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Sunday, 17 September

02:42

Afghanistan War Report September 16, 2017: Taliban Attacks NATO Convoy Veterans Today

from SouthFront On Friday, a Taliban suicide bomber driving a car bomb slammed into a convoy of NATO forces near Kandahar Airbase in Trank Pul area of Kandahar province. Kandahar provincial governor spokesperson, Fazal Bari Baryalai, said the attack totally destroyed one of the vehicles carrying Romanian soldiers. NATOs spokesperson confirmed a small number of []

02:29

No: Corporate taxes should be reformed, not cut OpEdNews

as a matter of simple arithmetic, if our corporations pay less in taxes, the rest of us will have to pay more. Yes, Republicans promise us tax cuts will lead to a surge of investment and growth, but we've heard this one before. It didn't happen when we had big tax cuts under Ronald Reagan and it didn't happen when we had big tax cuts under George W. Bush.

02:21

The health industry fights back against single-payer Freethought Blogs

One sign that Bernie Sanderss single-payer health care plan is more substantial than earlier efforts is the quick and angry response of the parasitic health industry. They seem to be fearful that this movement might gain steam and are seeking to nip it in the bud. The major health insurance companies are already out with strong statements.

Whether its called single-payer or Medicare for All, government-controlled health care cannot work, David Merritt, vice president of Americas Health Insurance Plans, a lobbying group for health insurance companies, said in a statement to reporters.

The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, another insurance lobby group, released a statement declaring that it adamantly opposes the creation of a single-payer regime, and our guard is up on these efforts. The release cited the rising popularity of single-payer proposals in California, New York, and Colorado, and now Sanderss effort in Congress.

These are worrisome developments, and the increased volume on single-payer is setting off alarms on what Democratic priorities could represent following seven years of failed ACA repeal efforts, the CIAB statement noted.

There are a number of former congresspersons who are now part of the industry lobby. This is how the lobby has always worked, buying off congresspersons and their staffs.

Former Rep. Bruce Morrison, the Connecticut Democrat who left Congress and is now a lobbyist for the American Hospital Association, dismissed the plan as doing too much to disrupt employer-based coverage.

A similar argument was made by former Democratic Rep. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota, who lost his seat and is also now lobbying for a number of health care interests, including health insurance firm Aetna and drugmaker Novo Nordisk.

This group is following the same tactic that has been followed by groups opposed to any change in the status quo. They build up fear and uncertainty because the psychology of people is that when they are not sure of what to do, fear of the unknown tends to make them want to keep whatever they already have. (Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway documented this with a whole range of issues in their 2010 book Merchants of Doubt and the subsequent 2014 documentary of the same name, both of which I reviewed here.) The targets of the opposition blitz are people who already have health care from their place of employment and thus fear that the single-payer system may not be as good as what they have now.

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02:17

National Security Head Issues Bold New Anti-Leak Plan, Which Quickly Leaks Global Research

Fed up with the staggering number of leaks from an uncommonly fractured White House, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has issued a sweeping new call for government-wide training to prevent unauthorized disclosure of both classified and some unclassified information

02:15

The Numbers Dont Lie: The Middle Class is Dead and It Is Not Coming Back Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

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The term the American Dream, is a term first coined by writer James Truslow Adams 86 years ago. The American dream has become an unmitigated nightmare.

 

Michael Snyder recently wrote a very astute article in which he bemoaned the present status of the middle class. I want to begin where Mr. Snyder and I agree and then I want to take a look at economic factors that are not getting a lot attention as they relate to middle class economic health and well-being.

According t0 the GOBankingRates surveyonly 25 percent of all Americans have $10,000 or more in savings at this point

$0 saved: 39 percent
Less than $1,000 saved: 18 percent
$1,000 to $4,999 saved: 12 percent
$5,000 to $9,999 saved: 6 percent
$10,000 or more saved: 25 percent

Further, a full 25% of all Americans do not have a bank account. Why? The answer is simple, they have nothing left at the end of the month t deposit.

The condition of the middle class is catastrophic and the tragedy is present across all economic domains. This article will only analyze the status of the middle class as it relates to two standard measures of middle class economic health, the viability of home ownership and the readiness for retirement and in both cases, the middle class receives a grade of F-.

Vast Majority of the Middle Class Cannot Afford to Own a Home

As prices rise, homeownership rates are going in the op...

02:11

Draft. Freethought Blogs

Theres yet another piece lodged in my brain, and it wont let go. I am out of paper though. Eeesh. So, a first draft of I Have Seen The Moon will have to suffice for now, plus, painting! :D A good occupation for a wet, glaucous day. Click for full size.

C. Ford, all rights reserved.

02:06

VIDEO: Undercover Cop Handcuffs Innocent Man, Steals All of His Cash, Then Tells Him to Get Lost The Free Thought Project

robbedA man says San Diego Police robbed him of nearly $800 after detaining him and searching him because he "fit the description" of a suspect.

02:03

CIA Wants Authority to Conduct Drone Strikes in Afghanistan The Anti-Media

The Pentagon fears US troops would face backlash from CIA drone attacks.

(ANTIWAR.COM)  The expansion of US military operations around the drone has coincided with the Pentagon having an increasingly large drone arsenal to carry out unmanned airstrikes around the world. Thats given them an opportunity to massively increase spending on drone warfare.

But the CIA also invested massively in drone warfare, and officials are looking for more opportunities to use those drones from extrajudicial killings. This has led CIA Director Mike Pompeo to press President Trump for authority to conduct drone strikes in Afghanistan.

Military drone strikes are common in Afghanistan, and Pentagon officials arent clear what the CIA thinks their drones can do that the existing drones arent already doing. On top of that, since the CIA declines comment on their strikes, the Pentagon is worried CIA strikes that kill civilians will lead to blowback against US ground troops.

The CIA doesnt appear to have good answers for the Pentagons concerns, so much as they have a lot of drones they want to get more use out of. Pompeo has bragged that President Trump has been eager to grant him more authority and more resources whenever hes asked, even though the specifics of what theyre doing and why remains largely secret.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

01:57

WATCH: Cops Plot Cover-Up to Protect Drunk Prosecutor After Crash, Blame Victim Instead The Free Thought Project

Police were caught planning a cover-up and blaming an innocent victim, after a prosecutor caused a car accident and failed 3 field sobriety tests.

01:56

What a Wonderful World US Saviour Complex 21st Century Wire

Bruno Guigue
21st Century Wire

Purveyor of platitudes, the West portrays itself as the epitome of universal values . A paragon of democracy, this champion of human rights always deploys its presumed virtues in support of its hegemonic ambitions. Like the Fairy Godmother, doing her best to match her morals with her interests, she veils her ambitions with the cloak of Law and Justice. 

Thus, the Free World goes about bombing foreign nations for the sake of democracy, preferably in oil or mineral-rich territories. By combining a simple creed with capitalist greed, it is acting as if it can convert its economic supremacy into moral privilege.

The rest of the world is not fooled by these tactics, but who cares? The Free World is always right because it represents the good fight and for as long as it is the most powerful, it will not be contradicted. The inherent barbarism that it projects onto others is the counter to its self-proclaimed monopoly on civilization. Sanctified by the holy order of right to intervene, a marriage of the GI sandbags with the Kouchner-style bag of rice, the West, vassalized by Washington, believes wholeheartedly that they can save the world by subjugating it to the pitiless ravages demanded by the financial vultures and military industrial complex.

This supremacist enterprise was not born yesterday. It was midwived in the historical period dear to Fernand Braudel, that of the emergence of the world economy. Driven by its superior technological advances, since the Renaissance, the western world has propelled itself towards the conquest of our planet earth. Patiently, the west has appropriated other cultures, o...

01:55

Despair of Despair OpEdNews

I respect BDS and all their activists who are sincerely striving to liberate the Palestinians and make peace between them and us. The effort being made now in the US to enact a law forbidding their activity looks to me both ridiculous and anti-democratic.

01:33

Ancient Temples of Maaloula Destroyed and Looted by ISIS are Being Restored In Syria Veterans Today

In the Syrian city of Maaloula (Maloula) The Christian Church began to commence services in the Christian monastery of St. Thecla. The pilgrims from all around the world traveled to religious shrines before the war. BEFORE It was almost completely destroyed and looted by ISIS and Al-Nusra Front. When under pressure from the Syrian Arab []

01:32

Israel Security Forces Are Training American Cops Despite History of Rights Abuses The Anti-Media

(INTERCEPT Its not uncommon for residents of Americas most heavily policed neighborhoods to describe their local cops as an occupying force. Judging by where many U.S. police forces get their training, the description seems apt. Thousands of American law enforcement officers frequently travel for training to one of the few countries where policing and militarism are even more deeply intertwined than they are here: Israel.

In the aftermath of 9/11, Israel seized on its decades-long experience as an occupying force to brand itself a world leader in counterterrorism. U.S. law enforcement agencies took the Jewish state up on its expertise by participating in exchange programs sponsored by an array of pro-Israel groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, and the Anti-Defamation League. Over the past decade and a half, scores of top federal, state, and local police officers from dozens of departments from across the U.S. have gone to Israel to learn about its terrorism-focused policing.

Yet Israels policing prowess is marred by its primary purpose: occupation. Israel has carried out a half-century of military rule in the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza, an occupation rife with abuses. The countrys police and security forces also regularly violate the rights of Palestinians and immigrants inside of Israels 1967 borders.

A lot of the policing that folks are observing and being talked to about in these trips is policing that happens in a nondemocratic context, said Alex Vitale, a sociology professor at Brooklyn College and author of a forthcoming book on global policing. It involves either military policing, border control policing, or policing of folks in the occupied territories who arent full legal subjects in the Israeli legal system.

To read the rest of the article, visit The Intercept.

By Alice Speri / Republished with permission / TheIntercept.com / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the...

01:26

London: Parsons Green Terror Attack, Israeli-led Secret Strategy Continues Veterans Today

By Sajjad Shaukat for Veterans Today An explosion at Parsons Green underground (Commonly known as []

01:04

Raturday. Freethought Blogs

Vala the Brave, caught in mid-dive onto my art pad. Click for full size.

C. Ford.

01:04

How I assembled The Matrix Revealed: the key symbol Jon Rappoport's Blog

How I assembled The Matrix Revealed: the key symbol

by Jon Rappoport

September 16, 2017

The key was handed to me by a colleague and friend.

In 1987, when I was researching my book, AIDS INC., I took a side road. It was prompted by a conversation I had with the brilliant hypnotherapist, Jack True. He was telling me about experiences hed had with his patients under hypnosis.

Some patients encounter a monolith, he said. They come across a symbol that is there in the subconscious. Sometimes it looks like a closed door. Sometimes it shows up as a blank wall. Sometimes its a geometric shape. One patient actually called it a brick sky.

But in every case, it locked up the patients ability to recall or explore under hypnosis. It was like a giant obstruction on a road. However, these patients could describe something about the nature of the symbol. They said it was broadcasting a message: THIS IS REALITY.

The patients were in awe of the symbol. It had a deep emotional effect on them. It was as if many different realities had come together to form this single symbol, like separate pieces clicking into place.

Jack went further. He stated that the symbol induced a profound passivity in his patients

Jack subsequently devised strategies to take apart the symbol, so these patients could rid themselves of their passivity and access huge amounts of previously blocked energies.

Well, I was shocked, because my research on my book had followed a parallel course. Ill explain.

The AIDS cover story that had been invented by medical researchers was all about One Reality, one disease condition caused by one virus, one label, one symbol for the condition: AIDS.

When, in fact, that was the obstruction on the road which was blocking further investigation. In fact, the whole Oneness myth was a lie. A gigantic lie.

A very, very convincing lie. An awesome lie.

The truth was, so-called AIDS was many different conditions (realities) which had been falsely clicked together, through massive propaganda.

That was the key to unlocking the puzzle. And it was the key for me to move into new territory with new energy and confidence.

Id been stalled at the wall, but now I could advance.

The awesome symbol, AIDS, had been shattered to pieces.

Since the publication of my book, Ive of course investigated a number of other subjects, and in each case, there was a symbol, a monolith, an obstruction, and in every case Ive taken the monolith apart to discover that its hiding a plurality of scandals and crimes and deceptions and realities.

The One False Unity concealing The Many.

These monoliths are very, very effective becauseand this is vitally important to understandthey mirror the ten...

00:49

Vatican Diplomat in D.C. Allowed to Flee to Church to Avoid Prosecution for Child Porn The Free Thought Project

diplomatThe Catholic Church has refused to waive the immunity of one their diplomats, after he was accused of possessing child pornography.

00:48

Irans father of all bombs dwarfs US biggest non-nuclear bomb: Commander Veterans Today

Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh (file photo) A senior Iranian commander says Iran possesses domestically-made 10-ton father of all bombs that dwarfs the most powerful non-nuclear weapon of the US. Following a proposal by the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), [Irans] Defense Industries [Organization] []

00:46

Kronos Day Mood. Freethought Blogs

The Epic of Gilgamesh in Sumerian. Lots of info at the link. Video is subbed, in English.

00:40

Korea Crisis: Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un Playing Game of Chicken Veterans Today

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, for his part, told reporters that any threats to the United States or its allies would be met with a massive, "effective and overwhelming" military response

00:38

Trump & Netanyahu Families Now Determine All Our Future Lives Global Research

The United States of America is the worlds greatest super-state with the largest economy/global GDP; the most powerful military machine in history backed by the largest arsenal of nuclear weapons in existence.

Its sidekick in the Middle East is the

00:30

The Hot Dog Vendor is Not Alone: Cops Frequently Terrorize EntrepreneursIncluding Children The Free Thought Project

vendorJuan the Hot Dog Vendor has joined a list of lemonade stand patrons and food cart owners who have been targeted by police for failing to pay the state first

00:28

CIA agent blows whistle on deep state and shadow government Intellihub

A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities.

The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference.

Shipp had a series of slides explaining how the deep state and shadow government functions as well as the horrific crimes they are committing against U.S. citizens.

Some of the revelations the former CIA anti-terrorism counter intelligence officer revealed included that Google Earth was set up through the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and InQtel. Indeed he is correct, the CIA and NGA owned the company Google acquired, Keyhole Inc., paying an undisclosed sum for the company to turn its tech into what we now know as Google Earth. Another curious investor in Keyhole Inc. was none other than the venture capital firm In-Q-Tel run by the CIA according to a press release at the time.

Shipp also disclosed that the agency known as the Joint Special Ops Command (JSOC) is the presidents secret army which he can use for secret assassinations, overturning governments and things the American people dont know about.

FBI warrantless searches violate the Fourth Amendment with national security letters, which Shipp noted enables them to walk into your employers office and demand all your financial records and if he or she says anything about them being there they can put your supervisor in jail or drop a case against themselves using the States Secret Privilege law.

The top of the shadow government is the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency, Shipp said.

Shipp expressed that the CIA was created through the Council on Foreign relations with no congressional approval, and historically the CFR is also tied into the mainstream media (MSM.) He elaborated that the CIA was the central node of the shadow government and controlled all of other 16 intelligence agencies despite the existence of the DNI. The agency also controls defense and intelligence contractors, can manipulate the president and political decisions, has the power to start wars, torture, initiate coups, and commit false flag attacks he said.

As Shipp stated, the CIA was created through executive order by then President Harry Truman by the signing of the National Security Act of 1947.

According to Shipp, the deep state is comprised of the military industrial compl...

00:22

Overview Battle for Deir Ezzor on September 16, 2017 Veterans Today

Jim W. Dean -  I was surprised to see Damascus holding back on what its position would be on the Kurds claiming that they would take whatever territory in Deir Ezzor province they could, despite the SAA making a huge investment in liberating the whole area.

00:21

Why I am a biologist rather than a physicist Freethought Blogs

Ive never written my name in the snow. Ive never participated in a competition to see how far I can urinate. These are apparently serious deficits in my experiences that affected my ability to visualize three-dimensional trajectories, according to some sad academics.

But the academics argued that playful urination practices from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal) may give boys an advantage over girls when it comes to physics.

Oh, no! I never even heard of Peeball before! But according to these wankers, its an important life lesson in physics.

This self-directed, hands-on, intrinsically (and sometimes extrinsically, and socially) rewarding activity must have a huge potential contribution to learning, resulting in a deep, embodied, material knowledge of projectile motion thats simply not accessible to girls.

Where did this nonsense come from? It was published in the Daily Mail, so I felt a momentary relief that rag is all garbage, so its not surprising that they gave it some credit. But where did they get it? The Times Educational Supplement. Christ.

The authors argue that there is a serious problem here. I agree.

The gender gap in physics, and other related subjects including engineering, has long been a cause for concern. This has led to both educational innovations as well as policy interventions such as Change The Equation, Sage and Wise. However, there is little evidence that such campaigns have much effect. For example, Wise was set up in the UK in 1984. In that time, the fraction of female students studying physics in the final two years of school has hovered around 20 per cent.

Therefore we have to ask: why dont young women perform as well in physics?

Then they acknowledge that there are a whole lot of social forces biasing womens opportunities and choices. Also true.

Of course, there are likely to be a number of complex, interacting reasons, some of which can be changed more easily than others. The majority of physicists are male, and this reinforces a masculine culture. Historically, logical and mathematical ways of thinking have long been associated with masculinity (although all three of us would argue that such modes of thinking are not particularly masculine or feminine). Most physics teachers are male, so there arent many female role models...

00:18

Julian Assange Offers U.S. Government Proof Russia Wasnt Source of Democratic Party Leaks, Says WSJ Global Research

According to the Wall Street Journal, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California spoke by phone on September 13th with U.S. President Donald Trumps Chief of Staff, General John Kelly, aiming to transmit to President Trump, from Wikileaks founder Julian

00:17

Clinton still doesnt get what happened Intellihub

Hillary Clintons new memoir of her failed presidential campaign is titled What Happened. A better title would be What Happened? because Clinton apparently has no idea.

Clinton has blamed her loss on an ever-changing cast of characters Russia, WikiLeaks, James Comey and Bernie Sanders. Now she has put the blame on a new scapegoat: millions of bigoted white nationalists.

Clinton told Jane Pauley of CBS News Sunday Morning that Donald Trump won because he was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances, for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others, Clinton said. When Pauley asked, What youre saying is millions of white people? Clinton replied, Millions of white people, yeah. Millions of white people.

Via Post and Courier 


Featured Image: Screencapture via NBC News/YouTube

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00:16

AL-Mayadeen: Patrick Henningsen on Smart Power and The New NGO Complex 21st Century Wire

The role which high-profile NGO and charities have played in the demonization and destablization of Syria is well documented by now. But does this mean that all the NGOs are doing the work of the Anglo-American deep state overseas?

21st Century Wire executive editor, Patrick Henningsen, speaks to AL-Mayadeen TV current affairs host Zeinab Al Saffar about the reality of western-based human rights organizations and whether or not it actually lives up to its lofty rhetoric. Have major NGOs and charities become mere interventionist propaganda tools?

Watch this interview::

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Patrick Henningsen is founder and editor of the news and analysis website 21st Century Wire and is an independent foreign and political affairs analyst for a number of media outlets. He is also the host of the SUNDAY WIRE talk radio program which airs live every Sunday on the Alternate Current Radio Network. Find out more at: www.patrickhenningsen.com

Also read Patrick Henningsens brief summary on this important subject: AN INTRODUCTION: Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex

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00:16

Syrias Victory in Deir Ezzor Global Research

The Syrian Arab Army have achieved yet another dramatic victory this time lifting the ISIS siege of the heroic city of Deir Ezzor. For years Deir Ezzor has been surrounded by enemies and under siege first by the FSA and

00:14

Ann Coulter: Impeach Trump Now Veterans Today

Ann Coulter and Donald Trump are drawing their political weltanschauung from the same ideological well, and that well has poisoned much of the Middle East and America.

00:14

Russias New Thinking Towards Armenia and Azerbaijan: An Obstructionist vs. an Integrationalist Global Research

Featured image: Russian and Armenian presidents after talks in Moscow, March 2017

While there are a host of differences between the two states, the one that Russia is beginning to care the most about nowadays is how Armenia is standing

00:12

Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras: A Conversation with Tyler Shipley Global Research


Tyler Shipley will be presenting on his book Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras on Wednesday October 11 at 7:00pm at the Hinton Auditorium, 3rd floor of the Toronto Reference Library at 789 Yonge St.

LISTEN

00:10

Government of India Starts Drowning Narmada Valley to Celebrate Modis Birthday! Global Research

Badwani, Madhya Pradesh | September 15, 2017: In an unprecedented turn of event, Madhya Pradesh Government coercive measures resulting drowning of more than 40000 families living in the submergence area of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Since yesterday, water level is continuously

00:09

Obama travel total now tops $105M Intellihub

The taxpayer tab for former President Barack Obamas travel during two terms in office keeps climbing, according to new records obtained by Judicial Watch.

The conservative foundation announced Thursday that the total for security, airfare, hotels, and motorcades for the Obamas trips stands at $105,662,975.27.

Via Washington Free Beacon


Featured Image: President Barack Obama talks with Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, aboard Air Force One en route to New York, N.Y., to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)..This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House. (US Embassy, Jakarta/Flickr)

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00:08

UN Security Council Resolution 2375 on North Korea: Preparation for War? Global Research

There is now a discernible pattern to US manipulation of the UN Security Council when it wants UN endorsement for US-NATO acts of aggression. It is a formula which led to the destruction of Iraq and Libya, and in 1950-1953

00:07

Conspiracy Fact: US Media Royalty Admits to Practicing Occult to Kill 3 People The Free Thought Project

occultA prominent member of the media elite revealed that she is a strong believer in the occult, and she believes she has used her power to kill multiple people.

00:05

The CIA Wins: Harvard, Chelsea Manning and Visiting Fellowships Global Research

It all began with an announcement, made public on the website of the Kennedy Schools Institute of Politics at Harvard University. Chelsea Manning would be joining a curious array of Visiting Fellows, including Mr Disaster, Robby Mook, and Sean

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23:56

New York Times: Spike the food supply with sterilization chemicals to cause global infertility and depopulation Intellihub

A November 4, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation. That article, entitled A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted came with the byline, Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population Growth.

Until the New York Times memory holes the article, you can still find it in the NYT archives at this link, in fact. You can also see a partial photo of the NYT article below.

Most people living today especially younger people have no idea that a key agenda of globalism is the elimination of undesirable humans from the gene pool. They believe that ideas of eugenics and genocide were only carried out by the Nazis, not by American university professors and presidential science advisors. So they have no grasp of the context in which Planned Parenthood, for example, operates today as a depopulation engine to eliminate blacks from society. (Planned Parenthoods founder, Margaret Sanger, was a black-hating eugenicist whose ideas directly inspired the genocidal goals of the Third Reich.)

The New York Times article, shown below, quotes Dr. Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, a depopulation advocate, as well as President Richard Nixons chief science adviser, Dr. Lee DuBridge, who said that population control should be the prime task of every government. (Read PopulationControl.news for more headlines on this subject.)

Compulsory family regulation run by government

In the article, shown below, Dr. Ehrlich laments the fact that biologists believe, compulsory family regulation will be necessary to retard population growth. In essence, he is arguing that the government should be in charge of reproductive rights, determining who is allowed to reproduce and who must be sterilized.

To achieve the sterilization goals, he...

23:39

Everyone Get Chipped; No More Cash, Keys or Freedom Sheep Media

Everyone Get Chipped; No More Cash, Keys or Freedom

or else you cannot drive your car, get on a plane or a train, go to your bank, hospital or get food.

The dollar will eventually go worthless 

You will not be able to pay cash for anything; must use chip.

Arts and entertainment events have certain restrictions and designated areas are only for those people who are chipped.

Hungry? Thirsty? Show your chip!!!

Dont comply with the rules? Shut your chip off

READ MORE: Dr. Oz Promotes Human Microchips To Millions Of Viewers 

Chips R Us

VIA aplanetruth.info:

23:35

Itsy Bitsy Spider. Freethought Blogs

Click for full size.

C. Ford.

23:31

The Politics of Military Ascendancy Global Research

Introduction

Clearly the US has escalated the pivotal role of the military in the making of foreign and, by extension, domestic policy. The rise of the Generals to strategic positions in the Trump regime is evident, deepening its role as

23:21

11 Scenes From St. Louis That Prove Not a Damn Thing Has Changed Since Ferguson The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Intense protests broke out in downtown St. Louis Friday after a former police officer was acquitted in the 2011 death of unarmed 24-year-old Lamar Smith, who the officer shot five times after a car chase. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson found Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action, which caused thousands of people to flood the streets of St. Louis to protest the verdict.

The chaotic scene played out not far from Ferguson, Missouri, where a police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, another unarmed black man, in 2014. After months of unrest, the officer, Darren Wilson, was not indicted, a decision that sparked additional nationwide protests. Wilson eventually resigned. Several other cops have also been acquitted in recent police shooting trials in Oklahoma, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Police ordered the crowd to disperse and deployed tear gas on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Photo by Christian Gooden.

As night came on Friday, St. Louis Police warned that protests were no longer considered peaceful and instructed local residents to avoid the area. As of 2:26 a.m. local tim...

23:04

Im done CNN anchor triggered after panelist declares love for First Amendment and boobs Intellihub

Anxious to discuss President Trumps tweet against ESPN (and host Jamele Hills comments), CNN set female anchor Brooke Baldwin on the task to get to the bottom of whether Hill did anything worth being fired for or if evil President Trump was trying to crush her First Amendment rights.

The interview started to go pear-shaped very quickly.

Addressing the question of the first amendment, Fox Sports Radios Clay Travis said

Im a first amendment absolutist and believe in only two things completely the First Amendment and boobs

Which seemed to trigger Baldwin as she blinked and shook her head for a few seconds as if reeling from a McGregor haymaker, before asking Travis if he said boobs or booze carefully spelling the former B-O-O-B-S (for fear of saying that unsafe word) as she reminded the panelist that she was indeed a woman.

The interview went on for a few more seconds before a second panelist former ESPN editor Keith Reed (and self-proclaimed friend of Jamele) was asked to join in and he also could not get past Travis comment

You dont love boobs, too? asked Travis.

Im not talking about that on television because its irrelevant to the topic. It shouldnt be brought up here, Reed responded.

Why not? Travis reacted

Im a supporter of women in their careers. Im a supporter and a stark supporter of women like Brooke who have shared the airwaves before

Eventually, as Daily Caller details, Baldwin had enough.

Im done. Im sorry. Im done,

This conversation is over.

And just like that we all forgot what we were talking about and distractions ensure Jamele Hill keeps her job.

See the full farcical interview here

As a follow-up, late on Friday evening ESPN President John Skipper wrote an i...

22:50

Mushroom Hunt: Rufous Milk Cap. Freethought Blogs

From Charly, who notes: A very common mushroom here and inedible one. There are a few species of the Lactarius genus around here, most inedible. But some years there is enough of Lactarius deliciosus saffron milk cap, edible and very tasty to be worth collecting. This time I only met the rufous.

A fun anecdote I never collected milk caps, but I showed one of my friends in high school once how to recognize the L. deliciosus from the other common inedible species growing around here (it has orange milk and turns to green on bruised areas, whereas others have white milk), and his whole family started to collect them en masse in consequent years and they liked them very much. I did not even remember showing him until he thanked me a few years later. To my horror, because I am sure I never recommended anyone to actually collect mushrooms I do not have personal experience with. To trust a teenager who was just showing off with a trick learned from an atlas on mushrooms is not wise. But they are all still living 25 years later. Latin: Lactarius rufus. Click for full size!

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22:48

Group Think & Google Glasses: The Coming Techno Apocalypse 21st Century Wire

As our consumer society becomes more and more obsessed with convenience and enamored with technology, the harbingers have never been clearer: man is putting his faith in machines, over himself and the divine. In this new digital technocracy, the machine will usurp both the self and the divine as mans prime directive. Welcome to the future

David Thrussell
New Dawn Magazine

Imagine, if you will, a war in the near future. A war not fought between East and West. Not fought between nations, nor creeds nor races. A war fought brother to brother and sister to sister, father to son and mother to daughter.

Tesh (technologists) against NonTesh (non-technologists).

The Tesh, a tribe or caste intoxicated and socially validated through their umbilical connection to technology and the Meta/Hive Mind. Glued to Google Glass, status permanently updated: the Tesh always offer the right opinion at the right time. Incapable of nonGroupThink, the Tesh occupy all positions of import in the professional, media, academic and information classes. Opinions counter to Tesh GroupThink are not only by definition incorrect, they are also invisible filtered, de-platformed and deleted into a silent nonexistence.

The NonTesh are homeless, stateless non-people. Unable to participate in comfortable societys rituals and prefabricated dialogues, without access to currency and the staid social discourse that lubricates function in the mainstream. They attack from the margins: wild wastelands, hardware graveyards and mountain ranges of landfill zones abandoned by the Tesh as beyond rehabilitation. The unknowing progeny of the much-maligned (but historically vindicated) Luddites, the NonTesh build primitive Drone traps, savagely attack convoys of technicians and inflict random violence at the edges of Tesh civilisation. They slaughter and destroy with no plan, no blueprint a simple, intuitive anger and violence that Tesh mainframe-algorithms cannot comprehend and struggle to strategise against.

This will be the Final War man against machine and man against machine-man.

Trapped by Techno-Blindness?

The omniscient progress of technology brings with it many benefits this is beyond serious doubt....

22:34

Massoud Barzani is standing up against the US with the help of Israel! OpEdNews

This could be a game or important point that Israel is against the US Government. Israel is helping Turkey and Barzani to stand up against the US policies in the Middle East.

22:33

Needed for my yard Freethought Blogs

Were currently having a major repair and remodel job done on the exterior of our house, and Im thinking this magnificent work of art would perfectly complement our new color scheme.

If you spot it in a yard sale somewhere, could you ship it off to me? Thanks.

22:27

"This Latest Obamacare Repeal Effort Actually Has a Real Shot to Pass" OpEdNews

Chris Hayes 9/15/17 This segment of "All In with Chris Hayes" is quite chilling. Apparently McConnell & Co have devised an ingenious way to pass the repeal of Obamacare the fourth time around. Mr. Hayes summarizes the most recent attempt which must pass in three weeks in order to avoid the requirement becoming 60 votes in the Senate at the end of September as opposed to the current simple majority.

22:13

What our students are learning Freethought Blogs

Atrios describes it perfectly.

