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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

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Moscow Mitch-- Kentucky's Russian Asset

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 seconds ago
The evil queen from Kentucky: "If I'm still Majority Leader of the Senate after next year, *none* of those things"-- and he's talking about Medicare-for-All, free public college, the Green New Deal, a minimum wage increase, LGBTQ workplace equality, background checks on gun sales...-- "are going to pass the Senate. They won't even be voted on. So think of me as the Grim Reaper." OK, but we already think of him as McTurtle, as a bribe taking crook, as the cock sucker from the Louisville's Pickle Park, as Cocaine Mitch and, most recently, as #MoscowMitch. And, speaking of which... ... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Is Saying That China's 'Behavior' Is Destabilizing The Indo-Pacific

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
U.S. Secretary of Defence Mark Esper speaks next to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a joint news conference with their Australia counterparts in Sydney, Australia, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Pool *The Hill:* *New Pentagon chief says China's 'destabilizing behavior' is 'disturbing' * Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Sunday warned of China’s “destabilizing” behavior in the Indo-Pacific region. The U.S. won’t “stand by idly while any one nation attempts to reshape the region to its favor at the expense of others, and we know our allies and partners will not eit... more »

The Mule

David Henderson at Econlib - 49 minutes ago
My wife and I rented the recent Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule, last night. I would give it an 8 out of 10. At various points, we paused and talk about the fact that we had no idea where the movie would go. Once it ended the way it did, it was plausible, but I […] The post The Mule appeared first on Econlib.

Washington D.C. Conference Exposes ‘Climate Delusion’

Viv at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 55 minutes ago
By Tom Harris & Dr. Jay Lehr pjmedia.com 03 Aug 2019 The new president of The Heartland Institute, Frank Lasee, was not exaggerating when he described the 13th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC13) as “the most important climate change and energy event of the year.” Speaking about the July 25 conference held at the […]

Schoolboys Have Taken Over the Modern Civilization

Unknown at The Verma Report - 1 hour ago
Modern civilization is the work of great masters of philosophy, politics, art, and science; of the great warriors and statesmen; of visionary discoverers and businessmen; of millions of people who do their work honestly and diligently. But the entire edifice has been inherited by schoolboys who have turned their nation into an asylum for the alienated, ignorant, hateful, cowardly, and foolish. These schoolboys are contemptuous of the values which inspired their ancestors; they read history with the sole objective of finding reasons for which they can hate their nation’s past; they w... more »

A Multicultural Mugging of Uncle Joe

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 1 hour ago
[image: a-multicultural-mugging-of-uncle-joe] Bottom line of the July Democratic debates: It seems astonishing how far the Democratic Party’s center of gravity has moved to the left.

Americans Should Be Very Skeptical Of Calls For New “Terrorism” Laws

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 hour ago
Two mass shootings have rocked the United States in less than 24 hours, leaving dozens dead and many more wounded. The first in El Paso, Texas was allegedly perpetrated by a white supremacist whose racist motives are outlined in a rambling “manifesto”, the second allegedly […]

Royal Navy Frigate Is Scrambled To Shadow Chinese Warship In The Channel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
HMS Westminster in company with Xian (Picture: Royal Navy). *Daily Mail:* *Royal Navy frigate is scrambled to the Channel to shadow Chinese warship on way home from Russia's annual Navy Days event* * Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster shadowed destroyer through Dover Straits * Sister frigate HMS St Albans escorted warship Xian on the way to St Petersburg * Commander said Xian conducted herself in 'safe and professional manner' today A Royal Navy frigate has shadowed a Chinese warship as it sailed through the English Channel today. Portsmouth-based HMS Westminster was scrambled to mon... more »

Police: Ohio Gunman Who Killed 9 Was Stopped in 30 Seconds

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
Connor Betts squeezed off dozens of shots before he was gunned down no more than 30 seconds after his rampage began.

Sen Mitch McConnell Trips, Breaks Shoulder in Kentucky

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering at home in Kentucky after suffering a shoulder fracture in a fall, a spokesman said.

Did President Trump Delete Tweets That Referred to Immigrants as “Invaders”?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
A Twitter rumor held that the chief executive's team went on a deletion spree after a mass shooter killed 20 people in El Paso.

Iran Says It Seized A Foreign Oil Tanker The In Gulf For Smuggling Fuel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*FOX News:* *Iran seizes oil tanker carrying 'smuggled fuel' in Persian Gulf, state media reports* Iran's Revolutionary Guard last week seized an oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was supposedly carrying "smuggled fuel" from Iran, state media reported Sunday. The ship was carrying 700,000 liters [185,000 gallons] of fuel, according to state TV and the semi-official Fars news agency. Seven crew members were reportedly detained during the vessel's seizure. The ship was seized on Wednesday near Farsi Island, where an Iranian Guard Navy base is located, the news outlet reported. Th... more »

New Video : Erasing America’s Hot Past

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 hour ago
This video is a must watch for anyone wanting to understand the climate crisis scam.

