to follow a blistering array of rules and expectations to make sure nobody has their feelings hurt. The Virginia Tech Intercultural Engagement Center is holding a special kick-off event for... more »

Standing Rock Camp 'We Shall Remain' Photos by Michelle Cook

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' copyright Standing Rock Camp 'No Dakota Access Pipeline' Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 'We shall remain' photos today by Michelle Cook Clyde Bellecourt, cofounder American Indian Movement A delegation of Amnesty International greets Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Lakota, one of the original organizers of Sacred Stones Camp Money needed for camping

Why Are There Blue America Billboards Up All Over Polk County?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The Blue America billboard up top went up on Tuesday on U.S. Highway 27 in Polk County, in Haines City to be more specific. We put a few different boards up on Winter Haven, Lake Wales, and Davenport. It wasn't something we were planning. In fact, our plan for FL-09 was to hold our collective breath and hope one of two excellent progressives, Dena Grayson and Susannah Randolph, would beat Florida's biggest NRA shill, conservative state Senator Darren Soto. Then Soto was endorsed by the New Dems. As of the August 10 FEC reporting deadline he had raised the most of anyone in the rac... more »

The Obama Administration Is Determined To Close Guantanamo Prison By January 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Chain link fence and concertina wire surrounds a deserted guard tower within Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo *Time:* *Obama Administration Still Expects to Close Guantanamo* Before President Obama leaves office. The Obama Administration still expects to close the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, before President Obama leaves office in January, the White House said Thursday. “We’re going to do our best to try to get this closed and it’s our expectation that that’s what ... more »

Hillary’s Classified Emails are a Side Show. Follow the Money.

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a campaign stop at Jackie O's Production Brewery and Tap Room in Athens, Ohio, Tuesday, May 3, 2016.] WASHINGTON -- Bernie Sanders never understood the epic quality of the Clinton scandals. In his first debate, he famously dismissed the email issue, it being beneath the dignity of a great revolutionary to deal in things so tawdry and straightforward.... more »

US Navy Warship Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Naval Vessel (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel* A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian fast-attack craft that approached two U.S. ships, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, in the most serious of a number of incidents in the Gulf area this week. "They did feel compelled ultimately to fire three warning shots and the reason for that is... they had taken steps already to try and de-escalate this situation," spokesman Peter Cook told reporters. Tensions have increased in the Gulf in recent days despite an improvement in relations between Iran and ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Rachel Clarke, CNN*: *Colombia: 52 years of war, 220,000 dead, now peace* (CNN)The end seems near for one of the world's longest running conflicts, with the announcement of a peace deal between the government of Colombia and the Marxist rebels of FARC. Here's what you need to know: *A brief history of the war* It's been a devastating war, with more than five decades of battle between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (known by the Spanish acronym FARC) and the country's government. It began in 1964, after the success of the Cuban revolution, with the rebels wanting to ...more »

World News Briefs -- August 25, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Turkish army tanks drive towards to the border in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Umit Bektas *Reuters*: *Turkey fires on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in Syria offensive* Turkish troops fired on U.S.-backed Kurdish militia fighters in northern Syria on Thursday, highlighting the complications of an incursion meant to secure the border region against both Islamic State and Kurdish advances. Syrian rebels backed by Turkish special forces, tanks and warplanes entered Jarablus, one of Islamic State's last str... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Assassination Attempt Against German Chancellor Merkel Foiled In Prague

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a news conference at government headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, August 25, 2016. © David W Cerny / Reuters *Mirror*:* 'Assassination attempt on Angela Merkel foiled' as armed man arrested 'trying to infiltrate German chancellor's motorcade' in Prague* Czech police halted an armed man in a black 4x4 Mercedes as he allegedly tried to join Merkel’s motorcade during her visit to the capital A feared assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly been foiled in Pr... more »

Does your candidate hold left wing or right wing views on education?

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton, who, for me, is a neoliberal disaster…” — Professor Cornel West* Is your candidate progressive or reactionary on education issues? One measure is to compare their views to those of the notoriously right-wing JBS. Here we look at some critical issues facing students, families, and our public schools.

Economic News , Data & Views..... August 25 , 2016...... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Drift Ahead Of Jackson Hole ; Central Bank Items Of Interest ; Oil News De Jour ; Additional Items Of Note. 2. Around The Horn In Europe - UK , Germany , Portugal Items. 3. Turkey In Focus - Day Two Of Turkey Incursion Into Syria Lead Item , But Additional Items Of Note. 4. Libya Items De Jour. 5.US Politics - Welcome To Our Version Of The Terror Dome. 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7h 7 hours ago fred walton Retweeted AlternativeEconomics Takeaways : 1) post-Lehman bankruptcy , 667 rate cuts globally by CBs ; 2) CBs own 25 TN in financial assets ; fred walton added, *AlternativeEconomics* @alterneconomics Tyler Durden: "Central Banks Now Own $25 Trillion Of Financial Assets" https://alternativeeconomics.co/bl/43716 *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 6h 6 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Odd for Hilsenrath to be critical of the Fed.. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Hil... more »

movie trailer - ARRIVAL - Ridley Scott's Prometheus lozenge-ship?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 6 hours ago
woah, that thing there, the dark upstanding lozenge ship from the opening of Ridley Scott's Prometheus, what's it doing (*en masse*) in the new ARRIVAL film? Excellent and intriguing-looking trailer below:

Turkey's Move On Syria- Why now? Broken Promises, Coup Fall out, US Elections & Chemical Weapons Meme, Again!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*It was interesting to watch Biden, sitting in Turkey, telling the YPG they had to move east of the Euphrates after all the blood spilled by the two partners in crime in Manbij.* *Link* *"Joe Biden had told Kurdish forces that they "must move back across the Euphrates River." He said "they cannot -- will not -- under any circumstance get American support if they do not keep that commitment," according to the AP news agency."* *Covered the Manbij promise here* So, there was the matter of a promise given by the US to Turkey- once ISIS was removed from Manbij, the Kurds were to vacate ... more »

Transitioning Kids to Another Gender ‘Too Risky,’ Say Obama’s Own Experts

Sheila Liaugminas at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Obama Healthcare Analysis Data Stethoscope Doctors - 900] On Tuesday, lawyers with the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed a lawsuit on behalf of faith-based hospital and medical networks, and five states, against a federal regulation that would force doctors to ignore science and their medical judgment and perform gender... more »

National Park Service Creates ‘Living Emblem’ in DC

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by the National Park Service shows people on the National Mall in Washington, looking toward the World War II Memorial, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, creating a giant, living version of the National Park Service emblem. Participants used brown, green and white umbrellas to create the emblem.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 1,000 people using brown, green and white umbrellas have created a giant living version of the National Park Service emblem to celebrate the agency’s 100th anniversary. The Park Service took an aerial photograph of Thursday’s... more »

At 100 Years, National Parks Plagued by ‘Exacerbating Corruption’ and a $12 Billion Backlog

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 19: U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell speaks April 19, 2016 at the National Geographic Society in Washington, DC. Secretary Jewell gave a 'major speech' on the administration's approach to conservation and 'the need for a course correction in order to ensure healthy lands, water, and wildlife for the next century of American conservation' (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)] The National Park Service turned 100 years old Thursday, and the Obama administration has set about promoting the value of national parks to Americans and the history of why the U.... more »

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Out Of This World™

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 6 hours ago
I was given tickets to Ringling Brothers in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. I am getting so excited for the Circus! This year I actually convinced my husband to come too! I absolutely can't wait to experience this as a family! Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus will be in Salt Lake City September 23-26th. Check out the information below! There is even a new New “Dad’s Day” discount on Saturday for fathers who want to take their children to the show during Women’s Session of General Conference. That discount code is DADS. Prepare to blast off on an intergala... more »

