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Friday, August 5, 2016

5 August - Blogs I'm Following

11:08 pm MDT

PH drugs war 3, Murder culture + low-life mind is dangerous combination

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 39 minutes ago
A friend in fb, Jasmin Romero of ABS-CBN posted the other day this report. *''I do not care. I really don’t care because I know na kapag iyang bangag na -- a user is always a pusher except you are the son of an Ayala or Gokongwei”' Duterte said….* *Data gathered by the ABS-CBN Investigative and Research Group show that there have been 834 drug-related fatalities from May 10 to August 4.* I commented there, "gago na sagot ito from a President." Note this, "gago na sagot" and not "gago na President". There is a difference between the two. The former is shooting the message/comment, t... more »

BWorld 76, Solar can never power the PH and Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 39 minutes ago
* This is my 3rd article in the special issue, BusinessWorld Anniversary Report last July 25, 2016. Due to limited space, the table was not shown but the arguments and texts are retained. The rapid pace of economic growth in East Asia over the past two to three decades coincided with, or was facilitated by, high energy capacity largely coming from coal power plants. This is shown by the numbers below covering two decades. Electricity generation and solar power consumption are expressed in terawatt hours (TWh, 1 TW = 1 million MW), coal consumption is expressed in million tons oil ... more »

Demography 26, Once again on the RH law

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 39 minutes ago
Four years ago, I wrote this paper in interaksyon and shared it in my fb wall with this note, *"People are assets, not liabilities. Government should focus on promulgating the rule of law, not in expanding bureaucracies and in population control." * I never supported that bill (now a law) of more government, state-sponsored population control. Condoms and pills lang, gobyerno pa. Government is stretching out, further out. Gun control, drugs control, smoking control, alcohol control, fare control, rent control, price control, wage control, speed control, texting control, land owner... more »

Musical Interlude: Tron Syversen, “Rivers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Tron Syversen, “Rivers” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2Md9bnh2Uo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“What's happening to galaxy NGC 474? The multiple layers of emission appear strangely complex and unexpected given the relatively featureless appearance of the elliptical galaxy in less deep images. The cause of the shells is currently unknown, but possibly tidal tails related to debris left over from absorbing numerous small galaxies in the past billion years. Alternatively the shells may be like ripples in a pond, where the ongoing collision with the spiral galaxy just above NGC 474 is causing density waves to ripple though the galactic giant. *Click image for larger size.* Regard... more »

"Life, Destiny, Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such" "Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it." -... more »

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Good Fight"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The Good Fight" by Paulo Coelho "In 1986, I went for the first and only time on the pilgrimage known as the Way to Santiago, an experience I described in my first book. We had just finished walking up a small hill, a village appeared on the horizon, and it was then that my guide, whom I shall call Petrus (although that was not his name), said to me: "We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t, o... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Free Download: “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti Freely download “The Book of Life” by Jiddu Krishnamurti, here: - http://selfdefinition.org/krishnamurti/Jiddu_Krishnamurt_The_Book_of_Life.pdf

"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"You Are the One You Are Waiting for: Turn to Yourself"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Ultimately, you are the one. We spend a lot of our lives looking for role models, mentors, teachers, and gurus to guide us on our path. There is nothing wrong with this and, in fact, finding the right person at the right time can really help. However, it is important to realize that in the absence of such a figure, we can very safely rely upon ourselves. We carry within us everything we need to know to make progress on our paths to self-realization. The outer world serves as a mirror. Or to use... more »

"Butterflies..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Giorgio Moroder, “Midnight Express”, “Chase”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Giorgio Moroder, “Midnight Express”, “Chase” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-H09I_JhLI

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago

"A Big Got Damned Difference"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"A Big Got Damned Difference"* by Eric Peters "A reader– a Libertarian friend– chastises me for supporting Trump over Hillary; for supporting any candidate who isn’t a principled Libertarian. I thought some of you might be interested in a principled Libertarian’s thoughts on this business: Dear X – Here’s a stark difference to consider: Hillary is a *murderer*. A *mass* murderer. By proxy, yes– but a murderer, nonetheless. *Eager* to have people killed. Arguably, more guilty of murder than Julius Streicher– who was hanged for merely inciting murderous hatred. Hillary has ordered ... more »

The Economy: “Musical Chairs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Musical Chairs”* by Jeff Thomas “You’re familiar with the children’s game of musical chairs. Ten children walk around nine chairs whilst listening to music. When the music stops, each must quickly find a chair and sit in it. One child is out of luck and is out of the game. Then a chair is removed and the nine remaining children walk around the eight remaining chairs, waiting for the music to stop again. Economics is a bit like musical chairs. In a recession, the economy takes a hit and there are some casualties. Some players fail to get a chair in time and are out of the game. Th... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/5/2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/5/2016"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The mainstream media (MSM) and the Democrat Party would like you to think it is the Republicans in full panic mode, but it is their party that’s freaking out. The first tip comes from the MSM that is “going to war against Trump” and acting like the true political hacks they are. Journalism is dead at the MSM, and they are willing to destroy their businesses to stop the outsider. Negative stories trashing Trump are not having an effect as Trump is packing rallies by the thousands while voter turnout for Clinton ralli...more »

The Economy: "What’s Coming Is Going to Be a Mess"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“What’s Coming Is Going to Be a Mess”, Introduction* by Michael Covel “Talk to the average Joe on the street and he’ll tell you the world is coming undone… And he’s right. There’s widespread social unrest… rampant institutional corruption… record numbers of unemployed… pandemic violence and terrorism… and historic levels of global debt that can never be repaid. If stock markets were not at nominal all-time highs, everyone would believe that events are spiraling out of control. Yet even with stocks at highs, people know there’s something terribly wrong… and they can’t seem to put t... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Oasis”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
2002, “Oasis” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tfo1Jh2Jp0

Wrapping My Brain Around Gumshoe

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
On my list of games to try at some point is some game from the Gumshoe family of RPGs. I've got a bunch of them - though I've never played one outright they are all wonderfully done and have a very high density of useful ideas, even if you never play one of those games outright. However, I do want to get around to playing one of them at some point. High on my list is the recent *TimeWatch *RPG, followed closely by *Night's Black Agents*, especially it's *Dracula Dossier.* For *TimeWatch* I'm generally a fan of the time travel genre and more importantly, at least for me, a huge f... more »

Three Anti-Clinton Officials Found Dead In One Month

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Over the last month three anti-Clinton officials have been found dead under suspicious circumstances, amid a widespread media blackout. DNC staffer, Seth Rich, who had blown the whistle on widespread election fraud within the Democratic Party was found murdered near his home earlier in July. Victor Thorn, a prominent writer and vocal critic of the Clinton’s, was shot to death at the beginning of August. And Shawn Lucas, an official who served the DNC with election fraud papers, was found dead on August 2nd. Thedailysheeple.com reports: On August 1st, Victor Thorn, a seasoned Clinto... more »

Iran’s Supreme Leaders Says U.S. Created ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has accused the United States of creating and supporting ISIS. Posting on his English-language Twitter account, the Atatollah said that the U.S. government created ISIS in order to “defame true Islam” and promote the Sunni Wahabbi creed. Breitbart.com reports: Khamenei tweeted: US aim of making & backing DAESH is to sow discord in Islamic Ummah, defame true Islam & promote Wahabbi Islam which is far from true Islam. — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) August 3, 2016 Foreign Desk News notes this is not a new accusation from the Ayatollah: Last... more »

Poll: 90% Of Turks Believe U.S. Government Orchestrated Fake Coup

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
According to a new poll out in Turkey around 90 percent of Turkish citizens believe that the recent failed coup attempt was actually orchestrated by the U.S. government. Turkish media outlets and the majority of the public believe that America helped orchestrate a violent conspiracy in order to topple the current government. Nytimes.com reports: 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 conduc...more »

Putin Issues Urgent Warning To The United States

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
President Putin has issued an urgent warning to America, saying that if the U.S. continues to pursue an aggressive nuclear weapons program, Russia will have no choice but to neutralize it. As America continues to upgrade its nuclear weapons capabilities, Putin told Western leaders at this years International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg that a nuclear showdown would inevitably follow between Russia and the west and warned that Russia would win. Theantimedia.org reports: “We know year by year what will happen, and they know that we know,” he said. Putin argued that the rationale...more »

NASA Release Apollo Mission Transcripts On Alien Encounter

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
NASA have released a trove documents on their website showing evidence of Apollo mission astronauts encountering aliens and alien structures on the moon. The documents appear to show that numerous Apollo astronauts were followed by UFO’s during their missions and had various alien encounters in space. Ancient-code.com reports: In addition to numerous people finally speaking out in the name of the disclosure movement, recently, hundreds of declassified documents have become available to the public detailing UFO sightings, mysterious phenomenon, and alien life. One of the most fascina...more »

Putin Orders Destruction Of 7,500 Tons Of GMO Western Food

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered 7,5000 tons of Western food, most of which contains GMO ingredients, to be destroyed. The destruction of the food comes after the Kremlin introduced a ban on Western imports in August of last year, and comes just months after Putin vowed to ban all GMO products in Russia. Themoscowtimes.com reports: Almost all the food that was destroyed — 7,282 tons — was of plant origin. 228.6 tons were products of animal origin, the news agency reported, citing the Rosselkhoznadzor state agricultural watchdog. The destruction of banned food products fr... more »

Christopher Biggins is Inappropriate

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago

Economic News , Data & Views ....... August 5 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Friday - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : VIX In Focus - Down 56% Since Brexit Vote ; Non Fram Payroll Report Beats Expectations , Fed Rate Hike Possibilities Tick Upward ; US Stocks Pop After Jobs Report ; Global Ten Year Yields. 2. EU/EZ Items For Friday. 3. Turkey News De Jour - Purge , Gulen Updates. 4. Libya Items De Jour. 5.Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Markets.... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Volatility Index down 56% since Brexit, the largest 6-week drop in the history of the $VIX. 25.76 to 11.39 *Sue Chang* ‏@SueChangMW 4h 4 hours ago S&P 500, Nasdaq rally to record high close on robust jobs data http:// on.mktw.net/2aOFb70 *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 4h 4 hours ago Update after today's payrolls... Sep '16: 18% Dec '16: 45% Mar '17: 51% Jun '17: 61% *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform Aug 4 Probability of a Rate Hike at upcoming FOMC Meetings... Sep '16: 12%... more »

