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Thursday, September 22, 2016

22 September - Blogs I'm Following

11;22pm MDT

Can You Really Learn More From Fiction Than From Our Political Media? Do I Even Need To Answer That Question?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 51 minutes ago
"We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elect a fictitious president...We live in a time where we have a man who's sending us to war for fictitious reasons...we like non-fiction, and we are living in fictitious times." This is how Michael Moore put it during his acceptance speech for Best Documentary for *Bowling for Columbine* at the Academy Awards in March of 2003. He was right, of course. But did he even know the level of fiction our political process could become when a foolish, clown-like, thoroughly corrupt, carrot-colored man with cotton candy h... more »

Gaslighting the Lost Generation

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 hour ago
Now that she's corralled establishment Republicans and various moguls of the military-surveillance complex, conservative Democrat Hillary Clinton has decided that she needs the Bernie Sanders voters after all. So she's enlisted the liberal corporate press to crack the whip at all those whippersnappers out there who are crazily bucking the grand American tradition of voting for the Lesser Evil. They're even refusing to listen to Uncle Bernie's pleas, refusing to heed his exhortation that "our revolution" has to start with the election of Hillary and the repudiation of the "protest vo... more »

Big Pharma – Big Agra Mergers: Furthering the Synthetic Agenda

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - These mergers are a further steps in an unnatural, life-denying direction. The post Big Pharma – Big Agra Mergers: Furthering the Synthetic Agenda appeared first on Waking Times.

Microdosing Aspects

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
The peanut sized measure for mushrooms surely is around one gram at least. In the meantime, this comment is useful as it introduces an effect that i was not aware of. I find it intriguing because i understand that our whole decision making apparatus is directly linked to emotional loading or attachment. This strongly suggests that this can be largely unlinked and that it is plausibly detrimental when this happens. This unlinking can be the underlying cause of a number of aberrant psychological phenomena and must be carefully investigated and properly understood. That it may... more »

Even Worse Than Hillary Clinton’s Emails

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
What we find described here is the deep rot in the civil service tied to both partisan objectives and real corruption. Other posts have detailed the revolving door operating throughout the regulatory system as well supporting terrible regulatory commercial monopolies that then work to suppress new research as well as protect doubtful formulations. The whole process must be rethought and soon. It has become absurd and dangerous. The only reason we have not had another thalidomide scandal is the the industry games the system to hide problems. Somewhere i have seen an item that sug... more »

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
I was unable to copy the graphic to my blog. You will need to copy the link to see it. What is strongly shown us just how much the traffic centered on the Caribbean and South America making the USA a minority player but still significant. As interesting is that deaths came in at around fifteen percent which meant that most ships did well enough in keeping losses down. Recall that losses coming from Europe in steer rage were also awful. That the ancestry of Afro-Americans represented around 388 000 folks is surprising and tells us that they sustained an excel... more »

Bill Cooper Was Killed Shortly After Predicting 9/11 and Naming Osama bin Laden as Scapegoat

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 3 hours ago
I do not think Osama Bin Laden was a scapegoat so much as an enthusiastic partner. Yet he was also been played by security agencies as well who could easily have facilitated the whole scenario for aims of their own. The problem with 9/11 is the apparent depth of planning and its astonishing success inasmuch as so many moving parts had to mesh. This took serious support staff to get out there and smooth the way. None of that has ever been apparent with the supposed perps and continues to be undiscovered. Thus Bill cooper drawing attention to obvious flaws right after the even... more »

Occult Politics – Business as Usual for Election 2016

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - If you're still arguing about a two-party system, you're missing the bigger picture. The post Occult Politics – Business as Usual for Election 2016 appeared first on Waking Times.

Bi-Partisan! Senate Voted For More Death, More Destruction, More Chaos, More Campaign Contributions

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Last month we looked at Ted Lieu's valiant crusade to wake members of Congress up to the dangers inherent in the American participation in the savage Saudi onslaught against Yemen. War monger and military-industrial complex whore Ed Royce has it tightly bottled up in the Foreign Affairs Committee but 4 senators brought it up on the other side of the Capitol yesterday. The resolution to disapprove of the $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia was introduced by Rand Paul (R-KY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Al Franken (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT) and McConnell immediately introduced a motio... more »

1958: The Mystery of the Missing Blue Goose

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*1958 China Post report of the incident* A 2010 piece gives some details.... There was an aviation incident that took place in the East China Sea on 1 October 1958. About 0600 hours, four National Chinese crew members, three Republic of China (ROC) officers and four U.S. servicemen routinely boarded a civilian Foshing Airlines (FAL), a PBY-5 named the “Blue Goose” on Matsu Island, for the return trip to Formosa for some much needed R&R. They were never seen again. The four U.S. military personnel on board the Blue Goose were Army Major Robert C. Bloom (Eau Claire, WI); Captain Way... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "The Sea at Night"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002, "The Sea at Night" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpvo7i2Fgbk

wonder

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Obama Approved Pipeline now Destroying Indian Burial Place in Texas

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Archeologist David Keller witnesses the destruction of ancient indian site Trap Springs in the Big Bend region of Texas. Photo by Jessica Lutz Obama administration approved pipelines to Mexico by the same company that destroyed the burial place at Standing Rock. That company is now destroying an Indian burial place in Big Bend, Texas, and the black snake corporation -- Energy

NOLA October 1: Solitary Gardens Unveiling with Albert Woodfox and others

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 5 hours ago
*RELATED:* *Albert Woodfox at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA on October 3* *Solitary Gardens Unveiling* *Plant the future. Honor the past.* *WHEN:*​ Saturday, October 1st 5-6:30pm *WHAT:* ​ Please join Albert Woodfox, Malik Rahim, Nana Sula, Vaku and jackie sumell for the 3-year commemoration of Herman Wallace’s freedom after 41-years of unjust captivity. Project unveiling, tree planting ceremony, special guest speakers and presentations. *WHO:* ​ SOLITARY GARDENS is a public art project and land use alternative by jackie sumell that begs us to imagine a la... more »

Economic News , Data & Views....... September 22 , 2016...... Quick Hits - 1. Markets & Market Moving News : Stocks , Bonds , Commodities All Jump After Fed Once Again Passes On Hiking Rates ; Oil Rises Despite Another Flop Of A "Consultative " Meeting Set For Algiers Later This Month ; Additional Items Of Note. 2 Around The Horn - Europe -- Italy ( Referendum Set For Nov 27th Or Dec 4th / Banks Troubles Detailed ) , Greece - Various Items Of Note , Banks In Europe In Trouble , TTIP/Ceta Items , Brexit Items , Portugal Facing Completely Unsurprising Economic Slowdown After Austerity Chokehold , ECB - Comments From Draghi , France Items ( Presidential Politics / Refugee Concerns ) , Spanish Politics & Additional Items Of Note.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Markets...... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Fed Inaction Sparks Biggest Stock-Buying-Spree Since Brexit Bounce http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-2 2/fed-inaction-sparks-biggest-stock-buying-spree-brexit-bounce … *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h2 hours ago Stocks, Bonds Climb as #Fed Buttresses Cheap-Money Era; Oil Jumps. http:// bloom.bg/2dc0K5v *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 2h 2 hours ago Dow Jones rises on slow motion Fed as yield-driven multiple expansion trade from summer is back on the table & stocks are rallying as result ... more »

