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War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 minutes ago
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F-22 Raptors Refueling At Night During Air Strikes On The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*The Aviationist:* *Jaw-dropping NVG video of F-22 Raptors refueling at night during air strikes on Daesh* *Here’s how the F-22s that take part in the air war on ISIS look at night through the Night Vision Goggles.* The clip in this post shows airmen assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron prepare their aircraft and refuel U.S. F-22 Raptors using a KC-10 Extender tanker during an aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on Jul. 13, 2016. The above image was posted by the helicopter serving the South West of England. *Read more* .... *... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
Tomoni Inada (L), a close confidante of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with staunchly nationalist views, is Japan's newly appointed defence minister ©Kazuhiro Nogi (AFP/File)

Dear Jason Kenney and Scott Reid

Alison at Creekside - 1 hour ago
Watching you two in the ERRE committee dragging your feet on implementing electoral reform, I'm reminded of your pioneering work arguing passionately and intelligently in favour of it in the HoC in 2001. Here's you, Jason Kenney, deploring that "Canada is now the only multi-party advanced democracy in the world that has a system of voting designed in and for 16th-century England" and arguing in favour of "a greater reflection of the diversity and plurality of political views" : And you, Mr. Reid, you left no doubt as to your position on our current FPtP system : "I will start ... more »

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Isn't The Only Dishonest Power Broker Who Rigs Elections-- Meet Thailand

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I can't remember how many times I've been to Thailand; I lost track years ago around the 20th time. And we're planning another trip with the idea of introducing 3 of our friends to the "Land of Smiles." Thailand is a monarchy and people there who like democracy may not have been smiling with the referendum results came in Sunday evening.The military junta proposed a constitution and it passed with upwards of 60% approval. The drafting of the constitution was as closed and secretive the drafting of the TPP-- and as antithetical to democracy. Peaceful opposition to the military junt... more »

Venezuela's 'Death Spiral' Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Matt O'Brien, Washington Post*: *Venezuela’s death spiral is getting worse* *Venezuela is stuck in a doom loop that's become a death spiral.* Its stores are empty, its people are starving, and its government is to blame. It has tried to repeal the law of supply and demand, and, in the process, eliminated any incentive for businesses to actually sell things. The result is that the country with the largest oil reserves in the world now has to resort to forced labor just to try to feed itself. It gives new meaning to the revolution devouring its own. How has it come to this? Well, V... more »

Edgar Allan Poe a Time Traveler?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Read exhibit C. He exactly describes the first act of creation from a so called primordial particle or alternately the first fundamental particle as i describe in my work on Cloud Cosmology. Such a particle induces an expanding sphere of contained curvature and naturally internal boundedness inducing the creation through geometric decay of additional particles. This sphere is expanding internally at the speed of light. The particles are three dimensional pendulums and exhibit strong gravitational attraction inducing rapid but sub light compression to ignition. Ignition produce... more »

When Mandeville Was Thriving

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
[image: What was happening in the Americas when Mandeville was thriving?] 250 BC. The whole pyramid culture is completely extant but it is very cargo culture. the Atlantean world had ended some 800 years earlier and we have agricultural societies everywhere and the need to propriate the big man culture all that entails. Thus we should ultimately trace Vera Cruz back to the Atlantean world although i suspect coastal cities were destroyed in 1159 BC. Earlier evidence is showing up. However the real linkage between Peru and Georgia can be an example of trade and a possible colony ... more »

How The Cures For Cancer Snuck Up On Us

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Essentially Cancers are been cured. Some by alternatives some otherwise by innovative technology. Not all but a significant number and much more than in the past. Better yet egregious chemo is been abandoned here and there. It has actually become promising and the victim must do their own research today because hth doctors cannot know. You must find the protocol that will help or even cure you. You must not accept the death sentence. . *how The Cures For Cancer Snuck Up On Us * *New research is revealing cancer to be a complex, evolving disease – but scientists are beginn... more »

How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
A binary symbiosis was believable and here we see why the third remained obscure. This is a great story in science though and the outcome will mean redoing just about everything ever done in lichens. This should also lead to many further discoveries. As mentioned, all that data was produced by two sources. Lichens and molds are extremely important yet also hauntingly obscure. Look at that picture up there. Three lifeforms have work together to provide you with the imitation of a mushroom. Why? . . *How a Guy From a Montana Trailer Park Overturned 150 Years of Biology* *... more »

Recollections of successive events physically entangle each other when brain cells store them

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is encouraging. It strongly suggests a timing procedure for leaning something. Perhaps we all need timed reinforcement. Far sooner than obvious. In fact, i think we need to run timing experiments using language as the obvious test bed. Very interesting and worth careful work as well to dete5rmine real distribution. all good . *Recollections of successive events physically entangle each other when brain cells store them * *By Sara Chodosh on July 21, 2016* * http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-brain-builds-memory-chains/* *Think about the first time you ... more »

Trump Enrages the War Party

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Please read how he handled an interview on foreign policy. He made a monkey out of his interviewer. Put aside any doubts you may have had regarding his ability to shape the international scene. I fully agree with what he is planning to do and now expect to be *pleasantly surprised.* . The international system has clearly calcified and is bumping along in the same patterns laid down decades ago push along by careerism that sees no way to change at all however necessary. It is brittle and can easily shatter and is shattering into local confusion. Yet there are plenty of s... more »

Mainstream Admits Hitler Never Killed Himself, Was Allowed To Escape?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
The idea that Hitler was allowed to escape is not supported at all. What is clear is that he could have escaped and certainly not in a helicopter which had not been invented yet. There is a fair bit of nonsense in this item but the central fact is that Hitler did have a back door and a supportive German Diaspora in South America to shelter him. Even then it took SS precision to craft the cover story and place the bodies and all that. We know of exactly three actors who provided the correctly fussy cover story for the last days. Hitler himself had left weeks before and was at l... more »

How the Elite are Manipulating the Poor to Start a Socialist Revolution

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
A bit of a rant here in this item . Unfortunately it is never a plan but the natural result of ill considered decisions never been corrected.. A collapsing economy will generate a true revolution as the desperate hit the bricks. Our present global problem is that the now universal global expansion has been seriously unbalanced and difficult to deal with in historically high wage earning countries. That was inevitable but could have been ameliorated better. The best solution for tariff elimination is to establish a treaty that is enacted ten percent per year for ten years. I... more »

Behind Hillary’s Mask

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
A good visit with Hillary been Hillary and her time and place in the stream of time. Whatever the outcome of this election and I am personally uncomfortable with her judgement and general lack of imagination. Unfortunately i can say much the same about the majority of the human race. And in fairness we had a good run of good judgement after James Carter to and including Bill Clinton in their role of president. Thus she will have that available. The truth remains that good judgement in office is a rare thing and should be cherished more. Trumps strength is that he worked in a... more »

Ex-CIA Employee Admits President Obama is a “RADICAL ISLAMIC” Enemy of America?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is rather inflammatory and can hardly be laid at the feet of Obama. That the ultimate problem with Islam is Sharia is certainly correct. We hardly want Caesar's Roman Law either these days. Otherwise there is zero evidence that Barack was ever subjected to Islamic indoctrination. However his mother certainly was a fifties style leftist sympathizer and that was certainly shared. That explains the constant rush to apologize for others bad behavior and having a tin ear when it comes to the bigger Islamic picture. He may be even sympathetic but that seems unlikely. H... more »

Licorice Might Help You Lose Weight

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
[image: (FraukeFeind/Pixabay)] Now we need to find a way to get concentrated licorice powder without added sugar. Just like chocolate. The good news is that it appears to ameliorate the problem. Thus adding it to an enhancement program should be useful and safe. As my own program includes vitimin C, lysine, and choco in my tea as a matter of course and coenzyme with fish oils to support my minimized medications, this is unlikely to be burdensome. My own Monday, Wednesday and Friday fasting regime has eliminated excess body fat but not visceral fat. This is worth exper... more »

Researcher Makes Incredible Find In Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Irrelevant’ Scribbled Note

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Rather interesting. he obviously studied the problem and likely did not think it important enough to get exercised about it. It is generally obvious. Leonardo was an amazing thinker who formalized a lot of his thought and applied it that way. He practically invented mechanical drawing, although there surely were precursors. Yet that provided a language not unlike mathematics for working with phenomena. *Researcher Makes Incredible Find In Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Irrelevant’ Scribbled Notes (Video) * *By Epoch Video | July 23, 2016 AT 7:39 PM* *Last Updated: * *July 2... more »

Modern Knights Revive Chivalry as Cultural Reform

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
[image: (Nejron Photo/Shutterstock)] A worthy program that needs structure and augmentation to have full effect. It needs to capture teenage boys and girls perhaps in a similar but gender specific manner. Culturally it also needs to be Christian because Islam in particular celebrates a contrary ethic and other religions have generally failed to address it as deeply with exceptions such as the Japanesse. Adding in the art of meditation and soul evolution would secure the approach. A correct understanding of prayer includes all those features and that was very much p... more »

Scientists Work Toward Storing Digital Information in DNA

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This is the obvious end storage media, The entire content of the internet can be copied and stored perhaps once a year and made available. . A strategy such as that would allow a user to upload all his files as well to a storage media and effectively forget about it. if needed he would simply request it or even search for it and then wait for it to be retrieved. All good. . *Scientists Work Toward Storing Digital Information in DNA * *By Associated Press | July 23, 2016 AT 4:50 PM* *Last Updated: * *July 23, 2016 4:50 pm* * http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2123269-scientis... more »

5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win With Michael Moore

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Imagine hundreds of super bankers facing treason charges. That has never been voiced except by myself. Yet Hilary walks? The public knows and they do not agree. So yes there is a massive reform vote out there and it must go to the one individual who will reform the system that is so obviously broken. Trump and the unwitting press has effectively mobilized that public. And yes there is a clear road to victory and it is through the heart of the Rust Belt, so thoroughly gutted by China. . *5 Reasons Why Trump Will Win* *Friends:* * http://michaelmoore.com/trumpwillwin/* *I... more »

Recruitment & Covert Service for Secret Space Programs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
This item pretty clearly and consistently addresses the manning necessary to any secret USA Space Fleet. The raw beginnings of the methods described are all there in material from the beginning during the fifties. After that nothing. Thus it all disappeared behind secrecy. It is delusional to think that the work actually stopped when it was clearly effective. What we have are cut outs to provide sufficient cover for the activity. Programs arise and die to maintain the pretense of no real interest. What is described is a whole ecology of space based humanity ... more »