Republicans Are Stuck With Trump-- And Will Sink Or Swim With Him

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Battle for the soul of Long Island* Vulnerable-- but pig-headed-- Trumpist, Peter King, campaigned on Thursday with Mr. Trumpanzee in Suffolk County. King is gambling with his own political future since a spate of recent Trump statements are beyond the pale for all but a few hard-core Trump die-hards. DuWayne Gregory, an ex-military officer who now serves as the presiding officer of the Suffolk County legislature and is challenging King for his blue-trending South Shore congressional seat, has been campaigning hard against King for his stuck-like-glue posture towards the unpopular ... more »

Mundane Lives Don't Matter, So Don't Try to Exercise Your Rights

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 4 hours ago
In every encounter between a police officer and a citizen, only one life matters to the former – and it isn’t the latter. “Follow the commands of a police officer or risk dying,” snarled Major Travis Yates of the Tulsa Police Department in a recent essay for Law Officer. Requiring police officers to respect the rights of the citizens they detain, or to practice de-escalation when citizens assert their rights, would be tantamount to asking that “police stop being police” – that is, commissioned ministers of violence acting on behalf of the divine State. Whenever a police offi... more »

Family Of Murdered DNC Staffer Demand Answers From Clinton

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Family members of murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich have asked the public to help them find their son’s killer, four weeks into a failed police investigation. Seth Rich, 27, died in July from after being shot near his home in Washington D.C. shortly after he blew the whistle on election fraud within the Democratic Party. Dailycaller.com reports: Officers with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) joined the family of Seth Rich, 27, who died July 10 from gunshot wounds walking to his home in northwest D.C., in a press conference Thursday. The Rich family requested that people come f... more »

Trump Collapsing? Not So Fast. New Reuters Poll Has Him Within Three

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton] Presidential polling this year is like Texas weather. Wait 15 minutes and it’s likely to change. Yesterday, a McClatchy/Marist poll had Hillary Clinton jumping to a 15-point lead against Donald Trump. A Fox News poll had the Democratic candidate up... more »

Avatars of Crowley

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
Ah, I found this footnote in Chapter 10 (6=5 chapter) of The Mystical & Magical System of the A.'.A.'. - Having written, *"Crowley’s own 6=5 process is virtually undocumented,"* I added the footnote: We do, however, have information from Crowley’s diaries about his recollections of the half dozen or so prior incarnations during which he struggled with the Adeptus Major Grade. The record develops some interesting points. These can be summarized here only in the briefest way.... By the early 16th century, the being who later would incarnate as Aleister Crowley had attained to ... more »

Hundreds Of Citizens Hit By Mysterious Deadly Disease Near India

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Hundreds of citizens in the remote area of Sagaing have been struck down by a mysterious disease that has killed over 30 children so far. Health authorities say they are struggling to treat victims as there is no known cure or treatment for the disease. Mmtimes.com reports: The illness, with measles-like symptoms, has hit the far corner of northern Sagaing, a mountainous area which borders eastern India and is populated by people from the Naga tribes. Adults and children have both been struck since the outbreak first emerged in June, a local MP said, but the illness appears to be p... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The GF is taking me out to a show and dinner tonight. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

NFL Star: Margaret Sanger’s Plan to Exterminate Blacks is Working — But Faith is a Step Toward Healing

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Finalist Benjamin Watson of the New Orleans Saints speaks to media during the 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year Finalist press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.] Benjamin Watson, a NFL tight end now with the Baltimore Ravens, said in an interview with Turning Point that minorities are buying into the idea of abortion, "hook, line and sinker," which is ironic, he said, because Planned Parenthood and...more »

The Olympics In Rio Are To Begin In One Hour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* The final countdown to Rio: Adriana Lima and and Alessandra Ambrosio carries the Olympic torch as it makes its way to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue hours before the Games begin* * The Olympic opening ceremony at the Maracana Stadium begins at midnight BST on Friday night * The action kicked off two days ago with the women's football but all eyes will be on Rio tonight * Adriana Lima proudly held the torch before lighting a special cauldron in Praça Mauá * Brazilian Olympian Isabel Barroso Salgado stood beneath the Christ the Redeemer statue * Alessandra Amb...more »

The Image Of The Chinese Military has Changed Since The 1989 Tiananmen massacre

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
China's President Xi Jinping is set to roll out a new command structure that will solidify his control of the country's armed forces. In this photo, a picture of Xi seen behind soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army marching during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War Two, at a military base in Beijing, China on Aug 22, 2015. Reuters/Damir Sagolj *Robert Foyle Hunwick, Foreign Policy*: *How Chinese Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Their Military Again* *The PLA has emerged from the darkness of 1989 to reclaim the h... more »

The Ukraine Government Is In Denial

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Ukraine Parliament. Reuters / Andrew Kravchenko / Pool / Reuters *Askold Krushelnycky, Foreign Policy:* *Kiev in Denial* Ukraine’s leaders think their country is too important to fail. They're wrong. Russia is at war with Ukraine — there is no concealing this basic fact. Yet despite the seriousness of the threat from the East, Moscow isn’t the worst enemy the Ukrainians face. Given the self-inflicted corruption that has infected every facet of business and government, the country’s worst enemy may be its own leaders. Ukraine’s corruption was inherited from the dying Soviet Union a... more »

Speaking Of Crashing Poll Numbers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves a news conference in Berlin, Germany, July 28, 2016. REUTERS/HANNIBAL HANSCHKE *Reuters:* *Support for Germany's Merkel plunges after attacks* Popular support for Chancellor Angela Merkel has plunged according to a poll conducted after attacks in Germany, with almost two-thirds of Germans unhappy with her refugee policy. The survey for public broadcaster ARD showed support for Merkel down 12 points from her July rating to 47 percent. This marked her second-lowest score since she was re-elected in 2013. In April last year, before the migrant c... more »

Report: 1.3 Million Refugees Reached Europe In 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* PEW Research: *Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015* *Recent wave accounts for about one-in-ten asylum applications since 1985* A record 1.3 million migrants applied for asylum in the 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 – nearly double the previous high water mark of roughly 700,000 that was set in 1992 after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency. *Read ... more »

Iran Shows-Off Its 'Ransom Cash'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *Iran cash payment: Did Tehran film transfer?* The affair was murky enough even before Donald Trump got involved. Why did the US government authorise the transfer of $400m (£305m) in cash to Iran at the same moment that four American captives were released by the Iranian government? Even the US Justice Department objected to the timing of the payment, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. "People knew what it was going to look like, and there was concern the Iranians probably did consider it a ransom payment," the Journal quoted a person "familiar with the disc... more »

Paris & Brussels Terrorists Received Welfare Benefits From The State Totalling €50,000

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Terrorist Suspects in Europe Got Welfare Benefits While Plotting Attacks* Some of those involved in Paris and Brussels attacks were collecting unemployment in Belgium Belgian financial investigators looking into recent terror plots have discovered a disturbing trend: Some of the suspects were collecting welfare benefits until shortly before they carried out their attacks. At least five of the alleged plotters in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks partly financed themselves with payments from Belgium’s generous social-welfare system, authorities have con... more »

Syria Rebel Group Wants To Trade Bodies Of Five Russian Helicopter Crew Members For Prisoners

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Men inspect the wreckage of a Russian helicopter that had been shot down in the north of Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, Syria August 1, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah *Al Jazeera*:* Syria's war: Swap offer for bodies of Russian air crew* Group says it has bodies of five people shot down in helicopter, demands release of prisoners in exchange for corpses. A group in Syria has reportedly demanded the release of prisoners held in Syrian and Lebanese jails in exchange for the bodies of five people who were shot down in a Russian military helicopter last week. The Russian helicopter ... more »

John Zmirak Joins Eric Metaxas to Talk Pope Francis and Muslim Immigration

The Stream at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Eric Metaxas] John’s interview starts at 23:28. For a quick start at that point click this link.

Video Shows Dying Teenage Car Thief Being Handcuffed By Chicago Police

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An independent police review panel has released video footage showing the moments before the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old suspected car thief by Chicago police. Paul O’Neal was chased and shot by Chicago cops after ramming a police cruiser with a stolen car. He later died from his injuries after being cuffed while bleeding from a bullet wound to the back. The teenager’s family attorney calls the death “horrific” saying that he was executed. The BBC reports: The panel called the footage “shocking and disturbing”. New rules dictate that Chicago police must release video footage of... more »

Is this it

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
the reason the fema people made concentraioon camps and bought up 100 yeares war of 40 cal? I do not know but if we go two more weeks with no water from the sky god everything dies that is green an unsported and then we leak out because the oxyegn is depleted and we cant have all those breathers and its nuclear war and the ones that brought this on celebrate at mount weather cause they will carrry on now that robots are so sso\ssoos\sosp\ sophisiticated

Britain shouts about immigration but is silent on one of the root causes: climate change | Andrew Simms | Environment | The Guardian

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/03/britain-shouts-about-immigration-but-is-silent-on-one-of-the-root-causes-climate-change OPEN THREAD The Guardian have a regular item, ‘100 months to save the world’. Yesterday it was the turn of Andrew Simms, some nonentity who seems to be a regular columnist, to blame it all on us wicked westerners: What happens as large-scale migration becomes inevitable due to a combination of environmental, economic and […]

Trump Expected to Endorse Paul Ryan at Campaign Event Friday

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan-900] GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary race at a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisc., Friday evening. Two sources told Fox News, the candidate, who initially refused to get behind... more »

Kali and Her Cult of Thugs

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*"Now I am Become Death, The Destroyer of Worlds." * *"We Came.* *We Saw.* *He Died."* "The charges in the indictment that the defendants planned and waged aggressive war are charges of the utmost gravity. War is essentially an evil thing. Its consequences are not confined to the belligerent states alone, but affect the whole world. To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime, differing only from other crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” *- Chief Justice Robert H.... more »