Some Powerless College Students Are The Greatest Threat To Free Speech The World Has Ever Known

Anyone who has spent a bit of time around especially elite college campuses knows that while, yes, sometimes students protest right wing speakers sometimes this is perfectly right and good and sometimes you can argue that they go too far and the hecklers veto is rarely if ever appropriate but these things are always a bit more complicated than people make them out to be its pressure from the top that tends to discourage left wing speakers from coming to campus. There are academics and activists on the campus circuit who every knows are controversial, quite often because of rather strong left wing views on things like war, carceral state, economics, racial issues, etc. Black radicals, commies, Palestinian activists, etc. Watch those pots of money mysteriously disappear if you try to put your hands in them to fund a visit by one of these speakers. To put it simply, its not controversial at all to advocate invading a country for lies, and then profiting handsomely off of that, but it is controversial to suggest that maybe, just maybe, when police are executing people in your communities that something more than accepting it quietly is necessary. Military and cops are good, the poor and the marginalized are suspect. And these are our liberal institutions!

Anyway, the administration and money have the power and more importantly the need to cater to power. The kids have protest. People get very upset about the kids. Its always revealing.

We see it all the time. Armed Nazis chant racist slogans and threaten millions with death and deportation, and kill people; the police are on their side. Young people with a better sense of morality than our national leaders protest because they must, and the New York Times and other organs of the status quo get the vapors about antifa. It plays out like that over and over again. The only criticism I have of that summary is that it isnt just the elite colleges it goes on at state and community colleges, too.

But it is true that the richer the university, the more conservative its administration. Look at Harvard; its prestigious, that is so, but its also run by people who have been promoted for their zealotry in defending the endowment and propping up the richest people in the country. See the ethical blindness they proudly exhibit in the dismissal of Chelsea Manning:

A member of Mannings support team challenged Elmendorf to explain why Harvard was so anxious about giving her the title of vi...

22:10

The Daily Bird #474. Freethought Blogs

A Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, having a pine nut snack, from Lofty. Fabulous photos, click for full size!

Lofty, all rights reserved.

21:53

Syria will be Freed Completely from any Aggressor Dr Shaaban Challenges US Proxies 21st Century Wire

21st Century Wire says

Political and media advisor to the Syrian President, Bashar al Assad, Dr Bouthain Shaaban has thrown down the gauntlet to the US proxies inside Syria. In a statement to Al Manar TV, Dr Shaaban made it perfectly clear that Syria would not tolerate any challenge to the full and final cleansing of Syrian territory from the US Coalition-funded terrorist brigades and co-opted factions. 

Whether its the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), or Daesh or any illegitimate foreign force in the country we will fight and work against them so our land is freed completely from any aggressor, ~ Dr Shaaban

At the same time, reports are coming in that over 1000 militants have surrendered and defected to the Syrian Arab Army as they see their US coalition-shored-up defences crumbling across Syria.

The following report is from Press TV:

The political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says government troops, backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups, will fight any force, including the US-backed militia, to fully liberate the Arab country plagued with terrorism for over six years.

Whether its the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), or Daesh or any illegitimate foreign force in the country we will fight and work against them so our land is freed completely from any aggressor, said Bouthaina Shaaban in an exclusive interview with Lebanon-based Arabic-language al-Manar television network on Friday.

She added that the US-backed SDF forces had managed to capture areas in northeastern Syria from Daesh without any fighting, implying that the Takfiri militants were working hand in glove with the SDF to take oil-rich areas.

But they will not get what they want, the Syrian official added.

The SDF is a coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters dominated by the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG), which is in control of large parts of northeastern Syria for many years. The SDF forces have gained ground against Daesh in the northern city of Raqqah, the terror groups de facto capital in the Arab country.

The US and its allies have been bombarding what they c...

21:34

A bizarre case in Denmark Freethought Blogs

Content note: Violence, death, violence against women, possible murder, mutilation of corpses

The newspapers in Denmark is currently spending much time on one particular story that on one side is pretty common, and on the other side, is quite bizarre.

One the common side, it is the all-to-common story of a man and a woman going somewhere, woman disappears, and later turns up dead.

One the bizarre side, it involves a submarine, a well-known Danish rocket enthusiast, a Swedish journalist, and rumors about the sex tastes of at least some of the people involved.

The story that is known so far is this: On August 10, Swedish journalist Kim Wall boarded a submarine together with Danish rocket enthusiast Peter Madsen. Peter Madsen designed and built the submarine himself, and has been known to give tours in it.

After Wall failed to return home, her boyfriend alarmed the police, who started a search for the submarine, which at that time, also had disappeared.

The submarine was found, and Peter Madsen saved from it by helicopter. While Peter Madsen was saved, the submarine sank because of a leak in it. Peter Madsen claimed that the leak appeared after he had set Kim Wall on land.

So, to sum it up, Kim Wall went on the submarine trip with Peter Madsen, and was set on land. Afterwards, the submarine sank, and Kim Will disappeared on the way home from where she was set on land.

Unsurprisingly, the police didnt quite buy this story, and started looking closer at the details.

There was camera footage from the place where Kin Wall was supposed to have been put on land, which showed that nothing of the sort happened.

This is where Peter Madsen changed his story he claimed that Kim Wall had died by an accident in the submarine, and that he had buried her at sea.

Peter Madsen was accused of manslaughter and put into jail pending a trial.

Since then, the torso of Kim Wall has been found, and Kim Walls blood and underwear has been found in the submarine (which has been raised).

Currently, Peter Madsen is sticking to his story about burying Kim Wall at sea, claiming that the mutilation of the body must have happened after he threw her into the sea. He  has provided the details that Kim Wall was hit on the head by the hatch, which killed her. He also said that he used a rope to get her up the ladder, which somehow made her underwear slip off her.

Again, unsurprisingly the police isnt buying it, and has added murder charges and charges of indecent handling of corpses (it is worth noticing that indecent here isnt necessarily in a sexual sense, but also covers handling corpses in...

21:30

The Real Reason Behind Cloning and How the CIA Plans to Use It Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

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20:50

Sanderss Single-Payer Bill: More Backing but Questions Remain WhoWhatWhy

When Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) unveiled his long-awaited single-payer health bill in Washington Wednesday afternoon, he had the backing of 16 Democratic senators, including top 2020 presidential contenders Sens. Kamala Harris (CA), Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Cory Booker (NJ).

Thats a third of a caucus that, even a year ago, had dismissed many of Sanderss ideas including making public colleges tuition-free as unfeasible socialist fantasies.

During the acrimonious primary battle that underscored the growing chasm between the partys establishment and progressive wings, almost all of the legislations co-sponsors flocked to Hillary Clinton, the establishment candidate, who said that universal healthcare coverage would never, ever come to pass.

Sanders had no co-sponsors when he last introduced a Medicare-for-all bill in 2013, when only 43% of Americans thought the federal government should be responsible for providing health coverage. It soared to 58% in May, around the same time Obamacare gained majority approval for the first time in its seven-year run.

A third of the country now approves of a single-payer health care system, turning the issue into a litmus test for Democrats considering a White House bid. Those who harbor doubt about it risk appearing as unconcerned about the struggles of cash-strapped Americans.

Sanderss bill, dubbed the Medicare for All Act of 2017...

19:42

NASAs SUN SIMULATOR CAUGHT ON VIDEO!!! Sheep Media

Theres a reason they have upped the Chemtrailing .BIG TIME!!!

These Youtube videos from RichieFromBoston reveal how NASA has a patent for a fake sun.

U.S. Patent No. 3,239,660

Corporate Source:  Bausch & Lomb, Inc.

Filed:  January 31, 1961

NASA Patent Case No.  HQN 10781

Our sun is being criminally obscured by over 22% as reported by Dr. Gerry Stanhill.  Blocking our life giving vitamin D.  When was the last time we were able to perfectly view a sunrise and a sunset?

The toxic aerosols are layed almost daily and far be it for humanity to have a clear sky and real sunshine.  What we get instead is a plasmaized atmosphere and radiation burning into us from ionospheric heaters all over the globe.

The predators are deliberately disconnecting us from our sun, our skies and our earth.  Are they terraforming for another species?

Link to NASAs patent: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19710020816.pdf

Via videographer, RichieFromBoston:


19:30

The Other Side of the Third Rock Virtual Mirage

Since it's dark there when it's light here, should we care? Unfortunately we have to.

Russia

On 14 September, Russia and Belarus started the Zapad military exercises, close to Europe's eastern borders. The word "Zapad" means "west" in Russian. Moscow and Minsk claim that 12,700 troops and 250 tanks will participate in the joint military exercise at training ranges in Belarus and western Russia. The exercise will end on 20 September. Zapad 17 probably will showcase new Russian capabilities that are intended to intimidate enemies and thrill friends. Its more lasting impacts are likely to be a stiffening of NATOs determination to not be bullied and a reminder of the requirement for constant vigilance.

Russian Zapad exercises occur every four years, and the size of this one dwarfs Zapad 13.


NATO has already deployed additional troops and equipment to the area, while the United States is patrolling the Baltic countries' airspace.

This exercise is an opportunity for NATO to observe Russian progress in rebuilding the armed forces, especially after two years of operations in the Syrian civil war. 

Proof of Concept

The North Koreans launched yet another ballistic missile over Hokkaido, Japan on September 15. The launch location was near Sunan, which is the location of the international airport that serves the capital area of Pyongyang. The South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said the missile flew for 19 minutes, reached an altitude of 770 kms/478 miles and splashed into the western Pacific Ocean about 3,700 kms/ 2,300 miles east of Hokkaido.

This launch proved that a North Korean ballistic missile can reach Guam. The distance from Pyongyang to Guam is 3,400 kms/2,110 miles. The missile followed a similar trajectory to that launched on the 28th. This was the 15th launch of the year.

If they launch on Guam, they start a war.
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19:18

Israel Threatens War With Syria Over Iranian Presence In The Country The Last American Vagabond

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Tel Aviv  Ayelet Shaked, the Justice Minister of Israel, has just threatened the Syrian government stating that Israel will do what is necessary if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad does not keep Iran out of Syria. The Israeli government who last week bombed a Syrian military outpost, killing two soldiers have now verbally challenged []

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19:02

Video: ISIS on Run in Deir Ezzor Countryside, Russian Cruise Missile Attacks against ISIS Control Centers Global Research

Last night, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG) and their allies fully secured the Baghiliyah area from ISIS northwest of Deir Ezzor city after capturing the missiles base, the Hajjanah regiment, the radio transmitter

14:46

Kyle Chapman, Milo, and Proud Boys Spread Fake Stabbing Story at Start of Free Speech Week It's Going Down

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A fake news story describing a stabbing is being spread by Alt-Right demagogues as alleged evidence of the inherent violence in Berkeley. The fake incident started traction after Kyle Chapman tweeted: A Ben Shapiro supporter was stabbed in the neck by Antifa terrorists last night in Berekley [sic] CA. Fucking demon scum leftist. Please pray 4her. The story gained momentum after a post on Milo Yiannopoulos website citing Chapman: brave young lady was holding a sign supporting Ben Shapiro when she was yanked down from a light post then beaten and stabbed by left wing terrorist.

The Proud Boys, a right-wing fraternal organization of which Chapman is an organizer, posted on their website an account from an alleged witness of the fake stabbing. The unnamed source told Proud Boy Magazine: I literally mentioned to another Proud Boy Chad that she wasnt safe but I never imagined that she would get stabbed. The article also credits Kyle Chapman as the one who broke the news that a Jewish American woman there in support of Shapiro was stabbed by leftist demonstrators.

The author of the article, Pawl Bazile, adds that there is no word yet as to how [the stabbing] will effect AntiFa as being classified as a Domestic Terror Orangization. Pawl Baziles article was shared on Twitter by multiple branches of the Proud Boys. At the same time Paul Bazile shared the link to his article on Twitter, chapters of the Proud Boys in Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, Connecticut, Maryland, Montana, New Hampshire, Illinois, Idaho, and Missouri all shared the link on Twitter in coordination.

14:01

Pennsylvania State Trooper Pleads Guilty In Gun-Cleaning Accident Deaths of Wife and Newborn Counter Current News

A former Pennsylvania state trooper is heading to jail for what he called a gun-cleaning accident, where he shot his pregnant wife in the head, killing her and their soon to be born daughter.

Joseph Paul Miller pleaded guilty to two counts of involuntary manslaughter, causing the March 2014 deaths of his wife, JoAnna Miller, and the baby she was carrying. The baby girl was delivered after the shooting, but died soon after, reported NBC Philadelphia.

JoAnna Miller, who was 34, had been 24 weeks pregnant when she was shot in the head in their family room. She delivered the baby, named Gillian, through an emergency C-section. Mother and daughter died soon after.

Millers initial story stated his wife was about 10 feet away when the gun accidentally went off, but he later changed it to about 2 feet away, but an investigation told a 3rd story.

Prosecutors said ballistics and forensics tests showed the gun was only 3 to 6 inches from his wifes head when it fired.

Miller,36, faces 5 to 10 years in prison from the suspicious deaths.

He resigned from the state police and maintains custody of the couples other children, said his attorney, Tim Woodward.

Hes devastated, and not a day goes by that he doesnt miss his wife, Woodward said in a phone interview. This is an unspeakable tragedy, the consequences of which will remain with Joe the rest of his life.

Joseph Miller was allegedly taking apart a gun to clean it when it discharged. In a 911 call he said: I, ah, was cleaning. I was about to clean my gun, and I didnt realize there was a round I shot my wife.

Miller remains out on bail while he waits to be sentenced in Montgomery County.

(Article By Jeremiah Jo...

14:01

Planned Civil Unrest Of America Perfectly On Schedule Heres The Shocking Truth Sheep Media

Related imageLook around you. People everywhere in America are sure of what they believe; at least for some emotionally sure. For those hooked on TV, Hollywood and mainstream media propaganda theyre getting emotionally charged ideas fed to them every day by politicians, gatekeepers and celebrities constantly telling them what they should be angry about.

This constant feeding of information to their brains gives the issues a feeling of authenticity, importance and reality which would not be there otherwise. Millions of Americans have chosen the path of emotion and have taken positions on issues that feel good.

This, my friends, is mass mind control we are observing in real-time and were about to see how dangerous it can get real soon.

On the other hand, those basing their beliefs and convictions on things other than emotionally charged celebrity and politician rhetoric, like natural law, self-evident commonly accepted truths, religious or cultural values, convictions and beliefs, they are about to have their convictions, beliefs and values challenged in a historic way.

These are the so called truthers, truth seekers, conspiracy theorists, the alt right, independent thinkers or whatever names you want to use. It also includes people who follow certain religious and cultural beliefs their entire life and live by certain principles not controlled or determined by government.

These are the people driven to action by their belief in the principles that are ultimately grounded on truth, freedom and natural law (truthers, critical thinkers, alt-right, etc.), the principles of a higher power above man and government (religions) and the principles of respect for common ancient knowledge and patterns of behavior (culture).

These 3 groups as I see it are brought together today only by the unique challenge we face at the hands of the ruling elite who thirst for absolute power over humanity.

Back on the other side of the fence we have a growing group which I call the children of the new world order. They are exactly the class of people envisioned by Aldous Huxley (author of book Brave New World). A people with a technocratic vision of the future where we let go all of our previous human traits and values and embrace a (literally) brave new world with new rules, new habits and new expectations from the species.

To the children of the new world order everything is subjective, ev...

13:43

3 New Jersey Corrections Officers Charged In Jail Suicides Counter Current News

Three Cumberland County corrections officers have been charged in 2 separate incidents that led to the suicide of inmates at the county jail in 2017.

The grand jury indicted Tabatha Roman, 31, of Vineland, on a charge of endangering another person after she allegedly failed to check on an inmate, who was identified only as M.M. The state medical examiner determined the inmate died by suicide Feb. 20, Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said.

Justin Cimino, 40, of Vineland, and Nicholas Gomez, 27, of Millville, are charged with tampering with third-degree tampering with public records and third-degree endangering another person, reported NJ.com.

Cimino and Gomez made false entries in Close Watch Forms maintained by the Cumberland County Department of Corrections and engaged in conduct that created a substantial risk of death to an inmate identified as D.C. on May 27.

Victor Bermudez, president of PBA Local 231, the corrections unit for the Cumberland County Jail, issued a statement about the charges and indictment:

Critical incidents, such as suicides, are always difficult for all parties involved where nobody wins, Bermudez said. Its an unfortunate part of the service officers are asked to perform when families lose loved ones which is difficult for us also. PBA Local 231 stands by its officers with confidence during the ongoing proceedings. Our hearts go out to those for their losses but ask for patience until the totality of the facts can be reported. The PBA has been proactive in suggesting adopting protocols and resources successfully exercised by other institutions, striving to provide a safe and secure environment. Even if improvements are needed and welcomed, that does not equate with anything criminal taking place.

An attorney representing Cimino and Roman says the charges have no merit and the officers were doing their jobs correctly.

The Prosecutors Office did not directly identify the inmates, but the suicides did correspond with two previously reported jail suicides.

Megan Moore, a 21-y...

13:38

The Petrodollar Doomsday Clock Just Ticked Closer To Midnight Political Vel Craft

Dont be Duped! [I do not believe the East will go along with the IMF running the show using the SDR.  I want to point out; the IMF was originally a U.S. led creation whereby the U.S. had and has control via its veto power.  How exactly does changing from one paper currency to another change []

12:57

Gov Scott Ignores Requests For Immediate Assistance, Florida Nursing Home Loses 8 Patients Counter Current News

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is under a criminal homicide investigation because 8 of the residents of the nursing home died after they lost air conditioning.

After Hurricane Irma rolled through, they lost power, and it was so unbearably hot and humid that the elderly people were literally dying.

The worst residents were sent to the hospital across the street as they struggled to find solutions for air conditioners. They had portable A/C units and fans, but the heat and humidity was too much, reported Raw Story.

But according to CBS4 Miami reporter Jim DeFede, the center kept calling Florida Gov. Rick Scott begging for help.

They actually called 36 hours before the the first death, but the calls for immediate help were not answered.

The reason they were calling Scott was they were told to call a special cell phone that Scott gave out to healthcare executives saying they should call if there are any problems. So, they did exactly that, and no one came to the rescue.

Scotts office refused to accept any blame after they ignored the pleas for help on the special help line for healthcare.

The tragic and senseless loss at Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center is the subject of a criminal homicide investigation by law enforcement, a statement from Scotts office read. Lets be clear this facility is located across the street from one of Floridas largest hospitals, which never lost power and had fully operating facilities. It is 100 percent the responsibility of health care professionals to preserve life by acting in the best interest of the health and well-being of their patients.

CBS4 reported there are still dozens of nursing homes across Florida still without power.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

12:29

This Model Is Challenging Fashion Stereotypes By Refusing To Pluck Her Unibrow True Activist

Oftentimes, when a model works in the fashion industry, they are expected to be a blank slate and alter their look upon a clients request. Though Greek Cypriot student and model Sophia Hadjipanteli is willing to don different items of clothing and pose in unique ways, one thing she is not willing to do is pluck her very bushy, very dark unibrow.

To some, this may come as a surprise. But to Hadjipanteli, its just common sense. This is because the naturally blonde model, who sometimes dyes the unibrow to make a statement, believes in freedom of expression and loves her look. To pluck it would be to conform to societal standards, and she personally supports the #UnibrowMovement.

The blonde beauty is aware not everyone finds her look appealing, and openly accepts that. In an interview with Harper Bazaar, she said: I personally think my face looks better this way. Others disagree, and thats totally cool. Shes not the only one. Hadjipanteli has 60,000 fans on Instagram, and that number is quickly growing.

I have a unibrow because it is a preference, she recently wrote on Instagram. Im who I am because I want to be this way. When you judge others for wearing makeup, dying their hair, altering parts of their body or inner self, JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT, makes you just as toxic as a lot of societal norms and pressures we are constantly faced with. AT THE END OF THE DAY just do you cuz imma be doing me whether you like it or not.

Bored Panda reports that after being inundated with requests to pose as Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter who was known for her striking unibrow, Hadjipanteli happily agreed. This is because she admires the iconic artist, as so many do.

I have always loved her and thought she was so beautiful, said Hadjipanteli. After doing that, I feel like I have labeled myself as someone who is embracing being myself and isnt necessarily being natural, but instead just doing what I want.

Following are photos of the striking model:

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12:26

Cops Say Allowing Lawsuit For Them Killing Man With Down Syndrome Over A Movie Ticket Would Set A Bad Precedent Counter Current News

After killing a man with Down Syndrome, Frederick County sheriffs deputies are fighting a court ruling that allows his mother to sue them.

On Sept. 9, 2016, U.S. District Judge William Nickerson ruled that the lawsuit against Richard Rochford, Scott Jewell and James Harris can move forward.

The suit alleges the officers violated 26-year-old Ethan Saylors constitutional right to protection from unreasonable search and seizure when they arrested him shortly before he collapsed and died in January 2013, reported The Frederick News-Post.

Saylor died after the cops removed him from the Westview Promenade movie theater for watching a second screening of Zero Dark Thirty without buying a second ticket.

He did not want to leave and during the struggle with police, Saylor received a fractured larynx and died of asphyxia.

A grand jury declined to indict the deputies, so they will not face criminal charges.

The attorney for the deputies, Daniel Karp, argued Wednesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that the lower court should not have focused on whether the arrest was reasonable.

Instead, he said the pertinent issue is that the deputies could not have expected that the minimal force they used would have led to his death.

To allow the case to go forward would set a bad precedent, he continued, saying the officers should not have even touched Saylor.

The tragedy here is palpable, Karp said. But sometimes bad facts make bad law.

The attorney for Saylors estate, Jean Zachariasiewicz, said the force used in this circumstance was unreasonable.

In this instance, the officers should not have used any force because they knew that Mr. Saylors mother was on her way and would resolve this situation, she said.

Saylors caretaker told police he...

11:56

I hope nobody loses their lives: Armed neo-Confederates Head To Richmond, Virginia To Defend A Monument Counter Current News

Richmond, Virginia could be a center of violence this weekend as neo-Confederates are gathering to defend one of their idols.

CSA II: The New Confederate States of America is planning an unpermitted Heritage not Hate rally to defend Richmonds Robert E. Lee Monument following the deadly Unite the Right rally to defend Charlottesvilles Robert E. Lee statue, reported Raw Story.

Of course the monument is not in any danger this weekend, so there is really no need to defend it from anything. So there is some other reason they are going, just like there was in Charlottesville.

I hope nobody loses their lives tomorrow, on either side, I really do, CSA II organizer and Three Percenter militia organizer Tara Brandau told WTVR. Thats not why we are here.

Brandau posted photos of her in a truck, flashing a Three Percenter gang-sign while showing off her sweet finger-less confederate flag gloves and mirrored cop-style sunglasses.

The back of the truck has a gun rack with at least 2 rifles, 1 with a scope for the people threatening their lives from hundreds of yards away.

Brandau told NBC 12 that she would be armed, as well as others. She says she di...

11:47

Heres Arkansas Week for Sept. 15, 2017 independentarkansas.com

Heres the latest Arkansas Week, the public affairs show that airs on AETN. Hosted by Steve Barnes, this weeks guests were UA journalism professor emeritus Dr. Hoyt Purvis, attorney and columnist Autumn Tolbert, and yours truly. Topics were President Trump and DACA (how could it not be?), the states uninsured rate (now below the national average), and Rep. Read the rest

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11:44

All the News You Didnt Even Know Was Going Down It's Going Down

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Irma is over, but the scars that the storm has left reveal the drastic contradictions and problems coming to the fore in the United States, as struggles erupt in a variety of places across North America. As the case with Harvey, many people affected by the storm wont be able to qualify for insurance and will instead have to rely on some sort of government program, largely loans. In some areas of Florida, decaying infrastructure means that some people will be without power for weeks. Meanwhile, the poor, the elderly, and those excluded from daily life are the more vulnerable. Already, several elderly people have died after being locked within a retirement home and exposed to high heat in the wake of the storm, despite the fact that they asked for help three times before baking alive. Meanwhile, heat waves even in the bay area are killing people, as global warming starts to have real consequences for those living even within the heart of the empire.

In the face of this, the government more and more is showing itself to be a self-serving organism for the elites and unable to carry out basic functions and perform services for the majority of the population. At the same time, as Trump reaches across the isle and attempts to come to a compromise with Democrats about how to deal with the ending of the DACA program whos destruction he helped set in motion, much of his base threatens to splinter and break away from him. Some MAGA mutants are so pissed, they are even posting photos of themselves burning their Trump hats. Some have theorized that such a compromise between Trump and the Democrats would mean keeping DREAMers in a state of second class citizenship while also continuing to militarize the border.

Meanwhile, the release of 2016 Census data only confirms what all of us already are living within: social inequality is increasing along with debt...

11:26

Im Now Available For Atheist Conferences! Freethought Blogs

Good news, yall; the Center for Inquiry accepted my request to be part of their speakers bureau! If you want to hire a bisexual non-binary trans person to speak at your conference about either LGBTQ rights, social justice, secular humanism, or ethical philosophy, just click here and send me an email.

11:25

Sessions Cuts Program That Investigates Police Departments Counter Current News

The U.S. Department of Justice has proven it does not care about police failings when it announced that it would be eliminating a program that investigates local police departments to expose their habitual oppression of civil rights and other problems.

On Friday, the departments Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) announced that it would be ending an effort that was started by the Obama administration to investigate and publicize shortcomings, reported The Washington Post.

The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department has done pattern or practice probes for decades. These probes investigate whether incidents reported against troubled police departments are isolated incidents or a recurring theme for the department.

If the organization decides a department is a habitual offender of discriminating against members of its community, then they would appoint someone to help them correct their problems and start following the laws again.

The COPS office has conducted its own investigations of individual departments and issued its own report of what is wrong within those departments.

For example, after protests over the fatal police shooting of Mario Woods last year in San Francisco, COPS investigated the San Francisco Police Department for six months and released a 432-page report in October with the finding that the department was guilty of having institutionalized bias against minority groups.

The Justice Departments announcement Friday suggests that work will shift back to the Civil Rights Division, and COPS would return to offering training to police departments and advising them on best practices.

The Post reported Attorney General Sessions believes the move to be a course correction to ensure that resources go to agencies that require assistance rather than expe...

11:07

Russia and China to US: Dialogue, Not Regime Change, in North Korea Veterans Today

The funny thing about all this political mumbo jumbo is that the countries that New World Order agents have been labeled dangerous are the same countries that are asking for peaceful resolutions!

11:01

54 Years Ago, 4 Little Black Girls Were Killed When The KKK Bombed A Church In Birmingham, Ala. Counter Current News

Source:The Root

The identities of the four little girls who died in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing Sept. 15, 1963, have been lumped together to serve to reference a point in the struggle for civil rights. The girls came to represent the violence black people endured at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and those who opposed racial equality during the 1960s. The Root sought to unravel that collective identity and bring attention to the amazingly ordinary lives these girls lived. Addie Mae Collins, 14; Carol Robertson, 14; Cynthia Wesley, 14; and Denise McNair, 11, had active roles in their schools and neighborhoods.

We culled nuggets of information about their personalities and extracurricular activities from a 2001 news report by the Birmingham News and a 1997 report by People magazine.

These girls, martyrs of the civil rights movement, could not have imagined their role in history, let alone conceive that they would one day become recipients of the Congressional Gold Medal. When they died, they were merely preparing for Sunday school at their local church.

Addie Mae Collins

Addie was an avid artist who had a knack for drawing people real good, her younger sister, Sarah Collins Rudolph, told People magazine. Rudolph was with Addie in the church basement when the explosion went off. Addie was killed instantly, while Sarah lost an eye when a piece of shattered glass got lodged into it.

According to the Birmingham News profile,...

09:45

The NYT's Yellow Journalism on Russia OpEdNews

The New York Times' descent into yellow journalism over Russia recalls the sensationalism of Hearst and Pulitzer leading to the Spanish-American War, but the risks to humanity are much greater now, writes Robert Parry.

09:33

OMG! More deplatforming! Freethought Blogs

Online critics complained about the lineup at a conference. They couldnt believe who had been taken seriously and invited to give a talk. And they managed to get the organizers to disinvite someone. Fie, you shout. For shame! What about open discussion and debate about the ideas? Unbelievable. How could they defile the principles of free speech and freedom of thought to reject Rock Star and Indiana Jones of the superfood universe?

Thats right. They disinvited David Avocado Wolfe.

Following an online backlash for hosting alternative health guru David Avocado Wolfe as a speaker at the annual Biohacker Summit in October, held this year in Finland, organisers announced that Wolfe has been removed from the conference lineup.

What a crime. But is it possible that some people are so unqualified, so repugnant, so wrong that they dont deserve a speaking slot at a conference? Say it aint so. I was going to suggest Ken Ham as the keynote speaker of the Society for the Study of Evolution meetings next year.

What about Free Speeeeeeeeach-eeach-eeach-eeach?

09:20

U.S. Air Force Is Spraying 6 Million Acres With Chemicals in Response to Harvey Counter Current News

Source: Eco Watch

Amid statewide efforts to clean up the aftermath left by the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Pentagon announced last week that it had dispatched C-130H Sprayers from the Air Force Reserves 910th Airlift Wing in order to assist with recovery efforts in eastern Texas. However, these recovery efforts have little to do with rebuilding damaged structures or with the resettlement of evacuees. Instead, they are set to spray chemicals in order to help control pest insect populations, which they allege pose a health risk to rescue workers and residents of Houston.

The Pentagon has requested that the planes treat more than 6 million acres throughout the Houston area. The Air Force noted that the current effort is expected to significantly surpass previous [spraying] missions in scope, specifically the spraying campaigns that followed Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Naleds Toxicity Not Confined to Mosquitoes

While the Pentagon has framed its efforts to assist as seeking to eliminate a potential human health risk, the particular chemical it is using to control insect populations is likely to do more harm than good. According to the Air Force, the mosquito control protocol involves spraying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved and regulated material, Naled, which the Air Force insists will not be used in amounts large enough to cause any concern for human health.

However, the insecticide Naled, manufactured and sold by...

09:18

How North Korea Outmaneuvered U.S. OpEdNews

Like U.S. presidents before him, Donald Trump blustered about North Korea, but the seemingly isolated nation has somehow survived and may now be coming out on top, as Daniel Lazare explains.

09:15

High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government The Last American Vagabond

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A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the shadows to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he calls two entirely separate entities. The shadow government controls the deep state and manipulates our elected government behind the scenes, Shipp warned in a recent talk at a Geoengineeringwatch.org conference. Shipp had a series of slides explaining []

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09:10

Venezuela Just Officially Stopped Accepting Dollars For Oil Payments The Last American Vagabond

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Did the doomsday clock on the petrodollar (and implicitly US hegemony) just tick one more minute closer to midnight? Apparently confirming what President Maduro had warned following the recent US sanctions, The Wall Street Journal reports that Venezuela has officially stopped accepting US Dollars as payment for its crude oil exports. As we previously noted, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said []

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09:02

Venezuela Quits US Dollar For Crude Oil Payments Counter Current News

By ZeroHedge.com

Did the doomsday clock on the petrodollar (and implicitly US hegemony) just tick one more minute closer to midnight?

