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"Love Does Not Imply Pacifism”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
*"Love Does Not Imply Pacifism”* by Derrick Jensen “Many years ago I wrote that this book was originally going to be an exploration of when counter-violence is an appropriate response to the violence of the system. In fact what has become this book was supposed to be nothing more than a pamphlet in which I took the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examined them to see if they make any sense. Here now is that pamphlet. Here are some standard lines thrown out by pacifists. I’m sure you, too, have heard them enough that if we had a bouncing red ball we could all sing...more »

Is Pakistan Building A New Uranium Enrichment Facility

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
File photo of a nuclear missile at a Pakistan military parade. (AFP) *IHS Jane's 360*: *Satellite imagery suggests Pakistan building uranium enrichment facility* Airbus Defence and Space imagery captured on 28 September 2015 and on 18 April 2016 shows new construction at Pakistan's Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) site in Kahuta that is consistent with that of a uranium enrichment facility. The area is approximately 1.2 ha in size and is located within the secure area of the KRL in the southwestern part of the complex, which is situated in Pakistan's northeastern Punjab Province. ... more »

Bomb Blast In New York City. Second Explosive Device Discovered

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
*FOX News:* Explosion in New York City believed to be 'intentional,' mayor says; 29 injured *DEVELOPING: *An explosion that injured at least 29 people in New York City late Saturday appeared to be "intentional," Mayor Bill de Blasio announced, as officers uncovered what they called a possible secondary explosive device four blocks away. The blast appeared to originate from a construction toolbox in front of a building, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. A garbage can was found mangled nearby. Sources told Fox News it did not appear to be a gas explosion. The F... more »

I Am A Recovering Racist-- Guest Post By Bruce Mulkey

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
It’s in times such as these that I am compelled to acknowledge my own racism. For though I was raised by white liberal parents who early on supported Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement during the Sixties, I grew up in America, in fact, in the South, and thus I unconsciously took on common beliefs and attitudes prevalent in the dominant cultural paradigm about people whose skin was darker than mine. “White people are smarter.” “Black people are better athletes.” Etcetera. And though I’ve become conscious of those beliefs, I have not rooted them all out and doubt... more »

I Might Need to Work on My Cockney Accent: Penny Dreadful Cthulhu

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
We're still finalizing plans and I'm giving my players a bit longer to weigh in, but in a recent email to my group I offered the possibility that a Pulp Cthulhu game could be slightly repurposed to take place a few decades earlier, in Victorian London of the late 1880s and the 1890s. What would that mean for a campaign? To begin, the name would change a bit, from Pulp Cthulhu to Penny Dreadful Cthulhu. This isn't in reference to the recently ended Showtime series (which I'll need to view after finishing *Ripper Street*) but rather from the same source it got its name from - the ch... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: US Purposely Launches Airstrike Against Syrian Troops Today, And Now All Hell Is About To Break Loose!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 hour ago
I have been busy all day taking care of some family business, and just over an hour ago I finally sit down to surf the Internet and find out what is happening in our world... And what I have found is shocking and what just occurred in Syria may lead to a further escalation in that conflict to a war between the US and Russia itself! It is also so disgusting that NONE of the Jew spew media outlets are telling the truth about this incident that occurred earlier today....And to first bring my own readers up to speed about what happened, I want to present a report from a fellow Canadian... more »

Why Is China Having Problems Selling Its Arms To Other Countries?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Richard A. Bitzinger, National Interest: **China's Military Is Getting Strong (So Why Aren't Chinese Weapons Selling?* One of the frequent arguments made about China’s 20-year-long military buildup is that its locally produced weapons are better than they used to be. To a certain extent this is true, if hardly surprising. Relatively modern systems, such as the J-10 fighter jet, the Yuan-class submarine, and the Type-99 main battle tank, are certainly superior to the weapons systems they replaced, that is, the J-7, the Ming-class sub, and the Type-59 tank – all basically copies of... more »

How To Negotiate With Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin sits before the start of the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou Thomson Reuters *James Stavridis, Foreign Policy*: *How to negotiate with Putin on anything, according to someone who's done it* Perhaps the most famous piece of stage direction in Western literature occurs in the third act of Shakespeare’s classic play “The Winter’s Tale: “Exit pursued by a bear.” There’s plenty of reason to think that being pursued by a bear, the most iconic image of Russia in international relations, is precisely how the United States must feel at the mom... more »

Japan's Three 'Helicopter Destroyers' Are Actually Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:* When Is an Aircraft Carrier Not an Aircraft Carrier? When It's Japan's.* Some of the most remarkable vessels sailing today in any navy are Japanese. After more than six decades, Japan can once again count large ships with full-length flight decks and roomy, bow-to-stern aircraft carriers as part of its navy. Except don’t call it a navy—and whatever you do, don’t call them aircraft carriers. Japan has three “helicopter destroyers”: Hyuga, its sister ship Ise and the larger Izumo. Each strongly resembles an aircraft carrier, but due to political a... more »

South Korea Once Trained A Commando Unit To Assassinate The North Korean Leader (Hint: It Ended Badly)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Business Insider*: *South Korea once trained a secret unit to assassinate the North Korean president — but it backfired completely* Although North Korea may bear the brunt of the jokes on the international stage, it wasn’t always like this. On January 21, 1968, 15 years after the Korean War, North Korean commandos were caught attempting to assassinate South Korean President Park Chung-hee. Dressed as South Korean soldiers, these operators managed to cross the border and come a few hundred yards shy of the Blue House, the traditional residence of South Korea’s presidents. After a... more »

Non-Aligned Summit Opens In Venezuela But Only A few World Leaders Show-Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (bottom C), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (bottom L), Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (bottom R) and other presidents, leaders and head of delegations pose for a family photo during the 17th Non-Aligned Summit in Porlamar, Venezuela September 17, 2016. REUTERS/Marco Bello *Reuters*: *Venezuela summit draws few leaders in blow to Maduro* Only a handful of leaders have traveled to a meeting of a large Cold War-era bloc in Venezuela this week, in an embarrassment for the crisis-hit socialist government. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro ... more »

More Cross-Border Fire Between Israel And Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) looks through binoculars at Mount Bental, an observation post in the Israeli Golan Heights. (photo credit:REUTERS) *VOA*:* Israel Says 'Iron Dome' System Intercepted Projectiles Fired From Syria* Israel said Saturday that it had used its "Iron Dome" missile defense system to destroy two rockets fired from Syria, marking what officials said was the first time the short-range system had been activated to intercept projectiles fired by combatants in Syria's civil war. Israeli media quoted military officials as descri... more »

A 'Ronald Reagan' In South Africa?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Jason Burke, The Guardian*: *Surprise Johannesburg mayor sets out to transform the city in his image* Tycoon Herman Mashaba wants to ‘turn the city into a construction site’ employing his own unapologetically rightwing principles At 11.41am on Friday, Herman Mashaba, the new mayor of Johannesburg, sent an email to all the top officials of South Africa’s sprawling, chaotic commercial capital. The tycoon, who took office in the city of 5 million people less than a month ago, ordered more visible policing, a clean-up campaign, repairs to roads and a dedicated civil servant to liais... more »

5 Million People In Nigeria On The Brink Of Famine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*VICE News*: *Boko Haram left an estimated 5 million people in Nigeria on the brink of famine* Seven years of war waged by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria has left 5 million people "in urgent need of food assistance" and 250,000 children severely malnourished, the International Rescue Committee announced this week. As aid workers reached areas in recent months that had been inaccessible for years due to the presence of Boko Haram fighters, they have scaled up their efforts in light of the suffering they've encountered. "What is most upsetting is that this looming famine is entirel... more »

U.S.-Led Coalition Air Strikes Kill 62 Syrian Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S. admits carrying out airstrike that Russia says killed 62 Syrian soldiers* A U.S. airstrike, targeting what were thought to be Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, instead hit Syrian military positions Saturday, killing what Russia and the Syrian government said were 62 soldiers and injuring about 100. The U.S. Central Command acknowledged the strike, saying it was “halted immediately” when U.S. forces were informed by Russia “that it was possible the personnel and vehicles targeted were part of the Syrian military.” The command statement said Russia ... more »

SIOUX STANDING ROCK PIPELINE REBELLION TOUCHES DEEP ANCESTRAL ROOTS

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 2 hours ago
*T**he Sioux pipeline rebellion is touching deep personal native American roots for I have been told my great great grandfather was a deeply loved and respected native American chief and the great joy and freedom of riding my paint horse Scout in the Sonoma hills brought me back to memories of a previous lifetime on the great plains ~ where the love of nature was the law of the land and obeying its sacred laws were a way of life. I fully understand the deep love the native American feels for their sacred land and its native inhabitants: Allen L Roland, PhD* ... more »

The BBC’s Intrepid Arctic Explorer Follows In His Own Footsteps!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 3 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/17/if-you-think-brexit-will-bring-us-control-of-our-borders-you-are/ From Booker today: We have regularly over the years been regaled by the BBC with the exploits of those intrepid climate activists who travel up to the Arctic to prove that, thanks to global warming, its ice is melting away so fast that there will soon be […]

Barton Gellman Makes Jackasses Out Of The 22 Tools On The House Permanent Select Committee On Intelligence

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Thursday evening we took a quick look at the venomous assault on whistle-blower Ed Snowden by the establishment stooges who make up the House Intelligence Committee. I reached out to over a dozen members of Congress for a countervailing opinion. No one was interested in going on the record. Barton Gellman, who was-- along with Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill-- one of the 4 journalists who Snowden trusted with the NSA classified archives. He went through the same Intelligence Committee executive summary I looked over and found it to be "an aggressively dishonest ... more »

Russia: US Just Defended ISIS By Killing Syrian Troops

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Russia has accused the US of defending ISIS terrorists after the White House jeopardised a ceasefire by launching airstrikes against the Syrian Army. Putin has called an emergency UN Security Council meeting after US-led coalition forces killed 62 Syrian soldiers and injuring 100 more. The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a blistering attack on the Obama administration, accusing them of serving ISIS interests. “If previously we had suspicions that Al-Nusra Front is protected this way, now, after today’s airstrikes on the Syrian army we come to a really terrifying conclusion for th... more »

"How We Really Should Be"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "Being forced to confront the prospect of failure head-on, to study it, dissect it, tease apart all its components and consequences really works. After a few years of doing that pretty much daily, you've forged the strongest possible armor to defend against fear: hard-won competence. Our training pushes us to develop a new set of instincts: instead of reacting to danger with a fight-or-flight adrenaline rush, we're trained to respond unemotionally by immediately prioritizing threats and methodically seeking to defuse them. We go from wanting to bolt fo... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “The Magic”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “The Magic” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9-t1v8iUsk

