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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

4 September - Blogs I'm Following

The View

10:44pm MDT


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 24 minutes ago
*Click on photo to enlarge* *"Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand"* *It was a scene straight out of the Godfather as US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Turkey to announce that we would directly support NATO member Turkey's incursion into northern Syria, while in July Turkey's President Erdoğan barely survived a military coup, which is widely believed to have enjoyed US support. Biden’s reversal was at the same time a double-cross of the Kurdish forces which the US had promoted as its proxies in the Syria conflict. This brings to mind a* *famous sce... more »

Hawaii's Republican Party Did To Their Own Trump What The National GOP is Afraid To Do To Trumpanzee Himself

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 45 minutes ago
The Republican Party-- *especially* although not exclusively the Trumpanzee Republican Party-- combines a hatred and bigtry wing with a greed and selfishness wing. And the chat between Dan Rather and Rachel Maddow in the video above focused on David Bossie from the former and Robert Mercer from the latter, both equally dangerous to the country and equally contemptible. The kind of people who support Trump and the same kinds of haters and sociopaths that supported the breakup of the U.S. leading up to the Civil War. But what that got to do with Hawaii? Well, it turns out Hawaii ha... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Dummy Corporation'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
DUMMY CORPORATION* Posted on September 4, 2016 Please post and distribute. MNN. SEPT. 4, 2016. At Standing Rock siccing the dogs on unarmed people, biting women and children is like 1917 in Russia. The police joined the people who were standing up for their kids’ right to have bread to eat. The armed pipelines police are protecting the corporation. The pipeline cops are programmed

economics is a form of brain damage

rc at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago
original post on Facebook David Suzuki on Economics Geneticist and climate activist David Suzuki explains how conventional economics a form of brain damage in this clip from the 2011 documentary "Surviving Progress." (available on Netflix)

We Asked 3 Veteran Cops What They Would Do to Reduce Police Shootings

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Patrick Hilsman* - What do veteran cops think about the epidemic of police shootings? The post We Asked 3 Veteran Cops What They Would Do to Reduce Police Shootings appeared first on Waking Times.

Obama Secretly Extends 9/11 “State of National Emergency”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
President Barack Obama has quietly extended the “state of national emergency” in America for another year, citing the 9/11 attacks as justification. Fifteen years ago the Bush administration, in response to the September 11 attacks, declared a “war on terror” – giving the White House vast new powers that saw the diminishing of citizen’s constitutional rights. Thefreethoughtproject.com reports: Key to this was the declaration of a “State of National Emergency” on September 14, 2001. This, combined with the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), gave the executive branch dict... more »

United Nations: Bill Clinton Responsible For Haiti Cholera Outbreak

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The United Nations has implicated Bill Clinton for the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed nearly 10,000 people and infected hundreds of thousands more. Bill Clinton was head of the United Nations mission to Haiti at the time UN troops dumped septic waste into the local water supply. Breitbart.com reports: The Artibonite River, located in the town of Mirebalais, is the island of Hispaniola’s longest and most important river. Located in the heart of island, the contaminated water ran through other rivers, creating a stream of death through Haiti’s waterways. Cholera is a wate... more »

Former Kissinger CEO Says The World Is Run By 30 Families

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A former CEO for Henry Kissinger has said that he believes just 30 families run the world, and that these families are the driving force behind the New World Order. David Rothkopf, author of ‘Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making,’ and former CEO of Kissinger Associates, says that 30 families and their 6,000 minions control the entire human race of six billion people. His findings mirror a study conducted by the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich which found that a mere 147 corporations (out of 40,000 studied) had real power and influence in the wo... more »

Venezuela Revolution: Thousands Take To Streets In Huge Uprising

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Thousands of citizens have taken to the streets in Venezuela in a massive revolution against the elite. The uprising, dubbed the ‘taking of Caracas,’ aims to force the government for a recall referendum to remove President Nicolas Maduro from office. Greenleft.org.au reports: It came two days after thousands of government supporters also took to Caracas’ streets to show support for Maduro, who spoke to the crowd. “Do they want peace?” Maduro asked to the crowd at the August 30 march, accusing the opposition of planning violence and, potentially, a new attempted coup. “Do they want ...more »

Indian Farmers Debunk Myth That GMOs Are Needed To Feed The World

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Indian farmers are breaking world records by growing copious amounts of organic rice and other staple foods without the help of GMOs – debunking the myth that genetically modified organisms are the only way to end world hunger. Farmers in India’s poorest state of Bihar are putting Monsanto’s billion-dollar herbicides to shame by producing some of their biggest yields ever – a staggering 22.4 tonnes of rice on just one hectare of land. Undergroundreporter.org reports: The crop yields being realized by Indian farmers are simply phenomenal and have been achieved by employing age-old, ... more »

Costa Rica Ditches Fossil Fuels For 113 Days And Counting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Costa Rica continues to lead the way in utilising renewable energy sources as it looks likely to beat last year’s record of ditching fossil fuels for an impressive 285 days. The Latin American country has so far surpassed 113 days running on using 100% renewable energy sources alone. Trueactivist.com reports: Due to the nation’s large river system and heavy tropical rainfalls, it is more equipped than other countries to thrive on clean energy. The exciting news originally hails from Robert Llewellyn and his Fully Charged news update. Within the next five years, Costa Rica intends t... more »

Iran Release Video Of U.S. Navy Fleet Being Destroyed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Iran have released a provocative video depicting an entire American Navy fleet being destroyed by a group of Iranian citizens. The video, entitled ‘Steadfastness 2,’ has been condemned by the U.S. as nothing more than “ISIS-style propaganda”. It features what the Iranian response would be to a U.S. attack in the Persian gulf. The controversial video was produced by the Organization of Islamic Information, an office under direct supervision of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Breitbart.com reports: The video begins by showing a little boy walking into the ocean to grab a soccer b... more »

German Teachers’ Union Urges Total Boycott Of Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
German teachers in the city of Oldenburg, Germany are calling for a complete boycott of Israel, which has sparked fierce criticism from the Israeli embassy. The teacher union published an article in its monthly newspaper calling for a complete boycott of the Jewish state. Jpost.com reports: It appears to be the first call to boycott Israel or Jews from a German organized labor group since the Holocaust. Critics accuse the union of stoking modern Jew-hatred. The anti-Israel activist and teacher Christoph Glanz outlined the goals of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement in his ... more »

Oil Pipeline Company Turns Dogs on Dakota Protesters

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline's construction. If completed, the pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield to Illinois. The project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada. (Thanks to Jeff Kunz for the assistance.)

The Poet

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago

TV Watch: Working our way extremely circuitously toward "Inspector George Gently"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*DILBERT'S WALLY SORTS OUT THEOPTIMISTS AND THE PESSIMISTS* [*Click to enlarge.*] *by Ken* So here we are again in the Northeast having another Storm Watch Weekend, this time all mooshed together with Labor Day Weekend -- and never mind that today we've enjoyed an utterly lovely day as poor Hermine, the still steadily approaching storm, keeps dropping down on the charts, from hurricane to tropical storm to "post-tropical cyclone" -- a new one on me. What comes next? "*Ba-a-a-d, ba-a-a-d* storm"? And the anticipated mayhem has been both pushed back and similarly downgraded, now to... more »

Protection of Sacred Sites Leads to Clash with Pipeline Security, Halts Construction

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Photo credit Natalie Hand Lakota Media Project/Owe Aku Protection of Sacred Sites Leads to Clash with Dakota Access Private Security and Halts Construction September 4, 2016 Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), ladonnabrave1@aol.com Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), dallas@ienearth.org Tara Houska (HTE), tara@honorearth.org Cody Hall (RWC), cody.hall.605@gmail.com Yesterday, on the 153rd

