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Monday, September 5, 2016

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NASA Say Western Civilization Is About To Collapse

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
A NASA-funded study claims that Western civilization is on the brink of a massive Roman Empire-style collapse due to the “economic stratification of society into Elites and Masses.” Societies throughout history that have allowed this stratification to occur have always been destroyed, the study finds. “Two important features seem to appear across societies that have collapsed,” reads the study. “The stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity and the economic stratification of society into Elites and Masses.” In unequal societies, researchers ... more »

Which State Is More Likely To Go For Hillary-- Arizona Or Missouri?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Yesterday on CNN's *State of the Union*, Republican Senator Jeff Flake was practically predicting that Hillary is going to win his state. His state is Arizona, which has only voted for one Democrat since Harry Truman in 1948. Flake said he doesn't plan to personally vote for either Hillary or Señor Trumpanzee. "I just know," he told Jake Tapper, "that I would like to vote for Donald Trump. It’s not comfortable to not support your nominee. But given the positions that he’s taken and the tone and tenor of his campaign, I simply can’t... Arizona should still be a red state. But Donald... more »

Pilot Who Flew 9/11 Planes Says Official Narrative Is Impossible

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
An ex-Air Force and commercial airline pilot who has experience flying the two United Airlines aircraft that were allegedly hijacked on 9/11 claims that the official government version of events is “impossible“ Captain Russ Wittenburg is probably the most qualified man in the whole world to judge whether poorly trained terrorists could have flown hijacked airliners with the extraordinary skill required to pull off such audacious manoeuvres as descending “7,000 feet in two minutes, all the while performing a steep 280 degree banked turn before crashing into the Pentagon’s first floor ... more »

Russia And Saudi Arabia Agree To Cooperate On Oil Markets Jointly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Saudi, Russia Pledge Oil Cooperation Without Agreeing Freeze* * Countries have ‘number of tools’ for joint action, Novak says * Oil pares gains as rapprochement falls short of concrete steps The world’s top two crude-oil producers pledged to cooperate to stabilize global markets, while failing to announce any specific measures to bolster prices. “We have a number of tools at our disposal for joint actions,” Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Monday following a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Khalid Al-Falih at the G-20 summit in China. Both agree that an... more »

US Special Ops Fighter Caught Leading ISIS In Iraq

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A US Special Ops fighter has been caught in one of the most powerful leadership roles within ISIS, just days after the Islamic State lost one of their most prominent leaders, Mohammad al-Adnani. Former Tajik Special Forces colonel Gulmurod Khalimov defected last year to ISIS, and has just been promoted to the position of battlefield commander in Iraq. Zerohedge.com reports: Khalimov is set to take the position vacated by Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, who was killed in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul. in early July and whom the Pentagon described as...more »

Russia Arrest Pokemon Go Player Following Nationwide Ban Announcement

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A Russian YouTuber is facing a five year prison sentence after playing Pokémon Go in a church in Russia. Ruslan Sokolovsky was filmed catching Pokémon in the Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg at the beginning of August, just weeks after Putin had announced his intentions for a nationwide ban. Vladimir Putin claims the smartphone game has links to the CIA and wider intelligence community, and says the game is being used to secretly gather data on a colossal scale. The Guardian reports: At the start of the YouTube video, which by now has been watched more than 900,000 times, the v...more »

North Korea Fire Three Missile Towards Japan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
North Korea fired three ballistic missiles from the western town of Hwangju toward Japan on Monday, in a show of force just days ahead of a key anniversary. The launches came on the final day of the G20 summit, where the president of South Korea urged China and Russia to help persuade pyongyang to end such provocations. Yonhap News Agency reports: The communist regime launched the mid-range Rodong missiles from around Hwangju, North Hwanghae Province, around 12:14 p.m., a JCS official told reporters. A Rodong missile has a range of 1,300-1,500 kilometers and can strike Japanese terr...more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Live At The Acropolis, Until The Last Moment”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Yanni, “Live At The Acropolis, Until The Last Moment” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-l3_HAznzG0

Russia Detect Alien Radio Signal From Sun-like Star

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russian astronomers have detected a strong alien radio signal on a sun-like star, estimated to be 94 million light years from Earth. According to the Russian scientists, the mysterious signal was detected from the direction of HD164595 by the Ratan-600 radio telescope in Zelenchukskaya. Anonhq.com reports: The international team of astronomers searching for alien life, Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence (METI) has said that what the Russians have detected is remarkable, and could possibly lead to the discovery of alien life. The Italian astronomer, Claudio Maccone, who togethe... more »

Putin And Obama Fail To Reach Agreement Over Syria At G20 Summit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama had an icy meeting at the gathering of leaders at the G20 summit on Monday morning. The pair held the bilateral meeting in the hope of reaching an agreement on Syria, yet it became clear they failed to do so after they emerged some 90-minutes later. Pravdareport.com reports: “The meeting took longer than planned, they came late and mainly discussed Syria and Ukraine. Afterwards, Obama and Putin spoke face to face,” Peskov said. Putin and Obama were talking for about 1.5 hours. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Se... more »

Media Caught Censoring Pro-Trump Footage In Detroit

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The mainstream media has been caught actively censoring footage of Donald Trump receiving praise from an African-American Bishop during a recent visit to Detroit. Reuters ordered one of its cameraman to cut live video footage of Trump being presented with a shawl and a bible from Bishop Wayne T. Jackson in front of a cheering audience. Infowars.com reports: Perhaps aware of the devastating impact the optics of this moment would have on the media’s efforts to demonize Trump as a racist bigot, a voice is heard off-camera saying, “He’s getting a shawl!” The cameraman then says, “I’m ...more »

Is China Selling Arms And Military Technology To North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA *Daily Mail:* *Is this proof that China is arming North Korea? Missiles launched by the rogue state are exactly the same as Chinese weapons, says ex-US defence chief * * N Korean Rogon missiles launched into Japanese sea during G20 in China * Believed to have been a 'show of force' to international leaders at summit * Dr Bruce Bechtol says missiles look 'exactly the same' as Chinese JL-1 * If China sold North Korea arms, it would break international sanction pact The missiles launched by North Korea today could be proof that China is arming the rogue state and flout... more »

President Obama Cancels Meeting With Philippine President Duterte After Insult

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN*: *Philippines leader curses Obama; White House cancels meeting* (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte tore into President Obama with an obscenity on Monday, leading the White House to cancel an upcoming meeting with Duterte. White House officials previously said Obama would confront Duterte about his country's handling of drug dealers, including extrajudicial killings, which are government executions without the benefit of judicial proceedings. "Who does he think he is? I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone ... more »