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The small, northern constellation Triangulum harbors this magnificent face-on spiral galaxy, M33. Its popular names include the Pinwheel Galaxy or just the Triangulum Galaxy. M33 is over 50,000 light-years in diameter, third largest in the Local Group of galaxies after the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), and our own Milky Way. About 3 million light-years from the Milky Way, M33 is itself thought to be a satellite of the Andromeda Galaxy and astronomers in these two galaxies would likely have spectacular views of each other's grand spiral star systems. *Click image for larger size.* As for ... more »

The Poet: Octavio Paz, “Brotherhood"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Brotherhood"* "I am a man: little do I last and the night is enormous. But I look up: the stars write. Unknowing I understand: I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out." - Octavio Paz

Don Miguel Ruiz, "The Four Agreements"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Four Agreements"* “Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive- the risk to be alive and express what we really are.” by Don Miguel Ruiz • *Don't Make Assumptions.* Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. • *Always Do Your Best. *Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. U... more »

Galloway Promises ‘UK Uprising’ If Corbyn Loses Leadership Bid

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
George Galloway has warned that if Jeremy Corbyn loses his leadership bid of the Labour party, people will take to the streets in protest against the corrupt system. Galloway urged over 250,000 Twitter followers to back Corbyn’s leadership bid, telling citizens to fight back against efforts to block their vote by the Labour party. He also told his followers that if the establishment try to bring Corbyn down they’ll have to “get around me … and millions like me“. Huffingtonpost.co.uk reports: "Here's what I know: Corbyn is leading the biggest mass movement ever seen in British histo... more »

Disney - Moana - new official trailer

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 4 hours ago
erm, this is just RIDICULOUSLY GORGEOUS, the new trailer for Disney's Moana

Australia Becomes First Nation To Microchip Population En Masse

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Australia is leading the world in implementing microchip technology as thousands of citizens turn themselves into “super-humans” by implanting RFID chips under their skin. According to a new report, Australians are willing to embrace microchips so that they can unlock doors, turn on lights and log into computer with a wave of their hand. News.com.au reports: Shanti Korporaal, from Sydney, is at the centre of the phenomenon after having two implants inserted under her skin. Now she can get into work and her car without carrying a card or keys, and says her ultimate goal is to comp... more »

Turkish Police Chief Says He Protected ISIS For NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A senior counter-terrorism police chief in Turkey has blown the whistle on Turkey’s secret sponsorship of ISIS in order to appease NATO. Ahmet Said Yayla served as former Chief of the Counter-Terrorism and Operations Division of Turkish National Police between 2010 and 2012. He says that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supported the Islamic State (ISIS) as a means to expand Turkey’s influence in the region and sideline his political opponents. Medium.com reports: In interviews with INSURGE intelligence, Yayla exclusively revealed that he had personally witnessed evidence of high-l...more »

British Hacker With Aspergers Faces 99 Years In US Prison

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A British judge has condemned a 31-year-old British man to face “extremely serious charges” by serving up to 99 years in a US prison for alleged hacking offences. Lauri Love, who suffers from aspergers, was accused of hacking into the computer systems of NASA, the US missile defence agency, and the Federal Reserve. Wearechange.org reports: Lauri Love is facing extradition to the United States, and is potentially facing 99 years in jail, for a political motivated hack in honor and memory of the late great Aaron Swartz who faced unfair punishment. Love who tried to avenge fellow ha... more »

Understaffed School Hired 13-Year-Old To Teach Math For A Month

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A lawsuit was filed in federal court on Tuesday after a school allowed a 13-year-old child teach an eighth grade math class due to understaffing problems. The suit filed on behalf of seven black and Latino students alleges that schools in the Detroit area often leave children learning in “slum-like conditions” that “lack the most basic educational opportunities”. Heraldnews.com reports: A lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and other state education officials paints an abysmal picture of schooling within the Detroit Public Schools Community Di... more »

Belgium Becomes First Country To Allow Child To Die By Euthanasia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A teenager has ended their life through voluntary euthanasia in Belgium, in the first European case of doctor-assisted suicide involving a child. The unnamed 17-year-old is the first minor to be allowed to die under new ruled adopted in 2014, allowing voluntary euthanasia for people of all ages. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Wim Distelmans, who chairs Belgium’s Federal Control and Evaluation Committee on Euthanasia, said in an emailed statement that the first case was reported to his committee by a local doctor last week. The underage person was reported as being critically ill but no ... more »

“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Defense Mechanisms: Beyond Behavior”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We can let go of our defense mechanisms when we are ready to be truly honest with ourselves. We all have defense mechanisms that we’ve developed over time, often without being aware of it. In times of trouble, the behaviors that have worked to get us past challenges with the least amount of pain are the ones that we repeat; even when part of us knows they no longer work. Such behavior is a natural response from our mental and physical aspects. But because we are spiritual beings as well, we have the ability to ... more »

"We Hope To Live..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“We do not rest satisfied with the present. We anticipate the future as too slow in coming, as if in order to hasten its course; or we recall the past, to stop its too rapid flight. So imprudent are we that we wander in the times which are not ours, and do not think of the only one which belongs to us; and so idle are we that we dream of those times which are no more, and thoughtlessly overlook that which alone exists. For the present is generally painful to us. We conceal it from our sight, because it troubles us; and if it be delightful to us, we regret to see it pass away. We try... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by!

"How Are Things Going, Joe?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“You go up to a man, and you say, "How are things going, Joe?" and he says, "Oh fine, fine- couldn't be better." And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn't be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody's having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.” - Kurt Vonnegut

DARPA and the JASON Scientists – The Pentagon’s Maladaptive Brain

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - Its aim is not to protect and serve, but to conquer and control. The post DARPA and the JASON Scientists – The Pentagon’s Maladaptive Brain appeared first on Waking Times.

Study: American Teens Resort To Trading Sex For Food

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A new study has found that large numbers of U.S. teens frequently turn to sex work in order to pay for food, as wealth inequality in the country worsens. The study led by Urban Institute, a Washington-based think-tank, suggests that widespread hunger is at an all-time high in America compared to other ‘wealthy countries in the West. The Guardian reports: The findings raise questions over the legacy of Bill Clinton’s landmark welfare-reform legislation 20 years ago as well as the spending priorities of Congress and the impact of slow wage growth. Evidence of teenage girls turning t... more »

Commentariat Central: Exploding Heads Edition

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 5 hours ago
As per reader request, here's another in my semi-regular series of *New York Times* comment dumps (my published responses follow synopses/quotes from each op-ed). Charles Blow, Donald Trump, *Grand Wizard of Birtherism*, 9/17> Charles easily surpasses the smarmy born-again indignados of the corporate media's anti-Trump brigade of Profiles in Courage who've become brave in great numbers only because there is great protection in crowds. *This man is so low that he’s subterranean.* *Donald Trump said Friday: “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy.”* *... more »

Sept. 17: the real meaning of evil

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Let's deal quickly with the irving press. The only news item worth reading in section A is that the Irving family has given thirty million dollars to Dartmouth College in New Hampshire for the Irving Institute of Energy and Society. Note the third paragraph in which it says "...the Irving Institute will advance the understanding of a resource that powers modern life and is directly related to society's standard of living and success." Gee, I wonder what resource that is. And according to this blurb, it does wonderful things. Yes, it does. And, later on, it tells us Arthur L. Irving ... more »

Will U.S. Allow Peace in Ukraine?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Ukraine gets the OK from the IMF for another bailout loan. At least long enough to keep Kiev on course through the American elections in November. Germany and France want Ukraine to honor the Minsk2 ceasefire agreements that require it to pull back the Nazi forces from the front lines in eastern civil war zones. Stop the shelling of the innocent citizens in the Donbass and allow for fair elections and local autonomy in the region. This is not Russia taking over the area. It would be Kiev honoring the wishes of the local people and the agreements made. But the US does not want ... more »

Trying to Divide the People in Seongju

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Zoom in Korea reports: Nightly candlelight vigils against THAAD [US 'missile defense'] deployment continue in Seongju, South Korea despite attempts by the county chief and right-wing groups to undermine the protests. The Association of Seongju County Veterans Groups tried to halt the protests by applying for a permit to use the same location outside the county hall at the same times as the candlelight vigils. “Technically, the veterans groups do have a permit, but theirs is a ghost rally where no one comes out,” said a member of the Seongju Task Force to Oppose THAAD Deployment. ... more »

Pentagon Biggest Polluter on Earth

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
The US military is the biggest polluter on Mother Earth - this is what is happening all over the planet on the nearly 1,000 Pentagon bases - toxic pollution of the local environment........with very little, practically no clean-up. RT reports: A stunningly picturesque arctic landscape in Greenland has been blemished with over 10,000 fuel-filled barrels and piles of rusty remnants from a former US WWII military base abandoned 70 years ago. The WWII American airfield, named Bluie East 2, was built in eastern Greenland to house 200 to 300 soldiers in 1942. It was shut down and aban... more »

Space Marine for the Xbox 360

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Modern games. They do things to me, man. Take your typical first or third person shoot or hack-a-thon, which pretty much *is* the established fare from the big studios. They either give me motion sickness, and so I can't play them for long. Or they leave me hyper-aggressively on edge, which might explain why so many of the dudebro manbabies crying about feminists "ruining" their video games with gender critical talking points come across as so, well, *unhinged*. I digress. The main reason I seldom play modern action titles is because they drive me to the frontiers of a nervous brea... more »

Modern Education is Pavlovian Conditioning

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - The goal of Americanist education is indoctrination. The post Modern Education is Pavlovian Conditioning appeared first on Waking Times.