Standing Rock Camp Prayer Wak for the Ancestors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Photos by Jace Riggin Thank you for sharing with Censored News Standing Rock Camp prayer walk for the ancestors today. Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

VIDEO Tim Mentz describes destruction of sacred site by Dakota Access Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Published on Sep 4, 2016 This video was recorded September 3rd 2016. Tim Mentz speaks of the destruction of sacred site and other places by Dakota Access Pipeline. This information is very important for the world to see.. Please share with all and tell them to share Wopila Tanka. -Tony Brave

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe condemns human rights violations by Energy Transfer Partners

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
The blood on this attack dog's teeth is of Native Americans.Native Americans were defending a major burial placedesecrated by pipeline bulldozers on Saturday. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe condemns human rights violations by Energy Transfer Partners “This assault on peaceful people reminds me Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 or Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1890.” -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal

Lord Of The Ring

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

God Give You Goodnight

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
The Taming of the Shrew Trailer


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“People are often unreasonable, Illogical, and self-centered; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous; be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; do good anyway. Give the world the best yo...more »

"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Willingness to Feel: Opening to Understanding"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are resisting something based on a limited understanding, we must then open ourselves to willingness. There are times when we may find ourselves struggling or even fighting with our thoughts and emotions. We may feel that something must be done in a certain way or not at all, or there may be some other situation that feels absolutely black and white. But life is not this way—it’s the way we are looking at our experiences that is causing the turmoil within us. When we become aware that the stru...more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Like you, I’m always fascinated by what folk find interesting in each week’s Friday Ramble. These were this Friday’s ten links most clicked upon: 1. Vancouver Real Estate Bubble Has Burst and Home Owners Are Panic Selling 2. Louisiana officials demand that self-reliant locals stop surviving the flood without permission 3. P.J. O'Rourke on Maths 4. Hey, National MPs: Never hug a corpse 5. French PM: Naked breasts represent France better than veils 6. Cure for cancer might accidentally have been found, and it could be malaria 7. An Oral History o... more »

Family trees of economics: Austrian v Heterodox

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: FamilyTree] The other day I mentioned Richard Ebeling’s excellent introduction to Austrian economics, for which he produced the “family tree” (above) on which he’s been working for many years. *When I was a graduate student [says Peter Boettke, who appears on the tree] Don Lavoie had a cube on his desk as a gift from Ebeling that had 3 awesome photos of Mises and then 1 side an earlier version of this family tree.* What a great gift idea! Note to self … Anyway, there will always be debate about what should be included in such a tree. ( I reckon Mises’ two other stud... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Walnut Creek, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Truth Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." - M. Scott Peck

Eckhart Tolle, "Watching The Thinker"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Watching The Thinker"* by Eckhart Tolle "What exactly do you mean by “watching the thinker”? When someone goes to the doctor and says, “I hear a voice in my head,” he or she will most likely be sent to a psychiatrist. The fact is that, in a very similar way, virtually everyone hears a voice, or several voices, in their head all the time: the involuntary thought processes that you don’t realize you have the power to stop. Continuous monologues or dialogues. You have probably come across “mad” people in the street incessantly talking or muttering to themselves. Well, that’s not muc... more »

The Call of Distant Mammoths

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 6 hours ago
 I’ve long been interested in the megafauna extinctions of Pleistocene North America. A number of books endorse Paul Martin’s “Pleistocene Overkill Hypothesis,” which asserts that the early humans on the continent were “super predators” who launched a blitzkrieg of overhunting. Hunting began in northwest Canada, and spread south and east like a wild fire. Within 2,000 years, at least 33 genera (50 species) of large mammals went extinct — many more than in the preceding three million years. At first contact, large animals who had never before seen odd-looking humans, did not s... more »

Trump Fined For Using His Charitable Foundation To Bribe Pam Bondi To Cover Up Trumpanzee University Crimes

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Back in June, as a caption to a Trumpanzee gif I wrote that "Hillary isn't my idea of an honest politician but her level of crookedness is nowhere near Trump's," a corollary, I suppose of the lesser-of-two-evils theorem of American politics. Although neither has been charged-- let alone in prison-- it's been known for several months that Trumpanzee bribed Florida's shady Attorney General, Pam Bondi, to drop her investigation into the fraud charges against Trumpanzee University, which had ripped of hundreds of Florida students. Worse, yet, Bondi solicited the bribe from Trump-- a q... more »

“Steaming Hot Autumn”? – Only 10F Colder Than 1906!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/04/steaming-hot-autumn-on-the-cards-as-tropical-air-pushes-in-acros/ The lies just get more bare faced. From the Telegraph: Britons are set to enjoy a brief Indian Summer this week, with temperatures set to rise to 29C by Thursday. Experts warned of muggy conditions as they revealed the warmer weather will begin to spread across the country […]

Where do we find good news these days?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
There *must* be good journalism going on in New Zealand suggest Russell Brown and Danyl at Dim Post, but it’s too often buried under an avalanche of clickbait “pillaged from social media and the kind of trivia your stupid friend insists on sharing in their Facebook feed.” Danyl suggests we quality-news mavens need to fight back with a decent NZ news aggregator to dig out the quality stuff, just like in the old days: *What I could really use is an aggregator. Way back in the day Kiwiblog functioned as a political news aggregator, linking and excerpting pretty much every politica... more »

Winston starts early

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
When I started writing this post, it began with the phrase “Winston Peters claims.” And then I realised: what’s the evidential value of anything Winston Peters claims? And the answer, of course, is zero. Winston Peters has been making up stuff up on the spot for years – it’s his one real skill; that, and faking sincerity. Over the years it’s included everything from the grounding of a Cook Strait ferry to him despising the baubles of office to having paid “hundreds of thousands of dollars” on an inquiry – so there’s no more reason to believe this latest claim, that there will b... more »

AfD beats Merkel's CDU in Northern DDR state elections

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 7 hours ago
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is the state (Bundesland) covering the Northernmost 25% strip of former East Germany. Pomerania itself is a region belonging to Germany and Poland these days; the name "Pomerania" (PL: Pomorze, CZ: Pomořany) approximately means "Area By the Sea" in Slavic languages. The equally named 7th century West Slavic tribe of Pomeranians has modern descendants in Poland, the Kashubians. Most of the Bundesland is Mecklenburg in the West, a historical land speaking Low German (Mecklenburg is a distorted Mikilenburg, a big castle; it was Veligrad in old Slavic lang... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Water wars?* *The story below is yet another "resources running out" story and as silly as most. There are two obvious replies to the scare: One in Australia and one in Israel.Australia is an unusually dry country on the whole, though there are some areas where it is very wet indeed. The Southeast of the continent relies heavily on our great Southern rivers, with irrigation from them producing excellent crops. But if everybody were allowed to take all they want from them, people in the Southern reaches of the rivers would be left high and dry. So the right to take wa... more »

happy labour day

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
How have labour unions benefitted our society? Union activism brought us: Weekends! Literally. There used to be an expression: "Don't come to work on Sunday, don't come to work on Monday." Meaning, if you took one day off, you were fired. Vacations - any vacation Paid vacations The 8-hour work day An end to child labour, so every child could have an education Rest breaks Equal pay for equal work for women Sick leave Canada Pension Plan Universal health care The minimum wage Pregnancy and parental Leave The right to strike Anti-discrimination rules at work Overtime pay Health and safety... more »

thank you, colin kaepernick!

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
Another awesome athlete protest that I have no time to write about. I can only thank Colin Kaepernick for his courage. Joy of Sox speaks for me: To Mookie Betts (And Others): The Right To Protest Has Nothing To Do With The Military.

