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Thomas Paine

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Friday, August 31, 2018

31 August - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Teacher Association Lawsuit Prioritizes Politics over Education Opportunities

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Kara Belew Denying educators a real opportunity to reform Texas’ most under-performing schools would be a travesty. Instead of taking options off the table, teachers associations should encourage innovations like partnering with charter school organizations to provide options, resources and reform for campuses that continue to fail. More than 162,000 Texas children are currently trapped in D and F-graded districts where they are behind grade level and not learning. High-performing charter schools could turn their lives around.

BREAKING NEWS: Head of Ukraine Resistance Aleksandr Zakharchenko Assassinated By Terrorists*

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Aleksandr Zakharchenko Assassinated* * by Western-Backed Neo Nazi Terrorists* *Texas - Fighter for the DPR* *Reports on Zakharchenko's Assassination* *My personal condolences* *to you, Texas* *and to all people in the* * Donetsk Peoples Republic* * -* *greencrow* Well, They've done it. They've murdered all three of the leaders of the *successful 2014-16* resistance battle by the Donbass against the Kiev Junta Western-backed Terrorists. Givi, Motorola and now Zakharchenko. Please read the report* from RT a*nd I will have more comments to follow: ******************** An explosion... more »

WATCH: Cops Charged for Pulling Innocent Disabled Man From Home, Torturing Him in Front Yard

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: disabled] Two police officers have been charged after an innocent disabled man was yanked from his home, beaten, pepper sprayed and humiliated in his own front yard. The post WATCH: Cops Charged for Pulling Innocent Disabled Man From Home, Torturing Him in Front Yard appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Internet Outraged After Video Shows Cop Shoot Firefighter’s Family Dog

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: dog] A video, showing a police officer shooting a family's dog has sparked controversy online and accusations of a cover up by the department. The post Internet Outraged After Video Shows Cop Shoot Firefighter’s Family Dog appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Document: W. Samuel Patten Charged with Acting as an Agent of a Foreign Power

mfogel at Lawfare - 12 hours ago
Longtime Washington political operative W. Samuel Patten was charged on Friday for failing to register as an agent of a foreign power. The Justice Department alleges that between 2014 and 2018, Patten acted on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group. The case was reportedly referred to the Justice Department National Security Division by the special counsel's office. The criminal information against Patten is available in full below: Criminal Information Against W. Samuel Patten: Patten Information (PDF) Patten Information (... more »

3D-Printed Plastic Guns: Five Reasons to Worry

mmccord at Lawfare - 12 hours ago
Vases made of 3D prints of Defense Distributed's Liberator gun, by artist Addie Wagenknecht (Flickr/Addie Wagenknecht, courtesy of bitforms gallery, New York) This week saw law and common sense unite in opposition to the widespread availability of dangerously untraceable, undetectable guns. A federal judge in the state of Washington issued an order barring the State Department from allowing Defense Distributed, a self-described “private defense firm,” to make the blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns freely available on the internet. The judge’s order may not eradicate the threat... more »

Citing Chinese And North Korean Threats Japan Is Raising Its Defense Budget Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) soldier takes part in a drill to mobilise their Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) missile unit in response to a recent missile launch by North Korea, at U.S. Air Force Yokota Air Base in Fussa on the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato *CNN:* *Japan military budget grows for seventh year in face of North Korean threat* Japan looks set to beef up its military budget for the seventh year in a row under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the face of a rising threat from North Korea and an expanding China. In a budget draft ... more »

The Real 'Top Gun': How the F-22 Raptor Can Out Dogfight Anyone

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The Air Force F-22 has been refining it dog-fighting skills, assessing technical upgrades and testing air to air combat tactics during a Red Flag exercise in Nevada – designed to improve attack maneuvers and solidify emerging communications technologies and sensors, service officials said. *First operational in 2005, the F-22 is a multi-role fighter designed with stealth technology to evade enemy radar detection and speeds able to reach Mach 2 with what is called "super-cruise" capability. Supercruise is the ability to cruise at supersonic airspeeds suc... more »

In 1999, a U.S. B-2 Bomber 'Attacked' China. Here's What Happened.

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * During NATO’s 1999 air war over Yugoslavia, the Atlantic alliance struck hundreds of targets over Serbia and Kosovo. Most were uncontroversial: air-defense sites, army headquarters and other military targets. The destruction of one target in particular, however, set off a wave of anti-Western—and anti-American in particular—protests half a world away. That target was the Chinese embassy in Belgrade. *There is no obvious reason why the Chinese embassy in Belgrade should be bombed, especially by an all-seeing and all-powerful American military. Simple ... more »

America Needs Better Cooperation with South Korea

John Dale Grover at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*John Dale Grover* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he welcomes South Korea's President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] Otherwise, Pyongyang will break sanctions and leave Washington and Seoul with nothing to show for it. On August 24, it was announced that American secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s fourth trip to North Korea’s capital of Pyongyang would be postponed. Trump tweeted “I feel we are not making sufficient progress with respect to the denuclearization.” While th... more »

Sig Sauer's 5 Best (and Most Deadly) Guns

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Here is the best of the best. *In 2017, Sig Sauer beat Glock, Beretta, and other competitors for the U.S. Army’s M17 Modular Handgun System (MHS). The M17 is based on the Sig Sauer P320 and appears similar on its surface to other Sig pistols—but has several new internal updates from previous designs. The MHS consists of the full-sized M17 pistol and the compact M18, both of which are chambered for 9mm and distributed with seventeen- and twenty-one-round magazines.* The Swiss-German company Sig Sauer has been in the arms business for a long time. Swi... more »

Gore: Trump Should Resign

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: gore-trump-should-resign] Former Vice President Al Gore, the political has-been who took up a second career as a climatologist, thinks President Trump should resign.

REAFFIRMATION OF DISBELIEF: Please don't believe the people you trust!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018Part 3—Cable stars wanna have fun:* Is Donald J. Trump, the commander in chief, some version of mentally ill? If so, how dangerous could that possibly be? Of what might he be capable should he reach a breaking point? We find few signs that our corporate stars are able to focus on such questions. While we're at it, we'll throw in a few more: Is quadrennial impeachment becoming the norm for our political system? If so, will the federal government ever be able to function again? For ourselves, we see The Chase after Donald J. Trump as a highly dangerous activ... more »

Brazil’s Measles and Polio Vaccination Program Extended in 11 States

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Polio and Measles Vaccination Campaign promoted by Brazil’s federal government and scheduled to end on Friday (August 31st) has been extended in those municipalities which have yet to reach their target immunization. According to Brazil’s Health Ministry, eleven Brazilian states have indices below […]

Michael Steele Appointed Brown Faculty Fellow

Monica Levitan at Diverse - 12 hours ago
Conservative political commentator and former chair of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, has been appointed as a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University. “Michael Steele has had an extraordinary and ongoing career spanning law, business, politics, public service and journalism,” said Edward Steinfeld, director of the […]

Howard University Placed on Federal Education List

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 12 hours ago
Howard University is one of the most prestigious historically Black institutions of higher education in the country, but the operations of the school in the nation’s capital have long been troubled in areas such as budget, financial aid, student housing, security, building maintenance and transparency. Now, Howard is facing a huge new problem: The U.S. […]

DOJ Sides with Asian-Americans in Bias Suit Against Harvard

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 12 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Justice has indicated its strongest support to date for the plaintiffs in a controversial, highly publicized federal lawsuit alleging that Harvard University unfairly discriminates against Asian-American applicants, according to CNN and other reports. On Thursday, the DOJ submitted a statement of interest to the court in opposition to Harvard’s motion for a […]

Hear LatinX TalX: A Sharing LatinX Journeys Podcast About Community Schools, Charter Schools & Cloaking Inequality

Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig at Cloaking Inequity - 12 hours ago
For your drive! Hey, check out this track on SoundCloud: LatinX TalX: A Sharing LatinX Journeys Podcast Episode 14: Community Schools, Charter Schools & Cloaking Inequality chat with Will Ortiz-Febus and Dr. Julian Vazquez Heilig Please Facebook Like, Tweet, etc below and/or reblog to share this discussion with others. Check out and follow my YouTube channel here. Twitter: @ProfessorJVH Click here for Vitae. Advertisements

Election 2018-- Pennsylvania

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*"An essential motivating force"* I wish I had a poll of every state like the one Franklin & Marshall just released about Pennsylvania. These kinds of polls mean so much more than the national ones we keep getting bombarded with. A tiny bit of background: *Cook* assigns them an even PVI, which is silly and should be more like a D+1 or 2. Obama beat McCain 3,276,363 (54.5%) to 2,655,885 (44.2%) and then beat Romney 2,990,274 (51.97%) to 2,680,434 (46.59%). The Democrats couldn't have picked a worse candidate than Clinton and, even with Russian targeting in the state, Trump only beat ... more »

LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - August 31, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - August 31, 2018 Video of LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - August 31, 2018 Broadcast LIVE at 11:30am Eastern.

Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
The missiles have a range of up to 700 km, putting Saudi Arabia's capital or Tel Aviv within striking distance if the weapons were deployed in southern or western Iraq

At Least 7 Die as Greyhound Bus, Semitrailer Collide Head-On

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
At least seven people were killed, and many of the 49 passengers aboard the Greyhound bus were injured.

Mourners Gather for Franklin’s Funeral; Diva Dressed in Gold

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
And it boasts a lineup of speakers and singers that would rival any of the hottest revues, past or present.

Putin sends clear message, this will be last term as Russian President (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 95. The post Putin sends clear message, this will be last term as Russian President (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Trump Says Google, Facebook In “Very Antitrust Situation”

Tyler Durden at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Trump said some people see an “antitrust situation” with Google, Facebook and Amazon. The post Trump Says Google, Facebook In “Very Antitrust Situation” appeared first on The Duran.

More Evidence Iraq Reaching Tipping Point With Displaced, Few Want To Return Home

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
(IOM) The NGO Reach Initiative found more evidence that Iraq’s displacement crisis may be reaching a tipping point. It did interviewswith 1600 displaced (IDPs) households living outside camps in Dohuk, Irbil, Ninewa, Salahaddin and Sulaymaniya. Most the respondents said they had no plans to return to their homes in the next 3 months. In the three Kurdish provinces over 80% in the survey said they wanted to remain where they were. 86% in Dohuk, 89% in Irbil, and 85% in Sulaymaniya said they wanted to stay in their current locations. In Dohuk and Irbil only 2% and 3% in Sulaymaniya ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 31

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1922 Gertrude Bell wrote King Faisal telling him he was vain and weak (Musings On Iraq book review of *Gertrude Bell And Iraq*) - 1986 Iran started Op Karbala 2 in Haj Umran Advanced deep into Kurdistan in retaliation for Iraq air attacks on oil facilities (Musings On Iraq interview with author Anthony Tucker-Jones on Iran-Iraq War) (Musings On Iraq review *The Iran-Iraq War 1980-1988*) (Musings On Iraq review *Iran-Iraq War, The Lion of Babylon, 1980-1988*) (Musings On Iraq review *The Iran-Iraq War*) 1986 Document said chemical and biological agents were being distri... more »

UPDATED: NAFTA goes down to US-imposed "wire" Canada not yet lying down, rolling over and putting four paws in the air...Whaaaaaa?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*UPDATED*: Trump quoted as saying* "[the US's] position is going to be so insulting that they're [Canada] not going to be able to make a deal".* So far from God...so near to the United States of America [old Canadian saying]. *Trump and Trudeau* U.S. says Canada has made no concessions on dairy access issue as NAFTA deadline lingers I just want to jump in here midst all the media frenzy and hysteria. What's the worse that can happen if Canada and the US don't reach a deal re NAFTA? Canada can go its own way and sell to a broader trade base and make better deals, more friends a... more »

Climate Groundhog Day

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 13 hours ago
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In the movie Groundhog Day, every morning Bill Murray wakes up and lives exactly the same day as he did before. That is the life of climate … Continue reading →

Education Writers Association's Balance Problem

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 13 hours ago
Education Writers Association (EWA) is just what it says-- the association of the various journalists and reporters who cover education (but not bloggers-- just legitimate journalists, and no, I'm not bitter at all). It contains some great writers and reporters who do some excellent and invaluable work. But it does seem at times that education coverage in this country suffers from a reform tilt. Various reformsters are regularly quoted; actual teachers and folks on the defending public ed side of the debates, not so much. I have joked that there is a federal law that says no educat... more »

What’s Wrong With The U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead *Kashif Hussain, The Diplomat:* *What’s Wrong With the US Afghanistan Strategy?* *The U.S. strategy has faltered out of the gate, thanks to a lack of coordination at home and in the region.* The United States’ Afghanistan-centric South Asia strategy aimed at outlining a plan for victory in its more than one-and-a-half decade long war with the Taliban. A combination of tools — including diplomacy, economic might, intelligence and military power — was employed during the past year for that purpose. However, at the same t... more »

Friday isn't the real deadline for ‘NAFTA 2.0'

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 Trump's push to get a deal with Canada is a negotiating tactic and attempt to move something before the new Mexican president takes office.

PM May says Britain committed to free trade with Kenya after Brexit

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 The prime minister has used her first official visit to the region of more than one billion people to stress that Britain's relationship with former colonies, including Kenya and other African nations.

L'UE prête à supprimer les droits de douane autos avec les USA

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 L'Union européenne est prête à supprimer tous les droits de douane sur les importations d'automobiles si les Etats-Unis en font de même.

NAFTA deal close, but obstacles remain

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 US and Canada officials continue to meet but there are three key issues to resolve: dairy, intellectual property, dispute settlement.

ALENA : les discussions se poursuivront vendredi

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 Ottawa aura probablement à faire des concessions aux Américains, possiblement sur son système de gestion de l'offre et l'exception culturelle.

RCEP ministerial meeting kicks off in Singapore

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 Trade ministers from 16 countries that are negotiating for an Asia-wide free trade pact began a two-day meeting in Singapore.

China, Botswana agree to promote ties to higher level

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 Speaking of the Belt and Road Initiative, China welcomes Botswana's participation in and support to the infrastructure and trade framework.

EU says it is willing to scrap car tariffs in US trade deal

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
31-Aug-2018 Malmström insists discussions are not about ‘restarting TTIP' but aiming for ‘a more limited trade agreement.'

Declassified Interrogation Reports From A Major Shiite Leader Show The Extent That Iran Shaped The Iraq War And The Killing Of American Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
This file photo taken on January 8, 2016 shows Qais Al-Khazali, the head of the Iraqi Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, speaking at a press conference in the southern Iraqi city of Basra. (AFP Photo/Haidar Mohammed Ali) *Times of Israel: **Decade-old interrogation of Iraqi cleric shows Iran’s part in killing US troops* Recently declassified testimony of Shiite militia leader Qais al-Khazali details Iranian efforts to stoke 2007 attacks that killed or wounded hundreds of Americans. Interrogations by US-led forces in Iraq of a top Shiite military and religious figure a decade ago are bringi... more »

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Joseph Stiglitz writes that history has proven wrong the theory that the weak recovery from the 2008 economic crash was the result of "secular stagnation" rather than a woefully insufficient public policy response. And Sam Pizzigati points out how the U.S. public is picking up the bill for obscene executive pay rather than seeing public money used for beneficial purposes. - Thomas Walkom points out the futility of signing trade deals with unreliable partners. And Theophilis Argitis observes that there's been no reality to past threats about the... more »

The corporate kleptocracy takes aim at Nova Scotia

Joan Baxter at Halifax Examiner - 14 hours ago
Hi, I’m Joan Baxter, a Nova Scotian journalist and author. Some of my books are actually quite upbeat, proving that I’m not always a bearer of bad news. News 1. Abandoned tidal turbine Jennifer Henderson updates the situation of the abandoned tidal turbine in the Minas Basin in this article for the Examiner. After a […]

That's one way to do it

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
This isn't the first time I've heard of farm animals being used to further a romance. No, it's not what you think. Chris Gospel of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, got down on one knee in a field to ask for Eilidh Fraser's hand in marriage. But the 30-year-old did not need to pop the question, as he enlisted the help of Curlytop the cow by writing "will you marry me?" on the animal's body. Mr Gospel said: "She was a star. The writing was on the side and as were were walking up she was facing us. "Eilidh could see something written on the side but not what it was. Curlytop came up to us ... more »

