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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

31 August - Blogs I'm Following

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Meet Billionaire Hedge Fund Crook John Paulson, Trumpist And Guillotine Candidate Du Jour

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
John Paulson, who has managed to accrue 10 billion lightly taxed dollars for himself, made his fortune in 2007, using credit default swaps to bet against the subprime mortgage market, profiting as people were kicked out of their homes. A few years later he threatened that he would move to Singapore if his taxes went up. Instead he moved to Puerto Rico, where he pays no local or federal capital-gains tax, and no local taxes on dividend or interest income for 20 years. Paulson's contributes primarily to Republicans, although he gives a little to corrupt conservative Democrats as wel... more »

Northwest Delegation shares Totem Pole, prayer journey, at Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 46 minutes ago
. Photo Michelle Cook The Native people of the Northwest, who survived persecutions, brought the Totem Pole to Standing Rock Camp, in a spirit of ceremony and giving back By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The Northwest Delegation to Standing Rock Camp spoke tonight on the unity and sacred ceremonies that has meant survival for the people. The evening talks and

Mohawk Nation News 'Neb Hits a Tree'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 46 minutes ago
Post navigation ← Previous NEB HITS A TREE Posted on August 31, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Aug. 31, 2016. National Energy Board, Energy East Pipeline Ltd and Transanada Pipeline Ltd. have hit the tree of peace. NEB tried to meet in Montreal in secret. The people crashed the meeting. It’s been discontinued! The following Cease and Desist order is hereby declared by

“Vulnerable Children”: What’s in a name?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 56 minutes ago
The word “vulnerable” comes from the Latin *vulnerabilis *meaning ‘to wound.’ It means, or *meant* until coopted by the State, something that was in danger of damage, exposed to attack, in peril against some specific harm. These days however the thing that’s most “in peril” is a child in danger of an interference of social workers descending upon them. So pity the poor child (and his parents) who attract the attention of the now-renamed Ministry for Vulnerable Children. The very name just sounds Kafkaesque, doesn’t it. A whole Ministry of State to deal with (deal to?) children ... more »

Who are the Austrian economists, and why do they matter?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 56 minutes ago
[image: Ebeling]My very first introduction to Austrian economics was a “ reader” edited by Richard Ebeling, which I still own -- and it’s still the best introduction I could recommend. Mind you, I haven’t yet read his newest ebook, out this week: *Austrian Economics & Public Policy: Restoring Freedom and Prosperity.* (Buy it on Amazon for just US$4.99.) *This book [he says] is on understanding Austrian Economics and essential economic policy issues. It might be asked, what is Austrian Economics and what makes it important to better understand the economic policy issues we face... more »

Trump Clubs the Hildebeast in Public

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 hour ago
Where can I start with Trump. I wrote many a scathing blog about him somewhere but in summary he is a combo of Brother Loves travelling ministry mixed with PT Barnum and Andrew Carnegie. Love him or hate him he is a force of nature. He is Suri Genurs in the flesh welcoming the decision if its flesh of the devil or flesh of an Angel? Not to run my narrative into the ditch but when it comes to Hillary there is no decision. As it turns out the devil wears Prada pant suits. To nite he was brother love protzilizing immigration as the greatest sin to ever walk unencumbered on the remark... more »

The so-called global warming “scientific consensus” is a complete fabrication and does not exist

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 2 hours ago
Canadian Free Press' Fred Dardick reports: The so-called global warming “scientific consensus” is a complete fabrication and does not exist Nature Magazine, the academic journal that introduced the world to X-rays, DNA double helix, wave nature of particles, pulsars, and more recently the human genome, is set to publish a paper in June that shows atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for only 5-10% of observed warming on Earth. As explained by the paper’s author Professor Jyrki Kauppinen, “*The climate is warming, yes, but not because of greenhouse gases.*" For the p... more »

Is This Ukraine War Photo A Fake?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Photographer Dmytro Muravskiy has stood by this photo -- and is threatening to sue his detractors *Amos Chapple, Radio Free Europe:* *War Of Words Over Ukraine 'Combat' Photo* *It could be one of the greatest war photographs ever taken – or a fake.* A controversy is escalating in Ukraine over a photo that seems to capture the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in a single frame. It shows two soldiers carrying a wounded comrade down a dirt road as an explosion rips up the ground behind them, sending smoke into the sky. An empty baby carriage stand... more »

The Imperial Candidate

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago

Why We’ll Keep Going Back to BIW

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
By Bruce K. Gagnon I recently returned from a nearly month-long trip to South Korea where I, and two others from Veterans For Peace, visited several farming villages that have been devastated by the expansion of bases for US military operations in the region. While gone I missed the West Bath Court arraignment for the Zumwalt 12 arrestees. We were arrested at BIW during the June 18 ‘christening’ of the second Zumwalt stealth destroyer. Bar Harbor lawyer Lynne Williams represented me in court on Aug. 2. Our group of peace protesters pled not guilty to the charges filed against... more »

Defending Okinawan Forests from U.S. Marine Base

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Okinawa: Villagers confront Japanese riot police attempting to force through the construction of US Marine Corps helipads in the Yanbaru jungles. Japan Times reports: Since July, the Japanese government has been conducting a massive police campaign in the Takae district of Higashi village that has left at least five demonstrators hospitalized, infringed upon press freedoms and been condemned by Gov. Takeshi Onaga, media unions and local residents. Asked for comment on the injuries and blocking of reporters, the State Department referred The Japan Times to the Japanese government a... more »

Delusional Thinking

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago

Setting Up the Straw Man for Rigged Elections

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
We know that US elections have been rife with manipulation for many years. We know that major league voter suppression and voting machine manipulation have been around for a long time. In recent days the allegations (and that is all they are) that Russia is hacking voter roles across the US appears to be part of a larger operation being undertaken by the ruling oligarchy in the US. The American people have become the enemy and cannot any longer be trusted with a proper honest voting system. So those who are running this corporate oligarchy (that is disguised as a democracy) are ... more »

Texas DA Willing to Prosecute on Behalf of the Vaccine Injured

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - It's about time that our District Attorneys stand up on behalf of the vaccine injured. The post Texas DA Willing to Prosecute on Behalf of the Vaccine Injured appeared first on Waking Times.

Could A Looming Fiscal Crisis Doom America's Military Edge?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Loren B. Thompson, National Interest*: *How A Looming Fiscal Crisis Could Doom America's Military Edge* The problem with defense professionals is that defense is all they think about. Other than spending time with the family and catching a football game on the weekend, they're all about war. So things that impinge on their profession from outside the military realm often come as a colossal surprise. The Budget Control Act is a case in point. Anybody who follows U.S. politics realizes that defense is a sideshow in the struggle for power. The big divide is between those who favor t... more »

The Donald's so-far-successful withholding of his tax returns tells us something terrible about us

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*Doesn't it feel as if we're intruding on a private moment between Little Eric and Daddy The Donald?* *by Ken* Okay, this isn't breaking news, and it's Trump-themed, despite my avowed preference for avoiding that whole subject. But on the second count, I think a lot of things about the Trump Phenomenon need to be talked about because of things they tell us about ourselves as an electorate and populace, and on the first count, I think Daily Kos's Mark Sumner hit just the right note in his post last week "Eric Trump says you wouldn't understand his daddy's taxes." Donald Trump is t... more »

Fall 2016 Gaming Thoughts - Cthulhu Strikes Back?

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 3 hours ago
*“The Old Ones were, the Old Ones are, and the Old Ones shall be. Not in the spaces we know, but between them. They walk serene and primal, undimensioned and to us unseen.”* - HP Lovecraft *Ghostbusters *continues to be a fun campaign for us - it works especially well given we've had a number of sessions where just 2 players plus me have been able to make it of late, with real world issues often causing us to be missing 3 players (our group is currently 5 plus me). *Icons *was a reasonably fun game, working better than most superhero games I've done but I don't think I've found ... more »

Watch live NOW: 10th anniversary debate for Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Ten years after Al Bore’s “game changing” film *An Inconvenient Truth *the debate is certainly not over, not at the Heartland Institute. To mark the decade-anniversary of the film, the Heartland Institute is hosting a debate on the film’s predictions between Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr vs. Colorado State University Professor Scott Denning. And it’s live now! Head over to Heartland’s YouTube live-stream page, where you can ask questions in the chat room, or watch it here: . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with att... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ..... August 31 , 2016 ......Quick Hits 1. Markets - US /Europe & Asia Stocks , Energy Items & Bond News For Wednesday. 2. Around The Horn In Europe. 3. US Election - Trumps Visits Mexico & Meets With Mexico's President Nieto , Items For Hillary Today. 4. Libya In Focus. 5. Odds & Ends.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Markets and Market Moving News.... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Stocks Suffer Worst Monthly Loss Since January, Bonds Worst In 14 Months http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-3 1/stocks-suffer-worst-monthly-loss-january-bonds-worst-14-months … *MarketWatch* ‏@MarketWatch 2h 2 hours ago The energy sector tumbled, leaving stocks in the red http:// on.mktw.net/2bW4tAG *Myra Saefong* ‏@MktwSaefong 3h 3 hours ago The EIA made changes to the way it reports certain weekly oil data--and the market is happy. http://on.mktw.net/2c0YewI *Javier Blas* ‏... more »