Mitch McConnell Falls Outside His Home, Fractures Shoulder

Evie Fordham at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Evie Fordham* *Politics, * Here is the story. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fell outside his home and fractured his shoulder in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunday. “This morning, Leader McConnell tripped at home on his outside patio and suffered a fractured shoulder. He has been treated, released, and is working from home in Louisville,” McConnell spokesman David Popp said in a statement according to The Washington Post. McConnell, 77, was briefly hospitalized after the fall. The Republican traveled to Kentucky on Friday to spend the roughly five-week recess in his home st... more »

Why China's Premature Bid for Hegemony Is More Fragile Than You Imagine

Richard Javad Heydarian at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Richard Javad Heydarian* *China, East Asia* Everyone is starting to resist now. “Never trust China,” a wrathful Hong Kong protester told this author during the large-scale protests on July 14 in the Sha Tin district earlier this month. “We are never going to give up, people are fighting to their last breath.” What began as a focused opposition to a controversial extradition bill, which would allow Beijing to retrieve fugitives and unwanted citizens fleeing to Hong Kong, has now morphed into a generalized call for independence altogether. Carrie Lam, the much-derided pro-Beij... more »

A Necessary Litmus Test Every Democratic Presidential Candidate Should Take

Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Politics, United States* Both sides must seek to improve America, not tear the entire experiment down. The Left has set several litmus tests for presidential candidates, to help sort the true progressives from the moderate liberals. These include commitments to the Green New Deal, Medicare-for-All, impeachment, and, for some, the abolition of the Electoral College, and expansion of the Supreme Court. The time has come for the moderates to reciprocate by providing the Left with some tests to separate the Hard Left from the rest. The candidates, who are leaning ... more »

So Much for Suez: What Britain's Tanker Crisis with Iran in the Gulf Really Means

Moez Hayat at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Moez Hayat* *Security, Middle East* In the Persian Gulf, Britain has been caught in a trap of its own making. Last week’s seizure of a British tanker in the Persian Gulf is nothing short of shocking. The Swedish-owned and British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero was intercepted en route to Saudi Arabia when it was attacked. The daring raid as captured, if not choreographed, by Iranian state television saw soldiers of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps rappel from helicopters to the deck, with fast attack ships running circles around the vessel. Yet the most interesting deta... more »

Ensuring a Twenty-Second Century America

The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Security, World* Just as there were smart and stupid versions of containment strategy during the Cold War, there are better and worse ways to handle global confrontations now. There is a growing consensus that we are now in a new age of “great power” competition. So what’s the best strategy for dealing with it? Just as there were smart and stupid versions of containment strategy during the Cold War, there are better and worse ways to handle global confrontations now. We are in better shape for this competition than many suppose. Still, there is work to be done to smarten up the... more »

Is Manila Worth American Lives?

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia-Pacific* The Philippines might be a nice place to visit. But it isn’t a nation whose security America should guarantee. Washington policymakers treat allies like Facebook friends, the more the merrier. Montenegro or the United Kingdom, allies are viewed as much the same. Administrations routinely ink another “mutual” defense treaty and pretend the result is a real military alliance, designed to make America more secure. In fact, most U.S. “allies” are nothing of the sort. During the Cold War Washington’s principal objective was to prevent weak, war-... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
First, let's acknowledge that not every mass-murdering scumbag is a conservative. Heavy.com has examined the online presence of Dayton shooter Connor Betts and determined that he held left-wing views: Connor Betts, the Dayton, Ohio mass shooter, was a self-described “leftist,” who wrote that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.” Betts’ Twitter profile read, “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / lefti... more »

FREE e-Book, “The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Free Book Explains How Americans Have Become Powerless Against Telecom Companies In June, Bruce Kushnick and The IRREGULATORS won their first round... more »

'She gave her life': Mother likely died protecting baby son from El Paso shooter

Just In - 2 hours ago
Jordan Anchondo, a mother of three, appeared to have been shielding her infant when she was gunned down along with 19 others in a crowded El Paso shopping area, her sister says, adding that the boy survived but suffered broken bones — the result of his mother's fall.

Could a national buyback program reduce the 393 million guns on America's streets?

Just In - 2 hours ago
I have spent years studying American attitudes toward guns and gun policies. The sheer number of firearms is only the start of the challenge, writes Lacey Wallace.

