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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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2 August - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:39 pm MDT

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 minute ago
China-India border spat casts shadow ahead of BRICS summit https://t.co/iOuC6X4xyd pic.twitter.com/5YTqTWBbsf — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 3, 2017 In rare bipartisan display, Democrats back Trump on China trade probe https://t.co/Cl1TY0RpAh pic.twitter.com/nQuBFhtSNV — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 3, 2017 'The biggest concern is retaliation, [since] China now has the second-largest economy in the world'https://t.co/2BQmT1ytL6 — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 3, 2017 https://t.co/6RHebeNTmQ — Chuck Yeager (@GenChuckYeager) August 2, 2017

Leaders Turning to Data, Cultural Strategies to Boost Tribal Students’ Success

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 minutes ago
The American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and the American Indian College Fund hosted Tribal College and University (TCU) presidents this week in the first TCU Presidents’ Convening in Princeton, New Jersey.

Spelman Scholar Extending Trailblazing Author Butler’s Reach

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 minutes ago
Spelman College offers a course within the English major, which is taught by Dr. Tarshia Stanley and focuses on the work of speculative fiction author, Octavia E. Butler.

I Failed the System: Representation, Meritocracy and Changing Education from the Top Down

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 minutes ago
I couldn’t fit the “college mold”, so I just gave up. I thought I failed the system and not the other way around. And, there are many first-generation, working-class youth giving up every day because they feel the same way.

Experts: Intimidation at Heart Department of Justice Plan

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 minutes ago
The U.S. Department of Justice’s recently revealed plan to investigate and sue colleges that wrongly use race in college admissions is a scare tactic meant to dissuade colleges from using race as one of many factors, as permitted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

China Threatens South Korea Over THAAD Redeployment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 32 minutes ago
© Missile Defense Agency *Sputnik:** Beijing Bares Teeth, Threatens South Korea Over THAAD Redeployment* Beijing has made no secret of its displeasure with South Korea’s deployment of the American-made Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system - and now that the deployment has resumed, China may seek to retaliate against Seoul. When liberal South Korean President Moon Jae-in took office in May, Chinese leadership likely breathed a sigh of relief, as he announced a forestalling of the THAAD deployment for up to 15 months while the South Korean government undertook an envi... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
The Russian Airborne Troops’ reconnaissance squadron performs tasks on Lynx Light Multirole Vehicles. © PHOTO: RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY *WNU editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *'Nobody But Us!' Russian Paratroopers Celebrate Professional Holiday* (Sputnik).

White House Purging Key Officials In The National Security Council

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Joshua Roberts / Reuters *New York Times: **White House Purging Michael Flynn Allies From National Security Council* WASHINGTON — The White House has engaged in a slow-motion purge of hard-line officials at the National Security Council in recent weeks, angering conservatives who complain that the foreign policy establishment is reasserting itself over a president who had promised a new course. The latest to go was Ezra Cohen-Watnick, who ran the N.S.C.’s intelligence division and, like others who have left, was originally appointed by Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first nat... more »

China Colonel Warns India: 'If You Don't Want War, Get Out Of Chinese Territory,'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Shanghaiist*: *WATCH: 'If you don't want war, get out of Chinese territory,' China colonel warns India* As the standoff between India and China continues in the disputed border region of Doklam, a heated exchange on a Chinese TV news show has gone viral, providing a nice encapsulation of the thinking on both sides of the dispute. In a debate show on CGTN, the English-language arm of China Central Television (CCTV), a retired Indian Army major general, Ashok Mehta, squared off against Chinese Ministry of National Defense Senior Colonel Zhou Bo. Mehta started things out by accusin... more »

Nancy Pelosi, Like Paul Ryan, Needs A Serious Reelection Challenge-- Meet Stephen Jaffe

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Nancy Pelosi used to be my own member of Congress. She was a lot more progressive-- even forcefully so, back then-- than my current member of Congress, her New Dem ally and former Blue Dog Adam Schiff. I used to vote for her regularly. Except for the first time he ran, I never voted for Adam. I never thought the day would come when I would urge my friends in San Francisco to vote against Pelosi. But this anti-Choice, pro-Blue Dog stand of hers and her puppet Ben Ray Lujan's was the last straw for me. And she happens to have an excellent primary opponent this time in Stephen Jaffe... more »

Russia retreats on claims of Al-Baghdadi’s death

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 2 hours ago
Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service admits no proof Al-Baghdadi is dead. The post Russia retreats on claims of Al-Baghdadi’s death appeared first on The Duran.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
I'm running into a lot of people who assume that America will recoil from the newly announced Trump administration policy on immigration, and that the man tasked with defending it today, White House adviser Stephen Miller, repulsed the vast majority of Americans, especially in his heated exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta: ... Acosta asked a question about a policy to only let in English-speaking immigrants. He quoted “The New Colossus,” the famous poem engraved on the Statue of Liberty, before saying, “It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or being able to be a computer progra... more »

Imagining Russia post-Putin

Peter Rutland, Professor of Government, Wesleyan University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the students on July 21, 2017. Alexei Nikolsky/via AP On July 21, Vladimir Putin was asked at an audience with schoolchildren what he will do when he retires. He replied, “I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency.” While everyone is obsessed with following the twists and turns of the ties between Putin and President Trump, it is important to bear in mind that the relationship between the two countries will long outlast these two men. Putin will run again in the March 2018 presidential election, and he is sure to win. His appro... more »

China's Anti-Satellite Missile test Fails

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon: **China Carries Out Flight Test of Anti-Satellite Missile* DN-3 missile highlights growing space warfare capabilities. China recently carried out a flight test of a new anti-satellite missile that highlights the growing threat of Beijing's space warfare capabilities. The flight test of the Dong Neng-3 direct ascent missile was tracked by U.S. intelligence agencies on July 23 from China's Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Inner Mongolia, in northwestern China, said U.S. defense officials familiar with reports of the launch. The officials said the launch wa... more »

