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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

3 August - Blogs I'm Following

The View

10:54pm MDT

Ready and willing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 minutes ago
I enter the holiday phase of life on my planet and I am ready to enjoy

CIA Director John Brennan Wants To Keep His Job

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, talks with President Obama in the White House dining room, February, 2010. Photo: White House/Pete Souza *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *Obama's CIA Director Wants to Stick Around for Clinton* If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election in November, John Brennan would like to continue his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Current and former U.S. intelligence officials tell me Brennan has signaled in private conversations that he loves the job and would like to keep it if she's elected. Plus, Bre... more »

Can Trump Really Defeat Paul Ryan? And Turn American Politics Topsy Turvey?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 55 minutes ago
Will Trump's refusal to back Ryan hurt the Speaker in his primary next Tuesday? Trump didn't do especially well in Ryan's district during the presidential election, losing to Ted Cruz everywhere with the exception of close calls in Kenosha and Rock counties. If the Trumpist running against Ryan, Paul Nehlen, were running a strong contest, Trump's refusal could be meaningful, but Nehlen isn't making much headway, not even with fellow Trumpists Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter backing him. Nehlen's only chance of actually beating Ryan would be if the DCCC alerted Democrats that it's an o... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 hour ago
*More of the usual dishonesty from the Green/Left* *They are milking the temperature rise due to El Nino for all it is worth. The last residue of it will be gone soon so they are getting shriller. If they had any shred of honesty in them, they would at least attempt to quantify the percentage of the warming that was due to El Nino. They make no such attempt and pretend it is an anthropogenic effect. The flat levels of CO2 in 2015 make it clear, however, that the warming was ENTIRELY an El Nino effect* Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, sci... more »

More Trump Turmoil, and More on Khan

The Stream at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: In this July 28, 2016 file photo, Khizr Khan, father of fallen US Army Capt. Humayun S. M. Khan holds up a copy of the Constitution of the United States during the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.] Despite Donald Trump’s attempt at an “urgent pivot” away from his clash with the Khan family, his clash with the parents of the slain Muslim U.S. soldier continue to take a toll on the GOP nominee. Even Newt Gingrich, who many thought... more »

Could Hackers Disrupt Election Day In The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Shane Harris, Daily Beast*: *How Hackers Could Destroy Election Day* Donald Trump is already warning that the election’s going to be ‘rigged.’ Maybe, maybe not. But hacking the vote—and throwing the country into chaos—is terrifyingly simple. Stealing and leaking emails from the Democratic National Committee could be just the start. Hacking the presidential election itself could be next, a bipartisan group of former intelligence and security officials recently warned. Whoever was behind the DNC hack also could target voting machines and the systems for tabulating votes, which are ... more »

Moving Beyond Awakening Shock Syndrome

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Jeff Street* - Becoming stuck in a state of shock and concern is counter-productive to your evolution. The post Moving Beyond Awakening Shock Syndrome appeared first on Waking Times.

sex is art

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

You Need to Have Dinosaurs

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
It might be the little kid in me but it's seeming increasingly likely my next campaign is going to feature dinosaurs. The new game *TimeWatch* is in the running but so are a few others - I've been rereading *Atomic Robo* lately as well. In the interests of obsessiveness, I got to thinking about some of the games and settings in which dinosaurs play a large part (or at least have the potential to). Off the top of my head I can think of the following, though I'm almost certainly missing some: - TimeWatch - Atomic Robo - Doctor Who - Dinosaurs...in Spaaace! - D&D - va... more »

Peace Walk Day 3 - Jeju Faces Even More Militarization

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Day 3 from the 5th annual *Grand March for Life and Peace* here on Jeju Island, South Korea. Yesterday we walked about 13 miles in the hot heat (and sometimes rain). We hit the area called Seongsan by the end of the day that is presently mired in its own fight against the government. Without consulting the residents of Seongsan, or any other villages in the area, the South Korean government (which is totally controlled by the mega-corporations) has announced their intention to build a second airport on Jeju Island. The current airport is in Jeju City which is on the northern p... more »

Blocked from Entry for Peace Work

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
On July 26, two Korean American peace activists – Juyeon Rhee and Hyun Lee – had planned to be part of a peace tour as representatives of the U.S.-based Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea but were denied entry into South Korea by its government. After being deported back to the US, Rhee and Lee spoke with ZoominKorea about their deportation and their thoughts on the South Korean government’s attempt to isolate the residents of Seongju (where the THAAD missile defense system is to be deployed) from international solidarity.

Jerusalem Post: Support the Kurds- Cause it's very moral...?????

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 2 hours ago
* hattip to hubby and ally both of them pointing this gem out to me* *Thanks to both of you!* *Link* I’ll highlight the interesting bits and address the relevant points. If you don't already you should understand Israel and their Kurdish partners are thick as thieves. And have been for a very long time *"First, the Kurds and Israel have common enemies. The peshmerga fighters belonging to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq have proven to be the most effective power against the onslaught of Islamic State"* *"The Kurds organized under the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (P... more »

Is Russia Meddling In The U.S. Election?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Herbert Lin, Newsweek*: *Russia Is Probably Meddling In The U.S. Election-And That's No Surprise* In recent weeks, two hacks against the Democratic National Committee have been uncovered, one disclosing the DNC’s opposition research on Donald Trump and another releasing many internal emails that forced the resignation of the DNC chair on the eve of the convention. Regardless of these particular consequences, the hacks highlight the potential for cyber-related chaos in the U.S. presidential campaign. Consider what else might happen between now and November. Perhaps the electronic... more »

Poll: Europeans Overwhelmingly Against EU Refugee Policy, Believe Refugees Increase Terrorism

Russ Read at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Syrian Refugees] A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows the European public is largely against the European Union's refugee policy, and thinks increased numbers of refugees will lead to a higher chance of terrorism. Disapproval of EU refugee policy increases... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Yet ANOTHER Chemical Weapons Attack Conducted By The US (Desperation By These Criminals Has Set In...)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
I reported just the other day about how the US has indeed conducted a horrific false flag attack on the small village of Saraqib in northern Syria... That attack was conducted by a supposedly unmarked helicopter dropping barrels of Chlorine gas on innocent people in that town and some 30+ people are now reported injured and/or dead from this assault... It should be apparent that the US is indeed getting more and more desperate by the day as the good guys, the Syrian government forces and their allies, have almost finished wiping out the high paid mercenaries (so called rebels) holed... more »

Trump’s Mental Health-- What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder? What is a Sociopath?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
-by Helen Klein Much has been said about Trump’s mental health, particularly of late. Indeed, his continuation of astonishing tweets and comments gives cause for alarm. The bells are ringing loudly! Unlike some earlier assurances that were made, Trump has not become “more presidential” as this election season has unfolded. Frighteningly, he has become increasingly and astoundingly less so. Many, including those who know him well (or at least have spent time with him), are very worried and are saying that he is unfit for the Oval Office. Some on both the right and left are now fo... more »

Is Russian President Putin On A Foreign-Policy Winning Streak?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (back) attend a reception to honour graduates of military academies at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, June 28, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/viaREUTERS *Ian Bremmer, Time*: *Putin Is on a Foreign-Policy Winning Streak* This is a really good time to be Vladimir Putin. Others can offer evidence to confirm or refute the charge that he’s using cyberweapons to help Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, but there can be no doubt that he’s enjoying the speculation. American fears that Russia could steal the Whit... more »

Files Proving Britain Supplied Israel Nuclear Weapons Go Missing

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Officials in the UK have said that documents relating to Britain’s support of Israel’s nuclear weapons program have mysteriously “gone missing”. The missing papers from the National Archives outline the “military and nuclear collaboration” Israel had with Britain in the 1970’s. Rt.com reports: More than 400 records have gone missing from the repository in Kew, southwest London, including a 1947 letter from Winston Churchill and a Home Office document on the 1910 Suffragettes “disturbances.” The Archives reassured the public it is following a “robust” plan to find the lost files. The... more »

Edward Snowden Issues Mysterious Tweet Saying ‘It’s Time’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Former US National Security Agency contractor and renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden has published a mysterious tweet warning ex-colleagues that “it’s time.” Sputnik reports: The post reads like a cryptic rallying call, asking former colleagues of the NSA contractor to contact him, saying “It’s time.” Did you work with me? Have we talked since 2013? Please recontact me securely, or talk to @bartongellman. It’s time. https://t.co/AKmgF5AIDJ — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) August 3, 2016 The tweet also quotes journalist Barton Gellman, who is currently writing about Snowden’s time work... more »

Bush Blasts Trump Without Saying His Name

Jonathan Haggerty at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this March 18, 2005 file photo, President George W. Bush discusses Social Security at the Lake Nona YMCA Family Center in Orlando, Fla.] Former President George W. Bush criticized the proposed policies of "isolationism, nativism, and protectionism," terms often used to deride key aspects of Trump's plans, at a private Rob Portman fundraising event Tuesday. Bush described current affairs as "an interesting exercise of... more »

NFL Player Larry Warford Says Pokémon GO Is “Mind Control” Plot

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
NFL player Larry Warford has warned the public that Pokémon Go is actually a government plot to mind control citizens without them realising. Warford told reporters that, like millions of others users, he became unwittingly addicted to the game until he realised the truth whilst visiting the Arizona State University campus. Abc15.com reports: The Detroit Free Press reported Warford was living in Tempe in early July when the Pokémon Go app was released. Like millions of others, he downloaded the app and began rounding up Pokémon near his residence. That all changed for him during one... more »

Deadly Chemicals Sprayed On Florida Residents To Eliminate Zika

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A deadly aerial spraying campaign has been authorised in Florida in order to kill mosquitoes that might be infected with the Zika virus. The controversial insecticide, linked to brain defects in humans, will be sprayed over a 10-mile area in Miami potentially putting millions of people’s lives at risk. Thedailysheeple.com reports: Health officials claim the the chemical to be sprayed, an organophosphate neurotoxin called Naled, is “safe” to breathe and no one really needs to take any special measures while they are being sprayed like bugs (although it has been “recommended” that pe... more »

Scientists Confirm Reality Is A Controlled Holographic Illusion

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Two of the world’s leading scientists have said that the world we live in is a provable “illusion”, claiming that humans are tricked into believing their reality. Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman, and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, Laura D’Olimpio, both say that the world we think we live in is nothing more than a computer-like simulation. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Consider this: right now, you are not where you think you are. In fact, you happen to be the subject of a science experiment being conducted by an evil genius. Your brain has been expertly... more »

UN: Civilian Casualties Highest In A Year In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The situation in eastern Ukraine remains volatile and continues to have a severe impact on human rights. Photo/ UNHCR *Reuters*: *Civilian casualties highest in a year in Ukraine: U.N. rights boss* Civilian casualties from shelling, mines and booby traps in eastern Ukraine are at their highest in a year as government forces and pro-Moscow separatists constantly violate a ceasefire, the U.N. rights boss said on Wednesday. United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said at least 69 civilians had been killed or wounded in June, double the figure for the ... more »

French President Warns: Choose Trump, Prepare For “Consequences”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
French President Francois Hollande has expressed extreme “revulsion” at Republican nominee Donald Trump, warning that if Trump is elected President “there will be consequences”. Hollande, who authorised an extended state of emergency in France, giving police the power to make house arrests without a search order – condemned Trump as being “authoritarian” in his approach. Zerohedge.com reports: Coming from the man who defined the term “shampoo socialism” when it was revealed that his personal hairdresser costs the French people €11,000 per month, Hollande knows excesses when he sees... more »

UK Police Deploy Anti Terror ‘Robocops’ To London

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
UK police are deploying heavily armed ‘robocops’ onto the streets of London as part of anti terror efforts against an imminent threat from ISIS. Six hundred “Hercules” officers armed with machines guns, military-grade sniper rifles, pistols, bullet proof vests and ballistic helmets will now patrol the streets in order to defend against a Jihadist attack. Mirror.co.uk reports: The highly trained marksmen are protected with massive ‘riot shields’ and kevlar body armour and are able to speed to a potential deadly attack on high-speed BMW GS800 scramblers. They will be trained to operat... more »

