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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, August 12, 2017

12 August - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:51 pm MDT

This Is How Seoul Will Defend Itself Against A North Korean Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Wall Street Journal*:* How Seoul Would Defend Itself Against a North Korean Attack* South Korea and the U.S. likely would overwhelm Pyongyang’s army, but at a devastating cost SEOUL—South Korea’s capital sits so close to North Korea—35 miles away—that Kim Jong Un wouldn’t need ballistic or cruise missiles to damage the city: Shelling it with the artillery that Pyongyang has amassed near the border would suffice. If North Korea were to attack Seoul, either in a pre-emptive strike or in response to a U.S. assault on its soil, the 25 million citizens in the metropolitan area would ... more »

This Is Why The U.S. Will Not Launch A Military Strike Against North Korea Anytime Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test of a new-type anti-aircraft guided weapon system. © KCNA *USA Today:* *What war? U.S. military not mobilizing despite North Korea threats* For all the war-like rhetoric between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, neither country is taking action on the ground that matches the scary talk. The Pentagon said it has not deployed additional ships, aircraft or troops in response to North Korea’s announcement this week that it plans to launch four missiles into the waters off the coast of Guam, which has a large U.S. mili... more »

Candidate Tips From Andy Millard: How To Use Green Screen Videos To Expand Your Reach

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
So many candidates told me that they found Andy Millard's advice to candidates column useful in July that I figured I'd share his latest as well. July was very general. This one is very specific-- the use of green screens in video-making. The video above gives you seven tips for using the green screen technique effectively. Andy shared 4 more below: *•* Illuminating the green screen behind you with video lights might help produce a cleaner key. The main goal is to have an even hue across the entire green screen so that the editing software doesn't have to guess which parts to k... more »

China's Navy Holds A Live Fire Exercise Near The Korean Peninsula

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*FIRE AWAY* Type 054A frigates, including the "515" Binzhou, fire off C-803 anti-ship missiles during the exercises Aug. 4-8. CCTV13 *Popular Science:* *As a drill and potential warning, China's navy just fired dozens of missiles near North Korea* *China held a massive live fire exercise near the Korean Peninsula.* Over the weekend, China's army, navy, and air force conducted a wide range of naval exercises in the Yellow Sea, close to North Korea. These drills, which happened Aug. 4 through Aug. 8, took place only days after North Korea launched a missile reportedly capable of h... more »

Help China Labor Watch Continue Ivanka Trump Factory Investigations (With Your Online Vote Until August 31st)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 hour ago
From China Labor Watch: “Help CLW Continue Ivanka Trump Factory Investigations Tuesday, August 1, 2017 The Huajian factory in Jiangxi … Continue reading →

TPPF statement on initial House passage of property tax reform

Content Multimedia - 2 hours ago
By James Quintero The Texas House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to Senate Bill 1, a bill to reform Texas’ local property tax system in some important ways. Specifically, this bill, if enacted, would require certain taxing jurisdictions to lower their rollback tax rates and require an automatic election to ratify any rate adopted above the reduced rollback rate.

TPPF statement on initial House passage of property tax reform

Content Multimedia - 2 hours ago
By James Quintero The Texas House of Representatives gave preliminary approval to Senate Bill 1, a bill to reform Texas’ local property tax system in some important ways. Specifically, this bill, if enacted, would require certain taxing jurisdictions to lower their rollback tax rates and require an automatic election to ratify any rate adopted above the reduced rollback rate.

Musical Interlude: 2CELLOS, “Live at Exit Festival 2014”, Full Concert

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2CELLOS, “Live at Exit Festival 2014”, Full Concert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGU2BBeKaXM Things really pick up at 7:21 ;-) Amazing, lol

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Big, beautiful, barred spiral galaxy NGC 1300 lies some 70 million light-years away on the banks of the constellation Eridanus. This Hubble Space Telescope composite view of the gorgeous island universe is one of the largest Hubble images ever made of a complete galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* NGC 1300 spans over 100,000 light-years and the Hubble image reveals striking details of the galaxy's dominant central bar and majestic spiral arms. In fact, on close inspection the nucleus of this classic barred spiral itself shows a remarkable region of spiral structure about 3,000 l... more »

"The True Dream..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves it's better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds... feeling hopeful. And, if we're lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life - the true dream is being able to dream at all." - "Dr. Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