Copyright Law Could Stop 3-D Printed Guns. Should It?

cduan at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
Parts of 3-D Printed Gun (Source: Flickr) Cody Wilson’s legal battle to post his plastic gun schematic is awful, pitting speech values against human lives, raising the specter of more mass shootings, and casting a dark shadow on what should be the bright new technology of 3-D printing. In times like these, it's tempting to wish that a few magic words could make the schematic—and all its legal and moral baggage—simply disappear. It’s possible those magic words actually do exist, but as with most quick fixes, they may come with troubling and unforeseen consequences. Here, a novel a... more »

Iran Has Deployed Ballistic Missiles In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS *Reuters: **Exclusive: Iran moves missiles to Iraq in warning to enemies* PARIS/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said. Any sign that Iran is preparing a m... more »

Arte de Portas Abertas Returns to Rio’s Santa Teresa this Weekend

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bohemian hillside neighborhood of Santa Teresa will host the 28th edition of Arte de Portas Abertas (Art of Open Doors) on September 1st and 2nd (Saturday and Sunday) from 10AM to 6PM with free exhibits and attractions. This year’s edition has fourteen artists and […]

Rio’s Fábrica Bhering Hosts ‘Circuito Interno’ this Saturday

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Saturday, September 1st, Fábrica Bhering, in Rio’s Santo Cristo, will be hosting its monthly Circuito Interno, where it opens its doors to the public for free, giving access to its various galleries, workshops, studios, eateries and breweries, and allowing people to meet the producers […]

Glock: All of the Reasons There Is No Gun Like It

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The story of the Glock began in February 1980, when the Austrian army was looking to replace antiquated, World War II–era Walther P-38 handguns with something new. *The Glock 17 outfits dozens of armies and hundreds of police forces worldwide. U.S. Army Rangers and Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command use the compact version, the Glock 19, and U.S. Special Forces—including the shadowy Delta Force—carry the .40 Smith & Wesson–caliber Glock 22.* For much of the mid-twentieth century, handgun development was in a period of stagnation. The dev... more »

Why Navy Aircraft Carriers Are Really 'Battleships' (And That's Really Bad)

Carl Forsling at Test Feed Using Fields - 14 hours ago
*Carl Forsling* *Security, * Against any near peer adversary, aircraft carriers are far too vulnerable to be of much use. Last December, for the first time in decades, no U.S. Navy aircraft carriers were deployed anywhere in the world. The Navy says to expect that to happen more often. Some news outlets implied this was an indication of U.S. naval decline. The U.S. fleet does have problems, but not having enough carriers to cycle through U.S. Central Command is far from the biggest one. Aircraft readiness in general and the complete abomination that is the Littoral Combat Ship/... more »

Canadian Coast Guard takes 11 hours to rescue 2 persons on Bellot Strait ice floe after 11-meter S/V ANAHITA (FR) sinking

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
From ArcticNorthwestPassage. 30 August 2018. No injuries to the passengers have been reported,’ says Coast Guard spokesperson CBC News · Posted: Aug 29, 2018 4:33 PM CT | Last Updated: August 29 The Canadian Coast Guard rescued two passengers of a sinking sailboat who were trapped on an ice floe in Arctic waters early Wednesday […]

Russia Deploys 25 WARSHIPS to Med Amid Fears of US Attack on Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Russia Deploys 25 WARSHIPS to Med Amid Fears of US Attack on Syria by Henry Holloway, https://www.dailystar.co.uk/, 30 Aug 2018 RUSSIA has announced 25 warships are to be deployed to the Mediterranean amid fears the US could be about to stage an attack on Syria. – Russia‘s defence ministry announced the deployment of the vessels – along […]

Josh Peck: “CERN Atlas Experiment” Demonic Portals Open? Releasing the Beast from the Bottomless Pit

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Paul Begley Streamed live 19 hours ago. Josh Peck interview starts in the 2nd hour (ie. at the 1:00:00 mark). Revelation 17:8 New King James Version (NKJV) 8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth […]

What Exactly is Deconstruction?

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 14 hours ago
Jacques DerridaThe movement of “deconstruction” was developed by Jacques Derrida. John Searle, in his essay, “The World Turned Upside Down,” tries to find out what exactly is deconstruction and why it has become so influential in American literary criticism. Searle writes: I think if you asked most practicing deconstructionists for a definition they would not only be unable to provide one, but would regard the very request as a manifestation of that "logocentrism" which it is one of the aims of deconstruction to, well, deconstruct. By "logocentrism" they mean roughly the concern w... more »

Holistic doctor interviews Dr. Ron Paul on vaccine freedom

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
Very cool, whether you agree with Ron Paul’s politics or not. “Do you believe we should have the choice whether or not to vaccinate our own kids OR believe there should be a MANDATE to have every vaccine? If you want freedom in healthcare watch below.” The post Holistic doctor interviews Dr. Ron Paul on vaccine freedom appeared first on Health Nut News.

To fight bee die-off Virginia now offering all citizens their own beehives

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
John Vibes, Guest Waking Times The state of Virginia has announced an initiative to help reverse the decline in bee populations. “The Beehive Distribution Program” promises to give away beehives and the necessary related equipment to any eligible applicants over the age of 18. RELATED STORY: The death of the bees explained: Parasites, poison, and humans Earlier […] The post To fight bee die-off Virginia now offering all citizens their own beehives appeared first on Health Nut News.

Piers Morgan claims Tess Holliday’s Cosmopolitan cover is ‘dangerous’ and glorifies obesity

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
(Editor’s Note: Please keep in mind that regardless of your feelings on this topic, we do not condone body shaming of any kind here at Health Nut News.) In case you hadn’t seen the latest cover of Cosmo (seen above) it’s causing quite a stir. The cover, which comes out today, features plus-size model Tess Holliday. The […] The post Piers Morgan claims Tess Holliday’s Cosmopolitan cover is ‘dangerous’ and glorifies obesity appeared first on Health Nut News.

Fat should NOT be blamed for heart disease – sugar should! Huge lie made by the sugar industry finally busted

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
For years, we’ve been warned about the dangers of eating too much fat or salt, but health authorities and media have been relatively silent about sugar, despite rising obesity rates and failing health in just about every area that has adopted a Western processed food diet. The sad truth is, there’s copious amounts of research, […] The post Fat should NOT be blamed for heart disease – sugar should! Huge lie made by the sugar industry finally busted appeared first on Health Nut News.

U.S. Intelligence: China Using LinkedIn To Recruit Americans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters: **EXCLUSIVE-Chief U.S. spy catcher says China using LinkedIn to recruit Americans* WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The United States' top spy catcher said Chinese espionage agencies are using fake LinkedIn accounts to try to recruit Americans with access to government and commercial secrets, and the company should shut them down. William Evanina, the U.S. counter-intelligence chief, told Reuters in an interview that intelligence and law enforcement officials have told LinkedIn, owned by Microsoft Corp., about China's "super aggressive" efforts on the site. He said the Ch... more »

New EEOC Miami Policy: No Opportunity For Employees To Respond

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 15 hours ago
In the bad old days, after an employee filed a Charge of Discrimination, employers would file a position statement and then one of two things happened: either the investigator would read a summary of the position statement quickly over the phone, or the investigator would write up a summary of the position statement. Then the employee would have 10 days to respond. I say the bad old days, because this process really didn't give the employee a full opportunity to understand the employer's response or fully respond. That all changed when EEOC implemented new Position Statement Proced... more »

Questions for Campaigning Republican Legislators

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 15 hours ago
Our diligent and thorough blogging friend, Gronda, wrote a post regarding answers to questions that Republican Party leadership provided GOP candidates. Most of the questions are of many of the messes the President finds himself in of his making, but … Continue reading →

Prominent video game-violence researcher loses another paper to retraction

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
If you read this space, you probably know the name Brad Bushman. He studies the effects of violent video games on the people who play them. He also has just retracted his third paper, and significantly corrected another. Although Bushman remains a prominent voice in a highly contentious field — prompting numerous media to consult … Continue reading Prominent video game-violence researcher loses another paper to retraction