Oak Flat at Oceti Sakowin Camp, Photos by Jean Roach

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photos copyright Jean Roach, Lakota Apache and Dine' youths at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, were welcomed on Resistance Spirit Radio. Jean Roach's grandson, learning live radio, interviewed them. They discussed Apache resistance to copper mining at Oak Flat and telescopes on Mount Graham, and the pipeline threatening the Missouri River, the water source of Standing Rock

Amnesty International arrives in Sacred Stones Camp at Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photo copyright Michelle Cook, Dine' (Navajo)Today, a delegation of Amnesty International greeted Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Lakota, and an original organizer of Sacred Stones Camp.Article by Brenda NorrellCensored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Amnesty International arrived at the Sacred Stones camp today, where thousands of Native Americans and allies have gathered to halt the Dakota

Trading on E. Sunday, not for me or thee to decide

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
After years of shops being shut on Easter Sunday because religionists and unionists say so, I guess it should be good news that New Zealand’s archaic Easter trading laws have finally had an overhaul. But like a presidential candidate unwilling to directly address an issue by punting it down “for the states to make that decision,” the Key Government has amended this one by punting it down to councils to make the call. To councillors. Whose biggest decision every year is whether to put rates up by a lot or by an awful lot. So expect an annual three-ring circus to erect its tent a... more »

2 Nuns Found Slain in Mississippi Home; Motive Unclear

JEFF AMY at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Nun Rosary Praying - 900] DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday. It was... more »

Turkey To Secure Other Areas In Syria After Jarablus

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A high ranking former Turkish soldier says that Turkey’s operation in Syria to secure the border area will not be limited to the town of Jarablus. The former head of the Turkish General Staff Intelligence Department, Ismail Hakki Pekin, spoke to Sputnik about the Turkish operation to liberate the Syrian town of Jarablus and what lies ahead for the Turkish and US- led coalition. Sputnik reports: According to Pekin, the operation was launched in Jarablus after reaching an agreement with the United States, Russia, Iran, and Syria. “Turkish troops entered Syrian territory through Jarablu... more »

US Warship Fires Warning Shots at Iranian Boats

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this July 14, 2009 file photo, the U.S. guided missile destroyer USS Stout enters Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi. A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in an escalation of encounters in the region this week.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. Navy ship fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head-on in the North Arabian Gulf on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, in ... more »

Scientists Spot Galaxy Made Of 99.9% Dark Matter

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Astronomers using the world’s most powerful telescopes have discovered a massive galaxy made up almost entirely of dark matter. Dragonfly 44 is located 300 million light-years away in the constellation Coma. Wired reports: Dark matter is the invisible ‘gravitational glue’ that holds galaxies together and is thought to make up five sixths of the universe’s mass. The galaxy, named Dragonfly 44, is roughly the same mass as the Milky Way, but our galaxy has a hundred times more stars. Despite being relatively nearby Earth, the intriguing galaxy has evaded the attention of astronomers f... more »

Strictly Come Mocking

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
In other news, the BBC is about to make a one-off 'mockumentary' about a well-known political figure who has recently retired from the scene. The actor portraying the aforesaid politician calls him "a gift for parody". Ah, how I'm looking forward to *What a Balls Up! *- a hilarious spoof on the fall and rise of Ed Balls, one minute losing his seat in the 2015 general election, the next reappearing (like a tangoing phoenix) on the BBC's *Strictly Come Dancing. * The *Radio Times *is reporting that the show will include an angle which focuses on his marriage to pixie-like failed La... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*Wonder of wonders! A Greenie tries to debate a skeptic* *Professional environmentalist Phil Williamson has responded to an article by James Delingpole rubbishing the ocean acidification scare. I reproduce below both the Delingpole article then the Greenie reply.I would however like to add my comments to the discussion first.Straight out of the gate Williamson reveals himself as a subscriber to Greenie lies. He accepts recent claims that bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has been drastic and sweeping and adds that "Population recovery, through re-colonisatio... more »

Obama, Kerry Caught Off Guard on Chemical Weapons in Syria

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: US President Barack Obama speaks before signing an Executive Order to protect LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) employees from workplace discrimination in the East Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 21, 2014.] Syrian President Bashar Assad likely held on to a few of his chemical weapons, despite assurances by the U.S. officials that he gave them all up to Russia. A new confidential report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, obtained... more »

University Hosts ‘Stop White People’ Workshop

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: A photo of the #StopWhitePeople2k16, obtained by the Binghamton Review.] Nothing screams tolerance and diversity like a university workshop designed to target white people. The State University of New York in Binghamton has a bit of explaining to do after they held a workshop titled, "#StopWhitePeople2K16." The workshop was an official... more »

Apple Potential $19 Billion EU Tax Bill Has the White House Scrambling

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: An illustration of an iPhone held up in front of the Apple Inc. logo taken of January 30, 2015 in Lille. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)] Apple may be forced to pay $19 billion in the upcoming months as the European Commission deliberates over whether the tech giant unfairly evaded taxation by establishing an agreement with Ireland and the U.K. The EU accuses Apple of reducing its corporate... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: US Finally Admits "Boots On The Ground" In Syria! This Will Not End Well...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Many people remember when the criminal US President Barry Soetoro stated a few years back that he had NO intention of committing US soldiers directly into the "civil war" in Syria... And since that time there has been many US criminal politicians that have stated emphatically that the US would absolutely NOT send any American men or women to get involved in the war in Syria....That has been official US policy in regards to Syria, or so these liars have long claimed... It has been a fact now that the US created this "civil war" in Syria in the first place as part of their insidious p... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Politico:* *Clinton ad ties Trump to KKK, white supremacists* A video released Thursday by Hillary Clinton’s campaign makes the case that Donald Trump is the candidate of racists, white supremacists and neo-Nazis. “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in,” a robed man identified as the Imperial Wizard of the Rebel Brigade Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says at the top of the video, followed by images of a Confederate flag fluttering in the wind, Trump waving after a speech, and a man performing a Hitler salute at what ap... more »

Why Is Maddow In The Bag For #DebtTrapDebbie Wasserman Schultz?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
A few months ago, a radio interviewer asked me why I wasn't calling out Rachel Maddows' biased anti-Bernie reporting. I said I didn't think Maddow was biased, just being a fair and balanced reporter. The interviewer laughed (at me) and sent me some video clips to watch. She was right and I was wrong. Rachel came off as a turd, slanting her reporting against Bernie and in favor of Hillary. It didn't take much longer before I stopped watching her show altogether, breaking a habit of many years. After the convention, I gradually started watching again, although I still accept dinner... more »

The TFW Program

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
The Liberals have vowed to reform the Temporary Foreign Workers Program. John McCallum is making noises about developing a pathway to citizenship for them. But the program is a minefield because it was developed as a sop to business. Its *raison d'etre* was to keep labour costs low across the country. Tom Walkom writes: The problem the Trudeau government faces is that the temporary foreign workers program in any guise is a low-wage strategy. When businesses say they can’t find qualified labour what they usually mean is that they can’t find anyone at the wage they are willing — or ... more »

Onwards and sideways?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
That famous bit of New Labour spin. Now you see him, now you don't. (He wasn't there). As you'll all doubtless already know, former Labour Culture Secretary James Purnell might be about to move from being the BBC's Head of Strategy to being its Director of Radio (replacing the famously genetically-impartial Helen Boaden). The story confuses me somewhat as I can't work out why such a move would bring a greater risk of bias on the (former?) arch-Blairite's part. Being 'Head of Strategy' for the BBC sounds to me like an even riskier position for a (former?) political partisan to ho... more »

