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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Stephen Harper's Legacy

Alison at Creekside - 37 minutes ago
Ten years ago on the day Stephen Harper and his Conservative government were first elected into office, US Ambassador David Wilkins sent home a diplomatic cable outlining how the US could best support and direct a prime minister whose values were "not in line" with most Canadians. He recommended Harper would be useful in "advancing the US agenda for Canada" and that giving him " a success story" like the softwood lumber deal would "shore up his credentials" with Canadians without appearing to "sell out to the Americans". Ambassador Wilkins "transformational agenda" for Harper : ... more »

These Is A Submarine Arms Race In Asia Right Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Photo: Via Sinodefence.com *Elias Groll and Dan De Luce, Foreign Policy:* *China Is Fueling a Submarine Arms Race in the Asia-Pacific* *A damaging leak of data on India’s new submarine highlights how undersea warfare is at the heart of a regional contest for naval supremacy.* With China plowing money into its military machine and making aggressive claims to disputed island chains, Beijing’s regional rivals are investing in the one weapon that can undercut the increasingly potent People’s Liberation Army. Across South and East Asia, China’s neighbors are spending heavily on submari... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Photos of Kim Jong-Un celebrating a successful ballistic missile test. https://t.co/eGBHdkmJ4g pic.twitter.com/rxivOHZTxo — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) August 26, 2016

Iranian Confrontations With The U.S. Navy Are Up 50% This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*FOX News:* *Defense official: Iran confrontations with US Navy up 50 percent this year* Dangerous confrontations between Iranian and American warships in the Persian Gulf are up more than 50 percent in 2016 compared with this time last year, according to a U.S. defense official – despite the highly touted nuclear accord, as well as a recent $1.7 billion U.S. payment to Tehran. The latest incidents of provocative Iranian behavior flared in the Persian Gulf earlier this week, including one filmed by the U.S. Navy. The video showed four Iranian gunboats from its Revolutionary Guard ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Moody Dive* Air Force pararescuemen jump from an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft 25,000 feet over Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 18, 2016. Pararescuemen are qualified experts in airborne and military free-fall operations. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan

Is Computing The Value of Stealth Really That Difficult?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
F-35 and F-22. Photo from Military Photos And Photoshops *Mike Benitez, War On The Rocks*: *Computing The Value of Stealth: It's Not That Simple* Commentaries regarding stealth on War on The Rocks may have left readers with the impression that there is a binary force structure choice between the “haves” and the “have-nots” regarding aircraft with stealth characteristics. While it is human nature to seek out binary decisions, this could not be further from the truth. Any current, competent, experienced warfighter knows that we commit a significant disservice when the subject of ste... more »

If We Don't Stop Billionaires From Buying Up The Political System, We Will All Soon Be Their Slaves

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I first ran across Houston hedge fund billionaire John Arnold and his wife Laura when I noticed them spending millions of dollars supporting California fake Democrat Ro Khanna, school privatization and charter school advocacy, of the kind John Oliver discusses in the video above. The vile Arnolds have made their fortune through fracking and charter schools and they happily push their greedy agenda by financing right-wing candidates, some Republicans but primarily Democrats from the Republican wing of the Democratic Party, like, besides Khanna (their biggest candidate investment),... more »

Donald Trump actually takes time to talk to someone who looks like a highly paid escort...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 3 hours ago
*and tells the truth about the black community.* *There is no way I can take this woman seriously. * Donald Trump: "Hillary is a criminal"

Amazing Video Showcases Russia's Airforce (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Aviationist*: *Watch this unique footage of Russia’s most advanced combat planes* This cool video features the stealthy PAK-FA next generation fighter along with other interesting Russian hardware. To celebrate the Russian Aerospace Force Day, the Russian MoD has published an interesting clip showing some of its most advanced combat planes including the newest Sukhoi T-50 fifth generation fighter PAK FA – Perspektivny Aviatsionny Kompleks Frontovoy Aviatsii—Future Tactical Air System. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* Show-offs.

Bold Faced Lie: Article Claims That Russia And Other "Conspiracy Theorists" Can't Take The Moon Away From US! (Yes We Can)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
I was checking out the writings from a few other 'real truth seekers" the other day, when I came across a most interesting article from a fellow Canadian blogger, "Greencrow" of course writes the excellent blog: "Greencrow As The Crow Flies" at www.greencrowasthecrowflies.blogspot.com... This article was a shot at an article written by the "Boldface News" online website, at www.boldfacenews.com, that is entitled: "Can't Take The Moon Away From Us", that claims that in spite of all the lies and bullshit taught about "American History", their "Apollo Moon Landings" stands as a testame... more »

These Are The Situations On Why An F-15 Is Better Than An F-22 Or An F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
An F-22, left, alongside an F-15. US Air Force *Alex Lockie, Business Insider*: *Here's when an F-15 is better than an F-22 or an F-35* In a recent interview with Business Insider, Justin Bronk, a research fellow specializing in combat airpower at the Royal United Services Institute, revealed why the F-15, originally introduced four decades ago, is still more useful than either the F-22 or the F-35 in certain situations. The F-15 is a traditional air-superiority fighter of the fourth generation. It's big, fast, agile, and carriers lots of weapons under the wing where everyone can ... more »

In A Race Between Two Really Awful Senate Candidates, The Only Good Move Is To Refuse To Participate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Chuck Schumer has managed-- along with Montana sock puppet Jon Tester-- to set up a series of lesser-of-two-evils contests that will determine which party controls Congress. Ted Strickland and Katie McGinty are obviously unqualified to be U.S. senators and nothing would ever get me to vote for either. But then look at the garbage each one is running against: respectively Rob Portman and Pat Toomey. Portman is worse than Strickland and Toomey is worse than McGinty, but that doesn't make either Strickland or McGinty any more fit for office. Schumer planted a series of discredited li... more »

Is Russia's New Military Helicopter Immune To Enemy Fire?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© Ivan Rudnev / Sputnik *IBTimes*:* Russia's New Military Helicopter Is Faster, Tougher: Mi-28H Night Hunter Is 'Virtually Invulnerable To Enemy Fire'* Russia's latest military helicopter model will include active defense systems to deflect all existing heat-seeking missiles and circular-view radar, according to Russia state media reports. The upgraded Mi-28H “Night Hunter” helicopter gunship "will be virtually invulnerable to enemy fire," Sputnik News reported Friday. The model will look similar to its predecessor, but the so-called “Super Hunter” stands out in that it will feat... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Earth Shadow”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Deuter, “Earth Shadow” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_srJrkVllr8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“The spiral arms of bright galaxy M106 sprawl through this remarkable multiframe portrait, composed of data from ground- and space-based telescopes. Also known as NGC 4258, M106 can be found toward the northern constellation Canes Venatici. The well-measured distance to M106 is 23.5 million light-years, making this cosmic scene about 80,000 light-years across. *Click image for larger size.* Typical in grand spiral galaxies, dark dust lanes, youthful blue star clusters, and pinkish star forming regions trace spiral arms that converge on the bright nucleus of older yellowish stars. Bu... more »

The Poet: Shel Silverstein, “Where the Sidewalk Ends”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Where the Sidewalk Ends” * “There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in the peppermint wind. Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black And the dark street winds and bends. Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And watch where the chalk-white arrows go To the place where the sidewalk ends. Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And we’ll go ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Spooked”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Spooked”* by Chet Raymo "The word everyone uses is "spooky." What they are talking about is entanglement, the spooky heart of quantum mechanics. You create a pair of subatomic particles, photons say, and send them on their separate ways. The particles seem to know what is happening to each other on their separate journeys. An activity performed on one particle can instantaneously change the properties of the other particle, no matter how far apart. And- this is the kicker- apparently instantaneously. Their fates are "entangled." In the latest test of entanglement (reported in the...more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 26: Hobbies That Go Well With RPGs

