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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
A Russian paratrooper descends to the ground during a training exercise in the village of Nikinci, west from Belgrade, Nov. 14, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

Russian Media Is Claiming That Arms Merchant Viktor Bout Was Offered A Deal If He Would Testify Against Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
Viktor Bout. Sputnik *Sputnik:* *US Intelligence Offered Russian Citizen Bout to Testify Against Rosneft CEO* US intelligence officials have offered Russian businessman Viktor Bout after his arrest to give incriminating evidence against Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin in exchange for a less severe sentence, Bout’s wife, Alla, said. BANGKOK (Sputnik) – Bout was arrested in Bangkok in 2008 in a joint operation between Thai and US authorities, who accused him of conspiring to kill US nationals by allegedly agreeing to supply Colombian militants with weapons. He is currently serving a 25-year... more »

A Podcast On How The U.S. Military Solves Some Of Its Lesser-Known But Most Persistent Problems

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
Two U.S. medics carry stretchers during a medical evacuation exercise, part of a joint military drill, in Yangju, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Seoul, March 5, 2008. REUTERS/JO YONG-HAK *Reuters:* *How a 'chicken gun' keeps U.S. warbirds aloft* When the United States Air Force tests a new aircraft it needs to make sure it won't crash should a stray bird slam into the plane's side. Thankfully, the military has an artillery piece with a 60-foot barrel that hurls chicken more than 400 miles an hour. The chicken gun allows the military to make sure no stray bird will foul up its expe... more »

How Much Does A U.S. Ambassadorship Cost?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 46 minutes ago
Vogue editor Anna Wintour, expected by some to become Washington's top diplomat in London. REUTERS/GONZALO FUENTES *Dennis Jett, Reuters*: *What will a Clinton or Trump administration charge for an ambassadorship?* It is hard to predict what might happen once a new president takes office. For instance, could next January 20 usher in a new reality television show called Ambassador Apprentice? Those who aspire to run an embassy can describe how they would make America great again through huge foreign policy deals. Then a President Donald Trump could say whether the contestant got th... more »

Laissez-faire in Tokyo land use

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 49 minutes ago
*A topical tale from Tokyo explaining why despite a growing population and little spare land, rather than rocketing house prices Tokyo’s have hardly increased in twenty years.Guest post by Alex Tabarrok.* [image: tokyo-japan] Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, has a growing population of over 13 million people, but house prices have hardly increased in twenty years. Why? Tokyo has a laissez-faire approach to land use that allows lots of construction, subject to only a few general national regulations. Robin Harding at the *Financial Times* has a very important piece on the Tokyo sy... more »

More Republican Establishment Creeps Hatin' On Mr. Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I don't like Trump either-- not anything about him; in fact I detest him and everything he stands for. That said, that list of 50 GOP officials who signed a lot warning that he;'d put the nation's national security at risk... the only ones on the list I heard of I hate too. The establishment on both sides of the aisle, sure are gaining up on Mr. Trumpanzee and these people never come from the same place I come from. It can't help but make me pause and wonder what I'm doing on the same side as people like war criminal John Negroponte, Goldman Sachs crook, World Bank president, neoco... more »

Psychiatrist Uses a ‘Fever Machine’ to Treat Depression

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Sarah Beller* - In Ancient Rome, people suffering from melancholia were sometimes treated with warm baths. The post Psychiatrist Uses a ‘Fever Machine’ to Treat Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

Putin: ‘You Actually Believe US Elections Are Democratic?’

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Putin is known for pulling no punches and telling it how it is, and this video interview, filmed before WikiLeaks released hacked emails proving the DNC colluded illegally with the Clinton campaign, proves the straight talking Russian strongman knew exactly what type of dirty tricks to expect from the Clinton team. Make no mistake, the Clinton campaign is intentionally attempting to deflect the public’s attention away from the Clinton/DNC joint effort to usurp the will of American voters and rig the Democratic nomination in favor of the establishment candidate Clinton. Here is Presi... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 9: Beyond the game, what's involved in an ideal session

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
As a mainly virtual gamer over the past few years, my needs have shifted a bit... We used to usually have a meal before the game, have a few drinks with the game. Generally speaking, I like gaming with people I can have fun with. I'd like to be able to talk with them, have a few laughs. I'd probably be a horrible tournament gamer... Party People Image jennylund, Creative Commons 3.0

Hillary Aide Cheryl Mills OK’d Oil Deal That Put $500K in Bill’s Pocket

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this March 21, 2016, file photo, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona.] Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly defended an embattled banker during an official visit to Bangladesh while Clinton Foundation officials tried to steer money from an Abu Dhabi oil company into the banker's coffers. A Daily Caller News Foundation investigation traced...more »

The Dream Lives On

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
Mel Hurtig died last week. He was an economic nationalist who watched as Lester Pearson sacked his hero, Walter Gordon. And he watched yet again as Brian Mulroney and Stephen Harper integrated Canada into the American Empire. But, if you look around the world, economic nationalism is making a comeback. Tom Walkom writes: Globalization is under attack in the U.S. and Europe. Americans fret about the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership deal and the existing North American Free Trade Agreement. They have come to understand that such trade and investment pacts don’t always work for th... more »

Chasing Sources - The Philadelphia Experiment

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
In sort of a corollary to my chasing footnotes, I thought I would look at chasing sources. That is, start with the a story and find out how reliable the original source might be. Some stories have no real documentation, no additional witnesses and nothing to back them up, other than the testimony of a single source or a couple of sources who are working together which doesn’t tell us much about the validity of the case. I suppose I could begin this with Al Bielek, the time traveler who was part of the Philadelphia Experiment. I’m not going to talk about the ridiculous story that he ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views .... August 9 , 2016.... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Tuesday Modestly Risk On - Oil Positive for 2016 , NASDAQ Latest Record Close ; BOE QE Program Hits A Snag - On Day 2 ; S&P 500 Sector ETFs for 2016 - Everything Showing Green ; Global Bonds Get A Lift - Everything Golden Apparently ; Asia Items - Wednesday News & Data. 2.Turkey News De Jour - Purge Updates , Erdogan - Putin Meeting In Moscow. 3. Spain Ciudadanos Sets Six Conditions For Sitting Down To Negotiate With PP. 4. Syria State Of Play , Focus On Aleppo , Idlib And Latakia. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News..... *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 9m 9 minutes ago Overnight USD weakness getting another leg (part 2) *BloombergVerified account* ‏@business 2m 2 minutes ago *Japan*’s plunging jobless rate is all about aging, not Abenomics http:// bloom.bg/2ayWVoK *BloombergVerified account* ‏@business 8m 8 minutes ago *China*’s money outflow goes quiet - for now http://bloom.bg/2ayW9YN *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 25m 25 minutes ago Maersk: "We want to focus on more profitable ports and will no longer use 10 Chinese ports of import and export g... more »

Idaho Man Finds Big Bone While Digging Gravel Pit, Turns Out to be a Mammoth Tusk

AP at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this screengrab from video, Kasey Keller stands near a 3½-foot section of tusk from a Colombian mammoth that he found while digging on his property in Preston, Idaho.] PRESTON, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man stumbled upon a rare find while using a backhoe to dig in a gravel pit on his property. “It came to the point where I seen something weird or different inside the hill so... more »

VANCOUVER VIDEO: Native Women Violently Arrested by Police at Imperial Metals

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Click on arrow below to watch video Exclusive video: Vancouver police violently break up the occupation of Imperial Metals HQ by Indigenous women and their supporters, who were marking the two-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mining disaster.