Alaska - The Final American Frontier*

killing Mother at killing Mother - 5 hours ago
3rd August 2016 March 24, 1989, 12:27 A.M.: “We’ve fetched up hard aground…evidently we’re leaking some oil, and we’re going to be here for a while” – Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazlewood to the U.S. Coastguard The end of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline at Valdez *Alaska is known as America’s final frontier. A Google search of the term “frontier” yields the following definition: “The extreme limit of settled land beyond which lies wilderness…” I have spent the past couple of weeks traversing some of the state of Alaska. I have wandered to the northernmost land within U.S. territory at B... more »

ALERT Warriors! Dakota pipeline issued 48 hour notice for construction!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
. Protest at Capitol Now Breaking: Stand with Sacred Stone Against DAPL Construction Standing Stone Camp, Cannonball, North Dakota Call out for Warriors! This morning, Dakota Access sent a 48-hour construction notice to the Standing Rock Tribe. Now is the time to stand with us. Runners are enroute to DC, while protest continues at Capitol. Warriors and supplies needed

Supreme Court Says Va. School Can Temporarily Block Transgender Teen From Boys’ Restroom

The Stream at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Male and Female Bathrooms - 900] The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday that a Virginia school board can bar a ‘transgender’ student from using the boys' restroom pending its decision to review an appeals court ruling, the Associated Press reported. A girl who calls herself "Gavin... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 5 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* A $350 million skyscraper in San Francisco is tilting and sinking — here's why The new Sandy Hook Elementary School hides high security in beautiful design China Prepares For "Sudden, Cruel And Short" War With Massive Naval Drill In East China Sea This Worm Hive Lets You Grow Your Own Protein Iranian Hackers Breach Ultra Secure Instant Messaging Service Used By Activists And Journalists US Military Adds Jeff Bezos, Cass Sunstein To Pentagon's Defense Innovation Advisory Board NY Fed Finds 15% Of Americans Have Negative Net Worth; Student Loans Contibute To R... more »

Economic News , Data & views ..... August 3 , 2016..... Quick Hits - 1. US Stocks Break 7 Day Losing Skid , Crude Oil Rises After Drop In Gasoline Inventories , Unicredit Still Under Pressure , Front-running US Market / Overview Asia & Europe. 2. EZ/ EU Matters De Jour. 3. Turkey Items - Purge , EU-Turkey Deal & More . 4. Bitcoin/ Cryptocurrency Items - Bitifinex Hacked & Off-line , With Hack Attack Take Estimated Between 60-75 Million. 5. Wild Day For US Politics - Trump Campaign Coming Apart At The Seams ? 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets... *Sue Chang* ‏@SueChangMW 1h 1 hour ago Dow snaps 7-session skid as summer doldrums set in http://www. marketwatch.com/story/us-stock -futures-point-to-8th-loss-for-dow-as-hiring-services-data-await-2016-08-03 … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago CME CUTS MARGIN 5.9% FOR NYMEX WTI CONTRACTS *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 3h 3 hours ago Oil futures end 3.3% higher after drop in gasoline inventories http:// on.mktw.net/2aCiDEI *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 8h 8 hours ago PADOAN: ITALY BANKING SYSTEM NOT SOURCE OF VULNERABILITY *Holger Zschaepi... more »

UN Plan To Tax Meat ‘Until No One Eats It Anymore’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The United Nations is pushing for an almost total ban on meat products worldwide by imposing a tax which they say will “save the environment” and “prevent global warming”. The UN’s International Research Panel (IRP) released a report this week urging world leaders to deliberately make meat products expensive so as to discourage consumers from buying them. Offthegridnews.com reports: Professor Maarten Hajer of Utrecht University in the Netherlands authored the report, released by the UN’s International Research Panel (IRP), which is comprised of 34 scientists and 30 governments “All ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The wreckage of a Russian helicopter that had been shot down in the north of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, August 1 [Reuters] *Al Jazeera:* *Syria's civil war is a post-factual conflict* *Never before in the history of conflicts we had so much information as to what is happening, yet know so little.* After five years of brutal conflict in which half the population has been forced from their homes, there is still no end in sight to the war in Syria. One of the reasons behind this longevity is that Syria has become a post-factual conflict and it is that dynamic that fundamentall... more »

FBI Technician Convicted of Spying for China

The Stream at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: China FBI Spy - 900] An FBI computer technician with top-secret clearance who regularly accessed restricted information has been outed as a Chinese spy. Working in the agency’s large New York City office, Reuters reports, Kun Shan Chun was convicted Monday of acting as an agent... more »

World News Briefs -- August 3, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Syrian government forces hit hospitals in Aleppo's 'worst week': rights group* Syrian government forces launched air strikes against six hospitals in the Aleppo area within a week in attacks that amounted to war crimes, a U.S.-based rights group said on Wednesday. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said it was the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in the Aleppo region since the beginning of Syria's five-year conflict, which has killed more than 250,000 people. The medical facilities were hit between July 23 and 31, the New York-based group said. The city an... more »

A Look At How The Islamic State Built A Global Network Of Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Harry Sarfo, a former Islamic State fighter from Germany, inside the maximum-security prison in Bremen where he is serving a three-year sentence on terrorism charges. Credit Gordon Welters for The New York Times *Rukmini Callimachiaug, New York Times*: *How a Secretive Branch of ISIS Built a Global Network of Killers* A jailhouse interview with a German man who joined the Islamic State reveals the workings of a unit whose lieutenants are empowered to plan attacks around the world. BREMEN, Germany — Believing he was answering a holy call, Harry Sarfo left his home in the working-cl... more »

President Obama: 'Supporting Libya's Fight With Islamic State Is In U.S. Interest'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© Goran Tomasevic / Reuters *Reuters*:* Obama says supporting Libya's fight with Islamic State is in U.S. interest* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday it is in the U.S. national security interest to support Libya's emerging government's fight against Islamic State, a day after his administration said it launched air strikes there. The move marks the opening of a new front by the U.S. administration in the war against Islamic State, which, under added pressure in its Syria and Iraq strongholds, is increasingly resorting to planning attacks abroad. Obama ... more »

U.S. Air Force General Says F-22's Were Not Originally Deployed To The Middle East Because It Was Determined To Be 'Too Provocative'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Maj. Dan "Rock" Dickinson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., does a high speed pass during Arctic Thunder Open House 2016 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 30, 2016. The team is comprised of an F-22 demonstration pilot and 12 other members including crew chiefs and avionics specialists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera) *Defense Tech:* *F-22 Was ‘Too Provocative’ to Send to Mideast: US Air Force* The F-35A will deploy around the world much sooner than the Air Force‘s other fifth-generation fighter did after ac... more »

Cliff Hanging Skywalk Glass Bridge Opens On Tianmen Mountain, China

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A glass-bottomed walkway has opened along the sheer face of Tianmen mountain in Hunan province, South Central China. The 100-meter-long glass skywalk is open to hikers seeking a bird’s- eye view of Hunan’s landscape. Independent.mk reports: Dubbed the “Coiling Dragon Cliff” skywalk, the clear glass walkway overlooks a 984ft drop in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It runs for 100 metres along the cliff face and looks out on Tianmen Tongtian Avenue, a road which has 99 turns that switch back and forth up the mountainside. It is the third glass walkway along the mountain and follows... more »

Anti-Trump Media Pincer Movement Proceeding Apace

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Donald Trump as the Main$tream Media Views Him* I'm a bit late blogging today, having spent the morning in a hospital waiting room. While waiting with a relative to see a specialist...I was subjected to the US News via the typical Big Screen TV on the wall with the sound turned off...but captions on. I couldn't help but note that, even with the sound turned off, the news coverage was a barrage of non-stop, anti-Trump fear and loathing propaganda. The latest in the relentless escalation of cabal efforts to "legally" eject Trump from the political campaign for the US Presidency is... more »

Israeli Hackers Expose ISIS Attack Plans

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An Israeli cyber-intelligence group claims it has hacked into ISIS web communications, exposing plans for attacks on U.S. air bases in Kuwait, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports: Intsights, which is run by former Israel Defense Forces intelligence officers and based in Herzliya, said Wednesday it had hacked the forum on which ISIS operatives publish terror attack plans, the Times of Israel reported citing Channel 10. According to Intsights, Islamic State uploads potential targets to the forum, hosted through the Telegram encrypted messaging app. Some target... more »

Trump Claims Hillary Clinton Is ‘Founder Of ISIS’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Donald Trump says his U.S. presidential rival Hillary Clinton is the creator of the terrorist organisation ISIS. He made the remarks at an event in Daytona Beach, Florida, on Wednesday, blaming his rival’s foreign policy decisions while she was secretary of state. Belfast Telegraph reports: The Republican presidential nominee said he believed President Barack Obama regretted picking Ms Clinton for his Cabinet. He blamed her Middle East policies for causing the creation of the Islamic State group, or Isis. Speaking at an event in Daytona Beach, Mr Trump said: ” It was Hillary Clinton... more »

Feds Approve the First Moon Landing by Private Company

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: This image provided by Moon Express on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2015 shows an illustration of the company's landing vehicle on the surface of Earth's moon. On Wednesday, the U.S. government gave permission to the private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth's orbit and land on the moon. The washing machine-sized vehicle would take hops across the lunar surface.] Federal regulators have given private space company Moon Express permission to send a lunar lander to the moon in 2017. Moon Express needs to get to the moon by 2017 to meet a deadline for a Google Lunar X Prize,... more »

The Woolfe was at the Door ...

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Oh what a lovely war! I speak not of the Labour Party on this occasion, but of the crisis engulfing our friends in the United Kingdom Independence Party. As I'm sure readers know by now, Steven Woolfe has been excluded from the leadership race by the party's NEC. This is a big deal because a) he was the front runner, and b) an apparently talented politician in a field of blockheaded mediocrity. In his not-at-all-bitter reply to the NEC, he attacks the body as "not fit for purpose" and believes it was unprofessional. Three of its members agree and have quit the body. A few ordinary ... more »

USGS report on history of walrus haulouts leaves out correlation with population size | polarbearscience

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
Dr Susan Crockford exposes the latest nonsense from the USGS about how global warming is supposedly putting walruses at risk: ; Walrus researchers from the US Geological Survey have a new report on the history of walrus haulouts in the Chukchi and Bering Seas – yet their media efforts (via press release and interviews) fail […]

Donald Trump Raised a Massive $80 Million in July

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Heading into the Republican National Convention the Dump Trump Movement is trying to gain traction.] Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump raised a whopping $80 million during the month of July, the campaign announced Wednesday. The campaign attributed $64 million of the donations to direct mail and digital efforts done in conjunction with the Republican National Committee (RNC).... more »

Happy birthday, Theo Adam -- and don't worry, we're not going to "Check Criminal Records in Seconds"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*by Ken* So on Monday, as part of a sustained effort to avoid doing the mountain of stuff I should have been doing, I answered an e-correspondent's question about what I was doing, and I wanted to mention that I had just done a free download of a compilation of broadcast material over at Opera Depot featuring the German bass-baritone Theo Adam. Only I couldn't remember which birthday of the singer it was in celebration of, so naturally I paused to look it up, because what could I have had to do that was more important than that? And I found the above. Now I should say that there ... more »

More on Clinton's exchange with Wallace!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016PolitiFact fumbles again:* Candidate Trump's peculiar behavior has driven Candidate Clinton's emails from public view. That said: Yesterday, at New York Magazine, Jesse Singal critiqued Clinton's recent discussion with Chris Wallace of those infernal emails. We thought he did a poor job. In fairness, so did Lauren Carroll at PolitiFact. Singal began his piece by reviewing Carroll's fact-check of Clinton's statements. In our view, Clinton's statements to Wallace were strange, but these journalistic analyses were perhaps even stranger. Elementary facts we... more »

Final Stages of Fission Last 10 Times Longer Than Previously Calculated

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
The finding, "Final Stages of Fission Last 10 Times Longer Than Previously Calculated," has relevance for researchers studying nuclear fuel composition and nuclear forensics: Jonathan Hines. July 26, 2016. Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/2016/07/26/fundamental-fission-modeling-finds-a-foothold/ Additionally, the simulation suggested that the final stages of fission last about 10 times longer than previously calculated, a finding with wide ramifications for nuclear science and astrophysics…. “Our simulation s... more »

Fukushima Daiichi's Strange Lighting Yesterday and Today and Speculation About Plant Conditions