"The Human Condition"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Human Condition"* by Meanings of Life "Man remains largely unknown of himself. What are we, in our innermost recesses, behind our names and our conventional opinions? What are we behind the things we do in our lives, behind what we see in others and what others see in us, or even behind things science says we are? Is man the crazy being about whom Carl Gustav Jung spoke ironically, when he demanded a man to treat? Is man the Dr. Jerkyll that contains in himself a criminal Mister Hyde, and more than a personality, and contradictory feelings? Are we the result of our dreams, as... more »

Chet Raymo, “Examination of Conscience”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Examination of Conscience”* by Chet Raymo "I have been reading Stephanie Smallwood's “Saltwater Slavery,” a close examination of the trade in human beings between the coast of West Africa and the Americas in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a sobering read, but if there is one thing I came away with, it was this: We have an enormous capacity to rationalize the most horrendous crimes. Everyone involved in the slave trade - the European owners of the ships, the masters of the trading companies, the ship captains and crews, the plantation owners in the West Indies and the Chesapea... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"When life hands you a lemon, say "Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else you got?" - Henry Rollins

Chinese President Xi Calls President Trump To Discuss North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*L.A. Times:** In phone call with Trump, China's Xi reiterates calls for calm* Chinese leader Xi Jinping urged restraint in a phone call with President Trump on Saturday, following a week of blustery rhetoric between North Korea and the U.S. Xi warned that “concerned parties” should avoid “remarks and actions” that could escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula, according to the state-run New China News Agency. He reiterated China’s desire to work with the U.S., citing “common interests” in preserving stability in the region. Trump understands China’s efforts to resolve the issu... more »

Is India on the Verge of Building a Super Jet Fighter?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* Or is this more of the same? In 2016 the Indian Navy rejected the domestically built Tejas jet fighter—or Light Combat Aircraft—after a troubled thirty-three years of development in which the maritime fighting branch had invested significantly. However, the Indian Navy argued that the Tejas weighed too much, and produced insufficient thrust for takeoff from the ski-jump ramp of its forthcoming aircraft carrier. But the Indian Navy hasn’t given up *entirely *on the Tejas; it is considering a Mark 2 variant under development, which will be power... more »

North Korea Comes Armed, Barricaded and with Hostages

Wallace C. Gregson at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Wallace C. Gregson* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the 3rd Meeting of Activists of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in the Movement for Winning the Title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency] Pyongyang consistently confounds Washington’s estimates of its military capability and resiliency. *“When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose.” — Bob Dylan, **Like a Rolling Stone* North Korea *is a threat*, and has been for some time. The nuclear and missile threats are quite clear n... more »

Will Pakistan Find Stability Following Its Latest Political Shake-up?

Marvin G. Weinbaum, Touqir Hussain at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Marvin G. Weinbaum, Touqir Hussain* *Security, Middle East* [image: Soldiers from the Special Security Unit (SSU) hold Pakistan's national flag during a ceremony to celebrate the country's 70th Independence Day at the mausoleum of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi, Pakistan, August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro] A decision by Pakistan's justices to leave Nawaz Sharif in office could have set the stage for widespread violent agitation. Pakistan’s supreme court’s unanimous—if disputably reasoned—decision to remove Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, together with the Pakistan Muslim L... more »

The U.S. Army’s New Handgun Is in Big Trouble

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, Americas* The pistol apparently fires when dropped. Since winning the U.S. Army’s coveted Modular Handgun System competition back in January, things have been less than smooth sailing for Sig Sauer. First, Sig’s primary MHS rival *Glock lodged a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office* in February, which was subsequently thrown out. Then in May, *Steyr launched legal proceedings to sue Sig* for patent infringement. Sig’s problems worsened last week when online rumors broke suggesting that the P320 was prone to accidental discharges wh... more »

How American Air Power Destroyed North Korea

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* What everyone in Pyongyang knows—and fears. As tensions between North Korea and the United States reach a fever pitch, it’s worth remembering the origins of the hostility: the Korean War. The general parameters of the war are well known. The conflict began when Kim Il-sung’s forces invaded South Korea in June 1950 with the tacit (*if reluctant*) support of Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong. Kim’s forces quickly overran their southern counterparts and were on the brink of unifying the peninsula before U.S. forces intervened under the guise of the United ... more »

Driver in Charlottesville Car Attack Identified as James Alex Fields, Jr.

Brooke Binkowski at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
The 20-year-old is accused of killing one person and injuring several others when he reportedly drove a car into a crowd of peaceful protesters.