Jim Marrs December 5, 1943 - August 2, 2017

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
Jim Marrs at the podium. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle For those of you who haven't heard, Jim Marrs had died. He was famous for his book, *Alien Agenda *and his book on the Kennedy assassination, *Crossfire*. That book became the basis for Oliver Stone's movie, JFK. Personally, I meant Marrs only twice and both times at UFO symposium or conferences. We disagree on several cases such as the UFO crash at Aurora, Texas in 1897, but that didn't mean that we argued loudly or attacked each others research techniques or beliefs. He was always cordial and answered the questions of his fa... more »

Why South Korea Needs THAAD

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* North Korea makes this missile defense system a must have. The United States’ top military official in South Korea is expressing his confidence in Lockheed Martin’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense missile defense system. Washington has deployed the THAAD to the Korean peninsula to deter North Korea, which has stepped up testing of its ballistic missiles. The THAAD is designed as a theatre missile defense system but has a limited capability to defeat even intercontinental ballistic missile in the terminal phase of flight. “This most recent i... more »

Why Russia's New ICBM Might be the Real Nuclear Missile America Should Fear

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* Or not? More details are emerging about Russia’s new RS-28 Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile. According to Russian media, the weapon is being developed to replace the massive but ageing 210-ton R-36M2 Veovoda (SS-18 Satan) missile which has a throw weight of roughly 8.8-tons. However, most Western experts believe the weapon is more likely a replacement for the smaller 106-ton UR-100N —also known as the SS-19 Stiletto. In fact, there are conflicting reports about the size of the RS-298, which has been given the NATO designation SS-X-30... more »

The Iran Deal Is Not Perfect—but Its the Only Option We Have

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, Asia* [image: A military truck carrying a Raad missile drives past a picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) during a parade marking the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2015.] Iran hawks may not like to admit this, but the JCPOA is the best outcome. When President Donald Trump certified Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement earlier this month, the decision came with a potent amount of anger and resignation. It became abundantly clear almost immediately that Trump didn’t want to provide... more »

America Should Not Cheer on an India-China Fight

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: Soldiers drive Pakistan's Al Khalid tanks during Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood] Playing geopolitics in South and Central Asia can have disastrous consequences for U.S. national security. Tensions have been building on the Himalayan frontier that separates China and India, even as a new round of political instability roils Pakistan. A recent skirmish in Kashmir, moreover, raises the stark possibility of a South Asian conflagration that involves not just two nuclear powers, bu... more »

Inside Washington's Soft-Power Sanctions War

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Americas* Washington’s promiscuous bullying via soft-power sanctions is increasingly resented by friend and foe alike. Congress voted to tighten economic sanctions against Russia. Embargoes once were imposed only occasionally and after serious debate. Today legislators and presidents think nothing of banning investment, trade and other contacts with foreign peoples and nations. They punish people and companies from other countries—such as Europe in the case of the anti-Russia legislation—for not following America’s rules. Of course, sanctions are suppose... more »

What Donald Trump Can Learn from Dunkirk

Douglas Macgregor at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Douglas Macgregor* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division engage their targets during a Live Fire Exercise for United Accord 2017 at Bundase Training Camp, Bundase, Ghana, May 26, 2017. ​Flickr / U.S. Department of Defense] For anything to change for the better inside the army, Trump must do what the British did not do: decide what’s most important. President Trump understands that American society is above all the idea it forms of itself. Trump’s grasp of this truth expl... more »

This Congressional Bill Could Corrode America's Relationship with China

Quinn Marschik, Bill Bray at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Quinn Marschik, Bill Bray* *Security, Asia* [image: Honour guards march during a welcoming ceremony attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, August 31, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter] It could lead to an arms race in the Asia-Pacific region and heighten the chance of military conflict. Fresh off aggressive action against Russia, the U.S. Congress is turning to Asia and America’s increasingly precarious strategic position. After the Obama administration’s underwhelming follow-up... more »

Quote of the Day: On happiness

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*"Man's happiness or well-being, which in Aristotle's system also is regarded as the supreme end of all endeavour, is, indeed, dependent in part upon external fortune; it is not complete until this has afforded its good things; but ethics has to do only that which stands in our power, only with the happiness which man gains by his own activity. Every being, however, becomes happy by the unfolding of his own nature and of his own peculiar activity -- man, therefore, through reason. The virtue of man is, accordingly, that habitude or permanent state of mind through which he is made... more »

Italy seizes the first NGO ship of human smugglers

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 4 hours ago
Czech readers were somewhat pleased by the news that at least some sanity is returning to Italy. A Sicilian prosecutor has ordered to confiscate Iuventa, an NGO ship that has been shown to "cooperate" with the human flesh traffickers. Iuventa belongs to Jugend Rettet (Young Saviors), a German NGO originally founded by some high school students in 2015. The prosecutor announced he has serious evidence of repeated encounters between Jugend Rettet and the recognized traffickers close to the Libyan border. Well, you may see it – a video of June 18th and June 26th incidents. On the... more »

Beyond the West Horizon

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

President Trump: U.S.‘Losing’ Afghan War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*NBC*: *Trump Says U.S.‘Losing’ Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals* WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war's top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials. During the July 19 meeting, Trump repeatedly suggested that Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford replace Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in A... more »

Better Deal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
I spend half my day talking to candidates and congressional incumbents. I haven't heard a single one mention the new Papa John's Pizza slogan Pelosi and Schumer are pushing on Democrats. A crew of top *Politico* reporters found the same thing. One congressmember told me, on the condition of anonymity, that Pelosi "is a leader with no following. They've all died, retired... or largely evaporated." *Politico* talked with rotgut California Blue Dog, Jim Costa, who doesn't like any national messaging since he has little in common with normal Democrats and nothing at all with anything t... more »

Donald Trump finally, begrudgingly, signs Russia sanction bill into law.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Fine, I'll sign it. But I am not happy about it. Courtesy of NPR: *After being approved by overwhelming majorities in Congress, President Trump begrudgingly signed into law new sanctions against Russia on Wednesday. The move is in contrast with his frequently stated desire to improve relations with the country. The president also issued a signing statement where he declared that the legislation has a number of what he deems to be "unconstitutional provisions." * *The sanctions bill targets Russia's mining and oil industry, and aims to punish the country for interfering in the 201... more »