Iran Wants Saudi Arabia To No Longer Be Responsible For Overseeing Islam's Holy Sites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca September 4, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah *AFP*: *Iran's Khamenei blasts Saudi management of holy sites* Tehran (AFP) - With Iranians blocked from this month's hajj pilgrimage, their supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a furious rebuke Monday to rival Saudi Arabia, saying the Muslim world should challenge its management of Islam's holiest sites. "Saudi rulers... who have blocked the proud and faithful Iranian pilgrims' path to the Beloved's House, are disgraced and misguided people who think their survival on t... more »

Israeli - Palestinian Peace Talks In Moscow?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
© AFP 2016/ Charles Dharapak *Reuters:* *Netanyahu considering offer of talks with Palestinian president in Moscow* JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering an offer by Russian President Vladimir Putin to host talks in Moscow between the Israeli leader and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Netanyahu's office said on Monday. It said in a statement Netanyahu, at a meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, "presented Israel's position whereby he is always ready to meet (Abbas) without preconditions and is therefore considering th... more »

Poland's Defense Minister Blames Russia For The 2010 Plane Crash That Killed Polish President Lech Kaczyński

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (C), Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu (L) and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov visit the site of a Polish government Tupolev Tu-154 aircraft crash near Smolensk airport April 10, 2010. REUTERS/Ria Novosti/Pool/Alexei Nikolsky *Moscow Times*: *Poland's Defense Minister in 'No Doubt' Russia Responsible for 2010 Polish Plane Crash* Antoni Macierewicz, Poland's defense minister, has promised to present a new government report that he says “leaves no doubts” Russia is to blame for the 2010 plane crash that killed Polish president Lech Kaczyńsk... more »

Will President Obama Be A Billionaire A Few Years After He Has Left Office?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
President Obama and his family with Cuban President Raul Castro at an exhibition baseball game between the Cuban national team and Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays in Havana on Tuesday. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters *Tampa Bay Times/New York Times*: *Lucrative book deals might finance the Obamas' post-White House life* WASHINGTON — After he is out of the White House, President Barack Obama has said that he wants to become a venture capitalist, own part of an NBA franchise and avoid taking off his shoes during security screenings at commercial airports. All of those goals, serious... more »

More Questions Are Being Raised On The Health Of Hillary Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*NBC*:* Hillary Clinton Fights Back Coughing Attack* Hillary Clinton struggled to fight back a coughing fit while campaigning in Cleveland, Ohio, on Monday. "I've been talking so much," Clinton said with a hoarse voice. "Every time I think about Trump, I get allergic." The former secretary of state has suffered from coughing fits at times throughout the Democratic presidential primary, but has not had a public coughing fit recently. However the frog in Clinton's throat on Monday was one of the most aggressive she's had during her 2016 run and left her almost unable to finish her ... more »

Indigenous Youth 4 Cultural Survival, Flagstaff Rally for Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Indigenous Youth for Cultural Survival Contact: Selest Manning slmanning4@gmail.com Censored News FLAGSTAFF, Arizona -- In solidarity with the ongoing fight against the Dakota Access pipeline, Indigenous Youth 4 Cultural Survival have organized a rally in solidarity with the land protectors in Standing Rock, Red Warrior, and Sacred Stone Spirit Camps Tuesday September 6, at 5 pm.

From a Camera on the Map to the Virtual Tabletop

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 2 hours ago
I submitted my first GitHub pull request for Roll20 this evening - an update to the Ghostbusters character sheet to support ghost characters (making this Ghostmaster's life easier). As I did so I reflected on how much remote tabletop RPGs have changed over the years. The first time I ever had to do remote gaming was after a player moved away but wanted to stay in the group. We wound up using a webcam that either pointed at us or at the physical tabletop and generally trusted him on his rolling. We tried a variety of early virtual tabletop tools but we found they suffered from prob... more »

US Prepares For ‘Force-on-Force’ Electronic Warfare In Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The US Army has announced plans to spend more money on it’s electronic warfare capabilities after learning about Russia’s superior technology. The military say they will create an Army Rapid Capabilities Office that will modernize their technical capabilities in the event of a “large force-on-force conflict in a place like Europe.” Sputniknews.com reports: “Our adversaries are modernizing at a rapid rate, and in some cases, our capabilities are inadequate to keep up, to maintain our edge,” Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, who is in charge of the operations in the new office said in a stat... more »

Experts: US Elections Will Be Almost Certainly Be Hacked

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Numerous experts have warned that there is a strong chance the upcoming US elections will be hacked and that the results will be totally unreliable. Federal officials have expressed concern that the hackers will undermine the credibility of this and future elections in the United States. TheTimesofIndia.com reports: Consider messages stolen from the Democrats by suspected Russian-linked hackers and posted online in the summer by the self-described persona Guccifer 2.0. That trove led to so much outrage from fellow Democrats that the party’s chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, was ... more »

Censored and Propagandized: Dakota Access Pipeline Struggle

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Dakota Access Pipeline sicced dogs on Native Americans defending a burial place which was being bulldozed by Dakota Access Pipeline on Saturday. Six people were bitten, including a young girl and a pregnant woman. Dozens were pepper sprayed by pipeline private security. Censored and Propagandized in America’s Corporate Mass Media Industrial Complex System: The Dakota Access Pipeline

Free Gangjeong Mayor Cho!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
*Report from Gangjeong village on Jeju Island, South Korea where villagers have been non-violently resisting construction of a new Navy base that will port US warships as part of the US 'pivot' of 60% of Pentagon forces into the Asia-Pacific in preparation for war with China and Russia.* Mayor Cho Kyung-Cheol was arrested this afternoon for his refusal to get investigated for the alleged charges on the incident of April 28 when soldiers appeared in military uniform and vehicle, directing guns all-around as a part of military exercise and passing through the center of the village. ... more »

"She is a War Girl"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Baby born in eastern Ukraine during the shelling by US-NATO backed Nazi forces. The shelling continues to this day in spite of the Minsk Ceasefire Agreement that is regularly being violated by the Kiev puppet regime installed by the US following the 2014 coup d'etat that Washington spent $5 billion to foster. The US armed and trained Nazi forces are shelling civilians in the Donbass (eastern Ukraine). They are not shelling military targets. It is a violation of international law to shell civilians (houses, schools, day care centers, hospitals, churches, rail stations, airports and... more »

Ain't Gonna Study War No More!

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
Singing in Okinawa - shut down those Marine helipads! No more war!

Oceania Forever: Rise of the Global Police State

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Patrick Henningsen*- The physical Police State could not exist without some philosophical underpinning. The post Oceania Forever: Rise of the Global Police State appeared first on Waking Times.

