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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, August 29, 2016

29 August - Blogs I'm Following

11:41pm MDT

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 minutes ago
RIP Gene Wilder a true acting legend. #RIPGeneWilder pic.twitter.com/os2RNgdWJO — You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) August 29, 2016

Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 37 minutes ago
[image: In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Commerce, Calif. The House oversight committee says it has received FBI documents related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. A spokeswoman for the committee says the committee is reviewing documents that are labeled classified.] The prize quote of this incendiary political year may go to Hillary Clinton. In response to Donald Trump’s charge that the Clintons set up a pay-for-play arrangement that granted big contributors access to Clinton while sh... more »

Abstract Immigrants in an Abstract World

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 37 minutes ago
[image: Immigration Abstract - 900] Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims... more »

Hillary Clinton's Old Office

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 42 minutes ago
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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 42 minutes ago
*Out of Darkness* Sailors on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower participate in the Out of the Darkness walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention while in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 26, 2016. The ship is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Casey J. Hopkins

An Appeal To Readers

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 hour ago
You won't see well-paid journalists working for the mainstream corporate media asking for public donations to keep their heads above water. By contrast, much of the online 'alternative' media which challenges the mainstream narrative exists on a shoestring budget and relies on reader donations to survive, especially those sites that do not take advertising in order to remain independent. If you are a regular reader of my work and value what I do, please read this appeal.

The Election Isn't Over Yet-- But It's Probably Too Late For Trumpanzee To Recover

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Trumpanzee is looking at a John W. Davis-sized landslide* The Public Religion Research Institute released a poll over the weekend that isn't just bad news for Señor Trumpanzee, but looks like band news for the Republican Party going forward. If America was a country where only white people could vote-- a goal the GOP still works towards whenever they get a chance-- Trump would be OK and the Republican Party would be rocking from coast to coast. But it's 2016 and the U.S. is a far richer and more diverse country today that it was in the 19th Century. And that's why Trumpanzee and th... more »

A Look At Israel's Booming Surveillance Industry

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The Israeli NSO Group, now owned by US private equity firm Francisco Partners Management, has flown far under the radar, without even a website ©Jack Guez (AFP) *AFP:* *iPhone spyware spotlights Israel's secretive surveillance industry* The discovery of sophisticated spyware to infiltrate and remotely take control of iPhones without leaving a trace has put a spotlight on Israel's secretive surveillance industry, considered among the world's most advanced. Apple rushed out a security update last week after researchers said a prominent Emirati rights activist was targeted by "Pegasus... more »

In the Memory of Baloch veteran leader Shaheed Nawab Akbar Bugti

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Pakis kill the Baloch and then cry "Zionist conspiracy" when they fight back. Muslim states are truly pitiful. * *Video Title: In the Memory of Baloch veteran leader Shaheed Nawab Akbar Bugti. Source: Rahim Bakhsh Bugti. Date Published: August 28, 2016. Description:* this video is dedicated to the baloch veteran leader #ShaheedNawabAkbarBugti on his tenth martyrdom anniversary on 26 August 2016 by Baloch Activist @laljanBugti *Video Title: Nawab Brahumdagh Bugti New English Interview Israel News Talk Radio 2016 (Part 1). Source: Rahim Bakhsh Bugti. Date Published: June 16, 201... more »

The War In Syria Is About Israel/Palestine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
The war in Syria has nothing to do with overthrowing a dictator, democracy, human rights, freedom, or anything of that sort. The truth is that Syrians are bleeding and dying by the hundreds of thousands because Iran, Assad and Hezbollah want to continue to wage their war on Israel and liberate Palestine. Syria is a key chess piece for them in a much greater war. It is a link in a chain. As *Nasrallah recently said in an interview*, the war against Syria via ISIS and other Jihadist proxies backed by the U.S. and NATO is Israel's revenge for Hezbollah's victory in the summer of 2006... more »

Resistance Is Fertile: It's Time To Prioritise Agroecology

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 hour ago
Huffington Post Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* Food is becoming unhealthy and poisoned with chemicals, while diets are becoming less diverse. There is a loss of plant and insect diversity, which threatens food security, soils are being degraded, water tables polluted and depleted and smallholder farmers, so vital to global food production, are being squeezed off their land and out of farming. Over the last 60 years or so, Washington's plan has been to restructure indigenous agriculture across the world. And this plan has in... more »

U.S. Military Rushing To Train Cyber Warriors

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
West Point students, from left, Lieut. Colonel Robert Fanelli and cadets Nathan Larsen, Mark Evinger (seated) and Marc Abbott participate in National Security Agency cyberwar games. Michael Falco / The New York Times / Redux *U.S. News and World Report*: *Cyber Wars* *The military is experimenting with drones, censors and new tactics designed to defeat digital enemies on tomorrow's battlefields.* FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One of the three reconnaissance soldiers peers over a ridgeline at the target compound his small patrol is surveilling. Another adds a piece of foliage to an antennae ... more »

British Navy To Take Charge Of Coalition Naval Operations In The Persian Gulf Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
HMS Ocean during Operation Ellamy and the 2011 military intervention in Libya. Wikipedia *Daily Mail:* *Leading the fightback! British warship will take charge of coalition naval operations in the Gulf against ISIS militants * * HMS Ocean will be in charge of coalition naval operations against ISIS * It will go to the Gulf this year to take over the role from a US aircraft carrier * The commanding officer on board will be in charge of giving battle orders The Royal Navy's flagship is set to take charge of coalition naval operations in the Gulf to bolster the fight against ISIS. HM... more »

I’m an African-American Woman. Here’s My Advice to Conservatives Wooing My Community.

Kay Cole James at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: As the 2016 election gets closer--the divides within the parties are becoming more apparent.] The moment Donald Trump urged black voters to consider supporting him -- asking, "What do you have to lose?" -- the consultants and pundits sprang into coordinated action, bombarding the airwaves with their "r" and "b" words. "Donald Trump is... more »

Monsanto – World Leader in the Promotion of Infertility

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - There are many ways in which Monsanto products negatively affect fertility. The post Monsanto – World Leader in the Promotion of Infertility appeared first on Waking Times.

the fly

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

shadows and dust

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
dust in the wind

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, "Out of the Darkness, Into the Light"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Kevin Kern, "Out of the Darkness, Into the Light" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey62Yn6rzJg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Long before Stonehenge was built, well before the Dead Sea Scrolls were written, ancient artists painted life-sized figures on canyon walls in Utah, USA- but why? Nobody is sure. The entire panel of figures, which dates back about 7,000 years, is called the Great Gallery and was found on the walls of Horseshoe Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. *Click image for larger size.* The humans who painted them likely hunted Mammoths. The unusual fuzziness of largest figure led to this mural section's informal designation as the Holy Ghost Panel, although the intended attribution and socie... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Maintenance of Self”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Maintenance of Self”* by Chet Raymo "Ah, yes, the pitcher plant. Those devouring goblets. Those caldrons of digestive juices. And now naturalists have found the biggest one yet, as big as a chalice, on a mountaintop in the Philippines, its punch bowl filled with beetles, flies and wasps. *Come hither, ye who flitter. Admire my colors. Sip my nectar. Yes, yes, just like that, touch my milky pool. I'll be your Tar Baby. Your flypaper paramour. That's it. Sniff my irresistible scent. My buffet waits. Sip. Lap. Gorge yourself.* Gotcha! Countless plants use insects to consummate t...more »

"The Will To Survive!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The sands of time blew into a storm of images... Images in sequence to tell the truth! Glorious legends of revolutionaries, bound only by a desire to be true to themselves... And to hope! Parables of colliding worlds, of forbidden love... of enemies healing the wounds of circumstance! Projected myth of persecution through greed and selfishness... And the will to survive! The Will to survive! And to survive in the face of those who claim credit for your very existence! We survive not as pawns, but as agents of hope... Sometimes misunderstood, but always true to our story. The story ... more »

Working on the 2016 Peace Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
MB and I just got back from a four-day trip to Downeast Maine where we spent a couple days being a tourist and walking along the beautiful rocky Atlantic coast. We stayed our first night in Eastport and then our second night with friends in Hancock. Our artist friend Russell Wray is the one who made this dolphin and banner (above) for our walk through Maine last year. Russell is now working on the banner design for our Maine peace walk this October 11-26 that will travel from the Penobscot Nation on Indian Island (Old Town) inland to Dexter, Pittsfield, Unity, Waterville, August... more »

Quote of the Day: On ‘racial identity’ and genius

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: f2d8c4113f30447ce4776d3f6282c6fe] From her essay ‘Racism’ that previously appeared in her collection of essays *The Virtue of Selfishness.* *.* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Attention Nancy Pelosi-- You Can Win Back The House... But Not With This DCCC From Loserville

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Yesterday the *NY Times* published another DCCC-hawked article about how an anti-Trumpanzee tsunami could help sweep Paul Ryan's odious majority out of control in the House. Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin know better. It came out just as Blue America launched an effort to direct contributions on Tumblr and Facebook to DuWayne Gregory, the stellar progressive candidate on Long Island who's going up against loudmouthed Trumpist Peter King. DuWayne, however, is taking on King by himself, Pelosi and the DCCC refusing to get involved-- even though Obama won the district twice and ... more »

Both Presdients Obama And Putin Want To Meet At The G20 In China Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G8 Summit at Lough Erne in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *TASS:* *Moscow hopes Putin and Obama will meet on the G20 summit sidelines — Kremlin* The last Putin-Obama meeting took place on the sidelines of the International Climate Change Conference in Paris late in November last year MOSCOW, August 29 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barrack Obama will be able to communicate with each other on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Chin... more »

“How Little Boys Learn To Be Little Men”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“How Little Boys Learn To Be Little Men” * by David Cain “Even in the information age I still occasionally encounter an otherwise reasonable person who insists that men really do think about sex every seven seconds. A little thinking reveals this to be pure nonsense—it would mean the average man has been perturbed by over 500 sexual fantasies before he even arrives at work. Yet you still hear it said with a straight face. (Scientists estimate that even college students usually only have about twenty sexual thoughts a day, not seven thousand.) This not uncommon belief is so astrono... more »

Study Finds Link Between Water Fluoridation and Diabetes

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Derrick Broze* - A recent mathematical model study has found a potential link between water fluoridation and type 2 diabetes. The post Study Finds Link Between Water Fluoridation and Diabetes appeared first on Waking Times.