How to use a wet towel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
On a much-needed lighter note, I did enjoy this week's *Profile *on Radio 4 from John-Peel-impersonator Mark Coles. It was on the subject of 'the lady of last week', Laura Trott. Among the many striking factoids featured I was particularly struck by how superstitious R Laura is. She has a lucky hairband, a lucky bracelet (which her mother gave her), a lucky toy dog which she always carries with her - *and* a lucky towel. It has to be a wet towel, and she stands on it before every race. I think I ought to start standing on a wet towel before blogging. Would there be fewer posts... more »

More impressions of an evolving news story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
According to the ever-reliable *News Sniffer,* the BBC finally reported the name of the suspect in the murder of Mia Ayliffe-Chungram (Smail Ayad) at around 3.30 am (GMT) this morning (some twelve hours after many other mainstream media outlets.) It was a brand new report, and its first version said: "It has been reported that shouts of "Allahu Akbar" - Arabic for "God is greatest" - were heard during and after the attack." Curiously, some 35 minutes later, the article was then updated and all mentions of "Allahu Akbar" disappeared. The article went through two further revision... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 8 hours ago
*Smith College activists cry wolf over bigotry, to the school’s disadvantage* NOT EVERY dispute warrants a social-justice crusade, not even on higher-ed campuses. At Smith College in Northampton, there are honest differences of opinion about how to run an academic program, but campus social-justice activists are treating them as intolerable deviations from a rigid orthodoxy. Every organization involving human beings has its share of internal backbiting, but disputes rooted in workplace politics look, to student protesters, like evidence of colonialism and racial oppression. In re... more »

China, Russia And India Compete For A Piece Of Syrian Pie

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The war in Syria is entering its final phase with world powers jockeying for position ready to snatch up pieces of the Syrian pie. China, Russia and India are all ready to compete for the Syrian pie after supporting President Bashar al-Assad, while western powers, Turkey and the Arab monarchies are most likely be left out. Moscow has to compete with Beijing and New Delhi after doing all the heavy lifting in the Syrian war. Russia could coordinate efforts with regional powers to open-up a vast corridor of trade, linking northern Europe with Asia via Syria. Pravda reports: Syria no lo... more »

The Trump-Russia Link: Notable. The Hillary-Russia Web: Huge.

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hillary Funding Ties Vs Trump Ties - 900] Obama’s Justice Department is investigating both the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Donald Trump campaign for possible ties to corrupt funding traceable back to Russian Vladimir Putin’s regime. While Trump’s alleged involvement through his campaign manager has been extensively covered... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
going to sail yu to the worlds end cause Zombies are not olympic swiimmers

Spelling and Grammer died thisis birth

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Who needs them to commicate and who crares if its accracte 9 times anymore\ ( tao talk the world dont fcare about the\ old ladyu emg e, mg weapon ENGLISH

"That's When..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"When we're headed toward an outcome that's too horrible to face, that's when we go looking for a second opinion. And sometimes, the answer we get just confirms our worst fears. But sometimes, it can shed new light on the problem, make you see it in a whole new way. After all the opinions have been heard and every point of view has been considered, you finally find what you're after- the truth. But the truth isn't where it ends, that's just where you begin again with a whole new set of questions." - Dr. Meredith Grey, "Grey's Anatomy"

Midday Musical Interlude: Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Dr. John, “Right Place Wrong Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5zPqgQ67yo

US Admits Airstrike May Have Killed Civilians In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The US has admitted that civilians may have been killed in an airstrike this week which was allegedly targeting ISIS in Syria. According to a statement by the US Central Command, US jets targeting an ISIS ‘weapons facility’ in Raqqa, Syria “may have resulted in civilian casualties” during an airstrike Tuesday. Press TV reports: The statement, released as part of a post-strike assessment, said a decision would be made later on “whether an investigation is needed.” CENTCOM claimed that a non-military vehicle drove into the target area after the airstrike had been launched, saying that... more »

U.S. Proposes A New Round Of Peace Talks For Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Al Jazeera:* *US pushes for new Yemen peace initiative* US, UN and Gulf Arab states agree to offer Houthi rebels participation in unity government to end 18-month conflict. US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced a new initiative to restart Yemen peace talks, offering Houthi rebels participation in the country's unity government in exchange for a transfer of their heavy weapons to a third party. Kerry said on Thursday that the "fair and sensible approach" to end the 18-month conflict was agreed in talks with Gulf Arab states and the United Na... more »

Did Mark Easton make a beeline today towards Leave voters who come across as uneducated and/or racist?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
The first post-Brexit edition of the BBC's *Newswatch *(1 July) featured a complaint that BBC reporters, post-vote, had been "making a beeline" to film Leave voters "who come across as uneducated and/or racist". The complainant called that "unhelpful". The BBC's Head of Newsgathering, Jonathan Munro, dismissed this charge and implied that it was in fact the complainant who was actually engaging in unhelpful stereotyping: On the 'uneducated' point, we need to talk to the whole of our audience, whatever their level of education might be, and the gentleman who made that point there ... more »

"The Deadliness of Certainty"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Deadliness of Certainty"* by Kathleen Parker "Freud recognized that human beings have a sex drive and even a death drive. Is it possible that we also have an aphorism drive? We do seem attracted to pat answers and pithy summation- especially from our politicians. It isn't enough to be wise or effective; one must be quotable. In fact, aphorism is the oldest written art form, according to aphorism expert and author James Geary ("The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism"). Before famed aphorists Mark Twain, Dorothy Parker and Woody Allen put the party in repartee, ... more »

I ve be wearomg synth clothing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
yes its true i was in the 0opool fully clothed thinking I was a Muslim and a women and I just dived in fully clothes to appriate the felling go feeling cause the water reeks havoc with\ our lizard brans sop kind of DNA trigger wants us' to lose the tail but I digress polyester should neve be discoucted' any more is rocks and burka clad women populating the beach well what can a I say exept a giant laser beam to exterminate the thougjht behind that action

once again Van Morrison

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
angels are singing and Van interupts them with his histroic voice and the supernatural beings all applaud he is just that good like a GOD

Every house has one

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Every house has a microvwave invented in the fifties to heat up things in the bong shelter Why do we not have a cool down version?

Warm torpedo

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
* warm torpedo* part of a cold war its a nation its a part of our place on the table and its seriousl but I have to laugh at the added on extravagance


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Doors just came on my Itunes radio and I am rocking brother I cant see any floor I am dancing and the room is spinning and I dont need no Herions any more cause the music it feels me up like a spike into my viens never will and beside sound is painless ell, I just got into town about an hour ago Took a look around, see which way the wind blow Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows Are you a lucky little lady in the city of light Or just another lost angel, city of night City of night, city of night, city of night, woo, c'mon L.A. woman, L.A. woman L.A. woman Sunday afternoon L.... more »

I was a door gunner in helicptors in NAM

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Maybe but it could have been PTSD from apocolypse now

Playing the hand that brought you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Yep thats all I got is a smile and a cock in hand and I get bye but it cant be that impressive cause I dont get the big jobs anymore


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago

Park Service Celebrates 100 Years, Seeks Minorities’ Support

FELICIA FONSECA & BEATRIZ COSTA-LIMA at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Grand Canyon National Park intern Mi-Kal White looks waits for visitors to approach him for assistance on July 26, 2016. As the National Park Service prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary on Aug. 25, the agency is working to attract more minorities to the country's national parks and monuments as the demographics of America are expected to change dramatically in the coming years. (AP Photo/Beatriz Costa-Lima)] GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sh... more »