Is The Syrian Government In Name Only?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Alsouria *Tobias Schneider, War On The Rocks*: *The Decay of the Syrian Regime is Much Worse Than You Think* In a recent interview conducted by Aaron David Miller for Foreign Policy, Robert Malley, one of the president’s most trusted advisors on the Middle East, once again enumerated the competing priorities of U.S. Syria policy: the need to balance humanitarian concerns with the desire to “preserve state institutions” and avoid a power vacuum so that the country does not slide into total anarchy. Over the past three years in particular, this line of argument has not only been a ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Carol Pires, New York Times*:* Rousseff’s Impeachment Changes the Government, Not the Politics* BRASÍLIA — The last photograph of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil, taken on Jan. 1, 2011, shows him moving down the ramp of the Palácio do Planalto, like an idolized performer who dives into his audience at the end of a show, ignoring his security detail and drowning in a sea of his supporters’ hands. Five and a half years later, Brazil’s Senate has provisionally suspended President Dilma Rousseff from office; on Wednesday she will be fully removed from the presidency... more »

GIVE YOURSELF...... To The Shadow

Spike EP at News Spike - 4 hours ago
"If you don’t understand your own weird, shitty side... *If you don’t understand the fact that there’s someone in there who will kill your mother, if need be* – If you can’t take that on... If you can’t take that on board and realise that *Charles Manson and me and you are not much different... * *That John Wayne Gacy and me and you are not much different * – *except that he did it. * Y’know, there’s those days when I’m gonna kill that motherfucker over there –* but we don’t do it.* *But it’s in us, and it’s there. * And so much of this is denial. *That we have no dark side. ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "The Calling"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002, "The Calling" - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Young suns still lie within dusty NGC 7129, some 3,000 light-years away toward the royal constellation Cepheus. While these stars are at a relatively tender age, only a few million years old, it is likely that our own Sun formed in a similar stellar nursery some five billion years ago. Most noticeable in the sharp image are the lovely bluish dust clouds that reflect the youthful starlight. But the compact, deep red crescent shapes are also markers of energetic, young stellar objects. *Click image for larger size.* Known as Herbig-Haro objects, their shape and color is characteristic ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Nullius In Verba"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Nullius In Verba"* by Chet Raymo "Britain's Royal Society, established in 1660, was the first formal scientific association. It's early membership included such luminaries as Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren, Robert Boyle and Isaac Newton. They took as their motto Nullius in verba, which can be translated roughly as *"Take no one's word for it."* And thus ended, in that gathering at least, a millennium-and-a-half of a European intellectual tradition based on quoting authorities as proofs of arguments. It always helped, of course, to have Aristotle on your side. Or Augustine. Or Aq... more »

"Vitae Summa Brevis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Vitae Summa Brevis"* "They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream." - Ernest Dowson “Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam” is a quotation from Horace’s “First Book of Odes”: “The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes.”

What is your daily news diet doing to you?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Despite the mamy good things about today’s world – materially the best time in history to be alive, says Johan Norberg – very few people are saying that. Why is that? Well, if you get your news solely from the fever swamp and from few places else, then consider that may be the reason you’re seeing the world through shit-tinted glasses. Most news today, says Bryan Caplan, is Orwell’s Ani*mal Farm* in reverse: *In a totalitarian state, there's a chasm between daily life and the media. Daily life is awful, but the media trumpets the glory of the status quo. The West now h... more »

Turkey Failed Coup Bombshell: Coup is yet more evidence of covert high level US "civil war"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 5 hours ago
*Alleged Coup Plotter, "Retired" US General Campbell* *Egads!!!! "The United States Army, one of the architects of the recent Turkey coup plot, would have built a new military base at the zero point of the Turkey-Syria border, if coup plotters were successful in overtaking the power of the military, intelligence, police security, legislative and judiciary institutions in Turkey." * This morning, more information emerged in the alternate media (but not, of course, in the Main$tream Media) concerning the background and ramifications of the failed Turkish Coup, But prior to getting ... more »

World News Briefs -- August 31, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:** Brazil's Rousseff ousted by Senate, Temer sworn in* Brazil's Senate ousted President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, ending an impeachment process that polarized Latin America's biggest country amid a massive corruption scandal and brutal economic crisis. Senators voted 61-20 to convict the country's first female president for illegally using money from state banks to bankroll public spending, marking the end of 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Kremlin says Russian, U.S. leaders* to discuss Syria in China.* Turkey wants to 'cleanse'... more »

Japan Defense Ministry Wants A Bigger Budget To Counter China And North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks © Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters *Japan Times*: *Defense Ministry requests ¥5.1 trillion for fiscal 2017 to address new threats* The government is requesting a bigger budget for security as North Korea’s nuclear provocations and China’s military assertiveness continue to unsettle the region, and the Dhaka terror attack showed ordinary Japanese are also at risk. The Defense Ministry on Wednesday submitted its fiscal 2017 budget request totaling more than ¥5.1 trillion, up 2.3 percent from the fiscal 2016 budget. The defense budget request has been... more »

Top U.S. Commander In The Middle East Warns Iran Of Aggressive Behavior

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Hill:* *US general warns Iran the US Navy will protect itself in the Arabian Gulf* The top U.S. commander in the Middle East warned Iran that the U.S. will protect itself following a string of recent incidents in which the Iranian navy harassed U.S. ships in the Arabian Gulf. "I think the big concern here is miscalculation, that I'm very confident in the measures that our maritime forces are taking. They are measured. They are deliberate in the things that they are doing, but ultimately we are going to protect ourselves if that comes to a situation," said Army Gen. Joseph V... more »

Another Iranian General Is Killed In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iranian Revolutionary Guard general killed in Aleppo* A brigadier general from Iran's Revolutionary Guards had been killed during fighting in Aleppo, Iranian news sites reported Wednesday Ahmad Ghulami was killed on Tuesday by "takfiri terrorists", a label used by Shi'ite Muslims to describe Sunni Muslim militants, according to the Tasnim news site. Iran and its Shi'ite allies, which include fighters from Afghanistan ad Lebanon’s Hezbollah, are fighting to support Syrian President Bashar al Assad while Saudi Arabia, Turkey and some Gulf states are funding opposition f... more »

Pentagon Rejects Russian Claims That Their Air Strike Killed Islamic State Leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*ABC News:* *US Rejects Russia's Claim of Credit for ISIS Leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's Airstrike Death* Calling it a “joke,” U.S. defense officials today pushed back strongly against the Russian Defense Ministry's claim that a Russian airstrike, not an American one, killed a top ISIS leader in Syria. Russia’s defense ministry said today in a statement that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani was among roughly 40 ISIS fighters killed when a Russian Su-34 bomber struck a large group of ISIS militants in Maaratat-Um-Haush in northern Aleppo province. But Russia’s version of events is at odds ... more »

Another US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Breaks Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
USS Coronado (LCS-4) conducts operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 in July. US Navy Photo *Defense News*: *Another LCS Breaks Down, This Time in Mid-Pacific* WASHINGTON — In yet another incident in what is turning out to be a bad year for the US Navy’s littoral combat ship program, the LCS Coronado is reported to have suffered a propulsion problem in the mid-Pacific and has turned back to return to Hawaii. The latest issue, this time with an Independence-class LCS variant, follows a series of problems striking ships of the Freedom class. Sources said the Coronado is... more »

What Happens If A U.S. Presidential Candidate Dies Before The Election?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Democratic U.S presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump © Reuters *U.S News And World Report:* *A Candidate's Death Could Delay or Eliminate the Presidential Election* *Chaos would ensue if a vacancy emerges near Election Day.* The presidential election could be delayed or scrapped altogether if conspiracy theories become predictive and a candidate dies or drops out before Nov. 8. The perhaps equally startling alternative, if there's enough time: Small groups of people hand-picking a replacement pursuant to obscure party ru... more »

Donald Trump Travels To Mexico To Visit Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Trump to visit Mexico, meet with Pena Nieto ahead of immigration speech* Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump plans to detour from the campaign trail on Wednesday to visit Mexico and meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto at his invitation, a surprise trip scheduled just hours before Trump delivers an immigration policy speech in Arizona. Nieto and Trump each confirmed late Tuesday that Trump accepted the invitation and the two would meet in private Wednesday. Campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told Fox News the two would discuss illegal immigration, trade a...more »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Has Been Impeached

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff is kicked out of office after losing impeachment trial over financial corruption* * The Senate voted to depose Rousseff, Brazil's first female president * She was accused of having taken illegal state loans to patch budget holes * Conservative former Vice President Michel Teme set to be sworn in * Rousseff has said Senate 'thrown 54million Brazillian votes in the garbage' Brazil's Senate has voted to permanently remove President Dilma Rousseff from office. Rousseff - the country's first female president - was accused of illegally u... more »

World News Briefs -- August 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil's Senate dismisses Rousseff for breaking budget laws* Brazil's Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office on Wednesday for breaking budgetary laws, ending an impeachment process that has polarized the scandal-plagued country and paralyzed its politics for nine months. Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending, putting an end to 13 years of leftist Workers Party rule in Latin America's largest economy. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Turkey wants to 'cleanse'* strip of territory on Syria... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- August 31, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
South Korean army's K-2 tanks take part in a live-firing drill at a fire training field in Yangpyeong, South Korea. Reuters *IBTimes*: *War With North Korea? South Korean Military Orders Full Combat Readiness* South Korea is reportedly readying itself for the possibility of war with their neighbors to the north. President Park Geun-hye ordered her military into full combat readiness, according to reports Monday. The order was given to ensure that any North Korean provocation would lead to the “self-destruction” of the regime there, according to the Yonhap News Agency. “I call on ... more »

Russia's Military Trains For World War 3

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Valeriy Melnikov *Simon Saradzhyan, National Interest*:* Yes, Russia's Military Is Training for a 'Mega War.' That Is What Militaries Do.* Snap drills weren't a sign that Putin is about to march on Kyiv, but the fear they provoked is a reminder that Europe's security architecture needs an update. The latest series of military exercises in Russia have unnerved its Western neighbors, who are concerned that Russia may be preparing for a military campaign. The Russian military is indeed preparing for war, but that does not mean the Kremlin actually plans to initiate one any... more »