Which Candidates Are Running To Be Part Of The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
When I was growing up I always thought Labor Day picnics marked the beginning of the election season. Now it seems to be the beginning of the final stretch of a campaign that's been raging for a year. We hope no Blue America members are focussing solely on the presidential race. Congress makes up a co-equal branch of government and if President Hillary is going to accomplish anything worthwhile-- or if President Trumpanzee is going to be kept in check-- we will need more progressives in the House and Senate. Today we want to take a look at the House and the candidates worth suppor... more »

The Toronto Air Show, a poignant reminder of what an invasion sounds like

CM at LILITH NEWS - 4 hours ago
Every year the sounds of military jet engines breaking the sound barrier while flying over the city of Toronto serve as advertising that the Toronto Air Show is once again upon us. As Toronto's oldest annual air show, it isn't going to disappear any time soon. The base tickets bring in thousands of people, but they also offer VIP tickets which have staggering prices of upward to $1519 per ticket, and include a lot of interesting perks... But, here is the thing... *We live in Canada.* The Royal Canadian Air Force isn't exactly brimming with brand new technology or lots of planes. A... more »

Don’t Lose Friendships Over Politics

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
[image: friendship] *If we long for a better world of mutual understanding and peace, says Jeffrey Tucker in this guest post, one way to help achieve it is to live as if it already exists. Never let politics take that away from you.* * * * * Has the American election season always been this rough on friendships? So many people I know are getting into Facebook fights, Twitter wars, Instagram arguments, and Snapchat squabbles. What begins as an ideological dispute ends in bitterness. People are provoking others, demanding those who do or don’t support their candidate leave t... more »

Chemical Lobotomy: The Mad Mass Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Steve Taylor* - Future generations of psychologists will look back at with incredulity. The post Chemical Lobotomy: The Mad Mass Prescription of Psychotropic Drugs appeared first on Waking Times.

Stop Blaming Your Genes – You Are In Control of You

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Mae Chan* - Your genetic line determines your future a lot less than many people believe. The post Stop Blaming Your Genes – You Are In Control of You appeared first on Waking Times.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“What is this meteor doing? Dynamically, the unusually short and asymmetric train may indicate that the sand-sized grain at the center of the glow is momentarily spinning as it ablates, causing its path to be slightly spiral. Geographically, the meteor appears to be going through the Heart Nebula, although really it is in Earth's atmosphere and so is about one quadrillion times closer. *Click image for larger size.* Taken last month on the night of the peak, this meteor is likely from the Perseid meteor shower. The Perseids radiant, in the constellation of Perseus, is off the frame ... more »

Chet Raymo, “In A Dark Time...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“In A Dark Time...”* by Chet Raymo “I've quoted a few of these lines before, from a poem by Charles Simic: "It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our heart the raw bait. We cast the line past all believing Into the night sky Until it's lost to sight." In a sense, that's the story of my life: a long love affair with the night sky. My first book of popular science was “365 Starry Nights”. My first book of personal prose was “The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage”. “An Intimate Look at the Night Sky” followed much later, but every book in between, fic... more »

"After A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“After a time, you may find that *having* is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Mr. Spock, “Star Trek”, "Amok Time"

“Why Donald Trump Is One of Hillary’s Big Donors”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Why Donald Trump Is One of Hillary’s Big Donors”* by Bill Bonner ‘When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. With Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding." - Donald Trump, on why he gave more than $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. “We’re now in September- historically the worst month for stocks. Financial markets have been in a slumber all summer. They should begin to wake up soon. This month, there will be a G-20 meeting. There will be new jobs nu... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Magdalena, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Poet: Walt Whitman, "Miracles"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Miracles"* "Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the woods, Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed at night with anyone I love, Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest, Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car, Or watch honeybees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon, Or animals feeding in the fields, Or birds, or the wo... more »

"Lakota Code Of Ethics"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Lakota Code Of Ethics"* *1.* Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. *2.* Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy– and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. *3.* Search for yourself, by yourself. Do not allow others to make your path for you. It is your road, and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you. *4.* Treat the guests in your home with much consideration. Serve them the best food, give them the best bed and tr... more »

“FINALLY Mainstream Media Tells The Truth About Native Americans”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Lawrence O’Donnell, “FINALLY Mainstream Media Tells The Truth About Native Americans” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mqBy8aKBDI ◆ Hat tip to Annette Garcia for this material!

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

"What Would You Tell Him?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders- what would you tell him to do?" "I... don't know. What could he do? What would you tell him?" "To shrug." - Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”

“A Pleasant Lull”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“A Pleasant Lull”* by Jim Kunstler "A pleasant lull lies over the land where today fewer people labor honestly- and some labor gruelingly for too little- while a matrix of rackets sustains the illusion that our living arrangements have a future. Is Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the minds of the millions moiling around their backyard barbeques? I applaud his refusal to stand for the national anthem, though not for the reasons he stated. Rather, because I’m sick of vulgar symbolism in a dark moment of a fraying culture that demands more than cheap talk and lame gestures. In case ... more »

"One Day..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“One day, to everyone’s astonishment, someone drops a match in the powder keg and everything blows up.” - James Baldwin

"Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Labor Day Summary: Wage Earners Have Taken a Beating"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Let's honor Labor Day by reviewing what's happened to wage-earners in the eight years since central banks "saved the financial system" with free money for financiers: wage-earners have taken a beating and been dumped in a ditch. It's really very simple: wage-earners have seen their real earnings (as measured by purchasing power) stagnate or decline while those chosen few with access to near-zero interest borrowed capital have seen their net income and wealth explode higher. Do the math, people: annual w... more »

Happy Labor Day!

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

Senegal treatments alleviate the morning chill

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 5 hours ago
[image: gaia_energy1] Senegal treatments alleviate the morning chill. Desperation measures fade. Straightened pathways present. Star Families gather. Share this: - Twitter - Facebook157 - Email - Print - More

Who’s the better person? Paris Hilton or Mother Teresa?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: NoSaint1] [image: NoSaint2] Paris Hilton makes sex tapes. Mother Teresa had just been made a saint. Question for every reader: So who's the better person, Paris Hilton or Mother Teresa? I ask because the Pope has just declared that Teresa deserves elevation to his church’s second-highest realm of worship; and because several years ago Paris was put forward to play the priestess in a putative film, and the subsequent furore made it clear that not everyone sees Teresa the same way the Bishop of Rome does. Yet her life and work and the church’s responses to i... more »

UNITY in Solidarity with Standing Rock

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
The future of ALL youth is in your hands and our words have now been carried to you. Statement for Oceti Sakowin from Generation Indigenous youth across America We, the undersigned youth from UNITY’s (United National Indian Tribal Youth) 2016 class of “25 Under 25” Leaders program support our Indigenous brothers and sisters, as well as all beings on earth. We stand in solidarity

Breaking News: Hillary's phony and theatrical cough means she's gonna bail before November

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Hillary is unable to address the public * *without coughing violently* Folks, I'm gonna go waaaaaaay out on a limb here and make a prediction....no,* a warning* to the citizens of the United States. I'm sounding an alarm.... that *Hillary is setting up an alibi*. Her "coughing fit" (see video above) is staged and phony. If she didn't want to have a so-called "allergic reaction" while addressing the public, she could have taken any one of a number of very effective and common antihistamines. I take Benadryl for allergies and know it works very well. Why did she put on such an... more »