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 6 hours ago
Really any when you think about it. Just looking at some of my own: - As a software engineer/data scientist I'm awfully good at using and making digital tools - As a history geek, I've got a wealth of information that gets a good outlet - As an amateur cartographer, I can make a reasonably good map - Though I've not hiked much since having kids, once upon a time I spent a ton of time up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire - something which gives you an appreciation for wilderness movement rates... I've gamed with people skilled in art, always an asset in R... more »

Hillary Clinton Promises To Shut Down ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Websites

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Freedom of speech and freedom of the press will be resigned to history under a Hillary Clinton presidency, as the Democratic nominee threatens to shut down alternative news websites and anything the establishment view as a “conspiracy theory” if she is elected President of the United States. In a speech in Reno on Thursday, Hillary Clinton claimed that Donald Trump was embracing “dark conspiracy theories” before going on a conspiracy theory-obsessed rant in which she attacked Alex Jones and Infowars, and then claimed that Vladimir Putin was the all-powerful mastermind behind the alt... more »

Clint Eastwood Slams Hillary And ‘Pussy Generation,’ Backs Trump

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Clint Eastwood has slammed Hilary Clinton for “making a lot of dough out of being a politician” and pledging to “follow in Obama’s footsteps” and declared his intention to support Donald Trump in the upcoming election. “What Trump is onto is he’s just saying what’s on his mind. And sometimes it’s not so good. And sometimes it is. I mean, I can understand where he’s coming from, but I don’t always agree with it,” Eastwood told Esquire magazine. When asked if he had to choose between Trump or Clinton, Eastwood said he preferred Trump. “I’d have to go for Trump … you know, ’cause she’s ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Battle of Neretva'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*From Wikipedia*: Battle of Neretva (Serbo-Croatian: Bitka na Neretvi / Битка на Неретви, Slovene: Bitka na Neretvi,[2]) is a 1969 Yugoslavian partisan film. The film was written by Stevan Bulajić and Veljko Bulajić, and directed by Veljko Bulajić. It is based on the true events of World War II. The Battle of the Neretva was due to a strategic plan for a combined Axis powers attack in 1943 against the Yugoslav Partisans. The plan was also known as the Fourth Enemy Offensive and occurred in the area of the Neretva river in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Pentagon Orders Illegal Invasion Of Syria

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The United States government officially announced Monday that America’s military forces in Syria will continue to illegally occupy Syrian land, no matter what the internationally recognised-as-legal Syrian government says, and will shoot down any Syrian or Russian planes that fly over the illegally massed U.S. ground forces on Syrian soil. With the militaries of all of the world’s major powers now active in Syria, and the U.S. illegally threatening to shoot down legally operating Russian planes, has the Pentagon just pressed the button marked World War 3? As reported on Monday by Al... more »

Karma Bites EpiPen Big Pharma Company On Stock Market

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Mylan Pharmaceuticals — the company that cornered the market for the lifesaving EpiPen and then jacked the prices up by 471% — is experiencing serious karmic retribution in the stock market. It has been revealed that the pharmaceutical company that distributes the EpiPen also jacked up the pay of top executives a staggering 671% since acquiring the patent to the life-saving drug – and also started donating to the Clinton Foundation. But the stock market has punished Mylan Pharmaceuricals since details of their abhorrent practices has leaked online. In just five days, Mylan’s stock ha... more »

Islam in Australia: myths and common media positions part 4

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 7 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* I was listening to talk-back recently and the issue of relative population increase between Muslims and Non-Muslims was being discussed. This is an aspect of Islam which is rarely discussed by the political and media class. In Australia the comparison is easily resolved by looking at Census data. In Australiain 1981 the Australian population was 14.927 million; in 1991 17.284 million and at the time of the 2011 Census 22.34 million. The rate of increase in the Australian population between 1981 and 1991 was 16%. The rate of increase between 1991 and 2011 was 29%. T... more »

North Korea Say They Can Now ‘Nuke US Mainland’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
North Korea have announced their first successful test of a submarine-launched missile, which they say enables them to strike US mainland any time they wish. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced that Wednesday’s successful missile test marks the “greatest success and victory,” for North Korea. “He (Kim Jong Un) noted with pride that the results of the test-fire proved in actuality that the DPRK joined the front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear attack capability,” the Korean Central News Agency reported Thursday. Msn.com reports: Joel Wit, a former US nucl... more »

US Government Cuts Off Water Supply To Native Americans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Homeland Security have ordered police to remove water tanks from Native Americans, starving them of their vital water supply. Amid thousands of people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, North Dakota DHS officials decided to remove any access to water to protestors as punishment. Countercurrentnews.com reports: Growing in number and spirit, the Standing Rock Sioux protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is swiftly gaining strength ahead of a federal hearing on the controversial project. Support has spread across the country, and thousands have descended on the peaceful “praye...more »

Judge Throws Cancer Patient In Debtors Prison

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A U.S. judge has sentenced a 44-year-old cancer patient to 90 days in a debtors prison due to the fact that he owed the court money. Sherwood District Court Judge Milas runs his own ‘debtors’ prison,’ and found Lee Robertson, a chemotherapy patient who struggled paying debts amounting to $200, worthy of being put behind bars. Thefreethoughproject.com reports: Eventually, the debts and arrests piled up, and last month, Robertson received the 90-day sentence from Sherwood District Court Judge Milas “Butch” Hale — for owing the court $3,054.51 — hardly a fortune by any stretch of the ... more »

FDA Declare Fruit And Vegetables ‘Unapproved Drugs’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The FDA have announced that the mere “prescribing” of healthy fruit and vegetables as a means to prevent obesity or treat ill health is officially “illegal”. The FDA say that the act of prescribing fruit and vegetables to treat obesity is akin to prescribing an “unapproved drug”, which is currently illegal in the U.S. Newstarget.com reports: There are a few theories proclaiming how man became a life form. They range from a superior race of space alien beings who tinkered with DNA, to a gradual process of chemical evolution from single cells to the vast complexity of our current tast... more »

Nibiru Captured Behind Recent Blood Moon, Signalling ‘End Times’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
An unexpected Blood Moon this month allowed experts to glimpse the arrival of the infamous ‘Nibiru’ (or ‘Planet X’) which some experts say signals the beginning of the ‘end times’. The ‘doomsday planet’ was captured on video on August 19th, when the blood moon made an appearance ahead of its scheduled September 16th date. The last Blood moon was seen last year, but this is the first time the allegedly Alien planet has been photographed behind the our moon. According the The Express: Now, a YouTube channel claims an image of Nibiru has been captured on camera for the first time over ... more »

Turkey Declare ‘All Out War’ Following Terrorist Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has declared that Turkey is facing an “all-out-war” against terrorism following the attack by the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) that killed 11 people on Friday. In a statement to members of the press, the PM announced a tough cracking down on the fight against terror in Turkey. “No terrorist organization can enslave the Turkish Republic. We’ve declared all-out war against these terrorist groups”. Hurriyetdailynews.com reports: He added that the country would “bear its pain and continue to fight against terror.” “Like the Veteran [founder of m... more »

Anti-Vegetable Bill To See Vegan Parents Thrown In Jail For 4-Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Members of Parliament in Italy are considering a new law that could make it illegal for parents to feed their kids a vegan-only diet. Parents breaking the law would face up to 4-years in prison and have their children taken away if the controversial bill is passed. Despite millions of parents around the world feeding their children unhealthy diets of processed meats and genetically modified corn and soy, which has been scientifically proven to be harmful to human health, an Italian member of Parliament has gone after vegans in order to try and improve the health the nations kids. U... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... August 26 , 2016...... End Of The Week Wrap-Up : 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks & Bonds Turmoil After Yellen Jackson Hole Speech - As Well As Comments From Bullard , Lockhart & Fischer ; Asia Overnite , Europe Morning , Wall Street Preview ; News From The Oil Patch & Oil Price News ; US Data - Trade Data , Real GDP Grows At Just 1.2 %. 2. Turkey News De Jour. 3. Syria State Of Play . 4. Around The Horn - Europe Generally. 5. Libya In Focus. Odds & Ends...