The Reincarnation Of P.T. Barnum

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
Yesterday, Donald Trump walked away from his claim that Barack Obama was not born in the United States and, thus, not qualified to be president. He then took no questions and walked out of the room. The vociferous lie which he has repeated for five years went down the Memory Hole. And the polls tell us that Trump and Hillary Clinton are running neck and neck. Andrew Coyne asks, "Who's to blame?" Who should we fault for this disaster? Should we blame his enablers in the Republican party? But which ones? The aging opportunists like Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani, who see in Trump th... more »

Russia Convenes Urgent UNSC Meeting After US Strike On Syrian Army

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia has called an urgent UN Security Council meeting after US-led coalition airstrikes on the Syrian army killed 62 soldiers and wounded 100 more on Saturday. Russia accuses the U.S. of supporting Islamic militants. ISIS launched an offensive on the city of Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria following the coalition airstrikes. RT.com reports: The Russian FM spokeswoman blasted Washington over the indiscriminate airstrike that she said serves the interests of ISIS terrorists. “If previously we had suspicions that Al-Nusra Front is protected this way, now, after today’s airstrikes on t... more »

“The Shocking Results Of Continuous, Systematic Abuse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Shocking Results Of Continuous, Systematic Abuse”* by Freeman's Perspective "We Americans like our movie heroes: Tough, free thinking, adaptive, willing to defy authority to save the people. The problem is, no one ever acts like that in real life. Cheering Arnie or Chuck or Sly is a long, long way from doing something heroic yourself– and the current batch of Americans are not so big on that. (Nor are Europeans, or most others.) One of the great Roman writers called the Romans a “royal, rebellious race.” Likewise Americans, especially in the West, had a real tradition of unfli... more »

"How We Learn..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Solitude is used to teach us how to live with other people. Rage is used to show us the infinite value of peace. Boredom is used to underline the importance of adventure & spontaneity. Silence is used to teach us to use words responsibly. Tiredness is used so that we can understand the value of waking up. Illness is used to underline the blessing of good health. Fire is used to teach us about water. Earth is used so that we can understand the value of air. Death is used to show us the importance of life." - Paulo Coelho

Breaking: Russia Wants Emergency UN Security Council Meeting

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
Russia convened an emergency UN Security Council Session on US-Led coalition airstrikes against the Syrian Army which Moscow fears will undermine the breakthrough ceasefire agreement that just went into effect earlier this week. On Saturday, Russia convened an emergency session of the UN Security Council to discuss the US-led coalition airstrikes that the Syrian Army Command says killed at least 62 Assad regime soldiers. The US admits that they inadvertently targeted the Syrian forces, but claim that in a statement by the US Central Command claim that they warned Russia prior to t... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Grammar schools: we need knowledge, not nostalgia (?)* *Joanna Williams, the British author below writes for a normally conservative organization but her angry rant below is thoroughly Leftist and poorly founded in fact. Her belief that IQ is unimportant to educational achievement flies in the face of over 100 years of research findings. And she doesn't even argue her case. She just dismisses the influence of hereditary intelligence with a wave of her hand. And she seems very confused about the worth of traditional subjects. On the one hand she calls them "pale, male ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*No logic in claim that Arctic sea ice shows global warming* *Doesn't the fact that 2016 levels of Arctic ice are HIGHER than in 2012 indicate RECOVERY from melting? And doesn't the fact that 2016 levels were the same as 2007 simply indicate erratic natural fluctuations from year to year? It certainly does not indicate a steady warming trendPaul Homewood additionally notes: "2016 ice was the earliest minimum since 1997; This year's extent was 22% above 2012, despite two massive storms; Thickness is way up on 2010 and 2011; We are looking at one of the fastest ice growths i... more »

Listen Up Truth-Seekers: We’re on the Same Team

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - Where is the alternative media going amidst all the present confusion? The post Listen Up Truth-Seekers: We’re on the Same Team appeared first on Waking Times.

UPDATED: Russia demands emergency UN Security Council meeting over US airstrike on Syrian soldiers

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*UPDATED: September 17, 2016* - Russia announces: Russia foreign ministry says it has "reached the terrifying conclusion" that the US is conniving with the Islamic State. I would suggest that Russia demand the names of the military authorities involved in this latest "mistake" and that they immediately be fired. If the US refuses...it will be *prima facie* evidence of the above "terrifying conclusion". Breaking News from almasdarnews.com An earlier CENTCOM Press Release claimed that Russia had knowledge that the United States were going to begin airstrikes in areas of Deir Ezzor... more »

China Can’t Afford Renewable Subsidies Either!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public http://uk.reuters.com/article/china-solar-idUKL3N1BQ2CF From Reuters: China is struggling to pay billions of yuan in subsidies to renewable power generators following a rapid expansion of capacity, a planning agency official said this week. Wind and solar power capacity has grown faster than expected in the last five […]

Donald Trump Speaks at Remembrance Luncheon 9/17/16...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 7 hours ago
*for families whose loved ones were killed by illegal aliens.* Powerful. Trump starts at 1:03

An everyday story of Leave and Remain folk

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Amber Rudd and Boris Johnson Though I've listened to Radio 4 every since I was in my teens I've never paid any attention to *The Archers*. For me *The Archers *has never been anything more than a happy opportunity to go and brew a nice cup of tea until the next programme comes on. I know, however, that plenty of people are hooked on *The Archers *- including (as has become apparent in recent weeks) lots of surprising people who I'd never have expected to be *Archers *fans. And I'd have to have been away on holiday to Proxima Centauri not to be aware that a remarkable number of pe... more »

Neil Young Has A New Song About The North Dakota Pipeline... Kind Of

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
When I was president of Reprise Records, Neil's wish was always my command. That's a long time ago and I haven't spoken to Neil in years but, in his awesome new song, "Indian Giver," he says he wishes somebody would share the news. So... here goes. For a little background, let me suggest two things: watch the brand new Neil Young video of "Indian Giver" above-- oops, the song was just removed from YouTube, so listen to "Who's Gonna Stand Up?" instead-- and read Gaius Publius' report on the native American protests at the DAPL pipeline in North Dakota. These are the "Indian Giver" ... more »

US Central Command Admit Bombing Syrian Army.. By Mistake

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The United States Central Command has released a statement admitting that US airstrikes hit Syrian Army positions. They claim that they hit Syrian soldiers by mistake when they were targeting ISIS terrorists. Up to 80 Syrian service men were killed in the incident near Deir al-Zor military airport on Saturday Sputnik news reports: US military officials acknowledge responsibility for the bombing attack against Syrian Army positions that paved the way for a major Daesh offensive against Assad government forces and that killed 80 Syrian service personnel, but claimed that the attack ... more »

Iraq Wins Gold & Silver At 2016 Rio Paralympics

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
Garrah Tnaiash with his gold in the shot put Iraq has won 2 gold medals and 3 silvers at the 2016 Rio Paralympic games. Iraq sent 14 athletes to the games competing in 8 different sports. On September 16 Garrah Tnaiash won gold in the men’s shot put. He joined Kovan Abdul Raheem who won gold in men’s javelin throw, Wildan Nukhailawi who won silver in the same event, Rasool Mohsin who won silver in men’s powerlifting, and Ammar Ali who won silver at men’s wheelchair fencing. Iraq has competed at the games since 1992 and won 8 medals. 2016 might be its best year so far. *SOURCES* ... more »

US Airstrikes Hit Syrian Arab Army to Support ISIS - Intentionally! 62 dead, 100's injured.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
* Just like their pals in Israel- Who are striking Syria at Golan. Again!* *UPDATED!!* *Syrian Army says US bombed them IN SUPPORT OF ISIS!!!!* *Syria's army general command said warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition bombed a Syrian army position at Jebel Tharda near Deir al-Zor airport on Saturday, paving the way for Islamic State fighters to overun it. * *The air strike killed Syrian soldiers and was "conclusive evidence" that the U.S. and its allies support the jihadist group, the Syrian army said in a statement, noting that the strike was "dangerous and blatant aggression".* I... more »

Celebrity Morgan Freeman Blames Monsanto For Mass Bee Deaths

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Celebrity Morgan Freeman recently voiced his concerns over the dangers that pesticides, like glyphosate found in Monsanto’s infamous RoundUp, pose to wildlife and the environment. The Oscar winner says both the agricultural giant Monsanto and the government are responsible for what he says is a “frightening loss of bee colonies.” After discovering that bees were dying at an alarming rate Freeman converted his 124-acre ranch into a bee sanctuary. Collective Evolution reports: Earlier this year, Morgan Freeman made a guest appearance on Larry King Now. After discovering that bees ar...more »

'Today' extends a welcoming tongue to Herman van Rompuy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Catching up.... Nigel Farage once famously said to Herman Van Rompuy: I don't want to be rude but, really, you have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk and the question I want to ask is: 'Who are you? I'd never heard of you. Nobody in Europe had ever heard of you'. I think it's fair to say that *Today *(15/9) *didn't* introduce the former EU Council President in quite the same cheeky British spirit when Matthew Price interviewed him and garnered his view that Brexit's a terrible, terrible mistake. Quite the reverse in fact, with* Today* inste... more »

Three points

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
A question from our Melanie re the ousting of BBC Trust head Rona Fairhead by Theresa May: Melanie was reacting to a typically sharp piece by David Keighley at *The Conservative Woman *headlined *Failure to tackle endemic BBC bias could derail Brexit, *where David considered the same question (and has some fascinating stuff on BBC trustee Richard Ayre). A trio of comments below David's post, however, raise familiar, nagging points: 1. Everyone knows the BBC is biased anyhow, so why bother spelling it out? 2. Spelling it out is all very well but shouldn't *you* be acti... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

The Myth of the Bee-pocalypse

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
We all forget just how fast bee colonies can be grown out and split. Thus while we have shocking losses and ongoing serious issues with insecticides, it is still a problem that can be managed. All beekeepers are now aware of the source of risk and can easily isolate problem areas and move elsewhere while complaining loudly Thus this potential disaster aroused the beekeepers to really pay more attention and we now have a far more vibrant indurstry including back yard hives.. *.* *The Myth of the Bee-pocalypse* *Shawn Regan * *Wednesday, August 31, 2016* * https://fee.org/art... more »

Why I Rent a Tiny Apartment Rather than Buy a Big Home

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
Economically, renting provides the best value for money. What you are doing when you buy a home is diverting a lot of extra money into a forced savings plan hopefully secured by the future value of your home.. Thus home or condo ownership fits in well for an emergent family and is popular for that reason when the cash flow allows it. Yet when you take away the specific needs of a growing family, it is no longer attractive at all. Now you want a quality living space where you wish to live. Renting is often the best choice and the uniformity of product allows for easy mo... more »

The Mandela Effect

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
[image: Multiversal by R. Ayana] There is ample evidence that our future is directly shaping its present by altering its past. After all, it makes perfect sense to decide to prevent the death of Mandela in 1983 and then coach him to become a major cultural influence when it was most needed. This clearly happened when it was most needed and when the results of the path were pretty clear to the change agents. I have said as much regarding the intervention of Jesus. There are many other such interventions at a fairly low scale now. After all it makes perfect sen... more »

BREAKING: Mexican Pres. Makes Shock Announcement, Concedes Trump Has WON

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 10 hours ago
What happened is that he came to his senses and stopped playing word games. Confronting these problems is terribly necessary if progress is to be made. It needs to also be remarked that all Trump was doing is saying in plain language what the border personnel have been saying for a long time. When your opposition ignores facts on the ground in order to spin a political narrative, we are stepping on treacherous ground. After saying that, the facts are the facts and the next president must tackle those problems. Yet we have had an administration that has generally been hands ... more »