Clinton Foundation Already Considering Exceptions to Foreign Donation Decision

Robert Donachie at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton take part in the Closing Plenary Session: 'Aiming for the Moon and Beyond' during the fourth day of the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)] After announcing a potential moratorium on foreign and corporate donations Aug. 14, the Clinton Foundation is already consi... more »

Black Lives Matter Has Officially Cost Mizzou 2,200 Students

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: The University of Missouri - Columbus' campus quad.] The University of Missouri's (MU) flagship Columbia campus has officially lost a staggering 23 percent of its freshman class this year, an even worse figure than administrators initially predicted in the wake of major racial strife. The big enrollment drop... more »

Turkey Is Sending Its Military Into Syria To Stop The Kurds And Not To Battle The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Foreign Policy:* *Turkey Is Finally Bombing Syria, But It’s Not Hitting Who the U.S. Wants* Ankara has sent tanks and commandos across the border, but its primary focus isn't ISIS — it's the Kurds trying to seize territory along its border. Turkey Is Finally Bombing Syria, But It’s Not Hitting Who the U.S. Wants Ankara has sent tanks and commandos across the border, but its primary focus isn't ISIS — it's the Kurds trying to seize territory along its border. The assault by about a dozen Leopard tanks, a contingent of Turkish special operations forces, and several hundred Syrian... more »

Listen: 'A Menominee Story,' by Lakota Youth on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
A Lakota youth from Standing Rock, now living in Flagstaff, Arizona, speaks on the support she received to come here and protect the water. The support came from her Menominee friends in Wisconsin, where she went to college. Listen to her story, along with the live drum and Lakota songs by elder in camp. Recorded live by Govinda on Standing Rock Resistance Radio, 87.9 FM.

I need time

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
I need time to digest every thought before I can really thinkaboot it is there something wrong with digital I mean does humankind need anlog to get along and digital will click clik clik dk war

A Survey of CEA Economists

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 11 hours ago
Not a single one endorses Mr. Trump, says the *Wall Street Journal*.

Oxfam Slams UK Government Over Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Oxfam has accused the UK government of complicity in the Saudi war on Yemen saying that British weapons sales to Saudi Arabia are a serious violation of international law. Failure to ban sales to Saudis despite Yemen crisis makes UK a ‘significant violator’ of arms trade treaty, the charity said During a Geneva conference on Tuesday they said that the UK was violating the International Arms Trade Treaty, which regulates the transfer of conventional arms and accuses the British Government of being in “denial and disarray” over weapons sales to Saudi Arabia. The UK Government has fac...more »

BREAKING NEWS: CNN Reporting That The US Navy Fired Warning Shots At An Iranian Boat Yesterday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Just in from @barbarastarrcnn: Officials say that warning shots were fired at an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf https://t.co/7T3TEQzHXW — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 25, 2016 *WNU Editor:* This is a breaking news story, and it is separate from this story .... *Iranian Speedboats 'Harass' U.S. Navy Destroyer In The Strait Of Hormuz* (August 24, 2016). I will be updating this story as more news becomes available later in the day.

FARC-Colombia Peace Deal Is Finalised Ending 52 Years Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Colombia, FARC rebels reach deal to end half-century of bloodshed* Colombia's government and Marxist FARC rebels reached a final peace deal on Wednesday to end a five-decade war which once took the resource-rich country to the brink of collapse. Under the historic agreement to end one of the world's longest conflicts, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) will lay down arms and reintegrate into civilian life. More than 220,000 people were killed in the conflict, tens of thousands disappeared and millions fled their homes because of the violence. The accor... more »

Iraq's Defense Minister Has Been Fired

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Iraqi Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi speaks to the media at an Iraqi army base in Camp Taji in Baghdad, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad *Reuters:* *Iraqi defense minister sacked as Mosul battle looms* Iraq's parliament impeached Defence Minister Khaled al-Obeidi on Thursday over corruption allegations, removing him from office as the army gears up for an assault on Islamic State's de facto capital, Mosul. Parliament voted 142-102 to withdraw confidence from Obeidi, two lawmakers said, after questioning him this month about weapons contracts. He had denied the corruption al... more »

Turkey Sends More Tanks Into Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Syria: Turkish-backed rebels 'seize' Jarablus from ISIL* *Rebels take full control of strategic border town in massive operation backed by Turkish and US air strikes.* Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside Syrian territory on Wednesday in a lightning operation that within hours pushed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters out of a key Syrian border town. The air and ground offensive - the most ambitious launched by Ankara in the Syria conflict - made rapid progress towards Jarablus throughout the day, as rebel fighters ... more »

American University of Afghanistan Attack Ends: 14 Killed, Dozens Wounded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Gun, bomb attack on American University in Kabul kills 13* Thirteen people, including students and a professor, were killed in an attack on the American University in Kabul that had students leaping from the windows in panic, the Afghan government said on Thursday. The attack began on Wednesday evening with a large explosion from what officials said was a car bomb followed by gunfire, as suspected militants stormed into the complex where foreign staff and pupils were working. It ended early on Thursday when two gunmen were shot dead by Afghan special forces who surroun... more »

World News Briefs -- August 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Italy earthquake: death toll soars as powerful aftershock rocks Amatrice* *18-month-old girl whose mother survived 2009 L’Aquila quake is among victims as towns including Amatrice are razed* The death toll from the devastating pre-dawn earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has been raised to 241, after rescue teams using sniffer dogs, bulldozers and their bare hands worked through the night in a desperate search for survivors. At least 368 more people were injured, the national civil protection agency said in Rome, and an unknown number remained trapp... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 25, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*USNI News*: *Video: Destroyer USS Nitze Harassed by Iranian Patrol Boats* The guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG-94) was followed and harassed by four Iranian patrol boats on Tuesday in the Persian Gulf, defense officials confirmed to USNI News. The destroyer was in the vicinity of the Strait of Hormuz when four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy high-speed patrol boats came at the ship without responding to hails or warning flares fired from Nitze, according to a video of the incident provided to USNI News. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- Aug...more »

Nuclear Power is Not Rational on Any Scale

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Below is the abstract from a new study that demonstrates that high national commitments to nuclear are correlated with less reduction in national emissions: Andrew Lawrence, Benjamin Sovacool, and Andrew Stirling. 2016. Nuclear energy and path dependence in Europe’s ‘Energy union’: coherence or continued divergence? Climate Policy Vol. 16 , Iss. 5, 2016 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/14693062.2016.1179616?needAccess=true ABSTRACT Since its initial adoption, the EU’s 2020 Strategy – to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, increase the share of renewable energy... more »

"How We Really Better Hope It Won't Be"

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

The Hidden Risk to the Economy in Corporate Balance Sheets

BERNARD CONDON at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: FILE - This Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, file photo shows 55 Water Street, home of Standard & Poor's rating agency, in New York. It turns out there’s a wealth gap among companies, just like among people. Of the $1.8 trillion in cash that’s sitting in U.S. corporate accounts, half of it belongs to just 25 of the 2,000 companies tracked by S&P Global Ratings. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- America has a debt problem, but it’s not what you think. Yes, the federal government owes trillions of dollars more than it did a few years ago. Yes, Americans are still struggl... more »

The Latest on Campaign 2016: Trump Calls Hillary Speech ‘Race-Baiting’

AP at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 5:30 p.m. Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s shifting positions on immigration can’t be trusted. Speaking during a Thursday afternoon taping... more »

TPP, the Democratic Party, and Obama's Presidential Library

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* [W]e were told by a high up staffer who works for Joe Biden that Obama did it [endorsed Patrick Murphy] to get contributions to his uber-expensive presidential library, ostensibly from Murphy's rich, crooked father, from the super-wealthy Saudi family that sponsors Murphy (the notorious Al-Rashids) and from Schumer's Wall Street patrons. (source) There's always a question about who politicians are primarily working for. Are they working mainly for the country and its people, for their political party and its access to power, or for their own personal fortunes? I... more »