Objective Reality vs. Perceived Reality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*John Perkins* - An economic hitman explains how to conquer nations by controlling reality. The post Objective Reality vs. Perceived Reality appeared first on Waking Times.

No, the world isn’t going to hell in a handcart, and here are 10 reasons why not

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Yes, the world faces severe cultural and philosophical headwinds. But it would be wrong to think it’s going to hell in a handcart, nor by any more up-to-date means of transportation. In fact, according to Johan Norberg, author of new book *Progress*, “2016 is the best time to be born in all of human history so far.” True, “only 4% of Brits and 6% of Americans believe that the world is getting better.” And probably a similar number of NZers and Australians feel the same. *But despite this universal sense of dread, humans are actually more safe, wealthier, healthier, more free, l... more »

U.S. President Obama Will Meet Turkish President Erdogan At The G20 Next Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan © Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *Reuters*: *Obama to meet Turkey's Erdogan in China on September 4* U.S. President Barack Obama will have a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 summit in China next month and is likely to have at least an informal talk with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the White House said on Monday. Obama wants to talk with Erdogan about events in Turkey after July's attempted coup, the military campaign against Islamic State, and how to promote stability in Sy... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic:* *Turkey's Kurdish Offensive* *The U.S. has criticized strikes on villages controlled by a group Washington supports in Syria.* The U.S. says fighting between the Turkish military and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria is “unacceptable.” The Turkish military, and its allies in the Free Syrian Army, struck villages held by the Syria Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed group that is led by the Kurdish Popular Protection Units, or YPG. That comes after last week’s development in which Turkish troops and their allies, backed by U.S. airstrikes, forced ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 29, 2016 (Evening edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*AFP:* *US alarm as Turkey warns Syrian Kurd militia of more strikes* Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria if it fails to retreat, as Washington said President Barack Obama will meet his Turkish counterpart at the weekend. Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), shelling over a dozen targets. The strikes against the YPG are hugely sensitive as the outfit -- seen as a terror group by Ankara -- is allied with... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters at Hub Coffee Roasters in Reno, Nevada, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein *James Warren, Vanity Fair/Poynter.org*: *Why Is Hillary Clinton Avoiding The Press?* Is her refusal to hold a press conference a journalistic emergency or savvy campaign tactic? Or both? Concluding a New England vacation, I fell off the non-work wagon just outside Boston Sunday with a tweet from Kellyanne Conway, this week's Donald Trump campaign chief: “Day 267: No press conference. And no press outrage.” An hour later an airport ... more »

The Muslim Holy Day Eid al-Adha May Fall On 9/11 This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Muslim Holy Day on 9/11? Coincidence Stirs Fears* Every year, Muslim leaders around the world look to the moon to predict the date for one of their most important holidays, Eid al-Adha — the feast of sacrifice. When Habeeb Ahmed began about two months ago to plan for that holy day, he noticed a potentially fraught coincidence: Eid al-Adha could fall on Sept. 11. “Some people might want to make something out of that,” said Mr. Ahmed, who was recently elected president of the Islamic Center of Long Island, adding that he could easily foresee how some might misunde... more »

Did Insanity Create a Shadow Man?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This note is important. What it represents is direct confirmation of the conjecture that a stressed human being is able to project a holograph of himself into the surrounds through strong resonance and that this holograph can then be observed at a later time. We had suspected as much in reference to ghosts in particular. This is a body of evidence in which the spirit itself is long gone and not critical to the observations. Yet it is clearly physical evidence of presence and in some instances of a violent crime. Otherwise they are just that - harmless images. All this fit... more »

Dredging up some living Trilobites?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
We still have not found any which establishes the fact that any found will be of a very rare creature. Considering where they prospered it appears impossible that any are hiding in pain view. Thus their disappearance likely reflects a failure to survive predation. Something found them easy to eat. Recall the effect of rats on isolated bird populations who could not resist egg predation. I do not think we will find them in the Arctic either. The fact that they were hugely prolific speaks hugely against their survival. They will dominate any refugio they may have and be ob... more »

Avoiding the Sun's Rays is a Misinformed Trend Causing Global Rise in Cancers

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
When the anti sunlight push came on some years ago i was bemused as it was an obvious bunkum supported by sunscreen marketers. That it has become an accepted truth is a travesty. We all need a fair amount of exposure to the sun and all should plan their day around just that. The real precaution is not the sunlight so much as getting too much exposure. That is why farmers do wear straw hats. Otherwise you can damage the skin with excessive exposure. It takes a while but sun damaged skin becomes leather like and unattractive. It is a bad choice. Yet excessive s... more »

How Millions of Trees Brought a Broken Landscape Back to Life

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 5 hours ago
This needs to be better understood. Trees will establish themselves anywhere water is available. At most you need to overcome a thin toxic layer at times and that is often fixed with a shovel. The growing tree covers a huge foot print but the point of soil penetration is small. Much more important is the fact that a mature tree with a ton of wood fiber above ground has an equal amount underground. This opens the door for maximum biological activity in the soil matrix. Thus any blasted landscape needs to be somewhat groomed and attention paid to the natural hydrolo... more »

Hillary up to her @$$ in Alligators

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Clinton Presidential Candidacy in Big Trouble* *partially due to "Pay to Play" policy with Big Corporations* *Like Lafarge* *Before* *It's* *News* has a good report on Hillary's multifarious vulnerabilities in the 2016 US election campaign. You can read it at the link below. For some strange reason, I am unable to embed the link: http://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2016/08/trump-can-sink-hillary-if-he-reveals-these-6-blockbuster-emails-in-the-upcoming-debates-2476920.html It's one of life's modern mysteries how Hillary Clinton can continue as Democratic Candidate for the... more »

Objectivism 101: Axioms

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: 14067432_1298087926897944_6991636401362944567_n] What is an axiom? A*n axiom is a statement that identifies the base of knowledge and of any further statement pertaining to that knowledge, a statement necessarily contained in all others, whether any particular speaker chooses to identify it or not. An axiom is a proposition that defeats its opponents by the fact that they have to accept it and use it in the process of any attempt to deny it.* There’s more*, *and it’s the true foundation of what we call “common sense” *…* [Pic from ‘Ayn Rand Lexicon - Objectivism from ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 29 , 2016..... Markets & Market Moving News : US Markets Summed by Zero Hedge In One Sentence " Risk-Parity Panic Looms As Bonds, Stocks, Gold Rally; Reject Fed Hawkish Chatter" ; Mexico Oil Hedge Details for 2017; Additional Items Of Interest. 2. Greece In Focus - Refugee Crisis , Economic Items , Creditor Talks / Bailout Tranche Payment Status. 3. Libya Items De Jour - Political Situation , Budget Shortfalls Due To Political Instability Since PC Took Over In March , Additional Items Of Note. 4. Syria News Of Note. 5. Around The Horn In Europe.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets..... *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 24m 24 minutes ago More than 42% of mainland bank lending in Jul~Aug are mortgage loans! Oh, only 42%? *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 30m 30 minutes ago HK July Retail Sales -7.7% (last -8.9%), 17 consecutive down. CX the worst airline. But mini-sized flat price new record high! This is HK. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago JAPAN JULY RETAIL SALES FALL 0.2% Y/Y *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h2 hours ago The Dow finished up more than 100 points http://on.mktw.net/2c0y9ML *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours... more »

Let’s Treat Porn as the Public Health Hazard It is

Cordelia Anderson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Cordelia talking - 900] The pornography industry defends its trade as a harmless personal choice, but increasingly it is seen as an addiction with consequences for public health and safety. Cordelia Anderson, a Minneapolis based educator who has worked extensively in the field of... more »

Sad: Abortion Survivor Tries Explaining Why Her Mom was Right to Try to Kill Her

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Birth Control Pills] An abortion survivor explains why she is pro-abortion in a bizarre story for the Irish Times published Sunday, saying she is happy to be alive, but holds no hard feelings toward her mother for trying to kill her. Her mom clearly couldn't... more »

Pro-Lifers Respond to Planned Parenthood’s Florida Zika Push

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: HealthBeat Zika Vacci_perr__1471605344_71.164.139.145] For several weeks, public policy experts have sounded a warning as Zika has spread in the state of Florida. Last week, NPR highlighted how Planned Parenthood has answered the call, joining other groups to knock on thousands of doors and... more »

