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Thursday, September 15, 2016

15 September - Blogs I'm Following

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U.S. Defense Secretary: US Military Will 'Never Unleash Truly Autonomous Killing Machines'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
Terminator army (credit: Warner Brothers) *Breaking Defense*: *Killer Robots? ‘Never,’ Defense Secretary Carter Says* IN FLIGHT TO ANDREWS AFB: Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is pushing hard for artificial intelligence — but the US military will “never” unleash truly autonomous killing machines, he pledged today. “In many cases, and certainly whenever it comes to the application of force, there will never be true autonomy, because there’ll be human beings (in the loop),” Carter told Sydney and fellow reporter John Harper as they flew home to Washington. Carter’s trip to Austin an... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The Army-2016 forum, organized by the Russian Defense Ministry. The forum is held in the military-themed Patriot Park in Kubinka near Moscow. © SPUTNIK/ ALEXEI FILIPPOV

Norway's Military Has The World’s First All-Female Special Operations Unit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
Shoot training for hunter squad at the Norwegian Army Special Operation Command. Photo courtesy of Norwegian Armed Forces *Task & Purpose*: *‘Hunter Troop’ Is The World’s First All-Female Special Operations Unit* *In 2014, Norway created the world’s first all-female special operations unit — out of necessity.* Beginning in 2001, Norway’s top special operations unit, the Forsvarets Spesialkommando, or FSK, played a tip-of-the-spear role in Operation Enduring Freedom, often working alongside Delta Force and Navy SEAL operatives. However, the FSK, like many all-male Western military ... more »

Can Powerful Countries Adopt A 'No First Nuclear Strike Policy?'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 35 minutes ago
President Barack Obama with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Carlos Barria / Reuters *Dominic Tierney, The Atlantic*: *Refusing to Nuke First * *Why rejecting nuclear preemption reflects strength, not weakness.* On September 5, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration is weighing whether to adopt a so-called “no-first-use” nuclear doctrine. This would allow the United States to launch nuclear weapons only if the enemy deployed them first. Such a change would be a dramatic policy shift: Washington has always kept the option of... more »

Iranian Military Commander Qassem Soleimani Denies Rreports That He Will Run For The Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Major General Qassem Soleimani *Bloomberg:* *Enigmatic Iran General Vows to Stay a Soldier Amid Election Talk* * Soleimani says Iran’s enemies are attempting to divide nation * Media have speculated he might contest presidential election Top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani said he hopes to remain a soldier “until the end” of his life, in remarks that follow weeks of media speculation he might contest presidential elections in May. “I am a soldier of Velayat and the Islamic Republic regime and the brave population, which I value more than my own life,” Soleimani said in ... more »

Ed Snowden-- Traitor Or Hero?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Perhaps you're aware that a campaign has begun to get President Obama to pardon whistleblower Ed Snowden. The ACLU, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch have all signed on with PardonSnowden.org, to win Snowden a pardon or, in Bernie Sanders' words, "clemency." The idea is to bring Snowden back to the U.S. without locking him up in prison. Among the backers are Noam Chomsky, George Soros, Daniel Ellsberg, Steve Wozniak, Danny Glover, Laurie Anderson, Lawrence Lessig, Jimmy Wales, Susan Sarandon, Michael Stipe, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Moore, Glenn Greenwald, Peter Gabri... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “10 Best”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “10 Best” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_cuyjXHB7Q Playlist: 0:00 - I Giorni 7:02 - Una Mattina 10:30 - Time Lapse 16:00 - Le Onde 21:38 - Love is a Mystery 24:44 - Divenire 31:27 - Monday 37:24 - Andare 44:25 - Nefeli 48:57 - Ancora

"Meanwhile, On Mars..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Breathtaking Photos”* *Click image for larger size.* Image from the NASA Mars orbiter's high-resolution camera HiRISE. - https://www.rt.com/ - *https://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/* That sure looks like water to me...

Quote of the Day: On welfare, parenting and the 30-million word gap

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
*“Ironically one of the reasons the DPB was introduced was to allow sole mothers more time with their children. To reduce their stress and enable better parenting. Today it is known that maternal depression, welfare dependence and low literacy are all associated.”* ~ Lindsay Mitchell on The genesis of the DPB and "The 30-million word gap" . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Conservative voices for electoral reform

Alison at Creekside - 4 hours ago
Notable because we don't often hear Conservative voices speaking publicly in favour of electoral reform. Sept 8, 2016. Colin Craig of the Manning Centre interviews President of Canadian Taxpayers Federation Troy Lanigan, on the benefits of proportional representation. Lanigan compares MMP with STV, which both prefer. Yesterday ERRE committee members CPC Scott Reid, NDP Nathan Cullen, and GPC Elizabeth May sent a letter to Democratic Institutions Minister Monsef requesting a move towards more concrete models of three different PR systems: “Canadians will want to know how the vari... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (1080p), with audio on. The night sky of Namibia is one of the best in the world, about the same quality of the deserts of Chile and Australia. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around t... more »

Chet Raymo, "Why Not?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Why Not?"* by Chet Raymo "A reader asked: "If we are all one and made out of the same material- then the things that we make are made out of the same material. But they are not animate. Why not?" At first glance, this might seem like a naive question, one that we all know the answer to. On reflection, it turns out to be terribly profound. Or should I have said, "wonderfully profound"? Yes, everything, animate and inanimate, is made of the same stuff- the 92 naturally-occurring elements - but all of the animate things we know about are made mainly of carbon compounds- carbon in co... more »

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

"Waiting for Someday: Why Not Now?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Waiting for Someday: Why Not Now?"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "All the joy and passion you can envision can be yours right now, rather than in a future point in time. The time we are blessed with is limited and tends to be used up all too quickly. How we utilize that time is consequently one of the most important decisions we make. Yet it is far too easy to put off until tomorrow what we are dreaming of today. The hectic pace of modern existence affords us an easy out; we shelve our aspirations so we can cope more effectively with the challenges of the present, ostensibly to... more »

FBI Director: Cover Your Webcams

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
© csis.org *RT:* *Cover your webcams, says FBI chief* Taping over or otherwise covering up your computer’s web camera is a “sensible” thing that everyone should do, according to FBI Director James Comey. US spy agencies have had the ability to hack into webcams for years, according to whistleblowers. Giving a keynote address at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the National Security Division at the US Department of Justice, Comey sat down with Assistant Attorney General John Carlin and discussed things such as webcam security and Twitter. The event was hosted by the Cent... more »

The Businesstrumpanzee... And American National Security

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
I bet there were a lot of pissed-off Republicans who read the Daniel Larison piece in the *American Conservative* this week, Trump's Plunder Doctrine. This wasn't about Señor Trumpanzee's personal business empire, but about how he thinks the U.S. government should be run-- the notorious, and oft repeated, "take the oil" notion. Trump doesn't understand the concept of international law, let alone why the U.S. participated in the Hague Convention and the Geneva Conventions that provide guidelines on the rights and duties of occupying powers which include the protection of civilians... more »

"The Cloak Of The Past..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The cloak of the past is cut from patches of feeling, and sewn with rebus threads. Most of the time, the best we can do is wrap it around ourselves for comfort or drag it behind us as we struggle to go on. But everything has its cause and its meaning. Every life, every love, every action and feeling and thought has its reason and significance: its beginning, and the part it plays in the end. Sometimes, we do see. Sometimes, we see the past so clearly, and read the legend of its parts with such acuity, that every stitch of time reveals its purpose, and a kind of message is enfolded ... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: The Who, “Overture”; "Love, Reign O'er Me"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
The Who, “Overture” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKdusyjiuvY The Who, "Love, Reign O'er Me" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhSdNy1snaU

Trump: Make America mercantilist again

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Politicians choose words carefully. Even Trump, when his speechwriters write then down for him. So what does he mean in yesterday’s economics speech by what he chose to call his “American System”? The words echo, no doubt intentionally, Henry Clay’s “American System” promoted at a time when laissez-faire was king, Clay’s programme promoting instead a three-legged statist mongrel: *This envisioned a protective tariff, a national bank jointly owned by private stockholders and the federal government, and federal subsidies for transportation projects ('internal improvements').* M... more »

96% of people didn’t even notice her

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
“I snatched my camera from the car and took two quick shots as [Mary Miller] seemed to hesitate . . . As quickly as possible I shoved the exposed film into the case and reached for a fresh holder. I no sooner had pulled the slide out and got set for another shot than she waved to the crowd below and pushed herself into space. Screams and shouts burst from the horrified onlookers as her body plummeted toward the street. I took a firm grip on myself, waited until the woman passed the second or third story, and then shot.”

