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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

14 September - Blogs I'm Following

:09 am MDT  ( 15th )

Heatwave adds to pressure on UK power networks per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 minutes ago
Hidden in this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37368408 is this one line: 'The unseasonal September weather has also reduced wind power in the system.' So how would the UK have coped if we had moved even further to rely on wind power? That's a question that the eco-loons at the BBC don't want to ask.

Standing Rock Chairman welcomes Indigenous from Amazon

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 32 minutes ago
Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault gifted headdress by Ecuadorian Sarayaku Indigenous Leader Franco Viteri. "We are here to globalize the resistance to oil." Photo Ayse Gursoz Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault II welcomes Indigenous from the Amazon to Standing Rock Camp today. Watch video:

(Toxic Soap Opera)  Wells Fargo Ups Wachovia Drug-Dealing Ante  (The Real Unemployment Rate?)  NCAA Says "NO" NC - Thanks Duke Power!  (Fooled Again? Don't Get)  Generous To a Fault - To Our Betters/Owners?  (Witch Hunt! But Which Witch?) Leprechauned Attack

Wells Fargo ups the Wachovia drug-dealing ante? You can't make this stuff up. And if you do, you can't do it better than they do. Max and Stacy fill us in on the dirty details. [KR966] Keiser Report: US Elections Toxic Soap Opera September 13, 2016 by Stacy Herbert We discuss the "basket of deplorables" and the fistful of dollars that is the toxic soap opera called US Elections 2016 in

Has Ivanka Changed Señor Trumpanzee's Mind About The Women?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
Did you hear Paul Ryan and the #BetterWay boys howling in horror yesterday? Was the corpse of surrepticiously-worshipped Republican goddess Ayn Rand spinning in her grave? Nope; they weren't howling and she wasn't spinning-- despite Señor Trumpanzee's "outreach" to working women. Sure, as Wisconsin's top Republican talk show host, Charlie Sykes, tweeted soon after Señor Trumpanzee released his "plan" to sound like he wants to give women maternity leave, "Prediction: conservatives who would have be apoplectic if Obama had proposed guaranteed maternity leave, will fawn on Trump pro... more »

Natives Locked Down to Halt Pipeline Being Charged with Felonies

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. Morton County announced it is filing felony charges on those who locked down today to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. "The Morton County States Attorney's office will pursue felony charges against the protesters who attached themselves to equipment due to the seriousness of the crime. Law enforcement officers are put in a dangerous situation when freeing these individuals, there is

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Where the Stars and Moon Play”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
2002, “Where the Stars and Moon Play” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWa26yCRIlI&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Many spiral galaxies have bars across their centers. Even our own Milky Way Galaxy is thought to have a modest central bar. Prominently barred spiral galaxy NGC 1672, featured here, was captured in spectacular detail in an image taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. *Click image for larger size.* Visible are dark filamentary dust lanes, young clusters of bright blue stars, red emission nebulas of glowing hydrogen gas, a long bright bar of stars across the center, and a bright active nucleus that likely houses a supermassive black hole. Light takes about 60 million years to r... more »

"Life As A Human Photography"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Life As A Human Photography"* by Will Winter "Welcome to photos.lifeasahuman.com. Here you will be presented with an additional perspective on humanity through the medium of photography. There are many different interpretations of life, and with a wide variety of contributors, we are able to explore, and hopefully better understand our humanity. Photography has the power to move us in indescribable ways, evoking a variety of emotional responses as well as opening our eyes to some of the issues in the world around us. From the photojournalists who put their life on the line to br... more »

"Being Projected Upon: Reversed Perceptions"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Being Projected Upon: Reversed Perceptions"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we take ownership of our thoughts we are less likely to project our issues or disowned qualities onto others. We all have issues, as well as undesirable qualities or traits that we don’t like about ourselves. Most of us realize that we are not perfect and that it is natural to have unpleasant thoughts, motivations, desires, or feelings. However, when a person does not acknowledge these, they may ascribe those characteristics to someone else, deeming other people instead as angry, jealous, or insecur... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, “Working Together”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Working Together”* “We shape our self to fit this world and by the world are shaped again. The visible and the invisible working together in common cause, to produce the miraculous. I am thinking of the way the intangible air passed at speed round a shaped wing easily holds our weight. So may we, in this life trust to those elements we have yet to see or imagine, and look for the true shape of our own self by forming it well to the great intangibles about us.” ~ David Whyte

Full Trump Rally in Canton, Ohio 9/14/2016...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*one of his best ever.* *“It used to be cars were made in Flint, and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico,” Trump stated. “Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you can’t drink the water in Flint.” * A few people showed up *Trump starts at 15:12*

"If Not Now, When?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?" - Hillel the Elder

"Where'd It Go?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Surveillance video released by the Phoenix Police Department on Wednesday shows the moment three police officers were struck by a car outside a QuikTrip gas station in Phoenix, Arizona. RAW: Phoenix police officers hit by a car in an 'intentional' act- police chief. *GRAPHIC*” *Here’s something else: Go to 1:58 and look at the bottom right picture. Notice the vehicle on the right side as it leaves, moves to central camera focal point, and vanishes. Where’d it go? Suggest you see it full screen... Any comments?* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GAlMoTTZEw

American Jews Aren't Falling Prey To Trump's Siren Song

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
The House can't get anything consequential done-- like Zika funding, for example, because the far right of the GOP holds everything hostage to their crazy ideological Hate Talk Radio crackpottery. But one thing Ryan and McCarthy did get passed yesterday was a resolution by AIPAC puppet Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)-- with 282 cosponsors-- that reaffirms 3 basic tenets of U.S. foreign policy: *•* that Israel is a major U.S. strategic partner, *•* that it is U.S. policy and law to ensure that Israel maintains its qualitative military edge and self-defense capacity, and *•* support of a... more »

“The joy of growing up in a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: INdiana] *Frank Lloyd Wright’s modest Haynes House, in which Thomas French grew up{Pic by Tony Valainis, ‘**Indianapolis Monthly*’*]* We build our houses, observed Winston Churchill, and then our houses mould us. Writer Thomas French reflects on the joy of a childhood moulded by a genius*.* *Growing up in a Frank Lloyd Wright house in Indiana meant living inside the famed architect’s imagination—an influence that stays with me still….* Architect Claude Megson writes that a house isn’t just a garage to park yourself but “a whole universe for ourselves to inhabit,”a p... more »

Proud To Be a Moral Anti-Deplorable

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 6 hours ago
I finally figured out why I've been so bothered by Hillary Clinton's "Basket of Deplorables" speech last week. I also figured out why her cavalier lumping of non-deplorable Trump supporters into their separate category of neediness deserves its own special basket of cloying Clintonoid condescension. What bothered me perhaps more than her words was the braying, approving reaction to them from the crowd of celebrities and plutocrats who'd paid thousands or tens of thousands of dollars to gain admission to her event. In deploring the Trumpenproletariat, Clinton also effectively absolv... more »


Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 6 hours ago
Graham Williamson September 2016 Foreign Minister Signs United Nations 2030 Agenda In September 2015 Julie Bishop signed the United Nations 2030 SDG agenda, an agenda which represents a continuation and expansion of Agenda 21, and an agenda which aims to “transform” the world. In April 2016 Greg Hunt also signed the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement. The United Nations would assume the role of redistributing global wealth and resources, ensure all climatic problems are ‘fixed’, and ensure all countries and people live ‘sustainably’. Australia also participated in the Addis Ababa Ac... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ....... September 14 , 2016...... Quick Hits For Wednesday - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US Stocks Reverse Field And End In The Red , Oil Falls Again , Treasuries Catch A Bit Of a Bid ; Europe & Asia Stocks Market Updates For Wednesday ; Oil Related News & Data ; Additional Items Of Note. 2. US Presidential Race - Health Information Released Today By Both Trump & Clinton . Additional Items Of Note. 3. Around The Horn For Europe - Refugee Crisis , EU-Turkey Deal Travails , EU Politics , Greece. 4. Libya In Focus - Evolving Political Situation In Libya - Good News For A Change. 5. Syria Updates - Ceasefire Continues To Hold And Extended 48 Hours. 6. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News... Asia - September 15, 2016 Items *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 36s 36 seconds ago fred walton Retweeted Livesquawk NIRP.......Land Of The Rising Sun.... fred walton added, *Livesquawk* @Livesquawk Recap: BoJ To Make Negative Rates Centrepiece Of Future Easing -- RTRS http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-economy-boj-idUSKCN11K0NF … *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 50s 51 seconds ago Recap: Japan PM Adviser Nakahara: BoJ Should Increase Monetary Base Target To JPY 100 Tln P/A -- FXS *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 2m 2 minute... more »

Free Haiti Now!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

Crab Die-Off in Kyushu

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
What is causing the die-off of crabs in northern Kyushu Japan? Could it be related to the unprecedented geological activity in that region in March and April of 2016? Last spring there were over 1,000 earthquakes on the Japanese Island of Kyushu. Two of those quakes were quite large and caused severe damage and landslides in some areas, leading to public concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants in the region. Japanese authorities reported that the nuclear plants were not impacted. Here is an image from Google maps of the plants that could have been impacted given their lo... more »

Words To The Wise

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
The Conservative Party, Lawrence Martin writes, is at a crossroads. But they seem to be tempted to offer more of the same: Although they lost the last election, there are few indications our Conservatives are bent on major change. The leadership candidates who appear to have the upper hand are vigorous right-siders. Anyone thinking Tony Clement lacked hardline credentials need only look at his security platform laid out this week. Throw people considered to be potential terrorist threats behind bars without trial, he said, if they cannot be monitored 24/7. The problem is that w... more »

Sept. 14: A Touch of Truth

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
A belief peddled by propaganda rags like the irving press is that private business is more efficient than government ownership. In fact, even the most casual studies prove the opposite. Canada's government health care system is far, far more efficient than the private system of the U.S. In fact, we can actually get health care. Millions of Americans can't. Worse, even those who are eligible for Obamacare aren't getting much of a deal because Obamacare simply uses their tax money to subsidize private health care insurance plans at scandalously high prices to pass on to hospitals th... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'So Much For Real Justice'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
SO MUCH FOR REAL JUSTICE Posted on September 14, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. 15, 2016. In Syracuse court, Room 6, 12th floor, Judge Frederick Scullin made the 16 plaintiff self-lawyers [pro se] sit like good soldiers in neat rows, with name cards in front of us! We got a list of dos and don’ts like when to stand, sit or go to the toilet. He named Ryan Poplawski 315-565-4500 as

Google search phrase: What's a Firewall?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 7 hours ago
Maybe John McCain was on to something when he refused to stop using clay tablets. Because it seems Secretaries of State still haven't grasped the basic concept of email security, firewalls, encrypted emails and all that techie stuff. Because it seems the State Department, the Democratic National Committee, Colin Powell and Lord knows how many other government and former government entities still stubbornly insist on using clay pipes, or, if they're feeling especially Millennial and hip, maybe lead. Sure, the young'uns are using them there new fangled PVC water pipes but ours ai... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 7 hours ago
*City teaching-training effort didn’t have state approval* For many aspiring teachers, it seemed too good to pass up: The chance to run their own classrooms while earning a teachers license through a new program that the Boston Public Schools was starting up this year. Nearly 500 fledgling teachers applied for spots in the Boston Teaching Fellowship program, which promised that successful candidates could earn an “initial license,” a highly desirable credential for new teachers, in just one year. But just two weeks before the program was set to begin in June, the school system n... more »

Clinton’s Doctor Say She Is ‘Fit To Serve As President’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has released new information about the Democratic nominee’s health. According to Clinton’s physician Dr. Lisa Bardack aside from Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis, her physical exam was “normal” and she is in “excellent mental condition.” She issued a letter saying that Clinton had a “mild” and non-contagious form of pneumonia and remains “healthy and fit to serve as president.” Clinton’s aides say she will return to the campaign trail on Thursday. RT reports: Clinton’s doctor, Dr. Lisa Bardack, said she is recovering from her pneumonia. She is “recovering ... more »

Quote of the Day: On why students are turning their backs on the Humanities

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*"Prior to the mid-1960s, English was about learning to see the world through the eyes of those who saw it most clearly and who expressed what they saw with a descriptive vocabulary that was beautifully inspiring. Such vocabulary, once seen and learned in great literature, gave students the tools to see the world, understand it and communicate that understanding to others. At the same time, the narrative aspect of literature taught students to see the connection of cause and effect, i.e. that ideas and actions have consequences and that, therefore, they cannot be severed from res... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Much Wenlock, Shropshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Who am I? - by Michael Jackson (1992)

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
*I am that I am* Who am I? Who are you? Where did we come from? Where are we going? What's it all about? Do you have the answers? Immortality's my game From Bliss I came In Bliss I am sustained To Bliss I return If you don't know it now It's a shame Are you listening? This body of mine Is a flux of energy In the river of time Eons pass, ages come and go I appear and disappear Playing hide-and-seek In the twinkling of an eye I am the particle I am the wave Whirling at lightning speed I am the fluctuation That takes the lead I am the Prince I am the Knave I am the doing That is the deed I... more »

Paul Krugman arrives at the scene of the fire!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016Exactly sixteen years late:* Truly, this post is pathetic. Can this possibly be sincere? More on this topic tomorrow. Can Krugman possibly be sincere in the puzzlement he expresses?