Expanding Internet to Rural Areas Creates Epic Showdown Between Feds and States

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A farmer uses a tablet while inspecting his crops.] The federal government is intensifying its efforts in an ongoing battle with states over implementation of broadband projects for rural communities. Feds want to grant internet coverage to some of the more remote communities in the U.S., in order to stay up-to-date... more »

Frida Pushnik

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
In a 1966 interview, Miss Pushnik told The Orange County Register that she had never resented her condition. ''I never said, 'Why me?' That would be a wasted emotion. You can ruin your life like that,'' she said. From the beginning, her mother insisted she do as much as possible for herself. By holding things between one small stump of an arm and her chin, she could feed herself, sew and crochet. Her brother remembers her going sledding, and laughing uproariously when she fell off. She also received an award for penmanship. In 1933, Robert L. Ripley, creator of ''Ripley's Believe ... more »

‘Tolerance’ Group Taught US Immigration Officials to Recognize ‘Cultural Biases’

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: ROMA, TX - AUGUST 17: Immigrants from Central America wait to be taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents on August 17, 2016 in Roma, Texas. Thousands of Central American families continue to cross the Rio Grande at the Texas-Mexico border, seeking asylum in the United States. Border security has become a major issue in the U.S. Presidential campaign. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)] New documents brought to light by an investigative watchdog group show that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials had to undergo "cultural bias" training in 2016 by a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Students Told They Can’t Fly American Flags at Football Stadium

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Travelers Rest alumni Hunter Ballew is stopped by security as he attempts to bring an American Flag into the Chico Bolin stadium on Wednesday, August 26, 2016.] Dean "Chico" Bolin was my great uncle. But to the folks around Travelers Rest, South Carolina, Uncle Chico was a legend -- on and off the football field. He was a good man -- a Christian man -- a no-nonsense disciplinarian. Uncle... more »

The Dumbing Down of College Curriculums

Charles Sykes at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: books - 900] Let's concede at the outset that many students find their college years enlightening and enriching. But something is rotten in the state of academia, and it is increasingly hard not to notice. There once was a time when employers could... more »

Report: Obama Finalized $100 BILLION Worth of New Regulations This Year

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Rules and Regulations] The Obama administration has finalized nearly $100 billion worth of new regulations this year, according to a new report by a government regulatory watchdog. "Since January 1, the federal government has published $137.5 billion in compliance costs ($99.27 billion in... more »

Baltimore Residents Beg Police to Protect Their Neighborhoods

Amber Randall at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: FILE- In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Baltimore Police Department Officer Jordan Distance stands on a street corner during a foot patrol in Baltimore. Baltimore police officers routinely discriminate against blacks, repeatedly use excessive force and are not adequately held accountable for misconduct, according to a harshly critical Justice Department report being presented Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)] As Justice Department civil rights lawyers held a meeting to talk about overhauling the Baltimore police department, another group of Baltim... more »

Report: German Military May be Infiltrated by Dozens of Islamist Extremists

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: German Flag Patch Military Uniform - 900] Reports indicate dozens of Islamist extremists have joined the German military to gain training they could later apply to carry out attacks. The military is looking to boost security to better spot potential extremists, newspaper Welt am Sonntag reports in an... more »

The Kids Are All Left

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
*I was mid-way through my first degree when Tony Blair entered Downing Street. Looking back at myself then, I was a wee bit ultra when it came to some issues (and I was tediously prolier than thou). But most of the basics of my world view were in place - the importance of class to politics and Marxism as the indispensable means for studying capitalism, to name but two. So when Blair became Labour leader and then PM, I had no illusions to shatter because I (then) saw New Labour as continuity Thatcherism. Yet what was it like for those who didn't experience life before Blair, of growi... more »

Comedy Actor Gene Wilder Dies From Alzheimer’s At Age 83

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Actor Gene Wilder has died after a private battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a family statement. The comedy genius who performed on stage and in films passed away late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut, aged 83. His collaboration with others in film has left behind countless moments of comic legend in the annals of cinema. Zero Mostel with Gene Wilder in The Producers Evening Standard reports: He passed away after succumbing to complications from the disease, which he had battled privately for the past three years, the statement said. During his film career, Wilder also ap... more »

Mapping the world of trade

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
A millennia worth of maps here, mapping the world of trade that grew out of the age-old trading routes, many of them made by mercantilism (for better, and often for worse), that destructive idea that the object of trade is to build up hoards. What is real trade built on? It’s built on *difference*: you produce cotton, gems and steel, we make cloth, glassware and instruments – and in trading what we do best we both win. So it has been since the world began. You produce what you’re best at and I’ll do the same, and by virtue of the Law of Association we’ll both win. That’s the ve... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*Substituting prophecy for facts* *It must be hard being a Warmist at times. The article below admits that the Antarctic is not shrinking and notes that all the models say that it should. The scientific response to those facts would be to reject the models. But you can't do that, of course. So they simply do some more model runs with models that are already known to be wrong and predict that warming in the Antarctic will happen "real soon now".So how do they account for what is not happening in the Antarctic so far? They say that what is happening there is all a product of l... more »

Facial Recognition Technology Helps NY Law Enforcement Catch 100 Identity Thieves

Eric Lieberman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Identity Theft - 900] New York officials have used updated facial recognition technology to arrest more than 100 people accused of identity theft since January. The state was also able to resolve an additional 900 suspected cases in that time frame. The increase in apprehension... more »

Lame U.S. Tries To Wash Its Hands Off Of Turkey's Operation ISIS Shield, As Iran, Assad, And Russia Look On With Approval

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Number of ISIS terrorists killed by Obama and Erdogan = Zero.* *An excerpt from, "Turkish forces deepen push into Syria, draw U.S. rebuke over their target" by Lisa Barrington and Umit Bektas, Reuters, August 29, 2016:* Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which said it was concerned the battle for territory had shifted away from targeting Islamic State. At the start of Turkey's now almost week-long cross-border offensive, Turkish tanks, artillery and warplanes provided Syrian rebel allies with the f... more »

Mr. Trumpanzee And Steve Israel Should Debate-- On Long Island-- Who's Been The Worst Racist

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Hillary, her campaign and her surrogates, backed by the media and by prominent African Americans played the race card against Mr. Trumpanzee last week. It was an effective attack. Hillary's speech was one of the best I've ever heard her give. (Listen to it on the video above.) The *NY Times* went into more depth about Trumpanzee family racism going all the way back to when his father was a street-brawling KKK thug and Donald was a snot-nosed, spoiled teenager discriminating against would-be African American renters (the theme of a new, rediscovered Woody Guthrie song you can liste... more »

But For Fortune

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
A little more than a year ago, the lifeless body of little Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. His image went viral and struck a cord around the world. Last week, the image of another battered child -- Omran Daqnesshes, also a victim of the war in Syria -- went viral. It reminded us of the depravity of which we are capable. But it should also remind us, Crawford Killian writes, of our duty to refugees and the benefits they bring with them: If we treat them as unavoidable nuisances and a drain on our resources, they will become a drain indeed: underschooled, underemployed, ali... more »

Standing Rock Water Defenders at Pipeline Law Firm in Bismarck, N.D.

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
. Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' Monday, August 28, 2016 Photos by Michelle Cook Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News BISMARK, North Dakota -- Native American water defenders reminded the law firm Fredrikson -- representing Dakota Access Pipeline in Bismarck, N.D., -- of the sacredness of water today. Earlier today, Native Americans at the camp at Cannon Ball held a

Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio is Live!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio is Live Grassroots live radio broadcasting from Native American water protectors in Standing Rock Camp By Brenda Norrell Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' Mon. Aug. 29, 2016 7:20 pm Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio -- Live now from camp: Native supporters from Hawaii, beautiful live music in camp. Lakotas now thank them for their song,

Cornwall Family Fall Ill After Using Barbecue Inside Tent

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A family has been taken to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning after using a barbecue inside their tent in Cornwall, England. The family of five decided to use their barbecue to cook breakfast inside their tent after it started to rain outside. TheLADbible reports: Five people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after becoming ill when they chose to cook their breakfast inside the tent due to the bad weather. Firefighters and South Western Ambulance service arrived around 9.20am to the tent pitched close to the B3266, north of Camelford, Cornwall. A Cornwal... more »

FBI: Foreign Hackers Accessed Two State Election Databases

Ted Goodman at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: A Diebold Elections System AccuVote-TSx DRE voting machine.] Foreign hackers gained unauthorized access to two state election databases in recent weeks, according to a report from Yahoo News. The hack prompted the FBI to issue a warning to election officials nationwide to enhance the security of their computer... more »

Will Next WikiLeaks Release Show Hillary Clinton Helped Arm Jihadists?