A Chinese - U.S. War Will Be Fought With Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Military vehicles carrying DF-21D ballistic missiles roll to Tiananmen Square during a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Beijing, China, September 3, 2015. (REUTERS/Damir Sagolj) *National Interest*: *China's Military Gears up for Missile Warfare with U.S.* China’s military is developing offensive and now defensive missiles in preparation for a future missile-dominated conflict with the United States. Beijing’s arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles has been growing steadily for decades as new systems were fielded in an array of ranges –... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: No Military Solution To South China Sea Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry adjusts his ear phones during a joint news conference with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (not pictured) in New Delhi, India, August 30, 2016. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi *Reuters*: *Kerry says no military solution to South China Sea dispute* U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Wednesday on China and the Philippines to abide by an international tribunal's decision on the disputed South China Sea and said there was no military solution to the problem. Kerry's remarks, made in a visit to India, came ahead of a G20 summit in China ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
One legged U.S Army Special Forces soldier in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/Q0uO8r1uw4 — Military (@MilitaryEarth) August 31, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Osprey Dust* Marines set up security around the back of an MV-22 Osprey during the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s composite training unit exercise at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 30, 2016. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brandon Maldonado

What Does China Want In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Rear Admiral Guan Youfei (C), director of the newly created Foreign Affairs Office of China's National Defence Ministry, speaks during annual working-level talks with South Korea at the Defence Ministry in Seoul on January 15, 2016. The official visited Syria in mid-August, to the chagrin of Western political analysts. © AFP 2016/ JUNG YEON-JE *Sputnik*: *The Two Things China Really Wants in Syria* Earlier this month, Chinese Admiral Guan Youfei visited Syria. Few details were made available on the specifics of Beijing's cooperation agreement with the Syrian military, but the pact... more »

These Are The Current Russian Goals In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Ian Parmeter, The Interpreter:* *Where the Russian intervention in Syria is headed* Russian President Vladimir Putin is well on the way to achieving several objectives of his military intervention in Syria. Russia has ensured the survival of the Assad regime, its only Arab partner, without loss of Russian personnel to the rebels or becoming mired in a ground conflict. In doing so, it has helped reduce the reach of Islamic State and thus Islamic State’s attractiveness to potential jihadists in Russia’s Muslim-majority regions. It has also preserved a... more »

U.S. Strategy To Wage War Against The Islamic State Has Resulted In Another Conflict in Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*VICE News*: *The US is pissing off everyone in northern Syria* When US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter asked Turkey on Monday to "stay focused" in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) and stop attacking US-backed Kurdish forces, Turkish officials responded with a suggestion of their own. "Americans should revise their policy of supporting (the Kurdish-led force) at all costs," Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin said in a Turkish newspaper on Tuesday. It was the latest rebuke to American damage-control efforts after US-backed Kurdish forces clashed with American ... more »

Turkey Rejects U.S. Claims Of A Ceasefire With Syrian Kurd Militia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Turkey denies reaching ceasefire with Kurdish forces* Minister rejects US announcement of ceasefire deal between Turkish military and Syrian partners with Kurdish YPG forces. A Turkish minister has said that his country does "not accept" US claims that its military has reached a ceasefire deal with Kurdish fighters in northern Syria. The statement came after US officials said that Turkish-backed Syrian rebels and Kurdish forces had agreed on a temporary pause in fighting in northern Syria. The US has been warning the sides to focus on fighting the Islamic State of ... more »

Obama’s Doctor Reveals That Hillary May Have Severe Brain Injury

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
President Obama’s former physician, Dr. David Scheiner, has gone on the record and confirmed that Hillary Clinton may have a very serious brain injury. Appearing on CNN, Dr. Scheiner publicly urged Hillary Clinton to take a neurological examination, saying that he suspects the Democratic nominee isn’t being truthful about her health. Zerohedge.com reports: In the interview, Scheiner argued that Clinton’s letter from her doctor, which details that Clinton had follow-up testing in 2013 that showed a full recovery from a concussion and that she tested negative for clotting disorders, ... more »

UK Gov Report Says Chemotherapy Kills Over 50% Of Cancer Patients

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A shocking government report has confirmed that chemotherapy is responsible for killing a staggering 50% of all cancer patients who receive it. According to the report, conducted by Public Health England (a Department of Health agency) and Cancer Research UK, cancer drugs (used in chemotherapy) usually kill patients within 30 days of starting them. This is the first time a government agency has conclusively confirmed that medication is overwhelmingly the cause of death rather than the cancer itself. Telegraph.co.uk reports: In Milton Keynes the death rate for lung cancer treatment ... more »

Alex Jones’ Infowars Website Hacked In Orchestrated Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Leading alternative news website InfoWars.com has suffered a major hack, with thousands of user accounts leaked online. According to Motherboard, Alex Jones’ website gives paying subscribers access to premium content such as stories, video’s and additional information not available on the regular site. The details of these subscribers, such as email addresses, usernames and their passwords, were all leaked online. Rawstory.com reports: An administrator at Databases.Land gave a copy of over 50,000 unique records to prove the hack was real and Vigilante.PW also lists a data dump of th... more »

Putin Deploys Troops 50 Miles From Alaska

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has deployed troops towards the Alaskan border in a move that he says is necessary to “combat viability of naval strategic nuclear forces.” The new coastal defense military division along Russia’s eastern coast is expected to be in place by 2018, and will be responsible for defending Russia’s Far East, from the Alaskan border to the Kuril Islands. Infowars.com reports: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu indicated the new division will be expected to “ensure control of the closed sea zones of the Kuril Islands and the Bering Strait, cover the rout... more »

Blog stats, August, 2016

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Stats-Aug16] I started posted my blog stats here again a couple of months ago because a few donors were asking. (How do you donate? You click that PayPal button over there on the right sidebar. And thanks for asking.) So right up there is what Google says my stats are for last month, which does look wildy overblown (although nearly 8 million pageviews over ten years of blogging here is a nice number to think about). Statcounter has the more sober and probably more serious figures here: [image: Stats-Aug16-1] If you’re wondering about the reach of NotPC, that’s prob... more »

Mossad: Israel On Brink Of Civil War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A former Mossad chief has warned that Israel is on the brink of civil war, and has urged the government to take steps to counter any potential uprising before time runs out. Tamir Pardo’s warning is the first public remarks he has made since stepping down as the spy agency’s director in January 2016. He told a press conference that “the internal threat must worry us more than the external threat,” indicating that the people of Israel are feeling extremely dissatisfied with their leaders. Timesofisrael.com reports: “The internal threat must worry us more than the external threat,” h... more »

Germany Prepares For War, Begins Drafting Doctors

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The German government appear to be preparing for a major war in Europe, as Conscription (Draft) Orders are being secretly sent out to doctors telling them to report for duty. Two doctors have disclosed that they received Orders, telling them that they must report to a military center to begin Army service within 8 days of receipt, and warning them not discuss it with anybody. The orders come less than one week after the government ominously warned citizens to stockpile food and water in the event of an emergency “which threatens our existence“. Thedailysheeple.com reports: One day ... more »

‘Children of Israel’ Back Trump, Give Him $1 Million Dollars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has teamed up with the secretive organization “Children of Israel,” allowing them to hold a $25,000-per-head fundraiser at the California home of Saul Fox – one of their main donors. Forty people attended the fundraiser on Monday, netting trump a cool $1,000,000. Rt.com reports: The visit was the billionaire’s first visit to San Jose since a clash between his supporters and protesters in the Silicon Valley city. 'F*** your wall!': #Trump protesters & supporters clash in #SanJose rally https://t.co/4Vv042CSPn pic.twitter.com/NzctzkP1FF — ...more »

Declassified Docs: Margaret Thatcher Armed Saudi Arabia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A set of newly declassified documents reveal that former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher played a pivotal role in supplying £42bn worth of arms to Saudi Arabia. The files show that Thatcher personally met with Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd in order to persuade him to purchase fighter jets from British Aerospace rather than France. Yahoo News reports: Thatcher reportedly made a quick trip to Riyadh on 14 April 1985 to “smoke out the Saudis” and have lunch with the ruler of the country. At the time, Britain was attempting to close the Al-Yamamah deal — a £42bn ($55.3bn) contract ... more »

No Counsel for Complacency

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
A quick note on that poll of Labour members. It certainly makes for interesting reading. Jeremy leads Owen by 62% to 38% in the members section, with breakdowns of 70/30 among the £25ers, and 54/33 among affiliated trade unionists. Women are more likely to vote Jez than men (though he leads in both genders), and his greatest support is in the north. So much for the metropolitan brocialist label slung around disingenuously by Owen's fair weather friends. The set of stats that interest me the most is the divide between members present before the Corbyn surge and the members that have... more »

Double standards

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The murder of a Polish man, Arkadiusz Jozwik, in Harlow by a gang of young thugs has provoked a good deal of revulsion, and *if* he was murdered simply because he was Polish then that makes his murder even more despicable. Driving home tonight and hearing the horrific news on *PM*, I noted that *PM *focused almost exclusively on the possibility of it being a 'hate crime' and what that might mean. I also noted that Carolyn Quinn didn't hesitate to link the possibility of a 'hate crime' to the Brexit debate in her interview with the pro-Remain Conservative MP Robert Halfon, asking: ... more »

“It’s a wonder I’m here at all, you know. My pussy got soakin’ wet. I had to dry it out in front of the fire before I left.”