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Ben Moss/Tony Angiola (Zamora Sighting)

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 5 hours ago
This week’s show concerned the Socorro, New Mexico UFO landing and occupant sighting of April 24, 1964. My guests were Ben Moss and Tony Angiola of MUFON Virginia and their website can be found at www.mufonva.com. The interview can be found here: https://youtu.be/xd5ToD13dlE True SymbolWhat was interesting in this interview, or what caught my attention was the discussion of the symbol that Lonnie Zamora reported on the side of the object. According to Moss and Angiola, the symbol that we all believed to be the correct one, the symbol that has been featured in magazines and document... more »

What Are The Pros And Cons Of John Kerry's Syria Cease Fire Deal With The Russians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) shake hands at the conclusion of their news conference following their meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Peter Apps, Reuters:* *The pros and cons of Kerry's Syria deal* The landmark deal last week between Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov is, in many ways, a major breakthrough. It may well save lives. Against the backdrop of what has been the worst war of the 21st century, that’s a prize worth seizing. The problem: The eff... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
US State Department *CSM*: *Syrian cease-fire: How can US and Russia trust each other?* *Even countries as seemingly at odds as the US and Russia can cooperate, but it will be hard.* WASHINGTON — Faced with the prospect of partnering with the Russians as part of a cease-fire deal in Syria, Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrington didn’t hedge. “I’m not going to tell you I trust them,” said the head of United States Air Force Central Command in a briefing with reporters Tuesday. Joint US-Russia airstrikes against terrorists in Syria would come about only after seven days of calm, but General ... more »

Economic News , Data & Views...... September 15-16 , 2016 ........ Quick Hits For Thursday- 1. Markets & Market Moving News : US , Europe & Stock Markets In Focus - Poor US Data Sparks Rally In US Stocks ; 2. Around The Horn For Europe - Spain , Italy , Greece , Germany , France , UK , EU- UK Talks , Bratislava Summit , Bank Of England Monetary Policy Meeting. 3. MENA Watch - Libya & Syria In Focus. 4. US Presidential Contest ( Crazy Clown Car Crash Race ) Highlights.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Markets & Market Moving News.... Asia - September 16 , 2016... *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 12m 12 minutes ago RTRS Survey: Few Japanese Firms See BoJ Spurring Deflation *ForexLive* ‏@ForexLive 15m15 minutes ago Coming from Japan today, Cabinet Office monthly economic report http:// news.forexlive.com/!/coming-up-fr om-japan-today-the-cabinet-office-release-their-monthly-economic-report-20160915 … *Anthony Barton* ‏@AntBarton89 13m 13 minutes ago BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research On APac Liquidity: *Livesquawk* ‏@Livesquawk 1h 1 hou... more »

GDP: Still a rockstar?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
All the rockstar headlines are being wheeled out again after official GDP figures indicating “the economy grew this year by 3.6 per cent” – “growth this quarter ... being driven by strong domestic and export demand. Household spending was up 1.9 percent, with Kiwis spending more on going away, eating out, and furnishing their houses.” Great news, especially while dairy prices are low, huh? Well, not so fast. Let’s look at how we did it. How did we do it? Well, here’s a clue: remember that despite what the acronym stands for GDP doesn’t measure production, it measures *spending... more »

Sept. 15: Hold Onto Your Hats!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
Wow: Section A of the irving press has breaking news under the page 1 headline. Some NB license plates on cars sold in 2009 are showing signs of peeling. And hide page 2 from children and the faint-hearted. It has a disturbing photo of a peeling licence plate. Page 3 has a big story on how Brunswick News Inc. has donated a scholarship for journalism students. It's to encourage talented journalism students to stay in this province, students highly trained for the gritty work of reporting peeling on 2009 licence plates. We also need ace reporters who dig out the facts on big storie... more »

Space Week Events List Steadily Growing

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
*October 1-8, 2016Keep Space for Peace Week * *International Week of Protest to * *Stop the Militarization of SpaceNo Missile Defense * *Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing * *Stop the Endless Wars * *No to NATO * *End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy * *Convert the Military Industrial Complex * *Deal with climate change and global poverty* *List in formation* - *Alice Springs, Australia (Oct 1)* National Conference *Pine Gap: Serving US Militarism for 50 Years – Time for Independence? *Panels include: Pine Gap & US Base in Darwin, Security Threat to Aust... more »

Buddhists Join Protest Against THAAD

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
Latest news from South Korea about the fight against US deployment of THAAD 'missile defense' system: Amid heavy rain, more than 500 Won-Buddhism monks and followers held a silent meditation meeting in protest to the possible deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). In the afternoon of Sept. 12, just before the Chuseok (fall harvest) holidays (Sept. 14 to 18), 530 Won-Buddhism monks from the nationwide gathered in the center of Seoul and made a silent meditation meeting in protest to the possible deployment of the THAAD and for the settlement of peace in Kor... more »

I Approve This Message

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
*Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein spoke recently at a Standing Rock, North Dakota protest. She spray painted the words "I approve this message" on the front blade of a bulldozer that is destroying sacred native lands. For this symbolic act a warrant has been issued for her arrest.* Last night Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein came to speak at the University of Southern Maine (USM) in Portland. Also speaking to the crowd of about 300 was Medea Benjamin (CodePink) and other local Green Party activists. I was invited to introduce Medea and was asked to say ... more »

Refuse to Fight

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago

The Indolence of British Capitalism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
The state is a committee for managing the common affairs of the bourgeoisie. That Marx was one sharp fella. For an insight 170 years old, it has proved remarkably durable. Except in one respect: states often fall short of enforcing these "common affairs" and instead are beholden to a clutch of favoured businesses and industries. Reminding us of this failure comes Philip Stephens in the *FT*. Alighting the EU finding against Apple and ordering them to cough up £13bn in avoided taxes to the Irish government (which, perversely, is appealing against what would be a very significant win... more »

Environmental Crises and the Anthropocene

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
Today's edition of the Washington Post has an article with interviews addressing the human-engineered great extinction event known as the Anthropocene, with a focus on the ocean. The article notes that large mammals are dying off first in this great extinction event in a pattern that is historically anomalous. It also notes that CLIMATE CHANGE is not the most important factor driving current extinctions, although it is expected to be in the future. Rather, the most important factors driving current extinctions are human predation and habitat destruction: Chris Mooney. Sep. 14, 201... more »

Confronting It Head On

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Kellie Leitch has caused a great deal of controversy with her suggestion that we screen prospective immigrants for "Canadian values." Actually, she's touching a nerve which predates Confederation. Desmond Cole writes: Many have criticized Leitch’s proposal by saying it is impractical, since no one person or group can define or determine Canadian values. That’s a nice idea, but in practice we know the values our politicians attempt to sell us are a reflection of our colonial, white, British, monarchical heritage. There are such things as Canadian values, and they explain how our po... more »

BreXit : George Eliot

Spike EP at News Spike - 6 hours ago
"A human life, I think, should be well rooted in some spot of a native land, where it may get the love of tender kinship for the face of the earth, for the labors men go forth to, for the sounds and accents that haunt it, for whatever will give that early home a familiar unmistakable difference amidst the future widening of knowledge. The best introduction to astronomy is to think of the nightly heavens as a little lot of stars belonging to one's own homestead." - George Eliot

Apparently, Pimpin' is Easy

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 6 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein) *D*CLeaks revealed one thing yesterday that you may not have known about Colin Powell: He's a regular guy. Sure, maybe the former Secretary of State and four star general might not want to sit down and have a beer with you. But in his gossipy perceptions about the powerful elite with whom he'd once rubbed shoulders, he really brings himself down to earth like the rest of us. How else does one explain his verbal brickbats in a series of emails to Bigly donor Jeffrey Leeds, who himself told Powell that "Nobody li... more »