An Essay on the Unforeseen Benefits of Native Americans Walking

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
- [image: An Essay on the Unforeseen Benefits of Native Americans Walking] - There is a lot of excellent medical data in this item. Particularly the protocol to resolve gall bladder problems. Other wise, i want to propose an unusual idea. That native Americans and Canadians set up guided walking holidays that include eating a corrected natural diet. Such a protocol can include various time spans and be graduated as too di... more »

Europe’s Biggest Threat

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Bah!! Europe must solve poverty. It is easily done but the protocol happens to be subtle and nascent efforts have been naturally clumsy for the past century. Otherwise Europe needs to establish a meaningful top tier of governance that allows leadership to be recruited and supported. Do both and it will all fall into place seamlessly. We will even see the Muslims absorbed. *Europe’s biggest threat* * Without reform, the EU risks falling prey to a populist uprising* *by Peter Mandelson / July 14, 2016 / Leave a comment* *Published in August 2016 issue of Prospect Mag... more »

Understanding Trump

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 2 hours ago
Excellent analysis and it shows us how little we understood how this all came down. Trump has made its his business to master all this and then practice it. It is not natural to speak like you are in grade four but that is needed in reality TV. So he had several years of training to get it right. In the end, there is a smart man behind the facade. Recall how everyone bought the kool-aid about dumb Reagan until they got his papers and read his day to day writing and discover he wrote his important speeches. Real estate development is unforgiving to the stupid.. *Understand... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Adiemus, “Adiemus” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8kZ-iVk90

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Where are all of these meteors coming from? In terms of direction on the sky, the pointed answer is the constellation of Perseus. That is why the meteor shower that peaks later this week is known as the Perseids- the meteors all appear to came from a radiant toward Perseus. In terms of parent body, though, the sand-sized debris that makes up the Perseids meteors come from Comet Swift-Tuttle. *Click image for larger size.* The comet follows a well-defined orbit around our Sun, and the part of the orbit that approaches Earth is superposed in front of the Perseus. Therefore, when Earth... more »

Chet Raymo, “Yet…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
* “Yet…”* by Chet Raymo "My suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose." - J. B. S. Haldane “Legend has it that after reciting his official recantation, kneeling on the floor of the Holy Office in Rome before assembled officials of the Inquisition, Galileo whispered, "And yet it moves." To save his life, or at least to avoid some dank dungeon and perhaps torture, the old man had publicly denied that he ever believed or taught that the Earth orbits the Sun, rather than the other way around. The public recantation was real... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation." - Edward R. Murrow

The Poet: May Sarton, "Now I Become Myself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Now I Become Myself"* “Now I become myself. It's taken Time, many years and places, I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces, Run madly, as if Time were there, Terribly old, crying a warning, "hurry, you will be dead before -----" (What? Before you reach the morning? or the end of the poem, is clear? Or love safe in the walled city?) Now to stand still, to be here, Feel my own weight and density! Now there is time and Time is young. O, in this single hour I live All of myself and do not move, I, the pursued, who madly ran, Stand still, stand still, and stop the Sun!”... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Mysteries, Yes"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Mysteries, Yes"* "Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the lambs. How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity while we ourselves dream of rising. How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken. How people come, from delight or the scars of damage, to the comfort of a poem. Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads." ~ Mary Oliver

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by!

“Billionaire Bonanza as Wealth Surges Among One Percent”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Billionaire Bonanza as Wealth Surges Among One Percent”* by Lauren McCauley There is little doubt that the global one percent is winning. In fact, a new study has found that the number of billionaires reached an all-time high in 2015 at the same time that their portfolios and piggy banks also continued to grow to record proportions. According to the 2015-2016 Billionaire Census by international market research firm Wealth-X, which bills itself as "the global authority on wealth intelligence," the billionaire population grew by 6.4 percent last year and now totals 2,473 people wor... more »

Was The NSA Responsible For Hacking The DNC And Leaking the Contents To The NSA?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton checks her PDA upon her departure in a military C-17 plane from Malta bound for Tripoli, Libya October 18, 2011. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *John R. Schindler, Observer:* *Did NSA Try to Destroy Hillary Clinton?* *Allegations are circulating that the National Security Agency may be behind the massive hack of Hillary Clinton and her party.* The mega-hack of the Democratic National Committee’s emails, as exposed by Wikileaks last month, is one of the most politically consequential cyber-thefts of all time. Its revelations of shady deals have caused... more »

Trump Joins Chorus Suggesting Clinton Emails Linked to Iranian’s Execution

Jill Colvin at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Briar Woods High School, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Va.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump is suggesting that rival Hillary Clinton’s emails may be responsible for the death of an Iranian nuclear scientist who was executed for spying for the United States. Trump, using the “people are saying”... more »

Widespread Protests In Ethiopia Become Deadly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*BBC*: *Ethiopia protests: 'Nearly 100 killed' in Oromia and Amhara* Nearly 100 people were killed in the weekend's protests in Ethiopia as demonstrators clashed with security forces in different parts of the country, Amnesty International says. The rights group says the most deadly incident happened in Bahir Dar, where at least 30 people died on Sunday. The authorities have said seven died in Bahir Dar and that security forces were reacting to violence from protesters. There has been an unprecedented wave of protests in Ethiopia in recent months. People in the Oromo and Amhara ... more »

How Evan McMullin Could Cost Trump the Presidency

Elena Weissmann at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this August 8, 2016, screengrab from video, Evan McMullin joins ABC News' Tom Llamas in his first interview as a candidate for President of the United States of America.] It's unlikely that Evan McMullin, the former CIA staffer who just announced his bid for the presidency, can swipe votes from Republican nominee Donald Trump in any state -- except one. Utah is a state that has voted Republican in... more »

Quote of the Day: On the perpetuation of racial disharmony

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*"Black votes matter to many politicians -- more so than black lives. That is why such politicians must try to keep black voters fearful, angry and resentful. Racial harmony would be a political disaster for such politicians."* ~ Thomas Sowell, ‘Black Votes Matter’ . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Critics Urge RNC to Replace Trump

Steve Peoples at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Desperate conservatives have circulated a petition calling for the Republican National Committee to host a special meeting where Donald Trump could be replaced as the party’s presidential nominee. Organizers -- some of the same Republicans who tried... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 8: Hardcover, Softcover, or Digital? What is My Preference?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 4 hours ago
Can I do a write-in for cuneiform? Generally speaking, I'm more of a digital consumer - especially with the advent of tablets. Things have come a long way since using a Kindle DX to read a PDF (and learning how certain PDFs could take several seconds to execute a page-flip). In the interests of not consuming my house with more books, I definitely appreciate the utility of digital gaming products. I especially like it when the creator/publisher makes a player version with a gaming group license available as well so I can share the product with my group. If they like it, they might ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"If time and fear aren't enough to dissuade people from their revenge, then there's always authority, softly shaking its head and saying, 'We understand, but you're the better man for letting it go. For rising above it. For not sinking to their level. And besides,' says authority, 'if you try anything stupid, we'll lock you up in a little room.'" - Jonathan Nolan

The Economy: “The Ramifications Of The Unsustainable”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Ramifications Of The Unsustainable”* by Steve, IWB "The longer this malaise goes, the more fragile the situation becomes. The current Fed policies can only keep the economy’s head above water with stocks and housing over peaking. Cheap money = asset speculation = absurd rent and food costs (inflation). This creates a wealth drain on the 70% (income inequality). Sooner or later these “economists” have to say it. There is little cash left after absurd rent and food to grow an economy. *70% are basically living week to week.* Even 1% unemployment wont do much for GDP. It’s all g... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

"US Department of Defense Claims To Have “Lost” $6.5 TRILLION In Year-end Accounting"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"US Department of Defense Claims To Have “Lost”* * $6.5 TRILLION In Year-end Accounting"* by Carl Herman "The US Department of Defense (DoD) Inspector General issued an audit report last week stating that DoD claims to have “lost” $6.5 trillion in year-end accounting, with $2.8 trillion “missing” in the last fiscal quarter alone. This is euphemistically termed “unaccounted,” and literally means that DoD agrees they received these funds, agrees the funds are gone, and then claims to not have records of where the money went. Of course, this never happens with lawful accounting becaus... more »

"Is Something Wrong With Hillary? Bizarre Behavior, Seizure Allegations Raise Doubts About Her Health"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Is Something Wrong With Hillary? * *Bizarre Behavior, Seizure Allegations Raise Doubts About Her Health"* by Tyler Durden "As the presidential campaign enters its final stages, probing questions have emerged about the health condition of Hillary Clinton. Hillary' bizarre, erratic behavior on the campaign trail (culminating with last week's perplexing "short-circuit" comment) has left many wondering whether she is seriously ill. Hillary has at multiple times had convulsions that appear to be seizures on camera, including a series of seemingly inexplicable coughing fits. A frequent... more »

Syrian War News Updates -- August 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*AFP*: *Both sides brace for crucial battle for Syria's Aleppo* Beirut (AFP) - Syrian regime forces and rebel factions sent hundreds of reinforcements to Aleppo Monday as both sides braced for a crucial battle to control the country's second city. Fighting for Syria's former economic powerhouse is intensifying after an opposition advance at the weekend broke through a three-week government siege of the city's rebel-held east, dealing a major setback to regime troops. Rebel forces Sunday announced a bid to capture all of Aleppo city, which if successful would mark the biggest oppo... more »

Hey, Rich Criminals, The Guillotine Won't Have To Be Reinvented

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*You can only push people so far before they react* The big news out of the U.K. this morning was that the country's biggest corporate bosses have gotten big pay raises over the last year and now make an average of $7.2 million, a tidy 140 times more than their employees' average earnings. Theresa May, the U.K.'s new Conservative Prime Minister, whose party's policies have made this possible, said "There is an irrational, unhealthy and growing gap between what these companies pay their workers and what they pay their bosses." I suppose the two previous posts had to lead directly... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 4 hours ago
*Group Plans to Make House Into Hurricane Katrina Memorial ~Janet McConnahey, AP* *Flooded Gentilly home to be turned into museum attraction, pics ~Greg LeRose*

Clinton Responds to Trump Economic Speech, Warns of ‘Super Big Tax Breaks to Really Wealthy’

Catherine Lucey at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage at a rally at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Fla., Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.] KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton offered a simple reply to Donald Trump’s economic address Monday: “Don’t let a friend vote Trump.” At a rally in St. Petersburg, Florida, Clinton said the plans Trump outlined earlier in Detroit would push... more »