Apparently confirming what President Maduro had warned following the recent US sanctions, The Wall Street Journal reports that Venezuela has officially stopped accepting US Dollars as payment for its crude oil exports.

As we previously noted, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said last Thursday that Venezuela will be looking to free itself from the U.S. dollar next week. According to Reuters, Venezuela is going to implement a new system of international payments and will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar, Maduro said in a multi-hour address to a new legislative super body. He reportedly did not provide details of this new proposal.

 

Maduro hinted further that the South American country would look to using the yuan instead, among other currencies.

If they pursue us with the dollar, well use the Russian ruble, the yuan, yen, the Indian rupee, the euro, Maduro also said.

And today,...

08:51

Experts Say the Use of Private Email by Trumps Voter Fraud Commission Isnt Legal Articles and Investigations - ProPublica

President Donald Trumps voter fraud commission came under fire earlier this month when a lawsuit and media reports revealed that the commissioners were using private emails to conduct public business. Commission co-chair Kris Kobach confirmed this week that most of them continue to do so.

Experts say the commissions email practices do not appear to comport with federal law. The statute here is clear, said Jason Baron, a lawyer at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Essentially, Baron said, the commissioners have three options: 1. They can use a government email address; 2. They can use a private email address but copy every message to a government account; or 3. They can use a private email address and forward each message to a government account within 20 days. According to Baron, those are the requirements of the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which the commission must comply with under its charter.

All written communications between or among its members involving commission business are permanent records destined to be preserved at the National Archives, said Baron. Without specific guidance, commission members may not realize that their email communications about commission business constitute White House records.

ProPublica reviewed dozens of emails to and from members of the commission as well as written directives on records retention. The commissioners appear to have been given no instructions to use government email or copy or forward messages to a government account.

Commissioner Matthew Dunlap, the secretary of state for Maine, confirmed that hed received no such directives. Thats news to me, he said, when read the PRA provision governing emails. I think it would be a little cleaner if I had a us.gov email account.

Dunlaps account is disputed by Andrew Kossack, the executive director of the commission. Kossack said attorneys from the Government Services Administration provided training on the PRA before the commissions first meeting on July 19. Kossack provided a copy of the PowerPoint presentation. However, the word email appears in only a single slide with no mention of anything relating to the use of government email.

Notably, the commission did not receive any training in records retention until the July 19 meeting, even though the commission was formed in May and had been actively engaged in...

08:37

9/11 truth goes mainstream in New York and Londonand rocks SF Bay Area Veterans Today

A big-circulation London newspaper covered 9/11 honestly. Another London paper exposed new examples of 9/11 predictive programming. And the New York Times published a ferocious op-ed charging that the mainstream media's 9/11 narrative was totally false, literally from the first minutes.

08:36

Ohio Fireman Suspended For Saying He Would Rescue A Dog From A Burning Building Before Saving A N*gger Counter Current News

Source: RS

A fireman from Franklin Township in Ohio has been suspended for posting on Facebook that he would rather save a dog than a n*gger during an emergency.

According to WHIO, volunteer fireman Tyler Roysdon has been suspended over the racist Facebook post which has since been taken down.

The report notes that Roysdon wrote that if he had to choose between saving a dog and an African American man from a burning building, hed save the dogs life because one dog is more important than a million n*ggers.

Despite being a volunteer, the Ohio firefighter is paid for when his services are needed but will not be called while his case is under review.

Recently, a Franklin Township volunteer firefighter posted unacceptable remarks on social media. Upon gaining knowledge of this information, Fire Chief Steve Bishop immediately contacted the firefighter and directed the comments be removed.  The firefighter was suspended without pay until the Board of Township Trustees could meet to determine a course of action.  Chief Bishop does not have the authority to terminate employees.  Termination of any township employee requires a vote by the Board of Trustees, a statement from the township read.

You can watch the report below via WHIO:

 

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08:33

Steve Irwins Son Is An Award-Winning Photographer, And These Are Some Of His Best Shots True Activist

Like father, like son may be a cliche adage, but it is incredibly true when it comes to 13-year-old Robert Irwin and his deceased father, Steve Irwin. Following in the footsteps of his dad, Robert has developed a penchant for wildlife. However, hes gone one step further by merging that passion with a talent for photography. 

Since he was a baby, Robert has been fascinated by the natural world. Now, with his family, he travels the globe and captures various creatures beauty with a camera. Hes only 13-years-old, but his gift is undeniable.

Most of the images below have been shared to his Instagram page. Others were found on his website. Scroll through the photos below, and you will probably agree that young Robert is very talented.

13-year-old Robert Irwin loves wildlife, just like his father did

Credit: Robert Irwin

He also has a gift for photography

...

08:29

Selected Articles: Endless Hostility Against Russia Global Research

Global Research strives for peace, and we have but one mandate: to share timely, independent and vital information to readers across the globe. We act as a global platform to let the voices of dissent, protest, and expert witnesses and

08:23

Mother Finds Boyfriend Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Daughter, Stabs Him Repeatedly The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) Cleveland, OH  A Cleveland mother took justice into her own hands after she saw her 31-year-old boyfriend attempting to sexually assault her 12-year-old daughter, Cleveland.com reported this week, citing a police report detailing the incident.

According to a police report the outlet viewed, the unnamed woman says she was on her way to bed when she saw her naked boyfriend, Troy Parks, on top of her daughter. In a fit of rage, the mother reportedly used a pocket knife to stab the man five times in the chest and once in the back of the head. He was treated at the MetroHealth medical center.

The pair struggled over the knife as they fought, the report says. The man grabbed the woman by the neck, threw her against the wall, and later kicked down the front door after she pushed him outside, the local outlet summarized.

Police arrived at the scene early Tuesday morning, around 2:30 am after the mother ran outside to scream for help, ultimately calling law enforcement and openly admitting she stabbed him. Cleveland.com notes the police report said the woman told police her boyfriend tried touching her daughter and she stabbed him.

The woman is not the only parent to take matters into their own hands when their children are under attack. Last year, an Alabama man was sentenced to forty years in prison for shooting a man who raped his daughter when she was a child. In another instance, a Texas man was not charged for killing a man he caught molesting his five-year-old daughter after both investigators and a jury concluded he was authorized to use deadly force. The cases vary in that the former act of vigilante justice was committed after the fact while the latter occurred while the crime was occurring.

In the recent Cleveland case, however, the perpetrator survived, and as of Friday afternoon, the mother had not been charged with any crimes.

Parks told police that his girlfriend may have attacked him because she thought her 12-year-old daughter had feelings for him, but he would not offer further details about the incident, the report says.

The womans daughter reportedly told police investigators in an interview that the man touched her under her clothing, removed her pants and took...

08:10

Introducing the Otherworlds Review It's Going Down

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And it seems to me the struggle has to be waged

on a number of different levels:

//

they have computers to cast the I Ching for them

but we have yarrow stalks

and the stars

it is a battle of energies, of force-fields, what the newspapers

call a battle of ideas

-Diane DiPrima, Revolutionary Letter #45

Blow up the sun

-Feral Pines

September 2017

Sun in Virgo, Full Moon in Pisces

Welcome to the first issue of the Otherworlds Review, a monthly newsletter by and for those who walk the threshold, who attend to the openings between the worlds, who wear the mask and who look beyond the veil. In the varied lineage of the underground and anarchist press, we receive and transmit communications from places unknown to readers anon. In the tradition of the various Ranters, Chronaca Sovversiva, Os Cangaceiros, Black Mask, and Walter Benjamin we hold that the chronicler, who recounts events without distinguishing between the great and small, thereby accounts for the truth, that nothing which has ever happened is to be given as lost to history. Indeed, the past would fully befall only a resurrected humanity. Said another way: only for a resurrected humanity would its past, in each of its moments, be citable. Each of its lived moments becomes a citation a lordre du jour  whose day is precisely that of the Last Judgment.

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Even sociologists agree: the united states are doomed. Unlike ...

08:08

The World Can See The Major Flaw In US Foreign Policy, But Can Americans? The Last American Vagabond

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In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated: Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; []

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08:00

The reason for the fake driverless car Freethought Blogs

A short while ago, residents of Arlington, VA were startled to see a driverless car passing through its streets. At one point a reporter on foot approached the car and looked in and saw that the car did have a driver but that he was disguised as a car seat that he could see through and was controlling the car with his hands held low.

It turns out that this was not just some prank. Designers were studying how to deal with a problem with driverless cars that has not received much attention, and that is their absence of subtle human-to-human communication cues that human drivers use with other users of the road to indicate awareness of their presence and what their intent is. They are seeing whether other means, such as light signals, can be developed as adequate substitutes.

The seat suit stunt was the brainchild of Ford and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute research to explore how self-driving vehicles can communicate their intent to pedestrians, human drivers and cyclists.

There are many subtle cues humans use to communicate with each other on the road that disappear when the driver is removed from the equation: eye contact to show a pedestrian theyve been noticed; a head nod to let another driver take his or her turn at an intersection; or a hand wave of appreciation when changing lanes in heavy traffic.

Ford and Virginia Tech wanted to test how people would react to light signals replacing some of this communication.

We needed to try out this new lighting to communicate the intent of the vehicle, but if youve got a driver behind the seat you still have natural communication between humans like eye-to-eye contact, said Andy Shaudt, who headed the research at Virginia Tech. So we needed to make it look like a driverless car.

Heres a video that shows the encounters of the car and its light signals with other users.

07:50

Teacher Accused of Assaulting an 11-Year-Old Because He Didnt Stand for Pledge The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA)  A middle school student at East Middle School in Farmington Hills claimed this week that a teacher assaulted him for sitting during the pledge of allegiance. Following the incident, during which he says a teacher snatched him from his seat, his father is going to bat for his son, asserting his civil rights and freedom to opt out of the nationalistic ritual.

According to Brian Chaney, his eleven-year-old son Stone was in homeroom class the first week of school when a teacher snatched him out of his seat and forced him to stand for the pledge, Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ reported this week.

Stone started sitting out the pledge in second grade after his father explained to him he had the right to not participate. Stone says he only pledges allegiance to God and his family, not the flag, and his father says it hasnt been a problem until now.

For him to be violently snatched out of his chair by a lady and order him to stand and for her to just glare at him, its wrong, its a violation of civil rights, Brian said.

Stone says other students simply snickered at him, so after the incident, he put his head down in class. He also says another teacher reprimanded him for sitting out the pledge that same week, demanding written permission for refraining.

I dont feel safe going to that school anymore because I dont know what theyre going to do next, Stone said. His family is considering taking him out of the district, local outlet ClickonDetroit reported.

Its his choice to sit, his father said. I dont make him sit. And they should respect that.

Despite such condemnations and reactivity from teachers, students are free to opt out of the pledge of allegiance pursuant to their first amendment rights. This was affirmed in the 1943 Supreme Court case West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, which concluded that forcing students to salute the flag violates not just the First Amendment, b...

07:46

Florida Man Arrested After Police Mistake Donut Glaze as Methamphetamine Filming Cops

A Florida man was arrested after police mistook the glaze from a Krispy Kreme donut as methamphetamine. According to the arrest report, Daniel Rushing, was pulled over by Orlando police

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07:43

Friday Cephalopod: we all float down here Freethought Blogs

Pale, drifting quietly, long grasping arms, cold and anoxicwe all float down here.

Yes, Im going to go see It this evening. It wont be half as creepy as the reality of the dark deep, though.

07:28

IGD STL: People Hit the Streets In Wake of Jason Stockley Verdict It's Going Down

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People have hit the streets of St. Louis today, after a judge found ex-police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder. Stockley was responsible for the murder of an African-American Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011, which took place after a car chase. Many contend that Stockley planted a gun found in Smiths car; he was seen on video rummaging around in a bag and his DNA was later found on the weapon. A video of Stockley recorded inside his police car showed him yelling, Were killing this motherfucker. Dont you know it. Stockley was also reported to have been carrying his personal AK-47 at the start of the car chase that led to Smiths murder, which he of course was not authorized to carry.

The judge also waived charging the former officer with manslaughter, stating that the defense did not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the police were at fault for Smiths death. The judge also based much of its decision on the fact that Smith was found with a bag of heroin in his vehicle. The judge wrote, Finally, the Court observes, based on its nearly thirty years on the bench, that an urban heroin dealer not in possession of a firearm would be an anomaly.

Such a statement flies in the face of fairness or justice but shows the degree in which being black and poor in the US can easily be a death sentence. Also not an anomaly, is the reality that police in the US kill an average of 3.5 people per day. Since the start of 2017, 853 people have been killed by American law enforcement, according to Killed by Police. Courts and judges protect the police and want them to continue to serve the interests of power, capital, and white supremacy, and thus, give them free range to attack and kill. As we speak, people are now taking to the streets of St. Louis in response.

Protests were attacked by police off and on with various arrests. Some people are open carrying in the demonstration. Marchers at one point went to the Mayors house and threw paint and broke windows. Also, at one point...

07:18

Watch CNNs Brooke Baldwin Completely Freak Out When A Guest Says Boobs On TV The Federalist

Clay Travis of Fox Sportss Radio said boobs on CNN Friday afternoon and host Brooke Baldwin completely freaked out.

I believe in only two things completely: the First Amendment and boobs, Travis said.

Wait, what did you just say? You believe in the First Amendment and B-double-o-B-s?' Baldwin said, apparently deciding to spell the word instead of say the word boobs.

Boobs, Travis responded. The two things that have never let me down.

Im done, Im sorry. Im done, Baldwin said before promptly ending the segment. This conversation is over, yanking mics, bye.

Then addressing her audience, she said: Forgive me, live television happens and you think you heard something, you are not sure and then you realize it happened, so I apologize for him on that.

07:13

Secret Reagan Documents Shed Light On US Manipulation Of Foreign Governments The Last American Vagabond

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Secret documents from the Reagan administration show how the U.S. embedded political action, i.e., the manipulation of foreign governments, in ostensibly well-meaning organizations, reports Robert Parry. Secret documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA proprietary, The Asia Foundation, in political action, an intelligence term of []

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07:03

Indigenous elders at national gathering warn of dire need to react to environmental disasters Warrior Publications

We want to practise our traditions but our medicines, the animals, the environment is affected, says elder

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Rita and Tommy Monias travelled to the gathering from Cross Lake, Man. (Brandi Morin)

By Brandi Morin, CBC News, September 15, 2017

Some Indigenous elders who live traditional lifestyles that include hunting, fishing and trapping on lands and waters long utilized by their ancestors say they have noticed a rapid shift in the environment over the last several decades a shift some attribute to climate change.

Elders from Indigenous communities across Canada came together in Edmonton at the National Gathering of Elders this week to discuss contentious topics, one of them being the threat of climate change.

It affects people in so many different ways, not only physically and the earth, but spiritually, said elder Rita Monias, 64, who travelled to Edmonton from Cross Lake, Man., to attend the gathering.

For our people, it changes our way of life, our way of thi...

06:59

How to get a health care system for people, not just for corporate profit OpEdNews

Believe it or not, we can get Congress to enact a new program providing good quality, lower-cost health care for your family and (what the hell, let's think big here) for every man, woman and (especially) every child in our society.

06:57

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show Warrior Publications

prison cellsMinisters of justice and public safety say the government is not turning a blind eye to the issue

By Alison Crawford, CBC News, September 15, 2017

There are more Indigenous offenders in Canadas prisons and they serve more time before being released on parole than other prisoners, according to fresh statistics from the federal Department of Public Safety.

Indigenous people are also more likely to be held in a higher security institution, according to the Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview: 2016 Annual Report.

In federal penitentiaries, the Indigenous population has increased by 16.6 per cent over the past five years and almost 40 per cent since 2006. Indigenous men represent 25.2 per cent of all in-custody males, while Indigenous women represent 36.1 per cent of all females behind bars. According to Statistics Canada, five per cent of Canadians are Indigenous.

We cannot turn a blind eye to the gaps in our criminal justice system that ensnare our most vulnerable people, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said in a statement accompanying the statistics release.

And while 82.4 per cent of all Indigenous offenders served their complete sentence before being released, just 65.2 pe...

06:40

The Biskeptical Podcast #33: Everything is Terrible Freethought Blogs

Todays episode is a round-up of current news stories, including the DACA repeal, transphobic parents, Hurricane Irma, and Ted Cruzsspecial tastes. We also explain why playing piano in a public park is pathetic, why white Christians are getting angry, why the recent DOJ decision is just business as usual, and why its not a good idea to threaten Hillary Clinton when youre already convicted for fraud.

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06:38

U.S. Senate Betrays Constitution, Fails To Stop Perpetual War Policy Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 to kill an amendment proposed by Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) which would repeal the 2001 and 2002...

06:36

New Documents Show Pentagon Is Shipping Billions Worth Of Weapons To Terrorists In Syria, Trying To Cover Its Tracks Activist Post

By Brandon Turbeville While Donald Trump garnered praise from many anti-imperialist activists and researchers after his public announcement that he was ending the CIAs program...

06:36

A Security Officer Told Police He Was Shot by a Black Man. Turns Out, Hed Shot Himself Filming Cops

In a dimly lit, wooded area on the southwest side of St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., the handgun Brent Ahlers brought to work accidentally discharged, wounding him. As

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06:23

After #DACA: An Offensive Struggle To Win Liberation for all Migrants It's Going Down

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We are together in the fight to legalize all migration, to empty the deportation centers, to demilitarize and decolonize the borders, and to disband ICE. This is the same fight that existed before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was enacted in 2012. This is the same fight that we were in during DACA, and that well be in after DACA. DACA has benefited hundreds of thousands of young people, but DACA has always been only a band-aid on a lifetime of wounds. In certain ways, DACA helps, but it does not heal. Though we would never turn down a band-aid when when it will improve the lives of some, and though we will continue to resist like hell against anyone cruel enough to try to strip away a hard-earned social gain such as DACA, we know that DACA is not enough. These temporary reforms are not what we fight for, then or now. Were fighting for freedom, nothing less.

This is a time for the growth of our movement, and to go on the offensive. To really express what we as working class people need right now; to bring us closer to knowing and feeling our own liberated power. What we think we need now is full legalization for all. Not one more deportation. An end to the militarized border and occupation of indigenous lands. The disbanding of ICE. Not to mention a fundamental change in this countrys imperialist economic and foreign policy that drives displacement, poverty, and migration. Ultimately, we recognize that it will take revolution to achieve all of our demands and satisfy our needs.

In the next six months, maybe more band-aids that continue some form of DACA will be the most that we will get. But we are building a movement that has its eyes fixed on freedom. A movement that wont disappear if a DACA-like program is brought back, if Trump is impeached, if a Bernie Sanders becomes president, or if a non-profits funding gets cut. Because when DACA came, it helped a whole lot of people who needed it, but it also left behind so many people who we love and care about, and who deserved its protections as much as anyone else: so many parents and elders, so many who were too broke to pay the application fee, so many high school dropouts, so many prisoners and folks with records, so many people who just fell through the cracks. Reforms like DACA have the effect of defining a split between the good immigrant and the bad immigrant; between the immigrant who contributes and is productive, and the immigrant who is a welfare abuser and lazy; between student dreamers and their parents who were the ones who dreamt of a better life for their families in the first place. But nobody needs to prove their basic worth as a human being through thei...

06:21

A South Carolina Mayor Leads Police on a Slow-Speed Chase on Lawnmower With an Open Beer Filming Cops

A South Carolina mayor was stopped by police one recent night for driving a riding lawnmower down the street with an open beer. In recently released police dashcam video, Aynor

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06:19

Watch Someone Explain Why Bitcoin Is More Legit Than the Dollar in One Minute The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA)   Business mogul and Bitcoin enthusiast John McAfee appeared on CNBC Fast Money this week to respond to J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimons claims that Bitcoin is a fraud, and he managed to shut down Dimons allegations in just over one minute.

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Here's what @officialmcafee had to say to Jamie Dimon's bitcoin bashing comments

Posted by CNBC Fast Money on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I would like to say this, Mr. Dimon: I respect you, sir, for your position. People who rise to your position are not idiots, McAfee began. However, siryou called Bitcoin a fraud. Im a Bitcoin miner. We create Bitcoins. It costs over one thousand dollars per coin to create a Bitcoin. What does it cost to create a U.S. dollar? Which one is the fraud? Because [the dollar] costs whatever the paper costs, but it costs me and other miners over a thousand dollars per coin its called proof of work.

McAfee then went on to explain the amount of computing power and electricity that goes into creating the digital currency. Surely theres some value in the work that we did to create the coin, he said, also pointing out that Bitcoins fluctuating value is nothing to sound the alarm over. The fact that Bitcoin is consistently growing in its use and its value has to say something. You know, sure it will rise and fall and it is highly volatile, as all new technologies are. At the same time, it is certainly not a fraud, he said.

When Fast Moneys host asked him about his infamous Twitter bet that Bitcoin will surpass $500,000 in three years, McAfee simply replied, Oh, I dont lose bets.

We hope not, Mr. McAfee.

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06:19

Cops Trying to Kill a Dog, Kill Innocent Boy Who Tried to Save It Instead Counter Current News

Source: The Free Thought Project   By: Claire Bernish

Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department deputies opened fire on a biting dog after responding to a call of a teen house party early Thursday morning but a bullet ricocheted and killed a 17-year-old boy, who was trying to save the dog from gunfire.

Reports say the sheriffs department received calls about the party and arrived on scene at an apartment complex around 3:47 a.m., local time; but a pit bull sprinted from inside the residence biting one of the responding deputies on the leg.

Officers restrained the animal but it broke from their grips.

Armando Garcia, in the meantime, attempted to bring the dog under control, when police unleashed a hail of bullets against the offending animal one round allegedly grazed the pavement and ricocheted upward killing the teenager who only wanted to protect the animal.

We believe that when the individual came out from behind the building, which was approximately 40 feet away from where the shooting occurred, he may have been struck by one of the skip rounds. And it is what were calling an extremely, extremely unfortunate incident, asserted Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Captain Chris Bergner in a press conference Thursday.

Unfortunate in that the teen had been trying to do what the deputies apparently couldnt get the dog under control. And, after being rushed to the hospital, Garcia lost his life for the effort.

My nephew was trying to save the dog because the cops started shooting at the dog, Amber Alcantar, Garcias aunt, told CBS Los Angeles. He put his life on the line for an animal that wasnt even his.

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06:19

Homeland Security Faces Lawsuit Over Warrantless Searches at Border Activist Post

By Derrick Broze The Department of Homeland Security faces a federal class action lawsuit for violating the rights of people crossing the U.S. border by searching...

06:14

Budowsky: How Dems can win it all OpEdNews

If Trump and/or Bannon continue attacking Republicans in Congress there will be some voters in the Trump base who will stay home on Election Day or vote against Republican incumbents that Trump or Bannon attack. There is also a strong probability that moderate Republican, independent and swing voters will recoil against all Republicans and vote Democratic.

06:06

55 Cops Start Manhunt After Security Guard Shoots Himself and Blames Black Man The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) St. Paul, MN  St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, was subject to a lockdown Tuesday night after a security guard called 911 and told police a mysterious black gunman shot him in the shoulder on campus around 9:25 p.m. Shortly after receiving the report of an active shooter, St. Paul police set up a perimeter around the school and conducted a four-hour manhunt involving 55 cops and four police dogs with Minnesota State Patrol aircraft circling overhead.

St. Paul police did not publicly release the description the security guard, Brent Ahlers, provided, but it was aired over law enforcement radio, published on a website, and shared on social media.

As a frequent police scanner listener posted on Twitter Tuesday night:

05:54

Pentagon Busted Working with Organized Crime to Funnel Billions in Weapons to Terrorists The Free Thought Project

crimeAn investigative report reveals the DoD falsified documents that exposed the use of organized crime groups to traffic $2.2 billion in arms to terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

05:52

The scent of brimstone around Polisario OpEdNews

What started as just another hail-mary claim from one of the many separatist groups in the world recently shifted into a potential escalation which makes the international community and global governance bodies uneasy. At stake, are the security of global trading lines, the consideration regulating entities are given around the world, and their capacity to solve contingencies.

05:41

[WATCH] For The First Time in History NYPD Releases Body-Cam Footage Of Police Killing Mentally Ill Civilian Filming Cops

THE BRONX, NY For the first time in NYPD history, the department has released body-cam footage of cops shooting and killing a civilian in NYC. The killing of 31-year-old

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05:40

Top Stories This Week (September 11-15, 2017) Strong Towns Media - Strong Towns

Here's what was most popular on our site this week:

After HurricanE Harvey, Don't Empower the Engineers. Please.

by Charles Marohn | September 8, 2017

It is very seductive to look at Houston's flooding as a simple engineering and planning problem.

What can I do to make you love me?

by Charles Marohn | September 11, 2017

Our cities are so financially fragile and desperate for growth that they will do anything to land America's most eligible corporate bachelor.

Is the urban revival over?

by Arian Horbovetz | September 11, 2017

We cannot continue to expect the next wave of young, unmarried, temporary residents and suburban populations looking for a fun night out to fuel our cities' futures.

The Art of Being a Red State Liberal

by Sarah Kobos | September 13, 2017

Its easy to caricature people you dont know or understand, and it can be satisfying in a superficial way. Its much more difficult to accept that people are multidimensional, and what you know of one dimension may not represent the entire human being.

Cash prizes for bad corporate citizenship, Amazon edition

by Joe Cortright | September 13, 2017

When we strongly incentivize anti-social behavior by big corporations, we get more of it.

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05:39

New York Times: Spike the food supply with sterilization chemicals to cause global infertility and depopulation Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

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(Natural News) A November 4, 1969 New York Times feature article authored by Gladwin Hill called for sterilization chemicals to be added to the food supply in order to achieve globalist goals of human depopulation. That article, entitled A Sterility Drug in Food is Hinted came with the byline, Biologist Stresses Need to Curb Population Growth.

Until the New York Times memory holes the article, you can still find it in the NYT archives at this link, in fact. You can also see a partial photo of the NYT article below.

Most people living today especially younger people have no idea that a key agenda of globalism is the elimination of undesirable humans from the gene pool. They believe that ideas of eugenics and genocide were only carried out by the Nazis, not by American university professors and presidential science advisors. So they have no grasp of the context in which Planned Parenthood, for example, operates today as a depopulation engine to eliminate blacks from society. (Planned Parenthoods founder, Margaret Sanger, was a black-hating eugenicist whose ideas directly inspired the genocidal goals of the Third Reich.)

The New York Times article, shown below, quotes Dr. Paul Ehrlich of Stanford University, a depopulation advocate, as well as President Richard Nixons chief science adviser, Dr. Lee DuBridge, who said that population control should be the prime task of every government. (Read PopulationControl.news for more headlines on this subject.)

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05:39

Exclusive OpEdNews Interview with David Swanson OpEdNews

World Beyond War is sponsoring an extravaganza peace and environmental activists, writers and speakers conference next weekend, September 22-24 in Washington, D.C. These are the two most important issues we are confronted with: war and climate change. Here is an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW I did for OpEdNews with David Swanson about "No War 2017: War and the Environment" .

05:18

Ergotism, Religion, LSD, & Art. Freethought Blogs

Jan Mandijn, The Temptation of Saint Anthony (circa 1550) oil on panel, height: 61.5 cm (24.2 in). Width: 83.5 cm (32.9 in). (image courtesy Wikimedia commons). [Note the ergot laden rye bursting through the roof.]

Hyperallergic has an absolutely fascinating article on St. Anthonys Fire and the effect of ergotism on art in general, but specifically in dealing with depictions of St. Anthony. Theres a lovely comparison between Athanasiuss account of Anthonys temptation and an excerpt from Learys classic manual.

So why is St. Anthony associated with ergot? The devout will often look towards the legend of Anthonys temptations when faced with mental or emotional anguish. This is because the devil is said to have tempted Anthony with mirages of jewels, and dressed up as seductive women to deter the hermit from his asceticism. As the devil was tormenting Anthony, the saint was said to be wandering through the Egyptian wilderness. The events of Anthonys story as recounted by his original hagiographer, St. Athanasius of Alexandria, also read as hallucinatory, with a blend of imagery, ecstasy and madness. From Life of Saint Anthony by St. Athanasius:

For when they cannot deceive the heart openly with foul pleasures they approach in different guise, and thenceforth shaping displays they attempt to strike fear, changing their shapes, taking the forms of women, wild beasts, creeping things, gigantic bodies, and troops of soldiers. But not even then need ye fear their deceitful displays. For they are nothing and quickly disappear, especially if a man fortify himself beforehand.

The notion that the harmful hallucinations will cease if the subject is fortified beforehand, is a reoccurring theme not only in Life of Saint Anthony, but also in the instructions for tripping on LSD given in The Psychedelic Experience: 

At this time you may see visions of mating couples. You are convinced that an orgy is about to take place. Desire and anticipation seize you, You wonder what sexual performance is expected of you. When these visions occur, Remember to withhold yourself from action or attachment. Humbly exercise your faith. Float with the stream. Trust the process with great fervency. Meditation and trust in the unity of life are the keys.

This simple comparison between the texts of a third-century hermit and the megalomaniacal 60s drop-o...

05:14

Turkey to deploy 25,000 troops to enforce Idlib de-escalation zone Veterans Today

Jim W. Dean - The ink is hardly hardly dry on the deconfliction agreement and we now hear 25,000 Turkish troops will take over northern Idlib, including its airport. I don't see any way that Russia or Iran could deploy that many troops each for their respective areas.

05:13

The Struggalo Is Real It's Going Down

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The Stimulator interviews ApeBoy from the Struggalo Circus about the Juggalo March in Washington DC, Juggalo culture and magnets.

05:07

Edward Snowden is joining #NoWar2017 by Live Video -- You Can Join in Person OpEdNews

Edward Snowden, NSA whistleblower and 2013 Sam Adams laureate, will be speaking with us by live video, as we gather for the NoWar2017 conference on September 22-24 in Washington, D.C.

04:49

Florida Hot Cop Who Went Viral for His Good Looks Has Been Writing Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts Filming Cops

A Florida police officer who skyrocketed to internet fame this week for being one of the hot cops working during Hurricane Irma has been accused of writing anti-Semitic Facebook posts.

The post Florida Hot Cop Who Went Viral for His Good Looks Has Been Writing Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts appeared first on Filming Cops.

04:45

The CIA Director Just Bullied Harvard Into Throwing Chelsea Manning to the Curb OpEdNews

Manning blew the whistle on what would come to be understood as military and diplomatic scandals because she felt Americans had a right to know what was being done in their name but without their informed consent. Mike Pompeo, a secretive and conflicted politician, has no such instinct; he serves wealth and power without questioning whether the dictates of the privileged are right or honorable.