Paul Mason attacks the BBC (again)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Paul Mason, during his BBC days For long-time followers of former *Newsnight* economics editor (now a regular jumper of sharks) Paul Mason, here's an extract from a long interview with him in *The Huffington Post. *I found it interesting and felt it might be worth sharing, especially as there are some surprisingly plausible points in it. Please see what you make of it though: *Paul Mason, Fleet Street’s Rebel With A Cause, On BBC Anti-Corbyn Bias, Brexit And The Media* But for Mason, his former employer is the most biased broadcaster when covering Corbyn. “I don’t think the other b... more »

"The Other Half..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"In tragedy and despair, when an endless night seems to have fallen, hope can be found in the realization that the companion of night is not another night, that the companion of night is day, that darkness always gives way to light, and that death rules only half of creation, life the other half." - Dean Koontz

Syria: US-Led Coalition Jets Hit Syrian Government Positions

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Syria’s army general command has said that US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition, supposedly fighting ISIS, bombed a Syrian army position at Jebel Tharda near Deir al-Zor military airport at 5 p.m. (1400 GMT) on Saturday. The air strike killed Syrian soldiers who had been preparing for an attack against ISIS, and was “conclusive evidence” that the U.S. and its allies support the terrorist group, the Syrian army said in a statement RT ...more »

AEP’s Renewable Fantasy

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/15/hinkley-point-will-be-obsolete-before-it-even-starts-but-theresa/ Ambrose Evans-Pritchard really does write some drivel at times. Take this example from his latest article on Hinkley Point, which I highlighted earlier: It is much the same story across the nexus of clean energy technologies. The US and China were shocked by the energy crisis in 2007-2008, […]

Britain Vows To Veto Any Formation Of An EU Army

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Britain will veto EU army, says Defence Secretary* *For as long as the UK is a member of the EU, it will block plans for an EU army, says Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon* The UK would exercise its power of veto to block the creation of an EU army while it remains a member of the European Union, according to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has spoken of the possibility of a “common military force” at a meeting of EU leaders in Bratislava, to which Britain was not invited. Sir Michael told The Times newspape... more »

Pipe Bomb Explodes Along Route Of A 5km U.S. Marine Charity Event

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*FOX News:** No injuries after pipe bomb explodes before Marine charity run in New Jersey* Authorities were evacuating 30 homes after a pipe bomb exploded in a Jersey Shore town Saturday morning where thousands of people were about to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, according to reports. No injuries were reported in the blast in Seaside Park around 9:30 a.m., officials said. The third annual “Semper Five” run was canceled. The pipe bomb was in a plastic garbage can when it exploded. Authorities immediately cleared the boardwalk and beach area and... more »

UPDATED WITH BREAKING NEWS: Waiting for the other shoe to drop - must watch videos and more

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*UPDATED: September 17, 2016* Events are moving very quickly now...as they often do when control begins slipping from the PTB. First, as my blogging colleague Penny For Your Thoughts has reported, the *US has attacked Syrian soldiers near an airbase in Syria and killed and wounded around 100. *This is a provocative escalation that can only be seen as an attempt to create a timely diversion. Secondly, on the domestic front, a* Democratic Senator has announced** that Trump will have "blood on his hands should Hillary be assassinated"....*all very foreboding. *Hillary's shoe left o... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Judge's Cheat Sheet'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Posted on September 17, 2016 JUDGE’S CHEAT SHEET Please post and distribute. MNN. 17 Sept. 2016. BEFORE THE TRIAL STARTS: After an uprecedented 20 year delay in seeking justice for crimes committed against us, we now have to deal with a judge who is protecting his cops to cheat us out of justice. , Judge Frederick ‘Freddie’ Scullin of NY District Court: 1] Without explanation throws

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week: 13,009 Hiroshima Bombs"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"**Your Radiation This Week: * *August 27 to September 10, 2016* By Bob Nichols *"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva (San Francisco) September 17, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” The city-specific radiation lever reporting of YRTW is now every two weeks until further announcements. The next new number release will be on September 24. This is a brief hiatus in the numbers while I finish other projects. Based on seven years of historical records from EPA, the Rad numbers will continue to increase in the deadly levels. The outlook is not... more »

Judging over time

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
On 6 August *Today *announced a series of Saturday specials on Brexit. In the event all we got was a heavily-pro-Remain-loaded special from Manchester (6/8), a much-more-balanced special from Felixstowe (13/8) and a *very*-heavily-pro-Remain-loaded special from Gibraltar (20/8). And that was it. Four Saturdays have since followed and there have been no further Brexit specials. Given how heavy the tilt had been towards voices who voted against Brexit in those three *Today* specials, the BBC's 'due impartiality' line about judging programmes over time can only result in the foll... more »

Evidence Of Nephilim Giant Unearthed In Japanese Video

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Bible speaks of giant Nephilim men. They were alleged to be the offspring of fallen angels and the product of the sons of god mingling with the daughters of Adam. Often described as “the fallen ones,” the Rephaim, and “the dead ones” in the Hebrew Bible, but who exactly are the Nephilim? Where do the “heroes of old, the men of renown” come? (Genesis 6:4) (Original KJV): “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of r... more »

Hundreds Of Thousands Stage Anti-TTIP, CETA Rallies Across Germany

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
An estimated 320,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Germany on Saturday in mass protests against an Obama-backed transatlantic free-trade deal between the EU, US and Canada. Germans are afraid of losing their rights to big corporations who are merely seeking profits at the expense of the environment and people. Sputnik reports: Rallies against trade pacts with Canada and the United States – CETA and TTIP – drew 70,000 in Berlin, 65,000 in Hamburg, 55,000 in Cologne, 50,000 in Frankfurt, 40,000 in Stuttgart, 25,000 in Munich, and 15,000 in Leipzig, according to the organizers...more »

Your Time Is Up “Professor” Wadhams

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/sep/17/arctic-collapse-sea-ice Time’s up, so-called Professor Wadhams. It is now exactly four years ago that you forecast the demise of Arctic sea ice this summer: One of the world’s leading ice experts has predicted the final collapse of Arctic sea ice in summer months within four years. In what he […]

Bank stocks are just as risky as they were before the financial crisis

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
That is the most interesting thing I learned at the recent BPEA meeting. Click here to learn more.

Bernie Stumps With Zephyr Teachout In Upstate New York

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Zephyr: "We’ve gotta take on the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics and that’s what we’re doing in this campaign."* I'm not a big fan of Rasmussen as a polling organization and I don't think any of the polling aggregators even use them in their averages. Nor am I a big fan of the whole silly theme about what happens if Hillary drops out (or even about what happens if Trump drops out). Hillary's not dropping out and neither is Trump. That said, Rasmussen did conduct a national survey asking who should replace Hillary if she did drop out. I guess they didn'... more »

What Happens When A Rogue State Gets A Nuclear Bomb?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *The Cold War saw decades of nuclear deterrence. What happens when a rogue state gets the bomb?* Barely a week after North Korea exploded the most powerful nuclear device it has ever tested, U.S. defense officials said the secretive country appears to be readying a tunnel for yet another, putting the country on an alarmingly fast-paced schedule to deploy nuclear warheads. The preparations for what would be its third test this year reinforce growing concern that North Korea may soon have multi-stage ballistic missiles that could threaten much of Asia and, possibly wit... more »

President Obama Will Decide In October On Unilateral Cuts In America's Strategic Nuclear Arsenal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Obama offered to cut the US deployed strategic arsenal by a third in 2013, providing Russia did the same, but Vladimir Putin has shown little interest in disarmament. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters *The Guardian*:* Obama to decide on cuts to US nuclear arsenal in October* Limited politically feasible options on table for president to cement a disarmer legacy, most far-reaching of which is a one-third cut to deployed strategic arsenal. Barack Obama is expected to make a final decision next month on possible cuts to the US nuclear arsenal, in an attempt to consolidate his legacy ... more »

U.S. Special Forces Working With The Turkish Army In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S. Special Operations forces begin new role alongside Turkish troops in Syria* U.S. Special Operations forces have begun partnering with Turkish troops and a contingent of Syrian opposition groups for a new operation in northern Syria, defense officials said Friday. The move comes just weeks after Turkey launched a blitz operation over the Turkish border, seizing the northern city of Jarabulus and injecting a new dynamic into the five-year-old conflict. Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said in a statement that the contingent of Special Operations for...more »

Russia Ministry Of Defense: U.S. Cannot Control Its Rebel Allies In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ FADI AL-HALABI *Sputnik News:* *Russian MoD: US Fails to Fulfill Obligations Amid Syria Rebels' Truce Violations* The Russian General Staff said that the United States fails to fulfill obligations on Syria, adding that Washington will be responsible for the breakdown of the ceasefire if the situation does not change. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US did not respond to Russia's appeal containing data on the violations of the Syrian truce by US-controlled armed groups, the chief of the Russian Reconciliation Center in Syria, Lt. Gen. Vladimir Savchenko, said Saturday. *"The Un... more »

Is There Another Iraqi Civil War On The Horizon?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daniel Davis, Politico*: *How Mosul’s Liberation Could Lead to Another Iraqi Civil War* ISIS may not be Baghdad’s biggest problem after all. OUTSIDE MOSUL, Iraq -- On a trip to northern Iraq toward the end of August, I interviewed the Kurdish commander of the Peshmerga 7th Brigade, General Bahram Yassin, about the looming battle for Mosul. Speaking at his forward command post overlooking the leading ISIS defensive lines outside of Mosul, Yassin went into some detail about what he expects to happen when hostilities over this key city commence: hand-to-hand combat, human shields, ... more »

President Obama Will Meet Iraqi Minister Abadi At The UN Next Week To Discuss The Liberation of Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Top Obama aide Ben Rhodes said Obama would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the margins of the UN General Assembly. (File Photo: Reuters) *Al Arabiya/AFP*: *Obama to meet Abadi at UN as Mosul offensive looms* US President Barack Obama will meet his Iraqi counterpart at the United Nations next week, US officials said Friday, amid mounting preparations to seize control of Mosul from ISIS. Top Obama aide Ben Rhodes said Obama would meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the margins of the UN General Assembly on Monday. “The two leaders will have a chance to check in ... more »

Report: 1/3 Of Saudi Strikes Hit Yemeni Civilian Sites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *One in three Saudi air raids on Yemen hit civilian sites, data shows* *Exclusive: Pressure on UK and US roles in war set to increase as survey shows school buildings and hospitals among targets.* More than one-third of all Saudi-led air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites, such as school buildings, hospitals, markets, mosques and economic infrastructure, according to the most comprehensive survey of the conflict. The findings, revealed by the Guardian on Friday, contrast with claims by the Saudi government, backed by its US and British allies, that Riyadh is s... more »

fun with bag signs: in which i am photographed removing garbage from my neighbourhood

laura k at wmtc - 12 hours ago
Are there bag signs where you live? In Mississauga and perhaps most suburban places, people put up bag signs advertising services. The signs are cheap to buy and easy to post. They are also illegal. To me, they are the Nexus of Evil: advertising plus visual pollution plus polyethylene waste. I have called 311 to complain about these signs in my neighbourhood, and if the City has someone available, they will sometimes dispatch a crew to remove the signs. Presumably this crew is also doing other outdoor maintenance, or perhaps they are driving around removing bag signs, which would ... more »

AEP Misses The Point About Hinkley

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/09/15/hinkley-point-will-be-obsolete-before-it-even-starts-but-theresa/ AEP comes to the right conclusion for the wrong reasons! There is little point reprinting the article, as he simply rehashes his old argument that we can replace Hinkley with offshore wind: Offshore wind contracts in Holland and Denmark are already coming in far below the Hinkley […]

Ooooh! Stop messing about!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
The BBC's recent splurge of old sitcom revivals has at least thrown up one gem (in a nice rather than vomitty way): a transfer from Radio 4 to BBC Four of one of those 'missing Hancocks', starring Kevin McNally as 'the lad himself'. The 'lost' script was Galton and Simpson at their best and genuinely funny. I laughed many times, even though I'd already heard the Radio 4 version last year (and the jokes were the same). There's still about three weeks left to watch it, if you so fancy. Kevin McNally's impersonation of Tony Hancock is so good it almost makes 'the lad himself' look ... more »

Finally the office chair gets its recognition

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Lexus is upping Human Scale to bring the auto seat into the 21st Century.