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton7 - 900] Once again last week WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange vowed that a “significant” leak affecting Hillary Clinton will be released prior to the election. On Wednesday, Assange told Megyn Kelly of Fox News that his organization is “working around the clock” to... more »

Giuliani: I’ve Saved More Black Lives Than Beyonce Ever Could

Amber Randall at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)] Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani expressed displeasure with Beyonce's VMA performance in an interview Monday, adding that he's "saved more black lives" than... more »

A Brave British Woman Challenges Ignorant, Self-Righteous Muslims At A Pro-Sharia Rally

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
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Is The U.S. Now Arming Al Qaeda In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Members of Jabhat al-Nusra ride on a tank as they head toward their positions during an offensive to take control of the northwestern city of Ariha from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Idlib province, May 28, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah) *Zero Hedge/Shadowproof:* *Al Qaeda In Syria Changed Its Name And Now The US Is Arming Them* Though many scoffed when the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al-Nusra, rebranded itself Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, that cosmetic change was apparently enough to convince the US government to start sending them arms. In the r... more »

Is The Iraqi Army Ready To Liberate Mosul From The Islamic State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Inside Story/Al Jazeera*: *Is the Iraqi army ready to liberate Mosul?* *Iraq's prime minister says government forces and their allies will retake control of Mosul by the end of the year.* It has been an effective summer for Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group. Now they are fighting to retake Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul, which has been under ISIL control for more than two years. The Iraqi army, Kurdish forces, Shia militias and the US air force are all converging on the city from different directions. Iraqi soldier... more »

Russia Wants To Send Ground Troops To Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Gulf News:* *Russia offers to send ground troops to Syria’s Aleppo* It would be the first deployment of Russian military personnel outside its military base on the Syrian coast. Beirut: Russia has put forth the unprecedented suggestion of deploying ground troops in Syria for the first time since the Russian Air Force joined the Syrian war last September in an effort to bolster its ally Syrian President Bashar Al Assad. The offer, submitted to the UN for approval, would be the first deployment of Russian military personnel outside the Hmaymeem military base on the Syrian coast. T... more »

U.S. Urging A Ceasefire Between Turkish And Kurdish Fighters In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Condemns Clashes in Syria Between Turkish and US-Allied Kurdish Forces* Pentagon - The United States said Monday clashes in Syria between Turkish forces and units affiliated with a U.S.-supported Kurdish-led alliance are “unacceptable” and is calling on all sides to stand down "immediately." "This is an already crowded battle space," Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook told VOA when asked about the recent fighting south of the Syrian town of Jarabulus, on the border with Turkey. “We are calling on all armed actors to stand down immediately and take appropriate measures ... more »

Thousands Of Refugees Rescued Off The Coast Of Libya Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A rescue boat of the Spanish NGO Proactiva approaches an overcrowded wooden vessel with migrants from Eritrea, off the Libyan coast *ABC News:* *Thousands of Refugees Rescued Off the Coast of Libya* Thousands of refugees trying to reach Europe were rescued off the coast of Libya on Monday morning after their overcrowded wooden boats sent people falling into the Mediterranean Sea. The refugees, many of them from Eritrea, jumped into the water from more than 20 boats roughly 13 miles north of Sabratha, a coastal city in Libya. They were helped by the Italian Coast Guard and workers f... more »

Little Known Rebel Group In Paraguay Ambushed And Wiped Out An Army Patrol Killing 8 Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*DW:** Paraguay guerillas wipe out army patrol, days ahead of Colombia ceasefire* *Members of an obscure rebel group have killed eight soldiers in Paraguay just days after leftist guerrillas and Colombia reached an historic peace deal. The government has vowed to stamp out 'terrorists.'* The little-known Paraguayan People's Army (EPP) attacked a military patrol and stole weapons in a brazen assault that left eight soldiers dead, Interior Minister Francisco de Vargas has announced. The attack was carried out against troops near Horqueta, about 420 kilometers (291 miles) north of t... more »

World News Briefs -- August 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkish forces deepen push into Syria, draw U.S. rebuke over their target* Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which said it was concerned the battle for territory had shifted away from targeting Islamic State. At the start of Turkey's now almost week-long cross-border offensive, Turkish tanks, artillery and warplanes provided Syrian rebel allies the firepower to capture swiftly the Syrian frontier town of Jarablus from Islamic State militants. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Two US-bac... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 29, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. military advisors for NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (NTM-A) conduct Combat First Aid lessons with Afghan policemen inside a police station in Khas Konar district in Kunar province, eastern Afghanistan October 6, 2011. REUTERS/Erik De Castro *Washington Post*: *U.S., European military advisers work to boost lagging Afghan combat readiness* CAMP SHAHEEN, Afghanistan — Ten days ago, Maj. Kabir Hamidzai was sitting in a Humvee within Taliban firing range, relaying information between an army troop commander and an attack helicopter pilot overhead. A column of Afghan soldiers ... more »

As Their Caliphate Continues To Shrink, What Are Islamic State 'True Believers' Thinking Right Now?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© AFP *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast:* *Inside the Head of an ISIS True Believer* *The so-called Islamic State vows to endure and expand. But under relentless pressure, it’s shrinking. How do its partisans think they can endure? Here’s what one says.* With rare exception, active members of ISIS are notoriously shy about talking to Western reporters. The reason ISIS has invested so heavily in elaborate media and propaganda arms is that its mantra—“Hear from us, not about us”—is designed to demonstrate to fellow travelers and would-be enlistees that what the Crusader-Zionist press says... more »

China Wants To Build Its Own Aircraft Engines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC*: *China launches own aircraft engine-maker to rival the West* China has launched its first aircraft-engine manufacturer in an attempt to wean itself off Western suppliers. The state-owned Aero-Engine Group of China was created by combining a group of existing aircraft-engine companies, according to local media reports. It has about 50bn yuan ($7.5bn) in registered capital and will develop both military and commercial engines. China already makes its own planes, but has struggled for decades to develop engines that meet global requirements. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Th... more »

The Carrier USS George H. W. Bush Is Under The Gun To Deploy On Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Wikipedia *Defense News*: *Held Up In the Shipyard, Carrier Bush Is Under The Gun To Deploy On Time* WASHINGTON – The USS George H. W. Bush, newest of the fleet’s operational carriers, is under the gun. The ship emerged from a shipyard in late July five months late – seven if compared to the original schedule. It's facing a planned deployment later this year that needs to be on time if the Bush is to relieve another carrier already operating on the far side of the world. With a compressed training schedule, Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command (FFC) is... more »

Ghostbusters Brooklyn Resources

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 10 hours ago
Just because the *Ghostbusters* RPG is a bit on the humorous side doesn't mean I don't do some homework. Our game is set in the 1980's and based in Brooklyn, NY. Though I lived in Connecticut throughout the 1980's, I still had family in Brooklyn and spent many summers there. With that in mind, a few decisions have been reached. The team is based in the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, the mall that was closest to my grandparents old house. I've many memories of my grandfather looking for a parking space as there was no way he was going to pay money to park at the mall... Through a litt... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 29: If I Could Game Anywhere on Earth...

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 10 hours ago
That's a bit of an odd question. Generally speaking, if I'm thinking of travel, there's other things I'd want to do besides gaming. However, let's suppose I'm thinking of a place to live for the gaming community there. Obviously, since gaming is not my profession and I have a family here in the Boston area, I'm not going to be doing such a relocation. But there are a few "gaming scenes" I'm curious as to what it would be like to be a part of... - New York City - I'm a Brooklyn boy originally, so it would be nice to go home. Being a huge city there's a lot of gaming taking... more »

Tidal Power In The Shetlands

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://renews.biz/101854/first-power-at-shetland-tidal-array/ Sky News report: A Scottish energy company’s tidal turbine system has become the first in the world to deliver electricity to the national grid. Nova Innovation said its Shetland Isles project marks a big step forward in using tidal energy as a reliable source […]

All novelties of quantum mechanics are consequences of nonzero commutators

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
In the discussion under his confused musings about the CHSH inequality, a volatile anti-quantum zealot had serious problems with the following important wisdom: All differences between classical physics and quantum physics are consequences of the uncertainty principle i.e. of the nonzero commutators between observables. Well, the statement above is true and important. The misunderstanding of this statement – often arrogantly masked as a different opinion, one that may be presented assertively – may be considered one of the defining characteristics of the anti-quantum zealots. The ...more »

Printable Quiet Book- Paper Dolls

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
Today I am sharing the fourth post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. These cute little paper dolls are a fun activity for any little one. There is a full set that is already full of life and color and then a blank set that is just waiting for your little artist to add their take to. These dolls are my very favorite part of the printable quiet book series and the best is still yet to come later this week. Look for more clothes and doll add ons throughout the week. *From the first post: When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cut... more »

Anesthesia journal pulls study lacking patient consent

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
An anesthesia journal has retracted a paper after an author admitted that the study did not obtain appropriate consent from patients receiving a neuromuscular block in muscles on the face and hands. The first author, Yuhji Saitoh, has the same name as a co-author of Yoshitaka Fujii, the all-time record holder with 183 retractions listed on […] The post Anesthesia journal pulls study lacking patient consent appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Sexting Costs: Clinton Confidant Abedin Separates from Former Rep. Weiner After Latest Revelation

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this July 23, 2013 file photo, Huma Abedin, alongside her husband, then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, speaks during a news conference in New York. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin says she is separating from husband Anthony Weiner after another sexting revelation involving the former congressman from New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that she is separating from her husband, Anthony Weiner, after the former congressman was accused in yet another sextin... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“Humanity is the spirit of the Supreme Being on earth, and that humanity is standing amidst ruins, hiding its nakedness behind tattered rags, shedding tears upon hollow cheeks, and calling for its children with pitiful voice. But the children are busy singing their clan’s anthem; they are busy sharpening the swords and cannot hear the cry of their mothers.” - Kahlil Gibran “I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but I do know that World War IV will be fought with stick and stones.” - Albert Einstein