Is Another Full-Scale War About To Break-Out In Ukraine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *Guns Of August: Fears Of Full-Scale War Return As Casualties Mount In Ukraine* MARYINKA, Ukraine -- Framed by a tiny cutout in the fortified bunker, this particular piece of no-man's land is tinted a blood-reddish orange by the setting summer sun. It's hot as hell, and it's about to get hotter. When the sun goes down, the guns start blazing. And all that separates the men at their triggers is a grassy patch of land the size of a soccer field that is heavily mined. If you're a Ukrainian soldier here, you don't need binoculars to observe the enemy -- you just ... more »

President Obama's Drone War Policy Is Full Of Loopholes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
US Air Force ground crew in Kandahar secure weapons to an MQ-9 Reaper drone after its return from a mission. Photograph: Reuters *Macy Wheeler, New Republic*:* Are There Any Limits on Obama’s Drone War, Really?* A newly released document reveals that the administration’s rules for drone warfare are full of workarounds and loopholes. Early in his second term, President Obama set out to create a Rule Book that would provide some semblance of legal oversight over his administration’s drone program, which in the previous four years had become the administration’s preferred method of t... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A New York Police Department (NYPD) officer stands guard in Grand Central Station, following the Nice terror attack, in New York City, U.S., July 15, 2016. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMID *Steven Brill, The Atlantic*: *Is America Any Safer?* Since 9/11, the United States has spent $1 trillion to defend against al-Qaeda and ISIL, dirty bombs and lone wolves, bioterror and cyberterror. Has it worked? Fifteen years ago this September 11, 19 terrorists, using four jetliners as guided missiles, killed 2,977 people—and enveloped the country in fear. It was the first sustained attack on America... more »

World News Briefs -- August 9, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*BBC*: *Putin mends broken relations with Turkey's Erdogan* The leaders of Russia and Turkey have patched up a damaging quarrel, pledging to restore close economic relations. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russian trade sanctions on Turkey would be phased out "step by step". "The priority is to get back to the pre-crisis level of co-operation," he told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St Petersburg. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Syrian government forces bombard rebels in Aleppo, *insurgents deny setbacks.* UN pleads for *urgent Aleppo ceasefire.* No end in sig...more »

Why Are Working Class Americans Dumping The Party Of FDR For The Party Of The Trumpanzee?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The two top contenders for the Democratic nomination for Florida's Senate seat are congressmen Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson. They don't have much else in common. Murphy is the handpicked dull-minded candidate of the party establishment, chosen specifically to assuage Wall Street banksters demanding Schumer balance out Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Sherrod Brown. Grayson is a free-thinking independent with the sharpest mind in Congress. Murphy was born into a very wealthly Republican family and has basically never worked a day in his life. He is the definition of a spoiled... more »

Venezuela Officials Dash Hopes of Recalling Socialist President This Year, as Country Disintegrates

Hannah Dreier at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: National Elections Council President Tibisay Lucena speaks during a televised nation wide speech, from her office in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Venezuelan elections officials have set an October date for a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro.] CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Electoral officials on Tuesday set a timetable for a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro that makes it unlikely Venezuela will have an early presidential election that could put the opposition in power. National Elections Council... more »

FTSE 100 closes at 14-month high

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/business-36985953 through gritted teeth that: 'FTSE 100 closes at 14-month high' Not reported with the banner headlines that the FTSE's post Brexit vote falls were accorded. But that's the beauty of the BBC's bias, always pushing the narrative.

August 9: The National Energy Board as a mole.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
We'll start with items I received in my gmail, items you are most unlikely to find in the irving press. Press Release - Risk of Energy East to Water and Atlantic Coast Too Great Groups Tell NEB on First Day of Hearings in Saint John Risk of Energy East to Water and Atlantic Coast Too Great Groups Tell NEB on First Day of Hearings in Saint John A bitumen spill would bring widespread, devastating economic and environmental impacts to region August 8th, 2016 Saint John, NB - As oil from the Husky Energy pipeline spill continues to wreak havoc on the water supply of over 70,000 people ... more »

‘Like Hogs at the Trough,’ Lobbyists Feast on Farm Bill for Subsidies, Food Stamps

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: hogs - 900] Proving that green politics don't strictly slant red or blue, House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway spent two days touring the district of his Democrat counterpart, Rep. Collin Peterson. Conaway, a Texas Republican, told reporters last week that he already looks forward... more »

WikiLeaks Offer $20,000 To Find Murdered DNC Staffer’s Killer

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
WikiLeaks has offered an extraordinary $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction for the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich, with Julian Assange floating the possibility that Rich was the source of the recent DNC email leak. ANNOUNCE: WikiLeaks has decided to issue a US$20k reward for information leading to conviction for the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2016 “There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC and who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago, for unknown reasons as he was walking down th...more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 5 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Dozens of Philippine officials surrender after being linked to drugs trade The biggest security threat to the US might not be ISIS or Al Qaeda German attackers were in close contact with possible ISIS backers from Saudi Arabia A bitcoin exchange that got hacked for $65 million says all its customers will lose 36% of their funds Is Something Wrong With Hillary: Bizarre Behavior, Seizure Allegations Raise Doubts About Her Health Ex-CIA, Ex-Goldman, Anti-Trump Republican Launches Independent Presidential Bid Delta Suspends All Flights "Due To System Outage Nationw... more »

Karolyi’s ‘Final Five’ US Team Wins Gymnastics Gold

WILL GRAVES at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: United States' Aly Raisman is embraced by teammate Gabrielle Douglas after her performance on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's team final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Just call them the Final Five. Dominant. Peerless. Golden. The U.S. women’s gymnastics team gave retiring national team coordinator Martha Karolyi a fitting send off in the Olympic finals on Tuesday night, putting on a... more »

Service, Silence Marks Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death

Jim Salter at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Cal Brown, left, and her husband Michael Brown, Sr. get emotional during a memorial ceremony for Brown's son Michael Brown on Canfield Drive in Ferguson, Mo., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. August 9 marks the two year anniversary of Brown's fatal shooting by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. Brown's death sparked local protests that spread around the world and breathed live into the Black Lives Matter movement. A St. Louis County grand jury and an investigation by the Department of Justice found that Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown.] FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Michael ... more »

Economics for Real People: Myths and Legends of Housing Unaffordability

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Blackboard-Housing] Wow, this looks right up my alley. News of what’s tomorrow night, Thursday, with the Auckland University Economics Group: Like the legends of old, the stories about what caused our rapidly inflating housing bubble are often as far-fetched as housing prices themselves. In this fascinating oversight from an Auckland architect and economic commentator, the myths and legends are examined and their many furphies exposed. And we come up with three causes – and many villains. * Date: Thursday, August 11 * *Time: 6-7pm * *Locatio... more »

10 Signs The New World Order Is Losing Control

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Karma is coming for the New World Order in a big way. As the globalist elites head towards a devastating defeat in their war plans for Syria, evidence is emerging that their power over humanity is fading. The elites have been on a mad dash to consolidate power since 9/11. The plan went into overdrive during the financial crisis of 2008, and their noose has been tightening around humanity’s neck ever since. But something interesting has started happening – and the movement is gaining momentum. People all over the world have started to wake up and notice, and they are rejecting the Ne... more »

Selling SEL (Social Emotional Learning)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 6 hours ago
By the late 1960s, James Comer had begun to implement public school interventions in New Haven, CT that focused on the social and emotional needs of children living in poverty. This was the beginning of the modern social-emotional learning movement. Principals, parents, teachers, and social services professionals worked together to evaluate and alter school programs that these stakeholders deemed to be exacerbating behavioral problems among poor children in New Haven. To the surprise of no one, student attendance and achievement improved as a result, as did overall school climate... more »

Boy Killed on Water Slide ‘Believed in His Savior, Jesus, and They are Forever Together’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Caleb Schwab - 900] Caleb Schwab, the 10-year-old who died while riding a water slide at Schlitterbahn water park on Sunday, is with Jesus, his parents say. Kansas state congressman Scott Schwab and his wife Michele released a statement Sunday night through their pastor. Since the... more »

If ‘Love is Love’ Why Can’t a Mother Marry Her Adult Son?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Traditional Biblical Marriage - 900] We've heard it for years now. “Love is love. I have the right to marry the one I love. Love wins.” Well, if these slogans are true, why can't a mother marry her adult son? Why is that wrong? If two... more »

Is a cosmic string playing with Tabby's star?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 6 hours ago
*Aliens, you're fired: that's how Trump supporters do Tabby's science* It's almost midnight but I could have problems to sleep because of this idea that I have to record somewhere. The blog seems like a better place than my scribbling notebook now – despite the fact that the idea could be embarrassingly wrong. *Thousands of young people are excited about a cosmic superstring in the constellation Cygnus.* Let me start with this nice music called "Superstring" by "Cygnus X". I've known it for some 15 years – around 2001, I found it as one composition among several others that appea... more »

Bill Clinton’s EPA Chief Was a Paid Lobbyist While at a Prominent Liberal Think Tank

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: President Clinton walks across the White House lawn with EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) administrator Carol Browner December 31, 1999 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Robert Giroux/Liaison)] Former President Bill Clinton's Environmental Protection Agency chief was a paid consultant of the nuclear power industry while also serving as a senior fellow at a prominent D.C-based liberal think tank. Carol Browner, who headed the EPA under Clinton and was... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- August 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Orlando night club shooter's father is spotted grinning behind Hillary Clinton at rally in Florida* * Seddique Mateen sat behind the nominee in Kissimmee on Monday * On Tuesday morning, Hillary said she was unaware of his presence and denied he had been invited * His son Omar killed 49 people at nearby Pulse nightclub on June 12 * He watched in the crowd as Hillary paid tribute to the victims of the attack * Mateen later said he attended the event because he is supporting Clinton * He added that he was a member of the Democrats and had been 'invited' * 'It's a Democr... more »