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 7 hours ago
Throwback Friday music to read by..... Is this the real life ? Is this just fantasy ? ***** Markets & market moving news... *Pedro da Costa* ‏@pdacosta 4m 4 minutes ago #Fed's Yellen assures markets rate rises are coming, investors aren't buying it http://on.wsj.com/2ceT3Lj #JacksonHole *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago Odds of Sep rate rise top 40% after Fed's Vice Chair Fischer said Sep rate increase possible http://on.ft.com/2bVZ7ng *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago The Fed’s foreca... more »

Tesla Patented the First Drone and Believed it Could Bring World Peace

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - He thought it could be dangerous enough to create a stalemate between world powers. The post Tesla Patented the First Drone and Believed it Could Bring World Peace appeared first on Waking Times.

10th Anniversary of The Assassination of Baloch Leader Akbar Bugti By Pakistan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*R.I.P. Nawab Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti. Death to Pakistan.* *Wikipedia: * Nawab Akbar Shahbaz Khan Bugti (12 July 1927 – 26 August 2006) was the Tumandar (head) of the Bugti tribe of Baloch people who served as the Minister of State for Interior and Governor of Balochistan Province in Pakistan. Bugti was involved in a struggle, at times armed, for greater autonomy for Balochistan. . . His death lead to widespread unrest in the area and a surge in the nationalist sentiment in Balochistan. *An excerpt from, "Balochistan and the Killing of Akbar Bugti: 10 Years Later" By Shah Meer, T... more »

Hillary Clinton Talks About Her Dark Heart

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*The wicked witch posing with the criminals in Libya who helped the CIA arm the head-choppers and heart gobblers in Syria.* *An excerpt from, "Are the Clintons Israeli Agents?" By Philip Giraldi, Unz Review, August 23, 2016:* The leading individual foreign donor to the Clinton Foundation between 1999 and 2014 was Ukrainian Viktor Pinchuk, who “directed between $10 and $25 million” to its Global Initiative, has let the Clintons use his private jet, attended Bill’s Hollywood 65th birthday celebration and hosted daughter Chelsea and her husband on a trip to Ukraine. Pinchuk is a Jewis... more »

Lakota Song for Indian Nations Gathered: Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Lakota prayer song for the people and the water 'Come with a good heart and pray with us'

J.R. American Horse live on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
J.R. American Horse shares history of this movement here in Standing Rock.

Tara Houska live on Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Tara Houska, Ojibwe from Couchiching First Nation, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, a tribal rights attorney.

Standing Rock Camp: March, Bikers Photos by Michelle Cook

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Today at Standing Rock Camp Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' Standing Rock Camp: Friday, Friday, Aug. 26, 2916CAMP GOODS:BatteriesChainsawFileMalletSmall Propane TanksTentsSleeping BagsBlanketsBed RollsAir MattressesTablesTarpsAxesHatchetsShovelCamp ShowerBucketsPots & PansCamp KettlesPot to Boil WaterTobacco for TiesPERSONAL GOODS:Baby WipesPampers (4,5,6)Baby FormulaShirtsSocksSweaters

Scientists Discover Milky Way Made Up Entirely Of Dark Matter

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
An international team of astronomers has found a huge galaxy, similar to the Milky Way, that they say consists almost entirely of dark matter. Using the world’s most powerful telescopes, Yale University astronomer Pieter van Dokkum says that scientists quickly realised that the galaxy, named Dragonfly 44, was unlike any other galaxy previously observed. Phys.org reports: The galaxy, Dragonfly 44, is located in the nearby Coma constellation and had been overlooked until last year because of its unusual composition: It is a diffuse “blob” about the size of the Milky Way, but with far... more »

Doctors Without Borders Defends Not Helping American Woman Held by ISIS

The Stream at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Doctors Without Borders Flag - 900] Doctors Without Borders did not help an American woman kidnapped by ISIS after visiting their hospital in Aleppo, Syria, ABC News has reported. Kayla Mueller died in captivity eighteen months later. The 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner is “a fabulous organization, and... more »

World News Briefs -- August 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Fighters and residents leave besieged Damascus suburb Daraya* Fighters in the Damascus suburb of Daraya began to leave with their families and other residents under an evacuation deal on Friday, effectively surrendering the town to the government after a gruelling four-year siege. A Reuters witness saw six buses leaving the town. Footage on state television showed buses driving past a large group of soldiers through streets lined with rubble. Peeping from the window of one of the vehicles was a small child no older than four or five, too young to remember life before ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Matthias von Hein, DW: Mosul: **The next humanitarian disaster waiting to happen* *The good news: Things are looking bleak for "IS" in Iraq. The bad news: The upcoming battle for the liberation of the city of Mosul will cause an unprecedented crisis - and hundreds of thousands of refugees.* Peshmerga fighters are closing in on Mosul. The Kurdish troops are only about 20 kilometers from the center of the northern Iraqi city. This comes after they took control of a number of outlying villages in the region in mid-August. The pressure is growing on the Islamist terror militia "Isla... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Defense News*: *More Naval Incidents Reported in Persian Gulf* WASHINGTON -- Three more close encounters have been reported between US Navy warships and vessels operated by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps navy (IRGCN). In one instance, a US warship fired warning shots at an Iranian vessel. And in an incident taking place Aug. 15, Guards vessels launched rockets in exercises a few miles away from two US Navy ships. The latest incidents took place Wednesday in the northern Persian Gulf, US defense officials reported today. They follow Tuesday’s incident near the Strait ... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 26, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Politico:* *Trump and Clinton throw more blows in bigotry fight* *The brutal general election battle between the two candidates has reached a new level.* The heavy charges of bigotry that have flown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton spilled into Friday, with Trump releasing new videos accusing Clinton of a long history of veiled racism and Clinton re-upping her claims that a “radical fringe” is carrying his candidacy. The slicing accusations have taken the brutal general election battle between the two candidates to a new level. Both already suffer from dismal favorabilit... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Thanks for stopping by.

"What Is The Zeigarnik Effect?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"What Is The Zeigarnik Effect?"* by PsyBlog "One of the simplest methods for beating procrastination in almost any task was inspired by busy waiters. It's called the Zeigarnik effect after a Russian psychologist, Bluma Zeigarnik, who noticed an odd thing while sitting in a restaurant in Vienna. The waiters seemed only to remember orders which were in the process of being served. When completed, the orders evaporated from their memory. Zeigarnik went back to the lab to test out a theory about what was going on. She asked participants to do twenty or so simple little tasks in the l... more »

Big Idea #6

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 9 hours ago
*The* *Economist* explains the policy trilemma of international finance.

US Attempts To Establish International Rules For Exporting Drones

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The United States is seeking international standards for the export of US-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Having normalized drone warfare, the United States now seeks to control its proliferation by establishing rules and standards for export sales. Sputnik reports: As international delegates gather in Geneva this week for the Arms Trade Treaty conference, the US State Department is crafting language that could establish rules for exporting drones. The State Department wrote a draft declaration, entitled “Proposed Joint Declaration of Principles for the Export and Subsequent Use... more »

Local Council By-Elections August 2016

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- July Average/ contest +/- July +/- Seats Conservative 21 10,739 28.8% +3.5% 511 +271 -1 Labour 16 11,160 29.9% -0.1% 698 +246 0 LibDem 16 3,265 8.7% -13.6% 204 -170 +1 UKIP 13 3,842 10.3% +4.2% 296 +121 0 Green 8 819 2.2% -4.2% 102 -132 0 SNP* 3 3,552 9.5% +6.3% 1,184 +129 0 PC** 0 0 TUSC 0 0 Ind*** 8 2,017 5.4% -0.4% 252 +108 -2 Other****... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 9 hours ago
*EPA: The Ethanol Protection Agency* Maybe the initials “EPA” should stand for the Ethanol Protection Agency, as environmental protection seems just too costly and time consuming for the agency. The EPA recently admitted that it has not been in compliance with the 2007 law that requires the agency to study the environmental impact of the ethanol mandate and report its findings to Congress every three years. So far, envirofascist bureaucrats have only met the law’s requirements once in 2011. The EPA’s excuse is that it just doesn’t have enough funding or time and therefore has simpl...more »

