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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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Syrian Military Shoot Down Israeli Warplane

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 18 minutes ago
Syrian forces claim to have shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone following Israel’s attack on the Syrian army in the southern Quneitra countryside, Golan Heights. “Our air defenses blocked the attack and shot down the military aircraft in [the southern province of] Quneitra [Golan Heights] and a drone,” a statement from the ministry said. Tass.com reports: “This blatant aggression comes a part of Israel’s support for terrorist groups and its attempt to raise their crushed morals after their miserable failure and huge losses in the Quneitra province,” the Syrian army said, acco... more »

NZ police officer calls for and end to “unsustainable” War on Drugs

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 54 minutes ago
A New Zealand cop states the obvious: NZ's war on cannabis must end. *The frontline officer shared his opinion in a September 'I Am Keen' column for **Police Association magazine ‘Police News* *,’ in which officers have the opportunity to anonymously voice their views on police operations… He says his perspective on the crime has changed over his time as an officer. "I have dealt with drugs on an almost daily basis in the course of the job, whether it's seizing them or dealing with the after-effects on users. "But I often question why we prosecute people who hav... more »

Architectural Mini-Tutorial: Using tricks to deliver meaning

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 54 minutes ago
The human eye can be 'tricked' * -- something of which every decent artist and architect is aware. Take this tricked-up meme currently doing the rounds, *an image of intersecting grey lines against a white background, with 12 black dots on the nodes where the grey lines meet. All 12 dots are really on the image, but most people are unable to see them all at the same time, making the dots seem like they appear and disappear with every blink. This occurs because the eye’s stimulated light receptors can sometimes influence the ones next to them, creating illusions. In thi... more »

WikiLeaks: Huma Abedin Email Proves Hillary Has Deadly Blood Clot

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
WikiLeaks have released an email from Huma Abedin revealing Hillary Clinton’s deadly blood clot that formed three years ago. Abedin, vice chairwoman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, wrote an email to Hillary referring to her cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST), in a revealing 2013 email exchange. The email suggests that Hillary’s alleged bout of pneumonia on Sunday may in fact be a blood clot, which drains blood from the brain. Symptoms of CVST include headache, abnormal vision, any of the symptoms of stroke such as weakness of the face and limbs on one side of t... more »

Upstate New York Voters Just Elected A Dead Trumpist To The State Legislature

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Friday, WYSL hate talk radio host/wing-nut Assemblyman Bill Nojay, a loud and early Trumpanzee backer, was due in court on fraud charges after embezzling money from a trust fund he had handled as an attorney. Instead, he decided to shoot himself a few feet from his family's burial plot at Riverside Cemetery. Longtime *DWT* readers may recall Nojay from 2012 when we looked into his deranged incitement of racial hatred against Japanese-American progressive congressional candidate Nate Shinagawa. We don't celebrate anyone's suicide at *DWT*, not even a deplorable piece of crap like ... more »

Former DNC Chairman Urges Democrats To Find Hillary’s Successor

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Former DNC chairman Don Fowler has warned party leaders that they need to immediately find a replacement for Hillary Clinton before its too late. The ex-Democratic National Committee chairman says President Obama and the party’s congressional leaders should seriously consider a suitable replacement before Hillary’s health deteriorates further. Since Hillary’s collapse on Sunday following an alleged bout of pneumonia, the DNC have been discussing a possible Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden replacement. Politico.com reports: “Now is the time for all good political leaders to come to the a... more »

Subpoena Issued To FBI For Clinton Investigation Records

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A top FBI official has been served with a subpoena by a senior House Republican, forcing the agency to release it’s full case file on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, served the subpoena to Jason Herring, the acting assistant director for congressional affairs. Theolympian.com reports: The move during a congressional hearing by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, underscores mounting frustrat... more »

Researching for a Pulp Cthulhu Game

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
After a lot of discussion (sometimes with other people and not just me talking to myself) it looks like our next game will be a Pulp Cthulhu game, set in the early 1930's - far enough in that the effects of the Great Depression are being felt but not so far as to make World War II be right around the corner. I've limited experience with pulp gaming in the 1930's - my group did a few one-shots using the *Thrilling Adventures* minigame from *Dungeon/Polyhedron *magazine in the early 2000's. My recollection is it was a lot of fun, with some larger than life battles with evil Nazis. ... more »

Architectural Mini-Tutorial: Using tricks to deliver meaning

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 hour ago
The human eye can be 'tricked' * -- something of which every decent artist and architect is aware. Take this tricked-up meme currently doing the rounds, *an image of intersecting grey lines against a white background, with 12 black dots on the nodes where the grey lines meet. All 12 dots are really on the image, but most people are unable to see them all at the same time, making the dots seem like they appear and disappear with every blink. This occurs because the eye’s stimulated light receptors can sometimes influence the ones next to them, creating illusions. In thi... more »

US Air Force Bombers Deployed To North Korea Following Nuclear Test

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
North Korea have issued a warning after two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers were deployed to its border with South Korea on Tuesday. The B-1B Lancers flew over South Korea towards the border with the North to reinforce the U.S. commitment to its regional ally following Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test. ABC News reports: The supersonic B-1 bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam before conducting low-level flights in the vicinity of Osan Air Base near Seoul, just 75 miles from the border with North Korea. The bombers were accompanied by a Korean F-15K fighter aircraft, as wel... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*Flooding damage to Louisiana agriculture pegged at $277M ~AP*

Does Randi Weingarten think no one is paying attention?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 2 hours ago
by Ken Derstine September 13, 2016 This article is also posted at Defend Public Education! On September 9th, the Answer Sheet ran a column in the Washington Post under the title “What if Randi Weingarten were U.S. education secretary?” The article is an interview with American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten by author C.M. Rubin, author of several education books, two on-line series on global education, and publisher of the online blog CMRubinWorld. She is a Fellowof the Disruptor Foundation. Right off, Ms. Weingarten launches into her usual spin, that, while m... more »

Islamic State Fighter Reveals Group's Plan If Defeated In Syria And Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters in military vehicles parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *Patrick Cockburn, The Independent: **Isis fighter reveals group's plan to spread even after defeat in Iraq and Syria and claims collusion with Turkey* Isis will flourish and survive even if it is defeated in the present battle for Syria and Iraq an Isis militant has told The Independent. In an exclusive interview, Faraj, a 30-year-old veteran fighter from north east Syria, says that “when we say that the Islamic State [Isis] is everlasting and expan... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Why did Hillary Clinton Lie about her Health?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
I can not get a copy of the video showing Hilary getting into her vehicle, but what it shows is important. She had come to a halt while waiting for the door to be opened. Then she paused far too long until her handlers tried to actually move her. It appeared that she had frozen up. Then her first movements were not coordinated. All this conforms to Parkinson's. Her pneumonia is surely induced by the drugs she is aggressively using now to control her symptoms. It is not infectious or she would be running a high fever a long time ago. Her coughing confirms excess fluids dumpi... more »

Unexplained Human-Like Beast

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
A short note here, but the witness got a really good look see. It is seriously interesting. The snout like a bear eliminates Bigfoot right away. The teeth makes it into prospective Giant Sloth. Describing the ears, head hair and head shape as human is unexpected but reasonable. Yet no tail is observed either. The large feet and hands can be understood in terms of the huge claws that support tree climbing. We get a real good sense of successful bipedal motion. As usual we are seeing the male and i do suspect that the female is much smaller and sports a tail as well. what... more »

The Grail Cypher: A Radical Reassessment of Arthurian History

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
*[image: King Arthur]* I am comfortable that a putative King Arthur existed in the marches north of Hadrian's Wall as active allies of the Romans. Roman withdrawal forced them to defend that part of the country and we can piece together all the claimed battles and the rising strength of new forces coming in from the south as historical. This at least works in terms of the fifth century. Now we have a missing text involving a Edessian King Jesus who revolted against Rome and tried to become emperor. This text was then blended into other material to produce King Artur under the pat... more »

Evidence Against US, UK and Israel As Being the Actual 9/11 Terrorist

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
I am loath to tackle this particular conspiracy theory. Yet it is now fifteen years and we can expect more and more information to come out. What makes me pay attention is the collapse of the third building which cannot make sense in terms of the apparent evidence on the ground in terms of classical physics.. That acts as confirmation of a planned demolition. Once you admit a planned demolition to deliver a convenient Casa Belli*,* it quickly becomes an exercise in forensics. The unwitting dupes were the actual terrorists who are still guilty of an act of terrorism. It is jus... more »