Our own tribe's basket of condemnations!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016Our census of the condemned:* We've had a wide array of reactions to Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" comment. (The deplorables are also "irredeemable." You probably already knew that.) Our reactions have taken us to Yevtushenko and to Dr. King. We've marveled at the ardor, and the lack of intellectual skill, we humans bring to the task of convincing ourselves that The Others, the ones Over There, are morally irredeemable while We, the fine folk Over Here, are morally good and pure. "No people are uninteresting," Yevtushenko said. "Not peopl... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Driving back to Montreal from New York City. It has been a fun 2 days visiting a friend and celebrating his 50th birthday .... but I have to get back to the real world. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Remembering 9/14 (that's right, 9/14) with the one and only Mitch Waxman, who muses on "the American way"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Mitch writes: "*When I was out wandering around on the 11th in Long Island City, it was somewhat forefront in my mind that I wanted to get an uncommon shot of the Freedom Tower from Newtown Creek, which is why I was wandering around in spots which are normally avoided due to fear of arrest for trespassing. The shot above overlooks the DB Cabin railroad bridge and the mouth of Dutch Kills, incidentally." Note 1 World Trade Center -- once, but no longer, aka the Freedom Tower -- popping out of the Manhattan skyline in the background.* [All photos by Mitch; click to enlarge.] *by Ken*... more »

Colin Powell calls Trump 'national disgrace' in email leak per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-37364189 reports barely half the news. It concentrates on one remark that is negative about Donald Trump but ignores the worse of the negative comments that Colin Powell made about Hillary Clinton. It's almost as though the BBC wasn't an independent news reporting organisation but was instead campaigning for the Democrats in the US.

"Hillary Deflates? A Setback For War"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Hillary Deflates? A Setback For War"* by TDB "As libertarian (former) Congressman Ron Paul pointed out recently (here), the “deep state” elects whom it wants and it seems to have wanted Hillary Clinton. And even after Hillary’s most recent collapse, articles are appearing in the mainstream media pointing out that Hillary is better than the alternative. This is no coincidence. The mainstream media is owned by a relatively few people and they are surely supported by others, hidden influencers for the so-called deep state. And it is this deep state that requires, if possible, the s... more »

Turkey: AKP Party Member Assassinated, Huge Bomb Outside of AKP Office- US Finger Wagging

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*I was meaning to get this out last week- Didn't have time. That said- It's obvious the AKP is under attack, as is Turkey. The US is fully cognizant of this fact, and in my opinion fully participatory.* *The Latest:* *AKP Member Killed Outside of His Home!** Link* *Hurriyet* A member of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was killed in an armed attack in the Şemdinli district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on *Sept. 14. * *Ahmet Budak, who was the AKP’s Hakkari candidate in the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was killed while his son was with him, Doğan News Agency ... more »

Glow Kids:Screen Addiction, Human Interactive Dysfunction and Mass Social Experimentation

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Before you dismiss the information in this post, let me tell ya a story.... I've seen this first hand, long before ever younger children have become* glued to the glow.* *-Video games, our daughter and her Sega Genesis. (creepy name)* This was a highly prized birthday gift. I'm thinking her 8th birthday? And yes I mean, she really wanted it, because all her friends had one! - She put up birthday money she received from other family members and we paid the difference. Long story, short: Big Mistake! Our daughter turned into a *'grumpy bear'* when playing these early video games. Y... more »

One People Show: Moses' horns and Hillary has Syphilis?

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 9 hours ago
This weeks One People Roundtable discussion was fast and furious- never has 2 hours gone by that quickly! Opening Salvo: Everyone make fun of Hillary!!!! Two of the main Discussions this week were about a video that has been released (below) that brings out information for 4Chan forum, that purportedly is from a "clone" from some other dimension, who's group is responsible for the "mandela effect". We also dug into the topic of dreams, because last weekend seemed to have exploded with dream time visions that ran through very similar scenarios and themes!! Our Guest for the sec... more »

A Marriage Made in Hell: Bayer Agrees To Buy Monsanto

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The German chemical giant Bayer AG has agreed to buy American GMO seed maker Monsanto. The two multinationals that teamed up during the Vietnam War to poison millions of people with Agent Orange are to become one. Common Dreams reports: Bayer and Monsanto: A Marriage Made in Hell If Monsanto, perhaps the most hated GMO company in the world, joins hands with Bayer, one of the most hated Big Pharma corporations on Earth (whose evil deeds date back to World War I and the Nazi era), the newly formed seed-pesticide-drug behemoth would have combined annual sales of $67 billion. That’s a... more »

“Brave Cop Fired for NOT Killing a Man Who Was Attempting Suicide By Cop”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Brave Cop Fired for NOT Killing a Man Who Was Attempting Suicide By Cop”* by Matt Agorist Weirton, WV — “Weirton police officer Stephen Mader exhibited extreme bravery and restraint earlier this year when he chose not to kill a suicidal man. For displaying such courage and reserve, Mader’s department fired him. On May 6, 2016, Mader responded to a call about a domestic incident. When he showed up to the call, Mader confronted Ronald D. Williams Jr., 23, who was armed and in a diminished mental state. Mader said that he began talking to the young man in his “calm voice.” “I told... more »

Mafia Rule One: Don't Put Anything in Writing...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*the self-proclaimed elitist politicians should take a hint.* These people, who consider themselves our intellectual and moral superiors, are so freaking stupid that they spew their guts all over email which they consider "secure." Nothing on the internet is secure. Nothing. We now have leaked emails of Colin Powell, leaks about DNC donors being awarded big political favors, and IT specialists for Clinton refusing to testify to the House Oversight Committee on deletions of some of Clinton’s emails. One of them, Bryan Pagliano, didn't even bother to show up. I don't remember when... more »

Radioactive Food and Water the New Normal in Japan

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Richard Wilcox* - The long-term consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster continue to linger. The post Radioactive Food and Water the New Normal in Japan appeared first on Waking Times.

MUFON's Top 100 UFO Books

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
MUFON, or some members of MUFON, have come up with a list of what they think of as the one hundred top books about UFOs published over the last seventy years or so. There are some things wrong with that list that I thought I would mention, which is, of course, my opinion of what is wrong. You can see their list here: http://micropublishingmedia.info/mufonbooks/list-mufon-top-100-books-of-all-time-2/ The first three books on this list were written by George Adamski (one with Desmond Leslie) and that makes me wonder about this. Adamski was the contactee who claimed communication with ... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago

The Hunting of the Snark

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
AN EASTER GREETING TO EVERY CHILD WHO LOVES "Alice." The Hunting of the Snark. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK an Agony, in Eight Fits. BY LEWIS CARROLL AUTHOR OF "ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND," AND "THROUGH THE LOOKING-GLASS ." *WITH NINE ILLUSTRATIONS* BY HENRY HOLIDAY London: MACMILLAN AND CO. 1876. [*The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.]* LONDON: R. CLAY. SONS, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS, BREAD STREET HILL. Inscribed to a dear Child: in memory of golden summer hours and whispers of a summer sea. Girt with a boyish garb for boyish taskEager she wields her spade: yet love... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 11 hours ago
*August ties July as hottest month ever on record (??)* *Reality is so regularly unkind to Warmists that I knew that there had to be some fun in this. And there is. Below are the actual gobal temperature numbers for 2016 as given by GISS -- in hundredths of a degree above the reference period.Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug115 132 128 108 93 80 85 98So August did NOT equal July. It substantially exceeded it. And as they say below that was quite a surprise -- unexpected. So CO2 must have LEAPED that month, according to Warmist theory?Wrong. Accord... more »