New Movie, Same Ending

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
It's true that there are differences between the European fascists of the 1930's and the fascism Donald Trump is currently selling. Douglas Kellner writes: Unlike classic dictators who are highly disciplined with a fixed ideology and party apparatus, Trump is chaotic and undisciplined, viciously attacking whoever dares criticize him in his daily Twitter feed or speeches, thus dominating the daily news cycles with his outrageous attacks on Mexicans, Muslims and immigrants, or politicians of both parties who dare to criticize him. However, Trump's followers are very much like th... more »

Obama Meets Erdogan In Bid To Patch Up Differences-Obama Snubbed

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*By more parties then one. * *NYT's* *If a picture tells a thousand words, then what theme or message are we receiving from this image?* *Considering*: NYT's chose the Sunday of a long weekend to use this image with accompanying article (no one but a die hard news follower will see this image) Summit leaders posed on Sunday for a “family photo,” with President Obama on one side, and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on the other, where he listened to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. *Go ahead, make that image a bit larger. Take a good look at it? What do you n... more »

LISTEN Kandi Mossett 'Burial place desecrated by DAPL bulldozers on Saturday'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Water protector attacked by Dakota Access Pipeline with attack dogs on Saturday. . Attack dog attacking one of its own handlers on Saturday. By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, spoke on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio on Sunday morning. Kandi said a major burial place was dug into by the bulldozers

Listen Colorado River Bird Songs at Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Colorado River Indian Tribes sing Bird Songs at Standing Rock Camp on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Broadcast live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio and recorded by Censored News. Please click arrow to listen.

Israel Attacks Syrian Military Targets In Golan Heights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Israeli forces targeted Syrian military positions after stray mortar fire hit an unpopulated area in the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday. Tel Aviv released a statement saying that it had struck Syrian artillery during an airstrike in Syria’s Golan Heights after mortar fire from Syria hit an open area, without causing any injuries. The English-language statement said: “In response to mortar fire earlier today, the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) targeted cannons of the Syrian regime in the northern Syrian Golan Heights” Press TV reports: Following the incident, Israeli military spokesman... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
I was cited by Hadani Ditmars in “Iraqis Defy Sectarianism through Urban Planning, Art,” for the Middle East Institute. My article on the Islamic State's recent appeal to Kurds was republished by Business Insider.

Keith Vaz and British Politics

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
The most surprising thing about the Keith Vaz sex scandal is that it took so long to come out. When I was a bag carrier, the Westminster grapevine even extended as far out as Stoke-on-Trent. And one such rumour that persisted, albeit without any details and, conveniently, no proof at all was that some unspecified scandal was attached to Keith Vaz's person. Three years later, out it comes. And so the first question I find myself asking is why didn't it surface sooner? Why now? The second point is prurience, or the sadistic pleasure our press has in raking over the sex lives of anyon... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Peaceful Native American Protesters Pepper Sprayed & Attacked By Dogs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux along with at least 100 other Native American nations and activists, including children were pepper sprayed and attacked by dogs as they protested against the the Dakota Access pipeline this weekend. Today private security hired by oil company attacked protestors w dogs & pepper spray – Tomas Alejo #NoDAPL pic.twitter.com/Xf3RQVFveO — Shadi Rahimi (@shadirahimi) September 4, 2016 A security firm guarding the highly controversial construction, released dogs on the demonstrators and showered then with pepper spray. Six people were reportedly bitten i... more »

This week

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 9 hours ago
*Right now* I've spent much of today watching the show "Occupied" (Okkupert), and later Anders and I are going to watch the last episode - SO exciting! Also I'm looking forward to (and maybe also dreading) the week to come; lot of fun going to happen, but it will also be tiring. Tomorrow I'm going on the radio, on Tuesday Anders and I are going to the Kavli banquet (I have a new dress, and you can all guess three times if it's pink <3 ), on Wednesday I'm going to have dinner with NHO and the people I'm going on tour with ("Jenter og teknologi") later in September, on Thursday and ... more »

Heavy Steam Today at Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Fukushima is extra steamy today: From the perspective of Cam 4 and also the TBS cam view, it appears the steam is coming from the location of the common spent fuel pool (although I acknowledge the views are limited and I could be wrong about the location of the steam). The Futaba cam shows dry streets at the intersection.

"Dreams And Ideals..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

Midday Musical Interlude: Il Divo, “Alelujah”, “Por Ti Seré”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Il Divo, “Alelujah” (“Hallelujah”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzB8xC_CwH8 Il Divo, “Por Ti Seré” (“You Raise Me Up”) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WWlnR1406o

These Are The 5 Greatest Threats That The U.S. Navy Faces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 23, 2014 ) The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) leads a formation of ships from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12 during a maneuvering exercise. Theodore Roosevelt participated in the exercise with the Peruvian submarine BAP Islay (SS 35), the guided-missile destroyers USS Winston Churchill (DDG 81), USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS Farragut (DDG 99) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *5 Greatest Threats the U.S. Navy Faces Today... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“When in doubt show up early. Think less. Feel more. Ask once. Give thanks. Expect the best. Appreciate everything. Never give up. Make it fun. Lead. Invent. Regroup. Wink. Chill. Smile. Especially wink, chill, and smile. And live as if your success was inevitable, and so it shall be. ” “Happy global domination,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The ShadowStats Alternate Unemployment Rate for August 2016 is 23.0%" - http://www.shadowstats.com/ "Record 94,708,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Drops in May" - http://www.cnsnews.com/ We're celebrating what, exactly? Oh, *Labor* Day...

‘World Governments Are Preparing For Disaster & War’ Warns Green Beret

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A retired Green Beret has warned that Governments around the world are preparing for disaster and world war three. Jeremiah Johnson, is the assumed name of a retired Green Beret of the US Army Special Forces. In an article for SHTFPlan.com he writes: As written in previous articles, it is my firm conviction that we will be involved in a World War that will be initiated by an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon detonated over the continental United States. That being said, this piece summarizes recent events that reinforce such a conclusion, a conviction that is shared by world leader...more »

The U.S. Air Force Is Promising Its B-21 Bomber Will Bring A New Generation of Stealth Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
An artist rendering shows the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber B21 in this image released on February 26, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. AIR FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Scout Warrior:* *Will The Air Force B-21 Bring New, Next-Generation Stealth Technology?* The new bomber is being engineered with improved stealthy technology able to evade the most advanced air defenses in the world The Air Force’s stealthy long-range bomber will have the endurance and next-generation stealth capability to elude the most advanced existing air defenses and attack anywhere in the world... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 10 hours ago
*British students, quit the whining and seize the day* Today’s graduates like presenting themselves as victims of the 2012 tuition-fee hike. Two weeks ago, the National Union of Students said that graduates are worried about their hefty student debt and are struggling to move out of their parents’ homes. Yet the latest employment figures paint a different picture. In 2015, the first cohort of £9,000 fee-paying students graduated from university and started new jobs on an average salary of £23,700 – hardly a figure to be scoffed at. A year on and the future is even brighter for gr... more »

A Tale of Three Orders for Extradition

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Julian Assange - Holed up in the London * *Ecuadorian Embassy for three years* *avoiding extradition to the US* Sometimes the* scofflaw attitude of the current Rogue Deep State government of the United States makes you want to gag*. The hypocrisy is astounding. One law for the United States and another law for the rest of the planet. Here are three cases that clearly illustrate what I'm getting at. Countries sign extradition agreements with one another in order to prevent fugitives from hiding out in one another's countries. It is a reciprocal arrangement. The United States th... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“Never hate your enemies. It clouds your judgment.” - "Michael Corleone" "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." - John F. Kennedy

“Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Hillary and the Clinton Foundation: Exemplars of America’s Political Rot”* by Eric Draitser “Hillary Clinton may be enjoying a comfortable lead in national polls, but she is far from enjoying a comfortable night’s sleep given the ever-widening maelstrom of scandals engulfing her presidential bid. And while Clinton delights in bloviating about a decades-long “vast, right wing conspiracy” against her, the fact is that it’s the Clinton political machine’s long and storied track record of criminality, duplicity, and corruption that haunts her like Lincoln’s ghost silently skulking thr... more »

"I Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that it is better to know than be ignorant.” Though of course there *are* some times when... "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken

“Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites”* by CityWorldNews "At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, illegal European population. After a long debate, NANC decided to extend a road to citizenship for those without criminal records or contagious diseases. “We will give Europeans the option to apply for Native Citizenship,” explained Chief Sauti of the Nez Perce tribe. “To obtain legal status, each applicant must write a heartfelt apology for th... more »

Why China Likes Solar Power

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.statista.com/chart/1576/chinese-solar-photovoltaic-production-soars/ If anybody wonders why China is so keen to get the world to sign up to the Paris Agreement, just take a look at the above chart! Statista added this comment: Chinese solar photovoltaic production has soared over the past decade, reaching 21,069 megawatts by 2012. Back […]

Economic News & Views ......September 4 , 2016...... Sunday Items - 1. Germany Related News For Today : Important Federal State Election In Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ( To Be Updated As Appropriate During The Day ) A Point Of Focus Today ; Merkel & Erdogan Talk At G-20 Meetings ; Interior Minister Floats Idea Of Returning Migrants To Greece ; Missing Refugees In Germany ; Major Protests Against Erdogan & Turkey By Kurds In Germany ; Merkel Still Maintains Visa Free Travel For Turks Tied To Turkey Meeting All 72 Conditions Of The EU. 2. Greece Items For Today : First EuroGroup Meeting Of The Fall Set For September 9th - Greece At Head Of The Agenda ; Economic Items To Consider Touching On Greece ; Creditor Talk Related Matters ; Additional Items To Consider. 3. Libya In Focus : Sirte Battle Against Isis Continues ; Gov't Formation Process Continues To Drag On ; NOC West Head Sanalli Comments On PFG Exaggeration Of Direct Oil Income ; Refugee Related Matters ; Additional Items Of Note. 4. Syria In Focus : State of Play for Aleppo & Syria- Turkey Borderlands Between Azaz & Jarablus ; Russia & US Talks Hit A Snag. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 11 hours ago
Germany...... *Europe Elects* ‏@EuropeElects 3m 3 minutes agoIsrael Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) result #ltwmvp #ltwmv #ltw #AfD #Wahl #Merkel #CDU #MecklenburgVorpommern *Roberto Fedi* ‏@RobertoFedi 2h 2 hours ago Another political earthquake in the making. @suranie *Alberto Nardelli* ‏@AlbertoNardelli 29m 29 minutes ago Alberto Nardelli Retweeted Wahlrecht.de Turnout up nearly 10 points in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern compared to 2011 Alberto Nardelli added, *Wahlrecht.de* @Wahlrecht_de #ltwmv • Prognose der #WahlbeteiligungARD / Infratest dimap: 61,0 % ZDF ... more »

I Know No One Wants To Read This Kind Of Stuff... But It's A Lazy Holiday Weekend Sunday

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Friday evening, Rachel Maddow ended her MSNBC show moaning and groaning about a personal affront. Her new pal Kellyanne Conway had lied to her face about Roger Ailes being part of the Trump advisory team. I felt her pain. This is a post that's been stuck in my craw for a while-- from even before Kellyanne lied to Rachel's face-- and has been fighting hard to get unstuck and get out, as unseemly as it appears to be. There's no need to divulge any of the character's names; I just want to see if there's a general lesson to be learned that might be useful for someone down the road. S... more »

Boeing Was Paid $2 Billion In Bonuses For Its Flawed Missile Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Lockheed Martin *L.A. Times*: *A flawed missile defense system generates $2 billion in bonuses for Boeing* From 2002 through early last year, the Pentagon conducted 11 flight tests of the nation’s homeland missile defense system. In the carefully scripted exercises, interceptors of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, were launched from underground silos to pursue mock enemy warheads high above the Pacific. The interceptors failed to destroy their targets in six of the 11 tests — a record that has prompted independent experts to conclude the system cannot be relied ... more »

Iraq's Oil Wells Are Burning Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Image: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. *Gizmodo:* *These Oil Wells in Iraq Have Been Burning For Months* A camera aboard the Landsat 8 satellite has been tracking the progress of oil fires in Iraq that have been burning since June. The dark plumes of smoke, which are wreaking havoc on local communities, are a stark reminder of the ongoing war in the region. The dense plumes of smoke are emanating from multiple sites about 30 miles (50 km) south of Mosul. The fires were deliberately set by ISIS militants before ab... more »

Jesuit Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA hires screaming harridan and anti-free speech "communications" professor Melissa Click...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
* to celebrate the Jesuits all bought new sweaters.* Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga made this statement: “Dr. Click was hired through an extensive national search process that revealed her to be the most qualified and experienced candidate for the position,” the statement obtained by the newspaper read. “Dr. Click has excellent recommendations for both her teaching and scholarship, which includes an extensive record of publication. We are confident she has learned much from her experiences at the University of Missouri and believe sh... more »

What is planning time to a teacher?

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 12 hours ago
One of the things I remember most about teaching in Maryland roughly 15 years ago was the amount of time I had to do my job. In fact, I had so much time to actually teach, plan, and grade during the day, with a class of 32 fifth graders, that I actually took on a […]

Misdiagnosis in America: Shocking Statistics

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Diagnostic errors are all too often proving incredibly harmful to patients. The post Misdiagnosis in America: Shocking Statistics appeared first on Waking Times.

"What the Hell is This? Microwave Bursts in Most Major US Population Centers Showing Up On Weather Radar!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"What the Hell is This? Microwave Bursts in Most Major* * US Population Centers Showing Up On Weather Radar!"* by Newroom For the second day in a row, major population centers in the eastern half of the USA are being hit with Microwave Bursts so powerful, they're showing up on WEATHER RADAR! These blue-shaded areas are NOT weather. Rain shows up as either Green, Yellow or Red and you can see such rain storms on the same map above. Snow shows up (in winter) as blue, but we're not in the winter or even close to it yet. So what the hell is going on that is showing up on weather radar ...more »

Morton Co. Sheriff's office making false statements about peaceful water protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Northwest Native American leaders arrived at Standing Rock Camp this week, where peaceful water protectors are camped. . Photo: The blood of Native American water protectors is on this dog's teeth. The photo below was taken on Saturday when the vicious attack dogs of the pipeline private security were out of control. The photo shows one of these vicious dogs attacking one of its

Red Warrior Camp: Six Water Protectors Bitten by Vicious Dogs of DAPL Pipeline

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
ALERT! 10 pm: Bulldozers on the move. People mobilizing. Stand by.Standing Rock Camp Alert. (Sat., Sept. 3, 2016) -- Censored News Dakota Access Pipeline deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assault against the water protectors Breaking NewsProject Contact: Cody HallOrganization: Red Warrior Camp Email Address: RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com Cannon Ball River, North

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday... Day before Labor Day here in this formerly free nation that I call Canuckleheadistan these days, and time again for my weekly rant... I came under attack this week for my article concerning the fraud "Transgender" bullshit that has been pushed into the news over the last year, and I will state it clearly that it absolutely has NO place in our societies, period, end of story.... I absolutely abhor the stupid "political correctness" that has been pushed and I look at it as an abomination on societies as well.... And I will never ever support the so cal... more »

The whole truth about how far in the tank the mainstream media is for Clinton

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
An hour in a black church should solve that no problem.