Israel/Syria/Lebanon Border, Heating Up! Israel Evacuation Exercises, US Ceasefire Obligations Fail

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Lots happening that's for sure...So we are going to have a news round up!* *Is a narrative being prepped for an Israeli move on Lebanon and Syria, simultaneously?* * hattip anonymous* AnonymousSeptember 14, 2016 at 6:28 PM http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Sep-14/371933-fresh-syrian-fire-hits-israeli-held-golan.ashx Latakia strike coming? *Check these news items?* *Escalation On Syrian-Israeli Border Could Be Part Of An Iranian Plan To Take Over Syrian Golan Heights* *Blaming Iran so the Israeli move can be presented as defensive? As a re-action? Rather then a d... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Homeschooling Has Come a Long Way* As children head back to school, an increasing number of their homeschooled peers will be starting their academic year as well. Homeschooling in the United States is growing at a strong pace. Recent statistics indicate that 1.5 million children were homeschooled in the United States in 2007. This is up significantly from 1.1 million children in 2003 and 850,000 children in 1999. The homeschooling movement first emerged in earnest during the 1980s. Back then it was largely led by evangelical Christians. But as the movement has grown, it has also... more »

UNICORN RIOT VIDEO: Water Protectors Arrested by Militarized Police

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Unicorn Riot Media Pointed Out For Arrest Riot Police Mass Arrest Water Protectors Never Surrender! Click arrow below to watch This is what happens with the U.S. government, courts, law enforcement and mainstream media go to bed with Big Oil. By Brenda Norrell Censored News The arrest of the 23 water defenders on Tuesday was obviously a hit job by militarized police. The strong

World News Briefs -- September 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Smoke rises over a damaged site as Civil Defence members try to put out a fire after an airstrike on al-Jalaa street in the rebel held city of Idlib, Syria. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah *CNN:* *Syrian airstrikes kill 23; Russia, US allege violations* (CNN)At least 23 people, including nine children, were killed during airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, as the United States and Russia accused each other of violating a fragile ceasefire. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was unclear which side was behind four airstrikes in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, an area n... more »

This Is Sick: US Vice President Makes Moves On An Innocent 13 Year Old Girl (!)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I have been like everyone else over the last while... Watching the downfall of that psychotic demon Hillary "Killary" Clinton, as her health issues become apparent, and the US Democratic Party is now scrambling like crazy trying to figure out how to keep their LIES going through their Jew spew media that this witch is somehow "healthy" and "fit to be President".... It is indeed disgusting... Yes, there are those out there that are saying that with Killary unfit to be President, the Democratic Party has to now look for a new person that they can thrust into the White House (a shoo-in... more »

Ohio Police Officer Kills Black Teenager Who Pulled Out BB Gun

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A 13-year-old boy has been fatally shot by police in Columbus, Ohio. The black teenager was a suspect in an armed robbery. He pulled out a BB gun on police officers chasing him before getting shot multiple times. FATAL POLICE-INVOLVED SHOOTING:This is a replica of the 13yo suspects gun used in last night’s armed robbery. #CPD pic.twitter.com/vKjlwYCKuY — Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) September 15, 2016 Tyre King, 13, later died in hospital. Fox News reports: The shooting happened around nightfall Wednesday in an alley east of downtown Columbus after a short foot chase. Co... more »

some things

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
This is an Orange

U.S. Presidential Elections News Updates -- September 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gives a thumbs up as she boards her campaign plane in White Plains, New York, United States September 15, 2016, to resume her campaign schedule following a bout with pneumonia. REUTERS/Brian Snyder *Reuters*: *Clinton returns to campaign trail with Trump rising in polls* Hillary Clinton got back on the campaign trail on Thursday after taking three days off for pneumonia, and the Democratic presidential candidate faced a more challenging political landscape, with Republican rival Donald Trump rising in opinion polls. Senior Clinton ... more »

Scott Walker Exposed-- Again-- For Criminal Corruption. U.S. Supreme Court To Examine The Case In 2 Weeks

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
In case you missed it yesterday, here's Ed Pilkington's massive leak (1,500 pages) of Scott Walker corruption documents that *The Guardian* published yesterday. Think of them in terms of the Zephyr Teachout video we looked out earlier and what *The Guardian* termed opening "a door onto how modern U.S. elections operate in the wake of Citizens United, the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that unleashed a flood of corporate money into the political process. They speak to the mounting sense of public unease about the cosy relationship between politicians and big business, and to the fr... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 15th Sep)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 8 hours ago
ts Bank of England to buy “tax dodging” Apple debt to encourage it to invest here In the Bank of England’s latest attempt to stimulate the economy, it announced a list of 100 companies, including Apple, whose debt it will start hoovering up with £10bn of freshly printed sterling. The hope is that this will ultimately spur investment and provide a boost for the wider economy, which has been

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russian Defense Ministry *Sputnik:* *US-Russia Airstrike Coordination in Syria Only at Combatant Commander Level* US Air Force Chief Gen. David Goldfein said that possible US-Russian coordination of airstrikes in Syria "is all in combatant commander lanes, in terms of the military aspect of it." WASHINGTON (Sputnik), Leandra Bernstein — Any coordination of airstrikes in Syria between the United States and Russia will be worked out strictly at the level of US combatant commander, US Air Force Chief Gen. David Goldfein told Sputnik on Thursday. Possible US-Russian coordination of a... more »

Odd omission

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Yesterday (14th September) a mini debate took place in Westminster Hall: David Davies Chair, Welsh Affairs Committee 4:08 pm, 14th September 2016 “I beg to move, That this House has considered the BBC and political impartiality.” Mr. Davies was concerned with the BBC’s bias, (to the political left) in particular its overtly partisan attitude to Brexit and its unscientific treatment of climate change. He also objected to the BBC’s habit of referring to extremists of the Muslim faith as ‘conservative’. Maybe Mr. Davies doesn’t know a great deal about the BBC’s bias against Israel a... more »

Archaeology: "Cahokia: Human Sacrifice on the Mississippi"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Cahokia: Human Sacrifice on the Mississippi" by George Pawlaczyk "Human sacrifice! Victims buried alive! Read all about it in "Cahokia- Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi." According to this book by University of Illinois archaeologist and professor of anthropology Tim Pauketat, the mound builders were not always the idyllic, corn-growing, pottery-making, fishing-hunting gentle villagers depicted in various dioramas at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville. An artist's conception of downtown Cahokia. Monk's Mound and the main plaza sit within the palisad... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Torres Novas, Santarem, Portugal. Thanks for stopping by!

"Far Off, It May Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Hence the strong attraction which magic and science alike have exercised on the human mind; hence the powerful stimulus that both have given to the pursuit of knowledge. They lure the weary enquirer, the footsore seeker, on through the wilderness of disappointment in the present by their endless promises of the future: they take him up to the top of an exceeding high mountain and show him, beyond the dark clouds and rolling mists at his feet, a vision of the celestial city, far off, it may be, but radiant with unearthly splendor, bathed in the light of dreams." - James George Frazer

“When Reality Turned Inside Out”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“When Reality Turned Inside Out”* by Scott Adams, creator of "Dilbert" “Do you remember way- way- way- back in July, when the public thought Trump was the candidate they couldn’t trust with the nuclear arsenal? That was before we realized he could moderate his personality on command, as he is doing now. We’re about to enter our fifth consecutive week of Trump doing more outreach than outrage. It turns out that Trump’s base personality is “winning.” Everything else he does is designed to get that result. He needed to be loud and outrageous in the primaries, so he was. He needs to b... more »

U.S. Intelligence Ramping Up Efforts On Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
© Larry Downing / Reuters *Washington Post:* *As Russia reasserts itself, US intelligence agencies focus anew on the Kremlin* U.S. intelligence agencies are expanding spying operations against Russia on a greater scale than at any time since the end of the Cold War, U.S. officials said. The mobilization involves clandestine CIA operatives, National Security Agency cyberespionage capabilities, satellite systems and other intelligence assets, officials said, describing a shift in resources across spy services that had previously diverted attention from Russia to focus on terrorist ... more »

Pentagon Releases Video Showing Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson Undergoing Shock Trials (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* This test was done in June ....* Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson Completes First Full Ship Shock Trial Blast (*USNI News).