U.S. Intelligence Believes China Wants To Intercept All U.S. Communications

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Sharing technology: A Chinese development worker at the Huawei test centre that 'mirrors' BT equipment *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *U.S. Spies Think China Wants to Read Your E-Mail* For more than a decade, the U.S. military and intelligence community has quietly warned that the world's largest telecom equipment manufacturer, Huawei, is an arm of the People's Liberation Army and that its phones, circuits and routers are instruments of Chinese eavesdropping. Now these agencies are starting a formal review, led by the FBI and the NSA, examining the national security implications of Huawei'... more »

Australia should leave "the unrepresentative swill" of the UN : Senator Malcolm Roberts

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
Youtube: Climate Realists of Five DockOne Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts' Maiden Speech to the Australian Senate Senator ROBERTS (Queensland) (17:01) 13 Sep 2016 : As a servant to the people of Queensland and Australia, I am here to discuss with the chamber and the Australian people how we will rebuild our great nation. To the 600,000 people who voted for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation I owe a particular debt of gratitude for the privilege of serving our state and country. I will honour all Australians by restoring our Constitution, restoring our national sovereignty and restoring fr... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Mystery of Life? I Don’t Know”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“The Mystery of Life? I Don’t Know”* by Chet Raymo "Albert Einstein said, "Theories should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." At first glance, this may sound like a Zen koan, or a paradox. In fact, it is a profound statement that says more than volumes of philosophy. But first, a bit of background. From the dawn of time, people have resisted saying "I don't know." They looked instead for explanations in tribal tradition, sacred books, or the supposed wisdom of shamans, priests and prophets. The most common cover-up for ignorance is to invoke divinity. A storm that devastat... more »

Why Congress Shouldn't Be Allowed To Define Bribery To Exclude It's Own Corrupt Behavior

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
We often talk about how Congress has redefined how the Justice Department is supposed to look at bribery, specifically overlooking standard congressional behavior. Recently we mentioned how a pretty junior Wisconsin congressman with no concept of ethical behavior, Sean Duffy, the chairman of the House Financial Services *Oversight* Subcommittee saw nothing untoward about his taking a bigger series of bribes from Wells Fargo than any other member of Congress-- more than his committee chair, Texas crook Jeb Hensarling, more than House Majority Leader McCarthy, more than Speaker Paul... more »

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Wants A Presidential Pardon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Edward Snowden makes 'moral' case for presidential pardon* *Exclusive: Whistleblower says citizens have benefited from his disclosure in 2013 of US and UK government surveillance.* Edward Snowden has set out the case for Barack Obama granting him a pardon before the US president leaves office in January, arguing that the disclosure of the scale of surveillance by US and British intelligence agencies was not only morally right but had left citizens better off. The US whistleblower’s comments, made in an interview with the Guardian, came as supporters, including his... more »

Report: 300,000 have Been Killed In The Syrian War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A woman visits the grave of a relative in the town of Douma, east of Syria's capital Damascus, in July (AFP Photo/Sameer Al-Doumy) *AFP:* *Syria war death toll now more than 300,000: monitor* Beirut (AFP) - More than 300,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict since March 2011, a monitor said in a new toll Tuesday, the first full day of an internationally-brokered truce. More than 86,000 civilians were among the 301,781 people killed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The civilian toll includes 15,099 children and 10,018 women, the Britain-based monitoring g... more »

Self-Evident

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
We hold these truths to be Self-Evident: No.1, George W. Bush is *not* president No.2, America is *not* a true democracy No.3, The Media is *not* fooling me... Cause I am a poem heeding hyper-distillation I've got no room for a lie so verbose I'm looking out over my whole human family And I'm raising my glass in a toast... *Ani DiFranco* *Sept. 11th 2001* Yes, Us people are just poems We're ninety percent metaphor With a leanness of meaning Approaching hyper-distillation And once upon a time We were moonshine Rushing down the throat of a giraffe Yes, rushing down the long hallway Des... more »

The developing world's progress does not come at our expense [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
*Republican embarrassment candidate Donald Trump frequently argues that the developing world is eating America’s lunch, implying that the growing economic progress in India, in China, in many other developing countries (including Mexico), is coming at the expense of the economic progress of the United States.* *Nothing could be further from the truth than this zero-sum view of the world, explains Jason Kuznicki in this guest post.* * * * * Americans have lately been debating the trade-offs we face as the global poor rise. Their gains have been enormous and unprecedented. And ... more »

The Insane Things the 1% is Doing With the Wealth They’re Stealing From Us

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - So, what are they doing with all this money they are stealing from us? The post The Insane Things the 1% is Doing With the Wealth They’re Stealing From Us appeared first on Waking Times.

Economic News , Data & Views..... September 13 , 2016.... Quick Hits - 1. Markets - US Market Turmoil Resurfaces After Taking Monday Off - Europe & Asia Market Items. Relevant News Touching On The So Called "Free Markets" 2. Libya In Focus - LNA Consolidates Its Control Of Oil UK , E Crescent - Pledges To Turn Ports Over To NOC , West And GNA Stew Out Loud. 3. Around The Horn In Europe - Greece , Italy , Germany , EU Bratislava Summit Loom's & More Items Of Note . 4. US Presidential Campaign Updates. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Last 3 days: 10th time since 1990 that we've seen 3 consecutive 13% moves (up or down) in the Volatility Index. $VIX *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Like last Friday, another day of panic selling w/ declining volume at 95% of total volume. https://pensionpartners.com/embracing-panic/ … *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago U.S. stocks end sharply lower amid energy-sector slump, Fed uncertainty http://on.mktw.net/2cq4MmF *MarketWatch* ‏@... more »

Work with Loie on 9/12/2016 - An upcoming announcement...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
Terran note: *This appears to be an upcoming announcement Loie makes for the planet. I did not see the announcement, just the before and after... seems that is yet a surprise for me too..., I just know I arrive and depart with her. In the "NOW" I think its already happened I just haven't caught up with it yet. That's all I can tell you about it. My sense is billions of people see the announcement. I got the sense I spoke briefly but my role is minor in this. My sense is the announcement is on Earth, given the automobiles I rode in and architecture. I am not sure why I was s... more »

We are Power

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Words by John Trudell

Global Network Solidarity Message Gets Heard in Mauritius

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Part of our recent solidarity message to the Chagossian people now living in Mauritius (having been removed from their native island home of Diego Garcia in order for the US to build a secret war base) was printed in a local newspaper. One of the organizers from the group LALIT sent the following message: Just to let you know that the local wide-circulation weekly *Week End* published key excerpts from your message of support in an article combining both the Mauritian’s State preparations for the vote in the UN General Assembly and our preparations for the Oct 1-2 Action Conferenc... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*Another false prophecy* *The excerpt below is from a 2007 article. It correctly predicts that global CO2 levels will hit 400 ppm by 2015. Unlike temperature, CO2 has been rising fairly steadily so that was easy. What is amusing is what was predicted to happen when we got to 400ppm. Southern Spain was to be emptied out by the extreme heat, for instance. Someone tell the Gibraltarians! Warmists are very attached to their prophecies. It's a good thing. The failure of a prediction is the normal scientific criterion for the theory that generated it being wrong. In that way... more »

What You Do To Lose

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Donald Trump should be losing the race for president -- and he should be losing badly. Tom Walkom writes: He is a serial bankrupt who, during his career has left customers and suppliers alike high and dry. His take-no-prisoners approach to immigration, combined with his remarkable rudeness, has alienated entire voting blocs, including women, Hispanics and Muslims. Even for a politician, he is singularly untruthful. PolitiFact, a project of the Tampa Bay Times, has rated 35 per cent of his statements as flat-out false and an additional 18 per cent as “pants-on-fire” whoppers. His... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by!