From foraging to cultivation: Increasing demand changes how native food is grown

Kim Honan at Just In - 2 hours ago
As demand soars for bush tucker, some producers move from wild foraging to greenhouse cultivation while a research project assesses the food's nutritional content.

The emotion on the field showed this was no ordinary win for the Dockers

Tom Wildie at Just In - 2 hours ago
There were hugs and high fives in the beleaguered Fremantle camp after their stunning win on the weekend, as West Coast were left stuck in a logjam for top spot on the ladder with three games to go, writes Tom Wildie.

'Open the door': Jakarta plunged into darkness as blackout hits 10 million people

Just In - 2 hours ago
Power has been restored in most parts of Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, after the city of 10 million people went without electricity for more than nine hours due to technical issues, state power authorities say.

Japan's 'Smiling Cinderella' wins Women's British Open on major debut

Just In - 2 hours ago
Hinako Shibuno, playing her first professional tournament outside of her home country of Japan, wins the Women's British Open before celebrating by eating "a lot of sweets".

US missiles won't be deployed on Australian soil, Defence Minister says

Jane Norman at Just In - 2 hours ago
The United States is reportedly considering deploying mid-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region as it seeks to counter China's military expansion and the breakdown of a Cold War era treaty with Russia.

'It's amazing': Showman Kyrgios holds his nerve to win Washington Open

Just In - 2 hours ago
Amid an array of tweeners and clean winners, Nick Kyrgios asks for serving advice from the crowd again on his way to victory in the Washington Open final.

Brazilian gang leader attempts prison break by dressing as daughter

Just In - 2 hours ago
Clauvino da Silva is foiled in his attempt to walk out the front door of Rio de Janeiro prison wearing a silicon girl's mask, a long dark-haired wig, tight jeans and a pink shirt with a cartoon image of donuts.

Trump to Address Nation on Mass Shootings, Says More Gun Control May Be Needed

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Tyler Durden In the wake of multiple mass shootings over the weekend, President Trump told reporters in Morristown Airport before departing for the White House... more »

Despite Warnings, Kids Still Drowning Because of Parents Preoccupied With Their Phones

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Activist Post also reported about this last year. Unfortunately, it’s still happening around the globe. From The Jerusalem Post: Last year, the... more »

Iranian Forces Seize ‘Foreign Tanker’ Smuggling Fuel: State TV

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Al Jazeera English Published on Aug 4, 2019 Iranian naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was accused of smuggling fuel to Arab countries, according to state media. A commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was quoted as saying on Sunday that the seized vessel was carrying 700,000 litres …

MSNBC Paid Me Millions to ‘Keep Quiet’ on Iraq: Jesse Ventura to RT’s Lee Camp

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
MSNBC Paid Me Millions to ‘Keep Quiet’ on Iraq: Jesse Ventura to RT’s Lee Camp by https://www.rt.com/ Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura told RT’s Lee Camp that his anti-war views were so unpopular at MSNBC, the network paid him something to the tune of ten million dollars to “keep quiet.” – After leaving office in …

WaPo Publishes Gabbard Smear Piece Filled With Blatant Lies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
WaPo Publishes Gabbard Smear Piece Filled With Blatant Lies by Caitlin Johnstone, https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone The Washington Post, which is wholly owned by a CIA contractor who is reportedly working to control the underlying infrastructure of the global economy, has published a shockingly deceitful smear piece about Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in the wake of her criticisms of her opponent …

New Text Messages Reveal MI-5 & FBI Colluded in Trump Soft Coup

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
The Duran Published on Aug 3, 2019 The Duran Quick Take: Episode 264. The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss newly surfaced text messages (published via The Guardian) between Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and his UK counterpart at MI-5 Jeremy Fleming, which reveal Britain’s role in the 2016 ‘Russiagate hoax’ investigation …

Thousands Flee Kashmir After Security Alert: Indian Official

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Al Jazeera English Published on Aug 3, 2019 Thousands of people have started leaving Indian-administered Kashmir after the local government issued a security alert related to possible armed attacks in the area, a senior government official said on Saturday. Thousands of troops are patrolling Indian-administered Kashmir after the cancellation of a Hindu pilgrimage. But some …

Pakistan-India Border Tension Again Heating Up — India Says It Thwarted ‘Infiltration’ Attempt by Pakistani Army in Latest Kashmir Flare-Up

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
The Satanic bloodlines are threatening nuclear WW3. Both sides are controlled via western Illuminist intelligence agencies chiefly: British Intelligence MI6. – Press TV Published on Aug 4, 2019 Pakistan has blamed India for using banned cluster ammunition to target civilian population on its side of Kashmir border. Islamabad has urged the international community to look …

