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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

27 August - pm - Blogs I'm Following

11:04pm MDT

US Biofuels increase rather than decrease CO2 emissions.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 9 minutes ago
An article published in Climate Change under the title Carbon balance effects of U.S. biofuel production and use DeCicco, J.M., Liu, D.Y., Heo, J. et al. Climatic Change (2016). doi:10.1007/s10584-016-1764-4 comes to the conclusion that: Once estimates from the literature for process emissions and displacement effects including land-use change are considered, the conclusion is that U.S. biofuel use to date is associated with a net increase rather than a net decrease in CO2 emissions. Uh-oh! Another nail in the coffin of the AGW hoax, AbstractThe use of liquid biofuels has expanded ... more »

Glickson, consensus and hysteria: the state of alarmism

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 9 minutes ago
*Anthony Cox* Andrew Glikson is implacable in his alarmism. His latest effort is to organise 154 fellow academics, all on the public teat, to write a letter pleading to shut down coal and basically Australia’s economy. The letter is a cliché of alarmist platitudes and shibboleths. One such cliché is misanthropy. Glikson and his fellow alarmists agree with Turnbull’s ridiculous statement that human influence on Earth is a *massive science experiment*with *catastrophic* results. Glikson is like other alarmists who compare human influence to 4 atomic bombs going off every second. Why ... more »

Tuesday Is Primary Day In Florida-- Can Progressives Win?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Tuesday is primary day in Florida and-- thanks to ActBlue-- it isn't too late to help progressive champions like Alan Grayson and Tim Canova overcome steep odds and beat the corrupt establishment candidates they're battling. Both Grayson and Canova are in the midst of intense Get Out the Vote efforts right now-- as are Blue America's other candidates in the state-- and any contributions made this weekend will go right into those efforts. Just tap on the handy Florida thermometer at the bottom on this post. Meanwhile a pro-Wasserman Schultz SuperPAC-- the so-called Patriot Majori... more »

The Forgotten War: News Out Of Yemen

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
It has been disgusting to even watch 5 minutes of the Jew spew media these days without puking... The liars that call themselves "reporters" have been constantly putting out bullshit propaganda about how great that demon from hell, Hillary "Killary" Clinton is, and the so called "mainstream media"networks have all been constantly putting up equally bullshit poll 'results' that constantly claim that this psychotic mass murdering freak of nature is somehow "ahead" of Donald Drumpf in terms of exactly which criminal they will select to be their next President this coming November.. The... more »

Video: Crow Nation arrives at Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Photo copyright Michelle Cook, Dine' Apsaalooke Nation (Crow Nation) arrived at Standing Rock Camp with supplies, where thousands are resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline, threatening the water source, the Missouri River, of Dakota, Lakota and Nakota, and millions in the heart of the country. Crow Nation arrives at Standing Rock camp. Photo copyright Jean Roach, Lakota Crow Nation

Klee Benally's 'Powerlines' shows in France

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. 'Powerlines' now subtitled in French Special to Censored News PARIS -- On July 31st Klee Benally presented his feature film ‘Power Lines’ in Montreuil, near Paris, at La Comedia. The movie was very successful as well from non-professional audience as from professionals who found the filming, the pictures and the story wonderful. The music is also great and we are impatiently

Cities of Seattle and St. Paul support Standing Rock Sioux Nation 'No Dakota Access Pipeline'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
The cities of Seattle and Saint Paul join Indian Nations throughout the country and support Standing Rock Sioux battling the Dakota Access Pipeline By Brenda Norrell Censored News As support pours in from Indian Nations throughout North America, two cities -- Seattle and Saint Paul, Minn. -- have passed resolutions of support for the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and its mammoth struggle to halt

Mohawk Nation News 'Scullin (Bones) Has To Go'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
SCULLIN [BONES] HAS TO GO Posted on August 27, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Aug. 26, 2016. NEWS FLASH! Northern District of NY Judge Frederick Scullin threw us into the dark corporate judicial cesspool and hopes we’ll drown. He’s looking for excuses to throw out Jones v Parmley 98CV374. He let our lawyers Hoffman, Anello, Peiken and the rest drop us for not taking the NYS

Demonizing Russia Good for War Machine Profits$

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
A wonderful book I'd highly recommend is *Crazy Horse: The Strange Man* *of the Oglalas* by Mari Sandoz. I want to share one story from the book. After gold was discovered in the Black Hills the U.S. Army was sent in to clear the Indians out of their paha sapa even though they had been promised in a previous treaty that they would "own" this territory as long as the grass grew green. The inevitable battle led to Custer's last stand and the resulting major military campaign to bring the "hostiles" onto reservations in the dusty lands of southwest South Dakota. Crazy Horse and Sitti... more »

Maine's Racist Governor Loses Grip Once Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Our Gov. Paul LePage here in Maine has a long history of raging against critics who challenge his racism, frequent gross exaggerations and outright lies. Just a couple days ago LePage went after the Democrat in the state legislature who chairs the Health & Human Services Committee in the House of Representatives. The dispute is over whether Blacks and Hispanics from out-of-state are the primary reason drugs are flowing into Maine. LePage claims he has a three-ring binder full of photos of Black & Hispanic faces who have been arrested for these crimes. Law enforcement official... more »

YPG Rocket Attack Kills One Turkish Soldier.. Injures Three

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
*Link* *BBC * *One Turkish soldier was killed and three others were injured* in a *rocket attack by the U.S.-sponsored YPG terror group,* *launched against two tanks* taking part in Turkey's military offensive against Daesh in the Syrian town of Jarablus. *This isn't going to sit well with the Turkish population. Their NATO 'ally' supplied rockets used to kill Turkish soldiers....* *I've no doubt that the US or NATO allies did indeed supply the rockets to YPG/PKK to kill whoever the Kurds choose to kill. * The casualties are the first for Turkey since the launch of Operation E... more »