Putin- Turkey's Syria Operation Not Unexpected

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Quoting Putin *: *“Turkey’s operation in Syria was not something unexpected for us. Foreign Affairs and Intelligence exist so that we face fewer unexpected developments. We understood what was going on and where things would lead.”* *Connecting this statement with two previous posts:* * * Turkey's Move On Syria- Why now? Broken Promises, Coup Fall out, US Elections & Chemical Weapons Meme, Again!* *“Turkey appears to have secured the approval of several of its other neighbors before launching Wednesday’s intervention, including apparently Russia. Presidents Erdogan and Putin... more »

Shiprock Navajos appeal to Obama to halt pipeline attacks on protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Dogs attack protectors of burial place on Saturday. As Navajo youths from Shiprock, N.M., were in Standing Rock Camp on Saturday, Dakota Access Pipeline security attacked the people with vicious dogs By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNONBALL, North Dakota -- The Shiprock Chapter appealed to President Obama to intervene, after attack dogs were sicced on Navajos and others

Hillary Clinton Gets Gored?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 8 hours ago
What the fuck happened to Paul Krugman and why is this pod person writing these incredibly stupid and clueless articles about poor Hillary the Victim?

They Still Stand In Awe Of Harper

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 8 hours ago
Last week, Kellie Leitch suggested that prospective immigrants to Canada should pass a "Canadian values" test. You'll remember that, during the last election, Leitch and then Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander pitched a "barbaric practices" snitch line. Michael Harris writes that Leitch: is a one-woman wrecking crew for the party of MacDonald and Mulroney. She parroted the Harper line, signalling that the CPC hasn’t learned a single thing from its recent electoral thrashing. She represents the abyss, not renewal. Leitch, however, isn't the only former cabinet minister with ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 8 hours ago
*Storm Hermine's damage fueled by global warming, scientists say* *The usual suspects Oppenheimer, Mann etc are lying again -- blaming sea level rise caused by subsidence on anthropogenic global warming* Storm surges pushed by Hermine, the hurricane-turned tropical storm that on Sunday was moving up the US eastern seaboard, could be even more damaging than previous such surges because sea levels have risen by a foot due to global warming, climate scientists said. Michael Mann of the Pennsylvania State University noted that this century’s one-foot sea-level rise in New York City me... more »

Saudi Influence On The U.S. Government-- Beyond Moose Al-Rashid

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I've been sitting around with my attorney trying to figure out how to get the al-Rashid family into court for corrupting American politics. It's worth repeating that a serious Al-Rashid scandal is starting to burn Patrick Murphy and other politicians who have gotten into bed with him. The background that everyone knows is that a close friend of Murphy's, Ibrahim Al-Rashid, an investment broker and the son of one of the most powerful Saudi billionaires, gives immense amounts of money to Patrick, married Patrick's finance director, beat her up and was convicted of battery and drew a... more »

Is There A Covert Russian Intelligence Operation To Influence The U.S. Election?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Reuters *Washington Post:* *Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States* U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said. The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia’s ability to spread disi... more »

A Look At Russia's Most Powerful Weapon of War That Isn't Nuclear (The TOS-1)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
TOS-1A unit at at Shikhani training ground. Wikimedia Commons/Vitaly V. Kuzmin *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest*: *Russia's TOS-1: Moscow's Most Powerful Weapon of War (That Isn't Nuclear)* These things have the power to wreak incredible devastation. The TOS-1 Buratino is a unique Russian self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system (MRLS) that has seen action in global hotspots like Afghanistan, Chechnya, Iraq and Syria. Like the enormous 240-millimeter 2S4 self-propelled mortar, the TOS-1’s specialty is obliterating heavily fortified positions. Although some of these may b... more »

Hillary hacks, coughs, and wheezes her way through her Labor Day rally in Cleveland...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*but, not to worry, since her "crowd" was in the low hundreds. * Has anyone ever witnessed Trump coughing or even clearing his throat?

In a Universe next door...

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 9 hours ago
Things to come. Handley Page H.50 Heyfords escorted by Westland Pterodactyl Vs, somewhere over the North Sea. Painting by Daniel Bechennec, Fana d'Avation magazine cover, April 2010

Hillary Clinton does her best kindergarten teacher imitation greeting "the press" on her new campaign plane...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*she doesn't exactly ooze sincerity.* Put the video on full screen and check out her eyes at :29, :46, and at 1:27. Her right eye is turned significantly inward. This could be the result of a head trauma or a stroke.

Heavy Steam at Fukushima Continues: The Matrix Prevails

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
I observed the ice wall efforts at Fukushima indirectly via webcam surveillance. I noticed a decrease in visible atmospheric emissions from the area around unit 3 on the cams when the ice wall was activated. Unfortunately, that decrease around unit 3 has proved temporary, as the screenshots at the bottom of this post illustrate. Unit 1's emissions and the common spent fuel pool emissions seemed less visibly impacted by the ice wall. I think there must be really hot fuel inside unit 1 (maybe in the spent fuel pool) because I frequently have seen a crane lower some sort of contrapt... more »

Supai, Ojibwe, Lakota, Dineh Sept. 5 Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
The morning broadcast from Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio Monday, Sept. 5, 2016

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demands answers from North Dakota state leadership after attack on peaceful protesters

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. The blood on the teeth of this attack dog is the blood of water protectors as they defended a burial place on Saturday. September 4, 2016 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demands answers from North Dakota state leadership after attack on peaceful protesters In response to Saturday’s peaceful protest that turned violent when security workers for DAPL unleashed pepper spray and

Chicane with Power Circle - Offshore '97

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 10 hours ago
As some of Jeremy Corbyn's opponents are rockin' a 1997 vibe, it would be remiss of me to assist their efforts. Musically speaking. Normal service resumes tomorrow.

The Black Eyed Peas - Where's The Love Video

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 10 hours ago
*Published on September 1, 2016* Get #WHERESTHELOVE on iTunes now. http://smarturl.it/BEP_WHERESTHELOVE Credits: http://www.wheresthelove.com/credits For more, visit: http://www.wheresthelove.com https://www.facebook.com/blackeyedpeas https://twitter.com/bep https://www.instagram.com/bep Music video by The Black Eyed Peas performing #WHERESTHELOVE. (C) 2016 Interscope Geffen (A&M) Records A Division of UMG Recordings Inc. *Where?* *In your heart.* *Lyrics:* Where Is the Love? Black Eyed Peas What's wrong with the world, mama People livin' like they ain't got no mamas I think the w... more »

Zeph Capo Had Weingarten's Back on Clinton Endorsement

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
As Randi Weingarten was counting out $250,000 in union dues last year to support the Clinton Global Initiative, she was also preparing to stab teachers in the back with an early endorsement of Hillary Clinton for President. Many union members were shocked and outraged, as reported last year by *Time*: Around a dozen AFT members, including local board members and local presidents, said in interviews with TIME that they were deeply upset by the early endorsement of Clinton. They said they were broadsided by the endorsement, and many state and local presidents were not aware the AFT w... more »