Israel Summons 4 Years Old Palestinian Kid for Interrogation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Israel Summons 4 Years Old Palestinian Kid for Interrogation by https://www.presstv.com/ Israeli forces have summoned a four-year-old Palestinian child after charging him with throwing stones at a military vehicle. Israeli officials have described the summoning as a “standard procedure”. But the move has sparked anger among Palestinians. end

JP Morgan: Get OUT Of The Dollar! Banks React To Interest Rate Cut

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
World Alternative Media Published on Aug 3, 2019 Josh Sigurdson talks with author and economic analyst John Sneisen about the fall of the US dollar following the drop in interest rates by the Federal Reserve this past week. Following the announcement last month that the Fed would be making a decision on lowering interest rates, …

This Video Proves Even Mother Nature Can't Stop a B-52 Bomber

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * Taken on Apr. 5, 2019 the impressive video in this post shows B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers fighting heavy crosswinds to takeoff from RAF Fairford. Noteworthy the B-52 has a crosswind landing gear system that aided the crew during windy conditions. According to a BUFF driver “you can’t slip the airplane very much because you’ll start to drag the wing, which is disastrous. So, they installed a cross-wind landing gear system that allowed the plane to be cranked up to 20 degrees off center.” The footage features 3 BUFFs leaving RAF Fairford for Ba... more »

Russian MiG-15 Pilot: How I Shot Down a B-29 Bomber during Korean War

Dario Leone at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Dario Leone* *Security, * ‘The escorting pilots appeared to be cowards. If we forced them into a pair or a group of four aircraft, they flew apart, right and left and left us a clear path to the B-29 bombers. “Good”, I thought. “These guys are working for us”,’ Lt Col Aleksander Smorchkov, MiG-15 Pilot. The USSR began assisting the People’s Republic of China in its establishment of a modern air force in 1950, when Soviet Air Force regiments and divisions were sent to the Far East to train local pilots. China’s involvement in the Korean War in late October 1950 inevitably drew S... more »

Two Nurses Sentenced to Five Years for Manslaughter and Negligence in MMR Vaccine Deaths of Two Babies

AdminM at Health Impact News - 3 hours ago
Chief Justice of the Samoa Supreme Court Vui Clarence Nelson sentenced two nurses this week (August, 2019) convicted of negligence and manslaughter in the death of two infants who died immediately after receiving the MMR vaccine. Health Impact News reported on the original story in 2018 when it made headline news on TV1 in Samoa. What was so tragic about this story was that the parents of the second child who died had reportedly already learned about the first infant’s death a couple hours earlier and declined to have their child receive the same vaccine. They were coerced into rec... more »

Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 3rd August 2019

By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily power consumption data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click on … Continue reading Australian Daily Electrical Power Generation Data – Saturday 3rd August 2019

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten (Quasars and Black Holes)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten (Quasars and Black Holes)”

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Large galaxies and faint nebulae highlight this deep image of the M81 Group of galaxies. First and foremost in the wide-angle 12-hour exposure is the grand design spiral galaxy M81, the largest galaxy visible in the image. M81 is gravitationally interacting with M82 just below it, a big galaxy with an unusual halo of filamentary red-glowing gas. *Click image for larger size.* Around the image many other galaxies from the M81 Group of galaxies can be seen. Together with other galaxy congregates including our Local Group of galaxies and the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, the M81 Group is ... more »

“Touched With Fire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Touched With Fire”* by Paul Dalio “My name is Paul Dalio. I’m a filmmaker, husband of my NYU film school classmate, father of two children and bipolar. Of these labels, the one I’m certain stands out in your mind is bipolar — and not in a good way. That’s no fault of your own, since you probably don’t know much about it other than what you’ve heard. I’m either right about this assumption or wrong about it. But either way, I’m certain of it because of my past experiences with the stigma that surrounds it. So how do I deal with this label? I could remove the “I am” part to avoid i... more »

Arizona History & more

LL at Virtual Mirage - 3 hours ago
There are a lot of colorful characters who took their place in history on or around Arizona's Superstition Mountains. Before Jacob Waltz (The Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine) discovered his motherload and he revealed the location to Julia Thomas in 1891, there was Elisha Reavis, the "Hermit of the Superstitions". This is the story of Elisha Reavis and the history of Reavis Ranch in the Superstition Mountains. Elisha ReavisReavis was the first Anglo-American to settle in what is now known as the Superstition Mountains. Reavis planted a garden in what is still known today as Reavis Ranc... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Few Words Inspired By The Tomato Plant”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“A Few Words Inspired By The Tomato Plant”* by Chet Raymo "Mostly we think of life in terms of individuals - this person, this tomato plant, this frog, this oak tree, this gnat. And we talk about birth and death as the beginning and ending of life. But there is another sense in which life is just one thing, whose beginning is lost in the depths of time and whose end is not in sight. Life in this sense embodies itself in matter, temporarily, as a tomato or a frog, puts on matter and puts off matter as we might don or doff clothes. By this account, I am an ephemeral conglomeration o... more »