The need for affordable housing in Columbus, Ohio

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
I just read yet another article in Columbus Business First “Stop being scared of people who need affordable housing” on the need for low income housing in Columbus—this time to satisfy the need for workers by Columbus businesses and those businesses which might relocate here if there was a solid pool of workers. AFFORDABLE in government housing speak means money has been transferred from tax-payer abc to entitlement receiver xyz, but many in that chain are not poor--they are staffers in government backed programs and agencies (like HUD, USDA, HDAP, OHFA COHHIO) earning good salar... more »

The misguided Affordable Clean Energy rule

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 16 hours ago
Why is the US EPA still determined to control plant food and drive up electricity prices? By Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris

Save the Griz

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
These are much worse numbers than the president has seen in a while: President Trump’s disapproval rating has hit a high point of 60 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that also finds that clear majorities of Americans support the special counsel’s Russia investigation and say the president should not fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.... Nearly half of Americans, 49 percent, say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings that could lead to Trump being removed from office, while 46 percent say Congress should not. ... 63 percent of Americans support Muell... more »

Greenland Gains Huge Amounts Of Ice For The Second Year In A Row

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 16 hours ago
Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. George Orwell Summer is over, and Greenland’s surface has gained 510 billion tons of ice over the past year – about 40% above normal. … Continue reading →


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Obsolescence of Advertising in Information Age They'll find a way. Judge Rules Against Alex Jones and InfoWars in Sandy Hook Lawsuit Melting Arctic Real Time Horror Story Second Hanford Radioactive Tunnel Collapse Expected Vaccine Gap Between Japan and UK A Philadelphia refiner has a $120 million plan to create a machine that turns food scraps into natural gas Argentine Central Bank Emergency-Hikes Rates To 60% To Stop Peso CollapseLira Plummets After Turkish Central Bank Deputy Governor QuitsChild Abuse Charges Dropped Against New Mexico "Jihadis" After Local DA ... more »

Not A Good Day

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Yesterday was not a good day for the Trudeau government. The Federal Court of Appeal shut down the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project. And word out of Washington is that the Trumpian Trade Talks are souring. On the subject of Trans Mountain, Tim Harper writes: In a stunning confluence of events, the court overturned the National Energy Board and cabinet approval of the Trudeau pipeline expansion on the same day that shareholders with Kinder Morgan, no doubt with huge grins on their face, washed their hands of the project and gave it — lock, stock and legal headache — to the prime min... more »

Washington's Ever-Evolving Viewpoint on Russia

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
With the mainstream media positively apoplectic over Vladimir Putin and Russia in general since the Putin - Trump meeting in Helsinki, I wanted to take a look at what the other side of the political spectrum had to say about Mr. Putin before she ran for the Oval Office as well as a look back in time to see what another Republican president had to say about Russia's president. I have posted on this subject in the past, however, given the current force-feeding of the anti-Russia narrative, it begs to be reposted. Fortunately for all of us, the very data breach that is the subject of ... more »

Journalist Who Exposed CIA Cocaine Trafficking, Would Be 63 Today, But He ‘Shot Himself’ TWICE

Johnny Liberty at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: Gary Webb] The corporate media and the government worked together to silence Gary Webb after he helped expose their crimes to the American people. The post Journalist Who Exposed CIA Cocaine Trafficking, Would Be 63 Today, But He ‘Shot Himself’ TWICE appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Zionists brutalize pacifist Jews in Israel....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Israeli police spraying disgusting "Skunk water" in the face of Anti-Draft Protesters ("Skunk water" is a liquid that smells like raw sewage and was designed by chemists to nauseate people for days after exposure) at anti-Draft protest in Bnei Brak, [a city near Tel Aviv] on Monday, August 6, 2018 over the recent arrest of Nissan Rada, a religious Jewish boy who refused to serve in the Israeli army. Religious Jews have been resisting recent efforts by the Israeli government to draft them, due to their firm belief that that the Zionist philosophy and its movement is contrary to the... more »

These 5 Guns Are the Most Deadly on the Planet (Glock and Sig Made the List)

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We break it all down. *One of the best handguns in the world wasn’t even available to recreational shooters for much of the Cold War. The CZ 75 handgun, introduced in 1975, borrowed a great deal from John Moses Browning’s late model pistol, the Browning Hi-Power, both externally and internally, but is not a copy, and features significant differences. The nine-millimeter pistol could carry up to sixteen rounds, making it one of the largest-capacity handguns of its day.* The bustling global arms trade has resulted in many excellent handguns in the la... more »

Russia's New Stealth Submarine Might Be Armed with Hypersonic Weapons

James Holmes at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, * Here comes the Husky-Class. *The Husky-class submarine might seem redundant since the Yasen class is also in production. However, the addition of hypersonic weapons, increased automation and robotic integration, and reduced acoustic signature (especially if it really is two times) make the Husky class an incremental upgrade. Perhaps the true advantage of the ­Husky class is not in its technical specifications but rather its price—it’s slated to be a fair bit cheaper than the Yasen class. Moscow will appreciate the lower price, since the Husky class i... more »

Did a Russian-Built Submarine 'Sink' a U.S. Nuclear Attack Sub?

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * It might be possible. We explain why. *While the Indian report may or may not be correct, this incident highlights the need to completely replace the Los Angeles-class with Virginia-class boats as soon as possible.* Is it possible that one of New Delhi’s Russian-built *Kilo*-class diesel-electric attack submarines managed to “sink” a nuclear-powered U.S. Navy* Los Angeles*-class attack submarine during exercises in October 2015? The Indian submarine INS *Sindhudhvaj* (S56) allegedly “killed” USS *City of Corpus Christi* (SSN 705) during an exercise... more »

A New "Battle of Midway" Film In The Works

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *The Director of “Independence Day” is Taking on the Battle of Midway* *Let’s hope for the best.* Dunkirk won't be Hollywood's sole big-budget return to WWII. The Battle of Midway is set to get the film treatment by Roland Emmerich the director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow. One of the turning points of World War II, the Battle of Midway ranked second in our list of most important engagement of the war. The 1942 battle, which cemented the aircraft carrier’s position as the new capital ship of the seas, ended Japan’s aspirations to naval domin... more »

U.S. Air Force Releases Details On What Will Be Upgraded In The B-52 Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The present B-52H cockpit does have two small digital multi-function displays, but is still predominantly full of analog "steam gauges." *War Zone/The Drive*: *Air Force Offers First Details Of Future Plans For An Upgraded B-52J Bomber* In addition to new engines, the updated aircraft could have an improved cockpit, enhanced flight systems, defensive gear, sensors, and more. As the U.S. Air Force moves closer to starting a major re-engining program for its B-52H Stratofortresses, it is reportedly considering adding in additional upgrades to ensure the bombers will remain combat cap... more »

Russian Journalists Killed Investigating Private Russian Mercenaries & Diamond-Gold-Uranium Mining In Africa; Wagner Group Connected To Kremlin & Putin’s Chef Prigozhin (Indicted For Interference In US Elections)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
Russian journalists were killed while investigating Russian mercenaries and mining in the Central African Republic. Russian troops are reportedly being … Continue reading →

Does Señor Trumpanzee Look Down On His Own Working Class Supporters? Looks That Way

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
I first heard about the *Politico* Jeff Sessions story that included a bit about how Trump hates Sessions' southern accent, on Wednesday evening on either Maddow's show or *The Last Word*. I instantly understood what that meant, what was behind it. This could be a lot bigger than all the previous things everyone thought would "bring Trump down." First a little background. On Thursday, one of the *Cook Report* analysts reported that "according to 2016 exit polls, Trump carried white, college-educated voters with 48% of the vote. Today, his approval rating among these voters is just ... more »

There Has Been Four B-52 Bomber Flights Through The East And South China Seas This Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A pair of B-52H Stratofortress bombersU.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis *Business Insider:* *The US is sending an unmistakable message to China — four B-52 bomber flights through the East and South China Seas this month* * US Air Force B-52H Stratofortress heavy long-range bombers, powerful weapons of war, have made multiple flights through the East and South China Seas this month. * These flights are part of US Indo-Pacific Command's Continuous Bomber Presence mission, which aims to strengthen America's deterrence in the face of emerging threats. * News of ...more »