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Yesterday I noted a strange light/reflection at Fukushima Daiichi. I have no idea whether TEPCO has simply installed a new light that produces new glare that is visible on the webcams, OR whether the strange lighting effect is symptomatic of some other phenomena. My guess is the former explanation. However, as a "webcam watcher" I make note of any unusual activities and let viewers come to their own conclusions. Here are two screenshots showing the new illumination: In the next two images, the lighting has diminished and the glow is gone from both views: The effect is NEW... more »

US Foreign Policy Comes Full Circle As Qaeda Downs Russian Helicopters

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 8 hours ago
*August 4, 2016 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The recent downing of a Russian Mi-8 helicopter and the death of all 5 on board over Al Qaeda-held Idlib province in Syria, represents the unenviable full circle US rhetoric has made surrounding both the Syrian conflict, and the wider "War on Terror." It was the United States who first created and used Al Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s to down Russian aircraft and to fight Russian troops. After successfully pushing Russia out of Afghanistan and plunging it into a sociopolitical dark age, the US went on to claiming to be victimized by the m... more »

Islamic State Announces New Boko Haram Leader

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
In a Boko Haram video from January 2015, Abu Musab al-Barnawi was described as the group's spokesman. Boko Haram Video *Newsweek*: *ISIS Proclaims 'New Leader' for Boko Haram: Report* The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) has reportedly announced a new leader for its West Africa branch, which is closely associated with the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who previously featured in a Boko Haram video in January 2015 as a spokesman for the militants, is featured in the latest edition of a purported ISIS news outlet called Al-Naba. The interview designate... more »

Why Is The U.S. Air Force Destroying Its Stored Fleet Of A-10s?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An A-10C with many of its parts stripped *James Perry Stevenson, War Is Boring*: *Why Is the U.S. Air Force Dismantling Some of Its Stored A-10s?* *Old Warthogs should remain flyable.* The U.S. Marine Corps, tired of waiting for the continuously-delayed F-35B, has gone to the Arizona boneyard to retrieve some of its preserved, first-edition F-18 Hornets to fulfill its close air support obligation to protect Marines on the ground. Mindful of the aphorism “willful waste makes woeful want,” the Marine Corps preserved its F-18s in the boneyard just in case it ever needed them again. ... more »

White House Denies Secret Iran Cash Payment Was Ransom For American Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama administration denies Iran cash payment was ransom for prisoners* The Obama administration said on Wednesday that $400 million in cash paid to Iran soon after the release of five Americans detained by Tehran was not ransom for them as some Republicans have charged. The five, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, were released on Jan. 16 in exchange for seven Iranians held in the United States for sanctions violations. The prisoner deal coincided with the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran. At the time, the United States said it had set... more »

The U.S. Military Is Being Pulled Into Presidential Politics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Fears grow as military pulled into presidential politics* The military is getting pulled into the presidential election fight between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, which some fear is harming its reputation and ability to serve the future president. Retired, high-ranking military officers have been given high-profile roles in the Trump and Clinton campaigns, which critics argue risks harming the military’s status as an apolitical institution that serves the commander in chief regardless of party. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, an ardent Trump supporter and ad... more »

Should Donald Trump Return The Purple Heart That Was Given To Him?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*CNN*: *Khan to Trump: 'Put that Purple Heart back'* (CNN)Khizr Khan on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of dodging the Vietnam War draft, and said he shouldn't have accepted a Purple Heart given to him at a rally earlier in the day, deeming it the latest sign of his inability to empathize with parents of fallen soldiers. "You dodged the draft," Khan, a Muslim whose son was slain in the Iraq War, said of Trump to CNN's Anderson Cooper. "Put that Purple Heart back on that person's chest." A military veteran supporting Trump had gifted the Republican presidential nominee his Purple Hea... more »

World News Briefs -- August 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** Did Obama pay a $400m ransom for American prisoners? The US secretly shipped cash to Iran as Americans were released in January - but Obama DENIES it was part of secret deal for their release* * President Obama's administration paid $400m to Iran as part of a failed arms deal as they also lifted nuclear-related sanctions * Four Americans were also released by Iran as part of a prisoner exchange * Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was among them, U.S. confirms * Former U.S. Marine, a pastor and a fourth man were also set free * Critics claim Obama gave cash as ho...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 3, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© China Daily / Reuters *RT:* *Prepare for possible ‘war on water’ over South China Sea tensions, Beijing tells citizens* The Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to defend the country's territorial integrity. Chang Wanquan made the statement while inspecting military installations in China's eastern coastal Zhejiang Province, state news agency Xinhua reported, without giving the timing of the comments. *Read more* .... *M... more »

Millions Of GM Mosquitoes Could Be Let Loose In Florida To Fight Zika Virus

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
U.S. regulators could allow the release of millions of genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes into the state of Florida to fight the Zika virus. 15 people were diagnosed with the disease allegedly from local insects. The British engineered mosquitoes will carry a ‘kill switch’ that could, reportedly, reduce the local population of insects carrying the Zika virus. The Telegraph reports: Congress could decide within weeks to grant an emergency licence to British biotech company Oxitec, which has engineered a line of insects whose offspring are unable to grow to adulthood, and so cannot ... more »

White House Calls Secret $400 Million Payment as Iran Hostages Were Released Coincidence

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Iran nukes] The State Department joined the White House Wednesday in insisting it’s a mere coincidence that the U.S. transferred $400 million to Iran at the same time Iran released four Americans held captive. Reports of link between prisoner release & payment to Iran... more »

ESSA: Vermont State Board of Ed Letter to John B. King

Susan O at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Vermont State Board of Education 219 North Main Street, Suite 402 Barre, VT 05641 July 2016 John B. King, Jr., Secretary of Education U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20202 Re: Comments on Proposed Rules and Regulations Dear Secretary King, The Vermont State Board of Education thanks you for the opportunity to respond to the ESSA proposed rules. Our Board is proud to represent a state where the people support a strong state funding system, enjoy schools that foster high student performance and register narrow equity gaps as compared with the nat... more »

Violence In Iraq July 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
The end of the Islamic State’s annual spring offensive led to a decided drop in security incidents and casualties in Iraq in July 2016. What took its place was a low level of insurgent attacks punctuated with mass casualty bombings, including the second deadliest since 2003 with the Karrada bombing in Baghdad that happened at the start of the month. The Islamic State got off to an early start with its spring offensive in 2016 with 20 or more incidents per day starting in January and lasting until June. In July there were only 17.0 incidents per day. *Avg. Incidents Per Day* Jan ... more »

Elite ISIS Branch Planning Multiple Attacks Across Europe

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: ISIS terrorist] An elite special operations branch within the Islamic State is creating a network of hundreds of foreign fighters who are actively planning multiple coordinated attacks across Europe. The branch is known as Emni in Arabic, and is headed by chief ISIS... more »

Israeli Company Wants To Build Donald Trump’s Mexico Wall

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
An Israeli company has offered to construct the wall that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has controversially vowed to build along the US-Mexico border should he be elected president. Magal Security Systems Ltd, which has wrapped Gaza in a fence to prevent militant attacks, has already produced and installed surveillance systems along borders and in military bases, maximum security prisons and other sensitive installations in over 75 countries Press TV reports: “We would join forces with a major US defense company that has experience with such projects worldwide,” Bloom... more »

Let's Do The Wave

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
In possibly a bellwether primary in Kansas last night, Tim Huelskamp, a man who loves taking pictures with his adopted black family, lost his bid for a fourth term in Congress by a landslide (57-43). Not only that, he lost to a Chamber of Commerce and GOP-backed obstetrician with no political experience. This is huge for a number of reasons: Huelskamp surfed into Congress six years ago during the Teabagger revolution of 2010 that pretty much put the kibosh on whatever little good the Obama administration planned to do (and, admittedly, it was very little indeed). But when ... more »

The Emperor Has No Clothes. The Doctor Has No Cures.

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Tracy Kolenchuk* - Cures are not defined in modern medicine because this is not the goal. The post The Emperor Has No Clothes. The Doctor Has No Cures. appeared first on Waking Times.

Can universities claim immunity in misconduct lawsuits? What a recent ruling suggests

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Last week, George Washington University (GWU), a private institution in Washington DC, settled a case with scientist Rakesh Kumar, who had claimed breach of contract and emotional distress following a misconduct investigation against him. But earlier this year, a judge dismissed another one of the scientist’s claims, after GWU argued it had the same “official immunity” […] The post Can universities claim immunity in misconduct lawsuits? What a recent ruling suggests appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Clinton Republicans

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 10 hours ago
Bob Rae writes in today's *Globe and Mail* that the American election will be all about voter turnout: The rise of Barack Obama, like that of Justin Trudeau in Canada, was about harnessing charisma, eloquence, charm, openness, humour and, yes, celebrity, to a more progressive and open approach to life and politics. The election of both depended on a single phenomenon: voter turnout. Citizens whose interest had been suppressed by their negative impression of the political process were sufficiently aroused to vote. The most important part of President Obama’s speech at the Democra... more »

I Got Hacked

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Note to readers: if any of you received an email from me containing a weird link, don't open it. It wasn't from me. My account was hacked. If you did click on the link, please change your email password right away. My account is now secure - I changed my own password.

Phelps to Carry United States Flag During Olympic Opening

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Michael Phelps American Flag - 900] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Unlike the last four Olympics, Michael Phelps will be taking part in the opening ceremony for the Rio Games. And he’ll have something to carry. Phelps will be the bearer of the U.S. flag during... more »

Alabama Board Denies Parole for Birmingham Church Bomber

JAY REEVES at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Church bombing survivor Sarah Collins Rudolph speaks with the media on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala., after Alabama's parole board refused early release for a one-time KKK member convicted in the blast. The bombing severely injured Rudolph, and her sister Addie Mae Collins was among the four girls killed in the attack on 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., in 1963. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)] MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama’s parole board decided Wednesday against freeing a one-time Ku Klux Klansman convicted in a church bombing that killed four black g... more »

Will News Of Trump's Draft Dodging Do Him In This Time?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Later this evening, George Lakoff is going to share some cognitive and linguist secrets with us about how to defeat Monsieur Trumpanzee. Meanwhile though, a friendly Republican Member of Congress who detests Trump and will never vote for him-- announcement coming soon-- sent me a note last night telling me that of all the stuff going on with the Trumpanzee-- from the catastrophe with the Khan family to his love affair with Putin-- the thing that's most likely to stick and hurt him with GOP voters is the Steve Eder story in yesterday's *NY Times* about Trump as a draft dodger. I pus... more »

Prosecutor: Man Opened Fire on Approaching San Diego Officer

JULIE WATSON at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: A San Diego Police officer with a police dog waits outside a house with a possible suspect inside Friday, July 29, 2016, in San Diego. One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, Friday night. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded the home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)] SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A man immediately opened fire on a San Diego police officer who walked up to him on a dark residential stree... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Stuck in meetings this morning. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted when I am finished.