Friday Morning Ramble, 23.09.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: proxy] Remember when John Key promised his Government would reduce the number of grey ones? Nah, he doesn’t either. In 2008, the number of “full-time equivalent” bureaucrats sucking off the taxpayer’s tit were 43,569. In 2015, that number had increased to 45,348. Roll on November, when this years increased numbers will be available. *Staff numbers in the Public Service*, *2003-2008* - STATE SERVICES COMMISSION *Information about the number of people working in different occupations across the Public Service, 2015* - STATE SERVICES COMMISSION Yes, when the Greens *do* get... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Globular clusters once ruled the Milky Way. Back in the old days, back when our Galaxy first formed, perhaps thousands of globular clusters roamed our Galaxy. Today, there are less than 200 left. Over the eons, many globular clusters were destroyed by repeated fateful encounters with each other or the Galactic center. Surviving relics are older than any Earth fossil, older than any other structures in our Galaxy, and limit the universe itself in raw age. There are few, if any, young globular clusters in our Milky Way Galaxy because conditions are not ripe for more to form. The feat... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“There are no accidents. If it's appeared on your life radar, this is why: to teach you that dreams come true; to reveal that you have the power to fix what's broken and heal what hurts; to catapult you beyond seeing with just your physical senses; and to lift the veils that have kept you from seeing that you're already the person you dreamed you'd become. There are no accidents. And believe me, that was one heck of a dream.” “Tallyho,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” www.tut.com

Chet Raymo, "The iPhone Way of Happiness"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The iPhone Way of Happiness"* by Chet Raymo "Humans spend a lot of time thinking about stuff other than the activity they are currently engaged in, such as things that happened in the past, things that might happen in the future, or things that might never happen at all. Psychologists call this "stimulus-independent thought" or "mind wandering." I reckon it's what the rest of us call day dreaming. Presumably, it's this capacity of the human mind to wander that enables us to learn, reason and plan. But does it make us happy? Is living in the moment the secret of bliss, as some gur... more »

"Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"* by Chris Floyd *"Black milk of daybreak, we drink it at evening..." * – Paul Celan, “Deathfugue” "The children were walking to school. The young people were going out to a dance. The children stepped on a booby trap planted by a soldier. The young people were shredded by the nails of a suicide bomb. They were all blown up, destroyed. One moment, the force of life animated their biological matter, their brains seethed with billions of electrical impulses, the matrix of consciousness brought the entire universe into being, within them,... more »

"Winning Isn’t Everything: Competing with Yourself"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Winning Isn’t Everything: Competing with Yourself"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are satisfied with our life, we do not look for experiences of winning and losing to define our self-worth. The urges that drive us to compete with others tend to be straightforward. Years of both evolution and societal influences have shaped us to pit ourselves against our peers. The needs and desires that inspire us to compete with ourselves, however, are entirely personal and thus far more complex. A need to outdo our earlier efforts—to confirm that we have grown as individuals—can motiv... more »

Lakota Grandmother Water Protector Olowan Martinez Released from Jail after Extradition

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Lakota Grandmother Olowan Martinez, who earlier protested White Clay liquor stores and abuses, was extradited to Nebraska on 'terrorist threat' charges after taking a stand against Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock! By Cody HallRed Warrior CampRedWarriorCamp@gmail.com Censored News RUSHVILLE, Sheridan County, Nebraska -- Water Protector Olowan Martinez made her initial court

Jacque Fresco: Savior of the Human Race

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Paradise or Oblivion

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Cabot, Arkansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"No Bragging Point..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“It shouldn’t be a bragging point that “Oh, I don’t get involved in politics,” as if that makes you somehow cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn’t insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.” – Bill Maher

"An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing"* by Fred Reed "What, precisely, is the US military for, and what, precisely, can it do? In practical terms, how powerful is it? On paper, it is formidable, huge, with carrier battle groups, advanced technology, remarkable submarines, satellites, and so on. What does this translate to? Military power does not exist independently, but only in relation to specific circumstances. Comparing technical specifications of the T-14 to those of the M1A2, or Su-34 to F-15, or numbers of this to numbers of that, is an interesting i... more »

Donald J. Trump Welshes On His Bets

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk is remembered by many for falsely claiming to be an Iraq War vet. Although he was in the Navy Reserves during the Iraq War, he never left the U.S. and his claims to be a war vet were patently false-- and are still false, as he does it again this year. Lying to the public about something like that used to be a major no-no. But is it any longer? Donald J. Trump lies every time he opens his mouth. He lies about small things and he lies about big things. PolitiFact has checked 305 assertions from Trump, all of them substantive and consequential. Only *10* of... more »

Yahoo Says Half Billion Accounts Hacked By State Sponsored Actor

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Yahoo confirmed a massive data breach on Thursday, saying account records of hundreds of millions of users had been compromised by “state-sponsored” hackers Information contained in 500 million Yahoo accounts were stolen by hackers who broke into the internet company’s systems in 2014. Yahoo now recommends users to change their account passwords if they have not done so already, after one of the biggest data breaches in history. Variety reports: The user-account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords and in some ca... more »

Make the BBC great again

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Forgive me for thinking the latest Bake-off resignation and non-resignation were predictable. I could have told you that Paul Hollywood would follow the dough to Channel Four. Why wouldn’t he? The other three have careers in their own right. Mary Berry has been a cookery writer for years, albeit reinvented, or as she likes to call it ‘nurtured’, by the BBC, and Mel and Sue are on TV on a panel show near you at any time of the day or night. (So is Nadiya Hussain) They must all have been aware that Bake-off was stale, and it was a good time to jump ship. Paul Hollywood might have b... more »

"Hands Up and I'll Shoot!"