Afghanistan Is Getting a Lot Worse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*War Is Boring: **Wow, Afghanistan Is Getting a Lot Worse* *More civilians and troops are dying as government funds dry up* Militant attacks are escalating. Afghan military casualties are high. Deserters number in the thousands. Kabul’s coffers are depleted. American officials are cowering in their fortified compounds. That’s the dark picture that the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction — the U.S. government’s watchdog agency for the Afghanistan war — painted in its July 2017 quarterly report. Since invading Afghanistan in late 2001 in retaliation for the 9/11... more »

SS Normandie

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Port Sidney Harbour, Vancouver Island, BC

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 5 hours ago
*greencrow explains 2 hour delay leaving* *Ganges* Trouble in paradise this morning, folks. We couldn't get Limerence to start. Tried everything. I must have turned the key a dozen times. Captain pulled the whole boat apart trying to access various engine and gizmos in an effort to fix the problem. Finally, it getting hot, I took the dogs and went to get breakfast at a local restaurant famous for breakfasts. Sat there for an hour, shot the above video, then got a phone message from the Captain. The boat was fixed and he was waiting for me. We grabbed our breakfast "to go" a... more »

X22 Report, “It's Not The Stock Market Bubble You Need To Worry About It's The Everything Bubble”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
X22 Report, “It's Not The Stock Market Bubble You Need To Worry About It's The Everything Bubble” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqR3ic0VDmA *Related followup report:* X22 Report: “The Bad Guys Believe They Have The Upper Hand, Wait For It...” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=798bvyASgS8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Is there a monster in IC 1396? Known to some as the Elephant's Trunk Nebula, parts of gas and dust clouds of this star formation region may appear to take on foreboding forms, some nearly human. The only real monster here, however, is a bright young star too far from Earth to hurt us. *Click image for larger size.* Energetic light from this star is eating away the dust of the dark cometary globule near the top of the featured image. Jets and winds of particles emitted from this star are also pushing away ambient gas and dust. Nearly 3,000 light-years distant, the relatively faint I... more »

Father Knows Worst

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 5 hours ago
From CBS News: Following a report that President Trump dictated a statement to his son Donald Trump Jr. regarding his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asserted that Mr. Trump only “weighed in” and “offered suggestions” … Continue reading →

Are People in Brooklyn Refusing to Vaccinate Their Pets Over Autism Fears?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
This viral story has its origins in a neighborhood paper, but it is based entirely on the vague comments of two veterinarians and the musings of seemingly random people on the street.

Does a Meme Accurately Advise Sexual Assault Victims?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A meme posted to Reddit made statements of mixed accuracy about the rights of victims of rape and sexual assault.

2 US Service Members Killed In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Afghan suicide bomber kills two U.S. soldiers in NATO convoy* KABUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack killed two American troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday as they were traveling in a convoy near the airport in the southern city of Kandahar, the U.S. military said, in a strike claimed by the Taliban insurgency. The attack was a reminder of the dangers posed to the 8,400 U.S. forces in Afghanistan as President Donald Trump weighs sending thousands more troops to America's longest war. The goal would be to better assist Afghan forces, who are locked in a sta... more »

34 Russian soldiers killed-in-action across Syria since intervention began: Kremlin

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
(TASS NEWS) Only official information from the Russian Defense Ministry regarding the number of casualties among the Russian military in Syria can be trusted, Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. Reuters news agency reported earlier that the number of casualties among Russians in Syria was much higher in comparison with the officially provided figures. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS forces kid to become suicide bomber in Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:10 A.M.) – ISIS commanders appear to have reached new levels of desperation in the battle for Raqqa, now turning on the very young to fend off Kurdish forces. Abu Hurirah Al-Halabi, an indoctrinated child originating from Aleppo, faced his last moments due to this Islamic State policy, having been deployed as suicide […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army holds parade in Qamishli, shows off military power to rival Kurds

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:20 P.M.) – Tanks and armored vehicles patrolled Qamishli on Wednesday afternoon as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) sent a clear message to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that government troops refuse to tolerate the establishment of Rojava, a self-proclaimed Kurdish federation spanning across much of northern Syria. Although cut off from the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump Effectively Admits To Being Putin’s Boy Plus Appears to Regret That The US Isn’t A Dictatorship in Statement Re Sanctions Bill

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 5 hours ago
Trump’s complaints regarding the US Sanctions Bill, which it would have been futile to veto because the US Congress would … Continue reading →

Mueller’s Role in Delivering Uranium to Russians Raises Questions

Steve Byas at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: mueller-s-role-in-delivering-uranium-to-russians-raises-questions] The cable unearthed by WikiLeaks raises doubts about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

President Trump Signs Russian Sanctions Bill But Criticises Congress For It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Post*:* Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but makes clear he’s not happy about it* President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that imposes new sanctions on Russia, but he immediately expressed doubts about its constitutionality and criticized Congress for giving itself greater powers to prevent him from rolling back penalties aimed at Moscow. Trump's reluctant signing of the legislation came nearly a week after it was approved by overwhelming, bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate that assured any veto could be overridden. Trump’s statement, how... more »

Maybe The U.S. Navy Should Build Some Smaller Ships?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
US/South Korea exercises in March. (US Navy) *James Seddon, Task & Purpose*: *The Navy Needs To Stop Buying Big Ships To Do All Its Small Jobs* As a Navy “blackshoe” surface warfare officer, I saw firsthand how our fleet’s leaders have more missions than they have ships to fill them. I watched flag staff in a command center wrestle with operational problems that would have been easier if they’d had more hulls, more ships, of just about any kind of surface combatant. The Navy’s go-to workhorse destroyers are too expensive to fill the gap, and its recent small-ship programs have bee... more »

Morris Brown Appoints 4 New Board Members

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Morris Brown College, a historically Black college in Atlanta, has appointed four new members to its Board of Trustees. The new appointees come from diverse backgrounds in business, education and government. The new trustees are: Clarence Ogletree, a Morris Brown College alumnus and retired General Motors Corporation executive and business consultant; Dr. John Foster, a […]

Judge Dismisses Most of Title IX Lawsuit Against Haskell

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
LAWRENCE, Kansas — A federal judge has dismissed most of a Title IX lawsuit filed against Haskell Indian Nations University by a former student who says she was treated unfairly and ultimately expelled after she reported she was raped in a dormitory three years ago by two football players. In his decision, U.S. District Judge […]

