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Sunday, August 28, 2016

28 August - Blogs I'm Following

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Half Of Germans Oppose A Fourth Term For Angela Merkel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks during ARD summer-interview infront of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos *DW*: *New poll shows split opinion over fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel* *A new poll has found Germans are split over whether Chancellor Merkel should seek a fourth term. Many criticize her response to an influx of refugees, but officials say fewer than one million actually arrived in 2015.* Half of Germans oppose German Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking a fourth consecutive term, according to a survey published on Sunday in ... more »

The Battle For The Libyan City Of Sirte Enters The Final Phase

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
*DW:* *Libyan forces in final push to dislodge 'Islamic State' from Sirte* Pro-government forces have said they are in a "final battle" against the "Islamic State" in its stronghold of Sirte. A three month fight to retake the city has been slowed by IS snipers, suicide bombers and booby traps. Fighters loyal to Libya's UN-backed government on Sunday advanced on the last "Islamic State" controlled neighborhoods in the coastal city of Sirte. Loyalist forces have been fighting for Sirte for nearly three months, but their offensive has been slowed down by snipers, suicide bombers and b... more »

Iraq Tells Saudi Arabia To Remove Their Ambassador

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
Thamer al-Sabhan (left, with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari) only took up his posting in January *BBC:* *Iraq asks Saudi Arabia to remove ambassador* Iraq has called on Saudi Arabia to replace its ambassador to Baghdad over comments he made about Iran's involvement in Iraq. Shia Muslim politicians have been calling for Thamer al-Sabhan to be withdrawn. He has said Iranian-backed Shia militia are aggravating tensions with Sunni Muslims in Iraq. He also allegedly accused the militia of trying to assassinate him. Saudi Arabia and Iraq are longstanding regional rivals. The... more »

Iran Deploys Its S-300 Missile Defense System To Its Key Nuclear Facilities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
*AFP*: *Iran deploys long-range missiles to Fordo nuclear site* Tehran (AFP) - Tehran has deployed a recently delivered Russian-made long-range missile system to central Iran to protect its Fordo nuclear facility, state television said Sunday. Protecting nuclear facilities is paramount "in all circumstances" General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of Iran's air defences, told the IRIB channel. "Today, Iran's sky is one of the most secure in the region," he added. A video showed an S-300 carrier truck in Fordo, raising its missile launchers toward the sky, next to other counter-strik... more »

Are you drinking enough?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 47 minutes ago
[image: martini] Are you drinking enough? This is not a trivial question. It used to be said that non-drinkers lived longer, although maybe without consuming Bacchus’s fine gift it just *seems* longer. Yet health researcher after health researcher is discovering that in general teetotallers actually do die younger, yet this now-established fact is still conspicuously absent from most “official” alcohol guidelines, which are generally written by wowsers instead of researchers. Consider new British guidelines which, despite all the abundant new evidence, *still recommend that... more »

Iran Arrests One Of Their Nuclear Negotiators On Suspicion Of Spying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran. Photograph: STRINGER/Reuters *New York Times*:* Iran Arrests Person Linked to Negotiations on Nuclear Deal* Iran said on Sunday that a person close to the government team that negotiated its nuclear agreement with foreign powers had been arrested on accusations of espionage and released on bail. The disclosure, reported in the state news media, appeared to be the latest sign of the Iranian leadership’s frustration over the agreement, which has failed so far to yield the significant economic benefits for the country that its advocates had pr... more »

Could A Battle Over The Carried Interest Loophole Determine Sean Duffy's Political Fate In Northwest Wisconsin?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Duffy reports a **$1,222,995 war chest against Mary Hoeft* You've heard about carried interest right? Do you understand what it is and why the carried interest tax loophole has to be shut down? After reading this OpEd from venture capitalist Alan Patricof in the *NY Times* over the weekend, I wish the loophole could be shut down retroactively and the billions of unpaid taxes by crooked Republicans like Robert Mercer, Steven Cohen, John Paulson and Paul Singer and crooked Democrats like John Arnold and Donald Sussman could be collected-- with penalties. As Patricof explains, "carri... more »

Satellite Installed for Standing Rock Resistance Radio!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
The satellite is installed for Spirit Resistance Radio. It will be live and online from Standing Rock Camp before long. It was already live in camp at 87.9 FM on radios! Photo by Michelle Cook, Dine'. Radio producer Govinda, with Tom Goldtooth, IEN at mobile radio van now.

Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Listen: The First 17 Shows

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
. Live from Standing Rock Camp, Spirit Resistance Radio, 87.9 FM Recorded live by producer Govinda of Earthcycles, in Standing Rock Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where thousands have gathered to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline, now threatening to poison the peoples water source, the Missouri River. Censored News Apache delegation photos by Jean Roach Waniya Locke, Standing Rock

Mohawk Nation News 'Standing Like A Rock'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
STANDING LIKE A ROCK Posted on August 28, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Aug. 28, 2016. All the people are standing together like a rock at Standing Rock. Creation reminds us of our original instruction as original human beings when we were placed here. Our instructions are to survive and co-exist with nature as siblings on our mother, the earth. We stand together wherever we are

Red Warrior Camp 'Nothing is Over -- We are Water Protectors Protecting Water Protectors'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Nothing is Over-We are Water Protectors

Update on Ukraine Situation

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The US-NATO war project in Ukraine has stalled. Europe is growing tired of the Kiev regime and the US has made such a mess of things there is little room for maneuvering. Here is a good overview of the situation.