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
There are so many things that are wrong with the Terence Crutcher shooting in Tulsa on September 16th. And yet, even places like CommonDreams claim the video evidence, from two dramatically different angles, is "inconclusive." The CommonDreams article even elevates the ridiculous precedent of Graham v. Connor and its justification of "objective reasonableness" to a legitimate reason to shoot unarmed black men in the street like something out of a Judge Dredd graphic novel. Yet we do not live in a dystopian Judge Dredd universe in which officers are allowed to act as judges... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Curt Collins

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
This week’s show concerned the Roswell Slides and the Cash/Landrum sighting of December 1980. The guest was Curt Collins who runs the Blueblurrylines website that can be found at www.blueblurrylines.com. The show can be heard here: https://youtu.be/Qe4FpMWUYGI While I hadn’t planned to spend much time on the Roswell Slides, Collins provided some information that is important to those who read this blog and who have an interest in the Roswell Slides. He pointed out that according to what Don Schmitt said prior to the May 5, 2015, presentation in Mexico City, he had seen slides, and ... more »

"Someone, Someday, Somewhere..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"If you walk through life in a fighting pose with your fists balled up and ready to strike, someone, someday, somewhere, is going to want to test your mettle." - Neal Boortz

Support Standing Rock Defenders and Palestinian Prisoners 'NO G4S'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
23 September, NYC: Support Standing Rock Defenders and Palestinian Prisoners by samidoun Friday, 23 September4:00 pmG4S NY Office - 19 W. 44th St, NYCFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/332605103753305/ On September 6, Latin American news channel teleSUR confirmed that British-Danish security company G4S has deployed personnel to guard construction sites for the proposed Dakota

Crowded Refugee Boat Sinks Off Egypt’s Coast Killing At Least 43

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A refugee boat carrying some 600 people capsized off Egypt’s coast on Wednesday killing at least 43 people. 154 migrants were rescued after the boat sank off the north Egyptian coast of Kafr al-Sheikh. Thousands of people on a daily basis are fleeing war, injustice and poverty in Africa, Middle East and beyond. Some of them die trying for a better life in Europe. Aljazeera reports: State news agency MENA reported on Wednesday that the boat, believed to be carrying around 600 people, capsized off the coast of Kafr al-Sheikh governorate, about 140km north of Cairo. Officials said 31... more »

Our Right to Informed Consent Being Usurped – Will You Resist?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Will you protest being poisoned by the corporate state? The post Our Right to Informed Consent Being Usurped – Will You Resist? appeared first on Waking Times.

The Economy: “Job Market Report 2016: 66% Of Employees Are Planning A Job Change”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Job Market Report 2016: * *66% Of Employees Are Planning A Job Change” * by Natasha Lopoukhine, 24Seven "According to our annual study of the job market, this year’s hiring and workplace trends indicate that things are on the upswing for workers. Salaries continue to modestly rise and hiring managers are busy looking to fill jobs. Whether we’re recruiting for marketing agencies or iconic fashion brands, the results support what we’ve been witnessing. The job seeker is in the driver’s seat. Here are some highlights from our latest Job Market Report. *Increase Trends Hold Steady: ... more »

'Water is Life' CD for Standing Rock Featured at Native American Music Awards

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Living Legend Saginaw Grant Flutist of the Year Rona YellowRobe Family of Jim Boyd: Record of the Year by Jim Boyd BEAUTY, UNITY AND TALENT ABUNDANT ON AWARDS NIGHT Nominees of the Native American Music Awards contributed their songs to a free CD entitled, Water Is Life to support the Standing Rock Sioux Community. By Native American Music Awards Censored

CNN Reporter Knocked Over By Charlotte Protester: Video

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
CNN reporter Ed Lavandera was knocked to the ground by a protester during angry public protests in Charlotte, North Carolina in response to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. RT.com reports: Ed Lavandera was reporting from Charlotte Wednesday night where a state of emergency has been declared after protests turned violent. One person was shot and seriously injured, while at least 16 police officers sustained injuries. Lavandera was addressing the camera when a passing protester suddenly shoulder charged him, knocking him off his feet. For a guy that hates to be part ... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 11 hours ago
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Who Will Lose Out When There Is A Glut Of Power?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It is generally assumed that nuclear plants, such as the proposed one at Hinkley Point, are technically capable of operating at around 90% of capacity. However, there is a question mark over whether they will actually be able to sell all of their output. John Constable, of REF, has this […]

The Poet: Robinson Jeffers, "Be Angry at the Sun"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Be Angry at the Sun"* "That public men publish falsehoods Is nothing new. That America must accept Like the historical republics corruption and empire Has been known for years. Be angry at the sun for setting If these things anger you. Watch the wheel slope and turn, They are all bound on the wheel, these people, Those warriors, This republic, Europe, Asia. Observe them gesticulating, Observe them going down. The gang serves lies, the passionate Man plays his part; the cold passion for truth Hunts in no pack. You are not Catullus, you know, To lampoon these crude sketches of Caesar. ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW*: *German defense minister labels fight against 'IS' in Iraq a success* *Ursula von der Leyen has said that arming and training the Kurdish Peshmerga army in the north of Iraq was the correct strategy. Germany has also been supplying local forces with equipment and weapons.* German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has labeled the fight against the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) in Iraq a success. "[IS] has suffered a significant defeat and is being pushed back into the Mosul area," von der Leyen said during a stop-off in Amman, Jordan, en route to Baghdad. "It shows that... more »

Is The Global Satellite Network Vulnerable To Cyber Attacks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Independent:* *Cyber attacks on satellites could spark global catastrophe, experts warn* The world is unprepared for how vulnerable it is to attack from the skies, argues a major new paper from Chatham House. The world is dangerously unprepared for a global disaster sparked by cyber attacks on space infrastructure, experts have warned. Authorities are not doing nearly enough to stop space assets being hacked and used maliciously, according to a warning from security experts. The consequences of such a hack could be disastrous – anything from damage to trade and financial serv... more »

Could Pakistan And India Go To War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN*: *Could India and Pakistan go to war?* New Delhi (CNN)Could India and Pakistan really go to war? It almost seems an absurd question to ask. After all, both countries have long been nuclear powers -- a deterrent that encompasses the lives of a combined 1.4 billion people. Both nations have also seen some years of relative peace along their border, a break from the wars that pockmarked the 20th Century. And yet, hours after 18 were killed in an attack on an army base in Indian-administered Kashmir, the director-general of military operations for the Indian Army announced that... more »

The Case For U.S.. Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Loren Thompson, Forbes:* *Five Reasons The Navy's Aircraft Carriers Are Becoming More Vital To U.S. Security* One of the most persistent fashions in military circles is predicting the demise of the aircraft carrier. It has become an article of faith among many analysts that the world’s biggest warships can’t hide in an era of precision-guided missiles and reconnaissance satellites, and it’s just a matter of time before some upstart military power like China proves the point. The more colorful accounts of why carriers will be a waning factor in warfare describe a “line of death” i... more »

Is President Obama's Syrian Strategy Insane?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attend a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 28. (Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin via Reuters) *Charles Lister, Foreign Policy:* *Obama’s Syria Strategy Is the Definition of Insanity* *Another ceasefire is in tatters. But America keeps reaching out to Russia while expecting a different result.* The latest diplomatic attempt to bring calm to Syria and pave a pathway toward peace appears to have faile... more »

Afghanistan Signs Peace Agreement With Gulbuddin Hekmatyar The 'Butcher Of Kabul'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Former Afghan Prime Minister Gulbuddin Hekmatyar speaks to a Reuters correspondent in Tehran Febuary 5, 2002. REUTERS/Caren Firouz (IRAN) *CNN*:* Afghanistan signs peace deal with faction led by warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar* Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)After months of delays, Afghan government negotiators signed a peace deal Thursday with an insurgent faction led by one of the country's most notorious warlords. The deal was signed at a ceremony attended by negotiators, the President's national security adviser, and representatives of the Hezb-i-Islami faction of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar. A... more »

