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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, August 6, 2016

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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 58 minutes ago
A Chinese fighter plane partols over the South China Sea. Chinese Air Force aircraft, including H-6K bombers and Su-30 fighters, have completed a patrol of airspace above the Nansha and Huangyan islands in the South China Sea, said a spokesperson Saturday. The flight is part of actual combat training to improve the Air Force's response to security threats, said Senior Colonel Shen Jinke of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force. (Xinhua/Fan Yishu)

Pentagon Is Denying Reports That A U.S. Soldier Has Been Captured By The Islamic State In Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 58 minutes ago
#ISIS 'Amaq posted photos of documents and gear of #American soldiers allegedly taken by ISIS fighters in #Nangarhar pic.twitter.com/UDat7qOFvX — SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) August 6, 2016 *Military Times:* *ISIS in Afghanistan claims it has confiscated sensitive U.S. military equipment* The Islamic State group is circulating photos of potentially sensitive American military equipment and identification cards purportedly confiscated by militants after recent battlefield engagements in Afghanistan. The photos show a variety of weapons, ammunition, communications gear and ac... more »

A Guest Post From Jesse Myerson: The Political Revolution: Where From Here?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Beyond Bernie, What?* Since mid-April, when Hillary Clinton handily won the New York primary, variations on that question have animated discussions all over the country among activists, Sen. Sanders’ detractors as well as his supporters, who recognize that his run’s successes present an opportunity. Attending that opportunity, however, comes a burden. The political terrain opened up by social movements over the last five years demands the formation of a politicized constituency to inhabit it, and the Sanders campaign hinted at such a project’s near-term viability. Developing a s... more »

We Must Support One Another

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
The Grand March for Life and Peace concluded last night with a rousing rally in Jeju City along the sea wall (that reminds one of the Malecón in Havana). As our east team met the west team in the center of the city each side carried one of two large banners depicting wooden totems that now stand in front of the peace center in Gangjeong village. The two banners were brought into the busy traffic clogged intersection and symbolically joined. From there the two merged teams walked the last few miles to the rally site. The totem banners were erected onto the large stage and as da... more »

#RPGaDAY 2016 Day 6: Most amazing thing a game group did for their community

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
That's a bit of an odd question - my inclination in some ways would be to say "nothing". In a sense it sounds a bit like asking what you and your racquetball partner at work did for your community. As far as my own gaming group, contributions for the community are at an individual level. I know for myself I make certain to give to a number of charities that I believe in and I've gamed with a number of generous people. I also appreciate the fact that Bundle of Holding puts a portion of their income into a charity of the choice of those who made the games they offer. For example, St... more »

Yemen Peace Talks Have Collapsed. Heavy Fighting Resumes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*France 24*: *Yemen forces launch new attack after latest UN talks collapse* Forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi launched a new offensive east of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday, the military command said, after United Nations-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait ended without an agreement. The offensive, which is backed by air strikes from a Saudi-led coalition, came as the Iran-allied Houthis and the party of ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh announced a 10-member governing council, against the wishes of the U.N. The Houthis and Saleh's General People's Congress (GPC...more »

The Islamic State Stronghold At The City Of Manbij Has Fallen To U.S. Backed Syrian Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*DW:** US-backed Syrian forces seize 'Islamic State' stronghold Manbij* The Syrian Democratic Forces have cleared 90 percent of the strategic city of "Islamic State" militants. Manbij had been "a citadel of foreign terrorists," said a spokesman for the US-led coalition against the group. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Saturday said an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters took control of the "Islamic State" (IS) stronghold of Manbij near the Turkish border. "The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of Manbij on Saturday and are combing the city in searc... more »

Syrian Rebels Claim To Have Broken The Siege Of Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *BBC*: *Syria rebels 'break government siege' of Aleppo* Rebel factions in Syria say they have broken a weeks-long government siege of Aleppo, amid scenes of rejoicing in the the crucial northern city. Sources close to government forces denied that they had been pushed aside and said they had driven the rebels back from an artillery base. UK-based opposition activists say the rebels have indeed managed to link up with their comrades in eastern Aleppo. But the rebels have so far failed to establish a secure route, they add. *Read more* .... *More Ne... more »

White House Releases Its 'Drone Strike Playbook'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Staff Sgt. Nelson Cherry inspects an MQ-9 Reaper drone aircraft on Aug. 18, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan. (Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez / U.S. Air Force) *L.A. Times*: *White House releases part of secret drone 'playbook'* The Obama administration released a redacted version of its “playbook” for the lethal U.S. drone program, a booklet of presidential guidelines that sets legal standards for deciding who to kill, where and under what circumstances. The 18-page document was drawn up in May 2013, after President Obama promised greater transparency and oversight on countert... more »

China's Third Aircraft Carrier Will be Fitted With Catapults

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
This image shows that China's Type 001A carrier will feature a ski-jump section designed for short take-off operations. Source: Via sinodefenceforum.com *IHS Jane's 360*:* China's third aircraft carrier likely to be fitted with catapults* A photograph has emerged on Chinese online forums showing that China's land-based aircraft carrier mock-up in Wuhan, Hubei Province, is undergoing modifications. These are likely to reflect changes between China's first indigenous aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, which is currently being built at Dalian shipyard and the next one to be constructe... more »

China Sends A Fleet Of 230 Fishing Vessels Into Disputed Waters Claimed By Japan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Chinese naval vessels are pictured participating in a drill on the East China Sea, China, on 1 August 2016China Daily/via REUTERS *IBTimes:* *Japan protests after huge fleet of Chinese vessels enter disputed waters in East China Sea* Japan said three of Beijing's coast guard vessels appeared to be armed and demanded that China leave the area. Japan has reportedly lodged a new protest with China after spotting six Chinese coastguard ships, along with a fleet of nearly 230 fishing vessels that approached its territory in the disputed waters in East China Sea. Japan's foreign ministr... more »

China Begins Combat Patrols Over The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A Chinese military plane H-6 bomber © Reuters *Reuters:* *China conducts 'combat patrols' over contested islands* China's air force sent bombers and fighter jets on "combat patrols" near contested islands in the South China Sea, in a move a senior colonel said was part of an effort to normalize such drills and respond to security threats. The exercises come at a time of heightened tension in the disputed waters after an arbitration court in The Hague ruled last month that China did not have historic rights to the South China Sea. The air force sent several H-6 bombers and Su-30 fi... more »