Karen Tumulty talks about Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016But also describes the press corps:* We happen to know Karen Tumulty just a tiny tad. We even lunched with her one-on-one once. We know her a tad, and we like her. We even admire her for something she did. Back in the day—roughly speaking, back at the birth of liarism—Tumulty was involved in several consequential news reports about Vice President and then Candidate Gore. In our view, she was perhaps at fault in one of these instances. We thought she and Michael Duffy got over their skis in their report for Time, in November 1999, about Naomi Wolf. Tha... more »

A bias for green eyes

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Jenny Hill, talking to a pro-mass migration politician Your ears did not deceive you. Jenny ‘Welcome to Germany!’ Hill was back on *From Our Own Correspondent *this morning, eulogising over a wonderful, hardworking, green-eyed refugee. (She's clearly got a think about green-eyed refugees. Her wonderful, kindly refugee last time round had "striking green eyes".) This new report from Hamburg - ostensibly about German politics - focused on the migration issue. 30,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the city in the past year, Jenny noted before singling out just one of them: Take Abd... more »

Weekend reads: How to create tabloid science headlines; sugar industry buys research; the citation black market

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a look at whether we have an epidemic of flawed meta-analyses, and the story of a strange case involving climate research and pseudonyms. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Here’s how to use a new scientific finding to create a tabloid headline, in five easy steps. (Gretchen Vogel, Science) “Science is not supposed […] The post Weekend reads: How to create tabloid science headlines; sugar industry buys research; the citation black market appeared first on Retraction Watch.

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Greece Raids Home Of Central Bank Head An 8th grader had to teach a math class for a month because Detroit schools were so understaffed Hundreds of nuns trained in Kung Fu are biking the Himalayas to oppose human trafficking Mexican Peso Crashes To Record Lows As Trump Odds Surge This drug is 50 times more powerful than heroin — and cops are carrying an antidote to use on themselves A New Problem For Hillary Emerges Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Outbreak Hits Florida University Chaos Has Never Been Closer: "Obama May Suspend Election" If She Is Too Sick YouTube... more »

Syrian Truce On The Verge Of Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters: **Syria truce 'will not hold out' says senior rebel source* Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he remained "more positive than negative" over a shaky ceasefire in Syria, but a senior rebel in Aleppo warned the truce "will not hold out" as some fighting persisted and aid failed to come through. The ceasefire is the result of an agreement between Russia, which backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with air power, and the United States, which supports some rebel groups, and has cooled fighting since coming into effect last Monday. But in comments delivered ... more »

Problems Continue To Grow For The Britian;s New £6Billion Fleet of Type 45 Destroyers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Daily Mail*: *Navy farce: Britain's new £6billion fleet of Type 45 destroyers spend more than TWICE as much time berthed in UK ports than 'out and doing their job' * * Six vessels notched up a staggering 1,515 days in our harbours in a year * And two-thirds of the ships were stationary for more than 300 days each * The figures have angered former head of the Royal Navy, Lord West * Type 45 destroyers cost £1billion and all became on active service in 2013 The Royal Navy's £6 billion fleet of Type 45 destroyers is spending more time berthed in UK mil... more »

Pentagon Confirms Killing The Islamic State Information Minister In An Airstrike In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
A billboard promoting the Islamic State in Raqqa, Syria. Nour Fourat / Reuters *Long War Journal:* *US military kills Islamic State’s ‘Minister of Information’* The US military announced today that it killed the Islamic State’s “Minister of Information” and central shura member in an airstrike near Raqqah, the jihadist group’s capital in Syria, ten days ago. Wa’il Adil Hasan Salman al-Fayad, the information minister who was also known as Dr. Wa’il, is the second top Islamic State leader killed by the US in the last three weeks. Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook announced Dr. W... more »

U.S. Air Force Grounds 15 'Combat Ready' F-35 Fighter Jets Due To “Peeling And Crumbling” Insulation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
An F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off on a training sortie at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida in this March 6, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force photo/Randy Gon/Handout *Bloomberg:* *Air Force Grounds ‘Combat Ready’ F-35 Over Coolant Line Flaw* * ‘Crumbling’ insulation found during routine maintenance * Air Force sees quality glitches, not design flaw, in aircraft Seven weeks after the Air Force declared its first F-35 jets combat ready, 10 of the aircraft aren’t flying after service mechanics discovered “peeling and crumbling” insulation wrapped around lines that... more »

Colin Powell Leaked Emails: Israel Has '200 Nukes All Pointed At Iran'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Israel has '200 nukes all pointed at Iran', former US secretary of state Colin Powell says in leaked private email that has Washington on edge* * The detail is the latest revelation to emerge from a cache of leaked communications * The former US secretary of state revealed the information in an email he sent to a colleague last year * Israel has a policy of nuclear ambiguity and has never talked openly about the type or size of its weapons * The email was being sent to business partner and democratic donor Jeffrey Leeds regarding Israeli PM Netanyahu’s speech to Con... more »

Stratospherics are transcended as Galactic Intervention accelerates by ÉirePort

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 15 hours ago
[image: gaia_energy1]Stratospherics are transcended as Galactic Intervention accelerates. Fealties are brought to bear. Encampments are abandoned. Movements en masse predominate. Lives are recovered and embraced. *ÉirePort* | September 17, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-A8

Economic News , Data & Views ...... Saturday September 17 , 2016 ...... Quick Hits - 1. Markets : Doug Noland Weekly Credit Bubble Bulletin ; European Bank Updates - Deutsche Bank & Monte dei Paschi di Siena In Focus ; Currencies In Focus - Mexico's Peso & Philippine Peso In Focus ; Market Oview - H/T Holger Zschaepitz. 2. Greece In Focus - Creditor Talks , Greek Politics , Economic Items , Odds & Ends. 3. MENA Watch - Libya & Syria In Focus. 4.Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Markets.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7s 8 seconds ago Credit Bubble Bulletin: Weekly Commentary: Reversals http:// creditbubblebulletin.blogspot.com/2016/09/weekly -commentary-reversals.html?spref=tw …Best over view of the week that was plus initial essay ! *(((SoberLook)))* ‏@SoberLook 14h 14 hours agoAshburn, VA Chart: Deutsche Bank shares - *(((SoberLook)))* ‏@SoberLook 14h 14 hours agoAshburn, VA Chart: Monte dei Paschi di Siena share price - *(((SoberLook)))* ‏@SoberLook 13h 13 hours agoAshburn, VA Chart: Mexican peso hits record low... more »

President Putin Says Terrorists Using Syria Ceasefire To Regroup

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused terrorists operating in Syria of abusing the recently implemented ceasefire. Putin said that Syrian rebel groups are exploiting the current truce to regroup. “We agreed that the Al-Nusra Front and the likes of it would be separated from the so-called healthy opposition factions, and we would be shown where the latter are located. But what we see today is not separation of the healthy part of the opposition and the terrorists. We see terrorist forces trying to regroup.” he told told reporters on Saturday Putin also said that the US do not... more »

The Banksters Write The Campaign Checks And The Congressional Conservatives Dance To Their Tune

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*The Vice-Chair of the Financial Services Committee solicited $3,760,861 in bribes from the Financial Sector* For conservatives-- of either party-- who are in Congress to enrich themselves, there is no better committee assignment than House Financial Services. The committee that's supposed to exercise Wall Street and bankster oversight is, more than any other committee, a fount of bribery and corruption. Backbenchers no one has ever heard of-- take a freshman like Arkansas crook French Hill. He was CEO of a bank in Little Rock before taking office on Jan. 3, 2015. He wrangled an ap... more »

Today's Communique to the Ravitch Forces

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 16 hours ago
After what seems to me to have been a pretty effective skirmish, the Ravitch forces have climbed out of their tent at their permanent Basecamp, stomping the ground and waving their, um, whatevers. For those Ravitch acolytes who are not too drunk on revenge to read, here's something to ponder, as I am working on a next book today and don't have time to attend to your whining. In everything I have seen from D. Ravitch and the band of intellectual eunuchs who comprise the NPE echo chamber, a theme stands out, which is that we cannot afford to fight among ourselves, that allies cannot ... more »

Ruptured Pipeline Leaks 250,000 Gallons Gasoline In Alabama

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
At least 250,000 gallons of gasoline has been spilled following a pipeline rupture in central Alabama. As emergency responders work to repair the spill which is equivalent to 6,000 barrels, a state of emergency has been issued in Georgia, Alabama and North Caroline due to possible fuel shortages. RT reports: According to local media, the spill is located near Lindsey’s Crossing in Shelby County, about 28 miles southwest of Birmingham. Over 600 responders have been sent to the area and are working around the clock to locate the leak’s origin and repair the pipeline, Colonial spokes... more »

The Craziness Hits Close to Home

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 17 hours ago
I just found out today that Trump's Massachusetts campaign HQ is in my home town. Man, am I gonna have fun with this... #birtherism — Robert Crawford (@jurassicpork59) September 16, 2016 You'd think Trump's Massachusetts campaign headquarters would be in a major city like Boston, Springfield or Worcester, at least in an affluent Boston suburb town. No, they chose 45 Main St., Hudson, a crappy, dying little burg you'd usually have the sense to drive past, and quickly, considering there's not a whole helluva lot going on. In fact, it's precisely where you'd put a doomed campaign... more »

