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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

20 September - Blogs I'm Following

11:08pm MDT

World Famous Anthropologist David Watts Weighs In On The Appropriateness Of Using The Term "Trumpanzee"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 minutes ago
Monday we embedded a video, the one up above, of a deadly attack by a pack of chimpanzees on a solo chimp from the same group. It was part of a discussion about suspending the use of the word Trumpanzee and the phrase Señor Trumpanzee here at *DWT*. We referred to Jane Goodall and her book, *My Life With The Chimpanzees* as part of the debate after Goodall noted that "in many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals. In order to impress rival, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: stam... more »

Syria Solidarity Movement Statement on the Deir ez Zour attack plus More Lies from Washington

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 30 minutes ago
*Syrian Government Loyalists with National Flag* Not often do I post an entire article or report word for word. The Statement below is is an important document for many reasons. Regular readers may also notice that several of my recent observations and suggestions have been captured in the Statement. Syria Solidarity Movement Statement on the US Attack against the Syrian Army at Deir ez-Zour by Syria Solidarity Movement / September 19th, 2016 The Syria Solidarity Movement unequivocally condemns and denounces the vicious US bombing attack on the Syrian army defending Deir ez-Zour, a... more »

Donald Trump's Amerika: Love It Or Eat It

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 1 hour ago
By Manifesto Joe My sense of fairness compelled me to hold off on attacking Donald Trump, at least for a while. I actually thought he might change as the nominee of a major political party. Might as well wait for the next glacier to move through Texas. The latest Trump travesty was him lamenting about how well the Manhattan bomb suspect was being treated in the hospital, that he will be represented in court by a good lawyer (perhaps), etc. Essentially, Trump was suggesting to his neo-Nazi admirers that he thinks that the U.S. should suspend constitutional rights for certain terrori... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 2 hours ago
*Helis Oil abandons fracking project in St. Tammany Parish ~Robert Rhoden*

Alice Embree : METRO | Remembering Frank Erwin and the Waller Creek trees

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
This feature is in the book ‘Celebrating The Rag’ to be released during festivities, set for Oct. 13-16, honoring Austin’s iconic underground newspaper. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 20, 2016 AUSTIN — The following post, is … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO* | Remembering Frank Erwin and the Waller Creek trees

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Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 2 hours ago
Scholar: Texas Textbook an ‘Intentional Assault’ on Psyche of Mexican American StudentsSeptember 20, 2016 After reading the proposed *Mexican American Heritage* textbook for Texas students last week by Jaime Riddle and Valarie Angle, I can without hesitation state that it is obscene and extremely offensive. And beyond being unfocused, incoherent and a badly written book, it is also an intentional assault by non-experts and ideologues against the spirit and psyche of Mexican American students. The truth is, I now feel dirty and in need of a “limpia” or a “cleansing.” It is that ... more »

Quote of the Day: On the Nanny State

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
[image: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" agai... more »

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Sea Wife

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago
"You must empty your minds and learn to eat time." Sea Wife 1957 trailer

A wooden spoon for the Fraser Institute’s “economic freedom” medal

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Another survey suggests New Zealand is right up there when it comes to “economic freedom.” Third in the world according to the “libertarian” Fraser Insitute’s latest. which awards little old us a bronze model with a score of 8.35 out of 10 for economic freedom, which they define as: *An index of economic freedom should measure the extent to which rightly acquired property is protected and individuals are engaged in voluntary transactions.* Fair enough. That’s a reasonable definition. Not so reasonable however is giving *any *country anywhere in today’s world anywhere colse to 1... more »

More good advice from Bill Bonner ...although I'll have to clarify a couple things hes says about gold. First, he says that in 1980 the stock market "share prices were so cheap that you could buy all of the stocks on the Dow with one ounce of gold." I'm pretty certain that he meant one share of every stock on the Dow. But the bottom line was that "Today the stock prices are so high, that you would need 14 ounces of gold to buy (one share of each of) the Dow stocks." So he proposed a simple trading model: "When the Dow is worth less than 5 ounces of gold, buy stocks and sell gold. When the Dow is worth more than 10 ounces of gold, sell stocks and buy gold." This sounds reasonable to me, but I would modify his following statement that "The quantity of gold increases, but only about as fast as the quantity of goods and services that it can buy." There is a more powerful factor determining how fast gold metal grows, namely compared to the gold metal all ready existing, the yearly growth is only about 1.6% of the gold metal currently in circulation ...and these yearly additions will gradually get smaller in the future. So sell your stocks now and buy gold while it's still cheep.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 3 hours ago
------------------------------ bill@billbonnersdiary.com OUZILLY, France – Markets seemed to stand still yesterday. Like autumn leaves on a tree, they wait for a stiff wind and a cold frost. This week, the Fed is scheduled to make a weather forecast. Bloomberg reports that only two of the Fed’s 23 “primary dealers” – banks that buy bonds directly from the government – expect a rate hike decision tomorrow when the Fed meets. “Tall Paul” Of course, anything is possible. But the Fed’s position is clear: It may raise rates tomorrow, or it may not. It hardly matters. Either way, it wil... more »

Former Car Thief Darrell Issa Is Growing Increasingly Desperate As His Chances Of Reelection Diminish

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Darrell Issa has the most sordid past of anyone in Congress today* In the last couple of weeks, you may have read about a poll of likey voters in Orange and San Diego counties that shows progressive Democrat and first time candidate, Doug Applegate, a former Marine colonel, closing in rapidly on Trump-backing extremist Darrell Issa. The new poll confirms another showing the race iall tied-up at 43-43%, in an increasingly swingy district where Obama beat McCain 50-49% and where Romnney beat Obama 52-46%. This year, though, the district, which is almost entirely suburban and very wel... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Attending a UN party this evening. (I am working at the UN in New York City right now). Blogging will return later this evening.

Economic News , Data & Views...... September 20 , 2016..... Quick Hits For Tuesday - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Ahead of BOJ & FOMC Policy Meetings , Stocks Cautious In US , Europe & Asia ; Deutsche Bank Remains Roiled - Fresh All-Time Low For Its ADR & More News Of Note ; Energy Related & Commodity Items De Jour ; Interest Rate Items Of Note. 2. Around The Horn In Europe - Germany , Banking Sector Under Stress Again , Brexit Nuggets , France , Spain , Greece. 3. MENA Updates - Libya & Syria In Focus.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 4h 4 hours ago TED spread at a 7-year high heading into the Fed meeting. Yellen is watching, September hike unlikely. $TED *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform Sep 19 Russia's central bank cuts rates by 50 bps to 10%, down from 17% in Dec '14. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/16/rus sian-central-bank-cuts-interest-rate-further---down-to-10-percent.html … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Traders Buy Everything As Yellenado & Kurodageddon Loom http://www. zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-2 0/traders-buy-eve... more »

Trump Jr.'s Asinine Refugee Analogy

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 4 hours ago
For the most part I've done my best to ignore or at least not get too worked up over a certain election in a certain country south of the border. I have seen a certain analogy made by a certain candidate's son however that is so off base in terms of basic math and logic that I couldn't let it pass without comment. This internet meme isn't exactly new as its been around for a couple of years not at least and the earlier ones used M&M candies rather than Skittle but since I was partial to Skittles as a kid, let's go with this one. Not only does the analogy mistakenly conflate re... more »

Russian Defense Ministry Releases Video Of Militants Using Aleppo Aid Convoy As Cover