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* *Musician Turned Bullet Inventor Won't See a Cent From the Army's 'Green' Ammo * Deutsche Bank's $10 Billion Scandal (Money laundering for Russian drug lords) Deutsche Bank is also where the put options were placed prior to 9/11. Feds Give Amtrak $2.4 Billion On the Bee Front, Monsanto to the Rescue Written by the moderator of the conference which Monsanto sponsored. Anthony Weiner appears to delete Twitter account amid new sexting revelations Eyeroll False active shooter reports caused chaos and evacuations at LAX Uzbekistan's president is in intensive care aft... more »

There is no God - Only the Stars - and the Stars are ELECTRIC:

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
*...AND THE STARS ARE ELECTRIC:* Electric Universe can be seen as 'the ultimate materials technology leap" for future mankind on Free Planet. EU is far more relevant to how the universe really works than its Newtonian/Einsteinian predecessor, gravity. Once you've looked at your world, your star system, your universe via this new diagnostic material or tool, it will never be the same again. More "electrical engineers" and "material scientists" need to come forward to utilise this new way to measure/manipulate our (known) universe. *DINOSAUR MASS-EXTINCTIONS & IRIDIUM LAYER* on a s... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*Is a homework backlash brewing after teacher’s note goes viral?* Isn’t it strange that after years of groaning about homework throughout childhood, we dread it even more as parents? More to the point: We’re as delighted as kids when someone tells us we’re off the hook. That’s what happened this week when Brandy Young, a second-grade teacher in Texas, dispatched a revolutionary note to her classroom that promptly went viral: A gratified parent shared the note on Facebook to a chorus of relief. “Finally a teacher who realizes real life!” one parent posted. “I believe that if ther... more »

Intel Analyst: "It's crazy, Russia is preparing almost everything for war. Time to be 'deeply concerned."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*Intel Analyst: "It's crazy, Russia is preparing almost* * everything for war. Time to be 'deeply concerned.'* by Newsroom "The Russian Ministry of Defense has declared a mobilization of reservists. The Russian government, including all its Ministries, even Russia's National bank, are now also taking part in sudden "wartime test." Reservists in the Southern, Central and Western Military Districts are being called up, and trucks from the civilian sector are being transferred into military service as per the mobilization plans. In addition, workers in militarily vital industries in so... more »

Some Bridge Fuel — Energy Emissions from Methane Surpass Coal, But Oil Emissions Still Rising

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Emissions from methane (natural gas) are replacing emissions from coal, but not petroleum (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* Methane ("America's clean natural gas") is being touted and sold as the "bridge fuel" from carbon emissions from all sources, including oil. In fact, methane is turning out to be a bridge fuel away from coal only. See the charts at the top and note the rise of emissions from petroleum as methane emissions replace coal emissions. In the meantime total CO2 emission in the U.S from all sources is essentially flat: *Total U.S. CO2 emissions, 1990–... more »

Report: US Spends One Trillion Dollars, Gets Terrorist Safe Haven In Return

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN - AUGUST 17: Afghan soldiers are seen after an operation against Taliban in Kandahar, Afghanistan on August 17, 2016. At least 30 Taliban terrorists were killed during the operation. (Photo by Aziz Sana/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)] Despite the United States having spent a trillion dollars and deploying hundreds of thousands of troops, jihadist groups are likely to find safe haven in Afghanistan, a new report from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) warns. The entire... more »

Finding Your Calling in an Age of Entitlement

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: BreakPoint - 900] A couple years ago, the Huffington Post's "Wait But Why" blog created Lucy, an imagined embodiment of today's emerging adult. Lucy is what the article called a GYPSY, short for Generation Y Protagonists and Special Yuppy. Lucy is destined to... more »

Iraq Fires Its Defense Minister

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
In August 2016 Iraq’s Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi was dismissed by parliament. Nouri al-Maliki’s faction of State of Law had been trying to get rid of him for almost a year to undermine Prime Minister Haidar Abadi, but never had the votes to do it. That changed when at the start of the month Obeidi attacked the Speaker of Parliament Salim al-Jabouri and several other parliamentarians over corrupt defense deals. Obeidi’s move backfired and created enough opposition to ensure his removal. The Defense Minister’s problems started when he was calledbefore parliament on August 1,... more »

Scotland researcher suspended during misconduct probe: report

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A prominent researcher in Scotland has been suspended amidst a misconduct investigation at the University of Dundee. According to The Scotsman, the allegations against Robert Ryan center around falsifying data and duplicating figures in his work about molecular bacteriology. As the outlet reports: The award-winning Wellcome Trust senior research fellow is at the forefront of […] The post Scotland researcher suspended during misconduct probe: report appeared first on Retraction Watch.

An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick

Michael Brown at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Colin Kaepernick - 900] Dear Colin, You're obviously getting a ton of responses to your decision to sit during the national anthem, both negative and positive, but as I just read that you intend to continue to sit during the singing of the anthem,... more »


Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Only a couple more months to go before America Votes. So my question is this: will it be safe to come out of the free-thinking closet to criticize Hillary Clinton once she's elected, or will calling her out as a corrupt dual tool/member of the plutocracy continue to get you labeled a pathological hater and a racist misogynist and a stealth Trump supporter for the entire duration of her reign? Pundits are calling this election a major realignment of the two establishment political parties. If we still enjoyed a modicum of democracy and the wishes of the majority really counted, this... more »

The Queen of War

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 14 hours ago
Muricans: Those of you who will vote for Hillary Clinton will vote for the greatest risk of more domestic instability and violence, and for the greatest risk of major increased wars and destruction. It's that simple. Any other vote will be a more humanistic and self-preserving one. The Queen of War is not the right choice.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
So, of course, we re-elect these vermin, time and time again...


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Bombardier wins the biggest prize in rail history. High Speed rail will serve all of North America someday and in the United States the winner is France. Ironicly the winning design is based upon an Italy companies tilting trains. FIAT Ferroviaria was sold to Alstrom in 2000. Today the Canadian goverment should announce a tender to build a rail corridor from Niagara Falls to Windsor that is compatable with the Avelia Liberty. The natural connection between Chicago and New York is on that route. Tommorrow the Canadian goverment should announce a plan to build a high speed rail link ... more »

City Forums

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Jack Anderson, WaPo, Aug 9, 1979. ROC officials considered sending letter bombs to people whose politics they didn't like in the US, but the idea was scotched by Chiang Ching-guo, according to a Senate report.* At New Bloom Brian H writes on Ko Wen-je and the Shanghai forum controversy. Ko agreed to welcome a CCP official as a stand-in for the Mayor of Shanghai. The hooha among the Greens, including very stupid accusations that about Ko's politics (of course he is Green, stop it with the purity tests) is a good example of the short-sightedness of so many in the Green camp. Ko was ... more »

The "Alt-Right" is a Bunch of Dangerous Racist Nationalistic Hillbillies Who Need to be Stopped...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*says Hillary Clinton.* * "Alt-Right is short for “Alternative Right.”* *The Wall Street Journal describes it as a loosely organized movement, mostly online, that “rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white identity.”* *The defacto merger between Breitbart and the Trump Campaign represents a landmark achievement for the “Alt-Right.” A fringe element has effectively taken over the Republican Party." * source This statement was made by Hillary Clinton in Reno, Nevada after 15 or 20 minutes of telling her small ... more »

The Baltics Have Become Ground Zero In The Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Photo is Public Domain *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *Ground Zero in the New Cold War* *The fraught frontier between Russia and the NATO-defended Baltics is full of surprises, not least its natural beauty. But tensions are building fast.* THE CURONIAN SPIT — A bus ride from the last town in the European Union—Nida, Lithuania—across the border into Russia’s Kaliningrad region took less than an hour. The morning sun warmed sandy dunes along the shore of the Baltic Sea. There was hardly any traffic, just a few tourists and mushroom pickers stalking wild fungi in the lush vegetation of... more »

The Spread Of 'False Stories' Has Become A Powerful Russian Weapon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Neil Macfarquhar, Seattle Times/New York Times:* *Weaponization of information key part of Russian military doctrine* The planting of false stories is nothing new; the Soviet Union devoted considerable resources to that during the ideological battles of the Cold War. Now, though, disinformation is regarded as an important aspect of Russian military doctrine. STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate under way on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false... more »

What Would Happen If The U.S. Went To War Against Russia And China At The Same Time?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest*: *US Military's Worst Nightmare: A War with Russia and China (at the Same Time)* What would happen? The United States discarded its oft-misunderstood “two war” doctrine, intended as a template for providing the means to fight two regional wars simultaneously, late last decade. Designed to deter North Korea from launching a war while the United States was involved in fighting against Iran or Iraq (or vice versa,) the idea helped give form to the Department of Defense’s procurement, logistical and basing strategies in the post–Cold War, when the Un... more »

Iran Claims US Military Drone Violated Its Airspace

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A model of a military drone is seen in front of an U.S. flag as protesters rally against climate change, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 24, 2016. REUTERS/Dominick Reuter *Reuters*: *U.S. drone enters Iran's airspace, leaves after warning: Tasnim* Iran's military detected a U.S. drone entering Iranian airspace on Monday and issued a warning for it to leave, which it subsequently did, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported. "Iran's army air defense detected and warned an American drone in the eastern airspace of the country. It was ... more »