"Nothing But..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"What is your life about, anyway? Nothing but a struggle to be someone. Nothing but a running from your own silence." ~ Rumi

“Anxiety! Why We're Anxious and the Secret to Getting Better”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Anxiety!* * Why We're Anxious and the Secret to Getting Better”* By Reid Wilson “Anxiety and its next of kin, fear, are arguably the oldest, most basic human emotions, bequeathed to us by a vast history of prehominid ancestors. We owe our survival as Homo sapiens to these emotions, which were literally built into our nervous systems as an evolutionary hedge against extinction. Yet today, while still protecting us from genuine danger, they’ve morphed into a multitude of extraneous and dysfunctional afflictions—panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and all-purpos... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Silver City, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Oh, the Humanity!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings.” - Christopher Morley, “Hide and Seek” “The truth is... that human beings have neither kindness, nor faith, nor charity beyond what serves to increase the pleasure of the moment. They hunt in packs. Their packs scour the desert and vanish screaming into the wilderness.” - Virginia Woolf, “Mrs. Dalloway” “The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky, “The Brothers Karamazov” "Hell is other people." - Sartre

KS-01, One Of America's Reddest Districts, Gets A Democratic Challenger

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Kansas' immense first congressional district, which takes up all of western Kansas and most of the northern part of the state, consists of 61 counties and parts of 2 others. Once a bastion of populism, today it's one of the most rural districts in the country (88%) and one of the most Republican. KS-01 hasn't been friendly territory for Democrats. Obama never got to a third of the vote in the district and Trump beat Hillary there by his widest margin in the state-- 69.3% to 24.3%. The PVI is a daunting R+24, the kind of district the DCCC doesn't ever consider. On the other hand, B... more »

Could a national gun buyback program reduce the 393 million guns on America's streets?

Lacey Wallace, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
More than 40 percent of U.S. adults have a gun in their household, making it hard to get guns off the streets – even if new gun restrictions are passed.

Explosive Interview – Maria Bartiromo Drops Big News With Trey Gowdy….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 4 hours ago
Whooo doggies, Maria Bartiromo outdid herself this morning with an interview segment just packed with information, insight and discussion into the DOJ and FBI corruption and DNI Ratcliffe’s nomination. (h/t Michael Sheridan) This is a MUST WATCH: After the first … Continue reading →

"We Are Terribly Confused..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Humanity today is like a waking dreamer, caught between the fantasies of sleep and the chaos of the real world. The mind seeks but cannot find the precise place and hour. We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life." - Edward O. Wilson

"I Propose..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“I propose that it shall be no longer *malum in se* for a citizen to pummel, cowhide, kick, gouge, cut, wound, bruise, maim, burn, club, bastinado, flay, or even lynch a [government] jobholder, and that it shall be *malum prohibitum* only to the extent that the punishment exceeds the jobholder’s deserts. The amount of this excess, if any, may be determined very conveniently by a petit jury, as other questions of guilt are now determined. The flogged judge, or Congressman, or other jobholder, on being discharged from hospital- or his chief heir, in case he has perished- goes before ... more »

The Poet: Edward Hirsch, "I Was Never Able To Pray"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"I Was Never Able To Pray"* "Wheel me down to the shore where the lighthouse was abandoned and the moon tolls in the rafters. Let me hear the wind paging through the trees and see the stars flaring out, one by one, like the forgotten faces of the dead. I was never able to pray, but let me inscribe my name in the book of waves and then stare into the dome of a sky that never ends and see my voice sail into the night." - Edward Hirsch ◆ *"You Can Close Your Eyes"* "Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising. So this old world must still be spinning round, ... more »

"Black Monday: 'Grown Men Cried On The Trading Floor, Their Clients Suffered Staggering Losses'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Black Monday: 'Grown Men Cried On The Trading Floor, * *Their Clients Suffered Staggering Losses'"* by Eric Peters "*Vomit: *He started his career in 1989, with Fed Funds at 9.75%. The Fed slashed rates to 8.25% in Dec 1989 as the S&L Crisis unfolded. They continued cutting until Aug 1992, when rates hit a mindboggling low of 3.00%. The Fed kept money that cheap for 1.5yrs. Investors had recently earned 9.75% for taking no risk and found themselves starved for returns. So banks structured complex products that offered enhanced yields by selling volatility - they were great, provid... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

