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Thursday, September 1, 2016

1 September - Blogs Im Following

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VIDEO: Albert Woodfox receives Arthur Kinoy Award from National Lawyers Guild

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 32 minutes ago
2016 #Law4thePeople Convention Keynote Address (8/4/16) from National Lawyers Guild on Vimeo. On August 4, Albert Woodfox received the Arthur Kinoy Award from the National Lawyers Guild at the organization's convention in NYC. In this video, Albert is introduced at 26:00 and then comes onto the stage to receive the award and begins to speak at approximately 33:00

Vast Sums Of Money-- From Oligarchs Or From Candidates-- Are Overturning Democracy Itself

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Maryland's 8th congressional district was gerrymandered by a Democratic controlled state legislature eager to make sure just one Republican would ever go to Congress from Maryland. The district has a PVI of D+11 and Obama won there with over 60% both times he ran. Although the district goes all the way up through Mount Airy to the Pennsylvania border and it includes rural Republican precincts in Carroll and Frederick counties, it really extends right out of northern Washington, DC and most of the votes come out of Silver Spring, Rockville, Bethesda and Takoma Park in Montgomery Cou... more »

“Why Is the USDA Buying Shotguns, Drones, Helicopters, and Bombs?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Why Is the USDA Buying Shotguns, Drones, Helicopters, and Bombs?”* by Bill Bonner "Today, some disturbing details about the growing power of the Deep State. But first, an update from the ranch… It snowed a little this morning…just a few light flakes. We lit a fire in the woodstove in our office and put on a pot of coffee. For a moment, it seemed calm and pleasant. Then the ranch foreman came to give his report… *‘I was completely surprised’: *Gustavo is a nice, thoughtful fellow. He aims to do his best. But he, like your editor, is completely out of his element in politics. To ma... more »

freedom peaked about 1970

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
cause it was dangerous to think freely pink floyd and the doors died for lack of support believe me steve millar

Every second counts up to a minite

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
Look baby\ yur odler\\\\in my arms

bre Araod berru Afdaid its going down

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
Something big is going to happen today

data data data dat

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
Never knew I loved Brent Spinner

zWhen getting old is a metophorical hand job

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
When getting old is a metophorical hand job. Old people gotta give me a hand on this one.

won eye hockey player cant see hits from the right

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 2 hours ago
He is voting Trump cause Hillary is dead inside the left

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, “Even More Proof America In Terminal Decline”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Even More Proof America In Terminal Decline” - https://www.youtube.com/

Why Are There So Many Psychopaths in Positions of Power?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Anna LeMind* - Current research into how the psychopathic mind really works. The post Why Are There So Many Psychopaths in Positions of Power? appeared first on Waking Times.

4 Ways the New Age Movement Has Tricked You

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - There are some harmful 'beliefs' circulating within the new age movement. The post 4 Ways the New Age Movement Has Tricked You appeared first on Waking Times.

Venezuelans Demonstrate In The Hundreds Of Thousands Demanding A Recall Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Venezuelan opposition floods Caracas in vast anti-Maduro protest* Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro flooded Venezuela's capital on Thursday in one of the biggest mass protests against socialist rule for more than a decade. Dressed in white and chanting "this government will fall," hundreds of thousands rallied across Caracas to demand a recall referendum against Maduro and decry a deep economic crisis in the South American OPEC nation. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition estimated at least 1 million people took part after protesters streamed into Caracas fro... more »

Trump Says Go After Drug Cartels To Pay For Border Wall; ISIS's Ties To The Naqshbandi Order And US-British Intelligence; PYD Leader Asks EU For Political And Humanitarian Support In Wake of Turkey's Invasion of Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*I. Trump Says Go After Drug Cartels To Pay For Border Wall* *An excerpt from, "Exclusive: Trump Camp Mulls Using Seized Cartel Assets to Pay for Wall" by Jon Conradi, LifeZette, September 1, 2016: * To fund construction of a new U.S. border wall, Donald Trump and senior advisers are considering various ideas, including the use of assets seized from drug cartels and others in the illicit drug trade. Trump is going up against the most powerful forces in U.S. politics by proposing this terrific and bold idea. But as long as the CIA, the deep state, and the banksters want to keep the b... more »

Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton Is A Demon/ Will Hang The Press

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Video Title: Julian Assange: Hillary Clinton Is A Demon/ Will Hang The Press. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: September 1, 2016. Description: * Julian Assange gives a powerful interview where he explains what we can expect from a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Dilbert Creator Talks Hillary Threats/ Trump Landslide

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Video Title: Dilbert Creator Talks Hillary Threats/ Trump Landslide. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: September 1, 2016.*

I'm Living for My Children, My Grandchildren

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Defending the water - defending the future generations. Nothing is more sacred, nothing is more important.

Launch Pad Explosion

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Had an early call from RT about doing an interview after the launch pad explosion this morning at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. I made sure to get into the interview the sometimes forgotten issue of launching nuclear devices from the space center....rockets blow up from time to time so we must not discount the dangers about plans to launch nuclear powered space missions in years to come. The nuclear industry sees space as a new market for nuclear powered mining colonies on the Moon, Mars and other celestial bodies. Nuclear rockets, giving heavy lift capability, would be in... more »

Ranked Choice Voting Referendum in Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
My latest interview with Kyle Bailey about Ranked Choice Voting referendum in Maine on Nov 8.... more »

Gabon Rocked By Post-Election Violence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Gabon opposition headquarters 'bombed by presidential guard'* Protesters clash with security forces after Ali Bongo is declared winner of presidential election by margin of less than 6,000 votes Gabon’s presidential guard has apparently bombed the opposition party’s headquarters during post-election violence that has threatened to split the country apart. Clashes between angry protesters and security forces broke out in the normally peaceable central African country after the incumbent president, Ali Bongo, was declared the winner of a hotly contested election by... more »

Is Climate Change Important Enough To You As To Motivate A Voting Decision?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Fake Democrat/real fracking CEO, Mike Parrish* I was on the phone with @ClimateBrad today, looking at scenarios for how climate change amelioration could be addressed in 2017 when Ryan is still Speaker but the Republican majority in the House is significantly diminished. I gathered that he felt the GOP is so inexorably tied to Big Oil and other carbon extraction industries and their financing that, as a political party, their own houses will be underwater before they start coming around on the dangers the country is facing because of man made contributions to climate change. We tal... more »

Red Warrior Camp 'Lakota Warriors Locked to Machinery to Protect Sacred Water'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Media Contact: Cody Hall Red Warrior Camp RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com September 1, 2016 Cannon Ball River, 1851 Ft Laramie Treaty Territory -- On August 31, 2016, a unified collective of over 100 water protectors successfully halted construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline south of Mandan, ND. The nonviolent direct action included two Lakota warriors that locked themselves on to heavy

Spy Plane on Pipeline Patrol Exposed: Private corp operated by former military

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Private corporation spying on everyone, owned by former military, has pipeline patrol By Brenda Norrell Censored News A private corporation has been operating spy planes, and secretly spying on everyone. The exposure has caused outrage in Baltimore. An investigation by Censored News reveals that the company -- Persistent Surveillance Systems -- has a pipeline patrol, as shown

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The bright light at the end of this country road is actually a remarkably close conjunction of two planets. After sunset on August 27 brilliant Venus and Jupiter almost appear as a single celestial beacon in the night skyscape taken near Lake Wivenhoe, Queensland, Australia. *Click image for larger size.* A spectacular vertical panorama from the southern hemisphere, it shows the central Milky Way near zenith, posed on top of a pillar of Zodiacal light along the ecliptic plane. Of course Mars and Saturn are near the ecliptic too, just below the galaxy's central bulge. Above and left ... more »

The Poet: J.R.R. Tolkien, "I Sit And Think"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"I Sit And Think"* “I sit beside the fire and think Of all that I have seen, Of meadow flowers and butterflies In summers that have been. Of yellow leaves and gossamer In autumns that there were, With morning mist and silver sun And wind upon my hair. I sit beside the fire and think Of how the world will be When winter comes without a spring That I shall ever see. For still there are so many things That I have never seen, In every wood, in every spring, There is a different green. I sit beside the fire and think Of people long ago, And people that will see a world That I shall neve... more »