"Those Rainy Seasons..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"Sometimes life goes by in a trickle and sometimes life goes by in a flood. It's in those rainy seasons you find out how well you can swim." - Lisa Wingate

Oak Flat Resistance live Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Apache Naelyn Pike Video by Govinda, Earthcycles Standing Rock Resistance Radio Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- On Standing Rock Resistance Radio, live from camp, Naelyn Pike, Apache and protector of Oak Flat, describes how Arizona Sen. John McCain militarized their Apache sacred place of Oak Flat for Resolution Copper mining. Listen to this

Judge Slams Customer Who Sued Starbucks Over Too Much Ice

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Starbucks_Coffee] A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit against Starbucks that alleged the company defrauds its costumers by under-filling drinks. The plaintiff, Alexander Forouzesh, brought the claim against the coffeehouse, claiming they defraud customers "by advertising its cold drinks as containing more... more »

Iran Says It Will Confront Any Vessel Intruding In Persian Gulf

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Following claims by the Pentagon that Iranian speedboats “harassed” US warships in the Strait of Hormuz, the Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said Iran will confront any vessel intruding in its territorial waters. On Wednesday US defense officials said Iranian military boats sped close to two US Navy destroyers with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter. Press TV reports: “If any foreign vessel enters our waters, we will give them a warning and if it is an act of aggression, we will confront them,” Dehqan told reporters in the cen... more »

“Resistance is Feudal”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Resistance is Feudal”* by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus “It’s apparent to all discerning observers that the present state of affairs in the United States, as well as other Western nations, will not be able to continue for much longer. As our “leaders” continue to grow more and more out of touch and disconnected from increasingly large majorities within their respective citizenries, the prospect of collapse, or at least some pretty severe dislocations, in Western societies grows increasingly likely. Honestly, if the American and other Western governments stay on the path they are cu... more »

Boko Haram Violence Sparks ‘Children’s Crisis,’ UN Says

CARLEY PETESCH at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this Sunday, May 3, 2015 file photo, a doctor attends to a malnourished child as women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers wait to receive treatment at a refugee camp in Yola, Nigeria. The United Nations is suspending aid to dangerous areas of Nigeria's northeastern Borno state, where it says a half million people are starving, after Boko Haram ambushed a humanitarian convoy. Three civilians including a UNICEF employee and contractor for the International Organization for Migration were wounded in Thursday's July. 28, 2016 ambush, along with two of the soldiers... more »

U Colorado’s former “golden boy” up to 7 retractions

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A former graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver has gained three retractions and two expressions of concern (EOC), following an institutional probe into his work. Last year, we reported on an investigation by the University of Colorado Denver into the research of Rajendra Kadam, which recommended retracting 10 papers. The report also flagged eight additional papers […] The post U Colorado’s former “golden boy” up to 7 retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Retired Iranian General: New Militia Unit Will Destroy Israel In 20 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Iranian Armed Forces Over Time | FindTheData *IBTimes*: *Iran Military Unit Will Destroy Israel Within Two Decades, Former General Claims* A newly created Iranian military unit seeks to carry out the destruction of Israel within the next two decades, a former senior military commander said last week. Retired Iranian Revolutionary Guards General Mohammad Ali Al Falaki claims the recently formed Shi'ite Liberation Army will wipe out Israel through extraterritorial military operations, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday. The military unit has been tasked with fighting from Iraq, Syr... more »

Major Military Powers Are Preparing For The 'Robot Wars'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The US, the UK, Russia, China and Israel are in an “arms race” to develop the first killer robots *The SUN*:* GAME OF DRONES Inside the killer robot ‘arms race’ where the world’s five leading superpowers are secretly preparing for an all-out futuristic war* Leading experts say robots with the ability to kill targets of their own choosing are less than 10 years away from being a reality. WORLD superpowers are engaged in a feverish “arms race” to develop the first killer robots completely removed from human control, the Sun Online can reveal. These machines will mark a dramatic esc... more »

Hillary Clinton Defends The Clinton Foundation On CNN

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN*: *Clinton on foundation attacks: 'I know there's a lot of smoke, and there's no fire'* (CNN)Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and issued a strong defense of the Clinton Foundation Wednesday amid the Republican nominee's claims that she used public office for personal gain. Speaking to CNN's Anderson Cooper in her first national news interview in nearly a month, Clinton pushed back against Trump's accusations and issued perhaps her most succinct answers on her use of a private email server during her time leading the State Department. "What Trump has said is ridiculous," ... more »

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Promises To Release ‘Significant’ Hillary Documents Before The Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Time:* *Julian Assange Says WikiLeaks Will Release ‘Significant’ Information That Could Damage Clinton* A previous WikiLeaks release led to the resignation of significant DNC officials WikiLeaks will publish information that could damage the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton, the website’s co-founder Julian Assange told Fox News Wednesday. Assange described the information as “significant” and said that the leak would include “unexpected angles.” Assange said that the impact of the leaks would depend on how the public and media respond to the leak when asked by Megyn Ke... more »

U.S. Army Fears Major War Likely Within Five Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit Fort Stewart. (White House photo) *Loren Thompson, Forbes*: *U.S. Army Fears Major War Likely Within Five Years -- But Lacks The Money To Prepare* Nothing focuses the mind like fear. What’s focusing the minds of U.S. Army leaders right now is the fear that they will be in a major war within five years. They know they’ll be fighting terrorists and insurgents for the foreseeable future, but what really preoccupies them is the likely return of large-scale conventional conflict — maybe with Russia in Eastern Europe, or Iran in... more »

Pentagon Tester: F-35 Still Has Problems

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Air Force F-35s fly in formation over Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Photo: Air Force *Bloomberg*: *Lockheed’s F-35 Still Falls Short, Pentagon’s Tester Says* * Fighter is ‘on a path toward failing to deliver,’ Gilmore says * Memo came a week after Air Force declared its version ready A week after the Air Force declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 jet ready for limited combat operations, the Pentagon’s top tester warned that the U.S. military’s costliest weapons program is still riddled with deficiencies. “In fact the program is actually not on a path toward succe... more »

Will Iraq’s Mosul Go Down Like Fallujah?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
For the first two years of the war against the Islamic State the script for liberating Iraq’s major cities seemed set until Fallujah was freed. Tikrit and Ramadi took months to re-take and were marked by fits and spurts by the security forces. The defense in depth that the insurgents built meant slow going for the Iraqi forces, while IS units re-infiltrated into the rear for harassing attacks. That all changed with Fallujah however that fell in just weeks. The real problem turned out to be a humanitarian one. Could the battle for Mosul go down the same way? Tikrit and Ramadi seeme... more »

Why not sit still looking at the stars every night

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Well it was good entertianment for the cave man and I am sure they had happy members with that life but I want moar I want to roar like Snoop Lion and thinkaboot things when the pool will not go clear even if I have never done bomdides brother

I live in idivedve x city

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
th ey builf wqsay up bewolf like a symbphoy'ok growth make it my way and nevef consult the humans' its all concret prisons in the sky becaues thatg paid the mst


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I cANTR get kow cant get kow SAtsfaction

Iran: Forces Will Warn Any Vessel After US Warship Incident

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: This still image made from video broadcast on Iranian State television, friday, Jan. 29, 2016 shows what purports to be drone footage of a U.S. aircraft carrier. Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and took "precise" photographs of it as part of an ongoing naval drill, state media reported Friday. The U.S. Navy said an unarmed Iranian drone flew near a French and American carrier earlier this month, but couldn't confirm it was the same incident.(Iranian State Television via AP) IRAN OUT] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran’s naval forces will warn or confront an... more »