An interview with Václav Klaus

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*About the final victory of the Left, redefinition of the main political themes, Merkelism, and U.S. elections* An interview with the Czech ex-president was recorded by PragueTV less than two weeks ago and I found it interesting enough to translate those 23 minutes for you. See the original "Prague Café" interview, a video in Czech. ------------------------------ Via klaus.cz *Moderator, Petr Žantovský:* Welcome to the Prague Café. Today, we have moved the program to slightly atypical spaces, namely those of the Institute of Václav Klaus. The reason is simple. Our guest today is th... more »

Korean journal bans author for three years for plagiarism

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A journal in Korea has banned a researcher from submitting papers for three years after an investigation found evidence of plagiarism. The retraction notice for “Goodness-of-fit tests for a proportional odds model,” which appears in the Journal of the Korean Data and Information Science Society, cites an investigation by an academic ethics committee, but it’s unclear […] The post Korean journal bans author for three years for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s History In Iraq, Interview With Naval Postgraduate School’s Afshon Ostovar

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was born out of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s. Afterward it would be the main tool Tehran used to influence its neighbor Iraq. That continues to the present day as the IRGC’s Quds Force is a major ally in the war against the Islamic State, and Iran is promoting its commander General Qasim Suleimani as the savior of Iraq. To help explain this three decades long history is Afshon Ostovar. He is the author of *Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran’s Revolutionary Guard*, and an Assistant Professor in the National Security Aff... more »

Mexico: UFOs Appearing During Earthquakes

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 12 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and El Pueblo en LíneaDate: 09.12.2016* *Mexico: UFOs Appearing During Earthquakes* *MEXICO CITY 09.12.2016 (El Pueblo en Línea)* - Mexico is no stranger to UFO sightings before, during or after tremors or earthquakes, an extraordinary fact when considering that the presence of these objects during earth movements has been documented on video not only here, but in various parts of the world. An earthquake was recorded on 8 February 2010 at 18:47 hours in Mexico City with a magnitude of 5.9 on the Richter scale with an epicenter in the state of Oaxaca. At 16... more »

LOCKDOWN Stops Construction West of Bismarck NO! DAPL Sept. 14

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
. Three Warriors Locked Down to DAPL Excavators Today Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 Direct Action, stopping pipeline construction this morning west of Bismarck. Exit 123 and 117 on interstate 94. #nodapl

Ecuadorian Amazon Delegation Press Conference Standing Rock Camp Sept. 14

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
By Camp of the Sacred Stones Censored News Tune in for the live broadcast Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio New link! https://www.twitch.tv/standingrock An international indigenous delegation from the Ecuadorian Amazon has traveled to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and #NoDAPL efforts and share experiences of their successful defense of their sacred sites

Orwellian Newspeak by Obama - Media goes into hyperdrive after Clinton Black Swan Event

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Black Swan* As the dust continues to settle from *last Sunday's 9/11 ground zero collapse of Hillary Clinton*, it's starting to look more and more like a Black Swan Event...something unexpected that stands out against the pattern of contrived media "white swan" events. Rather than, as I first thought, yet another rung in the ladder up to the alibi to allow Clinton to bail from a campaign that is going very, very badly for her...and as WikiLeaks' Assange has promised, will get much worse. So, while Hillary no doubt has mental health issues...she also likely has some serious medic... more »

Saudi Arabia To Purchase Armed Drones From China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Wing Loong (Yilong / Pterodactyl) is a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developed by Chengdu Aircraft Design & Research Institute (CADI), a division of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). AirForce-Technology *David Axe, Daily Beast*:* Now the Saudis Have Killer Drones, Too* *Saudi Arabia has got a horrible human-rights record and a bloody war next door. And now it’s about to get its own fleet of flying, death-dealing robots.* Saudi Arabia is the world’s newest drone power. And that could be a problem, since the Saudis are in the ... more »

Is Syria And Israel Moving Closer To War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
UN peacekeepers monitor the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border from an army post at Mount Bental in the Golan Heights last July (photo credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90) *L. Todd Wood, Washington Times*: *Israel and Syria move closer to war* Quneitra is the long destroyed and mostly abandoned former Syrian capital of the Golan Heights. Israel occupies two-thirds of the Golan since capturing it decades ago during the 20th-century Arab Israeli wars. However, with Russian assistance, the Syrian Army under the control of Bashar Assad has become more capable and brazen. Over the las... more »

World News Briefs -- September 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) sits beside the hotel's pool with aide Jason Meininger during a break from his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the crisis in Syria September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Reuters*: *Kerry defends Syria deal with Russia, says Obama backs plan* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday sought to diffuse criticism of a U.S.-Russian ceasefire agreement on Syria arguing that without it violence would increase significantly with many more Syrians slaughtered or forced to flee the war-tor... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*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 this week, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The deal will represent the biggest pledge of U.S. military assistance made to any country but also involves major concessions granted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to officials on both sides. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligen... more »

British Inquiry Says Former PM David Cameron 'Ultimately Responsible' For Libya Chaos After 2011 Intervention

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Britain's Libya intervention flawed, Cameron to blame - MPs* Britain's 2011 military intervention in Libya, ordered by former prime minister David Cameron, relied on flawed intelligence and hastened the North African country's political and economic collapse, MPs said on Wednesday in a damning report. Britain and France led international efforts to help oust Libya's then-leader Muammar Gaddafi in early 2011, using fighter jets to beat back Gaddafi's armies and allow rebels to topple the longtime dictator. But Libya has since suffered years of chaos. Islamic State has g... more »

When We Transform the Economy to Respond to Climate Change, What Should We Transform It To?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Sometimes you can't have everything. Sometimes you have to choose. (Source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* I want to put two ideas into your head and ask you to hold them there for a while. Later I'm going to write a deeper piece on this subject. But for now, just notice these two ideas and how they're linked. They form an either-or, a one-or-the-other way to respond to climate change, assuming we do. After all, perhaps we will respond effectively to climate change, and that response may be in time to lessen the disaster. It could happen that people wake up — or more like... more »

Streets Of Dhaka Turn To Rivers Of Blood

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Pouring rain coupled with animal sacrifices all over the city of Dhaka in Bangladesh have created a disturbing scene. As rainwater built up on the roads of Dhaka and flooded many parts of the capital it got mixed with the bloody effluent from animal sacrifices marking the Islamic celebration of Eid al-Adha on Tuesday. Citizens said the incident showed how the cities corporations had failed to keep the drainage systems functional and had paid no attention to the matter before the Eid festival. RT reports: Thousands of sheep, goats and cows are slaughtered as part of the annual Musl... more »

Typhoon Meranti – The Facts v The Hype

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t AC Osborn http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3788458/Super-Typhoon-Meranti-tears-Taiwan-wind-gusts-370km-h-sets-sights-China.html Not for the first time in the last year or so, we find that a Pacific cyclone being grossly overhyped. I must stress that this is not the doing of the media, they are simply being fed this information from official sources. It is only […]

Syrian President Dr. Bashar al Assad Delivers Message to Perps from Liberated Syrian City

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*President Dr. Bashar al Assad* *Speaking from the Newly Liberated City of Daraya* One of the handful of real leaders in the world, Syrian President Dr. Bashar al Assad speaks to the media...standing like a warrior in the war torn streets of Daraya. He says he's addressing his message not to Syrians who already know everything he's feeling...but to the evil warmongers, the international cabal of fascist, globalist, neocons who tried to destroy his country, like they destroyed Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. His country was next on their Pentagon list....of seven countries in five yea... more »

"How It Really, Literally, Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The entire government of the United States, including but not limited to its judiciary * *and executive have become willing parties to open violations of the law and, * *it appears, the literal sale of our government."* See post below...