President Trump Condemns Today's Racial Violence In Charlottesville, Virginia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *At least one dead as white nationalists ignite Virginia clashes* CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (Reuters) - At least one person died and 30 were injured in a day of clashes between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Virginia on Saturday, with the state's governor blaming the neo-Nazis for sparking the violence and demanding that they go home. Two people also died when a Virginia State Police helicopter crashed near the violence in Charlottesville, federal officials said. It was not clear if the crash was related to the outbreak of clashes in the Southern college town,... more »


nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 3 hours ago
There was a picture posted of the alt-right gathering last night in Charlottesville, Virginia. Some people wonder how it, and the murder that occurred today, could have happened. It’s no wonder. This is what I saw: (Click on image for … Continue reading →

“Transgender” Soldiers Sue President Over Ban

Dave Bohon at rss - 3 hours ago
[image: transgender-soldiers-sue-president-over-ban] Five U.S. military personnel have filed a lawsuit against President Trump over his ban of transgenders serving in the armed forces.

On Guam, Resistance Grows to US Military Presence as N. Korea Threatens Missiles Off Island’s Coast

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 3 hours ago
By DemocracyNow.org: “On Guam, Resistance Grows to US Military Presence as N. Korea Threatens Missiles Off Island’s Coast STORY AUGUST … Continue reading →

Supremacists get resistance and then get violent, and still lose.

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 4 hours ago
The stupid bastards actually thought that nobody would dare talk back to them. Ever noticed the biggest mouthed elitists aren’t actually elite? They were marching against a school, college actually, just like always they go against education first.

Combat training of Russian pilots has changed in light of Syrian War: military official

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
The combat training of Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) pilots has been changed with due account for the experience that has been gained in Syria, VKS Commander-in-Chief, Hero of Russia, Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev said in an interview with the Rossiya 24 TV channel ahead of Aerospace Forces Day. “We have made some amendments to combat training […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army inflicts heavy damage on ISIL’s defenses in southwest Deir Ezzor: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a counter-attack against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Saturday, following the terrorist group’s failed offensive in the northern part of the provincial capital. Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s 137th Brigade of the 17th Division and 104th […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army’s territorial gains have doubled since 2015

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
(12:30 A.M.) – Syrian government troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces have recaptured from militants twice as much territory over the past two months as the area controlled by the Syrian government in 2015, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told the Rossiya 1 TV channel. “The Syrian army’s achievements are really impressive. Over the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Watch Russia’s Su-25 jet in action against terrorists in Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:05 A.M.) – Russian TV released footage on Saturday showing their Air Force’s operations against terrorists in Syria. The video footage released by Russian TV was part of a documentary highlighting the success of the air force’s Su-25 fighter jet against the Islamic State (ISIL) in Syria. The footage above shows the Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mike Pence: Number 2 In More Ways Than 1

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*By Noah* A few days ago, I wrote a post about Vice President Mike Pence titled Mike Pence To Run For President While Running From Himself: Not Good. Among the reader comments was one that, as it began, I took as satire. However, that changed after a few sentences. Rather than quote the reader comment piecemeal, I’ll just give you the whole thing, unexpurgated, without any corrections. I want to be fair, and I’m always fair. This is hilarious to read. It’s sad that a wonderful man like Mike Pence is talked about so badly. This man has served the great state of Indiana with pride... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"This Is Not A Bakery..."

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

"Many sides."

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 5 hours ago
By now, you must know that starting last night, neo Nazi white nationalist Richard Spenser led a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia that was hilariously dubbed "Unite the Right." That is, it *was* hilarious until some asshole plowed his car into a crowd of counter protesters, killing one and injuring at least 19. This resulted in the usual failure of leadership. Gov. Terry McAuliffe told them, "Shame on you, Go home." (Maybe he'll ground the white nationalists for the rest of the weekend.) "President" Donald Trump blamed "many sides" for the violence, trying as always no... more »

Last night Bill Maher's New Rules featured a face familiar to all of us here on IM.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
What did he call Sarah Palin? The Daenerys Stillborn of the House of Pancakes? Yeah, I liked that. Of course what most people are talking about concerning the show today, was this: This just happened on @RealTimers with @billmaher pic.twitter.com/P58uThgMYs — Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) August 12, 2017 I am not sure that is an actual unretouched photo, but I firmly believe one just like it exists somewhere. Pretty good show last night though it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Trump administration is becoming so ridiculous as to defy any attempts at parody. All Maher ... more »

A National Calamity in the Making

Robert Reich - 5 hours ago
The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia today is a national calamity. It is a product of white... more »

Boy with Fork Through Nose

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Photographs show a boy whose nose was impaled by a fork during an accident at a restaurant.