Federal Judge Says IRS Still Targeting Tea Party With Classic ‘Catch-22’

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS says the agency's commissioner won't appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, May 24, 2016, examining whether he deserves to be impeached.] A federal appeals court unanimously confirmed Friday that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials targeted Tea Party and conservative non-profit applicants, with one of the judges calling the tax agency's actions indefensible. "It being plain to the Inspector General, the District Cou... more »

Israel Rejects Obama’s Latest Remarks on Iran Nuclear Deal

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 9: (AFP OUT) U.S President Barack Obama (R) speaks as he meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House November 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. This is President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu first meeting since relations deteriorated over a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)] JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is rejecting remarks by President Barack Obama contending it no longer opposes the nuclear deal that world powers struck with Iran in 2015. Prime... more »

Do The Donald and The Unspeakable Pence and all the others have any glimmering that they're asses?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Below, normally soft-spoken Alan shares a political insight.* *In Series 1 of Last Tango in Halifax, Alan Buttershaw (Derek Jacobi) and Celia Dawson (Anne Reid), both now widowed, had refound each other after 70 years without contact and, discovering that they were both still madly infatuated, and considering their advanced age, hatched a plan to just go ahead and get married. Of course in most ways they hardly knew each other, and in this exchange from Episode 3, which aired originally in December 2012, they fell afoul of each other's politics. (Like all 17 other episodes to date... more »

This Is Something That I Can Relate To: Multiple Studies Confirm People Who Swear Often, Stay Up Late, And Are Messy - Have High IQ's!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
For the last week, my articles at this blog have concentrated primarily on the ongoing war in Syria, especially the battle to free Aleppo from the control of the hired mercenaries of the United States.... Yes, these reports are very important, but periodically it is nice to bring something else forward here for everyone to see... I came across the following article that I found to be very true and very refreshing... This one comes from the Blacklisted News website, at www.blacklistednews.com, and is entitled: "Multiple Studies Confirm People Who Swear Often, Stay Up Late, And Are Me... more »

Bungling Filipino Divers Watch Rio Olympics From Home

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Two Filipino divers are resigned to watch the 31st summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro from the comfort of their sofas after failing to qualify for the national team. Daily Star reports: Athletes from 206 nations will compete for gold across 42 sports, including golf and rugby-7s for the first time ever. For many, it will be the biggest moment of their lives – the pinnacle of their sporting lives. For some however, Rio will be a painful reminder of what could’ve been after failing to qualify for the Olympic games. Introducing Filipino men’s springboard divers John Elmerson Fabrig... more »

Record Heat and Drought

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
I do not heat my pool or cover it at night. In 15 years of living here it rarely has gone above 80F. Even at todays temp I still get shrinkage. I think it is more than bio feedback.

Top Reporter on ISIS Recounts How She Bought Obama’s ‘al-Qaida in Disarray’ Line

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President Obama Delivers Statement On Legislation Authorizing Military Force Against ISIS] A top reporter on Islamic State (ISIS) recounted Wednesday how she initially bought the 2012 Obama narrative that al-Qaida "was in disarray," only to realize through her own reporting that it was totally wrong. Rukmini Callimachi recalled to Wired Magazine how she... more »

Samba Party! Rio Leads Global Dance at Olympic Opening Gala

MAURICIO SAVARESE & John Leicester at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: A man poses for a picture wearing Olympic rings glasses and kissing a medal before entering the Maracana Stadium ahead of the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Hey world, are you ready to samba? Because Rio is leading the dance. After one of the roughest-ever rides from vote to games by an Olympic host, the city of beaches, carnival, grinding poverty and... more »

Andrew Bacevich On American Politics

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
There was a time, Andrew Bacevich writes, when "the outcome of any election expressed the collective will of the people and was to be accepted as such. That I was growing up in the best democracy the world had ever known -- its very existence a daily rebuke to the enemies of freedom -- was beyond question." Unfortunately, such is no longer the case. Both parties have nominated terrible candidates. Donald Trump is a narcissistic TV celebrity who, with each successive Tweet and verbal outburst, offers further evidence that he is totally unequipped for high office?" And Hillary Cl... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 9 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* DOUBLE DIGITS: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 10 points in new Fox News poll A British Muslim woman was detained after cabin crew reported her for reading a Syrian art book on a plane Hey, what do you expect? The title had the word "frontline" in it. Texas college students are planning on protesting 'campus carry' laws by carrying sex toys 10 Facts The Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You About The War In Syria Shocking Undercover Videos Reveal Just How Easy It Is To Commit Voter Fraud...Over & Over & Over Again Inside An ISIS Sleeper Cell Coalition Of U.S.... more »

Eiffel Tower Evacuated – Soldiers & Armed Police Searching Tourists

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The Eiffel Tower is on lockdown after being evacuated and armed police and soldiers are searching tourists in central Paris. Visitors have been posting pictures online of police cordoning off the entrance area. #Paris #EiffelTower now in lockdown with police and military all over. pic.twitter.com/Z23pKZ3CnN — Smitj019 (@smitj019) August 5, 2016 Witnesses are saying that police and military forces can be seen “all over” the place, but there has been no official explanation or reasons given for the evacuation. Armed police and soldiers are searching tourists as Paris landmark is put o... more »

Poll: Most Young Whites Think Clinton Knowingly Broke Law

EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Attitude - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Young Americans are divided over Hillary Clinton’s handling of her email account while she was secretary of state, with most young whites saying she intentionally broke the law and young people of color more likely to give... more »

Speaker Ryan Says House Will Not Vote on Asia Trade Bill

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: FILE -In this June 14, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks s at the Republican National Committee headquarter on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan says the House will not vote this year on the sweeping Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by President Barack Obama. The Wisconsin Republican is a longtime proponent of free trade, but he says Obama made mistakes in negotiating the deal with 11 other countries and that there aren’t the votes for it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Speaker Paul Ryan says the House will not vote this year on th... more »

What Is My Take On The U.S. Presidential Race (Courtesy Of The Muppets)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *Regular readers of this blog know who the cookie monster is* (U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland feeds cookies to Ukraine protesters)*. Hat tip to my brother for the above pic. Starting next week .... because of interest from readers outside the U.S. .... I will be posting a daily news roundup on the U.S. Presidential election (17:00 EST).

World News Briefs -- August 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Obama: ISIL still a threat despite coalition gains* *US president outlines progress in fight against ISIL but cautions that the group can still inspire small-scale attacks.* US President Barack Obama has touted gains in the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), but cautioned that the group, also known as ISIS, can still direct and inspire damaging attacks. Speaking after meeting with top aides at the Pentagon, Obama said on Thursday that ISIL will continue to be a threat, highlighting the group's ability to motivate so-called "lone wolf" ... more »

HRW : Bombs Made In UK Used Against Yemeni Civilians

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Human rights campaigner have found new evidence proving that bombs dropped on Yemeni civilians came from arms factories in Britain. A report by Human Rights Watch showed that Saudi Arabia had hit factories in Yemen using UK-made weaponry, including a Paveway guided bomb and a Hakim cruise missile, according to the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT). HRW had found missile debris in a bombed-out building in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, revealing that the rockets used were made by American arms manufacturer Raytheon, which has a factory and 600 employees in Scotland. RT reports: The group s... more »

TransCanada and Peabody Coal spying with the feds

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
In this deceptive world of U.S. and corporate spying, land defenders and human rights activists are targeted, private corporations and U.S. agents are intertwined, young people are duped and go to prison, and federal agents use romance to spy on, and manipulate, peaceful protesters. By Brenda Norrell Censored News TransCanada and Peabody Coal have been spying on activists in a toxic, dark

Meet the TeamUSA Olympians Who Put God Before Gold

The Stream at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 7: U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix at the media summit on March 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.] With the 2016 Summer Olympics upon us, the eyes of much of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro. The eyes of several of the athletes on TeamUSA, meanwhile, remain fixed on Jesus. Christianity Today profiles 23 of TeamUSA’s Christian athletes, from... more »

Transpicuous News: Eclipse or Transit.... I smell bullshit

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 10 hours ago
During my 2 days without internet, I was sent the video by Steve Olsen at least 20 times by various friends and viewers, so this morning it was the first piece I checked out. The premise of Steve's first video was that there was a bizarre round object showing on the SDO camera's photos of the sun on August 2nd 2016. So of course the very first thing I did was to go looking.... and the "official story" just didn't seem to gel, in my opinion.... Steve Olsen's videos are below the TN News report, along with all the screen shots, As a message to Steve: don't let the trolls get to... more »

The Washington Post and Jonathan Capehart are Eating Crow

Mat Staver at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Jonathan Capehart Washington Post - 900] The Washington Post's credibility, to the extent it still has any, is on the line. Jonathan Capehart cannot help himself. One shoddy article has now given rise to a second. Both reveal that he does not check his sources, and even more... more »

How Soaring Business Taxes Hurt America’s Ability to Compete

Tori Whiting at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: corporate tax - 900] Countries around the world have made maintaining low corporate tax rates, as well as reducing rates, a priority in recent years. Meanwhile, the United States has stood on the sidelines. As a result, the U.S. now has the highest corporate... more »

Why Is the Senate Watergate Committee Functioning As Part of theCover-Up? - By Mae Brussell

Paul Coker at News Spike - 10 hours ago
*Why Is the Senate Watergate Committee Functioning As Part of the Cover-Up?* *by Mae Brussell* (from *The Realist, *July 1973) ------------------------------ I. Knowledge Omitted from the Campus II. The Cover-Up *A. Concealing the motives* * B. Witnesses not called 1. Martha Mitchell* *2. Louis Tackwood* *3. Tom Charles Huston* *4. William Sullivan* III. Martial Law Without the Riots A. Institutions to dismantle B. The enemy list C. The warfare state D. Political prisoners of America *Introduction:* July 21, 1973 -- Paul Kr... more »