Toxic Cookware Chemicals Have Polluted Drinking Water for Millions

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - About 6 million Americans are drinking water that contains this toxic chemical. The post Toxic Cookware Chemicals Have Polluted Drinking Water for Millions appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
US Marines fire a Howitzer artillery gun during the Second Battle of Fallujah. / Photo by Lance Corporal Samantha L. Jones, USMC. *Mark Thompson, Time*:* Former U.S. Commanders Take Increasingly Dim View of War on ISIS* *As conflict enters its third year, endgame still elusive. * It’s a most peculiar war: rarely has the U.S. been killing so many while risking so few. The U.S. is beating ISIS handily, judging by Vietnam’s body-count metric. The total number of ISIS battlefield deaths claimed by U.S. officials has jumped, from 6,000 in January 2015 to 45,000 last month—a bloodbath ... more »

U.S. Election News Updates -- September 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Politico:** Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support* Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering their support for him following the Republican nominee’s hardline speech on immigration Wednesday night. Jacob Monty, a member of Trump’s National Hispanic Advisory Council, quickly resigned after the speech. Another member, Ramiro Pena, a Texas pastor, said Trump's speech likely cost him the election and said he'd have to reconsider being part of a "scam." And Alfonso Aguilar, the president of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, sai... more »

World News Briefs -- September 1`, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*BBC*: *Syria conflict: Warplanes bomb Hama amid rebel offensive* Syrian government warplanes are reported to have bombed several areas in the central province of Hama in response to a major rebel offensive. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 25 civilians had been killed in strikes on a road near the town of Latamina overnight. It also reported rebel gains to the south, near Maardis, 11km (seven miles) from the provincial city of Hama. But state media said army operations in the area had left 50 "terrorists" dead. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Syria... more »

"It's Worth It..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"No one's place in this world is guaranteed. Not everyone is going to get a happy ending. But life isn't about how it ends. It's about the moments between. It's about the small things. The way our loved ones laugh. The sight of a butterfly in the sunlight after a year or two in the darkness. The love and support of an old friend. They might not be with us in body, but they are with us in spirit. The feeling of something we'd thought lost to us forever returned in a single, life-changing moment. Yes, that is simple, even though it might be momentous to us as individuals. Because eve... more »

"I Promise Myself"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.*

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, "The Invitation"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Invitation"* "It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon. I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain! I want to know if you can sit with pain, mi... more »

“Divergent Directions: Coping with People You Dislike”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Divergent Directions: Coping with People You Dislike”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “When we are forced to deal with people we dislike, a great learning opportunity is being put forth to us. As much as most of us wish we could exist in harmony with the people we encounter throughout our lives, there will always be individuals we dislike. Some simply rub us the wrong way while others strike us as deliberately unaware. We may judge others as too mean or abrasive for us to interact with them comfortably. Yet no person should be deemed a villain because their beliefs, opinions, mann... more »

Europhile Tony Blair Says Brexit Has Confused Brits, May Never Happen

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair says the Brexit debate is not over and Britain could still remain an EU member. Blair told French radio station Europe 1 that despite the referendum, it is possible for the results to be reversed. RT reports: His comments came shortly after an Electoral Reform Society (ERS) report revealed the referendum debate was riddled with “glaring democratic deficiencies.” Voters were left feeling “ill-informed” and alienated from the major decision-making process. “There is confusion, because we do not yet know the terms of Brexit,” former Labour leader... more »

The Song of the Vikings, Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths with Nancy Marie Brown

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Wikipedia: * Nancy Marie Brown (born 1960) is an American author, having written five non-fiction books. In The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, she reconstructed the life of Gudrid (born ca. 980), an Icelandic voyager known through the Vinland sagas. Her book, Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths, a Times Literary Supplement 2012 Book of the Year, concerned Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), an Icelandic poet, historian and statesman. *Video Title: The Song of the Vikings, Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths with Nancy Marie Brown. Source: St. Johnsbur... more »

Not a great day for Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Elon Musk of Tesla/Solarcity/SpaceX

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
https://www.rt.com/usa/357893-spacex-explosion-platform-launch/ A Falcon 9 booster rocket exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as tropical storm Hermine bore down on the area. *An Israeli satellite that was to provide Facebook broadband to Africa* was lost in the explosion, SpaceX confirmed. http://www.newsy.com/videos/spacex-rocket-fails-at-nasa-s-kennedy-space-center/ *SpaceX's Launch Prep Went Up In Smoke* SpaceX was preparing a rocket for Saturday's launch, but it exploded and created a lot of smoke. By Melissa Prax | September 1, 2016 This massive amo... more »

Friday Morning Ramble, 02.09.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Okay, let’s talk…* Oh FFS! *Call for plain packaging on soft drinks* – RADIO NZ “Affordable housing campaigner Hugh Pavletich predicts house prices will be so high on the eve of the next election they will be ‘Key's Waterloo’.” *Key's 'Waterloo'* – STUFF *New Zealand 'wins gold medal' for housing unaffordability as house prices outpace income growth and rents* – INTEREST.CO.NZ “Politicians are failing the public on the issue of housing affordability – and it’s not only those currently in government.” *Political Roundup: Politicians are failing on housing* – Bryce Edwards, HERAL... more »

Starving Dog Freed After Getting Stuck In A Hole

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A starving dog in Peru was rescued by locals after getting her head trapped in a gutter while looking for food. The stray dog was rescued by residents of San Martin in rural Peru, who used a drill and a shovel to free her. Mirror reports: The white hound was rescued in the rural area of San Martín, Peru, after getting her head caught. Called Nikki by her rescuers, she was searching for food in a canal and later emerged through another hole only big enough for her head. Struggling under Peru’s harsh sun, locals gave the canine water as as residents worked out a rescue plan. She was f... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... September 1, 2016...... Quick Hits- 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US , Europe & Asia Stock Market Updates & News Impacting Markets ; US Data For Thursday - ISM Manufacturing & Construction Spending Reports Disappoint , Jobs Report Due On Friday - 180K Expectation For New Jobs. ; Additional Items Of Note. 2. Greece Economic Data & Creditor Talk Updates 3.Around The Horn - Broader Europe News. 4. Protest Thursday - Brazil Gabon & Venezuela. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets.... *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 1h 1 hour ago U.S. stocks close slightly higher ahead of payrolls http:// on.mktw.net/2bNuNfk *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 25s 25 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Good , bad or indifferent - we will find out Friday ! fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge "Death, Taxes, & A Disappointing August Jobs Data" - Why Tomorrow's Payroll Print Will Be A Farce http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-0 1/death-taxes-disappointing-august-jobs-data-why-tomorrows-payroll-print-will-be-farce … *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 ... more »


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
thats a women

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
dada dada dada coffee maker morning in data so much dada we cant have to much dada

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explodes During Tests Destroying Facebook's Internet Satellite

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Kaboom! The moment Elon Musk's SpaceX rocket EXPLODED on the launch pad and destroyed Facebook's $200m internet satellite * * Unmanned SpaceX rocket was due to launch on Saturday with Facebook's first communications satellite * The rocket exploded during a static fire test early Thursday at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station * There were no personal injuries in the blast, however, the rocket and payload were completely destroyed * Buildings several miles away shook from the blast, and multiple explosions continued for several minutes * NASA spokesman Al Feinberg ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Commander of NATO Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson walks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. *Wall Street Journal:* *NATO Sees Need to Train Afghan Units* *NATO command needs to have the ability to regularly advise and train units, alliance spokesman in Afghanistan said* BRUSSELS—Afghan security forces continue to have leadership problems, weaknesses that are the focus of the continuing NATO training mission, the alliance spokesman in Afghanistan ... more »

U.S. Pours 'Cold Water' Over German Proposals For A New Arms Pact With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) speaks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *Reuters*: *U.S. skeptical about German call for new arms pact with Russia* The United States said on Thursday it was skeptical about Germany's call for a new arms control deal with Russia to avoid an escalation of tensions in Europe, given Moscow's violation of a series of other agreements. Daniel Baer, the U.S. envoy to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), told Reuters ... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 1st Sep)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 6 hours ago
'TTIP is dead': French President casts doubt on EU-US trade deal Negotiators have been locked in TTIP talks since 2013 and had hoped to reach a conclusion by the end of this year. However, the talks have made slow progress, with objections on both sides of the Atlantic. Matthias Fekl, France's minister of foreign trade, said the country would formally call for an end to talks when ministers

Syrian Refugee In Germany Burns To Death Trying To Ignite Wife

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A Syrian refugee in Germany died after being engulfed in flames while attempting to kill his estranged wife by setting her alight using barbecue lighter fluid. The man ended up killing himself in the fire and seriously injuring his wife and three others, including their toddler. Daily Mail reports: The 45-year-old stormed a house the town of Ruedesheim, west of Frankfurt, and started dousing his spouse with the flammable liquid on Thursday. When he tried to burn her alive, the flames engulfed him and the would-be killer died of his injuries. The woman, 31, was severely burned in th... more »