White Nationalist Rally, Violence Rock Virginia City

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town.

Trump Blames ‘Many Sides’ for Violent Clashes in Virginia

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and police dressed in riot gear ordered people to disperse after chaotic violent clashes between white nationalists and counter protestors.

American F-18 Crash Lands At Bahrain International Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Breaking; just a few minutes ago a US-navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has made a crash landing on runway 30 in Bahrain. Photos taken from the lounge at the main airport terminal, it shows the aircraft made a crash landing that left a long trail of debris along the runway and ended up on the side with the stabilators and landing gear apparently heavily damaged. Nobody seems to be injured fortunately, but the airport is closed for now. #news #crash #avgeek #aviationnews #aviation #flight #flying #aircraft #breaking #f18 #usnavy #aviationphoto #instaphoto #instanews #instadaily #instagra... more »

August 11 Arctic Ice Report

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 6 hours ago
The extent of Arctic ice fell to a new wintertime low in March 2017. But springtime ice persisted and extents since June are hanging around the decadal average. Below shows the last 27 days through yesterday, August 11, 2017. For this period 2017 was mostly average or higher, continuing into August. This year is […]

Chasing Bubbles

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

“Mutiny of the Soul”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Mutiny of the Soul”* by Charles Eisenstein "Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new. When a growing fatigue or depression becomes serious, and we get a diagnosis of Epstein-Barr or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or hypothyroid or low serotonin, we typically feel relief and alarm. Alarm: something is wrong with me. Relief: at least I know I'm not imagining things; now that I have a diagnosis, I can be cured, and l... more »

"Signs Of Distress"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Signs Of Distress"* by Chris Martenson "The world is edging closer to the final moments after which everything will be forever changed. Grand delusions, perpetuated over decades, will finally hit the limits of reality and collapse in on themselves. We’re over-budget and have eaten deeply into the principal balances of all of our main trust accounts. We are ecologically overdrawn, financially insolvent, monetarily out past the Twilight Zone, consuming fossil fuels (as in literally eating them), and adding 80,000,000 net souls to the planet’s surface - each year! - without regard ... more »

Here’s The Real Story Behind That Much-Hyped ‘Boba Fett’ Special Ops Helmet

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, Americas* How did the Mirror story get the Ronin’s details so wrong? At the beginning of August, the civilian world lapped up a titillating piece of military news: Britain’s elite Special Air Service warfighters are currently experimenting with the Devtac Ronin Kevlar Level IIIA Tactical Ballistic Helmet, a skeletal bulletproof mask enthusiastically dubbed the “*Boba Fett” helmet* by the British tabloids. A cross between Iron Man’s streamlined helmet and Maximus Decimus Meridius’ ghoulish mask in *Gladiator*, the Ronin looks designed to make the enem... more »

How a U.S. Soldier Shot down a Nazi Fighter with Just His Machine Gun

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * While awaiting orders, Private Harry Cruse took down a German fighter plane using only his .50 caliber machine gun. Private Harry Cruse and the men of the 83th Armored Field Artillery Battalion were waiting for a march order in the snow-swept town of Langlire when they heard an approaching German fighter plane. It was mid January, 1945, and the battalion was helping the 3rd Armored Division close out the Battle of the Bulge. Cruse’s unit had gotten word back on December 17 that the Germans had broken through the American lines in the south.... more »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller now has his eye on Reince Priebus and other current and former White House staff members.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 8 hours ago
What do they want to talk to me for? I don't know nothing. Courtesy of the New York Times: *In a sign that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election will remain a continuing distraction for the White House, the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is in talks with the West Wing about interviewing current and former senior administration officials, including the recently ousted White House chief of staff, Reince Priebus, according to three people briefed on the discussions. * *Mr. Mueller has asked the White House about specific meetings, who ... more »

Trump Isn’t Going to Invade Venezuela, But What He’s Planning Might be Just as Bad

Andrew Korybko at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Trump was more aggressive than usual yesterday when he said that he’s not ruling out a “military option” in Venezuela, and the international media went haywire speculating that the President was considering an invasion. Nothing justifies what Trump said, but taking aside all moral considerations, his statement shouldn’t have been surprising, and interestingly enough, it might even backfire on him. All US Presidents routinely restate the rhetoric that “all options are on the table” when dealing with the crises that their country provoked abroad, which in this case... more »

Men's 4x100m relay at World Championships - BBC misinformation

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
A fantastic run, I was shouting for the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team from the first change onwards. However, the BBC keep telling us that the British squad have just run the 3rd fastest 4x100m time ever. This is not true, here are all the faster times http://www.alltime-athletics.com/m4x100ok.htm I make that 13 faster times. There are multiple Jamaican and US squads and one Jamaican/Antiguan squad representing Racers Track Club. Please BBC get it right.