Concerning the Philosophers Stone - Kelley

Spike EP at News Spike - 10 hours ago
Concerning the Philosophers Stone - Kelley *SIR ED: KELLEY* Concerning the Philosophers Stone - Kelley *SIR ED: KELLEY* *CONCERNING* *the Philosopher’s Stone written to * *his especiall good Freind, G. S. Gent.* The heavenly Cope hath in him Natures sower, Two hidden; but the rest to sight appeare: Wherein the Spermes of all the Bodies lower; Most secrett are, yett Spring forth once a yeare, And as the Earth with Water, Authors are, So of his parte is Drines end of care. No flood soe greate as that which floweth still, Nothing more fixt than Earth digested thrise: N... more »

PLOS ONE’s correction rate is higher than average. Why?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
When a high-profile psychologist reviewed her newly published paper in PLOS ONE, she was dismayed to notice multiple formatting errors. So she contacted the journal to find out what had gone wrong, especially since checking the page proofs would have spotted the problem immediately. The authors were surprised to learn that it was against the […] The post PLOS ONE’s correction rate is higher than average. Why? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Sphere Alliance Message #191 Maldeck

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
Got this fragmentary data on Maldeck today from Jeffrey. I will try to find out more when Denice is back next Monday. Sometimes information comes at unexpected moments. - Terran. [8/5/16, 10:24:59 AM] Terran: From Jeffrey he's wondering if he's got other inbodyments he needs to reconcile Jeffrey: In my reading from Shekinah did mention I have 200 to 300 Inbodyment going around every 7 second in all different Dimensions trying to do good, one even trying to save a race on an Earth like planet, and *[it]* did blow up. Wonder whether that one is Maldeck? Any chance to ask SA? I d... more »

Rurouni Kenshin - Kyoto Inferno - The Legends Ends.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
I stumbled across Kyoto Inferno, Nobuhiro Watsuki's second manga-to-film adaptation in the Rurouni Kenshin live-action series, and from what I've seen from the action, it's a cracker! The sequel is The Legend Ends. The prequel is eponymous... If Warner Bros wanna send me this DVD trilogy for review here on Free Planet, so be it.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 5, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*NBC*: *More Than 1,000 U.S. Spies Protecting Rio Olympics* U.S. intelligence has assigned more than 1,000 spies to Olympic security as part of a highly classified effort to protect the Rio 2016 Summer Games and American athletes and staff, NBC News has learned. Hundreds of analysts, law enforcement and special operations personnel are already on the ground in Rio de Janeiro, according to an exclusive NBC News review of a highly classified report on U.S. intelligence efforts. In addition, more than a dozen highly trained Navy and Marine Corps commandos from the U.S. Special Operat...more »

Khizr Khan Cites Allah As The Reason Why Donald Trump Is Making Mistakes To Discredit Himself

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Khizr Khan says Allah makes people like Trump make such mistakes to discredit them permanently *Dunya News: **You're not acceptable to US: Khizr tells Donald Trump* ISLAMABAD: (Dunya News) – The father of martyred United States (US) soldier Captain Humayun Khan, Khizr Khan, has on Thursday said that the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is unacceptable to the US. He said that Allah makes people like Trump to make mistakes to discredit them in public eyes forever, reported Dunya News. Talking exclusively to Dunya News on program Nuqta-e-Nazar, Khizr Khan said that he o... more »

Let the Games Begin

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*The Liar* Like Pavlov's dogs...I have developed a physiological/psychological aversion to the Olympics...I get an attack of fear and trepidation. Why? Because the Ziofascist Cabal that occupies the Western Atlanticist Empire always *uses the Olympics as a cover for their blood-lust military aggression...that's why.* As we approach the opening Ceremonies to the Rio 2016 Olympics it is almost like walking up steps to an ancient altar of sacrifice...the lighting of the torch signals the letting of blood...somewhere else...far away...where death and destruction can go almost unno... more »

Melania Trump Was An "Illegal Alien" Stealing American Jobs

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Leave it to Mr. Trumpanzee and his evangelical allies to redefine "classy"* No legitimate news organizations have published any of the steamy testimonials from Melania Knauss' clients from when she was making her living as a call girl before she met the Trumpanzee at the Kit Kat Club and hooked the supposed billionaire. But, on the heels of the nude "modeling" photos (softcore porn) that Rupert Murdock's *New York Post* has been publishing, that's probably coming. But this week the focus on Melania went in a somewhat different direction. Trumpanzee fans are unlikely to have much of... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 4th Aug)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 12 hours ago
Student debts wipe out most graduate pay premiums Politicians should stop using a "carrot of higher graduate earnings" to justify raising student fees or freezing repayment thresholds, say campaigners. Those who do "should be charged with gross mis-selling", says Angus Hanton, co-founder of the Intergenerational Foundation (IF) lobby group. Having to pay back student debts will wipe out any

Researchers in Baby Body Parts Supply Chain Sue to Suppress Records

Anika Smith at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Baby in womb fetus - 900] A group of researchers involved in abortion provider Planned Parenthood’s baby body parts supply chain is suing the Center for Medical Progress's David Daleiden, along with a pro-life Washington state group and the University of Washington, in an effort to... more »

Fight Evil

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*U R COMMANDED TO DO GUD* *FIGHT EVIL*

A New U.S. Army 'Light' Tank?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Light Tank, M3A1 (Stuart)-British. Wikipedia *DoD Buzz*: *Army to Meet with Firms Interested in Developing New Light Tank* The U.S. Army plans to meet next week with firms to discuss the idea of developing a new light armored vehicle with mobile protected firepower. The Army plans to hold a so-called industry day on Tuesday at Fort Benning in Georgia to discuss the requirements for such a vehicle, essentially a light tank, in the areas of lethality, mobility, protection, transportability, sustainability, energy and cyber, according to a statement released on Thursday from the... more »

Former CIA Chief Calls Donald Trump A 'Threat To National Security' And An 'Unwitting Agent' Of Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Michael Morell, New York Times*: *I Ran the C.I.A. Now I’m Endorsing Hillary Clinton* During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director of the agency, I was with President Obama when we killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always...more »

A-10 Replacement Recommendations Will Be Made In The Next Few Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A-10s (Photo: Tech. Sgt. Daniel Heaton/US Air Force) *Defense News*: *Air Force To Make A-10 Replacement Recommendations as Early As Fall* WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is deliberating if and how to replace its close-air support workhorse, the A-10, and may have a better picture of their path forward later this year, the service’s top civilian said Wednesday. During an interview with Defense News, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said she and other top service leaders — such as Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein — will be briefed on various options for replacing or augmentin... more »

President Obama Wants UN Resolution To Ban Nuclear Testing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post: **Obama will bypass Congress, seek U.N. resolution on nuclear testing* President Obama has decided to seek a new United Nations Security Council resolution that would call for an end to nuclear testing, a move that leading lawmakers are calling an end run around Congress. Top administration officials, including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, briefed lawmakers and congressional staffers this week about President Obama’s decision to push for the U.N. action this September, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which was adopte... more »

Top U.S. Military Medals Explained (Inforgraphic)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN:** Infographic: US military honors, explained* (CNN)Awards and honors bestowed by the military have been a major topic of conversation -- and some confusion -- in US politics for the last week. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is facing a backlash for laying into the Gold Star parents of Muslim US soldier Humayun Khan, who died in a suicide bombing during the Iraq War, after they denounced his policies at the Democratic National Convention. Trump was then criticized for comments made after a supporter gave him a Purple Heart award at a rally in Virginia Tuesday, r... more »

Australia Is #3 On The Islamic State's 'Hit List'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Up to 20,000 members of Islamic State are believed to be foreigners, with up to 3,400 of these from Western nations- including an approximated 100 from Australia *ABC News Online*: *Australia is Islamic State's third top target in the West, US committee says* *Australia has been ranked as Islamic State's (IS) third-top target among Western countries in a report from an influential Congressional committee in the United States.* The ranking — determined by the number of IS-linked plots per country — put Australia behind USA and France, tying with the UK on eight attacks. The attack... more »

The Islamic State Has a 50% Success Rate In Attacks On The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Crime Scene investigators examine the scene of the investigation around an SUV where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in attack in San Bernardino, California December 4, 2015. © Alex Gallardo / Reuters *RT*: *Almost 50% of ISIS attacks on West successful in 2016 - US govt report* A US Homeland Security report says that Islamic State has been linked to about 100 plots against the West over the last two years. Alarmingly, the terrorist group is getting more effective, with 44 percent of the plots in 2016 successful. The data compiled in the report showed t... more »

Why Did The U.S. Department Of Defense Build Its Headquarters In The Shape Of A Pentagon?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Live Science*: *How Did The Pentagon Building Get Its Shape?* How did the Pentagon get its name? Well, that's a no-brainer. But how did the Department of Defense's (DoD) giant headquarters get its shape? That's a longer story. The building was originally designed to fit onto a tract of land with borders on five sides. In the end, it was built elsewhere, at a site where a pentagonal shape was no longer essential. But by the time of this location change, it was t... more »

Men Behind Terror Attacks in Paris, Brussels Lived on Welfare While Planning Attacks

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Commemoration against terrorist attacks, on November 18, 2015 at Republique place in Paris, France.] At least of five men behind the recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels lived on welfare while plotting the attacks, according to Belgian financial investigators. The cell behind the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris and the March 22 attack... more »

My Take on Mr. Trump

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
This morning, John Harwood of CNBC and the *New York Times* asked for my view of Donald Trump, which John then summarized on his Twitter feed. Here is the full answer I gave him: He will not be getting my vote. I have Republican friends who think that things couldn't be worse than doubling down on Obama policies under Hillary Clinton. And, like them, I am no fan of the left's agenda of large government and high taxes. But they are wrong: Things could be worse. And I fear they would be under Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump has not laid out a coherent economic worldview, but one recurrent them... more »

Japan Emperor to Issue Video Message Amid Abdication Reports

MARI YAMAGUCHI at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: 1024px-Emperor_Akihito_and_Empress_Michiko_20090715_2] TOKYO (AP) -- Japan’s Emperor Akihito will issue a rare video message to the public Monday amid speculation he wants to abdicate in the coming years. Akihito in his recorded message will convey his thoughts about his official duties as... more »