Big Pharma Giant Bayer Takes Over Toxic Monsanto For $66 Billion

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
It was announced today that big pharma giant Bayer will acquire Monsanto and their poisonous goodies for an estimated $66 billion dollars. The German pharmaceutical company agreed to buy the American GMO company for $128 a share. The acquisition values Monsanto’s equity at approximately $56 billion, but including debt, the deal is worth nearly $66 billion. RT reports: The latest bid offered by Bayer is 22 percent above Monsanto’s closing price on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. The acquisition of the leading GMO maker will make Bayer the world’s biggest seed and pesticide ... more »

Local Control of Schools: A Fanciful Democratic Endeavor

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Timothy Scott *For the master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. They may allow us temporarily to beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change* - Audre Lorde In a Connecticut State Superior Court decision on September 7, 2016, Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher ruled that while the state of Connecticut is providing adequate funding for its school districts, the methods by which those funds are being distributed violates the state’s constitution. According to Moukawsher, “Connecticut is defaulting on its constitutional duty to provide... more »

Another US Taxpayer Shocker: Post-9/11 Wars Have Cost Nearly $5 Trillion (And Counting)!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
In my last article, I put forward the disgusting information that the criminal US government was going to fleece their own taxpayers for $38 BILLION for their masters in Israel over the next 10 years... Considering how badly the US economy is doing and with so many Americans out of work or living in poverty and destitution, this action is so disgusting... But.... I just came across a most interesting article from the Activist Post website, at www.activistpost.com, that makes that $38 BILLION look like nothing at all... For according to this article, that I have here for everyone to ... more »

For or against

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
They say the Labour conference is to open with a rally against antisemitism. Maybe they got the word ‘against’ mixed up with the word ‘for’? Who is going to explain why Terence Kenyan has been readmitted after a series of repulsive tweets? What about the Corbynista that tweeted a vile comment about Shimon Peres? Has he been expelled? Has Michael Foster been readmitted yet? Meanwhile the BBC’s Norman Smith is getting excited about Jeremy Corbyn’s performance at PMQs. It’s almost as though the BBC has been waiting patiently for something to cling to that enables it to support ... more »

Hillary "Faints Frequently" Admits Bill Clinton but CBS censor the video

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago

Two more retractions bring bone researcher’s total to 12

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A bone researcher based in Japan with 10 retractions under his belt has retracted two more papers for similar reasons — problems with the underlying data, and including co-authors who didn’t participate in the project. In both notices, Yoshihiro Sato is pegged as responsible for the content of the papers. The newly retracted research covers […] The post Two more retractions bring bone researcher’s total to 12 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Diagnosing and Treating the Slow Recovery

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
From Neel Kashkari, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Powerful Questions About 911 That Remain Unanswered

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The world is on the verge of financial crisis and war with banks in America and Europe facing ruin and events in the Middle East escalating toward global conflict. A blogger asks some short and powerful questions about 911, raising our consciousness to the danger of its consequences in today’s unstable world and the multitude of questions that still remain unanswered regarding its cause. From Video Rebel’s Blog: The banks in Europe and America are near collapse. Traditionally, Depressions mean war. And then there is the vote in September in the UN General Assembly on Palestinian s... more »

Jailed Water Protectors Denied Constitutional Rights

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
By Red Warrior Camp Censored News Media contact: Cody Hall Email Address: RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com Social Media: Facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp , @ZuyaLutaOceti on Twitter MANDAN, North Dakota -- Water protectors stopped construction at two Dakota Access Pipeline sites today northwest of Mandan through nonviolent direct action. At approximately 10:30 a.m. CST, two

The Elite Don’t Need A President With A Pulse Says Political Analyst

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Oligarchs would prefer, but don’t need, a president with a pulse according to American writer and political analyst Daniel Patrick Welch . He says that if Hillary Clinton is elected president of the United States, she will be a sock puppet for the global ruling elite. Welch said that the Democratic presidential nominee does not need to be healthy to do the bidding of her handlers. “All they need is a pulse, and a finger to push the button when they tell you to.” Press TV reports: On Monday, Bill Clinton dismissed mounting health rumors about his wife, saying Hillary is “doing fine... more »

Russia is full of drug cheating a athletes, Americans just have medical reasons for using the same drugs

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
When Russians do it its evil, when Americans do it its a medical condition. If Hypocrisy was a sport America would take gold every time.

Who is in the tank?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Given the questions surrounding Hillary's health why has the main stream media not answered the question, who is this guy? He never leaves her side is that not worth investigating?

30-Tonne Meteorite Found In Argentina

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
One of the largest meteorites ever found has been exhumed from a field outside the small town of Gancedo in Argentina. Weighing in at more than 30 tonnes, astronomers believe that it could be the second-largest ever discovered. Gizmodo reports: The rock was pulled on Saturday from Campo del Cielo, a well-known meteorite crash site in Argentina, where iron meteorites abound. Some reports are describing it as the second largest meteorite ever discovered, and, yep, you only have to look at the footage to see that it’s certainly one big rock. But there are still some questions that ne... more »

Blind Iranian Footballer Scores Stunning Goal At Rio Paralympics

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Iran’s Behzad Zadaliasghari scored an astonishing Lionel Messi style goal at the Rio Paralympics in the blind football tournament. Video footage shows a beautiful display of football by visually impaired Iranian No.10 Behzad Zadaliasghari, helping his country win their 5-a-side match against Morocco 2-0. Sportskeeda reports: 😱 ⚽️ 👏 Impressive goal on the #Football5 field at the #Rio2016 #Paralympics pic.twitter.com/oW7dadTlR0 — Rio 2016 (@Rio2016_en) September 12, 2016 The video footage shows Iran’s Behzad Zadaliasghari dribbling the ball from the touchline as he runs past three...more »

WHERE THE NAEP SCORES ARE: "Truly spectacular gains," he said!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016* *Part 1 in this series* *Part 2—Who is Richard Rothstein:* In late August 2011, Richard Rothstein presented a bit of a back-to-school essay in the pages of Slate. Essentially, Rothstein's piece was a critique of certain kinds of "education reform." More specifically, it was a critique of the types of education reform which have proven very popular with press corps elites over the past many years. Rothstein started with a glancing reference to a new film, Waiting For Superman, which was gaining attention and praise. Inevitably, the film cited the won... more »