What a hoot! - feminism edition

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
Apparently something called "Woman Fest" was recently held in England. Jan Moir was there to review it for the Daily Mail - and it's a laugh riot all the way. ‘Just go down there, walk through the giant vagina and you are there,’ she says. Is she kidding? She is not kidding. At the bottom of the hill there is, indeed, a V-shaped pink tent adorned with red fringing, complete with padded silk anatomical detail and open at both ends. * . . .* ... we will be getting high on the power of song and dance, or indulging ourselves in myriad alternative diversions including tarot, acupunc... more »

Turkey doing ‘it’s best’ to prevent ‘indiscriminate attack’ on Idlib – Cavusoglu

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu commented on Turkey’s efforts to restore the Syrian region of Idlib, during the informal meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers in Vienna on Friday. “We have been doing our best to prevent any indiscriminate attack to Idlib region, there are 3.5 million civilians and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian, Palestinian forces launch large-scale operation in eastern Homs

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), launched a large-scale operation in the Badiya Al-Sham region of eastern Homs this afternoon. Backed by heavy airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army and Liwaa Al-Quds stormed the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions along the provincial border of the Deir Ezzor and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels use Idlib to attack Hmeymim Airbase – Lavrov

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
The situation when terrorists are using Syria’s Idlib province as a staging ground for attacks on the positions of Syrian troops and Russia’s Hmeimim air base is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said following talks with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem. “It is unacceptable when terrorists who are gathered there, first and foremost, members […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army storms last ISIS stronghold in southern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – For the fourth time this week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has stormed the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last stronghold in southern Syria. Led by their 1st and 3rd divisions, the Syrian Arab Army launched a big assault along two different axes in the Al-Safa region of northeast Sweida. According to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey expects to receive Russian-made S-400 system soon

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Ankara expects to receive Russian-made S-400 air defense missile systems as soon as possible, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. “Turkey needs Russian S-400 air defense missile systems. Agreements concerning them have been completed. We hope that we will receive them as soon as possible,” Erdogan said as cited by the Anadolu news […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army continues psychological war with latest video from Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their psychological war against the jihadist rebels, yesterday, after releasing another video from behind their lines in Idlib. According to the spy filming from behind enemy lines, the latest video was taken from the jihadist-held town of Tal Mardikh, which is located in rural […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Erdogan claims currency crisis is result of foreign operation against Turkey

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Turkey is taking the necessary measures in response to a slide in the lira (Turkey’s currency) and was beginning to see actual results from these steps Erdogan said in a speech at a military graduation ceremony. There’s no need to be a genius to see those behind the volatility in exchange rates, it is an operation against Turkey, Turkish President […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia begins largest naval drills off the coast of Syria (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Vladimir Korolev, Russian Navy Commander-In-Chief announced the joint drills of Navy and Air and Space forces to take place for one week and start on September 1, in footage filmed in Moscow Thursday. “From September 1st till September 8th for the first time in the modern history of Russia the Navy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish YPG assassinate first Turkish-backed commander outside of Afrin (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) carried out a new assassination this week, targeting a Turkish-backed commander in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. According to the Wrath of Olives media page, a Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander named “Abu Mohammad Al-Domani” was ambushed by the YPG fighters and killed near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Should Facebook Be Held Accountable For War Crimes?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Facebook deleted dozens of accounts in Burma over hate speech this week - REUTERS *The Telegraph*: *Facebook risks being dragged into war crime trials, UN warns.* The United Nations has warned Facebook that it risks being dragged into international war crimes trials for its role in future human rights violations, as it called on the social network to address hate speech more quickly. Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, the UN’s human rights chief, said the company risked becoming an accessory to horrific crimes and that the company had not taken violence in Burma incited on the social network... more »

Killed With Kindness, by Paul Dutton

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 17 hours ago
The scene is set in Fallowfields Chesterton Cambridge there is an elderly lady in her 90’s her name is Matilda she used to sell ticket for Cambridge football club, she also put up a lot of players when they came to Cambridge back in the old days she also helped dig the holes for the spot lights when they were fitted she stopped helping Cambridge united football club out when her good friend bob was dismissed from the manager’s position and she never went back again. when she was older she was diagnosed with type two diabetes, for which she has Daily injection via nurses care, she ha... more »

Rage Against Fake Everything and The Liberal World Order Downfall – Boiler Room #179

ACR RADIO at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*Alternate Current Radio | *Boiler Room returns for its weekly analysis of all things interwebz, news, events and oddities.

Alberta pulls out of carbon tax initiative after pipeline ruling

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood First Australia, now Canada: A court had earlier quashed the government’s approval of expanding the Trans Mountain pipeline to the Pacific, siding with indigenous people worried that increased tanker traffic will harm whales along the coast. Landlocked Alberta in western Canada, which sits on the world’s third largest oil reserves, […]

Northwest Passage Yacht Sinks In Thick Ice

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Arctic Northwest Passage blog: The Canadian Coast Guard rescued two passengers of a sinking sailboat who were trapped on an ice floe in Arctic waters early Wednesday morning. The incident took place in Bellot Strait. (CBC) Drama in the northwest passage Sailing yacht gets into drift ice in […]

Climate Change Action Off The Agenda Under New Australian Government

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Australia’s new Energy Minister unveils new policy: The move comes a week after the issue of climate change precipitated the ousting of former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. “My No.1 priority is very, very simple,” Mr Taylor said in a speech on Thursday. “It is to reduce power prices, and to […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, August 31, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 18 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Sem Paixão Não Se Chupa Nem Picolé @ Bar Bukowski (Botafogo) – The night starts at 6:30PM for Happy Hour and until 8PM you don’t have to pay entrance! […]

Anti-Semitism row: Frank Field considers triggering by-election per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'Imagine that: the man who has represented Birkenhead for nearly 40 years, versus the Labour Party. Labour's divisions would be crystallised in one contest, visible to everyone, not just on Merseyside, but much further afield as well.' That's Chris Mason's analysis here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45364407 How about: Imagine that: the principled man who has represented Birkenhead for nearly 40 years, versus the antisemitic Momentum led Labour Party?

Fear Of Global Financial Collapse? Emerging Market Currencies Collapse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 18 hours ago
RT America Published on Aug 30, 2018 As tariffs and sanctions are increasing globally many nations are dealing with reeling financial issues and the near collapse of local currency. Investors are concerned Latin Americas third largest economy, Argentina, could collapse after the country unexpectedly asked for the early release of a $50 billion loan from the […]

Successful Dental Visit with Autism - It Stings

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Understand? I know you do. This is success. My daughter sat quietly. Opened her mouth. The dentist has all ten fingers. So does the hygienist, although I wanted to bite her head off as she kept asking my daughter questions...

Back to School With Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Kim Rossi Back to school for some of us is not pretty photos of smiling growing kids..... It's painful to peek at Facebook this week. I'm happy for everyone despite the "yadda yadda oh my the school supplies to...

Kremlin Critic Kara-Murza To Be Pallbearer At McCain’s Funeral; Even In Death McCain Thumbs His Nose At Putin & Trump

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
As has been widely noted, McCain’s still thumbing his nose at Putin and Trump even after death. From RFERL: https://www.rferl.org/a/kremlin-critic-kara-murza-to-be-pallbearer-at-mccain-s-funeral/29460289.html … Continue reading →

Canada: ‘When it comes to negotiating “Robert Lighthizer is a vicious son of a bitch”…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 19 hours ago
Well, there’s yet another promise kept. Candidate/President Trump always said he would deploy the “killers” to renegotiate trade deals: …‘When it comes to negotiating, “Robert Lighthizer is a vicious son of a bitch.”… ~Gordon Ritchie Somehow I think this type … Continue reading →

[Vidéo] Immortalité & Surpopulation 2 : Continuer à avoir des enfants… ?

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
Complément de ma première vidéo sur la surpopulation, pour répondre à l’objection : “Et si les gens continuent d’avoir des enfants régulièrement pendant des siècles… ?”