Pro-Erdogan Propaganda Coming Out of The West, Russia, And Iran

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Erdogan will regret invading Syria and attacking the Kurds.* Press TV, the Islamic Republic's propaganda channel, Russia Today, Euronews, and other Western propaganda channels are all covering for Erdogan's invasion of Syria, saying that he is attacking Daesh/ISIS terrorists when he is doing the opposite. It's like they were handed the same script. Erdogan and the U.S. made a deal with their buddies Daesh/ISIS to hand over Jarabulus so the Kurds couldn't liberate the city and gain greater territorial control in the north. Turkey, America, Syria, Russia, and Iran don't want the Ku... more »

Corona Radiata

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

If Paul LePage Is Impeached Will Señor Trumpanzee Still Offer Him A Cabinet Position In His Alternative Universe?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Remember when Maine's senior senator, Susan Collins, said she wouldn't vote for Señor Trumpanzee? It may see like months ago but it was just a couple weeks. At the time, I noted that she had endorsed, raised money for and campaigned with Maine's erratic far right governor, Paul LePage... twice. The clip from Rachel Maddow's Friday show opening (above) gives the background of the latest LePage outrage, starting with his crackpot and threatening call to state Rep. Drew Gattine's answer machine and his follow-up insane statements on WMTW-TV about dueling him and shooting him between... more »

Couple Rescued From Remote Desert Island After SOS Is Spotted In Sand

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A couple stranded on a remote Micronesian island in the Pacific were rescued Friday after a U.S. Navy aircraft spotted their “SOS” sign in the sand. The two mariners spent more than a week on an uninhabited island in Micronesia. Rescuers looking for the pair were alerted to their location on Wednesday when a passing ship saw flashing lights coming from a deserted Chuuke State island. Daily News reports: After the Navy spotted their cry for help, the crew reported the location to a nearby search and rescue team from Guam, ending a days-long search for the two marooned travelers. “The... more »

Trump Backs Ethanol Mandate at Iowa Rally, Says Hillary Will Be Bad for Farmers, Blacks

SCOTT BAUER & KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Donald Trump warned Saturday of a “war on the American farmer,” telling a crowd in Iowa that rival Hillary Clinton “wants to shut down family farms” and implement anti-agriculture policies. Trump’s speech at the annual... more »

No Excuses Sign Removed after 6 years of losing from the Montreal Canadiens Dressing Room

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 5 hours ago
Did I say six years its more like 26 but who is counting. Based upon the last six years I would say having to hire a French coach is the excuse. Well due to budget cuts the Analytics guy was given the job of making the player excuse statements to be used in the post game scrum, after all they never used him for analytics anyway. After they fired him he leaked them to Julian Assage. Of Course the coach has the first excuse " they traded away PK nobody asked me!" Radalov (Ché) - " Strippers. Montreal Strippers take your breath away, next year wife says I am playing in Winnipeg"... more »

The Lawnmower Man

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
The Lawnmower Man

Hillary Clinton: From Glass Ceiling to Crass Dealing

Ken Blackwell at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: New York City - USA - June 13 2015: former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton waves to supporters on Roosevelt Island after a speech formally announcing her candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination] The world has seen a number of women as top political leaders. Theresa May is the second female prime minister in Great Britain, after Maggie Thatcher. Angela Merkel is the long-serving chancellor of Germany. Years ago there was Indira Gandhi... more »

A smorgasbord for a Saturday evening

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
It's a while since we've had a proper 'smorgasbord' post. A 'smorgasbord' post is all I can manage today, so please prepare for a whole load of utterly random stuff. ******* Shaun of the (Dead) BBC Today's *Dateline London* was one of those editions where a single right-winger is allowed onto an otherwise entirely left-liberal panel (which is always preferable to those editions that have an entirely left-liberal panel - and, unfortunately, *Dateline *now appears to be regressing in that respect). Today's lone right-wing Daniel was Alex Deane, and the left-liberal lions roaring a... more »

Kurdish-Led Syria Forces Face Off with Turkish-Backed Rebels

SARAH EL DEEB at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Turkey Syria_perr (2)__1472334688_71.164.139.145] BEIRUT (AP) -- Backed by Turkish tanks and reports of airstrikes, Turkey-allied Syrian rebels clashed with Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria in a new escalation that further complicates the already protracted Syrian conflict. Turkey’s military didn’t specify what the airstrikes... more »

SAS Snipers To Protect Crowd From ISIS Attack At Notting Hill Carnival

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
This bank holiday weekend an estimated one million people will attend London’s Notting Hill Carnival. Elite anti-terror cops and sharpshooters from British Army’s Special Air Service (SAS) will be there to protect revellers from any terrorist attack. Europe has recently suffered a spate of terror attacks linked to ISIS. Mirror reports: The elite British Army unit’s sharpshooters have been trained to stop vehicles ploughing through crowds by smashing engine blocks with armour-piercing bullets in the wake of the attacks in France, according to the Sunday Times. An ISIS ‘lone wolf’ ter... more »

Never enter a land war in Asia, and never release a movie with subtitles in America

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Another well deserving movie defeated by subtitles. Catch this movie, likely the studio will not even care if you torrent it. Rob Stark plays a pickpocket, and if Bastille Day is any indication he will slay Jon Snow as a movie star.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Solar activity has a direct impact on Earth's cloud cover* *This new paper confirms that solar activity variation can account for a 2% variation in global cloud cover, sufficient to explain the warming of the 20th century and without any consideration of CO2 "radiative forcing."* A team of scientists from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Space) and the Racah Institute of Physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has linked large solar eruptions to changes in Earth's cloud cover in a study based on over 25 years of satellite observation... more »

Trump Uses Death of NBA Star’s Cousin to Highlight Inner-City Violence, Court Minority Votes

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.] Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used the death of NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin in his efforts to reach black voters on Saturday. Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been... more »