MSNBC's Host Joe Scarborough: 'Donald Trump Asked An Adviser Three Times Why The U.S. Can’t Use Its Nukes'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*TPM:* *Joe Scarborough Claims Trump Asked Advisor Why US Can't Use Nukes (VIDEO)* MSNBC host Joe Scarborough reported on the air Wednesday morning that when Donald Trump met for a briefing with an unnamed foreign policy expert, the GOP nominee allegedly asked, “Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?” several times. Scarborough made the claim during an interview with retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden, who expressed concern about how Trump would be an “erratic” and “inconsistent” commander-in-chief. When Hayden curtly said he’s not aware a single one of his colleagues advising Tru... more »

Emirates Airliner Crash-Lands At Dubai Airport. All Passengers Survive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Alive! 300 passengers - including 24 Brits - escape when their Emirates jet crash-lands at Dubai airport after catching fire in the air and EXPLODING on landing * * The Boeing 777 jet crash landed at Dubai International Airport following a flight from Trivandrum Airport in India * Dramatic footage shows Emirates passenger jet exploding into a fireball on the runway after emergency landing * Airline says there were no fatalities in the crash and that all 282 passengers and 18 crew were evacuated safely * Terrified passengers 'told by pilot moments before landing that ... more »

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega Nominates His Wife As His Vice President Running Mate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega and first lady Rosario Murillo greet supporters during celebrations to mark the 37th anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at the Juan Pablo II square in Managua, Nicaragua July 19, 2016. Picture taken July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas *BBC*:* Nicaragua: Ortega names his wife as running mate* Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has named his wife as his running mate and candidate for vice-president as he seeks re-election for a third term. First Lady Rosario Murillo already has a prominent role as the chief government spokeswoman and is wide... more »

Are The Generals Taking Over Venezuela?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Venezuelan President Maduro. Photo from The Namabian *Raul Stolk, Daily Beast:* *Venezuela’s High Profile Coke Traffickers and Low Profile Coup* *As international law enforcement focuses on the Venezuelan government’s drug connections, the U.S. indicts a top general and Maduro promotes him.* It’s been a couple of tough weeks for the Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro. First, court documents in the U.S. revealed alleged confessions by the infamous nephews of Maduro's First Lady, who are being held on drug related charges in New York. They showed how the two young men... more »

The Crisis In Venezuela Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN*: *Venezuela: Where flour, pasta and milk can cost a month's pay* Caracas, Venezuela (CNN)Flour. Pasta. Milk. Three basics people all around the world have in their kitchens. Three staples always in stock in groceries and supermarkets for any home cook looking to rustle up a family meal, pancakes or a quick, nutritious drink. But in Venezuela, you can get these products only if you're lucky or have the connections and the cash. A lot of cash. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor*: Here is a good review on what has gone wrong in Venezuela .... *What went wrong in Venezuela? *(Rachel... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Appoints General As Interior Minister Who Has Been Indicted In U.S. Courts For Drug Trafficking

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Venezuelan ex-narcotics officials indicted over alleged links to traffickers* Nestor Reverol and Edylberto Molina, former heads of National Anti-Drugs Office, indicted in US over claims they were bribed for helping drug traffickers Two former leading officials of Venezuela’s anti-drugs agency have been indicted in a US federal court on charges that they helped drug traffickers move their product in exchange for bribes, in the latest action by US authorities against people closely linked to the Venezuelan government. In an indictment filed in Brooklyn federal cour... more »

China Must Prepare For ‘War At Sea’ Defense Minister Warns

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Chinese defense minister Chang Wanquan has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to safeguard sovereignty and defend the country’s territorial integrity. Wanquan warned of maritime security threats and called for increased preparations for what he termed a “people’s war at sea” as Beijing seeks to “safeguard sovereignty” He also asked that national defense education be promoted among the public. The warning comes a day after China launched a massive na... more »

Decoding Current Social Engineering Tactics of the New World Order

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - The current social engineering tactics used by the Anglo-American-Zionist New World Order. The post Decoding Current Social Engineering Tactics of the New World Order appeared first on Waking Times.

FBI: 1st U.S. Law Enforcement Officer Charged in Terror Sting

Matthew Barakat at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Metro_Transit_Police_Department_ 900] ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday brought the first-ever terrorism charges against a law enforcement officer in the U.S., alleging that a patrol officer with the D.C. region’s Metro Transit Police was caught buying $250 worth of cards for... more »

Death Penalty Unconstitutional, Delaware Supreme Court Rules

The Stream at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Prisoner Jail Prison Sentence] With 13 people on death row, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the way the state’s courts decide on the death penalty violates the Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. A majority of the five-man court held that Delaware’s...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 12 hours ago
*'After School Satan' Clubs To Be Offered to Schools* “After School Satan” programs may soon be offered to certain elementary schools across the country. “The Satanic Temple (TST) has announced that this coming school year (2016) will find their organization operating in elementary schools across the nation where they will be offering their new After School Satan Club program to students,” a TST press release says. “While the presence of a religious organization in public schools will no doubt be shocking to some, evangelical litigants — primarily the Child Evangelism Fellowship ... more »

A researcher sued critics of his work. Now he has 13 retractions.

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A cancer researcher who sued PubPeer commenters for criticizing his work has lost six more papers, bringing his total to 13 retractions. Four of the new retraction notices issued by the journal Cancer cite an investigation at Wayne State University in Michigan into the work of Fazlul Sarkar and some of his colleagues. All the new notices, including the other two […] The post A researcher sued critics of his work. Now he has 13 retractions. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Were Feynman's lectures wrong on the Faraday cage?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Betsy Devine, Frank Wilczek's wife, tweeted a hyperlink to an essay Surprises of the Faraday Cage by Lloyd N. Trefethen, a professor of numerical analysis, who claims that the Feynman Lectures on Physics are largely wrong when they discuss the Faraday cage. *Source, a similar video, II, a couple. An application of the Faraday cage. Jump into a cage, take it to a really bad thunderstorm (or near a "Tesla coil", as here), and show others that you are a superman. Walter Lewin survived some 200 kV but not really the feminists.* It's being said that Feynman concludes that the fields ... more »

SADLY, WHERE MATTERS STAND: Trumpism was dominant long before Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2016Part 3—Cubs/Yankees, Dowdism, Stern:* This morning, in their first half hour, Mika and Joe were feigning outrage about the recent bad behavior of their good friend, Donald Trump. As usual, Joe did almost all the talking. Cast in her standard subservient role, Mika offered occasional three-word burst of agreement. All the sidekicks agreed to pretend that their feigned outrage made sense. Every major "journalist" knows: you *don't* push back on such programs. Careers hang in the balance! We've been friends with Donald for ten or twelve years, a baffled Joe... more »

Happy sixth anniversary, Retraction Watch! Here’s to a new partnership with Science

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
August 3rd has rolled around again, which means it’s time to celebrate another Retraction Watch anniversary — this time, our sixth. It’s been an exciting year. Some highlights: The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust awarded our parent non-profit organization, The Center For Scientific Integrity, a $130,000 grant to chart a course for […] The post Happy sixth anniversary, Retraction Watch! Here’s to a new partnership with Science appeared first on Retraction Watch.

North Korea Fires Mid-Range Missile Toward Waters Near Japan

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A medium-range ballistic missile fired Wednesday by North Korea flew about 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and landed near Japan’s territorial waters, Seoul and Tokyo officials said, one of the longest flights by a North Korean... more »

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Someday, someone will write a history of the U.S. national security state in the twenty-first century and, if the first decade and a half are any yardstick, it will be called something like State of Failure. After all, almost 15 years after the U.S. invaded the Taliban’s Afghanistan, launching the second American Afghan War of the past half-century, U.S. troops are still there, their “

London To Deploy More Armed Police In Case Of Terrorist Attacks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Police in London are set to deploy an additional 600 armed officers to patrol the UK capital amid mounting fears of possible terrorist attacks. Armed officers increased to protect #London against threat of terrorism https://t.co/eoJu1J0x5L pic.twitter.com/hH5MArtD1U — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 3, 2016 Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe announced the move on Wednesday….to reassure the public following the recent terror attacks across Europe. Press TV reports: “Anyone who’s been following events in Europe over the past few weeks will understand why... more »

The Eternal Dance - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
The Eternal Dance – A Poem By M.N. Hopkins *Freedom is what you all seek* *And freedom will you have* *One day in time* *Freedom is the sweet fruit* *The harvest time* *Countless centuries have passed* *Many have sacrificed* *Not in vain* *Never in vain* *For* *All acts are recorded * *In the book of time* *All deeds* *All misdeeds* *All occurances* *All done for a reason* *Or* *Reasons* *In reason and love* *All add to the collective* *All wait patiently* *Upon the branches* *Of* *The tree of life* *Waiting patiently* *Until thr day of harvest* *That time is ... more »

Trump Spokesperson Blames Obama, Clinton for 2004 Death of Khans’ Son

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (1)__1470228440_71.164.139.145] A spokeswoman for Donald Trump has blamed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the 2004 killing of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan in Iraq -- even though the death occurred more than four years before Obama became president. Trump has... more »

No, Pope Francis, the Economy Doesn’t Cause Terrorism

Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Papal audience] In his most recent interview on a flight back from Poland, Pope Francis gave a curiously economistic interpretation of the causes of Islamist terrorism. Speaking after the martyrdom of Father Jacques Hamel by two jihadists, the pope said the following... more »

UN Panel: ISIS Still Committing Genocide Against Ethnic Minorities in Iraq

BALINT SZLANKO at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Defend_International_Reaches_out_to_Yazidis] IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Islamic State group is still committing genocide and other crimes against the Yazidi minority in Iraq, a United Nations commission investigating human rights abuses in Syria said on Wednesday. The commission’s statement -- released on... more »

Will We Ever Find Out If Putin Really Owns Trump Or Not?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
This week has seen an increase in the buzz about the Trumpanzee's relationship/non-relationship with Vladimir Putin. With polling showing Americans are very wary of Russia, very wary of Putin, very wary of Russian hacking into U.S. politics and more likely to oppose a candidate who is seen to be collaborating with Putin, Team Hillary seems to think they can ride the Trump idiocy about Russia all the way to the White House. While Trump battled the Gold Star family of Captain Humayun Khan-- his closest advisor now asserting the Khans, including the decorated Captain who died in Ira... more »

Printable Quiet Book- Help The Mouse Eat The Cheese

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I wanted to add new pieces and new pages, but it seemed like a daunting task. Our second daughter is just at the age now where I am wishing for a quiet book again. When I started saving ideas and thinking about what I wanted to do for her book, I realized that a printable quiet book would be so much easier. It would be perfect for pe... more »

NYT's: The Case for Finally Bombing Syria- Aleppo Updates

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
When writing a post I try to consider all possible outcomes/tactics because it's unimaginable the psycho war makers are not. Yesterday I broached the possibility, *again,* of a no fly zone aka mass bombing/slaughter destruction campaign. (US Backed Terrorists in Syria VOW To Intensify Aleppo Fight. Recall the All Go Syrian No Fly Zone?) I did so because it's obvious the psycho war makers have planned for that possibility/opportunity and the latest baloney about chlorine may give them the excuse they are looking for. It's very obvious the western media is playing up the plainly fal... more »

Making an organic architecture

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 16 hours ago
Tour guide at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Arizona home, Phil Chadwick, explains that when it comes to organic architecture, it really does start with your materials. . . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

North Korea Launches Two Ballistic Missiles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
North Korea launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday morning according to U.S. and South Korean authorities. The missiles were fired toward the Sea of Japan. Though one reportedly exploded immediately after launch, the other missile landed in Japanese waters 150 miles off the country’s coast in the exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) – the first time a North Korean missile has landed there since 1998. Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe said “It’s a serious threat against our country’s security…..This is an outrageous act that cannot be tolerated.” U.S. Strategic Command said it detected w... more »


Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
By Doug Martin, Author of *Hoosier School Heist* Hillary Clinton’s campaign for chief of America continues to get backing by those in the school privatization business. Hewlett Packard’s Meg Whitman--a Republican fundraiser whose net worth is $1.95 billion--has recently come out in support of Hillary and says she will donate “substantial” money to Clinton’s campaign. Whitman in 2014 was appointed to Teach for America's board, alongside Bill Clinton's bank deregulator Larry Summers, one of the people responsible for the financial crisis of 2008 which bailed out the billionaires... more »

Facebook Account Deactivated as Woman Posts During Deadly Standoff

JULIET LINDERMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Barricade Police Shoo_perr__1470226235_71.164.139.145] BALTIMORE (AP) -- In the midst of a five-hour standoff that turned deadly, Facebook granted an emergency request from the Baltimore County Police Department to take offline the social media accounts belonging to a woman who wielded a shotgun at... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 - Character Moment I Am Most Proud Of

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 16 hours ago
Once upon a time I was playing in an AD&D game around 1997 or 1998. I was still fairly new to the Boston area and was meeting people. I was playing a halfling cartographer named Rollo. For Rollo, the thrill of dungeon crawling was the cool maps he could make. We defeated some goblins and had one goblin prisoner. Rollo offered to share the treasure if he told us where it was. After he told us the assassin in the group made to off the prisoner. In my most innocent voice, Rollo asks, all horrified... "You mean we're not going to share the treasure?!"