CNN caught red-handed fabricating fake news, fake sources…

Mike Adams at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Casting a new light on the scandal that broke President Nixon: Watergate legend Carl Bernstein complicit… refuses to retract news HOAX

Syrian children kidnapped to be used in false chemical attack in Idlib: Report

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
The kidnappers have been assisted by the Western-backed "aid group", the Syrian White Helmets, and funded by the Gulf states

The anti-dollar awakening could be ruder and sooner than most economists predict

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Anti-Dollar bloc growing: Russia-China axis reaches out to Iran, Turkey and countries on which US has imposed sanctions, to trade without dollars

We Live in a Shadowbanned Society

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Illuminati bankers control information and discourse to protect their credit monopoly and impose their occult tyranny.

RAF rainmakers ’caused 1952 flood’

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Unearthed documents suggest that secret "cloud seeding" experiment triggered torrent that killed 35 in Devon disaster

Open letter to President Trump concerning the consequences of 11 September 2001

Thierry Meyssan at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Not only Americans suffered as a result of 9/11. Afghans, Iraqis and others also paid the price in the ensuing War on Terror. An open letter from Thierry Meyssan

Maybe Next Year.....

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 20 hours ago
Springer Done This!

My Thanks On The Last Day of Inspirational August 2018

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Today is the last day of Inspirational August 2018 and I wish to thank all those who contributed with guest posts, comments and just stopping by and taking the time to read the posts. My hope was that you were truly inspired and came to your own insights. I wish you all well and the very best on your life way.* *Kindest & warmest regards to all,* *Mike* *Note: * If you click on the older post words at the bottom of this page and continue for 20 more clicks, you can see and review all the posts from this years Inspirational August.

Global Network for Syria Statement on Impending US, UK, French Military Intervention in Syria

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 20 hours ago
*Global Network for Syria * | Any military intervention without a mandate from the United Nations would be illegal.

"A Dent In The Universe..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago

When you pause, rest and stop thinking for a moment…

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 20 hours ago
Space. What is it? Emptiness? Empty of condensed matter but not ionised matter? At the atomic level we have a kernel, one proton if it’s hydrogen, and one electron within an enclosing shell: What’s between the shell and the kernel? … Continue reading →

“Race-of-our-lives” report simply unbalanced, unrealistic

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 20 hours ago
The writers of this report (here) have been blinded by unrealistic or invalid assumptions. Indeed, a free-market capitalism with affordable energy and reasonable regulation is prerequisite to achieving sustainable communities. Sustainable communities and sustainability in general are simply not possible if … Continue reading →

UN Special Envoy For Syria Offers To Personally Escort Residents Of Idlib To Safety; Almost 3 Million Civilian Lives At Stake

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
UN News Story: “UN envoy says he ‘is ready to go to Idlib’ to help ensure civilian safety amid rising … Continue reading →

EXCLUSIVE: Corbyn 'misled MPs' in 'secret' meet with Holocaust denier per The Mail

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
Another day, another report of Jeremy Corbyn's unsavoury associations. 'Jeremy Corbyn held a private meeting with a Holocaust denier in Parliament and failed to disclose it when quizzed by a Home Affairs select committee inquiry into anti-Semitism, MailOnline can reveal. The meeting with Deir Yassin Remembered (DYR), run by Holocaust denier and notorious anti-Semite Paul Eisen, took place in 2014, one year before Mr Corbyn was elected Labour leader. When giving evidence to the select committee in 2016, Mr Corbyn admitted attending public DYR events but claimed to have stopped when ... more »

The Marines Want a Taser Bullet

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 21 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Cybersecurity, * The Marines want a wireless human electro-muscular incapacitation (HEMI) round with a range of at least 100 meters (328 feet), and that can incapacitate a target for a minimum of thirty seconds, and ideally more than three minutes. It must be able to penetrate materials, such as cloth and leather, and attach to the human body. A bullet that zaps you with an electric jolt like a Taser. That’s what the U.S. Marine Corps wants as a non-lethal munition that can be fired from a regular small arm. The U.S. military has been trying to develop a Taser-li... more »

Caught On Video: Syrian Convoy Heads For Idlib “Final Battle”

Tyler Durden at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Syrian army convoy heads to Idlib frontline for the 'final battle.' The post Caught On Video: Syrian Convoy Heads For Idlib “Final Battle” appeared first on The Duran.

FBI Agent: FBI Leaked Stories To The Media And Used Them To Obtain FISA Warrants

The Duran at The Duran - 21 hours ago
The FBI and DOJ have previously leaked information to the press, and then used those the same press stories as a separate source to justify FISA warrants and spying. The post FBI Agent: FBI Leaked Stories To The Media And Used Them To Obtain FISA Warrants appeared first on The Duran.

Are Multiple “Failed Coups” Leading To The Engineered Fall Of America

The Duran at The Duran - 21 hours ago
The only things that the coup seems to have accomplished are cementing Erdogen as the center of political dominance for years to come. The post Are Multiple “Failed Coups” Leading To The Engineered Fall Of America appeared first on The Duran.

Yellow bikini wearing Sadiq Khan blimp set to fly over London (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Bikini-clad Sadiq Khan blimp set to fly over London. The post Yellow bikini wearing Sadiq Khan blimp set to fly over London (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/31/18"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 8/31/18"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Bruce Ohr, the one time high ranking Department of Justice (DOJ) official, testified behind closed doors this week on Capitol Hill. In hours of sworn testimony Ohr, said that the Trump Dossier was basically a fraud that should not have been used in a court of law. That didn’t stop the FBI and DOJ from using it to fraudulently get warrants to spy on Trump and his campaign and his Administration. Bruce Ohr is naming names and says at least a half dozen top members of the FBI and DOJ knew the dossier was untrue and made... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
NobleWorks Cards. *Old people can get angry about their loss of status.* The numbers of elderly needing 24-hour care *is set to double by 2035* I have known a number of old people with 'Dementia'. Dementia can include 'Alzheimers'. "Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may start rummaging or searching through cabinets, drawers, closets, the refrigerator, and other places where things are stored. *"He or she also may hide items around the house."* When a Person with Alzheimer's Rummages and Hides Things "People with dementia become extremely moody, switching between emotions within... more »

China's Air Force Just Released A Video Of Its Newest And Deadliest War Planes (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *The Chinese Air Force just released a video of its newest and deadliest war planes — here's what they bring to a fight* * China's People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) has released a new promotional video showing its elite air assets in action, particularly some of the newer units like the Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter, the Shenyang J-16 multirole fighter, and the Chengdu J-10C lightweight multirole fighter. The Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force has released a new video showcasing its deadliest air assets, including some newer aircraft developed a... more »

Whistleblower Exposes Key Player in FBI Russia Probe: “It was all a Set-up”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We have essentially understood this for a long time already, but it was not obvious either. The Russian collusion meme had only two options without a grey areas. It was or it was not. Right now the evidentuary trail has brought us up upon the reality that the FBI has been literally fabricating FISA warrants in order to surreptitiously wire tap anyone they please including political opponents. This behavior is why Trump is now in power. The people in their collective wisdom understood all this and attacks by the DEEP STATE is steadily producing more converts to collective... more »

7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Read carefully. the story is not a good one. If you suffer from depression you will need to self heal through diet changes and fitness workups along with meditation. Also experiment with CBDs as well. What is out there is countra indicated at best and is no resolution. Yet the problem is seaparate from your good health and has tio to be objectively controled. Good item though and worth the effort. . *7 Facts About Depression That Will Blow You Away* *August 16th, 2018* *By Kelly Brogan, M.D.* * https://wakeup-world.com/2018/08/16/7-facts-about-depression-that-will-blow-yo... more »

Scientists Finally Crack Wheat’s Absurdly Complex Genome

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: A field of wheat with a combine harvester in the background]* This is an important breakthrough as evidenced by the rapid progress with other cultivars.The promise is a form of safer wheat, which we certainly do not wish to give up. After all leavened breads always beat out grain porridge. At the same time, this technology will also now be applied to many potential cultivars we have never particularly worked with. Not least almost all of out tree species. Acorns without tannins would be welcome and a little flavor even better. Pine nuts need to also be adjusted for massi... more »