SMU Group Unhappy About 9/11 Memorial Relocation

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
DALLAS — A group at a Texas university is angry they have to move a 9/11 memorial to a less-prominent part of campus. The Young Americans for Freedom group has set up nearly 3,000 flags on Southern Methodist University’s Dallas Hall Lawn annually since 2010, The Dallas Morning News reported . But university officials recently […]

Australia “Weather-Experts” Falsify Climate Change

Activist Post at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport “Global warming is a non-problem…I say this to Obama: Excuse me, Mr. President, but you’re wrong. Dead wrong.” (Dr. Ivar Giaever, Nobel-Prize... more »

CIA Torture “Architects” Compare Themselves to Nazi Gas-Makers

Activist Post at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Everett Numbers A federal jury will decide whether two psychologists who designed the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation techniques” will have to pay back some or all of... more »

Public Utility Consumer Abuse For Refusing AMI Smart Meters, PECO Style

Activist Post at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) main surveillance device, the AMI Smart Meter, has caused much grief, fright, concerns and... more »

Australia Weather Bureau Caught Tampering With Climate Numbers

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Energy Climate Change wooden sign with a desert background (By ESB Professional/Shutterstock) From The Daily Caller Chris White 9:57 PM 07/31/2017 Australian scientists at the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) ordered a review of temperature recording instruments after the government agency was caught tampering with temperature logs in several…

X22 Report, “It's Not The Stock Market Bubble You Need To Worry About It's The Everything Bubble”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
X22 Report, “It's Not The Stock Market Bubble You Need To Worry About It's The Everything Bubble” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqR3ic0VDmA

Paulo Coelho, “Forget This Idea of Seeking Happiness”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Forget This Idea of Seeking Happiness”* by Paulo Coelho “Countries where income is under US$ 10,000 a year are countries where the majority of the population is unhappy. However, it was discovered that from that figure upwards, monetary difference is not all that important. A scientific study conducted on the 400 richest persons in the United States shows that they are only slightly happier than those who earn US$ 20,000. The logical consequence: of course, poverty is something unacceptable, but the old saying that “money does not bring happiness” is being proved in laboratories.... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Avid Pursuer"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Avid Pursuer"* by Chet Raymo "In his autobiography, "Speak Memory," the novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov writes of the joys of butterfly collecting: "The highest enjoyment of timelessness...is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude..." The possibility of learning more and more about butterflies - those tiny truths - drew Nabokov, the avid... more »

"Ironic, huh?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Thought is real. Physical is the illusion. Ironic, huh?” - Robin Williams, “What Dreams May Come”

“Dwelling in the Darkness: The Value of Pain”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Dwelling in the Darkness: The Value of Pain”* by Bernie Siegel “We often refer to the difficult times in our lives as dark times. When you lose someone you love or your health deteriorates, when you are abandoned or rejected, or when innumerable difficulties pile up and you sink into depression and hopelessness - in these dark times you may feel you are drowning or being buried alive. Some hours are so dark that you may barely see a faint light at the end of the tunnel, and it may seem almost futile to keep struggling toward it. Despite the difficulty, the darkest times of our li... more »

North Korea Is Driving American Foreign Policy In Directions Not Seen Before

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
FOX News *Gordon G. Chang, National Interest:* *Why China Should Fear Donald Trump's Tweets* North Korea is driving American foreign policy in directions not seen before--and Beijing should be worried. President Trump’s two-part tweet Saturday, coming after his June 20 tweet, signals nothing no less than a reversal of four decades of U.S. China policy. At about the same time, America’s ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, indicated the time for diplomacy with regard to North Korea is at an end. Moreover, with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s comments Sunday, the frustration with Chin... more »

Asylum Seekers From The U.S.Are Pouring Into Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Reports that the Olympic stadium is being used to house asylum seekers come as figures compiled by the Canadian Border Services Agency indicate Quebec has become Canada's main entry point for refugees entering this country. PIERRE OBENDRAUF / MONTREAL GAZETTE *Montreal Gazette:** 'We're close to the limit': Big O becomes a shelter as refugees flow from U.S.* An “increasing wave” of Haitian refugee claimants forced officials to open a temporary shelter in the Olympic Stadium Wednesday while scrambling to keep up with a demand they fear isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The f... more »

“The data have spoken:” Controversial NgAgo gene editing study retracted

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 7 hours ago
The author of a 2016 paper describing a potentially invaluable lab tool has retracted it, following heavy criticism from outside groups that could not reproduce the findings. The paper had already been tagged with an Expression of Concern by the journal, Nature Biotechnology, which included data from multiple groups casting doubt on the original findings. Although […] The post “The data have spoken:” Controversial NgAgo gene editing study retracted appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Donald Trump and the sanctions law: Supreme Court challenge coming (full text and analysis of the Presidential Statement)

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Whilst signing the sanctions law President Trump publishes a Presidential Statement which is clearly intended to prepare the ground for a challenge to the US Supreme Court on the grounds that key provisions in the sanctions law are unconstitutional. The post Donald Trump and the sanctions law: Supreme Court challenge coming (full text and analysis of the Presidential Statement) appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump refers to the White House as a "real dump."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Trump explaining to several club members why he frequently visits Bedminster: "That White House is a real dump." https://t.co/f3VYWxGMl5 pic.twitter.com/mL39uugMOE — Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 1, 2017 Courtesy of Esquire: *I mean, seriously. What if Obama said this?* *A White House spokesperson issued a statement to Golf.com denying this happened, but it wouldn't matter if an Obama surrogate had, too. The coverage on Fox News would be apocalyptic. There would surely be calls for impeachment. Rush Limbaugh might call for his head. The Wall Street Journal editorial b... more »

The Location Of North Korea's Last Missile Launch Surprised Both China And The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Quartz*: *The surprise location of North Korea’s latest missile test is making the US and China nervous* When North Korea launched its second intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) last week, of immediate concern was how far the missile traveled, and where it could have reached had it been sent on a lower trajectory (most of the US, as it turns out). But the launch location mattered, too. In a first, the missile took off from the northern Chagang province. Geolocation wizards quickly found the precise coordinates. That location will bother both the US and China. In a straight ... more »

Lightning Strikes a River, Sparks Explosion?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A video purportedly showing a bolt of lightning striking a river actually shows a controlled explosion by an engineering company.