Swedish Church to Drop Thousands of Bibles in ISIS Territory Using Drones

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: drones - 900] A church in Sweden is planning to blanket Islamic State-controlled parts of Iraq with thousands of Bibles via drones. The Livets Ord, one of Sweden's largest churches, has a plan to fly drones at high altitude and drop Bibles, though... more »

Punk Rock and an AK-47: How One American Gave His Life to Fight ISIS

Russ Read at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this undated image, American YPG volunteer Jordan MacTaggart poses for a photo.] Jordan MacTaggart was once a frustrated 21-year-old rebel seeking purpose in his life, but after traveling to Syria to fight the Islamic State, he found a purpose worth dying for. MacTaggart was killed fighting with the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG)... more »

Sun sets on solar

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: sol2] Renewable energy is generally unaffordable energy. It’s unreliable energy. [It's not renewable, and it's barely energy.] For years, this so called “sustainable” energy has instead been heavily-subsidised energy – the alleged energy warmists would point to in arguing that conventional fossil-fuel energy should either be banned or taxed into extinction. Sustainable only by virtue of the subsidies, and utterly unsustainable without. A whole alleged industry on the mooch. But the sun is now setting internationally on solar power, and all those “green jobs” Russel No... more »

Pro-Illegal Immigration Group Demands Blacklist for ‘Hostile’ Judges

Kevin Daley at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: illegal immigration - 900] A group of special interest lawyers who support illegal immigration are pushing the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to produce a list of immigration judges who are hostile to undocumented immigrants. The American Immigration Lawyers Association filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)... more »

British Special Forces Pictured For The First Time On The Front Line In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*BBC*: *UK special forces pictured on the ground in Syria* The BBC has obtained exclusive pictures showing for the first time British special forces operating on the ground in Syria. It is the vehicles that first stand out. The open air, Thalab long range patrol vehicles are built for harsh terrain and are favoured by special forces. In this case it is British special forces, seen for the first time on the ground, inside Syria, in photographs obtained by the BBC. The pictures, which date from June, follow an attack by the so-called Islamic State (IS) on the moderate rebel New Syr... more »

The 50 Least Presidential Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 5 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s @mikeflannigan59, on loan from Ari) *On Fatherhood * *I*f Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." - 2006 "We don't know whether she's got this part yet, but time will tell." Referring to then infant daughter Tiffany's breasts, 1994 “The hardest thing for me about raising kids has been finding the time. I know friends who leave their business so they can spend more time with their children, and I say, ‘Gimme a break!’” -2004 "I won't do anything to take care of them. I'll supply funds and she'll take care of the kids. It's not like I'm gonna be walki... more »

4 Ways to Defy the Forces of Tyranny and Affirm the Forces of Freedom

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Tyranny has been dying a slow death for thousands of years now. Do your part. The post 4 Ways to Defy the Forces of Tyranny and Affirm the Forces of Freedom appeared first on Waking Times.

Free Will, Determinism and the War on Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Our true selves are thriving beneath this engineered rubble just waiting to be released into their fullness. The post Free Will, Determinism and the War on Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Will the bubble pop even if central banks never raise rates?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Last night at Liberty on the Rocks we were talking about the mechanism of collapse -- what might happen were ZIRP and NIRP to continue for ever, were QE to continue to infinity and interest rates never again touching oxygenated air? Is a collapse imminent in that case, or should we expect just a slow and gentle decline into penury as our seed corn is quietly and ineveitable consumed.* *The economic system is keeping its head above water, just, but like historian **Scott Powell** we put this down to what he calls “**The Hank Rearden Effect**”—the tremendous ability of entrepren... more »

Assange Warns Of ‘Triangle Of Terror’ – Clinton, Pentagon & Google

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Julian Assange has warned that Wall Street and multinational corporations are no longer merely exercising power, but are now literally ruling over us, and cautioned that a Clinton White House will feature an unprecedented merger between the private power of corporations and the military might of the state. Speaking via video feed at the Green Party convention in Houston, Texas, Assange said Google’s goal is “to integrate with Washington, to prevent antitrust regulation and to be part of that family of traditional D.C.-mediated power.” The consequences for the 21st century of such a ... more »

Assange Claims ‘The Clinton Threat Machine Is Ferocious’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Julian Assange claims he has been “attacked” by the “Clinton threat machine” and described the attackers as “ferocious.” The latest WikiLeaks release proved the DNC colluded with the Clinton campaign to smear her rival Bernie Sanders. Assange, speaking via video feed at the Green Party convention in Houston, Texas, on Saturday, warned Jill Stein that she is next on the Clinton threat machine hit list. “I’ve just seen that the attacks have started to ramp up on Jill Stein. They are going to go through the roof. I’ve had attacks from what is effectively the Clinton threat machine. The... more »

Study: 8 Out Of 10 Youngsters Will Be Poorer Than Their Parents

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
According to a new McKinsey study, 8 out of 10 young Americans are financially worse off than their parents, and the situation is only going to get worse. Based on market income from wages and capital, the study shows 81% of US citizens are worse off now than a decade ago. In France the figure is 63%, Britain 70% and Italy a staggering 97%. Given that the monetary policy of central banks benefits the wealthy and those with first access to money (those already wealthy) at the expense of everybody else, the generational inequality will continue snowballing, with young people unable to... more »

Speech: Trump Promises to Ignite Economic Growth by Streamlining Regulations, Tax Code

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves after delivering an economic policy speech to the Detroit Economic Club, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump touted a new tax plan on Monday, with a change from a previous proposal that one of his advisers said was inspired by criticisms of the candidate's original plan. "My plan will reduce the current... more »

(NC's Pat McHenry Is PayDay Lenders Best Boy)  Has the Don Already Found His Next Grift? Is It Reason to Vote for Hillary?  (CIA Torturer Touts Goldwater Girl Hillary)  Fissures in the Empire?  (Smearing Stein)  Excessive Trump Bashing Warning  (More Phony Jobs Harrah)  Michael Moore Predicts Trump Win (Lee, Max and Stacy Chat Economics Farce)

North Carolina Has OutLawed Payday Lenders - But Patrick McHenry Is The Industry's Champion Even More So Than Debbie Wasserman Schultz Can we make it to the election in November? 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.

Do Democrats Support Using Public Funds for Abortion?

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: NOT FOR FEATURED IMAGE] PHILADELPHIA -- In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, a law that prohibits the use of taxpayer money for abortion, except in the case of rape, incest or when the mother's life is at stake. For decades, the measure... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Floating Formation* Ships taking part in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia 2016 maneuver into formation in the Java Sea, Aug. 6, 2016. CARAT is an annual exercise involving the U.S. military and the armed forces of nine partner nations. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill *David Feith, Wall Street Journal:* *A Pacific Admiral Takes China’s Measure* *The U.S. can show support for the U.N.’s ruling on the South China Sea by ‘flying, sailing and operating everywhere international law allows.’* Beijing has a consistent explanat... more »

After 20 Years and Many Billions, Pfizer Finally Admits Opioids are Addictive

WTStaff at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Martha Rosenberg* - Many chronic pain patients have drunk the Pfizer Kool-Aid. The post After 20 Years and Many Billions, Pfizer Finally Admits Opioids are Addictive appeared first on Waking Times.

PayPal Billionaire: I Suck Young Blood

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Peter Thiel, tech billionaire and PayPal founder, believes people have been conned by “the idea of the inevitability of the death” and has funded startups dedicated to extending the human lifespan. The 48-year-old has even begun exploring an unsettling technique – harvesting, and infusing himself with, the blood of teenagers. In an interview with Inc.com’s Jeff Bercovici, Thiel said that the practice — known as parabiosis — is the closest modern science has come to creating an anti-aging panacea. “Parabiosis” means the biological joining of two individuals, and in Thiel’s case it e... more »

Exposing US-Funded NGOs

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 6 hours ago
From Moscow to Myanmar, US-European funded organisations undermine the essential work of genuine NGOs. *August 9, 2016* (The New Atlas) - A nongovernmental organisation (NGO) is described as a not-for-profit organisation independent from states and international governments. They are funded by donations and facilitated by volunteers drawn from the communities they serve. Genuine NGOs fitting this description fulfil a vital role within the nations they work regarding issues including education, healthcare, the media, the environment, technology, and economic development. They often ... more »

How the world is shrinking

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: map2 (1)] In 1914 it took 20 to 30 days to travel from Auckland to London – even longer if you were in the benighted West Islands Now, just over a day. In just over a century, the world has shrunk. And we generally just take that progress for granted, don’t we. [Updated map by The Telegraph. Hat tip Human Progress ] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Public Demand Investigation Of Six Anti-Clinton Activist Murders

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Thousands of citizens have taken to social media to demand that an official investigation is launched into the recent deaths of six anti-Clinton activists, all of whom died in suspicious circumstances over the last month. Various insiders who threaten the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign were all found murdered in a short space of time, giving rise to theories that elements within the DNC or Clinton camp may be responsible for their deaths. Heatst.com reports: The unsettling events have given way to a host of Internet conspiracy theories, with denizens of Reddit a... more »

China Orders Citizens To Prepare For World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Following The Hague’s ruling that China’s activities in the South China Sea were illegal, Chinese Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, has warned citizens to prepare for World War 3. The July 12th 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague says that China’s nine-dash-line claim in the South China Sea are invalid and unlawful. Since the ruling, China has promised to take all necessary measures in order to defy the ruling and protect its sovereignty. Anonhq.com reports: Mr Wanquan reportedly made the statement while inspecting military installations in China’s... more »

Assange: Saudi Arabia And U.S. Orchestrated Turkey Coup

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Julian Assange has accused Hillary Clinton of colluding with Saudi Arabia in planning and enabling the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey. The former US Secretary of State had secret and special relations with US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, which Assange says proves that Hillary supported Gulen’s group, raising concerns over Turkey’s relationship with the future president of the United States. Almasdarnews.com reports: Assange added that several American media outlets, including CNN, have promulgated news that Erdogan had fled the country to Germany where he demanded a ... more »

MI5 Unveil Mind Reading Pre-crime Device

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 have publicly unveiled a new type of mind reading device that enables them to catch would-be terrorists before they plan their attacks. The spy agency’s Behavioural Science Unit (BSU) say they have been able to stop crimes in their tracks by utilising their “pre-crime” technology which they say flags potentially dangerous individuals based on their thoughts patterns. Rt.com reports: People selected for surveillance are chosen through intelligence gathered from the agency’s network of informants, as well as from the public. The experts then search f... more »

Thieves Go For Gold At Rio Olympics

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Brazil’s poverty stricken favela dwellers have been looking forward to the Rio Olympics as a time to achieve gold. Some of Rio’s lower class slum dwellers resort to pick-pocketing and theft to survive harsh living conditions by preying on vulnerable tourists attending the Rio Olympics. Tri-City Herald reports: Marcelo Simoes stands on the porch of his one-room brick-and-cinder-block home in a Rio de Janeiro favela, sorting through his freshly acquired loot — $45 in cash, an iPhone 6, California ID and two credit cards he snatched hours earlier. Simoes and two friends nabbed the good... more »

Calling Dr Rechii: Hillary Clinton Edition.