Iran Continues To Intercept U.S. Air Force Planes And Naval Vessels After Recent Threat To Shoot Down Two U.S. Navy Spy Planes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Air Force general cites 'continuing issue' with Iranian intercepts* An U.S. Air Force general on Tuesday said Iran has continually intercepted U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf, after Iranian forces threatened to shoot down two Navy planes over the weekend. "This been a continuing issue with respect to Iranian intercepts," said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, who is the top U.S. commander of the coalition air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. On Saturday, Iran threatened to shoot down two U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in... more »

North Korea Calls U.S. Bomber Flyover A Bluff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*IBTimes:* *North Korea Dismisses US Bomber Flights As Bluff Amid Heightened Tensions* After the United States conducted two bomber flights over South Korea in a bid to deter North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, Pyongyang on Wednesday shrugged off the attempt as a bluff, with no real consequence. Two U.S. supersonic B-1 Lancer strategic bombers Tuesday flew over the Osan Air Base, south of Seoul, following North Korea’s fifth nuclear test last week. The aim was reportedly to show solidarity with the U.S. allies in the region, and a show of force against Kim Jong Un’s regime. Gen. Vin... more »

North Korea Increases Uranium Enrichment To Have Enough To Produce Six Nuclear Bombs A Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to the January 18 General Machine Plant in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 10, 2016. KCNA/ via REUTERS *Reuters:* *North Korea ramps up uranium enrichment, enough for six nuclear bombs a year: experts* North Korea will have enough material for about 20 nuclear bombs by the end of this year, with ramped-up uranium enrichment facilities and an existing stockpile of plutonium, according to new assessments by weapons experts. The North has evaded a decade of U.N. ... more »

How And Why Did The U.S. Media Miscalculate The Hillary Clinton Health Story

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Clinton being helped prior to slumping and being pulled into her van. Courtesy: Zdenek Gazda on Twitter *Sharyl Attkisson*: *The News Media’s Miscalculation on Hillary’s Health* I watched the video of Hillary Clinton as she faltered, slumped and then apparently got dragged into her van, and I felt awful. Public officials put themselves in the public eye, but to have every step and misstep analyzed the way we do today seems to be a no-win situation. I wouldn’t want someone videotaping me when I had a migraine headache or–as I did several times in my 20’s working in Florida–became fa... more »

Columbia has settled a fraud case for $9.5M. Here’s why that’s important.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
This summer, Columbia University signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. government over a case filed under the False Claims Act (FCA), which enables whistleblowers to sue institutions on behalf of the government. Although this may seem like one of the many legal issues facing academic science recently, this case merits a closer look, says […] The post Columbia has settled a fraud case for $9.5M. Here’s why that’s important. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Signs Signs everywhere SIGNS!!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Opioid crisis sweeps America. H/T This means war.

When It Comes To Disdain For Science, Trump And House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith Are On The Same Page

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Yesterday the House Science Committee-- the majority of whose members were chosen to serve by the GOP leadership because they don't believe in or understand science-- held hearings on electronic vulnerabilities of U.S. election systems to hacking. Earlier in the day, we talked about the unsuitability of the committee's chairman, Lamar Smith (R-TX) for any kind of a task that involves intellectual objectivity or an understanding of how technology works. At the time, his election opponent, Democrat Tom Wakely told us that he found it "concerning is the idea that the science committee... more »

U.S. Erasing Evidence Of Support For ISIS To Salvage Reputation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The United States is desperately trying to destroy evidence of its support for ISIS terrorists in the Middle East, according to a former U.S. Army intelligence officer and whistleblower. Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer, says that United States is desperate to “erase” evidence of its support for Daesh terrorists as world opinion turns against them. PressTV reports: He made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday when asked about a report that the US military admitted its airstrikes in Syria “may have resulted in civilian casualties” over... more »

Bernie Sanders Joins Protest Against North Dakota Pipeline

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Bernie Sanders joined protests in support of Native American activists who are striving to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline. The former US Democratic presidential candidate called on President Obama to take action against the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline during a rally outside the White House on Tuesday alongside members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribal nations. The protest was one of about 200 “#NoDAPL” events which took place across the US on Tuesday Press TV reports: Sanders joined hundreds of activists, including members of the Standi...more »

Great white Shark Attack Captured On GoPro

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
A terrified swimmer had to fight off a huge great white shark while spearfishing in shallow waters off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. 22-year-old college student Tyler McQuillen captured the JAWS moment with a GoPro camera attached to a spear-gun. 99a99 YouTube video: Great white shark tries to attack diver This terrifying video shows the moment a swimmer fought off a great white shark while spear-fishing. College student Tyler McQuillen was off the coast of Santa Barbara, California, when he encountered the maneater in just 10 feet of water. The 22-year-old thought he was ... more »

Northabout’s Skipper’s Earlier Trips Through The “Impassable” NE & NW Passages!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Nikolay Litau Nikolay Litau is the Skipper of the Northabout, the yacht which is taking David Hempleman-Adams on his Polar Challenge. As we know, the purpose of the voyage is to demonstrate that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was […]

Pumpkin Jar Luminaries

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Ever since I completed a Halloween craft a couple weeks ago, my 7-year-old has been begging to do more. She is my Halloween girl. Most kids live for Christmas Day, she lives for Halloween. She starts planning next year's costume on November 1 and begs me to get out the Halloween decorations as soon as school starts. This year, I wanted her to have an active part in the luminaries we make for our windows and so we came up these darling little pumpkins. They are easy to make, a perfect craft for a second grader and the best part is that they recycle old jars! You will need: ... more »

Albert Woodfox speaking in Chicago IL on Sept. 18 and 21

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 18 hours ago
*Sunday, Sept. 18* at 2pm at Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street, Chicago, Wright Chapel *Wednesday, Sept, 21* at 6pm, at Gallery 400, at 400 S. Peoria Street. For more information, see flyer above and visit the event's Facebook and Eventbrite pages.

Bye Bye Bake-off

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The BBC tries to please everyone by stuffing so much into its schedules that much of the content ends up being treated in a superficial and time-constrained manner. Rushed interviews are cut off at precisely the wrong moment to make way for an urgent weather forecast or some vital sports update. Formerly serious programmes like Panorama and Newsnight have gone down the drain leaving behind just a faint gurgling sound. 24 hour rolling news consists mainly of soundbites and film-on-a-loop repeated over and over so that we can dip in and out as we please without missing much or learni... more »

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1937, 14th May 2002 - The Devolution Hoax

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 18 hours ago
FREE TO CHOOSE YOUR POISON The following is an item from Reuters(London) 9.5.2: The government sets out its plans on Thursday to allow every region of England to decide whether or not it wants its own parliament. The proposals, which follow devolution of power to Scotland and Wales, will offer each region a referendum on electing its own local powerbase. "We're talking about devolving power from the centre, decentralising government, not duplicating government," former senior government minister Peter Mandelson - a strong proponent of regional assemblies - said on Thursday. "We have one... more »