The U.S. Is Losing The War In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit looks through his gun sights during a patrol in the town of Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan, Sunday, July 13, 2008. Some 2,200 Marines, who have been deployed since late April, moved into the town of Garmser to sweep out insurgents. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool) *Michael Brendan Dougherty. The Week*: *America is losing its longest war* Eight years ago, Barack Obama premised his foreign policy on the idea that the Iraq War was a distraction from the real task at hand in Afghanistan. Anyone think he has completed the task the... more »

UPDATE: BREAKING NEWS - Assange admits Seth Rich was Wikileak "source" - United States is awash in Clinton Conspiracy Theories

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*UPDATE: August 9, 2016* - in a YouTube Video linked HERE, Julian Assange, admits [correction: Assange strongly implied but did not say conclusively] that Seth Rich was the source for the WikiLeaks e-mails in the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. Now it looks like there may be an indictment for murder against Hillary....*NOT!* *Seth Rich* *photo courtesy WEARECHANGE.org* *Seth Rich*, photographed above, is, according to WEARECHANGE.Org the latest in a long series of people who have died under mysterious circumstances after crossing paths with the Clintons. The string of deaths is... more »

The Dawn of World Renewal

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 7 hours ago
My ancestors include tribal people who inhabited the ancient forests of Norway, Wales, and Germany. Bits and pieces of their myths and folkways have managed to survive the passage of centuries. These people lived close to wild nature, and venerated oak trees, salmon, wolves, ravens, mistletoe, thunder, rainbows, and so on. Their cultural heroes were a pantheon of *human* gods and goddesses who possessed metal weapons, chariots, and domesticated horses. Clearly, these stories were not from the era of hunter-gatherers. Their deities were not all knowing and omnipotent; they could...more »

Unitary Plan: The planners strike back*

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: RMA-web] The many-mirrored maze through which Auckland’s proposed Unitary Plan is finally decided upon – the plan through which planners gain detailed control of your property – lurches closer towards resolution. When it came out of the Independent Hearings Panel, it was much less then this common-law loving blogger would have liked, but far better than anyone with my sympathies could have expected. And then it went on to the planners for them to tinker with it again. And the planners have struck back! Not for them to sit back while some Independent Panel of geeks knoc... more »

The Campaign Latest: Pence Says Press Covers Trump Closely to Avoid Criticizing Clinton, Trump Says Melania a Legal

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, arrives to a campaign rally after being introduced by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, in Wilmington, N.C.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 7:31 p.m. Donald Trump says he was referring to the power of the gun rights movement when he said Second Amendment advocates could take action to stop... more »

The Trumpanzee Toxicity Up And Down The Ballot Is Becoming Clearer As Republicans Begin To Panic

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
The CBS battleground polls of likely voters that came out over the weekend for Virginia, Arizona and Nevada, is probably worrying for operatives at the NRSC and NRCC. Sure, the results were about the presidential race but these people have long written Mr. Trumpanzee off and their worries are about Republican candidates for Congress. Hillary's 49-37% lead in Virginia, pretty much takes it out of the realm of "battleground" and highlights real trouble for the GOP in 3 districts, Republican-held seats VA-04, VA-05, and VA-10 and possibly VA-07, where an anti-Trump tsunami in the Ri... more »

New Photos Show China Further Militarizing South China Sea Dispute

Ryan Pickrell at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: This satellite imagery, obtained June 3, 2016, by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, shows the placement of various structures on the Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea.] Satellite images collected by the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) show China is stepping up its efforts to militarize the South China Sea by constructing fortified military aircraft hangars in the Spratlys. The photos in the CSIS report... more »

Letter of Solidarity to People of Montenegro

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
*NATO is pushing its aggressive weight all around Eastern Europe. The Global Network has received a letter from the Union for Military Neutrality of Montenegro asking that we offer words of solidarity in their effort to force their government to hold a public referendum on the issue of membership in NATO. Below is our response to their request. * Dear friends at Union for Military Neutrality of Montenegro, It is with great pride that we send you greetings and solidarity in your wise effort to seek a national referendum on the question of NATO membership. We have long maintai... more »

Remembering Another Movement of U.S. Troops

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
This is an ugly piece of American history that has been swept under the rug. Very few people know about this shameful event where the US Army, led by some of the most revered heroes of WWII (MacArthur & Eisenhower), were turned on the veterans of WWI in the streets of Washington, DC. Don't ever forget what the Native Americans said - the white man speaks with a forked tongue.

Drop the Lawsuit Against Jeju Activists!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
Joyakgol sings his new hit single 'drop the lawsuit', in reference to the recent $3 million lawsuit for damages filed by the Navy against 116 Gangjeong villagers/supporters - just the latest in a brutal attempt to suppress the irrepressible resistance that characterizes the Gangjeong peace movement! This song was sung throughout the peace march - blared from the sound trucks and by the end of the six day event everyone was singing it - including the international guests who at least learned the chorus. The Navy, and lead Navy base construction contractor Samsung, claim that the p... more »

Make way for archers!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016Politics, ducklings defer:* A few years ago, MSNBC rebranded itself "The place for politics." Mountains of trivia followed. A few hours ago, we clicked the famous channel on. This week, it seems to be the place for international archery, in which no one has any interest. In this election year, it seems like a short-sighted corporate move. Such decisions frequently are. We could of course be wrong. But would Fox have made this play?

Comey the God's three major claims!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016A prelude to questions by Welker:* It's hard to know why Hillary Clinton can't explain her email practices in a coherent way. That said, it's painful to watch big journalists try to discuss the matter. Last night, the analysts cringed when CNN's Randi Kaye gave it the old college try. Kaye was introduced by John Berman, guest hosting for Anderson Cooper. Referring to Clinton, Berman teased "one of her biggest weaknesses with the voters, questions about her honesty." Kaye began her report like this. Quickly, the analysts cringed: KAYE (8/8/16): A warm gree... more »

Father Of Orlando Shooter Attended Hillary Clinton Rally

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Seddique Mateen, the father of The Pulse Nightclub shooter in Orlando, was seen sitting in a prominent spot behind the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at a rally in Kissimmee, Florida. The rally was held a thirty minute drive away from the nightclub where 49 people were killed by Seddique’s son, Omar Mateen on June 12, in what has been described as the worst massacre in U.S history. The American Spectator reports: The Hillary campaign denied any knowledge of the elder Mateen’s presence claiming, “The rally was a 3,000-person, open-door event for the public. This indiv... more »

Global warming?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37020327 through gritted teeth: 'Climbers have encountered deep snow on Britain's highest mountain while assisting in a scientific project on the peak. It is not unusual for Ben Nevis to have coverings of snow all year. However, snow expert Iain Cameron has described the depth of the white stuff on the mountain's North Face as "astonishing".' Inconvenient?

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Research Reveals Book Readers Live Longer

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Reading a book for half an hour a day could add years to your life, according to epidemiologists. A U.S. health study on 3,635 people over 50 suggests that time spent reading a book will only add more time to your life. Irish Times reports: The scientists divided the sample into three groups: those who read no books, those who read books for up to three-and-a-half hours a week, and those who read books for more than three-and-a-half hours. The study, in the US journal Social Science & Medicine, found that book readers tended to be female, third-level-educated and in higher income gr... more »

Albuquerque: Red Nation: Native Liberation Conference

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Learn more of revolution, Leonard Peltier, Indigenous Peoples Day, police brutality, sacred sites and fracking By Red Nation Censored News The Red Nation invites community members to its first ever conference. The conference will take place on Saturday, August 13, and be held at noon in the Larry Casuse Center (2626 Garfield AVE SE). During the conference, there will be various workshops

Amnesty International: Site C Dam proposal endangers Indigenous Peoples

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Site C Dam - Human Rights at Risk Read our latest report on Site C: Place of No Return “Our people have a deep connection with this land because our ancestors told the stories and legends that are connected to that valley.” -- Chief Liz Logan, Treaty 8 Tribal Association, testifying before the environmental impact assessment of the proposed Site C hydroelectric dam. NEW:

Poll Shows Voters Oppose Investigating Global Warming Skeptics

Chris White at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Climate Change, Global Warming Alarmism, Climate Science] A majority of voters oppose the government investigating companies and individuals that hold skeptical positions on man-made global warming. A Rasmussen report published Tuesday found that 69 percent of U.S. voters oppose such measures. Fifteen percent call investigations against so-called...more »

Comparing Longevity of Radioactive Fallout from Nuclear Bombs and Nuclear Power Plant Disasters