Labour Wins in Silverdale

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
Many congratulations to my comrade and friend Gareth Snell for giving UKIP a good drubbing in yesterday's by-election in the Silverdale and Parksite ward on Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. The result was: Dean (UKIP) 174 (24.6%, -21.2) Snell (Lab) 399 (56.4%, +19.5) Vernon (Con) 80 (11.3%, -0.4) White (Ind) 54 (7.6%, +7.6) Turnout 710 (22.7%) The seat was held by the late Eileen Braithwaite, who won the seat for UKIP before defecting to the council chamber-based Newcastle Independent Group. I door knocked during the campaign on two occasions, which isn't enough to form an impr...more »

Native Youth Runners Arrive in DC: 'NO Dakota Access Pipeline!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Congratulations to the Native American youth runners who ran from Standing Rock Nation in North Dakota to DC! They ran to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and its immediate threat to the Missouri River: Defend Sacred Water! Photo by Victoria Humphreys Click arrow below to watch video of Native youth arriving in DC on Thursday! . Read more about their journey on Censored News

Poll: Satisfaction With Germany’s Merkel Lower After Attacks

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Germany Merkel_perr__1470401262_71.164.139.145] BERLIN (AP) -- A poll conducted after a string of attacks in Germany shows satisfaction with Chancellor Angela Merkel sliding to its second-lowest level this year. The telephone poll of 1,003 people for ARD television, conducted Monday and Tuesday and... more »

Are Hot Days Becoming More Frequent In England?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theccc.org.uk/uk-climate-change-risk-assessment-2017/synthesis-report/ I want to take a closer look at one particular claim made in the CCC’s UK Climate Change Risk Assessment report: The average number of hot days per year has been increasing since the 1960s I have analysed the daily CET maximum data since 1878, looking at […]

The Communist Manifesto More Applicable in U.S. than the Constitution

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - America is now ruled by Marxist ideology, not the U.S. Constitution. The post The Communist Manifesto More Applicable in U.S. than the Constitution appeared first on Waking Times.

Are You Taking This Dangerous Antibiotic?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Martha Rosenberg* - This antibiotic is proving to be extremely dangerous. Are you taking it? The post Are You Taking This Dangerous Antibiotic? appeared first on Waking Times.

3 Scientific Game Changers That Will Transform Medicine

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Dr. Kelly Brogan* - The human experience cannot be reduced to exclude beauty, spirit, meaning. The post 3 Scientific Game Changers That Will Transform Medicine appeared first on Waking Times.

Meet one of science publishing’s sentinels: Rolf Degen

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
To many Retraction Watch readers, the name Rolf Degen will sound very familiar – for the last few years, he’s earned quite a few “hat tips” by alerting us to retraction notices published across a wide range of fields of research, as well as research on trends in science publishing. We spoke to him about […] The post Meet one of science publishing’s sentinels: Rolf Degen appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Another Canada Eh! T

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago

Obama: Fight With ISIS Far From Over

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Obama_perr__1470400905_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group will probably continue to be a threat to the U.S. even after it is ousted from key strongholds in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday, warning that lone-wolf believers will still... more »

Is Hillary Clinton sick? Insane?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*you be the judge.* For years, I've remarked on her over enthusiastic manner of the wide eyed, open mouthed expression that seems to say, "Oh, wow - I'm so happy to see you." It's often accompanied with a squeal of delight. It's strange and unladylike. Lately, Hillary has been caught on camera doing some very strange things. At first I just thought it was another of her weird ways of interacting with people, but now I'm not so sure. In the video below, Paul Joseph Watson is going to mention the possibility of her having a Jacksonian seizure. Having never heard of this type of ... more »

Can An Awakening Environmental Consciousness Turn Back Southwest Florida's Heinous Red Tide?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The Florida Democratic Party has been pretty moribund in recent years, confining itself in a few small urban ghettos and leaving progressive ideas and values without champions in vast swathes of the state. Southwest Florida is pretty much all red now thanks to Florida Democratic Party neglect and negligence. Monroe county still votes Democratic nationally but most of it is comprised of water and most of the population (99%) lives in the Keys and isn't technically part of southwest Florida. The mainland part of the county that is part of southwest Florida is part of Everglades Nati... more »

These Tax Code Changes Could Save Average American Families Around $4,000 a Year

Salim Furth at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: iStock_84920527_MEDIUM__1470400080_71.164.139.145] It's a nuisance when an ATM charges you money to take money out. Imagine having to pay 31 cents for every dollar you withdraw. That's how much it costs U.S. businesses to comply with the byzantine corporate income tax code. Taxpayers--businesses and... more »

Rescuing Catholic Social Teaching from Tim Kaine and the Nuns on the Bus

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this July 14, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] When you hear the phrase “Catholic social teaching” what comes to mind? Is it the nebbishy history teacher at your Jesuit high school who ran the Amnesty International Club and had an Obama bumper sticker on his Prius? The red-faced... more »

UN Bungles Response to Africa’s Yellow Fever Outbreak

MARIA CHENG and KRISTA LARSON at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Botching Yell_perr__1470398277_71.164.139.145] KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, yet when they asked country officials the following month what happened to... more »

UN Rights Official Criticizes Iran for Executing 20 People

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 21276282209_a8cd3a3543_k__1470399154_71.164.139.145] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Nations’ top official for human rights has criticized Iran for executing 20 people this week. A statement Friday by High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said there were “serious doubts... more »

Post Turkey's Failed Coup: Stratfor's Tweets Confirm Transponder OFF. Yildirim is the man!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Also Dunford's visit to Incirlik, Suspicious Yildirim, Colonel at Incirlik learned about Coup from CNN , Turkeys Spymaster Hikan Fidan- Still on the job? And of course Syria.* I’ve already covered the fire, the outing of certain US generals etc. So here is where we cover some other interesting news items Wonder if tonight- as the despicable Olympics kick off - will yet another attempt to take over Turkey's civilian government take place? And then there is Syria to consider? The rebels have failed to break the siege. Is the US and Israel going to twiddle there thumbs as the plan to... more »

UNHCR: 3,000 Fleeing Iraqi Villagers Captured By ISIS

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The UN refugee agency said that ISIS terrorists have captured up to 3,000 Iraqis fleeing villages in the northern district of Kirkuk on Thursday. They UNHCR also reported that 12 of them of them had been executed while in captivity. Press TV reports: The report followed a statement on Thursday from the Iraqi Observatory for Human rights, which said about 1,900 civilians had been captured by an estimated 100-120 Daesh militants. The observatory said Daesh was using people as shields against attacks by Iraqi security forces, adding scores of civilians had been executed, and six burnt... more »

Olympic Opening Ceremony to be a ‘Call for Action’ on Global Warming, Director Says

MAURICIO SAVARESE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics_perr__1470396428_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- There’s nothing like the unique Brazilian vibe -- and the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will see no shortage of samba, culture, diversity and history as the South American... more »

Clinton, Trump, the Presidential Election and the Sovereignty of God

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Hillary Clinton - 900] More than 2,500 years ago, the prophet Daniel declared that God "removes kings and sets up kings" (Dan. 2:21), and throughout the Old Testament, we see the Lord orchestrating history according to His plans, either to bless His obedient people... more »

#RPGaDay Day 5: What Story Does My Group Tell About My Character?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 17 hours ago
So I usually GM, so it's an NPC that has become a bit legendary, even though the bulk of the group wasn't even in the game at the time. It's gotten passed on. I made a bad guy that I'd hope would be recurring for our D&D 3.5 Eberron game. He announced himself to the PCs... "I am Ahz Liqor". Pause. Hysterical laughter. Dan learns you always, always, always sound out funky NPC names before you use them The Ass Licker never did appear again... more »

McCain Sticks by Trump, For Now

BOB CHRISTIE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Senate 2016-Arizona_perr__1470395241_71.164.139.145] PHOENIX (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain seemingly has every reason to oppose Donald Trump. The Republican presidential nominee has attacked many issues dear to the Arizona senator, including the family of a fallen soldier, NATO and even McCain’s own... more »

God the Father and Transgenderism

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Guercino (Giovan Francesco Barbieri) (1591 - 1666) – Creator] Recently Pope Francis criticized, as he has in the past, transgender ideology, especially teaching children they can choose their own gender, observing to an audience of Polish bishops: "We are living at a time when humankind as the image of... more »

Massachusetts Legislators Fail To Protect Citizens Against Abusive Noncompetes. Again

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
For a second year in a row, Massachusetts legislators introduced legislation to ban or severely limit the use of noncompete agreements in their state. And for the second year in a row, those efforts failed. Things looked hopeful for awhile, as both houses passed legislation, but then legislators couldn't agree on a compromise. So for the time being the citizens of Massachusetts will have to put up with being limited in their ability to leave their jobs. This is not a small inconvenience. The White House estimates that 18% of American workers are now covered by noncompete agreements,... more »

Outrage As Authorities In Karachi Poison Hundreds Of Stray Dogs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Social network users in Pakistani are shaming Karachi authorities over their poisoning of at least 700 stray dogs. City officials argues that the dogs bite thousands of people every year and they have to poison them in order to curb their population. RT reports: The poisoning of dogs got a fierce reaction from social network users, with most of them being outraged at the authorities’ actions. “Just bloody horrible”, “Spread the word. Shame on Karachi authorities!”, “No more cruelty” were just a few among the angry messages. The carcasses of hundreds of stray dogs in Karachi, Pakista... more »

Poll: Most Young Americans Say Neither Party Represents Them

LAURIE KELLMAN & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Young America_perr (3)__1470394305_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most young Americans say the Republican and Democratic parties don’t represent them, a critical data point after a year of ferocious presidential primaries that forced partisans on both sides to confront what -- and whom -- they... more »

BREAKING: A mission of national import!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2016No fish today:* We're off on a mission of national import. In line with that mission of national import, we'll offer no posts today.