Why Is Afghanistan Not An Issue In This Year's U.S. Presidential Campaign?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump [Reuters] *VOA*: *Afghanistan: The Forgotten War of the US Presidential Campaign* During Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, the then-senator argued that the war in Afghanistan had been neglected because of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. "And that is why, as president, I will make the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban the top priority that it should be. This is a war we have to win," Obama said in 2008. Eight years later, after surging 100,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan ... more »

Venezuelan Food Production And Distribution Will Now Be Overseen By 18 Military Commanders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) waves to supporters next to Venezuela's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez (C) and Venezuela's Vice President Aristobulo Isturiz, during a ceremony commemorating the 200th death anniversary of South American independence hero Francisco de Miranda in Caracas, Venezuela July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *AFP:* *Venezuelan military personnel named to oversee food distribution* Caracas (AFP) - Venezuela named publicly 18 military commanders to oversee the production and distribution of food and basic goods in an effort to allevia... more »

German Chancellor Merkel Upbeat After Meeting With Turkish President Erdogan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jesco Denzel/BPA/Handout via Reuters *Reuters*: *Germany's Merkel upbeat on improving ties with Erdogan after meeting* German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck an upbeat tone after meeting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 summit, and said she expected progress on two thorny issues that have marred German and European ties with Ankara. Both Germany and the EU, which depend on Ankara to keep a lid on ... more »

Philippines Raising Concerns On Chinese Intentions Over The Disputed Scarborough Shoal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters:* *Philippines worried, says more Chinese boats spotted at disputed shoal* The Philippines expressed "grave concern" on Sunday and demanded an explanation from China's ambassador over what it said was an increasing number of Chinese boats near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea. A Philippines air force plane flew over the rocky outcrop on Saturday and spotted more boats than usual in a flotilla China has maintained since seizing the shoal after a tense standoff in 2012, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said. "There were... more »

China Opens The G20. Says The World Economy Is At Risk Due To Protectionism

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
China’s President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool *Reuters:* *China's Xi at G20 says world economy at risk, warns against protectionism* The global economy is being threatened by rising protectionism and risks from highly leveraged financial markets, Chinese President Xi Jinping said at the open of a two-day summit of leaders from G20 nations. His warning on Sunday followed bilateral talks with Barack Obama that the U.S. president described as "ex... more »

President Obama Responds To China's 'Diplomatic Snub'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Politico:* *Obama downplays tarmac altercation in China* President Barack Obama "wouldn't over-crank the significance" of the altercations between Chinese and White House officials over press access that greeted Air Force One on Saturday after landing in Hangzhou, China, for the G20 summit. At a press conference with British Prime Minister Therese May, Obama said this is not the first time there has been issues with security and press access. The president said the U.S. provides different access to the press pool that "other countries may not insist on." "We don't leave our valu... more »

President Obama: 'US, Russia Close On Syria Deal, But Not There Yet'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S., Russia labor over Syria truce deal but battles rage on* The United States and Russia on Sunday tried to finalize a ceasefire deal for Syria, a second this year after a first collapsed, but U.S. President Barack Obama said "grave differences" remained and fighting on the ground continued. A truce brokered by the Cold War foes in February broke down and peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition ended earlier this year with both sides trading the blame. Fighting in the five-year conflict has since escalated in many areas, especially around the embattl... more »

New U.S. Colombia-Class Submarine Will Be The 'Quietest And Least-Detectable Sub' In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Scout Warrior: **Could a New X-Stern and Electric Drive Motor Make the Ohio Replacement Program Submarine the Stealthiest in the World?* *The Navy hopes emerging "quieting" technologies will make its new nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines the stealthiest that ever existed.* The Navy’s new nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines will incorporate a stealthy “X”-shaped stern and noise-reducing electric drive technology as a way to try to engineer the quietest and least-detectable submarine in the history of the world, senior service officials... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The "Oh Shit" Moment: Hillary Wiped Her Server With BleachBit Despite Subpoena Trump is reportedly not paying his campaign staffers The FDA banned antibacterial soaps for some surprising reasons We now know more about the SpaceX rocket that exploded and destroyed Facebook's satellite Wall Street's language is now being applied to the human race, and it has scary implications We're not profitable. Researchers suggest 3D-printing could be a solution to childhood obesity The tech solution to too much tech. Major M5.6 Earthquake Hits Oklahoma, Felt From North Dakota A... more »

New Left Blogs August/September 2016

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 13 hours ago
New Sunday. New blogs. 1. Dewi Asianab (Labour) (Twitter) 2. Frank Parker (Labour) (Twitter) 3. Hayley's Political Kitchen (Labour) (Twitter) 4. Heavy Metal Politics (Labour) (Twitter) 5. Much About Labour (Labour) (Twitter) 6. Rob Jones (Labour) 7. The Swinish Multitude (Unaligned) 8. Who Owns England? (Unaligned) (Twitter) 9. wizardoflozblog (Labour) If you know of any new(ish) blogs that haven't featured before then drop me a line via the comments, email, Facebook, or Twitter. Please note I'm looking for blogs that have started within the last 12 months. The new blog round u... more »

Social Impact Bonds: The Titans of Finance as the ...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Schools Matter: Social Impact Bonds: The Titans of Finance as the ...: by Timothy Scott “For its impoverished profit generating subjects, the SIB is the latest violent instrument of a mayor who is a dar... more »

Where Your AFT Union Dues Go

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Browsing the federal database that tracks union disbursements can be a disturbing exercise. Here are a few random payouts from the hundreds of millions of dollars that teachers send AFT each year. The first two sample payouts below are examples of AFT support for "no excuses" charter schools, which has been under threat of closure since 2013. Check out Fahari's 11 page Code of Conduct document here. And here is the blurb on Fahari's Treasurer by night, derivatives trader by day, who has been on duty since 2010: Steven Yaeger is the Vice President at Athilon Structured Inve... more »

Open thread......

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
By now Craig will be well on his way to a very reasonably priced continental holiday he found on Airbnb. He tells me it’s in Calais, France, in a complex called ‘the Jungle’. Two weeks on safari, maybe? Sun and sangria for him, then, and back, refreshed and raring to go in a fortnight. Bon voyage Craig! Meanwhile, in case of posting hiatus, let's call this an all-purpose Open Thread. ***** I’m dedicating this cartoon to Ed Balls.

Economic News , Data & Views ...... September 3 , 2016...... Quick hits 1. Libya In Focus : ISIS Fight At Sirte Continues ; East- West Divide Worsens As Political Stalemate Continues ; Further News Of Note. 2. Syria In Focus : Turkish Tanks Cross From Kills (Turkey) Into Al Rai ( Syria ) ; Brit Volunteers Head To Manjib To Fight Turkish Backed Forces ; UN Security Council Agenda For September Has Syria As a Point Of Emphasis. 3. Around The Horn In Europe - Spain , UK , France , Denmark , Russia In Focus . 4. Odds & Ends - India Has 100 Million to 150 Million Workers On Strike , G-20 Prelude , US Presidential Political Contest Updates.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 15 hours ago
Libya...... *The Libya Observer* ‏@Lyobserver 28s 28 seconds ago Libya, Italy strike a counter-illegal -immigration agreement http://www. libyaobserver.ly/news/libya-ita ly-strike-counter-illegal-immigration-agreement … #Libya #Italy *The Libya Observer* ‏@Lyobserver 9m 9 minutes ago Misrata-led forces clash with remaining #ISIS militants in #Sirte’s residential district 3 *libyaherald* ‏@libyaherald 59m 59 minutes ago Renewed role of Libyan tribes as guarantors of social stability and providers of ... - https://www.libyaherald.com/2016/09/03/ren ewed-role-... more »

Social Impact Bonds: The Titans of Finance as the Altruistic Merchants of Schooling and the Common Good