“The Brightest Meteor Shower In Recorded Human History Is Happening”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Brightest Meteor Shower In Recorded Human History Is Happening”* by physics-astronomy.com "According to astronomers there is going to be a meteor shower on 12th of August, 2017 that will be the brightest shower in recorded human history. It will light up the night sky and some of these might even be visible during the day. This meteor shower is being considered as a once in a lifetime opportunity as the next meteor shower of such kind will be in 96 years. The Perseid meteor shower, one of the brighter meteor showers of the year, occurs every year between July 17 and August 24... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Arvada, Colorado, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Frank Lloyd Wright | HOW TO SEE the "American Home"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
More from Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s’s important ‘Unpacking the Archives’ exhibition, unpacking the 150 years of archives of architect Frank Lloyd – this video (part of a series) unpacking yet another delightful series of artefacts. This snippet: a brief introduction to Wright’s presentations, over several decades, of systems for ‘The American Home.’ . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Is Congress Moving To Circumvent President Trump's National Security And Foreign Policy Initiatives?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Sandra Erwin, RCD:* *Lawmakers Primed to Defy Trump on National Security Issues* The collective take in Washington this week is that the Trump White House will get a fresh start as retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly takes over as chief of staff. What this means for national security policy moving forward is a question many lawmakers are mulling as they begin the August recess. Sen. John McCain last week sounded the clarion call on the Senate floor when he appealed to his colleagues to get back to “regular order.” The speech was a rebuke to the way the Senate handled the health... more »

Should The U.S. Launch An Anti-Propaganda War Against Russia And ISIS?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Politico:* *Tillerson spurns $80 million to counter ISIS, Russian propaganda* *The secretary of state won’t tap funding approved by Congress, angering officials.* Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is resisting the pleas of State Department officials to spend nearly $80 million allocated by Congress for fighting terrorist propaganda and Russian disinformation. It is highly unusual for a Cabinet secretary to turn down money for his department. But more than five months into his tenure, Tillerson has not issued a simple request for the money earmarked for the State Department’s Glob... more »

Governor Susan Collins?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
David Nather asked-- and answered-- an interesting question over at Axios yesterday, namely Who loses if Trump cuts off health insurer payments? The answer is the map. The darker the color, the worse off the inhabitants of the state. And, obviously, worst off are folks in the Trump-backing states of the Old Confederacy plus the GOP political hellholes of Idaho and Utah. If Trump decides to cut off subsidies to the poorest Americans who are getting healthcare through the Affordable Care Act this is what ensues: *•* Insurers have to keep providing the subsidies anyway-- they just w... more »

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill - Another Deep State Victory

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
With the new Russia sanctions bill passed and signed into law, President Trump's room to improve relations with Russia is nearly non-existent. He will not be able to remove the sanctions without permission from Congress, and that is unlikely to come. This is exactly what the deep state desires. Official enemies, to keep the money flowing to the military-industrial complex, which is their lifeblood. Of course they suck all of our blood and they spill blood across the globe...

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill - Another Deep State Victory

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
With the new Russia sanctions bill passed and signed into law, President Trump's room to improve relations with Russia is nearly non-existent. He will not be able to remove the sanctions without permission from Congress, and that is unlikely to come. This is exactly what the deep state desires. Official enemies, to keep the money flowing to the military-industrial complex, which is their lifeblood. Of course they suck all of our blood and they spill blood across the globe...

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill - Another Deep State Victory

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
With the new Russia sanctions bill passed and signed into law, President Trump's room to improve relations with Russia is nearly non-existent. He will not be able to remove the sanctions without permission from Congress, and that is unlikely to come. This is exactly what the deep state desires. Official enemies, to keep the money flowing to the military-industrial complex, which is their lifeblood. Of course they suck all of our blood and they spill blood across the globe...

Trump Signs Sanctions Bill - Another Deep State Victory

Daniel McAdams at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
With the new Russia sanctions bill passed and signed into law, President Trump's room to improve relations with Russia is nearly non-existent. He will not be able to remove the sanctions without permission from Congress, and that is unlikely to come. This is exactly what the deep state desires. Official enemies, to keep the money flowing to the military-industrial complex, which is their lifeblood. Of course they suck all of our blood and they spill blood across the globe...

Gluten-free Superfoods That Make a Perfect Wheat Substitute

Waking Times at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
There are several nutritious gluten-free superfoods that make the perfect wheat substitute. The post Gluten-free Superfoods That Make a Perfect Wheat Substitute appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump Signed Russia Sanctions into Law. Now What?

Nikolas K. Gvosdev at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Nikolas K. Gvosdev* *Politics, North America* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.] The president, his national security team and Congress will have to work together to find the answers. As expected, President Donald Trump has signed into law the “Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” and appended, as predicted, a presidential signing statement outlining his view of the legislation. What is quite interesting is that the president did not veto the bill, even ... more »

Why Trump Is Right about Immigration

Mark Krikorian at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Mark Krikorian* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after delivering remarks on immigration reform, accompanied by Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) (L) in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 2, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria] An immigration plan that serves the national interest. For the past two years, ever since Donald Trump’s escalator ride, the immigration debate has focused on enforcement and illegality. The wall, criminal aliens, deportation, Obama’s lawless executive amnesty—it’s been all illegal immigration, all the time. ... more »

A Polish Funeral And President Trump's Warsaw Speech

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Don Thieme, War On The Rocks*: *The Historical Resonance Of Trump's Speech In Poland* There is an old saying in Poland, that the country represents the walls of Christianity. Certainly Jan Sobieski III met this standard in 1683, defeating the Turkish armies outside the gates of Vienna. Since then, history has imbued Poland and its people with a host of symbolic meanings, including that of a bastion against Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism. This symbolism was readily apparent when President Donald Trump spoke in Warsaw on his way to the G-20 summit last week. Trump could have flo... more »

U.S.-imposed Sanctions to Squeeze Venezuela’s Marxist Dictator

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: u-s-imposed-sanctions-to-squeeze-venezuela-s-marxist-dictator] The United States is helping squeeze Venezuela's rulers, and Venezuela's future could be bright once the blight of Maduro and his Chavism has been removed, if Maduro is not succeeded by another Marxist.