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Kodama Tatsuhiko, Professor and head of the Radioisotope Center at the University of Tokyo addressed the Committee on Welfare and Labor of the House of Representatives on July 27, 2011. Below is an excerpt from his comments on Fukushima "source" terms and fallout longevity: CITATION: Kodama Tatsuhiko (trans Kyoko Selden) Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima. The Asia Pacific Journal Vol 9, Issue 32 No 4, August 8, 2011, http://japanfocus.org/-Kodama-Tatsuhiko/3587 When we calculate on the basis of the knowledge available at our Radioisotope Center, in ter... more »

Very Interesting Interview

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Exceptional interview with Dr. Gregory Jaczko by Alec Baldwin. Dr. Jaczko was chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during the Fukushima disaster. Pro-nuclear members of the NRC were outraged when Jaczko called for a 50 mile perimeter around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant during the early days of the disaster March 2011. This 50 mile perimeter was problematic because most US reactors are located in or near urban areas and these urban centers could not be evacuated within a 50 mile radius in the event of meltdowns and spent fuel pool fires: http://www.wnyc.org/s... more »

Ex-CIA Chief Says U.S. Should Help Kill Russian And Iranian Troops

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An ex-CIA chief wants the U.S. to help Syrian rebels “kill” Russian and Iranian troops to “scare” President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The former deputy director of the CIA, Michael Morell, made the suggestion during a CBS interview. The New Arab reports: During Monday’s interview, Morell said that Washington should take revenge for US troops killed by Shia militias following the Iraq invasion and occupation from 2003. Morell also said that Washington should play a more “aggressive” role in the Syrian war. “When we were in Iraq, the Iranians were giving weapons to the Shia militia, wh... more »

Weapons From Eastern Europe Are Flooding Into The War Zones Of The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Free Syrian Army fighters (Reuters/Muzaffar Salman) / Reuters *DW:* *Eastern Europe and the lucrative Middle East arms trade* Many eastern European countries supply arms to the Middle East. The trade is said to be worth more than a billion euros, with the majority of goods going to Saudi Arabia. But the weapons don't stay there. Their ultimate destination is the war in Syria. War-torn Syria is full of arms: thousands of AK47 assault rifles, machine guns, mortar shells, rocket launchers and anti-tank weapons, aging T-55 and T-72 tanks. Most are believed to come from the following co... more »

U.S. Contractors Are Now At War In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's al-Rahman legion walks towards his position on the frontline against the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. BASSAM KHABIEH/REUTERS *Kate Brannen, Daily Beast:* *Spies-for-Hire Now at War in Syria* It’s not just U.S. troops battling ISIS. Now the Army is sinking millions of dollars into private intelligence contractors for the fight. Every day at 5 p.m., the Pentagon releases a list of that day’s contracts worth more than $7 million. On July 27, buried in the daily email was an eye-catching detail:... more »

Security In Iraq, Aug 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
Violence remained at a low level for the seventh straight week in Iraq. Most of the casualties in the country were due to terrorist attacks in the capital Baghdad and executions by the Islamic State as it attempts to maintain control over the remaining areas under its control. There were just 109 incidents reported in the press in Iraq from August 1-7, 2016. That was the lowest figure so far in the year. The huge reduction in violence in Iraq can be attributed to three main factors. First, the Islamic State’s spring offensive ended. Second, the group is trying to recover and regr... more »

Womb of Wonderful

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Humankind has been distilling there for a long long time as one student observed this civilization is nearly 10000 years old and they have not even discoverd faster than light traVel. If they do not discovbder it within in a 1% or in human years we will have to extinghissh the eperiment. They sent a record number of idiots to the six astral plane. In non human terms the pe0ple of earth are like a random Kardashions given birth because a discaded ciondom was gven to a crack baby in her forties and baby makes mit all sane an justoified

SITRAP> the awareness ironic gift to the wider community which is kind of communist

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
My Sitrap is green on every indicator its 34 C outside I am close to three feet underground I could not afford to go any deeper but as in most aspectso this long strange trip we call life the evidence was good enough The world is a frying pan and biology on top an egg that needs to be fried perhaps GIA does not like the feel of human steps upon the earth for the love of God Kirk look what she did to thje dinasasaurs We should all be given an excel program at age three and I am sure if all the wins from that kind of interaction where applied when the mind was still inside a womb of wonderf... more »

Sum of Nonsense Game of Thrones Edition 2016

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Who is the bigger moron the one thats speaks weasel or the one that has weasel for Hair

How U.S. Short-Term Thinking Doomed Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic*: *How Not to Plan for ‘The Day After’ In Libya* In its anti-ISIS bombing campaign in Libya, the United States seems destined to once again sacrifice long-term stability for short-term gain. On August 1, the Obama administration announced a series of airstrikes against Islamic State positions in the Libyan city of Sirte, in coordination with a ground assault by Libya’s internationally recognized, Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA). The new mission marks a significant escalation: while the United States has carried out targeted air str... more »

Chinese President Xi's Term To Be Extended

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Willy Lam, expert on politics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said there was a 60 to 70 percent chance that Xi would refuse to give up the role of party general secretary ©Wang Zhao (AFP/File) *AFP:* *Xi's here to stay: China leader tipped to outstay term* Already China's most powerful leader in decades, President Xi Jinping will probably seek to extend his term to more than 10 years, analysts say, the first Communist Party chief to do so since Deng Xiaoping. The ruling party's leaders have reportedly gathered at their secretive annual Beidaihe retreat on the northern Chine... more »

What Putin And Erdogan Were Really Thinking When They Met Each Other Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
"Ah, the accomplice of terrorists, I presume" "Nice to see you, the killer of Syria's ethnic Turks" pic.twitter.com/V2vMGAIt0y — Darth Putin (@DarthPutinKGB) August 9, 2016

Russian President Putin And Turkish President Erdogan Meet To Repair Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Guardian: *Erdoğan and Putin discuss closer ties in first meeting since jet downing* *Turkish president holds talks in St Petersburg with Russian counterpart, thanking him for support in wake of last month’s coup attempt* Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a clear-the-air summit in St Petersburg on Tuesday, the first time the pair have met since they fell out over the Russian fighter jet downed by the Turkish air force last November. After more than three hours of talks, the two leaders promised to return their economic relations to “pre-crisis” levels and attempt to... more »

World News Briefs -- August 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements* *The Syrian government has deployed thousands of extra fighters in an attempt to reverse rebel gains in the city.* The Syrian government has sent thousands of reinforcements to mount a counterattack in Aleppo after rebels broke through government lines two days earlier, a monitoring group said. The Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement and the government have mobilised more than 3,000 troops and militia fighters for an attempt to recapture the areas where the rebels made their breakthrough, according to the Britain... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A supporter of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves a Turkish flag during a pro-government protest in Cologne, Germany July 31, 2016. REUTERS/VINCENT KESSLER *Reuters:* *Turkey, Russia rapprochement not seen affecting Turkey's NATO role-Germany* Germany does not believe that a thaw in relations between Turkey and Russia will affect Turkey's role in the NATO alliance, the German Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The spokeswoman welcomed moves by the two countries to end tensions after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border last November, and said better commun... more »

Seven retractions for prominent cancer researcher brings total to 18

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A cancer researcher has earned seven more retractions following an investigation into his work by his former employer, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, bringing his total to 18 retractions. Bharat Aggarwal‘s name will be familiar to some readers, as he has threatened to sue Retraction Watch for reporting on his case. All of the new retraction notices, issued […] The post Seven retractions for prominent cancer researcher brings total to 18 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Orlando Shooter’s Dad Goes to Hillary Rally, Has a Blast

Blake Neff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Seddique Mateen Hillary Campaign rally - 900] The father of Orlando shooter Omar Mateen made a surprising appearance Monday night at a Hillary Clinton rally in Kissimmee, Florida, after which he told a news crew that he strongly supports Clinton's presidential campaign. Seddique Mateen was spotted by... more »

What You’ll Never Read About Virus-Research Fraud

WTStaff at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - There are very few investigators on the planet who are interested in this subject. The post What You’ll Never Read About Virus-Research Fraud appeared first on Waking Times.