How Opt Out Could Remain Legitimate, But Won't

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
The last national conference held by United Opt Out in February featured Green presidential candidate, Jill Stein, long-time radical educator, Bill Ayers, and radical intellectual, Chris Hedges. The line-up for the conference scheduled for next month in Houston is quite different. The October UOO conference at the Hilton will be be co-sponsored by an AFT affiliate, the Houston Federation of Teachers, and the headliners will contain no radicals, free or otherwise. Featured will be education economist and KIPP sympathizer, Samuel Abrams, along with Diane Ravitch's lieutenant at NPE,... more »

Horrible hackistry looks like this!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016* *Scripted post-racial palaver:* Did anyone ever actually claim that President Obama's election heralded a "post-racial America?" Over the past quite a few years, this has become an easy straw man for us pseudolibs to knock down. According to Kevin Drum, a columnist in the Los Angeles Times has gone there again today. Here's where we're forced to chastise Drum. "What I'm curious about is her contention about Obama," he writes. "Back in 2008, did anyone really think that an Obama presidency really meant that a post-racial society was just around the cor... more »

Patients Like Me privacy breach complaint sinks paper

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A journal has removed a paper after realizing it contained a verbatim quote from a patient that could reveal the patient’s identity. Reposting as our subscription software appears to be acting up again. Read the whole post here. The post Patients Like Me privacy breach complaint sinks paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment of truth. The post This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won appeared first on Waking Times.

Pentagon Officials Still Sceptical On Working With The Russians In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Hill*: *US general expresses skepticism over Russian cooperation in Syria* The top U.S. general in the Middle East expressed skepticism over whether the U.S. and Russian military could work together to target the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. "I'm hopeful but I'm very realistic about what is before us," Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, said Wednesday at a conference in Washington hosted by the Institute for the Study of War. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: The Pentagon chief has endorsed the deal .... *Pentagon head voices support for State... more »

Syrian Ceasefire Still Holding, But No Aid Has Been Delivered To Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Syria ceasefire deal in balance as Aleppo aid plan stalls* Syrian government forces and rebels had yet to withdraw from a road needed to deliver aid to the city of Aleppo on Thursday, threatening the most serious international peacemaking effort in months as the sides accused each other of violating a truce. The aid delivery to rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which is blockaded by government forces, is an important test of a U.S.-Russian deal that has brought about a significant reduction in violence since a ceasefire took effect on Monday. The U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de ... more »

It Is Now Against The Law In Venezuela To Stand In Line To Buy Food

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
CARACAS — A man waits in line to buy food at a grocery store in La Urbina, east Caracas. Some people in line arrived at 3 a.m and waited several hours before being able to make their purchases. (Alejandro Cegarra/For the Washington Post) *Mariana Zuñiga and Nick Miroff, Washington Post*: *In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested* BARQUISIMETO, Venezuela – The hunt for food started at 4 a.m., when Alexis Camascaro woke up to get in line outside the supermarket. By the time he arrived, there were already 100 people ahead of him. Camascaro never made it inside... more »

Brazil Ex-President Lula And Wife Charged In Massive Corruption Scandal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC*: *Brazil ex-President Lula and wife face charges in corruption scandal* Federal prosecutors in Brazil have asked a judge to file corruption charges against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. They accused him of being the "boss" of a huge corruption scheme that cost the state oil company, Petrobras, an estimated $12.6bn (£9.5bn) in losses. Prosecutors had been investigating whether Lula and his wife failed to declare ownership of a luxury flat. He has denied owning the penthouse and says the case is politically motivated. A criminal conviction would bar him from ru... more »

Witness: Philippine President Duterte Ran Death Squad As Mayor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*: *Philippines President Duterte 'ordered death squad hits while mayor'* (CNN)Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte's office has denied accusations that Duterte ordered a militia group to carry out extrajudicial killings while he was mayor of Davao City. The claims were made by a witness who was testifying Thursday before a Philippines Senate committee set up to probe alleged extrajudicial killings in the three months since Duterte became president. The man, who identified himself as Edgar Matobato, testified that he was part of the 300-member "Davao Death Squad" (DDS), which h... more »

“’Cover Your Webcams,’ Says FBI Chief”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“’Cover Your Webcams,’ Says FBI Chief”* by RT “Taping over or otherwise covering up your computer’s web camera is a “sensible” thing that everyone should do, according to FBI Director James Comey. US spy agencies have had the ability to hack into webcams for years, according to whistleblowers. Giving a keynote address at a conference marking the 10th anniversary of the National Security Division at the US Department of Justice, Comey sat down with Assistant Attorney General John Carlin and discussed things such as webcam security and Twitter. The event was hosted by the Center for... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

Ex-Ohio Mayor Admits Raping 4 Year Old Says It Was Her Fault

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A former Ohio mayor admitted to repeatedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl but blamed her for being a “willing participant” court records show. Richard Keenan, 65, who who briefly served as mayor of Hubbard and had “dedicated his life to Jesus” was indicted last month on eight counts of rape, twelve counts of attempted rape and eight counts of gross sexual imposition. The period of assault spanned a three-year period and started when the girl was four years old. He will stand trial in April and faces life imprisonment The Independent reports: He pleaded not guilty last m... more »

Krugman, Kristof, Hayes/Chait/Traister!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016* *Career liberals, guarding their nests:* Hillary Clinton may yet get elected, of course. This week, though, we've begun to feel that the die has perhaps been cast. That sinking feeling may turn out to be wrong, of course. But we've gotten that feeling as we've watched an array of career liberals pretending to reason about the horrible work of the mainstream press. Yesterday, we thought this post by Paul Krugman seemed phony on its face. Krugman even mentioned "the Clinton Rules." That's shorthand for a belief which career liberals discuss very rarely—... more »

“Signs of Desperation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Signs of Desperation”* by James Howard Kunstler “Idiocy and mendacity are a bad combo in the affairs of nations, especially in elections. The present case in the USA displays both qualities to near-perfection: on one side, a boorish pseudo-savior in zero command of ideas; on the other side, a wannabe racketeer-in-chief in full command of her instinctive deceit. Trump offers incoherent rhetoric in opposition to the current dismal order of things; Clinton offers empty, pandering rhetoric in defense of that order. Both represent an epic national drive toward political suicide. The ... more »

Meranti Makes Landfall

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Sorry to belabour the point, but it is important to finish the story of Typhoon Meranti. It appears that Xinhua News Agency have confirmed that Meranti made landfall near the city of Xiamen early this morning. They report wind speeds of 105 mph: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/typhoon-meranti-lashes-china-pounding-taiwan-060144666.html Chinese media have some photos […]

Social networking site privacy breach complaint prompts retraction

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
A journal has removed a paper after realizing it contained a verbatim quote from a patient that could reveal the patient’s identity. The journal learned of the slip-up after receiving a complaint from a social networking site for patients called PatientsLikeMe, which enables people with similar conditions to connect with each other. The retracted paper […] The post Social networking site privacy breach complaint prompts retraction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Israel - Annexing all of Golan via their Terror Proxies. Demolitions/Harming Druse

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*JP* Kulanu MK Akram Hasson issued* a harsh rebuke of the IDF* on Monday, saying that not only is* the army not helping the Druse population* caught up in Syria's civil war, *it is cooperating with the Nusra Front, al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate.* Hasson's comments in an interview with Channel 2 came amid fierce battles in recent days near the Druse village of Khader in the Syrian Golan Heights. Hasson accused Israel of being responsible for harm being caused to the Druse population of the Syrian Golan.* "The IDF is shelling Syrian army positions, which is enabling the Nusra Front t... more »

Sperm Donor Children...are they victims of psychological abuse?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Conception - Does the "product" have any rights...or choice?* There have been some recent newspaper reports in Canadian Newspapers about issues arising from the growing trend of invitro fertilization using donor sperm. *Sperm donor convicted felon/schizophrenic* One such story related to a fertility clinic using sperm from a convicted felon who had schizophrenia. This story is a horror story showing how those who wish to become pregnant by an anonymous donor are at the mercy of the "medical authorities" some of whom attempt to play god in their selection of donors. It is only... more »

Arctic Ice Growing Rapidly

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/icecover.uk.php It is now safe to confirm that the minimum Arctic sea ice extent has now been passed this year, with an area of 4.083 million sq km on 7th September. This is 22% greater than in 2012, despite two major storms in August that led to break up of […]


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
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Going down or staying alive

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
It s not a contest bease O j hae e hvee kno zoro feer,.