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlotte

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *N.C. governor declares state of emergency after another night of violence in Charlotte* CHARLOTTE — After a second night of violent demonstrations here that left one man clinging to life and several businesses damaged, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency just before midnight Wednesday and sent the National Guard and state troopers to assist local police. A march of a few hundred people turned chaotic after dusk, after protesters attempted to follow police in riot gear into the lobby of an uptown hotel. Officers used tear gas, and then... more »

Hillary Clinton speaks directly to white people: "Not only are you deplorable and irredeemable, but now you're unbearable"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*as she defends black thugs against police.* Funny - she didn't have anything to say about *the white man beaten by blacks in Charlotte*, or the *reporter they tried to throw into a bonfire.* She also didn't have anything to say about swarms of black people (and some guilt ridden white people) destroying everything in their path. She also didn't have anything to say about one of the rioters being shot in the head by another rioter. *Hillary Clinton on the Steve Harvey radio show: * “We gotta tackle the systemic racism, this horrible shooting again. How many times do we have to s... more »

Thomson Reuters: Nobel for Cohen, LIGO 3, or control theory

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
We got used to the predictions of the Nobel prize winners by Thomson Reuters. The awards will be announced between October 3rd and 10th. The predictions are in the article Web of Science Predicts 2016 Nobel Prize Winners Let us spend less time with the disciplines different than physics. They predict a medicine Nobel for immune systems – related to CD28 and CTLA-4; or for cell death-1 PD-1; or for TOR+mTOR growth regulators. The chemistry is supposed to go to CRISPR-cas9 gene editing; or the retention EPR (not Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen, I guess) effect of cancer-related drugs. ... more »

Wells Fargo CEO at Senate Banking Committee: Five Takeaways

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Part two of Elizabeth Warren's grilling of Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf. The person Warren refers to at the start is Carrie Tolstedt, the Wells Fargo senior executive who managed the scheme. * *by Gaius Publius* I want to revisit the testimony of John Stumpf, Wells Fargo CEO, before the Senate Banking Committee, even though it was covered in these pages here. The focus of the earlier article was to list which members of that committee took pay-offs (campaign contributions) from the banking industry in general and Wells Fargo in particular (do click; it's an interesting list). Her... more »

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Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
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"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

“Hillary Cancels Another Event- Health Issues Suspected, But the Truth is Donors Backed Out!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Hillary Cancels Another Event- * *Health Issues Suspected, But the Truth is Donors Backed Out!”* by Newsroom "Clinton campaign officials said that a Tuesday fundraiser in Chapel Hill, NC was postponed. The Clinton event was billed as “lunch with Hillary Rodham Clinton” and had four donation levels to attend. Those contribution levels were described as $100,000, which featured “chair reception with Hillary,” $33,000, which included a “host reception with Hillary,” $5,000, which included “preferred seating” and $2,700. No reason was given for postponement of the Clinton event, which... more »

Syrian No Fly Zone: Kerry makes the Call. Germany Seconds.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Kerry makes the call at the UN* *Video available: 45 minutes long- Lavrov speaks first. Kerry follows.* *Germany follows it up:* * Steinmeier urged to introduce no-fly zone over Syria for 3-7 days* German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged to introduce no-fly zone over Syria for 3-7 days, TASS reported quoting Foreign Minister of Germany. He said that the situation in Syria was on a knife-edge. The truce was only possible in the case of ban on military flights over Syria at least for three and preferably for seven days. *Obviously, Russia opposes a no fly zone* *Und... more »

Sept. 22: Rich thieves.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 12 hours ago
Today is not a blog day. But there are two items I could not ignore. The first is a huge story that was not important enough to make the irving press . Maybe on Thursday? The CBC has uncovered more about offshore banks which provide the wealthy and criminals with tax havens. This time it has a long list of companies in Canada which are involved. (Many of these companies exist only on paper to hide the identities of the real tax-avoiders.) Canadian money banked for the last year was over $40 billion dollars - and there are many more of these tax havens not included in the story. My,... more »

"Living In A Van Down By The River– Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Living In A Van Down By The River– * *Time To Face The True State Of The Middle Class In America"* By Michael Snyder "Do you remember the old Saturday Night Live sketches in which comedian Chris Farley portrayed a motivational speaker that lived in a van down by the river? Unfortunately, this is becoming a reality for way too many Americans. As the middle class has shrunk and the cost of living has increased, a lot of people have decided to quite literally “live on the road”. Whether it is a car, a truck, a van, a bus or an RV, an increasing number of Americans are using their ve... more »

Finnish institute finds no evidence to support misconduct in diabetes paper

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
An investigation at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has found no evidence of misconduct by one of its former researchers in a diabetes paper. We previously reported on the case after the VTT was accused of cutting corners in a previous investigation into Matej Orešič (now based at the Steno Diabetes Center in […] The post Finnish institute finds no evidence to support misconduct in diabetes paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Time total

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Time total less than 24 hours spread over many day and no dates no contact but love was like five minutes later than the first departure thats my life

Democracy no longer works despite what Churchill the mass murderer said

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
THE NEXT PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY BEEN ELECTED

State Of Emergency Declared In Charlotte Following Violent Protests

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The governor of North Carolina has declared a state of emergency following a second night of violent protests in Charlotte over the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday Governor Pat McCrory said: “We cannot tolerate violence. We cannot tolerate the destruction of property and will not tolerate the attacks towards our police officers that are occurring right now, and I feel very strongly about that….that is not the American way.” According to the city’s police chief, 9 people were injured and 44 arrested on Wednesday night. Mr Scott was the third black man to be k... more »

Iraq Sacks Its Finance Minister

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
For the second time in two months Iraq’s parliament has sacked a minister. On September 21, 2016 Finance Minister Hoshyar Zebari was dismissed after 158 parliamentarians voted to remove him versus 77 against. Zebari was called before parliament several weeks earlier for questioning over corruption charges. His responses were considered inadequate leading to his no confidence vote. Leadingthe charge to get rid of him was MP Haitham al-Jabouri of the Dawa Party. This was part of former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki’s attempt to undermine Premier Haidar Abadi’s government. Maliki w... more »

There was a band playing in my head and I felt like getting high

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Men think about sex every six seconds the other four are consumed with this idea

Fallout Song that I never knew

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago

Everyone is a Pysco at heart and Dexter is the role model

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
Gotta live and die by the rules and there is no hell no heaven just life and death

Foreign Intelligence Officers Killed In Russian Missile Attack In Aleppo

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Foreign intelligence officers were killed in a Russian cruise missile attack on a terrorist operations centre west of Aleppo Russian warships off the coast of Syria’s Latakia targeted and destroyed a foreign military operations room in Aleppo killing 30 Israeli and western intelligence officers according to unconfirmed reports. Along with the Israeli officers, several US, Turkish, Saudi, Qatari and British officers were also killed. The Aleppo operations room was allegedly used to direct terrorist attacks in Aleppo and Idlib. According to Alalam: “The Russian warships fired three ... more »

God's answers to prayers, hasten by high speed internet?