Why the Establishment Doesn't Get Corbynism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 4 hours ago
Spare a thought for the poor hacks paid to write about the Labour Party. Your job is to throw down boiler plate with a semi-original angle, while making a conscious effort not think about it unless you're employed for that express purpose. Making matters trickier is that last year's silly season saw every seam strip mined to throw dirt at Jeremy Corbyn. With little else left to be excavated we see a churn of pretty much the same stuff. This then has led to the new journalistic sub-genre of the anti-Corbyn missive, and their recycled insights come in two flavours. The first are atta... more »

The Republican Party Stares Demographic Trumpocyde In The Face

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Many Republican elders and strategists aren't worrying about Trump losing badly in November. They know that's going to happen and they know he's doing to pull down a number of Republican elected officials with him. Even before Trump won the nomination, everyone knew that the careers of, for example, Ron Johnson (R-WI), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Frank Guinta (R-NH) and Cresent Hardy (R-NV) were probably toast. But now Republicans once viewed as safe-- from Richard Burr (NC) and Roy Blunt (MO) in the Senate to House members like Pat Meehan (PA), Fred Upton (MI), Peter K... more »

Poland Holds State Burials for Heroes Who Fought Nazis, Communists

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Danuta Siedzikowna, codename "Inka," and Feliks Selmanowicz, "Zagonczyk"] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Seven decades after their deaths, a state burial was held Sunday in Poland for two World War II heroes who fought the Germans but were later killed by the communists for their pro-independence activity. The relatives... more »

Hezbollah Leader explains why Syria & Assad are crucial to Middle East war - English Subs

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Kerry trying to wine and dine Assad before he sicked the dogs of war on him.* *An excerpt from, "Israeli think tank: Don’t destroy ISIS; it’s a “useful tool” against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria" by Ben Norton, Salon, August 23, 2016: * According to a think tank that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, the West should not destroy ISIS, the fascist Islamist extremist group that is committing genocide and ethnically cleansing minority groups in Syria and Iraq. Why? The so-called Islamic State “can be a useful tool in undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia, ar... more »

Fucking Despicable

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Video Title: Iran Wrestler Told to Forfeit Match Against Israel. Source: American Zionist. Date Published: August 28, 2016. Description:* So perverse is the hate that an Iranian wrestler is told he must fake an injury and forfeit a match against Israeli or forever be blackballed.

Gaddafi To Lowlife Scumbag Obama: Stop Backstabbing The Kurds

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*If the lowlife scumbag Obama had any integrity whatsoever he would return his Nobel Peace Prize. He did not deserve it when he received it, and he certainly does not deserve it now. * "We expected him to say: I will strive for the independence and unity of the Kurdish nation. This nation must take its place under the sun in the Middle East. The Kurdish nation is torn apart, tormented, and persecuted, and is colonized by everyone. He should have supported it, instead of supporting the collaborators, while sacrificing the future of the Kurdish nation. This is "change."" - *The honou... more »

German Minister: Free Trade Talks Between EU, US are Failing

Frank Jordans at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In this June 29, 2015 file picture Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel briefs the media about the Greece crisis, at the chancellery in Berlin. Germany’s economy minister said Sunday Aug. 28, 2016 that free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, citing lack of progress on any of the major chapters of the long-running negotiations.] BERLIN (AP) -- Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany’s economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the lo... more »

Italian Authorities Investigate Whether Huge Earthquake Death Toll Exacerbated by Negligence

[image: Firefighters work in Amatrice, central Italy, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake's high death toll.] AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week’s earthquake in Italy. They also called for efforts to ensure... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Even Now”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
2002, “Even Now” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciXdFS7xSoo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Under dark skies the setting of the Milky Way can be a dramatic sight. Stretching nearly parallel to the horizon, this rich, edge-on vista of our galaxy above the dusty Namibian desert stretches from bright, southern Centaurus (left) to Cepheus in the north (right). *Click image for larger size.* From early August, the digitally stitched, panoramic night skyscape captures the Milky Way's congeries of stars and rivers of cosmic dust, along with colors of nebulae not readily seen with the eye. Mars, Saturn, and Antares, visible even in more luminous night skies, form the the bright c... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Sound And Fury”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“The Sound And Fury”* by Chet Raymo “Not so long ago, I mentioned here Himmler and Heydrich, two of Hitler's most terrible henchmen. A friend said to me: "If there's no afterlife, no heaven or hell, then those two diabolical creatures got away with it. Their fate was no different than that of any one of their victims, an innocent child perhaps." And, yes, if there is no God who dispenses final justice, then we are left with an aching feeling of irresolution, of virtue unrewarded, of vice unpunished. Heydrich was gunned down by partisan assassins, and Himmler committed suicide a fe... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Mouse And The Books"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Mouse And The Books"* by Paulo Coelho "When I was interned in Dr. Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises. One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case: “Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living.” “Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor. “If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him. Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others. In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster... more »

The Poet: Denise Levertov, "Variation On A Theme By Rilke"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Variation On A Theme By Rilke"* ("The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1") "A certain day became a presence to me; there it was, confronting me- a sky, air, light: a being. And before it started to descend from the height of noon, it leaned over and struck my shoulder as if with the flat of a sword, granting me honor and a task. The day's blow rang out, metallic- or it was I, a bell awakened, and what I heard was my whole self saying and singing what it knew: I can." ~ Denise Levertov

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Question To Ask Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Don't spend your precious time asking "Why isn't the world a better place?" It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer." - Leo Buscaglia