United Opt Out Partnering with AFT Vice-President

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
It's been a busy summer for Houston Federation of Teachers President, Zeph Capo. He was named to Weingarten's Executive Council at the AFT Convention in July, and he was also tagged as AFT Vice-President. Not only that, but Capo greeted a new Superintendent in Houston, and found that they have many of the same priorities, including using multiple assessments to evaluate teachers. In fact, as the AFT headline says here, HFT is ready to collaborate with new Houston superintendent, Richard Caranza: A hopeful sign, Capo and Weingarten says [*sic*], is that in San Francisco, Carra... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
yees I agre uy spppoom i s is so soap we get down to the administation of bathwater ajd thats a legimtie excuse to lose love because of all the stinkyu watters

The Transgender Programming Of Children Is Child Abuse!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I am sick of politcal correctness! There, I have said it... Every day now I watch and read how people are all reaching a point of exasperation due to not knowing how to handle situations without the burden of being labeled with the ridiculous assertion of not being "politically correct"... I look upon this rash of "political correctness" that has infected our society as nothing more than a disease, and one that we must fight to end now, or it will indeed destroy our nations..... One factor that I find astounding, and to me is a massive lie, is this sudden rush to somehow accept "t... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Some Warmist hate mail* Steven Craig Jones wants to save the planet. He has a site that says so here: pulsar774.tripod.com So how does he deal with skeptics? He sent Marc Morano the following message: "you are dead wrong on climate change. it is the number one international security issue on planet earth in 2016. you climate deniers need to be put in prison" He's all charm, isn't he? He makes no attempt to dispute any point ever made by any skeptic and makes no attempt to present any fact. Since he believes in anti-gravity that is perhaps just as well. All he can resort t...more »

Not a great day for Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
https://www.rt.com/usa/357893-spacex-explosion-platform-launch/ A Falcon 9 booster rocket exploded on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, as tropical storm Hermine bore down on the area. *An Israeli satellite that was to provide Facebook broadband to Africa* was lost in the explosion, SpaceX confirmed. *More video here:* http://www.newsy.com/videos/mark-zuckerberg-visits-nigeria-s-tech-scene/ Nigeria's Startup Scene Is Drawing Big Names — Like Mark Zuckerberg Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited Nigeria for the first time to see what its tech culture and startu... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Logos, “Cheminement”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Logos, “Cheminement” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOuXP8aVWHU

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Compiègne, Picardie, France. Thanks for stopping by!

Post #36,000, "When We Have Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time...” - , “Lacon”

"The Most Important Of All The Lessons..."

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

"Winds Of War: Is Russia Conducting A Massive Mobilization Of Troops For An Invasion Of Ukraine?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Winds Of War: Is Russia Conducting A Massive* * Mobilization Of Troops For An Invasion Of Ukraine?"* By Michael Snyder "The drumbeats of war are growing louder. Fighting in eastern Ukraine between separatists and pro-government forces has risen to an intensity not seen in well over a year, and the Russians claim that they recently foiled a “Ukrainian plot” to conduct terror attacks in Crimea. As tensions in the region have increased, the Russians have used the cover of “military drills” to move massive amounts of troops and military equipment up to the border with Ukraine. This is... more »

Protests Erupt As Obama Forms Unelected Control Board For Puerto Rico

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
President Obama has appointed seven members to a federal control board that will run the finances of Puerto Rico’s nearly bankrupt government for at least the next five years and restructure nearly $70 billion in debt. By Amy Goodman / Democracy Now!: Obama’s board is made up of three Democrats and four Republicans who will not only approve any budgets created by the island’s politicians, but also attempt to negotiate with the island’s nearly 20 creditors. On Wednesday, hundreds of protesters in Puerto Rico blocked a street in front of a hotel where bankers and business executives w... more »

More Of The Same

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
In Europe, resistance to CETA -- the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement -- is growing. The reason? The Investor Dispute Settlement Mechanism. Linda McQuaig writes: The Harper government insisted that the IDSM be part of the agreement. The Trudeau government has altered that mechanism slightly. But special privileges for investors are still at the heart of the deal: Investors will still be able to bring lawsuits over government policies they don’t like, and their lawsuits will still be decided by special tribunals where they will enjoy stronger legal protections than are a... more »

"On Day One, We Will Begin Working On An Impenetrable, Physical, Tall, Powerful, Beautiful Southern Border Wall"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
That Trumpanzee performance in Phoenix last night... harridan of hate Ann Coulter, tweeted it "is the most magnificent speech ever given," better than Churchill and that she'll "watch this speech every night before going to bed so that I will sleep like a baby." Republican Louisiana Senate candidate KKK Grand Dragon David Duke also tweeted his appreciation. The reporter who covers the immigration beat for the *NY Times*, Julia Preston, looked at it for what it was and found another hard-core xenophobic hate speech and even *Politico* noticed Señor Trumpanzee was ditching his "soft... more »

Jeremy Corbyn in Stoke-on-Trent

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Upon arriving at Jeremy Corbyn's rally in sunny Stoke-on-Trent earlier, we were immediately accosted by "the BBC". Funnily enough, they were recording something about crowd behaviour for a programme on Radio 4 (can they not get enough of me?), and so asked questions about why people come to rallies, their importance and perception "from the outside", the "threat" they pose, and about Jeremy Corbyn himself. Among other things, I told them that Jeremy was going to take his place atop the FBU's fire engine and say very simple, uncontroversial things about supporting disabled people an... more »

we are so serious about shit that do nt mean nt thing

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
vote accordingly

Its the same

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
does not matter how hard you fight since the being of time God was hatched we remain the same so just sit back with a double six pack and watch for at least the sixth time the human experiment go down in flames

Hacker ‘Guccifer’ Who Exposed Clinton’s Private Email Account, Jailed

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A Romanian hacker known as”Guccifer” who targeted high-profile US politicians has been sentenced to 52 months in prison. Marcel Lazar pleaded guilty in May on charges of aggravated identify theft and unauthorised access of a computer. RT reports: Marcel Lazar Lehel, 44, a former taxi driver and paint salesman, was arrested in Romania and charged with hacking. He was extradited to the US in 2014. In May this year, he pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated identity theft and unauthorized access to a protected computer, admitting to hacking almost 100 Americans over a 14-month ...more »

No, The UN Is Not Taking Over "The Internet" - #NewWorldNextWeek

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Video Title: No, The UN Is Not Taking Over "The Internet" - #NewWorldNextWeek. Source: corbettreport. Date Published: September 1, 2016. *

ISIS Torture Cells Custom-Made To Rape Women Found In Syria’s Manbij

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Syrian rebels have come across special prison cells used to torture women in the northern city of Manbij, after ISIS was driven out of the area. The cells are specifically designed to torture and rape women. The Daily Caller reports: Militia fighters belonging to the Manbij Military Council, a Syrian rebel group under the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), found the cells as they were searching a prison abandoned by ISIS fighters in the city of Manbij. The SDF seized the city in mid-August, but operations to clear the town of booby traps and remaining ISIS fighters continue... more »

Cognitave Dissonance Tidal Waves

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Surfs up muppets Goldman Sachs has just sold the last surfboard and are now pushing Patagonia The old joke about swamp land in Florida has become underwater residency welcome cause who dont want the ocean all around them 24 seven Western Civilization is a total artifical creation and the fundemtals are ironiclly breaking down due to superior knowlege or what we call hacker or truth tellers just like the music mavans never thought the CD would be hacked the powers that bee never imagied the sting of an open society I never imagined that Jesus died for me really thinkaboot that how could t... more »

Jane Says

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
If you have ever thingabottt about life and your addictions even if you never took anthing stronger than a kiss you know about kicking tomorrow and its just sad that most will never hit that goal on a penalty kick but they tell us over an over to keep kicking and thats just insane

Seven Ways To Keep Your Mind Sharp

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
*Please click on this image to make it easy to read* Source: *The Truth About Cancer* *Please click on the image if you need to make it easier to read.*

Iran To Start Building Two New Nuclear Plants With Russia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Iran is about to start building two new nuclear power stations with assistance from Russia, the head of its Atomic Energy Organisation said on Wednesday. Ali Akbar Salehi said “Operations to build two new nuclear power plants in Bushehr will start on September 10″ adding that it will take 10 years for the power plants to be completed. Press TV reports: The Iranian nuclear chief further said that by building these two power plants, the country will save 22 million barrels of oil per year. He said the projects would cost an estimated $10 billion. In November 2014, Tehran and Moscow st... more »