Gforce at Zionist Made2Happen Disasters - 14 hours ago
God's answers to our prayers, hasten by high speed internet? Gforce. Dear God, I know our prayers to you, used to take a very long time to be answered. For instance, our prayers for the evil dictator Marcos (Philippines), to be disposed took 21 bloody long years. He was disposed on Feb 25 (225), 1986 (6) following the evil Kabal_orchestrated 1986 Oil Crash. By the way, Marcos was a 911 child. Born on Sept 11, 1917 (911,9 or 2). Marcos came to power on Dec 30, 1965 (123, 3). Our prayers for the evil dictator Suharto (Indonesia), to be disposed took 33 bloody long years. He was dispo... more »

Presenting the Artic Monkees

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
The Beatles could not make it in the USA today.

Black Lives Matter is a Dead End

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Look the Cops are the Imperial Guard no doubt. We are all in the same foxhole and if you divide it based upon skin colour the masters of the universe win.

Not Photo Shopped

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Goldman Sachs for President. VOTE THE GIANT SQUID.

Liberation Day

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
Walking in sunshine its a perfect twenty degrees everyone is in the streets and the cars have all been parked all the homes are wired and the flames are on the porch The last gun was melted like butter and tuned into living art and the radiation is all for food and eating plays a big part It liberation day Its liberaton day be happy go play play baby play

“Human Decency Moves Civilization Forward”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Human Decency Moves Civilization Forward”* by James A Haught “Remember a semi-comic Cold War movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming”? A deadly Soviet Union nuclear submarine, capable of killing millions of Americans, suffered engine trouble and was forced to surface in a little New England fishing village. After some awkward dealings, villagers with shotguns and rifles went to the waterfront. Soviet sailors lined the deck with machine guns. Weapons aimed, they faced each other in a tense standoff. If anyone pulled a trigger, a double massacre would occur. Sudde... more »

"Butterflies..."; Regular Posting Resumes Shortly

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

Prof. Walter E. Williams on Cruelty to Black Students and Freedom of Speech in Colleges

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 15 hours ago
My undergraduate college, Brown University, is tooting its horn that its new freshman class is nearly half "people of color." I earned my Ph.D. in Physics from Case Western Reserve University, which is mentioned in the second Prof. Williams column below for the ignominy of having safe spaces to protect students from ideas that make them uncomfortable. Brown University is no better than Case Western Reserve University in discouraging freedom of speech on campus. Along with most universities and colleges, they have forgotten their true mission, which should be encouraging students ... more »

Russian Radar Can See $4.4 Billion Stealth Destroyer Zumwalt

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The U.S. has spent $4.4 billion on a stealth destroyer which is visible to Russian and Chinese radars. The supposedly “invisible” USS Zumwalt is the newest, most expensive and ineffective piece of military hardware the U.S. has ever produced, according to Russian media. Fort Russ reports: The newest U.S. Navy destroyer Zumwalt was not only one of the most expensive in history, but also the most inefficient. New faults were found in its design, reports USNI News. The lubrication system is not working, responsible for the maintenance of the propeller shaft of the ship. It has taken ... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin* The UK's first food waste supermarket has opened where you 'pay as you feel' A new doc investigates murder allegations against John McAfee and finds chilling answers San Francisco State Builds Segregated Dorms Where African-Americans Can "Safely Live And Talk" With Trump Regaining North Carolina Lead, Hillary Unexpectedly Postpones Local Fundraiser "Without Reason" Dallas Police Pension On Verge Of Collapse As Record Number Of Cops Seek Full Withdrawals Princeton Professor: "Something Shocking" Will Happen Next Month In The Presidential Race October Surprises ar... more »

Putin: Colin Powell Lied At The UN

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin says former U.S. Secretary of State General Colin Powell lied to the UN about weapons of mass destruction and malevolent Iraqi intentions. Colin Powell presented “evidence” to the UN that Iraq possessed WMDs during a February 2003 speech. The general’s speech on behalf of the neocons in Washington paved the way for the U.S.- led invasion of Iraq. No Iraqi WMD’s have been found to date. The country has suffered destruction and death on a massive scale since the 2003 invasion, dubbed “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Inessa S YouTube video: To fully underst...more »

Syria Bombing Not an Accident

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
No doubt in my mind that the US is protecting its ISIS operatives. US wants to take down the Syrian government in order to expand Israel's land grab in the Golan Heights, steal the oil from Syria, and expand the ISIS military capability so it can then be turned against Iran and ultimately Russia. The goal is to carve Syria up into pieces just like the US has successfully done in Iraq and previously (under Bill Clinton) to Yugoslavia. It's a bi-partisan operation in Washington. Russia and Iran realize that the US-ISIS-NATO operation must be stopped in Syria before it gets bigg... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*A more moderate version of the usual food panic* *They admit that some crops would do better. Their modelling assumes that farmers will continue to do the same thing if their yields decline. They won't. They will plant different strains of their crop to get their yields back up. And for commercial crops there are many cultivars available* As climate change continues to alter our planet, humans will soon be forced to find new ways to feed the growing population. It’s estimated that the amount of food produced will have to double in order to meet the needs of over nine billion ... more »

Pennsylvania. Needs. Women.

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*2 women in Congress* There are 435 members of Congress serving in the House and 100 Senators. In theory, there should be 218 women in the House and 50 women in the Senate. Right now there are 20 women in the Senate, an all-time high, and 84 women in the House. There are 84 women in the House, not 218, 62 of them Democrats and 22 of them Republicans. Slowly, slowly, slowly equality is coming to Congress. But you know what... some of the worst, most disgusting and lets qualified members of Congress are women-- think Joni Ernst (R-IA), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (New Dem-FL), Claire McC... more »

When It Becomes A Headwind

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Liberals' Achilles heal -- a sense of entitlement -- is once again becoming the subject of public discussion. Stephen Maher writes: The latest nugget the Tory researchers have dug up was revealed Tuesday during question period, when Conservative MP Blaine Calkins repeatedly asked the Liberals to explain $1.1 million in moving expenses for political staffers, including one payment of $126,000 to an unnamed staffer in the prime minister’s office. The Conservatives, brimming with righteous indignation, applauded Calkins as he accused the Liberals of lining their own pockets with ... more »

US Issues Starbucks/Turkey,Terror Warning. Starbucks PR?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Seriously, avoid Starbucks in Turkey. Specifically in Gaziantiep near Turkish/Syrian border* *No such thing as bad PR!* - The United States has warned its citizens to avoid* Starbucks* coffee shops and other businesses catering to Westerners in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria. In a security warning sent to U.S. citizens Thursday, the U.S. Embassy said Turkish police were investigating a "terror cell" in Gaziantep that could be targeting "shopping centers, *Starbucks,* *Big Chef Restaurants*" and other businesses in the city. The warning did not specify the... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Latest ranking of U.S. colleges* Our own bespoke US college ranking launches later this year. However, we thought you might like to know which are the top universities in the US based on the highly respected Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017. The best universities and colleges in the US number almost 150, and wherever you want to study in America, a top university will not be far away. Almost all the states are represented in the best US universities list. In total, 128 different cities appear in the ranking. California and New York are the two most repr... more »