Great New Article From John Kaminski: Bad Crowd

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
I have come under a bit of flak over the last while from not only many commentators, but even those who I do respect in the real truth movement... It all stems from my stance that this upcoming November 8th US Presidential election is actually a vote between a candidate that would plunge the United States into never ending war, and the other one at least delaying such a war and instead possibly trying to do business instead... Yes, the choice this coming November for Americans is between the mass murdering freak of nature, the demonic Jew butt kissing Hillary "Killary" Clinton, and ... more »

Liberty on the Rocks, Auckland

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
[image: Capture] I’d forgotten to mention an event tomorrow evening that all Auckland liberty-lovers should get along to: another of the now-regular *Liberty on the Rocks *events, this time in Mt Eden. It’s a great opportunity to meet up and hatch plots with other liberty-lovers over a drink or three. Tomorrow night’s event, *Monday* night, is at *Galbraith’s Ale House*, top of Mt Eden Rd, always a good place in which to hatch a plot. Get along from about *6pm*. I believe some reprobate will be speaking for 20 minutes or so at some point about the housing bubble, but other th... more »

Has Tim Canova Actually Embarrassed Wasserman Schultz Enough To Make Her Debate? We'll See

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Debbie Wasserman Schultz moves to Chapter Two of professional insiders’ playbook: defuse pressure for debates by accepting them in principle, while continuing to delay. Now that the July 26 – August 2 distribution of mail-in ballots is safely behind her, and she has secured Joe Biden’s commitment to host an August 5 fundraising event (at which questions about debates can be more-easily deflected), the local newspaper reports: Debbie Wasserman Schultz … said in a brief telephone interview. "I am going to debate my opponent."… Wasserman Schultz said she didn't have a number of de... more »

FDA Unleash GM Mosquitoes To ‘Combat Zika Virus’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Officials in Florida have approved the use of genetically modified mosquitoes in attempting to stop the spread of the Zika virus. The Florida Food and Drugs Administration have assured the public that the GM mosquitoes will “not have significant impacts on the environment,” despite fears that they may be dangerous to the public. Rt.com reports: Trials have already taken place in Brazil and Panama, but critics argue that female mosquitoes developing a preference for ‘normal’ males could reduce the project’s effectiveness. The scheme, led by British-based biotech company Oxitec, crea... more »

Army Chief: “Europe On Verge Of Civil War”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Swiss army chief Lieutenant-General André Blattmann has issued a warning to the people of Europe that a civil war is about to breakout. Blattmann has warned the people of Switzerland that society is so close to breaking down that members of the public must take steps to arm and protect themselves from the inevitable civil war. Speisa.com reports: Blattmann has been head of the Armed Forces since, 1 March 2009 and his words carry very significant weight in a country in which several Citizens’ Initiative referenda against burqas and mosques have proven enormously popular as concerns ... more »

DNC Leak Reveals MSNBC, NY Times Sabotaged Sanders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Leaked emails show collusion between the DNC and publications such as the NY Times and MSNBC to deliberately sabotage Bernie Sanders’ bid for nomination. In one disturbing email exchange, the DNC boasted that they could get NY Times reporter Nick Confessore to bury references to Hillary Clinton’s Hillary Victory Fund, in order to promote her as the favourible candidate during the recent Democratic primaries. Opednews.com reports: The DNC prepared talking points, excuses and legal defenses to respond to claims that the HVF was bundling campaign donations to skirt legal limits (a “mon... more »

Dangerous Pneumonia Vaccines Being Pushed On Elderly

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The CDC has begun an aggressive campaign to persuade the elderly to take a new Pneumonia vaccine that they say will help reduce the chances of catching the infection. Pneumonia vaccines Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23 will be prescribed by doctors in America to anybody over the age of 65, despite the deadly risks associated with the vaccinations. Naturalnews.com reports: As stated by the CDC, only 60 percent of those in this age group have gotten their shot, and they are on a mission to inoculate the other 40 percent too. This is big news – and a great deal – for Merck and Pfizer that w...more »

Wikileaks: Alcohol Industry Bribed Congress To Trash Cannabis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
According to a Wikileaks DNC email dump, the alcohol industry pressured and bribed officials in Congress to destroy the reputation of cannabis. According to cannabis industry website Marijuana.com, officials in some of the top alcohol companies in America spent money on persuading members of Congress to pay attention to the alleged problem of “marijuana-impaired driving”. Hightimes.com reports: What the blogger found was in the May 24, 2016 edition of Huddle, a daily e-newsletter for Capitol Hill insiders produced by the Politico website. That issue included a paid advertisement fro...more »

Hacked Emails: DNC Dislike And Distrust Common Core

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Leaked DNC emails reveal that officials within the Democratic National Committee scrambled to remove references to Common Core from a video due the public’s negative perception of the educational organisation. A senior staffer at the DNC ordered a segment about Common Core be edited out of a DNC-produced video, saying that the party’s position on education was at odds with public opinion. Offthegridnews.com reports: In a May 3 email, Eric Walker, a deputy communications director at the DNC, ordered a video to be changed that had referenced Common Core in a positive way. “A) Common ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 5 hours ago
*British children taught by trainee teachers who don't even have an A-level in their subject* Children face being taught maths, physics and biology by teachers who do not have A-levels in their specialist subjects, shock research reveals. Nearly two out of five trainee maths teachers did not study it beyond GCSE, according to figures analysed by Labour. More than half of biology teacher trainees do not have a qualification in the subject. And a quarter of students studying to teach physics do not have physics A-level. Labour said the revelations made a mockery of Tory promises to... more »


Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 5 hours ago
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French Mayor To Arm Police Amid Ongoing State of Emergency

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
French mayor, Francois Vayrou, has vowed to to arm all police officers in France in order to allow them to effectively deal with the threat of terrorism. As France remains gripped in an ongoing state of emergency, Francois Vayrou, the mayor of the city of Pau declared, “Our weapons against incivility, such as the Taser or the flash-ball, are obviously worthless in stopping a vehicle,” in reference to the terror attack in Nice. Anonhq.com reports: While arming the police seems to be the logical step, it brings into questions a number of civil rights issues. No one can deny the conne... more »

Zika Update: CDC Director Says Miami Mosquitoes Succumbing to Aerial Sprays

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Baby with Zika virus - 900] DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says aerial spraying of the insecticide naled is killing many mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood where the insects apparently transmitted Zika to 15 people. Dr.... more »