On banked support

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
A couple of weeks back, I examined the role of endorsements in the federal NDP's leadership race. Now, I'll take a quick look at where the current fund-raising numbers and distribution stand - and how they figure to relate to the NDP's previous leadership campaigns. The closest comparison to this campaign is of course the 2012 leadership race. There, the final fund-raising totals for the candidates who stayed in the race ranged from Niki Ashton's $86,806.70 (from 1,163 contributors) to Tom Mulcair's $522,788.00 (from 3,482 contributors). And the contributor numbers ranged from Asht... more »

Alabama Voters Have To Pick Between 3 Truly Horrible Candidates-- The Worst Anywhere

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Alabama is hopelessly red at this point. Trump beat Hillary there 1,318,255 (62%) to 729,547 (34%). Even the one "Democrat" in the congressional delegation, Terri Sewell, is a conservative New Dem with an "F" rating from ProgressivePunch. There'll be a special election December 12 to fill Jeff Sessions' seat but what's important in beet red Alabama is the primary, specifically the Republican primary. Primary day is in 3 days, Tuesday (August 15) and if there's a need for a run-off (almost certain) that will be September 26. There is a plausible Democrat running, former U.S. Attorn... more »

Leadership 2017 Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 8 hours ago
The latest from the federal NDP leadership campaign as the August 17 membership deadline approaches. (And for those wondering, it's possible to both check one's membership status and sign up online.) - Kyle Duggan reports on a new Mainstreet poll showing Charlie Angus with a substantial lead among identified members - confirming where the candidates appear to rank among existing members, but raising the question of whether new members might change the picture on the first ballot. - On the endorsement front, Angus' labour endorsements reflect a noteworthy grouping of support. And al... more »

White House Warns China That A New Trade Crackdown Will Start This Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump (3rdL) holds a bilateral meeting with China's President Xi Jinping (2ndR) at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Politico*: *Trump's China trade crackdown coming Monday* President Donald Trump is ready to launch a new trade crackdown on China next week, an administration official confirmed. Trump on Monday will call for an investigation into China over allegations that the nation violated U.S. intellectual property rights and forced technology transfers, the official said. While it's unclear how m... more »

China Deploys Underwater Drones In The South China Sea To Monitor Naval Traffic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
A test run of an early version of the Haiyi in 2011, carried out in the western Pacific Ocean. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences *CNBC*: *Beijing is using underwater drones in the South China Sea to show off its might* China has deployed underwater drones in the strategic waterway for scientific purposes, but the technology could be used as a political and military tool Beijing claims a massive section of the South China Sea that extends roughly 1,000 miles from its southern shores — many other nations dispute those claims The world's second-largest economy has been deploying dis... more »

What the hell is wrong with people? Crazies are running rampant in Virginia...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*this is appalling.* Let me make sure I understand what's going on. About 200 neo-Nazi types decided to march around looking really silly wearing pretend uniforms and carrying torches to mainly protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The mayor of Charlottesville, Mike Signer, had denounced the 'cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance" and yet supported Black Lives Matter who, in my opinion, are just as bigoted, intolerant, racist, and hate filled. We can also throw in the silly pink pussy hat wearing harridans as a group of disgruntled, angry, into... more »

VIDEO: Car rams through protesters in Charlottesville, USA

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Violence hits the streets of America leaving one dead. The post VIDEO: Car rams through protesters in Charlottesville, USA appeared first on The Duran.