04:38

Pentagon Falsifies Paperwork To Keep Syrian Rebels Armed With Quasi-Covert Program The Last American Vagabond

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In shades of Iran-Contra, the Pentagon will be stepping in for the CIA as arms supplier for the moderate rebels in Syria. The CIA program was covert, and the Pentagons follows suit by falsifying paperwork to mask the destination of the weaponry, as revealed by a new report from two watchdogs. On July 19, the []

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04:20

A wee happy omen of radicalization in the correct direction, for a change Freethought Blogs

People are always complaining about those danged liberal universities, especially places like mine where we even have liberal in the category label. But I always wonder where they get these ideas, because in general students are here to learn, rather than push an agenda, and we keep them busy with things like math. The only exception is, that if youd been here last year, you would have noticed our bulletin boards were flooded with student-selected Libertarian crapolaTaxation is Theft posters, and paeans to capitalism generously provided by right-wing think tanks. It was weird, because it wasnt at all representative of overall campus sentiment, but was what our tiny minority of raving right-wingers were promoting (see also the Morris North Star, which seems to be happily defunct now).

This year, though, its a little different. I was brought up short when I passed a bulletin board and saw this posted:

Awww. The little leftist ragamuffins are getting emboldened. This makes me so happy.

It comes from an organization called crimethinc.

CrimethInc. is a rebel alliancea decentralized network pledged to anonymous collective actiona breakout from the prisons of our age. We strive to reinvent our lives and our world according to the principles of self-determination and mutual aid.

We believe that you should be free to dispose of your limitless potential on your own terms: that no government, market, or ideology should be able to dictate what your life can be. If you agree, lets do something about it.

Honestly, most of the noise on campuses gets made by the radical right see also recent events at Berkeley so it warms my heart to see that some of our students are finally waking up and making a few quiet protests. Bravo!

04:20

Pennsylvania State Trooper Suspended, Charged with Strangling and Assaulting Woman Counter Current News

After violently assaulting a woman during an arrest at a Derry Township home earlier this month, a Pennsylvania state trooper has been suspended without pay

Chad Douglas Corbett, 37, is charged with aggravated indecent assault, strangulation, simple assault and reckless endangerment, reported Trib Live.

According to Ryan Tarkowski, state police public information officer, Corbett was assigned to a patrol unit at Troop As Kiski Valley station.

Cpl. Brian Lumsden reported in an affidavit that a 36 year old woman reported on Sept. 3 that Corbett assaulted her overnight between Sept. 1 and 2.

The woman reported having swelling on the back of her head and a lower jaw misalignment. Lumsden was able to observe bruising on her arm and cuts on her wrist.

She told investigators that Corbett hit, kicked and strangled her, struck her head against the floor and abused her sexually.

Corbett was arrested Sept. 4, but is free on $5,000 unsecured bond.

His annual salary with the state police is $88,046, and he enlisted in December 2005, Tarkowski said.

He did not have an attorney listed in online court records, and he did not return a message left for him.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

04:14

688 New York City Firefighters OpEdNews

343 NYC firefighters died in the trade towers. Another 345 first responders have died of cancer prematurely. 16 years later there is still no justice for those men.

04:13

20 hurricane survival tips from real-life scenarios Intellihub

Imagine this scenario: Its the year 2005 and you are living in the heart of New Orleans. A hurricane is threatening to hit and even though the city sits 8 feet below sea level, you choose not to evacuate or even prepare because youve seen many hurricanes threaten to hit the city and it never makes landfall, so why prepare for this one? Days later, your great city is almost completely flooded from Hurricane Katrina and over 1,800 lives were claimed including some of your neighbors because, like you, they decided not to leave the city. Now you are left without electricity, water, and dwindling supplies. To make matters worse, supply trucks are cut off, the police and emergency services cant meet the needs of the people and there are looters breaking into homes for supplies. 

Yes, the above scenario is a worst-case scenario, but aspects of this are very common following hurricanes. These tropical storms are extreme and have the capacity to cripple our entire way of life. They are erratic in nature in terms of where they land, the types of damages sustained, and if there will be disasters in the aftermath, such as water-borne diseases, bug infestations, etc. Because of the unpredictability of these disasters, some choose to be complacent and wait to get preparations in order until the storm is imminent and hours away. While some take this disaster seriously and are meticulous in making preparations each year in case this natural disaster hits. So, which group do you choose to be in?

Ive been very honest about my ordeals in living through a hurricane and I learned from my mistakes. Long story short, after I went through Hurricane Ike and felt helpless and under prepared, I made it my mission to help others get their homes ready for living in off-grid disasters. We all have a life lesson to share, and I am not alone in trying to get the word out on preparing for these storms. I asked some fellow preppers in the community what advice they would offer on how to better prepare for hurricanes, and the community overwhelmingly stepped up to help their fellow-man. When you read this list, pay attention to recurring advice  prepare ahead of time. This is the key to having all of your preparations in order.

20 Hurricane Survival Tips From Real-Life Scenarios

These are their words and, in my humble opinion, this is some very solid advice to follow.

  1. Put all of your important documents on a flash drive and put it in your bug out bag. If the time comes and you need to evacuate, you have everything all prepped and ready to go!...

04:12

Sharing the sandbox -- a poem OpEdNews

Who are the American People? And who are those people who constantly refer to "The American People"? These are important questions to ask. Unfortunately, for a poet, they don't make for very good poetry, but that's life.

04:12

Harvard Disgraces Itself to Appease CIA Crybullies OpEdNews

The Washington Post reports that Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to whistle-blower Chelsea Manning. ... the Kennedy School's action and Elmendorf's statement are a stain on the nearly 400-year-old university's honor.

04:12

CFAR Candidates: The Real Deal OpEdNews

Yes, there's hope in the midst of the mass of toxic sludge clogging our electoral machinery. Along comes the grass-roots voter-based initiative called CFAR, Contract For American Renewal. It takes the guesswork out of voting by exposing the phonies and frauds. The CFAR is a populist uprising targeting the November 2018 election, introducing honesty, integrity, transparency, and accountability back into the electoral process.

04:06

Over Harvey-Stricken Texas, Air Force Now Spraying Banned Insecticide that Killed Millions of Bees The Free Thought Project

naledThe highly neurotoxic insecticide, Naled, which killed millions of bees last year in Florida, is being dumped over areas Texas hit by Harvey.

04:02

Another piece of our countrys history erased by the Alt-Left, this time in Dallas Intellihub

Dallas City Council members voted for and removed a vital piece of Americas history today

DALLAS, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) The 14-foot tall statue of American Confederate soldier Robert E. Lee was removed from its pedestal on Friday after members of the City Council voted on September 6 to erase it from history.

Workers removed the statue on Friday under armed police escort as some onlookers and members of the press captured a glance.

ABC News reports: The statue was lowered onto a flatbed trailer for transport to an abandoned naval air station owned by the city on its western outskirts. Its expected to remain there until city officials decide the statues future.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how the communists erased history in the past and it is being done right here in America and few seem to care.

Will the Alt-Left succeed at erasing all Confederate monuments from American history?

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03:59

Coal Comforts. Freethought Blogs

A Coal Comforts cupcake by Spencer Merolla (courtesy the artist).

Spencer Merolla is doing some great work, this time around, having a pop up bakery which has decidedly non-edible goodies, as they are made from ash. Just a bit here, the article is in-depth, with many links well worth following.

As the banks of Brooklyns Gowanus Canal continue to be developed, the legacy of pollution in its waters can be an uncomfortable narrative alongside gentrification. In conjunction with Gowanus Open Studios on October 21 and 22, artist Spencer Merolla is creating a pop-up bakery offering cupcakes, cookies, and other treats, all molded from coal ash. The inedible delicacies served from a mobile cart are meant to encourage conversation about the environment and climate change, especially on a weekend when many non-locals will be roaming the neighborhood.

Gowanus is kind of a cautionary tale in terms of environmental degradation, Merolla told Hyperallergic. I love the work that is being done to clean up the canal and green the watershed, and its very exciting to think we can repair some of the damage weve inherited and be better stewards of this place in the future. But there is no putting the toothpaste back in the tube, here or anywhere. We have to do a better job of preventing these kinds of catastrophes in the first place. Because they are happening right now, all over.

Merollas work with molding ash emerged around that time, with a piece called Ashes in Our Mouth (Baloney Sandwich Series) that suggested the bad taste many were left with after Trumps election, as well as his support for the coal industry over cleaner energy.

Id wanted to work with ash for some time, given its association with grief, but it was the presidential election of last year that turned me toward coal ash specifically, she stated. Trumps campaign relied so heavily on nostalgia in general and for the coal industry in particular, and it got me thinking about the many ways in which that nostalgia is toxic. It persuades people that because something is old-fashioned and familiar, its also benign.

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Its worth noting that among the developers of Gowanus is the Jared Kushner-led Kushner Companies. The Gowanus Canal was designated an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Site in 2010, thanks to its toxic cocktail of arsenic, radioactive material, and other pollutants. Lining the canals bottom is black mayonnaise, a concoction of coal tar, heavy metals, and other sludge from decades of industrial run-off. With rising tides of climate...

03:54

Russia, Iran & Turkey agree on final de-escalation zone in Idlib, Syria Veterans Today

Jim W. Dean - This was good but expected news from Astana, where all three guarantors are aboard the deconfliction arrangement not only by agreeing to it, but also manning checkpoints to layout and enforce the borders between the designated jihadis and "opposition" groups.

03:47

A fun activity! Freethought Blogs

This video was both amusing and interesting: Henry Rollins painting while telling stories. Now Im wondering if this works with anyone taking shirts off and painting or if it requires Henry Rollins to be charmingly fun. May have to do an experiment.

03:47

NOT Guilty Verdict For St. Louis Cop Who Said Hed Kill This Motherf****r Before Shooting Him Filming Cops

The former St. Louis police officer who stood trial on first-degree murder and armed criminal action charges has been found not guilty for the 2011 killing of Anthony Lamar Smith.

The post NOT Guilty Verdict For St. Louis Cop Who Said Hed Kill This Motherf****r Before Shooting Him appeared first on Filming Cops.

03:46

Threatening protesters with 75 years is totally reasonable, rules #j20 judge Freethought Blogs

I find myself gobsmacked in reading these statements. The entire argument by the hundreds of defence lawyers for the J20 defendants mass arrested on Trumps inauguration is that taking protesters to trial for 55+ years worth of charges is an act of intimidation in and of itself, in violation of the First Amendment. The j20 judge just kind of completely ignores the implications of Kerkhoffs [the prosecutor] actions and ploughs straight ahead.

The government comes in and says my client is liable for a felonyall theyve established is that hes arrested, not even what he did during the march, defense attorney Veronice Holt argued in July. You cant just say, As many people as the government can catch need to stand trial.'

But Judge Lynn Leibovitz writes in her decision that the charging document has all of the necessary specificity to go to trial. The government says that all of the defendants operated as part of the black bloc, using those tactics to commit violence and evade identification. Because the government is using aiding and abetting and conspiracy liability, each defendant charged in the indictment may be liable for the acts of others alleged in the indictment, writes the judge

Yes, Leibovitz. Thats the fucking problem. If these charges result in conviction, its a blank cheque to police to scoop up as many people as they want, as long as some twit breaks a window.

She also rejected the argument that the charges amounted to a First Amendment violation. Defense lawyers said that people might protest less if they feared they would be held legally responsible for the actions of others.

But Leibovitz writes that those arguments are, in essence, also about whether the government has evidence against the individual defendants that would justify their charges, a question she writes is better addressed at trial, the first of which is slated to start in November. She concludes that the indictments details survive both First and Fourth Amendment challenges.

In essence? Threatening you with several decades is entirely reasonable and not at all intimidation.

Solidarity is now evidence for conspiracy.

Im sure the freeze peachers will be here any minute now.

-Shiv

03:37

Apocalyptic September? Here Is A List Of 27 Major Disasters That Have Already Happened So Far This Month Sheep Media

Two major hurricanes, unprecedented earthquake swarms and wildfires roaring out of control all over the northwest United States what else will go wrong next?

When I originally pointed to the month of September as a critical time, I had no idea that we would see so many catastrophic natural disasters during this time frame as well.  Hurricane Harvey just broke the all-time record for rainfall in the continental United States, Hurricane Irma is so immensely powerful that it has been called a lawnmower from the sky, vast stretches of our country out west are literally being consumed by fire, and the magnitude-8.2 earthquake that just hit Mexico was completely unexpected.

As I have stated so many times before, our planet is becoming increasingly unstable, but most people simply do not understand what is happening.

My good friend Zach Drew is getting married next month, and I would encourage everyone to go wish him well on Facebook.  On Friday, he posted the best summary of the major disasters that we have been experiencing so far this month that I have seen anywhere

 California is on fire.
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03:30

Facebook Moves to Prevent Advertisers From Targeting Haters Articles and Investigations - ProPublica

In the wake of ProPublicas report Thursday that Facebook advertisers could have directed pitches to almost 2,300 people interested in Jew hater and other anti-Semitic topics, the worlds largest social network said it would no longer allow advertisers to target groups identified by self-reported information.

As people fill in their education or employer on their profile, we have found a small percentage of people who have entered offensive responses, the company said in a statement. We are removing these self-reported targeting fields until we have the right processes in place to prevent this issue.

Facebook had already removed the anti-Semitic categories which also included How to burn jews and History of why jews ruin the world after we asked the company about them earlier this week. Then, after our article was published, Slate reported that Facebook advertisers could target people interested in other topics such as Kill Muslim Radicals and Ku-Klux-Klan. Facebooks algorithm automatically transforms peoples self-reported interests, employers and fields of study into advertising categories.

Because audiences in the hateful categories were incredibly low, the ad campaigns targeting them reached an extremely small number of people, Facebook said. Its statement didnt identify the advertisers. Conceivably, those who might find it helpful to target anti-Semites could range from recruiters for far-right groups to marketers of Nazi memorabilia.

ProPublica documented that the anti-Semitic ad categories were real by paying $30 to target those groups with three promoted posts in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes.

Facebooks advertising has become a focus of national attention since it disclosed last week that it had discovered $100,000 worth of ads placed during the 2016 presidential election season by inauthentic accounts that appeared to be affiliated with Russia.

Like many tech companies, Facebook has long taken a hands-off approach to its advertising business. Unlike traditional media companies that select the audiences they offer advertisers, Facebook generates its ad categories automatically based both on what users explicitly share with Facebook and what they implicitly convey through thei...

03:27

Yehrin Tong. Freethought Blogs

A couple of people chased the link I included for the artwork in this post. Those who didnt really missed out. Dont miss out today, Yehrin Tongs artwork is amazing.

Invisible Eye, Yehrin Tong.

In case you cant see it, heres the thumbnail:

Invisible Eye, Yehrin Tong.

Intelligent Evolution, Yehrin Tong.

Psychedelic Snakes, Yehrin Tong.

Have a wander in Yehrin Tongs world, its wonderful.

03:27

Filmmaker Takes Dead Aim at Big Pharma and the Opioids, Atypicals and SSRIs Killing Americans OpEdNews

There have been several films about the evils of Big Pharma but Legal Death: In Drugs We Trust, a new film series in development promises to be the most unsparing. Unlike academics and medical groups who express "concerns" about Pharma tactics while not wanting to lose its funding, Filmmaker Tim Alexander clearly takes no Pharma money.

03:25

Intimidation of 9/11 Commission Witnesses: The Minders Activist Post

By Jon Rappoport Lets say you work for a large corporation, which is undertaking an internal investigation of possible corruption and fraud within the company....

03:24

Watchdog Finds Atticas Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect Shadowproof

A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility.

Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive solitary confinement in excess of 30 days, are to be diverted from a Special Housing Unit (SHU) to a Residential Mental Health Unit (RMHU). Unlike the SHU, the RMHU is supposed to be a therapeutic, non-disciplinary unit operated by both corrections and mental health staff.

People incarcerated in the RMHU remain in their cells for at least 19 hours a day. They are to be let out for four hours each weekday to participate in programming and get one hour for recreation, according to the report [PDF].

The law requires RMHU patients receive therapy and programming in settings that are appropriate to their clinical needs while ensuring the safety and security of the unit. Their mental health needs are to be considered before restricting their time out of cell, reviewing their disciplinary segregation sanctions, or taking other actions against them.

While in theory the RMHU is supposed to be a therapeutic alternative to punitive solitary confinement, in reality there are many similarities between the two.

Cell Shields

Take, for example, the use of cell shields in Atticas RMHU. DRNY describes the shields as a restrictive device that can be affixed to an inmates cell door. It is made of Plexiglas with small air holes at the bottom.

Air can typically flow through the metal mesh gate that covers RMHU cells. However, when a cell shield is installed, the air grows hot and stale, visibility is limited, and it becomes harder to communicate with people outside the cell, including mental health staff. The persons isolation is intensified, and especially for those prescribed psychotropic medications that cause heat sensitivity, the stress can be dangerous.

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03:23

Watch: Man Tries To Run Over St. Louis BLM Protesters Counter Current News

A white man driving a large SUV was caught on video plowing through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters.

The video, taken by Rebelutionary_Z begins with a shot of a crowd in the street in Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis, on Thursday night, protesting over the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who was found innocent of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith.

At the beginning of the video, the SUV can be seen speeding toward the protesters in the street, with the horn blasting and people running to get out of the way. After breaking through, the car stops after being hit by thrown items, before the driver speeds off, with no police pursuit.

There were no injuries according to The Riverfront Times.

Before plowing through the crowd, the driver has a conversation with one of the protesters and asked him, What are we protesting tonight?

The protester said it was about a black man being killed by a police officer.

Youre disrupting other peoples lives, the driver said to the protester before adding, They need to go.

Thats the point of a protest, he is told, to which he angrily replied. I live in Meacham Park! Im a white male living in a black community, suck my d*ck. I am the white guy!

That leads to a conversation over whether he looks over his shoulder when a policeman is behind him, with the driver stating I fear going home from everybody.

The protestor tells him, That aint the same and thats why people are out here.

Watch the video below:

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

03:16

Kill this MotherF*cker! Cop Not Guilty Despite Video of Him Plotting to Kill and then Killing Man The Free Thought Project

Despite a massive pile of evidence, including video, the Jason Stockley premeditated the murder of Anthony Smith, he was found not guilty.

03:16

Venezuela Just Stopped Accepting US Dollars for Oil As Countries Join Forces to Kill US Petrodollar Activist Post

By Jay Syrmopoulos In what is the latest move to undermine the imperial world order maintained by the United States, which is underpinned through use...

03:15

Obama Paved Way for Russia and China to Takedown US Grid Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

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03:07

Eco-Friendly LED Light Bulbs Found to Cause Increase in This Common Physical Ailment Sheep Media

Natural News| Low energy light-emitting diode (LED) lights may be causing more harm than good as their constant flickering may give people a headache, a prominent health expert warned.

According to Professor Arnold Wilkins, professor of psychology at the University of Essex, in the United Kingdom, LED bulbs are capable of inducing feelings of dizziness and pain within mere 20 minutes of switching them on.

The professor also stressed that LED light bulbs have greater fluctuations than traditional light bulbs. He said fluorescent lights like those found in offices dim by about 35 percent with every flicker. In contrast, flickering LED lights are found to dim by up to 100 percent. This means that LED light bulbs effectively switch on and off hundreds of times every second.

According to Prof. Wilkins, this mechanism could trigger the onset of headaches as the flickering may disrupt the movement control of the eyes and force the brain to work harder.

Likewise, the flickering of the lights raises the odds of suffering visual conditions such as double or multiple visions. In addition, the risk of suffering a headache is more pronounced while reading, when the eyes are positioned carefully to scan the pages. Being exposed to flickering LED lights may double the risk of experiencing headaches, the professor said.

People do not like the flicker, it can make them feel dizzy and unwell after about 20 minutes, and can produce disturbing anomalies of perception, such as seeing multiple images of the lamp, every time you move your eyes rapidly. No similar study has yet been performed for LED lights. But because LED flickering is even more pronounced, with the light dimming by 100 percent rather than the roughly 35 percent of fluorescent lamps, theres a chance that LEDs could be even more likely to cause headaches. At best, its likely to put some people off using LED bulbs because of the annoying, distracting effect of the flickering, which we know can be detected during saccades, Prof. Wilkins said.

Group issues similar warning many years ago

Charities and health experts have cited and lobbied against the potential negative implications of using low-energy bulbs for years. Campaigners have once called on the federal governmen...

03:06

Former St. Louis Cop Found Not Guilty in Police-Shooting Death of Anthony Lamar Smith Counter Current News

Another police officer has walked away without consequences after murdering a black man.

On Friday morning, a St. Louis judge found former Police Officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black motorist.

CNN reported the ruling by St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson read: This court, in conscience, cannot say that the state has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the state has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense.

Im disappointed with the courts finding, Circuit Judge Kim Gardner, whose office prosecuted the case, said in a release, according to Newsweek. I know there are better ways we can do this if we join together to make the system work for us all.

Stockley, a cop at the time of the killing, shot Smith, a 24-year-old father, after a police chase in December 2011.

On Dec. 20, 2011, Stockley attempted to stop Smith after a suspected drug transaction. When Smith did not stop, a high-speed chase began. The then-officer shot at Smiths car during the chase, screaming, Im going to kill this motherfucker, dont you know it!

Ultimately, during the chase, the police vehicle crashed. Stockley got out armed with an AK-47, which he had against the Police Departments orders, and walked up to Smiths car firing five times at point-blank range.

No witness could testify that they saw Smith with a weapon, but a .38 revolver mysteriously appeared without Smiths DNA showed up.

As is the standard procedure for cops, Stockley claimed he feared for his life and acted in self-defense, saying he believed that Smith was reaching for a weapon in the car. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and waived his right to a jury trial, instead preferring to stand before a judge.

Because Stockleys DNA was found on the gun, but not Smiths, prosecutors accused him of planting the gun in Smiths car in order to justif...

02:54

Documents Revealing Agency Payments to Mar-A-Lago and Trump Hotels Provide Strong New Evidence for Impeachment The Sparrow Project

The White House National Security Council (NSC) paid over $1,000 for an unidentified guest to stay two nights at Donald Trumps luxury resort Mar-a-Lago, according to an invoice obtained by transparency group Property of the People via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This payment, made with a U.S. government charge card, constitutes the first documented violation by President Trump of the Constitutions Domestic Emoluments Clause. President Trump owns 99.99% of Mar-a-Lago, LLC directly, and the companys profits are held in a revocable trust from which Trump may withdraw funds without restriction.

This and related documents were recently obtained via a FOIA request submitted by Property of the People as part of the organizations Trump administration-specific transparency project, Operation 45.

The NSC invoice is the strongest evidence uncovered to date that Trumps refusal to divest from his business empire has resulted in Trumps violation of the Constitutions anti-corruption Domestic Emoluments Clause. This provision prohibits the President from receiving emoluments (profitable payments, benefits, or advantages) paid by federal or state governments, beyond the salary approved by Congress.

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02:47

Native Sun News Today: Police officers cleared in shooting of Oglala Sioux citizen Indianz.Com News

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is calling for an independent investigation into the shooting death of Rex Vance Wilson by police officers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

02:46

Harvard Kennedy Succumbs To CIA Pressure, Revokes Chelsea Mannings Fellowship Shadowproof

The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School revoked an invitation for United States military whistleblower Chelsea Manning to serve as a visiting fellow after intense pressure from the CIA.

According to the Harvard Crimson, the school newspaper, high-ranking current and former CIA officials convinced the Dean of the Kennedy School of Government to reverse course.

Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, canceled his appearance at the school on September 14. He wrote a letter to the director of the Intelligence and Defense Projects at Harvard Kennedy that declared, Ms. Manning betrayed her country and was found guilty of 17 serious crimes for leaking classified information to Wikileaks. Indeed, Ms. Manning stands against everything the brave men and women I serve alongside stand for.

Former CIA director Mike Morell resigned from his position as a senior fellow at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School. His statement bore a distinct similarity to Pompeos statement.

Please know that I am fully aware that Belfer and the IOP are separate institutions within the Kennedy School and that, most likely, Belfer had nothing to do with the invitation of Ms. Manning to be a fellow at IOP, Morell stated. But, as an institution, the Kennedy Schools decision will assist Ms. Manning in her long-standing effort to legitimize the criminal path that she took to prominence, an attempt that may encourage others to leak classified information as well.

Morell acknowledged Mannings rights as a transgender American and contended he had nothing against her discussing the circumstances around her crimes as well as the IOPs right to invite whomever they believe will further the education of Harvards student body. However, Morell still found it necessary to impose his status as a former CIA director to pressure the Kennedy School to change its decision.

To the statement from Pompeo that, Ms. Manning stands against everything the brave men and women I serve alongside stand for, there is some truth to that. She probably stands against the torture of prisoners in order to obtain intelligence or false confessions that can justify the global war on terrorism. She probably stands against deploying covert agents to countries to undermine their sovereignty and impose the agenda of the United States on governments. She probably does not support the cult of intelligences regular engagement in secrecy and deception to avoid responsibility for crimes.

It is remarkable that any former CIA director would oppose someone for long-standing efforts to legitimize their criminal path. This is exactly what former CIA director Michael Hayden, former acting CIA general counsel John Rizzo, former CIA Counterterrorism Center head Jose Rodriguez and othe...

02:45

How The Seriously Mentally Ill Have Been Abandoned By Our Mental Health Systems And Services The Federalist

DJ Jaffe is executive director of the think tank, Mental Illness Policy Org, and author of the book, Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill.  On this episode of Federalist Radio, Jaffe shares stories of how the government and our mental health system have shunned 10 million adults who are considered seriously mentally ill.

Theyll call me up about somebody who is deteriorating. Theyre walking on eggshells. The family is falling apart. And theyre powerless to do anything, Jaffe said. Theyre fearing for their own safety and all I can do is become one more person in a long chain of people who refer them somewhere else.

The community-based service system our government has turned to largely refuses to treat the most seriously mentally ill.

If you need sexual identity counseling, if you lost a job, if youre kid is not getting good gradesservices are readily available to you, he said. If youre homeless, schizophrenic and eating out of a dumpster, nothing is available to you.

Listen here:

02:30

Syrian War Report September 15, 2017: ISIS On Run In Deir Ezzor Countryside Veterans Today

from SouthFront Last night, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces, the Syrian Republican Guard (SRG) and their allies fully secured the Baghiliyah area from ISIS northwest of Deir Ezzor city after capturing the missiles base, the Hajjanah regiment, the radio transmitter station, the al-Jazeera university, the Saiqa Camp and the arms depots around Baghiliyah. []

02:30

A Q&A with Chuck Marohn Strong Towns Media - Strong Towns

Today we're bringing you a video from a Strong Towns event earlier this year in Calgary, Alberta at the Building Resilience - National Urban Planning Conference. This is the Q&A following a presentation on Strong Communities by Chuck Marohn.

You can watch Part I and Part II of the original presentation, but we wanted to especially highlight the question and answer portion because the questions raised are insightful and invite a valuable discussion on how to build strong towns, particularly from a planning perspective. Some key questions include: 

  • What's the best way to approach the political establishment with a Strong Towns message?
  • As we make improvements to urban cores, how can we reinvest in these communities without pushing low income people out?
  • Upzoning is one way to encourage broader uses in a neighborhood, but you have concerns about that. Why? Can you explain those?

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02:26

Cops Say Suing Them for Killing Man with Down Syndrome Over a Movie Ticket Sets Bad Precedent The Free Thought Project

down syndromeA young man with Down syndrome was killed by three cops for wanting to watch a moviecops claim that suing them sets a bad precedent.

02:24

Fernando Baril. Freethought Blogs

Fernando Baril, Cruzando Jesus Cristo com Deusa Schiva (1996) (photo by F.Zago Studio Z).

This is one of the pieces I used in the Movimento Brasil Livre Shuts Down Queer Art Exhibit post. Its a fascinating and evocative work, as it all the rest of Fernando Barils work:

All of Barils work is of a teasing nature, challenging you to open your brain and think about what youre seeing. Theres fun and seriousness there, all of it terribly evocative, and wonderfully surreal. Treat yourself, and visit the world of Fernando Baril!

02:23

A Hindu Priest Explains How Your Subconscious Mind Can Be Reprogrammed TruthTheory

By Vic Bishop via Waking Times

The subconscious mind is akin to that unseen portion of an iceberg which remains underwater. Some believe that up to 95% of our mental activity takes place in the subconscious, just below our conscious awareness. This underwater portion of the mind is never inactive, though, as it continues to collect and process information even when we are asleep.

According to the Freudian model of the unconscious, the contents of the subregions of the mind are the primary guiding influence on a persons behavior, habits and urges. And in his study of the psyche, revered psychoanalyst Carl Jung relates the importance of paying attention to what is going on in the lower parts of the mind, saying, until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

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02:16

Scientists Reveal That Dancing Can Reverse Effects of Brain Degeneration TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

As we grow older, we will see a decline in our physical and mental health. However, recent studies have shown that aging in the brain can be reversed if we routinely take part in physical exercises. By dancing to our favourite beat and kicking up our feet, we may be able to keep our mind healthier for longer. For example, a recent study led by Kathrin Rehfeld, from The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, has shown that dancing might be good for your brain.

Rehfeld and her team looked at the effects of two types of exercise on the brain dancing or fitness sport. The elderly participants had an average age of 68 and were assigned to either an 18-month weekly course of learning new dance routines or endurance and flexibility training. Both groups showed an increase in the hippocampal region an area related to memory. This is also an area of the brain that is affected by diseases like Alzheimers.

It is important to note that previous research has shown that physical exercise can help to decrease age-related brain decline. For example, in March, a study led by Aga Burzynska, a Colorado State University researcher, was able to demonstrate how the decline in the brains white matter can be detected over a period of six month...

02:15

Detroit Lions Ban Fan After He Called Anthem Protesters ignorant n**gers Counter Current News

The Detroit Lions decided they no longer wanted this openly racist douchebag to visit their stadium. So he had to give up his season tickets after being banned from Ford Field, the Lions home stadium.

The Lions organization announced on Thursday that David Doptis, owner of a restaurant supply company in Pontiac, MI, which was closed earlier this week after his racist post went viral, has been banned from Lions games after calling two black protesters who sat during the U.S. national anthem ignorant n**gers and saying that if they dont love the U.S. then they should leave, reported Raw Story.

Doptis could not come up with a reasonable explanation for his ridiculous post, so he denied posting the photo and its offensive caption to SnapChat, telling Channel 2, I didnt post any pictures, any collages anything I dont know where that even came from.