The Best Bad Boy Ever

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago

Open the book

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Open the book take a quick look then decide do you have a way to provide an answer beyond the point that has been understood to this day this is the way of the Math fighter for humanity we will succeed where bad mathematicians made bad math choices and the worst case is they never even thought for a second about the numbers no all feeling about all kinds of horror horror beyond belief the thing you never want to see in person war

Trump time in the OK Corrall

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
I hate it when the mercinaries fight over my communal gold and I never got a second of conflict over a real decision when it came to taake take take taking care of something outside of the borders by the definition of geograhya the ministrry of trips and so responsible for all the murth and murder in this world proving the power of the myth If I do not get a taste no one eats in ir a familie forever capitalphish JFK stylet but updateed with the new i app doubletap lone gunman he is a lone shooter for your phone that you will swear is in a a whole team of assasians trying to kill the planet... more »

After Being Punished for Praying, Football Coach Files Lawsuit to Get His Job Back

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Joe Kennedy Praying Coach - 900] A high school football coach who lost his job after defying orders to stop praying at the 50-yard line today sued a school district in Washington state, alleging it violated his constitutional rights to religion and free speech. The lawsuit... more »

UPDATED! Breaking via Reuters: SAA advance in Aleppo- Close off “Rebel” Route

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*First report:* *Tue Aug 9, 2016 4:45pm BST* *Approximately 6:45pm or 18:45 Syrian Time* *Syrian government forces and their allies recaptured territory from rebels in southwestern Aleppo on Tuesday, Hezbollah's Al Manar television and pro-Damascus Al Mayadeen reported. * *The advance, supported by heavy air raids, seized an area of called Telat al-Snobarat on the southwestern outskirts of Syria's largest city, according to Al Mayadeen. * * It cut off a rebel route into the opposition-held east of Aleppo that insurgents had opened just days before in a surprise advance against gov... more »

Twenty-First Anniversary of the Bariloche Case (July 31, 1995)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and El Cordillerano (elcordillerano.com.ar)Date: 08.09.2016* *Twenty-First Anniversary of the Bariloche Case (July 31, 1995)* The sighting occurred in the vicinity of the local airport by the crews of two aircraft: one aboard an Aerolineas Argentinas 727 (Flight 674) and the other a Cheyenne belonging to the National Gendarmerie (GN705). The event took place on July 31, 1995 between 20:00 and 21:00 hours. Jorge Polanco was at the rudder of the Aerolineas Argentinas airliner. He was the protagonist of one of the UFO cases that shook the nation: the Bariloche ... more »

A Republican War On Science-- Whether Denying Climate Change Or The Zika Danger-- Is Actually A War On America

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
For nearly a decade now, the Republican Party in the House thought it would be funny to appoint anti-Science neanderthals to the House Science Committee. Boehner-- and now Ryan-- rush to put all the silliest morons who dumbbell voters send to the House onto the Committee, imbeciles and Science deniers like Mo Brooks (AL), Warren Davidson (OH), Barry Loudermilk (GA), Randy Neugebauer (TX), Steve Knight (CA), Brian Babin (TX), Bill Posey (FL)--the Obama-must-provide-his-birth-certificate guy who authored H.R. 5801, a bill to privatize asteroids for the mining companies-- Bruce Weste... more »

This One Photo of the Olympics Sums Up Everything Wrong With Society

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - The stark contrast between manufactured reality and truth is clearly visible in Rio. The post This One Photo of the Olympics Sums Up Everything Wrong With Society appeared first on Waking Times.

Anti-Trump Virtue Signalling Republicans...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*are not as morally upright as they think they are.* And they have way less influence than they also think they have. Does the world at large really give a rip what Erick Erickson has to say, or any of the other #nevertrumpers? These people who are calling Donald Trump crude and crass are themselves some of the crudest people around. As for Trump's "very bad week." It wasn't bad at all. Think on this: Trump called out the Muslim *Khizr Khan* after he maligned Trump at the DNC, who, I might add, had nothing to do with the death of Khan's son. Was Trump being stupid? Absolutely ... more »

The U.S. Has Spent $17 Billion To Arm The Afghan Army And National Police But The Taliban Are Still Winning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Afghan soldiers stand in formation in Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan, November of 2008. Photo by John Scott Rafoss of the United States of America. Wikipedia *Washington Free Beacon*: *U.S. Spends $17 Billion to Arm Struggling Afghan Armed Forces as Taliban Surges* *Afghan force shrinks despite billions in military aid from U.S.* The United States has spent more than $17 billion to provide weapons, ammunition, and other military equipment to Afghanistan’s struggling defense forces, even as the number of Afghans enlisted in these services dips amid a resurgence in Taliban-backed violence, ... more »

U.S. General In Afghanistan Explains That Equipment Captured By The Islamic State Was Lost During An Intense Battle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Rocket launchers and grenades were among the equipment displayed. BBC *Washington Post:* *General: U.S. equipment captured by Islamic State was lost during gun battle* Almost two weeks after several U.S. Special Operations troops were wounded fighting Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the militant group’s media arm has posted photos of American equipment, including weapons and a radio that, they say, were captured from U.S. soldiers fighting in the same region. In an emailed statement Tuesday, Brig. Gen. Charles Cleveland, the deputy chief of staff for the U.S.-led m... more »

Is America Becoming A Nation of Pot Smokers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Gallop*: *One in Eight U.S. Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana* * 13% report being current marijuana users, up from 7% in 2013 * 43% of U.S. adults say they have tried it * Use and experimentation differ by religiosity, age WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Thirteen percent of U.S. adults tell Gallup they currently smoke marijuana, nearly double the percentage who reported smoking marijuana only three years ago. Although use of the drug is still prohibited by federal law, the number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana use has grown from two in 2013, Colorado and Washington, to fou... more »

Will Artificial Intelligence Drones Defeat Fighter Pilots In The Future?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Colin Clark, Breaking Defense*: *Artificial Intelligence Drone Defeats Fighter Pilot: The Future?* In an intriguing paper certain to catch the eye of senior Pentagon officials, a company claims that an artificial intelligence program it designed allowed drones to repeatedly and convincingly “defeat” a human pilot in simulations in a test done with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL). A highly experienced former Air Force battle manager, Gene Lee, tried repeatedly and failed to score a kill and “he was shot out of the air by the reds every time after protracted engagements.” All of ... more »

Sailors and Marines Can Officially Declare They are Transgenders This Fall

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 08: U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus speaks during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Ceremony at the Pentagon June 8, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. The Department of Defense held the event to celebrate the LGBT Pride Month. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)] Sailors and Marines this fall will be able to declare they are transgender and change their gender status in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, although they will not be required to have surgery to reflect their new identity. Before... more »

Tech Consultant: If Hillary is Elected, ‘Putin Will Have the Capacity to Blackmail Her at Will’

Saagar Enjeti at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Russia's far eastern port city Vladivostok on September 8, 2012. Australian AFP PHOTO / POOL (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL METZEL/AFP/GettyImages)] Experts are lining up to imply that Russia likely hacked Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server. Such a hack, they imply, may give Russian President Vladimir Putin key leverage, essentially to hold her as a digital hostage at any time if... more »

Greg Hunter, “World Class Crash Coming No Matter What- John Williams”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“World Class Crash Coming No Matter What- John Williams”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Economist John Williams says don’t believe the hype about the U.S. economy being good—it’s not. Williams explains, “I love America, but we are in a deepening recession. The economy collapsed into 2009, we never really recovered from that. We had a few bounces higher, but generally, we went into low level stagnation, and now it’s turning down again. We just had a revision to the benchmark GDP (1.2%) and the numbers are nonsense. The numbers are a lot weaker than they appear. There’s no quest... more »

Boy 10 Decapitated On World’s Tallest Water Slide

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A 10-year-old boy was horrifically decapitated when riding the world’s tallest water slide at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City on Sunday. Caleb Thomas Schwab, the son of Kansas state Congressman Scott Schwab, was killed when he became detached from the raft he was strapped in and was flung through the harness and into the safety net before plunging 50ft to his death. The gruesome details emerge as the accident on the 168-foot-tall Verruckt ride is investigated by the police. Metro reports: Winter Prosapio, a spokesman for Schlitterbahn, said Schwab died on one of the park’s ma...more »

IceCube rules out the sterile neutrino model for LSND

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*All babies are being killed and embryos are being aborted these days.* ATLAS and CMS at the LHC have basically ruled out all theories predicting new particle physics phenomena for the first 10/fb of the \(\sqrt{s}=13\TeV\) data. Meanwhile, South Dakota-based LUX has improved the limits on the WIMP dark matter cross section by a factor of four: dark matter, if it exists, is harder to be directly detected than previously thought. (Dark matter may also be composed of LIGO-style black holes in which case we will hopefully not play with it here on Earth.) I must mention that almost simu... more »

More than half of plant toxicity paper isn’t original, journal says

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Plagiarism and duplication can be deadly to a paper in any dose. In the case of a study on the toxicity of nanoparticles to plants, the publisher has presented the precise amount of plagiarism and duplications that ultimately felled the paper. Specifically, according to Nanomaterials, 56% of “Potential Impact of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Exposure to the […] The post More than half of plant toxicity paper isn’t original, journal says appeared first on Retraction Watch.