France Deploys 3000 Troops to Guard Schools From Terror

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: A reservist gendarme and active duty soldiers stand guard a toll on a highway near Le Mans, in Yvre l'Eveque, northwestern France, on August 8, 2016. Since July 18, the special security feature 'reservist suupport group for countering terrorism' (groupe d'appui reserviste pour la lutte anti-terroriste, GAR-LAT) operates in high-traffic locations to prevent acts of terrorism. / AFP / JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER (Photo credit should read JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)] The French government announced new security measures for its public school system Wednesday, including the d... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Self-Sustaining Village - Netherlands 'Half the town is gone' PICTURES: Earthquake devastates several towns in central Italy Powerful earthquake rocks central Myanmar Armed police order Muslim woman to remove her burkini on a beach in France TIME Argues "Trolling" Demands Formal Policing Of The Internet Meet the group trying to take down North Korea with USB sticks More than half of private interests who met with Clinton at State department made donations "In Preparation For Crisis" Germany Considers Bringing Back Military Service Venezuela's Latest Response T...more »

Gaia Portal: Princes gather where Princesses abide

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
*PRINCES GATHER WHERE PRINCESSES ABIDE* by ÉirePort Princes gather where Princesses abide. Balance is achieved with those of the Royal Light. Masters of perception embrace the present. Distal settings are uploaded. ÉirePort | August 25, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zN

A few links for Thurs...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Jan 10, 1983.* A few links... - Overseas KMTers petition to expel Wang Jin-pyng from the KMT. This is very very good for Taiwan's democratization... episodes like this illuminate the Leninist, quasi-religious nature of KMT ideology, with its powerful urge to purify instead of modernize. The radicals who think they are "Chinese" are making Vatican II impossible for the KMT... this urge to get rid of the Taiwanese because they are "impure" is the kind of ideological radicalness that produced the more-KMT-than-the-KMT New Party, which has been an electoral ca... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
lioke three day old o9 lokie bannans

The mystery of Easter Isle solved

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
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Tracking CHistry

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
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Why Politicians and Taxes Can’t Save Taxis From Extinction

Jason Snead at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: iStock_13506261_MEDIUM__1472131495_71.164.139.145] Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft again made headlines this week. In Pittsburgh, Uber announced plans to begin the world's first self-driving vehicle pilot program. Meanwhile, in the incorrigible liberal bastion of Massachusetts, taxi-friendly lawmakers passed a first-of-its-kind rideshare tax...more »

"Greg Hunter, Gerald Celente: Giant Fraud Economy Crashes Before End of 2016”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Gerald Celente: Giant Fraud Economy Crashes Before End of 2016”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trends forecaster Gerald Celente has been predicting a financial panic in 2016. How close are we? Celente says, “I believe we are very near an inflection point coming up very soon. I would have thought this would have happened back in 2012; however, there has never been such a thing as quantitative easing. There has never been such a thing as zero interest rate policy and negative interest rate policy. We make forecasts based on information that used to be, but now we have things th...more »

Nutrition researcher Chandra, who lost libel suit, charged with health care fraud

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A nutrition researcher with multiple retractions who unsuccessfully sued the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) for libel has been charged with defrauding a state health insurance plan. The Toronto Star reports that a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Ranjit Kumar Chandra for billing the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for “services that were either not provided […] The post Nutrition researcher Chandra, who lost libel suit, charged with health care fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Bill Clinton Defends Embattled Family Foundation

KATHLEEN FOODY at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 25976717375_50ddcdd8d3_k] ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton says he’s proud of people who have donated to the Clinton Foundation and the work the organization has done, as he waded into a dispute that Republicans are hoping will damage his wife’s... more »

God’s Solution to the ‘Nones’ Who Have Left the Faith

Michael Brown at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Diverse group of teens studying the Bible.] An important new survey by Pew Research asks why people who were raised in religious homes but who now identify as religious "nones" -- having no religious affiliation -- decided to leave the faith of their childhood. The results were... more »

Syria’s Kurds: A U.S. Ally in a Complex Civil War

PHILIP ISSA at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mideast Syria Kurds N_perr__1472129096_71.164.139.145] BEIRUT (AP) Syria’s battle-hardened Kurds have proven their mettle against the Islamic State group, and in the process, carved out an autonomous zone across the country’s north. But their advance has alarmed Turkey, and Ankara on Wednesday sent tanks across... more »

White Helmets Equals Black Ops

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Funded by US AID - that should tell you something..... White Helmets are nominating themselves for the Nobel Peace Prize. I'd guess that Obama will send a letter of recommendation on their behalf.

Red Warrior Camp committed to non-violent action to stop pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Red Warrior Camp committed to non-violet action to stop pipeline By Cody Hall Censored News Cannon Ball River, 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Territory On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Morton County ND Board of Commissioners held a special session with a sole agenda item to address the “civil unrest” occurring at the location of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. After hearing a

Mohawk Nation News 'Trial of the Century'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
TRIAL OF THE CENTURY Posted on August 24, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Aug. 24, 2016. In this whole staged event, New York State tried to put out all the candles but 16 are still burning bright. The pro se are becoming known in certain circles as the “Sweet 16 Solicitors” or “SSS”. It’s one entity and it’s all based on the kaia’nere:kowa, the great peace. US and NYS are being

Images missing cause i am laxy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
like a pregnant women who hates lactate thats me and thats why i Post part um dustrubyt un un u ina= inage in Image\ magicaoooy yes

Not going to lose me to a Medical event

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
One great thing about being old is knowing your going to need a walker some day because your heathy and a walker is hardly an agumtaioon but its a lot of aluminum that changes a world

Epee and the damage done

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
has there ever been a better argument for universal heatlh care including drugs which we discovered long before the seventies

You know your old

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
You know your old when you have time for regrets the river of life has tossed you on its banks and it comeserate

U.S. Pursues Syria Cooperation With Russia Amid New Volatility

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Turkey Syria_perr (1)__1472127399_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is launching a fresh bid to enlist Russia as a partner in Syria despite more than a month of dashed hopes as the situation on the ground becomes more volatile and uncertain with the... more »

Trump on Immigration — Traitor, No. Savvy Horse Trader, Hopefully.

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this March 7, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Concord, N.C. Can Trump really make good on his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal migration? What’s more, can he make Mexico pay for it? Sure, he can build it, but it’s not nearly as simple as he says. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)] Donald Trump has taken a major risk in this campaign by shifting his position on immigration, away from mass deportation toward some kind of path to legal residency -- not citizenship -- for tho... more »

Iranian Police Arrest 450 Snapchat And Instagram Users For Crimes Against Fashion

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: iStock_44511614_MEDIUM__1472125476_71.164.139.145] The Islamic Republic of Iran's notoriously strict mullahs have directed police to arrest 450 users of the popular apps Snapchat and Instagram for engaging in "illegal activities in the field of fashion," among other crimes. "These people were carrying out... more »

Why Do We Pay The Highest Prices For Drugs In The World?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
And why is Bernie blocking Obama's nominee for FDA head? Obama's done a lot of good things as president and there's a tendency for progressives to be favorable towards him. But it behooves us to remember he's a politician-- from Chicago-- and that he's done a lot of bad things as well and to be wary of what he's up to now. Bernie's 100% right to block Obama's FDA nominee-- and 100% is more than 99%. This morning in a letter to his supporters, southwest Michigan congressional candidate Paul Clements, a progressive who supported Bernie in the primary, asked "What does a 10% cost in... more »