Kurds: Betrayers Are Often Betrayed- Victims of and Parties to Conflict

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
* One of those, for your information- keep it under your hat, kind of posts* I've never been one to promote the Kurd victim meme so liberally spread at this time-* Nothing is ever that simplistic- *Memes are simply mind viruses created to manipulate. Kurd:Victim is a meme. All information I've read regarding *the 'leaders'* of the messy mix of Kurdish people, shows *their leadership* to be both betrayers and betrayed. Always aligning themselves with power for their own, often corrupted, personal gain. But, never completely innocent! Never entirely the victim. Kurdish elite and figh... more »

Weekend Round-Up: Voter ID Wins In Wisconsin, Police Lose In Nebraska

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: The Byron White United States Courthouse in Denver, Colorado, used by the 10th United States Circuit Court of Appeals.] This is Weekend Circuit, a review of the serious and the silly in federal appellate courts in the last week. Seventh Circuit Ends Wisconsin Voter ID Challenges The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals essentially ended a pair of challenges...more »

‘Socially Inclusive’ Libertarian Nominee Optimistc He’ll Make Debate Stage Against Trump, Clinton

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson arrives to a cheering crowd of several hundred during a campaign rally Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Concord, N.H.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT): 11:50 a.m. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson says he’s optimistic about getting into the presidential debates, but admits it would be “game over” if he doesn’t make... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*All Natural… Four New Scientific Publications Show No Detectable Sea Level Rise Effect of CO2* It is widely assumed that sea levels have been rising in recent decades largely in response to anthropogenic global warming. However, due to the inherently large contribution of natural oscillatory influences on sea level fluctuations, this assumption lacks substantiation. Instead, natural factors or internal variability override the detection of an anthropogenic signal and may instead largely explain the patterns in sea level rise in large regions of the global oceans. Scientists who ... more »

World’s Oldest Person Found Living In Indonesia Aged 145

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A 145 year-old Indonesian man has been named the world’s oldest person. Mbah Gotho was born in 1870. The 145 year-old says that all he wants out of life now is to die. He has been preparing for the inevitable since 1992. The Telegraph reports: Mbah Gotho, from Sragen in central Java, was born on December 31, 1870, according to the date of birth on his identity card. Now officials at the local record office say they have finally been able to confirm that remarkable date as genuine. If independently confirmed, the findings would make Mr Gotho a staggering 145 years old – and the lo... more »

"Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Trump vs. Hillary: A Summation"* by Paul Craig Roberts "The US presidential election this November will tell whether a majority of the US population is irredeemably stupid. If voters elect Hillary, we will know that Americans are stupid beyond redemption. We don’t know much about Trump, and anti-Trump propaganda rules in the place of facts. But we know many facts about Hillary. We know about her violation of classification laws and the refusal of the Democratic administration to do anything about it. The Democrats prefer to control the White House than to enforce the law, another... more »

A post about Countryfile

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Here's Johnny! It's long been things like the first snowdrop of the year, gobbling down pancakes, trying to give up alcohol for Lent, hearing the first cuckoo of Spring, celebrating Easter, the coming of swallows, the Summer solstice, enjoying the seaside delights of Morecambe during the Summer holidays, blackberry-picking, harvest festivals, riding broomsticks, lighting bonfires, the Winter solstice, celebrating Christmas, and making a New Year's resolution to try to give up alcohol for January - markers of the year, reliably recurrent and reassuring. For BBC *Countryfile *watch... more »

Comedy Tonight: "Why We Laugh -- or Do We?": Another "Benchley Tonight" resurrection

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Benchley attempts to introduce a man "who needs no introduction," in The Sky's the Limit.* *"Incidentally, by the time you have the 'humor' analyzed, it will be found that the necessity for laughing has been relieved."* *-- Robert Benchley, in "Why We Laugh -- or Do We?"* *by Ken* Somehow the idea has gotten around that we're living in a Golden Age of Comedy -- sometimes known, I gather, as the Age of Apatow, not just in movies but on TV (cf. the abominable *Grrlz*). As far as I can tell, the overriding principle of comedy in this golden age is that it's *never funny*. It never ... more »

A Chip Off The Old Blockhead

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
The *New York Times* has been looking into how the Trumps -- father and son -- have done business. Consider the following anecdote: She seemed like the model tenant. A 33-year-old nurse who was living at the Y.W.C.A. in Harlem, she had come to rent a one-bedroom at the still-unfinished Wilshire Apartments in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens. She filled out what the rental agent remembers as a “beautiful application.” She did not even want to look at the unit. There was just one hitch: Maxine Brown was black. Stanley Leibowitz, the rental agent, talked to his boss, Fred C... more »

Trump Surrogates Dance Around Nominee’s Immigration Shift, Dwayne Wade Tweet

Laurie Kellman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this Aug. 8, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with his running mate, Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as he arrives to give an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit. A campaign official familiar with the plans said Thursday, Aug. 18, that the GOP nominee and his running mate will tour the flood damage in ravaged Louisiana on Friday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump isn’t making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate ... more »

The Debate Over America’s Prisons: Private vs. Public

Craig Boudreau at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Prisoner Jail Prison Sentence] With the release of the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) report on safety issues at private prisons, their use has been called into question. The federal government started using private prisons as a means to help cut down on... more »

Wingsuit Pilot Broadcasts Horror Death Jump Live On Facebook

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An Italian wingsuit pilot has crashed to his death while broadcasting a stunt live on Facebook. The brave daredevil told his online followers “today you fly with me” before leaping to his death off a mountain in the Alps. Daily Mail reports: The 28-year-old, named locally as Armin Schmieder, told his fans ‘today you fly with me’ before his leap, from a mountain top near Kandersteg in Switzerland, ended in tragedy. Images from a video posted online show the pilot readying his wingsuit before pocketing his phone and taking off. After a few moments, a shout can be heard and the sound ... more »