Papers on an "excited quark" bump could be even cooler than the cernette

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
CMS was the first one to have killed the \(750\GeV\) diphoton resonance. Because the particle apparently doesn't exist, the most likely prediction for the 2016 dataset was that it disappears completely. It did. And even though CMS was against the publication of its new diphoton paper after it was for it ;-), we saw the paper with the new graphs in time, as I discussed in the previous blog post. I encourage all particle phenomenologists who have mostly completed a model explaining the \(750\GeV\) not to send it to the arXiv. Instead, submit it to the competing viXra.org – it shoul... more »

Dame Lowell Goddard Resigns As Head Of Child Abuse Inquiry

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Dame Lowell Goddard has resigned as Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse Goddard was appointed in February 2015, and is the third inquiry chair to quit the inquiry. Baroness Butler-Sloss stood down in July 2014 following questions about the role played by her late brother Lord Havers, who was attorney general in the 1980s. Dame Fiona Woolf, who replaced Baroness Butler-Sloss, resigned in October 2014, after it was revealed she had links to highly placed individuals, including former home secretary Leon Brittan, who died in 2015. Goddard’s resignation letter has b... more »

Silly season 2

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
A couple of weeks ago I suggested that Islamic State (so-called) needn’t bother to do all their own terrorism. They could either farm most of it out to the lone wolves and persons with ‘mental health issues’, officially treating them as self-employed affiliates on a zero hours basis. Or, to save irksome admin, they could just claim responsibility for every murder that takes place anywhere. The terror factor would be easily as efficient as are, say, bogus burglar alarms in deterring opportunist burglars. Islamic State (so-called) wouldn’t even have to lift a finger. Alternatively, t... more »

Finding Our Sycamore Tree; Finding Jesus

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Sycamore tree - 900] In John's Gospel we read, "There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written." (John 21:25) This... more »

TRUMP IS SUICIDE-BOMBING THE GOP

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 20 hours ago
*HI THERE, IT'S US, THE CLINTRUMPS, THE USUAL LOUSY, RIGGED CANDIDATES* *The GOP trots out as their candidate the only person on earth who could lose to Hillary Clinton . Are Trump & Hillary Taking Down The GOP AND Rightwing Media?* During the Republican primary, in which Donald Trump ANNIHILATED the rest of the GOP candidates, the establishment Republicans were trying to gather together to take down Trump. Did they suspect something? Were they right? Was it because they knew HE was taking THEM down? What else can explain Trump's seemingly flipping a switch after the RNC and actin... more »

August 4: The mad season is on us.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 20 hours ago
Last night, I flicked through the TV channels to watch the news. I generally dislike TV news because TV does not lend itself to serious discussion. There are too many distractions in the form of changing camera angles, the visual appearance of faces that take up much of our attention but tell us little, the artificial excitement and breathless speaking which gets in the way of understanding.... As well, the control of owners over the content of news and analysis has become increasingly obvious. I sat, listening to news in hyper-excited voices, and analysis that was shallow and even ... more »

Clinton Campaigners Use Pokemon Go to Literally "Lure" Voters

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
From creepy game to creepier campaign weapon. *August 5, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Some could have been excused for dismissing initial qualms surrounding the GPS-based augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. The game has swept the world, but its development is surrounded by disturbing connections between its developer Niantic, its former parent company Google, and the US State Department. But while many before could only speculate as to the reason the US State Department may have been interested in developing such a game, it appears now there is at least a partial answer. AFP w... more »

Untitled

New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 21 hours ago
*Meet the Vegetable: Mirliton, a Hearty, Stuffable Squash ~Anne Wheeler, Modern Farmer*

Rothschilds Caught Rigging The US Presidential Election

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The U.S. Presidential election was rigged even before the first ballot was cast. Everybody knows Hillary Clinton is the establishment’s candidate of choice, backed by the Rothschilds and the New World Order. What is less well known is that Donald Trump is also a Rothschild creation and actor, playing a part in the great sham that is the Illuminati’s fake election, designed to keep control of the people in this supposedly “democratic” society. Political analysts have been saying that Trump’s tilt for the presidency has been 30 years in the making. This makes more sense than they real... more »

Wikileaks: Hillary Clinton Got Wealthy By Arming ISIS Militants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has revealed that Hillary Clinton earned a staggering $100,000 whilst running a company tasked with arming ISIS militants in Syria. Assange told Democracy Now that Clinton was director of French company Lafarge whilst simultaneously serving her term as Secretary of State. Lafarge attempted to topple President Assad by arming ISIS and supporting their efforts in destabilizing the country. Daily Pakistan reports: “Hillary’s hacked emails include info on Hillary arming the rebels in Syria – which ultimately became the Islamic State militant group ,” ...more »

Israeli Cops Bully 8 Year Old Palestinian Girl Then Steal Her Bike

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A heartbreaking video that exposes two Israeli police officers terrorizing a defenceless and confused 8-year-old Palestinian girl has been posted online. The video, which was filmed last week and posted online Tuesday, shows two heavily armed Israeli border officers bullying a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian girl, Anwar Burqan, on Hebron’s al-Ibrahimi Street, demanding she stop on the roadside. When the first officer confronts the girl he stomps on her bike, breaking it, and barks at her until she runs away crying. After the girl runs away, another officer appears, grabs her broken... more »

President Obama: ‘They Gotta Start Acting Like President’ If They Want To Get Top Security Briefings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Loose Lips sink ships!: Obama warns Trump – and Hillary – that ‘they gotta start acting like president’ if they want to get top security briefings – and can’t ‘spread ‘em around’ if they do* * Obama was asked after meeting with his security team whether Donald Trump should be able to get classified security briefings * Under longstanding policy, party nominees get top level briefings * Trump spoke at a rally Wednesday and described video evidence of Iran receiving a huge cash payment, although no public video exists * 'If they want to be president they gotta start ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: An Exercise at Fort Greely

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Tank] U.S. Army soldiers take up defensive positions during an exercise near Fort Greely in Alaska on July 25, 2016. Thank you to these soldiers for protecting our nation!

Harvard Professor Says Prescription Drugs Are Killing Population

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Harvard Professor has claimed that prescription drugs are not only ineffective at treating most illnesses, but are actually killing the population. Arnold Seymour Relman, professor of Medicine at Harvard University and former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal says: “The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it’s disgraceful... more »

Real Life Russian Batman Wages War On Corrupt Elite

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A real life Russian Batman has declared war on the corrupt elite in Russia, vowing to eliminate high level criminals in Moscow. The self-proclaimed superhero says that he dresses up Batman in order to “root out evil that police can’t reach”. He has captured around 40 criminals so far. Anonhq.com reports: The activist’s efforts gained public attention when a taxi driver recorded the following footage of him emerging from a drug den, dropping a small firebomb on the footpath, and then striding off into the night – cape ruffling in the breeze. It all started at the beginning of June, w... more »

Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Being “Founder Of ISIS”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Donald Trump has accused Hillary Clinton of being one of the original founders of ISIS, during a speech at an election rally in Florida. Trump said that Hillary Clinton “should get an award” from the Islamic State for helping them rise to power, claiming that her policies as secretary of state allowed the terrorist organisation to come into being. Rt.com reports: “Take a look at Orlando. Take a look at San Bernardino. Take a look at the World Trade Center. Take a look at what’s going on, and then worldwide, and we let [Islamic State or IS, formerly] ISIS take this position,” the Re... more »

President Obama Publicly Denies Claims Of Election Rigging

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
President Obama nervously dismissed “conspiracy theories” that the upcoming US presidential elections were going to be rigged. Responding to Donald Trump’s accusation earlier this week that “the election’s going to be rigged,” Obama feigned disbelief at the very notion. “Of course the elections will not be rigged,” Obama told reporters on Thursday. “What does that mean?” Cnbc.com reports: Speaking from the Pentagon after a meeting with his National Security Council, Obama explained that the federal government does not run the election process. “If Mr. Trump is suggesting that there... more »

Chemtrails Designed To Kill Zika Virus In Florida Causes Autism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Authorities in Florida are going ahead with plans to spray chemtrails over Miami in order to kill the Zika virus, despite evidence that the chemicals cause autism. Residents around Miami have been told to stay indoors, as planes spray the poison over a 10-mile radius. Truthkings.com reports: Officials have warned pregnant women to stay away from parts of South Florida. Residents have been living in complete fear ever since the warnings of an “outbreak” were made public. Businesses are suffering. And now, to make things worse, people and their children will be exposed to poisons and... more »

Former Clinton Aide Arrested – Hillary Left Rattled

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Clinton aide has been arrested by New York police on bribery charges, leaving Hillary Clinton and her campaign staff in a state of shock. Ng Lap Seng, a 68-year-old Chinese billionaire, was embroiled in a financial scandal with Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990’s when he made illegal contributions of over $1 million to Bill’s presidential campaign at the time. Now he’s being held by New York police, Congress have announced plans to interview him on the matter. Dailymail.co.uk reports: At the time, Ng declined to come to the U.S. to cooperate with congressional investigators in... more »

Quote of the Day: ‘Microagression’? WTF is that!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
*“I don't accept the idea of microagression. It's collectivist crap, and people have no right not to be offended... Anyone who would dare to suggest that you don't have the right to insult someone deserves to be insulted in the strongest possible terms." *~ Harry Binswanger, "I Don't Accept the Idea of Microaggression" on YOU TUBE . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

US Government Funds Animal-Human Hybrid Project

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The US government have approved federal funding for research related to the creation of animal-human hybrids known as chimeras. The National Institute of Health say the money will be used to create hybrid embryos in the hope of finding cures for existing diseases. Npr.org reports: The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human. One issue is that scientists might inadvertently create animals that have partly human brains, endowing them with s... more »

Mel Hurtig. 1932-2016. ......Robin Mathews and Company Say Goodbye

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 23 hours ago
Mel Hurtig. 1932-2016. *Written By Robin Mathews* On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Mel Hurtig shook off the chains of his mortality to find the place of peace that passeth understanding, and - as Shakespeare has it - ‘*from whose bourn no traveller returns’. * On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Canada lost one of its finest citizens. At once truculent, determined, irascible, warm, colourful, imaginative … and more, Mel Hurtig gave of his most intense energies to shape an honourable, independent, and self-respecting nation Canadians could own and cherish. In that work he was ind... more »

Is Iran Cheating On The Nuclear Deal Already?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Arak heavy water reactor, in Iran, is capable of producing plutonium. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) *Majid Rafizadeh, Gatestone Institute:** Iran Is Cheating on the Nuclear Deal, Now What?* * One year into the nuclear deal, two credible and timely intelligence reports reveal that Iran has no intention of honoring the terms of the deal, which, anyway, it never signed. * Germany's domestic intelligence agency revealed that the Iranian government has pursued a "clandestine" path to obtain illicit nuclear technology and equipment from German companies "at what is, even by inte... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A last-minute rush seems to have everything in place for the Rio Olympics https://t.co/sKkxI5f4tF — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) August 5, 2016

Freed Iranian Hostage Reveals That They Could Not Leave Iran Until Another Plane Had Arrived And Left

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Freed American Hostage: We Waited All Night at the Airport* Pastor Saeed Abedini, one of four American hostages released from Iran on Tuesday, joined the FOX Business Network’s Trish Regan to describe the night he was set free. “First of all, I’m so thankful for my freedom,” he said. “There is nothing like a life of being free.” Abedini said he and the others waited a full night in the airport. According to police, they were waiting for another plane to arrive. “They told us ‘you’re going to be there for 20 minutes, but it took like hours and hours,’” Abedini said. “... more »

Trump Pivot? Trump Reset? Don’t Hold Your Breath.