When that too failed the batons in Moscow began swinging more wildly

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 4 hours ago
* If* a guy dressed in black and armed to the teeth is grabbing you or bashing you over the head with his дубинка (truncheon), it probably doesn’t matter to you which unit he represents. So most folks just call them космонавты (cosmonauts) because of their huge round helmets and bullet-proof glass face shields, their бронежилеты (bullet-proof vests), and nifty наплечники (shoulder pads) and наколенники (kneepads). Behind them are полицейские (policemen), who generally wear less body armor. And then to the side are the infamous люди в штатском (men in civilian clothing), who, by al... more »

I Went to a Socialism Conference: 6 Wild Things I Learned

Jarrett Stepman at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Jarrett Stepman* *Politics, * Why? Because socialism is having its moment on the left. *While the panelists and attendees were certainly radical, and often expressed contempt for the Democratic Party establishment, it was nevertheless clear how seamlessly they blended traditional Marxist thought with the agenda of what’s becoming the mainstream left.* While you were enjoying your Fourth of July weekend, I was attending a national conference on socialism. Why? Because socialism is having its moment on the left. Since there’s often confusion as to what socialism really is, I deci... more »

This New Air Force Gunship is Going to Dominate any Battlefield

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Security, * Good luck against this monster. *The 30mm cannon in particular "almost like a sniper rifle. ... It's that precise, it can pretty much hit first shot, first kill," then-1st SOW commander Col. Tom Palenske told Millitary.com back in 2017, adding that the Ghostrider is "going to [be] the most lethal, with the most loiter time, probably the most requested weapons system from ground forces in the history of warfare."* Brace yourselves: the Air Force's newest gunship is officially on the prowl downrange. The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship flew its first co... more »

Murray-Darling Basin Plan 'untenable' says NSW, as Inspector-General flags probable corruption

Kath Sullivan at Just In - 5 hours ago
NSW and Victoria commit to an independent review of Murray-Darling water modelling, and Inspector-General Mick Keelty flags the possibility of unearthing more corruption.

Steve Smith's first ton was incredible; his second the simplest thing in the world to believe

Geoff Lemon at Just In - 5 hours ago
The worry of his 12-month suspension was that it would leave him out of kilter, disrupt permanently the rhythm that had made him so good. But his first Test display shows no fear of that, writes Geoff Lemon.

The street artist creating incredible murals under Australia's feet

Bec Whetham at Just In - 5 hours ago
A small town has become home to a major new mural but you might not notice it if you were walking past.

How well do you know your whales? Here's how to tell a humpback from a southern right

Ellie Honeybone And Tom Edwards at Just In - 5 hours ago
As whales cruise past Australia's coastlines on their annual migration, here are some tips on identifying which species is which.

Endangered fish deaths on station owned by Gina Rinehart drew fears of a 'negative story'

Claire Moodie at Just In - 5 hours ago
There have been calls for greater transparency on remote cattle stations after a FOI request revealed a push to keep the mass death of a critically endangered species under wraps.

The Queenslanders reducing overcrowding with their own bare hands

Brendan Mounter at Just In - 5 hours ago
For the first time in his life, Alistair Bowie, 26, doesn't have to share a home with up to a dozen extended family members — and he helped to build the house himself.

The drought town where families can't afford to wash their clothes

Elly Bradfield at Just In - 5 hours ago
Locals describe it as the "worst drought in living memory" but things are about to get worse in the Queensland town of Stanthorpe with its water supply just weeks from drying up.

Live: NSW Now: 'No plans' to review waratah symbol, appeal for Ashley Bindon

Just In - 5 hours ago
*MORNING BRIEFING*: A move by the NSW Government to review the status of the waratah as a state emblem is described as "completely unnecessary" by the State Opposition and NSW Police are appealing for information on Ashley Bindon.

Injured worker sleeps next to portable toilet amid insurance delays

Stephanie Gardiner at Just In - 5 hours ago
Caroline Harte is mostly confined to her bed after a fall at work. While her insurer completes modifications to her home she sleeps next to a portable toilet and shower.

Is the childcare subsidy costing you more? Families are reporting mixed results

Melinda Howells at Just In - 5 hours ago
Only a third of families are reportedly seeing a reduction in childcare costs since a major overhaul of subsidies came into effect last year.

Why champion mare Winx's first breeding partner could be under threat

Eliza Goetze at Just In - 5 hours ago
Plans to reopen a mine in the Hunter Valley are being welcomed by business owners, but horse studs say it could impact Scone's international reputation as the perfect home for race-winning thoroughbreds.