Teenager Dies Of Stroke After A Love Bite From Girlfriend

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A 17-year-old Mexican teenager has died from a love bite that caused him to have a stroke. The love-bite was was given to him by his girlfriend. It then created a blood clot in his artery that traveled to the brain, causing a fatal stroke. Mirror reports: Julio Macias Gonzalez started having convulsions at the dinner table with his family in Mexico City after spending an evening with his girlfriend. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene but the 17-year-old could not be saved. It is thought that the suction of the love bite – also known as a ‘hickey’ – caused a blood clot that trav... more »

My Bio, As I See It

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 9 hours ago
I received (from one Scott Brooks) a request for my full "bio" (biographical information), so I wrote the following, for anyone who is interested (one caveat: this is not definitive, just what came to me just now): *We live in a time of general incompetence, in science and in society, which seems to have come upon us suddenly, yet which has had a long buildup. I'm afraid academic titles don't mean what they used to mean and, in my own case, nearly 40 years ago I walked away from academia before getting my PhD, with clear eyes and a light heart, untainted by any sense of regret or l... more »

Clinton’s attack on the alt-right, and 7 differences between them and libertarians

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Who or what is the “alt-right”? Answer to that very soon, but to the delight of that antediluvian bunch of self-described white nationalists previously confined to the more fetid parts of the internet, the Republican nominee has been forthrightly spreading their memes [read here for background] and in a major speech last week the Democratic nominee has now put them firmly on the map. Clinton’s attack on this movement she says has “taken over” the Republican Party is “in no small part part, aimed at telling moderate Republican voters and GOP-leaning independents that their value... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Hans Zimmer, "Time"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“But there is something about Time. The sun rises and sets. The stars swing slowly across the sky and fade. Clouds fill with rain and snow, empty themselves, and fill again. The moon is born, and dies, and is reborn. Around millions of clocks swing hour hands, and minute hands, and second hands. Around goes the continual circle of the notes of the scale. Around goes the circle of night and day, the circle of weeks forever revolving, and of months, and of years.” - Madeleine L'Engle

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Joe Bageant, "The Ants of Gaia"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"The Ants of Gaia" by Joe Bageant "The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race. The vices of mankind are active and able ministers of depopulation. They are the precursors in the great army of destruction, and often finish the dreadful work themselves. But should they fail in this war of extermination, sickly seasons, epidemics, pestilence, and plague advance in terrific array, and sweep off their thousands and tens of thousands. Should success be still incompl...more »

Israeli Spy Drone Shot Down By Palestinian Fighters Over Gaza

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Palestinian resistance fighters have reportedly shot down an Israeli reconnaissance drone over the northeastern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The fighters targeted the unmanned aerial vehicle late on Saturday as it was flying over the city of Beit Hanoun, according to local sources. Press TV reports: Israeli military officials, however, dismissed the reports, asserting that they had not lost any unmanned aerial vehicles. The Israeli military frequently uses drones over the Gaza Strip either to monitor and photograph Palestinian military units in the blockaded enclave, or launch a... more »

"Three Blind Men and an Elephant"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Three Blind Men and an Elephant"* "One day, three blind men happened to meet each other and gossiped a long time about many things. Suddenly one of them recalled, "I heard that an elephant is a queer animal. Too bad we're blind and can't see it." "Ah, yes, truly too bad we don't have the good fortune to see the strange animal," another one sighed. The third one, quite annoyed, joined in and said, "See? Forget it! Just to feel it would be great." "Well, that's true. If only there were some way of touching the elephant, we'd be able to know," they all agreed. It so happened that a ... more »

"I Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” - Robert Fulghum

Dear Postmedia Editorial Board

Alison at Creekside - 10 hours ago
This : is not an adequate response or apology for what was previously published in that same space by the Postmedia Editorial Board on August 24th : "[Elizabeth] *May must renounce anti-Israel resolutions*". Excerpted : You are not RebelMedia. You are not some partisan advocacy organization that can pass off the blame for this appalling libelous attack on some hapless newbie book reviewer - although I notice you share with them the phrase "figleaf of Jewishness". No, you are the editorial board of Vancouver's largest newspaper. Shame on you for stating Independent Jewish Voices sup... more »

Kurdish Forces Destroy Turkish Tank In Northern Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have destroyed a Turkish army tank in Jarabulus city, northern Syria. The Kurds of northern Syria suffered significant casualties on Sunday through Turkish shelling and air strikes. Fars News reports: It was the first tank destroyed by the SDF fighters in the border town of Jarabulus in Aleppo province in Northern Syria in retaliation for the Turkish army’s deployment of forces and tanks there. A Turkish soldier was also wounded in the SDF’s attacks. Earlier on Sunday, Turkish warplanes and artillery units targeted positions of... more »

Fukushima Daiichi Update

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
There has been heavy rain at Fukushima for the last few days. August 27, 2016 August 28, 2016 August 29, 2016 I imagine that the contaminated water in the basements and in the trenches surrounding the plants has really accumulated: 10,000 tons of toxic water pools in Fukushima nuclear plant trenches. The Mainichi, August 23, 2016 (Mainichi Japan), http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160823/p2g/00m/0dm/074000c Liquefaction has been a risk for years now at the plant. It is amazing (what's left of) the buildings are still standing....


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*Support for Common Core drops to new low* *People see that the idea is good but have found out how distorted it has become* For the first time, support for the Common Core educational standards no longer outdoes opposition. According to the 2016 Education Next poll released Tuesday, among those who take a stand on the issue, 50 percent of the general public supports Common Core, with 50 percent opposed. Interestingly, when the standards are described without using the term "Common Core," roughly two-thirds of the public support the standards. While support for "Common Core" dro... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Was cited in “Contesting Facts On The Ground In Iraq” by Michael Knights for War On The Rocks.