The ObamaCare Disappearing Act

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 10 hours ago
ObamaCare is not disappearing as a horse-collar around our necks, but it is disappearing as a provider of actual decent health care. Many taxpayers are opting to pay the tax penalty rather than pay exorbitant health insurance premiums, only then to find out that the very high deductibles prevent them from using their health insurance at all. Indeed, many with ObamaCare health insurance cannot afford to actually go to the doctor for health care after their impoverishment by the high premiums. As a result, insurers operating in the ObamaCare exchange health insurance market are gen... more »

Monsanto’s Herbicide Glyphosate Found In Vaccines

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
We keep hearing that vaccines are safe, but is it safe to inject a ‘probably carcinogenic’ herbicide? Anthony Samsel, an independent researcher in New Hampshire and one of the worlds leading researchers on GMOs, collected a large number of popular vaccinations and had them analyzed by multiple labs in the United States for the presence of Glyphosate. He found, as suspected, that the vaccines were largely contaminated by Monsanto’s herbicide. Dr. Brownstein reports: Researcher Anthony Samsel has published five peer-reviewed articles on the herbicide Glyphosate (the active ingredient ...more »

In Heaven Everything Is Fine

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
In Heaven Eraserhead

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 11 hours ago
*College Profs Tell Students To Drop Out If They Don’t Believe In Global Warming* *They can't hack dissent and debate, in a complete abandonment of science and scholarship* Three University of Colorado professors told students to drop out of class if they did not believe in man-made global warming, stressing in an email there will be no debates on the subject in class. "The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and occurring," reads the email from UC Colorado Springs professors to their students obtained b... more »

Mike Philbin - abstract artist - new cover for website

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
*Maintenance announcement:* just updated the cover for the Mike Philbin abstract artist website.

Juno mission - Jupiter glowing - infrared spectrum and radio emissions

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
Juno mission update, here are the first detailed views of Jupiter, glowing at the infrared end of the spectrum and the kinds of radio signals its plasma-interactions with the solar electric circuit can generate. NB: opposing laminar flows of this nature are a feature of both fluid dynamics and plasma dynamics. *ADDITIONAL JOVIAN DISCOURSE:* here's another video discussing measuring the wobbling gravity across the face of Jupiter, from pole to pole... note that laminar-flowing plasma-discharge belts (which align with cloud formations in the videos above) are EXPECTED to alt... more »

The Brain is an Electric Universe - plasma discharge across the human psyche - ghosts and other supernatural phenomena

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
Think of the vastness of inter-galactic space as an ever-moving Electric Ocean of memories and futures... My question then has to be, *"Did the ancient stone circles, pyramids and obelisks from man's dark history GLOW IN THE DARK as the plasma visitors focussed in on their destination?"* was the monument an original RING OF FIRE to the brain-pulsating gods of an electric sky.

Chinook Helicopter Lifts Apache Helicopter Gunship From A Muddy Field (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Hat Tip:* Alert 5

Is The F-35 Too Big To fail?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Fiscal Times*:* After Years of Bad News, the F-35 Proves a Double Threat from the Sky* The $1 trillion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has taken plenty of lumps in recent years, as the DOD’s next-generation stealth fighter aircraft has experienced mind-boggling cost overruns and occasionally less than stellar test runs. Despite the Pentagon’s aspirations to develop a truly joint aircraft system that spans the military services, Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning system is essentially three distinct aircrafts with different flying capabilities: The F-35A that uses a conventional takeoff... more »

Philippine President Duterte Warns President Obama To Not Ask Him About Extrajudicial Killings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*IBTimes*: *President Duterte calls Barack Obama a 'son of a b****' for opposing drug killings* * Obama expected to raise concerns about death squads at a Laos summit on 6 September. The president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has warned Barack Obama not to question him on extrajudicial killings, saying: "Son of a b****, I will swear at you." According to the Associated Press, the Filipino president's angry words came in the run up to a summit in Laos, where the two leaders will meet. Washington has expressed concerns about a recent surge in drug-related extrajudicial ki... more »

If Looks Could Kill

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 5, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 5, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, September 5, 2016. Sputnik/Kremlin/Alexei Druzhinin/via REUTERS *W... more »

Paul Craig Roberts explains the origins of Labor Day versus what it is today. Most Americans know little of the story ...including the blogger, who hopes you will also visit his preceeding post with an additional little known story of U.S. history.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ *Labor Day * ------------------------------ June , 2016 | Original Here | If you wish to receive his newsletter via email go to Original and sign up at bottom. Paul Craig Roberts Labor Day—what is it? Perhaps not many Americans any longer know, so here is my explanation. In my time Labor Day was the unofficial end of summer, because school began after Labor Day. Today school begins almost a month before. When I was in school that would not have been possible, especially in the South. The schools were not air-conditioned. If school had started in Augu... more »

For any of those who think that Colin Kaepernick is some kind of a traitor and/or a disgrace to America, read the real truth below. It exposes a little known event in American history which took place when the young United States decided to grab Canada from the British Empire. It is something never mentioned in U.S. schools.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 12 hours ago
------------------------------ Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem is a Celebration of Slavery *Before a preseason game* on Friday, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” When he explained why, he only spoke about the present: “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. … There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Twitter then went predictably nuts, with at least ... more »

Violence In Iraq, August 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Violence had been on a decline throughout 2016, even with the Islamic State’s spring offensive, but that was reversed in August. Attacks finally climbed upward driven by a renewed wave of bombings in Baghdad, counter attacks in Ninewa and Kirkuk, and a new wave of executions by the militants to maintain their control over the last remaining areas of their caliphate in Iraq. There were 574 incidents in August 2016. That was up from 530 the month before. At the same time it was the second lowest amount recorded so far in 2016, but did reverse the decline in attacks seen throughout ... more »

Whether He Releases Them Or Not, The Trumpanzee Tax Saga Is A Window Into His Character And Fitness For Office

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Mike Pence was on *Meet the Press* yesterday and said "Donald Trump and I are both going to release our tax returns. I'll release mine in the next week." Yes? Yes? And what about your crooked boss? When will his returns be released. No news there. Pence reiterated the dishonest excuse Señor Trumpanzee has been giving all along for not releasing his tax returns. Pence said the crooked Trumpanzee will be "releasing his tax returns at the completion of an audit" and added that "we'll see" if that comes before the election of not. El Trumpanzee, Pence and their crooked spokespersons w... more »