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
There's another excellent piece from David Keighley over at *The Conservative Woman *(and I'm not just saying that because it quotes me!): *The BBC doesn’t bother to disguise its contempt for Farage* And I entirely agree with David about that 'tribute act'-style new version of *Our You Being Served?. * I lasted less than half way before switching off (just before Mrs Slocombe's pussy got its first mention, apparently). Tittered I not. *NB* The quote in the title of this post comes from the original series, not from this latest effort.

Huge Stash Of Smuggled Coke Found In French Coca-Cola Factory

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have discovered 815 pounds of cocaine, worth £42 million, inside a shipment of orange juice from Costa Rica. When workers opened the containers of orange juice concentrate they found sacks containing 815 pounds of coke hidden inside Daily Mail reports: The Coca-Cola factory in the town of Signes, near the Mediterranean coast, produces concentrates for various drinks. A spokesman for Coca-Cola France says employees immediately notified police and judicial authorities have opened an investigation. Sacks containing 370 kilograms (815 po...more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 7 hours ago
*Earth Is GAINING Land * *Sea level rise, where art thou?* Coastal areas around the world are expanding in the face of projections that global warming-induced sea level rise will wipe out coastal cities. But a recent study by the Dutch Deltares Research Institute found coastal areas had grown, on net, 13,000 square miles over the last 30 years. In total, the study found 67,000 square miles of water was converted into land, and 44,000 square miles of land was covered by water. “We expected that the coast would start to retreat due to sea level rise, but the most surprising thing i... more »

Coming Down The Pike

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 7 hours ago
Canada Post and CUPW have reached an agreement. But that's not the end of the story. The real drama, Tom Walkom writes, is just beginning: The main event – what to do with the Crown corporation – is set to begin next month. That’s when a four-person task force set up by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is due to report. Chaired by the head of the Quebec Chamber of Commerce, the task force has been told to “identify viable options” for Canada Post. In announcing the move this May, Public Services Minister Judy Foote said that everything except privatization is on the table. T... more »

Are Trump And Bannon Hoping For Riots In Mexico?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
This morning Señor Trumpanzee had a fundraiser in California and has a much-touted anti-immigrant speech scheduled for Phoenix tonight. In between he decided to go on a last minute jaunt to Mexico City on TrumpForce One. Mexico's embattled and extremely unpopular president (23% approval rating), Enrique Peña Nieto, invited El Trumpanzee down for his own domestic reasons, probably to use him as a piñata. Only 4% of Mexicans see Señor Trumpanzee in a positive light. The video above, from 1958, will give you an idea of what I think Bannon had in mind when he proposed the Trump trip. ... more »

BreXit : Nationalism is Not So Vile a Sin...

Spike EP at News Spike - 7 hours ago
*"Turn head, and stop pursuit; for coward dogs* *Most spend their mouths when what they seem to threaten* *Runs far before them. Good my sovereign,Take up the English short, and let them knowOf what a monarchy you are the head:Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sinAs self-neglecting."* Yes, I know my Enemies. They're the teachers who taught Me to fight Me Compromise Conformity *Assimilation* *Submission* Ignorance *Hypocrisy* *Brutality* *The Elite* All of which are *American* dreams All of which are *American* dreams All of which are *American* dreams All o... more »

Clowns v experts

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Having been at work all day, I've not heard much of Radio 4 - other than catching up with that Gus O'Donnell documentary and hearing *PM* as I drove home. I did, however, hear Steve Hewlett's interview with former BBC DG Mark Thompson on this afternoon's *The Media Show* and was struck by two things: Firstly, the specific examples of 'wrong use of language' that Mark Thompson used to bolster his argument that "something has gone wrong with political language and it's making it harder to have serious public debates about important issues" in the UK and the US included a couple of ... more »

A Remainocrat on Radio 4

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
A one-side view of Gus O'Donnell It looks as if we're going to have to wait some time longer for Radio 4 to invite someone who voted *for* Brexit to present one of its landmark post-Brexit documentaries. So far such documentaries have been presented by a mixture of BBC types and pro-Remain journalists (like David Aaronovitch and Anne McElvoy), and this morning gave us *Brexit: The Leavocrats* by Remain-supporting former head of the Civil Service Gus O'Donnell. This was described as a 'very personal' piece. And it certainly was *that*. And despite Lord O'Donnell's statement that ... more »

Three American Special Forces Killed In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Three U.S. special forces fighting alongside Kurdish-Syrian forces have been killed in northern Syria. Three Americans were killed while fighting alongside Kurdish forces near the recently captured town of Manbij, a Kurdish security source told The New Arab on Tuesday. Tasnim News Agency reports: The bodies of the three soldiers killed last week were transferred to the US Consulate in the Iraqi city of Erbil to be flown to the US at a later time, the source said late on Tuesday. The source named the slain servicemen as Levi Johnson, Jordan Andrew and Will Savage adding that they had... more »

The Times is reminded of you-know-who!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016Morning Joe bungles again:* Thanks to the magic of connectivity, we were able to read Gene Lyons' new column at The Daily Memo today. When he read yesterday's New York Times, Lyons was struck by one particular passage. We were struck by that passage too. Here's what Lyons said: LYONS (8/31/16): On TV in particular, the concept of “balance” requires solemnly equating the truly consequential with the utterly absurd... Meanwhile, this just in! Huma Abedin’s crazy husband has been texting dirty pictures again. *Try to believe the New York Times published thi...more »

DEA Adds Kratom To Schedule 1 List Alongside Heroin

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Brandon Turbeville* - More outrageous tyranny coming from the drug enforcement agency. The post DEA Adds Kratom To Schedule 1 List Alongside Heroin appeared first on Waking Times.

ISIS Uses Chainsaw To Execute Nine Youths In Mosul

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
ISIS in Iraq have executed a number of youths in the city of Mosul by slicing them with chainsaws. According to a well placed source in Mosul, the men were cut into two halves. Iraqi News reports: Sharing details the source said, “ISIS fighters have executed nine youths of Mosul. The outfit accused that these youths belonged to an anti-ISIS resistance faction”. “The death sentence pronounced by ISIS sharia court stated that the men should be tied to an iron pole in the center of Tal Afar Square in Mosul and then sliced into two with an electric chainsaw,” further added the source s... more »

Admiral Ret James Lyons on Islam as a threat doctrine

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
* The Caliph and the Imam discussing how to crush the Kurds in Syria whose secular and pluralistic vision for the country deeply worries them.* "Democracy is like a train: when you reach your destination, you get off." - Erdogan. "You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular! When both are together, they create reverse magnetism [i.e.they repel one another]. For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says "I am a Muslim" to go on and say "I am secular, too." And why is that? Because Allah, the ... more »

Still The BBC Gives Air Time To Peter Wadhams

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/arctic-could-become-ice-free-for-first-time-in-more-than-100000-years-claims-leading-scientist-a7065781.html I gather that the embarrassment to science, Peter Wadhams, was on BBC News again this week, and was naturally treated with due deference and reverence. Wadhams has, of course, made a living out of forecasting that the Arctic would be ice free for the last decade now. Neither he, […]

The Fukushima Ice Wall Has Failed To Seal Off Crippled Nuclear Plant

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The almost watertight ice wall that was built around the Fukushima nuclear plant in an attempt to prevent radioactive groundwater from entering the site, is not working. The project involved creating a frozen wall of soil around reactor buildings at the plant to stop the flow of contaminated groundwater into the facilities. RT reports: An expert panel with the Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority examined the latest TEPCO report this week to assess how far and how successfully the project had been implemented, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports. The members of the panel concl... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Satire: “Obama Pays Mexico Five Billion Dollars to Keep Donald Trump”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Obama Pays Mexico Five Billion Dollars to Keep Donald Trump”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “President Barack Obama defended his decision on Wednesday to issue a payment of five billion dollars to Mexico to compel that nation to retain custody of Donald J. Trump. The payment, which will be delivered to the Mexican government in hard American currency by Wednesday afternoon, will insure that Trump will remain in Mexico for the rest of his natural life. “I have been assured by the government of Mexico that Mr. Trump will be well taken care of and, if he proves t... more »

Free Download: Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith, “Conspiracy Theory In America”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Are You a Mind-Controlled CIA Stooge?* by Paul Craig Roberts "Do you smirk when you hear someone question the official stories of Orlando, San Bernardino, Paris or Nice? Do you feel superior to 2,500 architects and engineers, to firefighters, commercial and military pilots, physicists and chemists, and former high government officials who have raised doubts about 9/11? If so, you reflect the profile of a mind-controlled CIA stooge. The term “conspiracy theory” was invented and put into public discourse by the CIA in 1964 in order to discredit the many skeptics who challenged the ... more »

"Russia's Putin Officially Refuses to Meet with Ukraine's Poroshenko at G-20; Ukraine Trouble Will NOT Be Settled Diplomatically"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Russia's Putin Officially Refuses to Meet with Ukraine's Poroshenko at G-20; * *Ukraine Trouble Will NOT Be Settled Diplomatically"* by Newsroom "Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially refused to meet with Ukrainian President Poroshenko at the upcoming G-20 Summit in China. This means the "Normandy Format" of Diplomatic efforts has defacto ended. When diplomacy ends, war begins. Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov had earlier voiced about the possibility of the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou meeting in "Normandy format". Ukraine is not a member of the G2...more »

Lead The Way - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 9 hours ago
Lead The Way - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins *Lead the way* *Yes* *Lead the way* *And * *Be a true leader* *Join not with those who lead* *The sheep to their slaughter* *Rather* *Gather the wolves* *The teachers* *The bearers of new knowledge* *Yes* *The ones of inspiration* *Gather together* *Then* *Separate paths* *Each walking their own way* *Teaching of a new tomorrow* *Bringing hope where there once was none* *Instilling faith in the faithless* *Asking the question* *Will you be free?* *Free of the pain* *Free of your chains* *Free to walk freely* *Upon your Eart... more »