There Oughta Be a Law Dept.: Is there away around the horrors of drug price extortion?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*THERE OUGHTA BE A LAW* (2/7/1946) [*Click to enlarge.*] *by Ken* Okay, the cartoon feature *There Oughta Be a Law* (1948-84) was generally pretty lame. Still, isn't this what invariably comes to mind when horror stories like the latest drug price-extortion scandal break out? Of course, that's probably because the phrase predated the comic, unlike the comic it slavishly imitated, Jimmy Hatlo's *They'll Do It Every Time* (1929-2008), whose name -- as Don Markstein points out on *Toonopedia* -- became a common catch phrase in its own right. And, sure enough, they *will* do it ever... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 10 hours ago
*University of Chicago Tells Millennials to Suck It Up, "We Do Not Condone 'Safe Spaces'"* In a refreshing and stark contrast to other universities that have seemingly tripped over themselves to accommodate every silly request from America's pampered Millennials in their never ending quest for "safe spaces," the University of Chicago has sent the incoming class of 2020 a letter making very clear that they will find no "safe spaces" in their intellectual journey at Chicago. The full letter is presented below but here are a couple of the best comments for your reading pleasure: ... more »

U.S. General: Enemies Will Build ‘Terminator’ Weapons

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A high-ranking U.S. general has warned that America’s enemies are building “Terminator” like autonomous robots with artificial intelligence (AI). Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that “Terminator” like machines are being developed by enemies of the U.S. that could soon replace humans in the battlefield. The future of war will involve autonomous robots instead of humans, says the vice-chair. RT reports: Speaking at the think-tank Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, Selva said the technology coul... more »

It's Not Easy Being Orange

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 10 hours ago
It would be a lot easier if social democratic governments were elected during flush times. But voters turn to social democrats when times are tough. Consider the case of Rachel Notley's government in Alberta. Tom Walkom writes: Notley was elected last May on a wave of discontent. The ruling Progressive Conservatives were seen as out of touch. Their fiscal solutions — spending cuts plus tax increases for the middle class — were thought unfair. Some voters moved to the even more right-of-centre Wildrose Party. Others gravitated to the NDP, with its call for higher taxes on corporati... more »

3 Ways Obama’s New Overtime Rule Will Hurt Employees

Rachel Greszler at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: timeclock - 900] In an alleged attempt to increase the income of certain salaried employees, the Obama administration issued a new overtime rule, set to take effect Dec. 1, that will almost certainly do more harm than good for the employees it seeks... more »

Thank you John Oliver for exposing how charter schools steal from children

Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
*“Fraud is a feature of deregulation, not a bug. When no one is looking, some people steal. Not everyone steals, but many do. That is why Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and California are scamming taxpayers.” — Professor Diane Ravitch* The vile poverty pimps and privatization pushers of the lucrative charter school industry were infuriated when John Oliver had the temerity to speak truth to their power. Given their fortunes at stake, the charter sector has launched an unprecedented attack on the truth teller. The Network For Public Education has begun a letter writing campaign to count... more »

FDA Announces That All US Blood Donations To Be Tested For Zika Virus

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that all blood donations in the US and its territories must be tested for the Zika virus. The announcement on Friday will recommend all U.S. blood banks screen donated blood for the mosquito-borne virus, which allegedly causes birth defects. RT reports: The directive is a revision of a February guidance, which called for Zika testing of Whole Blood and blood components donated in areas shown to have active Zika transmission. The new guidance demands that all individual units of Whole Blood and blood components donated across th... more »

EPA is Building a Database on Employee ‘Gender Identity’

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy listens during the Chesapeake Bay Program's 2014 Executive Council Meeting at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland.] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is creating a database on employees' "sexual orientation and gender identity" to measure how well the agency is meeting federal diversity goals. EPA Chief of Staff Mark Fritz sent an email to all employees asking for... more »

The Emerging ‘Mark of the Beast’ System

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Steven Tritton* - We are sleepwalking our way into the surveillance society. The post The Emerging ‘Mark of the Beast’ System appeared first on Waking Times.

Sputnik: "I Mediated Secret Talks Between Turkey and Syria"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
It appeared as if Russia, Syria and Iran were all aware that Turkey was going into Syria. As was the US. *From earlier today: Erdogan & Putin Agree to Accelerate Delivery of Aid to Aleppo* *Sputnik * In an interview with Sputnik,* Ismail Hakki Pekin*, former head of the intelligence unit of the Chief of Staff of the Turkish army, said that he took part in five behind-the-scenes meetings with representatives of the Syrian intelligence services. *He did not conduct formal talks, but instead served as a mediator between Turkey and Syria.* *"I took part in five meetings involving repr... more »

TPP stays in limbo

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Limbo unless the bimbo gets elected.

Riots Rock Zimbabwe's Capital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC*: *Zimbabwe anti-Mugabe protest: Police fire tear gas* Police in Zimbabwe have fired tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters who had gathered for a protest march in the capital, Harare. They have also beaten up people wearing red T-shirts, the colour of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC), a BBC reporter at the scene says. Protesters are calling for electoral reform ahead of polls in 2018. President Robert Mugabe, 92, says he intends to stand again. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* This is only going to get worse. *More News On Zimbabwe's Capi... more »

Judges Give ‘Defacto Amnesty’ to 1/3 of Illegals Charged With Crimes

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: illegal immigration - 900] America's immigration court judges allow one in three illegal immigrants charged with serious crimes -- like rape and drunk driving -- to roam free in the U.S. The judges released 32.9 percent of 5,530 illegal aliens charged with crimes since...more »

Planned Parenthood Leaps In to Help Miami Abort Its Way Through Zika

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito sits inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute where they have been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. surgeon general is urging Puerto Rico on Thursday, Aug. 11, to step up its public education campaign against Zika as he warned that 25 percent of the island will be infected with the mosquito-borne virus by year's end. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)] Planned Parenthood told National Public Radio (NPR) Friday it wants to help Miami abort Zika out... more »

U.S. government agency sues publisher, charging it with deceiving researchers

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has charged a publisher of hundreds of academic journals with deceiving readers about reviewing practices, publication fees, and the nature of its editorial boards. Here’s more from a news release about the suit: The FTC’s complaint alleges that OMICS Group, Inc., along with two affiliated companies and their president and director, […] The post U.S. government agency sues publisher, charging it with deceiving researchers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Striking Miners Kill Deputy Minister In Bolivia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners* The Bolivian government says its deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners. Rodolfo Illanes and his bodyguard were seized earlier on Thursday at a roadblock in Panduro, south of La Paz, official said. Interior Minister Carlos Romero said "all indications" were that Mr Illanes had been murdered in a "cowardly and brutal" attack. Two miners also died from gunshot wounds during clashes with police. *Read more* .... *More News On Reports That Striking Miners Have Killed Bolivia's Deputy Interior Mi... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
I have been stuck completing a commentary for A Russian foreign policy magazine (its deadline is for today). I should be finished in the next hour or two, whereby blogging will then return to normal. Military And Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today.