UK Soldiers Offered Shopping Vouchers To Recruit Friends Into Army

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
In a pathetic bid to boost numbers, British soldiers are being offered shopping vouchers for getting their mates to join the Army. Soldiers are being offered £100 in retail vouchers for referring a friend to enlist as a regular or reserve soldier. Described by a serving soldier as ‘pathetic’, the recruitment ‘initiative’ comes after new figures revealed that the Army’s manpower has plunged to its lowest level for 200 years. The Mail Online reports: It has fallen below the symbolic threshold of 80,000 full-time soldiers, despite millions of pounds being spent on flashy television and... more »

The contradictions of reading as emancipation in the #edreform era

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 13 hours ago
From Douglass: I now understood what had been to me a most perplexing difficulty—to wit, the white man’s power to enslave the black man. It was a grand achievement, and I prized it highly. From that moment, I understood the pathway from slavery to freedom…I set out with high hope, and a fixed purpose, at […]

The New Meaning of Labor Day

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Granted, the holiday set aside on the first Monday in September to honor American workers was always the weaker twin of the more radical May Day international celebrations. And it is also ironic, given that May Day itself was inspired by Chicago's Haymarket Massacre, in which agitators for the eight hour day, among other niceties. died for their progressive sins. Look around at most major news sites today and you will find nary a word about working people and labor rights and the employment picture. That is because the true meaning of Labor Day in the eyes of the corporate media is ... more »

Labor Day, Krugman, Clinton and Gore!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2016Our plan for the next few frightening weeks:* We modern pseudo-liberals! We tell the truth *extremely* slowly. Ever so slowly we turn! We refer, of course, to Paul Krugman's new column, in which he briefly tells an extremely important old tale. Quite correctly, he ties this important old tale to the current coverage of the White House campaign, in which Candidate's Clinton lead in the polls has been shrinking in a frightening way. Krugman tells an important old story; few voters have ever heard it. We've been describing this problem since March 1999. Ess... more »

Retraction appears for group whose former member was sanctioned by ORI

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Researchers whose former colleague was recently reprimanded by the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) have retracted a biology paper for duplication. The retraction includes some familiar names: The last author Steven Grant, senior author of the newly retracted study, is also the last author of 11 papers flagged in a report by the ORI in December, 2015. That report […] The post Retraction appears for group whose former member was sanctioned by ORI appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Economic News , Data & Views..... September 5, 2016..... Quick hits For Labor Day ( US ) 1. Germany Update - After Action Review Regarding State Election In Meckleburg - Vorpommern ( State Election Rebuke Of CDU ) , Merkel Still Stands Ground Of Controversial Refugee/Immigration Policies Despite Crushing Rebuke. 2. Crude Oil In Focus - Build Up To Looming OPEC Meeting With Rumor & Speculations Rampant. 3. Libya Updates - State of Play On Battlefield & Political Pricesses. 4. Statements From BoJ's Kuroda- "Postcards From The Edge.) 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 14 hours ago
Germany..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 1m 1 minute ago fred walton Retweeted EUobserver If you find yourself in a ditch , stop digging.... fred walton added, *EUobserver* @euobs Merkel vows to win back voters, sticks to migration policy https:// euobserver.com/news/134921 *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 8m 8 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted EUobserver The CDU fell from 23 percent to 19 percent in their worst result in the state. fred walton added, *EUobserver* @euobs #Merkel's #refugee policy under heavy pressure after her party slumps to 3rd place in her home st... more »

"De smarteste vi kjenner"

Sunniva at SunnivaRose - 14 hours ago
I dag skal jeg være med på programmet "Hallo P3", i spalten "De smarteste vi kjenner" (på P3)! Opplegget i denne spalten er at programleder finner spørsmål fra diverse forum på internett som ikke har fått de svarene de kanskje fortjener, og så er det "de smarte" som får lov til å svare på disse. Den andre som er "smart" sammen med meg i dag er Karina Hougen, som er lege, og visstnok har vært med i denne spalten mange ganger før (første gang for meg :) ). Vi snakker om tre ting i dag: 1. Bly og strålebeskyttelse. Jeg avslører et stoff som beskytter 5 ganger bedre mot gamma- o... more »

Japan Authorizes ‘Test-Fishing’ For Flounder Off Fukushima Coast

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Flounder caught in the Fukushima Prefecture could soon be back on sale following a five year ban in both fishing and sales which was prompted by the deadly nuclear disaster. Japan has authorized commercial flounder ‘test-fishing’ off Fukushima and fishermen have already caught their first batches of the flatfish. RT reports: On Friday fishermen caught flounder off the coast of Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, during the first test fishing since the 2011 nuclear disaster, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun reports. Flounder along with ten other kinds of fish was added to the list for “test-fishing” l... more »

Submission

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Chapter 11: Saved* I did write to Elijah Muhammad.when he lived in Chicago a. I practically couldn't read my handwriting myself;* it shames even to remember it.* My spelling and my grammar were askk bad, if not worse. Anyway, as well as I could express it, I said I had been told about him by my brothers and sisters, and I apologized for my poor letter. Mr. Muhammad sent me a typed reply. It had an all but electrical effect upon me to see the signature of the *"Messenger of Allah." *After he welcomed me into the* "true knowledge," *he gave me something to think about. The black... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* There's a terrifying mall 'blight' threatening communities across America Score one for Jim Kunstler. Furious Venezuelans Chase Away President Maduro With Pots And Pans The Dumbed-Down New York Times As Chicago Violence Soars, Officers Told To Stay Home In Protest Of "Continued Disrespect Of Police" Burn, baby, burn. Did Foundation Donor Dow Chemical Seek Hillary "Favor" To Settle $9 Billion Lawsuit With Kuwait? Alex Jones Boasts of Advising Trump If you had any doubts that Trump was a patsy, they may now be laid to rest. Hanjin Bankruptcy Causes Global Shippin... more »

Scumbag Climate Scientist Blames Drownings On Climate Change

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://news.sky.com/story/climate-change-will-make-uk-coastline-more-dangerous-10560138 Can these scumbags get any worse? From Sky News: The UK’s coastlines will become even more dangerous because of climate change, an expert has told Sky News. Two more people died today on Britain’s shores – a man scuba diving in Cornwall and a 17-year-old boy in the waters […]

Not a corrupt woman

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
It seems a bit late in the day to post this, but Andrew Marr’s Sunday morning conversation with Shami Chakrabarti seems to have made quite an impression. She has set off a load of speculation about a future post in the shadow cabinet. When asked about it by Marr her evasive response was almost identical to her previous evasiveness when questioned about those rumours of a peerage. No wonder everyone is speculating. She’s plainly on a mission to reinvent her image. “Born again” as an honourable woman. She seemed somewhat sheepish and subdued on Marr, looking anxiously back and forth ... more »

Presidents Obama And Putin Hold Talks On Syria, But No Agreement Has Been Reached