Widely used brain tumor cell line may not be what researchers thought it was

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Nearly 50 years ago, researchers in Uppsala, Sweden used cells from a patient to establish a brain tumor cell line that has become widely used. But a new study suggests that the most common source of that cell line used by scientists today may not be derived from that original patient’s tumor, raising questions about […] The post Widely used brain tumor cell line may not be what researchers thought it was appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Shaver Fiction = Carrion's Latest, Part II

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 10 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: Brad Sparks asked me to post this rebuttal to James Carrion's rebuttal, and I can see no reason note to do it. Although we seem to be creeping close to the weeds, I know there are many who are interested in this discussion, so I decided to post this. BTW, in case it is unclear to some, the following is from Brad Sparks... and note his link to James Carrion's post.) REBUTTAL COMMENTS: I want to commend James Carrion and Kevin Randle both for the gentlemanly manner in which they carry out this discussion and debate and how they do so in general. I apologize in advan... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 10 hours ago
*Higher Education in Disarray, but a Glimmer of Hope* One college dean advises students to leave their safe spaces at home. Higher education today is a mess. Many institutions are involved in an arms race, strongly competing to attract students for the scholarship and student loan money that they bring with them. Institutions are building facilities that are much more fancy, thus more appealing, than ever before. New dorms, sports and fitness centers, student centers, dining facilities — the list goes on. And the “everybody needs to go to college” craze has put thousands on campu... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Female Anarchism : Women are Circular, Men are Linear

Spike EP at News Spike - 11 hours ago
*Anarchism is utter and completely incompatible with the Male Psyche.* *"No Leaders" *is irreconcilable with Male organisational concepts of domination and hierarchical leadership - except in the single instance in World History of a Submissive Patriarchal Civilisation : *"Islam" * means *"Submission".* *We are The Best* *So Screw The Rest* *We Do as We Damn Well Please* *Until The End,* *St.Trinnians* *Defenders of Anarchy* I am The Borg. I am The Beginning, The End, The One who is Many. I am The Borg. I am The Collective. I bring Order to Chaos. You are In Chaos, Data. ... more »

Questioning the Ken O'Keefe witch hunt

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 11 hours ago
Is this another orchestrated effort to smear Ken O'Keefe? The argument seems to be: Ken promised us a World Citizen Plan that would have "legal standing." "Legal standing"?! WTF could that possibly mean? What government would ever recognize something like that? The person posting this attack on Ken O'Keefe never cites a shred of evidence that Ken ever made such a ludicrous, self-evidently insane promise. I have had public and private conversations with Ken about the World Citizen Initiative, and never did he say or imply that he was going to produce some sort of legal documen... more »

Bill Black & Norman Solomon: Clinton's Transition Team Foretells a Corporate Presidency

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Economist William Black discusses the Clinton transition team with The Real News. Continue playing after my programmed stopping point to hear Black discuss Trump's transition team.* *by Gaius Publius* There is no question that if Donald Trump becomes president, corporations will have the run of the place. Trump is not a populist; he just plays one on TV. There are other negatives to a Trump presidency as well — rampant nativism, religious intolerance and bigotry, and the full Pandora's list of right-wing evils, coupled with the right-wing's eager willingness to go full-speed in t... more »

PepsiCo Admits Their Soda Contains Carcinogens – Still Expects You to Drink It

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - A class action lawsuit requires them to 'monitor' the levels of carcinogens in Pepsi. The post PepsiCo Admits Their Soda Contains Carcinogens – Still Expects You to Drink It appeared first on Waking Times.

“Mind Numbing: Please Move The Deer Crossing Sign!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"When you're born into this world you’re given a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." - George Carlin *“Mind Numbing: Please Move The Deer Crossing Sign!”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFCrJleggrI "We're so freakin' doomed!" - The Mogambo Guru

Free Download: George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell Biographical note: "George Orwell, 1903-1950, was the pen name used by British author and journalist Eric Arthur Blair. During most of his professional life time Orwell was best known for his journalism, both in the British press and in books such as "Homage to Catalonia," describing his activities during the Spanish Civil War, and "Down and Out in Paris and London," describing a period of poverty in these cities. Orwell is best remembered today for two of his novels, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Description: Power corrupts, but absolute... more »

Government/Economy: "Do or Die"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Do or Die"* by Captain Hook "The laws of the jungle are becoming important again as the life cycle of humanity continues to turn. Increasingly, it's survival of the fittest for both the have-nots and haves alike, whether they choose to realize this or not. In the jungle, it's 'do or die'- the laws of natural selection. The weak and less endowed must stay ahead of the strong or be eaten- and they know it. For some time now however, increasing numbers of human beings have become desensitized to rules of Mother Nature due to technological innovation that has made life 'easy' for the... more »

Author lifts from one paper in two different articles. Why does one journal retract, while the other corrects?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Are there instances when similarities between papers should be fixed by a correction, rather than a retraction? We’re asking ourselves that question after seeing two journals take very different approaches to a somewhat similar situation. Last year, Frontiers in Physiology retracted a paper by Anastasios Lymperopoulos at Nova Southeastern University in Florida because of an “an […] The post Author lifts from one paper in two different articles. Why does one journal retract, while the other corrects? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

WikiLeaks To Release More Clinton Emails Before Election

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange told Fox News last week that there were more Clinton emails yet to be released. “We have a lot of material, thousands of pages of material” he said during an interview with Megyn Kelly “There’s a variety of different types of documents and different types of institutions that are associated with the election campaign, some quite unexpected angles that are, you know, quite interesting, some even entertaining.” Another Day In the Empire reports: Assange’s timing is designed to inflict damage at crucial junctures in the election cycle. The DNC emai... more »

Ravitch Censors to Protect Clinton Complicity

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Some people remain amazed at Diane Ravitch's "conversion" that came after she figured out that everyone with a brain had discovered the Big Lie that undergirded the ed policies that she had espoused for the past 30 years. What many people don't know is that Ravitch did not leave her Party--her Party left her as it dove over the cliff, stage right. Now that the Democratic Party has become the the party of Nixon, Diane has a home, and she is just as menacingly protective of this one as she was her last. Ravitch at Clinton Fundraiser The commentary below comes from Alison McDowell:... more »

Security In Iraq, Aug 22-28, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
Violence took a slight dip in Iraq in the third week of August. Both incidents and casualties were slightly down from the week before. There were still a large number of executions by the Islamic State. On the government side, it was still clearing the Ramadi-Fallujah corridor in Anbar, and moving slowly in Ninewa in the march towards Mosul. From August 22-28, 2016 there were 134 recorded incidents in Iraq leading to 267 deaths and 312 wounded. Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Baghdad were the most violence provinces during the week. Kirkuk had 68 deaths, Ninewa 70, and Baghdad 93. In Anbar... more »

Report: North Korea Sets Up Special Military Units With 'Nuclear Backpacks'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
These backpacks – pictured some years ago – were likely filled with fake explosives. Daily Star *Radio Free Asia:** North Korea Sets Up Special Force For Radioactive Bomb Attacks* Top soldiers from North Korea’s military are being selected to serve on new “nuclear backpack” attack units under each corps of the People’s Army, North Korean sources said. “Outstanding soldiers were selected from each reconnaissance platoon and light infantry brigade to form the nuclear backpack unit the size of a battalion,” said a source from North Hamgyong province who declined to be named. The sp... more »

Is Another North Korean Purge Underway?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea executes vice premier in latest purge: South* North Korea has executed its vice premier for education and rebuked two high-ranking officials, South Korea said on Wednesday, which, if true, would mark a new series of measures by leader Kim Jong Un to discipline top aides. Kim took power in 2011 after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, and his consolidation of power has included purges and executions of top officials, South Korean officials have said. South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee said the government had confirmed the executi... more »

Both Russia And The U.S. Are Taking Credit For The Death Of The Islamic State's #2 In An Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *IS leader Adnani: Russia says its air strike killed him* A Russian air strike in Syria killed the chief strategist of so-called Islamic State (IS), the defence ministry in Moscow has said. The Amaq news agency, linked to IS, earlier acknowledged that Abu Muhammad al-Adnani had died in Aleppo province. Russia says Adnani died on Tuesday in a Su-34 bomber raid on Umm Hawsh village. The US said earlier that its planes had targeted Adnani in al-Bab city, but that it was "still assessing results". *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Russia is claiming that they killed him .... but... more »

Turkey/US: Cat & Mouse. Creating Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0 Has Been A Mass Bloodletting

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
* Weaponized Migration etc., And it could get worse.* *Let’s flashback to the post: Turkey's Move On Syria- Why now? Broken Promises, Coup Fall out, US Elections & Chemical Weapons Meme, Again!* At the time Turkey moved into Syria we were supposed to believe that the US was behind Turkey- That seemed *less then true*. *Less then accurate. As mentioned:* *“A senior US official, apparently traveling with US Vice-President Joe Biden, said that the United States was giving air cover to the Turkish operations, telling the Syrian government to keep its planes away”* *Unnamed official tra...more »

When will the CRA pay?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Pay for being Harpers minions, and dont get me started on the RCMP.