Should thank Parakign wi=c I could never spell

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Yeah speakers calljn oj ot plastdic do the one sonic thing,which is to make y9uy feel relevant


Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
yes klight

i am yours you are mine

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
And down the chimmey comes SaNATA cLAUSE with Mohamed magic carpet cleaning chimneys cause in the house of God their is chronic unemployemet so they have to play with humans to make a profit like tourists on a beach who do not believe in global warming

Noncommutativity and observer dependence of QM are morally equivalent

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
I want to add a playful "research" twist to my explanations of the foundations of quantum mechanics. In many blog posts, I argued that the need to express the facts about Nature relatively to an observer – the "subjective" character of knowledge – is a defining property of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics is the only known consistent framework that makes it impossible to assume (like classical physics did) that all observations may be derived as consequences of some shared objective data (data independent of an observer). This property of quantum mechanics will be referred to as... more »

Obama’s Dakota Pipeline Twist Is Not a Victory—And Could Erase the Struggle

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*There's no better intro to what been going on in North Dakota than this fun, informative clip from Lee Camp's *Redacted Tonight*.* *by Gaius Publius* Another piece with not many parts to keep in mind, this time about the native American protests of the DAPL pipeline in North Dakota. Here are the pieces: - The pipeline is a big deal. It will cost at least $3.7 billion dollars and carry close to half a million barrels of fracked Bakken oil per day. - The investors in the project are a group of major banks, both national and international, led by Citibank. - DAPL ... more »

Small Mercy: There Could Be More Fake Clinics in Canada

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 12 hours ago
According to Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada (ARCC), there are about 180 fake clinics, aka crisis pregnancy centres, in Canada. DJ! is committed to exposing them as liars, manipulators, and cheats. They exist solely to dissuade Canadians from excercising their constitutional right to bodily autonomy. They are discriminatory and seek to limit and stigmatize our legal right to abortion. We will do everything we can to deny them public money and to force them to adhere to regulations on truth and confidentiality. A sample of recent posts: Yet again, we have proof that they lie ... more »

I be a Pirate man

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Yeah like black sails and Edward Snowden I know that mankind was not ment to suck cocks all day long' for profit no matter'w what the gender

the time will come

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
the time will come when thinking aboot stops and then the thought will flow into the slipstream and if the edits prevent scrutiny the message will be full despite progeny

Life Loud

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
turn it up soft clipping aloud but in the end you wenj so far into the sound 'that id can not bed denide' some other path'was better

When the big lie leaves Trump as a truth teller

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
I got nothing, nothing at al

Thinking like a black man

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
nothing to say that could be more disurbing but its reality today what the fuck is wrong with us

Heart that mattes

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
There is always one that matters more

did a litte flowr about an hour ao

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
No one died exept Jim Morrison and now we love to dance and should] say what about the shgut ghuy sgut WS Sgut] igi houyse Jim Morrison died from a herion overdose but I feel he died for us like Jesus and the message is just as confused it may be that Jim was just an addict that failed to stay alive' but for me he is like a CHE an icon who took his life and said no matter what the privilge I do not believe

I just ta; or worse to s ombeoy nt there

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
O really yha me happehd.n It happended and I just want to tell it as it happed before some CX agent tells you th e truth

Net Zero

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
The pause in the polictk before everything goes to zero,

Was Hillary Clinton's collapse on 9/11 a staged event?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*some people think so.* Me? Anything is a possibility in today's world. *More:* Nox and Friends: *Hillary Body Double?* Virtual Mirage: *Who Rules Here?*


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: Bigstock (igorr) http://drkellyflanagan.com/2016/09/13/the-unfolding-of-your-soul-a-post-about-becoming-your-truest-self/ *THE UNFOLDING OF YOUR SOUL * *(A POST ABOUT BECOMING YOUR TRUEST SELF)* Life is about becoming who you already are. How can you be something and also become it, all at the same time? I usually have to answer that question with a metaphor. A piece of paper, for instance… *The myth: you can’t fold a piece of paper in half more than seven times.* In fifth grade, a friend challenged me to debunk it. We sat in the back of the classroom, wasting tree... more »

Russia: US Failing To Fulfill Obligations Of Syria Ceasefire Deal

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Russia has lashed out at the US for failing to honor its commitments under the recently implemented Syria ceasefire deal and wants Washington to make all documents relating to the agreement public. According to Russia, US-backed opposition groups are attacking residential areas in parts of the country and Damascus is the only party observing the agreement. Russia’s military spokesman Igor Konashenkov said “As of the third day (of the truce), only the Syrian army is observing the regime of silence. At the same time, the [so-called] ‘moderate opposition’ led by the US is increasing... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Harmonics are embodied and Real-ized

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Harmonics are embodied and Real-ized* by ÉirePort Harmonics are embodied and Real-ized. Flashes of illumination become the norm. Fellowships of Harmony blossom. Inner Peace is embodied. ÉirePort | September 14, 2016 at 09:09 | C

Who Knows

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
I am just a tadpoole who never became a frog.

Righjt now libeartin

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Desloatin row by bob,. maybe chemical bros i do not know but check in some time if your not afraid to wander 9 in steets that are not paved and the local regulations are all against the cul du sac cause its FRECH love the french

I see all and report everthing but solutions I have nebouls rings

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
No matter there is a shitstrom of finance headed your way like a hurricane that like metorolyg will never be tamed.

Skin Deep

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago

Yoou think I am crasy ponder all the insane shit

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Do not know where to start the informatin is so John Stark and winter is not comming its here Lets stat with the Kamakazie and never say they were cowards they decied to blow up real good for a special cause Todays we have that insanity spread worldwide like killing yourself will change anything for the better fact of the matter it will make things worse not just for your family who will miss you but for the world who will wonder how to make this nihilistic killing end I am so diverse I am no longer human I am a citizen of the galaxy serving the Pastafrian God who wants perfect pasta wit... more »

Is it possible (or ethical) to have six first authors on a scientific paper?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
In many fields, first authors on scientific papers represent the person who’s performed the bulk of the research. Sometimes, that determination can be difficult to make, so we’ve seen many papers that list multiple first authors, noting that each contributed equally to the work. But is it possible — or ethical — to claim six authors […] The post Is it possible (or ethical) to have six first authors on a scientific paper? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Trust In American Mass Media Hist A New Low

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Gallop*: *Americans' Trust in Mass Media Sinks to New Low* * 32% say they have "a great deal" or "a fair amount" of trust * 14% of Republicans express trust, down from 32% last year * Confidence drops among younger and older Americans WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year. Gallup began asking this question in 1972, ... more »

Russia And The U.S. Trade Accusations On Syrian Truce Violations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN*: *Syria ceasefire: Russia, US accuse each other of violations* (CNN)Russia's Defense Ministry said Thursday the United States was not fulfilling its obligations under the Syrian ceasefire agreement, as Moscow and Washington pointed fingers at each other for violating what had appeared to be a peaceful lull in fighting. In a statement, the Russian ministry said that US-led "moderate opposition forces" had increased the "number of attacks on residential neighborhoods," claiming that at the end of the third day of the current cessation "only the Syrian army observes silence mod... more »

Guccifer 2.0 Posts More Hacked Democrat Documents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Politico*: *Guccifer 2.0 drops more DNC docs* The hacker persona Guccifer 2.0 has released a new trove of documents that allegedly reveal more information about the Democratic National Committee's finances and personal information on Democratic donors, as well as details about the DNC's network infrastructure. The cache also includes purported memos on tech initiatives from Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s time as governor of Virginia, and some years-old missives on redistricting efforts and DNC donor outreach strategy. DNC interim chair Donna Brazile immediately... more »