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*VOA*: *No Deal After US-Russia Talks on Syria Cease-fire* HANGZHOU, CHINA — President Barack Obama says he had "productive" talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Syria but the two sides have yet to reach an agreement on a cease-fire deal that would allow more humanitarian aid to the war-ravaged country. "Given the gaps of trust that exist, that's a tough negotiation,'' Obama told a news conference closing the Group of 20 Nations Leaders Summit in Hangzhou, China. "We haven't yet closed the gaps.'' Obama and Putin held talks earlier in the day Monday. *Read more* .... more »

North Korea Fires 3 Ballistic Missiles Off East Coast As G20 Leaders Meet In China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea fires three ballistic missiles as G20 leaders meet in China* North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea's military said, as the leaders of the Group of 20 major economies held a summit in China, the North's main diplomatic ally. The missiles were fired from a region south of the capital Pyongyang just after noon local time (0300 GMT) and flew about 1,000 km (600 miles), hitting Japan's air defense identification zone, the South's Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "We are still analyzing details... more »

China Blames The U.S. For Tarmac Fiasco

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama arrives at Hangzhou Xiaoshan international airport before the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj *Reuters:* *China blames United States, journalists for Obama airport fiasco* China on Monday leveled responsibility at the United States and journalists for a fracas at a Chinese airport, in which officials of both countries exchanged heated remarks as President Barack Obama disembarked from his aircraft. The comments by a foreign ministry spokeswoman were in response to questions whether China, which i... more »

U.S. Spy Agency's Tweet On China Results In Its Deletion And An Apology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Defense Intelligence Agency linked to a NYTimes article about the incident and wrote, 'Classy as always China' to its 83,000 followers before deleting the tweet About four hours later, the DIA issued an apology and said the offending tweet was 'mistakenly psoted' *Slate*: *Spy Agency Sends, Deletes Snarky Tweet on Protocol Spat: “Classy as Always China”* The Defense Intelligence Agency may have one of the most boring Twitter feeds in Washington. The spy agency that operates inside the Pentagon carries out such secretive work that its Twitter feed really is just a way to publi... more »

A Huge Defeat For German Chancellor Angela Merkel In Regional Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC:* *Merkel refugee policy blamed for CDU German regional defeat* German Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies have urged her to change course on refugees after her governing CDU party was beaten in a regional election by an anti-immigrant party. The right-wing AfD party, formed only three years ago, came second in the chancellor's home state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, polling 21%. Mrs Merkel has defended her policies but said she needs to "win back trust". Some 1.1 million refugees and migrants entered Germany in 2015. Many of them arrived after the government decided to loose... more »

Is Saudi Arabia Supporting Kurdish Rebels In Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Image*: BBC *Reuters*: *To Iranian eyes, Kurdish unrest spells Saudi incitement* A decision by a Kurdish opposition group to take up arms against Iranian authorities has senior officials in Tehran worrying that Saudi Arabia is seeking to undermine its stability in a deepening of their regional rivalry. Riyadh denies the charge. But tension between the two countries is surging, with Saudi Arabia and Iran supporting opposite sides in wars in Syria and Yemen and rival political parties in Iraq and Lebanon. The contest has largely hewed along sectarian lines as mainly Shi'ite Iran and... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
As the 4th female to be a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns, this @USArmy Sgt. is a member of the Brotherhood. pic.twitter.com/deQit2NmXo — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) September 4, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit fly over Guam for an integrated bomber operation, August 17, 2016. This mission marks the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bomber aircraft are simultaneously conducting integrated operations in the US Pacific Command area of operations. Senior Airman Joshua Smoot/US Air Force

Russia Launches Large Scale Military Drills Around Crimea Peninsula

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Russian military forces have launched large-scale military drills around the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea. The Russian Defence ministry said on Monday that 12,500 servicemen are taking part in the drills across its southern military region, which encompasses the Russia’s North Caucasus and the annexed Crimea region. The ministry statement read: “The exercise includes around 12,500 servicemen, aviation, military equipment and ships” Press TV reports: The Russian Navy in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea are participating in the drills and that planes also are being used in the exercises... more »

A plagiarism loop: Authors copied from papers that had copied from others

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Note to self: If you’re going to duplicate your own work, don’t copy from papers that plagiarize others’ research. Just such a mistake has cost a PhD candidate three papers — although his co-author argues that a company is in part to blame. Hossein Jafarzadeh, who is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tehran, apparently asked a […] The post A plagiarism loop: Authors copied from papers that had copied from others appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Fool Me Once.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

Tens Of Thousands Across Brazil Demand Resignation Of President Temer

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday to denounce the coup that resulted in Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment and demand the resignation of the new President, Michel Temer. The protests were the largest to take place in Brazil since Temer was sworn in to replace Rousseff One of the largest demonstrations which took place in Sao Paulo turned violent with police intervening to disperse the crowd. RT reports: Brazil has once again been rocked by a fresh series of large-scale protests. The largest demonstrations took place in cities like San Paulo and Rio-de-Janeiro, acco... more »

Florida's Culture Of Corruption-- Alcee Hastings Meets The Murphys

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Alcee's and Patrick's hands and beverages* FL-20 is one of the most heavily Democratic congressional districts in the country. The PVI is D+29 and Romney only got 17% of the vote there. 52% of the population is black and 21% is Latino. It's also the 408th poorest district of the country's 435 districts with a median income of $37,105-- more than $10,000 below the median income for the state of Florida. Only one district is worse off economically-- another bizarrely gerrymandered district, represented by Corrine Brown, who was just defeated by the voters after being indicted on 24 c... more »

At Least 40 Killed In Multiple Blasts In Govt-Held Cities In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
At least 40 people were killed and dozens wounded in five explosions on Monday morning in mostly government-held areas in Syria. State media reports that the blasts hit the coastal city of Tartous, the central city of Homs, the suburbs of the capital Damascus as well as the northeastern city of Hasaka, which is mostly controlled by Kurdish forces but where the government maintains a presence. Two of the explosions struck the highway outside the entrance to the Syrian port-city of Tartus, in western Syria, which houses a Russian naval base. RT reports: “We received information about ... more »

North Korea Test Fires Three Ballistic Missiles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
North Korea launched three ballistic missiles off its east coast into the sea on Monday, according to South Korea’s news agency Yonhap. The latest test took place just hours after the issue of potential threats by North Korea was discussed among regional powers at the G20 summit in China. (URGENT) N.K. fires off three ballistic missiles into East Sea https://t.co/2GbMcECzRs — Yonhap News Agency (@YonhapNews) September 5, 2016 The South Korean military joint chiefs of staff said the missiles were fired from the North Hwanghae province and landed in the Sea of Japan. All three missile... more »

The Current Borders Are Artificial, Dumbass

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 18 hours ago
"All states are artificial constructs that are imposed on populations; all states are products of political struggles for control and particular dynamics of power." - Daniel Neep. *Occupying Syria Under the French Mandate: Insurgency, Space and State Formation*. Cambridge University Press. 2012. Pg. 28. Video Title: Turkey Won't Allow 'Artificial State' In Northern Syria. Source: wochit News. Date Published: September 4, 2016.