"Poisonous Pedagogy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Poisonous Pedagogy"* by Alice Miller "Poisonous pedagogy is a phrase I use to refer to the kind of parenting and education aimed at breaking a child's will and making that child into an obedient subject by means of overt or covert coercion, manipulation, and emotional blackmail. The mistreated and neglected child is completely alone in the darkness of confusion and fear. Surrounded by arrogance and hatred, robbed of its rights and its speech, deceived in its love and its trust, disregarded, humiliated, mocked in its pain, such a child is blind, lost, and pitilessly exposed to the... more »

South Korea Shuts Down 2 Reactors After Earthquakes

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
South Korea shut down two of its reactors after two magnitude 5 earthquakes hit the country. I was very surprised to read that South Korean reactors are only designed to sustain a 6.5 or 7.0 earthquake. These are not very large earthquakes as compared to the ones that seem to regularly jolt Japan. The article cites an anti-nuclear activist, Park Jong-kwon, who pointed out that reactors designed to withstand a magnitude 7.0 earthquake can be "knocked down" by a combination of smaller quakes (e.g., 4.5 and 5.8). South Korea has 25 reactors! Building nuclear power plants in geologic... more »

Panel Removed from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 1

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
The Asahi Shimbun explains removal of the panel but notes that the fuel is not planned to be removed until 2020 from unit 1: CHIKAKO KAWAHARA September 13, 2016 Fukushima plant building exposed as TEPCO opens old wounds. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201609130070.html The panel dismantled that day measured 23 by 17 meters and weighed 20 tons. …The plant operator said that it plans to be extra careful during the procedure. It will shroud the building in tarpaulins once the cover is removed as a precautionary measure against dust and other materials contai... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Joshua Keating, Slate:* *Why the Latest Cease-Fire Deal in Syria Won’t Work Any Better Than the Others* Syria’s latest cease-fire deal, negotiated by the United States and Russia last week, is due to go into effect at sundown Monday night, just a couple hours from now, but there are already reasons to be skeptical about whether it will have any lasting impact on the conflict. The deal requires the Syrian government, the Russian military, and U.S.-backed rebel groups to halt hostilities for a seven-day period. This will hopefully allow aid groups to finally bring aid into Syria’s ... more »

CDC Wants to Expand Power to Eliminate Measles What You Need To Know and Do Now

Barbara Loe Fisher at Vaccine Awakening - 6 hours ago
Published 9/13/2016 By Barbara Loe Fisher *To activate and view hyperlinked references, please click here once and then click any superscripted number below to access a hyperlinked reference, or scroll down to the bottom of the article to view all hyperlinked references.* I remember the day in 2007, when I was standing in front of a Maryland country courthouse videotaping interviews with mothers and fathers lined up with children, who had been thrown out of school for failing to show proof they had gotten chickenpox and hepatitis B shots. 12 State public health officials were thre... more »

Spanning the Shitball...

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
Some of my better tweets and those I've found since Thursday. Enjoy. Adblock Plus sells out to corporations, will force ads on you that you can't block. Time to look for an alternative. https://t.co/c60OHx8l65 — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) September 13, 2016 If Adblock Plus (@AdblockPlus) is going to sell ads, then I guess the next step in absurdity is Norton will now allow "acceptable viruses." — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) September 13, 2016 Spread this! Someone must know this criminal. Please identify him so we can assure his arrest n prosecution pic.twitter.com/V... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Grammar school opponents are 'in denial about the social mobility benefits they brought', says leading private head* People who dismiss grammar schools outright are guilty of the ‘British embarrassment with intellect’, a leading private school headmaster has said. Andrew Halls, headteacher of King’s College School in Wimbledon, said the problem with grammar schools had been that there were too few so they became ‘the only schools people wanted to go to’. He said the shortage of grammars had left pupils with the choice of secondary moderns, which were seen ‘as bear pits’ – ‘not alw... more »

Famous Physician Says Putin May Have Poisoned Hillary Clinton

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A world famous physician believes that Hillary Clinton fainted at the 9/11 memorial on Sunday because she is being poisoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Nigerian-born physician believes that Donald Trump may have also had a part to play in poising his presidential rival. Sputnik reports: Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist who discovered a pattern of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in dead NFL players, has suggested that the candidate should have blood work done to see whether she’s been poisoned. ‘‘I must advice [sic] the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analys... more »

Theresa May and the Boundary Review

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
And just like that my constituency disappears. Wrapping like a skeewiff cummerbund around the svelte middle of the Potteries, Stoke-on-Trent Central stretches from a hint of countryside up Stockton Brook way, and snugly grips Baddeley Green, Abbey Hulton, and Bentilee. It takes in Hanley which, confusingly for outsiders, is Stoke's city centre (not Stoke town itself), and scoops downwards to embrace Eaton Park, Etruria, Shelton, before bending towards Newcastle-under-Lyme and making room for Hartshill, Penkhull, Boothen, Oakhill, and Trent Vale. These suburbs, estates, districts ar... more »

Unarmed water protectors face heavily-armed riot police as DAPL lays pipe

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
UNARMED WATER PROTECTORS FACE RIOT POLICE AS THEY PREVENT DAPL CONSTRUCTION CREWS FROM GOUGING EARTH TO LAY PIPES By Red Warrior Camp Censored News 9/13/16 2:37 p.m. Central time MANDAN, North Dakota -- According to reports from on-site and online media outlets, 20 people have been arrested (including medics and two journalists from Unicorn Riot) and at least two

LOCKDOWN on DAPL Construction Machinery Sept. 13, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Twenty water protectors arrested by police in riot gear during multiple lockdowns west of Mandan http://livestream.com/unicornriot/…/6340986/videos/135622692 By Brenda Norrell Censored News MANDAN, North Dakota -- Heavily armed police in riot gear have arrested about 22 water protectors, following multiple lockdowns to construction machinery this moring. Medics and Unicorn Riot journalists

World News Briefs -- September 13, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Syrian regime is blocking aid from entering eastern Aleppo, claims UN* *Twenty trucks are not being allowed to enter the beseiged city in spite of ceasefire agreement, says United Nations envoy* The first serious hurdle since a ceasefire in Syria came into effect on Monday has emerged after the UN said the regime was not giving permission to allow 20 UN aid trucks into eastern Aleppo. UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura said the ceasefire agreement signed last week clearly stated that the government should simply be notified of aid entering the city. *Read more*... more »

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Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Osama bin Landen set a trap from America. He wanted the United States to enter into conflict with the Muslim world. His words can still be heard from the recordings he made. By his acts and by his propaganda he laid the trap and America ran straight into it. Oddly, the acts of 9 11 were not those of the country who America waged war upon. Although he claimed responsibility for the planes that flew into the towers it was merely a machination created so as to achieve his larger aims. Since beginning their bogus war against terrorism, largely attacking the likes of Iraq, Syria, and Lyb... more »

"We Cannot Exist..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt." - Sir Walter Scott

Gang Members Implicate U.S. Gov’t in Dumping Crates of Guns in Chicago

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - The CIA has a long history of this sort of thing. The post Gang Members Implicate U.S. Gov’t in Dumping Crates of Guns in Chicago appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Presidential Elections News Updates -- September 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*DW:* *Clinton, Trump to release medical records* Hillary Clinton's campaign has said it will disclose new medical records after the revelation she has pneumonia. Donald Trump is also expected to release his medical records in the coming days. Hillary Clinton on Monday sought to control the fallout from a media swirl around her health after she wobbled away from a 9/11 ceremony and her campaign said she had pneumonia. The incident on Sunday raised questions drummed up by Republicans in recent months over her health and a purported penchant for secrecy and lack of transparency. "... more »

Former Israeli President And Prime Minister Shimon Peres Has Been Hospitalized After Stroke

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN*:* Israel's Shimon Peres hospitalized after stroke* Jerusalem (CNN)Former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Tuesday, his office said. Peres, 93, was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan outside Tel Aviv after suffering a "brain episode," the office of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said. He has been sedated and intubated in order to "ease the continuation" of treatment, according to a statement from his office. He is scheduled to undergo a CT scan. Tuesday's news is the latest health scare for the elder... more »

Russian Soldier Is Shot At On Live TV While Praising The New Syria Cease-Fire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post:** Watch a Russian soldier shot at on live TV while praising the new Syria cease-fire* BEIRUT — When Russia’s Ministry of Defense organized a live news broadcast from the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday, the goal was to illuminate Russia’s role in helping secure the cease-fire introduced the previous day. Instead, the event became a reminder of the enormity of the challenge of bringing peace to Syria. In a video of the broadcast posted on social media by Russian news media, a Russian officer stands in front of the camera alongside a Syrian army officer. He begin... more »

Syrian Ceasefire Largely Holding On Day Two

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Cease-fire brings rare calm in Syria: ‘Children are even playing in the street’* ISTANBUL — A cease-fire in Syria brokered by the United States and Russia has brought a rare period of calm to hard-hit parts of the country, activists said Tuesday, sending normally terrified residents out to shop, play and visit loved ones. The nationwide truce went into effect at sundown Monday and continued to hold despite reports of sporadic violations. It is the second major attempt by world powers to curb the fighting that has killed nearly half a million people and spawned... more »

America's Generals And Admirals Are Not Impressed By Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
US Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump. (Reuters / Brendan McDermid) *Tim Mak, Daily Beast:** Military Brass Not Impressed by Trump* *Donald Trump traveled to Baltimore to speak to a National Guard conference full of military brass who, by all indications, hadn’t forgotten his criticism of them from last week.* BALTIMORE — If Donald Trump expected to get a warm reception from a group of people he just dissed, he didn’t get it. “I’ve met more generals [here] than I’ve ever met in my life. I like them and they like me,” Trump told the... more »

Donald Trump: 'Afghanistan Safer Than America's Inner Cities

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S., September 12, 2016. © Mike Segar / Reuters *Politico:* *Trump calls Afghanistan safer than America's inner cities* Americans could be in more danger walking through America's inner cities than in war-plagued countries, Donald Trump suggested on Monday. Speaking at a campaign event in Asheville, North Carolina, the Republican presidential nominee slammed the state of the country's inner cities under “a hundred years straight” of Democratic control, promising a “new agenda” und... more »