Electric Universe - Neal Adams redux - could proto-Saturn resurrect the Expanding Earth?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
Whilst looking into the Electric Universe stuff, I ran up against the Thunderbolts of the Gods i.e. proto-Saturn, issue. Now that I've sorta 'got over that' with enough evidence to at least consider it as a possibility, can it really be time to resurrect my support for Neal Adams lovable Expanding Earth theory? For those of you who don't know, in 2007, Neal Adams proposed an idea of an expanding Earth where all the contours of the current continental land masses actually fit together. Not as a single land mass but as a smaller planet. You do this by taking away all the larval growt... more »

David Talbott - Symbols of an Alien Sky - Saturnia as our Human Homeworld

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
David Talbott explores the old historical myths (randomly updated via local variation and adaptation) that seem to describe a sky that bears little or no relation to the sky we see today... what could have inspired such (order after chaos) Creation Myths that populate all phases of early man's civilisation? I've been researching the Electric Universe over the last few years and this is one aspect of the whole 'story of our solar system' that I've had the greatest problem with. I realise, while writing this, that many of you are gonna claim some sort of Freemasonic motive behind m... more »

Missing a Wonderful Artist and Friend Michael 'Freestylee' Thompson | Graphic Art News

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 11 hours ago
Missing a Wonderful Artist and Friend Michael 'Freestylee' Thompson | Graphic Art News

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] It is Sunday, and once again time for my weekly rant... OK, I have received so many emails and other comments this last week asking me to take a look at some of the so called "speeches" being made by that demon seed named Hillary "Killary" Clinton....Initially I thought I would not delve further into the circus that is the US "Presidential Election" simply because I know that with either the freak Killary in charge or even Donald Drumpf in charge, the Jews win... Yes, it does not matter which "party" wins the November "selection" for the Jewish power elite will... more »

Gaia Portal: Teleculicus comes before the grand Juries of Light

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*I really don't know who Teleculicus is, I asked Stan X: DEAR ONE/TERRAN. THERE IS NO BEING/FORM/INDODIMENT FOR ONE/TELECULICUS. DATA COLLECTORS, STAN.X, END.* *Culicus is latin for "gnat". I don't resonate with the potential judgement theme in that sentence, feels very "divine-ish". Could refer to "distant gnats" being cross examined, which would tend to point to a tempest in a teapot... by the former "Councils of Light"... There have been so many "councils of light", but seldom do they refer to themselves as "councils of love". Light without love is sterile and without he... more »

Can Ted Lieu Round Up Enough Congressmembers To Stop The Carnage In Yemen?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
I've never been to Yemen and, as much as I'd like to see the ancient mudbrick skyscrapers of Shibam in northwest Yemen and other sites in that off-the-beaten path country between Saudi Arabia and Sonalia, I'm more cognizant these days of how dangerous it is to travel to a place like that than I was when I was running around places like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar in my younger days. There's no survey of the world's most dangerous p;laces to visit that doesn't include Yemen. And more so now than ever. Two month ago, the U.S. State Department had a curt warning on ... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 28: Thing I'd Be Surprised That a Friend Hadn't Seen or Read

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 12 hours ago
Actually I've had this happen to me recently... Given my group has some folks younger than me, I've gamed with people who have never seen *Star Trek* in any incarnation. That's not too shocking once I gave it some thought. *Star Trek: Enterprise* debuted in fall of 2001, some fifteen years ago. And it was not a particularly popular Star Trek. Someone who is thirty now would have been around fifteen then. And *Voyager* debuted in January of 1995, so you're talking being under the age of ten for that! There's certainly a things I've not read or seen that are on other people's "I c... more »


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 13 hours ago
*The Robin doesn't sing because it's happy ~ it's happy**because it sings. **And this is the true source of my deepest joy** ~ that I am singing my own song, as well as being in service and empowering others to sing their own song. In singing my own song, I have integrated with a universal chorus and we are all making a difference on this planet. In that sense, standing alone and singing your song is really belonging: Allen L Roland, PhD * *"Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story.Let your... more »

Economic News & Views..... August 28 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Sunday - 1. Spain's Political Tango Summarized Briefly - Rajoy And Rivera Sign Stillborn Confidence Vote Deal. 2. Turkey - Items for Sunday Consideration. 3. Around The Horn - Europe In focus . Around The MENA Horn - Sans Turkey . 5. US Presidential Campaign Items. 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Spain..... *The Spain Report* ‏@thespainreport 2h 2 hours ago LATEST: Rajoy And Rivera Sign Stillborn Confidence Vote Deal https://www. thespainreport.com/articles/875-1 60828144537-rajoy-and-rivera-sign-stillborn-confidence-vote-deal … *The Spain Report* ‏@thespainreport 2h 2 hours ago Rajoy's turn. Urgency, speed, Spain needs a government, etc. Says he now has support of 170 MPs for confidence vote. *The Spain Report* ‏@thespainreport 2h 2 hours ago Rajoy admits, again, that 170 MPs is not enough for him to win the vote *The Spain Report* ‏@thespainreport 2... more »

Medvedev signs order lifting ban off chartered flights between Russia and Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Breaking news: Tass* MOSCOW, August 28. /TASS/. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed an order to lift the ban for chartered flights between Russia and Turkey. The document is published on the government's website. *The document also reads the air companies serving chartered flights between Russia and Turkey should provide additional security measures.* *The ban for chartered flights between Russia and Turkey is off*, press service of the Ministry of Transport said on Sunday. "Rosaviatsiya has sent notifications to Russian air companies and informed the system of managin... more »