Recently Tested North Korean ICBM Said to be in Range of Most of U.S.

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: recently-tested-north-korean-icbm-said-to-be-in-range-of-most-of-us] North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 28 that theoretically could reach much of the United States, including Boston and New York.

North Carolina Passes Goldwater Institute-based Campus Free Speech Bill

Raven Clabough at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: north-carolina-passes-goldwater-institute-based-campus-free-speech-bill] North Carolina is the latest state to take strides toward protecting free speech rights on public college campuses by passing legislation that prevents campus censorship. The bill will affect a total of 17 colleges and universities in the University of North Carolina system. It comes at a time in which First Amendment rights of conservatives are being trampled on college campuses across the country.

Free Download: Walt Whitman, "Leaves Of Grass"

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

Giant Rat Drags Human By Her Hand To Show Her A Baby

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
A video showing a huge rat grabbing her human’s finger and dragging her to show off her baby is going viral, reminding us of how little we actually know about rats – one of the most intelligent animals in the world. Rats are highly social and communicate with each other using high-frequency sounds that we can’t hear without instrumentation. They like to play together, cuddle, and wrestle. Jaak Panksepp, a neuroscientist at Bowling Green State University, suggests that when playing or being tickled, rats make chirping sounds that are strikingly similar to human laughter. “[Y]oung ... more »

CNN’s ‘Exclusive’ Report on Russia Arming Taliban Debunked By Their Own Expert—Exposed as Propaganda

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: cnn]A far-fetched story being shoved down the throats of the American public by CNN is being exposed by their very own expert as untrue.

ANOTHER Body Cam Just Released Shows MORE Cops Planting Drugs to Frame People

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: baltimore]In less than a month, two videos have been released showing Baltimore cops appear to plant drugs on innocent people to frame them.

Nationwide map of Syria – August 2, 2017

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 P.M.) – As the month of August commences it appears that the ISIS terrorist group will continue to suffer major military and territorial setbacks at both the hands of pro-government forces and the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. In Raqqa Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), led by the elite Tiger Forces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Battle for eastern Hama turns into a blood bath as SAA, ISIL forces trade blows

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – What started as a small Islamic State (ISIL) offensive has turned into a blood bath in central Syria, as the latter and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) trade blows in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah. ISIL began the day by storming six checkpoints that belonged to the Syrian Arab Army and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Russian, Syrian bombers, artillery and attack helicopters blast ISIS defenses around Sukhnah

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has released a 2-minute video showing the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies advancing on the hills to the south and west of al-Sukhnah town in eastern Homs Governorate. In the video can be see a wide range of heavy fire support assets […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Large batch of jihadsits leave Arsal for Syrian border region

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – A large batch of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants and their families have left the ‘Arsal Barrens of east Lebanon tonight, making their way to the ‘Faleeta Barrens of west Syria, the Lebanese Army claimed via a military communique. The communique added that at least 66 buses were filled with HTS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist rebels execute man in Idlib after transporting him to Idlib

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham executed a man riding on one of the buses that was traveling to the Idlib Governorate, the National News Agency (NNA) of Lebanon reported on Wednesday. According to the NNA report, the man was identified as Ra’ad Al-Hamadi by the displaced civilians traveling […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Gore’s home devours 34 times more electricity than average U.S. household

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 9 hours ago
By Drew Johnson -- Gore even told the “TODAY Show” that his home uses 100 percent renewable energy, but that is an outright lie.

Donald Trump claims that the head of the Boy Scouts said his speech was "the greatest speech that was ever made to them." Except he never said any such thing.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
What are you doing with your hands, waving? Okay I can wave. Courtesy of Time Magazine: *President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that after his controversial speech at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree in West Virginia, the head of the Boy Scouts called him and told him it was "the greatest speech that was ever made to them." * *But the organization told TIME they are unaware of any call from national leadership placed to the White House. “The Chief Scout Executive’s message to the Scouting community speaks for itself,” the organization said, referring to a July 27 stat... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
. *Camilla Thurlow*, friend of Prince Harry, is from *Hollywood,* in Dumfries, in Scotland. Recently, "*Prince Harr*y enjoyed a mini-break to the glitzy French resort of St Tropez, with his love interest, Camilla Thurlow - staying with her on a luxury yacht." dailymail *Camilla Heather Thurlow* graduated in 2007 from expensive *Fettes College*, Tony Blair's old school. Camilla has worked at Princess *Diana*'s charity, The Halo Trust. The judge for the 2017 Gatehouse Gala Decorated Float parade, in Dumfries and Galloway, will be Love Island Finalist Camilla Thurlow! *Robert ... more »

Donald Trump, Wrestlemania, and the Image Used to Illustrate Trump Death Hoaxes

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A photograph of Donald Trump participating in a professional wrestling match is frequently used to illustrate fake news stories.

Trump Administration Launches ‘Real News’ Online Show

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
The short Facebook broadcast was hosted by the president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.

Voting Machine Maker Says Venezuela Polls Rigged, Offers No Evidence

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*August 3, 2017 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) - London-based voting machine maker Smartmatic claims the recent polls carried out in Venezuela this week were rigged. In their 5 minute video statement, however, they failed to provide any evidence. AP article titled, "Election report: Venezuela vote 'probably rigged'," claims: *The number of Venezuelans who participated in the election for an all-powerful constituent assembly was tampered with - off by at least 1 million votes - in an official count, the head of a voting technology company asserted Wednesday, a finding certain to sow furt... more »

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign rejects in-depth report forensically detailing antisemitism within their movement as a “smear” per Campaign Against Antisemitism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
'... At every event checked, on every high street, at every demonstration, those pushing hard-core antisemitic ideology were at the very front of SPSC activity. Two separate case studies suggested that between 40% and 50% of SPSC front line activists (at a minimum) engage in sharing Jew-hating material." In one case study, the investigation uncovered that of the sixty-one activists listed as present at the "No to Brand Israel at Edinburgh Festival" protest organised outside the Shalom Festival by the SPSC, thirty-one of them posted antisemitic content on social media. This includ... more »