There Is No Military Pathway To Victory In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Rajan Menon, National Interest:* *There Is No Military Path to Victory in Afghanistan* *Fifteen years of fighting and trillions of dollars has not produced success.* Few will say it, but the facts are indisputable: America’s war in Afghanistan has failed. There comes a time when persisting in a lost cause amounts to foolishness, indeed irresponsibility. That time has arrived. Washington’s minimal goals were to vanquish the Taliban, root out Al Qaeda and build a stable, effective government whose army and police would eventually fight the Taliban independently and successfully wh... more »

Police Raids In Germany Net Three Suspected ISIS Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Independent:* *German police arrest three Syrian men ‘sent to Europe by Isis to carry out terror attacks’ as part of Paris attacks network* *Investigators say 17-year-old suspect had been trained with weapons and explosives in Raqqa* German police have arrested three Syrian men suspected of being deployed by Isis to carry out new terror attacks in Europe. Prosecutors said the three suspects were dispatched to Germany last year “either to carry out a mission that they had been informed about or to wait for further instructions”. They were named as Mahir al-H, 17, Ibrahim M, 1... more »

World News Briefs -- September 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *'No civilian deaths in Syria' as ceasefire brings calm* *About 14 violations reported since the truce brokered by US and Russia went into effect across the country on Monday.* No deaths have been documented in Syria since a ceasefire brokered by Russia and the US entered its first full day, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). At least 14 violations were reported since the ceasefire took effect on Monday, but most parts of Syria remained relatively calm, the SOHR's Rami Abdulrahman told Al Jazeera. "No one has died from gunfire over the past... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 13, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A Navy P-8 Poseidon (pictured here in a file photo) was one of two US Navy spy planes flying over the Persian Gulf on September 10 when Iran reportedly warned they would be shot down *Daily Mail*: *Iranian military 'threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes which were flying over the Persian Gulf' * * A Navy P-8 Poseidon and an EP-3 Eries were flying over international waters * Iran reportedly warned they would be shot if they didn't change course * Incident this weekend comes after at least five other recent confrontations Iran reportedly threatened to shoot down two US Navy s... more »

Growing Calls In South Korea To Develop A Nuclear Deterrent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*DW: **Calls grow for South Korea to consider deploying nuclear weapons* North Korea's latest nuclear test and recent missile launches prompt a faction within the South's ruling party to confront the possibility that Seoul also needs the ultimate military deterrent. Julian Ryall reports. With North Korea carrying out its fifth underground nuclear test recently - and reports that the regime of Kim Jong Un is looking to conduct another similar detonation at its Punggye-ri test site - there are growing calls in Seoul for South Korea to develop a comparable nuclear deterrent. Followin... more »

Hackers Attack WADA Database, Expose William Sisters Using Banned Drugs

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is outraged that hackers have broken into their database and stolen data held on athletes. Personal files of the American tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams that were leaked show the Williams sisters being allowed by WADA to take banned substances, while others recorded positive drug tests. RT.com reports: The allegations were published on the website of the hacktivist group Fancy Bear, which described the revelations as being “just the tip of the iceberg.” World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) has released a statement confirming and condemning th... more »

Lamar Smith (R-TX) Leads The Republican War Against Science

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
When Tom DeLay directed the Texas legislature to radically gerrymander up the the Lone Star State's congressional districts, one of the key objectives was to take away the very progressive voice of Travis County, primarily Austin. In 2012 Travis County went for Obama over Romney 231,540 (60%) to 139,503 (36%) and for Democratic Senate candidate Paul Sandler over Ted Cruz 224,070 (59%) to 133,354 (35%). DeLay had the county divided between 5 districts, completely diluting all the Democrats in the county by spreading them out far and wide. The 21st district starts in the heart of do... more »

“After ‘September Disaster For Clinton’, Democrats Near ‘Full-On Panic Mode’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“After ‘September Disaster For Clinton’, * *Democrats Near ‘Full-On Panic Mode’"* by Tyler Durden “Hillary is in the midst of a "September Disaster" and we're only weeks away from the "October Surprise" promised by WikiLeaks which purports to have 1,000s of additional damaging Hillary emails to release. According to The Hill, Clinton's "basket of deplorables" followed by her "medical episode" that resulted in a public display of her being dragged, limp and helpless, into a van, has democrats on the verge of "full-on panic mode." Democrats aren’t in full-on panic mode just yet, but... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

“Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Your Money or Your Life: * *What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?”* By John W. Whitehead “The fact is that the government, like a highwayman, says to a man: Your money, or your life. And many, if not most, taxes are paid under the compulsion of that threat. The government does not, indeed, waylay a man in a lonely place, spring upon him from the road side, and, holding a pistol to his head, proceed to rifle his pockets. But the robbery is none the less a robbery on that account; and it is far more dastardly and shameful.” - Lysander Spooner, American abolitioni... more »

American Taxpayers Get Screwed Over As Their Government Agrees To New $38 BILLION "Aid" Package To Israel!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
Right now, America is an economic basket case with some 94+ Million of its citizens out of work or unable to find employment... It is also a fact that in so many American cities, there are so many people living out on the streets in extreme poverty.... It has been so shocking to watch that great nation fall into so much despair and to be on the cusp of total economic collapse.... However, it does appear that the criminal American government in Washington DC is once again disregarding the needs of their own citizens, as it once again bends over and kisses the asses of their Jewish co... more »

Charlie Pierce says what hasn't been said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016What if people had said it all along:* Last night, Charlie Pierce appeared with Chris Hayes on All In. Years back, in an undisclosed location in Washington, Charlie disagreed with our contention that disqualification on personal fouls is the worst rule in team sports. We cited the disqualification of Ernie DiGregorio on five charging fouls as our ultimate proof. Charlie didn't agree about that. Last night, he finally said that we've been right all along: PIERCE (9/12/16): *This has been probably the worst month for elite political journalism certainly ... more »

Shimon Peres Is Put In Induced Coma After Stroke

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The last of the founding fathers of Israel and former Prime Minister and President, Shimon Peres, has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. His doctors have put him in a medically induced coma. 93 year-old Peres was president from 2007 to 2014. His political career spanned over 66 years. Shimon Peres together with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat won the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East” and giving Palestinians a path to self determination in the Oslo Accords. tagesschau.de reports: Former Israeli president Shimon Peres has been taken ... more »

Scientists Say Embryos Could Soon Be Created From Skin Cells

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
According to scientists, babies could soon be born from embryos made with skin cells instead of eggs. New research from the University of Bath hints at a possibility that could transform not only efforts to save endangered animals, but also human fertility treatment including male couples who want to create a baby The Guardian reports: The team of researchers proposed the futuristic scenario after producing a litter of healthy mice with a technique that bypasses the normal step of fertilising an egg cell with sperm. The study hints that eggs may not be unique in their ability to form... more »

"So It Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If the beginning of wisdom is in realizing that one knows nothing, then the beginning of understanding is in realizing that all things exist in accord with a single truth: Large things are made of smaller things. Drops of ink are shaped into letters, letters form words, words form sentences, and sentences combine to express thought. So it is with the growth of plants that spring from seeds, as well as with walls built from many stones. So it is with mankind, as the customs and traditions of our progenitors blend together to form the foundation for our own cities, history, and way ... more »

Does Hillary have subcortical vascular dementia?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*maybe.* It was weeks ago when a so-called "leaked" doctor report on Hillary Clinton was thoroughly disdained and seemly debunked. Since then, it's pretty much dropped off the radar. For me, that's a red flag that there may be more to the report than originally thought. Chief among the debunkers was FactCheck.org with a lengthy post on August 16 repeating that Hillary, according to her doctor, was in "excellent" health, and that the documents "leaked" were fake, again, according to her doctor. Of course, FactCheckers weighed in well before Hillary did a face plant on September 1... more »

U.S. gov’t researchers withdraw climate paper after using pseudonyms

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Climate scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture have withdrawn a study they wrote under eyebrow-raising pseudonyms. The withdrawn paper, about predicting surface temperatures of planets, appeared in Advances in Space Research in August, 2015, and is authored by Den Volokin and Lark ReLlez. Normally, a withdrawal wouldn’t raise our eyebrows, but climate scientist Gavin Schmidt pointed out on Twitter […] The post U.S. gov’t researchers withdraw climate paper after using pseudonyms appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Where Did The Pause Go, Joe?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-jump-419da72c9215#.4dalum4mr The lies are now coming thick and fast from Joe Romm. Neither UAH or RSS satellite data show any such thing. http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/uah6/from:1998 Instead Romm relies on the totally fraudulent GISS version: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/gistemp/from:1998 How do we know it is fraudulent? In July 2013, the […]