I don’t support all-boys initiatives

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 16 hours ago
Washington, DC’s Ron Brown College Prep High School has opened this year, an all boys program. Why does it always come to this nonsense? What is this? The students are required to wear jackets and ties to school. So on Tuesday, Green was guiding them through a session on dressing appropriately, maintaining personal hygiene, polishing […]

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Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 16 hours ago
*More from the Clexit Secretary - Viv Forbes* Re: Clexit Climate Exit Date: 3rd August 2016 For a while now I have been engrossed in helping to launch “Clexit”, whose aim is to get us all out of the Paris Climate Treaty and all of its associated Agendas. This will tell you all about it: *The Paris Climate Treaty should be torn up:* *http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit.pdf* Our initial goal was to assemble a small but impressive list of supporters spread across the globe with good credentials to speak about climate science, climate history, ca... more »

Trump Taunts GOP, Refuses to Back Ryan, McCain

ERICA WERNER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr__1470225467_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump is openly taunting the leaders of his own party by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in their GOP primaries. Yet thus far, McCain, Ryan and... more »

The New Æon

Spike EP at News Spike - 16 hours ago
The World is changed. *I feel it in the water. * *I feel it in the earth. * *I smell it in the air. * *Much that once was, is lost.* * For none now live, who remember it. * It began with the forging of the Great Rings. *3 * were given to The Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. *7 * to the Dwarf Lords, Great Miners and Craftsmen of the Mountain Halls. And *9* Nine rings were gifted to The Race of Men, who above all else desired power. For within these rings was bound the Strength and Will to Govern each Race. But they were all of them, deceived - for anot... more »

Anti-Trump Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp loses primary...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*because he wears golf shirts with jackets. * Only kidding. Maybe. Back in May I wrote a piece on Huelskamp: *"Virtue Signaling" Anti-Trump Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp slams Trump...* Included in the post was a video of Chris Wallace interviewing Hueslskamp vs Newt Gingrich on all things Trump. I summed it up with: But the moment that captures his essence is when Chris Wallace asks him what he's going to do if it comes down to Clinton vs Trump and he answers, "I don't know. *I'll need to talk to my wife." * *Good grief!* Congressman Huelskamp comes across as a scold. ... more »

This Federal Agency Approved Millions for Mortgages in Flint Despite Unsafe Drinking Water, No Inspections

Mark Tapscott at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Gov. Rick Snyder listens to a question after attending a Flint Water Interagency Coordinating Committee meeting, Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 in Flint, Mich. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News reported Friday that Valerie Brader, Snyder's senior policy adviser and deputy legal counsel, and chief legal counsel Mike Gadola expressed concerns about Flint's water in October 2014, nearly six months after Flint had begun using the river water to save money.] Federal officials approved mortgages worth more than $11 million for Flint, Michigan homes bought after it was discovered t... more »

Judge Slashes Fine Against Utility That Caused Deadly 2010 Blast

SUDHIN THANAWALA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: SanBrunoFireNight__1470224504_71.164.139.145] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- In a big victory for Pacific Gas & Electric Co., a judge has cut nearly all of a potential $562 million fine against the giant utility in a criminal case alleging it violated safety regulations before... more »

Why Hillary’s Candidacy is More ‘Historic’ Now Than in 2008

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: CHARLOTTE, NC - JULY 05: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally with U.S. president Barack Obama on July 5, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hillary Clinton is campaigning with president Obama in North Carolina.] Among the innumerable flip-flops, course corrections and reinventions that have come to define Hillary Clinton’s three decades in public life, perhaps the most interesting one is her decision in 2016 to go all in as the woman-candidate. In 2008, Clinton... more »

Tea Party Congressman Loses Primary

ROXANA HEGEMAN and JOHN HANNA at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Kansas Primary_perr__1470223332_71.164.139.145] HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -- A doctor backed by agriculture and business groups ousted Tuesday in a Kansas Republican primary race that focused on the tea party-backed incumbent’s battles with GOP leaders and criticism that he was too cantankerous to be... more »

Teen Singers Honor Fallen Soldier Aboard Jetliner

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Choir on Plane - 900] After back-to-back weeks of bickering and bloviating, I'm about all politicked out. So the other day, I sent a message to our good readers that I was searching for stories to share that would inspire, not inflame. Soon, my inbox... more »

Another Legal Rights Activist Sentenced to Prison as China Reins in Critics

CHRISTOPHER BODEEN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: China Activist Trial_perr__1470222249_71.164.139.145] BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese legal rights activist was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison on subversion charges Wednesday, in the second in a series of cases underscoring the ruling Communist Party’s determination to rein in government critics. State... more »

Oregon Police Open Investigation on Pastor Who Won AR-15, Gave to Friend for Safekeeping

AP at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this July 27, 2016 photo, Rev. Jeremy Lucas of Christ Church Episcopal Parish holds the 150 tickets that he purchased in an all-star softball team's raffle to win an AR-15 assault rifle in Lake Oswego, Ore. Lucas may have run afoul of Oregon law when he transferred the assault rifle, which he says he tried to win in order to destroy it, to a friend for safekeeping without performing a background check.] LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) -- A pastor in an affluent suburb of Portland may have run afoul of Oregon law when he transferred an AR-15 assault rifle that he won in a softball l... more »

Our students’ missing moral compasses

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 17 hours ago
As this Atlantic article laments, students are lacking a robust character education. This has everything to do with the strong push for growth in math and reading since NCLB, continued under RTTT, and now will likely progress under ESSA. (Who can keep track of these acronyms?) Obsession over growth in math and reading only will […]

Trump Gains Small Victory as University Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Blake Neff at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Trump University - 900] Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump won a small victory in the Trump University lawsuit Tuesday, as a federal judge rejected media efforts to release video recordings of his testimony. At the same time, though, Trump failed to have the case... more »

Pro-Life Victory: Idaho to Create Database for Free Ultrasounds

KIMBERLEE KRUESI at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: iStock_4701536_MEDIUM__1470221354_71.164.139.145] BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho has advanced its pro-life stronghold once again by publishing a list of places where pregnant women considering abortions can get free ultrasounds. Lawmakers in the Republican-dominated Statehouse pushed for the list earlier this year during... more »

A Brief Journey into the Dark Art of Rapid Extreme Weather Attribution | Climate Scepticism

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
Jaime Jessop exposes the unscientific nonsense of extreme weather event attribution (with an honourable mention for this serial offender!) https://cliscep.com/2016/08/02/a-brief-journey-into-the-dark-art-of-rapid-extreme-weather-attribution/

Releasing My Wounder

Joe Dallas at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Holding Bandaged Hand Wounded - 900] We've all got wounds, past injuries of the soul that still show themselves either in current pain or current behavior. They can show themselves in current pain through memories that just won't die. Sometimes a mental picture of a traumatic... more »

Monsanto In India: Meet The New Boss - Same As The Old Boss?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 19 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* In capitalism, the state’s primary role is to secure the interests of private capital. The institutions of globalised capitalism - from the World Bank, the IMF and the WTO right down to the compliant bureaucracies of national states or supranational unions - facilitate private wealth accumulation that results in the forms of structural inequalities and violence (unemployment, poverty, population displacement, bad food, poor health, environmental destruction, etc) ... more »

Are English Summers Getting Hotter?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/project-fear-from-lord-krebs/ Are summers in the UK getting hotter? It seems to be one of those ideas that are ingrained in the public psyche, fed by headlines like the one above, which was based on the CCC’s latest report claimed: Heatwaves in the UK like that experienced in 2003 are expected […]

Albert Woodfox and Robert King in New York City, August 4-8; Albert to Receive NLG's Arthur Kinoy Award

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 20 hours ago
This weekend, Albert Woodfox and Robert King will be at the Law For The People Convention in New York City, organized by the National Lawyers Guild . On the evening of Thursday, August 4, Albert will be honored by the National Lawyers Guild with the Arthur Kinoy award. The evening begins with a reception at 6pm. At 7pm the convention's keynote address will be given, to be followed by the award ceremony. On Sunday, August 7, Albert and King will be speaking at the National Lawyers Guild conference's *Solitary Confinement: How to Build a Movement to End the Torture of Solitary Conf... more »

"Donald Trump Warns Americans To Get Out Of The Stock Market As The Dow Falls For A 7th Day In A Row"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Donald Trump Warns Americans To Get Out Of The Stock Market* * As The Dow Falls For A 7th Day In A Row"* by Michael Snyder "One thing that you have to appreciate about Donald Trump is that unlike most politicians, he actually says what is on his mind. On Tuesday, Trump told Fox Business that he had already gotten out of the stock market, and that he foresees “very scary scenarios” ahead for investors. And of course things have already started to get a bit ominous for those holding stocks over the last week and a half. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has now closed down for seven... more »

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein On 'The Politics Of Fear'

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*Video Title: Green Party Candidate Jill Stein On 'The Politics Of Fear.' Source: The Diane Rehm Show. Date Published: August 2, 2016. Description: * Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein is not worried about taking votes from Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. "I think it's actually wrong to tell people when they are clamoring for something else that they should, you know, go along to get along and just accept the same parties that have been throwing people under the bus," she told guest host Susan Page.

The Politicization of Grief In History And The Public Expression of It On Social Media

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*An excerpt from, 'The Cue For Passion: Grief and Its Political Uses' By Gail Holst-Warhaft. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, Massachusetts. 2000. Pg. 2: * "The passion of grief is volatile. The rites of mourning, whether generated from within or imposed from above, are a society's means of performing and containing it. If there is a reason not to contain grief---if rage serves some purpose, becomes political *outrage*---then it may be translated into violence. Revolutions and riots often begin with a funeral. In our time we have witnessed such eruptions at the funerals of IRA... more »

Newsbud Report with Peter B Collins- Hillary’s Hawks Want Escalation in Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*The Stuff That Nightmares Are Made Of. * *Video Title: Newsbud Report with Peter B Collins- Hillary’s Hawks Want Escalation in Syria. Source: Boiling Frogs Post. Date Published: August 2, 2016. Description: * Clinton’s top pick for Pentagon, Michele Flouornoy, calls for US escalation in Syria Gareth Porter comments on the report from Flournoy’s Center for New American Security, calling for US escalation in Syria, and convention speeches by Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton. Porter also comments on Israel’s demand for an increase in US military funding from the current $3.1 billion... more »

Egyptian author: "Islam in Its Present Form Is a Threat to the World"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*It is not guaranteed that Trump will go after ISIS if he becomes President, but it is guaranteed that Clinton will continue U.S. support for ISIS if she comes President.* We're living in strange times. In the New York Times, BBC, Reuters, and Washington Post the criminal deeds of ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups are defended and praised while in Arabic news publications in Syria, Iraq, and Egypt they are denounced. Then again the times are not so strange because the U.S. and Western media has been pro-Jihad and pro-terrorism for several decades now. Since the end of WWII a... more »

Wikileaks Email Links Hillary Clinton To Bohemian Grove

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A new Wikileaks hacked email directly links Hillary Clinton, Colin Powell and Henry Kissinger to the Bohemian Grove, mentioning the notorious occult playground of the globalist elite by name. The hacked email, sent by Sidney Blumenthal to Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State, describes Democrats and Republicans colluding with globalists at the Bohemian Grove and working the agreed message into the national narrative. This is not the first time Clinton, Powell or Kissinger have been linked to the Bohemian Grove. Hacked pictures of Powell partying with elites and actors at t... more »

Clinton Campaign Admit They Pay An Army Of Online Trolls

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A pro-Hillary Super PAC has admitted spending $1 million to employ an army of trolls to “push back” against users of social networks including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram who criticize Hillary Clinton. Correct The Record’s “Barrier Breakers” project admitted in a press release that it pays young people to pretend to be Hillary Clinton supporters, and claims that 5,000 unsuspecting social media users have already been “addressed” by the PAC’s mercenary social media warriors – with the promise that many more will be “corrected” in the near future. Bernie Sanders supporting... more »

The New York Times Just Accidentally Proved This Election Is A Sham

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
When Americans vote in November they will be voting to keep their most disliked candidate out of office rather than voting to elect a President, such is the deep unpopularity of the two nominees, Clinton and Trump. How did this happen? The New York Times just accidentally proved the illegitimacy of US democratic elections when they published an interesting analysis on Monday showing only 14% of eligible voters actually voted for the two nominees combined. This figure might seem staggeringly low, but The New York Times points out that the turnout in this years primary elections is ne... more »

Military Photo of the Day: Marine on Patrol

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Marine on Patrol] U.S. Marines conduct a patrol during the advanced infantry course at the Kahuku Training Area in Hawaii on July 18, 2016. Thanks to these brave Marines for serving our country.