US And Israel Sign $38 Billion Military Aid Deal

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The US will give Israel $38 billion in military aid over the next ten years under a landmark agreement which was signed on Wednesday. The deal, the largest military aid package in U.S. history, was signed as planned by Israel’s national security advisor and a senior US diplomat. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement after the signing, calling the deal “historic.” The deal will require Israel to buy all weapons from US manufacturers, unlike previous aid packages which partially went to Israeli companies. Middle East Eye reports: Israel’s acting national... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 14 hours ago
*Last Year the Federal Government Said This Species Did Not Need to Be Regulated, but Now They Are Going to Regulate Anyway* Last year the Fish and Wildlife Service announced that the greater sage grouse did not qualify for coverage under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),perhaps because the observed numbers of male grouse had increased by 63% from 2013-2015. This decision was met with relief across the western United States, where livelihoods were threatened with destruction by draconian ESA regulations. But regulators can never be content with not regulating, so last week the Dep... more »

Interpretation of a Standard Form Contract not subject to appellate deference

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago
*Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp.*, 2014 SCC 53 holds that the interpretation of contracts is a question of mixed fact and law and so an appeal court should be deferential to the decision below. Perhaps surprisingly, the Supreme Court in *Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co.*, 2016 SCC 37 held this rule does NOT apply to standard form contracts and no deference is owed to the court below. The appropriate standard of review is correctness. The interpretation of a standard form contract should be recognized as an exception to the Court's holdi... more »

Security In Iraq, Sep 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Violence in Iraq continued to ebb and flow. The first week of September 2016 saw a decline in incidents, but casualties remained high. The major reason for the drop was that there were no major government operations, which incur counter attacks by the Islamic State. Even they did not carry out their usual wave of executions. So what accounts for the large number of dead and wounded during the week? Terrorism in Baghdad, a mass grave discovered in Anbar, Turkish bombing, and a day long battle in Salahaddin. There were 119 recorded security incidents from September 1-7, 2016. That ... more »

How dumb is China?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*Entering Fengyuan Station.* UDN, the rabidly pro-KMT paper, reports on the story of KMT mayors being invited to a forum in China. 新竹、苗栗、南投、花蓮、金門等國民黨和無黨籍縣市正副首長共8人,16日將應中國國台辦之邀,赴中國參訪,研擬爭取陸客來台到「有九二共識」的縣市觀光 旅遊。代表新北市赴陸的副市長葉惠青接到記者詢問,態度十分低調,強調此行主要是看到了民間產業的需求,為民間服務,「每一個市場都要爭取」。 KMT and "independent" Mayors of Hsinchu, Miaoli, Nantou, Hualien, Kinmen, and two other places, a total of eight people are heading off to China. These represent, according to the article, the "1992 Consensus areas". LOL. No DPP mayors are invited. Here's a double stupidity. First, China makes it impossible to separ... more »

Report: U.S. Aid Funded And Fueled Corruption In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A report has found the US gave billions to Afghan warlords and criminals in a system filled with corruption during efforts to rebuild the country after the war. Here is one of the multi-million dollar villas constructed by the Department of Defense's Task Force in Afghanistan *The Guardian:* *US funds fed corruption in Afghanistan, eroding security fighting Taliban – report* *Two main causes of Afghanistan’s staggering levels of corruption are the sheer volume of aid and lack of oversight, new report by a US Congress watchdog says* From the very beginning of its intervention in A... more »

Iraq Prepares For Its Mosul Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. offers humanitarian aid as Iraq prepares Mosul offensive* The United States said on Wednesday it would give Iraq $181 million in humanitarian aid, anticipating a wave of displaced people when Iraqi forces launch a drive to recapture the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State. The advance on Mosul, the biggest city held by the militant group also known as ISIL, could begin as soon as next month. "We are now in a position where ISIL here in Iraq is increasingly on the run and on the ropes, and the urgent work ahead is to complete that effort. And Mosul, of course... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Reporting from a communist dynasty. @mleridon on #afp's new bureau in #Pyongyang @AFPblogs https://t.co/DAgZYFlkUy pic.twitter.com/4fwkvxchCr — AFP Correspondent (@AFPblogs) September 14, 2016

Kurt Vongett rescue mission

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
You are likely all Jerry Rivers in his mind but I speak to the six pack Joe who has been totally fucked by globalization should you sit in a rice patty with punji sticks cause your factoryu saw apocoplyse now as a buy NO FUCKING WQAY FUCK THIS SYSTME I want mine FUCK THE FUCKER FUCK THE WORLD LET ME LIVE AND | LET MY CHILDREN NOT COMPETE WITH THE LOWEST propped up enegizes goverment fundeded level LEVEL OF SOCIETY

When do you do culture

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
When You are free or strong enough to not be animal

Some body saying something

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Thats all I do and would do it regardless but as a great thinker I wonder where is my reward a generation ago' i would be in the millons who thought and could not plot but here I have my thoughts coionteed in a blogger hot spot and I wail like Peral jam with the idea is there a better man that has not crossed the threshold into reality like a kardshidain with a menta; acuity cause here I am and i wont go down but I would love to have some money to go around Dont make me cut off my ear an acution it for ten dollars and be triumphet in the idea I got more than van gough It was easy for h... more »

Sitting here twiching cause I have nothing polictiacly correct left to do

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Yeah Yeah Yeah I am free I make my own money and I was never made a monk and unlike the Chinese no one saw I was intelligent pre pre pubitry and cut off my cock to make me a better lifetime worker who had no tools to think about the concept of home Thinking aboot chemical and cognitive castration' and I have come to the conclusion they are the same as cock guilliten but without the shock effect I feel so floating among the clouds' of reality that tell me I am fit for combat in this world but when I bleed a little bit they give me drugs that keep me fit and now I will decide if your a go... more »

WHERE THE NAEP SCORES ARE: Substantial gains wherever you look!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016* *Part 2 in this series* *Part 3—The three faces of NAEP:* Sean Reardon is a Stanford professor. He's doing tons of work about the educational opportunities and attainments of our low-income kids. In April 2013, he wrote a lengthy piece on this general topic for the New York Times Sunday Review. He described a growing gap in academic achievement between American children from rich families and American children who come from families which are middle-class or poor. Reardon discussed some possible reasons for this growing achievement gap. Midway throug... more »

The one hundred and twentieth weekly No Shit Sherlock award - Merkel 'Reaping The Harvest' Of Open Borders

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/09/15/merkel-reaping-harvest-immigration-policy-terror-arrests-minister-says/ that: "We now know that ISIS purposefully took advantage of these vulnerabilities to camouflage assassins as refugees." No Shit Sherlock


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The top plan to tackle Britain's pension crisis would costs retirees £20,000 each — and still wouldn't solve things The New York attorney general suing over Trump University is now investigating the Trump Foundation A killer plan to solve China's huge debt problem includes orchestrating defaults Suddenly, the banks all agree: monetary policy doesn't work and governments need to ramp up the spending Italy has become Europe’s €2.2 trillion ‘whatever it takes’ headache This remote Chinese village is under a lockdown with tear gas and rubber bullets flying A new vid... more »

Three crazy weeks

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 15 hours ago
So I started this blogpost on Sunday, actually, but it was first now I’ve had the time to continue and finish – and of course, most of what I wrote on Sunday (like being at Gardermoen, drinking a glass of wine, on my way to conference) is not true anymore. Now I *am*at the Nuclear Data 2016 conference, and this first one of three crazy weeks is going to an end. *So here’s s small recap of this week:* - I gave my talk yesterday – it went quite well, I think - We have discussed quite a lot about what to do about the neutrons that we know are part of what we see in our gamma... more »

Researcher who sued to stop retractions earns his 8th

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Mario Saad, a diabetes researcher who once sued to stop a publisher from retracting his papers, has just received his eighth retraction. Critical Care has retracted a 2012 paper about treating sepsis, citing extensive similarities between figures within the paper and 10 others. Here’s the full notice for “Diacerhein attenuates the inflammatory response and improves […] The post Researcher who sued to stop retractions earns his 8th appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Chinese and Russian marines hug during a joint naval drill in Zhanjiang, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 14, 2016. China and Russia started "Joint Sea 2016" drill off Guangdong Province in the South China Sea on Tuesday. The drill will run until Sept. 19, featuring navy surface ships, submarines, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, marines and amphibious armored equipment. (Xinhua/Zha Chunming) *Hat Tip*: RRH for this pic.