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*RT*: *Militants on pickup with mortar use Aleppo aid convoy as cover, Russian MoD shows (VIDEO)* Militants driving a pickup with a mortar sought cover behind the UN-led aid convoy that was destroyed near Aleppo, the Russian military has said, releasing a video from one of its monitoring drones in Syria. The convoy with humanitarian aid heading to the embattled city of Aleppo can be seen being accompanied by a militant pickup truck, Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov has said. The convoy with humanitarian aid heading to the embattled city of Aleppo can be seen being acco... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New York February 26, 2011. REUTERS/ JOSHUA LOTT *Strafor:* *What Matters at the U.N. General Assembly* World leaders are converging on New York City for the United Nations General Assembly meeting, which is set to officially begin Sept. 20. The following are the key players and bilateral meetings we will be watching this week: Russian President Vladimir Putin is skipping the summit so he can oversee the results of the Sept. 18 parliamentary elections and prepare for a budget battle in the Kremlin. Russian Fore... more »

World News Briefs -- September 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The Guardian: *Russian planes dropped bombs that destroyed UN convoy, US officials say* *If confirmed, the claim of direct Russian involvement in the bombing that killed at least 20 people in Syria would have far-reaching consequences* US defence officials now believe that Russian planes dropped the bombs that destroyed a UN aid convoy that killed at least 20 people, the Guardian has learned. The claim of direct Russian involvement in the bombing, if confirmed, would have far-reaching consequences. Earlier on Tuesday, Ban Ki-moon used his farewell address to the UN general assemb...more »

Donald Trump, Jr slanders innocent defenseless Skittles...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 5 hours ago
*by comparing them to Muslims.* And the libtards go crazy defending Syrians.

The alcohol “watchdog” needs a watchdog

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Radio New Zealand reports with a straight face that *[image: _Quote_Idiot]An alcohol watchdog hopes a survey that shows more than one in four teens aged between 15 and 17 often drink a risky amount of alcohol serves as a sharp wake-up call.* The “watchdog” is making “a call,” tweets RNZ mis-reporter Brent Edwards irresponsibly, “to curb alcohol marketing, cost, availability.” Irresponsible because, as one follower corrected him, *The ‘sharp wake up call’ is that alcohol consumption among youth is actually falling.* Truth being the first casualty of the way modern journalism i... more »

NATO Panics As S-400 Missile System Is Deployed In Russia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The Russians are at it again…being aggressive everywhere, this time in Europe. Russia is giving NATO a heart-attack by deploying SAMs to Europe’s border….or is it Russia’s border? Russian aggression has never been so aggressive… Russia Insider reports: Our day job is to read about Russia-related stuff and then write about it. So imagine our surprise when we learned that “a NATO air chief says he’s concerned by Russia’s increasing deployment of surface-to-air missile systems in and around Europe.” That’s huge! Russia deployed the S-400 to Prague? When did this happen? And what is R... more »

Netc.Com Showing Elevated Radiation Levels in Japan and US

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
https://netc.com/anim-map.htm Here is the link. I recommend running the animation. I wonder if the recent storms in Japan are responsible? On the other hand, perhaps the heightened rad levels aren't even from Japan. Its hard to know the source. But the readings are definitely elevated.

Uranium Investments Grow Radioactive

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
At least, that is what the Wall Street Journal is reporting: Spencer Jakab (Sep. 18, 2016). Uranium Investments Grow Radioactive. The Wall Street Journal, http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-uranium-investments-will-remain-radioactive-1474225882 No commodity faces the unique pressure that uranium and nuclear fuel do and there is little prospect of a near-term recovery. There is too much of nearly every commodity in the world today. Then there is uranium. The outlook for the element that powers nuclear reactors may be worse than for any other, and there is almost no prospect for impro... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Why Are Taxpayers on the Hook for Student Loans?* We recently relayed the story of Barack Obama’s efforts to pick winners and losers in the for-profit college market. Obama yanked federal aid from ITT Tech, leading to the entire operation shutting down — leaving 40,000 students and 8,000 teachers out in the cold. Our aim was primarily to note that Obama attacks the private sector at every opportunity, but that isn’t the only angle. The Washington Post reports, “Former students at ITT Technical Institutes are refusing to repay their federal student loans in a protest designed to p... more »

Photos 'Free Olowan!' Rally at Morton County Jail

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photos Today: Free Olowan! gathering happening today September 20th outside Morton County Corrections Facility and City Hall Building in Mandan, North Dakota. She has been incarcerated since September 13 and the direct action to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline for that day. We love you Olowan! Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News MANDAN, North Dakota -- 'Free

GAIA PORTAL: Select munitions of Light come into play

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
*Select munitions of Light come into play* by ÉirePort Select munitions of Light come into play. Hue-manity Enterprises illuminate trajectories. Essence is felt strongly in all hu-beings. Forbearance is perceived, and abandoned. ÉirePort | September 20, 2016 at 11:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-A9

Hollywood Script Writing

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
*Could we say 'power trippin'? * It's all a Madison Avenue Hollywood script written by the 1% for the viewing pleasure of the rest of us They say you have to hear something seven times before you will remember it We got the message. Hillary is talking to the women 'we've got to stick together' Hillary means 'women's liberation' just like Obama was black liberation except cops keep shooting unarmed black men and boys cold blooded in the streets of America The new civil war blue on black no shades of gray involved this time it's clear what is happening.... Listen hard you'll hear i... more »

Nader: Sanders Effort Aborted

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
I voted for Ralph Nader twice when he ran for prez. The second time was the famous hanging chad election that Bush-II stole. Many liberals blamed Nader for Gore's loss. The truth of that election though was Al Gore never fought for his own voters as he sat back and watched the Republicans take the election. The suppressed black vote in Florida, where I was living at the time, was massive across the state. Gore never said much about that stain on democracy. But in the end - all the Democrats could do was say that the whole sordid affair was Nader's fault - and sadly many of t... more »

Get Me Out of Here!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
- One person from my old Florida days continues to ride me on my Fazebook page, yesterday complaining that: "I have often wondered during the past year when you became a classic 'Alex Jones tin foil wearing conspiracy' addict? I mourn the intelligent Bruce Gagnon I knew years ago." This person has been regularly objecting to my postings that have shown any criticism of Hillary Clinton as an agent of the neo-cons who have taken over foreign and military policy decision making in Washington. Like many fans of Clinton, this individual from Florida does not w... more »

US "believes" Russia Bombed Aid Convoy: Russia Releases Video & Report

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*And the US wants you to 'believe' that too.* *I'll highlight some interesting bits for readers* *For those keeping track of lies: Kerry's Russia blame/claim now directly contradicts the blaim/claim of the "white hats" stooge, who said it was the 'regime' These liars can't even keep all their lies straight!!* *WSJ * U.S. intelligence agencies* believe* that Russian aircraft conducted the strike that targeted a humanitarian aid convoy in northern Syria on Monday, according to U.S. officials. Secretary of State *John Kerry initially had suggested that Syrian aircraf*t were responsib... more »

Syria’s Failing Cease-Fire, and Vladimir Putin’s Opening

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*WSJ* A Kremlin spokesman said Tuesday that the likelihood of restoring the cease-fire the U.S. and Russia recently negotiated is “very slim.” Even before as many as 21 people were killed in the strikes on the humanitarian-aid convoy Monday, the Assad regime had said the cease-fire recently negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was over. It had been holding only tenuously at best. *Mr. Putin seems to have seen an opportunity after U.S. and coalition airstrikes over the weekend mistakenly killed at least 62 Syrian government soldiers...more »