Saudi Airstrikes Kill More Civilians In Yemen

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Twenty civilians have been killed and at least 30 others were injured in Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen. Children were among those killed in the strikes which struck the city of Hodeida on Thursday according to a government official. RT reports: The strikes hit the Suq al-Hunod district of the port city, the official in the government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi told AFP. The presidential palace was also hit. Children were among the fatalities photographed at a city mortuary. Photos from the neighborhood showed residents searching through piles of rubble in search for surv... more »

Doctor who participated in fake chocolate study fined for violating code of conduct

Hinnerk Feldwisch-Drentrup at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A German district attorney has fined a doctor who participated in a bogus study showing chocolate helps weight loss, designed to illustrate how shady science can make the news, arguing it was unethical to ask people to participate unknowingly in such a scam. As soon as the study was published, critics raised questions over whether […] The post Doctor who participated in fake chocolate study fined for violating code of conduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

YSEALI: America's Quiet Colonisation of Southeast Asia

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*September 22, 2016 (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - *The US State Department's Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) claims on its official US government website to build *"the leadership capabilities of youth in the region and promotes cross-border cooperation to solve regional and global challenges."* It not only consists of US-based educational and professional "fellowships" for Southeast Asian participants, but also a funding component to help alumni establish foreign-funded organisations posing as "nongovernmental organisations" (NGOs), enhancing the already large presence... more »

US Aid to Israel Aids Who and Toward What End?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*September 22, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Recently, the United States just renewed military aid to Israel in a decade-long, $38 billion deal - the largest of its kind in American history. It represents a significant increase in aid, roughly $3.8 billion a year - expected to be supplemented by additional assistance through US Congress - up from $3 billion per year previously. The Atlantic in an article titled, "Why Does the United States Give So Much Money to Israel?," attempted to explain the reasoning behind the otherwise unreasonable and unprecedented assistance by claiming... more »

Hassan Rouhani Doesn't Deny That The Cash Payment To Iran Was Ransom (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: He does not deny it .... and it appears that he is hinting that Iran will continue to arrest American-Iranians in the future to get the rest of what he believes the U.S. still owes Iran.

The Elusive Ice Free Arctic

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160920094357.htm From the “Science is settled department”: The Arctic is nearing its seasonal sea ice minimum this month, but predicting exactly when the region will see its first ice-free summer may be more difficult than previously believed, according to the results of new University of Colorado Boulder research. After […]

Sen. Lindsey Graham Supports Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
The US Senate held a rare vote Wednesday on whether to disapprove the Obama administration’s plan to sell $1.15 billion in military equipment to Saudi Arabia. The resolution had been put forward by the Republican senator Rand Paul and Democratic senator Chris Murphy, who argued that Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen conflict along with and its human rights record made it a problematic recipient of American arms. However, the senate voted 71 to 27 against the resolution to block the billion-dollar sale of tanks, guns and other military equipment. Thank you to the 27 Senators who ... more »

Tourism FINALLY falls in August

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*bridge construction near Dongshih..* Tourism numbers for August are out. Big drop finally materialized. Hong Kong + Macao: 163,646 China: 248,538 In August of 2015 there were 367K Chinese tourists, and last month 299K. Either way there's a huge drop. The Hong Kong number actually rose by 3K over August of 2015. Overall tourism was up over the previous month, but down year on year, because of the drop in Chinese tourists. Tourists from most other countries/regions, including Japan and SE Asia, are on the rise. Hence, at some point, that rise will swamp the Chinese tourist drop-of... more »

Catatrophe vs Sedimentary - Electric Universe - cataclysmic rock formation and planetary timescale

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
Geology, is mostly powered by sedimentary rock formation over billions of years, but... ...what if MOST OF THE ROCKS OF THE EARTH were formed (not by sedimentary but) by catastrophic processes over many times less than billions of years? Some suggest that Venus, Mars and Earth used to be CLOSER and IN A STRAIGHT LINE within the life-giving plasma sheath of a foreign brown dwarf star that might have had to *electrically stabilise* once it entered what we now call the Solar System, leaving the three planets in orbits around our Sun. Some say Early Man illustrated these cataclysmic ... more »

UPDATED: With a Trump Landslide a Possibility...Truth and Reconciliation Must Be Considered

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 20 hours ago
*UPDATED: September 22, 2016* - "Must Watch" Video of UN Peace Delegation to Syria gives press conference. Several of the delegates talk about the importance of "Truth and Reconciliation" and "Restorative Justice" vis a vis healing the conflict caused by USrael in Syria. It shows how common and accepted the concepts are elsewhere. *Occurrences lead photo* *Occurrences - News Journalism and* *More* has kindly linked to my post below concerning Truth and Reconciliation over the 9/11 (events and aftermath). I appreciate the *"Occurrences*" Blog very much as it simplifies the dail... more »

Head Trauma and the Toto/Mandela Effect

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 20 hours ago
Well, apparently I didn't read the fine print on the Survey Monkey site. The "Free"Surveys are limited to 100 respondents...... but if I want to sign up to a "Pro Account" I would be allowed to see the other 400 some odd responses!! ugh. Sorry folks. But here are the responses to the Survey I put out after The One People Show this week (HERE), or at least, the first 100 responses anyway:

U.S. Senate Approves $1 Billion Weapons Sale To Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CNN*: *Senate rejects bid to block US-Saudi Arabia arms deal* Washington (CNN)The Senate Wednesday rejected a bipartisan proposal to block a pending $1.15 billion United States arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Critics of the military deal, which was approved by the Obama administration last month, complained it could drag the US into the Saudi-led war in Yemen and contribute to the worsening humanitarian crisis there. The measure to disapprove the sale failed on a 26-71 vote. The outcome, which was a victory for Saudi Arabia, came as the US-Saudi relationship is being carefully examin...more »

Should Donald Trump Have Met Ukrainian President Poroshenko At The U.N.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Foreign Policy:* *Trump Gives Ukraine Cold Shoulder in New York* Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump already has a contentious relationship with Kiev, irking the Ukrainian public and government officials with his praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Moscow-friendly views on the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine. Now, invited to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly this week, Trump’s campaign didn’t even bother to send Kiev an RSVP. A spokesperson for the Ukrainian presidential ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Technology reveals contents of ancient burned scroll: earliest-known example of biblical text in standardized form. https://t.co/hesSU3e4MQ — The Associated Press (@AP) September 21, 2016