Goofus and Gallant report Trump's speech!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016At the Times, Goofus tells colorful tale:* Candidate Trump's late-night immigration speech pushed up against many newspapers' hard-copy deadlines. This circumstance helps us consider two styles of "news reporting." The Washington Post didn't get a report about the speech into this morning's hard-copy editions. Instead, they settled for a report about Trump's Mexico City visit. The Phoenix speech was AWOL from the hard-copy Post. But when Jose delReal's report appeared on-line, it was perhaps worth the wait: DELREAL (9/1/16): *Donald Trump’s latest dep... more »

Greg Hunter, "Current Global Financial System is Toast- John Rubino"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Current Global Financial System is Toast- John Rubino"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial writer John Rubino says don’t be fooled by the phony economy propped up by central banks. Rubino co-wrote a book a few years ago called “The Money Bubble.” It could have been written this week because almost everything he predicted then is coming to a head now. Rubino contends, “The money bubble is basically the big bubble that all previous bubbles have been built on. All the previous bubbles have come and gone, and “The Money Bubble” is about money, government debt and financial in...more »

FBI Warns Trump And Clinton Staff That They Are Prime Targets For Foreign Spies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*ABC News:** FBI Warns Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Staffers to Beware of Foreign Spies in US* Be careful when you're meeting new people in the nation's capital and elsewhere, because you could be a prime target for foreign spies. That's the warning FBI agents gave to presidential campaign staffers Wednesday during two separate security briefings in Washington, D.C., according to sources. While the briefings were portrayed as routine, they come amid increasingly aggressive efforts by foreign governments to access U.S. secrets and potentially influence upcoming elections here. ... more »

Did Iran Need The Nuclear Deal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Valeriy Melnikov *John Grady, USNI News*: *Iran Needed the Nuclear Deal* The plunging price of oil, the escalating costs of its intervention in Syria and the dramatic effect economic sanctions were having on its economy, “the last thing the Iranians were going to do was walk” away from nuclear arms talks, the author of a new book on relations between Washington and Tehran contends. Jay Solomon, a veteran foreign correspondent of The Wall Street Journal, said even with that leverage the United States the Iranians “played that game very effectively.” This included allowin... more »

Embezzlement, 15 retractions, and a whistleblower could add up to trouble for Duke

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Retraction Watch readers may recall the case of Erin Potts-Kant, who pled guilty to embezzling funds from a lab, and now has 15 retractions, and Michael Foster, both formerly of Duke. You may also remember that we’ve featured discussions of the False Claims Act, which some attorneys are trying to use to expose wrongdoing — […] The post Embezzlement, 15 retractions, and a whistleblower could add up to trouble for Duke appeared first on Retraction Watch.

California's Future Sacrificed to Frackers

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
California is considering allowing oil and gas companies to inject more waste into the state's aquifers! Its really hard to understand this decision: Abrahm Lustgarten Aug. 30, 2016. California and EPA Poised to Expand Pollution of Potential Drinking Water Reserves. ProPublica, https://www.propublica.org/article/california-epa-poised-expand-pollution-of-potential-drinking-water-reserves?utm_source=pardot&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter A little-known program under federal environment law is being used to permit oil and gas companies to inject waste into the state’s a...more »

Fukushima Exclusion Zone to be Lifted by 2022 to Protect Reputation of Local Products

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Sometimes when I read the news I can barely believe what I'm reading. Today was one of those times. Abe says the ban on Fukushima's worst affected areas - exclusion zones - will be lifted in 2022 in order to protect the "reputation of local products": NORIYOSHI OTSUKI. Ban to be lifted on Fukushima’s worst-affected zone in 2022. The Asahi Shimbun, September 1, 2016 http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201609010066.html ....The government's decision to lift the partial ban on repatriation to the “difficult-to-return zone” [by 2922] was announced Aug. 31 after Prime Minister Shinzo A... more »

Report: Nuclear Negotiators Gave Secret Exemptions For Iran After The Nuclear Deal Was Signed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S., others agreed 'secret' exemptions for Iran after nuclear deal: think tank* The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a think tank report published on Thursday. The report, which was released by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, is based on information provided by several officials of governments involved in the negotiations.... more »

Satire: “War With Mexico: Mexican President Says He Made Trump Pay For Lunch”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“War With Mexico: * *Mexican President Says He Made Trump Pay For Lunch”* by Andy Borowitz MEXICO CITY (The Borowitz Report)— “The war of words between Donald J. Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto continued on Thursday as Peña Nieto vehemently asserted that he made the Republican Presidential nominee pay for lunch during his visit to Mexico City. “As soon as we sat down to order, I made it very clear that I had no intention of paying for lunch,” Peña Nieto said. “And when the check arrived, I made absolutely no move to pick it up.” To support his claim, Peña Nieto tweet...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*Why Finland is rejecting U.S. school reforms* *Finland, a world education leader is fleeing Common Core and other American ideas. We should pay attention* HELSINKI — Hundreds of thousands of children, including my own 8-year-old, returned to primary school this month in Finland. They also returned to a new national curriculum framework in a country that has achieved global acclaim for its highly efficient education system and its history of world-topping test scores. Finland’s teachers, schools and teacher training universities are the envy of educators all over. To me, an outsi... more »

Catch a giant shrimp or die trying

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
http://www.charlieweisenborn.com/#!drunken-shrimp/zoom/mainPage/dataItem-ikuer5ux I don't want to be cynical but I studied history and you have to go with the evidence so far. What I recognise like many true believers is between the cracks humanity grows. If someone was not making so much money about telling everyone how bad off they are we would see we are living in a golden age. The future is uncertain and the past is always dead. I thinkaboot things alot. I have never been shy about being myself with the sheeple. I do not think anyone is sub human but most people are easily lead... more »

Every day I wake up with a screaming woody

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
Every day I wake up and all the headlines are screaming at me just give up I shower and shave at least once a week and never comb my hair because at over fifty its my greatest visible success I go to the intellectual slave mind chopshop and become the sharp end of the spear for a corporation a long way from here that just does not care my job is to keep the consumer from being self aware I am a talker and talking 10 to 24 hours a day to the American mind is expanding my Zeitgeist to the point of singularity and I now have visions regularly They are black and white there is no grey i... more »

Powerful 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Coast Of New Zealand

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A major magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off the coast of New Zealand 7.2 earthquake, 145km NNE of Gisborne, New Zealand. 2016-09-02 04:37:57 at epicenter (8m ago, depth 159km). https://t.co/AJOJK0wH1w — Earthquakes Tsunamis (@NewEarthquake) September 1, 2016 The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported the quake hit off the east coast of New Zealand’s northern island around 4:37 p.m. UTC at a depth of around 159 kilometers USGS initially reported the quake to be 7.2 but have since downgraded it to 7.1. Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency said there was no tsunami threat to the state... more »

NASA: Fracking Is Source of Massive Methane "Hot Spot"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*This map shows anomalous U.S. methane emissions (or how much the emissions differ from average background concentrations) for 2003 to 2009, as measured by the European Space Agency's SCIAMACHY instrument. The Four Corners area [circled]—the area where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet—is the only red spot on the map. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Michigan; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* Methane, fracking, and global warming — like three musketeers, all for one and one for all. As anyone who reads here regularly knows, methane (CH4) is a greenhous... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

“America the Illiterate”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“America the Illiterate”* By Chris Hedges “We live in two Americas. One America, now the minority, functions in a print-based, literate world. It can cope with complexity and has the intellectual tools to separate illusion from truth. The other America, which constitutes the majority, exists in a non-reality-based belief system. This America, dependent on skillfully manipulated images for information, has severed itself from the literate, print-based culture. It cannot differentiate between lies and truth. It is informed by simplistic, childish narratives and clichés. It is thrown... more »

Islamic State’s Appeal To Iraq’s Kurds

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Islamic State recently issued a videoattempting to appeal to Kurds. It had four IS members talk about the Kurdish role in Islam from scholars to Salahaddin al-Ayubi who defeated the Crusaders trying to relate his struggle against the Christians to the Islamic State’s fight versus the west. The video also touched on modern times accusing Massoud Barzani and Jalal Talabani of being tyrants and condemning Kurdish nationalism with an appeal to Islam as their true calling. It’s believed that around 500 Iraqi and Turkish Kurds have joined the organization over the years. Iraqi Kurdi... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Eurosceptics are salivating at the idea of 'Irexit' after Apple's shock €13 billion EU-Ireland tax bill Japan's massacre of the disabled has gone completely unnoticed California is expanding the program that allows oil and gas companies to inject waste into aquifers The Day The Lights Go Out And The Trucks Stop Running China Bans Low Income 'Terrorists' From Guangzhou; Those Willing To Buy Fancy Hotels Still Welcome Soros Seeks To "Reshape American Justice System" By Pouring Funds Into "Powerful" District Attorney Races How The Chinese Government Muzzles Fre... more »