"Does the Federal Reserve Bank Want Trump to Lose?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Does the Federal Reserve Bank Want Trump to Lose?"* by Bill Bonner "There’s trouble up here in the mountains. We’ve come back to the ranch to see if there is anything we can do about it. *Trouble on the ranch: *To bring you up to date, former Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner granted certain ‘indigenous peoples'- or originarios- the right to claim title to their traditional lands. To whom and what this legislation was meant to apply is a matter of dispute. Everyone is pretty much agreed that it doesn’t apply to the capital, Buenos Aires. Whatever indigenous peopl... more »

Israel Approves 285 New Settler Units In West Bank

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The construction of 285 new settler units in the occupied West Bank has been approved by Israel despite international calls to end the illegal project in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli settlements are illegal under international law but Tel Aviv continues to defy calls to stop their settlement expansions. Press TV reports: The Tel Aviv regime approved the building of 234 settler units in the illegal settlement of Elkana, 31 in Beit Aryeh, and 20 others in Givat Ze’ev, Israel’s Haarez daily reported on Wednesday. The regime also retroactively legalized some 178 housing... more »

Canadian "Freedom Of Speech": Monika Schaefer Speaks About Her Fight For Freedom Of Speech And Thought In Canada

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
As a Canadian, I have to "tread lightly" in regards to certain "taboo" topics at this blog..... One of those "taboo" topics that I constantly get asked to give my personal opinion, but am muzzled because of the horrendous and most draconian "Hate Crime" laws that most Canuckleheads are unaware are violations of free speech, is of course the Jewish "Holocaust" of World War II.... I have already shown clear evidence about how our entire history is nothing but a multitude of lies and falsehoods... It is a fact that the sinister Jewish criminals that wants world dominion for their greed... more »

Lakota Water Protector Locked to Machinery in Defense of Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Update: Happy American Horse, 26, was released from jail late on Wednesday. Happy was among eight arrested at the action. Wed. Aug. 31, 2016 Water Protector Locked to Machinery ALERT! A water protector has locked himself to Dakota Access digging equipment, stopping construction! This is non-violent direct action. This is happening 14 miles north of the Cannon Ball River on hwy 6,

Flogging a Tesla

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Battery and drive train failed at 75000 miles but its a good news story. Its just another indication the Tesla dream is just a dream.

Senior ISIS Leader Killed By Russian Airstrike

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday that the killing of top ISIS leader Abu Muhammed al-Adnani, was the result of an airstrike conducted by a Russian Su-34 bomber. The death of the ISIS spokesman and senior commander in a bombing in the Syrian province of Aleppo, was confirmed yesterday by the terrorist organization itself via its Aamaq news agency Al-Adnani had a $5 million US Department of State bounty on his head. RT reports: In an airstrike conducted in the area of Maaratat Umm Hawsh on Tuesday, the Su-34 targeted a group of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighter...more »

China Tourists are so down that they are up over the first six months of 2015

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
The sturdy mag Commonwealth has a piece in Chinese on China tourism in Taiwan. It observes that Chinese tourists are actually up in the first six months of 2016, something which I had not bothered to check... 大陸觀光客來台人數減少究竟有多嚴重?攤開觀光局的統計數字來看,*2016上半年從中國大陸來台觀光的人次其實不減反增* ,為何許多觀光業者叫苦連天,甚至要走上街頭?台灣的觀光旅遊業,下一步該怎麼走? Numbers... Jan 15 321,458 Feb 15 406,239 Mar 15 279,703 Apr 15 358,798 May 15 372,766 Jun 15 308,087 *Total: 2,047,051* Jan 16 366,409 Feb 16 405,307 Mar 16 363,878 Apr 16 375,567 May 16 327,254 Jun 16 271,478 *Total: 2,109,893* Adding the numbers from Jul... Jul 15 352,625 Jul... more »

Ever so slowly our journalists turn!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2016Yglesias talks about narrative:* To answer the question we most frequently get: Yes, we had a surge protector! As with the pocket protectors of old, it seems they don't always work. Moving right along: We've spent the past few weeks living in 1980 (or before). We still had a working radio and a daily hard-copy newspaper, but not a whole lot else. In some ways, the experience could be seen as cleansing. This Monday night, we started watching cable news again. When we did, we were struck by its practiced foolishness even more than before. That practiced ... more »

Sting operation forces predatory publisher to pull paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Sometimes, the best way to expose a problem with the publishing process is to put it to a test — perhaps by performing a Sokal-style hoax, or submitting a paper with obvious flaws. In 2014, that’s just what a researcher in Kosovo did. Suspicious that a journal wasn’t doing a thorough job of vetting submissions, she decided to […] The post Sting operation forces predatory publisher to pull paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hydrogen Horse and Buggy

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
You can take humans to Hydrogen, but only good goverment can get them to consume it.

Could a Mosul Victory be an "October Surprise"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
I've written about exactly this with regard to the taking of Mosul- How it would be a feather in Obama's cap- hadn't considered the gift to Hillary, but, it would work! It would work! *Can a Mosul Victory be Obama’s ‘October Surprise’? * WASHINGTON — With fewer than 150 days before he hands the Oval Office keys to his successor, US President Barack Obama is making the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) the focus of his administration’s strategy in Iraq and Syria. Think-tank experts, retired generals and administration officials are talking of an imminent battle to liberate Mosu... more »

Erdogan's Waterloo: Turkey Invades And Occupies Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
huffingtonpost: David L. Phillips- CFR, *Senior Adviser to the U.S. Department of State, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and so much more*.... He's presenting the elitist agenda Quite a work of perception management- a bit of truth liberally salted with lies The Obama administration has assiduously* avoided U.S. military engagement in Syria. President Barack Obama is wary of the pottery barn rule: "You break it, you own it." Supporting Turkey's invasion and occupation of Syria *would be a strategic mistake, *making the United States a protagonist in Syria's civil war*. *(Rubb... more »

Turkish Airstrikes Against Kurds Extended Into Northern Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Turkey’s military have confirmed anti-Kurd airstrikes in Iraq. Turkish jets have pounded suspected Kurdish rebels targets in a new cross-border raid in northern Iraq, according to the country’s state-run news agency. Anadolu Agency reported that the planes struck targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, in Iraq’s Gara region on Monday. Antiwar reports: The state media reported a series of cross-border airstrikes into the Gara region in northernmost Iraq, hitting targets which Turkey claimed were linked to the PKK. It is not unusual for Turkey to make such claims in strikes ag... more »

#RPGaDay 2016 Day 31: Best Gaming Advice I Was Ever Given

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 15 hours ago
Probably the best piece of advice I was given in gaming was in college - it was actually a criticism and I'm not certain if it was kindly meant or not. The criticism was that my adventures had a funnel-like quality - whatever course of actions the players took there was a preordained outcome. Probably a fair criticism, though given it was the early 1990's it was the era of plot-driven adventures, going to such an extreme in the Forgotten Realms Avatar Trilogy that the players got to watch gods fighting and escort mortals who were the real protagonists. What I've learned to do ov... more »

And the winner is......

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Not everyone thrives on being judged. No matter how proficient, clever, knowledgeable or talented one is, some people just don’t *get on* with the one-off exam, the test, the competition. Being judged puts some people under performance-stifling stress, while others rise to the occasion and say adrenaline spurs them on to greater heights. Some people rise above criticism, and are even stimulated by it - “whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” while others are crippled by it, but flourish with encouragement and praise. Of course competition is of the essence in a race, for ex... more »

How Chuck Schumer And Jon Tester Screwed Up The Democrats' Best Shot To Succeed In The Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Because of the seats that are up in 2016, it is almost a foregone conclusion that the Democrats would take back the Senate regardless of the top of the ticket. Trump just makes GOP defense more difficult. Unfortunately, because of the seats that are up in 2018, it is almost a foregone conclusion that the Republicans will take back the Senate. In 2018, battlegrounds will be Democratic-held seats in red and purple states-- Indiana, North Dakota, Missouri, Montana, Florida, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania-- plus New Jersey, where Bob Menendez's corruption ca... more »

Pavlov, Meet Google's Classcraft

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
Classcraft is one of the hundreds of "gamifying" applications that is trying to cash in on the latest efforts to control human behavior in schools. It uses 21st Century technology to implement a 19th Century form of primitive conditioning based on rewards and punishments. What kinds of punishments, you say? Well, have a look at this 2 minute intro, and you will see that a typical punishment comes in the form of learning and reciting a poem. Can you imagine a more poetic form of pure punishment. Yuck! Here is a poem by E. E. Cummings that I am adding to the poetry punishment h... more »

Trump Sets Attendance Record at XFINITY Arena in Everett, WA...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*I watched his rally last evening after a very long and difficult day, and felt better - and I thank him.* *Over 10K happy and enthusiastic people attended. His speech was excellent. * It has been reported that Trump will meet with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto today in Mexico City before giving his speech on immigration. Odumbo is golfing. Hillary is taking a nap. Tim Kaine is having a full physical after stating he had a hard time keeping up with Hillary.