California Cops Test First Marijuana Breathalyzer On Drivers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Police in the US have been testing a marijuana breathalyzer on drivers in California. As part of field tests, several drivers in California were pulled over for driving erratically and voluntarily blew into the hand held Hound detector, a device which picks up traces of THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol) -the main ingredient in pot, on a person’s breath. Hound Labs, the Oakland-based scientific device company who developed the portable marijuana detector have nationwide distribution plans for for next year. RT reports: Two of the drivers who took part in the test admitted to smoking mar... more »

"If the Military Admitted the Existence of UFOs, Their Scam Would Collapse"

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and La Vanguardia (Spain)Date: 09.13.2016* *"If the Military Admitted the Existence of UFOs, Their Scam Would Collapse"* *An interview with Juan Jose Benitez by Andres Guerra* *Juan Jose Benitez* (Born in Pamplona, Spain, 1946) found it necessary to quit his newspaper job due to the stubbornness of the UFO phenomenon. He has never regretted it, although he went through hard times at first. His success is attested by millions of copies of books sold and his reputation, and for having an important member of the military hand him a dozen files to be declassified... more »

Sept. 13: The destructiveness of greed.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 19 hours ago
My it's hard to get back into form for writing a blog after being off for a week. it's especially hard because I now have such a backlog of material. So let's start with a very brief look at today's irving press. The headline story is that a former premier of New Brunswick is in favour of the Energy East pipeline to be built across Canada and into New Brunswick. Is he an expert on pipelines? No. But he's a former premier who got along well with Mr. Irving. So that's better than an expert. This isn't a news story. This is propaganda. Inside, there's a story that Moncton is one of the te... more »

Twenty-three Jailed Water Protectors Being Denied Attorney Visits 'NO! DAPL'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 19 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News UPDATE MIDNIGHT: Red Warrior Camp said, "The Morton County Jail booking process of the water protectors continued on into the evening hours. Jail officials informed the Camp's legal team that the North Dakota States Attorney, Al Koppy, had ordered that only a North Dakota licensed attorney could visit the jailed water protectors, which is a violation of their

The “Impassable” North East Passage

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://eureferendum.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/pictures-tell-story.html While the Northabout’s Polar voyage nears its end, it is worth revisiting a post by Richard North seven years ago, which exposed the myth of the “impassable North East Passage”. From EU Referendum: We were not going to return immediately to the "Northeast passage" but the temptation […]

A new paper ruling out many non-local realist theories

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
As explained 893 times on this blog, quantum mechanics has replaced, refused, and retired a basic assumption of classical physics, realism, while it has kept the principles of relativity, the Lorentz invariance, and the locality that follows from them. So we have theories of nearly everything – quantum field theories – and a likely theory of everything – string theory – that predict that the behavior of physics objects in the Minkowski space is perfectly local and Lorentz-invariant but the required correct description cannot be realist. Instead, quantum mechanics is a set of laws of... more »


Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://reality348.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/39-influence-of-cosmic-rays-on-the-global-circulation-of-the-atmosphere-and-surface-temperature/ Erl Happ has his latest post regarding the role of ozone in the Earth’s climate: The notion that the climate of the Earth is independent of external influences is a basic tenet of ‘climate science’ as promulgated by the UNIPCC. It is maintained that the only way in […]

Massive Cover-up Exposed: 285 Papers From 1960s-’80s Reveal Robust Global Cooling Scientific ‘Consensus’

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://notrickszone.com/2016/09/13/massive-cover-up-exposed-285-papers-from-1960s-80s-reveal-robust-global-cooling-scientific-consensus/#sthash.oWZrStbL.PXvEHcU3.dpbs Kenneth Richard provides a detailed and damning account in NoTricksZone of the attempt to cover up global cooling in the 1970s by William Connolley: Beginning in 2003, software engineer William Connolley quietly removed the highly inconvenient references to the global cooling scare of the 1970s from Wikipedia, the […]

“If True, NOW You're Cooked, Hillary”; Update: "Guccifer 2.0 Leaks DNC 'Pay-To-Play' Donor List"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“If True, NOW You're Cooked, Hillary”* by Karl Denninger “Oh boy... The Twittersphere now has up alleged documents pertaining to what appears to be a flat-out pay-for-play system. View here: - https://twitter.com/AltRights If this is authentic then either: *1.* There are a bunch of people headed to prison or *2. *The entire government of the United States, including but not limited to its judiciary and executive have become willing parties to open violations of the law and, it appears, the literal sale of our government. In the latter case I don't want to contemplate where that ma... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 21 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Scientists just got closer to understanding the genetic roots of crime — and it's making them nervous Here's what would happen if Hillary Clinton dropped out of the presidential race Costa Rica went 76 days without fossil fuels, but that's not the only reason it's the future of the planet One state is trying to defend a ban on voters posting photos of their ballots online NASA just took these incredible images of mysterious rock formations on Mars Four Paralympians just ran the 1500 metres faster than the Olympic gold medallist Facebook temporarily banned a Blac... more »

Geopolitics: “Putin Politely Expresses His Amazement At Western Stupidity”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“Putin Politely Expresses His Amazement At Western Stupidity”* by Paul Craig Roberts “In an interview with John Micklethwait of Bloomberg/Businessweek, Putin was asked about Russia’s desire to expand its influence geographically. Putin answered as follows: “I think all sober-minded people who really are involved in politics understand that the idea of a Russian threat to, for example, the Baltics is complete madness. Are we really about to fight NATO? How many people live in NATO? About 600 million, correct? There are 146 million in Russia. Yes, we’re the biggest nuclear power. But... more »

"Negative Interest Rates: A Sure Sign the Economy Is Doomed"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Negative Interest Rates: * *A Sure Sign the Economy Is Doomed"* by Bill Bonner "First, a quick look at the markets. The Dow bounced yesterday, recovering 239 points of the nearly 400 it lost on Friday. Why the comeback? The financial press has a ready answer: ‘Stocks gain with cautious Fed comments,’ reads a headline. Yes, dear reader, the Fed is in charge now. At least, according to the press. Prices are no longer discovered by willing buyers and sellers. They are imposed by a central bank that lives in fear- fear that investors will discover that the recovery is phony and stock... more »

"It's Worth It..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"No one's place in this world is guaranteed. Not everyone is going to get a happy ending. But life isn't about how it ends. It's about the moments between. It's about the small things. The way our loved ones laugh. The sight of a butterfly in the sunlight after a year or two in the darkness. The love and support of an old friend. They might not be with us in body, but they are with us in spirit. The feeling of something we'd thought lost to us forever returned in a single, life-changing moment. Yes, that is simple, even though it might be momentous to us as individuals. Because eve... more »

Trey Gowdy silences state department spokesman on Hillary Clinton emails

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/aiYBrZhMdkM The facts seem so clear yet the main stream media seem determined to ignore the facts and get Hillary Clinton elected.