"A Delusion..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"The times might be unpleasant, even repulsive. The ghastly chaos, the abhorrent incivility might be intolerable, might force us into argument or leave us panic-stricken.On such occasions people build within themselves a conviction, that the world outside is diabolical. The whimsical insults test our level of endurance causing us to plead for mercy, wanting us to be pitied than exploited and victimized. Often this grief and shame form a delusion within us that there no longer exists good in this world, that good people are fictitious and that goodness has lost its definition altoge... more »

Guatemala: Strange Object Over Banco de Guatemala

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Publinewshttp://www.publinews.gt/nacionales/un-objeto-no-identificado-fue-captado-volando-cerca-del-banco-guatemala/TetphD---DahY0qBFuiwEQ/Date: 1 September 2016(An article by Luisa Ma. Godinez)* *Guatemala: Strange Object Over Banco de Guatemala* A *Publinews* reader shared some videos with us that showed a strange object flying near Intelcap and Banco de Guatemala. "I'm sharing with you an unidentified flying object (UFO) that I recorded today around 8:05 a.m.," remarked Giovanni Dorigoni. At first glance it isn't possible to make out what it is. It ... more »

Professor forced to retire after threatening co-author

trevorlstokes at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
As the University of California Davis is reeling from the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi over alleged ethical violations, we’ve learned of more drama at the school: The fallout from a single retraction back in 2012 pushed one UC Davis professor into early retirement this summer without professor emeritus status. What’s more, a UC Davis […] The post Professor forced to retire after threatening co-author appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israeli Think Tank: ISIS Serves Positive Function, Helps Fight Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
An Israeli professor with expertise in middle eastern strategic issues and an adviser to the Israeli government on national security issues says ISIS is no worse than Iran and serves a positive purpose. Efraim Inbar is a professor of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and the director of the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies, an Israeli academic think tank that carries out studies for the Israeli government and NATO. RT reports: Inbar published a controversial article where he argues that ISIS can play a role in undermining Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia. The t... more »

Could Hillary Clinton still lose this election?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2016Like love, narrative hurts:* Could Hillary Clinton still lose this election? Ignore reassurances from liberal sources! Actually, yes—she could. A few weeks ago, it seemed that Candidate Trump was hell-bent on self-destruction. Despite the reassurances you may have heard last night and this morning, it seems that this self-destructive cycle has now largely been stopped. Perhaps as a result of this change, Trump seems to have gained in most polls in the past few weeks. Despite reassurances you will be hearing, it remains to be seen how last night's immi... more »

Donald Trump Immigration Speech in Phoenix:: "There Will Be No Amnesty"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*he's really getting the knack of using a Teleprompter.* The #neverTrump crowd needs to quit reading the lying MSM and listening to pundits who have some sort of axe to grind, and listen to Trump. You know - the horse's mouth thingy. *Trump's Ten Point Plan:* Donald Trump outlined ten specific points which highlight his immigration position: - One: We will build a wall along the Southern Border. - Two: End Catch-And-Release - Three: Zero tolerance for criminal aliens. - Four: Block Funding For Sanctuary Cities - Five: Cancel Unconstitutional Executive Orders & Enfo... more »

Colorado Springs instructors ban discussions on the climate, even in students' leisure time

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
The College Fix, a right-wing online newspaper on U.S. education, has brought us an incredible story (hat tip: Climate Depot, see also Newz Sentinel): Professors tell students: Drop class if you dispute man-made climate change Note that University of Notre Dame is a private Catholic university in Indiana. I thought that this apparently wasn't enough to save the students from the extreme far left brainwashing – but Bill Z. has corrected my misunderstanding of the location. As Kate Hardiman, a pretty student at Notre Dame, describes, three women teach a bizarre class at University of... more »

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 7

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When interviewing former "no excuses" teachers for the book, I asked them to describe a high point and low point during their time inside the KIPP Model schools. Those responses provide the focus of Chapter 7 of *Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through "No Excuses" Teaching*. (For previous chapters, search the web for the title of this blog post). *Chapter 7* *Teacher Highs and Lows* *. . . we had staff meetings that would go past midnight, and I’m glad that’s not a part of my life anymore. *(1167) For former KIPP teachers, the high points they remember from KIPP are most often asso... more »

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During Test Firing At Cape Canaveral

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
A SpaceX booster rocket exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Thursday morning. The explosion shook nearby buildings and spewed smoke into the sky just 2 days before its planned liftoff with an Israeli satellite. Wow, SpaceX rocket just blew up on pad. Shook our whole bldg. pic.twitter.com/PMxZA4v4IV — SpaceCoastTiger (@TigernBear) September 1, 2016 NASA said SpaceX was conducting a test firing of its unmanned rocket when the blast occurred. The Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch the Israeli satellite which would have provided broadband internet coverage to s... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Taking care of family members who are visiting from overseas. Blogging will be light today. Military And Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at the end of the day.

A Look At How The U.S. Navy Will Stop An Iranian Speedboat Swarm

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The U.S. Navy patrol craft USS Squall (PC 7) steams in the Arabian Gulf in this U.S. Navy picture taken January 14, 2015. U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez/Handout via Reuters *David Axe, Reuters:** Here’s how the U.S. Navy will defeat Iran’s speedboats* Four times last week, speedboats belonging to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – a sort of government-sanctioned Islamic militia – harassed four American vessels patrolling the Persian Gulf. The incidents, while tense, ended bloodlessly. Still, they offered a glimpse into the kinds of me... more »

French PM: 'Naked Breasts Represent France Better Than A Headscarf'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Eugène Delacroix’s 1830 painting Liberty Leading the People. Wikipedia *The Guardian*:* French PM suggests naked breasts represent France better than a headscarf* *Manuel Valls faces criticism for comments regarding Marianne, a symbol of republic, in context of continuing burkini ban row* The French prime minister has drawn criticism for suggesting that naked breasts are more representative of France than a headscarf, in the latest flare-up of the bitter political row over the burkini. Manuel Valls, who clashed with France’s education minister over his support for mayors who have ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Nose Cushions* Sailors tighten straps on a jet during training to simulate the failing of an aircraft's landing gear while on the USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, Aug. 29, 2016. The Reagan is defending maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. Navy photo by Seaman Jamaal Liddell

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC World leaders ousted for legal reasons https://t.co/N1yoKg1g3U pic.twitter.com/vSxho4zqdk — AFP news agency (@AFP) September 1, 2016

The story of an errant cylinder has been used for decades as a cautionary lab tale. But is it true?

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
In 1969, an entertaining tale of an errant cylinder was published in a pharmaceutical company’s internal newsletter. According to the story, a bunch of painters took six 220-cubic foot gas cylinders off their off their wall supports and put them to the side to allow the painting of an area. A painter, who was trying to […] The post The story of an errant cylinder has been used for decades as a cautionary lab tale. But is it true? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Keep Track Of Who's Celebrating Victories By Wasserman Schultz And Patrick Murphy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
If you're a party functionary (or Democratic Party zombie or a drooling villager), Alan Grayson's remark Tuesday night-- "I'm not going to be endorsing Patrick Murphy for sure; he's a Republican"-- was beyond the pale. And when Tim Canova told reporters that I'll concede that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a corporate stooge," it was time to reach for the smelling salts. Oh, the lack of civility! Never mind that Murphy is eager to "compromise" away Social Security benefits or that Wasserman Schultz will now seek to advance the reactionary New Dem agenda as she goes back to trying to ... more »

Bill Bonner, “The ‘Originario War’ on Our Ranch Takes a New Turn”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The ‘Originario War’ on Our Ranch Takes a New Turn”* by Bill Bonner “We folded a soft, thick, llama-wool blanket and laid it on the bottom sheet. Then we put down the top sheet…along with a modern, spun-wool blanket…added a beige wool coverlet…another Arctic blanket on top of that…and still another blanket over the lot of them. Just to be sure, we then spread a heavy, tightly woven llama-wool poncho over the bed. And we kept our socks on. Then we crawled under the pile for a night’s sleep. ‘Trouble…lots of trouble’: The temperature was falling to near-freezing when we arrived at ... more »

Bolivia, Venezuela & Ecuador Recall Ambassadors From Brazil

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Bolivia, Venezuela and Ecuador are recalling their ambassadors from Brazil in protest against what they said was a “coup against democracy” following a vote by Brazilian senators to impeach Dilma Rousseff. Former vice president Michel Temer, who has been exposed as an embassy informant for US intelligence, was sworn in Brazil’s new leader after the Senate voted to strip Rousseff of her presidential post. Brazil has now recalled its ambassadors from Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia after the three countries took the same step to demonstrate their opposition to the removal of Rousseff ... more »