Unless staffers feel uncomfortable, rumored womanizing is unlikely to affect Poloncarz campaign

The Buffalo Chronicle at The Buffalo Chronicle - 5 hours ago
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has been known to date political colleagues who, in various ways, find themselves subordinate to him. But those relationships have been publicly known and those women haven’t complained of the County Executive’s behavior — yet. Over

Earthquake Near Fukushima Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
A 6.5 earthquake near Fukushima Daiichi: Fukushima earthquake: Japan hit by 6.5 tremor off coast that's felt in Tokyo Plant looks ordinary on cams, although unit 1 in the foreground below looks rather pinkish but that is likely a camera effect.If you run the animation sequence at the Nuclear Emergency Tracking website, you will see that monitors in Japan and the US have been reporting rather elevated readings but not high enough to indicate a sudden and dramatic shift upward that I can detect: https://netc.com/anim-map.htm Earthquake impacts on the contaminated water problems uncer... more »

The Assyrian War Dog

The Assyrian Mastiff.The Aksaray Malaklısı -- the largest of the Anatolian sheep dogs, also known as the Turkish mastiff or Anatolian Lion -- was used a war dog by the Assyrians 2,000 years ago, according to a Turkish breeders association.

Anne Lewis : STORY & VIDEO PODCAST | Asilo, terror, y el futuro #6: Nazis entre nosotros

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
Basado en casos documentados por Jennifer Harbury… Asylum, Terror, and the Future #6 Nazis among us based on case stories of Jennifer Harbury from Anne Lewis on Vimeo. Por Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | 4 de Agosto, 2019 … finish reading Anne Lewis : *STORY & VIDEO PODCAST* | Asilo, terror, y el futuro #6: Nazis entre nosotros

Anne Lewis : STORY & VIDEO PODCAST | Asylum, terror, and the future #6: Nazis among us

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
Based on case stories by Jennifer Harbury… Asylum, Terror, and the Future #6 Nazis among us based on case stories of Jennifer Harbury from Anne Lewis on Vimeo. By Anne Lewis | The Rag Blog | August 4, 2019 Read … finish reading Anne Lewis : *STORY & VIDEO PODCAST* | Asylum, terror, and the future #6: Nazis among us

"No Man Is An Island..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated. As therefore the bell that rings to a sermon, calls not upon the preacher only, but upon the congregation to come: so this bell calls us all: but how much more me, who am brought so near the door by this sickness. No man is an island, entire of itself... any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." -... more »

"The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire." #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*"Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbours than the other sort."* ~ Robert Heinlein . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is g... more »

"Do You Hear A Bell Ringing?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Do You Hear A Bell Ringing?"* by MN Gordon, annotated by Acting-Man's Pater Tenebrarum, "*Do You Hear a Bell Ringing? *The sun shines brightest across the North American continent as we enter summer’s dog days. Cold sweet lemonade is the refreshment of choice at ballparks and swimming holes alike. Many people drink it after cutting the grass, or whenever else a respite from the heat and some thirst quenching satisfaction is needed. The economy, after 10 years of growth, appears to be heading for a respite too. Second quarter earnings, currently being reported by S&P 500 companie... more »

10 Easy Tips (and 3 Supplements) to Keep Your Heart Healthy During Times of Stress

Dr. Jack Wolfson at TDW - 6 hours ago
Heart attacks happen when you are the most vulnerable. By vulnerable I mean that your emotional, mental and physical health status is at its worst. Case in point, during the holidays. Heart attacks and strokes are most common when your diet is bad, your lifestyle is lousy (poor sleep, little sunshine, rarely exercise), and your … Continue reading "10 Easy Tips (and 3 Supplements) to Keep Your Heart Healthy During Times of Stress" The post 10 Easy Tips (and 3 Supplements) to Keep Your Heart Healthy During Times of Stress appeared first on TDW.

Russia is well ahead in the game of unequal distribution of assets and means.

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 6 hours ago
According to the 2018 report by Credit Suisse Bank, *Russia* is well ahead in the game of unequal distribution of assets and means. * India*, #2 contender, allows the top 1% to own 52% of the country’s wealth. Prosperous Russians own 5% more than that. * Brazil* is the next in the ranking at #3 and 43% of assets owned by the richest 1%. The United States is at #4, with 35% of wealth owned by the most affluent. • China: 33% • Germany: 29% • UK: 25% • Canada: 24% • Italy: 24% • France: 22% • Japan: 18% The share of the richest has been growing in every country since 2007, except i... more »

Sunday Talks: Kevin McCarthy Discusses 24 Hours of Horrific Shootings…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy appears on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss the terrible past 24 hours in El Paso, Texas and Dayton Ohio… .