You’re Paying for 167 Interior Designers at the VA

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: interior design - 900] An army of 167 interior designers work at the Department of Veterans Affairs, picking window blind colors and buying millions of dollars of art each year, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. The designers' salaries are not included... more »


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
#thankyouHamas One man’s open prison is another man’s holiday destination. This dual purpose party political video on behalf of Hamas doubles as a tourism promo. Visitors might also enjoy a guided tour of a military tunnel. Hmm. I wonder if we could arrange a transfer. Jeremy Corbyn would make a good leader for Hamas. It looks like the living conditions and the inequality gap have already been sorted, so they could hold a never-ending series of conversations amongst themselves. You know, for the peace process. Meanwhile the BBC wants to know how you feel about volleyball in ... more »

so glad to be alive know

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
In the fourth centrury I would have died before we discoverd anything now we are living in a explosive age of discorvery and by no coinicende the most dynamic time of history which coincides with the plante HVAC needing recovery so it great to be alive in a time where truly as humans are concrened anything is possible

DISTURBING EXAMPLES: The truth is out there!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016Part 1—But does it involve the press:* What did we read on our summer vacation? Citizens, thank you for asking! This Friday, we plan to offer an excerpt from the critically well-received book we've found fascinating for months. In our view, the book—and critical reaction to same—raises a set of questions which we've been asking for years: Are they actually human? Instead, could it be that they're malfunctioning cyborgs? Are they here from another realm, as imagined in Men in Black? Was Invasion of the Body Snatchers designed to offer us a *real* warning? ... more »

Lesbian Pregnancy, Racial Purity and the Work of William Faulkner

John Zmirak at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Faulkner] In the ordinary course of my day, I came across your typical news story: the latest attempt of lesbians to sue their insurance company to pay for artificial reproduction. Ho-hum. Given the way the culture is collapsing in great bleeding... more »

U.S. Destroyer Visit Latest Twist in China-U.S. Military Ties

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: China US Military Rel_perr__1470748341_71.164.139.145] QINGDAO, China (AP) -- The visit of the U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Benfold to the northern Chinese port of Qingdao this week is the latest development in a long-term effort to build trust between the countries’ militaries amid... more »

A Journey Of Joy – A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
A Journey Of Joy – A Poem by M.N. Hopkins *Foster a feeling of brotherhood* *Toward all that you meet* *On your journey toward the Light* *Be kind to the unkind* *Forgiving toward the unforgiving* *Send love to the unloved* *For the world suffers* *Humankind suffers* *Relief is greatly needed* *And will be accepted* *By more* *As the human population* *Awakens from the nightmares* *Of their own creation* *Coming out of a deep sleep* *Coming back to their senses* *Then* *A turning will occur* *The once death march* *Becomes a celebration of joy* *The joy of creation* ... more »

Turkey’s Erdogan Sits Down With Russia’s Putin for Talks

NATALIYA VASILYEVA at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, gestures as he speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in the Konstantin palace outside St.Petersburg, Russia, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. President Erdogan travels to Russia to meet with President Putin for the first time since apologizing in late June for the downing of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border in November last year. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)] PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- On his first foreign visit after Turkey’s failed coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thanked Russia... more »

Clinton to Blame GOP for Zika Funding Halt, Despite Dems Blocking Funding Twice

LISA LERER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Clinton_perr__1470747447_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding for the Zika response during a visit to a Miami neighborhood dealing with the first U.S. outbreak of the disease. On Tuesday afternoon,... more »

Chinese Government Sources Admit Forced Abortion Continues Under Two-Child Policy

Reggie Littlejohn at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: sad girl] "China abandons the One-Child Policy." This is how the Chinese government announced its move to the Two-Child Policy, giving the misleading impression that all coercive population control had ceased. A close analysis of several reports coming out of China, however, demonstrates... more »

A Key Ally Against ISIS, Turkey Says U.S. Risks Relationship by Harboring Alleged Coup Organizer

SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Turkey Military Coup_perr (5)__1470746752_71.164.139.145] ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey’s justice minister said Tuesday the United States would be sacrificing its alliance with Turkey to “a terrorist” if it were to refuse to extradite a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind the... more »

Israel Charges UN Employee in Gaza Strip for Allegedly Assisting Hamas

TIA GOLDENBERG at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: GAZA CITY, GAZA - AUGUST 7: Palestinians hold posters of World Vision International's (WVI) Gaza director Mohammad El Halabi during a protest in front of World Vision International's (WVI) office in Gaza City, Gaza on August 7, 2016. Mohammad El Halabi was detained by Israel for allegedly giving financial support to Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades, which is an armed wing of Hamas. World Vision says the amount Halabi is accused of stealing is impossibly more than they have spent. Today Israel arrested a United Nations employee under similar charges. (Photo by Ali Jadallah/Anadolu... more »

Dont care about what the poets are saying but you should

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Hey dude Hey dude dude dude dudy dudy due your not a monkey so embrace human hood be aware and preform a SITRAP 30 times a second on all channels the things you cant see kill you faster than the ones that are obvious overall Dudes are needed by the world to p*ut the parks* back in balance and pee on the carpet is still organic Dudes are needed to tell the people the global overeach has gone global and we are eating all the seed corn Dudes love girls that look natural in their heads and I am not opposed to special events but day to day gotta love your facc with out all the things you need...more »

stupidest thing I could ever do

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The supidest thing I could ever doe was pursueing you just because it was love at fisrt sight you were so beautiful and I am so average with a lot of milage

Lost item found after a long relative time in a small space

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I lost my stainless steel water bottle with a deep throat pull yesterday I and I obvouilsy sucked at searching cause when it turned up it was on a brick right in front of my eyes all the time and that sucks all that wasted enterprise and productivity down if a few million people had the same expericnec as me it could crash the GDP

Something about the Habs winning the cup

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
I believe mathamatics is the word of God. I believe that within mathamatics there is always an anomaly, and that in hockey is the Club du Montreal. Long before anyalitics they new in anolog ways how to win with elan and skill. Yet they could still fight like apes on the ground. Those days have sailed away in the great corruption of every institution. But I got to say that I like how MB is sticking to his plan despite the obvious defeats. He thinks AF is the pilot of a ship that he will make from amber and spice and little people and larger ones that are not so nice. I like the sandpa... more »

Trump vs Gore

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The same forces that swept the idiot bush into office are now telling us Hillary is great. We wont be fooled again, or we wont be fooled expecpt every four years,

Beleaguered plant scientist with 22 corrections avoids 3 more

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Cell will not be issuing corrections for three papers co-authored by prominent plant biologist Olivier Voinnet, after readers on PubPeer raised questions about some of the images. The news may be a welcome relief for Voinnet, based at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, who has recently issued 22 corrections and seven retractions. Ongoing questions about his work have also earned […] The post Beleaguered plant scientist with 22 corrections avoids 3 more appeared first on Retraction Watch.

A Brief Message To Those Who Value What I Do

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 16 hours ago
It has never been my intention to write for commercial gain. I write for various outlets because they are ideal for disseminating messages about vital issues that the mainstream media fails to tackle or misinforms the public about. But given my personal circumstances, I am now at the point where I am compelled to place some kind of financial value on my writing. If you value my work, please visit *this page*

Greater Jordan? It's Not As Farfetched As You May Think. Israel Benefits.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Newer readers here may not recall these older posts? I'll necessarily digress......* *Flashback! **November 23/2011: Jordan offers Hamas a "new home" Palestinians expelled to Jordan?* This is presented as being beneficial to the Palestinian cause. Is it really? Isn't it in fact more beneficial that Palestinians get their own nation, and their lands back and their right of return. In fact the very concept of Palestinians in Jordan is one that is often promoted by Israel and that nations supporters. This is linked to the destabilization of Syria "The thinking in Jordan is that w... more »

Black Pro-Life Leader Takes on Black Lives Matter: It’s a Movement ‘Based on a Lie’

Stephen Herreid at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ryan Bomberger - 900] In only 15 seconds, this video cuts through decades of falsehood with one powerful truth: "In one single day Planned Parenthood kills more unarmed black lives than police kill in one year. Free yourself from #BlackLivesMatter racial propaganda." That's how... more »

A Third Of British Households Are On Brink Of Homelessness

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A new study has found that one in three British households are on the brink of homelessness because rent and mortgage payments have risen dramatically. Conducted by the homelessness charity Shelter and pollster YouGov, the study found that a third (37 percent) of UK households could not afford to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their income. RT reports: Over a fifth (23 percent) said they would be unable to pay anything for their housing from the moment they lost their job. Shelter said the report offers a reminder of how millions of families are living ... more »

Attention, Attention: It Is Now Politically Incorrect To Note That Mr. Trumpanzee Is Off His Rocker

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Sunday a *Washington Post*/ABC News poll came out showing that 74% of registered voters disapprove of how Mr. Trumpanzee handled the Khan family. Only 13% approve. Focus groups by Republican Frank Luntz have found something much worse: Trump's attack on the Khan's was the straw that broke the camel's back for many voters, who now have a hardened anti-Trump bias and will not hear his future arguments. Maybe he should have seen that coming. One of the most popular columns Sunday was in the *NY Times*, Maureen Dowd's satirical look at Trump's megalomania, narcissism and mental illne... more »