German FDP leader calls on Germany to recognise Russian Crimea; end sanctions on Russia

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Crack in German consensus on sanctions as Christine Lindner head of Germany's FDP says sanctions policy has failed and time has come to face reality by recognising Crimea as Russian. The post German FDP leader calls on Germany to recognise Russian Crimea; end sanctions on Russia appeared first on The Duran.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Protests in Charlottesville have turned violent. Here's the most disturbing incident: A driver appeared to intentionally ram into a group of counterprotestors at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, leaving at least 10 injured. Police say the injuries range in severity from life-threatening to minor. It is unclear if the driver of the car has been apprehended. Video of driving through crowd of protesters in #Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/dckPhX3fxf — Severin Jahn (@severin_jahn) August 12, 2017 The right-wing media has now been forced to acknowledge what's g... more »

Jailed Hacker Guccifer Says U.S. Govt Fabricated Guccifer 2.0 As An “Inside Job”

Aaron at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel During his plane ride extradition from Romania to the United States, Guccifer told Fox News , Pamela Browne, that one of his... more »

WATCH: Blacked Out Car Plows into Protesters in Charlottesville Then Flees the Scene

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: protesters]Multiple videos captured the moment a blacked out car came plowing through protesters and then fleeing the scene.

White Supremacists clash with protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Courtesy of HuffPo: *Once again, white supremacists and the aggressive fringe groups that show up to meet them took over an American city that never wanted them in the first place, enveloping the area in violence. * *On Saturday, thousands of “alt right” members, white supremacists and other fringe groups took to the streets in Charlottesville for what the supremacists called a “Unite the Right” rally that drew notorious far-right figures including Richard Spencer ― a white nationalist perhaps best known for being punched in the face after President Donald Trump’s inauguration ― ... more »

A Not Very Rosy Picture (LIBOR BS Finally Smells Rank - Fanny/Freddie Rank Too - Privatized Profits/Socialized Losses)  N. Korea/Guam Terrified of Crazed Leader & Intel Folk  (Leak from DNC, NOT Hack)  US Media Has to Keep Lying?  (Dems Better Deal Spells Disaster) Bigger Systemic Risk Now Than 2008  (Glorifying Wasting the Earth's Bounty: Elites Rejoice)  Trumponomics  (NeoCon Lies & Monsanto Truth Revealed)

Anne Jones became so afraid to drink the water that came out of her well she installed a water purification system. A blue plastic jug, filled to the brim with purified water, sits on her kitchen counter. . . . Jones’ home in Banks County, about 75 miles northeast of Atlanta, sits on the edge of the county landfill. Since 2015, trucks from North and South Carolina have filled it with at

BREAKING: Trump tells French President he’s ready for war and other measures against N. Korea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump confirms his willingness to use military force against North Korea to Emmanuel Macron. The post BREAKING: Trump tells French President he’s ready for war and other measures against N. Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Trump isn’t going to Invade Venezuela, but what he’s planning might be just as bad

Andrew Korybko at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The President's war-mongering comments were designed to put pressure on his embattled Venezuelan counterpart, which is consistent with the US' escalating hostility towards his multipolar Chavismo government. The post Trump isn’t going to Invade Venezuela, but what he’s planning might be just as bad appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: State of Emergency Declared, Nat’l Guard Called In as Statue Protest Turns Into Total Chaos

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: emergency]Fighting has broken out at a ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia between right-wing protesters demonstrating against the removal of a Confederate-era statue.

Serial Rapist With Multiple Victims Discovered to be a Cop—Who Struck While On-Duty

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: rapist]An alleged serial rapist is a member of the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department. To date, four women have come forward claiming he raped them.

ENDLESS SUMMER: Inconvenient history lesson!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017Kakutani at war:* Even as we summered in chic southern Maine last week, we continued to behave like award-winning citizens. In that role, we watched the bulk of CNN's hour-long "Town Hall on Climate Change," which aired last Tuesday night. Anderson Cooper's guest for the hour was Al Gore. We were impressed by what we saw, and also somewhat saddened. We were very much impressed by the continuing depth of Gore's knowledge. It seemed to equip him to discuss every topic which arose. Within our impoverished pseudo-discourse, you rarely see a politician, or ... more »

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Bill Kerry discusses the role of inequality in causing a global financial meltdown Leaving aside the greed and stupidity of so many of the world's financial institutions and, particularly, their leaders, it is easy to see why poor Americans jumped at what they saw as their chance of the American Dream and why under pressure sales forces, with targets to meet and commissions to earn, pushed unsuitable products on to them. The US is the most unequal, major, developed world economy and, as a result, it is racked with status anxiety from top... more »

Spirit - As Defined by Justin Case

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 12 hours ago
*Source:Justin Case G+*