Clinton Receives First National Security Briefing as Nominee

KEN THOMAS and SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (7)__1472308461_71.164.139.145] WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton received her first national security briefing Saturday as the Democratic presidential nominee, meeting with intelligence officials for an overview of the major threats facing the nation around the globe. Clinton attended the briefing... more »

Atheists Sue State Legislature to Lead Opening Prayer

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Pennsylvania_State_Capitol] A coalition of atheists and secular groups have brought a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania state legislature, asserting its refusal to allow those who don't believe in God to lead the opening prayer before legislative sessions is discriminatory. The suit, filed in... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Water mark studies to lend important lessons on Louisiana flood patterns ~Any Wold, The Advocate*

August 27: The Irving Chapel will have special music this Sunday. Hold me back.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
The news has never been so bad. Here's an article that explains part of the reason why. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/world/middleeast/syria-civil-war-why-get-worse.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news It's even worse than the above suggests. Why are these wars happening? Because the U.S. wants to rule the world. No, not quite that. Most Americans have all their lives been smothered in propaganda by history books, movies, political leaders and news media, all of which give them a false impressio... more »

Without Fred Upton, Manchin's Daughter Would Never Have Even Tried Murdering Patients By Astronomically Raising the Cost Of EpiPens

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Fred Upton's Committee will never allow Medicare to negotiate fair prices with drug manufacturers* Joe Manchin's daughter, the Mylan CEO with a pronounced and lifelong penchant for cheating in her personal and business life-- who caused a scandal by bribing a university official to lie and say she got a degree when she didn't-- gets all the blame for the EpiPen scandal. She profited the most from it but she doesn't deserve *all* the blame. As we pointed out Thursday (in that same link as the one just above), House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), a persiste... more »

Featured Character and their Firearm

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Internet Movie Firearms facinating. Walking Dead Season one starting with Ricks Gun.

Not With A Bang

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
When he was defeated by his arch nemeses -- the Liberals -- and by the young upstart he claimed simply "wasn't ready," Stephen Harper went dark. Michael Harris writes: He gave not a single interview after getting waxed in the 2015 election by Justin Trudeau. Las Vegas proved more attractive to the MP from Calgary Heritage than the House of Commons, where, post-defeat, he lurked rather than sat. And while he was doing little for his constituents other than cashing his paycheck, he did find time to set up his political consulting company in Calgary after a few visits to U.S. casino ... more »

Jeremy Corbyn to Visit Stoke

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
It's a bit pointless asking you to guess who's visiting the Potteries next week because, well, the title says it all. The bandwagon will be rolling into Stoke-on-Trent next Thursday. Here are the details. Speakers include: Maxine Penkethman (CWU and Stoke South CLP) Andrew Fox-Hewitt (FBU and Newcastle-u-Lyme CLP) Shakira Rosenau (Young Labour and Stoke South CLP) Clare White (WEA and Stoke North CLP) WHEN September 03, 2016 at 1pm - 2:30pm WHERE Blue Clock Tower (outside Intu Potteries Centre) 2 Town Rd Stoke-on-Trent ST1 2JE United Kingdom Your intrepid scribe will be on ... more »

Maine Governor Calls Blacks And Hispanics The Enemy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Maine governor Paul LePage thinks that people of color are the enemy of his state and seems to suggest that they should be shot. The Republican governor of Maine has been criticized for his remarks. Talking about Maine’s drug problem, governor Paul LePage said that “the enemy right now… are people of color or people of Hispanic origin“. Statistics show otherwise. White people commit 5 out of every 6 drug related offences, involving its sale or manufacture in Maine. “You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy and the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people com...more »

The Enemy of Mine Enemy...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
(It seems the world's most beloved online stalker is about to be sued for $10,000,000 for copyright infringement by someone in Hollywood. Click on the links for the backstory of this delicious and delightful turn of events. Yet suffice it say I'd like to offer my help in moving the inevitable along. Consider this the cybernetic equivalent of pulling on a hanged man's legs to speed along the process of execution.) or *An Open Letter to Mr. James Nguyen, director of Birdemic * *Moviehead Pictures* *7119 Sunset Boulevard* *Hollywood, CA 90046* Dear Mr. Nguyen: I've recently hea... more »

Dan Gibson - Trailer for The Sacred City

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
You can buy Dan Gibson's book "Qur'anic Geography" *here* and buy or rent his documentary "The Sacred City" *here*. *An excerpt from, "The Mecca Question: A review of section six of Qur'anic Geography" by Jeremy Smyth, Independent Scholars Press, 2011: * This booklet is a review of the last section of Dan Gibson's academic book: *Qur'anic Geography*. The original book is 470 pages with over 170 illustrations, time lines, and multiple appendices and bibliographies. It is available in hardcover from Independent Scholars Press (http://www.indipress.ca). The original book examines the ... more »

Gaddafi's Top Ten Truth Bombs

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
Gaddafi was the only Arab and Muslim leader worth a damn, and the wicked witch gloated over his death as if he was some common criminal. Gaddafi's problem was that he had no allies. Did Syria's president protest the illegal NATO invasion of Libya? Did Iran? Did Egypt? They all happily fed him to the wolves. And now they're being targeted by those same wolves. In Assad's case, the wolves were still chewing Gaddafi's meat when they arrived at his doorstep. That's why they deserve no sympathy. *You hang separately or together*. Stupid Muslim leaders have chosen to hang separately. An... more »

Gaddafi Corrects Scum Sucking Western Journalists Who Lied And Covered For Al-Qaeda

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Video Title: Gaddafi hits back at BBC in English for the first time! Source: salim000001. Date Published: March 1, 2011. Description:* Gaddafi's first time BBC interview (28/02/2011) since the crisis erupted in Libya. Gaddafi is never fond of speaking in English - surprisingly, he retaliated to the BBC interviewer in English stresssing that Libyans would die to protect him (be patient to watch to the end).