Sec. Pompeo and Esper arrive for talks in Australia

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 6 hours ago
Sydney, Australia Sec. of State Pompeo and Sec. of Defense Esper August 4, 2019 Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper traveled to Thailand, Australia, and the Federated States of Micronesia between July 30-August 6, 2019. They departed Joint Base Andrews en route to Bangkok in Camp Springs, Maryland on July 30, 2019. From July 30-August 6, Sec. Pompeo and Sec. Esper travels to Bangkok, Thailand; Sydney, Australia; and Pohnpei, the Federated States of Micronesia to deepen our long-standing alliances and vibrant bilateral relations with these countries,... more »

This is AOC’s Democrat Socialist Party? Bwahaha

Uriel at 'Nox & Friends - 6 hours ago
View the following ASAP before these people yank their video. Democratic socialists convention erupts due to ‘sensory overload,’ gendered pronoun usage Fox News Gregg Re August 4, 2019 The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this weekend came to a screeching halt when one delegate formally complained of “sensory overload” from “guys” whispering in the room — prompting another “comrade” to grab the microphone to angrily demand an immediate end to the use of “gendered language.” The back-to-back moments of impassioned hypersensitivity at the gathering ... more »

MEDIA BLACKOUT on what many in the Black community are saying about President Trump’s so-called “racism”

Hadenoughalready at 'Nox & Friends - 6 hours ago
H/T www.Barenakedislam.com ~I can’t add a word…

El Paso Shooting: Let’s Have A Real Discussion About What Actually Happened!

Activist Post at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Jason Bermas Amid predictable mainstream narratives about the latest mass shootings, combined with leaps into immediate conspiracy theories, it is becoming more difficult than... more »

U.S. Air Force and Raytheon Join Navy and Lockheed Martin by Introducing Directed Energy Weapons

Activist Post at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Nicholas West After many years of speculation as to weather the use of Directed Energy Weapons in war would be unleashed upon the world,... more »

Documents Expose How Tobacco Companies Hook Kids On Sugary Drinks

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Nwo Report: Source: Arjun Walia The Facts:Documents obtained by researchers clearly outline the unethical and immoral actions Tobacco companies used to ‘hook’ kids onto sugary drinks. They use the same tactics they did for smoking. Reflect On:Why do and have our federal health regulatory agencies allow such products to be approved as…

Hundreds of bees drop dead around ‘5G towers’ in California

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Nwo Report: Source: Qronos16 YouTube Channel BIZARRE footage showing hundreds of bees dead on the floor surrounding what appeared to be two 5G towers has gone viral. The superfast broadband has sparked controversy since rolling out this year, with health experts claiming it could have serious side effects on humans. And there…

Spying on Earth: Rocket Lab’s payloads get more and more interesting

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 6 hours ago
from thespinoff The launch of satellites for private companies that sell data to spy agencies raises fresh concerns about New Zealand’s fledgling space industry, Ollie Neas writes. A satellite on board Rocket Lab’s most recent mission will collect data for US spy agencies, among other customers. The satellite belongs to US private intelligence company BlackSky and raises “residual national … Continue reading Spying on Earth: Rocket Lab’s payloads get more and more interesting →

Homelessness is a Political Environment: Vancouver Tent City — Architects for Social Housing (ASH)

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 6 hours ago
Homelessness is a Political Environment: Vancouver Tent City Homelessness is happening world wide. Part of the plan (Agenda 2030 unstated as such but is happening everywhere) NZ has 43K homeless and yet our authorities are promising to house equally vulnerable folk from abroad. Perhaps the wealthy property developers who are getting our housing stock for … Continue reading Homelessness is a Political Environment: Vancouver Tent City — Architects for Social Housing (ASH) →

Greg Hunter, "Living in an Unfolding Financial Calamity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Living in an Unfolding Financial Calamity, Part #2"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Investment advisor and Former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts says forget about the notion of a coming economic meltdown, we are already living in an unfolding financial calamity, now. Fitts explains, “The likely financial calamity is an acceleration of the ‘slow burn.’ It’s not that the stock or bond market comes apart. It is that the stock and bond market continue to be subsidized by liquidating all sorts of people, animals and living resources. In other words, we are li... more »

Tulsi Gabbard’s Military Nonsense

Adam Dick at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), in a Thursday interview with host Chris Cuomo at CNN, reacted to criticism from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen Kamala Harris (D-CA), after the candidates’ dust-up in a debate the day before, by stating, "the only response that I have heard her and her campaign give is to push out smear attacks on me, claim that I am somehow some kind of foreign agent or a traitor to my country, the country that I love, the country that I put my life on the line to serve, the country that I still serve today as a soldier in the Army National... more »

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