Stacey Graham, the woman in Doptis photo, said she was sitting out the anthem because she objects to the references the lyrics make in verse three that...

02:13

Study: Women Who Receive Two Flu Shots In Successive Seasons Are Nearly 8x More Likely To Have Miscarriages TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The vaccine debate has officially become more complicated, now that a study published in the prestigious journal Vaccine has concluded that women who receive two flu shots in successive seasons are nearly 8x more likely to have spontaneous abortions, also known as miscarriages. Despite the gravity of this finding, mainstream media specifically the Washington Post has attempted to downgrade the scientific study.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Marshfield Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Group Health Research Institute, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the first study to take into account three important variables: 1) vaccines that contained the 2009 H1N1 flu virus strain, the virus that is responsible for the 2009 influenza pandemic; 2) the 28 days after vaccination; and 3) the impact(s) of repeated flu vaccinations over two successive seasons.

Based on the recorded data, it was determined that women who had a miscarriage were nearly twice as likely to have been vaccinated within the previous 28 days as women with full-time pregnancies. And, an additional analysis revealed that women who had a miscarriage were nearly eight times more likely to have been vaccinated with the H1N1-containing vaccines in the both the previous year and the same year of the miscarriage, compared to the women w...

02:11

Henningsen on CrossTalk Debating Trump & His Generals 21st Century Wire

Has President Trump handed over US foreign policy to an elite clique of military generals?

RT says: Candidate Donald Trump ran on a campaign that not only questioned many foreign policy orthodoxies, but also lashed out against the neoconservative view of the world. Today the president is surrounded by men in uniform. Some are calling this a soft coup.

CrossTalking with host Peter Lavelle are panel guests Michael OHanlon (Brookings Institute), Thomas Palley (New America Foundation), and 21WIREs Patrick Henningsen.

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02:09

This Mysterious, Eyeless Sea Creature Washed Ashore In Texas After Hurricane Harvey TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Humans werent the only species affected by Hurricane Harvey, wildlife including mysterious sea creatures were displaced by the natural disaster, as well. This fact was affirmed when a mysterious, eyeless sea creature washed ashore on a city beach in Texas following the intense storm.

Preeti Desai of the National Audobon Society was one of the first people to discover the creature. On first glance it looked like something from the deep sea to me, said Desai. My initial thought was it might be a sea lamprey but when I got close I realized there was no way that was what it was, particularly based on the mouth. We squished it around a bit, and even turned it over but couldnt come up with any other ideas....

02:04

Still No Trial for 9/11 Defendants WhoWhatWhy

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Still No Trial for 9/11 Defendants (Jeff C.)

Five accused terrorists are still sitting in a high-security prison in Guantanamo Bay. A new, $12 million legal complex was built in 2007 to be used for a trial. While the world waits, the bill to the U.S. taxpayer has reached an estimated $300 million.

Backlash Continues For Harvard Over Chelsea Manning Fellowship (Trevin)

CIA Director Mike Pompeos withdrawal from Thursdays John F. Kennedy Jr. forum is just the latest in a barrage of backlash against the institution from national security experts, military veterans and others in response to its controversial announcement.

Saudi Arabias Crackdown (Dan)

Thats right  one of the most repressive countries is currently cracking down on journalists and activists. Many speculate this is the way the Kingdoms new leader Mohammed bin Salman   seeks to consolidate power and rule with an iron fist.

Houston EPA Lab Set to Close (Jimmy)

The author writes, The lab employs roughly 50 people, including chemists and biologists. Much of its work has been focused on testing samples from Superfund sites in the region. In recent days, the lab has been an EPA staging area in the aftermath of Harveyemployees were told they can expect to do water testing during the recovery.

The Myth that Diplomacy with North Korea Wont Work (Jimmy)

The Nation reports, The warhawks are wrong when they say that past negotiations, like the 1994 Agreed Framework, didnt make a difference.

Simplifying the EU (Dan)

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02:04

iPhone X Face ID: Heres How Mass Surveillance Has Evolved TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

There is a growing concern that our privacy is being threatened in unprecedented ways. The current nature of online services, apps and smartphone technologies, puts an emphasis on the free flow of information. This provides few mechanisms for individuals to have oversight and control of what they put into the digital realms.

It goes without saying that Apple Inc. are leading the technology revolution. However, with each new generation of the iPhone, there is a new threat to our privacy. Over the last six years, Apple have designed and implemented convenient, yet compromising features, such as voice recognition and fingerprint technology. Their latest model, the iPhone X, was recently unveiled and is equipped with facial recognition.

iPhone 4S: Siri, 2011

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iPhone 5S: Touch ID, 2013

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02:04

Tough Being a Bigot These Days Freethought Blogs

Dont get me wrong, I am not talking about our current atmosphere of normalizing bigots from the White House on down.  I am speaking here philosophically, what can your modern bigot really believe in?

Even a modicum of science shows that there are no races among human beings, but only one race, human.  Once again, dont misunderstand, I know that bigots are really big on the Black vs White thing, but once you get beyond that, bigots must be confused these days.

You really have to wonder how many of those Neo-Nazis and Neo-KKKers in Charlottesville and elsewhere even know the history of their bigotry.

Steve Bannon must know that it was not that long ago that Irish Catholics were not considered  were not considered white.  At the same time, Catholics were considered UnAmerican because of their religion.  The idea was that because their loyalty was directed toward the Pope that they were incapable of participating in a liberal democracy.  Sound familiar?

And dont even get me started on whatever the hell Aryan might be.

After the Irish, during the early part of the 20th Century, southern and eastern Europeans were not considered white.  These two paragraphs sum up the situation pretty well:

Between 1880 and 1910, almost fifteen million immigrants entered the United States, a number which dwarfed immigration figures for previous periods. Unlike earlier nineteenth century immigration, which consisted primarily of immigrants from Northern Europe, the bulk of the new arrivals hailed mainly from Southern and Eastern Europe. These included more than two and half million Italians and approximately two million Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as many Poles, Hungarians, Austrians, Greeks, and others.

The new immigrants ethnic, cultural, and religious differences from both earlier immigrants and the native-born population led to widespread assertions that they were unfit for either labor or American citizenship. A growing chorus of voices sought legislative restrictions on immigration. Often the most vocal proponents of such restrictions were labor groups (many of whose members were descended from previous generations of Irish and German immigrants), who feared competition from so-called pauper labor.

To add fuel to the fire, new developed intelligence tests were widely used to test soldiers for the armed forces in World War I.  The main developer of the test, Lewis Terman, believed (early in his career) that

The tests have told the...

02:04

Another 6,000 US Ground Troops Set for Deployment to Afghanistan The Anti-Media

Officials say 6,000 more US troops are likely set for deployment to Afghanistan in early 2018.

(ANTIWAR.COM)  Adding on to the 3,500 troop escalation already announced for the Afghan War, officials are now reporting that another 6,000-plus ground troops from Fort Carson are also slated for a future deployment to the country.

Its part of the increasingly complicated way in which the US reports, or rather, doesnt report, on troop levels and details in its ongoing wars. The report on the Fort Carson troops includes a lot of questions, including timing of deployment, and how many are new deployments,as opposed to replacing existing troops simply rotating out of the country.

Those are big questions, and there are simply no answers. The Pentagon isnt officially confirming any of the details on this matter, and while those familiar say the deployment is likely to happen sometime in early 2018, even that is just speculation.

While Defense Secretary James Mattis had promised improved transparency, President Trumps declaration that Americas enemies must never know our plans is indeed ushering in a new era of unprecedented secrecy, and these reports about deployments from bases might be the closest we ever get to confirmation of overseas escalations in the future.

By Jason Ditz / Republished with permission / ANTIWAR.COM / Report a typo

This article was chosen for republication based on the interest of our readers. Anti-Media republishes stories from a number of other independent news sources. The views expressed in this article are the authors own and do not reflect Anti-Media editorial policy.

02:02

Mississippi Cop On Leave After Pulling Gun, Threatening to Murder Black Man For Speeding Counter Current News

A black driver was a victim of police racism when a Mississippi cop pulled his gun and threatened to shoot him during a traffic stop for speeding.

Joshua Hibbler was admittedly driving his girlfriends Camaro convertible over the 30-mph speed limit Aug. 18 when Columbus officer Keith Dowd pulled him over, reported The Dispatch.

Hibbler believes officer Dowd, who is white, was trying to provoke him by trying to trick him into confessing to being intoxicated and bombarded him with insults.

He thought he was going to find something, Hibbler said. He was constantly asking me the same questions over and over. He wanted me to talk back. He wanted me to be aggressive. He wanted me to step out of my character.

Dowd said the 20-year-old Hibbler was driving like an idiot, and he threatened to arrest him and impound the car, and ordered him to stick out his tongue for examination. All of this simply for speeding while being black and in a nice car.

You smoke weed, you still do I can tell by the coloration of your tongue, Dowd said, according to police body cam video.

Then the 48-year-old Dowd, who had been on the Columbus police department for just three weeks,  became even more ridiculous and threatened to call a detective to scrape Hibblers tongue and charge him with marijuana possession.

Hibbler remained calm and compliant even though the officer was obviously harassing him.

Im not trying to have a bad day, Im not trying to be a bad person to you, sir, Hibbler said. This is my first time being in this situation.

Dowd attempted to trick the driver, even though Hibbard had no criminal record.

Then say, Yes, officer, I do smoke weed, Dowd ordered. So Hibbler repeated the statement which the officer then claimed gave him probable cause to search.

Dowd just about l...

02:01

Here we go again, trying to prove gods existence Freethought Blogs

One of the paradoxical signs that god does not exist is how religious apologists keep trying to prove that s/he does exist. After all, no one tries to prove that the Earth exists or that the Sun exists. Surely the existence of gods should be at least as manifest. As I wrote before, attempts to prove gods existence may actually weaken belief. But we periodically encounter people who claim that they have a killer argument in support of gods existence and an exuberant press release touts a new book by Edward Feser that once again claims to do so.

Feser gives an ambitious and complete a defense of traditional natural theology as is currently in print, aiming to vindicate the view of the greatest philosophers of the past thinkers like Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Aquinas, Leibniz and many others that the existence of God can be established with certainty by way of purely rational arguments. The FIVE PROOFS OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD thereby serves as a refutation both of atheism and of the fideism that gives aid and comfort to atheism.

As wags have suggested before, you would not need five arguments for gods existence if any one of them were really good. Although I have not read this book, I am slightly familiar with Fesers work and discussed six years ago an article he wrote about what it takes to be a Christian and why all the other religions are wrong. There too he disdained the need for any evidence and said that purely rational arguments are sufficient. I have not read his new book and so can only guess at these proofs but going by the names that are dropped I can guess that they consist of warmed over versions of the prime mover, Kalam, design, and the ontological arguments.

David Hume back in 1779 dismissed the idea that one could prove the existence of a god using rational arguments alonr in his Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion (published posthumously and quoted at D, 9.5/189; cp, EU,12.2834/ 1645, retrieved at http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/hume-religion/#WasHumAth) saying:

[T]here is an evident absurdity in pretending to demonstrate a matter of fact, or to prove it by arguments a priori. Nothing is demonstrable, unless the contrary is a contradiction. Nothing, that is directly conceivable, implies a contradiction. Whatever we conceive as existent, we can also conceive as non-existent. There is no being, therefore, whose non-existence implies a contradiction. Consequently there is no Being whose contradiction is demonstrable. (Hume (1779), my italics)

As my own...

01:59

VIDEO : La Corea del Nord nel grande gioco nucleare Global Research

I riflettori politico-mediatici, focalizzati sui test nucleari e missilistici nord-coreani, lasciano in ombra il quadro generale in cui essi si inseriscono: quello di una crescente corsa agli armamenti che, mentre mantiene un arsenale nucleare in grado di cancellare la specie

01:51

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know about the Trump-Republican Tax Plan OpEdNews

there's no Trump tax plan and no Republican tax plan? All they've come up with so far is a bunch of platitudes about how nice it would be to cut taxes, simplify the tax code, and spur economic growth. Corporate and Wall Street Republicans -- along with Donald Trump -- are most interested in cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthy. They have the backing the GOP's big business donors who will make a bundle off tax cuts.

01:43

[WATCH] Texas Police Officer Who Stole $2,400 From Dead Man Indicted on Theft Charges Filming Cops

TEXAS CITY, Texas A former police officer was indicted for felony theft Wednesday. Linnard Crouch, 41, turned himself in to the Galveston County Sheriffs Office at about 3:15 p.m.

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01:40

Home-Made Terrorist Bomb Explodes On London Subway; 22 Injured The Anti-Media

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As Reuters updates, the home-made bomb left on a packed rush-hour commuter train in London engulfed a carriage in flames and injured 22 people on Friday in what police said was Britains fifth terrorism incident this year, but apparently failed to fully explode. Passengers on board a train heading into the capital fled in panic as the fire erupted at Parsons Green underground station in West London at 8.20 a.m. (0720 GMT).

Charlie Craven said he had just got on the train when the device exploded. Literally within three seconds of putting your bag down, the doors just closing, we hear a loud explosion, he told Reuters. I looked around and saw this massive fireball coming down the carriage.

He said terrified passengers fled, fearing a second explosion or a gunman, with people being knocked to the ground and crushed in the stampede to escape. Outside the station, a woman was carried off on a stretcher with her legs covered in a foil blanket while others were led away swathed in bandages.

Some suffered burns while others were injured in a stampede to escape. The National Health Service said 22 people had been taken to London hospitals, most believed to be suffering flash burns. None were thought to be in a serious condition, the ambulance service said.

We now assess that this was a detonation of an improvised explosive device, Britains top counter-terrorism officer Mark Rowley told reporters. Rowley declined to say if the suspected bomber had been on the train, saying it was a live investigation.

Police said officers were making urgent inquiries involving hundreds of detectives backed by the intelligence services to find out who was responsible.

Pictures taken at the scene showed a slightly-charred white bucket with a supermarket freezer bag on the floor of one train carriage. The bucket, still intact, was in flames and there appeared to be wires coming out of the top. I was on second carriage from the back. I just heard a kind of whoosh. I looked up and saw the whole carriage engulfed in flames making its way toward me, Ola Fayankinnu, who was on the train, told Reuters.

There were phones, hats, bags all over the place and when I looked back I saw a bag with flames.

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London police are responding to a terrorist incident at Parsons Green tube station in London, following an explosion on a packed...

01:34

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis and the Disconnect from Objectivity 21st Century Wire

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The article should be entitled: The Rakine State refugee crisis or the Burmese/Bengali refugee crisis. But readers will be more familiar with headings such as Rohingya refugee crisis or Rohingya genocide. Why is that?

On the 25th of August a Saudi-backed terrorist group Arakanese Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA formerly Harakah Al Rakin) attacked thirty police stations in Myanmars Rakhine State, murdering 12 security forces and two civilians . The Burmese government responded with a full-scale military counter-insurgency operation. 59 insurgents were killed.

Burmese authorities leaked information which proves that ARSA leader Ullah Ata had planned the attack with help from outside agents in Pakistani intelligence and ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Supporters of ARSA and the Rohingya cause accuse  the Burmese military (Tatmadaw) of  burning down Rohingya (Eastern Bengali) villages. The Tatmadaw say the villages have been burned by the terrorists, embedded among the illegal Bengali immigrant communities. Thousands of Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus have fled the violence. Many Buddhist eye witnesses and victims  have described massacres committed by Bengali terrorists to local journalists in Myanmar. The stories have not made international headlines.

Human rights agencies financed by the US State-Department and Saudi Arabia, such as Human Rights Watch have blamed all of the violence on the Tatmadaw.

In previous articles I have explained the reasons for the media war on Myanmar and the complex ethnic, religious, historical and geopoltical forces fueling the violence. No researcher not even the Burmese government- claims that all of the violence is coming from one side. But all the mainstream media and most alternative media sources blame the Myanmar government and fascist, racist Buddhist monks.

I have contested that consensus, for the last two years, is a crass over simplification of a complex ethno-religious conflict and will continue to do so. The following is an exchange I had with a Bangladeshi journalist. Bangladesh...

01:29

As Media Distracts With ESPN Reporters Comments, Megabank Warns of World War 3 The Free Thought Project

espnAs irrelevant divisive chatter about an ESPN reporter filled the airwaves, the threat of total global conflict just moved one step closer to reality.

01:26

Michigan Teacher Becomes Violent After 6th-Grader Refuses to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance Counter Current News

A sixth-grade student in Michigan says he does not want to go back to school after he was assaulted by his homeroom teacher for choosing not to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Stone Chaney, who attends East Middle School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, said his teacher violently dragged him out of his chair and attempted to force him to stand for the pledge, leaving the young man confused and unwilling to return to that school, reported ClickOnDetroit.

The teacher consultant comes up behind me and snatches me out of my chair violently, Stone told the news site. I was so confused. I didnt know what was going on.

Stone, who is very adamant about not standing because he does not pledge to a flag, said that the day after the initial incident, another teacher yelled at him for remaining seated during the pledge.

I dont stand because I dont pledge to a flag, the child explained. I pledge to God and family.

Stones parents are still looking for answers as to how the September 7 incident occurred.

His father addressed the district directly at its last board meeting, defending his sons right to do what he wishes when the pledge is being spoken.

Its his choice to sit, Brian Chaney said. I dont make him sit. And they should respect that.

Even though he was yelled at and physically ripped from his chair, the superintendent of Farmington Public Schools released a statement detailing that the district does support the right of students to opt out of the pledge, announcing that it was conducting an investigation and that the teacher involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome.

Stone and his family are looking into other options and will probably leave the district.
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01:21

Terror attack in London, 22 injured, no deaths, bomb failed to explode Veterans Today

An "improvised explosive device" was detonated on a Tube train in south-west London during Friday's rush hour, Scotland Yard has confirmed. The blast, at Parsons Green station on an eastbound District Line train from Wimbledon, is being treated as terrorism.

01:14

[WATCH] Two San Antonio Police Officers Suspended for Not Taking Assault Seriously Filming Cops

SAN ANTONIO An argument between a man and a woman last year resulted in suspensions for two San Antonio police officers who responded to the disturbance. The officers were

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01:02

Parsons Green Terror Attack HOAX WellAware1.com

Parsons Green terror attack Hoax

The level of stupidity is unprecedented with this one.

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00:57

The Deep State Is Arming Every Institution In Preparation for the Coming Civil War Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

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117 Ammerican Universities have now armed themselves. Armed themselves for what? Are the students partying to hardy and they must establish a beach head at the nearest frat house? Why are America's universities increasingly looking like DHS?

117 Ammerican Universities have now armed themselves. Armed themselves for what? Are the students partying to hardy and they must establish a beach head at the nearest frat house? Why are Americas universities increasingly looking like DHS?

Enemy of the State

DHS has been preparing to subjugate anyone who would resist the implementation of the New World Order under the auspices of the Deep State. How do you know if you are an enemy of the state and headed towars a FEMA camp, or worse?

The Domestic Terror Checklist

According to DHS documents, you are a terrorist if you possess certain formerly protected constitutionally protected beliefs. So I decided to give myself the DHS terrorist checklist quiz.

You are a MIAC defined terrorist if you harbor any of the following beliefs:

1.  X  Ron Paul Supporter. I used to be an ardent supporter.

2.  X  Supports the Second Amendment. I am not giving up my guns to the Russians, DHS or anyone else.

3. X  Supports the Constitution. I am guilty as charged.

4. X Is a Christian conservative. I am guilty.

There is more, but you get the idea. If you, like myself, profess a belief in any of the above positions, you are a domestic terrorist.

Do you know what DHS plans to do with domestic terrorists who refuse to go along to get along? The following is a cross-section of planned actions against you for your politically incorrect beliefs.

Meet Your New DHS Policemen AmeriKa

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has cust...

00:57

Terror attack on London train, manhunt underway after bucket bomb explodes Intellihub

Homemade bucket bomb flames up on London subway sending 18 people to the hospital in what authorities are calling a terror attack

LONDON (INTELLIHUB) There is a live manhunt underway in the city as authorities search for the person suspected of planting a bucket bomb on a subway train Friday which exploded into a fiery ball sending 18 people to the hospital burns and bruises.

The explosion took place at Parsons Green subway station during the height of rush hour when commuters were most vulnerable.

The Prime Minister is treating the event as a terror incident.

As of yet Scotland Yard has not announced the name of any suspect or suspects.

[There were] just hoards of people and the stampede already started running towards me, one man said who was present in the station during the attack. Within about five-seconds, it was not the place to be.

Photos of the ignited bucket which once contained a flammable substance confirm that the crude device never fully-exploded but rather spewed flames out the top instead.

The terror threat in the United Kingdom remains at its highest level.

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00:57

[WATCH] Internal Investigations Sustain Findings Against 2 Officers in Arrest of Utah Nurse Filming Cops

SALT LAKE CITY Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Wednesday that a pair of internal investigations into the arrest of Utah nurse Alex Wubbels have concluded, and both

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00:52

Campus Security Guard Accidentally Shoots Himself, Then Blames Made up Black Man to Cover It Up Counter Current News

Brent P. Ahlers, a campus security officer at a Minnesota college was shot in the shoulder Tuesday night and accused a black perpetrator for shooting him. St Paul police were suspicious of Ahlers claim and he soon admitted that he lied about the incident to cover up the fact he brought a prohibited firearm on campus and that in actuality he had shot himself. Whats most problematic is that this man- seemingly to make his story more believable, chose to describe his attacker as black, and would have been content if some innocent black man were to take the fall for his own offense.

As reported by The Root:

The Star Tribune reports that St. Paul police were immediately skeptical of 25-year-old Brent P. Ahlers story that he had been shot by a black gunman in a navy blue sweatshirt with a short Afro, so they did not publicly share the description of the supposed shooter. The campus of St. Catherine University, however, was still put on lockdown for hours as 55 police officers, four K-9 units and Minnesota State Patrol aircraft searched for the alleged suspect.

Ahlers, who is white, told police Wednesday that he made up the story because he was afraid of losing his job at the Catholic university for women, where firearms are not permitted and not issued to security personnel.

He was arrested Wednesday night and cited for falsely reporting a crime, which is a misdemeanor. After being treated for a shoulder wound, he was booked into the Ramsey County jail and released on his own recognizance at 4:30 a.m., according to the Pioneer Press.

Ahlers case has been presented to the city attorneys office to be considered for charges above and beyond the false-report citation.

St. Catherine University President Becky Roloff...

00:45

In this Korean crisis, Trump's bullying tactics aren't working and never will OpEdNews

"All options, including military actions, are on the table." When asked if he was serious about possibly launching an attack on North Korea, Trump replied, "We'll see." Tough words coming from this country's "work in progress" Commander-in-Chief!

00:40

Yes, Friends Should Have Ended With Rachel And Joey Together The Federalist

The sitcom Friends got many things right. Probably. I havent watched it in quite a while. I do know it got some things wrong regarding relationships. For starters, Monica and Tom Selleck should never have broken up, because he is Tom Selleck. But what if Monica and Chandler werent the only couple inexplicably mashed together? What if the shows biggest arc, the relationship between Ross and Rachel, ended up exactly wrong? What if, instead, Joey and Rachel had ended up together?

Well, tweeter @kaneandgriffin makes that argument, and her points are not just compelling, theyre convincing. For starters, Ross Gellar is really a pretty terrible human being. Not only does he argue against the plausibility of a real-life Jurassic Park, hes also that one friend we all have: the guy who is always engaged, again. Now, we could argue its because hes trying to move past his infatuation with Rachel, but cmon. Thats not how that guy operates.

No, that guy is always on the next mission, thinking about himself, being ridiculous about dinosaurs, and maybe being a little too liberal with his definition of a break. Theres also the constant paranoia and self-absorption, as @kaneandgriffin points out.

On the flip side, Ross and Rachel have history. They have their ups and downs. They also have a child together, and that should definitely be taken into consideration. Except Joey is Joey. If he wasnt the prime example of fatherhood material, and someone who could step into the role of adoptive father, then who is?

Throughout the show, Joey is always focused on others. Often, he was focused on where he could fit in with them, a fact evinced every time he uttered How you doin? Nevertheless, he derived satisfaction from others happiness; he strove to make people around him happy. He knew how to correctly pronounce Porsche. At Thanksgiving dinner, he was a powerhouse. He likely believes in the possibility of a real-life Jurassic Park

He was also an unrepentant rogue, one who didnt try to disguise his How you doins? behind subterfuge and hidden agendas, like, say, someone named Ross Gellar did. He didnt get married every few months just because. He always called women by the right names.

Sure, Ross sometimes worked his magic, but he was still Ross. Plus, he never bothered to leverage his strength properly, which further highlights that deep down he was insecure and given to using others to overcome those feelings. Aint nobody got time for that.

Most important, though, is that Joey loved Rachel even in failure. That, not the friendship, not his inner goodness, not his (likely) belief in the possibility of one day repopulating the earth with venom-spitting lizards, i...

00:35

Edith O'Hara's Passion For Theater Still Going Strong At Age 100 OpEdNews

Edith O'Hara is a role model illustrating that age is no barrier for passion, creativity, and productive living. Her passion for the theater is as strong at age 100 as when younger.

00:33

Senate Bill 720: Making It a Crime to Support Palestinian Human Rights Global Research

It is fascinating to watch some U.S. senators tripping over themselves as they attempt to defend their support for or opposition to proposed legislation that would make it a federal crime to support the international campaign to Boycott, Divest, or

00:30

Say, isnt this a prime example of deplatforming? Freethought Blogs

The Harvard Institute of Politics invited a number of people to be Fellows. It was the usual Wingnut Welfare event, where a collection of unqualified nincompoops whos only reason for existence is to promote far right inanity were invited. Sean Spicer will be there. As will Joe Scarborough. And

The roster of IOP fellows in 2017 includes Benghazi faker Jason Chaffetz, professional political thug Corey Lewandowski, professional bad liar Sean Spicer, and run-of-the-mill wingnuts Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson. (You should keep all these names in mind the next time you read conservative whinging about how oppressed they are. This is a nice gig here.) And, while I was contemplating what Lewandowski could possibly impact on students other than a seminar on how to go goon on female reporters, the really heavy shoe dropped.

The surprise was that they also invitedChelsea Manning.

Which immediately prompted screeching from the conservatives.

Which was unsurprisingly effective.

We are withdrawing the invitation to her to serve as a Visiting Fellow and the perceived honor that it implies to some people while maintaining the invitation for her to spend a day at the Kennedy School and speak in the Forum.

I apologize to her and to the many concerned people from whom I have heard today for not recognizing upfront the full implications of our original invitation.

Cowardly fuckers.

Soeveryone, even the right wing, alt-right, Nazi centrist atheists, are all going to complain and denounce this decision?

Just remember, an invitation from the Kennedy School, which thinks Spicer, Lewandowski, and Chaffetz are worthy recipients of the honor, isnt really an honor.

00:22

On-Duty California Highway Patrol Officer Arrested for DUI in Squad Car Filming Cops

An on-duty California Highway Patrol officer was arrested for DUI in the parking lot of the CHP office on California Boulevard in San Luis Obispo more than a month ago.

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00:21

On the 35th Anniversary of Sabra and Shatila: The Forgotten Refugees Global Research

This September will be the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila Massacre in West Beirut. Three thousand unarmed refugees were killed from 15-18 September 1982.

I was then a young orthopedic trainee who had resigned from St Thomas Hospital to join

00:15

Hostile US Actions Against RT and Sputnik News Global Research

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The latest US hostile action against Russia requires a company providing services for RT America to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA),

00:13

What if Every Person Paid an Equal Share of the Military Budget? Global Research

TruePublica Editor: This is a really interesting article by a political scientist from the University of Colorado. It highlights the cost of military expenditure in the US and breaks down that cost as if presented to each citizen as a

00:12

Caving to CIA, Harvard Withdraws Offer to Make Chelsea Manning a Visiting Fellow The Anti-Media

This is what a military/police/intel state looks like, says whistleblower after prestigious university succumbs to threats from Central Intelligence Agency.

(COMMONDREAMS)  In a move called moral cowardice and in the wake of objections from the current and a former head of the CIAan agency that has tried to and successfully assassinated people, helped overthrow democratic governments, and sowed chaos throughout the world as the U.S. governments clandestine enforcerHarvard University overnight rescinded a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, an Army whistleblower who exposed U.S. war crimes in Iraq and spent more than seven years in prison for her decision to release classified military and State Department documents to the press.

How cowardly to be bullied by the CIA like this, declared Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, in response to Harvards decision.

And Manning herself was quick to speak out:

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00:05

Ohio Police Officer Pleaded Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Two Women With Sex Toy During an Illegal Traffic Stop Filming Cops

A former Ohio police officer pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two young women during an illegal traffic stop. Kenneth Bolton Jr used a sex toy to abuse the women during

The post Ohio Police Officer Pleaded Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Two Women With Sex Toy During an Illegal Traffic Stop appeared first on Filming Cops.

00:04

North Korea Responds to Unacceptable Sanctions Global Research

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The right of self-defense is sacrosanct. International law affirms it, including in the UN Charter.

North Korea is threatened by possible US aggression. Without

00:00

Harvard Withdraws Fellow Title For Chelsea Manning After Public Protest From National Security Pillars The Federalist

Harvards Institute of Politics announced late last night convicted felon Chelsea Manning will not be a Visiting Fellow at the university this fall after two pillars of the national security community protested the convicted felons inclusion.

Manning, who was found guilty in 2010 on 20 of 22 counts in the biggest leak of classified records in history, was announced Wednesday as a member of a class of about ten public figures who would spend a day or more on campus speaking to students and taking questions. Others in the class include Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezenski, Sean Spicer, Robby Mook, and myself.

Manning indiscriminately downloaded and leaked some 250,000 government documents as an Army intelligence analyst in Iraq. Seven years into a 35-year sentence, Manning received a commutation from President Obama. During the trial and sentencing, Mannings lawyers blamed Mannings gender dysphoria for leading to his crimes, and in 2016 then-Bradley Manning declared in a commutation application, I am Chelsea Manning, a proud woman who is transgender and who, through this application, is respectfully requesting a first chance at life.

Since then, Manning has been feted by elite society as a symbol of trans heroism and overcoming hardship. The announcement of Mannings Harvard fellowship came on the heels of an Annie Liebovitz photoshoot for the September issue of Vogue.

A former CIA director, Michael Morell resigned the day after Manning was named a Fellow at Harvard, saying he couldnt be part of a program that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information. Current CIA Director Mike Pompeo also canceled a speaking appearance at Harvards Kennedy School this week in protest.

[A]fter much deliberation, Pompeo wrote, My conscience and duty to the men and women of the Central Intelligence Agency will not permit me to betray their trust by appearing to support Harvards decision (to hire Manning) with my appearance at tonights event.