Trumpocrats?: Dems voting for Trump?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*seems so.*

Burkini Divestment and Sanctimony

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I think it’s fair to say that the subject of the French burkini ban and subsequent un-ban has been exhausted; but the melody lingers on. The ban had to go. It put the French police in the ridiculous position of having to publicly order a burkina-wearing Muslima who was innocently lying on the beach - sunbathing? - to take her top off, (while being filmed). The whole scenario looked so unnatural - but so do millions of other things these days - that the consensus seems to be that this particular incident was staged. Over the past few days the online commentariat have said everything... more »

Solidarity Statement from O'odham Elders and Ceremony Leaders in Support of Standing Rock Water Defenders

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
. Ofelia Rivas To view statement, click on the pop-out in the top right corner, or use the bar scroll on right, and then scroll down.

Billionaire George Soros Tries to Mastermind the Leftward Slide of Catholics

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Soros] Writing about billionaire currency speculator and international leftist moneyman George Soros is always risky. Just coolly describing who the man is and what he does can make a writer sound like a crackpot conspiracy theorist. Soros is an obscenely successful... more »

VIDEO: Nine-Year Old Boy Says New Hands Make His Life ‘Complete’

The Stream at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Zion Harvey and his mother, Pattie Ray, laugh together in this photo by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.] Zion Harvey is nine years old. Like most boys his age, he enjoys baseball and football, does push-ups and loves his mother. Unlike every other child his age, however, Harvey's hands belonged to someone else until last year. According to the... more »

Multi-Millionaire, Biracial 49ers Quarterback Sits During Anthem, Says America ‘Oppresses Black People’

Josh Dubow at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10.] SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench Friday... more »

Riots, Family Breakdown and Ballooning Debt: A Common Denominator is the Welfare State

Jay Richards at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: welfare] Donald Trump set off another firestorm on Twitter late last week when he pointed to the slaying of an NBA basketball star’s cousin as further evidence that the Democrats’ approach to helping blacks has failed. I found the timing of... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

The Trumpanzee Doesn't Deserve Any Working Class Votes-- But Do The Clintonians Really Even Care?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
My interest in the post-Bernie presidential election season is tempered by my dislike of both candidates left standing. Trump as a human being isn't even worth considering and Hillary is too much of a classic Republican to ever be my cup a tea. What does keep me interested however, is the fundamental partisan realignment that is ripping apart FDR's New Deal coalition. It's the premise of Thomas Frank's new book, Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened To The Party Of The People? and accounts for Trump's seemingly unlikely inroads among the whole working class. Friday, the Teamste... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Stanford is using a new system to keep track of students' gender pronouns Vice Chairman Of Lotte Hangs Himself Hours Before Criminal Probe Iraq War Surveillance Technology Being Used In Baltimore Without Public Debate The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski Gives Up On Empire Life expectancy in Syria has dropped by 6 years Bolivian Minister Kidnapped, "Savagely Beaten To Death" By Striking Mineworkers M1 says gold is going to $10,000 And... A Norwegian man got stuck down a loo trying to find a lost phone The BBC is making a comedy about Nigel Farage's life Inside the... more »

An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs of Global Warming in Antarctica

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Antarctica - 900] Antarctica has confounded scientists, defying dire predictions that the South Pole would shrink and exacerbate sea level rise in the coming decades. Climate models predicted Antarctic sea ice would shrink as the world warmed, and that warming would boost snowfall over... more »

Colombian Peace Deal to Take Effect Monday, Despite Critics

JP Carroll at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Colombia Map-900] Colombia will get a fresh start at being a fully-functional country Monday when a ceasefire that took years to negotiate with Marxist rebels will go into formal effect. President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday in front of the Colombian Congress that... more »

Man Confesses to Slaying of Mississippi Nuns

Emily Wagster Pettus & Rebecca Santana at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: This is a smartphone photograph taken and released by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety in Durant, Miss., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, of Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, who has been charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the killing of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both nurse practitioners who were found dead in their Durant house Thursday.] DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing... more »

Backlash Builds Against Gender Bender Bullies

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Transgender Sign, Gray and White Sign with a woman, male and transgender symbol] A "rebellion against transgenderism has broken out" on Mumsnet, a web portal written "by parents for parents," reports Carolyn Moynihan of Mercatornet. The reason? "Some users were banned for 'misgendering' and 'transphobia' in referring to certain persons." The backlash is... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
It's been a funny old morning on the BBC. *Sunday *went with a campaign group to Calais and only gave us the voices of supporters of their campaign (for unaccompanied migrant children to be brought to Britain). Then *Broadcasting House *discussed Jeremy Corbyn's week with two loyal Corbyn supporters (Paul Mason and Rhea Wolfson). Even the Corbynistas on Twitter seemed pleased at that. (Paul Mason was floating in an alternate universe here, even more than usual). And then *Sunday Morning Live *discussed the burkini ban with four people (Deborah Orr, Faeeza Vaid, Tim Stanley, an... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago

"The Heart of Humanity"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"The Heart of Humanity"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Sitting with our sadness takes the courage to believe that we can bear the pain and we will come out the other side. The last thing most of us want to hear or think about when we are dealing with profound feelings of sadness is that deep learning can be found in this place. In the midst of our pain, we often feel picked on by life, or overwhelmed by the enormity of some loss, or simply too exhausted to try and examine the situation. We may feel far too disappointed and angry to look for anything resembling a bright side to o... more »

America Will Accept Its 10,000th Syrian Refugee on Monday

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: refugees - 900] AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a yearlong resettlement program. The program emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with... more »

Bad Karma for the Clintons at Last?