Behind RAND's US-China War Plans

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 19 hours ago
*September 5, 2016* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - The RAND Corporation was commissioned to publish a report titled, "War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable," in which it describes its assessment of possible war between the US and China in the Pacific in both 2015 and in 2025. The report's introduction summarised its findings, stating: *Premeditated war between the United States and China is very unlikely, but the danger that a mishandled crisis could trigger hostilities cannot be ignored. Thus, while neither state wants war, both states' militaries have plans to fight one. As Chi... more »

The Guardian & Mann-Made Sea Level Rise

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/04/storm-hermine-damage-global-warming Latest nonsense from the Guardian: Storm surges pushed by Hermine, the hurricane-turned tropical storm that on Sunday was moving up the US eastern seaboard, could be even more damaging than previous such surges because sea levels have risen by a foot due to global warming, climate scientists said. […]

ITP Final Conflict revisited: FC 1802, 13th December 2001

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 20 hours ago
EU DANCING ON OUR GRAVES? As if to prove that they are totally inhuman, the federal government in Bruxelles are backing a scheme for a new Euro-motorway which will cut right across the graves of the dead from the Great War. Tens of thousands of Europeans lie beneath the soil in and around Flanders. This means nothing to the bureaucrats who see the desecration of our ancestors last resting places as insignificant. They see first and foremost an opportunity to make millions of Euros by creating a more direct transport network for pushing their worthless tat onto the consumer zombies wh... more »

The Great Stall Of China

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Josh as usual sums it up perfectly!

Why Did The Vatican Remove 14 Books From The Bible In 1684?

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Vatican church, or the Roman Catholic church, has a long and dark history of corruption and deception. From committing acts of outright genocide centuries ago against the Cathars, to sexually abusing children in more modern times, the church is certainly one of the most corrupt organizations in history. In the year 1611 the Bible was translated from Latin into English. Back then the Bible contained a total of 80 books and the last 14 books, which today have been excluded, made up the end of the Old Testament. They were as follows: 1 Esdras 2 Esdras Tobit Judith The rest of Esthe... more »

Energiewende increased electricity prices by 40% since 2007

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Thank God, my homeland hasn't been fully occupied by Merkel's Germany yet which is why my compatriots may write and read what is happening in the world, including Germany, and – among other things – how their government has f*cked up the energy industry. A translation of an article from yesterday. *"E" for Energiewende. Germans gave a new word for billions to the world* (The word Energiewende means something like The Energy Breakthrough – I guess this is how it would be called in the U.S.) Germans are boasting about their path towards a green energy industry. Hundreds of thousand... more »

Clinton Foundation Admit 85% Of Donations Do Not Go To Charity

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The Clinton Foundation is a giant vampire squid with its filaments wrapped around the world and its blood funnel jamming relentlessly into anything that smells like money. That’s OK, people say, it’s a charity. They might be right on paper, but make no mistake – the main beneficiaries of the Clinton Foundation are the Clintons. What percentage of Clinton Foundation money goes to real and actual charities? If you define “actual charities not controlled by the Clintons” as “programmatic grants,” then it appears the number is 15%. The Clinton Foundation argues the figure is much higher.... more »

UFO Beside Falcon 9 Rocket May Have Caused Explosion

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Billionaire SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said the cause of the explosion that destroyed the Falcon 9 rocket is officially unknown, but hinted that there may have been foul play involved. The explosion, which was caught on camera, occurred shortly after 9am as Musk’s SpaceX operation were readying for launch at the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. An unidentified spherical object can be seen passing over the rocket as it explodes. Claims the flying object was a bird have been discredited as it appears to be a sphere with a reflective surface and was moving too fast. Facebook’s $200mil... more »

Alice Embree : METRO | Remembering Lt. Burt Gerding, Austin Red Squad cop

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
A feature on Gerding is included in ‘Celebrating The Rag,’ a book to be released during festivities honoring Austin’s iconic underground newspaper. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 5, 2016 AUSTIN — Lt. Burt Gerding was the … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO* | Remembering Lt. Burt Gerding, Austin Red Squad cop

BBC - Search results for Keith Vaz

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Fascinating how little coverage of the Keith Vaz revelations are to be found on the totally impartial BBC. Nothing on the news headlines page and hardly anything elsewhere if you're to trust the BBC's search facility http://www.bbc.co.uk/search?q=Keith+vaz+&sa_f=search-product&scope= Imagine that rather than a senior Labour Party figure this was a similarly important Conservative figure. Do you doubt that that the BBC would be in full outraged mode?

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Return To Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
2002, “Return To Freedom” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pvkx_vgBl8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Here in the Milky Way galaxy we have astronomical front row seats as M81 and M82 face-off, a mere 12 million light-years away. Locked in a gravitational struggle for the past billion years or so, the two bright galaxies are captured in this deep telescopic snapshot, constructed from 25 hours of image data. *Click image for larger size.* Their most recent close encounter likely resulted in the enhanced spiral arms of M81 (left) and violent star forming regions in M82 so energetic the galaxy glows in X-rays. After repeated passes, in a few billion years only one galaxy will remain.... more »

Steve Russell : Two wars for the American West

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The older war is known collectively as the Indian wars. The second is a continuation of the bloodiest conflict in the history of the nation, the Civil War. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | September 5, 2016 Two … finish reading Steve Russell : Two wars for the American West

Labour Day Post - Joe Hill

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Pete Seeger singing the Union Song "Joe Hill"* I started my career as a legal secretary...out of high school. Working for lawyers for 12 years taught me a lot about the law....and about working in an oppressive environment. Lawyers want you to dress in expensive clothing for the job but they also want to pay you peanuts. If you're good at your work...they give you lots of responsibility...you draft legal documents, sign them on behalf of your boss, file them in the court house and even go and serve them on the other law firms down the street. They still want to pay you peanuts... more »

Paper on Parade: The Demand for Opium in Colonial Taiwan, 1914-42

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*A curve in the mountains.* I was delighted to find *The Demand for Opium in Colonial Taiwan, 1914-42* (Liu Jin-tan, Liu Jin-long, and Chow Shin-yi, 1996, Academia Sinica Discussion Papers), an old study paper published by the Institute of Economics at the Academia Sinica, among a huge pile of stuff recovered from our attic. It gives a summary of opium policy during the Japanese period and models the demand for opium during that period as a reference for future drug legalization policymaking. When the Japanese took over Taiwan in 1895, opium smoking was legal and widespread. In fa... more »

BIDEN DELIVERS MESSAGE TO TURKEY ~ IT'S NOT PERSONAL , IT'S STRICTLY BUSINESS

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

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

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

God Give You Goodnight

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
The Taming of the Shrew Trailer

"Anyway"

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

Mini-ramble

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Walnut Creek, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Truth Is..."

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

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