"The Rise of the Islamic State in Syria" by Prof. Vijay Prashad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Obama and Erdogan consider the terrorists and mass murderers in ISIS as their brothers.* The U.S.-ISIS-Turkey-Israel-England-France-Qatar-Saudi Arabia Axis represents the greatest danger to the people of Syria, the Middle East, and Europe. As long as the people who were behind 9/11 continue to conduct their criminal wars and fund their Jihadist proxies the Middle East will know no peace in this century and Europe will become even more of a dumping ground for refugees. In fifty years it will be Europistan. And the Europeans have only themselves to blame because they have appeased... more »

Since When Did An Invasion Become A Plunge?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
The New York Times headline for the video report below on NATO's invasion of Syria is so ridiculous. You get the impression that the Turkish government has been sucked into the war against its own will when in reality this was a decision long in the making. This is an invasion, not a plunge. But leave it to The Paper of Official Bullshit to use absurd language to hide the truth. It is in a class of its own when it comes to state propaganda. *An excerpt from, "Turkey Invades Northern Syria — Truth of Turkish "Coup" Revealed?" The New Atlas, August 24, 2016:* It would be likewise d... more »

Secret Mysteries of the Sun Revealed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
There is a lot here to take in. Yet much is also clarified. Sun worship is actually a natural outcome of the practice of meditation and evolves toward sun gazing to support the body. To make this as real as possible, in my own practice, I have seen the impossibility of the inner sun just once but i did see it. Thus spiritual yearning evolves into meditative practice and that reveals the inner sun and often reported mind to mind communion with masters who guide. This was the purported foundation of Atlantean global spiritual teaching. As posted that era ran optimally from 250... more »

Ancient Iron and Copper furnaces in Western North Carolina

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
[image: Image: Ancient iron and copper furnaces in Western North Carolina] The European Bronze Age ran from 2500 BC through 11259 BC. However, it appears that the copper mined at Lake superior was smelted at Poverty Point and then transshipped through Bimini to Europe and the Irish sea to pick up tin before ending up in the Mediterranean. Some form of trade contact was then sustained through to the Roman era but ended with the collapse of the Western empire and the advent of Islam. Thus an European establishment in the Carolinas is plausible. In fact we already suspe... more »

6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
The evidence is so far rather scant. and not too compelling. Yet it is a direction worth pursuing as we are still some ways from having complete access to even simple cannabis juice that is THC free. That would require breeding plants that are TNC free or close enough. Unfortunately all breeding efforts have been in the other direction. . *6 Plants Other Than Cannabis That are High in Healing Cannabinoids * *12th August 2016* *By Anna Hunt* * http://wakeup-world.com/2016/08/12/6-plants-other-than-cannabis-that-are-high-in-healing-cannabinoids/?* *Cannabis is not t... more »

Spiritual Emergency Diagnosis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
The nasty take home is that sustained drug treatment will convert a temporary condition into a permanent condition and should never be allowed. The brain only needs the time to heal itself in communion with a natural community experienced in assisting. The real time period is about one year. I also suspect that cannabis and /or DMT therapy in conjunction with a skilled therapist can allow troubling memories to be not forgotten but to no longer hold emotional loading. That means that you no longer feel rage when you recall that you were sexually abused. This is important becau... more »

First Humans Entered the Americas Along the Coast, Not Through the Ice

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 8 hours ago
*[image: View]* Of course they did! I said as much a decade ago when there was zero support for this alternative. Dogma then opposed the idea that ancient man were skilled mariners when the evidence was already exceptionable. Actual capability existed a full twenty thousand years ago.What that means is that we have human remains and that their implied musculature for the upper body conforms to that of a skilled sea kayaker. The passage along the coast was still difficult but the sea level was three hundred feet lower as well. Yet that passage could be forced even today. There is t... more »

The Epee Pen:Clintonomics in writing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Gaming the system to make a profit where free enterprise cant operate. This is a prime example of the TPP economy. A true knowlege based economy just like China had for 6000 years. BTW in Canada Eppee pens still cost about $100.

Burkini ban: Cultural Marxists vs. "shariah takeover" ?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 9 hours ago
*Guest post by Anonymous* With this Burkini ban, it is clear that the authorities have no intention of allowing a Sharia take-over in France, which could turn the average native French household from this: to this: [image: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b8/bc/70/b8bc70ee14a69656cab9bf74d1b3d5cf.jpg] *France under "Shariah law" ?* undoing decades of work on the part of the cultural marxists. They must be convinced that through culture propaganda coupled with this kind of legislation, they can "assimilate" all the migrants.

Governments Panic As Pokemon Go Death Toll Rises

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Virtual reality smartphone game Pokemon Go continues to cause mayhem around the globe as more and more people are quite literally dying whilst playing it. The number of daily active users on the app currently hovers around the 50 million figure. A few weeks ago Pokemon Go claimed its first death in the United States as a 20-year-old man was shot dead while playing Pokémon Go in a San Francisco park late onSaturday night. Thedailysheeple.com reports: Now, Japan mourns its first victim, as Yukiko Nakanishi was tragically lost to the addictive game. Nakanishi was crossing the road whe... more »

Israeli Think Tank Says Destroying ISIS Would Be A Mistake

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
According to the director of an Israeli right wing think tank, the existence of ISIS serves a “strategic purpose” that is in the interests of the West. The head the of the think tank, that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, says the West should not destroy ISIS, as they could be a useful tool in undermining Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia. “The continuing existence of IS serves a strategic purpose,” Efraim Inbar wrote in an article entitled: “The Destruction of Islamic State Is a Strategic Mistake” Salon reports: By cooperating with Russia to fight the genoci... more »

Darayya Liberated From Imperialist Forces In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Syrian government has retaken the Damascus suburb of Darayya, marking the beginning of the end for imperialist forces in Syria. Under an agreement, the militant group Ajnad al-Sham surrendered their heavy weapons to the Syrian army on Thursday, ending a five-year stand-off. Fars News reports: Under the deal, some 4,000 civilians are leaving Darayya, as well as 700 bedraggled and hungry militants. According to local media reports, the defeated militants are going to the northern rebel stronghold of Idlib, taking only light weapons with them, while civilians are being taken to rec... more »

Free Download: Gregory David Roberts, “Shantaram”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Shantaram”* Gregory David Roberts "Shantaram is a novel written by Australian writer Gregory David Roberts first published in 2003. Before becoming an author and charity worker, Roberts was a heroin addict and bank robber, who got caught but then escaped from Pentridge Prison and fled to India. The title, which is an Indian word means “man of peace” in English, was taken from the name Roberts given by his best friend's mother during the time he lived in India. Although the author stated that the book is actually a fictional novel, there is a debate surrounding it about how much ... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2hTQjK1Fa4 "It won't be long before another day, We're gonna have a good time. And no one's gonna take that time away, You can stay as long as you like..."