New Map Shows Islamic State Branches Spreading Worldwide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* © A map from the National Counterterrorism Center shows the worldwide expansion of ISIS as of August 2, 2016 *MSN.com/NBC*: *New 'Heat Map' Shows ISIS Branches Spreading Worldwide* As the U.S. launched more airstrikes Tuesday against ISIS targets in Libya — representing an expansion of the U.S. military operations beyond Iraq and Syria — NBC News has exclusively obtained a map showing the global expansion of the terror group. The map is part of a classified briefing document received by the White House dated "August 2016" and prepared by the National C... more »

Almost One Million Irish Slaves At Risk Of Being Scrubbed From History

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
They came in the holds of overcrowded ships, packed in among cargo and animals, and those who survived the journey were bought and sold in chains to work as hard their owners chose. They were taken to the Carribean, to the American colonies, and beyond. Sound familiar? But these forced immigrants, deprived of all personal freedom, were Irish slaves, and their servitude started long before black slavery was common. The history of the Irish slaves has long been suppressed, and a modern movement of Irish slavery denial has even gained mainstream acceptance. Promoters of this toxic ide... more »

Trump: Hillary Is Going To Rig The Presidential Election

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Donald Trump has warned citizens of America that Hillary Clinton plans on stealing the Presidency by rigging the coming election. The Republican presidential candidate told voters in Columbus, Ohio on Monday night that the election will be rigged in favour of Clinton. Infowars.com reports: “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest,” Trump told the audience, making reference to how Bernie Sanders lost because his primary race against Clinton was also rigged. .@realDonaldTrump on general election: "I'm afraid the election's going to be rigged." https://t.co/... more »

Kurt Cobain Predicted A Donald Trump Presidency

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Kurt Cobain made an eerie prediction in 1993 in which he said that Donald Trump would likely become President of the United States. Just one year before his death, Cobain noted that his generation were sick and tired of American political culture, and that a big political change was coming in the years ahead that would demolish the two-party status quo. Cooltobeconservative.com reports: Cobain and his band, Nirvana, basically ended the “happy metal” days of music, which included bands like Poison, Motley Crue, and Bon Jovi (though Bon Jovi has continued to thrive in the post “happy... more »

China Prepares For ‘Sudden War’ With America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
China are preparing for a sudden and all-out war with the U.S. as they hold large-scale military drills in the East China Sea. According to a Chinese military official, the drills represent a readiness by The People’s Liberation Army to fight a “cruel and short” war. Rt.com reports: The exercise involving China’s East Sea, North Sea and South Sea fleets practiced both offensive and defensive capabilities of the Chinese naval power. The exercise mobilized some 300 ships, dozens of fighter planes, and involved troops that are responsible for coastal defense radars, communications, and... more »

DNC CEO Resigns Ahead Of Next Assange Leak

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
As Julian Assange promises to release the most damaging emails to date against Hillary Clinton, the CEO of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has announced her resignation. Amy Dacey is the highest-ranking official at the DNC, and her imminent departure comes just days after chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down following the DNC email leak. CNN reports: Dacey is well-respected by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC circle, a source familiar with the resignation said. Dacey’s resignation was first reported by Politico. The committee is looking to clean house in ... more »

Insider: Bill Cosby Was ‘Framed’ To Prevent Him Buying NBC

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
An ex illuminati member has come forward alleging that Bill Cosby was framed with rape allegations in order to prevent him from buying TV network NBC. The illuminati insider says that Bill Cosby became so much of a threat to the establishment that they had to invent the vilest of accusations against him in order to destroy his career. TMZ News Online reports: Who would want to operate under such a burden, especially a person in the public eye? The accusers are women who have worked with the Illuminati in the past and were paid to wildly state they are all victims of rape. The spewer... more »

ICHEP, Strings: nothing scary about overlapping conferences

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*A conference may influence the face of particle physics for a long time* ICHEP 2016, the largest annual gathering of experimental and phenomenological particle physicists, is getting started in Chicago today. Well, the talks begin tomorrow so there are two days, Thursday and Friday, of a full-fledged overlap with Strings 2016. Because Peking is rather far from Chicago, the effective overlap is really three days. *The ICHEP logo promises us discoveries of the CP-violating angle in fermion mass matrices (done), observation of dark energy (done), the Higgs boson discovery (done), th... more »

Czech President: Citizens Must Arm Themselves Against ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Czech President Miloš Zeman has urged European citizens to arm themselves with guns in order to defend against an imminent war with ISIS. In a complete reversal on his stance on gun control, Zeman has called for a new law to be passed that would enable citizens to defend against jihadists. Infowars.com reports: Having previously been against private gun ownership, Zeman now says “citizens should arm themselves” to deal with the threat of terrorism. “Earlier I spoke often about limiting the ability to have large quantities of weapons. But after the terrorist attacks, I have changed t... more »

French President Hollande Says That Donald Trump Makes Him 'Sick'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Hollande Says Trump Excesses in U.S. Elections Make Him Sick* * French President made comments over drinks with journalists * Trump has said ‘France is no longer France’ and slammed Merkel French President Francois Hollande expressed extreme revulsion at Donald Trump’s “excesses” in the U.S. presidential campaign and warned against the authoritarian tone adopted by the Republican nominee and billionaire reality-television celebrity. “In the U.S., one of the world’s great democracies, maybe the greatest democracy, where democracy was born, before the French one, we see...more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
North Korea stokes Japan fury with missile test https://t.co/HBeffFpTHG pic.twitter.com/3hZiW77t9G — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 3, 2016

North Korea Fires Mid-Range Missile That Lands Near Japan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Latest North Korea missile launch lands near Japan waters, alarms Tokyo* North Korea launched a ballistic missile on Wednesday that landed in or near Japanese-controlled waters for the first time, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated country in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions. The main body of the missile landed in Japan's economic exclusion zone, a Japanese defense official said, escalating regional tensions that were already high after a series of missile launches and the decision by the United States to place a sophisticated an... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: My cousin in Ukraine sent me this picture tonight .... she titles it "Sunset at Odessa". Sighhhh .... I now feel homesick. :(

If Donald Trump Is Unfit For Office, Should President Obama Cancel His Intelligence Briefings?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Donald Trump. Reuters *Jeffrey Lewis, Foreign Policy*: *Obama Should Cancel Trump’s Intelligence Briefings* If the Republican candidate is unfit for office, he’s unfit to receive classified information – unless he signs a non-disclosure agreement. Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over, it’s time for a quaint American tradition to begin. If it hasn’t already, the U.S. intelligence community will soon reach out to the campaigns of the two major candidates to schedule intelligence briefings. In most years, the tradition draws scant attention. This isn’t, however... more »

On The Same Day That 4 Americans Were Released By Iran, The U.S. Sent $400 Million In Cash To Tehran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *U.S. Sent Cash to Iran as Americans Were Freed* *Obama administration insists there was no quid pro quo, but critics charge payment amounted to ransom.* WASHINGTON—The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran that coincided with the January release of four Americans detained in Tehran, according to U.S. and European officials and congressional staff briefed on the operation afterward. Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown into Iran on an unmarked cargo plane, according... more »

A Few Personal Notes

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 23 hours ago
Over the last couple of days I have received some inquiries about what has happened to my book *Roswell in the 21stCentury* (well, at least one). I have also been asked to host a weekly radio program and I am now in search of guests for the program. Finally, apropos of nothing, the views to this blog are now more than two million. First, I had been saying that the book would be available on July 15, which was the date given by the publisher, but that date has slipped. We reviewed what I think of as the page proofs a couple of times which slowed things down. Now, we have a cover desi... more »

Celebrating Native Women Making a Difference

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
Celebrating Native women making a difference. Today's Censored News www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Sphere Alliance Message #188 Dream of meeting Thor and his crew

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
Terran: I dreamed Thor came with a squad, one group in a open top 4x4 troop carrier with a trailer and another bunch in a 1950s car that looked like a model Mexicans and Cubans like, a Chevy Terran: I remember hugging Thor and he felt like he was 15 tall Denice: Wow! Teran: Had some unusual tattoos on his chest and some scars. Tattoo looked like a stylized cattail plant Denice: A tattoo?? Wow! Terran: There were some young guys in the back with a new hair style. Hard to describe but closest thing is a kind of solid color rubberized hair gel that made flat ribbons on their hair... more »

August needs

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 23 hours ago
I need to raise $800 for August. I was able to get off a couple hundred to my daughter for the first of August to help her get thru the transition to grad school. I have a lot of data I am about to post, many many conversations in the last few days. I've got it sorted into notes and ready to post. If you can help out with expenses this month there's a PayPal button on the left. Hopefully we can get past this way of funding things shortly but for now this is all I have. We have had more interactions with the Yeti, and I have some photos of the evidence but no photos of them ye... more »

Day 2: Jeju Peace Walk Update

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago
- Day two of the Jeju Island peace walk in South Korea was another hot one. We did 13 miles and everyone was very tired by the end. One man who specializes in fixing blisters was quite busy from morning until 8:00 pm helping the walking wounded. I developed just a tiny blister on the back of my heel from the rubbing of my sandals. Going to have to wear socks and shoes today which I have dreaded doing because of the heat. - In the photo above you can see the dish washing operation back at Gangjeong village. They make three meals a day and bring the food ... more »

Time to take the world seriously

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 23 hours ago
we have neglected to do that as a collective for centuries and now its saying what the fuck motherfucke I will fuck you up

Crying wolf at another Olympics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
There are two regular periods of hiatus in the media. One comes every year around Christmas-time when everyone pisses off to the beach, and if there is any news around there is no-one around the newsrooms to report it. Media mavens call this the Silly Season, because what does appear in what passes for news is evern sillier than what we normally see. Seriously. The other hiatus arrives once every four years when thousands of reporters are flown to the Olympics several weeks before they start, to find they have nothing yet about which to report until the Games actually commence... more »

Gaia Portal: Metrics for foundations of Light are employed

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Sorry, I'm late with this one. Things are very busy. -AK* *Metrics for foundations of Light are employed* by ÉirePort Metrics for foundations of Light are employed. Essentials are unveiled. Climatologists are exposed in the currents. Stasis Beings arise. ÉirePort | July 31, 2016 at 10:31 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zs


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
I have micocephaly on my mind because of the CDC's warning for pregnant women to avoid an area in Florida contaminated with mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus. Here are the CDC's Facts about Microcephaly: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/microcephaly.html Occurrence Microcephaly is not a common condition. State birth defects tracking systems have estimated that microcephaly ranges from 2 babies per 10,000 live births to about 12 babies per 10,000 live births in the Unites States.1 Causes and Risk Factors The causes of microcephaly in most babies are unknown. Some babies have... more »

Hypnotic reinforcement - The Ten Commandments - Doomed to Failure

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
You can't hypnotically impress a NEGATIVE onto a human consciousness. Take away all the *'Thou shalt not'*s from the tablets of doctrine and you simply have the DIRECT COMMANDS Kill Steal Commit adultery Covet they neighbour Bear false witness etc... it's like a rulebook for continued Tax Revenue via the promulgation of sin and all its Jurisdictional machinations... fact.

Radical Christians vs Radical Islam

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
The biggest differance is that the radical Christians influcence has been largely marginalized for more than four centruries.

Canada is the only sane G7 country right now. Maybe JT will ask me to go run Italy?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Sadly but true my observation is intellectually and kardashionaly correct.