Progress Is Incremental

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 6 hours ago
There are those -- particularly Elizabeth May -- who are furious that the Trudeau government plans to keep the Harper government's emission targets. As I argued yesterday, it gives the impression that the Harper government never left. Chantal Hebert takes a different tack. She points out that the majority of Canadians support a tax on carbon: According to an Abacus poll done last month, less than one third of Canadians oppose the introduction of a carbon tax as part of a larger climate change strategy. An overwhelming majority of non-Conservative voters support or could accept suc... more »

The climate has changed before

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
The cool cartoonists at xkcd posted a world history of global temperatures that was graphically unimpeachable but flawed in the data it relied on. So great idea, and great graphics, but they produced another hockey stick. Cartoonist Josh fixed it for them: [image: CLICK FOR FULL-SIZE] I think I’d call this “context.” [Hat tip Watts Up With That, where there’s a thriving debate down in the comments section.] . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Bernie Sanders Voters Will Not Vote Hillary

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A Bernie Sanders voter writes a note to her beloved Senator from Vermont, letting him know that his supporters are so loyal to him that they will not vote for Hillary Clinton, no matter what. Half of the Democrats are not happy that their revolutionary presidential hopeful threw in the towel and endorsed his rival Hillary Clinton just because he was invited to the White House. President Obama must have had an important whisper in his ear regarding national security and Trump. Although he has invited his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Trump, they refuse to do so.... more »

The Shape of Things to Come

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
A friend went to Stockton and saw the future.

Russia, Syria Deny Responsibility For Attack On UN Aid Convoy

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
As western media reports point the finger, Russia and Syria both deny attacking the humanitarian aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo. The UN said at least 18 trucks in a 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed late Monday as they came under attack while en route to Aleppo. Press TV reports: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that the airstrike killed around 20 people including one of its staff members. On Tuesday, Syria’s army denied bombing the aid convoy, with the official news agency SANA quoting an unidentified military sour...more »

FBI Given Powers To Set-up Fake Alternative News Websites

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The FBI have been granted permission to impersonate journalists and set-up fake alternative news websites when conducting an investigation. The new rules will grant the agency permission to entrap independent journalists and whistleblowers before they go public with information that could be deemed ‘subversive’. US News reports: The conclusion sparked consternation across social media by journalists, civil rights groups and some legal experts, who have argued that the practice – by its very existence – threatens to heighten public mistrust of reporters, damage journalists’ credib... more »

Obama’s Stunning Speech: Israel Must Leave Palestinian Land

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
US President Barack Obama delivered an historic speech at the U.N. on Tuesday, saying that Israel must leave Palestinian land. Obama told the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York that the time has come for Israel to recognize that it cannot “permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land.” “Surely Israelis and Palestinians will be better off if Palestinians reject incitement and recognize the legitimacy of Israel. But Israel must recognize that it cannot permanently occupy and settle Palestinian land. We all have to do better,” Obama told the U.N. Times... more »

Putin Vows To Protect Assad From US Dirty Tricks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the United States is playing dirty tricks in its attack on the Syrian army, claiming Washington are desperately trying to oust Assad from Syria. Putin claims that the U.S. cannot separate “healthy” opposition forces from terrorist organisations such as ISIS. “This is due to the difficulties faced by the United States on the Syrian track. The difficulty lies in the fact that they can not separate the so-called healthy part of the opposition from the semi-criminal and terrorist elements “, the RIA quotes Putin as saying. Fort-russ.com ... more »

Princeton Professor: October Surprise Will ‘Shock’ World And End Hillary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A Princeton Professor has told CNN that something “shocking” is set to rock Hillary Clinton’s chance of becoming President this October. Julian Zelizer warns that the scandals are far from over and that “we should all hold on to our seats” in anticipation for an “October surprise that could take the form of a national security crisis“. Infowars.com reports: Zelizer suggests that a “national-security crisis” will unfold in the coming weeks and that both Clinton and Trump “might have to adjust their campaigns” to deal with an event that “could have a dramatic effect.” This could tak... more »

George Soros Invests $500 Million Towards Deepening Migrant Crisis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Billionaire tycoon George Soros has promised to donate $500 million to help migrants and refugees flood Europe. Soros published an op-ed on Tuesday saying that his nonprofit organisation will help fund “work opportunities for migrants and refugees” coming into Europe. Forbes.com reports: On Monday it hosted its first forum for Heads of State to discuss how to handle what’s been dubbed the world’s biggest refugee and migrant crisis since World War II. According to the U.N., 65.3 million people have been displaced from their homes by conflict and persecution in 2015. Since the cris... more »

A World Hangs in the Balance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Tyranny takes everything from the independent individual. The post A World Hangs in the Balance appeared first on Waking Times.

Wells Fargo's Gutless Leadership-- America Needs More Elizabeth Warrens, Fewer Richard Shelbys and Sean Duffys

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
This morning, the Senate Banking Committee questioned Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf about his company's on-going fraud scandal. There are 12 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the committee. 15 of them have taken over $2 million each in bribes from the banksters since beginning their careers in federal government. With the possible exception of Sherrod Brown, none of these people, regardless of party, should be the investigators or questioners. Each should be investigated and questioned for taking bribes from the industry they're supposed to be providing oversight. In what kind of a w... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 20, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Preparing to Load Up * Marines make their way to a MV-22 Osprey before taking part in a vertical assault training raid at Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C., Aug. 23, 2016. The Marines, assigned to Lima Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, are conducting predeployment training in preparation for the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s upcoming deployment. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Melanye E. Martinez *Christopher Prebble, War On the Rocks*: *New Rules for US Military Intervention* Any nation with vast power will be tempted to use it. In t... more »

U-2 Spy Plane Has Crashed In California. One Pilot Dead, Another Injured

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
A U-2 Dragon Lady has crashed near the Sutter Butttes @ approximately 9am this morning. 2 Pilots ejected. Updates to come. — Beale Air Force Base (@9thRW) September 20, 2016 *L.A. Times:* *One pilot dead, a second injured in U-2 spy plane crash in rural Northern California* One pilot was killed, and another injured when a U-2 spy plane crashed in Northern California shortly after takeoff Tuesday morning, according to a U.S. Air Force official. The pilots ejected shortly after takeoff from Beale Air Force Base and moments before the aircraft crashed into a rural area north of Sacr... more »

Footage Shows UN Aid Convoy ‘Escorted By Terrorists’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russia’s defence ministry has released drone footage that it says shows a pickup truck carrying militants and hauling a heavy mortar driving alongside the UN aid convoy before it was destroyed on Monday. The ministry’s spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the convoy with humanitarian aid heading to the embattled city of Aleppo could be seen being accompanied by a militant pickup truck. #СИРИЯ Видео с #БПЛА движения гуманитарного конвоя в провинции #Алеппо выявило новые детали https://t.co/cgwElHebyOpic.twitter.com/6a5gqNYqxn — Минобороны России (@mod_russia) September 20, 2016 Russia a... more »

Reddit Succeeds Where FBI Failed – Clinton Deleted Emails With Intent

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Congress have launched a criminal probe into claims that Hillary Clinton’s former email server guy deliberately deleted emails at Hillary’s request. The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that shows Hillary’s IT specialist Paul Combetta posting on Reddit, asking how to delete the content of “VERY VIP” emails. Thehill.com reports: “The Reddit post issue and its connection to Paul Combetta is currently being reviewed by OGR staff and evaluations are being made as to the authenticity of the post,” Meadows told The Hill. Reddit users appear to have uncovered a two-y... more »

Clinton Campaigner Started The Obama ‘Birther’ Movement

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal may be the source of the ‘birther’ movement surrounding Barack Obama’s lack of eligibility to be President of the United States. The birther movement arose in 2008 when various conspiracy theories alleged that Obama was not a natural-born citizen of the U.S., and therefore was not eligible to be President of the country. Mcclatchydc.com reports: It’s still one person’s word against another. While emails show that Hillary Clinton confidant Sid Blumenthal did share story tips about Barack Obama with McClatchy’s former bureau chief James Ashe... more »