The Phantom of the Obama Administration

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Phantom of the Whitehouse - 900] The Nation's Capital has known its share of ghost stories. The spirit of Abraham Lincoln is said to walk the halls of the White House, particularly in our times of trouble. The woman hanged for his assassination allegedly helps tend... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Experience"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Experience" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zhIMe3PI-4

"How It Really Is"

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

“The Dark Dynamics of the Deep State”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Dark Dynamics of the Deep State,” Introduction* by Michael Covel "We live in an age of complete lack of accountability. Our institutions fail regularly. And there are no consequences. When American politicians used to violate the public trust by lying, they faced consequences, like being voted out of office or resigning in disgrace. But that’s not the case anymore. Today, our ruling class lies about issues both big and small without consequence. It happens on both sides of the political aisle. The public does nothing about it. And the Deep State uses this apathy to further c... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Life's impermanence, I realized, is what makes every single day so precious. It's what shapes our time here. It's what makes it so important that not a single moment be wasted." - Wes Moore

Arizona Threatened by Additional Uranium Mining

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Energy Fuels Resources is attempting to re-open old uranium mines located adjacent to the Grand Canyon. Many Arizona businesses and environmental groups have opposed the move. One need only look to Arizona's historical relationship with the nuclear complex (from mining to weapons testing) to understand grassroots opposition in the state to more nuclear. AZ has a disgraceful nuclear history. People living in AZ, especially the Navajos, continue to be poisoned by uranium mining in the state: Leslie MacMillan. March 31, 2012. "Uranium Mines Dot Navajo Land, Neglected and Still Perilo... more »

Is There A Trumpist Split Between Ashkenazi And Sephardic Jews?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
It's no secret that Señor Trumpanzee isn't charming the socks off any minority groups. He's in single digits among African-Americans and not only doing far worse than any other Republican *ever* among Hispanics, his hate-filled campaign has inspired tens of thousands of Hispanics to get citizenship so they could vote against him and hundreds of thousands more Hispanics that normal to register to vote for the first time, voting against Trump the main motivation. Asian-Americans have been similarly repulsed by Trump's racism and extremism and by turning the fastest growing American ... more »

"How Do We Grieve?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Fukushima has sealed our fate. There is no escape, for anyone, anywhere. How do we grieve the loss of our beautiful, precious world, and us, *all* of us, with it? I don't know if there are words for that... I don't know them, anyway... - CP “My heart broke on its shame and sorrow. I suddenly knew how much crying there was in me, and how little love. I knew, at last, how lonely I was. But I couldn’t respond. My culture had taught me all the wrong things well. So I lay completely still, and gave no reaction at all. But the soul has no culture. The soul has no nations. The soul has no c... more »

"Fukushima Update August 27, 2016: Poisoned Air for All"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*Publishing change: *Due to Bob Nichol's other commitments these updates will now be delivered as they become available. This repost of the latest data is to keep you informed, while understanding that nothing has changed, or will, except inevitable increases in the radiation levels. The radiation's not going anywhere, folks, but we are...- CP *"Fukushima Update August 27, 2016: Poisoned Air for All"* By Bob Nichols San Francisco) August 27, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” There will be a brief hiatus in the numbers while I finish other projects. Based on seven... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Blogging will be light this weekend. I have been running non-stop for the past few weeks, and I have yet to recover from my trip to Russia last week. It's off to the chalet for some badly needed rest and sleep. When I wake up I will blog .... and when I sleep I will not .... and knowing how much I need this break, I will probably be sleeping most of the time. :)

Ten Great Tweets From Chuck Yeager

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
ChuckYeager.com *Task & Purpose*:* The 10 Greatest Tweets From 93-Year-Old Airman Chuck Yeager* World War II fighter ace Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier 70 years ago. Now he tweets hilarious shit. Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager has had an epic career. During World War II, he flew 64 missions and decimated 13 enemy planes. Though he was shot down during a mission in France, he evaded capture using the French Underground. When he returned home after the war, he was among several pilots to test the experimental Bell X-1 rocket plane, and became the first human to ... more »

The Afghan Government Only Controls Two-Thirds Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
(Click on Image to Enlarge) *Al Jazeera*: *Afghanistan: Who controls what?* *More than a decade after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across Afghanistan.* Since the Taliban was ousted from power following the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the armed group's control over parts of Afghanistan has fluctuated widely. According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Western-backed Afghan government has lost control of nearly five percent of its territory to the Taliban since the beginning of... more »

Nothing New

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
The Harper carcass finally left the house Jason Kenny contiunes to play on the public purse lucky they are not in Boliva where ministers are beaten to death Zimbawbe continues its death spiral big companies lay off thousands and everyone waits for the Economic collapase of Japan The brillant hot sweaty summer of 2016 draws to a close as the world waits for something to happen because we are not on the wrong path we are on the wrong superhighway

Weekend reads: ORI staff revolt?; Excel creates big typos in papers; how to reward reviewers