ITP Final Conflict: FC1565, 16th February 2001 - The Big Issue scam

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 17 hours ago
Whilst reading a copy of the Big Issue recently, I was struck by the irony of the ragazine’s (sic) pro-immigration stance. The writers consistently call for an end to the pathetic immigration controls we have. Fair enough ­ it is due to the laxist measures of the State that so many foreigners are flooding into Europe (and other lands). The government is kicking unemployed natives out of hostels to make room for the poor unloved newcomers. These people then proceed to sponge off the tax-payers whilst simultaneously working in the black economy. This forces businesses to cut wages an... more »

Saturday Interview: Tim Johnston

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
*Tim Johnston is a Labour Party activist from London who, today, launches Heavy Metal Politics, just in time for the party conference season. You can follow his blog on Twitter here and Tim himself @timjohnston_89.* *You've made your mind up about the Labour leadership and are backing Jeremy Corbyn. Was this an easy decision to make?* It was. Jeremy has stood by his values his entire political life. He's been consistent. He entered politics for right reasons. He's not a careerist. He's our best hope for real and radical change. *Why do you think Jeremy still attracts a huge followi... more »

When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the Trumps

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Most of the time, Hillary Clinton isn't working too hard to help the Trump campaign. In fact, sometimes it looks like she wants to harm Trump and maybe even return to the White House by the front entrance. But she has made an exception when she finally picked the anthem for the Trump campaign. *I had to listen to the song twice in order for me to find the melody catchy and thrice to almost safely remember it.* The anthem is a key music from "Les Deplorables" and it is called "When the Beating of Your Heart Echoes the Beating of the Drumpfs". Donald Trump has already used this n... more »

Seriously, BBC?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
I was reading *Biased BBC* and came across a series of astonished comments about a new BBC News website article on Donald Trump headlined *US election: Clinton security should be disarmed, says Trump*. Its opening paragraph reads: ...and the article reads as if there might be some truth in this criticism (and is thoroughly one-sided from start to finish). The point being made at *B-BBC* is that when you watch the video of Mr Trump saying what he said.... ...it should be patently obvious to anyone (who isn't merely intent on twisting his words) that Mr Trump wasn't seriously cal... more »

"Her story seemed to sum up the crisis facing the world"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Last year, Fergal Keane found a living symbol for the migrant crisis *[even though she was in no way representative of the overwhelmingly male-dominated mass flow of people at that time]* - a charming, English-speaking wheelchair-bound girl from Syria called Noujain Mustaffa (or, as Fergal called her, "a disabled 16-year-old with big dreams"). She has cerebral palsy, yet, Fergal reported, brings with her "gifts, the great gift of inspiration". "A nation that loses a child like Noujain is losing its best", said Fergal. In a series of reports, Fergal followed her progress from the ... more »

Complaints from another side

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Katy Searle Something highly unusual and rather disconcerting happened on Radio 4's *Feedback *this week. Questions about BBC bias were put and a senior BBC editor repeated admitted that the BBC had got things wrong. I can't recall ever hearing such an interview before on *Feedback *- except over climate change, where various BBC editors have publicly confessed to the sin of not being hard enough on unbelievers like Nigel Lawson and Quentin Letts. Still, this interview was even more striking than those because the BBC editor in question - BBC Political News Editor Katy Searle - a... more »

"Imagine what BBC comedy would be like if Trump wins"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Ed West, writing in *The Spectator*, makes the following point about a Trump triumph in November: One unquestionably good thing about a Trump victory would be a fourth estate in opposition to the government, which is far healthier than the obsequiousness of the Obama era; this courtly attitude is magnified in Great Britain, where the current US president has almost never been the target of any satire or ridicule. Imagine what BBC comedy would be like if Trump wins. Very true, though imagining what BBC comedy would be like if Trump wins *isn't* very difficult as we've had what fee... more »

Musical Interlude: The Moody Blues, “Live - A Night at Red Rocks”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
The Moody Blues, “Live - A Night at Red Rocks” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zotT-fDcBJA

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “New Horizons”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Moody Blues, “New Horizons” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG3M5Sh3tW4

Robert O. Becker - Electromedicine (Hieronimus - September 16, 1990)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 21 hours ago
*"The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life" by Robert O. Becker and Gary Selden.* *Wikipedia:* Robert Otto Becker (May 31, 1923 − May 14, 2008) was a U.S. orthopedic surgeon and researcher in electrophysiology/electromedicine. He worked mainly as professor at Upstate Medical Center in State University of New York, Syracuse, and as Director of Orthopedic Surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse, New York. *Video Title: Robert O. Becker - Electromedicine (Hieronimus - September 16, 1990). Source: mearbhrach. Date Published: January 18, 2016. *

French Army Prepare For Civil War To Purge ‘Undesirables’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The French government are preparing for a civil war in order to clean up the country of undesirables, according to an eminent political journalist. Éric Zemmour says the French army will be used to “clean up” France by ridding the country of Muslims, claiming that a senior government source revealed the plan to him. Zemmour gave an interview with French radio station RTL and revealed details of a program called “Operation Ronces,” developed in partnership with the Israeli Army based on their experiences in Gaza. Speisa.com reports: Recently interviewed about his book on the French... more »

Julian Assange Offers To Surrender Himself To U.S. Authorities

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has agreed to hand himself over to U.S. authorities, if they fulfil just one small catch. Assange has promised that if President Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning, a former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks, he will surrender himself to authorities. Dailydot.com reports: Manning, a transgender woman, is currently serving out the remainder of a 35-year prison sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks in Leavenworth, Kansas. She suffers from gender dysphoria (as diagnosed by military doctors) and in ... more »

Hacked Emails Confirm Israel Has 200 Nukes Pointed At Iran

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Colin Powell has said that Israel has over 200 nuclear weapons pointed directly at Iran, according to hacked emails released on Tuesday. The former U.S. Secretary of State revealed in an email to Democratic party donor Jeffrey Leeds that Iran was fully aware of the extent of Israel’s nuclear capabilities. Despite the fact that Israel is not a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and has therefore never revealed whether it has possession of nuclear weapons – Colin Powell’s admission may have just given away the size of Israel’s entire nuclear arsenal. Newsweek.com r... more »

Picture (And Video) Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) at the City Days opening ceremony held on Red Square, Moscow. © SPUTNIK/ MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV *WNU Editor:* The full story (and more pictures) is here .... *Putin’s WED army: Russian president is summoned to pose for selfies with a group of brides in Moscow's Red Square *(Daily Mail). The video is below ....

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Where terrorism happens. pic.twitter.com/ZhT0NjuO2Q — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 17, 2016

Is Russia Running Out Of Money?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNN*: *Russia is seriously running out of cash* Russia is bleeding cash at an alarming rate. After almost two years in recession, the country's rainy day fund has shrunk to just $32.2 billion this month, according to the Russian Finance Ministry. It was $91.7 billion in September 2014, just before oil prices started to collapse. And it's getting worse. Analysts expect the fund will shrink to just $15 billion by the end of this year and dry up completely soon after that. "At the current rate, the fund would be depleted in mid-2017, perhaps a few months later," Ondrej Schneider, c... more »

Russians Go To The Polls This Sunday For Parliamentary And Regional Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*CNBC*: *Putin's 'United Russia' set to win elections despite public anger* Russia's political scene will be closely watched this weekend as the President Vladimir Putin's party is tested in parliamentary and regional elections. Despite the declining popularity of Putin's United Russia party – although not of Putin himself – it is still expected to win the 18 September elections to the lower chamber of parliament (the State Duma) and gain an absolute majority of mandates, analysts predict. "Some newcomers are likely to enter parliament, but the chamber will continue to be dominat... more »

CDC Research Concludes Vaccines Cause Food Allergies

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that vaccines are likely to cause food allergies. The CDC-funded study explains why so many more people are suffering illnesses and reactions from food these days, especially children. Thedailysheeple.com reports: “A Clinical Analysis of Gelatin Allergy and Determination of its Causal Relationship to the Previous Administration of Gelatin-Containing Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Combined with Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids” concludes: “Most anaphylactic reactions and some urticarial reactions to gela... more »

Powell Email Reveals Elite At Bohemian Grove ‘Hate Trump’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Tuesday’s release of Colin Powell’s hacked emails reveals that members of Bohemian Grove are secretly campaigning to stop Trump from being elected President this November. Powell’s hacked emails reveal that most of the elite attendees at the world’s most famous secret society think of Trump as a “disaster”, and Powell acknowledges that “quite a few will not vote for Hillary and will vote for a third party candidate.” Bohemian Grove is located in the remote Monte Rio, California and serves as a meeting place for powerful politicians and wealthy businessmen who are members of the G... more »

Climate Change: “‘Tremendous Loss’: Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to 2nd Lowest Level Ever”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“‘Tremendous Loss’: * *Arctic Sea Ice Shrinks to 2nd Lowest Level Ever”* by RT “The ice layer of the Arctic Sea has reached its minimum extent last week, the second lowest point in the satellite-tracked record, just above the absolute minimum recorded back in 2012. The lowest point of ice coverage was reached on September 10, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) revealed after studying satellite data. The frozen layer on that day stood at 4.14 million square kilometers (1.60 million square miles), compared to the lowest record reached on September 17, 2012 when the satellites ...more »

"5G Telecomm Radiation the Perfect Tool to Mass Modify Human Brain Waves"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"5G Telecomm Radiation the Perfect Tool * *to Mass Modify Human Brain Waves"* by Dr. Ellis Evans "On 14 July 2016 the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) of the USA made space available in the radio spectrum for consumer devices to operate within the 25 GHz to 100 GHz of the electromagnetic spectrum. It went on to say: “The Commission has struck a balance between new wireless services, current and future fixed satellite service operations, and federal uses. The item adopts effective sharing schemes to ensure that diverse users – including federal and non-federal, satellite and ...more »

Hillary’s Body Double Hired For Instances Of Ill-Health

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Reliable sources have said that Hillary Clinton hired a healthy body double to make public appearances in situations where the Democratic nominee suffers ill-health. The lookalike was seen emerging from Hillary’s daughter Chelsea’s apartment in New York after suffering a bout of Pneumonia last week. However, the ‘Hillary’ that left the apartment appeared much more vibrant than the Hillary that had entered only moments before. Torontosun.com reports: If you think I’m making this up, let me quote USA Today: “Some say the differences lie in the details: Cheekbones, smooth versus wrin... more »

WikiLeaks Cables Reveal USA Signed Death Warrant For Assad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
WikiLeaks cables show that the USA secretly signed President Assad’s death warrant in 2009 after he rejected the Qatar pipeline. According to reports by the U.S., Saudi and Israeli intelligence agencies, the moment Assad rejected the Qatari pipeline, authorities from all three countries decided to hatch a plan to overthrow the uncooperative Bashar Assad. Counterpunch.org reports: In 2009, according to WikiLeaks, soon after Bashar Assad rejected the Qatar pipeline, the CIA began funding opposition groups in Syria. — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria, Polit... more »

Hillary Campaign Caught Overcharging Poor Donors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Wells Fargo bank have been inundated with calls from Clinton supporters who say Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing money from their bank accounts. According to widespread reports, some of Hillary’s most vulnerable low-income supporters are being repeatedly overcharged after they made a one-time small donation to her official campaign website. Observer.com reports: The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clinton’s small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to t...more »

How The DCCC Has Been Wasting Its Money So Far

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
We've been watching closely how the DCCC spends its money since 2005. The fact that they've lost dozens and dozens of seats since then, tells you all you need to know about how incompetently the vast sums are being deployed. This year is no different, although probably worse-- at least so far-- than previous years. Here's an example, last cycle, the Democrats ran Emily Cain against Bruce Poliquin in the seat gay Blue Dog Michael Michaud gave up to run, unsuccessfully, for governor against Paul LePage. The Democrats had held the district (PVI is D+2) for 20 years. Obama won it 54-44... more »

Is Hillary "Killary" Clinton Dead? Killary Did NOT Appear At North Carolina Rally As We Were Told! Something Is Amiss......