On the road (again)

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 8 hours ago
*Jenter og teknologi-turen skjer i samarbeid med NHO* Da har vi allerede kommet oss et godt stykke på vei på denne Jenter og teknologi-turneen rundt så å si hele Norge. I skrivende stund sitter jeg på Comfort Clarion Hotel i Bergen - flott beliggenhet, men det eldste og mest slitte rommet så langt på turen :P Ikke at jeg får nytt så mye av at vi er midt i Bergen sentrum heller, dessverre, siden vi kom fram klokken 19, og sene kvelder er ikke akkurat noe å anbefale denne uken, tror jeg :P Uansett, i morgen skal vi snakke i Bergen :) Vi reiser altså landet rundt i vår helt egen turné-... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*CO2-caused global warming, invalidated … conclusively* *There's nothing in the data to confirm it and much to contradict it* The US EPA will be shuddering following this research announcement by a large group of scientists and reviewers. The most important assumption in EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding has been conclusively invalidated Research Report Executive Summary Background On December 15, 2009, EPA issued its Green House Gas (GHG) Endangerment Finding, which has driven very significant and costly regulations beginning with CO2. Focusing primarily on the time period since 19... more »

No Evidence for Fluoridated Water to Result in Less Cavities

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Two-thirds of Americans drink tap water that has added fluoride. The post No Evidence for Fluoridated Water to Result in Less Cavities appeared first on Waking Times.

France Bans Toxic Plastic Cutlery, Plates and Cups

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
France has become the first European country to completely ban the sale of plastic cups, cutlery and plates due to their toxicity. The new law will go into effect in 2020 as part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth which aims to tackle climate change. Trueactivist.com reports: Although environmentalists are celebrating this news, not all are in favor of the ban. The main argument being presented is that the ban violates European Union rules on free movement of goods. European packaging manufacturer Pack2Go Europe told media outlets that it will continue to fight the new law... more »

Teleportation Breakthrough: Scientists Send Quantum Data Across Cities

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Two DARPA-funded studies have led to a breakthrough in the field of quantum teleportation which could have a major impact on cybersecurity and even human teleportation in the future. Two separate teams have successfully transferred quantum information over several miles of metropolitan fiber networks. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Quantum teleportation depends on a phenomenon called quantum entanglement, which allows connections to be made between atoms, with their information being sent to others far away. The entangled particles are connected in such a way that the action of one dir...more »

Is The Syrian Cease Fire Dead? U.S. And Others Say No

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S., other nations say Syrian cease-fire is not dead, despite heavy fighting* NEW YORK — Secretary of State John F. Kerry and senior officials from two dozen nations meeting here Tuesday declared that Syria’s cease-fire “is not dead ” but offered no ideas on how it can be preserved after heavy fighting, including the bombing of a humanitarian aid convoy, broke out again this week. “The mood of the meeting is that nobody wants to give this thing up. It’s the only show in town,” British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said after an hour-long session that others... more »

Indian - Pakistan Tensions Over Kashmir Is Raising Fears Of A Military Conflict Exploding Between The Two Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Time: *A Terrorist Attack in Kashmir Sparks Fears of a Military Conflict Between India and Pakistan* *The attack comes during a particularly fraught period for the disputed region* India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh called neighboring Pakistan a “terrorist state” Sunday, in response to an attack by suspected militants in the conflict-wrought border state of Kashmir that killed 17 Indian soldiers. A senior official from the Indian Army said the attack on Sunday in the border town of Uri, on the Indian side of Kashmir, fit the modus operandi of the Pakistani militant group Jaish-... more »

How 8,000 Cameras In New York City Helped In The Capture Of Bombing Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*NBC*: *Ahmad Rahami's Capture: More Than 8,000 Cameras Helped Snare Bomb Suspect* The black-and-white image that caught Ahmad Khan Rahami near the site of a Manhattan explosion Saturday night and helped investigators identify him as a bombing suspect comes from one of more than 8,000 cameras added to New York streets since the September 11 terror attacks as part of the city's "Ring of Steel." The number of cameras in New York City has been growing steadily in the 15 years since the attack on the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan as law enforcement's ability to monitor the ci...more »

Is Collapse Inevitable In North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reuters *Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *Preparing for North Korea's Inevitable Collapse* Let's be honest. The world would be a better place if a revolutionary tribunal in the near future sent North Korea's Kim Jong-un and his henchmen to the gallows. Kim's subjects are so malnourished that North Koreans are notably shorter than their South Korean cousins. The state's gulags are so large, you can see them from space. Survivors of those camps have testified that fellow prisoners withered away from starvation. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights has ac... more »

U.S. And China To Cooperate On Restraining North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) shakes hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during their meeting in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing November 12, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Reuters*: *U.S., China to step up cooperation on North Korea* U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on Monday to step up cooperation in the United Nations Security Council and in law-enforcement channels after North Korea's fifth nuclear test, the White House said. China and the United States are also targeting the finances of Liaoning Hongxiang Industrial, a Chinese congl... more »

Venezuela's Oil Industry Is Collapsing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The Cardon refinery, which belongs to the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA, in July in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Credit Carlos Jasso/Reuters *New York Times:* *Venezuela Crises Compound as Oil Industry Falls Into Disarray* EL FURRIAL, Venezuela — One oil rig was idle for weeks because a single piece of equipment was missing. Another was attacked by armed gangs who made off with all they could carry. Many oil workers say they are paid so little that they barely eat and have to keep watch over one another in case they faint while high up on the rigs. Venezuela’s petroleum industry, w... more »

DR Congo Rocked By Growing Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC*: *DR Congo poll protest: Opposition HQs, including UPDS office, torched* The headquarters of three opposition parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been torched in the capital and two charred bodies have been found at one on of them, a BBC reporter says. The attacks followed Monday's deadly clashes between police and opposition supporters demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down by December. The office of the main opposition UPDS was among those set ablaze in Kinshasa. It has warned Mr Kabila that it will be "treasonous" to delay elections. The polls are...more »

The Russian navy's Only Aircraft Carrier Is Heading To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russian Aircraft Carrier “Kuznetsov,” January 1996. WIKIMEDIA/Commons *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Is Headed For Syria (But Suffers From One Big Flaw)* The Kremlin’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is set to make its combat debut in the eastern Mediterranean in November according to Russian media. The 55,000-ton vessel was originally scheduled to depart for the Syrian coast in October, but the deployment has been pushed back. While the Russian government has not stated exactly why the Kuznetsov’s deployment is being delayed, one the o... more »

The U.S. Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier Has A Serious Power Problem

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© Photo: Wikipedia/U.S. Navy *Defense News:* *Carrier Ford Has Serious Power Problem* WASHINGTON – For over a year, the US Navy and its shipbuilders have been anxious to get the new aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) to sea and begin engineering trials of the first-of-class design. A number of publicly-announced target dates have come and gone, but the ship is still firmly moored at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. Now, however, a key factor in preventing the ship from casting off lines and getting underway is coming into view. A serious voltage regulator problem on t... more »

How Did The NYC Bomber Travelled to Pakistan Undetected By U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Shane Harris, Daily Beast:* *Ahmad Khan Rahami, Accused NYC Bomber, Traveled to Pakistan Undetected by U.S.* *Ahmad Khan Rahami was not on terror watch lists that would’ve alerted authorities to his travel outside the United States.* ELIZABETH, New Jersey — Ahmad Khan Rahami, the man arrested for this weekend’s series of bombings in New York and New Jersey, had traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan several times without detection by the U.S. government, officials told The Daily Beast. Rahami’s travels and time spent in Pakistan are the subject of intense scrutiny by U.S. investig... more »

Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Kelly Brogan* - It’s time we treat depression for what it really is. The post Depression: It’s Not All in Your Head appeared first on Waking Times.