Pipeline Protesters Say Facebook Censored Video Of Mass Arrests

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Independent news outlet Unicorn Riot, say that at least 20 pipeline protesters were arrested at gunpoint along with medics and two journalists. The group’s live coverage of riot police clashing with protesters at a construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline was blocked by “Facebook’s automated censorship system” Unicorn Riot was in North Dakota Tuesday, covering a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline. They said that whenever they tried to post their livestream, Facebook rejected the link as one that “our security systems detected to be unsafe.” The link has since been r... more »

Drops of wine in the water

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Canada is a big place. We can take in millions of people displaced by climate change. We should do this and plan for this. Its a good thing. Canada is a Sham well wo sponge that takes all the toxins out of everyone. If you want to wear funny hats, we are the one.

Buy now if you could

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
Two Bird killing stone

The Drudge Report

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
I found it years ago and it was for a time like Christmas morning in the land where truth never arrived as a Christmas present and then I grew tired of its constant slant to medieval. But today I am back because the left has taken up the slack in making government a plan for friends and family Democracy is a joke just another system to keep the poor folk from grabbing the pictch forks when they realize that one person is rulling millions I think we should have totaly vetted people ruling us start with Edward Snowden and Eldon Musk

Japan’s Sakurajima Volcano Is Due Major Eruption Warn Scientists

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Scientists expect one of Japan’s most active volcanoes to erupt within the next 30 years with potentially devastating consequences. In its latest report the University of Bristol warns that the Sakurajima volcano, situated on Kyushu Island just 49 km (30 miles) from the Sendai nuclear plant, is showing signs of increased activity. The volcano is also close to Kagoshima, a city of 600,000. Research showed that 14 million cubic metres of magma is accumulating each year, which is enough to fill London’s Wembley Stadium 3.5 times over. Experts from Bristol University and the Sakurajim... more »

Why Zephyr Teachout Would Rather Be Called "Professor" Than" Lobbyist"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The above is today's best video. Zephyr Teachout is proving every day in a sprawling upstate New York district that includes part of the Hudson Valley from Brunswick northeast of Albany, down through Kingston and Hyde Park almost to Poughkeepsie and then west into the Catskills through Fallsburg and Wawarsing and up to Oneonta, that she's be a great congressmember for her constituents. In the video above she also shows why she'd be an incredible national leader for a geriatric House Democratic Party that has lost its way entirely and needs new blood and a fresh approach in an rap... more »

Why the Judge won't reply to a Facebook post

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago
I was recently involved in a criminal case. The judge ruled on sentence and the defendant was sent to jail for a long time – longer than I suggested but not quite as long as the Crown asked for. It was a difficult and tragic case but the result sensible and fair. But wow the criticism online was brutal. No one attacked me or the Crown but the judge was given a real shellacking. People made some really ignorant comments about the judgment; it was quite clear they hadn't read the decision and maybe not even the article about the decision. Another part of the problem was that peopl... more »

Why The DEA and HHS Should Be Abolished

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Who really benefits from the ban on cannabis? The post Why The DEA and HHS Should Be Abolished appeared first on Waking Times.

Sliding along the morality scale

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Yes its a staircase that will eventually split you in half. Russia is a democratic dictatorship ruled by a strong man. We hate them. But Singapore and a hundred other countries with democratic strong men we love. We do not need no stinkin hero's we need benevolent dictators with appropriate tats Have you ever considered its a fact both sides in a real democracy want to be dictators and hope to hide from the public that fact

Another unobtainable Canada Eh Tee

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
I should not have to explain but I love the state of Isreal, and thinking aboot it consider Jewish culture to be the epitome of human achivement. I am not a Jew but I love one.

Solar Shingles DuH

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 17 hours ago
Two of my hobby horse hates are asphalt shingles and vinyl siding. Solar shingles are a two bird killing stone that should be part of every building code. Liaminate counters are not that bad, so instead of granite get solar shingles. Instead of vinyl fake stone granite is my choice for legistlation.

Israeli Fighter Jets Bomb Gaza Targets

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Israeli military planes have carried out three airstrikes against targets in the Gaza Strip. Airstrikes came hours after Tel Aviv claimed that a mortar shell fired from Gaza had hit open terrain in southern Israel The mortar landed in open terrain in the Eshkol regional council and caused no injury or damage to property, according to local media reports Press TV reports: The first airstrike struck an open area northwest of Beit Lahia city in the early hours of Thursday morning, Arabic-language Safa news agency reported. The second attack targeted the Shima’a area northwest of Beit... more »

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1946/49, 24th/28th May 2002 - Tweedle Con and Tweedle Lab

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 17 hours ago
TORY SCUM The Conservative Party in the UK have long been a party of opportunists and liars. In the 1970s they jumped on the anti-immigration bandwagon and stole the votes which should have gone to the National Front. Once in power they, of course, reverted to type and let a substantial number of the world's featherless bipeds swarm into the nation to scrounge from the people, go on a monumental crime-spree and generally destroy our culture. Thanks! Now it seems they are sensing a growing desire on behalf of the remnants of the indigenous population for Social Justice. They have de... more »

Monsanto And Bayer: Why Food And Agriculture Just Took A Turn For The Worse

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 18 hours ago
The Ecologist, Global Research, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, RINF Don't take free content on the web for granted. If you value what I do, please read *this* News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides. Bayer's crop chemicals business is the world's second largest after Syngenta, and Monsanto is the leading commercial seeds business. Monsanto held a 26 per cent market share of all seeds sold in 2011. Bayer (mainly a pharmaceuticals com... more »

Streets literally flowing with animal blood

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
Call me a bad guy but this is barbaric.

Remember MH-17

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 18 hours ago
There is something rotten about the whole process. The Russkies say they have facts on their side. My tin foil hat is still vibrating from the impact of two Malaysian airliners going down in such a short period of time.

The Economy: "Janet Yellen’s Shame"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Janet Yellen’s Shame"* by Bill Bonner "A gentle reader reminded us that we haven’t given an update on Elizabeth since we returned to France. So sorry. She is doing much better; thanks for asking. She’s walking around…though still a little fragile. Elizabeth spent three weeks in bed following her fall from a horse. What did she do during that time when she was immobilized? ‘I read a biography of Joseph Fouché by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig,’ she told us. ‘It is magnificent. Zweig explores how politics really works. Fouché was in charge of suppressing resistance to the French Revo... more »

The Regulatory Industry Is Growing Faster than the Real Economy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This actually is a policy problem. By that i mean that the expense of regulation has no natural external driver. After all, once an individual has the authority to regulate, or more specifically to chose a rule for all participants to follow, his core job is over. Participants can then be expected to complain when transgressions arise. Again the individual can assume the power of judgement and resolve the issue and it is over. Where all this fails is that it allows for the expansion of make work in the form of information gathering not asked for. This generates staffing. F... more »

Mirror meditation: Past Lives Access?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This is an important confirmation of my speculations. To this point we have discovered that each incarnation is experienced among humans as thirty aspects simultaneously. Some of those aspects could well be alien. Thus each lifetime properly occupies a century before all aspects coalesce back into the central spirit and are fully integrated. If each aspect test drives several different experiences, then the incarnation absorbs the contribution of a couple of hundred experiences. We also understand that lifeform spirits do much the same and in time evolve to transition to the ... more »

Stem Cells Coaxed into Regenerating Bone without Tumors

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This is good news. If similar protocols can be developed for other tissues,. That would be revolutionary. Then even cancerous dells could be surgically removed and new cancer free tissue handily grown back in. In the meantime this will certainly allow stem cells to be used to rebuild bones successfully. It should also be easily integrated into dentistry as well. We may finally be able to cure arthritis. .. *Stem cells coaxed into regenerating bone while leaving tumors out * * Chris Wood August 31, 2016 * *The UC San Diego team added adenosine to their stem cell culture me... more »