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Ronald Reagan at his best makes Hllary look like college student. So maybe her elevator is stuck on the first floor, in this election it will not make any differance.

Labour at the High Court

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
I am pleased and disappointed with the ruling handed down by the High Court today. Pleased because the decision to curtail the rights of new members and limiting the time frame supporters could vote in (not least the cost attached to doing so) was obvious shenanigans. Disappointed because the courts should not be intervening in the internal administrative procedures of the Labour Party. But let's be clear about this. If you are a party inviting folk to participate fully in its democracy from day one, recruits on that basis, and then unexpectedly changes the rules then you're askin... more »

Chinese Military Signaling It Can ‘Throw a Punch’ At Any Time

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Chinese military - 900] China has been strengthening its presence in disputed waters on two separate fronts in order to demonstrate it will not be pushed aside. Since the ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague poked holes in China's claims last... more »

Sphere Alliance Message #194 RICCULUS

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
Last few days have been very intense. There have been moments where the amout of energy coming in was slightly edgey if not borderline painful, like a mild sun burn. Bev is currently experiencing what I did a few days ago, and likely others are too. It gets better. Friday and Saturday were very rough emotionally, swift swings in emotions, usually accompanied by one soul or another that also was going through the same shifts venting on me about what they thought I meant. I have gone through about 2 weeks where honestly I felt like I slept most of that time, either from the ener... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Secret Meetings With Muslim Brotherhood Revealed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has announced that his next big leak will prove that Hillary Clinton secretly colluded with the Muslim Brotherhood to ‘subvert America’. It is already widely known that Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton aide for the last 20 years, is directly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. It turns out that Abedin secretly recorded many of her confidential meetings with Hillary which have been subsequently obtained by Wikileaks. Fury.news reports: We have been able to confirm that the substance of the leaks will be evidence of a vast conspiracy within our governme... more »

Erdogan Warns Of Second Coup, Orders Mass Arrests Of Citizens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has authorised the mass arrest of tens of thousands of citizens in Turkey, amid fears that a second coup is “imminent”. Erdogan told Hurriyet news that he firmly believes a second coup is in the works, saying that the July 15 coup attempt was one of many attempts to overthrow his regime. Sputniknews.com reports: “The superior mind is playing ruthlessly,” said Erdogan during a press conference at the Huber Mansion in Istanbul. “I do not believe this thing [coup attempt] is over. We will not be come by languor.” The Turkish President also downpla... more »

World News Briefs -- August 8, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC:* *Quetta hospital bombing: Pakistan Taliban claim attack* A faction of the Pakistani Taliban has said it carried out a suicide bombing that killed at least 70 people at a hospital in the city of Quetta. The attacker targeted a crowd that had gathered as the body of a prominent lawyer murdered earlier on Monday, Bilal Kasi, was being brought in. Lawyers and journalists were among the dead. About 120 people were injured. The Taliban faction, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, said it was behind both the hospital attack and the killing of Mr Kasi. He was head of the Balochistan province bar assoc... more »

Delta Air Lines In Chaos As Hackers Ground 300 Flights

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Delta Air Lines suffered a major worldwide outage on Monday as hackers infiltrated their system and grounded over 300 planes across the globe. Panic and chaos in airports around the globe ensued when travellers were told that all flights had been cancelled, as the trending #Delta hashtag on Twitter sparked numerous conspiracy theories as to who was behind the hack. Inquisitr.com reports: Travelers hoping to board Delta Air Lines planes in Las Vegas at the boarding area at McCarran International Airport had to wait due to the system outage. However, with the long system outage caused... more »

Family of Muslim ‘Clock Kid’ Sues Irving, Texas, Over Arrest for Hoax Bomb

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Ahmed Mohamed shows the clock he built in a school pencil box to reporters after a news conference in Dallas, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. The family of Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested after bringing the homemade clock to school, and charged with having a hoax bomb, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Texas school officials and others, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy's civil rights. (AP Photo/LM Otero)] The family of the Muslim teenager who was arrested after bringing a "homemade clock" to school filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Irving, Texas, school officials and ... more »

NBC Announcer Angers Adoption Advocates With Tweet About Biles’ Parents

DAVID BAUDER at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: United States' Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)] NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC announcer Al Trautwig said Monday he regrets tweeting that the adoptive mother and father of American gymnastics star Simone Biles were not her parents, a declaration that angered advocates for adoption. Trautwig had been scolded by a... more »

Bride Given Away by Man Who Received Her Dad’s Donated Heart

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: bride and groom - 900] SWISSVALE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who was married this weekend had her late father’s spirit with her -- and his heart. Jeni Stepien was escorted down the aisle Saturday by the man who received her father’s heart 10... more »

Prices For Iraq’s Oil Drop In July While Exports Increased

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 7 hours ago
The up and down nature of Iraq’s oil industry continued in July 2016. Exports increased, while prices for the country’s crude declined. That led to a loss in revenue. Iraq was still making more than it did at the start of the year when revenues were at a nadir due to the collapse of the international oil market, which helps the country as it is facing a huge budget deficit. The Oil Ministry announcedthat Iraq exported an average of 3.2 million barrels a day in July. That was up from June’s 3.276 million barrels, and equal to May’s 3.2 million. In April the country reached its hig... more »

Free Download: The Book: "How You Got Screwed"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"How You Got Screwed"* by Crimson Avenger "After years of observing the many corrupted systems that affect our lives, I compiled my thoughts into this book– “How You Got Screwed.” If you’d like a copy, just download the book in PDF form by clicking *here.* There is no cost for the book, and you’re free to use it and share it as you see fit. I wrote it to help people understand what’s truly happening in this country, and the more people you share it with, and the more ways you think to use it, the happier I’ll be. If you have any questions or thoughts, I’d love to hear them; just ... more »

"Just For Today"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Just For Today"* "Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires, I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will... more »

"The Greenbaum Speech"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Greenbaum Speech"* "If they’re going to kill me, they’re going to kill me. It’s time to share more information." - Dr. Corydon Hammond "In 1992, the year Bill Clinton first ran for President, many ponderous and dynamic speeches were heard around the nation. However, what may be one of the most momentous speeches ever delivered on American soil went virtually unnoticed. On June 25, 1992, Dr. Corydon Hammond gave a lecture entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse” to an audience of professionals at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality ...more »

"Emotional Attacks: Choosing Not to Be a Target"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Emotional Attacks: Choosing Not to Be a Target"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "It is important to remember that if you are being attacked emotionally, it is more than likely not about you at all. Hurtful confrontations often leave us feeling drained and confused. When someone attacks us emotionally, we may wonder what we did to rouse their anger, and we take their actions personally. We may ask ourselves what we could have done to compel them to behave or speak that way toward us. It’s important to remember that there are no real targets in an emotional attack and that it is usu... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
High-steel workers, New York City, early 1930's. "Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway." - Robert Anthony

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*2002, “Where The Stars And Moon Play”* “Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqLFemZOOg&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"How big is Jupiter's moon Io? The most volcanic body in the Solar System, Io (usually pronounced "EYE-oh") is 3,600 kilometers in diameter, about the size of planet Earth's single large natural satellite. Gliding past Jupiter at the turn of the millennium, the Cassini spacecraft captured this awe inspiring view of active Io with the largest gas giant as a backdrop, offering a stunning demonstration of the ruling planet's relative size. *Click image for larger size.* Although in the featured picture Io appears to be located just in front of the swirling Jovian clouds, Io hurtles aroun... more »

"Shake It Off"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Shake It Off"* by Joseph Sica "Once upon a time there was a farmer who had an old mule. The mule fell into a deep dry well and began to cry loudly. Hearing his mule cry, the farmer came over and assessed the situation. The well was deep and the mule was heavy. He knew it would be difficult, if not impossible, to lift the animal out. Because the mule was old and the well was dry, the farmer decided to bury the animal in the well. In this way he could solve two problems: put the old mule out of his misery and have his well filled. He called upon his neighbors to help him and they... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Roswell, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Not Everything..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin

"On Waking Up"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"On Waking Up"* by Anthony De Mello "Spirituality means waking up. Most people, even though they don’t know it, are asleep. They’re born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence. You know, all mystics, Catholic, Christian, non-Christian, no matter what their theology, no matter what their religion, are unanimous on one thing: that all is well, all is well. Though everything is a mess, all is w... more »

“Optical Illusions Show How We See”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* “Optical Illusions Show How We See”* by Beau Lotto "*Editors note:* R. Beau Lotto is founder of Lottolab, a hybrid art studio and science lab based in London, England. Lotto gave a popular talk at the TED Global conference in Oxford, England, in July 2009. In the video, Lotto shares some surprising optical illusions - and explains the deep brain science behind them. Here, Lotto explains why our eyes try to fool our brains." "Seeing lightness and color are the simplest sensations the brain has. And yet even at this most basic level we never see the light that falls onto our eyes... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

"Every Normal Man..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H. L. Mencken ○ “Platitudes are safe, because they're easy to wink at, but *truth* is something else again.” “A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit- no matter how often he's reminded of it- that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley. Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toa... more »

Ahmadinejad: Obama Owes Iran $2 Billion Dollars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has urged Barack Obama to “restore people’s rights” in Iran by returning $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets before his term ends. Ahmadinejad wrote an emotional letter to the White house, addressed personally to Obama, urging him to fix the financial hardship inflicted by the American government in the form of financial punishments which the former Iranian president says are “oppressive and cruel”. Rt.com reports: The letter, which begins with the traditional Islamic greeting “As-salamun alaykum,” was released by the Dolate-Bahar websit... more »

Gaia Portal: Elements of endearment caress future human activity

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
*Elements of endearment caress future human activity* by ÉirePort Elements of endearment caress future human activity. Lasting enlightment scenarios are presented to all hu-beings. Clarifications are offered. Scientifics are endowed. ÉirePort | August 8, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-zC