August 2: This may be a short blog...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
...I am starting it late due to a series of computer disasters. Fortunately, there's really nothing to say about today irving press. Zip-bang headline for the lead story of the day is that some people get injured driving recreational vehicles. Who woulda guessed? The editorial is about how we like maple syrup. And how we could use it to make more money. I notice the editorials are almost always about making money, and only rarely about human needs. Norbert writes about a problem we don't have - police officers shooting large numbers of innocent people. That's in the U.S. Norbert.... more »

Trump Is Unlikely To Recover From His Disgraceful Treatment Of The Khan Family-- And Now He's On The Warpath Against Paul Ryan And John McCain

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Today started with a Republican congressman, Richard Hanna, announcing he's voting for Hillary Clinton. He said he found Trump to be "profoundly offensive and narcissistic but as much as anything, a world-class panderer, anything but a leader. Little more than a changing mirror of those he speaks to." And it's ending with far right extremist Tim Huelskamp losing his Kansas GOP primary *and* with Señor Trumpanzee refusing to endorse Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, who's in a primary showdown with a Trumpist next Tuesday. Trump claims that Ryan asked for his endorsement-- which ... more »

The Campaign Latest: Trump Worried That Election Will Be ‘Rigged,’ GOP Fundraiser Meg Whitman Endorses Clinton

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Omaha North High Magnet School in Omaha, Neb., Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign. (all times EDT): 11:15 p.m. Top Republican donor and fundraiser Meg Whitman is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president, saying she cannot support a candidate who has “exploited anger, grievance,... more »

Property-owners have a better plan

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Auckland’s proposed Unitary Plan has been much talked about. No-one however (apart from this guy) has bothered to point out that planners’ plans only become a Plan if they restrict property owners from doing what they otherwise would. The planners’ plans always and everywhere restrict private plans. *Your* plans. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t need all their planning rules to tell you what not to do. *Now the fact that capitalism even has economic planning, let alone the only possible kind of rational economic planning, is almost completely unknown [**points out the sane and so... more »

Security Expert: Solar Panels are Extremely Easy to Hack

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Solar Energy, Solar Power, Solar Panels, Green Energy] A conference of cybersecurity experts is meeting in Las Vegas this Friday to discuss how rooftop solar panels make homes much easier to hack. The experts found that a malicious hacker can easily knock solar panels offline, cause them to intentionally overheat... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Return to Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Return to Freedom” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYVHVHniU80

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“In this crowded starfield spanning some 3 degrees within the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. A compact star forming region, the cosmic Cocoon punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds. Cataloged as IC 5146, the nebula is nearly 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away. * Click image for larger size.* Like other star forming regions, it stands out in red, glowing, hydrogen gas excited by the young, hot stars and blue, dust-reflected starlight at the edge of an otherwise invisible molecular cloud. In fact, th... more »

Chet Raymo, "Thank God, It's Doomsday"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Thank God, It's Doomsday" * by Chet Raymo “OK, folks. Here's what's awaiting you. The End Times. The Apocalypse. The Rapture. The Final Reckoning. Oh, I could pick any one of a thousand representations of the Last Days from centuries of Western art. This one is Luca Signorelli's "The Damned Cast Into Hell," in the Capella Nuova chapel of Orvieto Cathedral, painted around the year 1500 (click to enlarge). Why were these scenes of souls in extremis so common? Exhortations to be good? A reminder of what awaits us if we don't contribute to the Sunday collection? A local bishop trying... more »

"A Word..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is a word meaning "All My Relations." We will live by this word. We are related to everything. We are still here! We shall live! *Mitakuye Oyasin!" * - Black Elk, a Lakota holy man.

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Freedom from the past, or anything else for that matter, always comes in the very instant you stop thinking about it. And there's simply nothing that can keep you from the adventures you decide to think about today.” “Not that you needed to hear that...” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Fernando Pessoa, “Note”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Note”* “My soul shattered like an empty vase. It fell irretrievably down the stairs. If fell from the hands of the careless maid. It fell, breaking into more pieces than there was china in the vase. Nonsense? Impossible? I’m not so sure! I have more sensations than when I felt like myself. I’m a scattering of shards on a doormat that needs shaking. My fall made a noise like a shattering vase. All the gods there are lean over the stair rail And look at the shards their maid changed me into. They don’t get mad at her. They’re forgiving. What was I but an empty vase? They look at the a... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer. They think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Kesey

“Mommy and Daddy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Mommy and Daddy”* by Robert Gore "Have you ever won or lost a political argument? Have you or an opponent ever said: “Your facts and logic are overpowering, I have to concede that you’re right.” It’s never happened, has it? It doesn’t happen because politics has little to do with facts and logic. It’s anchored in emotions that take root in infancy and are so deeply ingrained they are undoubtedly part of humanity’s evolutionary code. No bond is more enduring than that between parent and child, and none is more laden with psychological baggage. While political argument will always ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
◆ "When you've eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes" *Decide for yourself...* - http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/BODIES.php - http://www.govtslaves.info/comprehensive-clinton-body-count-list/ - http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/ - https://www.truthorfiction.com/clintonfriends/ - http://freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com/

"If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It"* By John W. Whitehead “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union "No, America, you don’t have to vote.In fact, vote or don’t vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot. Devil or deliverer, the candidate who wins the White House has already made a Faustian bargain to keep the police state in power. It’s no longer a question of which party will usher in totalitarianism but when the final hammer will fall. Su... more »

"US Foreign Policy Flow Chart"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." - Ben Franklin

The Economy: “How And When Does This Mess End?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“How And When Does This Mess End?”* by Michael Shedlock “A concerned reader wants to know if there are any precedents for the monetary printing we see today, and also when and how this all ends: ‘Hello Mish, I wish to get your opinion as to how, or the possible sequence of end games to this bubble economy. The Fed, ECB, and BoJ all print trillions of $$ to keep bubble inflated. Are there any historical times that match we have seen here? Are there any measurements that would trigger an avalanche of storms in stock market and economy? I just cannot believe this bubble will keep go...more »

Capitalists have a better plan

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*Our guest poster Robert Murphy reckons* *Capitalists Have a Better Plan* To the early 20th-century intellectuals [who invented central planning], capitalism looked like anarchy. Why, they wondered, would we trust deliberative, conscious guidance when building a house but not when building an economy? It was fashionable among these socialist intellectuals to espouse “planning” as a much more rational way to organise economic activity. (F.A. Hayek wrote a famous essay on the phenomenon.) But this emphasis on central planning was utterly confused both conceptually and empirica... more »

Seoul Says North Korea Has Fired a Ballistic Missile Into the Sea

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this May 10, 2016 file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves at parade participants at the Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea. South Korea's military says North Korea has fired a ballistic missile on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 into the sea.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has fired another ballistic missile into the sea, South Korea’s military said Wednesday. The Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the missile was launched toward the waters off the North’s east... more »

A Junior Olympics Win, and a Surprise, for Homeless NYC Kids

Ezra Kaplan at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Juennes Track Club athlete Rainn Sheppard, 10, left, of Brooklyn, N.Y., shares a hug with her mom, Tonia Handy, who suprised Rainn by showing up to watch her compete in the Girls 3000 Meter race at the 2016 AAU Junior Olympic Games at Turner Stadium in Humble, Texas, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. The biggest surprise Monday for Sheppard, competing at the Junior Olympics in Houston and far from the New York City homeless shelter she shares with her two sisters and mother, wasn't the gold medal she won in the 3,000 meters. It was the arrival of her mother.] NEW YORK (AP) -- The bigg... more »

With Jab at Ryan, Trump Ignites New Tensions in GOP

Steve Peoples & Thomas Beaumont at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Aug. 1, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall event in Columbus, Ohio.] COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) -- As Republican loyalists continue to flee, Donald Trump ignited new party tensions Tuesday by refusing to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan or a pair of senators seeking re-election, a remarkable display of party division just... more »

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About the Air Force’s Rollout of the F-35 Fighter

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: F-35A Lightning II-900] The U.S. Air Force announced Tuesday that the long-awaited F-35A Lightning II is officially combat ready, adding a decisive new weapon to the Air Force's arsenal at a crucial time for U.S. national security. Air Force Gen. Herbert "Hawk" Carlisle,...more »

Who Wins In A Match-up Between America's Zumwalt-Class Destroyer vs. Russia's Kirov-Class Battlecruiser

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
USS Zumwalt after floating out of drydock in 2013. Wikipedia YouTube Kyle Mizokami, National Interest: *America's Lethal Zumwalt-Class Destroyer vs. Russia's Battlecruiser: Who Wins?* A Russia-U.S. showdown at sea may once again be in the cards. The recent decline in relations between Russia and the West has put ship-vs.-ship warfare back on the table. After more than a decade of supporting land wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, the U.S. Navy is reinvesting in the core mission of sinking ships. The U.S. Navy is expanding this capability but at the same time introducing a n... more »

Secwepemc Resistance Gathering, Mount Polley Mine Site: Aug. 4, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. SECWEPEMC PLAN RESISTANCE ANNIVERSARY GATHERING AT MOUNT POLLEY MINE SITE By Kanahus Freedom, kanahusmanuel@gmail.com Andy Stepanian, andy@sparrowmedia.net Censored News Secwepemc activists have launched a call to action against Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine on the two-year anniversary of the devastating tailings pond spill.Kanahus Freedom, a member of the Secwepemc Women's

Gwich’in Nation Calls for Urgent Arctic Refuge Protection and Climate Action

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Gwich’in Nation Calls for Urgent Arctic Refuge Protection and Climate Action By Bernadette Demientieff and Sarah James The Gwich’in Nation renewed their urgent call to Congress and the President to permanently protect the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness for the caribou and the Gwich’in way of life. Read article at: https://medium.com/@

Black Guns Matter Aims to Lower Black on Black Crime

Amber Randall at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Gun Control Laws, Guns, Firearms, Second Amendment] The founder of the group Black Guns Matter is teaching black communities how to use guns legally in an effort to bring down black on black crime and altercations with police. Founder Maj Toure said he wants to teach people... more »

West Virginia AG Files Lawsuit Against EPA’s ‘Unlawful’ Natural Gas Regs

Chris White at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Fracking, Shale Oil, Natural Gas, Gasoline, Hydraulic Fracturing, Hydraulic Platform, Oil Industry, Natural Gas Industry] West Virginia's attorney general is leading a coalition of states filing a lawsuit against the "unlawful" Environmental Protection Agency's new regulations on oil and natural gas producers. The state's attorney general, Patrick Morrisey, and 14 other state agencies, petitioned Tuesday the U.S.... more »

First Impressions of TimeWatch

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
I Kickstarted the *TimeWatch* RPG in early 2014. It was supposed to be delivered in November 2014, so it was definitely late, having just arrived at my door today. For the most part, communications were pretty good, with a few quiet periods here and there. It was one of those projects were stretch goals definitely increased the scope of the project. I've had various PDF drafts of the project as time went on so I had a pretty good idea as to what I was getting but the finished product was definitely impressive. What I'll be doing here is giving a high level overview of *TimeWatch*,... more »

Convention Delegate John Laesch Tells Us What We May Have Missed At The Philly Convention

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*John Laesch, a union carpenter from Illinois and a dedicated Bernie delegate to the Democratic Convention last week explained at the Progressive Fox how he and other Bernie delegates started to change the conversation on the Trans Pacific Partnership in Philadelphia and how the "No TPP" signs became a banner of resistance on the floor of the convention. John's guest post:* I will never forget the rush that swept through me on my first night at the Wells Fargo Center while looking into a sea of “NO TPP” signs that quickly became the banner of resistance to the oligarchy that surr... more »

Is Donald Trump The 'Peace Candidate'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
FOX News *Patrick J. Buchanan*: *Is Trump the Peace Candidate?* With Democrats howling that Vladimir Putin hacked into and leaked those 19,000 DNC emails to help Trump, the Donald had a brainstorm: Maybe the Russians can retrieve Hillary Clinton’s lost emails. Not funny, and close to “treasonous,” came the shocked cry. Trump then told the New York Times that a Russian incursion into Estonia need not trigger a U.S. military response. Even more shocking. By suggesting the U.S. might not honor its NATO commitment, under Article 5, to fight Russia for Estonia, our foreign-policy elit... more »

“Everybody was doing it, so I thought I was supposed to”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Social conformity, it’s a thing. Conform? Why would you. But you do, don’t you. You do. You bastards. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

A ‘Little Ninja,’ Zika-Spreading Mosquito Surviving Government Efforts to Kill it

Jennifer Kay at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: An inspector with the Miami-Dade County mosquito control department looks for standing water as he inspects an empty lot, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. The CDC has advised pregnant women to avoid travel to this neighborhood where mosquitoes are apparently transmitting Zika directly to humans. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)] MIAMI (AP) -- The mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami are proving harder to eradicate than expected, the nation’s top disease-fighter said Tuesday as authorities sprayed clouds of insecticide in the ground-zero neighborhood, emptied k... more »