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I am not one for conjectures or speculation simply because I always try to post up material here at this blog with articles that are backed up with facts and strong evidence... AND from what I have been reading over the last few days, and yes I have been carefully pouring over so much material, there is definitely something terribly wrong with what the Democratic Party in the United States is trying to do to the American people in regards to their candidate for President, Hillary "Killary" Rodham Clinton..... Yes, we are ALL aware by now about how "Killary" had that shocking episode ... more »

A Look At How The Russian Prime Minister Lives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *Medvedev Manor: Navalny Reveals Plush Estate Used By PM* Like many of his compatriots, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev enjoys combing the woods for mushrooms. And it was a photo of these delectables posted on Medvedev's Instagram page that opposition leader Aleksei Navalny used to help tie Medvedev to a lavish country estate shrouded in secrecy. The investigation published on September 15 gives the wider public its first glimpse at the sprawling Volga River dacha complex in the Ivanovo region east of Moscow. For several years, the estate has been rumor... more »

That's what I'm talkin' about! (Ireland)

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 1 day ago
I have argued many times (most directly here) that, contrary to the claims of nearly all Irish policymakers, low taxes are not what makes the Irish economy tick. The country experienced 30 years of low taxes with no gain on average European income; it was only after 1987 that other policy changes (education, EU-funded infrastructure, and Social Partnership) led to gains on the EU average. Thanks to a Tax Justice Network blog post, I now have a great illustration to show this in living color. The graph below plots Irish income per capita as a percentage of the EU average from about 1... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9u16FOHPs

The B-2 Gets New Ejection Seats (Plus Other Upgrades)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
As storm clouds gather in the background multiple B-2 Spirit aircraft land for aircraft recovery Aug. 24, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-2s low-observable, or “stealth,” characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most-valued, heavily defended targets while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) *DoD Buzz:* *B-2 Bomber to Receive New Ejection Seats, Other Upgrades* The B-2 Spirit, America’s sole heavy stealth bomber, is getting upgraded ejec... more »

Some Say Trump Is Human Too

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
For the first time in 100 years, the very right-wing biggest newspaper in New Hampshire hasn't endorsed the Republican nominee for president. "Voters leaning toward Trump are understandably fed up with the status quo, of which Clinton is a prime example," wrote publisher Joseph McQuaid. "But they kid themselves if they think Trump isn’t pretty much a part of that status quo as well, or that he is in any way qualified to competently lead this nation. The man is a liar, a bully, a buffoon. He denigrates any individual or group that displeases him. He has dishonored military veterans... more »

Why Is The U.S. Continuing To Guarantee The Security Of Wealthy States?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Michelle Newby, National Interest*: *Should the U.S. Continue to Guarantee the Security of Wealthy States?* *The Center for the National Interest partnered with the Charles Koch Institute to host a foreign policy roundtable. Among the issues addressed was: Should the United States continue to guarantee the security of wealthy states like Japan and South Korea?* The United States has been providing security for Japan since the U.S. occupation began at the end of World War II. At the time, Washington intended to transform the country into a parliamentary democracy and thwart Sovie... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“After sunset this gorgeous full moon rose over Brno city in the Czech Republic on July 20, 2016. The panoramic image was made during a celebration of the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. A series of exposures captures the yellow hued lunar disk against the fading colors of twilight, with the 14th century Spilberk castle illuminated in the foreground. Of course, tonight's full moon is called the Harvest Moon. *Click image for larger size.* The closest full moon to the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox, its traditional name has long been celebrated in story and so... more »

Chet Raymo, “Seeing”; Elizabeth Bishop, “Sandpiper”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “Seeing”* by Chet Raymo “Elizabeth Bishop has a poem about a sandpiper, a tiny shore bird scurrying forward and reverse with the lick and ebb of the tide. It was not the sandpiper I thought of today as I walked the beach, but the sand with which the Bishop's bird is seemingly obsessed. The last two lines of the poem: "The millions of grains are black, white, tan, and gray, mixed with quartz grains, rose and amethyst." Everyone sees the sandpiper. Who could not? Those fluttering feet. The delicate engine of its controlled frenzy. But who sees what the sandpiper sees, the g... more »

"Passive Acceptance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

France Prepares For Civil War Against Muslims

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
French authorities are preparing to ‘clean up’ the country of Muslims, according to a prominent author. French writer and political journalist Éric Zemmour claims that French authorities are preparing for “civil war” against Muslims. During an interview with French radio station RTL, Franco-Algerian Zemmour revealed details of a program called “Operation Ronces.” The program is based on Israeli army’s experiences in Gaza and was developed with their help. Info Wars reports: The French government has been secretly preparing for a “civil war” against Muslims as a way to “clean up” t... more »

Satire: “Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump for Granting Him Citizenship”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Emotional Obama Tearfully Thanks Trump for Granting Him Citizenship”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Calling this “the greatest day of my life,” a visibly moved Barack Obama held a news conference on Friday to thank Donald Trump for granting him U.S. citizenship. “The issue of whether or not I was a U.S. citizen has been a dark cloud over my existence for as long as I can remember,” a tearful Obama told the press corps. “Only one man had the courage, wisdom, and doggedness to make that cloud go away: Donald J. Trump.” The President, who had to halt several ti... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The War Lover'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
From *Wikipedia**:* The War Lover is a 1962 British black-and-white war film directed by Philip Leacock and written by Howard Koch loosely based on the 1959 novel, The War Lover by John Hersey, altering the names of characters and events but retaining its basic framework. It stars Steve McQueen, Robert Wagner, Shirley Anne Field, Ed Bishop and features a young Michael Crawford. The war itself is not the most important element of the film. Instead it focuses on the character of Captain Buzz Rickson played by McQueen and his determination to serve himself and get what he wants – in ... more »

Rebels Force US Special Ops To Flee Al Rai. US Retaliates by Bombing Same Rebels

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*This is an interesting episode for sure!**: "an event or a group of events occurring as part of a larger sequence"* *I’m going to keep this short, sweet and on point!* -Russia and Turkey's top generals have a meeting to coordinate and cooperate -Next day Special Ops is outed -Lavrov outs US support of terrorists -The US bombs the FSA "accidentaly" in an obvious act of retaliation -While distancing themselves, and blaming Turkey for the incident! *Yesterday's blog post! **Israel/Syria/Lebanon Border, Heating Up! Israel Evacuation Exercises, US Ceasefire Obligations Fail* **Turkey and ...more »

Sept. 16: Climate change and mass murder for profit.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Big headline. Moncton is to get a new hotel which will be part of a $100 million dollar project. And it will be right near the new 'events centre'; so that's a sure sign the events centre is attracting development. Well, actually, it's not. That piece of land the hotel will be on is the only vacant lot left in downtown Moncton. So where else could it be be put? And, again, we're getting a development that will provide mostly low-paying jobs, with most of them short term. From there, we go to a big story (with photo) in which a man who had a fire gives us the word that it's importan... more »

Fashionable opinions

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The BBC One *News at One* bulletin today featured another negative report about Brexit. The item was introduced as follows: The fashion industry is big business for the UK, bringing in around £28 billion into the economy. But as London Fashion Week prepares to welcome visitors from 58 countries some industry experts have expressed concern about the impact Brexit could have on the industry's global status. Well, Emma Simpson has been in Soho to see Fashion Week get underway.... According to Emma Simpson, "the real talking point here is what will Brexit mean for British fashion". ... more »

Andrw Blowers: The Legacy of Nuclear Power

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Available for Pre-Order Now THE LEGACY OF NUCLEAR POWER Andrew Blowers OBE is Emeritus Professor of Social Sciences at the Open University. Over a long career he has been involved in the field of environmental politics and policy making as an academic, politician, government adviser, nuclear company director and prominent environmental activist. As a member of the first Committee on Radioactive Waste Management he was directly responsible for some of the UK’s policy on legacy waste. The Legacy of Nuclear Power brings together his varied experience and expertise and reflects his... more »

Indian Wars are Far from Over......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
In a powerful interview, Winona LaDuke links historic oil extraction on tribal land to intergenerational trauma among Native Americans: "90 percent of my community, generally, I would say, is just trying to survive."

Intro Words at Jill Stein Event

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Fifth Maine Peace Walk

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Stop the War$ on Mother Earth* *Indian Island (Penobscot Nation) to KitteryOctober 11-26 * *News Release* Peace and environmental activists from Maine and beyond will walk through large portions of our state from October 11-26 in order to bring the issues of endless war, environmental degradation, and climate change to the public’s attention. The walk will begin on Indian Island (with a supper and ceremony hosted by the Penobscot Nation) and end in Kittery. “We come together out of our deep concern about the many different wars being waged on Mother Earth, ranging from over-f... more »

Obama Funds Israel for Greater Role as Regional Bully

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
As the US imperial war project collapses it needs regional actors to help play the role of neighborhood bully. Israel appears to love that job in the Middle East. Israel and the US have plans in the works to take even more land from Syria. Washington & Tel Aviv also seek to take effective control of Egypt and then use that base to secure Libya for the bankster and oil baron empire. Thus the US taxpayers are having their hides extracted by Washington in order to pay for this massive Middle East and northern Africa land grab. I got a call last night from a Florida friend telling... more »

Why Does U.S. Demand Cease Fire Agreement Be Kept Secret?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Is it déjà vu all over again? Russia and the U.S. have brokered another ceasefire to stop hostilities in Syria. But can these two parties ensure their allies and proxies commit to the deal? Are the Pentagon and the State Department on the same page? And what about fighting terrorist groups? CrossTalking with Gareth Porter, Stephen Zunes, and Eva Bartlett.