US Presidential Election –— How Reliable are the Polls?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
This goes into ample detail but all indications point to the fact that the whole public poll business is now hopeless and even fraudulent in order to shore up a narrative. The process can be scientific and independent, but it can also be used to obfuscate and tell blatant lies.. Beyond that this election cycle is the worst i have ever seen. A rather clever poll that sampled 1000 voters in each state and separated then during the interviews as either declared Republican, declared independent or declared Democrat. The results were shocking and showed me just how th... more »

Will Decarceration Follow?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
To start with we now have the Norwegian example of a clearly better way. Yet there are also far too many in the system to the point that it is clearly a racket. My own thought is to simply create natural communities of 150 persons that is self governing. These can be placed anywhere, but is the case of high risk they can be paced out of harms way. All these communities can be tasked with forest grooming in particular. It is not hard to measure results and adjust accordingly. It is not hard for inmates to judge a buddies efforts and reward accordingly. It is not going to h... more »

Possible Habitable Worlds Spotted Nearby

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
[image: The alien world orbiting Proxima Centauri could support alien life.] What i am conscious of is that our Earth was systematically manufactured. This makes the plausibility of an earth like planet very low unless an intervention had taken place. Or it makes custom planets the new standard. Add in my recent conjecture for a habitable hollow planet as standard and we have a completely new standard for a life bearing planet. Essentially all of them. Amusingly this make Swedenborg's information regarding life on all planets as effectively correct. I had considere... more »

1562 Stone Monument Claiming Carolina and Georgia for France located

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
This describes somewhat the French colonizing effort that fell apart and seriously set back French ambitions. This effort led to the immediate establishment of a Spanish base originally at the site of the French effort and then further south at present date St Augustine. After this failure, this coast was left alone until three generations later when the Virginia colony was set up. *1562 STONE MONUMENT, CLAIMING SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA FOR FRANCE, FOUND IN SHIPWRECK OFF CAPE CANAVERAL* *Posted by Richard Thornton | Aug 18, 2016 | * * https://peopleofonefire.com/1562-sto... more »

The Real Hillary Clinton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
The hardest thing to understand is what causes a human being to become so confused over what it means to be human that they become so profoundly entitled that they rise above the law of the land and more critically above natural human law. History has given us many such folks. I think that it is the inability to be introspective that opens the door. Then comes rationalization of simple bad behavior and associated success. Yet how does a junior lawyer who is green as grass get to the position that her supervisor refuses her a letter of recommendation one of three in a long il... more »

Justice Dept Announces it Will End Use of For-Profit Prisons

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
The first obvious reality is that incarceration as largely implemented is a failed protocol that certainly fails to produce a high yield of better human beings. That ultimately was its purpose. The punishment component is dealt with in the simple loss of freedom. It is not a meaningful component of prison life however much that may be desired by victims. Then trying to privatize a disfunctional system is actually bizarre and merely ensures that the prison terms need to be maximized while services provided are also minimizsed. There are better ways to do this and we do have ex... more »

New DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes Known History

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 17 hours ago
What annoys me is that we have here a superb library of specimens. This demands an extensive and large research program in DNA work for essentially two reasons. That same program needs to also be extended to the Starchild skull and if available to the Sealand skull. The first reason is simply to fully identify the human aspects of these specimens. That even the large skulled specimens without sutures did skull boarding is a contrary indicator as to alien DNA. Yet they are not presently known humans. Add in our knowledge of the giants associated with the Atlant... more »

I Don't Envy Diogenes

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 18 hours ago
There are pros and cons to virtually every action or inaction in life (I deliberately exclude misactions such as nude sky diving or protesting at a Trump rally). This truism also applies to using book reviews as a guide or link boys before buying a book. My own personal metric is to exclusively read the reviews written by the average man or woman on the street. I deliberately do not seek out the counsel of professional and semi-professional book reviewers. I do this for two reasons: #1 As a novelist, I write for John Q. Public. While that may sound like a pretentiously Soc... more »

Five Most Popular Posts in August

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
The five most read posts last month were: 1. Reluctant Corbynism 2. Why the Establishment Doesn't Get Corbynism 3. Is Corbynism a Social Movement? 4. Labour Wins in Silverdale 5. After Neoliberalism Another triumphant month for critical Corbyn studies as far as this blog's audience figures are concerned. In all, 102,656 page views happened, making August 2016 the second most popular month ever. It was only 700 views off the record set in July, so if the rest of the year can hit those dizzy heights I'll be most chuffed. The piece on Reluctant Corbynism just isn't the most read this ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 31 , 2016 ......Quick Hits 1. Markets - US /Europe & Asia Stocks , Energy Items & Bond News For Wednesday. 2. Around The Horn In Europe. 3. US Election - Trumps Visits Mexico & Meets With Mexico's President Nieto , Items For Hillary Today. 4. Libya In Focus. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Markets and Market Moving News.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Stocks Suffer Worst Monthly Loss Since January, Bonds Worst In 14 Months http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-3 1/stocks-suffer-worst-monthly-loss-january-bonds-worst-14-months … *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago The energy sector tumbled, leaving stocks in the red http:// on.mktw.net/2bW4tAG *Myra Saefong* ‏@MktwSaefong 3h 3 hours ago The EIA made changes to the way it reports certain weekly oil data--and the market is happy. http://on.mktw.net/2c0YewI *Javier Blas* ‏... more »

Roswell: The UFO cover-up

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 20 hours ago

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 20 hours ago

The London We've Lost

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This Breitbart London article http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/08/31/london-is-gone/ by Milo Y is a must read. 'If you are scared of being called a racist for speaking out against Islam, think about what people will call you in a generation if you don't take a stand now. As we look across the English Channel to the terror attacks in Europe, the question is not "Will it continue?" or "Could it happen here?" The questions are: "How often will it happen, and what will we do about it?"' Milo is leaving London for the last time. Others have already left, I'm thinking of doing the ... more »

“Global Supply Chains Crippled As 7th Largest Container Shipping Company On Earth Files Bankruptcy. Assets Siezed”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Global Supply Chains Crippled As 7th Largest Container * *Shipping Company On Earth Files Bankruptcy. Assets Siezed”* by Newsroom "A catastrophic disruption of the global supply chain struck this afternoon when the world's 7th largest container shipping company was cut off by its banks, refused entry to ports worldwide, filed Bankruptcy and had assets seized! The ramifications of this will be fast and utterly disastrous, worldwide, as manufacturers cease receiving raw materials to make things, retailers will not be getting finished goods to re-stock store shelves or clothing rack... more »

Polls Shows Bernie Sanders Would Win Election By Landslide

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Polling data shows Bernie Sanders would trounce Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and win in a landslide if the election was held today and he was on the ticket. New aggregated poll data from hundreds of polls nationwide have delivered Clinton and Trump the lowest favorable ratings of presidential candidates since polls began 30 years ago. Clinton’s favorability rating has slumped to 41% among all eligible voters, according to the Huffington Post, while Trump’s remains steady at a low 36%. Sanders meanwhile has surged to his highest favorable rating of the election season. His 53.4% ...more »

These 7 Popular Chocolate Brands Are Financing Child Slave Labor

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Nobody wants to support child slavery, but millions of Americans are unwittingly funding the child slave labor trade in West Africa every time they buy a chocolate bar. The average American munches their way through more than 11 pounds of chocolate every year. The chocolate business is lucrative – worth over $10 billion annually – but unfortunately some well known companies refuse to stop funding the child slave trade. These companies promote themselves as wholesome while relying on consumers remaining in the dark about their child slave profits. In 2014, a lawsuit was filed against... more »

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Accused Of Florida Election Fraud

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Tim Canova has slammed Debbie Wasserman Schultz as a “corporate stooge” and refused to concede the Florida primary election to her amid claims of voting irregularities and possible election fraud. When asked by reporters if he had made the traditional concession phone call to Wasserman Shultz, Canova indicated that he would not congratulate her because he does not believe she has won a fair fight. “I’ll concede that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a corporate stooge,” the Bernie Sanders backed candidate told reporters, according to the Sun Sentinel. “We’re fighting for American democrac... more »

Israel 'approves 464 settlement homes in West Bank' -per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37235922 is interesting as it has sat on the BBC news front page since yesterday. People are dying in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and elsewhere. In North Korea millions live in fear of their own government, senior politicians are executed by being shot by anti aircraft guns, so being shredded to death. There's a low scale war between Russia and the Ukraine. China is expanding its presence in South East Asia etc etc etc. B Yet the BBC prefer to headline that the world's only majority Jewish state is daring to build some houses. That t... more »