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump] Back in mid-March -- when Americans could still operate in healthy denial regarding the political tragicomedy to come -- Dr. Ben Carson, fresh off of endorsing Donald Trump for president, delivered a somnolent yet strangely chipper performance on MSNBC'S Morning... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Servicemen with the Central Military District's peacekeeping unit during tactical exercises conducted at the firing ground to train in Ratnik infantry combat system use. © Yuri Streletc / Sputnik

Trump's Character Revealed By One Of His Former Attorneys

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
One of the reasons relatively few people have come forward with stories about how the Trumpanzee has cheated them is because he makes everyone sign insanely unconstitutional non-disclosure forms. And he's sue-happy. Even if you win a case against him, it can cost a fortune and a tremendous amount of time and energy. And who likes jumping into a pit filled with mud and excrement to wrestle a mad pig? That's why I was surprised this week to see a post by Thomas Wells, an attorney who the Trumpanzee once hired. Wells' case was simple and straight-forward: "I know him and he's unfit to... more »

Pakistan Debates On What Should Be Done With The Field Where Osama Bin Laden's Compound Once Stood

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Local people and media gather outside the perimeter wall and sealed gate into the compound and a house where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught and killed late Monday, in Abbottabad, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Cryptome *Washington Post*: *Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout could be turned into a children’s playground or a graveyard* A years-long Pakistani land dispute pitting the military against the civilian government is culminating in one seemingly simple question: Should the field where Osama bin Laden’s compound once stood be turned into a playground, or a gra... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Syrian Endgame - The Battle For Aleppo And "Plan C"

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
The news coming out of Syria gets better and better by the day.... The good guys, the Syrian army and their allies, have now fully surrounded what is left of the so called "rebels" in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo, and have been pounding these US paid mercenaries mercilessly and relentlessly... It will only be a matter of time now before the city of Aleppo is finally free of that scourge and the US/Israel/NATO criminal cabal's dream of destroying Syria will be at an end.... There have been many articles put out over the last few days about what has been happening in Syria, ... more »

Prisoners of the Voice

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Elva Thompson* - We are all prisoners of the voice living within the mind. The post Prisoners of the Voice appeared first on Waking Times.

Official Who Served DNC Election Fraud Papers Found Dead

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Shawn Lucas, the lawsuit process server who served the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz with election fraud papers last month, has been found dead under suspicious circumstances. According to a police report dated August 2nd, Lucas’ girlfriend came home and found him unconscious on the bathroom floor. Paramedics responding to her 911 call found no signs of life. The cause of death has not been confirmed. Shawn Lucas was known to many frustrated Democrats as the young man depicted in a viral video serving the DNC and Wasserman Schultz with election fraud lawsuit papers. “The rumor sp... more »

Hillary Clinton Have Officially Started Their Transition Planning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor*: Wow .... someone feels very confident that they are going to win the office this November .... *Hillary Clinton has officially started transition planning* (AP). *Update: *She is not alone .... *The Trump Administration Is Already Under Construction* (The Atlantic).

Public Schools Win Big in Nashville School Board Races

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Hoping to gain control of local school policy, the charter school industry, Stand for Children, and private donors pumped over a million dollars into school board races in Nashville this summer. But all the robo calls, attack ad mailers, paid canvassers, and local media could not alter citizens' commitment to improving their public schools, rather than turning them over for charter conversion. Will Pinkston, Jill Speering, Amy Frogge, and Christine Bugg all won their races against charter school advocates. Congratulations to supporters of public schools. And goodbye for now to th... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The Sunflower Galaxy blooms near the center of this wide field telescopic view. The scene spans about 2 degrees or 4 full moons on the sky toward the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. More formally known as Messier 63, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across, about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Surrounding its bright yellowish core, sweeping spiral arms are streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with star forming regions. A dominant member of a known galaxy group, M63 has faint, extended features that could be th... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Great Silence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Great Silence"* by Chet Raymo "If there is one word that should not be uttered, it is the name of - no, I will not say it. Any name diminishes. In the face of whatever it is that is most mysterious, most holy, we are properly silent. It is appropriate, I think, to praise the creation, to make a joyful noise of thanksgiving for the sensate world. But praising the Creator is another thing altogether. When we make a big racket on His behalf we are more than likely addressing an idol in our own image. What was it that Pico Iyer said? "Silence is the tribute that we pay to holines... more »

"Only Then..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In our society, confidence leads to knowledge- which leads to power- which leads to pride- which leads to a fear of seeming ignorant- which constricts learning like an iron vise. We must understand that confidence is a blessing, for it is the embodiment of self-love, and through it we find the fuel for innovation and progress. We must realize that ignorance is merely the opportunity to learn more. And lastly, we must marvel rather than groan at the fact that there will always be more to learn... Only then will we be free of the intellectual prisons we have so readily caged ourselve... more »

"Releasing Guilt: Permission to Forgive Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Releasing Guilt: Permission to Forgive Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "Dwelling in guilt is like living your life with an anchor tied to your ankles dragging you down. Learning to accept the things that we perceive as wrong can be a difficult task for many of us. Often we have been brought up to accept that it is normal to feel guilty about our actions and that by doing so we will make everything seem alright within ourselves. Even though we might feel that we have a reason to make up for the choices we have made, it is much more important for us to learn how to deal w... more »

The Poet: Wendell Berry, “Leavings”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Leavings”* “In time a man disappears from his lifelong fields, from the streams he has walked beside, from the woods where he sat and waited. Thinking of this, he seems to miss himself in those places as if always he has been there. But first he must disappear, and this he foresees with hope, with thanks. Let others come.” - Wendell Berry

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Some People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

The Economy: "All Together Now! We’re Freaking Doomed (WFD)!!! Doomed!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"All Together Now! We’re Freaking Doomed (WFD)!!! Doomed!"* by The Mogambo Guru "Lately, the world is understandably all nervously atwitter about many things, mostly whether things economic… For example, the overvalued stock market, the overvalued bond market, the overvalued housing market, overextended banks, overextended governments, overextended government promises, overextended businesses, and overextended citizens all adding up to incomprehensibly enormous and ludicrously large debt loads, etc.) will come crashing down in a stinking, staggering, stupefyingly monstrous, huge, ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

“The Central Issue In The U.S. Presidential Campaign”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Central Issue In The U.S. Presidential Campaign”* by Eric Zuesse “The central issue in the U.S. Presidential campaign can’t even be discussed in U.S. newsmedia, because America’s media have been almost uniformly complicit all along in hiding from the American public the crucial factual information that’s necessary in order for the public to vote in an intelligent and truthfully informed way about it. No news medium wants to report its own having been complicit in anything; so, the cover-up here just continues; it has a life of its own, even though it’s a life that brings the ... more »

"A Wise Man Once Said..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle, you better decide how much you’re willing to lose. Too often, going after what feels good means letting go of what you know is right, and letting someone in means abandoning the walls you’ve spent a lifetime building. Of course, the toughest sacrifices are the ones we don’t see coming, when we don’t have time to come up with a strategy to pick a side or to measure the potential loss. When that happens, when th... more »

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, “Gold Decoupling From The US Dollar And Will Skyrocket”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Gold Decoupling From The US Dollar And Will Skyrocket” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPx0BOq_DkE

Paul Craig Roberts, “Fissures in the Empire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Fissures in the Empire”* by Paul Craig Roberts “If you have been wondering what all the terror events in France and Germany are about, here is the answer: - http://www.strategic-culture.org/ Washington has raised the cost of being a member of its Empire too high. Vassals such as France and Germany are beginning to exercise independent policies toward Russia. Observing the cracks in its Empire, Washington has decided to bind its vassals to Washington with terror. Most likely what we are witnessing in the French and German attacks is Operation Gladio. Washington’s policy toward Rus... more »

Greg Hunter, "Chemtrails are Greatest Threat to Life on Earth- Dane Wigington"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Chemtrails are Greatest Threat to Life on Earth- Dane Wigington"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Last month, CIA Director John Brennan admitted Chemtrails, or as he put it, “Stratospheric Aerosol Injection,” is established geoengineering science used to fight global warming. Geoengineering researcher Dane Wigington says if the government is admitting it, the negative effects of spraying are too big to hide much longer. Wigington explains, “When CIA Director Brennan has to address it publicly, clearly it’s getting very difficult for them to hide this elephant in the room and the... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “The Mountain”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “The Mountain” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTeRQ16O798

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What if you climbed up on a rock and discovered the Universe? You can. Although others have noted much of it before, you can locate for yourself stars, planets, and even the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. All you need is a dark clear sky- the rock is optional. *Click image for larger size.* If you have a camera, you can further image faint nebulas, galaxies, and long filaments of interstellar dust. If you can process digital images, you can bring out faint features, highlight specific colors, and merge foreground and background images. In fact, an industrious astrophotographer has ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" the other day I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a dozen or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of st... more »

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "Getting There"* "You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want to be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder under a burning glass, A luminous point of change. The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon, Holding it firm till the arrival of stars In time with your heartbeats. Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression On the self you were, By having come all this way through all this welter Unde... more »

“Count No Man Happy Until The End Is Known”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Count No Man Happy Until The End Is Known”* by Socrates "Why aren’t we happy? It’s a question that we have undoubtedly asked ourselves at one point or another. Perhaps you have done it while staring up at the ceiling fan late at night, or perhaps while doodling on a cocktail napkin at some out-of-the-way dive bar. The prevailing notion in the modern Western world is that happiness is a subjective feeling we experience from day to day. Like the stock market, happiness goes up, then down, and nobody really knows where it will land next. We view happiness as something that can be au...more »

"The World Suffers A Lot..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of the good people." - Napoleon Bonaparte

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Petrosani, Hunedoara, Romania. Thanks for stopping by!