Iranian Speed Boats ‘Harassed’ US Warship Near Strait Of Hormuz

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The USS Nitze and a guided missile destroyer were intercepted by four Iranian military boats near the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, according to US defense officials. US officials said four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels performed a “high-speed intercept” of the Nitze and ignored attempts to communicate, acting in an “unprofessional” manner. RT reports: The Nitze and guided missile destroyer USS Mason encountered the Iranians in international waters, where four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boats approached the warships at high speed, Stars and Stripes reported. The Ni... more »

France Prepares Children For Terror Attacks On Schools

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
France is set to deploy around 3,000 reserve troops to provide security to schools along with ramping up anti-terror drills. Education and security ministers announced that anti-terror drills to prepare students for potential terrorist attacks will include mock attacks Children as young as two will also be be taught how to survive a terror attack in kindergarten The French Education Minister said the threats were real but the new plans were “not about ceding to panic or paranoia” RT reports: Around 12 million French students are preparing to head back to school on September 1, bu... more »

The Systemic Torturing of Children

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
There is something seriously wrong with our approach to custodial care. That custodians are pre selected to behave like pigs is an indictment by itself. The mere fact that an individual ends up in custody is confirmation that that person is hurting and in need of compassionate therapy and certainly not torture which may well have got him there in the first instance. The majority of any population in a proto community will comply and cooperate to make conditions livable. The minority can be simply rejected by an internal vote and removed to another proto community. Su... more »

The Cover-Up of Dwarka's Existence

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
Identifying submerged ruins linked directly to Indian scripture is good news. That the actual report describes a modern conflict is useful. More useful is that the attacking craft are able to side slip on the time plane back and forth to make missile evasion possible. We cannot do this yet but the plausibility has been attested by Arthur Conan Doyle in his study of Houdini and some others. That this was a missile battle is inescapable. For that reason, actual dating of this site becomes important. The latest window we have is properly 2500 BC through 1169 BC in which we ha... more »

Meeting A Real Extraterrestrial: 20 Years Later Emily Shares Her Story Again

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
This is a famous report and fully studied at the time. No no one could make this up anyway. As mentioned though the combination of government release of records going back decades has provided ample support data and real confirmation that governments have at least been collecting the data.. We now see thousands of reports out there and that is that. The public even fully understands that they are out there. Yet they really do not bother us too much. *Meeting A Real Extraterrestrial: 20 Years Later Emily Shares Her Story Again* *http://humansarefree.com/2016/08/meeting-rea... more »

Bladeless Wind Turbines.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
It says nothing about the power take of and that needs to be impressive. Otherwise this is a design that easily beats out current art. Even better, the noise factor will be abated and bird kills will be non existent. Those are the two significant issues with turbines. Even more interesting this is a geometry that could be built to several hundred feet in height as well . *Try not to jiggle while watching these amazing bladeless wind turbines.* *May 12, 2016* *By Jon Comulada* *http://www.upworthy.com/try-not-to-jiggle-while-watching-these-amazing-bladeless-wind-turbines?c=ufb... more »

Moving into Kaos

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Moving into Koas without get smart its like heating your house with air instead of geothermal there is no limit to the stupidy of mankind

Planets beyond Uranus

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Thats what I always thought there is more out there than good booty

Iraq the surge and me

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Yeah I surged but unlike Iraq I never picked up a weapon

North Korea Missile Test Adds to ‘Military First’ Celebration

ERIC TALMADGE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: North Korea Koreas Te_perr__1472126497_71.164.139.145] PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea marked its “Military First” holiday on Thursday with mass dancing, outdoor concerts and boasts of a successful -- and potentially game-changing -- submarine-launched ballistic missile test it hopes will serve as a warning... more »

Italy Toll Rises to 247 as Anguish Mounts Over Quake Past

FRANCES D'EMILIO and NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Italy Quake_perr__1472124425_71.164.139.145] AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its... more »

UChicago Dean Warns Students: If You Want Safe Spaces, Stay Away

Blake Neff at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 16370484016_7f5deb163e_h] The dean of students of the University of Chicago (UChicago) is warning incoming students in a letter that if they want "trigger warnings" safe spaces in their college lives, they should attend a different school. "Once here you will discover that... more »

Deaf Man Using Sign Language Killed By Police For Not Following Orders

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A handicapped, deaf and speech-impaired man was shot and killed by North Carolina state troopers for not ‘following orders’ during a police stop. Daniel Kevin Harris, 29, was stopped for a speeding violation and ended up dead while trying to communicate with the police using sign language. Daily Mail reports: Daniel Kevin Harris, 29, who has a four-year-old son, was killed just feet from his home in Charlotte by trooper Jermaine Saunders on Thursday evening. Police say Saunders tried to pull Harris over for a speeding violation on Interstate 485 at around 6.15pm, but the driver led ... more »

The Power of Nonviolent Acts of Humiliation

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Nonviolence requires great courage, and great courage requires deep love. The post The Power of Nonviolent Acts of Humiliation appeared first on Waking Times.

Blue Lakes in Antarctica and Lies from the Independent

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/global-warming-climate-change-langhovde-glacier-east-antarctica-dronning-maud-land-scientists-a7204691.html Put the Independent and Chris Mooney together, and what do you get? Alarmist drivel! In a new study, scientists who study the largest ice mass on Earth – East Antarctica – have found that it is showing a surprising feature reminiscent of the fastest melting one: Greenland. […]

Electric Universe - gravitational galactic centre - no black hole or holes

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
Yesterday, on my lunch break in the sweltering centre of Oxford, I met a colleague from my recent years as an Oxford bus driver and we ended up chatting about Hawkings' Radiation and Black Holes... as you do. "There are no black holes at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy," was my bold claim, followed by a heated discussion about the stars at the centre of our spiral galaxy that have been mapped over the last few decades to be spinning around some central focal point at very high orbiting speeds. "There's your Black Hole," he stated emphatically. I disagreed and suggested he look ... more »

Mr Robot Truth

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Today the news has proven the truth is lies it does not matter nothing changes and embarrasment is just a talking point

Lies on ICE

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Some people comment upon things they know nothing aboot and I am often guilty but when it comes to hockey I am like every fan an expert Expert knowlege won the old fashion way with smelly bags of plastic leather and wool and a drive to another arena Anallitics are like porn for atheletes it looks good for a moment but its not life on ice Moneyball is round and you can throw it at the wall and it will stick but hockey is vertical and slippery and stats do not matter as much as the heart of the matter not the size of the sample If you get to the NHL your a player these days no cement he... more »

Let me call it a Tornado

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Now I am not a storm chaser I am happy with sunny weather but I know an F5 when I feel it and I have been in one for a long time

Federal Labor Board Provides Religious Exemption to Grad Student Union Regulation

Ted Goodman at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Speaker at Business Conference with Public Presentations. Audience at the conference hall. Entrepreneurship club. Rear view. Horisontal composition. Background blur.] The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that instructors of religious studies may be excluded from part-time faculty unions at two Catholic institutions. While most of the media's attention was focused on the board's decision to allow graduate students at private colleges to form... more »

Bed-and-Breakfast Owner Takes a Stand Against Same-Sex Weddings

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Mansion on SawMill Lake Featured - 900] A wedding venue owner in East Texas recently took out an advertisement in the local paper informing members of the LGBT community that he wouldn’t rent to couples seeking a place to hold their same-sex wedding, telling them “have your wedding elsewhere.”... more »

Concerning the Integration of Past Experiences

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Julian Rose* - The true integration of past experiences starts with dropping the old baggage. The post Concerning the Integration of Past Experiences appeared first on Waking Times.