Scientists Warn Catastrophic Asteroid To Hit Earth Any Day Now

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
NASA has admitted that when it comes to asteroids that threaten life on Earth, they are flying blind. An asteroid the size of an Olympic swimming pool, large enough to wreak havoc on a regional scale, flew “an astromical hair’s breadth” away from Earth on Sunday – and NASA didn’t even know it was coming. This asteroid was big, but not as large as the hurtling space rock believed to be responsible for the demise of the dinosaurs. That asteroid is estimated to have been about 6.2 miles (10km) across. And the rock which hit Tunguska in Siberia in 1908 – a major event in asteroid histor... more »

On Yemen, ICP Asks UK & French PRs of Plan of Kerry & Al Jubeir: Are They The Boss of UN Envoy?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*Wikipedia:* Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed is a Mauritanian diplomat and politician. He currently serves as a United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen since 25 April 2015. *Video Title: On Yemen, ICP Asks UK & French PRs of Plan of Kerry & Al Jubeir: Are They The Boss of UN Envoy? Source: InnerCity Press. Date Published: August 31, 2016. Description: * On Yemen, ICP Asks UK & France About Kerry / Al Jubeir New Plan, After Envoy Rejected By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, August 31 -- The UN Secretariat of Ban Ki-moon's bungling of Yemen mediation has become ever more clear, accor... more »

9 Ways Donald Trump Is A Sociopath

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
What's happening in U.S. politics is very sad, and scary. The American people deserve better than Trump and Clinton. Both candidates undermine the dignity of the country. Both have treated the American people with disrespect. Both demonize their political enemies and accuse their critics of treason. Clinton goes further, and kills them. Neither candidate is a great orator, which is the number one skill needed in a good President. Clinton can barely get her words out without falling over, and Trump chooses his words very poorly. In one of his victory speeches he bragged about gett... more »

The European Migrant Crisis: Ending Turkey's Blackmail Is A Must

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
Press conference: Northern Syria - the Turkish invasion, Europe's security and an alternative to the Turkey deal pic.twitter.com/3TM0rdVDyc — rimatüzün (@rimatuezuen) August 31, 2016 *An excerpt from, "Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis" by Erik Kirschbaum and Andrea Shalal, Reuters, August 30, 2016:* Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel, who has faced criticism... more »

Happy Montessori day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 23 hours ago
[image: 12524020_956788104357503_2395990035128508816_n] I missed marking the birthday yesterday of the great Maria Montessori, an oversight of which a few folk forcefully reminded me. Born just yesterday in 1870, she “developed an approach to education based on a deep respect for the child’s reasoning mind,” making the lives of countless children immeasurably better. She was in every respect a revolutionary—inductively developing a whole pedagogical system created out of her direct and close observations of children in action. Children in Montessori environments aren’t just e... more »

Baby Safety Tips For Grandparents

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
This post is sponsored by Owlet. Thanks for stopping by, we hope you were able to reach Taralyns's article yesterday on baby safety items you should include on your registry. I don't consider myself a helicopter mom, but the first time I left my baby I remember panicking a little bit. Our house was pretty baby proof, but what about Grandma's house? Was my little one going to be safe without me? There is no need to go out and buy a big roll of bubble wrap and start wrapping everything at grandma's house to protect your little one, but there are some big safety things that you shou... more »

Meet Billionaire Hedge Fund Crook John Paulson, Trumpist And Guillotine Candidate Du Jour

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
John Paulson, who has managed to accrue 10 billion lightly taxed dollars for himself, made his fortune in 2007, using credit default swaps to bet against the subprime mortgage market, profiting as people were kicked out of their homes. A few years later he threatened that he would move to Singapore if his taxes went up. Instead he moved to Puerto Rico, where he pays no local or federal capital-gains tax, and no local taxes on dividend or interest income for 20 years. Paulson's contributes primarily to Republicans, although he gives a little to corrupt conservative Democrats as wel... more »

Northwest Delegation shares Totem Pole, prayer journey, at Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Photo Michelle Cook The Native people of the Northwest, who survived persecutions, brought the Totem Pole to Standing Rock Camp, in a spirit of ceremony and giving back By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The Northwest Delegation to Standing Rock Camp spoke tonight on the unity and sacred ceremonies that has meant survival for the people. The evening talks and

Mohawk Nation News 'Neb Hits a Tree'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Post navigation ← Previous NEB HITS A TREE Posted on August 31, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Aug. 31, 2016. National Energy Board, Energy East Pipeline Ltd and Transanada Pipeline Ltd. have hit the tree of peace. NEB tried to meet in Montreal in secret. The people crashed the meeting. It’s been discontinued! The following Cease and Desist order is hereby declared by

“Vulnerable Children”: What’s in a name?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The word “vulnerable” comes from the Latin *vulnerabilis *meaning ‘to wound.’ It means, or *meant* until coopted by the State, something that was in danger of damage, exposed to attack, in peril against some specific harm. These days however the thing that’s most “in peril” is a child in danger of an interference of social workers descending upon them. So pity the poor child (and his parents) who attract the attention of the now-renamed Ministry for Vulnerable Children. The very name just sounds Kafkaesque, doesn’t it. A whole Ministry of State to deal with (deal to?) children ... more »

Who are the Austrian economists, and why do they matter?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Ebeling]My very first introduction to Austrian economics was a “ reader” edited by Richard Ebeling, which I still own -- and it’s still the best introduction I could recommend. Mind you, I haven’t yet read his newest ebook, out this week: *Austrian Economics & Public Policy: Restoring Freedom and Prosperity.* (Buy it on Amazon for just US$4.99.) *This book [he says] is on understanding Austrian Economics and essential economic policy issues. It might be asked, what is Austrian Economics and what makes it important to better understand the economic policy issues we face... more »

Trump Clubs the Hildebeast in Public

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Where can I start with Trump. I wrote many a scathing blog about him somewhere but in summary he is a combo of Brother Loves travelling ministry mixed with PT Barnum and Andrew Carnegie. Love him or hate him he is a force of nature. He is Suri Genurs in the flesh welcoming the decision if its flesh of the devil or flesh of an Angel? Not to run my narrative into the ditch but when it comes to Hillary there is no decision. As it turns out the devil wears Prada pant suits. To nite he was brother love protzilizing immigration as the greatest sin to ever walk unencumbered on the remark... more »

The so-called global warming “scientific consensus” is a complete fabrication and does not exist

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Canadian Free Press' Fred Dardick reports: The so-called global warming “scientific consensus” is a complete fabrication and does not exist Nature Magazine, the academic journal that introduced the world to X-rays, DNA double helix, wave nature of particles, pulsars, and more recently the human genome, is set to publish a paper in June that shows atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for only 5-10% of observed warming on Earth. As explained by the paper’s author Professor Jyrki Kauppinen, “*The climate is warming, yes, but not because of greenhouse gases.*" For the p... more »

Is This Ukraine War Photo A Fake?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Photographer Dmytro Muravskiy has stood by this photo -- and is threatening to sue his detractors *Amos Chapple, Radio Free Europe:* *War Of Words Over Ukraine 'Combat' Photo* *It could be one of the greatest war photographs ever taken – or a fake.* A controversy is escalating in Ukraine over a photo that seems to capture the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in a single frame. It shows two soldiers carrying a wounded comrade down a dirt road as an explosion rips up the ground behind them, sending smoke into the sky. An empty baby carriage stand... more »

The Imperial Candidate

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Why We’ll Keep Going Back to BIW

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
By Bruce K. Gagnon I recently returned from a nearly month-long trip to South Korea where I, and two others from Veterans For Peace, visited several farming villages that have been devastated by the expansion of bases for US military operations in the region. While gone I missed the West Bath Court arraignment for the Zumwalt 12 arrestees. We were arrested at BIW during the June 18 ‘christening’ of the second Zumwalt stealth destroyer. Bar Harbor lawyer Lynne Williams represented me in court on Aug. 2. Our group of peace protesters pled not guilty to the charges filed against... more »

Defending Okinawan Forests from U.S. Marine Base

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Okinawa: Villagers confront Japanese riot police attempting to force through the construction of US Marine Corps helipads in the Yanbaru jungles. Japan Times reports: Since July, the Japanese government has been conducting a massive police campaign in the Takae district of Higashi village that has left at least five demonstrators hospitalized, infringed upon press freedoms and been condemned by Gov. Takeshi Onaga, media unions and local residents. Asked for comment on the injuries and blocking of reporters, the State Department referred The Japan Times to the Japanese government a... more »

Delusional Thinking

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Setting Up the Straw Man for Rigged Elections

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
We know that US elections have been rife with manipulation for many years. We know that major league voter suppression and voting machine manipulation have been around for a long time. In recent days the allegations (and that is all they are) that Russia is hacking voter roles across the US appears to be part of a larger operation being undertaken by the ruling oligarchy in the US. The American people have become the enemy and cannot any longer be trusted with a proper honest voting system. So those who are running this corporate oligarchy (that is disguised as a democracy) are ... more »

Texas DA Willing to Prosecute on Behalf of the Vaccine Injured

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - It's about time that our District Attorneys stand up on behalf of the vaccine injured. The post Texas DA Willing to Prosecute on Behalf of the Vaccine Injured appeared first on Waking Times.