Study Finds Lazy People Significantly More Intelligent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A new U.S. study has found that lazy people tend to have higher IQ’s than their active counterparts. The research suggests that highly intelligent people spend more time, on average, lazing around. It also found that intelligent people tend to get bored less easily, spending their time engaged in thought. Independent.co.uk reports: And active people may be more physical as they need to stimulate their minds with external activities, either to escape their thoughts or because they get bored quickly. Researchers from the Florida Gulf Coast University gave a classic test – dating back... more »

Sphere Alliance #193 Visitors while I sleep, and a conversation with Thor

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
By American Kabuki Terran: Stan X, we're there being's in my room while I napped? [I usually have to sleep after the healing energy work] Bev said she heard noises in there [my room] Stan X: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. YOU HAVE DECLARED YOUR SPACE/PROTECTION. IT IS NOT KNOWN WHO COULD VIOLATE THAT. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X. END.* Terran: Energetically I did but perhaps I need to do that physically [I allow my amigos (other inbodyments of me) and Heather's "amigos" access] Terran: NABRAC have any data on that? Thor: *DEAR ONE/TERRAN. FEEL OUR JOY? IT IS ME. WE STAY WITH YOU BOTH NOW. AGAIN... more »

Iranian Nuclear Scientist Who ‘Defected’ To U.S. Executed In Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Iranian nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri who disappeared in Saudi Arabia in 2009 before defecting to the U.S. and then returning to Iran, was executed on August 3, according to local press reports. The Times Of Israel reports: Shahram Amiri was a nuclear researcher at Malek Ashtar University of Technology and worked for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. He is said to have had in-depth knowledge of Iran’s rogue nuclear program. His family said he was executed on August 3 and that they had been allowed to visit him the day before. Amiri disappeared briefly while on pilgrimage in Saudi ... more »

What If Trump’s Candidacy Is Over By Halloween? Here Are A Few Replacement Kooks Most Republicans Can Probably Get Behind.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*-By Noah* Forget Halloween. Will Herr Trumpf’s candidacy for the highest office in the land even last that long? Might it be over by Labor Day? Oh the irony of a Republican nominee for president dropping out on Labor Day. Seems sort of appropriate to me! It would be the most amazing irony of all if what finally did Donald Trump in were his non-stop attacks on an American Muslim soldier, Captain Humayan Khan’s ultimate sacrifice and that soldier’s Gold Star parents. It’s an attack that Trump’s supporters are cheering and defending every day at his rallies and on TV. The Republi... more »

Liberal Colorado Activists Scramble for Anti-Fracking Ballot Signatures

Geoffrey Ingersoll at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: View of Frac site] Activists in Colorado with the "Keep It In The Ground" movement have until Monday to get nearly 100,000 valid signatures for two state ballot initiatives essentially banning fracking. Campaign finance disclosure reports show that environmentalist groups Food & Water Watch (F&WW), Greenpeace and... more »

Swedish Church Set To Hit ISIS With Bibles In Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Islamic State (ISIS) strongholds in Iraq are about to receive electronic versions of the holy bible by air to ease their suffering, courtesy of a Swedish church. The Livets Ord evangelical group from Sweden are to drop large number of Christian holy books on ISIS targets using drones in Iraq. Their aim is to spread love and hope in areas that may be lacking god’s attention. The Daily Express reports: Church leader Christian Akerhielm said: “The bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display. They require no electricity, but work on their own. “Our ambition is to pass on th... more »

Chromosome 16: Linked to Human Evolution, Autism, and Susceptibility to Ionizing Radiation

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
A new gene linked to autism may be the first completely new gene distinguishing humans from Neanderthal and ancient hominid cousins: Xander Nuttle et al. Emergence of a Homo sapiens-specific gene family and chromosome 16p11.2 CNV susceptibility, Nature (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature19075 This finding supports other research suggesting that autism is correlated with increased micro-deletions and duplications. But it also extends that research by showing how genetic flexibility has liabilities and those liabilities may shift in relation to environmental inputs that increase pressures... more »

Fukushima Daiichi August 5 and 7 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 7 hours ago
Still steaming away. August 5, 2016 August 7, 2016 TBS IS DOWN

Modjo - Lady (Hear Me Tonight)

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Survived my first serious drinking session in a long time. But that doesn't mean I'm well disposed to write something this evening, so I won't.

Sphere Alliance Message #192 More Yeti data...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
By American Kabuki In an earlier post.I mentioned in the last post the Yeti's desire for a loaf of bread and grapes We placed a loaf of French Bread, a bag of grapes and a small watermelon (which they did not ask for) in a basket when it got dark. The Yeti prefer to remain hidden at this time, and do have ways of being unseen (frequency shift?) by the human eye when they choose even in daylight. Our eyes see such a small portion of the light spectrum. Below are some photos I took, you can click on them if you want to enlarge them for viewing. This is how we found the bask... more »

Settlement Coming for Food Company’s ‘Peter Pan’ Salmonella Lawsuit

RUSS BYNUM at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: CONAGRA-SALMONELLA_perr (1)__1470519067_71.164.139.145] SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Nearly a decade after hundreds of Americans got sick after eating Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella, ConAgra Foods appears close to settling a federal criminal case stemming from the outbreak. After years of investigation... more »

Encouraging News in July Jobs Report

James Sherk at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: iStock_88241295_MEDIUM__1470518285_71.164.139.145] The Bureau of Labor Statistics' July jobs report contained little bad news. The bureau found that employers created a net 255,000 new jobs since June. Strong growth in the professional and business services (+70,000), health care (+49,000), leisure and hospitality... more »

Black Judge Under Fire for Facebook Attacks on White Prosecutor

BRUCE SCHREINER at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Online Auction Concept with Gavel on Laptop] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Louisville judge, incensed when a prosecutor questioned his authority to scrap a jury panel because it lacked minorities, did not turn to appeals courts, legal precedent or other avenues typical for aggrieved jurists. He took... more »

Female Officers Wounded in Possible Belgium Terrorist Attack

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Belgium Machete Attac_perr__1470515644_71.164.139.145] CHARLEROI, Belgium (AP) -- Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akhbar” outside the main police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said. The assailant was shot... more »

Hundreds of Migrants Cross Into France to Protest Border Policies

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Italy Europe Migrants_perr__1470514940_71.164.139.145] MILAN (AP) -- France has returned some 200 migrants to Italy who plunged into the sea to cross into France, evading border controls. They were among some 300 who had moved to the rocky shoals on the Italian side of... more »