District Attorney Nico LaHood: “Vaccines Can & Do Cause Autism”

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A criminal district attorney from San Antonio, Texas has spoken out about vaccines saying they can and do cause autism. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood, who has children with autism, also said that he is ready for the backlash to his public comments. In the video below, LaHood and his wife Davida share their own story and voice their opinions in an excerpt for the documentary “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophy” posted to the film’s official Youtube channel KSAT reports: LaHood said he and his wife noticed a change in their son after he received his 18-month vaccinati... more »

Bill Whittle: Black Lives Matter Kills People...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 16 hours ago
*"it's just blackmail, and it's going to get bigger, and it's going to keep coming"*

Printable Doll House Rooms

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Today I am sharing the fifth post in the Printable Quiet Book Series. These cute doll house room go along with the darling printable paper dolls that I shared earlier this week. There are four different rooms to help your little one's imagination soar! *From the first post: When our first daughter was little, I painstakingly made a felt quiet book. I spent hours cutting out pieces and hand embroidering, it took me months. My daughter loved it and played with it often, but I always wished it was easier to add pages to it. I wanted to add new pieces and new pages, but it seemed lik... more »

Chemotherapy Is Killing Up To 50% Of Cancer Patients

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
New research has shown that chemotherapy drugs are killing up to 50 per cent of patients in some hospitals. Based on the numbers of cancer patients who died within 30 days of starting chemotherapy researchers found indications that the medication was the cause of death, rather than the cancer. The research was published in the Lancet Oncology The Telegraph reports: The study by Public Health England and Cancer Research UK found that across England around 8.4 per cent of patients with lung cancer, and 2.4 per cent of breast cancer patients died within a month. But in some hospitals t...more »

European Commission orders Apple to repay Ireland $14.5 billion in illegal tax benefits

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 17 hours ago
Today the European Commission slapped down tax avoiding Apple and low-road economic developer Ireland with a $14.5 billion state aid repayment order. Yes, you read that right: Apple has to pay Ireland €13 billion in back taxes, plus interest, covering the years 2003-2014. According to the Commission's order, Apple's effective tax rate in Ireland ranged from 1% in 2003 to 0.005% in 2014, far below Ireland's statutory 12.5% corporate income tax rate. This could not have happened to two more deserving parties. Apple, of course, constantly whines about taxes and is a pioneer in creating... more »

Wow. ISIS Attacks Turkish Backed Rebels- Lucky for the Kurds, eh?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Can you say KurdIShIS? I can! And, just did. :))* An opposition monitoring group and a news agency linked with the *Islamic State group say a suicide attacker has targeted Turkish-backed rebels in northern Syria.* Another lie bites the dust. Turkey as an ISIS ally. It wasn't true, you were just supposed to believe it was true as part of the demonization of Turkey. As all my readers should know by now, there is abundant information to demonstrate *that NATO has turned on it's inconvenient ally: Turkey* The Islamic State group's Aamaq news agency says the "martyrdom" attack occu... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Why A Record Number Of College Grads Are Working Minimum Wage Jobs When 'Whatever It Takes' Fails: 37% Of Italians Give Up Job Hunt As Welfare State Grows 4 Millennials, 4 Salaries: Survey Finds Millennials At All Income Levels Happy, Self-Assured And Completely Delusional Recent Surge In Inner-City Heroin Overdoses "Unlike Anything We've Seen Before" Leaked Soros Document Calls For Regulating Internet To Favor 'Open Society' Supporters Japanese Government Now The Largest Shareholder Of 474 Big Companies "Election Fraud Underway" - NBC Affiliate Posts "Election ... more »

Muslim migrants demand housing in "true Germany"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
I think that the Western European and U.S. mainstream media almost completely fail to inform the public about the basic facts concerning the ongoing migration wave. The situation is better in the Czech media. *The Ruhr district – the true Germany – in red.* It's been known that the Muslim migrants basically want to live in Germany – nothing else is good enough for them. According to the evaluations by the migrants and the geography as envisioned by the migrants, even Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Benelux, Scandinavia etc. either fail to exist or they suck. However, the situation... more »

The Real News: The FARC Explains Why They Are Laying Down Their Arms After Decades of Struggle

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 20 hours ago
*Source of photo: Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images. * "The discovery of most of the graves is not new. It's the result of confessions obtained by the government in previous official investigations. This information was just recently released, as part of the peace process. The origin of these killings often lies in the use of so-called *"false positives,"* or when farmers and civilians were murdered and disguised as guerilla members by state army officials seeking to advance their careers by producing more enemy kills. *Semana*, a weekly political magazine that has been publishing for o... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Loving Touch”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
Deuter, “Loving Touch” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0aDAdxt0ls

Guess Where the French Originally Planned to Build Capital of New France?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What ever the reason, the result was the collapse of the French colony in Georgia. One can see the correct course of action but actual actions may well have been in response to royal orders. This led to complete failure. In terms of what ifs, it is certain that a success then would have allowed French to secure the entire Eastern Sea board with sustainable colonies, much as the English did a century later. The climate was potentially suitable for serious colonization although we do not know how disease issues would have hampered French efforts during the early going. *G... more »

A Hot Month for Clinton’s Body Count

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Of course some of these tales have much better explanations. However, there are way too many and that is simply not possible. I think some Mafia Dons have less of of a body trail. It certainly has kept a lot of potentially inconvenient mouths shut and likely has kept many others in line. This is not a joke. This team has a team of enablers around them that is certainly able to solve problems.. The same held true for LBJ if we want an historical example. Now I think it may well be out of control. . *A Hot Month for Clinton’s Body Count* *by Gavin McInnes* *August 15, 2... more »

Tesla – the Forgotten Genius

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Hardly forgotten of course. Yet he has been written out of school books for many years although that no longer may be true. All i do know is that i studied physics and electricity and barely was aware of him and that should have been impossible. This story is conventional. however he hardly died broke. He just never was a spender. The other issue is that we suspect that he quit fighting the finance guys and won the support of the military and then essentially shut up. That would certainly explain their immediate interest in disappearing his papers on his death. That was no... more »

Script of the Inga Stone

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Putting aside the nonsense, this is script. That it conforms to Phoenician, demotic and Easter island as well should be instructive. That places us back into the Atlantean Bronze Age running from 2500 BC- 1159 BC. The global trade culture brought the idea of script and it appears every culture somewhat formed their own. Out of that pot of script the all important Greek script emerged along with Latin script whose importance surpassed most other forms by been able to convey sounds as well as simple knowledge. The exception was Chinese which preserved knowledge across ma... more »

Taiwan’s Social Safety Net Is the Street Market

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Astonishingly, the service industry is completely able to absorb all surplus labor in a dense urban environment. Better yet there is no social shame attached to any of it. The low cost of the product has actually allowed residents to feed themselves without ever using their own kitchen which of course was produced a huge demand for the product. My own thinking has pushed for landed natural communities with ample microfinance. Yet this likely works just as well because it works around the one significant human expense of eating. This demonstration actually confirms my thinkin... more »

Fukushima Ice Wall Failing and Post-Typhoon Webcam Update

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 22 hours ago
The ice wall is failing. This is no surprise but it is quite unfortunate: EDITORIAL: Is Fukushima ice wall project still viable despite early failure? The Asahi Shimbun, August 30, 2016, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201608300031.html A government-backed, large-scale project to reduce the amount of contaminated water produced daily at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant has become bogged down. The project involves creating a frozen wall of soil around reactor buildings at the plant to stop the flow of groundwater into the facilities. ...But the project has ... more »

I Wish It Was More Shocking That Florida Democratic Primary Voters Picked Conservatives Over Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last night, for a post I was working on, I was trying to figure out what major party presidential candidate has done as badly as Trump's latest polling indicates he will. I looked at the results of campaigns I remember tanking badly-- Goldwater, McGovern and George H.W. Bush's failed reelection campaign. But all of them ended up better than the 35% Señor Trumpanzee is polling today. I had to go all the way back to the 3-way race in 1924 to find a candidate who did worse than Trump is doing. It was the conservative Democrat from West Virginia, John Davis, in a three-way race with R... more »

Advice to Needy Neoliberals

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
The kludge known as Obamacare is trying desperately to slide down the tubes, but it's too dense with defenders to simply go gently and smoothly into that good night. It's moldering in a limbo between the toilet and the sewer, while its subscribers and rejects are trapped in either purgatory or hell, depending upon the health of their bodies, their faith in politicians, and the size of their dwindling bank accounts. It seems that the predatory insurance companies, which literally wrote the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, just aren't getting enough bang for our bucks, even... more »

Libertarians *against* immigration? How is that even a thing?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
If you understand anything at all about libertarianism (which, I lament, too few libertarians even do) you would know that it is based squarely on defending the rights of individuals – “That to secure these rights,” to use Thomas Jefferson’s ringing phrase, “Governments are instituted among Men.” That government’s only purpose being to secure individual rights; a government itself being an entity with a monopoly over the use of force in any given geographic area; a border simply being the boundaries around that aforementioned area. This is the place from which legitimate liberta... more »

Preparing for 16th Annual Keep Space for Peace Week

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*No Missile Defense * *Stop Drones Surveillance & Killing* *Stop the Endless Wars * *No to NATO* *End Corporate Domination of Foreign/Military Policy* *Convert the Military Industrial Complex* *Deal with climate change and global poverty* It's that time of year when the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space begins to compile a list of local actions planned around the world in conjunction with Keep Space for Peace Week. Just this morning I emailed out the first list which is always a bit slim but you've got to begin some place. Before long folks will start sending ... more »

Are Congressional Republican Extremists Getting Ready To Fuckitol Up?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I wonder if Ryan wishes he hadn't screwed Hueslkamp over and caused him to lose his reelection bid by reneging on his promise to reappoint him to the House Agriculture Committee. Now the House Freedom Caucus is ready for war against Ryan. Next year there's a good chance poor Paul Ryan-- who just wants to be left alone so he can try to pass his silly BetterWay think tanks gibberish off as a 2020 or 2024 presidential platform for himself-- will have to deal with two years of a Democratic Senate plus a Hillary presidency and a Trumpanzee Media Empire, likely to be pushing a breakup of... more »

Chris Brown Declares Race War: “F*ck The Police, Black Lives Matter”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Chris Brown has declared his support for a racially motivated war with police in response to the LAPD retrieving guns and drugs from his property, saying that “it’s always going to be f*ck the police” and “black lives matter.” Chris Brown emerged from his Los Angeles home Tuesday after police served a search warrant after a bizarre hours long standoff during which the singer posted videos on Instagram declaring war on the police and promoting Black Lives Matter. The LAPD earlier retrieved a gun and other weapons and drugs from Chris Brown’s home when the singer threw the items outsi... more »