College Takes Down Historical Paintings Because They Might Traumatize Students

Blake Neff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: The University of Wisconsin-Stout's Harvey Hall is shown on December 11, 2003.] A public college in Wisconsin is moving two historical paintings out of the public eye after the school's Diversity Leadership Team warned they could be psychologically devastating for American Indian students. Since 1936, two large murals by Cal Peters portraying early Wisconsin... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*USA Today:* *Trump vows 'to make America grow again' in speech on economy* WASHINGTON — Blasting Hillary Clinton as a "candidate of the past," Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump laid out his vision for the economy during a speech in Detroit Monday that was repeatedly interrupted by protesters. “All Hillary Clinton has to offer is more of the same — more taxes, more regulations," Trump said at the Detroit Economic Club as he touted proposals aimed and simplifying and reducing taxes. The GOP nominee proposed reducing the number of income tax brackets from seven to three ... more »

Our Enemies Are The Elites, Not Each Other

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Republican elites and Democratic elites have more in common with each other than they have with the kinds of people who support Trump (or, for that matter, who supported Bernie). Bernie has the non-racist, non-misogynistic, non-xenophobic version of the Trump supporters... and a lot smarter and considerably younger. But just as fed up and angry at a rigged system that works to keep the rich and powerful rich and powerful and keep thiose without agency or wealth without agency or wealth. So, while we have Hillary's highly professional campaign team cutting Señor Trumpanzee up into ... more »

Hillary Clinton Ignores America’s Largest Police Union

Ted Goodman at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: National Fraternal Order of Police - 900] Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign ignored America's largest police union, and refused to fill out a questionnaire it sends out to presidential candidates on issues important to police. Chuck Canterbury, president of the National Fraternal Order of Police, said Clinton's... more »

ISIS Garrote Seven Mosul Civilians

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
ISIS terrorists have executed seven people in the Iraqi city of Mosul by garrote. Local sources report that the 7 citizens, charged with spying, had their heads cut off in front of Mosul residents. Twisting wires were placed around the necks of the victims and stretched from different directions until they died. Iraqi News reports: Sharing details the source said, “The outfit beheaded seven people in the industrial district in Mosul on charges of spying and cooperation with the security services.” “This came after the Sharia court issued death sentence against the dead. ISIS members ... more »

Snakes May Hold Key To Spinal Cord Regeneration

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Scientists have found a gene that helps snakes develop their long bodies. They believe that the discovery could help find a cure for spinal injuries. Popsci reports: A new study shows that snakes are long because of a single overactive gene that continues to push embryonic development of the “trunk” of the snake for a significantly longer period than other animals. This overactive gene is a mutation that explains why our slithering friends became too long: The body continues to grow long after other sections of the snake. The result is a long body and a very short tail. (yeah, the e... more »

Banning the Press: Corruption in Ban Ki-moon's UN, Ashe & Ng, Yemen & Haiti, LKA & Bdi

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Video Title: Banning the Press: Corruption in Ban Ki-moon's UN, Ashe & Ng, Yemen & Haiti, LKA & Bdi. Source: InnerCity Press. Date Published: August 8, 2016. Description: * Inner City Press had been covering the United Nations for ten years, on issues from Sri Lanka to Libya to sexual abuse by UN Peacekeepers, when it began a series on Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's links to the bribery scandal of John Ashe as President of the UN General Assembly, Macau-based businessman Ng Lap Seng and his fundees including South South News. Suddenly everything changed. At first, Inner City Press... more »

TV Host Takes to Task Apologists Who Claim Terrorists Have Nothing to Do with Islam

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
It's strange that of all the countries that are victims of terrorism the harshest criticism of Muslim sheikhs and scholars, whose words have encouraged violence, comes from a female anchor in Saudi Arabia. What a world. What makes it even more strange is that news anchors in the West are hailing ISIS victories in Syria and whitewashing their crimes against humanity. *Video Title: TV Host Takes to Task Apologists Who Claim Terrorists Have Nothing to Do with Islam. Source: MEMRITV. Date Published: August 8, 2016. Description:* Upload date: April 3rd 2016 Saudi TV Host Nadine Al-Bud... more »

British Prisons Haven’t Enough Room To Jail All Paedophiles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The president of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales suggests that peadophiles guilty of lower level offenses should be diverted to mental health treatment programs instead of prisons. Citing the rapidly growing sex offenders’ register, Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas warned that the police do not have the resources to properly monitor all of those on the list and calls for a different approach to rehabilitate child sex offenders. Thomas said a rethink was needed about those who downloaded abuse images but did not commit contact offences. RT reports: “One o... more »

Russian President Putin In Baku For Meetings With Presidents Of Azerbaijan And Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Euronews:* *Putin in Baku for talks with Azerbaijan and Iran* Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the Azerbaijan capital Baku for talks with President Ilham Aliyev, and Iran’s President Hassan Rohani ahead of his meeting with Turkey’s president on Tuesday in St Petersburg. The three men are expected to issue a joint declaration on spheres of co-operation and mutual interests that will be be picked over in fine detail by their neighbours, Europe, and the USA. “We should be thankful to Azerbaijan’s President, Mr Ilham) Aliyev, for organizing this meeting which gives us an opportu... more »

The West’s Lone Wolf Terrorist Narrative is Falling Apart

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Silhouette of Soldier - 900] German Intelligence revealed Saturday the two refugees who conducted separate attacks last month in Germany were in contact with an Islamic State handler with a Saudi Arabian number. Both refugees’ handlers instructed them how to kill as many civilians as possible... more »

As Fighting Escalates in Aleppo Who Stands to Gain or Lose? NATO forces with YPG...

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*I've altered the headline in order to broaden the thinking here.* *By M.K. Bhadrakumar on August 8, 2016* Of course the bits I find relevant will be highlighted! Who stands to gain as Aleppo battle rages? Certainly, it can’t be Turkey and Russia – or Iran*. The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the US seems to be feeling unnerved by the Russian-Turkish rapprochement **and President Recep Erdogan’s proposed visit to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin on August 9.* Mentioned Erdogan meeting "his friend Vladimir" in yesterday's post; *Turkey Sends a Message of National Un... more »

what the strike meant to us, in our own words

laura k at wmtc - 10 hours ago
Image: "We Hit Them Like A Wave" -- Diane Davies After CUPE 1989 ratified our new contract, I said I would write about the intangible gains we made through our strike, the kind that aren't written in the collective agreement. I've heard labour activists say that strikes are a "transformative experience" -- a life-changing event -- and now I know why. Standing up for ourselves, asserting our own rights, is a crucial part of every person's development. But learning how to stand up *collectively* is a different level of power. For many of our members, the strike was their first time se... more »

Bookworm Brownies and Luna Lovegood

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 10 hours ago
[image: Get It Together Link Party] New Cohosts!Don't miss another week of the #BloggersGetSocial Get It Together link party. We pin, tweet, and/or Facebook share ALL of the posts here! We are all about networking, action, and accountability. This week we are celebrating our NEW cohosts: Kori at Home, Oh Chic Mom, Practical Mommy, and For the Love of Crust! They join Bloggers Get Social, Sunny Soirees, Mama's Got It Together, and Housewife Eclectic. We all met in the Bloggers Get Social Facebook group, so be sure to join to find collaboration parters or share your posts with our netw... more »

Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin Will Meet In St. Petersburg On Tuesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*DW:* *Erdogan in Russia: A speedy reconciliation with Putin* A meeting between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin will thaw the political freeze brought on by Turkey's downing of a Russian military jet. The pace of rapprochement has observers surprised. The frosty climate between Russia and Turkey lasted nearly seven months; the thaw has only taken six weeks. When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets Russia's Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, the two will have completed their 180-degree turn. In a letter to Putin at the end of June, Erdogan expr... more »

Life Is Full Of Twists And Turns - The Art Of Good Vibes Gallery

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
Source: * Good Vibes Gallery*

Full Speech: Donald Trump Delivers Remarks on the Economy in Detroit, MI 8/8/16...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*it makes sense.* Something that scares the left and sends them scurrying for their safe space. Trump starts at 33:20

Million Plus Crowd Gathers In Istanbul For Historic Anti-Coup Rally

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan stages huge rally in show of strength after coup attempt* More than 1 million Turks have gathered in Istanbul for a rally called by President Tayyip Erdogan to denounce a failed coup — a show of strength staged in the face of Western criticism of widespread purges and detentions. The "Democracy and Martyrs' Rally" at the Yenikapi parade ground, built into the sea on the southern edge of Istanbul's peninsula, marks the climax of three weeks of nightly demonstrations by Mr Erdogan's supporters, many wrapped in the red Turkish fla... more »

Italy Expects Blow-back From Supporting The U.S. Air Campaign Over Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© Flickr/ U.S. Department of Defense *Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast:* *As the U.S. Steps Up Air War in Libya, Italy Braces for Retaliation* Italy has dodged major terrorist attacks so far, but fears are growing that day is coming to an end. BRINDISI, Italy — As Europe struggles to find relative peace during a tense summer of terror, Italy has remained oddly outside the fray. But Italians are now afraid that’s about to change, and with reason. For years now, the country has been one of the most threatened targets on the so-called Islamic State’s published target lists. As far ba... more »

SAS Troops Are Now Using A New Weapon Nicknamed The 'Punisher' In Libyan Street Battles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The SUN:* *SAS troops smash ISIS with new deadly weapon nicknamed the ‘Punisher’ in a ferocious street battle in Libya* *The weapon was used during combat as SAS troops help Libyan forces battle against ISIS* SAS troops fired a deadly new weapon nicknamed the ‘Punisher’ to flush out ISIS fighters during a fierce street battle. The elite unit pulled out the precision air-burst grenade launcher as they closed in on the terrorists with local forces in Libya. Its explosives detonated above the targets, scattering shrapnel behind enemy lines. This caused ISIS to reveal their hideout... more »

U.S. Air Strikes In Libya Are Not Having The Impact That Was Expected

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire weapons during a battle with IS fighters in Sirte, Libya, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo *Reuters:* *U.S. air strikes show limits on Libya intervention* While U.S. jets and drones are pounding Islamic State in the Libyan city of Sirte, Western powers are unlikely to expand their military involvement rapidly, anxious to avoid exacerbating factional divisions as the government they support struggles to establish itself. The United Nations-backed government asked for the U.S. air strikes which began on Aug. ... more »