Female Police Officers Injured In Machete Attack In Belgium

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Two Belgian women police officers were wounded by a man wielding a machete in the city of Charleroi on Saturday. Officials have said that the attack appeared to be terror related. The attacker who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akhbar,”(“God is great”) was shot by a third officer and later died of his injuries. The Scotsman reports: Le décès de l’agresseur à la machette est confirmé. Les deux collègues sont hors de danger. Merci pour le soutien #PoliceCharleroi — Police Charleroi (@PoliceCharleroi) August 6, 2016 He was shot by a third officer and seriously wounded in the incident, acco... more »

Some proper camel toe for Saturday night...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago

Peerage for whitewash fiasco

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
I don’t know if the Chakrabarti peerage debacle has dropped off the front pages for good, but the odour lingers on. Being offered a peerage just after concluding that there is no institutional antisemitism in the Labour Party doesn’t look good, whichever way you look at it. The BBC has been reporting that ‘Jewish leaders” or “the Jewish community” have been making a fuss about Shami Chakrabarti’s peerage, as though Jews are the only ones troubled by this ‘cash-for-questions’ type scandal. Continually quoting Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi, who said that the “credibility of h... more »

American Teen Wins First Gold of Rio Games

ARNIE STAPLETON at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics Shooting_perr__1470514622_71.164.139.145] American teenager Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics in the women’s 10-meter air rifle Saturday, and host Brazil recorded the first upset of the games, stunning reigning Olympic and world champion Norway in women’s handball.... more »

A Successful Con Man

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump's behaviour last weak appeared to be absolutely insane. Some commentators have taken to calling him the Kamikaze Candidate. But Tom Walkom warns his readers that there is a method to Trump's madness: The billionaire realtor may be the privileged scion of a wealthy family. But he can win only if he convinces enough disgruntled Americans that he, like them, is an outsider — that he stands aloof from the power elite, that he is not a slave to political correctness and that he tells it like it is. Up to now he has succeeded by defying the experts, confounding the pundits ... more »

EU Threatens To Prevent UK Leaving Bloc Unless They Pay £20 Bn Bill

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
EU bureaucrats have told Britain to pay a £20 billion bill or they won’t allow them to leave the bloc. The EU officials reportedly brought the UK under pressure to pay the money which they say is the UK’s share from the bloc’s €200 billion bills that have remained unpaid for years, the Daily Express reported Saturday. “A deal with Britain is inconceivable if the British do not settle these liabilities,” an unnamed EU source was quoted as saying. Press TV reports: EU Commission lawyers have also warned the government of Prime Minister Theresa May that a failure to pay up would equal... more »

Popular Torrent Site Says Farewell, Ceases Operation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The world’s largest torrent search site, Torrentz.eu, has closed its operation and has announced “farewell” to its millions of users. The surprise shut-down comes just weeks after another major torrent site was closed, marking the end of an era. The meta-search engine website had been popular since 2003. Torrent Freak reports: Founded in 2003, Torrentz has been a stable factor in the torrent community for over 13 years. With millions of visitors per day the site grew out to become one of the most visited torrent sites, but today this reign ends, as the popular meta-search engine has... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 10 hours ago
*Pete Fountain, New Orleans' clarinet-playing musical ambassador, dies at 86*

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Blogging will return later today.

Russian President Putin Just Issued A Chilling Warning To The United States

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Antimedia*: *Vladimir Putin Just Issued a Chilling Warning to the United States* As the United States continues to develop and upgrade their nuclear weapons capabilities at an alarming rate, America’s ruling class refuses to heed warnings from President Vladimir Putin that Russia will respond as necessary. In his most recent attempt to warn his Western counterparts about the impending danger of a new nuclear arms race, Putin told the heads of large foreign companies and business associations that Russia is aware of the United States’ plans for nuclear hegemony. He was speaking a... more »

Russia Entices U.S.-Trained Syrian Rebels To Switch Sides

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Free Syrian Army fighters (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman) / Reuters *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast:* *Russia Is Trying to Poach U.S.-Trained Rebels With ‘Unlimited’ Weapons in Syria* American trained and armed, but often disappointed by Washington and dissatisfied, this brigade finds Russian offers of support enticing. The Russian government is trying to poach Syrian rebels trained and equipped by the United States for the war against ISIS, according to the political leader of a prominent Pentagon-backed brigade in Aleppo—and the rebels are strongly considering Russia’s offer. In an exclus... more »

Was The U.S. - NATO Libyan Intervention A Failure?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Shadi Hamid, VOX:* *Everyone says the Libya intervention was a failure. They’re wrong.* Libya and the 2011 NATO intervention there have become synonymous with failure, disaster, and the Middle East being a "shit show" (to use President Obama’s colorful descriptor). It has perhaps never been more important to question this prevailing wisdom, because how we interpret Libya affects how we interpret Syria and, importantly, how we assess Obama’s foreign policy legacy. Of course, Libya, as anyone can see, is a mess, and Americans are reasonably asking if the intervention was a mistake... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
I was quoted by Andrew Tilghman in “Moqtada al Sadr and his followers in Iraq are ‘thirsty for Americans’ blood,” for the Military Times, and by Mark Perry in "Get Ready for Obama's 'October Surprise' in Iraq" for Politico.

Stranded Kayaker Rescued From Australian Island After Crocodile Attack

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A man has been rescued from a small island off the coast of Queensland in Australia after a crocodile attack left him stranded there for days. The kayaker told his rescuers that after the crocodile sank its teeth into his boat he never had to peddle so fast to get to the island. Stuff reports: The man, who is yet to be identified, was rescued on Saturday morning, four days after he had set off from Yeppoon on a journey to Stanage Bay, which is about 200km north of the central Queensland town. His kayak was attacked about 3km off Townshend Island in the Shoalwater Bay area, about 111k... more »

Go Forth This Day - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 11 hours ago
*Many thanks to Pam for the making of this beautiful poster for my poem.* *If you wish to read the poem in an easier to read format, please click on the link provided below:* *http://mnhopkins.blogspot.se/2016/07/go-forth-this-day-poem-by-mn-hopkins.html*

Lamar W. Hankins : Donald Trump, white resentment, racism, and a ‘great’ America

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 11 hours ago
More than 40 years of racist actions and comments demonstrate what we normally call racism. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 6, 2016 I have been aware of white resentment toward blacks since at least 1954, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : Donald Trump, white resentment, racism, and a ‘great’ America

2 Belgian Police Attacked by 'Allah Hu Akbar' Knife man per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/08/06/2-belgian-police-attacked-by-allah-hu-akbar-knifeman/ 'Two policemen have reportedly been attacked by a man with a machete shouting 'Allah hu Akhbar' outside a police station in Belgium.' Nothing on the BBC yet, they're presumably debating how to spin this as nothing to do with Islam.