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured health care fraud charges for a researcher who committed scientific fraud, and a first-ever government agency lawsuit against a scientific publisher for deceit. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: The leader of the U.S. Office of Research Integrity faces a staff revolt amid criticisms of her direction, reports Jocelyn Kaiser at Science. […] The post Weekend reads: ORI staff revolt?; Excel creates big typos in papers; how to reward reviewers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

67 Arrested in Violent Zimbabwe Protests

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Harare_secondst] HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe police say they arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, Harare, as the president warned against an Arab Spring type of revolution. Police spokesman Paul Nyathi on Saturday said they had... more »

GOP Senator Slams Obamacare As Prices Jump, Competition Shrinks

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: 6482590581_ea1e9005eb_b] Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee lambasted Democrats for Obamacare leading to less health care options for Americans during the GOP weekly address Saturday. Citing a recent Business Insider article discussing the “very near collapse” of Tennessee's Obamacare exchange, Alexander slammed the Affordable Care Act... more »

Clinton Set to Receive First National Security Briefing Today

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (7)__1472308461_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 8:50 a.m. Hillary Clinton has arrived at an FBI facility in White Plains, New York, for her first national security briefing as the Democratic presidential nominee. The... more »

A Year Later, South Sudan Peace Agreement Falling Apart

JUSTIN LYNCH at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: South Sudan Troubled _perr__1472307197_71.164.139.145] JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- When South Sudan’s president signed a peace deal a year ago to try to end the country’s civil war, he added 16 reservations to the agreement. Salva Kiir called it “the most divisive and unprecedented... more »

Italy Buries Quake Dead, Recalls Sisters Embracing in Rubble

TRISHA THOMAS and VANESSA GERA at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Italy Quake_perr (1)__1472308070_71.164.139.145] ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- A young man wept over a little girl’s white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region... more »

Another Afghan Eastern District Has Fallen To The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Stringer / Reuters *Reuters*: *Taliban fighters overrun district in eastern Afghanistan* Taliban insurgents overran a district in eastern Afghanistan, killing and wounding dozens of police and soldiers and threatening strategically important road routes to Pakistan, officials said on Saturday. Abdul Rahman Solamal, governor of Jani Khel district, in the eastern province of Paktia said that after heavy overnight fighting, security forces had pulled out of the district, which sits at an intersection linking eight districts and which connects Paktia with neighboring Khost province ... more »

A Look At Russia's Version Of The A-10 Warthog

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*National Interest*: *Russia's A-10 Warthog: Why the Su-25 Frogfoot Is a Flying Tank* The Su-25 Frogfoot, known as the Grach or “Rook” by Russian pilots, is one of those aircraft that may not be at the cutting edge of technology, but still has seen widespread service around the world because it offers an effective and useful solution to the need to blast targets on the ground. As such, its obvious stablemate is the American A-10 Thunderbolt II attack plane. But while the U.S. Air Force wants to retire the A-10 starting in 2022, the Su-25 is undergoing extensive upgrades to keep wi... more »

North Korea Is Now Claiming That They Can Now Launch A Nuclear Strike Against The U.S. Mainland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*USA Today:* *North Korea claims it’s now able to nuke U.S. mainland* The nation is celebrating its first successful test of a submarine-launched missile. The country's leader — Kim Jong Un — says the U.S. mainland is now within striking range of his nuclear weapons. That sounds like a threat. Joel Wit, a former U.S. nuclear negotiator with North Korea, says he's concerned, but not worried. "Because — despite this success — we’re not within striking range of their nuclear weapons." The threat to the U.S. mainland does not yet exist; there's no evidence North Korea has yet been a... more »

Inhabitants of Separation Construct Transported to Source BaseEnvironment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
Inhabitants of Separation Experiment containment construct transported to Source base environment by the Trio*. His-torical and her-itage contrast frequencies of construct inhabitants notched filtered and harmonized during pure love transport. No One left behind. Changes proceed rapidly. Early perceptions include perceptions of new and deeper colors, slight changes to environment and light-ness of being. A seamless move home. ALL FLOWS, ALL KNOWS ALL AS IT FLOWS. * (a nameless trio of 3 Pure Love formless beings created for this purpose during Atlantis 1).

Hillary Clinton: Physically fit people do not exit cars like this...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*presented with no comment.*

Chaos as Brazilian President Impeachment Continues

PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Brazil Political Cris_perr (1)__1472305330_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A trial against Brazil’s president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared “stupidity is endless” and sharply criticized a colleague who had questioned the body’s... more »

Dept. of Transportation to Issue Record $2.45 Billion Loan to Amtrak

RANDALL CHASE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Amtrak Biden_perr__1472303308_71.164.139.145] WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Amtrak is receiving a $2.45 billion loan from the federal government to buy new trains, upgrade tracks and make platform improvements along the busy Northeast corridor, the largest such loan ever by the Department of Transportation,... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 27: Most Unusual Place or Circumstance I've Gamed

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 15 hours ago
Probably when I first started gaming there were some unusual circumstances and places. My first gaming group met at the Howard Whittemore Memorial Library in my hometown of Naugatuck, Connecticut. I was in middle school at the time and they hooked us up with a meeting room located near the children's section of the library. Of course we always got yelled at for being too noisy to the point we were pretty sure the sound of dice rolling would earn a "shhhh". Admittedly, it *was* a library... It did get a little bit awkward when part of the room was dedicated to storage and we had t... more »

Hinkley Point “Not Essential” – Richard Black

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://news.sky.com/story/hinkley-point-not-essential-for-uk-energy-10552188 From Sky News: A new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point is not needed for the UK to meet its energy and climate change targets, a report claims. The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) argues that more wind farms and gas-fired power stations would be enough to […]

US "International Court" Ruling on China Falls Short

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 15 hours ago
The Philippines needs a stable Asia to prosper, not regional militarization, and certainly not a confrontation with China. *August 27, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A recent "international tribunal" ruling regarding China's claims in the South China Sea was more than just anticlimactic - it was indicative of the United States' waning influence as well as the waning legitimacy of the many international institutions it has used, abused, and thus undermined for decades. The New York Times in an article titled, "Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea," would claim: *... more »