Will Hillary Clinton Keep U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry In His Job?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) laugh together during a ceremony before breaking ground for the U.S. Diplomacy Center at the State Department in Washington September 3, 2014. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST *Michael Crowley, Politico*: *Would Hillary keep John Kerry on?* *Fans say he would be a great asset, but Clinton has her own friends and allies in line for Foggy Bottom.* Time is running out for John Kerry. With less than six months until a new president takes office, the U.S. secretary of state is working furiously ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
First responders and volunteers transport an injured man away from the scene of a bomb blast outside a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan August 8, 2016. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed *Reuters:* *Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital* A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 70 people and wounded more than a hundred on Monday in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta, according to officials in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. The bomber struck as a crowd of mostly lawyers and journalists crammed into the emergency department to accompany the body of a ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Defense Tech*: *Watch Awesome Aerial Footage of RIMPAC 2016* Check out this helicopter footage of a massive warship formation of 40 ships and submarines sailing during RIMPAC 2016. A total of 27 nations, 45 ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, which took place in and around the Hawaiian islands and off the coast of southern California and ended this week. *Read more *.... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 8, 2016* Vladimir Putin Plots a New Fleet of Spies in Space -- ... more »

France today, London when?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'France's politicians and community leaders have criticised the "intolerable" violence against Paris' Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars. It is the third time in a week where pro-Palestinian activists have clashed with the city's Jewish residents. On Sunday, locals reported chats of "Gas the Jews" and "Kill the Jews", as rioters attacked businesses in the Sarcelles district, known as "little Jerusalem". Manuel Valls, France's prime minister said: "What happened in Sarcelles is intolerable... more »

Labour has 0 per cent chance of forming majority government at next election, says electoral report per The Independent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
' The statistical probably of Labour forming a majority government at the next election - to the nearest percentage point - is zero, while the most likely outcome on current showing is that the Conservatives will come back with an outright majority of 90, according to a new report. The analysis by Electoral Calculus, based on statistics and opinion polls, offers a wildly different conclusion to the gut instincts of some of the people who bet on politics, who believe Jeremy Corbyn in with a chance of victory. The Boundary Commission is currently examining how to reduce the number o... more »

UK doctor banned from practice after fabricating data in grant applications

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A prominent cancer researcher in England has been banned from practicing medicine and has lost his funding from a UK charity after being found to have fabricated data in grant applications. The moves against the researcher, Thorsten Hagemann, come after investigations by the General Medical Council, akin to a U.S. state medical board, and Hagemann’s former […] The post UK doctor banned from practice after fabricating data in grant applications appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Tropical Pacific Islands Are Not Being Drowned By Rising Seas

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.cato.org/blog/sixty-six-years-island-shoreline-dynamics-jaluit-atoll-marshall-islands From Cato: According to a conventional narrative, tropical islands are eroding away due to rising seas and increasingly devastating storms. Not really, according to the recent work of Ford and Kench (2016). Writing as background for their study, the two researchers state that low-lying reef islands are “considered highly […]


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 11 hours ago
*Nick Underhill's analysis: Eight things we've learned about the Saints during the first phase of training camp ~N.O. Advocate *

Interview with Kayhan newspaper on "Islamic terrorism"

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 11 hours ago
*Kevin Barrett's new interview with Kayhan, one of the oldest and most prestigious newspapers in Iran * *Do you believe Islam as religion is responsible for such a terrorist attacks? Are Germany leaders responsible for these attacks by not fighting against Daesh seriously?* Most terrorist acts in the West are not attributed to extremist Muslims. In the US, radical Muslims are blamed for only 6% of terrorist attacks, while radical Jews are blamed for 7%, and radical leftists and hispanics for far more. http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/01/not-all-terrorists-are-muslims/ In Europe, ... more »

Genetically Modified Golden Rice Not The Cure-All Industry Claims

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 11 hours ago
Huffington Post (Canada) Don't take free content on the web for granted. Things are getting worse at my end. Please read *this* GMO advocates argue that genetically engineered Golden Rice will provide farmers with a crop capable of adding much-needed vitamin A to local diets. Vitamin A deficiency is a problem in many poor countries in the Global South and leaves millions at high risk for infection, diseases and other maladies, such as blindness. It is argued that Golden Rice could help save the lives of around 670,000 children who die each year from Vitamin A deficiency and anothe... more »

Pro-GMO Spin Diverts Attention From Root Causes Of Hunger

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 11 hours ago
Huffington Post (Canada) Don't take free content on the web for granted. Things are getting worse at my end. Please read *this* The pro-GMO lobby spends much of its time and resources attacking critics who havegenuine concerns about GM technology. These attacks are designed to whip up emotive, populist sentiment and denigrate critics. In part, this approach aims to divert attention from the underlying causes of hunger and poverty as well as the commercial interests and political motivations of the pro-GM lobby itself. The pro-GMO lobby has a long history of well-orchestrated smear ... more »

Pro-GMO Crusaders' Efforts To Silence Critics Won't Solve Hunger

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 11 hours ago
Huffington Post (Canada) (links are embedded in the article but must be scrolled over for them to appear) Don't take free content on the web for granted. Things are getting worse at my end. Please read *this* Pro-GMO campaigners attack opponents of the technology by claiming that critics rely on quackery on the Internet or on some form of discredited science that is only carried out by those whom the "scientific community" has seen fit to marginalize. The argument is that a powerful, ideologically motivated group is holding the world ransom and is conspiring to mislead the public a... more »

Proudly Christian and Conservative, but No Longer ‘Politically Incorrect’

Esther O'Reilly at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Politically Incorrect - 900] I remember when I wore the label “politically incorrect” like a badge of honor. I remember dinner-table conversations and civics lessons explaining the Democrats' methodical, decades-in-the-making plan to dominate the social sector and the marketplace of ideas. I remember learning how... more »

Sorry, Dad: This Bush Wants You to Vote for Trump

Phillip Stucky at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: George P Bush - 900] Former Gov. Jeb Bush's son George P. Bush published an online video over the weekend encouraging Republicans to unite behind Republican nominee Donald Trump. "From Team Bush it's a bitter pill to swallow," Bush told Republicans. "You get back up and you... more »

The Latest: Australian Rider Taken on Stretcher After Crash

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Melissa Hoskins of the Australian women's track cycling team is tended to after crashing during a training session inside the Rio Olympic Velodrome during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest from the 2016 Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Australian rider Melissa Hoskins was taken from the Rio Olympics velodrome on a stretcher after her pursuit team crashed hard... more »

CawRANT Events #30

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events* *#30* Every second Monday morning with any luck at all I post a *CawRANT Events*. This post will be the 30th in the series. There should be something significant about the numerology of #30 but, since I'm not into numerology...I don't know what that would be. Speaking of not being into the occult...it's been some time since I stated *my views on aliens, NASA and the like*. I have written previously on these topics and will link some of my earlier posts when I get a moment. Suffice it to say that, while I believe there likely are other planets in the universe th... more »

Canadians Have A Right To Know If They're Eating Harmful GMOs

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 12 hours ago
Huffington Post (Canada) Don't take free content on the web for granted. Things are getting worse at my end. Please read *this* The GMO agritech sector and food companies have spent tens of millions of dollars in the U.S. to prevent the labelling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The public have genuine concerns about GM but are being denied the right to know if GMOs are in the food they eat. There is sufficient evidence that indicates the adverse health impacts of genetically engineered food itself as well as its associated input, glyphosate, which a majo... more »

Self-Driving Car Takes Driver To Hospital, Saves His Life

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A Tesla Model X self-driving SUV saved a man’s life after he suffered a pulmonary embolism behind the wheel, by taking him to the nearest hospital. Joshua Neally put his Tesla Model X on autopilot after feeling unwell with pains in his stomach and chest while driving from his office in Springfield, Missouri, to the nearby city of Branson. The BBC reports: Rather than call an ambulance, the lawyer decided to find a hospital using his car’s self-driving mode. Around 20 miles down the road, the 37-year-old’s Tesla arrived at the road leading to the hospital emergency department. He tol... more »

Is Globalization the Enemy of the People?

Samuel Gregg at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Globalization - 900] In the wake of the British majority vote in June to exit the European Union, then US presidential contender Bernie Sanders wrote in The New York Times: "Could this rejection of the current form of the global economy happen in... more »

Why Do The Transpartisan Elites (And Their Media Shills) Hate The Trumpanzee So Much?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Yesterday, Maureen Dowd, who has been extremely friendly towards Trump's candidacy all year, did a hilarious satirical OpEd that basically said he's unfit for the presidency due to severe mental illness. The elite Republican critics of Mr. Trumpanzee hate him for several reasons; they hate him and they hate the unwashed masses who adore him and who are taking over their party. That's a big part of it. That Trump's numbers are down among college educated whites is concerning enough, but that he's up among poorly educated working class whites offers no solace to the vehemently anti-... more »

Big Idea #3

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 13 hours ago
*The Economist* explains the Stolper-Samuelson theorem.

Wounded Warriors Project Being Revamped After Questions Raised Over Spending, Use of Donor Funds

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19: Participants of Soldier Ride NYC in correlation with Wounded Warrior Project visit 'FOX & Friends' at the FOX Studios on July 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)] JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Layoffs are expected at the Wounded Warrior Project amid a restructuring that follows scrutiny over its spending, according to the charity’s new chief executive. In an interview with The Florida Times-Union, Michael Linnington said he was... more »

Brother-in-Law of Charlie Hebdo Killer Detained in Bulgaria

LORI HINNANT at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Charlie Hebdo terrorism attack] PARIS (AP) -- The brother-in-law of one of the men who attacked the satirical Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris has been jailed in Bulgaria, and authorities say he is suspected of trying to join extremists in Syria. Mourad Hamyd was initially... more »

Trial Begins for Pennsylvania Attorney General Accused of Perjury, Targeting Enemies

MARYCLAIRE DALE at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, center, walks into the courtroom on the opening day of her trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 in Norristown, Pa. An ethics board accused her of "egregious conduct" amid criminal charges she leaked grand jury material to a newspaper to embarrass enemies and then lied about it under oath. (Bill Fraser/Bucks County Courier Times via AP)] PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- About 150 potential jurors are set to arrive Monday at a suburban Philadelphia courtroom as Pennsylvania’s attorney general goes on trial in a perjury ... more »

A headache: Brain paper retracted over author argument

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Researchers have retracted a paper following an argument over who deserves top billing, according to the last author of the paper. The last author added the authors plan to republish the paper once they work things out. The work for the paper — about cell death in the aftermath of a brain hemorrhage — was started in one […] The post A headache: Brain paper retracted over author argument appeared first on Retraction Watch.