Trump Is A Scary Monster And Super Creep... But Hillary Will Keep Us Safe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Yesterday the *L.A. Times* published an OpEd by Bernie, explaining why he's voting for Hillary Clinton, basically an establishment candidate of the status quo with whom we all just spent a year contrasting with the reform-minded-- even revolutionary-- Sanders. Stating the obvious, he starts with a gentler lesser-of-two-evils argument: "Trump would be a disaster and an embarrassment for our country if he were elected president. His campaign is not based on anything of substance-- improving the economy, our education system, healthcare or the environment. It is based on bigotry. He... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 13 hours ago
*‘Climate change’ front and center at Olympics opening ceremony* *I've always thought that Olympic opening ceremonies were a lot of BS and this does tend to confirm it* THE 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro commenced Friday night with an opening ceremony that made a global plea to reverse climate change and conserve the Earth’s resources. It’s Brazil’s first time hosting the Olympics. In fact, it’s the first time any South American country has welcomed more than 200 nations’ athletes for the historic games. The opening ceremonies’ planning committee put on a more earthy, fun... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* We went to the NYC restaurant that serves grasshoppers and they're delicious How Europe Is Getting Rich by Fueling Its Own Terror Epidemic Nicaraguan President Removes Political Opposition From Congress, Nominates Wife As Vice President The Secret Service may have been 'impaired' the day JFK was assassinated Fabulous writer Susan Cheever gets unwittingly hijacked to the realm of political naivete. "Mystery" Buyer Revealed: Swiss National Bank's US Stock Holdings Rose 50% In First Half, To Record $62BN BIOMETRICS IN THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY: Why biologically based a... more »

The Three Taoist Treasures of the Energy Body

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Chi is thought of as "the natural force which fills the universe," and is available to all. The post The Three Taoist Treasures of the Energy Body appeared first on Waking Times.

How I Know for Sure I am Not Yet Enlightened

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - I’m not constantly aware of the projections, but I’m working on it. Are you? The post How I Know for Sure I am Not Yet Enlightened appeared first on Waking Times.

A woman's pro-Europe anti-Islam song

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Ms Olivie Žižková (*1975) has only been known to the wider Czech public as the nude babe from a bizarre calendar that she created along with Mr Jiří Krytinář, a Czech dwarf actor [skeletal dysplasia] who died half a year ago [problem with lungs, 1947-2015]. *A version with alternative pictures* But she has just written, recorded, and released this catchy song, "Europe, just breath", that shows that she has some nontrivial talents that go beyond nudity. Don't get me wrong: many aspects of the song suffer from the same diseases as the "regular people's products" you may be receiving... more »

The Canadian Economy Is Getting Ugly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*MaCleans*:* Don’t look now, Canada’s economy is getting ugly* *There’s been a lot of terrible economic news in recent weeks. At what point does this become a problem for Justin Trudeau?* Oooph. That’s about the best way to sum up the state of Canada’s economy after a barrage of awful economic reports in recent weeks. First up was fresh evidence that Canada’s manufacturing sector is struggling, despite all the support it’s received from cheap oil, the low loonie and a strengthening U.S. economy. Factory sales fell in May by 1 per cent, the third monthly drop this year. After that,... more »

A Look At Where Clinton And Trump Stand On Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Damien Sharkov, Newsweek*: *Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Russia?* *Would either shoot down an approaching Russian jet?* “Is Donald Trump really a wannabe mole for the Kremlin?” one of the headlines of Russia’s main pro-government tabloids reads on Friday. “No wonder two of his wives are from our kind, beautiful, slavic,” Komsomolskaya Pravda declared, referring to Trump’s Czech-American ex-wife Ivana Trump and Slovenian-born current wife Melania Trump. While the headline is meant to be humorous and the article is written with the kind of bombastic punctuation one could als... more »

Florida Officials Scramble for Positive Messaging as Mosquito-Borne Zika Spreads in State

TAMARA LUSH at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Zika Tourism_perr__1470494917_71.164.139.145] TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Fifteen people have been infected with Zika in a small, trendy neighborhood in Miami. The outbreak has sent Florida officials into damage-control mode, with Gov. Rick Scott insisting, “We have a safe state!” during a tour of... more »

Case Study: How Amnesty International Turns Predators into Victims

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
*August 6, 2016* (The New Atlas) - Amnesty International strongly condemned tomorrow's referendum regarding Thailand's new charter aimed at moving the nation forward after over a decade of political chaos and now two military coups, the most recent having been in 2014. Thailand's The Nation would report in an article titled, "Amnesty International questions reliability of referendum," would claim: *The Amnesty International has questioned the reliability of the Sunday referendum, pointing out it will be held under “chilling climate” when the people cannot speak their minds freely. ... more »

"Hate crime" is sick

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 14 hours ago
"Hate crime", as a crime in state statutes, is a feature of a totalitarian society. Democratic societies have only regular crimes and a strong presumption of innocence until proven guilty, with no thought or expression crimes. A regular crime must have a victim (different from the accused, and not society at large) that was actually, measurably and willfully harmed by the actions of the

Cruz, Cornyn Press Obama for Answers on Unspent Zika Money

Fred Lucas at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 8570524865_ef4d8ff19e_k__1470491529_71.164.139.145] The administration pledged in April to spend $589 million from unused Ebola funds for Zika. However, only about $180 million of that has been obligated, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The letter was signed by Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn,... more »

What the Supreme Court’s Ruling Means for Transgender Bathrooms in Schools

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: restroom sign - 900] The U.S. Supreme Court signaled an interest in taking on the transgender bathroom debate this week, granting a Virginia school system temporary permission to keep its bathrooms separated by biological sex. In a 5-3 vote, the justices issued a stay... more »

Weekend reads: “Research parasite” doubling down; racism in the lab; clinical trial insider trading

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch saw news of a settled lawsuit, and had us celebrating our sixth anniversary with the announcement of a new partnership. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: A group of clinical researchers seem to be doubling down on an idea floated in the New England Journal of Medicine that anyone who uses others’ […] The post Weekend reads: “Research parasite” doubling down; racism in the lab; clinical trial insider trading appeared first on Retraction Watch.