Tim Scott at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
by Timothy Scott *“For its impoverished profit generating subjects, the SIB is the latest violent instrument of a mayor who is a darling of the financial elite, in a city that has long been a laboratory for austerity, and thus has been an epicenter for the most racially violent and draconian education reform policies” - *On Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Pre-K Social Impact Bond On the Rockefeller Foundation website, president Judith Rodin asks, “How can innovative finance shift charity to opportunity?” Her answer: By unlocking “greater amounts of private capital to do ... more »

Telling The Truth Is The Kind Of Political Correctness Trumpanzee And His Army of Losers Will End Once And For All

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
A week or two ago I happened to wake up and turn on the TV and Rev. Al Sharpton had someone on as a guest I didn't recognize, a rotund black minister, Mark Burns, with an amiable personality and the self-awareness to realize he couldn't debate any issues with Sharpton. She said so aloud, making me wonder why Sharpton had this Trump-Supporting idiot on his show. He couldn't debate any issues, just parrot Trumpanzee attacks and innuendoes against Hillary Clinton. I turned off the TV and got an extra half hour of sleep. This week, that same obscure South Carolina pastor has been in ... more »

Chinese Snub For Weak Obama

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-forces-barack-obama-emerge-062527361.html This story from Yahoo News may be a storm in a teacup, but is symptomatic of a much wider problem, which the media has continued to ignore: US President Barack Obama, often heralded as the world’s most powerful leader, was forced to go out of Air Force One’s […]

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1795, 5th December 2001

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 19 hours ago
THE SUPER SOAR-AWAY SUN Fellow Heretics! For the benefit(?) of those readers fortunate enough to never have clapped eyes upon England's most popular 'news'paper, here is a brief summary some of the greatest moments of this establishment pillar: When the despicable Thatcher dishonoured the Royal Navy by ordering its crew to murder Argentine sailors on the General Belgrano as it retreated from the Islas Malvinas/Falklands, this rag ran the headline "GOTCHA!" The nation should have wept with shame at the slaughter of fellow Europeans but was led into hysterical celebrations - all so T... more »

Assclowns of the Week #104: Make Racism Great Again Also Labor Day edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 19 hours ago
¡Hola, amigos! Happy Labor Day weekend and welcome to the latest edition of Assclowns of the Week, with another expanded Dishonorable Mention. It shouldn't be any surprise that summer turns into fall without getting any saner or more copacetic. This is, after all, a David Lynch/Mike Judge-scripted United States that's bound and determined to catapult us back into the pre-Civil Rights era and, if we're not careful, the pre-Cambrian Age. And the extra day this weekend gives us more time to reflect on the assclowns on both sides of the aisle that have made the grade. To wit:... more »

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Toxic Ingredients List Published

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Starbucks’ sickly sweet harbinger of fall, the pumpkin spice latte, is now back on menus nationwide, according to a press release. So what is really in a PSL? Well in the press release, the coffee chain describes the drink as a “handcrafted” beverage made with “Starbucks signature espresso, perfectly steamed milk, and fall spices including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove.” The actual ingredient list (below) doesn’t roll off the tongue quite as easily: Milk, Pumpkin Spice Sauce [Sugar, Condensed Skim Milk, Pumpkin Puree, Contains 2% Or Less Of Fruit And Vegetable Juice For Color, ... more »

Big Pharma Now Kills More People Than Illegal Drugs

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
More people die from overdosing on pharmaceutical drugs than illegal drugs, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on their website, citing an average of 23,000 deaths relating to prescription pharmaceutical drugs per year. Teenagers in particular are at greater risk of overdosing on prescription drugs than they are on illicit street drugs. It’s a disproportionate effect that has a worrying trend, where anxiety related issues in teenagers are the propelling reason for the drug abuse. Drugs such as OxyContin are now more likely to kill people than Heroin. Tricycl... more »

Former U.S. And Israeli Admirals And Policymakers Want Israel To Become A Maritime power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Three Sa'ar 5 class missile corvettes of the Israeli Navy cruise off the shore of Israel during a training exercise. Wikipedia *Times of Israel:* *Can Israel become a maritime power?* A commission of former Israeli and American navy admirals and policymakers is calling for the Jewish state to take a far greater role in securing and administering the Eastern Mediterranean, so the US doesn’t have to Several years ago, before the onset of the Arab Spring, the eminent historian Bernard Lewis suggested that Israel’s future in the Middle East was more secure than many assumed. In measura... more »

Is War With China 'Inevitable'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *Seth Cropsey, Real Clear Politics*:* Is Naval Conflict With China Inevitable?* This week, President Obama is making his final trip to Asia. With the presidential election looming, it is the right time to reflect on Obama’s foreign policy, and to think about what is to come. A key component of the next president’s foreign policy must be to compel China t... more »

Internal DNC Memo Confirms Polls Are Rigged

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
An internal DNC memo has been leaked online that explains how the Democratic party intends on fixing polls in order to control and manage the 2016 elections. The document appears to be a 2013 pitch to high-dollar donors, explaining how the party plan to ensure a victory in the November 2016 presidential election. The document starts off by revealing how polling works: COMMAND: Determines the battleground states and where resources will be expended. PSYCHOMETRY: A voter-behavioral think-tank creates models of voters so that the necessary margins and demographics can move them. STRAT...more »

Top Neurologist Says ADHD Is A Fake Disorder

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A respected Neurologist has come forward and admitted that Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) does not exist, and is really only an umbrella of symptoms and not actually a disease. Dr Richard Saul has published a book called “ADHD Does Not Exist: The Truth About Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder,” claiming that the number of people who actually suffer from the disorder is zero. Collective-evolution.com reports: Richard Saul is a neurologist who has had a long career in examining patients who have been having trouble with short attention spans and inabili... more »

CDC To Be Given Powers To Detain Citizens En Masse For Any Reason, Any Time

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The CDC will be allowed to arrest U.S. citizens en masse and detain them indefinitely with no process of appeal, in controversial new powers being proposed by the agency. The proposed “Control of Communicable Diseases” rule will allow the CDC to apprehend healthy people and force them take all manner of medications the agency deem appropriate. Naturalblaze.com reports: That mammoth proposed rule is published in the Federal Register [Federal Register Number: 2016-18103]. Before you read it, I suggest taking a very stiff shot of vodka or scotch, because you won’t believe what you rea... more »

Election Fraud Report Says Democratic Primary Results ‘Invalid’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Election Justice USA (EJUSA) has recommended that the Democratic party decertify the primary results in numerous states due to evidence of widespread election fraud. A report by the nonprofit election integrity organisation says that paper ballots must be counted by hand in all states which show irregularities, including New York and California. Usapoliticsnow.com reports: The report, “Democracy Lost: A Report on the Fatally Flawed 2016 Democratic Primaries,” questions the legitimacy of the nomination of Hillary Clinton. It is co-authored by the 100th president of the American Stat...more »

FBI Hillary Investigation Was An Inside Job

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The FBI’s inept investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State was an ‘inside job’ designed to whitewash Hillary’s misdeeds and ensure her bid for the White House goes unimpeded. Strategic Culture lists the following three reasons why the American public should view the recent investigation as nothing more than an inside job by the elite in order to help Hillary secure the Presidency : 1. The FBI chose to ‘investigate’ the most difficult-to-prove charges, not the easiest-to-prove ones (which are the six laws that she clearly viola... more »

Study Suggests Earth Is Ruled By ‘Conservative Alien Race’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A new study suggests that humans are being kept segregated from other extraterrestrials due to a conservative alien race that rules over Earth. According to the Fermi paradox – name after physicist Enrico Fermi – if sentient life is not Unique to just Earth, than our galaxy should have lots of other civilizations, including ones that are more technologically advanced than ours. The paradox is that humans have not detected any signs of them. Rt.com reports: A supposition called ‘the zoo hypothesis’ is one possible solution for this conundrum, and states that alien civilizations are ... more »