2016 World Risk Report

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*DW:** 'Infrastructure can drive up disaster vulnerability' says UN climate expert* Collapsed bridges, unsafe power grids, interrupted water supply: Weak infrastructure can turn natural hazards into disasters. In an interview with DW, UN expert Matthias Garschagen talks about the 2016 World Risk Report. Each year, the World Risk Report (WRR) and its World Risk Index (WRI) analyze vulnerability of over 170 countries to natural hazards. They do so to identify disaster hotspots and risk indicators. The United Nations University's Institute for Environment and Human Security publishe... more »

Is The Pentagon An Easy Terror Target?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Reuters *Politico:* *Pentagon fails to convince Congress it's an easy terror target* *The Defense Department has asked for $12 million to build a new employee screening facility at the entrance above the Pentagon Metro station. But Congress says it has not made a compelling case.* The Pentagon says it worries a terrorist could slip right through its front door. But Congress isn't buying it yet. The Defense Department has quietly asked Congress this year for $12 million to build a new employee screening facility at what it calls the Pentagon's "most heavily used and vulnerable entr... more »

‘Unarmed, Mentally Ill’ Palestinian Man Shot Dead By Israeli Soldiers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Israeli soldiers shot dead an unarmed Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Friday morning. The man who has been identified the as 38-year-old Iyad Zakariya Khamed was running towards an IDF guard post. The shooting was part of a procedure for stopping ‘suspicious individuals’ According to a Palestinian official the man was suffering from a mental illness, while it was reported that he was not carrying any weapons. RT reports: He was shot dead by Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers as he ran towards a military post they were guarding at the entrance to the village of Silwad. ... more »

"The Only Absolute..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Never perceive anything as being inevitable or predestined. The only absolute is uncertainty." - Lionel Suggs "Humans may crave absolute certainty; they may aspire to it; they may pretend, as partisans of certain religions do, to have attained it. But the history of science- by far the most successful claim to knowledge accessible to humans- teaches that the most we can hope for is successive improvement in our understanding, learning from our mistakes, an asymptotic approach to the Universe, but with the proviso that absolute certainty will always elude us." - Carl Sagan

Psychology: “On the End of History Illusion’

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“On the End of History Illusion’* by Bruce Poulsen Ph.D. "Desperate for the new, but disappointed with anything but the familiar, we recolonize past and future. When we remember who we were in the past, we recall how different we were and tend to focus on how much we’ve changed. It seems easy to describe how we’ve changed over the years. Our memory may not be as vivid as that of Funes (the "Memorious"), the fictional character that Borges meets in his short story. However, we’re rather sure of what we recall about our lives, and we’re convinced that we’re different now. When we l...more »

James Robison and Sheila Walsh on the Idea That Christians are ‘Against’ Non-Believers

The Stream at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Stream Podcast - 900] The Stream‘s Sheila Walsh sat down recently with Stream publisher James Robison to discuss some of the critical issues facing our nation this election year. In this segment, James speaks to the concern of some non-believers who think that Christians are working against... more »

Mylan Didn’t Lower EpiPen Prices After All; They Just Appeared To

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Senator Joe Manchin's daughter Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan, and some of the work she's been doing. Note — the EpiPen price is actually around $640 at most pharmacies (source).* *by Gaius Publius* These days have seen a number of stories about the Mylan EpiPen scandal, the essence of which is captured in the graphic at the top (note, though, that the graphic understates the EpiPen price; it's now around $640). Heather Bresch, Mylan's CEO, decided to increase corporate profit by increasing the price of a mature product, EpiPen, a device that delivers life-saving epinephrine to peo... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

The myth of Muslim tolerance for Jews and Christians

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
A couple of nice stories are demolished in this book, What we have instead is a barbarian dominance of a largely civilized Roman province that had largely absorbed a population of Germanic barbarians by Christianity. More egregious is our myth of Islam protecting and transmitting Greek learning. Nothing of the sort. that was accomplished by the Greeks themselves who translated texts into Arabic. Histories judgement of Islam just got far worse. There is nothing to redeem about a religion that crystallizes ethnic hatreds around one language and one religio... more »

Mental Clarity During Near-Death Experiences

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
What is clear is that the spirit body withdraws from the physical aspects of cognition while the crisis continues to some form of resolution. This experience is then recorded in physical short term memory upon resuscitation if possible. This work clearly substantiates such an explanation. In fact it is the most compelling argument in favor of NDE in the first instance. In many cases the mind is damaged or in the process of being physically been altered. Yet we get no evidence of that at all. Clarity alone should not be possible in almost every case. . As clearly, this repr... more »

The Three Taoist Treasures of the Energy Body

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
[image: Jing Qi Shen] This is worth tracking. We are describing a tradition of healing and supporting health that is likely several thousands of years old and may well have been channeled in the first place. Again we are creating a focus able to inform our spirit body and perhaps work with our spirit body. I think that we need to tie this in with spiritual diagnostics as well. Knowing what is wrong is a small fraction of the actual need. Supporting the health of that person in an ongoing system is major. The central problem with channeling is that our language is o... more »

Scientists Develop ‘Nanopores’ That Inexpensively Filter the Salt Out of Seawater

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 13 hours ago
The idea is hardly new. It just does not work that way in practice. Now it appears that we are actually getting close to having a commercially viable product. Without question the one important technology we truly need is a superb way to separate salts from sea water. This could then support direct irrigation from the sea. There have been multiple strategies including one i was involved with that fell apart before it could be commercialized. I assure you that a solution is out there and it will happen. Then all of Earth will be well watered. . *Scientists Develop ‘Nanopor... more »

Change of Fonts?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
It has been suggested that I change my font to Tahoma. The current font is Trebuchet. Below is a comparison of the two. I would welcome any views. TREBUCHET According to the Mail: China has become the biggest oil operator in the North Sea, with a state-owned company said to […]

1st Crack In Sec of State Powell’s 2003 UN Presentation On Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
(National Security Archive) On February 5, 2003 Secretary of State Colin Powell made his famous presentationto the United Nations Security Council laying out the U.S. case against Iraq. Powell had been the main advocatewithin the Bush administration to go to the international body to build up support for the United States’ Iraq strategy. One section of Powell’s speech focused upon Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and his cooperation with the Kurdish Salafi group Ansar al-Islam. Powell claimed that Zarqawi was working with Ansar at a camp in Iraq’s Kurdistan to develop poison. Powell showed a ... more »

Medal of Honor Recipient Joins Non-Profit Intel Group to Bust Human Traffickers

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Marine Cpl. Dakota Meyer, 23, from Greensburg, Ky, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Meyer was in Afghanistan's Kunar province in Sept. 2009 when he repeatedly ran through enemy fire to recover the bodies of fellow American troops. He is the first living Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)] Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sgt. Dakota Meyer announced Thursday that he's becoming the official s... more »

Hybrid Landscapes – From Posthistoric to Posthuman

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Kingley L. Dennis* - If we cannot escape from our bodies then, it seems, we are forever within the system. The post Hybrid Landscapes – From Posthistoric to Posthuman appeared first on Waking Times.

Consumers in 17 States Face Double-Digit Rate Hikes Under Obamacare

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, Health Insurance, Healthcare] Consumers in 19 states will see increases to their health insurance rates, most in the double digits, for 2017, according to publicly available data filed with state insurance regulators. Since June, insurance companies have been submitting proposed rate requests to state... more »

Sir Richard Branson 'thought he would die' in bike crash per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
Am I the only person reading this BBC piece http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37198354 thinking 'blimey you don't want to cross Jeremy Corbyn'?

We'll be on hiatus a few more days!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016But first, these observations:* We'll be on hiatus a few more days as we resolve our post-thunderclap connectivity and equipment replacement problems. But first: Yesterday, we spent three hours in a workshop with an array of federal managers. This led us to move about the parlous partisan state into which the nation has fallen. To what extent has our basic functioning broken down? Let's run through the three branches of government: Due to our current dysfunctional state, the Supreme Court is operating with only eight members. There is no way to break a tie... more »

Uwe Reinhardt on Obamacare

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 14 hours ago
The Princeton health economist sees a coming death spiral: "If you got a bunch of Princeton undergrads to design a health care system, maybe they would come up with an arrangement like the marketplaces."