China’s Latest Power Play Riles Major US Ally

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: 1024px-JS_Chōkai,_USS_Mustin_and_JS_Ariake_in_the_East_China_Sea_after_Keen_Sword_2013,_-16_Nov._2012_d] Japan berated China today for sending coast guard and fishing vessels to violate Japanese territorial waters in the East China Sea. At around 1:30 P.M., Aug. 5, the 11th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters in Okinawa Prefecture spotted two Chinese coast guard vessels and... more »

Rio’s Poor Watch Olympic Opening From Rooftops of Slum

ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Rio Olympics_perr (1)__1470489163_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In the hills that hug Maracana Stadium, many Brazilians saw the flash and glitz of the opening ceremony for the Olympics from rooftops with exposed wiring and water pipes, amid trash-filled streets separated from the... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 6 , 2016 ..... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Doug Noland's Weekly Missive And Overview Of Global Markets - First Must Read For Saturday ; US Job Report Post-Mortems / Fed Hike Prospects After Jobs Reports ; Brazil's Bovespa Stock Index Up 36% YTD - Despite Everything Occurring In Brazil. 2. Italy In Focus - Banks , Italian Stock Underperformance Despite Latest Ramp Job , Italy Unemployment VS Germany Unemployment , Italy On Rating Watch At DBRS. 3. Turkey In Focus - Post Coup Updates , Matters Of Interest Touching Upon Turkey. 4. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Market Moving News... Doug Noland's Credit Bubble Bulletin A Must Read ! *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 6m 6 minutes ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Updating Government Finance Qu... http://creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/08/weekly -commentary-updating-government.html?spref=tw … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Fear index at lowest level in 2yrs as strong US jobs report & easy mon pol sedate investors. https://www.ft.com/content/cc20a9 f4-5b45-11e6-8d05-4eaa66292c32 … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 4m 4 minutes ago... more »

These Military Punishments Will Never Be Permitted In The Civilian World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Task & Purpose*:* 8 Military Punishments That Wouldn’t Fly In The Civilian World* These laws and punishments seem antiquated, but they’re still used in the military. If you screw up your cashier duties at McDonald’s, chances are your boss won’t smoke you, unless he wants a harassment suit brought against him. In the military world, we live by a different set of rules and laws, one in which we forfeit many of our previously enjoyed rights and freedoms. The U.S. armed forces follow the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a set of legal conventions that was born from the 69 Articles ... more »

Jihadists and Progressives Together

Jim Tonkowich at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: France Hostage Taking_perr (3)__1470488157_71.164.139.145] By now you've heard the story. Two jihadists having pledged loyalty to ISIS walked into a Catholic parish in a small French town and murdered an 85-year-old priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel as he celebrated Mass. The two were known to... more »

Tennessee: 41 Arrested In Human-Trafficking Sting

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), 41 people were arrested in Tennessee over the past week in connection with human trafficking for sexual purposes. The TBI announced that 41 people had been arrested and charged with either patronizing prostitution, or in one case, simple possession and solicitation of a minor. A high school teacher, college football player and state IT specialist were among those arrested as part of a three-day sting to crack down on human trafficking in Nashville. Press TV reports: Over half of the men arrested said they wanted to have sex w... more »

Andy Griffith Has the Answer for the Entitlement Mentality

Michael Brown at The Stream - 16 hours ago
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Police Video Released as Cops Face Charges Over Shooting of Car-Wielding Teen

DON BABWIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Police in Washington have arrested five people they say opened fire on police.] CHICAGO (AP) -- Video released Friday shows Chicago police firing repeatedly at a stolen car as it careens down the street away from them, then handcuffing the mortally wounded black 18-year-old who was at the wheel after a chaotic foot... more »

North Carolina Has OutLawed Payday Lenders-- But Patrick McHenry Is The Industry's Champion Even More So Than Debbie Wasserman Schultz

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Patrick McHenry got into Congress just as *DWT* was getting started in 2005-- and we've watched for over decade as he built a career based on blatant and unaccountable corruption, using his position on the House Financial Services Committee to raise $3,717,511 from the Finance Sector he's supposed to be protecting the public from. This year alone, the Finance Sector has given McHenry $1,176,225 in legalistic bribes, the 4th most of any member of Congress other than Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Wall Street's favorite Senate errand boy Patrick Murphy. It's a... more »

Is this it

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
the reason the fema people made concentratoon 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

Will Closing Down Manufacturers Of Bullets For AK-47s And Other Dangerous Weapons Stop Much Of The World's Conflicts?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Belts of 7.62 mm ammunition are prepared for distribution to international competitors before an international machine gun shooting match at the 2012 Australian Army Skill at Arms Meeting. Wikipedia *Strategy Page*:* Peacekeeping: Every Missing Bullet Counts* Since the late 1990s peacekeepers have become increasingly occupied just trying to stop all the shooting going on. It wasn’t always like that. After the Cold War ended in 1991 there have been too many people with AK-47 running around firing at anything and everything. How to stop that? There’s always been a simple solution ava... more »

This Private Database Has Built A Profile On Every Adult In America

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Bloomberg:** This Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult* *Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.* Forget telephoto lenses and fake mustaches: The most important tools for America’s 35,000 private investigators are database subscription services. For more than a decade, professional snoops have been able to search troves of public and nonpublic records—known addresses, DMV records, photographs of a person’s car—and condense them into comprehensive reports costing as little as $10. Now they can com... more »

A Look At The Fight Against The Islamic State On The Frontlines In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Hopeful: Fighters of Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire a rocket at Islamic State fighters in Sirte, Libya, on August 4 *Daily Mail:* *Laughing Libyan fighters launch rockets at ISIS while standing on the back of pick-up trucks in battle to take back the coastal city of Sirte * * The Libyan fighters fired rockets at Islamic State targets in the Libyan city of Sirte on Thursday * Many of the men are volunteers and former rebels who fought in the uprising that toppled Gaddafi * ISIS has controlled the coastal city since February 20... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson conducts a replenishment at sea with fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon in the Pacific Ocean, July 26, 2016. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick W. Menah, Jr.

Russia Blasts US For Supporting ‘Moderates’ Who Gas Civilians In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russia has blasted the United States for supporting moderate militant groups who launch toxic gas attacks against civilians in Syria. The Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman referred to the militants as “animals.” “The United States is supporting these animals, who used poison gas against the civilian population,” Maria Zakharova said, adding that “Unfortunately it’s not the only tragedy which the ‘moderates’ backed by Washington stand behind.” Zakharova has called on the Western mainstream media to refrain from double standards in reporting on the Syrian conflict and to cover the ... more »

Is this it?