No Noble Savages

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 1 day ago
Chris Hedges had hoped that Bernie Sanders would spark a revolution. Unfortunately, he writes, the revolution was still-born: The naive hopes of Bernie Sanders’ supporters—to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left—have failed. Clinton, aware that the liberal class and the left are not going to mount genuine resistance, is running as Mitt Romney in drag. The corporate elites across the political spectrum, Republican and Democrat, have gleefully united to anoint her president. All that remains of Sanders’ ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Vladimir Putin attends a meeting on Russia’s Armed Forces actions in Syria. Wikimedia Commons/Kremlin.ru *Enea Gjoza, National Interest*:* Let Russia Own Syria* *The choice isn't pleasant, but it best safeguards U.S. interests.* The Syrian agreement recently concluded by Secretary of State John Kerry has spurred guarded optimism for a solution to the five-year-old conflict. In exchange for a ceasefire between the Assad regime and U.S.-backed rebels, the United States and Russia have agreed to coordinate airstrikes against ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, the local Al Qaeda affiliate. Whi... more »

Lavrov: Russia Hopes No One In US Trying To Shield Terrorists

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*And you know darn well they are!* *RT* *Sergey is one of the best diplomats in my book- His use of language is most excellent!* The US is stalling on its promise to separate moderate rebel groups in Syria from terrorists, who are not subject to a shaky ceasefire and are a legitimate target for Russia and Damascus, the Russian foreign minister said. Under the peace deal signed by the US and Russia last week, the Americans must *“separate the opposition groups that cooperate with them from Jabhat al-Nusra [Al-Nusra Front] and the likes of them,” Sergey Lavrov said *in an inter... more »

Kurds & Americans "Flip the Bird" to Syrians & Turkish Citizen/Nations. US Kill Syrian Civilians

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*First One Flag: * *nafiseh kouhnavard Retweeted* *الرقة تذبح بصمت* ‏@*Raqqa_SL* Sep 15 #*BREAKING* #*YPG* and American fighters broke in some houses in AlMonbtah village & raised up #*USA* flag #*Raqqa* #*Syria*. * Then Two More:* *nafiseh kouhnavard* ‏@*nafisehkBBC* 22h22 hours ago Lebanon Reportedly: #*YPG* raised two other US flags on the Post and telecommunications building in TelAbyd city North #*Raqqa* *This move has annoyed both Syrians and Turks! As was intended.* *Being the equivalent of 'flipping the bird'* *Or more blatantly a big F' YOU!* * American Flags in Syri... more »

First refusal

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Talking of Diane James... Carolyn Quinn had a real bee in her bonnet about the new UKIP leader on this evening's edition of *PM*. And, my goodness, didn't she make a right meal of it, waving her (metaphorical) hands at that poor bee again and again and again (and again)?: 12:23 Well, we'd like to have spoken to Diane James herself this afternoon but she refused our request for an interview - unlike her four rivals for the leadership who'd *all *agreed to talk to PM *if* they'd won. 16.22 Mr Crowther, it's lovely to be able to talk to *you*, and it would have been nice to have be... more »

Woman's Hour spins a line

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
The *Woman's Hour* website for today's edition reads: As the UK Independence Party prepares to announce a new leader, with Diane James the front runner to take over from Nigel Farage - what difference could she make to a Party *that's failed to attract female voters*. But is it really true that UKIP has "failed to attract female voters"? Well, according to Ipsos MORI's analysis of the 2015 general election, the answer to that is a pretty emphatic 'no'. UKIP (which won 13% of the 2015 general election vote share overall) attracted 12% of female voters - a couple of percentage poi... more »

Syrian Rebels Blow Themselves Up Taking Group Selfie With Phone Bomb

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Video shows eight members of the Free Syrian Army accidentally blowing themselves up while using a phone connected to IED to take group selfie. RT.com reports: The men, reportedly members of the Free Syrian Army, are seen gathered around a camera with rifles visible, recording what’s thought to be a propaganda video. via GIPHY One of the men to the left holds a cellphone in the air to take a selfie. As the camera clicks, however, it seems the phone is apparently rigged to an improvised explosive device in the room causing an explosion, according to Funker530, the website which ori... more »

World News Briefs -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC*: *Syria war: US and Russia argue over truce* There are signs of growing tensions between the US and Russia over Syria - four days after a ceasefire agreed between the two sides came into effect. Moscow warned it could resume air strikes on "moderate" rebel groups unless Washington did more to distance them from extremists. In turn, the US voiced concern about delays in providing humanitarian aid to Aleppo and other besieged areas. Truce breaches by Syrian troops and rebel groups have also been reported. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Russia, U.S. seek to prolong Syria truc...more »

U.S. Presidential Election News Updates -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Real Clear Politics:* *Trump Concedes Obama Was Born in the U.S.* After years of leading the charge in questioning Barack Obama’s birthplace, Donald Trump acknowledged Friday that the president was in fact born in the United States. The GOP nominee aimed to put to rest the issue he raised -- and one that thrust him into the national political scene -- by falsely accusing Hillary Clinton of being the instigator. But Trump’s change of course instead puts the controversy front and center after a week intended to seize momentum in the presidential campaign, and it raises more questio... more »

Jimmy Fallon Messes Up Donald Trump's Hair

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *Jimmy Fallon vs Trump's hair: Tonight Show host persuades The Donald to let him mess up his famous hairdo on national television * * Donald Trump's famous hair was wildly mussed up when he appeared on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show on Thursday * Fallon asked Trump if he could do one silly thing with him since he could be president the next time he appears on the show * Audience roared as the Republican nominee pondered the bizarre request but he ultimately agreed * While Trump is known for being sensitive about his hair, he smiled throughout the hilarious ordeal * Du...more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles taxi the runway after landing at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, November 12, 2015. Six F-15Es are deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-ISIL missions in Iraq and Syria. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley/USAF/REUTERS *The Hill:** Pentagon: 'Not all terms' of Syrian cease-fire being met* The progress of a seven-day cease-fire in Syria is unclear, after both the State Department and Pentagon said Thursday the terms of a U.S.-Russian agreement are not yet being fully met. Specifically, both departments said humanitarian aid was no... more »

Why The Huge U.S. Aid Package To Israel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. and Israeli officials sign an unprecedented military-spending deal in Washington, D.C., on September 14. Gary Cameron / Reuters *Emma Green, The Atlantic:* *Why Does the United States Give So Much Money to Israel?* *The two countries just signed a new military-aid deal—the biggest pledge of its kind in American history. It have may seemed inevitable, but the record-setting moment is also rife with irony.* The United States and Israel have made it official: The two countries signed a new 10-year military-assistance deal on Wednesday, representing the single largest pledge of i... more »

Good Cop, Bad Cop – Waking Up to The Error of Blind Allegiance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - More of us are waking up to the fact that power gained from violence is immoral. The post Good Cop, Bad Cop – Waking Up to The Error of Blind Allegiance appeared first on Waking Times.

Quote of the Day: On the enormity of the smallness of the enemy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"He was seeing the enormity of the smallness of the enemy who was destroying the world. He felt as if, after a journey of years through a landscape of devastation, past the ruins of great factories, the wrecks of powerful engines, the bodies of invincible men, he had come upon the despoiler, expecting to find a giant—and had found a rat eager to scurry for cover at the first sound of a human step. If this is what has beaten us, he thought, the guilt is ours.”* ~ Hank Rearden’s thoughts in Ayn Rand’s *Atlas Shrugged * [Hat tip The Verma Post] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.... more »

Failure to comply with Rules can lead to personal liability for costs

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
1. Adlair v Nunavut 2016 NUCJ 23: Lawyers have an ethical and professional duty to ensure that the advice they give a client, and the actions they take, are proper. In other words, every lawyer has a duty to present the case for their client in good faith, according to the Rules of Court and the applicable law; in this case the laws of evidence. An affidavit may be the sworn evidence of the client, but it is the lawyer's duty to ensure that the affidavit is drafted and submitted according to the rules. In Canada, a lawyer who fails in this ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

"The 'Not Great' Stuff..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Everybody is great when things are great. It's the 'not great' stuff that matters." - Franka Potente

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"This Photo is the Perfect Metaphor for How the Resistance Will be Won"* by Dylan Charles "A photo taken in Santiago, Chile freezes an intense moment between a riot policeman and a protester, capturing the compelling power dynamics at play right in the world at large and revealing how these dynamics will ultimately be defeated. Worldwide resistance to the destructive paradigm of state/corporate dominion over all life on planet earth is taking many forms, simultaneously happening on many battlefields both macro and micro, both outside and inside of the self. Many of us understand h... more »

Would it matter to Trump voters if it turns out -- and THEY FIND OUT -- that The Donald pays zero income tax?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*This is the first of seven hand-written pages (click to enlarge( used to canvass 249 potential recipients of Trump donations as reported in the Washington Post's David A. Farenthold and Danielle Rindler's "Searching for evidence of Trump's personal giving." All the hand-written materials are reproduced, along with printouts and extensive annotations.* *by Ken* As I've indicated, I'm trying my darnedest to pay as little attention as is humanly possible to the orgy of insanity that is our 2016 presidential race. Of course it's inescapable, though. And the question I keep coming bac... more »

Are you seeing with "hard" eyes or "soft" eyes?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*a new term for me.* Cruising about on the internet yesterday, I bumped into the term "soft eyes." Not being a TV watcher, I had to look up the origin of the term. It seems to be something a character, homicide Detective William "Bunk" Moreland, said to his new to homicide sidekick, Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs, on a HBO series called The Wire (2002-2008). When Bunk takes Kima out on her first homicide he says to her: "*You know what you need at a crime scene?* *Soft eyes….You got soft eyes, you can see the whole thing. You got hard eyes, you stare at the same tree, missing... more »

"Mafia or Government?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Mafia or Government?"* from The Daily Sheeple "1. The mafia has a sense of honor. If they say they’ll do something, they’ll do it. 2. The mafia code-of-conduct is simple and clear, and unfettered by legal doublespeak and millions of regulations. 3. When competing mafia families go to war they don’t kill thousands of civilians as collateral damage. War is the health of the state but for the mafia it’s bad for business. 4. Instead of conducting the war on drugs and on the American people, the mafia is perfectly happy to peacefully provide high quality products to those who desire th... more 

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