You’ve been dupe’d: Results so nice, they’re published twice

Michael Koziol at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
With retraction notices continuing to pour in, we like to occasionally take the opportunity to cover several at a time to keep up. We’ve compiled a handful of retractions that were all issued to papers that were published twice by at least one of the same authors — known as duplication. (Sometimes, this can be […] The post You’ve been dupe’d: Results so nice, they’re published twice appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Surprising Evidence for God: Near-Death Experiences

Sean McDowell at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Spirit leaving the Body Near Death Experience - 900] I am a skeptic. Sure, I am a Christian. But I am naturally skeptical about extraordinary claims. While my worldview makes room for near-death experiences, I have never found the evidence that compelling. There is just too much abuse, overstatement... more »

"How It Really Is

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago

Steve Hughes, “Live At The Apollo: Real-World Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*Steve Hughes, “Live At The Apollo: Real-World Earth”* by Carl Herman “Real-world Earth is a tragic-comedy that includes lie-started and Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression, including “War on Terror” and OIL (Operation Iraqi Liberation). Steve makes obvious points: • War is terror, which causes more of what the US claims to be warring against. • Terror is not an enemy. Will terror surrender to end the war? • Corporate media report distractions, not news. • Such a condition: “It’s not normal. What have you done (about it)? You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should stop it!” • Ste... more »

Did Targetting Town for Refusing Anti-Choice Ad Result in Defunding Fake Clinic?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 15 hours ago
Oh, dear. The town of Hinton, Alberta, is having some troubles. We reported on the funding of its fake clinic, doing business as West YellowHead Pregnancy Care Centre, back in November 2014. The Hinton fake clinic was getting dough not only from from the Alberta Lottery Fund, but also from the town's photo radar scam, which turns traffic ticket fees into "community grants." The fake clinic was doing pretty nicely with annual revenues of over $100K, which is not bad considering the population of Hinton is under 10,000. By contrast, the fake clinic in Medicine Hat, with a population s...more »

Alt-Right? What the hell is Hillary talking about?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*because I have no idea.* I saw a little clip wherein Hillary was warning her small crowd of sycophants about the "alt-right", spoken slowly and in all caps. Cue the scary music. In her mind and the minds of her handlers, it's a group of violent racist, misogynist, anti-Muslim, homophobes, who are determined to take over the world. Meantime, she drew attention to all these "hate" sites who are controlled and paid for by Vladimir Putin. Putin? Are you freaking kidding me? Scary Infowars and Breitbart were on the top of the list. Really Hillary? Your audience, such as it was, ... more »

“The Financial Rape Of The Middle Class By Congress, Corporate America And The Fed Exposed In One Simple Chart”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The Financial Rape Of The Middle Class By Congress, * *Corporate America And The Fed Exposed In One Simple Chart”* by Thad Beversdorf “I like to say policy objectives are invisible ink and policy results are the colored glasses that expose them. You see, policy makers always tell us how they design and implement policies targeted at middle class America. However, time after time after time, the only segment of society that fails to realize any benefit from any policy is middle class America. Yet for some mind boggling reason we continue to allow these policy makers to carry on wi... more »

Crews Battling 35 Large, Uncontained Wildfires in the West

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Western Wildfires_perr (2)__1472217627_71.164.139.145] BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Thirty-five large, uncontained wildfires were burning Wednesday in the West, and firefighters were making initial attacks on another 112 new blazes to prevent them from spreading. Firefighters in the region mostly faced windy, dry conditions that... more »

Erdogan & Putin Agree to Accelerate Delivery of Aid to Aleppo

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Link* August 26/2016: "Turkey's Erdoğan, Russia's Putin agree over phone call to accelerate delivery of aid to Syria's Aleppo" Link Erdogan calls PutinOn August 26, Russian and Turkish presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, conducted a telephone conversation. The presidents discussed the situation in Syria and agreed to continue personal communication conversation. The conversation was initiated by President Erdogan. "The leaders had a detailed exchange of views on the state of affairs in Syria. They noted the importance of joint efforts in the fight against t... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* US paid additional $1.3 billion to Iran Four More Mega-Banks Join The Anti-Dollar Alliance Bank of New York?? The Red Cross is urging Italians to turn their Wi-Fi passwords off after the earthquake Deutsche Bank CEO Warns Of "Fatal Consequences" For Savers 3 Muslim siblings were kicked off a plane for allegedly receiving a text in Arabic France To Deploy 3,000 Troops To Schools: "The Threat Is Real" Education Minister Says An EpiPen is 500% more expensive than it was in 2007 — here's how that happened University of Chicago Tells Millennials to Suck It Up, "We D...more »

China To Train Syrian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
(File photo)Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan delivers a speech as he attends the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS) in Moscow, Russia, April 27, 2016 (Reuters) *Ahram Online/AFP*: *Chinese military will train Syrian troops: Govt* China's military will provide training for Syrian armed forces, a spokesman for Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday, adding it would take place on Chinese soil. Beijing is a longstanding backer of the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, which has engaged in a bloody war that has left more than 290,000 people dead and displ... more »

Norway Is Now The First NATO Country To Introduce Compulsory Military Service For All Women

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Norwegian women have been able to volunteer for military service for almost 40 years (AFP Photo/Kyrre Lien) *AFP: **Bras, tanks and guns: Norway's women join the draft* Setermoen military base (Norvège) (AFP) - They sweat together, they sleep together: in the name of gender equality, Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms. The military's gender balance is not entirely equal yet, but almost a third of the Norwegian army conscripts born in 1997 were women this summer. At the Setermoen army base just a... more »

An Israeli Company That Sells Hacking Services To Governments Figured Out How To Hack Every iPhone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Apple *Gizmodo*: *Israeli Cyber Weapon Dealers Figured Out How to Hack Every iPhone* NSO Group, a company that sells hacking services to governments so they can spy on journalists and dissidents, exploited gaping security holes in iPhone software, according to a report byLookout Security and Citizen Lab. But don’t worry: Apple just pushed a fix. The New York Times reports: *The NSO Group’s software can read text messages and emails and track calls and contacts. It can even record sounds, collect passwords and trace the whereabouts of the phone user.* This is about as bad as it g... more »

F-22 Pilots Describe Their Tense Syrian Jet Encounter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Two US F-22 Raptor fighters. REUTERS/Toby Melville *USA Today:* *Exclusive: U.S. pilots provide first account of tense Syrian jet encounter* A MILITARY BASE IN SOUTHWEST ASIA — Two American fighter pilots who intercepted Syrian combat jets over northern Syria last week said they came within 2,000 feet of the planes without the Syrians aware they were being shadowed. The tense encounter occurred after Syrian jets dropped bombs near a U.S. adviser team with Kurdish forces in northern Syria. The Pentagon warned Syria that American forces were authorized to take action to defend its ... more »

Philippine Government And Communist Rebels Have Signed An Indefinite Ceasefire Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Philippines And Communist Rebels Agree Indefinite Cease-Fire Deal in Oslo* *The agreement, signed in Norway, provides a foundation for further peace talks.* OSLO—The Philippine government and the communist National Democratic Front of the Philippines have agreed on an indefinite cease-fire after a week of peace talks in Oslo, the Norwegian foreign ministry said Friday. The Norwegian government, which is facilitating the talks, described the cease-fire deal as a historic breakthrough. As part of the agreement, signed by the two parties on Friday, a Philippi... more »

"To Anyone Reading This..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"To anyone reading this who has ever felt disheartened and confused, hurt or lost... you are not alone. You are surrounded by countless multitudes of people everywhere who are just like you. Just like us. But you don't have to stay confused or lost or in pain. We might forget this sometimes- or may not know it at all. But there is nothing in your life, no matter how difficult or painful, that cannot be turned into something very beautiful. So please, have lots of hope." - Chad Eastham

“How Does It All End?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“How Does It All End?”* by Bill Bonner "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard “‘How does this all end?’ It’s a regular subject for guesswork here at the Diary. Of course, to see what’s coming, you have to look back on what’s come before. *Fantastic vision: *In 1900, a survey was done. ‘What do you see coming?’ asked the pollsters. All of those people questioned forecast better times ahead. Machines were just making their debut, but already people saw their potential. You can see some of that optimism on display today in the Pa... more »

The Virtuous Candidate Doesn’t Put a Gap Between His ‘Personal’ and ‘Political’ Views

John Yoest at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Gap Business Employee Success - 900] I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! (Revelation 3:15) The cartoon shows the local Bishop asking, "Do you reject Satan and all His works?" Candidate Tim Kaine... more »

UN Considers Response to N. Korea Missile Test Threatening Japan, S. Korea

EDITH M. LEDERER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: North Korea Koreas Te_perr (1)__1472216927_71.164.139.145] 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 »

These Two U.S. Allies Have Turned on Each Other Instead of Fighting ISIS

Russ Read at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 1200px-President_Barack_Obama_meeting_with_President_of_Turkey_Recep_Tayyip_Erdoğan] U.S. forces provided air support and military advisers to Turkey's surprise invasion of Syria Wednesday, but doing so has put U.S. leaders in the middle of a potential war between Turkish forces and U.S.-backed Kurds. While Turkey engaged in the assault on... more »

I Am Free

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

USDA finds “evidence of manipulation” in vaccine study

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
A journal is retracting a paper by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a vaccine to protect fish from a deadly bacterial infection, after an investigation found evidence of data manipulation. The retraction notice — which appears in the journal Vaccine — cites an investigation by the USDA. It also notes that the […] The post USDA finds “evidence of manipulation” in vaccine study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Did Obama Just Betray Syrian Christians to Please the Turks? Seems So.