This Pilot Almost Lost His Head In An Air Show (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Dramatic footage inside cockpit shows pilot's near-decapitation in air show* Footage shot from inside a plane cockpit has captured the moment a pilot comes within millimetres of having his head struck by the wing of a plane as it attempts to take off at an air show in the United States. Thom Richard had stopped his racing plane on the runway during his heat in the National Championships Air Races in Reno, Nevada, because the aircraft was "not running well enough for flight". Richard is seen lifting the canopy of his plane up as another approaches at speed from... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Rainbow Transit* An air-cushion landing craft transits near the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in the Mediterranean Sea, Sept. 17, 2016. The Wasp is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Rawad Madanat

How 'Fracking Sand' Helped To Defeat OPEC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*James Stafford, OilPrice.com*: *Frack Sand: The Unsung Hero Of The OPEC Oil War* The late-2014, Saudi-initiated oil-price war may have taken the ‘boom’ out of the US shale industry as it seriously threatened OPEC market share, but Saudi victory has been elusive: US shale has proven amazingly resilient. The industry has adapted quickly to the new playing field, and the unsung hero of a new uptick in drilling and investment isn’t just true grit—it’s sand. The Saudi victory is equally dulled by the fact that it was not a decline in US shale production that rebalanced supply and dem... more »

The Growing Role Of Women In The CIA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Some of the women of the CIA, including two who also served in the agency's World War II precursor, the OSS: (Back row, L to R) Gabriella Calamari, Fran Moore, Sue Gordon and Ashley Hirst; (seated, L to R) Elizabeth "Betty" McIntosh, Doris Bohrer. John Makely / NBC News *Abigail Jones, Newsweek*: *Women of the CIA: The Hidden History of American Spycraft* “My first son was my 1993 World Trade Center bombing baby,” says Gina Bennett, a veteran CIA analyst who has spent her career tracking down the perpetrators behind some of the worst international crises in recent memory. Bennett,... more »

Iran Is Becoming More Candid On The Involvement In Syria's War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Abandoning discretion, Iranians proclaim their role in Syrian war* Abandoning a long-standing reticence, Iranians are increasingly candid about their involvement in Syria's war, and informal recruiters are now openly calling for volunteers to defend the Islamic Republic and fellow Shi'ites against Sunni militants. With public opinion swinging behind the cause, numbers of would-be fighters have soared far beyond what Tehran is prepared to deploy in Syria, according to former fighters who spoke to Reuters, and commanders quoted by Iranian media. Iran has been sending fi... more »

Russia Claims That A U.S. Drone Was In the Air When The UN Syrian Aid Convoy Was Hit In A Military Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A boy rides a bicycle near a damaged aid truck after an airstrike on the rebel held Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah *Wall Street Journal:* *Russia Suggests U.S. Drone May Have Hit Aid Convoy in Syria* *Military spokesman counters U.S. claim that Russian aircraft were responsible for the strike* MOSCOW—Russia’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday an armed drone belonging to the U.S.-led coalition was in the vicinity of a humanitarian aid convoy that was hit by an airstrike Monday in Syria, countering an assertion by American intelligence agencies that Rus... more »

Islamic State Has Launched A Chemical Attack Against U.S. And Iraqi Troops In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CNN:* *ISIS suspected of mustard attack against US and Iraqi troops* Washington (CNN)ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayyara air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials. The shell was categorized by officials as either a rocket or artillery shell. After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard. No US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent. One officia... more »

BBC journalists paid up to 40 per cent more than commercial rivals

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
'BBC journalists are paid up to forty per cent more than their competitors in the commercial sector, according to a leaked review of salaries in the corporation's news division. Years of union-backed pay rises, as well as top-up allowances unheard of among commercial rivals, have pushed BBC journalists' salaries far in excess of staff at organisations such as Sky News and ITN, according to a pay review leaked to the Daily Telegraph. The report, carried out for the BBC by financial consultants PwC, warns that rank-and-file staff in the BBC's 7,000-strong news division enjoy salari... more »

State of emergency for Charlotte as unrest over police shooting continues per BBC News who don't report an inconvenient fact

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37436676 on the rioting in Charlotte which has followed the shooting of an African American misses one key piece of information that the Black Lives Matter and their supporters at the BBC might find inconvenient to their claims of racism in the police force and elsewhere in the USA. It is reported by Breitbart and others that the policeman who shot Keith Lamont Scott was also an African American, Brentley Vinson. Why would the BBC not report that?

ENP The Voice revisited: Issues 2, 9, June '91, August '92

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 22 hours ago
*On Charity* We believe in charity at a national level. We feel that the best approach to international aid to the Third World is not capital aid but education. To this end we shall repatriate immigrants to countries devastated by recent catastrophes, thus returning the population to its previous level. Contraceptives will also be supplied. These countries will benefit from the British Education that they will be privileged to receive. *On Prison* It is a travesty of British Justice that £8000 is wasted per year on accommodating just one criminal in a state prison. Due to the ... more »

US Preparing To Wage Third World War With Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
As the US prepares to wage a third world war against Russia, Moscow has shown that they are ready for a full confrontation with the US and NATO at any time. World War 3 has never been as close to becoming a reality as it is today. Katehon.com reports: As we have already said many times, the main aspect of this political season is not elections, but war. But if elections do have importance somewhere, then this is in the US where, once again, they are closely connected to war. Two days ago, on Saturday, September 17th, the likelihood of this war was breathtakingly high. As we know,... more »

Soros Launches ‘Putin-Trump’ Fake Conspiracy Website

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Notorious globalist billionaire George Soros has been exposed as the mastermind and bankroller of a website launched Wednesday that promotes New World Order propaganda and attempts to smear Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Soros website www.putintrump.org features absurd conspiracy theories designed to instil fear in the voting public. This latest attempt by the NWO establishment to mislead Americans features claims that a vote for Trump/Pence this year will lead to a Putin/Trump world in 2017, and that “national security issues are at risk.“ Hillary Clinton and her mega-wealt...more »

Doctors Claim Birth Defects Caused By Pesticides, Not Zika Virus

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Argentinian and Brazilian doctors claim that the addition of a toxic pesticide to Brazil’s drinking water is to blame for the increase in birth defects – not the Zika virus. According to doctors, Zika virus scaremongering is being used to cover up one of the worst mass poisonings in history. With 2014’s Ebola panic all but forgotten, many Americans are now in a frenzy over the spread of the Zika virus. The Zika virus, and the media-driven panic of its spread, began in late 2015 following widespread birth deformations in Brazil, which were quickly linked to Zika. The link between Z... more »

Barack Obama’s Criticism Of Vladimir Putin Backfires

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Barack Obama recently criticized Donald Trump’s admiration of Russian President Vladimir Putin, but rather than landing a telling blow on either Putin or Trump, the outgoing American president only managed to shoot himself in the foot. Obama slammed Trump for describing Putin as a “strong leader” despite the fact that – according to Obama – Putin invades smaller countries, jails political opponents, controls his country’s media, and has driven Russia’s economy into recession. Pot, kettle, black? Obama’s hypocrisy is staggering. Let’s go through those claims one by one. “Putin Inva... more »