Why did Africa not get taken over by white people like Australia/America did?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
As noted, the real problem was geography and access to indigenous resources. Gold, sugar and tobacco established the early worth of the Americas with ample opportunity for novel fresh discoveries. Tobacco and sugar supported the reverse flow of slaves. Then there was the problem that whites failed to thrive there at all except for several locales such as South Africa and parts of East Africa. This was the reverse of the Americas in which locals died out ahead of European arrivals. After all that, when conditions were right, the sheer scale made taking it over a pipe dream. Th... more »

Half of Trump Supporters Fall Into 'Basket of Deplorables'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Oh really? A rough third of the population is naturally ill informed and so be it. Fortunately for us they are equally split between parties whom they support often for emotional reasons and that is good enough. This is electoral politics after all. Not Royal Politics in which the King's vote is supreme. I am way more concerned about this as a natural lapse of judgement easily incurred when you are impaired by medications and exhaustion. It is easy enough to think of that curious third as deplorable as there exists a gulf between their thinking and the dominant narrative... more »

I Protected Hillary Clinton In The Secret Service - Here's Why Her 'Fainting' Video Really Scares Me

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Here is the material i could not copy yesterday. The review by a former member of her secret service detail explains what i clearly saw as well. This is the accident that everyone has been waiting for since she decided to run. That it happened here instead of during a debate is irrelevant. Her own determination to run for president has been in spite of all medical advice and even common sense. Her medical history in terms of what is already disclosed is not supportive of the demands been put on her. Add in the near certainty of Parkinson's and you are needing to withdraw from the... more »

Star Children — How Do We Recognize “The Bringers of Light?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
What we need to understand is that we are been rapidly improved as a race. This explains the known interventions reported as abduction encounters involving UFOs. At the same time everyone everywhere is adsorbing new knowledge, however unwilling. Our core error has been to assume that the so called aliens were actually aliens. They are not. they are humanity now actively reaching back from our near future mostly and making the necessary modifications to our DNA loading in order to enhance DNA outcomes in the future. There are true alien contacts as well as we will be involved... more »

Mainstream Media Admits It May "Never Recover" From 2016 Election

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
What has been ignored is that the elections in 2008 and 2012 placed Obama in a bubble and focused all media ire against his hapless opponents. There were huge questions regarding Obama's competence that remain apparent to this day even after eight years of on the job training. That he has now relied on executive order to effect changes is actually outrageous and reflects the reality that he has scant capacity to enact actual laws. Somewhere the media stopped reporting and bought in as the Federal Propaganda Department with a profound lack of curiosity on obvious issues tha... more »

Sarkozy is a climate skeptic

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
TheLocal.fr brought us some surprising news: Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic Between 2007 and 2012, Sarkozy was the president of France and we could often see him as a member of a powerful European couple along with Angela Merkel. I think that during Sarkozy's times, France was viewed as a more important part of the couple than it is now. The effect of a switch to Sarkozy seems self-evident – although some unspectacular evolution of the French economy relatively to the German one could have contributed, too. His fresh statements to AFP make it clear that he is n... more »

Typhoon Meranti Only Cat 2 At Landfall

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.usno.navy.mil/NOOC/nmfc-ph/RSS/jtwc/warnings/wp1616.gif Final update from JTWC on Typhoon Meranti suggests it made landfall at 90 Kts, or about 103 mph, equivalent to a Cat 2 hurricane.

“FBI Insider Analyst: Clinton Guilty of Treason”; “The Guccifer 2.0 Leak"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"The Traitor"* "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, ... more »

Donald Trump And Vladimir Putin Blamed For ‘Poisoning Hillary’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A well-known doctor has claimed that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump may be responsible for poisoning Hillary Clinton, causing her recent bout of ill-health. Dr Benne Omalu, famous for exposing the NFL concussion crisis, says that Hillary’s recent collapse due to pneumonia may be as a result of her being poisoned by her political rivals. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Dr Bennet Omalu, the doctor who exposed the NFL concussion crisis, tweeted: ‘I must advice (sic) the Clinton campaign to perform toxicologic analysis of Ms Clinton’s blood. It is possible she is being poisoned.’ He then we... more »

Mumps Outbreak In Arkansas Spread By Vaccinated Children

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A recent mumps outbreak in Arkansas may be as a result of vaccinated children spreading the viral infection, according to figures released by the Department of Health. A surge in demand for immunisations as a result of harsh mandatory vaccination laws, saw the highest number of vaccinated children in the last 15 years return to school recently. Truthkings.com reports: Luckily, for those children that have not been vaccinated, the same false sense of security doesn’t seem to apply. Avoiding germs and proper hygiene appear to be the best way to avoid Mumps, not relying on a controv... more »

North Korea To Produce 20 Atomic Bombs By Christmas

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Tensions between North Korea and the West have reached boiling point this week, as weapons experts have confirmed that Pyongyang will have the ability to produce 20 nuclear bombs by Christmas this year. The disturbing revelations come in the same week that North Korea accused the U.S. of pushing Kim Jong-un’s regime to “the point of explosion,” after two B-1 bombers were deployed to its border with South Korea. Aljazeera.com reports: The American supersonic B-1B Lancers flew over South Korea on Tuesday as the US pledged its “unshakeable commitment” to defend its allies in the reg... more »

George Soros: Accept Refugees Or Face Extinction

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Billionaire George Soros has warned that unless Europe learn to embrace the current flood of refugees entering the continent, it will soon face extinction. Project-syndicate.org reports: The refugee crisis in Europe was already pushing the European Union toward disintegration when, on June 23, it helped drive the British to vote to Brexit the EU. The refugee crisis and the Brexit calamity that it spawned have reinforced xenophobic, nationalist movements that will seek to win a series of upcoming votes – including national elections in France, the Netherlands, and Germany in 2017, ... more »

Russian State TV: New World Order Will Attempt To Kill Trump

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A Putin appointed TV host claims that the New World Order are planning to kill Donald Trump because of his desire to improve relations with Russia. TV presenter and journalist Dmitry Kisiliov told millions of people live on-air that the elite “may kill” Trump due to the danger his pro-Russian policies represent to the U.S. elite. Infowars.com reports: Kisiliov began his monologue by discussing the latest polls which show Trump edging ahead of Clinton, as well as Trump’s promise that he would “form very, very good relations with Russia” if he becomes president. “This combination, Tr... more »

WikiLeaks: Obama Auctioned Government Jobs To Highest Paying Donors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
WikiLeaks has released a trove documents from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that show Obama offered powerful positions within his administration to the highest paying donors. On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released documents originating from hacker Guccifer 2.0 that represent an embarrassing blow for the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Observer.com reports: The leaks include more evidence of overt corruption within the DNC. One email dated May 18, 2016, from Jacquelyn Lopez, an attorney with the law firm Perkins Coie, asked DNC staff if they could set up a brief call “to go ... more »

Israeli Defense Department Supports al-Nusra Front

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
An Israeli member of parliament has claimed that the Israel Defense Forces are actively supporting the terrorist group al-Nusra in order to gain ground in Syria. Akram Hasson criticized Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman for authorizing support for Jabhat Fatah al Sham (also known as al-Nusra Front) in clashes on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights. Sputniknews.com reports: On Saturday, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) shelled the positions of Syrian artillery in the Golan Heights in response to a projectile allegedly fired by the Syrian army against the insurgents. “This new strategy ... more »

Bank of America Claims We Are All Living In A Matrix

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
There is a 50% chance that humans are living in a virtual reality simulation akin to what is seen in The Matrix movies, according to executives at Bank of America. In a memo to clients on Tuesday, Bank of America wrote that there was a 20%-50% chance that humans are living in the matrix – and everything we see and experience around us is just as fake as the numbers on a bank tellers screen. Businessinsider.com reports: The firm cites comments from Elon Musk, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Nick Bostrom’s seminal paper on the issue as the basis for its 20%-50% view. Here’s BAML (emphasis... more »

Heatwave adds to pressure on UK power networks per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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:

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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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Crab Die-Off in Kyushu

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Much Wenlock, Shropshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

Who am I? - by Michael Jackson (1992)

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

Paul Krugman arrives at the scene of the fire!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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. *Update September 15, 2016. 9:14 EST*: Was stuck at the Canadian border last night for a good 5 hours (my car was the one that Canada customs decided to check). Got back home at 3:00 AM. So blogging is a bit slow right now. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

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

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

The Hunting of the Snark

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 […]

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