Douglas Elmendorf, who runs the Harvard Institute of Politics, called the title of fellow for Manning a mistake, saying it was not intended to convey honor or endorsement of Mannings actions or views:

I still think that having her speak in the Forum and talk with students is consistent with our longstanding approach, which puts great emphasis on the value of hearing from a diverse collection of people. But I see more clearly now that many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific, so we should weigh that...

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23:42

The Aftermath of Hurricane Donald OpEdNews

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Americans have an initial estimate of the damage. However we have yet to assess the costs of "Hurricane" Donald Trump.

23:42

Six Major US Foreign Policy Failures of the Post-Cold War Era Global Research

In the 1990s, US officials, all of whom would go on to serve in the George W. Bush White House, authored two short, but deeply important policy documents that have subsequently been the guiding force behind every major US foreign

23:40

Chelsea Manning at Harvard: The Fear of Veritas Global Research

Featured image: Chelsea Manning (Source: NPR)

I have an obligation to my conscience and I believe to the country to stand up against any efforts to justify leaks of sensitive national security information. Michael Morrell, former Deputy

23:39

UN List of Companies Linked to Illegal Settlements in Occupied Palestine, to be Published Despite Israeli, US Pressure Global Research

The United Nations Human Rights Council reportedly plans to go ahead with the publication of a list of companies operating in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Golan Heights, in spite of immense diplomatic pressure from

23:30

Ham: Can Trump Shoot The Wall In The Middle Of Fifth Ave And Get Away With It? The Federalist

Federalist senior writer Mary Katharine Ham joined The Lead With Jake Tapper on CNN Thursday afternoon to discuss Donald Trumps backroom dealings with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

Who could have imagined that Donald Trump, a non-ideological, lifelong Democrat would sit down with a fellow New Yorker and hash out a deal over Chinese food, she said. Im shocked.

I think many Republicans in leadership are fine with the deal, Ham said, in reference to President Trumps reported dealmaking with Democratic leaders on Obamas Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals. Frankly it is a step to the right direction to make it a constitutional way to protect them instead of the unconstitutional way that Obama admitted he did it.

Last January, then-candidate Trump bragged that he could shoot somebody in the middle of 5th Avenue in New York City and not lose any voters. If President Trump welches on the wall, will his voters still back him up? Mary Katherine Ham isnt so sure.

But this is not what Trump voters signed up for, she added. And the question is: Can he shoot the wall in the middle of Fifth Avenue and get away with it? That remains unclear.

23:21

U.S. Air Force sprays deadly nerve agent onto Texas populace to combat mosquitoes Intellihub

Military aircraft dousing Texans with Dibrom to quell pesky mosquitoes

The operation which started on Thursday is aimed at stopping the spread of mosquitoes and disease following standing floodwater which was carried in by the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey.

Harris County Public Health (HCPH) recommends that anyone concerned about exposure to the nerve agent should stay indoors for the next few days until the spraying subsides.

Dibrom is the same insecticide that Intellihubs Shepard Ambellas was directly sprayed with in Key West when a helicopter overflew him in the fall of 2016.

zika heli 3A helicopter equipped with a sprayer apparatus dowses residents of Key West on July 28, 2016 (Intellihub/Shepard Ambellas)

HCPH also notified local beekeepers instructing them to protect their colonies, affirming just how toxic the spray really is.

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This Is the Country That We Have Left Our Children Dave Hodges The Common Sense Show

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What kind of America are we leaving our children? This can best be summed up in the following: 1984 has arrived complete withe police state surveillance, mayhem and murder. America is well on its way to becoming the most prolific police state in all of history. Here are some examples of the handiwork of police state tactics.

They blow up buildings, kill thousands to achieve political objectives

911, the 24/7 excuse for terrorizing individual civil liberties.

911, the 24/7 excuse for terrorizing individual civil liberties.

 

They murder an ambassador to obscure gun running, drug running and child trafficking in support the funding of terrorists

23:12

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach Jew Haters The Anti-Media

After being contacted by ProPublica, Facebook removed several anti-Semitic ad categories and promised to improve monitoring.

(PROPUBLICA)  Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebooks self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you.

Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the worlds largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of Jew hater, How to burn jews, or, History of why jews ruin the world.

To test if these ad categories were real, we paid $30 to target those groups with three promoted posts in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes.

After we contacted Facebook, it removed the anti-Semitic categories which were created by an algorithm rather than by people and said it would explore ways to fix the problem, such as limiting the number of categories available or scrutinizing them before they are displayed to buyers.

There are times where content is surfaced on our platform that violates our standards, said Rob Leathern, product management director at Facebook. In this case, weve removed the associated targeting fields in question. We know we have more work to do, so were also building new guardrails in our product and review processes to prevent other issues like this from happening in the future.

Facebooks advertising has become a focus of national attention since it disclosed last week that it had discovered $100,000 worth of ads placed during the 2016 presidential election season by inauthentic accounts that appeared to be affiliated with Russia.

Like many tech companies, Facebook has long taken a hands off approach to its advertising business. Unlike traditional media companies that select the audiences they offer advertisers, Facebook generates its ad categories automatically based both on what users explicitly share with Facebook and what they implicitly convey through their online activity.

Traditionally, tech companies have contended that its not their role to censor the Internet or to discourage legitimate political expression. In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville by right-wing groups that included self-described Nazis, Facebook and other tech companies vowed to strengthen their monitoring of hate speech.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time that there is no place for hate in our community, and pledged to keep a closer eye on hateful posts and threats of violence on Facebook. I...

23:11

Libyan Chessboard: Territorial Fragmentation, Separatist Tendencies, The Destruction of Statehood Global Research

Several power centers were formed in Libya as a result of the fall of Muammar Gaddafis Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the destruction of the statehood. None of them has a national legitimacy. The pursuit of personal interests by some

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Intimidation of 9/11 Commission witnesses: the minders Jon Rappoport's Blog

Intimidation of 9/11 Commission witnesses: the minders

by Jon Rappoport

September 15, 2017

Lets say you work for a large corporation, which is undertaking an internal investigation of possible corruption and fraud within the company.

Youre sitting in a room, and an employee of the company is interviewing you.

But next to you sits your boss. He hears all the questions, and he hears your answers. He takes notes on the interview. He answers questions you are supposed to answer. He is your minder.

Getting the picture?

On October 2, 2003, during the 9/11 Commission investigation into what happened on September 11, 2001, a memo was sent to two Commission attorneys, Daniel Marcus and Steven Dunne. It was ominously titled:

Executive Branch Minders Intimidation of Witnesses.

The memo was written by members of the 9/11 Commissions Team 2: Kevin Scheid, Lorry Fenner, and Gordon Lederman. There is no indication that any official subsequently acted on their highly serious charges:

When we have asked witnesses [in interviews] about certain roles and responsibilities within the intelligence community, minders [in the room] have preempted witnesses responses by referencing formal policies and procedures. As a result, witnesses have not responded to our questions and have deprived us from understanding the intelligence communitys actual functioning and witnesses view of their roles and responsibilities.

[M]inders have positioned themselves physically and have conducted themselves in a manner that we believe intimidates witnesses from giving full and candid responses to our questions. Minders generally have sat next to witnesses at the table and across from Commission staff, [falsely] conveying to witnesses that minders are participants in interviews and are of equal status to witnesses.

[Minders now and then] answer questions directed at witnesses.

[Minders write] verbatim notes of witnesses statements [which] conveys to witnesses that their superiors will review their statements and may engage in retribution.

[Minders making notes] facilitates [government] agencies in alerting future witnesses to the Commissions lines of inquiry and permits agencies to prepare future witnesses either explicitly or implicitly.

[T]he net effect of minders conduct, whether intentionally or not, is to intimidate witnesses and to interfere with witnesses providing full and candid responses.

This key memo defines the term cover-up.

Take it even further. This Commission minder procedure would be analogous to you sitting in th...

23:05

Terror in Myanmar as US Faces Off Against Chinas Belt and Road Global Research

Chinas Belt and Road Initiative portends a monumental transformation of the global economic order; one which poses an existential threat to the Pax Americana which has existed since the end of the Cold War. Understanding this context is critical to

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High Ranking CIA Agent Blows Whistle On The Deep State And Shadow Government Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel A CIA whistleblower, Kevin Shipp, has emerged from the wolves den to expose the deep state and the shadow government which he...

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Cops Go Onto Innocent Mans Property, Beat Him to a Pulp, Charge HIM with a Felony The Free Thought Project

felonyPolice officers were caught on video commending their own use of force in an arrest that turned an innocent man into a felon after he was beaten by police.

22:59

Why arent we discussing the things we agree on? Intellihub

The political environment since Trumps election seems to get worse and worse by the day, as much of the American public becomes increasingly divided, embittered and downright insane. People across the political spectrum are enthusiastically fueling this destructive behavior in their varied quests to show how right they are and how hopelessly wrong everyone else is. Meanwhile, those who truly wield power in our society continue to laugh all the way to the bank.

Earlier today, I came across a prescient and powerful article written by Pamela B. Paresky in Psychology Today titled, Angry About the Election?

Although the piece was composed only a few weeks after the 2016 election, the writing was already on the wall and she identified and warned about the dangerous direction we were headed in. Here are a few choice excerpts:

Peruse any Facebook page and youre sure to find plenty of anger and disgust there, too. Some Clinton supporters are unfriending Trump voters. Others proclaim they are no longer speaking to friends who voted for Trump. Its not uncommon for people to explicitly state that they have no desire or intention to come together with nor even have compassion for anyone who voted for Trump.

The hostility is not all one-sided, of course. Isolation from those with different political ideas combined with aggressive political rhetoric has created the sense in people on both sides that hostility directed at the opposition is acceptable, even appropriate. Partisans therefore feel free to express animus and engage in discriminatory behavior toward opposing partisans, explain political scientists Iyengar and Westwood. After so many years of feeling trampled, belittled and maligned, for angry Trump voters, one Presidential victory does not clean the slate. Across the country, anger and disgust burn with righteous fervor. But anger eventually consumes everything in its path. Angry people create angry homes, angry spouses, angry children, and eventually find it hard to maintain their relationships and careers. Contrary to Wieseltiers advice, being angry is a fairly reliable way to become lessprincipled. We need only recall the last thing we said in anger to recognize that it is a rare instance in which principles are more likely to be upheld with a...

22:57

Hurricane Irma, No Gas in Florida: Give Truth a Chance. Learn From Cuba Global Research

As I heard Floridas governor demanding gas, I wondered why they dont learn from Cuba, and send buses. Cuba was there in the CBC newscasts about Florida. It was the country under the satellite image, under the lingering eye of

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Houston Prepares To Be Sprayed By Bee-Killing Chemicals to Fight Mosquitoes Activist Post

By Derrick Broze On Thursday night over 600,000 acres of Houston will be sprayed with controversial chemicals with the potential to kill millions of bees...

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How to be fearless on fourth down independentarkansas.com

By Steve Brawner

After the Arkansas Razorbacks field goal kicker a college kid, lets please remember missed two chip shot field goals against TCU Saturday, Coach Bret Bielema said, Well go for it every time, or we have to find a new kicker.

If the first option is the case, the Hogs wouldnt be plowing new ground. Read the rest

The post How to be fearless on fourth down appeared first on independentarkansas.com.

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The Self-Driving Vehicle Future Will Be The End of Privacy Activist Post

By Derrick Broze Will the ongoing transition to self-driving cars come at the cost of passenger privacy? On September 6 the U.S. House of Representatives...

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Journalist Uncovers White Helmets Used Another Victim For Stage Prop Before Switching Him For Little Omran Activist Post

By Brandon Turbeville After a known terrorist with the Nourredine al-Zengi faction (the group responsible for beheading a twelve-year-old boy on camera), along with his...

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New U.N. Report Cites Terrorists, Blames Assad For Chemical Weapons With No Real Evidence Activist Post

By Brandon Turbeville The United Nations is marching ahead with its task of acting as the Anglo-Financier administrative arm of the world corporate-financier government structure...

22:35

The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel Global Research

A new report by a retired IT executive at IBM, debunks the claim that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign by hacking Democratic computers and circulating damaging information about Hillary Clinton.  The report, which is titled The

22:00

California Legislature Passes Bill To Punish Elder-Care Workers Who Dont Use Trans Pronouns The Federalist

There was a time when I thought no rule of grammar could possibly inspire more ardent debate than the Oxford comma. But California once again proves me wrong.

State representatives elected by the special, especially tan snowflakes of the Golden State have just passed the nations first state laws governing pronoun usage.

SB 219, which passed the State Assembly on September 12 and has already passed the Senate, proposes to fine or jail employees of long-term or intermediate care facilities who repeatedly and willfully refuse to use a preferred gender pronoun:

This bill would enact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term-Care Facility Residents Bill of Rights. Among other things, the bill would make it unlawful, except as specified, for any long-term care facility to take specified actions wholly or partially on the basis of a persons actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, including, among others, willfully and repeatedly failing to use a residents preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns. [Emphasis added.]

There Are No Religious Exemptions In SB 219

Although this technically wouldnt criminalize using the wrong pronoun, violating this item in the patients bill of rights for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly would carry a fine of up to $1000 or a year in jail. As Amy Swearer noted in the Daily Signal, in true California style, SB 219 carries no religious exemptionsnot for nursing homes run by religious institutions, nor even individual doctors. The only exception it makes is for professionally reasonable clinical judgment.

Additionally, facility staff may not Prohibit a resident from using, or harass a resident who seeks to use or does use, a restroom available to other persons of the same gender identity, regardless of whether the resident is making a gender transition or appears to be gender-nonconforming. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, requiring a resident to show identity documents in order to gain entrance to a restroom available to other persons of the same gender identity [emphasis added].

In other words, a provider concerned about protecting vulnerable residents could be fined for stopping a man, who may very well fit stereotypical expectations of how a man should...

21:58

John Le Carrs Latest Depicts A Spy Who Should Have Stayed In The Cold The Federalist

Former British spy and famed author John Le Carr is back with a new book called A Legacy of Spies. This is basically the story-within-the-story that was originally told in Le Carrs seminal 1963 Cold War novel, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. A Legacy of Spies also interweaves elements of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Its being billed as the return of illustrious spymaster George Smiley.

The new book opens with a quote attributed to German philosopher Martin Heidegger: Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one. Thats kind of the highlight, because the story basically goes downhill from there. Thats no offense to Le Carr, who is clearly a gifted writer and deserves real respect for authoring a book in his mid-80s.

A Legacy Of Spies is told from the first-person point of view of one Peter Guillam as he recounts the tale (or, more accurately, is made to recount the tale) of top-secret Operation Windfall mounted against East German Stasi intelligence services in the late 1950s and early 60s. The Stasi, or Ministerium fr Staatssicherheit (Ministry for State Security), was an iron-fisted and paranoid spy apparatus that dominated East German life for decades prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The book is basically one big drawing back of a curtain on a slow-motion nightmare of broken lives in the intelligence community during the Cold War. It ties up the loose ends and fills in the backstory of prior novels.

Le Carr decided to take Guillam from being Smileys left hand to the main narrator because he wanted to tell the story from another perspective, plus Smiley has gone missing in this novel. The narrator is speaking in old age from his retirement in rural France...

21:57

Apple Is Turning Its Stores Into Town Squares. Is This The Future Of Shopping? The Federalist

What is a store for? Its definition appears to be changing, increasingly illusory, as consumers embrace digitalization and the virtual.

For many, running to the grocery store is replaced by ordering groceries on Amazon Fresh. While trips to the shopping mall are still relatively popular, depending on where one lives, many malls are now ghosts of themselves: empty holes of space, surrounded by a mass of unused parking lot.

As the world increasingly turns to computers for an easy shopping alternative, retail stores are attempting to reinvent themselves: to assert their usefulness and relevance in a digitalized economy. But many seem to be finding their answer to this dilemma not by burying into retail practices of the last several decades, but rather by reinventing their stores experience entirely. Take Nordstrom, for example.

A Nordstrom With No Clothes

Nordstrom just announced their creation of a store without merchandise last week: a 3,000-square-foot space called Nordstrom Local which would offer experiential amenities, such as a spa and a bar, hair salon and tailor.

Stylists will be on hand to guide shoppers to a personalized wardrobe, which customers can then order online to be delivered to the store that same day, reports the Washington Post. Or the stylists will visit one of the nine local traditional Nordstrom locations to retrieve the purchase. The idea is to keep shoppers from feeling overwhelmed by too much choice.

Its a fascinating idea, especially at a time when online retail stores offer a mind-numbing array of choices. We have more options than ever beforebut that doesnt mean shoppers are happier than ever before. We still have to return clothes that dont fit, dont work, or dont look like they were advertised. As people experience information overload online, they increasingly turn to expert curatorsvia newsletters, podcasts, and blogsto give them the most important information of the day. Maybe this is what shoppers want, too.

Retailers are, very consciously, promoting these in-store experiences, Joe Pinsker writes for The Atlantic. Its a reaction to the fact that buying is now something that can be done anywhere, and that reaction can be detected in a linguistic shift.

When A Store Becomes A Town Square

Meanwhile, Apple announced on Wednesday that their newest store...

21:56

Watching William Friedkins Documentary About Exorcism Can Make You Believe In God The Federalist

William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, is releasing a new documentary, The Devil and Father Amorth, detailing a real-life exorcism. Last year for Vanity Fair he wrote about filming it, in an article as frightening as it is intriguing.

Friedkin received special permission from the Vaticans chief exorcist, Father Amorth, to film him performing an exorcism on a young Italian woman. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival in late August, and has yet to be widely released, but by all reports, the documentary is disturbing. Friedkin not only captures the demonic possession on film, but interviews leading psychiatrists, who find his footage to be inexplicable within given medical language.

The fact that such things happen regularly in the modern world jars our complacent sense of reality. While someone is binge-watching The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, someone else is writhing on a couch, screaming in an inhuman register, We are an army! Our name is legion! Ive known quite a few atheists who, while unmoved by the idea of God, seem to be afraid of the Devil and conscientiously avoid horror films.

Manifestations of Evil Illuminate the Supernatural

People with no belief in the supernatural are capable of being scared by demon-possessed teens, vengeful spirits from Native American burial grounds, sewer-dwelling evil clowns, and demonic puppets when they are presented on the screen or the page. Why? If these things are utterly outside the realm of plausibility, wouldnt it make more sense to be afraid of beings that are found within nature (rattlesnakes, bears, Kim Jong Un, serial killers) while laughing off this Satan business as completely ridiculous, otherworldly nonsense?

Despite what their intellects say, supposed skeptics still fall prey to a primal fear of something beyond mind and matter. The fear of cosmic evilof evil that is more than just bad neural wiring in the brain of a murdereris innate within us all. It is a healthy and sane emotion.

In the modern world, we are taught that the entirety of nature is mechanical, operating according to the laws of physics as neatly as a plastic Mouse Trap contraption. This leaves little room for authentic evilor for authentic good. It is an idea we inherited from the Enlightenment: the world is simply a machine that God set up and put into motion, without interfering further in its operation.

Now, taking this a step further, secularists tend to see the world as a machine without an inventor. Even the human mind is just an amped-up calculator: The mind is a computer, declares Harvards Stephen Pinker, while philosopher Daniel Dennett claims to have explained consciousness entirely in physical terms (falsely, by the waythe chapter Qualia Disqualified in Consciousness Explained is a fiasco). Gone is the ancient sense that the univer...

21:54

Leah Remini Trains The Big Guns On Scientology In Latest Episode The Federalist

The first season of Leah Remini and Mike Rinders A&E series exposing the Church of Scientology had one aim: to explain the evils of the organization, which in no way is actually a church. The ratings and reception were better than anyone anticipated, and soon, a second season was ordered. Where once speaking out against Scientology could spell the end of a Hollywood career, the times, they are a-changin, as most clearly evidenced by the fact that the series just won an Emmy.

The second season had one goal: to bring it down. In promotional clips, Rinder tells Remini, We need to do more than just document this stuff. The first episodes focusing on child abuse and forced labor were hard-hitting and left many viewers wondering how such an organization could function in the United States, let alone while enjoying tax-exempt status as a religious organization.

More recent episodes strayed a bit, focusing on the suicides of members, which, while tragic, I contend are not legally actionable. Aaron Smith-Levin, one of the most powerful critics of Scientology (and a contributor to the A&E series) pushed back against my assertions, making a critical point that the organization does indeed have culpability in the suicides of its members if Scientology authorities prohibited them from seeking professional help. But could suicides spark a law enforcement investigation? Unlikely. Last nights episode, however, just might.

Interviews With Bodyguards to the Boss

Remini and Rinder spent the fifth episode documenting the rise of David Miscavige, the current leader of Scientology after the death of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. In the previous season, Remini and Rinder highlighted just how sociopathic and violent Miscavige allegedly is, but this episode highlighted the institutional methods Miscavige used to seize power over the billion-dollar organization. It interviewed two men close to Miscavige: his former body men and the former head of security at the Gold Base.

John JB Brousseau was not only one of Miscaviges body men, but also his former brother-in-law. Like many the pair interviewed in the last season, Brousseau says he became disillusioned upon witnessing Miscaviges violent treatment of other members of the church. Brousseaus testimony is powerful not only for those still in Scientology who view Miscavige as a kind of deity, but also to law enforcement because of the brutal nature of some of the assaults he described.

The most powerful portion of the episode, and most likely to be of interest to law enforcement, was the testimony of Gary Jackson Morehead, who designed the security system at the main center for S...

21:52

Not Even Trans Apologists Can Keep Their Ideology Straight The Federalist

What a different world wed have if more people did evaluated a belief system, not from what they assume about it, but what they learn from the experienced and serious people who hold those beliefs. Because of my work at Focus on the Family, Ive had the fortune to do this over the last decade or more with the gender studies community.

They are quite different than I am. Like 99.999 percent of the world, I hold that humanity presents itself as male and female, solely. Our gender studies friends believe this is a tragically uninformed, if not oppressive, view. What have I learned by venturing outside my own bubble and observing this different world? I have much to tell, and no one could make up this stuff.

Much of this experience comes from speaking at more liberal college campuses all around the country on different aspects of gender issues. Out of the gate, I tell audiences my belief on this subject is founded in the reality that humanity exists and is fundamentally understood as male and female, that both are wonderfully unique and they need each other.

Its typically normal for such crowds to boo, hiss, and laugh raucously at the statement. I long ago came to anticipate the reaction like a match to gasoline, its own little law of nature. Group fun at the silly hayseeds expense. I let the amusement simmer down then repeat back to the audience what just happened. I said this, and you guys did that. Wisconsin Public Radio hosted and recorded one such event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and edited out this exchange in their broadcast. Simply noting the behavior without commentary is its own commentary.

Ive Never Met a Third Sex

I then go on into my remarks asking if the males in the hall will raise their hands. Many do. The females? They make themselves known as well. Are there others who dont fit into either category? On most campuses, I get a sprinkling of hands raised.

I say to these folks the same thing you might. Please come up afterward and introduce yourself. Ive never had the pleasure of meeting someone who isnt male or female. Who would pass up that opportunity, right? Each one whos responded to the invitation over the years has only left me disappointed. Falsehood in advertising. They are always some hope-crushing variation of male or female, and often times, not that varied.

A butch female is not a new gender, and no amount of butch can make her one. A femme or androgynous guy is simply a femme or androgynously fashioned male. Neither is a third, fourth or ninth gender, just a different kind of male or female.

Ive never had Fox and Owl in my audience, but they perfectly represent what I see time and again. Fox and Owl, a British man and woman, publicly contend they are not a man or woman, although you would never know by looking at them. They are a self-proclaimed non-binary queer couplet, two modern day Copernici, ov...

21:50

Health Care Is So Expensive Because You Dont Pay For It Yourself The Federalist

Almost everyone involved in health care will tell you that the greatest problem in our system is that we pay on a fee-for-service basis. Almost everyone is wrong.

The logic is obvious: paying a fee for a service encourages providers to get more fees by providing more services. Ergo, we consume too much and spend too much. Ipso facto, getting rid of fee-for-service would result in fewer services and less spending. Case closed.

Well, maybe not. In fact, almost everything we do in the course of our economic lives, we do on a fee-for-service basis. When we go to the movies, get our oil changed, have our roof replaced, buy a computer, get a haircut, hire a babysitter, buy a steak dinner, get someone to do our taxes or defend us in a suit, we do it on a fee-for-service basis. None of it is particularly inflationary.

The graph below shows the Consumer Price Index broken into components. Food, housing transportation, apparelall are paid fee-for-service, and all have a lower rate of inflation than health care does.

Yes, the providers of these services would like to sell us more units of service. But we have good reason to resistwe dont want to waste our money on services we dont need. What is unique about health care is not fee-for-service, but third-party payment. Only in health care is someone else picking up the tab for our spending.

If We Applied Health-Cares Model to Other Markets

If we applied the same third-party payment technique to any other segment of the economy, we would get the exact same inflationary spiral we see in health care. I buy donuts from time to time. If those donuts were free at the point of purchase, I would buy (and eat) a whole lot more than I do today. The stereotype of cops eating donuts came about because donut shops gave them away to the cops for free.

When I was working as a state-level lobbyist for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, I would attend meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the National Governors Association (NGA)...

21:48

Babies Start Learning Language In The Womb. What Does That Mean For Generational Poverty? The Federalist

Did you know the most impactful thing you can do for babies and toddlers to get them ready for school is talk to them? Language is a predictor of school success, and researchers can begin to predict which children will do well in school as early as three years old.

Children who know more words at age three enter kindergarten at age five more prepared and are more likely to be reading on grade level by third grade, a key indicator that a student will graduate from high school. Pre-K interventions dont happen early enough, so to ensure children are ready to learn to read, parents need to start at the very beginning: pregnancy.

A recent study from researchers at the University of Kansas shows that the brain begins building the foundation of language as much as a month before birth. The study looked at fetal heart rate changes for the unborn babies of two dozen American mothers who were, on average, eight months pregnant.

Researchers played a recording from a bilingual speaker reading a passage in English and a passage in Japanese. The babies heart rates changed when hearing the second passage read in Japanese, a language with a distinctly different cadence than the mothers native English, but their heart rates did not change when the speaker read the second passage in English. This sensitivity to the rhythmic process of language had been seen in studies of days-old infants, but this new information indicates the beginning of language acquisition happens even before a baby is born.

Unborn Babies Are Already Learning

How much can an unborn baby hear? According to Utako Minai, associate professor of linguistics and the team lead for the study, babies can hear a good bit before birth. Fetuses can hear things, including speech, in the womb. Its muffled, like the adults talking in a Peanuts cartoon, but the rhythm of the language should be preserved and available for the fetus to hear.

Babies are born knowing their mothers voice, and according Minais team, they are familiar with the rhythm of her language as well. The human brain begins building its wiring right from the start, and in the first few years of life, brain development careens along at rapid pace, forming one million neural connections every second. The more the brain is used, the more neural pathways form.

After a break to prune and organize, the brain continues the cycles of building and pruning to build more efficient circuits and complex processes on top of the initial foundation. This early building phase is a key period for language development where a babys caretakers play a primary role in teaching them to communicate.

The 30 Million Word Deficit

In the 1990s, University of Kansas child psychologists Betty Hunt and Todd R. Risley conduc...

21:46

Why Congress Would Be Insane To Give SpaceX A Monopoly Over Space Launches The Federalist

Elon Musks SpaceX wants to go to Mars with taxpayer money. That may never happen, but this week Congress might give the company the greatest gig it could ever receive on planet Earth: a government-granted monopoly over space launch.

To be fair, every aerospace manufacturer receives a high percentage of its government contracts from the federal government. Thats expected. But what should not be tolerated is political maneuvering by any company to outlaw existing competition through congressional action.

Elon Musk Kills His Rivals Via Legislative Fiat

For years, that is exactly what Musk has been trying to do. Giving big ticket donations to politicians of both parties, particularly those in high-ranking positions in the Armed Services Committee, to kill rivals by legislative fiat. Unfortunately, this week, it just may pay off.

Section 1615 of the House NDAA, which the Senate may very well take up for a vote in a couple of days, would ban the Air Force from seeking development of new launch systems. This is Musk donor-speak for allowing SpaceX to dominate the market.

Many military operations heavily rely on space services to alert the Pentagon to potential threats, as well as provide means of strategic communications. Thats why ensuring adequate competition and steady innovation is so important. Currently, the two main players are SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA). ULA has an unprecedented number of successful launches. However, its Delta IV is on its way out, while production of its hallmark Atlas V will also soon cease because Congress is not comfortable with its use of the Russian-made RD-180 engine.

For these reasons, the Pentagon has invested in public-private partnerships to produce new engines. However, it is also working with companies to establish a new launch vehicle. Why? Because as the Pentagon stated in a testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, Assured access to space requires end-to-end space launch services and not just a rocket engin...

21:45

UC-Berkeley Takes Extreme Security Measures To Prepare For Attacks On Ben Shapiro Speech The Federalist

Unprecedented security measures were taken at the University of California at Berkeley to ensure that Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro could speak there Thursday evening much to the chagrin of campus protestors.

Students were angry that Shapiro was coming speak at their school because hes a conservative, which made college administrators nervous.

They charged Young Americas Foundation, the organization sponsoring the event, $15,000 for special security. The school reportedly spent $600,000 on additional security measures including reinforcements and barricades.

21:44

7 Fall 2017 Runway Trends And How To Get Them For Less The Federalist

Runway fashion often seems inaccessible to average people because of sky-high price tags and avant-garde sensibilities. And who could blame them, when Dior is hawking $700 We should all be feminists T-shirts and fashion industry insiders are somehow able to keep a straight face when looking at whatever this nursing-bra-and-purse-shoes look is?

But as Miranda Priestly famously scolded us in The Devil Wears Prada, bits and pieces of what seems outlandish on the runway trickle into the options that end up on the racks at malls and boutiques across America. So why not get a jump start at picking out the trends you love (and hate) first, before the J. Crew rep does it for you?

1. Red on Red on Red

The color of the season is undoubtedly redand plenty of it! Designers like Fendi, Victoria Beckham, Jason Wu sent monochromatic looks down the runway. This confidence-building style is easy to duplicate at your local mall.

How to Get This Look for Less

Sloan-fit red pant from Banana Republic ($48).

This 12-hour block-heel pump at Banana Republic ($76.60) has the benefit of actually being super comfy, hence the 12-hour claim.

J. Crew cashmere turtleneck in fiery sunset ($90 on salegrab it whi...

21:42

Abortion Is A Celebration Now. Thats Insanely Wrong The Federalist

Since Roe v. Wade, abortion has worn many faces: Weve seen abortion as a political movementa womans right to choose trumps a babys right to life. Weve seen the even more progressive left declare a war on womens wombsa la reproductive justice.