ATLAS: a 3.3-sigma stop excess is the new leader

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Wolfram Language and Mathematica 11 released today. No discovery of new physics has been presented by ATLAS or CMS. There are inevitably some bumps and excesses most of which (or all of which) will go away. In a complex blog post, lots of new CMS excesses have been shown. At the end, I do believe that the highly localized 3.7-sigma excited quark bump is the most eye-catching gift from CMS at this point. ATLAS has just released their big package of new papers. The independence of ATLAS and CMS is also demonstrated by the CMS' decision to write papers based purely on the 2016 data. ... more »

Academia Bias is Not Just About Indoctrinating Students

George Yancey at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Ripped Christian flyer College campus - 900] An article at Inside Higher Education last week tried to raise a defense against claims that professors frequently indoctrinate college students into liberal ways of thinking. If the defense succeeded, it was only by defining the problem so narrowly it... more »

A Look At 15 New U.S. Military Weapons That Are Being Developed Or Being Deployed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Examiner**: 15 cool new military weapons joining the fight* Now more than ever, the Defense Department is placing a premium on innovation, launching partnerships with Silicon Valley companies and finding ways for smaller firms to sell their wares to the Pentagon. At the same time, leadership has stressed to traditional defense contractors that they need to invest their own money on research and development if they want to keep the Pentagon as a customer. With that in mind, here are 15 of the coolest, most cutting-edge weapons that defense firms and the Pentagon itself ... more »

China And South Korea Are Waging A War of Words Over The Deployment Of U.S. Missile-Defense Systems

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CSM*: *South Korea and China trade barbs over US missile-defense system* China said South Korea is to blame for the regional instability, but South Korea's presidential office said China should do more to curb North Korea's provocations. South Korea reproached claims by China that its decision to deploy a missile defense system on the Korean peninsula will destabilize the region, as tensions between the Asian powers have risen over the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) unit. President Park Geun-hye of South Korea said Sunday that the blame Beijing assigned to it in an... more »

Suicide Bomber Kills 65 At Pakistan Hospital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Suicide bomber kills at least 63 at Pakistan hospital* A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed at least 63 people and wounded dozens more in an attack on mourners gathered at a hospital in Quetta, according to officials in the violence-plagued southwestern province of Baluchistan. The bomber struck as more than 100 mourners, mostly lawyers and journalists, crowded into the emergency department to accompany the body of a prominent lawyer who had been shot and killed in the city earlier in the day, Faridullah, a journalist who was among the wounded, told Reuters. Abdul Rehma... more »

Despite Sanctions North Korea's Economy Is 'Stable'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Global Research *Reuters*: *Despite sanctions, North Korea prices steady as Kim leaves markets alone* Food and fuel prices in North Korea have remained largely stable under leader Kim Jong Un, despite tightening international sanctions to punish the North for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, rare data from inside the isolated country shows. The relative stability of both prices and the currency - in contrast to the volatility seen under his father Kim Jong Il - is partly attributable to the younger Kim's hands-off approach to an increasingly market-based economy and also,... more »

It Was A Russian Drone (Not Hezbollah) That Crossed Into Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Illustrative photo of a UAV, June 2010. (Ofer Zidon/Flash90) *Times of Israel:* *Russia, not Hezbollah, sent drone into Israel — report* Three weeks after IDF failed to bring down UAV that crossed over from Syria, Moscow officials acknowledge it was theirs. The drone that crossed into northern Israel last month belonged to Russia — not Hezbollah, as was initially suspected — the Haaretz newspaper reported Sunday. The unmanned aerial vehicle entered Israeli airspace from Syria on July 17. The Israel Defense Forces attempted to shoot down the aircraft three times, but failed. Israe... more »

U.S. Warship Makes First China Visit Since South China Sea Arbitration Ruling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Justin L. Harts, left, shakes hands with Chinese PLA Navy officer Fei Shinong, right, deputy director of the Advisory Office of the North Sea Fleet, after the guided missile destroyer USS Benfold arrived in port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong Province, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer arrived in the northern Chinese port of Qingdao on Monday in the first visit by an American warship to the country since Beijing responded angrily to an arbitration panel's ruling that its expansive South China Sea maritime claims had no basis in law. (... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Meet IDI: The Company That Has "Weaponized" Profiles On Every American Adult Never-before-seen video shows the devastation from the most powerful weapon ever used Iran has executed a nuclear scientist for spying for the US This is how the House of Lords could delay Brexit A stray bullet went through a media tent at the Rio Olympics Police 3D-printed a dead man's finger to unlock his iPhone First Sept 11, Now Saudi Arabia Linked To German Terrorst Attacks A Radioactive Cold War Military Base Will Soon Emerge From Greenland’s Melting Ice This animated map shows ho... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*Note* I've got a bad cold at the moment so no blogging today. I may be out of action for a few days

A Symptom, Not A Cause

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump is desperately trying to hit the reset button. But John Cassidy, writing in the New Yorker, believes it may be too late: There was particularly bad news for Trump from the battleground states. According to the latest surveys, he’s trailing Clinton by six points in Florida, nine points in Michigan, eleven points in Pennsylvania, and fifteen points in New Hampshire. The polls are also running strongly against him in Virginia and Colorado, two swing states that have been trending toward the Democrats, and there was even a survey a few days ago that showed Clinton ahead i... more »

Back to 2000?

greenlandresearchstation at Hygiecracy - 15 hours ago
published originally on CounterPunch History, it seems, reached its zenith eight years ago, in 2008, and has been traveling backward since. How else can one account for the fact that, just as in 2000, the incumbent Democrats are running a highly unlikable former senator, who also served in the outgoing administration, and whose major selling point (aside from her gender, that is) is wonkishness and experience? If we've returned to the year 2000, however, we should recognize that such a recurrence would double (i.e., amplify) any similarities - which may explain why Al Gore's robo... more »

Cell Press dismisses fraud allegations in high-profile genetics papers

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Cell Press has dismissed accusations of image manipulation in two well-cited papers. In June 2015, we reported that the publisher was investigating anonymous allegations of more than a dozen instances of manipulation of images in the papers published in Cell and Molecular Cell in 1999 and 2001, respectively. After assessing the original high-resolution versions of images from the laboratory notebook of […] The post Cell Press dismisses fraud allegations in high-profile genetics papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools, Part 4

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
--> Offered here is Part 4 of my book, *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through "No Excuses" Teaching.* This chapter sketches the history of "No Excuses." See Parts 1-3 here, here, and here. *Chapter 4* *Whence No Excuses?* *What avail is it to win prescribed amounts of information about geography and history, to win ability to read and write, if in the process the individual loses his own soul: loses his appreciation of things worth while, of the values to which these things are relative . . . –*John Dewey (1938/2007) In a 1993 commentary that attacked Jonathan Kozol and Gerald B... more »

Who Should Oversee Fracking Regulations? Trump Sides With Environmentalists, Clinton With Fracking Backers

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Hydraulic_Fracturing_Marcellus_Shale] Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton just switched positions with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, this week by supporting a state Supreme Court ruling which prohibits local governments from banning the process. Trump told reporters in Colorado last Friday that he... more »

Former Iran President Asks Obama to ‘Quickly Fix’ SCOTUS Ruling Letting Terror Victims’ Families Collect Damages

AMIR VAHDAT at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Mideast Iran US_perr__1470662005_71.164.139.145] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran’s former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to “quickly fix” a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing families of people killed in attacks linked to Iran to... more »

US Think Tank Admits US Carving Out "Safe Havens" in Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*August 8, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Since the onset of the war in Syria, corporate-financier funded think tanks engineering American and European foreign policy made it clear that establishing no-fly zones and "safe havens" in Syria would be an incremental step toward achieving regime change and rendering the nation divided and destroyed as US policymakers had done to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya beforehand. In particular, The Brookings Institution has - for years now - published paper after paper regarding the establishment of such "safe havens" in Syria under a variety of ... more »

Angry Bird Party

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
*This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #AngryForSavings #**CollectiveBias* My kids have been obsessed with Angry Birds pretty much since the beginning. It was the first game I downloaded when I bought my first smartphone and I can't even count the number of times we have played it. When my daughter was four, I threw her first Angry Birds Birthday party. Believe it or not, this is our third one. Told you, we love Angry Birds. For this party, I had my husband create a set of Angry Bird Face pr... more »

Terrorist Who Attacked Belgian Officers Was Deported Twice

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Belgium Machete Attac_perr (1)__1470660645_71.164.139.145] The Algerian man who attacked two Belgian police officers with a machete Saturday was in the country illegally, officials say. The 33-year-old perpetrator stabbed two female officers in the city of Charleroi before getting shot to death by police. The man shouted... more »

Afghan Official: Gunmen Abduct American, Australian in Kabul

RAHIM FAIEZ at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Afghanistan_perr (1)__1470659915_71.164.139.145] KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms have abducted an American and an Australian in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a security official said Monday. The two foreigners were taken from their SUV while driving on Sunday night... more »

World Vision: ‘Huge Gap’ Between Israeli Charges and Actual Budget

DANIELLA CHESLOW at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: World Vision logo] JERUSALEM (AP) -- The international charity World Vision said on Monday that Israel has accused the charity’s Gaza Strip director of funneling what appears to be an impossible sum of money to Hamas. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said Mohammed... more »

Tomorrow-- All Eyes On Wisconsin... A Chance For Wisconsin Democrats To Make History

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Tomorrow is election day in Wisconsin. The state's OPEN primaries-- that means anyone can vote for whichever party primary they want regardless of which party they're registered with-- will pick the parties' nominees for Congress. No one is expecting any changes. The only remotely possible good news in the Democratic Party, which would take a miracle, is in the sprawling 3rd district-- from Eau Claire, Menomonie and Stevens Point down to La Crosse and the Iowa border across from Dubuque. It's a solidly Democratic district-- PVI is D+5 and Obama won it both times by double digits-... more »

Kurt Cobain's Death.... Mandela Effect?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 16 hours ago
This has just come up in the UnFuckers Unite group on Facebook. It would seem that Lisa called this back in June when we discussed major events and how the "Mandela Effect" could change the details- ie: JFK's assassination and how many people were in the car. It would seem that another "ME" - Quantum Crossover - has been discovered: How did Curt Cobain, from Nirvana, die? I've created a pole below of the 3 major answers that were given in the UU group, but I wanted to spread this out publicly much father to get a broader scope of the spread of the numbers between the "memories" of... more »

Syrian Rebels, Terrorist Groups Claim Victory in Key Battle Against Russia, Iran and Syria Alliance

Russ Read at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Saadallah_after_the_explosion] A confederation of Syrian jihadi groups and rebels claimed to have broken the government's month-long siege of Aleppo Saturday. More than 20 insurgent groups participated in the weeklong effort to break the Syrian government's siege of the city. The Long War Journal's... more »

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum: I Smell the Marks of Transgender Activism

Michael Brown at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Shemale] No amount of compassion for a young person struggling with gender identity issues can justify the radical transformation of the English language, yet that is exactly what is being called for by transgender activists. For anyone following the progression of... more »