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Then-President William "Bill" Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton wave to the crowd during the Presidential Inaugural Parade on January 20, 1997.] Hold on; we may finally be getting some fireworks in this lackluster presidential campaign -- as the Clinton Foundation scandal seems to be gathering steam. Could the Clintons finally have to face the music for their adult-lifetime of corruption? Is... more »

On Immigration, GOP Platform Puts Americans First. Dems See It as an Entitlement for Foreigners.

Mark Krikorian at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: border security - 900] If you compare the immigration planks of the two party platforms in 2016, you’d think they were addressing completely different constituents. The Democratic platform focuses almost exclusively on serving immigrants (legal and illegal), while the Republican platform welcomes legal immigrants... more »

Nation-by-Nation: How Europe is Dealing With Refugees

Geir Moulson at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this Sunday, March 20, 2016 file photo, volunteers help migrants and refugees on a dingy as they arrive at the shore of the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. Faced with a flood of more than 1 million migrants across the Mediterranean in 2015, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands, and tried to speed up deportations of rejected asylum-seekers.] BERLIN (AP) -- Faced w... more »

(Worst People on the Planet:  War Criminals Compete for Place)  Did Moody’s Just Sever Energy Giant’s Last Life Line?  (Unreported S&P Earnings Decline for 5 Quarters)  (USA: Dead Nation Walking)  Bernie Moonlighting for Dollars?

There still is no honor among thieves. Worst people on the planet. Mob hitters. Mass murderers doubling down. Gravy train meal tickets du jour. It's hard to go too negative. ABC Shifts Blame from US Wars to Doctors Without Borders Urban Militarized Police – No Real Security Hillary and Colin: the War Criminal Charade Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions

Overestimated global warming over the past 20 years

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n9/full/nclimate1972.html It’s three years old, but I don’t recall it at the time, and it’s still highly relevant: Recent observed global warming is significantly less than that simulated by climate models. This difference might be explained by some combination of errors in external forcing, model response and internal […]

Electoral Reform Online Survey Available

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
The Special Committee on Electoral Reform began witness hearings in July and this week, launched an *electronic consultation* to probe citizen views on electoral systems and other vital aspects of voting. The introduction to that multiple choice survey says in part:- The House of Commons has created a *Special Committee on Electoral Reform* to identify viable alternative federal voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system and to conduct a study of them, as well as to examine mandatory voting and online voting. As part of its mandate, the Committee is using various tool... more »

TBBT season 10: The Flash, Penny's mother Susan

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
This is not meant to be an important or full-fledged post but tens of millions of people watch TBBT and my guess is that the TBBT-TRF correlation is positive so you may want to know that: The Big Bang Theory will start its impressive 10th season – which may be the last one, however, or not – on CBS on Monday, September 19th at 8 pm EDT. According to the leaks, entertainment magazines, gossip etc., Leonard and Penny are likely to repeat their wedding soon. Also, Brendon Jones (picture) should appear in a latex suit, probably as The Flash. - *Katey Sagal (Married with Child... more »

Pentagon Announce They Are Arming Al Qaeda To Oust Assad

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The Pentagon has announced that it is protecting and arming Al Qaeda/Al Nusra jihadists in Syria, in a last gasp effort to overthrow Assad. You read that correctly – the U.S. is now in coalition with Al Qaeda in a foreign war. Let’s get this straight. The U.S. is willing to risk war with Russia to protect the very people that they claimed took down the World Trade Centre on 9/11. The masks are coming off. Be assured, the U.S. is gearing up for a full on war with Russia. Hillary Clinton will not press the reset button on good relations with Russia if she becomes President. She wants ... more »

Sicilian Mafia Bosses Declare War On Islam

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Mafia bosses have ‘declared war’ against migrants in Sicily as one thousand new arrivals pour on to the Italian island each week. The feared Cosa Nostra are desperate to maintain control of their traditional stronghold after African crime gangs arrived with the migrants – and now a brutal turf war has exploded in the capital. Blood is being shed in the streets, and it’s not just rival gang members taking each other out. An innocent Gambian man was shot through the head by a Mafia assassin in broad daylight, sparking fears of a wider bloodbath. Mayor Leoluca Orlando said: ‘Palermo is... more »

Musical Interlude: Cusco, “Native American Ghost Dance: Power Drums, Spirit Pride”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Cusco, “Native American Ghost Dance: Power Drums, Spirit Pride” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYorIKf5L0c

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilsk2vkEWmA

Pentagon Lawsuit Video Proves 9/11 Cover Up

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A video has been posted online showing the explosion supposedly caused by American Airlines flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon on 9/11 – however the footage does not show an airplane causing the explosion. The existence of the video was disclosed in 2002, but was then confiscated by the FBI. It has now been publicly released as the result of a lawsuit. Anonnews reports: Since I’ve been researching into September 11th, 2001, I’ve noticed peculiar things about the Pentagon that are very interesting like the Pentagon confiscating the video from the gas station across the street, and ... more »

Attack of the 50 IQ Moron

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 20 hours ago
(I'm just getting warmed up. I'm sending this by post first thing Monday morning.) Jim Mallon, CEO Consolidated Puppets Incorporated (Formerly Best Brains, Inc) 11 10TH Ave S Ste D Hopkins, MN 55343–7505 Dear Mr. Mallon: I’m writing to you not as a fanboy (although I’ve been a huge fan of *Mystery Science Theater 3000* since the 90’s) but as a concerned fan. It had come to my attention some two plus years ago that the name, concept and even physical likenesses of the *Mystery Science Theater 3000* franchise and its stars has come under assault in the form of... more »