When God Doesn’t Seem Fair

Gina Dalfonzo at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Unfair Lonely Paper Chain - 900] It was perfect timing, really. On Monday Wesley Hill published a blog post titled “The Long Defeat, and the Long Loneliness,” about his life as a celibate gay believer. It’s a stark, utterly honest reminder of a question that we... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Coast Guard Rescue of the Caribbean Fantasy

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Coast Guard Rescue] U.S. Coast Guard crews help rescue 511 passengers and crew members from the passenger ferry vessel Caribbean Fantasy off the coast of Puerto Rico on August 17, 2016. Thank you to the brave men and women of the U.S. Coast... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 20 hours ago
*Would Better Inspection Technology Prior To Katrina Have Mattered? ~Sandy Rosenthal, Huff Post*

Turkey Invades Northern Syria — Truth of Turkish "Coup" Revealed?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*August 25, 2016* (The New Atlas) - Syria's conflict has escalated into dangerous new territory as Turkish military forces cross the Turkish-Syrian border in an attempt to annex the Syrian city of Jarabulus. The operation includes not only Turkish military forces, but also throngs of Western-backed militants who will likely be handed control of the city before expanding operations deeper into Syria against Syrian government forces. With the beginning of the operation, aimed allegedly at seizing the city from militants of the so-called Islamic State as well as preventing the city f... more »

The Pentagon Admits That It Has Loss Track Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns In Afghanistan And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*:* Pentagon Admits "Lapses In Accountability" Led To Loss Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of US Guns In Afghanistan And Iraq* Back in April 2016, the New York Times published an article highlighting a number of Facebook pages in the Middle East being used to sell U.S. military equipment. *A terrorist hoping to buy an antiaircraft weapon in recent years needed to look no further than Facebook, which has been hosting sprawling online arms bazaars, offering weapons ranging from handguns and grenades to heavy machine guns and guided missiles. The Facebook posts suggest evidence... more »

An Appeal To Readers

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 21 hours ago
You won't see well-paid journalists working for the mainstream corporate media asking for public donations to keep their heads above water. By contrast, much of the online 'alternative' media which challenges the mainstream narrative exists on a shoestring budget and relies on reader donations to survive, especially those sites that do not take advertising in order to remain independent. If you are a regular reader of my work and value what I do, please read this appeal.

“Hillary Clinton: Class President of A Failed Generation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton: Class President of A Failed Generation”* By David Stockman "The U.S. is heading straight for a fiscal calamity in the next decade. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) assumes we’ll go 207 months, through 2026, without a recession. That’s double the longest expansion on record and nearly 4 times the normal cycle length. But even if you assume those rosy projections, we’ll still end up with $28 trillion of national debt and a $1.3 trillion annual deficit by 2026. And that’s the optimistic case! If you get real about all the enormous head winds down the road- inclu... more »

Islam in Australia: myths and common media positions: Part 3

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* The media and the police commonly describes Muslim perpetrators of violence as disturbed or otherwise mentally unsound. This is done to prevent a connection with Islam, to expedite the myth that Islam is a peaceful religion and, as I described in part 2, to prevent any backlash against Muslims. But is Muslim violence/terrorism a product of insanity or a fundamental ideological difference between the West and Islam? Islamic advocates claim to love death more than non-Muslims love life but eschatological ideologies have existed before. And many ideologies have sacrific... more »

Infinity - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Infinity - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins *Infinity* *Infinity already knows of Itself* *It is we in the finite* *Whom know It not* *We are as candles * *Without a flame* *Yet to be ignited* *Yet to be illuminated* *Infinity is the flame* *We are the unlit* *Waiting upon the flame* *The flame that consumes* *The finite* *Until it is finite* *No more* *And* *Only a memory to us* *Joining with the particles of the Universe* *Unjoining with the particles of the Universe* *Blended in the Infinite* *With* *All That Is* *Then* *And * *Only Then* *Truly understanding both* ... more »

South China Sea: The Cambodia Connection

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
*August 25, 2016 *(New Eastern Outlook) - Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, recently condemned US policy for destabilising the Middle East. The Phnom Penh Post in an article titled, "US policy destabilised Middle East, says Hun Sen," would report that: *Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lauded his own government’s efforts of bringing “peace” to Cambodia without “foreign interference” while calling out the US for destabilising the Middle East, where he said American policy had given rise to destructive “colour revolutions”.* The Post also reported that: *“Please look at the Middl... more »

Was The Clinton Foundation A 'Pay For Play' Scheme?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Clinton's cash for access diplomacy* Clinton ran a pay-to-play program at the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State. Back in July, Democratic presidential nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, "there is absolutely no connection between anything that I did as secretary of state and the Clinton Foundation.” On Monday of this week, ABC’s Liz Kreutzer reminded people of that statement, as a new batch of emails reveal that there was a connection, and it was cash. As the emails, recovered by the public-interest law firm Judicial Watch, ... more »

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Is Snubbed In Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right) meets with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on August 24 *Bloomberg:* *Biden Met by Snubs as He Seeks to Mollify Turkey’s Angry Erdogan* * Junior officials met the U.S. vice president at the airport * Turkish government-linked newspaper calls trip a waste of time From the minute he stepped off the plane on Wednesday, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to Turkey seemed ill-fated. Intended to smooth relations frayed by last month’s botched coup, Biden’s visit instead showcased acrimony with Turkish Pre... more »

Small Farms Are Feeding The World

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 22 hours ago
Huffington Post Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* Contrary to the popular belief, smallholder farms feed most of the world, not industrial-scale farming. Consider the following statistics. Around 56%of Russia 's agricultural output comes from family farms which occupy less than 9% of arable land. These farms produce 90% of the country's potatoes, 83% of its vegetables, 55% of its of milk and 39% of its meat. In Brazil, 84% of farms are small and control 24% of the land yet produce 87% of cassava, 69% of beans, 67% of goat mi... more »

Why Can't The DCCC Win-- Even When Districts Are Handed To Them On Silver Platters?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*Losers, dragging the House Dems down with them* Polling results showing Hillary leading Mr. Trumpanzee in the Philly suburbs are stunning. Those suburbs are considered among the most swingy districts in the country but she's ahead of him by 40 points! So you'd like even the DCCC-- as lame and incompetent as it is-- could win the 3 districts that make up those 'burbs, right? Of course not; haven't you been paying attention for the last 10 years or so? The Republican state legislature has gerrymandered 2 of the 3 congressional districts into misshapen Frankenstein-monstrosites, PA-06... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 23 hours ago
Yeah wakubgubgub wakj=ubg tiy wakubg no walking thats what I do down your strett so do not take a rainbow painted pony childhood toy piss on me I pissed myseld so many times all you activist should knw that pissing on me will never come close to dropping the dime hey eh hey ehey I watch your lips and know' the truth and what your say are decades away from any narrative aside from the lone guman or truth tellers at area 54 and we know its 51 but as everything is rainbows at the fedreal level we can switch a number up and they will not know if its September or November and equally depending ...more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 23 hours ago
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The Great Not Roswell Slides Coding Fiasco

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Pressure Drop, “Dusk Chillout” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSoknFR5ycc

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
NASA's Anomalies above the Moon

VIDEO: Sacred Stones Camp continues until pipeline defeated

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

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

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Today in federal court in Washington DC Chairman Archambault arrested defending the 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 13 Killed in Militant Attack on American University of Afghanistan

Lynne O'Donnell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Afghan security forces stand guard after an attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. The attack has ended, a senior police officer said Thursday, after several people were killed. Kabul police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the dead included one guard, and that about 700 students had been rescued. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 13 people were killed and dozens wounded in the assault on the... more »

Happy Birthday, William Wilberforce

Chuck Colson at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Osage Beach, Missouri, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Universe

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

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