“Deplorable Pneumonia”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Deplorable Pneumonia”* by Scott Adams, creator of “Dilbert” “When Hillary Clinton called half of Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables,” I said it would not move the polls more than 1%. My thinking is that we have three types of voters: 1. The Deplorables – who already made up their minds for Trump. 2. Clinton supporters – who already made up their minds for Clinton. 3. Undecideds – who don’t care about stuff like this. That’s why they are undecided. And most of them probably have decided. They just don’t want to admit it. All by itself, the “deplorable” gaffe wouldn’t be mu... more »

U.S. Agrees To Give Israel $38 Billion In Military Aid

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The US and Israel have reached their final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in US military aid over a 10 year period. The deal, the biggest pledge of US military assistance to another country in history, is expected to be signed within days and follows months of negotiations. Press TV reports: Tense and lengthy negotiations over the new military deal have highlighted continuing tensions between US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the nuclear agreement with Iran last year. The officials said Netanyahu has granted major... more »

Selfie Videos of Nature Vandalism a Sign of Growing Disconnectedness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - Were we put on this planet to destroy it while worshipping the self? The post Selfie Videos of Nature Vandalism a Sign of Growing Disconnectedness appeared first on Waking Times.

At the New York Times, it's sick sick sick!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016Dowdism handles pneumonia:* Kevin Drum keeps pouring it on as (among other things) an out-of-the-closet mainstream press critic. Our analysts all think the work suits him. Drumnation! In this post, he mocks the New York Times for outstripping the rest in over-the-top pneumonia coverage. He offers a screen shot of the Times web site with its endless pneumonia news. Earlier this morning, we were struck by one the pieces captured by Drum's screen shot. We refer to a ghoulish "Reporter's Notebook" piece from the hard-copy front page. The piece was written... more »

Iranian Opposition Group Mujahadeen e-Khalq Finally Leaves Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
At the start of September 2016 the Iranian Mujahadeen e-Khalq (MEK) finally left Iraq. The group had been based in the country since the 1980s when Saddam decided to host them because of their opposition to the Iranian government. They would have a controversial history in Iraq helping to suppress the 1991 uprisings that followed the Gulf War, supplying the United States with intelligence on Iran, and coming under regular attack by pro-Tehran militias. On September 9, 2016 it was reported that the last members of Mujahadeen e-Khalq had departed Iraq. Around 280 members left Camp ... more »

An Official Request for the Arrest of Fetullah Gulen

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
In June of this year the Turkish ministry of Justice had requested the extradition of Gulen. Now they are asking that he be arrested/detained until deportation. *Daily Sabah* *An official request has been sent by the Justice Ministry to the U.S. on Wednesday* for *the provisional arrest of Fetullah Gülen, *a key suspect linked to the July 15 failed coup attempt. *In June, **the ministry requested Gülen's extradition in four separate files sent to the Foreign, Interior and Justice Ministries of the U.S.* Erdogan told Biden during the US official's visit to Turkey in August that the... more »

No academic post for fraudster Diederik Stapel, after all

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
Recently, we reported that social psychologist and renowned data faker Diederik Stapel had found himself a new gig supporting research at a vocational university in the Netherlands — but it appears that was short-lived. According to multiple news reports, NHTV Breda will not be employing Stapel, after all. Here’s our Google translate of a portion from […] The post No academic post for fraudster Diederik Stapel, after all appeared first on Retraction Watch.

NASA Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon Testified To Alien Contact

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The late NASA astronaut, Edgar Dean “Ed” Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon, believed in the existence of extraterrestrial life and UFO’s and that humans had been contacted by aliens on several occasions. Mitchell piloted the Lunar Module of the Apollo 14 mission to the moon. In 1971 he spent nine hours working on the lunar surface. He says about aliens: “We are not alone in the universe. They have been coming here for a long time…” The former naval officer and aviator was “90 percent sure that many of the thousands of unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, recorded since the... more »

9/11 : Let History be the Judge of Which Side Truly Fought for Life and Against Death

Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*Fiction always does that to me: I buy it completely and my critical faculties come into action only after I'm finished.* *Today's Message is brought to you by* *The Justified Ancients of MuMu;* *also known as* *The JAMs;* *furthermore known as * *The Erisian Liberation Front* *KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKERS* "At 5:45 in Washington, D.C., the switchboard at the Pentagon was warned that bombs planted somewhere in the building would go off in ten minutes.* "You killed hundreds of us today in the streets of Washington,"* said the woman's voice*. "But we are still giving you a ch... more »

"As of November 9, there will be a bloodbath at Fox"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Roger Ailes with his wife, Elizabeth Tilson, on July 19 in New York City. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images (source)* *by Gaius Publius* In case you're wondering about the date in the headline, November 9 is the first day following the next U.S. election. Thanks to a heads-up by digby, I took time to read Gabriel Sherman's excellent *New York Magazine* piece, "The Revenge of Roger’s Angels: How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media," from start to finish in one sitting. I strongly recommend you do the same — it's an excellent example of investigat... more »

Moderate Rebels Violate The Nationwide Ceasefire In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Russian military have said that US backed moderate rebels in Syria have violated the nationwide ceasefire 23 times since it was put in place on Monday. Six people reportedly died in Aleppo overnight and 10 others were wounded. Russia’s General Staff official Viktor Poznikhir said that US-backed rebel forces had shelled residential areas as well as Syrian Army positions. He added that Syrian government was abiding by the ceasefire. He said: “Syrian government forces have completely stopped [their] shelling, except for the areas occupied by ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra militants. Unfo... more »

Hillary Clinton told to keep talking... August 4, 2016

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/NXdkiaZvTVQ Very odd

Obama's Ungraceful Exit from Air Force One, America's Ungraceful Exit from Asia

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*September 13, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO)* - *When US President Barack Obama attempted to leave Air Force One upon arriving at Hangzhou, China, just southwest of Shanghai, he found that no staircase or red carpet awaited him. Instead, he and his staff were forced to use an alternative exit from the aircraft, only to find additional restrictions placed upon them on the tarmac. The New York Times in its article, "Bumpy Beginning for Obama in China, Starting on the Tarmac," would note: There was no staircase for Obama to exit the plane and descend on the red carpet. Obama used an al... more »

How can we improve preclinical research? Advice from a diabetes researcher

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
By all accounts, science is facing a crisis: Too many preclinical studies aren’t reproducible, leading to wasted time and effort by researchers around the world. Today in Cell Metabolism, Daniel Drucker at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto details numerous ways to make this early research more robust. His most important advice: […] The post How can we improve preclinical research? Advice from a diabetes researcher appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Listen -- Leonard Peltier live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Leonard Peltier talks with Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio his 72nd birthday! Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Audio by Govinda Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio Sept. 12, 2016 CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Leonard Peltier called Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio from Coleman prison in Florida on his 72nd birthday. Peltier said the people at Standing Rock

Ignoring The Invisible Elephant

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
I am back... I had to take yesterday off from putting up articles at this blog to once again take care of so many personal, business, and family issues.... And I do see that my weekend rant where I touched on some of the issues with the Israeli Mossad attacks on America of 9-11 definitely brought out some interesting comments.... But for now, it is back to blogging..... I want to present the newest article that comes from John Kaminski, right here for all of my own readers to see for themselves... This article is entitled: "Ignoring The Invisible Elephant" and indeed discusses how t... more »

WHERE THE NAEP SCORES ARE: Rothstein spots "spectacular gains!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016* *Previous report in this series* *Part 1—He states a remarkable fact:* Denigration of American schools is one of the mainstream press corps' most standardized story-lines. For the most recent example, consider a book review in the Outlook section of this past Sunday's Washington Post. Two Sundays ago, in a bit of a back-to-school offering, the Post published a poisonous piece by Shepard Barbash, who isn't an education specialist. For our real-time post, click here. The Barbash piece appeared in Outlook, like yesterday's review. Its insinuations were v... more »

The Real Reason Big Pharma Is Funding Anti-Pot Campaign In Arizona

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Big Pharma executives who recently made a $500,000 donation to an anti-marijuana legalization campaign in Arizona claimed they were doing it out of concern for the safety of children In a statement, Insys Therapeutics said they opposed the legalization of pot “because it fails to protect the safety of Arizona’s citizens, and particularly its children.” However investor filings have revealed that marijuana poses a direct threat to plans to cash in on a synthetic cannabis product Insys Therapeutics have been developing themselves. The Intercept reports: A Washington Post story on Frid... more »

US vs Soviet conventional weapons

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Soviets winner in assault rifles. The M class is no match. To be continued... more »