Suspect Faces Death Penalty Charges in Mississippi Nun Deaths

EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Nuns Killed_perr (5)__1472302404_71.164.139.145] LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) -- A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said.... more »

US, Russia Fall Short on Deal to Restore Syria Truce

MATTHEW LEE and JAMEY KEATEN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Switzerland U_perr__1472300745_71.164.139.145] GENEVA (AP) -- The United States and Russia said Friday they had resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Syria and opening up aid deliveries, but were unable once again to forge... more »

Rebellion Against Transgenderism Breaks Out on Popular British Parenting Site

Carolyn Moynihan at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mumsnet - 900] A rebellion against transgenderism has broken out on the hugely popular British parenting website Mumsnet after some users were banned for "misgendering" and "transphobia" in referring to certain persons, it seems. Starting Thursday evening UK time the "I am Spartacus"... more »

Judge Won’t Block California’s Strict Child Vaccination Law

JULIE WATSON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Doctor injecting a young child with a vaccination or antibiotic in a small disposable hypodermic syringe, close up of the kids arm and needle.] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal judge will not immediately block a California law that requires all schoolchildren to be vaccinated and is one of the strictest in the nation for eliminating exemptions based on religious and personal beliefs. The... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 27 , 2016...... Around The Horn For Europe For Saturday - - 1. Greece In Focus : Migrant / Refugee Crisis Updates ; Domestic & International ( Troika + 1 ) Politics ; Economic Items. 2. Italy To Hold Day Of Mourning For the 281 Known Dead From Wednesday's Earthquake . 3. Germany In Focus - Economic And Political Items To Consider. 4. UK - Items Of Interest. 5. France In Focus

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Greece..... *Kathimerini English* ‏@ekathimerini 3h 3 hours ago Greece can handle volume of migrant arrivals, minister says http:// dlvr.it/M79Y0X *Kathimerini English* ‏@ekathimerini 3h 3 hours ago Tsipras hedges bets on outcome of TV tender, TIF, education bill http:// dlvr.it/M79XxL *Kathimerini English* ‏@ekathimerini 3h 3 hours ago One in 4 euros unpaid in first income tax installments http://dlvr.it/M79XtK *Greek Reporter* ‏@GreekReporter 16h 16 hours ago Bank Deposits Drop in July After a Two Month Rise http://dlvr.it/M70PtB #Greece *... more »

Can The Democrats Actually Screw Up Winning Back The Senate? It Would Be Difficult, But Schumer's The One Who Could Do It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*The GOP could never inflict the kind of damage on the Democrats that Schumer does* Thursday night, the *NY Times* suddenly woke up to something we've been harping on all year-- only the *Times* referred to what we call DSCC incompetence and corruption as the Democrats weak bench. The reporter, Jennifer Steinhauer, asserted that the DSCC could accomplish the impossible: *not* win back the Senate. Because the Democrats have only one-- or at the most two-- weak seats to defend, Nevada and Colorado, and the Republicans have 15 at-risk seats up in November, it would be really difficult... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The American McMansion is dying for good From the "Who Said This Blog Only Gives Bad News?" Department There's a bizarre French conspiracy theory that the viral 'burkini' photos were staged Aren't all conspiracy theories bizarre? Canada and Scotland allow cops to wear the hijab to help recruit more Muslim women to the force Australia investigates blockchain as a platform 76-Year-Old Veteran Kills Himself In VA Parking Lot After Being Denied Treatment FBI Admits Clinton Used Software Designed To "Prevent Recovery" And "Hide Traces Of" Deleted Emails Assange Assass... more »

Despite Rape and Torture, ISIS Captive Refused to Renounce Christianity Before Execution

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: American Islamic Stat_perr__1472299089_71.164.139.145] PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- Former hostages say an Arizona woman slain by Islamic State militants remained steadfast in her Christian faith and stood up to her captors despite being tortured, raped and verbally abused. Four ex-hostages who had shared cells... more »

Report: Clinton State Department Calendars Won’t Be Public Until After Election

TED BRIDIS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (6)__1472297951_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seven months after a federal judge ordered the State Department to begin releasing monthly batches of the detailed daily schedules showing meetings by Hillary Clinton during her time as secretary of state, the government told The Associated... more »

The Kinder, Gentler Trump

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Briar Woods High School, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] Behold the kinder, gentler Donald Trump. The latest of Trump’s “pivots” is more far-reaching than a stab at greater message discipline. It is an effort to make him more appealing to minorities and college-educated whites by adopting a more inclusive... more »

Planned Parenthood ‘Mega-Center’ Opening Next To School Ignites Prayer Protests

Steve Birr at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 90382198_e68854aff2_b] The soft opening of a new Planned Parenthood clinic next to a Washington, D.C., public charter school drew pro-life demonstrators Friday, who organized a 12-hour, prayer-based protest of the new facility. The Planned Parenthood clinic, which protesters referred to as... more »

Transgender Plaintiffs in NC Get Narrow Win on Injunction Request

Jonathan Drew & Emery P. Dalesio at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Transexual Transgender Pandora's Box - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving... more »

The Real Breitbart

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Andrew Breitbart, editor and founder of BigGovernment.com political website, speaks at a 'Cut Spending Now' rally at the conservative Americans for Prosperity (AFP) 'Defending the American Dream Summit' in Washington on November 5, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)] I am not the first and won’t be the last to remark on how utterly bizarre aspects of this campaign season are. Let’s start with the fact that there were some serious adults with actual executive experience and plausible capacity... more »

Do the Never-Trumpers Really Want to Aid a Great Victory for Liberal Governance?