President Trump Does Not Rule Out Military Options On Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Trump Won’t Rule Out Military Option for Venezuela* *‘Venezuela is a mess,’ president says.* President Donald Trump warned of possible military action in Venezuela on Friday, even as he amplified threats of an armed response to North Korea missile buildup. Mr. Trump said a military option is possible in Venezuela, though he provided few details, while the president also stepped up his warnings to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he spoke at a press conference at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday. “I’m not going to rule out a military option,... more »

Gulf Island Cruise 2017 - Epilogue and Catalogue

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Sails Raised - The "Main" and the "Genny"* *Setting out to Sail Back to Vancouver* *Across Georgia Strait* We're back and unpacked from our yearly Gulf Island Cruise and the crew are recovering nicely. I hope my "virtual crew" [you readers who I took along, via the Internet] are also resting comfortably. It was a pleasure having you along and your presence made the trip even more meaningful, adding an element of sharing and mentoring in the "sport" of sailing a small craft through familiar waters. At our ages, we don't know how many more of these sails we will be able to do...so... more »

If War Comes, Don’t Blame the ‘Military-Industrial Complex’ – Things Are Even Worse Than You Think

James George Jatras at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] As the drumbeat intensifies for what might turn out to be anything but a "splendid little war" against North Korea, it is appropriate to take stock of the ongoing, seemingly successful effort to strip President Donald Trump of his authority to make any foreign and national security policies that fly against the wishes of the so-called Military-Industrial Complex, or MIC. A Google search for "Military-Industrial Complex" (in quotation marks) with "Trump" yields almost 450,000 hits from all sources and almost 26,000 from just news sources. During the 2016 campaign ... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
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Social Engineering Via Media 101 – How to Normalize the Absurd

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Sigmund Fraud Ever pay attention to trends in the media? Some stories and narratives rise and fall in cycles, along with your awareness of... more »

Facing Defeat in Syria, ISIS Inexplicably Expands Globally

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Tony Cartalucci Throughout human history, when a military force and its economic center has been defeated, it contracts, then collapses. For the first time... more »

Cell Towers On EVERY CITY Block

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich California is going off the deep end, in my candid opinion. Some members of that state’s legislature think cell towers on... more »

Getting a Grip on Artificial Intelligence

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Brian Berletic Artificial intelligence means many different things to many different people. One thing that is certain is that it is coming and with... more »

There Are Now 3 Democrats Challenging Devin Nunes In CA-22

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Dependably backward-looking DCCC 2018 electoral strategy is to target districts held by Republican incumbents that Hillary lost. In California that means going after 4 Orange County incumbents: Darrell Issa, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce, plus Santa Clarita/Simi/Antelope Valley extremist Steve Knight and two in the Central Valley, David Valadao and Jeff Denham. The DCCC has largely ignored the Orange County districts and botched the other 3. It's what they do: botch winnable races. This cycle Ted Lieu was elected DCCC Regional Vice Chair for the West Coast and there is ... more »

Who Is Standing Up To The Generals In The White House?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
When Donald Trump's administration put together its controversial executive order on immigration, it was Steve Bannon -- the populist firebrand fast emerging as the president's right-hand man -- pushing a hard line. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Politico:* *Breitbart's war on McMaster bites Bannon* The chief White House strategist is increasingly isolated in the West Wing as new chief of staff John Kelly tries to clamp down on negative news stories. The conservative news site Breitbart has waged a nonstop campaign against national security adviser H.R. McMaster, but so far it seems to ha... more »

U.S. Marine Corps Have Grounded For 24 Hours All Aircraft After Two Deadly Crashes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *US Marines ground aircraft for 24 hours following crashes* (CNN)The commandant of the US Marine Corps announced a 24-hour operational pause for all of the branch's aircraft Friday, a move that comes after the Marines suffered two deadly crashes in recent weeks. "Gen. Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the US Marine Corps, directed US Marine Corps aviation units to conduct an operational reset for a 24 hour-period where no flight operations will take place but no operational commitments will be impacted," the Marine Corps said in a statement. The pause will affect all Marine... more »

Congressional investigators want to question Trump's "gatekeeper" Rhona Graff.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *Congressional investigators want to question President Donald Trump’s longtime personal secretary as part of their ongoing probe into a controversial meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton, ABC News has learned.* *Rhona Graff, a senior vice president at the Trump Organization who has worked at Trump Tower for nearly 30 years, has acted as a gatekeeper to Trump. She remains a point of contact for the sprawling universe of Trump associates, politicians, reporters and others seeking Trump's time and a... more »