A Shift In the U.S. - Philippine Military Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Duterte Signals Shift in U.S.-Philippine Military Alliance* Focus on combating drugs, insurgencies, not patrolling South China Sea MANILA—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his defense secretary on Tuesday to seek gear from suppliers in China and Russia to fight drug traffickers and insurgents, signaling an abrupt departure from his nation’s longstanding military reliance on the U.S. In another possible shift of significance, he also said the Philippines would stop patrolling the South China Sea alongside the U.S. Navy, to avoid upsetting Beijing... more »

Israel Is Denying Claims That One Of Its War Planes Have Been Shot Down Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:** Israeli aircraft attack Syrian army position, Israel denies any shot down* Israel said its aircraft attacked a Syrian army position on Tuesday after a stray mortar bomb struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, and it denied a Syrian statement that a warplane and drone were shot down. The air strike was a now-routine Israeli response to the occasional spillover from fighting in a five-year-old civil war, and across Syria a ceasefire was holding at the start of its second day. Syria's army command said in a statement that Israeli warplanes had attacked an army posit... more »

10 Year $38 Billion Aid Package To Be Signed Between The U.S. And Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval office of the White House in Washington November 9, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Reuters*: *Record new U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed in days: sources* The United States and Israel have reached final agreement on a record new package of at least $38 billion in U.S. military aid and the 10-year pact is expected to be signed within days, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The deal will represent the biggest pledge of U.S. military assistance ever made to a... more »

Two U.S. B-1B Bombers Fly Over South Korea As A Show Of Force Against North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *US B-1 bombers fly over South Korea in show of force* (CNN)Four days after North Korea's fifth and possibly most powerful nuclear weapons test, the US Air Force responded with a show of force on Tuesday, flying two powerful, battle-tested B-1 bombers over South Korea. North Korea claimed Friday's test showed it had a nuclear warhead that could be mounted on ballistic missiles, a possibility that increases fears for US allies in the region and also poses a threat to US bases in South Korea, Japan and Guam. "North Korea's nuclear test is a dangerous escalation and poses an ... more »

The Russian Communist Party Is Rebranding Itself To Attract Young Supporters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*James Marson, Wall Street Journal*: *Russian Communists Rebrand to Attract Young Supporters* *As parliamentary elections loom, party reimagines Lenin, Marx in a modern context.* MOSCOW—Vladimir Lenin is getting a makeover. The Bolshevik leader, clad in jeans and clutching a laptop, is cutting a youthful figure on posters and in campaign pamphlets for the opposition Communist Party of the Russian Federation, ahead of parliamentary elections here Sunday. It is all part of the party’s latest revolution. For years a shrinking haven for retirees nostalgic for the Soviet past, the pa... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Serious Respiratory Illness Also Found in Clinton's Staff First human head transplant set for 2017 Reaction to General Haftar's seizure of Libyan oil ports muted Brown research into managing perceptions raises big issues New genus of bacteria found in fracking wells Op-Ed: IMF loan provisions may cause social unrest in Egypt Report: U.S. had record summer of heat, global warming blamed China, Russia to Begin 8 Day Naval War Games in South China Sea Iran Begins Construction of 2nd Nuclear Power Plant Kenyan President Launches New Political Party The Advocacy of Te... more »

White House Says Obama Plans To Veto 9/11 Victims’ Bill

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The White House says that President Obama will veto a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill on Friday White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday : “The president does plan to veto this legislation” adding that “I do anticipate the president will veto the legislation when it is presented to him. It hasn’t been presented to him yet” Press TV reports: Obama has opposed the bill, asserting that foreigners could try to exploit it to sue the United States. “It’s not hard to imagine... more »

Ioannidis: We have “massive production of unnecessary, misleading, and conflicted systematic reviews and meta-analyses”

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Reposting this as our email alerts seem to be down again. Read full post here. The post Ioannidis: We have “massive production of unnecessary, misleading, and conflicted systematic reviews and meta-analyses” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

US Officials: Iran Threatened To Shoot Down US Military Planes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
US military officials claim that Iran threatened to shoot down two US spy planes over the weekend as they were flying in the northern Persian Gulf. The US Navy EP-3 and P-8 aircraft flew within a mile of Iranian airspace and received warnings of a potential shootdown if they entered the country’s airspace. The US military officials said Iran behaved “unprofessionally” and “unsafely” during the stunt designed to “test” its reaction. RT reports: As confrontations between the two nations increase in the region, with Tehran allegedly threatening to shoot down US spy planes in the vicini... more »

Best Hillary Health Conspiriacy Theory

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I think Micheal Savage broke this one. Its the sunglass tell. Man with an umbrella.

We have an epidemic of deeply flawed meta-analyses, says John Ioannidis

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
John Ioannidis, a professor at Stanford University and one of the most highly cited researchers in the world, has come up with some startling figures about meta-analyses. His new paper, published today in Milbank Quarterly (accompanied by this commentary), suggests that the number of systematic reviews and meta-analyses in literature have each increased by more […] The post We have an epidemic of deeply flawed meta-analyses, says John Ioannidis appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Kentucky's Deplorable Governor Matt Bevin-- A Modern Day Beriah Magoffin?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Last night we looked at the "rabid" support Señor Trumpanzee is getting in some of the desperate parts of Kentucky, including in Perry County, which has the lowest life expectancy of any county in the U.S. "When you ain't got nothin'," in the words of Kris Kristofferson "you ain't got nothin' to lose." How could these people be so stupid, is not the appropriate response, at least not for many of them. Especially when the highest ranking official in the state, Governor Matt Bevin is stirring people up towards bloodshed if his man Trumpanzee loses in November. You can watch Bevin i... more »

Highest Temperature Since 1949 – Next To The Tarmac & Jumbos!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37345436 And guess where? The UK has experienced its September highest temperature in more than 65 years, with 32.2C (89.96F) being recorded by lunchtime. The Met Office said the high was recorded at Heathrow airport .

Syria Claims It Shot Down Israeli Warplane & Drone In Golan Heights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Syria claims that an Israeli warplane and a drone were shot down by Syrian forces in the southern Quneitra countryside, in the Golan Heights. Syria’s military said it shot down the Israeli aircraft at 01:00 local time on Tuesday in Syrian airspace in response to an attack on Syrian Army positions. A statement from the Syrian army said: “Our air defenses blocked the attack and shot down the military aircraft in [the southern province of] Quneitra [Golan Heights] and a drone” RT reports: The Israeli military denied that any of its military planes were shot down by Syria. According to ... more »

Mark Serreze Says Hempleman-Adams Can Sail Through 3-Meter Ice!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://mashable.com/2016/09/01/sailboat-arctic-ice-melt-open-water/#fbLExURmKsqp It is one thing when Joe Romm peddles his lies, but another thing entirely when Mark Serreze gets involved. Serreze, for those who don’t know, is Director of the NSDIC. In recent years, however, he has been an activist as much as a scientist. In the above article for […]

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1931/5, 6th/10th May 2002 - Boycott the Capitalist Daily Express

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 17 hours ago
The following article is from the Hitchen column of the Daily Express,Friday 3.5.2: 'THANK the Lord, Joan Bakewell, who faces a potential prison sentence for reciting the blasphemous poem The Love That Dares To Speak Its Name on her explicit TV series Taboo, has received support from a surprising quarter. When the poem, which portrays Jesus as a sexually active gay man, was last published in 1976 in Gay News the editor was fined and given a suspended jail sentence for blasphemous libel. "Happily I am getting support from a formidable group of Christians," writes Joan, 69, in the New... more »

The Shells Just Keep Coming.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
Bed ridden woman wants the shelling of eastern Ukraine by the US-NATO puppet government in Kiev to stop. But the Washington-Brussels pirates are out to create another tragic mess like in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.... The lives of the people in the Donbass are not important - they are expendable. The pirates have bigger fish to fry. There is melting ice in the Arctic Ocean and the oil-i-garchy wants to drill-baby-drill up yonder. But there is a big problem - Russia has the world's largest border along the Arctic. Thus it’s time for regime ... more »

The Cruelty of U.S. Response after 9-11

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 18 hours ago
In September 11th's episode of The Empire Files on TeleSUR, Abby Martin examines the two major wars launched under the "Global War on Terror"--their historical development and their aftermath. Featuring former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, this episode digs into the tragedy of a region shaped by Empire.