Satanic Temple Moves International HQ To Salem Massachusetts

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Satanists are to establish their international headquarters in an old house in Salem, Massachusetts, the historic home town of the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692-93. The Satanic Temple will officially open its new HQ on Friday in a Victorian house that was previously used to prepare dead bodies for burial. RT.com reports: The religious freedom campaign group hit headlines in recent months after launching ‘After School Satan’ clubs for children in the US and opening an Alaskan council meeting with a prayer to the Lord of Darkness. Now the Satanic organization, which uses Lucife... more »

Donald Trump Upset N.Y. Bombing Suspect Receives Medical Treatment

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Republican nominee Donald Trump is not happy that suspected Chelsea bomber, Ahmad Khan Rahami, is receiving quality medical care. Trump is happy that his warnings about Islamic extremists posing a threat in the U.S. have come true. But the presidential nominee is ‘sad’ that a suspected U.S. adversary is receiving proper medical care in a city that has till now represented the modern civilized world. NPR reports: The GOP presidential nominee told a crowd near Fort Myers, Fla., that it was due to the work of law enforcement that the “evil thug who planted the bombs” was caught. Ahmad... more »

My Fellow Americans: We Are Fools

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
Growing up here in central Canada, I was subjected to the very fraudulent education system that was used to brainwash children with lies and falsehoods... One of the most glaring constant drilling into our brains was the idea that the country just south of us, the United States of America, was the greatest and the most "peaceful" nation on the planet... We were also constantly drilled with the idea that "American style" democracy was the greatest form of government on planet Earth and that the US was the "shining beacon on the hill" that most nations would dearly love to emulate....... more »

The Syrian War To Free Itself From The Evil US/Israel/NATO Criminal Cabal: Latest UN "Humanitarian Aid" Convoy Attack May Be A Scam!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
The fraud "ceasefire" in Syria is finally over... And right now the Syrian army along with its Russian and Arab allies are going all out to finally attack and destroy the US fraud "rebels" and "terrorists".... The good guys know now that any "agreements" with the criminal US government is not worth the paper it is printed on, and will no longer make any agreements with such evil entities... It does appear that now the US is in deep trouble and they have to now look for some other shenanigans to once again try to turn the tide in Syria in their favor.. And lo and behold, we now have ... more »

Standing Rock Sioux Chairman urges United Nations, 'Stop the Pipeline'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
(Click arrow below to watch video) Stop the pipeline for the benefit of the children not yet born Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Sept. 20, 2016 GENEVA -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault II addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council today and urged the U.N. to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Chairman Archambault told the U.N. Human Rights Council that the

Hillary's Wonky Lizard Eyes...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*Whoa!* Did they purposely place her teleprompters far apart to mask her eye movement? And what's with the bug eyes and head nodding? *Watch the numbers and stop at :58, 1:09, 1:10, 1:56, 2:04, 2:05To save your sanity watch with the sound off. * *H/T American Mirror *

Inquiry finds no evidence of misconduct in high-profile Science paper flagged by allegations

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
An expert group at Uppsala University has recommended not proceeding with a full investigation into allegations of misconduct in a high-profile Science paper showing how human pollution may be harming fish. The June paper — which caught the media’s attention for suggesting fish larvae are eating small particles of plastic rather than their natural prey — became the focus of […] The post Inquiry finds no evidence of misconduct in high-profile Science paper flagged by allegations appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"Just Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"I know the world seems terrifying right now and the future seems bleak. Just remember human beings have always managed to find the greatest strength within themselves during the darkest hours. When faced with the worst horrors the world has to offer, a person either cracks and succumbs to ugliness, or they salvage the inner core of who they are and fight to right wrongs. Never Let hatred, fear, and ignorance get the best of you. Keep bettering yourself so you can make the world around you better, for nothing can improve without the brightest, bravest, kindest, and most imaginative... more »

"War..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
No, don't look away. This is what we do, and have done, and will do again... James Blunt, “No Bravery” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbFr8mc9rj4 And then, ask her, if you dare... "Was it worth it?" Is it? If so, then *you* go fight it... "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one... more »

"The Most Profitable War in US History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Most Profitable War in US History"* by Bill Bonner ‘In the short run,’ says billionaire investor Warren Buffett, ‘the stock market is a voting machine. In the long run, it’s a weighing machine.’ Put another way, in the short run, the stock market responds to myths and fads. In the long run, these give way to facts. *Outsized delusions: *Remember, myths are not necessarily untrue. But whatever truth they have seeps from human imagination, not from facts imposed by the outside world. Gravity, for example, is a fact. You jump out of a second story window; it doesn’t matter how h... more »

“Russia Issues New "Rules of Engagement" in Syria: Any Aircraft Threatening the Syrian Army Will Be Shot Down (US/Turkey/Israel in the cross-hairs!)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Russia Issues New "Rules of Engagement" in Syria: Any Aircraft * *Threatening* * the **Syrian Army Will Be Shot Down (US/Turkey/Israel in the cross-hairs!)”* by Newsroom "After the United States and "Coalition" aircraft attacked Syrian Army positions "by mistake - which killed 62 and injured over 100 Syrian Soldiers- Russia says the next mistake will be the pilot's last, as new Rules of Engagement are now in effect. Two days ago, on 17 September, US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces’ positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 62 troops and "paving t... more »

Al Jazeera attempts a terrorist attack against the Czech gambling industry

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
"No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytising faith," Winston Churchill famously pointed out. We could have seen another example just five hours ago when Al Jazeera, a hybrid of written Mohammedanism and modern Western left-wing brainwashing outlets, picked a particular target, the Czech gambling industry: Czech Republic: A dangerous gambling addiction The author, an American living in Burma ($5,000 is the GDP per capita, PPP), described Czechia as a decaying society where 110,000 gamblers (over 1%) should... more »

Muslim Migrant On Trial For Killing Praying Christians Migrants, so no interest from the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Imagine the furore and headlines on the BBC if a Christian refugee in Spain had gone on trial, accused of murdering with a "religious motivation" six Muslim refugees, including an iman, on a voyage across the Mediterranean from Africa to Europe. The Cameroonian captain of the boat is thought to have beaten the Muslims with a wooden plank before forcing them overbored, condemning them to certain death, because they were saying Islamic prayers.' There would be headlines, in depth reports; one of the BBC's weeping 'journalists' would provide a tearful report on Newsnight, questions w... more »

EU rules that Apple must pay, retrospectively, €13bn in taxes plus interest to Ireland

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 11 hours ago
SOURCE BBC NEWS: Apple should give Ireland 13bn euros in unpaid taxes, European Commission rules After a three-year investigation, the European Commission has concluded that the US firm's Irish tax benefits are illegal. The Commission said Ireland enabled the company to pay substantially less than other businesses, in effect paying a corporate tax rate of no more than 1%. Ireland and Apple

The World’s Food Seeds are Going Extinct, but You Can Help

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - In a very real sense, seeds are life itself, yet we are rapidly losing them. The post The World’s Food Seeds are Going Extinct, but You Can Help appeared first on Waking Times.