Hackers Now Able To Monitor Your Keystrokes Using WiFi Signals

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Researchers have discovered a way in which hackers could potentially track a user’s keystrokes simply by monitoring WiFi signals. According to researchers from Michigan State University and Nanjing University in China, the “WiKey” system allows hackers to exploit WiFi devices (including routers) due to their multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) capabilities. Bleepingcomputer.com reports: “Each MIMO channel between each transmit-receive (TX-RX) antenna pair of a transmitter and receiver comprises of multiple sub-carriers. These WiFi devices continuously monitor the state of the... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Marc D'Antonio Interview

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 22 hours ago
Since there has been some interest here in this radio program, I’ll keep updating. This week’s program, with Robert Powell can be found following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YReWnMTyOKs The program will air on the X-Zone Broadcast Network on Saturday and Sunday at 9 - 10 EDT which translates to 6 - 7 PDT. Next week's guest: Don Schmitt. Topic: Roswell, the slides, his latest book with Tom Carey. For those who have questions, you can leave them in the comments section of this blog.

Monsanto Kicked Out Of Argentina

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Monsanto has announced plans to tear down their multi-million dollar GMO seed plant in Argentina and leave the country amid huge protests against the agricultural giant. A Monsanto spokesperson downplayed the departure from Argentina, claiming that economic reasons are the only reason they decided to shut down the seed plant. “The plant was designed to treat 3.5 million hectares of maize, however last year only 2.5 million hectares were sown,” Monsanto’s head office told local Argentinian media. Anonhq.com reports: However, a group of Malvinas locals has been protesting the seed pl... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Ever wondered how Marines raid a room? Let's clear things up for you. pic.twitter.com/2RHi9EzVWY — U.S. Marines (@USMC) September 3, 2016

Russian President Putin: Landmark U.S. - Russian Deal On Syria Nearly Complete

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Putin Says Russia and U.S. Close to Breakthrough Deal on Syria* * Two sides ‘gradually heading in right direction,’ Putin says * ‘Key problem’ remains ties between Syria rebels, extremists Vladimir Putin said Russia and the U.S. are close to striking a deal on fighting terrorists in Syria, potentially a major step toward ending a civil war that’s flooded Europe with refugees and helped give rise to Islamic State. “We’re gradually, gradually heading in the right direction,” the Russian president said in an interview Thursday in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. “... more »

First Thoughts on Pulp Cthulhu

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 23 hours ago
*Pulp Chtulhu* was originally announced for "summer 2002" and was to have supported both d20 and BRP *Call of Cthulhu*, this supplement for *Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition* is at last available, at least in electronic form. With a Mythos game appearing as a likelihood this autumn, I've been flipping through its electronic pages. I'm not yet ready to give it a full review, but I've had enough time to get some basic impressions. As a supplement, *Pulp Cthulhu* provides a number of dials to decide just how pulpy one wants his or her game to be. Off the top of my head, the big difference... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
US Marines watch the illumination from artillery during a live-fire exercise, August 18, 2016, at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia. Sgt. Sarah Anderson/US Marine Corps

U.S. Forces Use New Mobile Rocket System To Target Islamic State Forces In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
FILE PHOTO: The High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). © Seth Maggard / USMC / Wikipedia *The Guardian/Reuters:* *US forces hit Isis targets in Syria with mobile rocket system, official says* US diplomat says military hit Islamic State targets along Turkey border as Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seize villages from militants US forces hit Islamic State targets overnight near Turkey’s border with Syria using a newly deployed mobile rocket system, a senior diplomat said on Saturday. Inside Syria, Turkish tanks opened a new line of attack. “US forces struck [Isis] targets nea... more »

Aspirational menses surface

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
[image: gaia_energy1]*Sorry these are late I've been a little under the weather with a fever. -Terran* Aspirational menses surface. Reliables are uploaded Tallification of Energetics begins. Streams are cleared.

Meadows of Peace are Sown

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
[image: gaia_energy1] Startled are they who view upon the Nova Gaia Surprises of Higher Consciousness are observed in all hu-beings. Stellar connections are viewed and grasped. Meadows of Peace are sown.

The Forgotten War: The Situation In Yemen

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Again, I am not shocked at all that the Jew spew media is absolutely refusing to talk about the ongoing war in Yemen for the simple reason the Jewish criminal controlled nation of Saudi Arabia is GETTING ITS BUTT KICKED! Few people are even aware of the following information that came my way today and it shows that not only are the Houthi beating the crap out of the inept Saudi forces in Yemen, and have in fact invaded southern Saudi Arabia itself...But according to this article, the Houthi forces have in fact fired at least one or two long range SCUD missiles deep into Saudi Arabia... more »

Time For A Change In Bakersfield And Across Kern County-- A Very Big Change?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
CA-23 is an inland California congressional district represented by Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, this year's biggest vacuum of big money for Republican candidates around the country. He may not be doing much for the people who reside in Kern County but vulnerable Republicans everywhere are seeing a stream of money from corporate money flow their way via McCarthy. (Small pieces of northeast L.A. County-- a portion of the Antelope Valley-- and of Tulare County are also in CA-23.) Most of the people live in Bakersfield, Lancaster, Rosamond, Tehachapi and Californ... more »

Standing Rock: Pipeline turns dogs loose on water protectors, maces them

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Today private security contractors hired by the oil companies attacked the water defenders with strike dogs and pepper spray. Water protectors bitten by dogs, maced, some punched by pipeline private security officers Top 2 photos by Last Real Indians Sept. 3, Saturday By Brenda NorrellCensored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Standing Rock Camp water protectors were attacked

Listen: Colorado River Indian Tribes arrive in Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photo: Colorado River Indian Tribes in Moab, Utah, speaking out against the proposed Green River nuclear power plant and other forms of extreme extraction threatening the river and their lives and cultures. Listen to the arrival just now of Colorado River Indian Tribes, from Parker, along the Arizona and California border, in Standing Rock Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Saturday

Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress announce Fifth National Indigenous Congress

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
THE CNI AND EZLN ANNOUNCE THE FIFTH NATIONAL INDIGENOUS CONGRESS Oct. 9 -- 14, 2016 San Cristobal, ChiapasGiven that:This October marks 20 years of uninterrupted work by the National Indigenous Congress [CNI], a space of unity, reflection, and organization for the indigenous peoples of Mexico. The National Indigenous Congress has worked for the full reconstitution of our peoples and the

Mohawk Nation News 'Cirque de Syracus Coming Soon'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
CIRQUE DE SYRACUSE COMING SOON Posted on September 3, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN, Sept. 3, 2016. We just got bombarded with 160 pages in brown and white envelopes from Judge Frederick Scullin et al. It’s all in legalese, which none of us understand. Legalese is deception or genocide through procedural bafflement. They’re trying to trick us into agreeing to drop the case by

Musical Interlude: Constance Demby, "Ocean Without Shores"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Constance Demby, "Ocean Without Shores" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl1Pn-KrvGA&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory. Their young, blue star clusters and pink star forming regions along sweeping spiral arms are guaranteed to attract attention. But small irregular galaxies form stars too, like NGC 4449, about 12 million light-years distant. Less than 20,000 light-years across, the small island universe is similar in size, and often compared to our Milky Way's satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). *Click image for larger size.* This remarkable Hubble Space Telescope close-up of the well-studied galaxy was reprocessed to highlight ... more »