"We Have Lost Our Way... Someone Has To Stand Up For The Truth"

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*"We Have Lost Our Way... Someone Has To Stand Up For The Truth"* by Michael P Ramirez “I think it's time to clear the air. For those of you who still don't seem to understand my job, let me make it perfectly clear... I do not work for a political party. I work for America, it's ideals and our constitution. It's not my job to be the cheerleader for a party, or an individual. It's my job to protect America and defend its principles. And frankly, I don't care if you agree with me or not. As an editorial cartoonist, I have a consistent record for over thirty years as a constitutional ... more »

The Economy: "Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation Would Crash the System"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Revealing the Real Rate of Inflation Would Crash the System"* by Charles Hugh-Smith “Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and, while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some. The sight of this arbitrary rearrangement of riches strikes not only at security, but at confidence in the... more »

"Hope..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Hope is that tiny light that the gods have given us so that we can find our way through our darkest hours. And while we might stub our toes and bruise our knees, if we keep moving forward, even when our progress is slow and painful, we will overcome and be made better by our journey. No misery or bad situation is ever infinite or final until we make a conscious decision for it to be so." - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"How It Really Is"

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DOJ Protested Payment to Iran; Prisoners Told They Couldn’t Leave ‘Until Other Plane Arrives’

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama talks about the war on terrorism and efforts to degrade and destroy the Islamic State group, during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] Count the Department of Justice among those who thought it was a boneheaded idea to drop $400 million cash in the Iranian ayatollah’s hands the same day four American prisoners were released. According to The Wall Street Journal, which broke... more »

President Obama: I Do Not Trust Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Ash Carter sit down to a meeting of the National Security Council at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. August 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Politico: **Obama: No, I don’t trust Putin* President Barack Obama said Thursday that he doesn’t trust Russian leader Vladimir Putin to help lessen the violence in Syria. Obama, speaking at a news conference at the Pentagon, had some harsh words for his Russian counterpart and warned that he is expecting Russia to cooperate in de-escalating violence or else Moscow would prove to be an... more »

Police: London Stabbings That Killed U.S. Woman Not Terrorism

Jill Lawless & Danica Kirka at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Scotland Yard's Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard in London, Thursday Aug. 4, 2016, about a knife attack in central London late Wednesday. The police said the man who stabbed six people in London's Russell Square was a Norwegian of Somali origin, but they have found no signs of radicalization or a link to terrorism. One person, an American woman, was killed in the attack.] LONDON (AP) -- A Somali-Norwegian teenager went on a knife rampage through London’s Russell Square, a hub for students and tourists, fatally stabbing an Americ... more »

Obama: Islamic State Likely to Continue to Threaten U.S.

Lolita C. Baldor at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference after attending a National Security Council Meeting on efforts to counter the Islamic State, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, at the Pentagon in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group will probably continue to be a threat to the U.S. even after it is ousted from key strongholds in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama said Thursday, warning that lone-wolf believers will still... more »

The irreplaceable resource: WATER @ iASK

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Video Title: The irreplaceable resource: WATER @ iASK. Source: iASK Institute. Date Published: July 29, 2016. Description:* Roundtable discussion series of iASK Speakers: Szöllősi-Nagy András (hydrologist, iASK) Charles J. Vörösmarty (GWSP, USA) Bogárdi J. János (hydrologist, architect, Karlsruhe) Anik Bhaduri (economist, researcher, Wyoming)

Morally Bankrupt Israeli And Western Political Minds Openly Defend A Strategic Relationship With ISIS, Al-Qaeda, And Other Terror Groups

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The biggest cheerleaders of ISIS are not in countries like Turkey, Pakistan, or Saudi Arabia, but in Israel and Western countries. * *An excerpt from, "The Destruction of Islamic State is a Strategic Mistake" By Prof. Efraim Inbar, BESA, August 2, 2016:* *The continuing existence of IS serves a strategic purpose. *Why help the brutal Assad regime win the Syrian civil war? Many radical Islamists in the opposition forces, i.e., Al Nusra and its offshoots, might find other arenas in which to operate closer to Paris and Berlin. Is it in the West’s interests to strengthen the Russian g... more »

Olympic Committee Approves Entry of 271 Russian Athletes for Rio Games

Stephen Wilson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A woman jumps in front of the Olympic rings ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The IOC approved the entry of 271 Russian athletes for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics on Thursday, meaning 70 percent of the country’s original team will compete in the games after the scandal over state-sponsored... more »

Feds Indict 46 in Mob Sweep, Including Reputed Philly Boss

Tom Hays at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Oct. 10, 2014 file photo, Joey Merlino arrives at the federal court in Philadelphia. The flamboyant alleged head of the Philadelphia mob who has repeatedly beat murder charges in past cases is among nearly four dozen people charged Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, with being part of an East Coast crime syndicate.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Declaring that the Mafia is not just the stuff of movie scripts, federal prosecutors charged nearly four dozen people Thursday with being part of an East Coast crime syndicate, including an old-school mobster in New York... more »

George Lakoff Has Some Secrets About How to Defeat TheTrumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
George Lakoff, a longtime researcher in cognitive science and linguistics, understands Trumpanzee, the language Trump and his devotees speak, and he offers a different perspective on Trump and Trumpism than other commentators. This one came to me in an e-mail and starts with an analysis of who supports Trump and why. He contends that just pointing out that Trump won the Republican primaries because "people are angry and he speaks to their anger [and because] people don't think much of Congress and want a non-politician" doesn't offer anything useful to those of us trying to stop h... more »

President Obama Denies Paying A $400 Million Ransom To Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Obama on Iran payment: 'We do not pay ransom'* Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama on Thursday dismissed suggestions a $400 million payment to Iran amounted to a ransom paid in return for the release of American hostages. Confirming the US offered the payment in cash, Obama nevertheless downplayed the delivery's significance, saying it was not a "nefarious" deal. And he pushed back on Republican attacks charging that the White House completed the transaction as part of the prisoner swap. The line of argument was intensified by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump just... more »

Thai Vote This Sunday Will Further Weaken "Thaksin Forces"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*August 5, 2016* (The New Atlas) - Australian-based lecturer of Southeast Asian history, Dr. Patrick Jory, once wrote during Thailand's 2013-2014 street protests against embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, that it was*"getting closer to game over"* for Thailand's traditional institutions, and that the initiative was held by what he called, the "Thaksin forces." In hindsight, Jory's flawed and uninformed analysis seems almost comical. Had he truly assessed the strengths and weaknesses of Thailand's opposing camps, rather than tallied up the perceived authority and legitima... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 4, 2016 .... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Tread Water Before Big Monthly Employment Situation Report ; Global Bond Prices Bounce After Bank Of England Eases Policy Thursday ; US Employment Report Not Seen As Providing Fireworks - We'll See In A Matter Of Hours ; Miscellaneous Items 2. Greece - News & Data For Thursday. 3. Turkey In Focus - Purge Items , EU Accession On The Rocks & Other Items Of Note. 4. EU/EZ In The News Today. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 9m 9 minutes ago Credit Suisse & Deutsche Bank are being dropped from the exclusive Stoxx 50 index next week http://on.mktw.net/2aTYFqg *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 3h 3 hours ago Thursday's trading session? Undecided http://on.mktw.net/2aLXmua *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3h 3 hours ago Stocks Shrug At Carney Chaos; Bonds, Gold, & Oil Surge http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-04/stocks-shrug-carney-chaos-bonds-gold-oil-surge … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Bonds ... more »

August Is Trump Mental Health Month

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
If you tuned in to CNN or scanned the homepage of any major media outlet in the past few days, you'll have learned that the people running the place are whispering about staging an "intervention" for Donald Trump. Reactionaries Newt Gingrich and Rudy Giuliani, for example, have turned into mental health concern trolls practically overnight. They echo the fear running throughout the Establishment that Trump is endangering American military might by verbally jousting with the Gold Star Khan family. The bereaved parents are oddly being described by major media outlets as "Muslim-Ameri... more »

President Obama Visits the Pentagon For A Briefing On The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Obama touts progress against Islamic State* President Barack Obama on Thursday touted progress the United States and its allies have made in the military campaign against Islamic State, though he said the militant group still has the ability to direct and inspire attacks. While the U.S.-led air and ground campaign against the group's strongholds in Iraq and Syria have cost it territory, IS is adapting by reverting to high-profile attacks and by using the internet to recruit members, train them and encourage "lone wolf" attacks. Islamic State also maintains control of ... more »

Officers Who Shot Unarmed Man Sue for Racial Discrimination

Amber Randall at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this June 13, 2011 file photo, a Los Angeles Police Department Police Interceptor is stationed at a burglary investigation in North Hills, California.] Two Los Angeles police officers who shot an unarmed black man filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city, alleging their desk duty is a result of racial discrimination. Officers Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas alleged that both their races and the... more »

Clinton Up 10 Points in Latest Fox News Poll

Austin Roscoe at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.] A new Fox News poll released Wednesday evening shows Hillary Clinton jumping to a 10-point lead among registered voters, well above the poll’s 4-point margin of error. According to the poll, Fox News’ first to include the vice presidential candidates,... more »

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