Make This Right, Jared: Help Free Chris Tapp

William N. Grigg at Pro Libertate - 22 hours ago
Put former Idaho Falls Mayor Jared Fuhriman in a room filled with people, wrote the Idaho Falls Post Register’s editorial board in an encomium to the retired politician, “and warmth radiates from him. His decency is genuine, not the fabricated kind that can be sniffed out a mile away.” Christopher Tapp, who spent many hours in intimate proximity to Fuhriman in early 1997, wasn’t blessed by his radiant decency. Tapp remains confined to a prison cell in Kuna, where he has served nearly twenty years of a life sentence inflicted on him for a crime he didn’t commit, on the basis of a ... more »

Musical Interlude: The Youngbloods, “Get Together”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
The Youngbloods, “Get Together” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw2ze1Iw9d0

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look From the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“How much of planet Earth is made of water? Very little, actually. Although oceans of water cover about 70 percent of Earth's surface, these oceans are shallow compared to the Earth's radius. The featured illustration shows what would happen if all of the water on or near the surface of the Earth were bunched up into a ball. *Click image for larger size.* The radius of this ball would be only about 700 kilometers, less than half the radius of the Earth's Moon, but slightly larger than Saturn's moon Rhea which, like many moons in our outer Solar System, is mostly water ice. How even ... more »

"Life, eh?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"We said together, wistfully, 'Life, eh?' It says everything without having to say anything: that we all experience moments of joyful or painful reflection, sometimes alone, sometimes sharing laughs and tears with others; that we all know and appreciate that however wonderful and precious life is, it can equally be a terribly confusing and mysterious beast. 'Life, eh?" - Miranda Hart

Hacked Colin Powell Emails: Donald Trump Is A Disgrace. Criticises Clinton On Email Server

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Washington Examiner*: *Colin Powell's email hack: Strong words against Clinton, Trump* Former secretary of State Colin Powell labeled Donald Trump "a national disgrace" and "international pariah" in emails he sent to a former colleague in 2016. The retired four-star general is the latest government official to have his emails hacked. Other leaked emails indicate "Hillary's mafia" had tried to drag him in to commenting about Clinton's email scandal, multiple sources reported late Tuesday. Powell had claimed Clinton's "minions repeatedly said that they are making a mistake tryi... more »

A Rift Is Developing Between The U.S. State Department And The Pentagon On The Syrian Ceasefire Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia earlier this month in Geneva. Credit Kevin Lamarque/Reuters New York Times: *Details of Syria Pact Widen Rift Between John Kerry and Pentagon* WASHINGTON — The agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry announced with Russia to reduce the killing in Syria has widened an increasingly public divide between Mr. Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, who has deep reservations about the plan for American and Russian forces to jointly target terrorist groups. Mr. Carter was among the administratio... more »

A great scholarly talk on history of PC

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
I thought that because of my Soviet bloc background, years at Harvard, and many years I dedicated to this issue, I knew a lot about the PC, its history, its genesis etc. So I couldn't learn anything really new, right? Today, I was led to the four-months-old talk by Stephanie Maier from Americans for Prosperity: The Sordid History of Political Correctness and it was an eye-opener. (Hat tip: Ron Paul.) Especially at the end, she goes through the processes of the exponential expansion of the political correctness in the American society in recent years. And there are fun moments – ... more »

A skeptic went to a 9/11 Truthers convention. You probably will believe what happens next.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
A skeptic decided to attend a 9/11 ‘Truthers’ weekend conference near Chicago – 400 people who believe the United States government planned and orchestrated the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. *Many at the conference do not seem to be looking for new information that might lead to more accurate perspectives about the events of 9/11. A fellow sitting near me admits, “We already know this stuff; we’re here to reconfirm what we already know.” The conference is a way for attendees to consolidate their group identity, and try to bring their message to those people at ho... more »

Hillary’s Shocked Face During Bin Laden Capture Was A Coughing Fit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton has admitted that the infamous picture of her with a shocked expression during the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound actually depicts her during a coughing fit. The former Secretary of State told reporters that the picture taken in the White House showing her hand covering her mouth (as if gasping in horror) was actually the face of someone struggling with a coughing it. Mediaite.com reports: “I am somewhat sheepishly concerned that it was my preventing one of my early spring allergic coughs,” she told reporters in Rome on Thursday. “So, it may have no great mean... more »

Nirvana Confirm ‘Kurt Is Alive’ Conspiracy Rumors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Nirvana have responded to rumors that lead singer Kurt Cobain is still alive, after fans claimed that Peruvian singer Ramiro Saavedra is Kurt is disguise. Almost 25 years since the band released their hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” remaining members of Nirvana added fuel to conspiracy theories that their frontman was still alive and living in Peru by saying, “It is true, Kurt is alive“. Superjam.com reports: He lives, essentially… Sort of, in the form of Peruvian singer Ramiro Saavedra. Yes, the doppleganger performed a version of ‘Come As Your Are’ that was so convincing, fans (an... more »

Secret Service Agent: ‘Something Is Seriously Wrong With Hillary’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton’s Secret Service agent says that the Democratic nominee is lying about her recent bout of pneumonia, claiming that something else is seriously wrong with her. According to the SS agent, Hillary and her campaign staff are putting the country in great danger by keeping the true extent of Ms. Clinton’s ill health a secret. Ijr.com reports: I protected First Lady Hillary Clinton, President Bill Clinton, and their family while I served in the Secret Service Uniform Division as an officer from 1991-2003. By now, you have most likely seen the startling video of Hillary Cli... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lot of elbow room left out there in America pic.twitter.com/DEfp8dzQlJ — Michael Shannon (@mikepshannon) September 13, 2016

5 Great American Military Victories And 5 Great Defeats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest*:* America's 5 Greatest Military Victories (and 5 Most Shocking Defeats)* The American military is clearly the most dominant force on the planet--maybe the most lethal ever. Armed with nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, submarines, a fleet of drones and a massive army and air force, it would win in almost any circumstance--at least on paper. But that has not always been the case, and sometimes not even being the best in the world can crush a committed foe who will stop at nothing to win in combat. So what were some of America’s biggest military vi... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Heavy fire system TOS-1A Soltsepyok during the demonstration of military equipment at the 2016 "Army Forum". © SPUTNIK/ EVGENI BIYATOV

A Look At Hillary Clinton's Medical History

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Clinton's medical history – and her tendency to keep personal and medical information far from view – is coming in for new scrutiny following revelations that the candidate got diagnosed with pneumonia Friday *Daily Mail*: *Three blood clots, a concussion, deep vein thrombosis: Hillary's shielded medical history is no longer just for conspiracy theorists as her 'penchant for privacy' gets serious scrutiny* * Clinton suffered her first blood clot in 1998 while she was First Lady and experienced a second incident in 2009 * She suffered a concussion after falling in her home in 2013 n... more »

Syrian Military Shoot Down Israeli Warplane

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Flooding damage to Louisiana agriculture pegged at $277M ~AP*

Does Randi Weingarten think no one is paying attention?

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Why did Hillary Clinton Lie about her Health?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 D... more »

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

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Words by John Trudell

Global Network Solidarity Message Gets Heard in Mauritius

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by!

"Poisonous Pedagogy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Here we go… lets blame Putin…he has done it again! 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 [si... more »

Theresa May and the Boundary Review

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

LOCKDOWN on DAPL Construction Machinery Sept. 13, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

9 11

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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