Time for SOLO to change its name

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: ayn-rand-purpose-of-morality-joy-sunset-sunrise1] Why have I posted so many recent posts opposing or explaining the odious Alt-Right movement? Because too many people I know and once valued have become infected by its virus, and intellectual hygiene demands that be acknowledged and rebutted (or an attempt at least made). One local place that’s become a carrier for the virus is a site that’s still confusingly labelled “Objectivist,” although it’s now clearly anything but. It should be abundantly evident now to any visitor of Lindsay Perigo’s site “for Sense-of-Life Obje... more »

Vladimir Putin Arrested For Trespassing And Harassment

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Vladimir Putin has been arrested at a supermarket in Florida for trespassing. A man with the same name as Russian President Vladimir Putin has been detained by West Palm Beach police after harassing staff at a supermarket and refusing to leave. Putin had become irate after missing his ride outside one of the largest grocery chains in the US. RT reports: The man who shares the same name as Russia’s president has been arrested for allegedly trespassing and harassing employees at a Florida supermarket. According to CBS 12, Putin appeared in court on Monday accused of verbally accosting... more »

Are these the 50 greatest jazz albums of all time?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
uDiscoverMusic reckons this list represents the 50 greatest jazz albums of all time. Are they? No, of course they’re not. Not when so many geniuses are so under-represented. Where’s Duke Ellington’s *Far East Suite*, *Blanton-Webster Band* or *Such Sweet Thunder*? Where’s Louis Armstrong with the Al*l Stars* or Louis *Plays WC Handy* or *Satch Plays Fats*? Ella Fitzgerald’s Col*e Porter Songbook*? Miles Davis’s *Sketches of Spain* or *Silent Way*? Thelonious Monk’s *Trio*? Even (since this mostly a post-50s list) Wynton Marsalis’s *Black Codes from the Underground*? Sure, ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Busy tonight. Blogging will return tomorrow morning.

Navajo President arrives at Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' (Navajo) and legal team member in camp. By Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Navajo President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez arrived at the Standing Rock Camp today, and greeted a large delegation from the Northwest who arrived with a Totem Pole. President Begaye said like the struggle here, the Navajo Nation is

Economic News , Data& Views .....August 30 , 2016 ...... Quick Hits -1. US Stock Market Wrap , Asia & Europe Front-Running Report ; Gold & Oil Items Of Note ; Another Merger Brewing In Ag Sector- Potash Corp & Agrium. 2. ISIS Number Two Leader Al-Adnani Killed At Al Bab Today. 3. Around The Horn In Europe. 4. Syria Conflict - Updates On The Great Game Called The Syria Conflict. 5. Turkey Purge Updates. 6. Libya Items De Jour.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Markets and Market Moving News.... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 41m 41 minutes ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Fisher translated - Tradeoffs means -winners & losers , don't hate the player , hate the game. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Fed vice chair said this: "If you’re a saver neg. rates are very difficult to deal with but they go along with quite decent equity prices" *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Crude Carnage & A Confident Consumer Send Stocks Lower, USD Higher http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-3 0/crude-carnage-confident-consumer-s... more »

Apple’s response to EU: “FU”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
The unelected EU Commission has brought down a bizarre decision against Apple and the Irish Government, insisting that Apple pay billions in “back taxes” to the very Irish Government that says they don’t owe them. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has sent out an open letter to Apple customers that indicates the spirit of Steve Jobs has not yet totally left the building. It’s deadly: *Thirty-six years ago, long before introducing iPhone, iPod or even the Mac, Steve Jobs established Apple’s first operations in Europe. At the time, the company knew that in order to serve customers in Europe,... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 30, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Farzin Nadimi, RCW:** Iran's Aggressive Naval Intercepts Serve Foreign and Domestic Purposes* The IRGC will likely continue using such incidents as a way to signal its domestic rivals, justify its large budget, and meet other goals, so Washington should remain vigilant and consider seeking an official channel for emergency communications. The strategic Strait of Hormuz has once again been the scene of close encounters between U.S. Navy vessels and speedboats from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN), leaving observers to guess at the motivations behind the Iranian ...more »

Quote of the Day: “The big agenda on the left …”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Although the big word on the left is 'compassion,' the big agenda on the left is dependency.” *~ Thomas Sowell [Hat tip FamousQuote.net]. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Can Americans Overthrow The Evil That Rules Them?

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
As a Canadian, all I can do is watch the circus that is the American Presidential race as it unfolds, and from my perspective most Americans are sleepwalking into a disaster... Right now, all the American Jew spew media outlets are filling most Americans with the garbage that the psychotic mass murdering freak of nature, Hillary "Killary" Rodham Clinton, is somehow "leading" in all the polls..... Again as I have said before, exactly WHO is conducting these polls and where? For the only way that demon seed could be 'winning' the race is if the polls were conducted only amongst the D... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Is this what will become of our Milky Way Galaxy? Perhaps if we collide with the Andromeda Galaxy in a few billion years, it might. Pictured below is NGC 7252, a jumble of stars created by a huge collision between two large galaxies. The collision will take hundreds of millions of years and so is effectively caught frozen in time in the above image. The resulting pandemonium has been dubbed the Atoms-for-Peace galaxy because of its similarity to a cartoon of a large atom. *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken recently by the MPG/ESO 2.2 meter telescope in Chile. ... more »

The Poet: Langston Hughes, "Dreams"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Dreams"* "Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow." - Langston Hughes

"When One Grasps The Irony..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one’s culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

Chet Raymo, "In the Cave"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"In the Cave"* by Chet Raymo "I have mentioned here before the ospreys that patrol our beach - or "fish hawks," as they call them here - generally in the afternoon at about the time I take my long walk to the palm point. Magnificent birds with broad wings that glide seemingly effortlessly on the wind. And here's the thing: As often as not I am startled by a bird's shadow before I see the bird itself. That wide-winged shadow, sweeping across the white sand, sometimes across me. That flicker of chill as the osprey blocks the sun. And generally when it happens I think of Plato's all... more »

"I Hope I End Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I don't want to pass through life like a smooth plane ride. All you do is get to breathe and copulate and finally die. I don't want to go with the smooth skin and the calm brow. I hope I end up a blithering idiot cursing the sun- hallucinating, screaming, giving obscene and inane lectures on street corners and public parks. People will walk by and say, "Look at that drooling idiot. What a basket case." I will turn and say to them, "It is you who are the basket case! For every moment you hated your job, cursed your wife and sold yourself to a dream that you didn't even conceive. For... more »

Thank you, Matt McCarten

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
As Matt MCarten steps down from the wreckage of yet another political organiser’s position once proclaimed with much hope and many huzzahs, it might be time to ask: Why is this dickhead thought to be some kind of a political genius? From the way he’s been talked about over the years, you’d think he were the southern hemisphere’s answer to Machiavelli. And being an anti-capitalist political organiser in a country in which that political disposition is imbibed with mother’s milk, you’d think any even *half*-decent organiser of that persuasion would have acheived great career succ... more »

Evidence Of ISIS Holocaust Uncovered In Iraq and Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Counter-terrorism forces in Iraq have uncovered evidence of a holocaust orchestrated by ISIS in both Syria and Iraq. Sergeant Ahmed Abdelaziz of Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism forces released footage of 72 mass graves left behind by the Islamic State – showing 15,000 dead body’s buried in secret graves. Metro.co.uk reports: Sergeant Ahmed Abdelaziz of Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism forces showed reporters on his mobile phone a video, posted by Isis, in which his brother, Saad Abdelaziz, is killed by militants. Saad was killed in June 2014 at Camp Speicher when militants overran his... more »

Royal Family Furious After Bing Translates ISIS As ‘Saudi Arabia’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Saudi Arabia’s royal family have expressed their disgust and fury after a search engine ‘accidentally’ translated “Daesh” (ISIS) as “Saudi Arabia”. Microsoft’s Bing search engine translated the Arabic acronym for the Islamic State incorrectly due to an algorithm “error”, according to developers. As a result, many pro-Saudi regime supporters have called for a complete boycott of the search engine. Rt.com reports: While no one fully expects online translation tools to be perfect, it is at least expected that they won’t falsely identify countries as being synonymous with terrorist grou... more »

Climate Science is NOT Settled

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*A Statement by Viv Forbes, Founding Secretary of “Clexit” * *31 August 2016* For at least a decade we have been told by the UN/IPCC, by most government media and officials, by many politicians, and by the Green “charities” and their media friends that “the science is settled”. We are lectured by Hollywood stars, failed politicians and billionaire speculators that anyone who opposes the World War on Carbon Dioxide is ignorant, mischievous or supporting some hidden vested interest. We endure calls for an end to free speech for climate sceptics, smearing with derogatory terms like “d... more »

Lummi, Yakama and Salish arrive with Totem Pole in Standing Rock Camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. . Photos copyright Michelle Cook, Dine' (Navajo) Northwest Delegation, Navajo President, NCAI Chairman arrive at Standing Rock Camp Photos by Michelle Cook Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The President of the National Congress of American Indians, Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish, arrived with a large delegation from the

World News Briefs -- August 30, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Turkish army tanks and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters make their way in the Syrian border town of Jarablus as it is pictured from the Turkish town of Karkamis, in the southeastern Gaziantep province, Turkey. REUTERS/Stringer *Reuters: **Ceasefire holding between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria* BEIRUT (Reuters) - A ceasefire is holding between Turkey and Kurdish-backed militia in northern Syria, a Kurdish military official said on Tuesday, but a Syrian rebel commander characterized it only as a "pause" and added that military operations would resume soon. The truce is between ... more »