Fracking Foes: We Have the Signatures to Force Constitutional Amendment Ban in Colorado

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Oil Well, Oil Rig, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil Industry] Environmental activists claim they turned in enough signatures late Monday to get a pair of anti-hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, amendments to the Colorado constitution on the ballot during the November elections. Ballot initiatives 75 and 78, if approved by voters, would add language... more »

Arctic Summer Temperature Trends

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood According to DMI, temperatures in the Arctic last summer were pretty average. http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php This is not the message we are repeatedly given, which says that the Arctic is screaming. How do the DMI figures compare though with atmospheric temperatures as measured by satellites? Though there were […]

Cameron Spends £900K Public Money On ‘Golden Goodbyes’ To Loyal Allies

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The former British Prime Minister David Cameron has splashed out nearly £1 million of public money on “golden goodbyes” for his faithful ministers and aides. According to reports, loyal colleagues and advisers, which includes the former Chancellor George Osborne, two other ministers and 21 aides, received payoffs of up to £70,000 (US$91,000) each. Cameron has also come under fire for showering Downing Street staff and former ministers with peerages, knighthoods and other awards in his much-criticised honours resignation list. A leaked list shows that he nominated members of his own ...more »

I want to be a consumer, sir

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
In the era of Keynes, *Punch* magazine was sharp enough to see through the whole bullshit “aggregate demand” charade – sharper than most economists today. This, from their 1934 edition … *‘I Want to be a Consumer’* (by Patrick Barrington. Originally published in *Punch*, 25th April 1934) “And what do you mean to be?” The kind old Bishop said As he took the boy on his ample knee And patted his curly head. “We should all of us choose a calling To help Society’s plan; Then what do you mean to be, my boy, When you grow to be a man?” “I want to be a Consumer,” The bright-haired lad... more »

“Washington’s Money-Printers Betrayed American Workers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Washington’s Money-Printers Betrayed American Workers,” Introduction* by Brian Maher “American per capita GDP rose an average 2.2% a year between 1947 and 2000. But it’s only averaged 0.9% since 2001, says The New York Times. 1.3% doesn’t sound like much. And from one year to the next, it isn’t. But repeat it every year for 50 years and... U.S. per capita GDP was about $45,000 at the turn of this century. But as the Times shows, if the economy grew an annual 0.9% between 1947 and 2000 instead of 2.2%, U.S. per capita GDP would have only been about $20,000 — 2.25 times less than i... more »

“Report: Hillary Medical Records Revealed- Dementia, Seizures, Blackouts”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Report: Hillary Medical Records Revealed- Dementia, Seizures, Blackouts” * by NewsRoom "A devastating medical history regarding Hillary Clinton has been released on the social networking website Twitter and it says Hillary Clinton is suffering from "Dementia, Seizures, Blackouts" and more. *She is medically unfit to be President of the United States.* The tweet and its medical report appear below: BREAKING: Hillary Clinton's health records leaked to public. They show a very sick woman unfit to hold office. pic.twitter.com/JCAlwDtln0 — NYC FOR TRUMP (@TRUMP_PREZ) August 9, 2016 *See... more »

“88 Truths I’ve Learned About Life (Part 2)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“88 Truths I’ve Learned About Life (Part 2)”* by David Cain "In the early days of this blog I published what I thought was a throwaway post, entitled “88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life”. It was nothing but 88 sweeping aphorisms I had collected as they occurred to me, delivered with a bit of snark. But it was a huge hit and still brings new people to Raptitude. Today I can’t bear to look at it. It’s just too preachy. But I understand the appeal. It’s fun to throw down an aphorism, and ask yourself if you really believe it. Here’s what I’ve learned (I think) in the seven y... more »

Complexity Makes Airline Computer Systems Vulnerable

DAVID KOENIG at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Delta Outage_perr__1470744023_71.164.139.145] DALLAS (AP) -- Twice in less than a month, a major airline was paralyzed by a computer outage that prevented passengers from checking in and flights from taking off. Last month, it took Southwest days to recover from a breakdown... more »

Kids Lunch Cart- To Help Kids Make Their Own Lunch

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Back to School is upon us and my husband and I have been brainstorming ways to make this year go a little smoother. We want our kids to learn to be responsible for themselves but in manageable ways. One of the biggest ways our kids can help out in the morning is to make their own lunch while mom or dad is getting breakfast ready. When we first told my daughter she was in charge of her own lunch this year, she started to stress a little bit. She was worried she would still be hungry each day, so I pulled together this cart and printable to make her actually excited to make her lun... more »

Has CIA's Plot to "Covertly" Kill Russians in Syria Come to Pass?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*August 9, 2016* (The New Atlas) - Former acting director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Michael Morell during a televised interview with American talk show host Charlie Rose, openly conspired to commit a raft of war crimes in Syria, suggesting that the US should take measures to *"covertly"* kill Russians and Iranians through armed proxies on the ground. He also suggested targeting Syria's senior leadership through a series of terrorist attacks in and around Damascus, according to CBS News. During the interview, Morell would state: *I'd give them the things that they ... more »

These 2 Trusty Political Lies Keep Rearing Their Heads

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: income inequality - 900] We expect to hear a lot of lies during an election year, and this year is certainly no exception. What is surprising is how old some of these lies are, and how often they have been shown to be lies,... more »

He Can't Stop Doing the Hand Thing

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
During his internet travels yesterday for his epic Donald Trump quote post, Mike Flannigan came across an article telling a bizarre story and passed it on to me: For at least a quarter of a century, Donald Trump has been sending pictures of his hands, always circled with a gold Sharpie, to a certain guy at *Vanity Fair*. Apparently, the Donald has a certain perception problem with the size of his hands, something almost surely tied to the old trope about a man's hand size being an indicator of the size of his, er, Little Donny. Frankly, this strikes me something that a ser... more »

Donald Trump Teases Plan to Tackle Costs of Child Care

NICHOLAS RICCARDI & LISA LERER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Campaign 2016 Trump_perr (3)__1470742667_71.164.139.145] WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Ivanka Trump introduced her father at last month’s Republican convention, she described a tough-talking deal-maker who also worries about family leave, equal pay for women and the cost of child care. It’s was one of the... more »

Clinton Spending Big on Olympics TV Ads, Trump Airs None

JULIE BYKOWICZ at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: 1200px-Hillary_Clinton_Carl_Hayden_High_School_in_Phoenix,_Arizona] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Rio Olympics are in full swing: Michael Phelps is back to winning races in the pool, Simone Biles is running up the score in the gym and Hillary Clinton is advertising with eyes on doing just... more »

Lesbian Couple Sues, Claiming Constitutional Right to Fertility Treatment Coverage

Amber Randall at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: iStock_82289625_MEDIUM__1470739793_71.164.139.145] A gay couple from New Jersey filed a lawsuit claiming a health insurance mandate on infertility violated their constitutional rights. Erin and Marianne Krupa, a lesbian couple struggling to get pregnant due to infertility, are suing the commissioner of the... more »

Public College Offers Blacks-Only Classes, Claims It’s Totally Okay

Blake Neff at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Black-White Handshake - 900] A community college in Illinois is trying to defend itself after it decided to offer special classes only available to black people. "College: Changes, Challenges, Choice" is a one-credit introductory course at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and... more »

Christopher Hitchens - on Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 18 hours ago
*Video Title: Christopher Hitchens - on Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton. Source: The Primate. Date Published: July 16, 2016. Description: * If only Hitch were alive today to give his opinion on Election 2016 (and many other things) the World would be a better place. Either way, here are some things he has said about our 2 remaining nominees.