More Detail On Gravesend’s “Highest Temperature”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37345436 I have been waiting for some information from the Met Office about the “hottest day since 1911”, which has finally come. I will do a full analysis tomorrow hopefully, but this bit is important and needs a post of its own. As you will probably be aware, we […]

Fall on Your Sword

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Saul falls on his Sword from* *the Worms Bible c1148* Something very unusual happened in Canada the other day. A federal government bureaucrat actually resigned his (lucrative paying) job on principle. Canadian federal bureaucrat, statistician Wayne Smith, resigned from his position in Statistics Canada over coming technological changes to the department: High-ranking federal bureaucrats don't tend to resign publicly, or on principle. Yet that's just what Wayne Smith did on Friday in a move he described as desperate, and one that's made him, in his words, a black sheep among ... more »

More Returns Leads To Slight Decline In Displaced In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 11 hours ago
Iraq witnessed another slight dip in the number of displaced. In August 2016 the International Organization of Migration registered 3,344,154 people. That was down from 3,369,252 the month before. There were many more that did not sign up with the government and non-governmental organizations. The cause for the decline was a number of returns in Anbar and Baghdad. In the former almost 9,000 people went back to their homes, and in the latter over 44,000 returned mostly going back to Anbar. Roughly 2,000 also left Kirkuk and Dohuk. Salahaddin saw 31,590 new displaced, largely from ... more »

Do U.S. Police Have a License to Murder?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Protesters opposed to murder by cop (source; click to enlarge)* *by Gaius Publius* The real answer to the headline question requires a look at literally hundreds of cases of unjustified, unpunished police shootings, just a few of which have been in our faces and on our TV screens lately. All of the deaths have been violent, and all have been followed by calls for non-violence ... until the next violent police shooting. Interestingly asymmetrical. But the case of Tulsa resident Terence Crutcher is the clearest yet, as you'll see below. Do cops in the U.S. have a license to murder... more »

Renewable energy researcher with troubled record loses another paper

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A renewable energy researcher who recycled material in several papers — and has already agreed to withdraw 10 studies — has lost another paper. In January, we reported that six of 10 papers flagged by an investigation into author Shyi-Min Lu have either been retracted or withdrawn. Now, Lu has lost another paper that was not […] The post Renewable energy researcher with troubled record loses another paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Real life fart catching

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Hmmm lots of lower hanging fruit me thinks. If I were king, high speed rail to cut down on air travel and an zero emisions car by 2025 would come first. Its a

Buy one while they last

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Roughly the same price as a plug in Audi, Pirus and Volt. However this is like the Tesla a pure electric play. Lots of chatter that this carbon fiber version is too expensive to produce. It is the only carbon fiber production car in the world. Lots of chatter that this versions high tech batteries are too expensive compared to the competition. Lots of chatter that the refresh will not be the same leading edge car. - 125 kW/170 horsepower hybrid synchronous electric motor; - 0–100 km/hour (~62 mph) time of 7.3 seconds; - 0–60 km/hour (~37 mph) time of 3.8 seconds; - 8 year... more »

Czech presidents would pick Trump

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
There are various people in the Europe – and even in Czechia – who have endorsed Hillary Clinton for the U.S. president. Well, even though the late Václav Havel could be one of these people if he were around, the Czech presidents who are alive beg to differ. President Emeritus Václav Klaus believes (and so do his aides) that Hillary's reign would be a continuation of the ongoing tragic drift towards the PC post-democracy. He thinks that Trump is a natural political animal who is currently playing the role of a campaigner and who will behave differently, more responsibly, once he si... more »

Kellyanne Conway massacres Todd!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016Profiles in lack of competence:* Ever since the 1960s, Americans have heard repeated claims concerning press corps bias. It's a perfectly sensible type of discussion. Individual journalists can exhibit, or can seem to exhibit, various types of bias. All too often, the mainstream press corps has exhibited apparent types of bias collectively, as a group. We often hear complaints about bias. Much less frequently, we see discussions of press corps competence. That said, major journalists often display a remarkable lack of basic intellectual / journalistic... more »

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend: George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*really, Kathleen?* The echo chamber is alive and well in internet land repeating this over, and over, and over, and over again. And the outrage and hate toward the Bush family is palatable. Let me put this in perspective for all you Bush haters. Ms. Townsend had a private conversation with H.W. Bush. At least I'm sure *he* thought it was private. She then proceeded to post on her Facebook page that George H.W. Bush was voting for Hillary. And we are believe this, why? From *Politico**:* On Monday, Townsend posted a picture on her Facebook page shaking hands next to the form... more »

To late to stop now

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Van the Man!

Looks like Canada

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
H/T

Condemming Islamic Terrorism is not supporting Terrorism

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Silly argument Hillary, just like since 911 the US war on terror has been a horrible exercise. Profiling is part of human nature, its like acknowledging women and men are different. All people have equal rights but all people will never be equal. Its equally clear that US/Western foriegn policy is 99% responsible for terrorism. That is not to say the foriegn policy should be dictated by forseeable consequences.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
World News Briefs and Military and Intelligence news Briefs will be post at 18:00 EST and 16:00 EST respectively.

UN Suspends Syrian Aid Delivery After Convoy, Warehouse Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *UN suspends all aid convoy movements in Syria after airstrike* *Red Cross president says attack on UN and Red Crescent convoy delivering supplies is unacceptable violation of international law* The United Nations has suspended aid convoys in Syria after an airstrike hit a fleet of trucks carrying food to a rebel-held area near Aleppo on Monday. The UN humanitarian aid spokesman Jens Laerke said: “As an immediate security measure, other convoy movements in Syria have been suspended for the time being, pending further assessment of the security situation.” He said... more »

The Rise Of China In Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*David Axe, Daily Beast*: *Three Words: Chinese. Space. Station.* *China just put another small space station into orbit—and by the 2020s they may replace the International Space Station. But private companies are the future of space exploration.* China has just launched its second small Tiangong space station into orbit, more or less catching up to what the United States’ and Russia’s own space programs achieved starting in the 1970s. Riding atop a Long March rocket, the 34-foot-long, 10-ton Tiangong-2 blasted off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Se... more »

Kennedy Family: Former President George H.W. Bush Will Vote For Hillary

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
President Bill Clinton, First Lady Hillary Clinton, former President George Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bushlook up to see the US Army's Golden Knights parachute team during the dedication ceremony of the George Bush Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX on November 7, 1997. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/2012 AFP *Politico*:* George H.W. Bush to vote for Hillary* *A Kennedy outs a Bush who favors a Clinton.* Former President George H.W. Bush is bucking his party's presidential nominee and plans to vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to a member of an... more »

A New Plan To Save The A-10: Buy A Fleet Of Light Attack Aircraft That Would Postpone The Retirement Of The A-10

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
© Flickr/ futureatlas.com *Business Insider*: *The US Air Force wants to roll out a cheaper attack aircraft to fly alongside the A-10* The hullabaloo surrounding the future of the US Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II has been endless. Its effectiveness on the battlefield has been proven with servicemembers on the ground going as far as calling it their “guardian angel” in the heat of battle. Equipped with an arsenal of weapons, including its notorious 30mm Gatling gun, it’s not hard to see why the A-10 commands such respect. However, even with its impressive resume, the Air Force co... more »

Understanding KIPP Model Charter Schools: Part 9 (TFA)

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Teacher attrition is high enough that "No Excuses" charter schools could not keep their doors open without a constant infusion of new blood from Teach for America and penal preparation programs like Relay. In the chapter below from *Work Hard, Be Hard* . . . contributed by Dr. Barbara Veltri, who published a book about TFA in 2010 entitled *Learning on Other People's Kids: Becoming a Teach For America Teacher, *Veltri provides an encapsulation of TFA's place in keeping corporate ed reform dreams alive. *Chapter 9* *Teach For America’s Socialization and Manipulation* *by Barbara Vel...more »