John Zmirak at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: U. S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speak to the media after a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Biden called on Turkish authorities on Wednesday to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of the cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup, Fethullah Gulen, saying the extradition process would take time.] American policy in Syria has been marked by a long list of flip-flops and failures. Remember Obama’s "red line" meant to stop the Assad regime from using chemical w... more »

If He'll Sell Them Out On Xenophobia, Can Trump's Fans Trust Him On Anything At All?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
Despite all the hubbub in recent days, Team Trumpanzee isn't grappling for a coherent immigration policy, just a p.r. approach that can appease suburban voters who shun overt racism, xenophobia and gratuitous viciousness while not turning off Trump's base among racists, xenophobes and the gratuitously vicious. Republican Party operative Stuart Stevens hasn't been impressed. He referred to the Trumpanzee Campaign as "utter chaos [and] a smash and grab operation, not a campaign." The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has always remained neutral in presidential races-- until this year. B... more »

Brendan Eich, Fired From Mozilla for Defending Marriage, Has a Brave New Web Browser

Michael Brown at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Brave.com Logo - 900] Do you remember the name Brendan Eich? If you're internet savvy, you know him as the creator of JavaScript, the ubiquitous programming language, and you know him as the co-founder of Mozilla, which developed the Firefox browser. That makes him... more »

Clinton Says Trump Unleashes ‘Radical Fringe’ in GOP

JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA LERER at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Campaign 2016_perr (2)__1472213909_71.164.139.145] MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the “radical fringe” within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman’s campaign as one that will “make America hate again.” Trump is rejecting Clinton’s... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Felonious Friends in Virginia

Mona Charen at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: ALEXANDRIA, VA - MAY 24: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an event at the Alexandria Probation and Parole Office May 24, 2016 in Alexandria, Virginia. After the event, McAuliffe addressed recent allegations that the F.B.I. is investigating donations to his election campaign made by U.S.-based companies controlled by Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)] Terry McAuliffe is a Hillary Clinton pal. He fronted $1.3 million for her house in Chappaqua, New York. We should all have such friends. Thanks to the Republicans who shut down the ... more »

Trump Immigration Waffle Reflects Voter Confusion on Issue

NICHOLAS RICCARDI & BILL BARROW at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (9)__1472212842_71.164.139.145] AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee’s tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11... more »

China’s Global Oil Assets Growing Rapidly

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3754249/China-BIGGEST-crude-oil-operator-North-Sea-amid-concerns-growing-influence-Britain.html According to the Mail: China has become the biggest oil operator in the North Sea, with a state-owned company said to be in line for £2billion of tax breaks. China National Offshore Corporation (CNOOC) runs two of the biggest oilfields in the area. One of its subsidiaries, Nexen, is […]

Senegal Clamps Down on Islamic Schools that Exploit Children

CARLEY PETESCH at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Senegal Child Beggars_perr__1472210605_71.164.139.145] DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Twelve-year-old Boubacar was picked up from the streets of Senegal’s capital at night by police, along with dozens of other children, in the latest crackdown on begging. The boy was sent to this West African country... more »

Celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial: Top 10 Most Visited Parks

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: National Park Service Featured - 900] In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, The Stream has compiled a list of the top ten national parks, ranked by the number of visitors in 2015. Join us as we admire the beauty of this great nation.... more »

Slain Nuns Leave Void in Mississippi Community They Served

JEFF AMY at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Nuns Killed_perr (1)__1472209256_71.164.139.145] DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home “would do anything for anybody,” friends said. The women, both nurse practitioners, were found dead Thursday morning when they didn’t report to... more »

Strong Aftershocks Rattle Devastated Italian Earthquake Zone

PAOLO SANTALUCIA & NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Italy Quake_perr (1)__1472211639_71.164.139.145] AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Strong aftershocks rattled central Italy and shut down a key route into the hard-hit town of Amatrice on Friday as hopes dimmed that firefighters would find any more survivors from the earthquake that killed at least... more »

More States Pass Domestic Violence Victim Workplace Protection

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 19 hours ago
Domestic violence victims have enough problems without also having to deal with coworkers stigmatizing them and possibly getting fired. The trend is for states to protect sexual violence from workplace discrimination. Most recently, five states enacted paid sick leave laws that include requiring paid leave for domestic violence victims. Those states are Vermont, California, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and Oregon. These are overall paid sick leave laws that protect both domestic violence victims and employees who need time off to care for victims of domestic violence. The paid lea... more »

U.S., Russia Renew Push for Elusive Agreement on Syria

MATTHEW LEE & JAMEY KEATEN at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Switzerland Syria Tal_perr (1)__1472208517_71.164.139.145] GENEVA (AP) -- The United States and Russia on Friday renewed efforts to secure a military and humanitarian cooperation agreement for war-torn Syria as conditions on the ground continued to deteriorate after months of hesitation, missed deadlines and failed attempts... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/26/2016”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/26/2016”* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Hillary Clinton and her Foundation are sinking into deeper trouble. More emails were discovered, and more pay-to-play accusations are rolling in. This all happened while Clinton was at the State Department, and it looks like there is no end to the tawdry revelations. Now, there are accusations that the Clinton Foundation is a global charity fraud because proper paperwork has not been done, and there is no real accounting for all the money collected. The Clintons say they are doing good charitable work and dismiss ... more »

Monsanto Withdraws Plan To Launch New GMO Cotton Seeds In India

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Monsanto has withdrawn its proposal to introduce its next generation genetically modified (GMO) cotton seeds into India over the country’s attempts to restrict the biotechnology business. Monsanto decided to suspend the introduction of next generation genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in India, acknowledging in a statement that their decision was prompted by differences with the Indian government over royalty fees and price caps. Sputnik news reports: “Our decision to suspend this introduction in India is an outcome of the uncertainty in the business and regulatory environment,... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Homecoming

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 20 hours ago
[image: Homecoming] A U.S. Navy sailor meets his child for the first time after returning to San Diego from a seven-month deployment. Welcome home, hero!