This week, the Ohio Supreme Court heard one of the most important abortion cases of its time. But the pro-choice movement has gone so far, abortion has surpassed being personally expedient or politically progressiveits now straight-up celebrated at events nationwide.

In June, actress Martha Plimpton (of The Goonies fame) spoke at a Shout your abortion event in Seattle. The footage was recently released, and her remarks are a bit surprisingif not disgustingeven for an event created just to brag about abortions.

I also had my first abortion here at the Seattle Planned Parenthood! she exclaims, followed by a long, loud, Yaaayyyyyyyy. The crowd and host erupted in raucous applause. Plimpton continues: Notice I said first. And I dont want you guys to feel insecure. It was my best one. Heads and tails above the rest. If I could Yelp review it I totally would. Plimpton goes on to thank the doctor who performed the abortion, as if she had received a gift from a total stranger.

Treating Abortion Like Stand-Up Comedy

Granted, this particular event likely garnered an unusually abortion-friendly or even abortion-fanatic audience. But Plimptons light, airy, celebratory toneas if she had bought a new home or published a best-selling novelseems extreme, even in context.

Whats even more alarming is the crowds reaction: it sounds as if they had gotten the keys to a new car from Oprah herself. Imagine a serial killer on a talk show announcing that hed murdered someone years ago, and hearing the crowd exclaim, Wahoooooo! Because thats basically what happened.

Yet acting like abortion should be celebrated or joked about isnt uncommon. In April, comedian Louis C.K. thought abortion would be a funny enough topic for a stand-up routine. Abortion is exactly like taking a s. Or it isnt.

To this, the crowd laughed. Or its killing a baby. Its only one of those two things. C.K. says with a smirk. He continues. I dont think its like killing a baby. Well, I think its a little like killing a baby. The crowd laughs again. Ok fine. Its 100 percent killing a baby.

Now of course, some could say the comedian is using satire to comment on an important, controversial issue in society. But given Louis C.K.s reputation, its unlikely this particular co...

21:41

Problematic Women Episode 11: OKCupid, NYFW, And Hope Hicks The Federalist

In this weeks episode of #ProblematicWomen, Kelsey Harkness of The Daily Signal and Bre Payton, staff writer at The Federalist, talk about OKCupids decision to partner with Planned Parenthood to weed out conservatives.

The two also discuss absurd runway looks at New York Fashion Week and why womens magazines arent celebrating Hope Hickss recent ascension to White House communications director. (Hint: because she isnt liberal enough.)

21:35

Reminder: distant robot will self-immolate itself for science this morning Freethought Blogs

NASA is broadcasting live right now if you want to watch Cassini snuff it.


Here is the final photo sent back before Cassini plunged to its fiery doom.

Looks kindapeaceful.

21:31

Seeing through all the noise Freethought Blogs

Ive mentioned this odd duck conference sponsored by Mythicist Milwaukee beforenow Martin Hughes clarifies what bugs him about it, too. The meeting has been doing some unusual things. Theyve been advertising some well-known attendees not speakers, just popular atheists who will be doing the hard work of showing up which is the first time Ive seen that.

On Saturday, September 30th, 2017, several atheist celebrities will be at the fourth annual Mythicist Milwaukee Mythinformation Conference. The more well-known names include Matt Dillahunty, Richard Carrier [Wait! I thought we destroyed his reputation and his career! At least, he claims we did that, and is suing us for one million dollars for it], Aron Ra [edit: Aron Ra has recently decided not to attend. His wife cited the reasons here), and Seth Andrews. Their presence at this conference is being well-publicized.

But the people coming to hear these people speak are going to be disappointed. Because none of them are giving a talk.

Which isweird. I mean, Matt Dillahunty, the one exception, will only serve as a moderator for a debate; hes not speaking.

Some of them, like Seth Andrews, have been awfully defensive (and offensive) about it, too. Im curious about a couple of things.

  • Are you being paid, or at least having your travel costs covered, to be an attendee and to promote the meeting?

  • Are you comfortable being window-dressing?

No condemnation if they were to answer yes to either of those questions its just that it would make me a little uncomfortable, and I wouldnt accept an invitation to a conference on those terms.

But then the next question is, when youve got Dillahunty and Andrews and briefly, Aron Ra, why are they being sidelined? Who are the even more brilliant speakers being showcased at this meeting?

Why, in a conference attended by so many shining stars of the atheist movement, arent any of the celebrities speaking?

Its a simple mystery. Heres the clue: All the speakers at this skeptic conference are anti-SJWs who, for the most part, havent had a prominent voice on the atheist conference scene before.

A bit of background: See, the three YouTubers speaking were not given opportunities to speak at VidCon 2017, the major YouTube conference. In spite of the fact that they are fairly popular on YouTube, they have been unable to cross over into a legitimate, respectable level of statuspossibly because their views were considered disrespectful to marginalized groups, and the organ...

21:14

The Fearful vs. the Fearless WhoWhatWhy

The 2016 election and its aftermath has deepened a culture of fear in the United States. A few years ago it was about Ebola, vaccines, Zika and child predators. Now its about fear of the future, the other, the economy and, most of all, fear of change.

Author and freelance journalist Sasha Abramsky talks to WhoWhatWhys Jeff Schechtman about how this modern fear is being augmented and boosted by political leaders, media outlets and fringe groups as a way to provoke conflict, raise money and control special interests.

Abramsky explains how odd it is that we dont fear big things like nuclear threats and climate change, but that instead its the small fears that are used, in conjunction with the media, to amplify the fog of fear.

Conquering these fears is of key importance, Abramsky argues: In finding a way to navigate out of that fear, that paralysis, we can move toward a healthier way of living and a calmer and less vengeful idea of community. Abramsky writes in his book Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream (Nation Books, September 5, 2017), and tells Schechtman, that breaking through this fear may be the defining challenge of our time.

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20:50

BREAKING: Police Have Confirmed Explosion On London Underground As Terror Attack Sheep Media

It is getting more difficult for me to consider all these terror attacks as organic vs false flag operations. It seems that they all read like clockwork presenting the same scenarios over and over again, only later on for those with a keen eye to have the time to decipher the event and report the contradictions and mistakes to which one can then know for sure whether or not it was an actual staged event or as the MSM reported. Always remember that people do sometimes die during false flag operations.

UNILAD Reports:

A device exploded on a London Tube train at Parsons Green station during rush hour this morning, leaving a number of passengers with injuries.

Amid confusing reports, the authorities who advise civilians to avoid the area have now confirmed the cause of the incident as terror-related.

Armed police have descended on a London Tube station amid reports of an explosion on a train.

The Metropolitan Police released a statement on Twitter:

Emergency services, including the ambulance service, the London Fire Brigade and British Transport Police were called to the west London station at around 8:20am.

Passengers on the train have reportedly suffered facial burns during their Friday morning commute, with eyewitnesses describing a fireball and people covered in blood.

Another eye-witness report described a panicked scene resulting in a stampede to safety on Twitter.

The injuries were sustained after a white container blew up towards the rear of the District Line train:

20:30

Gender variance in other languages Freethought Blogs

I am quite insistent on the point that the vocabulary a language has to describe something can affect how people perceive it. Gender variance is one such example, where not having the words for your feelings leaves a sufferer with an unspecified sense of wrongness, but no clear road map as to what to do with that information. An observation to help confirm this idea is how gender variance is treated in different languages.

If it seems like English-speakers are dissatisfied, the situation for speakers of gendered languages is worse. In the same survey, transgender French respondent #171 was clear and succinct:

[S]peaking a gendered language as an agender person fuckin sucks. Im constantly misgendered, or Im misgendering myself in order to be understood.

Misgendering in a gendered language was explained by another respondent:

For example, in English, there are multiple nouns that I can use to classify myself (partner, student) without making reference to gender, whereas in German Im supposed to say the feminine form of many common categories into which I fit, like student (Studentin), and have to explain myself when I refuse.

In English, one can say they are a teacher with a partner, and no ones gender is revealed; French and German lack that luxury.

Transgender German respondent #98 added:

The options that English presents work reasonably well for me and I can express my gender identity and use preferred pronouns []. [In] German I struggle a lot with language and [I am] often very unhappy with the situation of [the lack of] German gender-neutral language. I lack usable and easy to learn/apply pronouns and descriptions of myself. That the language is very gendered is a big problem in my life.

Russian is a gendered language that does feature a neuter third-person pronoun,...

20:30

The Fundamental Fallacy of Strong Towns? Strong Towns Media - Strong Towns

I received this email the other day (not going to share the name because I don't have permission):

In skimming your mission page, I spotted this:

"[A Strong Town] relies on small, incremental investments (little bets) instead of large, transformative projects."

This would make tremendous sense in a world starting from scratch. However, the country put trillions into sunk investments in unsustainability over the past 70 years. We are in big trouble as a result. Incremental change just perpetuates the dysfunction.

I see this aspect of the Strong Towns approach as fundamentally unsuited to a time calling for paradigm change. I cant see how incremental change can possibly be appropriate in a time where we are marching rapidly towards the tipping point of climate change. (I nonetheless recognize the importance of this stance in combatting planner hubris.)

I appreciate a lot of your analyses, Chuck. Youve got a lot to offer. I choked, however, on your density writing that implicitly or explicitly criticized transit-oriented development. I now see this incrementalist theme as the heart of what I was reacting to.

Whose new paradigm do we choose? Where do we implement this new paradigm?

I think I was in a crabby mood  it was a week when I got a lot of this kind of email  but I'm going to share my response because I think this entire dialog is one worth examination. Here's what I wrote:

Whose new paradigm do we choose? Where do we implement this new paradigm?

Were these not the words spoken by the highway builders running roads through neighborhoods? The urban renewal advocates tearing down cities? The people building the malls and the big box stores? What makes us so much more confident that we have things figured out, that we won't make the same mistakes of hubris?

By my estimation, we will retain between 20% and 50% of the currently developed land area. The rest will be abandoned or salvaged once the current generation of stuff fails (it is not financially viable). How do we decide where those places are? How do we decide what should happen to those people?

What are the consequences of a new paradigm? Where will those be felt and how will they be managed?

You wrote:

This would make tremendous sense in a world starting from scratch. However, the country put trillions into sunk investments in unsustainability over the past 70 years. We are in big trouble as a result. Incremental change just perpetuates the dysfunction.

When looking at the past, Im outraged by the hubris of our recent ancestors in that regard  despite their genuine intentions  and am humbled by wisdom derived from thousands of years of incremental dev...

19:30

Weekday Wrap Virtual Mirage


We're headed toward the weekend and I have a few thoughts. My daughter Emilie sent me this (see right).

Pollsters running focus groups are shocked that President Trump has not lost support despite relentless attacks by the corrupt, wicked, smug, thoughtless, lying, mainstream media. I find no surprise there because they were attacking him non-stop during the campaign leading up to the election while extolling the virtue of Hillary Clinton (possibly a witch) and her philosophy, which went through seven re-sets during the campaign as her position changed based on poll results. And the public ignored them and voted for Donald J. Trump in the hope that the'd work to make America great again.

I don't know whether or not President Trump will be a two-term president, but I would not rule it out.

If President Trump won re-election would all of the Hollywood people who threatened to leave the country leave (once and for all)? Don't hold your breath. Clooney moved back from Italy. Maybe he should move to Afghanistan, where his in-laws are from if he wants to be politically correct? That would be very progressive of him and he could dodge mortar rounds for real like he pretends to do in his films.

Meanwhile Bernie is stumping to make all healthcare in the US the same as you find at the Veteran's Administration (VA). Impossibly expensive and far less than perfect with 'death panels' scheduling procedures at a point after which you're expected to die. Naturally, that system wouldn't be for the elite, but the common man would be stuck with it. And once the progressive, socialist healthcare system is in place and it destroys what we now have, benefits would have to be cut back because they're unaffordable. You don't have to read tea leaves to see that one coming. California is $1.3 trillion in debt and a lot of that comes from healthcare benefits to the indigent and illegal aliens.

Mitt Romney...

19:12

Boiler Room EP #126 Immigration Consternation 21st Century Wire

Tune in to the Alternate Current Radio Network (ACR) for another LIVE broadcast of The Boiler Room tonight 6:00 PM PST | 8:00 PM CST | 9:00 PM EST for this special broadcast. Join us for uncensored, uninterruptible talk radio, custom-made for bar fly philosophers, misguided moralists, masochists, street corner evangelists, media-maniacs, savants, political animals and otherwise lovable rascals.

Join ACR hosts Hesher and Spore along side Jay Dyer of Jays Analysis, Funk$oul & Infidel Pharaoh (ACR Contributors,) for the hundred and twenty sixth episode of BOILER ROOM. Turn it up, tune in and hang with the ACR Brain-Trust for this weeks boil downs and analysis and the usual gnashing of the teeth of the political animals in the social reject club.

This week on the show the ACR Brain-Trust is back with another meeting of the Social Reject Club in the No Friends Left Zone and the gang is discussing the consternation associated with immigration, DACA, Trump making deals with D.C. Swamp-critters like Schumer and Pelosi, technology, not-so-free markets, 9-11, Heshers chat with Psonick and the Type 1 Radio crew along with Dr. Judy Wood and Andrew Johnson and much more.

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19:07

35 Years after the Sabra-Shatila Massacre where's "The Resistance"? OpEdNews

This week commemorates the 35th anniversary of the Wednesday, Sept. 15 to Saturday, Sept. 18, Sabra-Shatila Massacre in the Fakhani neighborhood of Beirut. For many of the families and loved ones of the victims, as is certainly the case with this observer, it seems as though the Sabra-Shatila Massacre was committed at most four or five years ago. So vivid still in our memories are the horror images of that orgy of slaughter.

17:59

Act Three: The Imminent Stockley Verdict It's Going Down

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Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it

The tension mounting in the city is all too familiar, with politicians calling for peace, the federal courthouse scheduled to be closed tomorrow, and the Missouri National Guard on standby. Governor Greitens has been afoot, meeting with area clergy and holding a press conference this evening, echoing stagnant calls for peace and saying what the city needs now is love and compassion. Where was the love and compassion when Anthony Lamar Smith was murdered in cold blood by a foot soldier of the state? And why is it always after the state murders that its time for love and compassion and peace?

Ultimately, the question is who wants their peace anywaywhen their peace means acting as an occupying force, rolling like a gang, and murdering people at will? An oft-argued critique over the years of the SLMPD is the lack of accountability of the policethat theyve been answering to the state, not the city, for decades and that they only internally audit their shootings and murders. Some of this has changed, with the Circuit Attorneys office now reviewing all police shootings and with the control of the police department returning to the city from the state in 2013. And yes, the Board of Alders did pass a bill to establish a Civilian Oversight Board in 2015, an effort that activists have been working tirelessly at for years. But has anyone heard anything meaningful come of this board that is supposed to investigate complaints against officers, that has no actual power and can only make recommendations? Anyone, anyone, Bueller? No? Moving on.

You can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig

How can it be expected that an institution that has its roots in slave patrols ever be anything but? Lets step back in time, shall we?

A few years after Missouri officially became a territory, St. Louis formed its first quasi-steady police patrol, naming it the constabulary. It had four members drawn from a pool of all able-bodied white men over the age of 18. Another way of looking at this is the state saw white people as the potential watchmen of people of color. Constables were expected to serve for four months and then were replaced by another four men. Over the following years, more members were added as the town ball...

17:32

Between Crisis and Catastrophe: Now is the Time to Build It's Going Down

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Its useless to wait-for a breakthrough, for the revolution, the nuclear apocalypse or a social movement. To go on waiting is madness. The catastrophe is not coming, it is here. We are already situated within the collapse of a civilization. It is within this reality that we must choose sides.

The Invisible Committee, The Coming Insurrection

The New York Times recently published an article titled The Storm Reaches Puerto Rico: There Is Nothing Like This in which the author notes:

Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, hit the eastern Caribbean on Wednesday with winds of up to 185 miles an hour The Category 5 storm leveled Barbuda, damaging 95 percent of its buildings and leaving the island barely habitable. It has since begun lashing Puerto Rico and is also threatening havoc and destruction in the Virgin Islands, the French Caribbean, St. Martin, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba. The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands will also be at risk on Thursday.

With record-setting temperatures and unprecedented fires from California to Canada and the immense deluge of floods in Texas, many people are once again at the mercy of material destitution and vulnerability like never before. Recently, Hurricane Irmaas well as related disasters in the Global Southhas thrown climate change into the center and has created ruptures in the minds of people all over the world. The crisis of the current global system and colonial-disaster capitalism are increasingly unable to divorce themselves from the catastrophes they have produced. With these events, however, comes the prospect of continual state of emergencies, repression, and unparalleled counter-insurgency operations.

Just about a week ago, the NYT also reported that police departments will now have access to military surplus equipment typically used in warfare, including grenade launchers, armored vehicles and bayonets, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Monday, describing it as lifesaving gear. This change comes just in time with attempts by federal and local governments to militarize th...

16:48

The Disturbing Prediction the Illuminati Made Through the Simpsons for September 23rd!! Theyve Been Right Far Too Many Times To Ignore This!!! Sheep Media

Cartoons are for kids, right?

We might need to rethink that, because there is something very creepy going on!

The Simpsons, the hilarious yellow, and oft far from politically correct, family, has been running for more than 27 years.

Creator Matt Groening and his team have been so on top of the countrys cultural pulse, theyve even managed to predict several major historical events with uncanny accuracy!

Whether it intended to or not is beside the point right there to its left.

READ MORE HERE:  10 Tragedies Weirdly Predicted By The Simpsons!!!

And so we might ask, did The Simpsons predict an event for September 23rd 2017?

Watch this video and find out!

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16:13

James Giago Davies: Be kind to every Lakota you meet and don't turn on each other Indianz.Com News

The Lakota world that was, the world the traditional Lakota lived in, no longer exists.

15:48

This young gentleman got sucked into a counterculture of violence Freethought Blogs

Those are the words of Spokane (Washington) County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich when describing Caleb Sharpe, the adolescent who quite obviously is the person who killed on fellow high school student and wounded several others on Wednesday.

Whether Sharpe is legally guilty of murder, a crime, will be determined later. There is no doubt, however, that Sharpe is factually guilty of killing another human being. Many people believed they saw the potential for violence in Sharpe, though reports that detail any history of actual injurious violence havent come to my attention. In short, at least some of his peers perceived him to be vengeful. The tragic case in point that I want to mention here is that confirmed by a number of reports: Sharpe shot the child he killed, whose name is being withheld from some press accounts, when that the adolescent told the armed Sharpe, I always knew you were going to shoot up the school.

And yet, nowhere in the press coverage Ive seen has Knezovich or even any member of the media reminded us that Sharpe is no angel.

I wonder why that is.

 

15:44

On the Ongoing Repression of the CRAC-PC It's Going Down

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The following translation is about the ongoing repression of the community police force in Tixtla, Guerrero in Mexico. To learn more about the context of the repression and the complex context that the community defense forces come out of, check out our interview with Scott Campbell here.

To the People of Mexico:

On August 8th, our compaero Tomas was kidnapped while carrying out his labor with the community police in the municipality of Tixtla, Guerrero.

On September 10th, his body was found with signs of torture on the steps of the General Attorneys office of the State of Guerrero.

From these acts, the CRAC-PC of the Fortn base began investigations to find out who was guilty of the acts of kidnapping and homicide of the compaero. During these investigations, we learned that the same group of assassins had already ordered the kidnapping of compaeros Pedro Jurez and Pablo Molino, also members of the community police of the Fortn Base.

Its important to mention that two of the compaeros ordered to be kidnapped, are family members of an organizer of the CRAC-PC, Gonzalo Molina Gonzlez, who is currently imprisoned in Chilpancingo, Guerrero.

Together with these acts was the arbitrary detention of the sister of Gonzalo Molina Gonzlez, on June 6th of 2017, in La Paz, Baja California Sur. During the arrest, it was argued that she had an active arrest warrant in the state of Guerrero for the crime of robbery from actions that had occurred on August 26th, 2013. While these charges were already dropped by the accuser, the arrest did make clear that the government of the state of Guerrero has reactivated the more than 70 arrest warrants that they maintain against our community police members of the house of justice of Paraso.

On November 26th, 2015, four members of the community police of the Fortn Base were assassinated in the Fortn neighborhood at the hands of a group of heavily armed hired assassins. The response of the state government at that moment was to try to militarize the municipality of Tixtla rather than investigating the assassination of the compaeros.

During his imprisonment, Gonzalo Molina Gonzlez carried out a hunger strike for 21 days, five of which without liquid. As a consequence of this hunger strike, Gonzalo Molinas health deteriorated, keeping him in bed for a week due to strong pains produced by a hernia that he had between his legs and kidney stones...

15:20

Caught On Tape: Illegal Immigrants In Quebec Attempting To Court Women For Marriage Latest blog

"Diversity is our strength" may soon be the blunder of the decade for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as thousands of migrants mostly of Haitian dissent are flooding across the Quebec boarder seeking asylum in the country that promised to welcome anyone and everyone with open arms. But are these people fleeing war torn countries and in need of a better life or are some of them criminal thugs who are seeking to use and abuse the Canadian system? In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth interviews activist and Youtuber Leigh Stewart about her recent expose on two Haitian migrants who attempted to recruit her to engage in criminal activity with them in the hopes of obtaining permanent residency in Canada.

15:16

Hamilton, ON: Antifascist Posters Circulating Against Racist Anti-Immigrant Group, Storm Alliance It's Going Down

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This antifascist poster has been turning up in the streets of Hamilton, Ontario the past few days. It offers some analysis of the group Storm Alliance that will be holding rallies in various cities and at the border on September 30th. A local group of far-right losers decided to call themselves Storm Alliance and to try to hold a rally in town that day as well, but they quickly took down their event page and its unclear if the local event will even happen. Still, its concerning that they are trying to hide their racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric behind language about poverty and mental health, a sensitive subject in this city like in many others. It includes a link to a page where you can leave tips about far-right activity in Hamilton.

Full text from the poster here:

Another Head on the Far-Right Hydra

This month, a group calling itself Storm Alliance will be holding rallies throughout the region. Locally, they claim to be concerned about poverty and mental health, but even a quick look at their history and politics shows that this is just another racist, anti-immigrant demonstration hiding its true colours.

This group emerged from a split within another far-right group, The Soldiers of Odin, inspired by a Finnish neo-Nazi group. Its not that Storm Alliance has a problem with white supremacist politics, they just disagreed with how open to be about their views.

Though they change their name every few months, the underlying views of those who today participate in Storm Alliance are the same. They say that white Canadian society needs to be protected from immigrants we say that their racism has no place in Hamilton.

Groups like Storm Alliance want to trick us into believing that were poor because of support being given to migrants. This lie not only encourages hatred of vulnerable people, but also covers for the politicians, landlords, bosses, and investors who profit from poverty. The far-right, as usual, is firmly on the side of the rich.

New Face, Same Beast

Against Storm Alliance and the Far-Right

For Decentralized Antifascist resistance

Do you see signs of far-right organizing in your neighbourhood or have information about groups in the city? Go to thehamiltoninstitute.noblogs.org and click the Far-Right Tips link on the right side.

For more texts from Hamilton, Ontario,...

15:10

North Korea Launched Another Missile Over Japan Guardian Liberty Voice

A South Korea Chief of Staff has confirmed a new missile launch from Pyongyang on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at 22:00 GMT. This becomes the second weapon North Korea fired over Japanese territory within a frame of a month. The part most affected by this threat was Hokkaido, Japans second largest island. It is located on the []

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14:49

Tiny House Warriors: Our Land is Home It's Going Down

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The Tiny House Warriors: Our Land is Home, is a part of a mission to stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain pipeline from crossing unceded Secwepemc Territory.

Ten tiny houses will be built and placed strategically along the 518 km TransMountain pipeline route to assert Secwepemc Law and jurisdiction and block access to this pipeline.

This is one of the most serious threats to our Territories. We have never provided and will never provide our collective free, prior and informed consent the minimal international standard to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project.

Investors take note, the Kinder Morgan project and any other corporate colonial project that seeks to go through and destroy our 800,000 square km of unceded territory will be refused passage through our territory. We stand resolutely together against any and all threats to our lands, the wildlife and the waterways.

We, the Secwepemc, have never ceded, surrendered, or given up our sovereign title and rights over the land, waters and resources within Secwepemculecw. We have lived on our land since time immemorial and have never been conquered by war. We collectively hold title and governance regarding Secwepemculecw and the collective consent of the Secwepemc is required for any access to our lands, waters and resources.

We are going big, by going small, and our first tiny house build date is set for the September 5-8th at Neskonlith (near Kamloops). By building these Tiny Houses, we are asserting our collective Secwepemc responsibility and jurisdiction to our lands and waters. Each tiny house will provide housing to Secwepemc families facing a housing crisis due to deliberate colonial impoverishment. Each home will eventually be installed with off-the-grid solar power. The Tiny House Warrior movement will be the start of re-establis...

14:42

HEADS UP: 5 Days Until Impact/New York Corporate Media Silent!!! Sheep Media

The Navy Model (Navgem) for what they predict for Hurricane Jose is highlighted in red showing Impact/New York. Image: Youtube Screenshot of the National Hurricane Center Map.

The Corporate Media isnt telling Americas the truth about Hurricane Jose and are downplaying this storm.

Take note of the above image from the National Hurricane Center where videographer, BPEarthWatch, highlights (IN RED) the MISSING Navy Models (Navgem) information on Hurricane Jose that shows a DIRECT impact on New York. All the other models, except Canada (in purple), show NO direct hit to the United States?

The Big Question: Why is the Navy Model (Navgem) missing from the National Hurricane Center Map which shows a direct hit to New York? 

Why is the Corporate Media so silent on this storm that is currently just sitting there in idle out in the Atlantic Ocean?

SEE MORE: Conspiracy Theorists Vindicated: HAARP Confirmed Weather Manipulation Tool 

LISTEN VIA BPEarthWatch:

UPDATE: Tropical Update. Hurricane Jose/The Models are drifting West matching the Navy Model (Navgem).

VIA...

13:36

Enbridge pipeline protesters lock down site in Wisconsin Warrior Publications

SUPERIOR, Wis. Five people were arrested during protests Thursday, Sept. 14, after blocking entrances at an Enbridge pipeline contractor in Superior.

It was the sixth lockdown protest in roughly three weeks by people identifying themselves as water protectors, and the first one inside the city limits.

The protesters against the Line 3 project locked themselves to their vehicles and attempted to block two gates outside the entrances to the Michels Corp. facility on Stinson Avenue. Authorities arrived en masse and, after hours of negotiation, ended up cutting throu...

13:15

The Officially Ignored Link Between Lyme Disease and Plum Island [Video] Sheep Media

Editors Note: You can either read this article in its entire or scroll down to the bottom and listen to the information via the fine work of Truthstream Media.

Lyme Disease is one of those illnesses that, unless you have it or know someone who afflicted by it, most people dont know that much about it other than that it is caused by a tick bite.

Lyme Disease has been referred to as the great imitator because it mirrors many other awful medical disorders including chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even Alzheimers disease.

Initially, Lyme causes a barrage of awful symptoms, including tiredness unrelieved by resting or sleeping, insomnia, abdominal pain, nausea, confusion, mood swings, joint pain, recurrent headaches, fever, chills, dizziness, difficulty concentrating or sustaining ones attention and even impaired short-term memory, but ultimately it can harm organs and systems throughout the body, including the heart, the circulatory, digestive, and reproductive systems, and the brain and nervous system.

Lyme Disease is pretty common these days, despite the fact that many people are fuzzy on the details. According to the CDC, Lyme was the sixth most common Nationally Notifiable disease in 2015 and the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the U.S., thought to affect some 300,000 people a year in this country. Strangely though, when people attempt to get medical attention for Lyme Disease, a lot of times they are told that Lyme Disease is really rare and they probably have something else. Many times a person is forced to go through exhaustive medical testing for other ailments to rule those out before a doctor will even administer a test for Lyme Disease, but Ill expand on that momentarily.

There may be a good reason why doctors are hesitant to test their patients for Lyme...

13:05

Guess Who Concocted the War on Terror Doctrine Before 9/11? The Freedom Articles

war on terror

war on terror

The War on Terror is a concoction to manipulate you out of your rights and allow an endless war against a faceless enemy.

War on Terror has become a catchcry phrase

after the biggest of all false flag operations, September 11th. While its true that 9/11 became the pretext for the War on Terror, and catapulted the doctrine from an idea to official US policy (and a preeminent Western ideology going into the 21st century), the idea didnt originate with the George W. Bush Administration. The origins of the phrase War on Terror can actually be traced back to around 1979 and to another infamous New World Order agenda-pusher by the name of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel. The War on Terror has become such a hackneyed phrase that its worthy of being trademarked and corporatized, if the Military Industrial Complex hasnt done so already. Think of how much carnage, death and destruction have been wrought in the name of fighting the War on Terror and its various offshoots such as Radical Islamic Terrorism  millions of people killed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Yemen, Syria, Palestine and more  and theres n...

12:50

LNG, A Bridge Fuel Too Far The Straight Goods

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12:30

I Cant Visit My Sons in Prison Because I Have Unpaid Traffic Tickets The Marshall Project

A mother with debts and cancer wonders if shell ever see her incarcerated children again.

The Taxpayers and Michelle Jones The Marshall Project

How her prison education saved us a million bucks

12:06

The Democrats Should Bet on Sanders, Not Trump OpEdNews

Sanders wants change; the Democrats fear it. Like it or not, change is coming. Sanders will challenge the Democratic Party, but he will also surely lift the party and set it on a course to majority representation. The Democrats must seize the day.

11:46

Is America Still A Beacon Of Light To Other Nations? OpEdNews

We do not need President Trump to tell us that he can make America great again. America is already great. The problem is that we are squandering our greatness by pursuing foreign and domestic policies that debase our moral authority and the values that made America great in the first place.

11:05

Salt Lake City Police Chief Applauded Officers Instead Of Reflecting On Nurse Incident Shadowproof

Emails obtained indicate the Salt Lake City police chief praised officers for their daily work after video of University of Utah nurse Alex Wubbels circulated in the media. Wubbels refused to provide police with a blood sample of an unconscious patient unable to consent to such a release.

Police body cam video was released on August 31 that showed Salt Lake City detective Jeff Payne roughing up and arresting Wubbels. Public furor followed, and internal and civilian review board investigations found that Payne violated numerous departmental policies. The civilian review board concluded he very clearly lost control of his emotions.