Iran And Saudi Arabia Are Boosting Oil Output Ahead Of OPEC Discussions To Cap Output

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *RT*: *Iran & Saudi Arabia boost output ahead of freeze talks* Oil producers in Iran and Saudi Arabia are increasing production just before negotiations on capping output are about to begin. Last month, the two countries increased oil output by more than any other OPEC member, according to the organization's latest data. OPEC producers are currently pumping nearly 33.2 million barrels per day. July production set an all-time high for the cartel. Largely due to global oversupply, crude prices have fallen from a 2014 high of $114 per barrel to the curre... more »

Vote-swapping is immoral, ineffective, misguided, and evidence that all leftist activists are filth

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
I do remember the year 2000. One of the games that accompanied the Gore-Bush presidential elections was the swapping of the votes between different leftists. A Ralph Nader voter in a swing state was viewed as damaging for Gore. So a Gore voter in a different state found him, promised to vote for Nader instead, and the Nader fan had the duty to vote for Gore, after all. In that way, Gore was supposed to win the swing states where every vote mattered. On the other hand, Nader got the same number of votes in the whole U.S. You may remember that these groups of leftists ultimately didn'... more »

Sept. 12: Not quite back in form yet.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 18 hours ago
Many years ago, while doing research on the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Canada, I came across a speech by its leader. It was delivered during World War One; and its message was, "We shall win this war because the Lord Jesus Christ is our commander-in-chief." That's the way us humans think. And so we have had days of media reporting on the recent anniversary of 9/11. It is a day to remember because 3,000 innocent Americans died. No doubt, there were prayers in the churches for their souls But few, if any churches, offered up prayers for the souls of the millions of innocent... more »

UPDATED! Syrian Army Downs Israeli Plane & Drone: Israel Denies Claim

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*Quneitra, SANA –* *The General Command of the Army and the Armed Forces announced on Tuesday that the Israeli enemy’s air force attacked a Syrian military position in the countryside of the southern Quneitra province at 1 am on September 13, 2016.The General Command said in a statement the Syrian air defense forces responded to the attack and shot down an Israeli warplane to the southwest of Quneitra and an Israeli drone to the west of Sa’sa’ town in the southwestern countryside of Damascus.It noted that the Israeli attack came in support of the armed terrorist groups and in... more »

A Look At The Russian Military's 5 Most Lethal Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
RS-24 Yars ICBM. Sputnik *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*:* Russia’s 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War in 2030* Russia’s military is on the brink of transformation—or not. The Russian government has big plans for revamping its forces, planning to replace 70 percent of its equipment by 2020. New fighters, bombers, aircraft carriers, destroyers and nuclear weapons would flow to the Russian Armed Forces, boosting their ability to protect their borders and operate in the “near abroad” of the former Soviet socialist republics, and in farther-away locations such as Syria. Those plans, spu... more »

Do The Norwegians Understand Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Jacqueline Klimas, Washington Examiner:* *Why the U.S. is turning to Norway when it wants to understand Putin* BODO, Norway — Sitting between Russian's aggressive behavior and NATO's attempt to rein it in is Norway, a key U.S. ally that often serves as a bridge between the two groups. Because of the close relationship that has developed, Norway can provide a window into Russia's motivations and world view that is "worth gold" to the U.S. as it tries to understand the nuances of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions, according to a senior U.S. defense official. "They are a br... more »

Arctic Ice Extent May Have Already Hit Minimum

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://thinkprogress.org/arctic-sea-ice-death-spiral-b928be2fde0a#.w54cczpz9 While Joe Romm spreads his lies, the real news is that Arctic sea ice extent appears to have reached minimum remarkably early this year, and looks to be quickly regrowing, as NSIDC figures below show: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/DATASETS/NOAA/G02135/north/daily/data/NH_seaice_extent_nrt_v2.csv According to DMI, extent this year finished only slightly down […]

A Look At The Shrinking U.S. President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
US President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks to the media on the situation in Iraq on the South Lawn of the White House, before his departure for vacation at Martha's Vineyard, in Washington August 9, 2014. — Reuters *John Robson, National Post*: *Barack Obama: The incredible shrinking president* While presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump loom horrifyingly larger, can we spare a little horror as U.S. President Barack Obama looms ever smaller? No, I’m not sorry he’s leaving. I’m alarmed at a series of recent foreign policy humiliations showing just how badly th... more »

The Looming Confrontation Between Japan And China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald: **Popular appeal in looming confrontation between China and Japan* While most attention in Asia was on China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has fired up another of its dangerous disputes. On August 5, an unprecedented swarm of 230 Chinese fishing boats, under escort by six Chinese coast guard vessels, sailed into territorial waters claimed by Japan. It was "a unilateral act that raises tensions" Tokyo protested to the Chinese government. China, unrepentant, said that it was merely operating in waters that were "an inte... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
'Last chance' Syria ceasefire takes effect https://t.co/lR2bfebVsc pic.twitter.com/lCnZHIM9qE — AFP news agency (@AFP) September 12, 2016

The Economy: “The Debt Riddle That Elites Are Trying To Solve”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“The Debt Riddle That Elites Are Trying To Solve”* by James Rickards "The biggest problem confronting the global monetary elite is sovereign debt. There’s too much of it, it’s growing fast and it cannot possibly be paid off in real terms. A default larger than any in history with trillions of dollars in losses for investors is coming sooner rather than later. The only question is what form the default will take. Once the form of the default is ascertained, it’s easy to estimate the winners and losers and the approximate timing. The first myth that needs to be busted is the idea th... more »

"This Is How the Feds Will Ban Cash”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"This Is How the Feds Will Ban Cash”* by Bill Bonner "We came back from South America poorer but wiser. For the first time ever, we have had to face the reality of politics; up until now, it was never more than an abstract, theoretical matter. We read about the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution, and the passage of Obamacare. We knew politics was corrupt and repulsive. But, except for a brief stint on the board of governors of our local church, we had nothing to do with it. Now the wolf is in our own backyard…so close that we can smell its hot breath and hear the clicking... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Nuvole Bianche”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Nuvole Bianche”, - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTeRQ16O798 "It is only when we become aware or are reminded that our time is limited that we can channel our energy into truly living." - Ludovico Einaudi

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Seen one galaxy, seen 'em all? Not on your life: The Hubble Space Telescope has captured lots of fantastic pictures of spiral galaxies during its 20-plus years of operation, as you can see in our lineup of "Hubble's Greatest Hits." But I have a feeling that today's image of the galaxy NGC 4911 will be joining the hit parade. This jewel and the other gems in the setting are part of the Coma Cluster, a gathering of galaxies 320 million light-years away from Earth in the northern constellation Coma Berenices. You can make out the wispy tracks of NGC 4911's outer spiral arms, which are... more »

"What We Might Have Been..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been.” - Adelaide Anne Procter

"Only One Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
“There’s only one rule that I know of, babies- God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” - Kurt Vonnegut “Man shows inhumanity to Man. It’s axiomatic of our existence. It’s the story of our past, it’s the story of our present, and it will very likely be the story of our future. Indeed, it’s a story that’s reinforced every day, whether we’re watching the evening news or the latest entry in the “Saw” series. However, our history is also littered with awe-inspiring examples of men and women showing incredible compassion in the face of unspeakable evil and insurmountable odds. Every story o... more »

"Silent Sound Spread Spectrum: The Relentless Invasion of Our Minds"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Relentless Invasion of Our Minds"* by Zen Gardner "I can’t pound away enough about this subject, and I hope you are sounding off too. People would find it hard to believe how many types of technologies are being used on human minds today. We all know we’re “steered” and “walled off” to some degree by influences around us, not the least of which is the media and the onslaught of its corporo-fascist disinformation and advertising arm. Deeper influences include so-called modern education and the socially engineered dumbing-down of society for decades. Just look around you for ho... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Su-27 multi=purpose fighter jet of the Russian Knights aerobatic team is taking part in the air show at the airfield in Kubinka on international military-technical forum "ARMY 2016". September 6. © SPUTNIK/ MAXIM BLINOV

Iran Threatened To Shoot Down Two U.S. Navy Spy Planes In The Persian Gulf Over The Weekend

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
FOX News: Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of ... more »

FBI Official Admits to Congress: The Clinton Case Was 'Different in a Lot of Ways' per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'... This case was different. But here's the problem, Mr. Herring. It's not supposed to be. It's not supposed to be different. Everyone is supposed to be treated equally under the law. And I know deep down you know that. Your 17 years serving in our government – you know that, don't you? Everyone's supposed to be treated the same. And in this case, this individual was treated different. And everyone in this country knows it. And that's why we're having this hearing…' More here at Breitbart http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/12/fbi-official-admits-to-congress-t... more »

Fetal Gore Impact Study FAIL

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
Back here I promised to have at the "study" commissioned by the Fetal Gore Gang that tries to deliver on its long-standing claims that shoving gory images in people's faces does anything but make them recoil and occasionally toss chocolate milk. Here is the announcement of the study's birth. The study titled A Statistical Analysis on the Effectiveness of Abortion Victim Photography in Pro-life Activism was commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform (CCBR). The CCBR developed a survey — administered by the independent company Blue Direct — which targeted the popul... more »