True Charity Starts in the Heart

Alan Scott at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Charity Love Giving Purity - 900] This past week was a tough one. Perhaps it really shouldn't have been. One of my friends has been staying at my house to help with my mother. He is a very necessary part of how we operate in the... more »

Secretary of the U.S. Air Force Deborah Lee James: Russia Poses ‘Existential Threat’ To US National Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*RT*: *Russia poses ‘existential threat’ to US national security, Air Force secretary says* The US Air Force views Russia as the greatest challenge to US national security, even when compared to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and North Korea's nuclear ambitions. “I think the number one threat is Russia. [Russia] is one of the handful of [countries] that could actually present an existential threat to the US,” US Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James told Fox News' 'America's News HQ' program. “They have nuclear weapons. They have been acting [in] very aggressive manners i... more »

Old Potato Head Is Back

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
http://www.powerengineeringint.com/articles/2016/08/davey-calls-for-independent-system-operator-to-improve-uk-grid-development.html?cmpid=EnlPEIAugust92016&eid=296412419&bid=1490956 Old potato head is back! Having done his best to wreck the U.K.’s energy industry, Ed Davey, now wants to do more damage; From PEI: Davey calls for independent system operator to improve UK grid A former UK energy secretary believes the Conservative government has severely neglected the country’s power grid […]

Selfish vegans are ruining the environment

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 19 hours ago
Some of my best friends are Vegans. I think they went off meat went they watched the Australian film "Babe." What ever. They are vegans. Mind you, they have not forced their veganism on their two children. Growing up, the kids had parties at McDonalds whilst the parents were vegans. It strained our relationship when preparing menus. HOWEVER....... The New York Post has an opinion piece by Kyle Smith under the title: Selfish vegans are ruining the environment If you’ve ever suspected nothing is more annoying than prissy, sanctimonious vegans, it turns out you have company: Nature ... more »

Fired for helping a Jew

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
'A Palestinian man who saved the children of a West Bank rabbi after a deadly terror attack that killed him has been fired from his job, according to the head of Har Hevron Regional Council.' More here http://www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-loses-his-job-for-saving-israeli-terror-victims/ but not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC.

This Is How A U.S.-China War Could Play Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Peter Apps, Reuters:* *Here’s how a U.S.-China war could play out* For all the focus on terrorism, one of the most striking features of the last decade is that the risk of war between the world’s major countries has returned. For the first time since the fall of the Berlin wall, military thinkers in the United States, Europe and Asia are putting serious thought into what such a conflict might look like. For a world with no shortage of nuclear weapons, that’s alarming. As I wrote last month, there is now not just a credible – if still limited – risk of conflict between Russia and N... more »

Native Runners Protest Bakken Pipeline in New York City

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
As Native youths protest at White House and in New York City's Union Square, a new dirty pipeline route is exposed from North Dakota to the Gulf Coast Photos by Urban Native Era Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News The Native youth runners from Standing Rock in North Dakota protested in front of the White House on Saturday, and then protested at Union Square in New York City, as they

Zapatistas 'The Art that is neither seen nor heard'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 21 hours ago
THE ART THAT IS NEITHER SEEN NOR HEARD.(Note: the following are the comments made by Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés to mark the conclusion of the Zapatista’s contribution to the CompArte, in the Caracol of Oventik, on July 29, 2016. The threat of rain and the pressure of time did not allow for the compañero to fully develop some of his points and there were others that he was unable to

Japan Warns China That Relations Will Deteriorate Because Of The East China Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A China Coast Guard vessel (front) sails near a Japan Coast Guard vessel (back), south of Uotsuri island, one of a group of disputed islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China, in the East China Sea, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 15, 2013. Mandatory Credit. REUTERS/Kyodo *Reuters*: *Japan warns China of worsening ties over East China Sea dispute* Japan warned China on Tuesday that ties were "deteriorating markedly" over disputed East China Sea islets, and China's envoy in Tokyo reiterated Beijing's stance that the specks of land were its territory and called for tal... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Handler Carries Syringe For Anti-Seizure Drug

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton travels with a personal medic by her side who is ready at all times to administer life-saving drugs and attention during a crisis. Twitter detectives have uncovered new evidence that Hillary’s handler – a mysterious man who carries what looks like a medical lapel-pin – always has an auto-injector syringe with Diazepam on hand ready to administer to the presidential nominee. Secret Service agent was carrying an auto-injector with Diazepam pic.twitter.com/6d3B5mmaOe — Azusa (@PositiveInt) August 8, 2016 Here’s the full images from the tweet: Hillary has a medic carrying... more »

Are Fukushima Emissions Visible During Day Time Hours?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 22 hours ago
Usually the night-time emissions aren't visible in day time hours but today they might be. Here are a few screenshots. Look at the steam plume in screenshot 1 and compare it with the distortion in the same location in screenshot 2. You judge whether that halo over Fukushima is visible emissions:

New Evidence Confirms Hillary Suffers Serious Neurological Problems

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Hillary Clinton is always flanked by a top-secret personal doctor who is ready at all times to spring into action and administer life-saving medication, or psychological help, during a crisis. You might even recognise him. Who is this top-secret assistant and what is he doing? Mike Cernovich reports: We saw this first “doctor” or handler during Hillary’s recent freeze-up. You can see Hillary’s handler, who at first glance would not be considered the alpha male of the group, reassure Hillary, speak to her using hypnotic language, and then move the Secret Service Agents out of the way... more »

Military Photo of the Day: A Mass Casualty Exercise in Alaska

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Helicopter] Members of the U.S. Air National Guard participate in a mass casualty exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on July 20, 2016. Thank you to these brave airmen for their service to our country.

China Militarising Their Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. Reuters *South China Morning Post:* *China building aircraft hangars on disputed islands in South China Sea, says US think tank* Satellite images show construction work on three reefs in the Spatly chain China appears to be building reinforced aircraft hangars on reclaimed islands it controls in a disputed area of the South... more »

August 8: Eden Must Have Been a Lot Nicer Than This.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 22 hours ago
Let's begin today with some items sent by readers. The first two are the horror that international bankers have made of Greece through their usual assassination team called the International Monetay Fund. Greece has been driven into massive poverty and unemployment - with no end to it in sight. It's not the only one. Spain and Ireland and Ukraine, to give just a few examples are going a similar route. it has nothing to do with economics, everything to do with greed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/07/28/imf-admits-disastrous-love-affair-with-euro-apologises-for-the-i/ http... more »

There is no empirical evidence to support climate alarmism. Malcolm Roberts vs the hack alarmists.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
by Anthony Cox ABC Insiders Barrie Cassidy, David Leyonhjelm, Malcolm Roberts Intrepid fellow that he is, Malcolm Roberts, newly elected senator on the PHON ticket, does not shy away from going into the Lion’s Den, or should that be the scalded cat’s litter-box, of the ABC. The ABC is a notorious and biased advocate for the scams of alarmism and renewable energy. The ABC can be expected to gun for Malcolm as Barrie Cassidy did in a desultory fashion on Insiders. Malcolm was more than a match for Cassidy as was David Leyonhjelm. While both Roberts and Leyonhjelm made a fool of Ca... more »

BBC Sport obsessed

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC sport roundup of yesterday's Olympics news http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/37016458 includes a real 'so what' section. 'In the fencing competition, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the only American ever to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab. She won her first contest in the women's sabre tournament before bowing out.' A) So what? B) She wore a hijab in the only Olympic event where the whole body including the head and face is completely covered during the competition C) Do the BBC not realise how their obsession with promoting Islam is to the rest of us?

GI Resistance Movement

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 22 hours ago
I joined the Air Force in 1971 as a gung-ho GI (who had grown up in an Air Force family) and wanted to be a lifer in the military just like my step-dad was. My first roommate in the barracks at Travis AFB in California was one of the organizers of the GI resistance movement at our base. They had meetings in our room at night - white guys talking about the war - black guys talking about racism in the military and across the country. I got the education of my life and this was where I became a peace activist. I owe my career in the peace and social justice movement to those GI's wh... more »

Walk Around Jeju Island

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 22 hours ago
Video compilation of the Grand March for Life & Peace on Jeju Island, South Korea. No Navy base on Jeju! No THAAD in Korea! No US bases in Korea! We support peace and reunification of Korea!

No-one wants to be on ‘Strictly’ with Ed Balls

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'THE BBC is struggling to find contestants for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing because Ed Balls is in it. The corporation admitted it may be forced to use people who have the same names as celebrities and who can also stand to be in the same room as the bum-faced former Labour MP. Huw Edwards, the BBC newsreader and inevitable Strictly contestant, said: "I'll wait for the next series. I don't even want to pretend to like Ed Balls." Tennis hero Tim Henman revealed he turned down the offer, adding: "It seems like a rather pathetic attempt by Ed Balls to reinvent himself and...more »

50 Former GOP National Security Experts Are Saying That Trump Would Be The ‘Most Dangerous’ American President In History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN*:* 50 GOP national security experts oppose Trump* Washington (CNN)Fifty prominent Republican foreign policy and national security experts -- many veterans of George W. Bush's administration -- have signed a letter denouncing Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and pledging not to vote for him. The letter, first reported by The New York Times Monday, warns: "We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history." Its signatories include former CIA and National Security Agency Director Michael Hayden, former Director of Nationa... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 23 hours ago

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
.@ReutersGraphics: Keep up to date with the #Rio2016 medal count here. https://t.co/bguDxIjsBv pic.twitter.com/iblL2gJLPo — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 8, 2016

F-22 Raptors Refueling At Night During Air Strikes On The Islamic State (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Wikipedia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Briar Woods High School, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Ashburn, Va.] 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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