Stephen Moore at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and U.S. president Barack Obama share a laugh during a campaign rally on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina.] I asked a successful businessman the other day what he thought about Donald Trump. He turned his thumb down. Wow. “Are you going to vote for Hillary?” I asked with trepidation. “Of course not,” he replied, almost insulted by the... more »

10 Year Old Girl Drugged, Raped, Dismembered & Burned By Family

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The remains of a 10-year-old girl was discovered burning in a bathtub by police who were called to an apartment complex in Albuquerque. Victoria Martens was injected with methamphetamine, raped, stabbed, dismembered and set alight by her own family, who betrayed and killed her in the most gruesome way imaginable on the day after her 10th birthday. Albuquerque police chief Gordon Eden said: “This is the most gruesome act of evil I have ever seen.” The Mirror reports: Experienced detectives described the killing as the “most gruesome act of evil” they have ever seen. The girl’s 35-yea...more »

The 1960 Devon Flood Story

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood “Bloke down the pub” sent me this book, which has apparently been knocking around his family archives. The 32-page booklet was published both to commemorate some of the worst floods in Devon’s history, but also to raise funds for the relief fund, as the Introduction explains: I have […]

LGBT Activists Have Left No Middle Ground in the Culture War

Esther O'Reilly at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: No Win-Win LGBT - 900] Progressive evangelical David Gushee recently issued an ominous warning to Christians who hold to orthodox beliefs on marriage and sexuality: It turns out that you are either for full and unequivocal social and legal equality for LGBT people, or you... more »

Your Story is Not Over

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Semicolon Tattoo Hands holding Heart - 900] I was sitting in the departure lounge waiting for my flight to board when that dreaded announcement graced our ears, "The 3:30 p.m. flight to Dallas, TX will now depart at 5:40 p.m. Thank you for your patience." I looked...more »

August 26: Lies and Liars.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 19 hours ago
"Watchdog warns New Brunswick tax burden onerous as rates soar" Front page headling, Irving press, August 25. Watchdog. Get that? Obviously this is from an impartial body, perhaps a government commission. Or maybe.... ,,,actually this 'watchdog' is a propaganda agency financed by the wealthy. The irving press doesn't tell us but, in fact, that's exactly what it is. This is propaganda, and the editor who approved this for the front page in irving press, was deliberately spreading propaganda. In fact, that's a nice way of saying this headline is lying. The 'watchdog' is The Fraser ... more »

Blast from the Past: 1984: China and Taiwan: A Web of Unofficial Contacts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
Full text is available online from the NYTimes site. With the China "cut off" of "official" communications, it is important to remember the web of unofficial communications that have existed between Taiwan and China for decades. In the ICRT podcast below we discussed the forums through which Taiwan cities host Chinese cities. These represent useful unofficial channels, one of many. Note that Chen Chu has invited Chinese reps to her upcoming shindig, and they haven't responded. As I said in the podcast, if China had a policy, it would already have responded. It seems to me that Beij... more »

Pennsylvania Syndrome

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
*"If you walk up to the front gate of the White House and ask to speak to the President, they will say to you "No, go away"; if you then go around to another gate and ask to see the President, you are immediately picked up and taken away to St. Elizabth's Psychiatric Hospital.* *They have an actual diagnosis for this, they have about 120 or so a year - they call them "White House Cases".* *If you try to get into the White House, then you're delusional - and the reason that you're delusional is because they think the President of the the United States wants to help them - this is i... more »

Military Photo of the Day: One of a 1,000 Combat Missions

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: William Ward Vietnam - 900] William Ward, HMM-262, 27 August 1968 One in 1,000: Marine Corporal William D. Ward (Church Hill, Tennessee) takes a breather during one of his 1,000 helicopter combat missions while his Sea Knight aircraft is refueled at Vandegrift Combat Base. Ward,... more »

Dr. Roy Spencer and the Myth of a Valid Global Climate Science

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 21 hours ago
The Dr. Roy Spencer site has a post, about an experiment to show a cold object can warm a hotter object (by interposing a cool object between the hotter object and a much colder object). My response: *"Now, this experiment does not prove that gases can do what the cardboard has done....It only answers the 2nd Law violation claims some have made against a cool object (here, the cardboard sheet) causing a heated object to be warmer than if the cool object was not present, which is what the Earth’s greenhouse effect does."* *The "Earth's greenhouse effect" is theorized to work by CO2 r... more »

Solidarity Magnified for Standing Rock Camp 'No Dakota Access Pipeline'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Apsaalooke Nation preparing to take supplies to Standing Rock. Supporters will leave at 1 pm. Firewood, Water, over 700 lbs of Processed Buffalo meat, Camping Supplies, Dry Goods, and monetary donations from members of the tribe. -- Crow Nation News . Kickapoo from Mexico, and Texas border, arrived in Standing Rock Camp The Cherokee Nation sent 19 pallets

Warriors of the Heart: Standing Rock Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
Powerful, and touching, stories from the heart. The reasons two young Native women are here at Standing Rock Camp. Lyra Hefner and Lean Eastman share their stories with Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio 87.9. Recorded live in mobile radio van in camp by Govinda.

Stephen Harper's Legacy

Alison at Creekside - 22 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Throwback Friday music to read by..... Is this the real life ? Is this just fantasy ? ***** Markets & market moving news... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 28s 28 seconds ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Yellen Unveiling, Jackson Hole ... http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/08/weekly -commentary-yellen-unveiling.html?spref=tw …Doug Noland's weekly missive. *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 ... more »

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

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
. NOW! Standing Rock Tribe brings refrigerator to camp! (Just in time for all that buffalo meat on its way.) Photo by Michelle Cook, Dine', in camp just now. Today at Standing Rock Camp Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' Standing Rock Camp: Friday, Friday, Aug. 26, 2916CAMP GOODS:BatteriesChainsawFileMalletSmall Propane TanksTentsSleeping BagsBlanketsBed RollsAir

Scientists Discover Milky Way Made Up Entirely Of Dark Matter

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 US Christian Woman Tortured by ISIS

The Stream at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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