Red Warrior Camp 'Resilient like our ancestors'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
. Media Contact: Cody HallOrganization: Red Warrior CampRedWarriorCamp@gmail.comAugust 25, 2016 Cannon Ball River, 1851 Ft Laramie Treaty Territory -- A day after the federal judge declared that he will wait up to two weeks to issue his ruling to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Red Warrior Camp continues to grow and thrive.The camp has established a

‘Israeli killing Of Palestinian Children Not Terrorism’ Says Egypt’s FM

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Hassan Shoukry, has said that the killing of Palestinian children by Israel cannot be deemed as terrorism, because terrorism is vaguely defined. It comes amidst latest signs of a warming relationship developing between the two countries, the best in many years, with Israel calling Egypt its ‘strategic treasure’. Alaraby reports: Sameh Shoukry made the comments on Sunday during a meeting with high school students in response to a question whether the Israeli killing of Palestinian children is a form of terrorism, The New Arab’s Cairo correspondent repo...more »

Feds Fund Scientists Who Protect The ‘Global Warming Paradigm,’ Says Report

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 21 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Daily Caller: The Obama administration has been pumping billions of taxpayer dollars into science that’s “heavily biased in favor of the paradigm of human-induced climate change,” according to a researchers. Policy experts wanted to know if the lure of federal dollars was biasing climate science research.What they […]

ICRT Again

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
On ICRT again.... tonight at 8:15 local time Podcast link _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Anderson Cooper 180

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 22 hours ago
I call it that because that's only half the story. A few days ago, a few blogs, some Twitter accounts and an apathetic smattering of MSM outlets reported the news that Donald Trump donated between $100,000 to $250,000 to the same Clinton Foundation that's he's been decrying and demanding to be investigated. So, essentially Donald Trump is calling for an investigation of himself. If Trump is trying to position himself as the innocent here by claiming he didn't know it was a whorehouse when he walked in to use the bathroom, he's doing a pretty piss-poor job. Seriously. ... more »

McDonalds In Crisis As French Fries Dangerous Ingredients Revealed

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
We all know that eating processed or fast foods is very harmful to our overall health. McDonalds Corporation, the world’s leading dealer of GMOs and Frankenfoods, has suffered a major downturn in revenue in recent years thanks to a global awakening regarding the dangers of toxic, commercially processed “food.” However many health conscious people retain a soft spot for McDonalds French fries. ‘Fries are just potatoes, oil and salt, right?’ they say. Wrong. These people could not be further from the truth. Research has revealed that French Fries are actually comprised of 19 shocking ... more »

FBI: Hillary Used BleachBit Software To Destroy Evidence

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Congressman Trey Gowdy has disclosed new details about the Clinton email scandal that prove without a doubt the Democratic nominee intentionally destroyed evidence. In the video below, Gowdy reveals that Clinton used “BleachBit” – a drastic cyber-measure – to “hide traces of files deleted” from her private server and “prevent recovery.” Arguing that the FBI failed to asked Hillary Clinton the right questions during its interview last month, Gowdy said if FBI Director James Comey was truly trying to decide her intent in using a private, unsecured, unauthorized email server, he would ... more »

A Great British Warship Is Sold For Scrap

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The U.K. Royal Navy Invincible-class aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious (R 06), and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69) in 2007. US Navy Photo *USNI News:* *U.K. Carrier HMS Illustrious Sold for Scrap* Unable to find a permanent home for the retired Royal Navy carrier HMS Illustrious, the U.K. Ministry of Defence announced on Tuesday it would sell the ship for scrap to a Turkish firm. Illustrious was sold to LEYAL Ship Recycling Ltd. for around $2.64 million (£ 2 million), read the statement. Commissioned in 1982, Illustr... more »

Hacked Memo Reveals George Soros Planned To Overthrow Putin

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Recently released documents from George Soros’ Open Society reveals that the American billionaire made plans to oust President Putin and destabilise Russia. The files, taken from over 2,5000 DC Leaks documents, show how Soros used his immense wealth to create global chaos and attempt to install his neo-liberal agenda on the working classes. Theduran.com reports: While Soros has managed to thoroughly destabilise the European Union by promoting mass immigration and open borders, divided the United States by actively funding Black Lives Matters and corrupting the very corruptible US p... more »

Pope Expected To Make ET Disclosure At September Conference

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An ecumenical gathering between the three monotheist faiths is set to take place this September in which Pope Francis is expected to disclose the truth about extraterrestrials. This historic event which is due to take place from September 4th -23rd in Jerusalem, and according to Catholic church insiders the Pope’s revelations will mark the beginning of a one world religion. Thecommonsenseshow.com reports: The leaders of the multi-religious, pagan event, have named this unholy gathering as “Mekudeshet”. They have announced plans to perform an 11 day consecration. This can only mean ... more »

Russia Put On Full Combat Alert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to be on full combat readiness for an all-out war with Ukraine, which the Kremlin say will lead to a wider conflict with NATO and the Western world. Sputniknews.com reports: Snap combat readiness checks will take place on August 25-31 in Russia’s Southern, Western and Central military districts, as well as the Northern Fleet, Aerospace Forces and Airborne Troops, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Thursday. “Today, another unannounced inspection begun in accordance with a decision by the Supreme Commander of the Arme...more »

Leaked Documents Reveal Israel Armed Argentina During Falklands War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
New leaked documents reveal that Britain’s supposed ally, Israel, armed Argentina during the 1982 Falklands war, allowing the South American nation to bomb Royal Navy ships and kill UK troops. The secret files were disclosed to the UK’s Telegraph Newspaper and show that arms and military equipment were given to the Argentinian regime due to a hatred of the British by the then Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin. Rt.com reports: Israeli exports included Skyhawk jets that were responsible for bombing and sinking the RFA Sir Galahad, a troop ship, leaving 48 dead and numerous horrif... more »

The delirium over beryllium

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*Guest blog by Prof Flip Tanedo, a co-author of the first highlighted paper* *Click at the pirate flag above for a widget-free version* *Article:* Particle Physics Models for the \(17\MeV\) Anomaly in Beryllium Nuclear Decays *Authors:* J.L. Feng, B. Fornal, I. Galon, S. Gardner, J. Smolinsky, T. M. P. Tait, *F. Tanedo* *Reference:* arXiv:1608.03591 (Submitted to Phys. Rev. D) ------------------------------ *Also featuring the results from:* - Gulyás et al., “A pair spectrometer for measuring multipolarities of energetic nuclear transitions” (description of detector; 1504.00489;... more »

Judge Orders Release Of New Clinton Benghazi Emails

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A U.S. judge has ordered that the State Department release a previously unreleased batch of emails between Hillary Clinton and the White House during the week of the Banghazi attack. The court order comes after the State Department were forced to admit that it has found Benghazi-related documents from among the 14,900 Clinton emails and attachments uncovered by the FBI that Hillary had deleted and withheld from authorities. Yahoo News reports: Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, has been criticized for using an unauthorized private email system run from a server in the ba... more »

NATO Official Claims Afghan Security Forces Are On Positive Trajectory, But Ignores Report On Current High Casualty Rates For Afghan Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*US Department of Defense*: *Resolute Support Spokesman: Afghan Security Forces on Positive Trajectory* WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2016 — Afghan forces are performing better this year than last year, and are generally on track with their offensive campaign plan and are on a positive trajectory, the NATO Resolute Support Mission deputy chief of staff for communications said today. Army Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cleveland, briefing the Pentagon press corps live via video conference from Kabul, began by offering the deepest sympathies of the command to the families of Army Staff Sgt. Matthew V... more »

The Shaver Fiction = Carrion’s Latest Proof?

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
(Blogger's Note: *Brad Sparks* did what I had planned to do which was provide some information suggesting that Carrion's theory was not built on a solid foundation. He has been on this psy-op explanation for the 1947 UFO wave for a long time. This new aspect, published recently has some flaws, as Brad points out. Brad's analysis follows.) James Carrion's latest blog posting claims he now finally has "proof," "hard evidence," that US deception operations fabricated the flying saucer flap of 1947 and launched the whole modern UFO era in order to perpetrate a strategic deception on the... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 allowed ISIS to grow without considering the destructive effects. They have nurtured, train... more »

Hillary and Her Wheelbarrows

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 1 day 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 Investments

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
. Reno Sparks Indian Community Supports Standing Rock . . . . Photos by Buck Sampson, Paiute 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 to poison

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

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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: *AND THEN THERE'S THIS:* also worth watching, the occult significance of imagery in this early trailer, by (ironically) "Scott" at Stand Your Ground Studio. It's, like, a bit, mind-blowing; made all the more sinister by Scott's dead-pan delivery. Enjoy. Or worry...

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Maybe but it could have been PTSD from apocolypse now

Playing the hand that brought you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Park Service Celebrates 100 Years, Seeks Minorities’ Support

[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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

The Hidden Risk to the Economy in Corporate Balance Sheets

BERNARD CONDON at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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," .

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