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago
the reason the fema people made concentra*toon 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

One Year Later: EPA Slammed for Possible Cover-Up One Year After Poisoning Three States

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Animas_River_spill_2015-08-06 (1)] An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) crew spilled three million gallons of toxic waste from Colorado's Gold King Mine into western rivers one year ago Friday, but little has since come from the disaster other than expanding government. "One year and countless... more »

John F. Kennedy’s Fateful Mistake

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: JFK Red Black and White - 900] I grew up in Boston, in the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Dorchester, Massachusetts. My family had a picture of John F. Kennedy and the Pope on the wall. We took pride in the fact that he was the first Catholic... more »

Rio Olympics Open With Global Warming Politics

MAURICIO SAVARESE, JOHN LEICESTER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Pyrotechnics light up the sky during the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) What it lacked in flash, Rio made up for with feeling. With a limited budget, the consequence of a biting recession that roiled preparations for South America’s first Olympics, Brazil laced its high-energy opening party for... more »

California Mayor, Accused of Strip Poker with Minors, Declares Innocence

KRISTIN J. BENDER and JANIE HAR at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Mayor-Arrested-Califo_perr__1470483457_71.164.139.145] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The embattled mayor of one of California’s largest cities forcefully declared his innocence Friday, denying charges that he supplied alcohol to teenagers for a strip poker game in his room at a youth camp and declaring... more »

When’s a Ransom Not a Ransom? When It’s Inconvenient for Obama to Call It That

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Iran Ransom Money Deal America - 900] One of my all-time favorite lines is from Henry Thoreau: “Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.” It came to mind this week when the White House and State Department insisted that...more »

Politics, Hope and the Power of Love

Kathryn Jean Lopez at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hope and Love Political Button - 900] TORONTO -- I arrived in the Canadian capital from Krakow, after a week of being asked by anyone who spoke English about what is going to happen in the U.S. presidential election. Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus offered... more »

Trump Endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain in Friday Speech

STEVE PEOPLES and JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (2)__1470482019_71.164.139.145] GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- In an effort to repair some of the damage he had inflicted on his presidential campaign, Donald Trump endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan to end a four-day standoff that exposed the deeps chasms in the... more »

BLM Activists Accuse Israel Of Genocide, Jewish Groups Outraged

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Jewish organizations are up in arms after the official platform of the Black Lives Matter movement visited the occupied West Bank and called Israel “an apartheid state” responsible for genocide against Palestinians. RT reports: T’ruah, a rabbinic human rights organization, has slammed the platform, published earlier this week, expressing dismay at the use of the term ‘genocide.’ “We are extremely dismayed at the decision to refer to the Israeli occupation as genocide,” it said in a statement published Wednesday. “While we agree that the occupation violates the human rights of Palest... more »

50 MPG is now reality

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Remember all the doomsayers who said it could not be done. We can do anything if properly motivated. Zero emissions is the next moon launch. 40 MPG with cachet The Volt is something completely differant. Triple the battery only range of the others. In Canada all three cars are relativly equal in price. ($45K) In Ontario all three qualify for a rebate of $12,000. Decisions, decisions, I guess I would go Audi.

Clinton Acknowledges Trust Issue, Blames It on Republicans

LISA LERER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the 2016 National Association of Black Journalists' and National Association of Hispanic Journalists' Hall of Fame Luncheon at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday the challenge she’d face leading a country where most Americans don’t trust her, saying she takes “seriously” the work she must do to build confidence in her character. But the Democratic presidential nominee... more »

The New Kalashnikov Is More Badass Than Before

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The new Russian Kalashnikov AK-12 assault rifle continues the legacy of Mikhail Kalashnikov. If you have plenty of money then buy an American rifle; if not, buy Chinese. But if you are getting ready for war, buy a Kalashnikov. A Russia Insider report: Kalashnikov Has Upgraded the AK-74 to Be Even More Badass (Video) The most famous of all Russian weapons manufacturers, Kalashnikov, showcases for Russian TV the latest innovations to the classic assault rifle design Mikhail Kalashnikov first created over a half century ago. The mainstay of the company’s line, the AK-74 chambered in 5.... more »

Christians, You Don’t Need to Be on TV to be Heard

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Multiple Screens News - 900] Recently on CNN, my BreakPoint co-host Eric Metaxas demonstrated, live and in-person, how to talk with those with whom you clearly disagree. In a discussion with host Don Lemon about Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine as running mate, Eric... more »

News from Amazon

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 18 hours ago
Source Source To users of my favorite textbooks: Thank you! Have a great semester.

Our Lives Matter

Spike EP at News Spike - 20 hours ago
*Mayor John Pappas:* I was warned not to come here. I was warned. They warned me, "*Don't stand behind that coffin.*" But why should I heed such a warning, when a heartbeat is silent and a child lies dead? "*Don't stand behind" this coffin.* That boy was as pure and as innocent as the driven snow. But I must stand here, because I have not given you what you should have. Until we can walk abroad and recreate ourselves; until we can stroll along the streets like boulevards; congregate in parks free from fear, our families mingling, our children laughing, our hearts joined -... more »

August 5: Our passive land -z-z-z-z

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 21 hours ago
The Irving Chapel ad is back. There will be a service this Sunday with special music (rock hymns played on a gazoo?) and with a top-drawer Rev. Dr. in the pulpit. None of your plain Rev. trash. This should beat the Sermon on the Mount. After all, Jesus didn't even have a high school leaving certificate. For those whose religious needs differ from those of the average person, here's an alternative place of worship. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-05-29/bill-clinton-was-here-elite-one-percent%E2%80%99s-orgy-island-exposed The Clintons pronounced themselves broke in 1900 when Clint... more »

Trump vs The Wisconsin Republican Mafia... And A Chastened Trumpanzee, A Loser, Backs Down

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
Most of the Wisconsin congressmembers aren't what you would call Trumpists-- and neither are their constituents. Trump, in fact, performed poorly in the state's Republican primary. Ted Cruz was the big winner with 531,129 votes (48.2%) to Trump's 386,370 (35.1%). He won 6 delegates to Cruz's 36. The Wisconsin congressional district where Trump did best-- and won-- was the 7th, Sean Duffy's district way up near Canada in the dark, frozen tundra. And Duffy, a former minor TV reality "star" himself, is Trump's top congressional supporter in the state. But yesterday Duffy sided with R... more »