Why Walruses May Be Responsible For The Vikings Baffling Demise In Greenland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The interpretation is nonsense of course but the end of the ivory trade made trips to Europe meaningless. What this proves in spades though is that the Vikings were harvesting walrus for ivory in particular. They also took the meat and oil as well and this sustained them. Thus our understanding that the last of the Greenland colony actually crossed into Ungava bay to their camps there and then overland to Hudson Bay is very creditable. I do think that they likely ran out of ivory and this made Greenland unnecessary. It also cut off Vinland through Lancaster Sound as well and... more »

New Coalition base established in east Deir Ezzor – report

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Anti-ISIS Coalition has established a new military base in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, Nors Media reported via Telegram on Friday. According to the Nors report, the new Anti-ISIS Coalition base is located near the strategic town of Hajjin, which is the Islamic State’s (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh/IS) last stronghold in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia informed OPCW Director General of impending provocation in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Russia informed Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fernando Arias about the impending provocation in Syria with the use of chemical weapons, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin said in an interview with TASS. According to Shulgin, recently there have been reports that militants in the province […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

British warship chases after Russian battlecruiser heading to Syria (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – A Russian battlecruiser was filmed traveling to the Mediterranean Sea this week, while a British warship chased after them. According to RusVesna.SU, the British warship was chasing after the Russian battlecruiser in order to check the destination of the latter. As shown in the video below, the Russian warship was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian envoy slams UN chief for siding with ‘aggressors’ in Idlib

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said in the statement that there were “growing risks” of a humanitarian disaster in the northwestern province in case of a military operation. The area has become the last safe haven for al-Qaeda and Nusra terrorists after Syrian troops won back most of the country. Guterres made a reference to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* See, Donnie, there are witches, and not just the ones that have been caught so far. But, this witch, the one in tonight's meme, is a good witch. She's a witch that not only has the country's best interests at heart but yours as well. If you only had the mental capacity to realize it. Come on Donnie, even with your severe mental illness, you surely must know that the time has come for you to resign. Lincoln said "You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" and that thing has peaked for you, more than peaked.It pea... more »

Light Stückelberg bosons deported to the swampland

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Conjecture would also imply that photons have to be strictly massless* I am rather happy about the following new hep-th preprint that adds 21 pages of somewhat nontrivial thoughts to some heuristic arguments that I always liked to spread. Just to be sure, Harvard's Matt Reece released his paper Photon Masses in the Landscape and the Swampland What's going on? Quantum field theory courses usually start with scalar fields and the Klein-Gordon Lagrangian. At some moment, people want to learn about some empirically vital quantum field, the electromagnetic field, whose Lagrangian is\[ ... more »

Turkey’s Relations With NATO and EU

Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
For the reason that Turkey has been up today a faithful US and NATO ally, Washington and Brussels have called upon it to play an important role in the Balkans, Near East, and former Soviet Union republics commensurate with its new-found political and economic development. The post Turkey’s Relations With NATO and EU appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Pentagon Not Concerned On Latest Iranian Persian Gulf Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, brief reporters at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Aug. 28, 2018. DoD photo *USNI News*: *Pentagon Officials Shrug Off Latest Iranian Persian Gulf Threat* THE PENTAGON — The new commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) claims the Strait of Hormuz is under Iran’s control, but Pentagon leaders say the U.S. Navy has no intention of altering any operations in the region. Iranian forces are vigilantly controlling the country’s southern water... more »

AER Arctic September Outlook

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) | AER | Weather Risk Assessment Dr. Judah Cohen published his Arctic Oscillation and Polar Vortex Analysis and Forecast as of August 27, 2018. Excerpts in italics with my bolds. Looking at the 500 mb geopotential height pattern of this summer in Figure i, reveals a…

Northwest Passage Adds Ice Aug. 27

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: August 23, 2018 . At least 22 vessels are affected and several have turned back to Greenland. Update August 28, 2018 S/V CRYSTAL (Polish Crew) at Fort Ross Nunavut waiting Franklin ice and weather window to dash westward toward Nome Alaska. Note yachts can sail through green (3/10), so the…

July’s Hadcrut4.6(3D) = 0.65C

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
From Clive Best: Posted on August 30, 2018 by Clive Best My preferred method for calculating the global average temperature anomaly for HADCRUT4.6 is by triangulating the measurements over the surface of a sphere. This gives almost identical results to those of Cowtan & Way but is a far simpler and faster method. Here is […]

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S., Canada make late-night push for NAFTA; no deal yet https://t.co/gXw8jOxHfo — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 31, 2018 Argentina's Central Bank hiked its benchmark interest rate from 45 to 60 percent on Thursday in a dramatic but fruitless bid to shore up the peso, which plunged to a record low against the dollar https://t.co/bMBGx3ToFz — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 30, 2018 UN 'alarmed' by reports of China's mass detention of Uighurs https://t.co/ipzZYQOhi2 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 31, 2018 African leaders will gather in Beijing next week for a summit foc... more »

Emerging Markets Currencies Bloodbath Continues …

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Argentine Peso Crashes Back To Record Low – Emergency 1500bp Rate-Hike Fails by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Update 2: Well that’s not supposed to happen!! The peso has just collapsed back to its record lows… – Update 1: Having met pre-market, it appears the Argentina Central Bank (CBRA) decided that if things got worse they would ’emergency hike’ rates. […]

Iran’s FM Slams Netanyahu for His ‘Annihilation Threat’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on Aug 30, 2018 Iran’s foreign minister has slammed the Israeli prime minister for threatening the Islamic Republic with destruction. Mohammad Javad Zarif hit out at Benjamin Netanyahu, branding him a warmonger. He said the Israeli premier’s threat against Iran is beyond shameless in the gall. The remarks came after Netanyahu said he has […]

France Macron Calls for EU Security Ties with Russia, Turkey

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on Aug 30, 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron has called for involving Russia and Turkey in the process of providing security to Europe. Macron said in a press conference in Helsinki that Europe can no longer rely on the US for its security. He added that the European Union needs strategic relationships including in […]

RAW: Palestinian Girl Scales Hebron Fence to Reach Home

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Aug 29, 2018 Courtesy: Issa Amro Video of a young Palestinian girl climbing a closed security gate to get home has sparked anger on social media and highlighted the daily inconvenience for Palestinians living under Israeli control in Hebron. end

Macron Says ‘Possible to Envisage’ New Common EU-Russian Defense ‘Architecture’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Macron Says ‘Possible to Envisage’ New Common EU-Russian Defense ‘Architecture’ by https://sputniknews.com/ French President Emmanuel Macron has held talks with his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto, discussing a number of issues including strategic relationships. – “In terms of cybersecurity, in terms of defense, of strategic partnership, it is possible, in fact, to envisage terms of a new common architecture between the European Union and Russia,” […]

NATO Alarm: Russia Announces Vast Scale of World’s Biggest Military Exercise Since Cold War – And China is Taking Part

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
NATO Alarm: Russia Announces Vast Scale of World’s Biggest Military Exercise Since Cold War – And China is Taking Part by AFP, via https://www.scmp.com/frontpage/hk Chinese forces begin arriving for the massive Vostok-2018 exercises, involving 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, which will simulate large-scale warfare in Russia’s east – Russia will flex its military muscles and hold […]

Russian Envoy to US: Militants to Create Provocation in Idlib Aided by UK Forces

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Russian Envoy to US: Militants to Create Provocation in Idlib Aided by UK Forces by https://sputniknews.com/ WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Russia is hopeful that the US government will take efforts to prevent terrorists from using chemical weapons in Syria, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in a statement on Wednesday. – “We are hopeful […]

Russia Is Actively Preparing For A World War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the Luzhsky training ground during the main stage of the Zapad-2017 joint Russian-Belarusian strategic exercises. Photo Credit: Kremlin.ru *Paul Goble, Eurasia Review:* *Latest Military Exercise Shows ‘Kremlin Actively Preparing For A World War’ – OpEd* Moscow’s announcement that it will soon conduct its largest military exercise since 1981 “means only one thing,” Pavel Felgengauer says. “The Kremlin is actively preparing for a world war” (*link here*). In fact, the independent Russian military commentator says, Russia has been preparing for su... more »

A Cancer on the Papacy?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 23 hours ago
[image: a-cancer-on-the-papacy] This summer, the sex scandal that has bedeviled the Catholic Church went critical.