ISIS Use Chemical Weapons On US Troops

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
ISIS were caught using chemical weapons against US and Iraqi troops for the first time on Tuesday in a worrying new development. Islamic State militants fired a shell that contained a mustard agent onto a military base in northern Iraq. BBC News reports: Troops stationed at the base are equipped to deal with chemical attacks. “On September 20, mid-afternoon Iraq time, the Iraqi air base at [Qayara] West came under attack by indirect fire,” the Pentagon said in a statement. “An initial test of the remnants of the weapon used returned a positive test for a mustard agent. The device,... more »

Nearly All Americans Exposed To Cancer-Causing Compounds In Water

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
New research shows that over two-thirds of Americans are exposed to deadly levels of cancer-causing chemicals in their drinking water. Analysis conducted by The Environmental Working Group looked at 60,000 water samples between 2013 and 2015 and found chromium-6 in more than 75 percent of the samples. Rawstory.com reports: The Oklahoma City and Phoenix areas had by far the highest levels of contamination, followed by St. Louis County, Houston, Los Angeles and Suffolk County, New York. Water in Cleveland County, just south of Oklahoma City, found up chromium-6 levels at an average... more »

Saudi Arabia Caught Using White Phosphorus Against Yemenis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
Saudi Arabia has been caught using American supplied white phosphorus munitions illegally in its war in Yemen. Videos posted on social media caught the eye of human rights groups who say the use of white phosphorus constitutes a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Washingtonpost.com reports: Under U.S. regulations, white phosphorus sold to other countries is to be used only for signaling to other troops and creating smoke screens. When the munition explodes, it releases white phosphorus that automatically ignites in the air and creates a thick white smoke. When used aga... more »

Millions In Puerto Rico Without Power Amid Huge Blackout

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A huge blackout hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, leaving millions of citizens without power, as investigators look into fixing of the outage. The Electric Power Authority, which provides electricity for the entire island, say they expect power to be restored by Thursday. Pix11.com reports: The blackout was caused by a fire started by energy switches at a major facility in Aguirre which damaged power lines. That facility serves a majority of island residents. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the fire began in a switch and destroyed a system that provides 30 percent of Puerto Rico’s ... more »

FBI Director Given Subpoena For Withheld Clinton Emails

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to indict Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server whilst serving as Secretary of State has come back to haunt him. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith, has subpoenaed Comey – forcing him to hand over all information the FBI has relating to the email server Hillary Clinton used when she headed the State Department. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: Smith asked Comey for the documents in a Sept. 9 letter, but then issued the subpoena after Comey failed to comply with the request. Smith is working ... more »

NASA To Announce Alien-related Discovery About Europa On Monday

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
There may be alien life on one of Jupiter’s moons, according to recent announcement made by NASA this week. The space agency will announce exciting new findings about Jupiter’s moon Europa during a news conference on Monday (Sept. 26). Space.com reports: “Astronomers will present results from a unique Europa observing campaign that resulted in surprising evidence of activity that may be related to the presence of a subsurface ocean on Europa,” NASA officials wrote in a media advisory Tuesday (Sept. 20). The new information comes courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, agency of... more »

Racism and acceptance and the chance at a beautiful world

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
You do not want to own this picture I was born all white a Hungarian father and a Finnish wife they both left \ me before I was barely alive and it was other white people that let me survieve and I loved them deeply and maybe never forgave my parents but I still thank them for life I like being white I like my skin I am extremely comfortable within I have seen its power worldwide and wonder is it our culture or the power of the vulture that likes to eat the white meat and leave the rest aside Black and Brown and even Indians and Pakasitains Koreans and Japanes want to be white to be beau... more »

Taking The Guess Work Out Of Who's The Worst Governors

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Earlier today, *Morning Consult* released it's latest survey on how the citizens of the 50 states view their own governors. Sam Brownback (R-KS) has both the highest disapproval ranking (71%) and the lowest approval ranking (23%). That guy is dogshit. Well... this disapproval of Brownback and his policies by Kansas voters is hardly new. When he was up for reelection 2 years ago he was just as hated and polls tended to show him losing. The last poll I found showed him losing the election 39-43%. 24% of Republicans said they were going to vote for Paul Davis, Minority Leader of the ... more »

Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Lucas Dare* - Where does all of the world's missing money and gold disappear to? The post Former Wall St. Banker Suggests Global Debt May Not be Owned by Humans appeared first on Waking Times.

MENA Update...... September 21 , 2016...... 1) Libya - State Of Play On Battlefields , Political Minefields & Economic Activity. 2) Syria In Focus - Status Of Frayed Ceasefire , Controversial Occurrences , Additional Items Of Note. 3) Iraq In Focus - Mosul On Horizon , State Of Play Across The Country , Political Items , Oil !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Libya...... ( Where to start , so many items! Much more at the Twitter Timeline.) Coup attempt in Tripoli- to foil alleged Military Coup of LNA..... *libyaherald* ‏@libyaherald 5h 5 hours ago State Council announces HoR does not exist, says it will take over legislative powers - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/09/21/sta te-council-announces-hor-does-not-exist-says-it-will-take-over-legislative-powers/ … *Alwasat* ‏@alwasatengnews 5h5 hours ago State Council says taking control over legislative power, calls for "closing ranks to resist military coup" #Libyahttp... more »

In Auckland, we’re still making affordable housing impossible

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The authors of Auckland’s Unitary Plan took on the issue of how the city should be *allowed *to grow by the planners. Disallowing people’s freedom to choose themselves how the fuck they live, they characterised it as a choice between up versus out. The best choice within this perverted planning framework would have been to say both-and. The worst choice if you want to cure Auckland’s rampant housing affordability problem (for which, I remind you, we have the world’s gold medal) would be to largely prohibit building out in favour of building up. (“They don’t want people to have... more »

TV Watch: To my surprise I'm liking "The Good Place," but I'm taking a pass (with surprising regret) on "Kevin Can Wait"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Ted Danson and Kristen Bell talk about their surprisingly appealing new NBC comedy, The Good Place.* *by Ken* With the new NBC comedy *The Good Place* set to advance to Episode 3 tomorrow night in its regular Thursday 8:30pm ET/PT time slot, I thought I might throw out a note of encouragement. I finally looked at the double-episode premiere (the pilot plus "Flying"), which NBC has give multiple airings, and much to my surprise I liked it. Of course you'll still want to watch those first episodes, via the usual sources, like On Demand or online. (NBC is offering it here, provided ... more »

Quote of the Day: On what underpins our modern system of government

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it." * ~ Frederic Bastiat in *Economic Sophisms* . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- September 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Martin Chulov, The Guardian*: *Syria aid convoy attack: what evidence is there that Russia is to blame?* *US is not revealing what evidence it has to support claim Moscow was responsible, but the strike’s accuracy raises suspicions* The attack on an aid convoy in Syria on Monday, carried out at night on an unlit road on the western outskirts of Aleppo, was sustained and highly effective – 18 of 31 trucks were destroyed, along with a nearby depot that was to receive the supplies. Witnesses, among them aid workers who were travelling in the trucks and rescue workers who attended t... more »

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