What if scientists funded each other?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
We were struck recently by a paper in Scientometrics that proposed a unique way to fund scientists: Distribute money equally, but require that each scientist donate a portion to others – turning the federal funding system into a crowd-sourcing venture that funds people instead of projects. The proposal could save the inordinate amount of time scientists […] The post What if scientists funded each other? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Updated! "Airstrike"on the UN Humanitarian Convoy in Syria- Not Bloody Likely!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Alleged? Yup! I can't even conclude this actually happened. *So, there is my first question: Did this attack take place at all? * The US immediately and I mean immediately began spinning 'airstrikes' by either Syrian or Russian airforces-* The US gov is a fabulously, notorious liar!* *US ‘outraged’ after air strike hits aid convoy in Syria* * "Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy killing 12 people, according to a the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights"* *Secondly, when* reading this news yesterday I was struck by the claim that it was either Syrian *or* Russian aircraf... more »

Hillary, Ed Snowden And The Millennial Vote

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday, Hillary had an OpEd in *Policy.Mic*, Here's What Millennials Have Taught Me. Her point is that she's been listening to millennials and that she finds then "the most open, diverse and entrepreneurial generation in our country's history." Millennials were the mainstay of the Bernie Sanders movement as-- without the "help" of crooked like Wasserman Schultz, Harry Reid and corrupt party machines from one end of the country to the other, would have won the nomination for him. But now she needs their votes against the Trumpist boogeyman. She notes that millennials have led "t... more »

Printable Quiet Book- Weather Matching Page

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 17 hours ago
Today I am sharing the ninth post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. This fun matching page was inspired by my husband's best friend who loves the weather. I wanted to put together a fun page he would like to do with his kids and this is what I came up with. I love all of the darling little weather details! *From the first post: When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I ... more »

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1962, 18th June 2002 - Patriotism allowed if money is involved

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 17 hours ago
The lunatics at Milton Keynes Council have deigned to allow the people to fly the Cross of Saint George and acknowledge our heritage. This is so nice of them! The reason? Because some overgrown overpaid boys are kicking a football about in Asia! For some people football is more important than life or death - not for me I'm afraid - I see it as just a game. At a basic level, if people wish to follow sport that's up to them. However the present hysteria is nothing less than the bread and circus diversion of a tyrannical state which is using all means at its disposal to distract the pe... more »

A Study in Contrast

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 18 hours ago
About a year and a half ago, I was driving back from TF Green Airport in Warwick-Providence, Rhode Island. I was about three-four miles from the airport when I heard a horrible sound. Something was dragging behind me and I eventually realized when I heard the rumble that my muffler had fallen off and was dragging on the asphalt. As I was doing 65-70 on I-95, I couldn't very well stop and I hoped to make it back to my town so I could safely rectify the problem. But when I was about three exits from my turnoff, I got pulled over by the Massachusetts State Police. The cop was... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* Bombing Suspect Rahami Arrested After Shooting Police Officer In Linden, NJ A searing new report claims opioid drugmakers spent 8 times as much as the NRA on lobbying US companies are 'hoarding' a record $2.5 trillion of cash overseas People are flocking to this part of the US where using your cell phone means breaking the law ISIS claims responsibility for mass stabbing that injured 8 at Minnesota mall The FBI has identified a person of interest in the NYC and NJ bombings Commuting Nightmare Looms: NYC At "Highest Alert Since 9/11" As UN Meetings Get Underw...more »

Study Indicates Pigeons Can ‘Read’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
A study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that pigeons can be taught to understand and are able to distinguish words from non-words. Gizmodo reports: Scientists trained the four smartest pigeons they could find to tell the difference between four-letter words and nonwords, and identify when a word’s letters were transposed (like “very” vs. “vrey”). The authors of the study measured the pigeons’ performance against both baboons and humans, finding that their ability to differentiate between anagrams “is actually more comparable to that of literate... more »

The One People: Distraction & Disinfo- the Co-Opting of Alternative Media

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 18 hours ago
This weeks show opened up with a question, and the response from the live audience was a little bit overwhelming!! I've created a poll below to expand on the original question and to try and get a broader spectrum response. The poll is embedded below last nights video please take 2 minutes and answer the 4 questions. Distraction seems to be the order of the day. Or year, lol. and of course what is it that "they" are distracting us from? Has the "Alternative Media" become largely coopted, to be used as a tool of distraction and disinformation? There seems to be blood in the w... more »

Video Shows Oklahoma Police Shoot & Kill Unarmed Black Man

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Last week an unarmed black man was fatally shot by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, after finding himself stranded in the middle of a road with a stalled car. On Monday, the Tulsa Police Department released footage of the fatal shooting of 40-year-old Terence Crutcher. Sputnik reports: A pastor who watched the video the day before it was released asserted that the man’s “hands were in the air,” prior to the footage being made public on Monday afternoon. Terence Crutcher, 40, was black and shot by a white police officer on Friday, after an officer stopped to investigate his stalled vehic... more »

North Korea Is Claiming Success In Testing Its Newest Rocket Engine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*BBC:* *North Korea's ground test of rocket engine is 'a success'* North Korea has carried out a "successful" ground test of a new rocket engine to launch satellites, state media says. Kim Jong-un, the country's leader, asked scientists and engineers to make preparations for a satellite launch as soon as possible, KCNA reported. It is the latest in a series of missile-related tests this year. Meanwhile, the US and China have agreed to step up co-operation at the UN to address the North's fifth nuclear test. The underground nuclear test, conducted earlier this month, is thought to ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The mini drone is a new technology that’s being brought to the battlefield. Check it out! #ForceoftheFuture pic.twitter.com/yKtkGONKu0 — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 20, 2016

Aid Convoy Near Aleppo Is Attacked As Syrian Ceaseless Collapses

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo* A convoy of aid trucks has been hit by an air strike near the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say, hours after the military declared the current cessation of violence was over. One unconfirmed report said 12 people were killed in the attack near the town of Urm al-Kubra. A UN spokesman said at least 18 of 31 trucks had been hit but could not confirm it was by an air strike. UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, said it was an "outrage". "The convoy was the outcome of a long process of permission and pre... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A demonstrator stares down a riot policeman during a protest marking the country's 1973 military coup in Santiago. (Reuters/Carlos Vera)

US Accuse Russia Of ‘War Crimes’ In UN Aid Convoy Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A UN aid convoy of 31 trucks was hit by an airstrike on Monday, killing 12 people, and sparking ‘outrage’ from the US State Department who blame Russia for the attacks. US State Department spokesman John Kirby immediately pointed the finger at Moscow for the attacks, saying that “the destination of this convoy was known to the Syrian regime and the Russian Federation and yet these aid workers were killed in their attempt to provide relief to the Syrian people.” Scene where humanitarian aid convoy struck by Russian/Syrian airstrike in #Aleppo countryside @Conflicts pic.twitter.com... more »

“The Bank For International Settlements Warns That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“The Bank For International Settlements Warns * *That A Major Debt Meltdown In China Is Imminent”* By Michael Snyder “I have felt the wind of the wing of madness.” - Baudelaire "The pinnacle of the global financial system is warning that conditions are right for a “full-blown banking crisis” in China. Since the last financial crisis, there has been a credit boom in China that is really unprecedented in world history. At this point the total value of all outstanding loans in China has hit a grand total of more than 28 trillion dollars. That is essentially equivalent to the commerc... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "Until the Last Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Yanni, "Until the Last Moment" - https://www.youtube.com/

"And Sometimes..."