August 31st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #589

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Friday August 31st – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Oh Dear: More Devastating Leaks From Bruce Ohr Testimony….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
It will be very interesting when the joint committee releases the transcript from Lisa Page and Bruce Ohr. In another article containing information from Bruce Ohr’s closed-door testimony we highlight two key points (emphasis mine): Kim Strassell – […] Congressional … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Donald Trump sits behind his desk as he announces a bilateral trade agreement with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) at the White House. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Photos of the week *(Reuters).

Is the Trump Administration Revoking Passports of U.S. Citizens?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Immigration attorneys we spoke to said they have seen an increase in passport revocations and denials for U.S. citizens whose births were attended by midwives.

China First Denied Reports That It Is Building A Military Base In Afghanistan, But Now Are Saying That They Are Helping The Afghan Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *China denies planning military base in Afghanistan* BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday denied that it planned to build a military base in Afghanistan, after a Hong Kong newspaper said Beijing was constructing a training camp for Afghan troops to which it could also send its own soldiers. The South China Morning Post, citing unidentified sources with ties to the Chinese military, said China was building the camp in the narrow Wakhan Corridor that links the two countries. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed the report, however. Read more .... *WNU ... more »

Is Genocide Inevitable Under Fascism? Let's Take A Look-See

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Herero survivors * Can you point to Namibia on a map? Señor Trumpanzee couldn't even pronounce it at a meeting with African leaders. But when he was a dumb little Trump, failing all his classes, it was much easier to find Namibia on a map-- because it had a different name, a name with an excellent hint: South West Africa. Presumably even a dumb little Trumpanzee could figure that out on a map. I collected stamps so I was always interested in other countries. Other has ever interested Trump except himself. In 1882 Chancellor Otto von Bismark gave a German merchant "protection" to se... more »

Be sure to do your homework when investigating surface temperatures.

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 1 day ago
“Everything the New York Times said in that 2006 article was fact-free superstition, junk science and fake news, which is their standard operating procedure. And of course they censor anyone who tells the truth.” click here

Coastal news roundup: changes in risk, forecasting, levees since Katrina

Mark Schleifstein at Louisiana Environment and Flood Control - 1 day ago
This week's roundup looks back at Katrina and the changes the storm spurred in the area's levees and the nation's hurricane forecasting

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind IV, "Unity"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind IV, "Unity" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIR_5WZtMAI

"A Deep Look to the Heavens:

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it."- YouTube/NASA "It helps to put things in perspective here on our frenetic little planet with a look at this extraordinarily powerful and moving video of the Hubble Space Telescope mapping of the Universe, whose known size is 78 billion light years across. The video of the images is the equivalent of using a "time machine" to look into the past to witness the early formation of galaxies, perha... more »

The U.S. Military Strategy In Afghanistan Remains The Same

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Sophia Larson, National Interest:* *The New U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Brings Along the Same Stale Ideas* *Instead America should bring the troops home.* As the anniversary of the September 11 attacks draws near, the Afghanistan War—the nearly seventeen-year-old conflict those terrible events spawned—is seeing a change in leadership. Army Lt. Gen. Austin Scott Miller, America’s ninth commander, is preparing to take charge of the effort but has already admitted to his lack of innovative thinking. At his confirmation hearing in June, he told the Senate that he couldn’t g... more »

Chet Raymo, "Seeing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Seeing"* by Chet Raymo "There was a moment yesterday evening when the elements conspired to evoke these few lines, spoken by Macbeth: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." The fading light. The crows gliding down the fields to the trees in Ballybeg: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." It's all there, in those few lines- the mysterious power of poetry to infuse the world with meaning, to anoint the wor...more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Mysteries, Yes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Mysteries, Yes"* "Truly, we live with mysteries too marvelous to be understood. How grass can be nourishing in the mouths of the lambs. How rivers and stones are forever in allegiance with gravity while we ourselves dream of rising. How two hands touch and the bonds will never be broken. How people come, from delight or the scars of damage, to the comfort of a poem. Let me keep my distance, always, from those who think they have the answers. Let me keep company always with those who say "Look!" and laugh in astonishment, and bow their heads." ~ Mary Oliver

“6 Steps to Release Your Fear and Feel Peaceful”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“6 Steps to Release Your Fear and Feel Peaceful”* by Nicolas Perrin “We are not what we know but what we are willing to learn.” ~ Mary Catherine Bateson “It was a balmy spring morning and I started my day as per usual, but I soon realized that my mind was entertaining fearful thoughts about my financial insecurity. With many new ventures within the seedling stage, my income flow was erratic and unpredictable, while my financial responsibilities were consistent and guaranteed. At the time I ignored these thoughts as “petty,” like a parent dismissing a crying child after a mild fal... more »

"Very Much Afraid..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"In ordinary times we get along surprisingly well, on the whole, without ever discovering what our faith really is. If, now and again, this remote and academic problem is so unmannerly as to thrust its way into our minds, there are plenty of things we can do to drive the intruder away. We can get the car out or go to a party or to the cinema or read a detective story or have a row with a district council or write a letter to the papers about the habits of the nightjar or Shakespeare's use of nautical metaphor. Thus we build up a defense mechanism against self-questioning because, to... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Acerra, Campania, Italy. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Fall and Decline of the English Language”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Fall and Decline of the English Language”* by A. Barton Hinkle “Among the many factors adduced to explain the rise of Donald Trump, the most important has been left unnoted: the devolution of the English language. Evidence of that devolution lies everywhere. On a recent Monday, for instance, the Drudge Report ran this headline: "Suspect preplanned to interrupt Dayton rally..." You know a suspect is serious when he not only plans an interruption, but preplans it. "Preplan" is one of those redundancies, like "added bonus" or "general vicinity" (or "annoying newspaper columnist... more »

"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Cognitive Dissonance And the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited — but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the deat... more »

Judge Denies Alex Jones Effort to Dismiss Sandy Hook Lawsuit

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A judge has denied conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' request to dismiss a lawsuit surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that he has called a hoax.

"Whiskey And Car Keys..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." - P.J. O'Rourke

Afghanistan News Report: Afghan Army Soldiers Are Deserting Their Posts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*TOLO News:** Army Soldiers Desert Bases Without Any Fight: Officials * The Ministry of Defense says the army forces have left their bases under the four-year security plan. Local officials in Faryab province on Tuesday confirmed that in the last two weeks the Afghan National Army (ANA) deserted their bases in parts of the province without defending themselves against insurgents. The officials said the soldiers have left their bases in the Qaisar-Almar and Maimana-Jawzjan highways and have stationed themselves at other bases in district centers in the last few days. On Monday, an ... more »

Syrian Army will ‘go all the way in Idlib’ – FM

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will “go all the way in Idlib,” Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said on Thursday. “We are on the way to achieve security and stability for our people in Syria. We cannot forget the practices of the countries that have been plotting against us from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia holds largest naval drill off the coast of Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Russian Navy is holding one of its largest scheduled drills off the coast of Syria in the coming days, the Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday. According to the Kremlin, the Russian Navy will conduct a massive drill with more than 25 warships on September 1st in the Mediterranean […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army unleashes powerful assault in northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a powerful assault in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, tonight, targeting several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels near the Idlib axis. According to a field report from Hama, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted Jaysh Al-Izza’s trenches around the Al-Lataminah area. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Pink Floyd’s Waters doubts authenticity of ‘scripted’ White Helmets film (video)

Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters discussed the White Helmets and what he called the censorship of Facebook, Google and YouTube content by corporations in an exclusive interview on Tuesday with RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze. Talking about the White Helmets in Syria, Waters said “if that body exists and they go and help people after either Assad […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian gov’t making steps to reconcile with rebels in Idlib

Damascus is making steps to arrange local reconciliation in Idlib Governorate with the paramilitary units, the leaders of which are seeking to break away from the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist grouping [outlawed in Russia by a ruling of the Supreme Court in 1914 – TASS], Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday upon the completion of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Some 10,000 Nusra, Al-Qaeda terrorists in Idlib have to be defeated – De Mistura

There are approximately 10,000 members of the Al-Qaeda and Al-Nusra Front terrorist groups, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday. “No one doubts… that al-Nusra and al-Qaeda are terrorists and that terrorists identified by the UN need to be defeated… Indeed, the estimates of the al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, whatever name they want to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source