Fake Clinics Use Federal Money to Fund Summer Jobs for Apprentice Liars

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
A few days ago, we reported on fake clinics, aka crisis pregnancy centres, getting government funding. We wondered what programs these lying liars could possibly qualify for. So we went looking. It's tremendously tedious but possible. One has to search by department or agency. We went to Service Canada looking for organizations that have received funding and found this or the downloadable/searchable PDF. Golly gee, in 2015 the Canada Summer Jobs program gave our money to four fake clinics in Alberta. • Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre: $12,782 (2 jobs) • Lethbridge Pregnancy Care ... more »

Party Unity Means Something Different In English Than It Does In Beltway-Speak

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The DSCC website lists all the Democratic candidates running for Senate this cycle-- except one. And they're not just listing the big battle grounds like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Arizona, Florida and New Hampshire. The DSCC includes races where no one thinks there's one chance in 100 for the Democratic candidate to win-- like in Idaho where some guy named Jerry Sturgill is taking on Mike Crapo and in South Carolina, where Pastor Thomas Dixon is challenging Tim Scott. The most recent poll in Idaho shows Sturgill with support from 20% of registered voters. The DSCC ... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Book of Hours II, 16"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Book of Hours II, 16"* "How surely gravity's law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of even the strongest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world. Each thing- each stone, blossom, child- is held in place. Only we, in our arrogance, push out beyond what we belong to for some empty freedom. If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused. So, like children, we begin again to learn from the things, because they are in God's heart; they have never left h... more »

"The Wonder Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wond... more »

Seymour bags the National Socialists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
National Party members and MPs used to be horrified when Libertarianz called them National Socialists. Now, they issue press releases *boasting* about their prowess at redistribution, prompting ACT’s David Seymour to state the obvious: *The ACT Leader has lambasted the Government over what he calls it's "socialist streak" - calling for tax relief for New Zealand's top earners. He said Government "boasting" about income redistribution took "campaigning from the right and governing from the left to a whole new level." His comments come after Economic Development Minist... more »

The Deep State Institutions that Couldn’t Care Less Who You Vote For

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - We must acknowledge and redress the power and influence of the shadow government. The post The Deep State Institutions that Couldn’t Care Less Who You Vote For appeared first on Waking Times.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Travelling to New York City tonight. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Chelsea Clinton’s “Apartment” Is Secret Medical Facility For Hillary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton’s unexpected visit to her daughter’s NYC apartment after collapsing from pneumonia this weekend was actually a secret visit to a discreet medical facility. The Democratic nominee detoured to daughter Chelsea Clinton’s alleged apartment after collapsing during the September 11 memorial service in New York on Sunday. However, the address she was filmed entering turns out to be a secret hospital that may have treated her for a more serious neurological problem. Pharmaceutical billionaire, Martin Shkreli, who lives nearby, was the first to point out that the address Hill... more »

Britain Begin Prosecuting Bankers Involved In 2008 Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A group of top bankers in Britain are to go on trial in London as authorities begin the process of arresting and prosecuting those responsible for the 2008 financial crash. A group of HBOS bankers are the first to go on trial charged with fraudulent trading, money laundering, and conspiracy to corrupt. Southwark Crown Court will host the historic trial , which is expected to open the floodgates for similar cases in the months ahead. Presstv.com reports: Two former senior HBOS managers and six other defendants will appear in court this month. The heavily postponed trial was original... more »

Alternative Media Vindicated As Rumours About Hillary’s Health Confirmed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Sunday’s revelation that Hillary Clinton is seriously ill vindicates many alternative media outlets who have been saying for months that Hillary has sought to suppress just how gravely ill she really is. As mainstream news outlets now admit that Hillary may be lying about having pneumonia – and may instead have a more serious neurological problem – her own party are being forced to consider replacing her as their nominee. Theduran.com reports: In this sense, the developing news about the now official statements of Hillary Clinton’s ill heath are a vindication for both the writers a... more »

9/11 Journalist Arrested For Asking Questions About Building 7

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A group of Florida police officers arrested a 9/11 journalist over the weekend after he conducted interviews asking members of the public how they think Building 7 collapsed. Bob Tuskin, co-founder of the Free Your Mind conference, interviewed passersby, asking them if they would like to watch a video of a building collapsing. Activistpost.com reports: Tuskin’s schtick was simple. He would show people a video of a building collapsing in six seconds and then ask them what that looked like to them. Everyone replies the same, saying it looks like controlled demolition. But when Tuskin... more »

Trump: Next Debate Should Be Held Without ‘Rigged’ Moderators

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Donald Trump has called for the upcoming debate with Hillary Clinton to be conducted without a moderator present, claiming that moderators will be “rigged” in her favor. The Republican nominee said that a debate with a moderator would be both “unfair” and “rigged”. “I think maybe we should have no moderator. Let Hillary and I sit there and just debate, because I think the system is being rigged so it’s going to be a very unfair debate,” Trump told CNBC. Thehill.com reports: “I think we should have a debate with no moderator, just Hillary and I sitting there talking,” he said. Trump ... more »

Whitehouse Asked To Pardon Edward Snowden ‘Within Months’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama is being pressured to grant NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden a pardon before he leaves office in January 2017. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are preparing to launch a formal campaign to get the Whitehouse to respond to public pressure and grant Snowden a pardon for exposing the NSA’s mass surveillance programs. Vice.com reports: The long-expected campaign will start just two days before Oliver Stone’s Snowden hits theaters. The hope is that Stone’s largely sympathetic portrayal of the whistleblower will... more »

FDA Bans ‘Dangerous’ Antibacterial Soaps

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finally banned antibacterial soaps after a six-year lawsuit demonstrated their dangers. The FDA have banned 19 common ingredients found in soaps after the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) filed a lawsuit in 2010 pressuring the FDA to regulate the soaps to prevent illnesses and the spread of certain infections. Trueactivist.com reports: In the press release, the FDA said, “Companies will no longer be able to market antibacterial washes with these ingredients because manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both sa... more »

Employee Badges To Monitor All Conversations Within Work Place

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new biometric employee badge may be rolled out across workplaces in America that will allow employers to listen in on conversations and track movements of their employees. The ‘Big Brother badge’ will track a person’s movements, listening in to conversations and monitoring how stressed an employee is in order to help improve productivity in the workplace. Washingtonpost.com reports: A Boston company has taken technology developed at MIT and turned it into special badges that hang around your neck on a lanyard. Each has two microphones doing real-time voice analysis, and each come... more »

Imagine A Farming Industry That Grows Food, Not Corporate Profit

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
Huffington Post Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* In Mali on Feb. 27, 2015, the organization Nyeleni (global congress for food sovereignty) produced The Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology. It advocated a model of food production radically opposed to the current corporate-controlled system. Delegates pledged that they would work to: "... build our own local food systems that create new rural-urban links, based on truly agroecological food production... We cannot allow agroecology to be a tool of the indust... more »

How’s your English pronunciation?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
A Dutch scholar of the English language published this poem nearly a century ago as an appendix to his 1920 textbook *Drop Your Foreign Accent *“to demonstrate the irregularity of English spelling and pronunciation.” It’s said that if you can pronounce every word in Gerard Nolst Trenité’s challenging poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. Try it after your evening martini … *The Chaos* by Gerard Nolst Trenité Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, cor... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom Thanks for stopping by!

"Let It Roll off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Let It Roll off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are criticized or attacked it is important to not take it into our heart space. One of the most difficult challenges in life is learning not to take things to heart and hold on to it. Especially when we’re younger, or if we’re very sensitive, we take so much of what comes our way to heart. This can be overwhelming and unproductive if it throws us off balance on a regular basis. When we are feeling criticized or attacked from all directions, it becomes very difficult for us to recover ourselv... more »

"Conformity is Death"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Conformity is Death"* By Richard Girard "The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity." - Dr. Robert Anthony "The Colin Kaepernick affair is a reminder to me of the dangers inherent in a society that insists on conformity, and celebrates intolerance and stone-like permanence. Seventy-five years ago Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union stood out as bastions of conformity and intolerance in the world, but they were not alone. Conformity and intolerance were the watchwords of the day, even in the great Democracies of the United States and Great Britain. The United States w... more »

Vale Roger Cohen PhD

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Sad news today; Roger Cohen has passed away after a courageous battle with a malignant brain tumour. Dr. Cohen, a physicist by training, was an expert in basic and alternative energy processes including fuel cells and solar applications and catalysis. Dr. Cohen had long been involved in nanotechnology and its applications as part of ExxonMobil research. Dr. Cohen was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the holder of 4 fundamental patents and has published over 40 technical and strategic papers. He held a B.S. from MIT, and both an MS and Ph.D. from Rutgers, all in physics... more »

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