Top Iranian Admiral: U.S. Does Not Have The Military Power To Confront Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi *Jerusalem Post:* *Top Iranian admiral: US lacks the power to confront Iran militarily* Remarks come days after uptick in tensions between Washington and Tehran after US accuses Iran of harassing American warships in the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. does not have the capability to engage Iran in a war on land, air or sea, a top Iranian Navy commander charged Saturday night boasting of his nation's military prowess. "The US doesn’t enjoy the power to confront Iran militarily," Iranian media quoted Revolutionary Guards Navy Admiral Ali Fada... more »

Are U.S. - Iran Navy Confrontations Becoming The New Normal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Military.com/Stars and Stripes:* *Navy Faces 'New Normal' in Persian Gulf: More Iran Provocations* WASHINGTON — U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf can expect increased harassment by Iranian vessels as Iran's hard-liners seek to bolster their position ahead of next year's Iranian election and the U.S. is absorbed in its own electoral campaign. Some analysts also believe the three incidents Tuesday and Wednesday, during which Iranian fast boats swarmed around U.S. warships in the northern Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz in the southern end, were to practice "swarm tactics" for attacki... more »

The Furture Of War And Conflict Is Electronic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
F35B MCAS Beaufort (Photo: Lockheed Martin) *Rick Stella, Digital Trends*: *From cyberwarfare to drones, the future of conflict is electronic* Innovation can take many forms: Today’s computers are faster. Space travel is cheaper. Artificial intelligence is smarter than ever before. The military is … well … While the details on Intel’s latest processors or LG’s new OLED technology remain a simple Google search away, the uniquely secretive processes of the United States military make it tough to know what’s truly cutting edge. Much of the work happens behind closed doors, and even w... more »

Banks Are Getting Ready for An 'Economic Nuclear Winter'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNBC*:* Banks are preparing for an ‘economic nuclear winter’* The first half of 2016 has been a roller-coaster for financial markets. A combination of uncertainties surrounding the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union and weaker-than-expected corporate earnings results across the region means a tough second half looms. European banks, in particular, have had a very tough six months as the shock and volatility around Brexit sent banking stocks south. Major European banks like Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse saw their shares in free-fall after the referendum's results were annou... more »

Islamic State Claims Suicide Bombing Attack That Kills 60 Army Recruits In Yemen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Suicide Attack Kills Scores of Military Recruits in Aden, Yemen* CAIRO — A powerful car bomb rocked the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, on Monday morning, killing at least 54 young military recruits who were preparing to join government forces and wounding scores, officials said. The explosion took place in the crowded Mansoura neighborhood around 8:15 a.m., a time when many people were outside commuting to work, officials said. Mansoura has been the site of multiple attacks by militants in the past year. The Islamic State, through its Amaq News Agency, call...more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
US Navy Submitting Plan To Build 10 Additional Virginia Class Attack Submarines https://t.co/uXrC9zERK9 pic.twitter.com/S4f0JUs0t5 — NAVY ⚓ (@TNI_AL) August 29, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Chicago 'Loop'* Pilots assigned to the Thunderbirds, the Air Force's demonstration squadron, perform a delta loop maneuver during practice for the Chicago Air and Water Show over Chicago, Aug. 19, 2016. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard

The Refugees Crisis In Greece Is Now At The 'Boiling Pointy'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Financial Times*: *Tensions rise between Greeks and refugees* Tempers boil over in the Chios ‘buffer zone’ camp for asylum seekers The mutilated rabbit on the doorstep was the latest warning. A fortnight of menacing incidents, including a smash-and-grab break-in and glue in the locks, culminated this week with the dead animal left in front of the building. The message was clear: the refugee kitchen was not welcome in Chios The Greek island of 50,000 has hosted about 2,500 asylum seekers since the EU in March signed its refugee deal with Turkey, and tempers are fraying. A tranqui... more »

Censored News: 10 years and 6 million Views

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
We celebrate today the new satellite at Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio, as we prepare to hit 6 million views at Censored News By Brenda Norrell Censored News Today, with the new satellite installed at Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio, and the crew preparing to go live online, we also prepare for another milestone at Censored News. Today we will hit 6 million views. I began

Red Warrior Camp -- Monday Morning Camp Work Continues -- Water Protectors Prepare to Protect

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
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Questions Continue About Clinton’s Ethics at State Department, Possible Foundation Quid Pro Quo

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and their daughter, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton take part in the Closing Plenary Session: 'Aiming for the Moon and Beyond' during the fourth day of the Clinton Global Initiative's 10th Annual Meeting at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her t...more »

FDA Expands Zika Screening to All US Blood Centers

MATTHEW PERRONE at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: July 20, 2004. San Diego, CA. Lab technician Leila Kohbodi prepare viles of blood to be screened for the West Nile Virus at the American Red Cross National Testing Laboratory in San Diego. The samples are from donors who gave blood at a blood bank. The San Diego lab has already prepared additional testing space in case the virus spreads to an epidemic scale. (Photo by Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation’s blood supply ... more »

"Even The Biggest Failure..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to ‘seize the day'. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wonder... more »

"A Dual Economy..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"There are two visions of America. One is of a society more divided between the haves and the have-nots, a country in which the rich live in gated communities, send their children to expensive schools, and have access to first-rate medical care. Meanwhile, the rest live in a world marked by insecurity, at best mediocre education, and in effect rationed health care and they hope and pray they don't get seriously sick. At the bottom are millions of young people alienated and without hope. I have seen that picture in many developing countries; economists have given it a name, a dual e... more »

The Washington Post takes us back to school!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016The latest poisonous blast:* In theory, recovery from our thunderclap strike is proceeding apace. Today, our cable provider's "dispatch team" is coming to get our cable team. Assuming that actually happens, connectivity to the Internet is next! That said, Baltimore's children are walking back to school as we continue on hiatus. Despite the impressions you may get, this city is full of good, decent kids. Concerning the public schools they attend, you may sometimes be encouraged to gain misleading impressions. Case in point: This remarkable back-to-school pi... more »

Driving the agenda

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
I once read on some internet review site that the blog ‘Biased-BBC’ had bagged the best name in the business. However, the downside of having such a specific remit is that it invites the accusation that the BBC has been artificially shoehorned into a topic where the link seems tenuous Having been accused of committing such deviances, I would argue that most of the things that interest me can be traced back to the BBC’s pernicious influence on public opinion. We put the caveat into our banner to head off such accusations and give us leeway to cover anything that takes our fancy. Rem... more »

"Trump By A Landslide?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Trump By A Landslide?"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Based on this analytic structure, Trump may not just win the election in November- he might win by a landslide. If we believe the mainstream media and the Establishment it protects and promotes, Trump has no chance of winning the presidential election. For starters, Trump supporters are all Confederate-flag waving hillbillies, bigots, fascists and misogynists. In other words, "good people" can't possibly vote for Trump. Even cartoon character Mike Doonesbury is fleeing to Vancouver to escape Trumpism. (Memo to the Doonesbury family: ... more »

‘Students for Trump’ Fill College Republicans’ Gap as College Students Return to Classes

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JULY 29: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at the Gallogly Event Center on the campus of the University of Colorado on July 29, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Photo by Joe Mahoney/Getty Images)] The national movement Students for Trump is growing to fill the gap left by rebelling College Republican (CR) groups in key swing states, as millions of students return to classes. College Republicans at Harvard, Hillsdale College, Princeton, Ohio University, and... more »

Will Trump’s Wednesday Speech Explain His Shift on Immigration Policy?

LAURIE KELLMAN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (10)__1472477029_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced he’ll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living... more »

As Premiums Jump and Insurers Bail, Obamacare Struggles Could Haunt Clinton in November

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Health Overhaul Woes_perr__1472476404_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama’s health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether “Obamacare”... more »

Journalist Critical of Putin Found Dead on His Birthday

Russ Read at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 7557192798_cf24551c53_b] A prominent Ukrainian journalist and fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was found dead in his apartment around midnight Sunday, just an hour after his birthday. Alexander Shchetinin, founder of the Novy Region news agency, was found dead in... more »

Why do scientists commit misconduct?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
What makes a person fabricate data? Pressure from different corners in his or her life, to get published, funding, or promotions? Are there personality traits that occur more often among those caught committing misconduct? We spoke with Cristy McGoff, the Director of the research integrity office at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro – […] The post Why do scientists commit misconduct? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

DuWayne Gregory-- Ready To Turn Long Island Blue Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Republican Peter King has been in Congress since 1993 and his Democratic neighbor and crony, Blue Dog Steve Israel, has seen to it that he would have no serious challenges from the DCCC. With Israel himself finally retiring, there were hopes that the DCCC would finally take on King, an outspoken and belligerent Trump supporter. The Democrats have their best candidate for the seat in living memory, DuWayne Gregory, the respected and well-liked presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature. The Long Island South Shore district has moved significantly east into bright blue Suff... more »

Churches and the Dangerous Ministers of Multiculturalism

Mike Adams at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Bible Close up Blurry Church - 900] Recently, a friend sent me a text after returning from church with his family. He had been a member of the congregation for two months and up to that point had been enjoying the sermons immensely. But then something strange...more »