Arctic mechanism: a derivation of the multiple point criticality principle?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
One of the ideas I found irresistible in my research during the last 3 weeks was the multiple point criticality principle mentioned in a recent blog post about a Shiu-Hamada paper. Froggatt's and Nielsen's and Donald Bennett's multiple point criticality principle says that the parameters of quantum field theory are chosen on the boundaries of a maximum number of phases – i.e. so that something maximally special seems to happen over there. This principle is supported by a reasonably impressive prediction of the fine-structure constant, the top quark mass, the Higgs boson mass, and ... more »

Drawing The Iraq-Saudi-Kuwait Border In The Sand

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
A common belief about the Middle East was that it was carved up by England and France during World War I with the 1916 Sykes-Picot Treaty. The reality is much more complicated. One example is the creation of the Iraq-Saudi-Kuwait border. That was literally a straight line drawn by the British, but was only a rough demarcation, which took decades to define. Ibn Saud of Najid with Sir Percy Cox British High Commissioner for Iraq during the Mandate period (Cricistan) In November 1922, Sir Percy Cox the British High Commissioner for Iraq calleda meeting in the Saudi desert to decide... more »

Killer Cops Keep Jobs While Cops in South Carolina Fired for Having Sex With Each Other

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: sex]Six York County Sheriff's Department officers were found to have engaged in sex while on duty. Unlike most killer cops, all of them were disciplined.

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 12

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1968 New Baath government of Pres Bakr said it was committed to uniting Iraq and Egypt 1976 Soviet-Iraq arms deal announced worth over $1 bil included 600 T-62s and T-64 tanks, 100 Mig-23s, SAM-6 and SCUD missiles and more 1976 Soviet-Iraq arms deal included giving Russia secret access to Iraqi air bases 1986 Iraq air strike hit Iran’s main oil terminal in Sirri Island Iraq got air support from either Kuwait or Saudis 1988 Pres Khamenei speech claimed Iran won Iran-Iraq War 1990 Saddam said all occupations should end including Israel-Palestine & ... more »

Footage: The final destruction of ISIS forces in Sukhnah

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defence has released footage of the final military actions by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) around the strategic town of al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs Governorate. The footage is far more recent than the originally reported liberation date of al-Sukhnah (August 6) suggests. Although al-Sukhnah was de […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: Rebel special forces unit ready to fight Syrian Army

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A special forces unit belonging to the Free Syrian Army (FSA) linked Jaysh al-Nasr militant group has just graduated from its final training course in northern Hama Governorate. Pro-rebel social media has released images of the special forces unit claiming that it is now ready to conduct operations against pro-government […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

88% increase in Israeli settler violence

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) According to a new United Nations (UN) report, Israeli settler violence against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank has increased 88% this year. Over 600,000 Israeli settlers illegally live in the West Bank according to international law. This finding comes just a few days after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“Paranoia is just another mask for ignorance. The truth, when you finally chase it down, is almost always worse than your darkest visions and fears.” - Hunter S. Thompson

Chinese Gov Awarded Trump Org a Trademark Possibly Worth Billions After He Affirmed One-China Policy; Largest Trump Tower Tenant Chinese State Owned Co. – Violates Constitution Say 13 Senators

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : Trump Russia-gate still warrants investigation and here commes Trump China-gate! “shortly after President Trump spoke with…


Anon at Aangirfan - 13 hours ago
*Rumsfeld and a CIA asset.* In 2000, a Swiss company called ABB sold nuclear reactors to North Korea. From 1990-2001, Donald Rumsfeld served on the board of ABB. Rumsfeld was on ABB board during deal with North Korea. Henry Sokolski, head of the Non-proliferation Policy Education Center in Washington, noted that ABB's reactors "could be used to produce dozens of bombs' worth of weapons-grade plutonium in both North Korea and Iran." "In 2004, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan - CIA asset and international arms smuggler - and the father of Pakistan's atom bomb program, admitted sharing nuclear ... more »

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 13 hours ago
In keeping with the tradition that no good deed goes unpublished, and as a way of explaining how I was dragged into this nasty fight over the reality of the Billy Meier contact claims, I thought a note of explanation was warranted. In the words of Robert E. Lee, I didn’t want this fight but the fight is here. I had criticized MUFON for the choice of speakers at the recent symposium thinking that guys claiming to have traveled through time or some such nonsense were just not credible. Jan Harzan said that they were invited to tell their stories so that the membership could decide for... more »

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