Contamination of Olympic ceremony by climate alarmism is unethical

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Megastructure: the world media talk about the new preprint saying that the intensity of the seemingly ordinary KIC 8462852 Kepler star corresponds to a piecewise linear, decreasing function (a very non-smooth function), with a few-percent decrease sometimes in a few months and sometimes in a few years. The aliens have clearly approved astroengineering – basically helioengineering – projects to gradually screen their star and to fight against global warming on Earth B. Or just some clouds or devouring of the star by some other objects in a certain state of motion. Or something real... more »

Kate Middleton Fears Being Killed Off In Diana Style Car Accident

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Kate Middleton is living in fear for her life and believes she will be killed in a car accident, a family friend has revealed. Queen Elizabeth told the Dutchess that her “purpose has been served” after the birth of her second child, leaving her stunned and fearing that she will be “killed off” in an eerily similar manner to Princess Diana. Kate Middleton fears the Queen wants her dead She is obsessed with Diana’s car crash and is convinced she will be killed the same way Kate’s nurse Jacintha Saldanha did not commit suicide; she was murdered “to teach Kate a lesson” The Queen thinks... more »

Mount Polley Blockade: Land Defender injured by Imperial Metals Employee

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
MT POLLEY BLOCKADE NEW! Video! BREAKING NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAND DEFENDER INJURED BY IMPERIAL METALS EMPLOYEE On August 4, 2016, the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Societies and Allies, including Ancestral Pride gathered in front of the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine to mark the second year anniversary of British Columbia’s largest catastrophic industrial disaster

Mysterious Tweet Sparks Fears Edward Snowden Is Missing Or Dead

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Edward Snowden tweeted a cryptic 64 character code on Friday evening that was deleted minutes later, sparking fears the message was a ‘dead man’s switch’ meaning Snowden is either dead or missing. A dead man’s switch is a message set up to be automatically sent if the holder of the account does not perform a regular check-in. In Snowden’s case, his dead man’s switch would be the key to the encrypted files he distributed among journalists and associates. Snowden’s first release in 2013 sent shockwaves through the intelligence community and confirmed suspicions that many people had hel...more »

ISIS claims responsibility for the diphoton excess

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
Anniversary: Exactly 25 years ago, on August 6th, 1991, Tim Berners-Lee posted a modest USENET post in which he announced the World Wide Web to the world. *Dr Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Nude Socialist is honored that you agreed to give us this exclusive interview. After Hillary Clinton, you became another leader of global importance – one who fights against the discrimination of Muslims – who talks to us. Why was there a diphoton excess near \(750\GeV\)?* We realized that some of our warriors can't even get to a disco club anymore. We were thinking about ways to harm the Western infid...more »

The Annual Meeting Of China's Top Leaders Is Being Held This Weekend At The Seaside Resort Of Beidaihe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
China's President Xi Jinping (L) and China's Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China, March 13, 2016. Damir Sagolj Reuters *CNBC:* *A secret meeting of leaders in a Chinese beach town could determine the future of the country* A closed-door meeting in a resort town on the Bohai Sea may be where China's future leadership begins to take shape, at a time when observers say there's tension at the top in Beijing. President Xi Jinping is said to be hosting the very highest echelon of China's Communist Party this ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
On Aug 6, 1945, the US dropped "Little Boy" on Hiroshima, razing the Japanese city to the ground pic.twitter.com/4xZCqiEasA — Newsflicks (@newsflicks) August 6, 2016

Rare Footage Filmed By Soviet Researchers Shows The Utter Destruction Of Hiroshima And Nagasaki And Month After The Atomic Bombs Were Dropped

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Nuclear disaster as seen by the Russians: Rare footage filmed by Soviet researchers shows the utter devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after US atomic bombs flattened the cities in 1945* * Soviet Union researchers captured the footage of the flattened Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki * Harrowing video shows the devastation around a month after the US bombings took place in August 1945 * The footage was presented to Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in June by the chairman of the Russian State Duma * It is the first time the cities have obtained footage of the... more »

Every Nuclear Bomb Explosion In History (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago

Japan Marks The 71st Anniversary Of The Atomic Bombing Of Hiroshima

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Photo: *The Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima (Koichi Ueda) *DW:* *Japan marks 71st anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima* Japan has marked the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Its leaders called for a nuclear-weapon-free world and called on leaders to follow Obama and visit the bomb sites. About 50,000 people attended the ceremony at Hiroshima's Peace Park near the bomb's epicenter on Saturday. "[They need to have] the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them," Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui said, quoting part of US President Barack... more »

Graham Hancock - Do psychedelics matter? - The Common, Glastonbury 2016

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
Graham Hancock recently addressed the Glastonbury pit and he went off on a massive (foul mouthed but deeply cogent) rant about The New World Order, psychedelics and who the fuck do t.h.e.y. fucking think they are sending our children to FOR PROFIT wars in a global fucking casino of death and torture. I like this one, a lot. *ADDITIONAL A.V.:* and if you can stand any more of Hancock's product let it be known that Hancock also received an artsy old-hack shot-against-white in-depth interview at the same venue... here it is.

Updated: The Truman Show

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
This is a good moment to re-watch *The Truman Show* movie. In particular notice the posters on the travel agency wall when Truman tries to book a flight to Fiji, themes common to the major fear campaigns in Europe right now about traveling. Notice all the themes of fear used to keep him on the island of control and how they match major events in recent months. Note in particular the use of containment theory. This will give you some insight to the machinations of the moment. Also watch the end where the director Cristoph tries to trigger one disaster after another to thwart ... more »

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

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 »


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

"A Big Got Damned Difference"

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

Wrapping My Brain Around Gumshoe

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*All comments are capable of causing offence :* *[ **especially *around "showbiz types"* { *RAGING QUEENS* } ]* *"That's not your best side"* *"You have a bit of crap on your face, just here ***indicates corner of mouth*** "* *"I loved you on 'Casualty' last year - you had that leg crushed by that forklift!"* *"BarrowMAAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!"* "...*euphemism* and *absurd circumlocution. * *Karl Marx* had demagogically promised that *his philosophy would change the world*; the *Deconstructionists only want to change all the names. * *There is no more right or wrong, good or evil, only ap... more »

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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day ago
*Battle for the soul of Long Island* Vulnerable-- but pig-headed-- Trumpist, Peter King, campaigned on Thursday with Mr. Trumpanzee in Suffolk County. (They attended a fat-cat fundraiser at the tony Nissequogue estate of right-wingers Carolyn and Steve Louro, formerly Rubio supporters, nowhere near King's district.) 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 ... more »

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

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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