Clinton Proposes Mental Health Plan, Including Suicide Prevention

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr (8)__1472472639_71.164.139.145] SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation’s health care system. Clinton’s campaign released... more »

Oklahoma Police Police Pepper Spray 84 Year Old Woman In Her Own Home

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Disturbing video has been released showing Oklahoma police officers pepper spraying an 84-year-old woman at close range inside her own home. The footage (see below) was taken on August 7 and shows the police officers kicking in the front door to Geneva Smith’s home in pursuit of her son, Arthur Paul Blackmon. Press TV reports: Blackmon, 56, had allegedly run a stop sign and refused to pull over when ordered by police. Officers followed Blackmon to his mother’s home and demanded he come outside. They applied a Taser on him when he refused to comply even though he had his hands up in ... more »

From Common Schools to Corporate Education Reform: Similar Purpose, Different Century

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 17 hours ago
By Timothy Scott *Common Schools were established in the U.S. to be an autocratic apparatus that could pacify and instill loyalty in the industrial empire’s “citizen subjects” by disciplining their minds to control their bodies. As a compulsory mass education system, the opulent founders of common schools designed them for the purpose of social and cultural reproduction, with the nationalistic aim of shaping future workers into a God fearing, capable and loyal industrial citizenry.* Over the past forty-years education reform policies intended to marketize, privatize and ultima... more »

US Radar-Evading Spy Drone Warned Off By Iran

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The Iranian Army’s Air Defense Base reportedly warned off a US radar-evading spy drone which was attempting to intrude on Iranian airspace. The US radar-evading unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had sought to cross into Iran through the eastern border from neighboring Afghanistan, according to the Tasnim News Agency Press TV reports: However, it was immediately identified and forced to leave the area after a “timely and stern” warning by the Air Defense Base. The drone had taken off from a base in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar and had come to within 20 miles of the Iranian b... more »

The Entire ‘LGBT’ Narrative Just Crumbled

Matt Barber at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Sad young girl during at L.G.B.T. (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual) protests in a sunny day] If your daughter, sister, mother or friend "identified" as a fat person trapped in a perilously emaciated body -- if she truly believed she was obese, but, in reality, suffered from anorexia -- would you affirm her "fatness" and get... more »

False Report of Gunman at Los Angeles Airport Causes Panic

ANDREW DALTON at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX LA Airport-Sh_perr__1472471130_71.164.139.145] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays. A search through... more »

Experts Say Obama’s $400 Million Iran Payment Unprecedented, as Obama Administration Changes Story

BRADLEY KLAPPER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: US Iran_perr__1472470120_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $400 million cash delivery to Iran to repay a decades-old arbitration claim may be unprecedented in recent U.S. history, according to legal experts and diplomatic historians, raising further questions about a payment timed to help free... more »

Trump Makes Major TV Push in Key States With $10 Million Ad Buy

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are now in a dead heat for the presidency in November.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump’s campaign is planning its biggest ad buy to date -- upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. The campaign is expects the ads to air as soon as Monday... more »

Iran Deploys S-300 Air Defense Around Nuclear Site

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Mideast Iran_perr__1472469253_71.164.139.145] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has begun deploying a Russian-made S-300 air defense system around its underground Fordo nuclear facility, state TV reported. Video footage posted late Sunday on state TV’s website showed trucks arriving at the site and missile... more »

Kerry in Bangladesh for Security Talks Amid Terror Concerns

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: John_Kerry_senator_from_MA-2 (1)] DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence and protect and promote human rights amid increasing concern about terrorism in the South Asian nation in the... more »

Did Scientists Just Discover an Earth-like Planet Nearby? Not So Fast.

Guillermo Gonzalez at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a possible view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System.] By now you've probably heard that astronomers have found a terrestrial planet candidate orbiting the nearest star to our Solar System, a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri. This is the smallest member of the three-star Alpha Centauri system. They've dubbed... more »

Turkey’s Border Wall with Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Yes, Turkey has built a good sized, height and length, wall on it's border with Syria. I've mentioned this reality on several occasions. Turkey began construction more then a year ago.. * *Where there is no wall, there will be trenches or massive barbed wire fences. Claims that Turkey has done nothing to secure it's borders just don't ring true**. As I've stated once Turkey began tightening border security the US and company began airdropping arms to KurdIShIS. Or arms were brought into Syria via Iraq. Both of these truths ignored to continue pushing a simplistic narrative- * * Tr... more »

Horace Mann, Common Schools and the Myth of Educating for Democracy

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
By Timothy Scott Common Schools were established to be an autocratic apparatus that could pacify and instill loyalty in the industrial empire’s “citizen subjects” by disciplining their minds to control their bodies. As a compulsory mass education system, the opulent founders of common schools designed them for the purpose of social and cultural reproduction, with the nationalistic aim of shaping future workers into a God fearing, capable and loyal industrial citizenry. Over the past forty-years education reform policies intended to marketize, privatize and ultimately financiali... more »

Boston Police Rolling Out Body Cameras

AP at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: A Boston Police officer assigned to Columbus Avenue during a Black Lives Matter event at Make Shift Boston in Boston, Mass. on July 08, 2016. The gathering was a collaboration between BLM Boston, BLM Cambridge, and We Are The Ones Boston.] BOSTON (AP) -- Boston police are set to launch a body camera program after months of resistance from rank-and-file officers. The cameras officially go live Sept. 1 on 100 officers. A department consultant had to select a racially diverse mix... more »

Memorial Mass for 2 Nuns Killed in Their Mississippi Home

[image: Nuns Killed_perr (7)__1472467915_71.164.139.145] DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- A memorial Mass will be held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. A man from about 15 miles away has confessed without... more »

Merkel Rejects Calls for Limiting Muslim Immigration, Calls for EU Nations to Open Borders or Wallets

Frank Jordans at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets members of the public at the Federal Chancellery during the 18th open day of the German Federal Government in Berlin, Germany, Sunday Aug. 28, 2016.] BERLIN (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed those countries in Europe who say they won’t take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the... more »

Finding Faith in the Fourth Watch of the Night

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: walkingonwater] In Matthew's gospel we read, Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain... more »

News and Events of Local Interest: Reforms to attract foreigners in pipeline, Daniel Pearl Day Concert

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
From the Facebook group Foreigners for Taiwan... a list of the Exec Yuan proposals for reforms aimed at attracting foreigners to work here.... *++++++++++* Here is an English summary from the Executive Yuan on their amazing new proposed reforms for foreign residents in Taiwan. These are huge, people! It's like Christmas come early! Lets just hope it all gets passed: New Executive Yuan's policy on keeping foreigners staying in Taiwan: 1. Finance - Will work with private and public banks to assist foreigners get credit cards, debts, online banking and other services. 2. Tax - The... more »

“Why Are Germans Stockpiling Food and Cash?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*“Why Are Germans Stockpiling Food and Cash?”* by Bill Bonner “Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky On summer nights, star of stars, Orion’s Dog they call it, brightest Of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat And fevers to suffering humanity.” - “The Iliad” “The dogs started barking at 6:00 am. Then the crunch of wheels on the gravel. Then voices. About a dozen men talking. Hunting season is open in our area. This was the first hunt on our farm. Send in the dogs: The hunters assembled in front of the farmhouse across the road. A leader drew them- mostly middle-aged farmers fr... more »

"Clinton Foundation Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud in History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Clinton Foundation Largest Unprosecuted Charity Fraud in History"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Wall Street financial expert Charles Ortel claims the Clinton Foundation is the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud in world history.” He also says this global fraud could not be pulled off without a lot of help. Ortel explains, “I think this is an example of a vast left-wing conspiracy. If you go back into the history, the Clintons always like to expose the things that go down for their credit, and they always try to hide the stuff that doesn’t make them look so good. When you go... more »

What Syria's Kurds "Think" They are Fighting For Versus Reality

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*August 29, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Reports are emerging of widespread armed conflict between Kurdish militants and Syrian forces. Concentrated in and around eastern Syria and the city of Hasaka, reports indicate that Syrian forces may be on the verge of completely withdrawing. The Kurdish offensive is being backed by US forces, including airpower overhead and special operations personnel on the ground. Syrian attempts to use its own air force to counter the spreading conflict appeared to be checked by what was essentially a defacto no-fly zone established by the US over e... more »

An Inconvenient Truth: Few Signs Of Global Warming In Antarctica

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/27/an-inconvenient-truth-few-signs-of-global-warming-in-antarctica/ From the Daily Caller: Antarctica has confounded scientists, defying the dire predictions of scientists 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 the […]

Predictions about the future

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 20 hours ago
Predicting the future is hard. Maybe even impossible, at least to get it right... I started my talk on Wednesday with some quotes from different people, about the future, that turned out not to be right (the theme for my talk this time was the future, and what kind of skills we need): Lord Kelvin, who was a physicist and an engineer, and a smart guy, said in 1883 that *X-rays is a fraud*, and in 1895, *Machines that are heavier than air will never be able to fly.* Dr. Lee de Foster, who was an inventor (he invented vacuum tubes), said that *Man will never go to the moon, no matter ... more »