Suicide Attack Targets Lawyers at Pakistan Hospital, 70 Dead

Abdul Sattar & Munir Ahmed at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Pakistani lawyers mourn the deaths of their colleagues following a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016. A powerful bomb went off inside a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday, killing dozens of people and wounding dozens of others, police said.] QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani militants struck at the heart of the country’s legal profession on Monday, killing a prominent attorney and then bombing the hospital where dozens of other lawyers had gathered to mourn. The twin attacks killed at... more »

Seeking Momentum, Trump to Focus on Economy in Major Speech

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016_perr__1470653725_71.164.139.145] MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Donald Trump is focusing his economic message on boosting jobs and making the country more competitive on a global stage by cutting business taxes, reducing regulations and increasing domestic energy production. With a speech Monday to... more »

Federal Judge to Hear North Carolina Religious Liberty Marriage Law Today

GARY D. ROBERTSON at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Bible in Court - 900] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Roughly 5 percent of North Carolina’s magistrates are refusing to marry same-sex couples for religious reasons, and lawyers for the state say people suing in federal court have no standing to challenge these opt-outs as unconstitutional.... more »

New Poll: Young Americans Worry Over Extremist Threat

MELINDA DESLATTE at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: AP Poll Young America_perr (4)__1470654566_71.164.139.145] BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans across racial groups. But for young people of color, particularly African-Americans, that fear is matched or surpassed... more »

Michael Phelps Gets Another Gold, With More in Sight

PAUL NEWBERRY at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: APTOPIX Rio Olympics _perr__1470652926_71.164.139.145] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- When Michael Phelps arrived in Rio as a 31-year-old swimmer who retired once and endured plenty of turmoil away from the pool, everyone wondered just how many gold medals was a realistic goal. How does... more »

Was Hillary Clinton "extremely careless?"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2016Post bungles the basics again:* When she was secretary of state, was Hillary Clinton "extremely careless" in her email practices? More specifically, did she send or receive 110 emails which contained classified information, as James B. Comey said in a July 5 statement, then again in congressional testimony on July 7? Should she and her associates have known that the material in question, by its very nature, was classified information? (Additional question: Did Clinton send or receive three additional emails which were *marked* "classified?" In our view, thi...more »

Bear Witness to the Truth

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
Dr. Cornel West says he endorsed the candidate (Jill Stein) who wants to bring justice, jobs, and solidarity to Black people.

Lessons from Jeju Grand March for Life & Peace

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 19 hours ago
*The east & west teams met at a busy intersection in Jeju City - a very exciting moment* *The totem banners were symbolically joined at the center of the intersection* *Auto union workers performed during the finale rally - the guy on the far right was very friendly to me and he was quite a singer. Their songs were about their struggle against lay-offs and the companies attempts to force workers into part-time (temporary) work - the same kind of issues that French workers have lately been protesting about. * *Joyakgol sings his new hit single 'drop the lawsuit', in reference to th... more »

Is Russia Using Thermite Cluster Bombs In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
RBK-500 ZAB-2,5SM cluster bombs were spotted at Russia's Syria airbase in a RT video in June https://t.co/CeFtgzDmdh pic.twitter.com/OjSGACsm9r — CIT (en) (@CITeam_en) August 7, 2016 *WNU Editor: *The bombs can be seen at the 0:44 mark in the above video.

Assange: It’s Over Hillary, ‘October Surprise’ Biggest Leak To Date

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange promised to release more damning emails about the Clinton Foundation, and warned he has enough evidence on Hillary Clinton making secret deals with an alleged Islamic State sponsor for the FBI to indict her. Asked by British journalist Afshin Rattansi on Saturday if he had “the email which will put Hillary Clinton behind bars,” Assange claimed to have 350 emails on a French transnational concrete company named Le Farge that allegedly paid ISIS to do business in regions controlled by the terror group. The report, by British political blog The ... more »

Putin’s Pokemon Go Warning Goes Viral, Iran Ban Game

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Iran has banned Pokemon Go citing “security concerns,” becoming the latest country to follow Russia’s lead in expressing concerns and blacklisting the augmented reality smartphone game due to its direct links to the CIA and intelligence community. The decision was announced by the High Council of Virtual Spaces, the official body regulating online activity, and follows a Kremlin report that young people are being tricked into giving up their privacy to intelligence agencies. While playing the game they act as unwitting intelligence gatherers for the CIA. The game has an extensive li... more »

Civil War: Black Activists Declare Jihad On America

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A pro-black hate group more extreme than Black Lives Matter has declared civil war on white America, urging gangs across the country to unite and murder “babies and grandmothers” and anyone in uniform – including first responders such as fire fighters and paramedics, because “they are on the same side as the police.“ Dr. Mauricelm-Lei Millere, an “advisor” to the New Black Panther Party and head of the African American Defense League posted on Facebook, “WE ARE CALLING ON THE GANGS ACROSS THE NATION! ATTACK EVERYTHING IN BLUE EXCEPT THE MAIL MAN, UNLESS HE IS CARRYING MORE THAN MAIL... more »

Military Photo of the Day: A Gathering at Fort Sill to Pray for Our Nation

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Soldiers Pray] Community leaders, soldiers and civilians gather at Fort Sill, Oklahoma’s Frontier Chapel on July 11, 2016, to pray for our nation. Amen.

The Entire History Of Civilization In One Chart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Business Insider/Slate*:* The Entire History Of The World In One Chart* This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and 1930s: the “outline,” in which large subjects (the history of the world! every school of philosophy! all of modern physics!) were distilled into a form comprehensible to the most uneducated layman. The 5-foot-long Histomap was sold for $1 and folded into a green cover, which featured endorsements from historians and reviewers... more »

Princeton Professor Explains How To Hack An Election In 7 Minutes

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Princeton University professor has demonstrated just how easy it would be to rig an electronic voting machine in the U.S. in order to “hack an election”. Professor Andrew Appel and graduate student Alex Halderman were able to completely hack a real life voting machine in around seven minutes. Thelastamericanvagabond.com reports: After Halderman picked the hulking, 250-pound machine’s lock in seven seconds flat, Appel wrested its four ROM chips from a circuit board — an easy feat, considering the chips weren’t soldered in place. Once freed, Appel could facilely replace the ROM chips... more »

Erdogan To Introduce Death Penalty In Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to bring back the death penalty in Turkey following last months failed coup. Erdogan told a rally of millions of people in Istanbul on August 7 that he will help push through a new death penalty law in parliament – which he says will allow him to administer justice to those responsible for the attempted coup. Hurriyetdailynews.com reports: He wished his condolences to the 240 people killed by coup soldiers, of whom 172 were civilians, 63 were police officers and five were soldiers. He also wished speedy recovery to the 2,19... more »

FBI Orchestrated ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest To Incite Unrest

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A federal court has heard evidence that suggests the FBI orchestrated the ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Texas in 2015 that led to a deadly shooting. The court heard that not only were the FBI behind the event, but they were also in contact with the two suspects involved in the shooting just days before it occurred. Activistpost.com reports: The two suspects were being directed by undercover FBI agents, one of which reportedly told one of the shooters shortly before the attack to “tear up Texas.” The Daily Beast in its article, “FBI Agent Apparently Egged on ‘Draw Muhammad’ Sho... more »

Clinton Campaign In Panic Mode As Hillary’s Lead Plummets

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
New poll numbers suggest that Hillary Clinton’s lead over Trump has taken a dramatic nosedive recently, leaving campaign staff panicked. Following Reuters’ decision to tweak its polling methodology, the new data suggests that Hillary’s peak ended last week and is now in a steady decline. Zerohedge.com reports: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican rival Donald Trump narrowed to less than 3 percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, down from nearly eight points on Monday. About 42 percent of likely voters favore... more »

Executed Iranian Scientist Named By Hillary On Unsecured Email Server

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Senator Tom Cotton has accused Hillary Clinton of recklessly discussing the recently executed Iranian scientist via her unsecured private email server. Cotton says Clinton’s actions may have ultimately led to nuclear scientist Shahram Amiri’s death. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: “I’m not going to comment on what he may or may not have done for the United States government, but in the emails that were on Hillary Clinton’s private server, there were conversations among her senior advisors about this gentleman,” he said on “Face the Nation.” Cotton was speaking about Shahram Amiri, ... more »

US Schools To Teach Children How To Obey Cops

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A new bill has been signed into US law forcing schools to teach children how to acquiesce to cops. The bill signed on Friday by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will allow police officers to condition children via “driver’s eduction” classes, which includes lessons on how citizens should interact with the police. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: It will be instituted for the 2017-18 school year and become mandatory training at both private and public schools. The guidelines, created by the secretary of state’s office, will instruct pupils on how to respond if they are pulled over b... more »

UPDATED: "Craven" Decision: IPC flips over Russian athlete's wheelchairs and kicks crutches out of their hands

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*Russian Wheelchair Racers* *UPDATED: August 7, 2016* Here are a couple of good comments from the CBC Comments Section on this topic: *Andrea San* Rick Sterling write: "MacLaren said that the Russians did not seem interested in talking and yet in his own report he says: “I've also received unsolicited and extensive narrative with attachments from one important government representative described in this report.” And then he goes on, “it was simply not practical to look at that or interview the Russians.” So it is a completely one-sided report where he basically relied on one wi... more »

Hundreds Of US Troops Deployed To Iraq

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The Pentagon have announced that over 400 troops will be deployed to Iraq in order to support the Iraqi military in Nineveh Province. Despite the US “no boots on the ground” policy, the troops are to take part in a logistics effort to help prepare the Iraqi military to attack Mosul. Theantimedia.org reports: Officials at Fort Campbell say the troops were part of a “Strike Ready Force” which had been pre-trained and prepared to go to Iraq “at a moment’s notice,” suggesting that the continued escalation of the US ground force in Iraq is being planned well ahead of actually announced ... more »

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Syrian army launches intense air attacks after rebels 'break' Aleppo siege* Syrian and Russian warplanes have been pounding rebel-held positions in and around Aleppo, after fighters opposed to President Bashar al-Assad broke the siege of the city. The surprise advance allowed opposition fighters to break through a strip of government-controlled territory on Saturday and connect with fighters in the encircled sector of eastern Aleppo. But fierce fighting and continuous Russian and Syrian army air strikes in and around the area mean no safe passage for besieged ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
PHOTOS: Our best shots from day 2 of #Rio2016 https://t.co/b3ADDjWHz5 pic.twitter.com/5uqYN9kwh8 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 7, 2016

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