Turkey's War Against The Kurds Spreads In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkey ratchets up Syria offensive, says warplanes hit Kurdish militia* Rebels supported by Turkey fought Kurdish-backed forces in northern Syria on Saturday, as Ankara ratcheted up its cross-border offensive by saying it had launched air strikes against both Kurdish forces and Islamic State. Turkey's government, which is fighting a Kurdish insurgency at home, has said the Syrian campaign it opened this week is as much about preventing Kurdish militia fighters from gaining territory in Syria as about pushing back Islamic State. Turkey wants to stop Kurdish forces gain... more »

U.S. Airman Left For Dead By A SEAL Team 6 Unit Was Actually Alive And Fought Alone In A 2002 Battle Against Al Qaeda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Tech. Sgt. John Chapman is being considered for the Medal of Honor. (U.S. Air Force) *New York Times*: *SEAL Team 6 and a Man Left for Dead: A Grainy Picture of Valor* An airman with the unit is being considered for the Medal of Honor after new video analysis suggested that he fought alone bravely in a 2002 battle on an Afghan peak. Britt Slabinski could hear the bullets ricochet off the rocks in the darkness. It was the first firefight for his six-man reconnaissance unit from SEAL Team 6, and it was outnumbered, outgunned and taking casualties on an Afghan mountaintop. A half-d... more »

Diplomatic Historians: The $400 Million U.S. Payment (In Cash) To Iran Is Unprecedented

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Times of Israel: **Obama’s $400m cash payout to Iran is unprecedented, say legal experts* *No other transaction in US history has involved a planeload of bills, say diplomatic historians, raising questions about payment timed to help free prisoners* WASHINGTON (AP) — A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent US history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free four American prisoners in Iran. The money was sent to Iran on Jan. 17, the same... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
A broad expanse of glowing gas and dust presents a bird-like visage to astronomers from planet Earth, suggesting its popular moniker - The Seagull Nebula. This portrait of the cosmic bird covers a 1.6 degree wide swath across the plane of the Milky Way, near the direction of Sirius, alpha star of the constellation Canis Major. * Click image for larger size.* Of course, the region includes objects with other catalog designations: notably NGC 2327, a compact, dusty emission region with an embedded massive star that forms the bird's head (aka the Parrot Nebula, above center). IC 2177 f... more »

“Being A Human in This World, A Personal Credo”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Being A Human in This World, A Personal Credo” * by John Robbins “I am someone who works and prays for world peace. Perhaps you are, too. But our society is spending a billion dollars a day preparing for war. I believe that inner peace is found when you love the world as it is, rather than faulting it for not living up to your expectations. I believe in forgiveness. I believe in accepting others for who they are. But I am part of a society that is spending far more on weapons of mass destruction and producing far more toxic waste than any other in the history of the world. I b... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Spare And The True”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“The Spare And The True”* by Chet Raymo “Twice during the past few years, someone has alerted me to quotes from my Globe columns in the American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.), illustrating the use of words. For spacefaring, the dictionary cites my reference to "spacefaring nations." For exotic, 2. Intriguingly unusual or different; excitingly strange, the dictionary cites my observation "If something can be explained simply, in a familiar way, then it is best to avoid more exotic explanations." Now that pleases me. I contributed Ockham's Razor to the American Heritage Dictionary!... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Puerto Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Rachel Sherwood, “The World in the Evening”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“The World in the Evening”* by Rachel Sherwood "As this suburban summer wanders toward dark cats watch from their driveways — they are bored and await miracles. The houses show, through windows flashes of knife and fork, the blue light of televisions, inconsequential fights between wife and husband in the guest bathroom voices sound like echoes in these streets the chattering of awful boys as they plot behind the juniper and ivy, miniature guerillas that mimic the ancient news of the world and shout threats, piped high across mock fences to girls riding by in the last pieces of light the... more »

Army Church Service in Korea — 65 Years Ago Today

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Military Chapel Service Korean War - 900] Chaplain Kenny Lynch conducts services north of Hwachon, Korea, for men of 31st Regt. August 28, 1951. Pvt. Jack D. Johnson. (Army).

Former Clinton Global Initiative Moderator Slams Foundation

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
"If you are planning … to run for president … don't set up a foundation where you are beholden to scumbags from other countries. That's ridiculous. And if you are secretary of state tell your husband not to do business with them." Pretty obvious, but not if you're Hillary Clinton. More here http://www.breitbart.com/hillary-clinton/2016/08/27/listen-former-clinton-global-initiative-moderator-slams-foundation-calls-events-gross/ but obviously not on the pro Hillary Clinton BBC.

Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37205029 is fascinating for the lack of investigation they have performed or detail reported. 'Social media giant Facebook has overhauled the Trending feature on its site to make posts more automated after claims of left-wing bias.' If there had been claims of right wing bias then the BBC would have investigated the claims, listed some examples and have been outraged. But as it's bias towards the left, towards the BBC's politics, then the BBC are not bothered.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 23 hours ago
*Charter Schools Criticized For Preferring Better Students, But Public Schools Do the Same* Charter schools tend to offer a better product than public schools, and so parents of all backgrounds flock to them. Ed Krayewski Anti-charter school rhetoric seems to be on the rise in recent weeks, with the NAACP (nominally an organization that advocates for black people but in general a mainstream left-wing advocacy group ) taking a strong stance against charter schools, which have helped poor, mostly black students in cities across the country access better educations than were otherwis... more »

US Biofuels increase rather than decrease CO2 emissions.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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. * *What happened to the US instructing YPG/PKK to retreat?* *What about Kerr... more »

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

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day 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 »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

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