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

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“In this crowded starfield spanning some 3 degrees within the high flying constellation Cygnus, the eye is drawn to the Cocoon Nebula. A compact star forming region, the cosmic Cocoon punctuates a long trail of obscuring interstellar dust clouds. Cataloged as IC 5146, the nebula is nearly 15 light-years wide, located some 4,000 light years away. * Click image for larger size.* Like other star forming regions, it stands out in red, glowing, hydrogen gas excited by the young, hot stars and blue, dust-reflected starlight at the edge of an otherwise invisible molecular cloud. In fact, th... more »

"Food Discoveries for Brain Fitness"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Food Discoveries for Brain Fitness"* by Trevorponder "Eating a nutrient-dense breakfast has long been touted as a way to boost the brain’s memory and creativity. Now, Agricultural Research Service studies are showing that eating a healthful diet over a lifetime can improve the condition of the brain as people reach their twilight years. “Dementia” is a general term for a loss of memory and other mental abilities that is severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, there a... more »

Chet Raymo, "Oh, To Live Always In It!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Oh, To Live Always In It!"* by Chet Raymo “A few years ago, when I was in England for Walking Zero, we lived within a short walk of London's Highgate Cemetery. I can't imagine that there is another cemetery in the world where are interred more famous people. The grave to which I made special pilgrimage was that of Michael Faraday, the great 19th-century electromagnetic experimentalist and a man of inexhaustible childlike wonder. He laid the foundations for our electric civilization, but never lost his delight in discovering the secrets of nature. "Nothing," he famously said, "is ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Málaga, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by.

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Freedom from the past, or anything else for that matter, always comes in the very instant you stop thinking about it. And there's simply nothing that can keep you from the adventures you decide to think about today.” “Not that you needed to hear that...” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

“Your Perfect Teacher: Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Your Perfect Teacher: Life"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm “All the situations in our lives, from the insignificant to the major, teach us exactly what we need to be learning. Many of us long to find a spiritual teacher or guru. We may feel unsure of how to practice our spirituality without one, or we may long for someone who has attained a higher level of insight to lead the way for us. Some of us have been looking for years to no avail and feel frustrated and even lost. The good news is that the greatest teacher you could ever want is always with you—that is your life. The pe... more »

Max Ehrmann, "A Prayer"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A Prayer" "Let me do my work each day; and if the darkened hours of despair overcome me, may I not forget the strength that comforted me in the desolation of other times. May I still remember the bright hours that found me walking over the silent hills of my childhood, or dreaming on the margin of a quiet river, when a light glowed within me, and I promised my early God to have courage amid the tempests of the changing years. Spare me from bitterness and from the sharp passions of unguarded moments. May I not forget that poverty and riches are of the spirit. Though the world knows me n...more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Making Sense"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Making Sense"* by Michael Reagan "Now that the health of Hillary has become a serious issue in the mainstream media and not just a dirty alt-right rumor, maybe someone should carry Bill Clinton down to the nearest clinic for a checkup. Bill appears to be in much worse shape than poor old Hillary. In his campaign speeches the old lech looks and talks like some retired codger you’d find hanging out at Jerry’s One Stop convenience store in Hope, Ark. If I’m running Hillary’s Campaign to Nowhere, I’d pull the old man off the trail immediately and let him appear only at private $100,0... more »

"Do We Really Want War with Russia?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Do We Really Want War with Russia?"* By Eric S. Margolis "War with Russia appears increasingly likely as the US and its NATO satraps continue their military provocations of Moscow. As dangers mount, our foolish politicians should all be forced to read, and then re-read, Prof. Christopher Clark’s magisterial book, ‘The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914.’ What is past increasingly appears prologue. Prof. Clark carefully details how small cabals of anti-German senior officials in France, Britain and Russia engineered World War I, a dire conflict that was unnecessary, idio... more »

"World War III: Why Russia Will Bury the West"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"World War III: Why Russia Will Bury the West"* by Rakesh Krishnan Simha "If a global war breaks out, here are the key factors that could decide the outcome in Russia’s favor. In June 2014, the Pentagon conducted a “table top” exercise– a sort of war game between Russia and NATO. The scenario was Russian pressure on NATO member Estonia and Latvia. Would NATO be able to defend those countries? “The results were dispiriting,” Julia Ioffe writes in "Foreign Policy." Even if all US and NATO troops stationed in Europe were dispatched to the Baltics– including the 82nd Airborne, which is... more »

"Polls: Trump ONE STATE From Being President”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Polls: Trump ONE STATE From Being President”* By Ben Shapiro "There was a time when Hillary Clinton’s team believed she would win every swing state, many by double digits. That time has passed. According to today’s Washington Post, the Clinton team is now “pessimistic” about holding Iowa and Ohio, and they believe Florida and North Carolina will be close. Right now, the latest polls have Donald Trump ahead in all four states. If he were to win those four states, as well as Nevada, he would be one state away from winning the presidency. Here are the remaining battleground states a... more »

The Economy: “Are You Ready for the 2017 Recession?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Are You Ready for the 2017 Recession?”* by Bill Bonner “We continue our work with the bomb squad. Myth disposal is dangerous work: People love their myths more than they love life itself. They may kill for money. But they die for their religions, their governments, their clans…and their ideas. *Great cause: *Some people think that even an idea as abstract as ‘freedom of speech’ is worth dying for. It was Voltaire who said: ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.’ Most people jump on board the train of a Great Cause with enthusiasm and ... more »

Waaaaah! Grifters Whine about "Prolife" Cheapskates

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
This is amusing. Fetus-freak grifters complain about anti-choice cheapskates. (Bold mine, italics in original.) The number of Americans who self-identify as pro-life is very high, and most of them are philanthropic. In fact, about sixty million adults who give to some sort of cause also share a pro-life worldview. However, only about *one in six* of those generous adults engage financially in efforts to end abortion. And among those who *do* support the cause monetarily, the estimated contribution per adult is *less than one hundred dollars per year* . More whinging: These ardent s... more »

Understanding Bell Curves at Age 11 - Math from D&D

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
I'd planned on writing some more about *Call of Cthulhu* this evening but a combination of family and homework have occupied my evening and necessitate a bit of a brief post tonight. And it's homework that got me thinking about statistics and RPGs. Currently I'm taking a Statistics class as part of my Strategic Analytics Master's program at Brandeis University. I'm diving deep into data science. My current statistics course is less focused with performing various statistical operations (though that is part of it) but rather with how best to present them. The diagram I show above... more »

The Islamic State's Deadliest Weapon Is Its Ideology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Three Isil fighters pose in Ramadi the Iraqi army 'abandoned' the city Photo: Twitter *Ronald Tiersky, RealClearWorld*: *ISIS's Deadliest Weapon Is the Idea of Heaven* Islamic State’s taunt that “we love death more than you love life” was always a threat as well as a fact. This expressed love of death was incomprehensible to people raised to believe that self-preservation is at the core of human nature. In extremis, soldiers might die to protect their comrades and parents would sacrifice their own lives to save their children. But they did not love death, let alone long for it. ... more »

Yesterday's Elections In Russia And Germany Seemed A Little Trumpy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
There were no surprises out of the Russian parliamentary "elections" Sunday. They plan them that way. Putin's party, United Russia, won over half the seats in the Duma. If there was any news at all, it's that turnout was lighter than expected-- less than 40% (compared to around 60% in the last parliamentary election). Even the "opposition" parties vote with Putin when he tells them to. The Liberal Democratic Party came in second with 15.1%, the Communists third with 14.9% and Just Russia, a center-left party was fourth with 6.4%. Parties that actually do oppose Putin failed to get... more »

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