So, in One Week...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
Donald Trump repeatedly insulted a Muslim family that had lost a son in battle, took a Purple Heart that he'd always wanted then said the way he took it was "a lot simpler," kicked a baby out of one of his rallies, demanded that Russia hack Hillary Clinton's campaign, insulted the very fire department that had rescued him from a trapped elevator and claimed his daughter, that he'd felt up at the RNC convention, wouldn't have stood for sexual harassment. Then, as a *coup de grace*, refuses to support either McCain or Paul Ryan in their upcoming primaries. Why can't we now ... more »

US Backed Terrorists in Syria VOW To Intensify Aleppo Fight. Recall the All Go Syrian No Fly Zone?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*You read that correctly the US backed Terror Forces are going to intensify the fight by attacking civilians! While NATO media sheds crocodile tears for those same civilians* *Independent: Openly calling for NATO upping the ante to save terrorists* *Disaster can only be averted through international pressure. The UN, the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) and other states should be more vocal in calling for the Assad regime to lift the siege.* *Written by a NO GOOD Organization mouthpiece * *From their lips to your eyes!* *Raed Al Halabi, a fighter in the local Halab al-Shah... more »

Turkey Blames The U.S. For The Failed Coup Attempt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Turks Can Agree on One Thing: U.S. Was Behind Failed Coup* ISTANBUL — A Turkish newspaper reported that an American academic and former State Department official had helped orchestrate a violent conspiracy to topple the Turkish government from a fancy hotel on an island in the Sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. The same newspaper, in a front-page headline, flat-out said the United States had tried to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the night of the failed coup. When another pro-government newspaper asked Turks in a recent poll conducted on Twitter whi...more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 2, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Olivier Guitta, Al Jazeera*: *US starts its long-awaited anti-ISIL campaign in Libya* After the disastrous intervention in 2011, the US has to be careful of the unintended consequences of a new campaign. On August 1, the United States began a new military air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) in its stronghold of Sirte in Libya. This has come as an unsurprising move. The bombing was in response to the request of the Government of National Accord (GNA), whose Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj had previously said Libya did not need f... more »

Say What? After Trump Has Crying Infant Removed, Planned Parenthood Says Babies are Welcomed at His Rallies

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.] Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States, chastised Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for booting a wailing infant from a Virginia rally Tuesday. Trump, not one to suffer interruptions during his rallies, initially acknowledged the outburst with grace. "I... more »

ISIS: Here Are the Six Reasons We Hate YOU

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: 1ISIS-nytn-videoSixteenByNine1050] Islamic State wants you to know the top six reasons why it hates Western civilization in the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq. The issue released Sunday is titled "Break the Cross," and is focused around what the organization... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: US False Flag Chemical Attack - Helicopter Drops Chlorine Gas On Syrian Town!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
The evils of the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal knows absolutely no bounds it seems.... With the cabal about to be defeated in Aleppo, and thus having their nice little war to have Syria destroyed come to an abrupt end, there were many out there in the real truth movement that have long suspected that these criminals would come up with something "up their sleeves" to try to vilify Russia and hopefully turn public opinion in favor of the evil cabal's actions... Well it did not take long for the cabal to once again come up with a new "false flag" attack in Syria to try to paint the Rus... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: US Secretary Of State John Kohn States That Russia And Syria Must Stop All "Offensive Operations" Against All "Rebels" (US Hired Mercenaries)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
*I have been a busy man since my return from a much needed vacation last week.... I have finally cleared up most of my personal business, and for a change may actually be able to post a few articles here at this blog over the next few days! Yes, personal and family requirements do take precedence always, and that means that writings at this blog do suffer from time to time... I do want to thank everyone for their patience...* The war in Syria to free itself from the evil clutches of the criminal US/Israel/NATO cabal has now turned fully in favor of the good guys, the Syrian governm... more »

If People Only Knew

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - If people knew what their energetic contribution is... The post If People Only Knew appeared first on Waking Times.

If We Talk About Race Without Taking On Poverty, How Much Can Really Change?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Stanton Peele* - The conversation about race and policing in America is mostly meaningless. The post If We Talk About Race Without Taking On Poverty, How Much Can Really Change? appeared first on Waking Times.

SSRI Antidepressants Put Patients at Clear Risk of Suicide

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dr. Mercola* - It is now estimated that 1 in 8 Americans are on SSRI antidepressants. The post SSRI Antidepressants Put Patients at Clear Risk of Suicide appeared first on Waking Times.

Top Catholic Warns Politicians Who Back Abortion, Oppose Religious Liberty

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Stop Abortion, Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion, Planned Parenthood] Catholics cannot support politicians who support abortion, the head of the international Knights of Columbus told members and almost 100 Catholic bishops today. The group, known as “the Knights,” is the largest Catholic men’s service organization in the world, with... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 2 , 2016.. Quick Hits 1. Markets - US Stocks Suffer Another Down Day , Italian & German Banks Drag Europe Lower , Sovereign Bonds Hit As Well , Japan Futures Not Signaling Pleasant Night Ahead. 2. Germany & France In Terror Spotlights - Items Of Note Today. 3.Libya Items De Jour . 4. Spanish Political Stalemate Drags On , Catalonia Controversy Also Continues. 5. Turkey - Purge , EU-Turkey " Dead Deal Walking " & Gulen Related News De Jour. 6. Odds & Ends....

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets...... *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Global govt bonds sold-off as Bill Gross says record-low bond yields ‘aren’t worth the risk’ http://bloom.bg/2aPD42d *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted FXStreet News Surprise will be if BOJ doesn't intervene if 99.98 ( July 8th low ) taken out. fred walton added, *FXStreet News* @FXstreetNews How with BoJ react if USD/JPY gets below 100? - FXStreet http:// goo.gl/57TeGL *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 3h 3 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Ansa English News Gener... more »

Economics for Real People: The rhetoric of economics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: UoAGroup1] Sorry folks, I’ve been very tardy this year in advertising the great work the Auckland Uni Economics Group is doing in presenting Economics for Real People. This week however, another highlight: a decorated presenter is talking about the *rhetoric of economics*. What’s the “rhetoric of economics”? It’s the way for example that mainstream economists talk about human exchange, says presenter Claire Dale, “as a matter of competition and scarcity, and by most exchange theorists as a matter of reciprocity and equivalence. In such definitions, there is no excess i... more »

Trump, Goldman Sachs, stocks, and elections

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
*Democrats may help Hillary to be elected by buying lots of stocks up to the elections* Sorry for the silence, I had some other offline duties today. My computer had to work much harder – it took almost 3 hours in total to upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition. But it works great. The start menu is reorganized more effectively, colors are nicer, Edge may be getting superior but I don't plan to leave Chrome (it has extensions etc.), Windows Ink is fine and also offers Sticky Notes but I prefer my Long Notes Windows Gagdet so far. Windows now contains its own Bash (Linux shell) –... more »

200 Million Yahoo Accounts Show Up For Sale On Dark Web

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
On Tuesday a notorious hacker and cyber criminal put over 200 million Yahoo user accounts up for sale on the Dark Web marketplace in exchange for Bitcoins. In recent months over 1 billion user credentials from popular social networking sites, including LinkedIn, Tumblr, MySpace and VK.com have been exposed online. The Hacker News reports: Now, the same hacker who was responsible for selling data dumps for LinkedIn, MySpace, Tumblr and VK.com is now selling what is said to be the login information of 200 Million Yahoo! users on the Dark Web. 200 Million Yahoo! Logins for 3 BTC The h... more »

Facebook Reverses Ban on Muslim MMA Fighter Who Called ISIS Inbred, Urged Muslim Integration

John Griffing at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: facebook] Facebook ruthlessly cracked down on a popular Muslim voice in Britain for calling the Islamic State "inbred," only to restore the man's profile within an hour of The Daily Caller News Foundation's inquiry. It started when Tam Khan, a famous MMA... more »

World News Briefs -- August 2, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News*: *Obama approves 30-day airstrike mission against ISIS in Libya* President Obama has authorized a 30-day mission for the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State terror group in Libya as new strikes were unleashed Tuesday, Fox News has learned. Marine Corps Harrier jets launched from the Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp conducted at least two airstrikes against ISIS targets in the coastal city of Sirte Tuesday. USS Wasp is set to remain off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea for the next month along with an escort ship, the guided-missi... more »

Man Suffers Third Degree Burn After iPhone Explodes In Pocket

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A cyclist in Australia sustained third-degree burns to his leg when a ‘minor fall’ from his bike caused his iPhone to ignite in his back pocket. 36-year-old Gareth Clear needed a skin graft after being taken to hospital. International Business Times reports: Clear was out riding in Sydney, Australia on Sunday 21 July when the accident occurred. He claims he looked down at his leg to see smoke coming from his back pocket before feeling “searing heat” as his iPhone 6 caught fire. “I just saw smoke coming out of my back pocket…and then all of a sudden I felt this surging pain,” he told ... more »

The Democratic Party Is Tom Steyer’s Now | The Daily Caller

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
The Democratic Party’s platform on energy and climate has shifted dramatically leftward, putting the party in sync with the climate policies advocated by its wealthiest donor, billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer. Steyer, who made the bulk of his money as a hedge fund manager at investment firm Farallon Capital, has spent this election year pouring millions […]

Nations Are Now Buying Cheap Spy Tech To 'Monitor Everyone'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Frank Bajak And Jack Gillum, Phys.org:* *Snapping up cheap spy tools, nations 'monitoring everyone'* Governments known to stifle dissent with imprisonment and beatings or otherwise abuse their power are buying cheap, off-the-shelf surveillance software that can monitor the phone conversations and track the movements of thousands of their citizens, an Associated Press investigation has found. Such so-called "lawful intercept" software has been available for years to Western police and spy agencies and is now easily obtained by governments that routinely violate basic rights—outsid... more »

Today's Big News-- Utah And New York Are Pointing In The Same Direction

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Which was the bigger deal today, the release of a new poll in Utah, showing Beehive State voters prefer Hillary to Trump 36-35% or the first Republican congressman admitting publicly that he's not only *not* voting for the Trumpanzee but that he *is* voting for Hillary? With Mitt Romney toying with the idea of endorsing Libertarian Gary Johnson for president, the new Hinckley Institute-*Salt Lake Tribune* poll showing Hillary even with Trump in one of America's reddest states, could be worrying for the Trump campaign. No one ever thought of Utah as a swing state. But no one ever t... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Paris strikes astonishing partnership with secret Isis sponsor tied to Hillary Clintonl Anthrax in Siberia A man was inspired to create these high-tech, tiny homes after living in a dumpster for a year Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima' Whistleblower's Stunning Claim: "NSA Has All Of Hillary's Deleted Emails, It May Be The Leak" Here's where Americans are spending all the money they've saved on cheap gas 'We will come to Russia and will kill you at your homes' — ISIS calls on members to carry out jihad in Russia Here’s how Iran could... more »

Court Injunction Limits Pro-Lifer’s Freedom to Protest

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Alabama Abortion Law - 900] A pro-life advocate who is being sued by a Washington, D.C. school for protesting a Planned Parenthood clinic has agreed to curtail his activities near the school. According to The Washington Post, Robert Weiler reached the agreement with Two Rivers Charter... more »

Selective monitoring

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
According to a letter to the editor in today’s Times from an NUJ official, BBC Monitoring has been hit by successive cuts. I wasn’t sure what BBC Monitoring was, but it’s explained in the letter. “.................we need to be aware of how others, not just the Russians, project soft power. *This is the purpose of BBC Monitoring, to observe and report the sometimes distorted way in which other countries’ media present the world.* It was mostly funded by the government until 2010 when the BBC was forced into paying for it alone.” This struck me as distinctly eerie. The BBC is monito... more »

U.S. Plans To Upgrade B61 Airborne Nuclear Bomb

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. has embarked on a multi-billion-dollar plan to maintain its nuclear deterrent by improving its nuclear bombs. The B61 airborne nuclear bomb with its intermediate-yield thermonuclear warhead has been given the go-ahead for an upgrade by the National Nuclear Security Administration. RT reports: The decision taken by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) authorized the program to enter a post-engineering phase, which comes after four years of work. This now means that the first upgraded bombs are set to roll out by 2020. The B61 has been the principal US airborne...more »

Trump vs. The Khans

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Briar Woods High School, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Va.] Donald Trump got sound advice the other day. At a rally at Davenport, Iowa, he told the crowd that a prominent supporter had called and urged him not to sweat all the attacks at the Democratic National Convention. “Don’t hit... more »

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