Could A Looming Fiscal Crisis Doom America's Military Edge?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Loren B. Thompson, National Interest*: *How A Looming Fiscal Crisis Could Doom America's Military Edge* The problem with defense professionals is that defense is all they think about. Other than spending time with the family and catching a football game on the weekend, they're all about war. So things that impinge on their profession from outside the military realm often come as a colossal surprise. The Budget Control Act is a case in point. Anybody who follows U.S. politics realizes that defense is a sideshow in the struggle for power. The big divide is between those who favor t... more »

The Donald's so-far-successful withholding of his tax returns tells us something terrible about us

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Doesn't it feel as if we're intruding on a private moment between Little Eric and Daddy The Donald?* *by Ken* Okay, this isn't breaking news, and it's Trump-themed, despite my avowed preference for avoiding that whole subject. But on the second count, I think a lot of things about the Trump Phenomenon need to be talked about because of things they tell us about ourselves as an electorate and populace, and on the first count, I think Daily Kos's Mark Sumner hit just the right note in his post last week "Eric Trump says you wouldn't understand his daddy's taxes." Donald Trump is t... more »

Fall 2016 Gaming Thoughts - Cthulhu Strikes Back?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
*“The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen.”* - HP Lovecraft *Ghostbusters *continues to be a fun campaign for us - it works especially well given we've had a number of sessions where just 2 players plus me have been able to make it of late, with real world issues often causing us to be missing 3 players (our group is currently 5 plus me). *Icons *was a reasonably fun game, working better than most superhero games I've done but I don't think I've found ... more »

Watch live NOW: 10th anniversary debate for Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Ten years after Al Bore’s “game changing” film *An Inconvenient Truth *the debate is certainly not over, not at the Heartland Institute. To mark the decade-anniversary of the film, the Heartland Institute is hosting a debate on the film’s predictions between Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr vs. Colorado State University Professor Scott Denning. And it’s live now! Head over to Heartland’s YouTube live-stream page, where you can ask questions in the chat room, or watch it here: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with att... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 31 , 2016 ......Quick Hits 1. Markets - US /Europe & Asia Stocks , Energy Items & Bond News For Wednesday. 2. Around The Horn In Europe. 3. US Election - Trumps Visits Mexico & Meets With Mexico's President Nieto , Items For Hillary Today. 4. Libya In Focus. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets and Market Moving News.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Stocks Suffer Worst Monthly Loss Since January, Bonds Worst In 14 Months http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-3 1/stocks-suffer-worst-monthly-loss-january-bonds-worst-14-months … *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago The energy sector tumbled, leaving stocks in the red http:// on.mktw.net/2bW4tAG *Myra Saefong* ‏@MktwSaefong 3h 3 hours ago The EIA made changes to the way it reports certain weekly oil data--and the market is happy. http://on.mktw.net/2c0YewI *Javier Blas* ‏... more »

Is The Syrian Government In Name Only?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Alsouria *Tobias Schneider, War On The Rocks*: *The Decay of the Syrian Regime is Much Worse Than You Think* In a recent interview conducted by Aaron David Miller for Foreign Policy, Robert Malley, one of the president’s most trusted advisors on the Middle East, once again enumerated the competing priorities of U.S. Syria policy: the need to balance humanitarian concerns with the desire to “preserve state institutions” and avoid a power vacuum so that the country does not slide into total anarchy. Over the past three years in particular, this line of argument has not only been a ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Carol Pires, New York Times*:* Rousseff’s Impeachment Changes the Government, Not the Politics* BRASÍLIA — The last photograph of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil, taken on Jan. 1, 2011, shows him moving down the ramp of the Palácio do Planalto, like an idolized performer who dives into his audience at the end of a show, ignoring his security detail and drowning in a sea of his supporters’ hands. Five and a half years later, Brazil’s Senate has provisionally suspended President Dilma Rousseff from office; on Wednesday she will be fully removed from the presidency... more »

GIVE YOURSELF...... To The Shadow

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
"If you don’t understand your own weird, shitty side... *If you don’t understand the fact that there’s someone in there who will kill your mother, if need be* – If you can’t take that on... If you can’t take that on board and realise that *Charles Manson and me and you are not much different... * *That John Wayne Gacy and me and you are not much different * – *except that he did it. * Y’know, there’s those days when I’m gonna kill that motherfucker over there –* but we don’t do it.* *But it’s in us, and it’s there. * And so much of this is denial. *That we have no dark side. ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "The Calling"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, "The Calling" - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar nursery some five billion years ago. Most noticeable in the sharp image are the lovely bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. But the compact, deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Herbig-Haro objects, their shape and color is characteristic ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Nullius In Verba"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Nullius In Verba"* by Chet Raymo "Britain's Royal Society, established in 1660, was the first formal scientific association. It's early membership included such luminaries as Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. They took as their motto Nullius in verba, which can be translated roughly as *"Take no one's word for it."* And thus ended, in that gathering at least, a millennium-and-a-half of a European intellectual tradition based on quoting authorities as proofs of arguments. It always helped, of course, to have Aristotle on your side. Or Augustine. Or Aq... more »

"Vitae Summa Brevis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Vitae Summa Brevis"* "They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream." - Ernest Dowson “Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam” is a quotation from Horace’s “First Book of Odes”: “The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes.”

What is your daily news diet doing to you?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Despite the mamy good things about today’s world – materially the best time in history to be alive, says Johan Norberg – very few people are saying that. Why is that? Well, if you get your news solely from the fever swamp and from few places else, then consider that may be the reason you’re seeing the world through shit-tinted glasses. Most news today, says Bryan Caplan, is Orwell’s Ani*mal Farm* in reverse: *In a totalitarian state, there's a chasm between daily life and the media. Daily life is awful, but the media trumpets the glory of the status quo. The West now h... more »

Turkey Failed Coup Bombshell: Coup is yet more evidence of covert high level US "civil war"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Alleged Coup Plotter, "Retired" US Army* *General John F. Campbell* *Egads!!!! "The United States Army, one of the architects of the recent Turkey coup plot, would have built a new military base at the zero point of the Turkey-Syria border, if coup plotters were successful in overtaking the power of the military, intelligence, police security, legislative and judiciary institutions in Turkey." * This morning, more information emerged in the alternate media (but not, of course, in the Main$tream Media) concerning the background and ramifications of the failed Turkish Coup, But pr... more »

World News Briefs -- August 31, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** Brazil's Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer sworn in* Brazil's Senate ousted President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, ending an impeachment process that polarized Latin America's biggest country amid a massive corruption scandal and brutal economic crisis. Senators voted 61-20 to convict the country's first female president for illegally using money from state banks to bankroll public spending, marking the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Kremlin says Russian, U.S. leaders* to discuss Syria in China.* Turkey wants to 'cleanse'... more »

Japan Defense Ministry Wants A Bigger Budget To Counter China And North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks © Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters *Japan Times*: *Defense Ministry requests ¥5.1 trillion for fiscal 2017 to address new threats* The government is requesting a bigger budget for security as North Korea’s nuclear provocations and China’s military assertiveness continue to unsettle the region, and the Dhaka terror attack showed ordinary Japanese are also at risk. The Defense Ministry on Wednesday submitted its fiscal 2017 budget request totaling more than ¥5.1 trillion, up 2.3 percent from the fiscal 2016 budget. The defense budget request has been... more »

Top U.S. Commander In The Middle East Warns Iran Of Aggressive Behavior

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *US general warns Iran the US Navy will protect itself in the Arabian Gulf* The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Iran that the U.S. will protect itself following a string of recent incidents in which the Iranian navy harassed U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf. "I think the big concern here is miscalculation, that I'm very confident in the measures that our maritime forces are taking. They are measured. They are deliberate in the things that they are doing, but ultimately we are going to protect ourselves if that comes to a situation," said Army Gen. Joseph V... more »

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