NATO And Turkey Demolish Villages In North Syria, Will Set Up Refugee Camps On Seized Land To Protect And Produce More ISIS Terrorists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
"In its attempt to carry out its purpose to resolve the Armenian question by the destruction of the Armenian race, the Turkish government has refused to be deterred neither by our representations, nor by those of the American Embassy, nor by the delegate of the Pope, nor by the threats of the Allied Powers, nor in deference to the public opinion of the West representing one-half of the world." - *Count Paul Wolff Metternich, Germany's ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in 1915.* #Erdogan to those who believe #Turkey fights #IS in #Syria: 'Our struggle will continue until #PYD is exte... more »

Oliver Stone: CIA Officer Confessed His Guards Killed JFK

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The rifle bullets that killed John F. Kennedy were fired by a member of his own presidential guard as part of a deep state ‘inside job,’ according to a deathbed confession given to the film director Oliver Stone. After making the acclaimed film JFK – about the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy – Stone was contacted by a man claiming to be a former member of the presidential guard. Riddled with cancer and close to death, the man wanted to share a secret he had previously only told his son – that ‘somebody from his own team… had fired on the President‘. ... more »

Industry Insiders Say Cancer Makes Too Much Money To Cure

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The cancer industry is truly big business in America, and this business cannot afford to allow anyone to find a cure. If any of the low cost, highly successful alternative cancer treatments were to be approved for use, then this entire business would come tumbling down. The pharmaceutical cartel will not let that happen. Because of corporate greed, we are losing the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, only one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was just one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today? A staggering one... more »

17-Year-Old Creates App To Expose Sellout Politicians

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Money and its corrupting influence is at the heart of complaints about politics in the United States, and every two years many candidates promise voters that they will try to reform a system that has lost its legitimacy. Despite the promises, this doesn’t look like happening any time soon. Thanks to a 17-year-old’s app, however, it has never been easier to find out exactly where a politician’s donations have come from – and work out how that money has influenced them, and what they are likely to stand up for in the future. A wise person once said, “if we know who buys our NASCAR dri... more »

Security Experts Say 2016 Presidential Election Will Be Hacked

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Various key swing states have declined an offer from Homeland Security to fix voting machines from being hijacked by hackers in the upcoming presidential election. Security experts warn that a simple “script kiddie” (a person who uses existing computer scripts or code to hack into computers, lacking the expertise to write their own) could potentially hack into these machines and change people’s votes unless local government officials change the software as a matter or urgency. Defenseone.com reports: As suspected Russian-sponsored attackers compromise Democratic Party and other U.S... more »

Being Positive In A Negative World...... A Quotation from Roxana Jones

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Source: *Roxana Jones G+*

Military Photo of the Day: Wyoming National Guard Chopper Dowses Fire

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Water Drop] A Wyoming National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew drops water on a fire at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center from a 540-gallon bucket in Wheatland, Wyo., on Aug. 23, 2016. Thanks to Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire for capturing this... more »

New Photograph Shows Tupac Alive 20 Years On

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A stunning new photograph claiming to show Tupac Shakur alive and well, 20 years after his supposed death, has gone viral across social media. The astonishing picture has left millions of people convinced that previous rumors of Tupac faking his own death may actually be true, just weeks before the 20th anniversary of his death. Thesun.co.uk reports: Tupac was infamously shot dead in Las Vegas in 1996 in a murder which remains unsolved, and the 20th anniversary of his death will occur in September. A newly released photograph shows an uncanny resemblance to Tupac Since his death, t...more »

U.S. Air Force Admit That Chemtrails Are Real And ‘Useful’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The U.S. Air Force has recently admitted that chemtrails exist and are essential in helping them advance military technology. The military says they plan to detonate plasma bombs in the Earth’s upper atmosphere using a fleet of small satellites to “improve the range of radio communications“. Naturalnews.com reports: The Air Force says it would use “CubeSats” to carry enormous amounts of ionized gas to the ionosphere in an effort to develop radio-reflecting plasma. The department says it has granted contracts to three research teams in the hope that they can develop the technology. B...more »

Fears Grow That Next US President Will Order Assange Assassination

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Journalist Jake Anderson has written a chilling warning about the growing “anti-WikiLeaks propaganda” being pushed by the media and government that he says will culminate in the next President ordering the assassination of Julian Assange. Sputniknews.com reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found himself center stage in the most controversial US election in over a century, but he is not a US citizen or even a free man. Instead, the vaunted whistleblower finds remains holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he looks to expose corruption and malfeasance by the worl... more »

DHS Orders Radiation Detectors To Thwart Imminent Nuke Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered $20 million dollars worth of nuclear detection equipment to protect against an imminent nuke attack on U.S. soil. According to a report from NextGov, the government approved the multi-million dollar purchase of wearable intelligence nuclear detection (WIND) units that they say will help thwart any future attacks. Shtfplan.com reports: Last year, DHS made a broad agency announcement soliciting proposals for so-called Wearable Intelligent Nuclear Detection, or WIND, technology. Employees would wear the products to ensure nuclear ...more »

Clinton Foundation Donor Found Guilty Of Aiding Terrorists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
One of the biggest donors to the Clinton Foundation has been denied entry into the U.S. due to his ongoing support of terrorist organizations. Nigerian-Lebanese billionaire Gilbert Chagoury was found to have ties to a Lebanese organization that has given money to the terrorist group Hezbollah, according to The Los Angeles Times. Dailycaller.com reports: The news, which was based on interviews and government documents, comes weeks after emails surfaced showing that in 2009, a Clinton Foundation adviser asked Hillary Clinton’s State Department deputy chief of staff, Huma Abedin, for ...more »

Cashless Society: Harvard Professor Outlines Plan To Abolish Cash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Harvard Professor has devised a plan that will allow the US government to expedite its plans to create a cashless society and abolish cash completely. Kenneth Rogoff, the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and the former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, published an essay last week in the Wall Street Journal entitled, The Sinister Side of Cash: When I tell people that I have been doing research on why the government should drastically scale back the circulation of cash—paper currency—the most common initial reaction is bewilderment.... more »

Police Watchdog Investigate Freemason Link In Hillsborough Cover-up

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether the 1989 Hillsborough disaster and subsequent cover-up were influenced by Freemasons. The watchdog is looking at whether senior police officers’ membership of the infamous secret society led to Britain’s worst sporting disaster in history. Independent.co.uk reports: Fans were crushed to death after too many supporters were allowed onto the terrace, with numerous policing failures having since been blamed. Both Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, who had overall responsibility for policing at the match,... more »

Nick Booth: Will the BBC automate its anti-Brexit propaganda machine? Per The Conservative Woman

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'The focus of union anger is a new machine, dubbed the AbrexipanSta, which it's claimed can automatically carry out the work of up to 100 BBC journalists. The AbrexipanSta (automated brexit panic station) can sift through dozens of daily events and instantly create a worrisome narrative that will furrow brows at a 100 metres. In the wake of the referendum, when a majority of voters defied the wishes of the BBC, mandarins have demanded that the Ruling News Service steps up its production of 'black cloud' stories. However, the understaffed BBC is being forced to find new ways to ram... more »

When Seabirds Cry

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*Common* *Merganser* Numbers of Chinook Salmon returning to Vancouver Island on the Pacific West Coast are at an all time low. The fishery is collapsing all along the coast. Fisherpersons are crying the blues and wondering what happened to the fish. One thing different I've noticed on our annual Gulf Island sailing holiday is the quality of the sea bird cries. Being a lifelong lover of birds...crows and all birds...I listen to their "communications" carefully and, after many years have even been able to sense what they're saying, well, kind of, anyway. This year the seabirds, ... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Robert Powell Interview

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 23 hours ago
Since there has been some interest here in this radio program, I’ll keep updating. This week’s program, with Robert Powell can be found following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN6ckulSwGo The program will air on the X-Zone Broadcast Network on Saturday and Sunday at 9 - 10 EDT which translates to 6 - 7 PDT. After September 1, this schedule may change. Next week's guest: Marc D’Antonio. Topic: UFO photographic analysis and building a UFO detection network. Marc D’Antonio is MUFON’s photoanalyst. He also operates FX models, and has made models for Hollywood. I am most fam... more »

Free Ebooks: Five pro-freedom economists who will liberate your mind

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: eBooks] Five free ebooks here that every lover of liberty can now have with them at all times – five free ebooks that will liberate your mind, made available by FEE, the Foundation of Economic Education. - The Essential Leonard E. Read (epub) - The Essential Ludwig von Mises (epub) - The Essential F. A. Hayek (epub) - The Essential Frederic Bastiat (epub) - The Essential Henry Hazlitt (epub) at FEE are happy to present the *Essential* series, five free ebooks collecting the key works of five great freedom philosophers: Leonard Read, Ludwig von Mises, ... more »

Half Of Germans Oppose A Fourth Term For Angela Merkel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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? [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day ago
Photo Michelle Cook NOW LIVE AT: By Brenda Norrell Censored News Photo: Radio producer Govinda, with Tom Goldtooth, IEN. CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The satellite is installed for Spirit Resistance Radio and the broadcast will be going live and online from Standing Rock Camp. Spirit Resistance Radio was already live in camp at 87.9 FM on radios! Listen

Standing Rock Resistance Radio: Listen: The First 17 Shows

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

Update on Ukraine Situation

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

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