August 2: insanity

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
A new record for the irving press on July 31. All the news of Canada&World is just 4 pages. The lead story, the most important thing in the world to the people of Moncton, is that NB Liquor has not produced as much revenue as the government hoped. Then there's another big story on the front page. An island off Toronto has been reopened after repairs. Wow! And, hold your breath, the airport at Federicton has violated food safety. And there's' more. A man's ashes will remain buried in a nearby graveyard. (In case you''ve been wondering.) And a house burned down in New Brunswick. Most... more »

Canadá: Testigo describe OVNI fusiforme

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Fuente: Flying Saucer Digest y Base de Datos de MUFONFecha: 25 mayo 2017* *Canadá: Testigo describe OVNI fusiforme* Un testigo canadiense en Ottawa afirma haber visto un objeto con forma de cigarro de color gris blanquecino que se cernía antes de alejarse a una velocidad prodigiosa y sin hacer ruido alguno, de acuerdo con el testimonio vertido en la base de datos de MUFON. El testigo estaba solo en el balcón de su casa fumando un cigarrillo a las 4:30 de la madrugada el 23 de abril de 2017, fijando su atención en la luna menguante. “Mientras que miraba la luna, pensando en cosas... more »

No Matter How Bad You Thought Big-Phama Was, This is Worse

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 11 hours ago
A literal cure for cancer has been funded by charity, stolen by big-pharma, to be dangled over the head of the dying for profit. *August 2, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Impropriety among big-pharmaceutical corporations has ranged from multi-billion dollar bribery rackets, to marketing drugs to patients for uses they were never approved for by regulators, to covering up known dangerous side-effects of medications they produce and sell. More recently, big-pharma has been embroiled in a series of price-gouging controversies over equipment and treatments. This includes the hijacking ... more »

"Huxley vs. Orwell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Huxley vs. Orwell"* by Neil Postman “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one... Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism... Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance... Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial cultu... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Why is this the lead story right now at FoxNews.com? Really? That's the top story at the right-wing news source of record? Not the Justice Department's new focus on "reverse racism" in college admissions? Not the new bill intended to reduce legal immigration? Here's that Fox story: MS-13 doesn't fear prison, President Trump or even death. But there is one thing that scares the hell out of tattooed members of the murderous Central American gang: La Sombra Negra. Spanish for "The Black Shadow," La Sombra Negra is a mysterious paramilitary organization that is part death squad, par... more »

North Korea's ICBM Test Wasn't as Successful as We Thought

John Schilling at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*John Schilling* *Security, Asia* 38 North reveals their latest information. Less than a month after their first successful ICBM test, North Korea has done it again. The missile tested on July 28 appears to be identical to the liquid-fueled KN-20 (Hwasong-14) missile launched on July 4. This missile, however, demonstrated substantially greater range—possibly sufficient to reach the east coast of the United States—but only with a substantially reduced payload. Second, possibly because of the reduced reentry vehicle (RV) weight, the RV appears to have disintegrated before reaching... more »

After Mosul, Rebuilding Iraq Will Be Just as Painful This Time Around

Daniel L. Davis, Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis, Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Middle East* The fundamental divide between Shia and Sunni seen in the city is characteristic of the unchanged sectarianism throughout the country. *Editor's Note**: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) **Harry* *Kazianis**, Director of Defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, sat down with Lt. Col. **Daniel L. Davis** (Ret.), a senior fellow at Defense Priorities, to discuss what is next for Iraq* *Daniel Davis recently visited Iraq and interviewed res... more »

The U.S. Military vs. Russia and China: Who Would Win World War 3?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * Washington's worst fear. *U.S. alliance structure in the Pacific differs dramatically from that of Europe. Notwithstanding concern over the commitment of specific U.S. allies in Europe, the United States has no reason to fight Russia apart from maintaining the integrity of the NATO alliance. If the United States fights, then Germany, France, Poland and the United Kingdom will follow. In most conventional scenarios, even the European allies alone would give NATO a tremendous medium term advantage over the Russians; Russia might take parts of the Balt... more »

Debt Ceiling Debate Charade Begins, Again

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: debt-ceiling-debate-charade-begins-again] Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned Congress in a letter sent Friday that they had precious little time to raise the federal government’s debt ceiling before his department ran out of money.

How Trustworthy are SSTs?

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 11 hours ago
Roger Andrews as promised has published his analysis of SST (Sea Surface Temperatures) datasets, based on some years of research. The essay is Making the Measurements Match the Models – Part 2: Sea Surface Temperatures and well worth a look. Some years ago while reading to get up to speed on climate science, I was […]

Seymour Hersh confirms in new audio that Seth Rich was connected to Wikileaks (Audio)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Seymour Hersh confirms that Seth Rich is Wikileaks contact. The post Seymour Hersh confirms in new audio that Seth Rich was connected to Wikileaks (Audio) appeared first on The Duran.

Priorities Matter: A Plethora' of Waste in Bexar County

Content Multimedia - 11 hours ago
By James Quintero, Kirbie Ferrell

TPPF's Vance Ginn to testify on eliminating property taxes in Texas

Content Multimedia - 11 hours ago
By Vance Ginn Today, Dr. Vance Ginn, economist with the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation will testify before the House Ways & Means Committee on House Bill 285 which would eliminate school district maintenance and operations property taxes and replace them with higher state sales tax rate.

TPPF's Bryan Mathew to testify on annexation reform

Content Multimedia - 11 hours ago
By Bryan Mathew Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst at the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of House Bill 6 before the Texas House Committee on Land & Resource Management today, Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. CST or upon final adjournment in Room E2.026 of the Texas State Capitol.

WATCH: Mainstream Media Silences Caller When Pedophile Congressmen Are Mentioned

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: pedophiles]A caller to C-SPAN was cut-off immediately after mentioning Dennis Hastert and Jeffery Epstein, both pedophiles connected to government.