Chet Raymo, “We Are Such Stuff...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“We Are Such Stuff...”* by Chet Raymo “Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make me sleep again.” "Caliban is talking to Stephano and Trinculo in Shakespeare's “Tempest”, telling them not to be "afeard" of the mysterious place they find themselves, an island seemingly beset with magic, strangeness, ineffable presences. And you and I, and, yes, all of us, find ourselves inexplicably th... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Victoria, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Kuroda Saburo, "I Am Completely Different"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"I Am Completely Different"* "I am completely different. Though I am wearing the same tie as yesterday, am as poor as yesterday, as good for nothing as yesterday, today I am completely different. Though I am wearing the same clothes, am as drunk as yesterday, living as clumsily as yesterday, nevertheless today I am completely different. Ah... I patiently close my eyes on all the grins and smirks, on all the twisted smiles and horse laughs- and glimpse then, inside me one beautiful white butterfly fluttering towards tomorrow." - Kuroda Saburo

The Business Of Spy Tech Firms Is Booming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Extremetech *New York Times*: *How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone* SAN FRANCISCO — Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge? Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location? That will cost you $650,000, plus a $500,000 setup fee with an Israeli outfit called the NSO Group. You can spy on more people if you would like — just check out the company’s price list. The NSO Group is one of a number of companies that sell surveillance tools that can capture all the activity on a smartphone, like a user’s location and perso... more »

"Positive Self-Deception"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Positive Self-Deception"* by Damninteresting.org "Most people think of the "mentally disordered" as a delusional lot, holding bizarre and irrational ideas about themselves and the world around them. Isn’t a mental disorder, after all, an impairment or a distortion in thought or perception? This is what we tend to think, and for most of modern psychology's history, the experts have agreed; realistic perceptions have been considered essential to good mental health. More recently, however, research has arisen that challenges this common-sense notion. In 1988, psychologists Shelly Ta... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Seals & Crofts, “We May Never Pass This Way Again”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Seals & Crofts, “We May Never Pass This Way Again” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd6zYQPCgsc

Turkey Escalates Its Military Intervention In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack* Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday, as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State. The incursion was launched by Turkey from Kilis province - an area frequently targeted by Islamic State rockets - and coincided with a separate push by the Turkish-backed Syrian rebels, who seized several villages further to the east. By supporting the rebels, mainly Arabs and Turkmen fighting under the... more »

Capitalists Don't Give a Damn

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
I was tossing-and-turning in bed early this morning - my mind fixed on the images in the video from China about the blue jeans manufacturing operations destroying the local environment and the lives of the workers. My mind also flashed to the videos from North Dakota where indigenous people have been massing in recent weeks to protect the Missouri River from a pipeline that the oil-i-garchy wants to lay to move their deadly poison. And finally my mind flashed to Okinawa where the people are trying to protect the endangered Yanbaru forest and wildlife at Takae. Each of these stori... more »

Dancing after a Victory in Okinawa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
VFP member Will Griffin reports from Okinawa: The people of Takae/Okinawa defeated the construction workers by blocking them off and taking control of a bridge that leads to the US Marines Helipad site. Look at this amazing site! The people controlling their own lands! This bridge is covered with happy people celebrating their victory through song and dance joined with Veterans For Peace members Matthew Hoh, Tarak Kauff, Michael Hanes, Ken Mayers, Mike Hastie, and Douglas Lummis! It was such a great feeling to finally see the people take back what is rightfully theirs! #FreeOk... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Is Chased By Angry (And Hungry) Protesters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Venezuelan President Is Chased by Angry Protesters* CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolás Maduro was chased at a routine political event by a crowd of angry protesters banging on pots and yelling that they were hungry, just days after thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets to call for his ouster, local news media reported on Saturday. Scenes from the confrontation late Friday, which also appeared in videos uploaded to social media, captured the attention of Venezuelans, many of whom blame the unpopular president for the country’s food shortages. In one vi... more »

U.S. - China Differences And Tensions On Display At Today's Meeting Between Presidents Obama And Xi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Moonlight Stroll Can’t Mask Lingering Tensions Between Obama, Xi* * Historic climate agreement gives way to cyber, maritime talks * Chinese official, Obama aide in dispute on airport tarmac After a dinner that wound late into Saturday night, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping left their delegations behind and went for a moonlight walk around the shores of West Lake, the World Heritage Site in Hangzhou dotted by temples, pagodas and beautifully kept gardens. Obama and Xi discussed their exercise routines, the history of the site, and stopped... more »

Some Republicans Worry That Señor Trumpanzee Might Be The Wrong Messenger For Their Vision-- But He's Not

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Do one ever accused Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy (R) of being a moderate. He hasn't been in the Senate long and he's already run up one of the worst voting records of any member. ProgressivePunch rates him an "F," of course, but an F that equates to a 5.19, worse than extremists like Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for example. According to Buzzfeed, when Cassidy was asked during an interview on C-SPAN’s *Newsmakers* program about whether Trump, Louisiana senate candidate David Duke, and a growing number of pro-Trump white supremacist... more »

Improper to ask accused to provide theory of case

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
A witness is to testify as to facts - not to explain their theory of a case. R. v. Dhaliwal, 2016 ONCA 652: [11] This line of questioning was improper. It put an onus on the appellant to explain the allegations against him: *R. v. S.(W.)* (1994), 18 O.R. (3d) 509, 90 C.C.C. (3d) 242 (C.A.) at 252; *R. v. Vandenberghe* (1995), 96 C.C.C. (3d) 371 (C.A.) at 373. [12] The point was made by the Alberta Court of Appeal in *R. v. Kusk*, 1999 ABCA 49, 132 C.C.C. (3d) 559, at p. 564: This mischievous cross-examination wrongly suggests that the witness is advocating a certa... more »

Another Example of The Media's Mild Coverage of Turkey's Criminal Invasion of Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Related: Since When Did An Invasion Become A Plunge?* The New York Times described Turkey's criminal invasion of Syria as a "plunge." Now, Reuters is saying they are merely "crossing into" Syria with their tanks. Would they describe Russian tanks invading Ukraine in the same way? Definitely not. The crime of aggression is the most serious of offenses. But when a NATO country is guilty of this crime then it doesn't matter according to the criminal Western media. Ever since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan and Iraq based on false pretexts the crime of aggression has been ignored. It... more »

Yemen: Saudis Should Give Up Already

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Despite 10,000 civilian casualties in Yemen — 13 per day — U.S. reaffirms support for Saudi Arabia" by Ben Norton, Salon, September 2, 2016: * In August, the U.N. high commissioner released a report on the situation of human rights in Yemen. It revealed that at least 2.8 million Yemenis, including more than 400,000 families, have been forced to flee their homes because of the violence. “The prolonged duration of the conflict has strongly heightened the disastrous risk of a systemic collapse of Yemen,” wrote Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner. “Th... more »

Some History On The Veil

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*A woman in Manbij in Syria sets fire to her burqa after the city was liberated from ISIS which had imposed a strict dress code on women during its brief rule.* Islam took something colorful and positive, in this case women's clothing and veiling, and made it dark and negative. As author Nancy Marie Brown *says in this lecture*, Muslims did the same thing with chess pieces, making the game more bland and boring by taking the life out of it. It was the Europeans who resurrected the game and livened it again by adding character to the pieces. France, England, and other European soc... more »

Hillary Clinton Avoiding The Press Is Finally Becoming A News Story (Maybe)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Politico:* *Hillary Clinton, rarely seen, rarely heard* The Democrat lets reporters trail her but tucks them away to keep them out of sight and herself out of reach. Hillary Clinton has never felt comfortable with the traveling political press. As first lady, she would sometimes arrange travel for herself and Chelsea separate from her husband, partly to avoid the protective pool of reporters assigned to the president. In 2008, she “fought tooth and nail,” former aides said, to avoid sharing the plane with her press corps and relented only when her campaign was running out of mon... more »

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