Big Pharma and the Creation of a Painkiller Addiction Epidemic

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Paul A. Philips* - The pharmaceutical industry and the medical establishment have pushed America into a deadly crisis. The post Big Pharma and the Creation of a Painkiller Addiction Epidemic appeared first on Waking Times.

No Environmental Danger?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Toxic coal ash, improper waste disposal and a stinky cheese plant. Welcome to Uniontown, Alabama.

Confusion Persists Regarding NEA Charter Policy

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
There appears to be some real confusion among what may be well-intentioned folks about what the NEA resolution on charter schools actually says about a moratorium. Here is the only mention of a moratorium in the document: Unless both the basic safeguards and process detailed above are met, no charter school should be authorized and NEA will support state and local moratoriums on further charter authorizations in the school district. As anyone can see, the National Education Association is NOT authorizing a moratorium in the event that all its fanciful desires are not met with regar... more »

Confusion Persists Regarding NEA Charter Position

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
There appears to be some real confusion among what may be well-intentioned folks about what the NEA resolution on charter schools actually says about a moratorium. Here is the only mention of a moratorium in the document: Unless both the basic safeguards and process detailed above are met, no charter school should be authorized and NEA will support state and local moratoriums on further charter authorizations in the school district. As anyone can see, the National Education Association is *NOT* authorizing a moratorium in the event that all its fanciful desires are not met with rega... more »

Looking Back On Shadowproof’s Second Year

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
It's Shadowproof's second birthday! We take a look back to honestly assess the work we are doing and to share aspirations with members and regular readers. The post Looking Back On Shadowproof’s Second Year appeared first on Shadowproof.

Time For A Democrat To Win Another Congressional Seat In Kentucky

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
If the Democrats are going to win back another seat in Kentucky, it's likely to be the 6th district, which includes Lexington and Frankfort and is currently held by Andy Barr, who was first elected in 2012 by ousting conservative Blue Dog Ben Chandler. It's the only red district in the state that has a PVI that isn't double-digit Republican and the only red district in the state where Obama busted through 40%. Statewide, Trump beat Hillary 62.5% to 32.7% but in KY-06 it was a less humiliating loss, "only" 54.7% to 39.4%. When Barr first beat Chandler it was 153,221 (51%) to 141,43... more »

US Ignores Saudi Beheading of 14 Activists, Labels Venezuela Dictatorship Despite Elections

Carey Wedler at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] This week, the Trump administration condemned the Venezuelan government following the country’s recent election. But as the US imposes sanctions on Venezuela and vocally decries their lack of democracy, President Trump’s outrage is all but nonexistent as a US ally preparing to behead 14 students for protesting. Though the Venezuelan regime is undoubtedly corrupt, the president’s outrage is meaningless in light of his lack of concern for the victims of US allies. In June of last year, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court ordered the beheadings of 14 young peo... more »

Lawrence of Kurdistan aka Brett the Sophist McGurk

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Suddenly the news of the US disavowing it's terrorists support makes just a little more sense.* *In case you are unaware... * *Trump Cuts Aid to CIA Funded Rebels. Just More FAKE NEWS* *From Ollie Richardson: America’s “Train and Equip” Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped?* *Aid from one group, diverted to another and the US gets to distance itself from it's support of "Al qaida", Much of that brand was moved straight into SDF in my opinion. Ya know, the arab veneer. Especially necessary to take Raqqa. Anyway..* *Brett McGurk accuses Turkey of Supporting Terrori... more »

15 Habits for Optimal Health | Infographic by The Drs. Wolfson

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 12 hours ago
Good health is up to each individual person! Here’s an infographic of 15 simple habits that will optimize your health. Put This Infographic On Your Site: We welcome the publication of this infographic on your blog and website. To use this infographic, please copy and paste the code below onto your website and/or blog. Infographic […] The post 15 Habits for Optimal Health | Infographic by The Drs. Wolfson appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire", At Royal Albert Hall, London

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire", At Royal Albert Hall, London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DRDcGlSsE

"How They Really Want You To Think It Would Be"

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

"The Survivors Would Envy The Dead..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“A war today or tomorrow, if it led to nuclear war, would not be like any war in history. A full-scale nuclear exchange, lasting less than 60 minutes, with the weapons now in existence, could wipe out more than 300 million Americans, Europeans, and Russians, as well as untold numbers elsewhere. And the survivors, as Chairman Khrushchev warned the Communist Chinese, "the survivors would envy the dead." For they would inherit a world so devastated by explosions and poison and fire that today we cannot even conceive of its horrors. So let us try to turn the world away from war. Let us... more »

“When In Doubt, Nuke China”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“When In Doubt, Nuke China”* A situation in which the US military feels 'unhampered' has precedent - and, as General MacArthur's endeavors in Korea prove, it's something to be afraid of... by Pepe Escobar "The current collapse of the unipolar world, with the inexorable emergence of a multipolar framework, has enabled a terrifying subplot to run amok - the normalization of the idea of nuclear war. The latest exhibit comes in the form of a US admiral assuring everyone he’s ready to follow President Trump’s orders to launch a nuclear missile against China. Forget about the fact that... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Browder's Testimony to Congress Video shows Trump's lawyer previously denied the president was involved with Trump Jr.'s misleading statement about meeting with a Russian lawyer There's a 95% chance the world will warm beyond a crucial tipping point — here's what that means Farenheit 104 (40 degrees C). This is a number everyone should know. A Brexit exodus may cost London 40,000 investment banking jobs British Gas is putting up electricity prices by 12.5% for 3.1 million people Homicide rates in America's major cities are on track to break records in 2017 Tru... more »

White House spokesperson angry that reporters are "pushing a narrative that just doesn't exist," invents one of her own instead.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
.@SarahHuckabee: The only thing I see misleading is year's worth of stories that have been fueling a false narrative about Russia collusion. pic.twitter.com/BDzIaiHzNU — Fox News (@FoxNews) August 1, 2017 Transcript courtesy of the Washington Examiner: *"The only thing I see misleading is a year's worth of stories that have been fueling a false narrative about this Russia collusion, a phony scandal based on anonymous sources," Sanders said after being asked how much Trump helped his son write a statement about a meeting he had last year with a Russian lawyer. * *"You guys are foc... more »

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