Shadowproof obtained documents under Utahs open records law that provide details on the Salt Lake City Police Departments (SLCPD) internal response to the incident. They consist of emails from SLCPD chief Mike Brown and Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Brown.

Despite the broad public backlash against SLCPD, none of the emails released to Shadowproof show Chief Brown verbally reprimanding any officers, or even calling for reflection about how the hospital incident could have happened. (*Note: Shadowproofs original request was for all emails sent from Chief Brown pertaining to the incident.)

Chief Brown apparently adopted a gentle, almost coddling tone, praising officers for all their hard work, instead of the stern diction typical of law enforcement.

An email sent from Chief Brown on September 1the first day after the body cam video was releasedhas a subject line that states, Good work today. The message appears to be a department-wide email to an account called PoliceALL@slcgov.com and informs the recipients that a criminal investigation was launched in regards to the hospital incident. The message then states, I know that each and every day amazing work is done by the women and men of this department to serve the citizens of Salt Lake City.

The message goes on to extol the phenomenal police work that is unfortunately overshadowed by other news in the media space; but is in no way less important to our reputation and caliber of work.

The message closes by saying, Thanks again for all you do.

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10:32

The Russian Hacking Story Continues to Unravel OpEdNews

The only rational explanation for the FBI's behavior, is that they've been told to "stand down" so they don't unwittingly expose the truth about what's really going on, that the whole Russia hacking fiction is a complete and utter fraud, and that the DNC, the CIA and the media are all having a good laugh at the expense of the clueless American people.

10:12

NYPD Releases First Ever Body Cam as They Execute Man Standing Silent in His Bedroom The Free Thought Project

The NYPD has released the first-ever body camera footage of its officers killing a man while he stood silently in his own bedroom.

10:10

Alabama Pastor: People Not Standing For National Anthem Should Be Shot Counter Current News

Source: Patheos

Alabama pastor says people should be shot if they dont stand for the national anthem.

In a revolting display of misguided patriotism, Pastor Allen Joyner advocates for the execution of those who refuse to stand for the national anthem.

Joyner made his despicable remarks while announcing a McKenzie High School football game in Butler County.

Joyner said:

If you dont want to stand for the national anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots at you since theyre taking shots for you.

Perhaps even more disturbing, Joyners church expressed approval for the egregious remarks. AL.com reports the Sweet Home Baptist Church supported the pastors comments in a post to its Facebook page on Saturday. Apparently the post was up for about an hour before the churchs Facebook page was deleted.

Butler County Schools Superintendent Amy Bryan immediately denounced Joyners comments in a statement to AL.com made via email.

Patriotism should be a part of school events but threats of shooting people who arent patriotic, even in jest, have no place at a school. Threats of violence are a violation of school policy and certainly not condoned by the school board.

Superintendent Bryan said she didnt know if any action will be taken against Joyner. The school board meets next week, and...

10:07

Syrias President Exposed a Flaw in US Foreign Policy That No One Wants to Talk About The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed)  In an interview with RT in 2015, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uttered perhaps one of his most intriguing statements since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011. Assad stated:

Western propaganda has, from the very beginning, been about the cause of the problem being the president. Why? Because they want to portray the whole problem in Syria lies in one individual; and consequently the natural reaction for many people is that, if the problem lies in one individual, that individual should not be more important than the entire homeland. So let that individual go and things will be alright. Thats how they oversimplify things in the West.  [emphasis added]

He continued:

Notice what happened in the Western media since the coup in Ukraine. What happened? President Putin was transformed from a friend of the West to a foe and, yet again, he was characterized as a tsarThis is Western propaganda. They say that if the president went things will get better. [emphasis added]

Putting aside Assads vast and extensive list of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Assad highlighted one of the major flaws in Western thinking regarding Americas hostile policies toward a number of independent states.

Just look at the current to-and-fro-ing between North Korea and the United States to gather an accurate picture of what is being referred to here. The problem of North Korea is consistently portrayed in the media as caused by one person (current leader Kim Jong-un), a narrative that ultimately ignores the role America and its allies have played in this current crisis. As Anti-Media previously highlighted:

the problem [North Korean crisis] is constantly framed as one caused by North Korea alone, not the United States. How to Deal With North Korea, the Atlantic explains. What Can Trump Do About North Korea? the New York Times asks. What Can Possibly Be Done About North Korea, the Huffington Post queries....

10:03

It Is Not Enough to Claim Inclusion OpEdNews

Mainstreaming of students with special education needs requires training, effort and a focus on student need.

09:57

Employees Just Revealed Motel 6 Has Been Helping Trumps ICE Deport Guests Counter Current News

Source: OD

Several Motel 6 locations in Arizona have been assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by sending their guests lists to the agency. As a result of their cooperation, ICE has already made 20 arrests.

Per the Phoenix New Times, at least two locations of the motel chain have been sending guests lists to ICE every morning and reportedly collect $200 per undocumented immigrant arrested.

We send a report every morning to ICE all the names of everybody that comes in, a front-desk clerk said. Every morning at about 5 oclock, we do the audit and we push a button and it sends it to ICE.

Motel 6 is owned by Stephen Schwarzman, a longtime friend of President Trump, and his private equity fund, Blackstone. It should come as no surprise, then, that an ally of the current administration is not only cooperating with but also potentially profiting off of ICE.

While Trump and his billionaire cronies continue to show a blatant disregard for basic human decency, at least Americans will know just what kind of a company Motel 6 is. It seems that leaving the lights on isnt the only thing that this dismal company is willing to do.

09:49

The Surprising Provision Buried In Sanders Medicare For All Bill Shadowproof

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released his Medicare For All bill this week with an impressive 16 co-sponsors, and it contained one very interesting section that has been mostly overlooked.

Roughly one-fifth of the bill is dedicated to the creation of a very detailed Medicare Transitional Plan.

Under Sanders bill, Americans would be phased-in to a new Medicare plan over the course of 4 years. Children would be enrolled the first year and the Medicare age would lower to 55. It would then lower by 10 years, each year, for the next three years. After that, everyone would be enrolled.

The Medicare Transitional Plan would be available for anyone who doesnt yet qualify for the new Medicare plan during those 4 years. It would have an actuarial value of 90 percent, meaning individuals would be responsible for 10 percent of the costs of all covered health care benefits. This would be classified as Platinum coverage on the exchanges. It would be better suited for non-seniors and includes a series of subsidies that make it truly affordable for everyone.

A surprising amount of work when into this one section of the bill since, if the legislation was adopted in its entirety, it would exist as an option for 4 years. It is a smart policy addition because if the private insurance market unraveled while the Medicare age was lowered, there should be a backup to provide good coverage for those who cannot yet enroll.

Considering its a very short-term stopgap, it is remarkably well thought out. The section is different in style from the rest of Sanders bill, and during the bills unveiling, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) took credit for its inclusion.

One part of the bill that I worked with my colleagues to put in was the ability for every American to buy into a non-for-profit public option as part of a 4-year transition to get to single-payer in this country, she said.

The Medicare Transitional Plan reads like a standalone bill that was a...

09:40

Christy Clark's LNG Sham Turns To Pixie Dust--2017 B.C. Election Edition The Straight Goods


Updated here  ,,,September 14th 2017....Aurora LNG officially pulled plug on BC LNG proposal for Digby Island... Prince Rupert.....

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/chinas-cnooc-cancels-aurora-lng-project-in-bc/article36259169/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

you can read what I reported on CNOOC and Aurora LNG proposal in a Straight Goods April 4th/2017 below post.....the Aurora LNG cancellation, ....the project was never on in a $5 to $12 dollar LNG market.......

The Straight Goods 

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09:39

Air Force Dispatched To Spray 6 Million Acres In Texas With Insecticide Following Harvey True Activist

Credit: U.S. Air Force

The Texas Department of State Health Services and Harris County Public Health have teamed up with the U.S. Air Force to spray an estimated 6 million acres with an insecticide to curb the outbreak of mosquitos. The Pentagon announced last week that the Air Force Reserves 910th Airlift Wing had been dispatched to assist with recovery efforts in eastern Texas, and these efforts consist of using C-130H Sprayers to kill mosquitos and other insects.

Following natural disasters that involve large amounts of water, such as Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing flooding that occurred, all standing water becomes the perfect place for mosquitos to breed. Female mosquitos lay their eggs on stagnant water, or somewhere the water will rise and cover the eggs to stimulate hatching, and the beginning of life for mosquitos is dependent on the water. All of this and the fact that Texas has the perfect hot climate that mosquitos thrive in has led to concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become a serious problem in the days, weeks, and months to come.

The goal is to reduce the effects mosquitoes are having on recovery efforts and the possibility of a future increase in mosquito-borne disease, said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director of Harris County Public Health. During aerial spraying, a small amount of insecticide is sprayed over a large area, one to two tablespoons per acre.

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09:22

Six Years Ago OpEdNews

If the past six years seemed tough, that's nothing compared to year ahead. Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are doing everything they can to rig the system even more for the rich and powerful. The right-wing machine and powerful interests will do everything they can to beat us in 2018. The fights to come are going to be bigger and nastier than we ever expected.

09:07

Silence From #TheResistance As Senate Votes To Maintain Trumps War Powers The Last American Vagabond

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The US Senate recently voted by a nearly two-to-one margin to kill Senator Rand Pauls amendment to end the 16 year-old Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) which has been used to justify disastrous US military interventionism in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. It can in theory be used to justify continued military []

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09:03

South Carolina State Trooper Charged With Reckless Homicide After 81 Year Old Dies in High Speed Crash Filming Cops

A former South Carolina state trooper was charged with reckless homicide Wednesday after the 81-year-old passenger in a car he ran into in July died. Brandon Norton, 28, was speeding

The post South Carolina State Trooper Charged With Reckless Homicide After 81 Year Old Dies in High Speed Crash appeared first on Filming Cops.

08:56

Former Ohio Mayor Claims His 4-Year-Old Rape Victim Was Willing Participant Counter Current News

 

Former Ohio Mayor Richard Keenan (Image via Screen Grab)
Source: Patheos

Former Ohio mayor and Christian conservative admits to raping little girl.

A Former Ohio mayor who dedicated his life to Christ admits he raped a four-year-old girl but claims his victim initiated sexual contact and was a willing participant.

Richard Keenan, who served as mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, in 2010 and 2011, was indicted last month on eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition.

Keenan, who has described himself in the past as a dedicated Christian, is facing multiple counts of rape and attempted rape of a child after confessing to the sex abuse to his wife, a pastor, a social worker and his brother- and sister-in-law.

Prosecutors say Keenan admitted to sexually assaulting the girl over a three-year period, beginning when she was 4 years old.

Keenan blamed the victim for being a willing participant, according to court documents.

According to court documents, Keenan first admitted to a local pastor that he molested the girl, who was 4 at the time.

NY Daily News reports:

He (Keenan) said the girl walked in on him in the bathroom and asked him if she could touch his pee-pee. Keenan said he kissed, fondled and performed oral sex on the girl, and let her kiss his genitals, court docs say.

Keenan called his brother and sister-in-law to confess the crime and said he had gone way, way too far and way over the line, the docs say. When his wife confronted him about it, he told her, I did it.

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08:22

SSNs should be for Agency's use, nobody else's: 143 Million Social Security Number Hack is Really About Our Fears OpEdNews

The Equifax breach of 143 million people's credit info, including SSNs, shows how fragile security is for our Social Security numbers, writes TCBH journalist Dave Lindorff. But it's our own fault. We let everyone demand our card numbers.

08:19

Is Climate Change Killing Coffee? Not So Far. The Skeptical Libertarian

(And there's no reason to think it will any time soon.)

08:18

McCain Takes U.S.-Korea Saber-Rattling To A New Level, Threatens Extinction The Last American Vagabond

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

Threats of annihilation and other inflammatory rhetoric play well with the home crowd and can be sold as deterrence, but in the case of North Korea are far more likely to provoke and escalate conflict. Given how clear this is from experience, McCains threats seem intended to do just that. With the U.S. touting another round []

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08:14

Im Going to Strip You Naked and Whip You Like the Slave You Are: Man Sends Racist Messages Before Killing Innocent Black Man Counter Current News

Source: The Root

An innocent black man was shot in the face and killed on Labor Day after attempting to keep an angry, racist white man from entering his home and confronting his roommate, according to reports from local law enforcement in Fort Worth, Texas.

Sammie Jones, 28, answered a knock on his door to find 38-year-old Kevin Ashley Parnell standing there angry and looking for Jones roommate, Jordan Briggs, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

An arrest warrant affidavit says that Parnell, who is white, was angry that his stepdaughter had been arrested for prostitution, and he blamed Briggs for it, but police say that Briggs denies having anything to do with the stepdaughters arrest.

According to the Star-Telegram, Parnell allegedly sent several racist messages to Briggs via Facebook, calling him the n-word, threatening to hang him and saying, Im going to strip you naked and whip you like the slave you are.

Briggs told police that a couple of hours later, Parnell showed up in a white pickup truck at the home that Briggs shared with Jones and began banging on the door.

Briggs told the Star-Telegram that he warned his roommate not to answer the door, then went to the back of the house and hid himself.

Briggs said he then heard Parnell ask for him, and Jones telling Parnell that Briggs was not there. It was then that Parnell went on a racist tirade against blacks.

Jones reportedly apologized and attempted to calm Parnell down. Briggs told investigators that Parnell then said, You know what kind of gun this is, boy? It is a Glock 40.

This was followed by the sound of a gunshot that both Briggs and a neighbor reported hearing. The neighbor also reported seeing a white man with a gun walking to a pickup truck and speeding off....

08:11

Watch: South Park Takes on White Supremacists in a Way Only South Park Can The Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA)  Sticking with its tradition of tackling national controversies and touchy subjects in a twisted, satirical manner, South Park took on Charlottesville and white supremacists in its season premiere Wednesday evening.

In the episode, White People Remodeling Houses, the South Park team features working class white men waving Confederate flags. They angrily chant You will not replace us! But rather than directing their sentiments at minorities, for the most part, theyre directing them at increasingly ubiquitous technology, which they believe is taking their jobs.

Technology like Alexa from companies like Amazon, as well as other tech firms like Google, are the source of the mobs anger as they bemoan the advent of self-driving trucks and other new tools.

Meanwhile, Randy, Stans father who has been featured in previous seasons drunkenly celebrating Barack Obamas 2008  victory and buying into the gentrification of South Park is enjoying his own successful house-flipping reality show called White People Remodeling Homes.

But with the marches from the loud, angry, flag-waving white mob at one point they burn an Alexa device in a defiant demonstration Randy becomes concerned theyre harming his brand.

Among a variety of themes, the episode addresses the evolutionary effect technology is having on the job market and daily life, the paradoxical belief many Americans hold that immigrants are taking jobs they often dont want to do, and, generally, the bubble white people tend to live in.

And theres pepper spray, harkening back to the saga of the infamous crying white supremacist who made national headlines after Vice featured him in a video on Charlottesville.

What do you think of the episodes approach? If you havent seen it, watch it in full below:

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08:05

Why are some rich people so cheap? Freethought Blogs

Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin is a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and is reportedly extremely wealthy. And yet he seems to be the kind of rich person who is incredibly cheap, the sort who tries to get other people to pick up the check for his own expenses. Maybe that behavior works when he has dinner out with friends but he seems to be trying to do that to taxpayers too.

He is already under an investigation for being suspected of using a government plane to travel to see the total eclipse, using the excuse of a meeting that he had to attend. That trip came under scrutiny because of his wife Louise Lintons flaunting of her designer clothing and her condescending response to someone who called her out on it.

Now comes reports that Mnuchin had requested a government plane to take him and his wife on their honeymoon to Scotland, France, and Italy earlier this summer.

Officials familiar with the matter say the highly unusual ask for a U.S. Air Force jet, which according to an Air Force spokesman could cost roughly $25,000 per hour to operate, was put in writing by the secretarys office but eventually deemed unnecessary after further consideration of by Treasury Department officials.

Mnuchin, an independently wealthy former Goldman Sachs banker, has already triggered a review of his travel for using government jet to travel to Louisville and Fort Knox, Kentucky last month. The inspector general is reviewing whether he improperly used that trip to catch a prime view of the solar eclipse with his wife, a Scottish actress and model named Louise Linton.

Mnuchins office denied he took that trip to watch the eclipse and said he was there to attend meetings on tax reform, and the Treasury Department said the Mnuchins would reimburse the government for Lintons travel costs.

An official within The Treasury Departments Office of Inspector General said that in addition to reviewing the Kentucky trip, it has started an official inquiry into Mnuchins honeymoon travel request.

That some extremely wealthy people are also extremely cheap in not a surprise. What is a surprise is that they could be so oblivious as to expect that red flags would not be raised when they try to stick taxpayers with the bill for their expensive lifestyles. In addition to being cheap, Mnuchin seems to be also somewhat stupid.

07:21

WATCH: Man Has a Debate With Protesters Then Plows Through Them The Free Thought Project

Dramatic video footage captures the moment a man plows his white SUV through a crowd of peaceful protesters.

07:00

Chinas Maritime Strategic Realignment Veterans Today

from SouthFront China has begun construction of the first Type 075 Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). Construction most likely started in January or February of this year, with some satellite imagery and digital photos appearing online of at least one pre-fabricated hull cell. The Type 075 will be the largest amphibious warfare vessel in the []

06:58

Evolution is fake science, it is not true. Freethought Blogs

Long live evolution, Yehrin Tong.

Dave Daubenmire is frothing again, this time about things he doesnt understand. Well, to be fair, Dave never seems to understand what hes talking about.

Evolution is fake science, it is not true, Daubenmire said. Do you know how much government money goes into science research? If you want to get a government grant, you have to make sure that the research that you do is going to support the positions of the government.

I would like to see the government do this, he continued, why doesnt the government fund research into whether or not there is really a God? Wouldnt that be good? Lets dump a lot of moneyrather than dumping all this [money into research] proving there isnt a God, lets fund some scientists to do some research to see if there is a God.

Oh FFS. I am not in any way involved in science of any kind, but even I know there are plenty of organizations funding such moronic research, the Templeton Foundation probably being the most recognizable. In research of the past, there were scads of people attempting to prove god, angels, and souls. Didnt work out. Id like to take a moment though, to focus on Daves wording: to see if there is a God. Words matter. Seems Dave doesnt understand that, either. So, Daves apparently not sure there is a god, and which god science might uncover, if only the government would give it a chance.

As far as I know, there isnt any money being unceremoniously dumped into proving there isnt a god. Money goes to research all the magnificent and wondrous things around us. Thats a lot of stuff, Dave, and biology research is hardly limited to evolutionary studies. Biology would be one of those BIG fields.

A small suggestion, Dave shut up, get on your knees, and start praying. Hard. Im sure if you ask nicely enough, and long enough, why that monster of yours might consent to proving it exists, shouldnt be a problem, right? What if that wont happen because you dont have enough faith, Dave? Ooops.

Via RWW.

06:56

Justice Department Orders Russian Network RT To Register As A Foreign Agent The Last American Vagabond

TheLastAmericanVagabond.com

The latest in a series of moves which seems destined to worsen US-Russian relations, the Justice Department has ordered Russias RT television news network to register itself as a foreign agent, forcing it to make broad disclosures on contacts within the United States. This registration is an idea that had long been pushed by Congressional Democrats who accuse RT []

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06:46

Baking Company Ordered To Pay $60,000 To Mom Fired While On Maternity Leave True Activist

http://www.mommypage.com/2017/08/after-going-on-maternity-leave-mom-tries-to-return-to-work-thats-when-they-tell-her-to-get-out/

Ashley Ruiz-Lopez with her children. Source: NJ.com

In Vineland, New Jersey, the Office of the Attorney General has ordered the contract bakery Omni Baking Company to pay $60,000 to defendant Ashley Ruiz-Lopez. Omni violated state law by firing Ruiz-Lopez while she was on maternity leave.

Ruiz-Lopez had worked as a receptionist at Omni Baking Company since June 2014. Despite giving clear notification and communication regarding her planned start and end dates, the company fired her while she was on leave.

The totality of the circumstances, including her submission of medical certificates showing her expected recovery dates, repeated visits to the office, repeated attempts to reach (the HR manager), and the nature of her leave, was sufficient to trigger Respondents legal responsibility to engage in the interactive process, said Division of Civil Rights director Craig T. Sashihara in a release.

http://www.omnibaking.com/index.php

Omni facilities. Source: Omni Baking Company

Ruiz-Lopez submitted a claim for temporary disability benefits when she started leave at the end of January 2016. She also submitted paperwork that including a doctors note stating her due date of Feb. 27th, and expected return date in mid-April.

According to Ruiz-Lopez, she made multiple attempts in person and over the phone to contact the companys human resource department but never received an answer. The bakery fired her o...

06:45

Bi Any Means Podcast #115: Reasonable Risks with Michael Schaffer Freethought Blogs

My guest for today is Michael Schaffer, host of the new Reasonable Risk Podcast. He also runs Reason Real Estate which uses skepticism and reason to help clients make better real estate choices. Today were going to talk about his backstory, his podcast, and why risk assessment is important.

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06:44

Amidst Controversy, Scotland Promises To Outlaw Sale Of Fossil Fuel Cars By 2032 True Activist

https://pixabay.com/en/road-edinburgh-scotland-2470177/

Source: Pixabay

Ambitious to hold their position as a world leader in renewable energies and carbon emission reduction, Scotland has announced the sale of new petroleum and diesel powered cars will be officially banned by 2032. In order to position electric cars for prevalence in the transport sector, a nationwide network of charging stations will be implemented.

The change comes in response to urban air quality concerns, as well as following VWs dieselgate scandal, when Volkswagen admitted to cheating carbon emission tests by rigging cars software. Since the serious influence of car industries on government was revealed, leaders are eager to get out from under the fossil fuel fog and achieve Paris Agreement goals for the UK.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said in a statement, Our aim is for new petrol and diesel cars and vans to be phased out in Scotland by 2032the end of the period covered by our new climate change plan and eight years ahead of the target set by the UK government.

06:44

Workers Strike Continues At Sensitive Nuclear Power Plant In South Carolina True Activist

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pakewm/workers-at-one-of-americas-most-sensitive-nuclear-facilities-are-on-strike

The decommissioned reactor at the Savannah site. Source: Dept. of Energy/ Flickr

The Savannah River Site, in South Carolina, is a large but little-known power plant that stores excess plutonium, produces radioactive fuel for hydrogen bombs, and recycles tritium in nuclear warheads to keep them from degrading. The site is controlled by the US Department of Energy, and they contract the private security company Centerra.

Union group United Professional Pro-Force of Savannah River, Local 125 is composed of nearly 100 para military security employees from the plant. The group is currently fighting with Centerra over increases in health care costs, and a controversial new contract clause limiting the unions power. The workers have now been on strike for over two weeks.

Most people dont know about this place, but they would be affected if anything were to occur. Its the nastiest stuff mans ever made, and we sit on top of it every single day, Mathias Miller, president of the UPPSR 125, told VICE.

Last month, when Centerra tried to push the new contract on employees, it was voted down by 92% of the union. Subsequently,...

06:43

Thousands Of Women Are Paying Bail For Men Who Are Incarcerated True Activist

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-essie-sisters-california-bail-legislation-20170904-htmlstory.html

Essie Justice Group at St. Elmo Village in Los Angeles. Source: Christina House for NYT

I wanted to know what mass incarceration was doing to women in this country, said Gina Clayton, 34. As a public defender in New York City, Gina described the mothers and grandmothers that came into her office, broke and in debt from repeatedly covering bail for relatives.

As told to the LA Times, Clayton moved back to her home city of Los Angeles to explore how the bail system is affecting families of the more than 100,000 prisoners held in California. In 2014, she founded the Essie Justice Group, a civil rights and advocacy nonprofit that works as a support network for women whose loved ones are in prison. 

Clayton holds sessions where the women can talk about their personal experiences and she teaches the women tips on navigating the bail system. Members talk about having a loved one incarcerated, and the burden of inheriting most responsibility meanwhile. They also discuss current issues like police brutality and racial profiling. The sessions provide free childcare and dinner.

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06:30

Facebook Enabled Advertisers to Reach Jew Haters Articles and Investigations - ProPublica

Want to market Nazi memorabilia, or recruit marchers for a far-right rally? Facebooks self-service ad-buying platform had the right audience for you. 

Until this week, when we asked Facebook about it, the worlds largest social network enabled advertisers to direct their pitches to the news feeds of almost 2,300 people who expressed interest in the topics of Jew hater, How to burn jews, or, History of why jews ruin the world.

To test if these ad categories were real, we paid $30 to target those groups with three promoted posts in which a ProPublica article or post was displayed in their news feeds. Facebook approved all three ads within 15 minutes.

After we contacted Facebook, it removed the anti-Semitic categories which were created by an algorithm rather than by people and said it would explore ways to fix the problem, such as limiting the number of categories available or scrutinizing them before they are displayed to buyers.

There are times where content is surfaced on our platform that violates our standards, said Rob Leathern, product management director at Facebook. In this case, weve removed the associated targeting fields in question. We know we have more work to do, so were also building new guardrails in our product and review processes to prevent other issues like this from happening in the future.

Facebooks advertising has become a focus of national attention since it disclosed last week that it had discovered $100,000 worth of ads placed during the 2016 presidential election season by inauthentic accounts that appeared to be affiliated with Russia.

Like many tech companies, Facebook has long taken a hands off approach to its advertising business. Unlike traditional media companies that select the audiences they offer advertisers, Facebook generates its ad categories automatically based both on what users explicitly share with Facebook and what they implicitly convey through their online activity.

Traditionally, tech companies have contended that its not their role to censor the Internet or to discourage legitimate political expression. In the wake of the violent protests in Charlottesville by right-wing groups that included self-described Nazis, Facebook and other tech companies vowed to strengthen their monitoring of hate speech.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote at the time that there is no place for hate in our comm...

06:28

But that looks awesome! Freethought Blogs

Superman is being a good guy again. Apparently, in the latest issue, he intervenes to stop a white nationalist shooter from killing immigrants.

And then he collars the wanna-be murderer and shames him. Superman is a real Social Justice Warrior!
Or maybe just an everyday decent human being with magic powers.

Yes! That looks like a good story with a good message.

ExceptI got that story from Breitbart. They think its deplorable. Apparently, preventing the murder of innocents is un-American and socialism.

In an act of Super socialism, once police arrive, our Social Justice Supes orders them to protect the illegal aliens to make sure they are safe and cared for.

This latest episode should not surprise anyone.

DC Comics long ago declared that Superman is no longer American. Where once the hero touted the ideals of truth, justice, and the American way, like a good leftist, Superman is now a citizen of the world.

In a story from 2011, Superman proclaimed that he could no longer be an American citizen because the worlds too small, too connected to work just with the U.S.A.

So a true hero would defend American capitalistic values only, and if a few brown people get gunned down, thats just the price of doing business? I simply do not understand how these people could look at that simple fantasy story and think Superman should be supporting the Nazi. Except maybe if youre a Nazi.

06:27

Now Jeff Sessions Wants to Take Your Privacy Away Permanently The Anti-Media

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is calling on Congress to promptly reauthorize a controversial surveillance measure set to expire on December 31, 2017.

(ANTIMEDIA) Washington, D.C.  On September 7, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats sent a letter to the leaders of the House of Representatives and the Senate urging them to permanently reauthorize the controversial Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The letter, which was not made public until September 11, is addressed to House Speaker Paul Ryan, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Coats and Sessions say Congress must promptly reauthorize, in clean and permanent form, Section 702 of FISA. According to Sessions and Coats, Section 702 of FISA allows the Intelligence Community, under a robust regime of oversight by all three branches of government, to collect vital information about international terrorists, cyber actors, individuals and entities engaged in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and other important foreign intelligence targets located outside the United States. Section 702 produces foreign intelligence that protects the United States from international terrorism and other threats, the two men write.

Section 702 of the FISA will expire on December 31, 2017, unless Congress acts to reauthorize or reform the measure. Sessions and Coats would prefer the reauthorization be a permanent action so they will not have to keep asking for permission to indiscriminately monitor the public. As revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013, Section 702 also authorizes two Internet surveillance programs known as PRISM and Upstream. PRISM gathers messaging data sent via Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and other tech companies, while Upstream taps into the so-called backbone of the Internet to gather data on targets.

The root of the problem lies with the inherently secretive nature of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court, which was created as a result of the original FISA.The FISA court is notoriously secretive and is subject to little oversight. Critics say a lack of transparency has allowed various federal agencies to run mass surveillance programs with no accountability.

The courts were originally created under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) in response to reports produced by the 1975 Church C...

06:27

Trumps Immigration Deal, Steve Bannon, Breitbart, And More With Rosie Gray The Federalist

Rosie Gray, White House correspondent for The Atlantic, discusses the latest stories surrounding the President on this episode of Federalist Radio. They talk Trumps deals with Democrats, Steve Bannons departure, Breitbart, and the role of Twitter in newsrooms.

Its still very unclear what the wall is and what it would look like, Gray said. This is another point at which its going to test Trumps base supportersif theyre not getting anything they were promised, how far do they stick with him?

Gray said she thinks Steve Bannon probably didnt get as much accomplished in the White House as much as he would have liked. At Breitbart he is fully in controlthat he can direct to do basically whatever he wants, she said. Breitbart and Bannon are almost becoming the policementhat are holding Trump accountable to his base.

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06:12

Mary Schweitzer and the mysterious dinosaur soft tissue Freethought Blogs

Science has an overview of Schweitzers work. You may recall that she published descriptions of cells and soft tissue imbedded deep in fossilized dinosaur bone. That work is much beloved by creationists (it means those bones must be young, they say), but despite starting out as a creationist, she does not support that claim of a young age. Shes a theistic evolutionist.

She went back to school at Montana State University in Bozeman for an education degree, planning to become a high school science teacher. But then she sat in on a dinosaur lecture given by Jack Horner, now retired from the university, who was the model for the paleontologist in the original Jurassic Park movie. After the talk, Schweitzer went up to Horner to ask whether she could audit his class.

Hi Jack, Im Mary, Schweitzer recalls telling him. Im a young Earth creationist. Im going to show you that you are wrong about evolution.

Hi Mary, Im Jack. Im an atheist, he told her. Then he agreed to let her sit in on the course.

Over the next 6 months, Horner opened Schweitzers eyes to the overwhelming evidence supporting evolution and Earths antiquity. He didnt try to convince me, Schweitzer says. He just laid out the evidence.

She rejected many fundamentalist views, a painful conversion. It cost me a lot: my friends, my church, my husband. But it didnt destroy her faith. She felt that she saw Gods handiwork in setting evolution in motion. It made God bigger, she says.

Ive read her papers, and theyre real head-scratchers. She seems to do good work; she documents everything carefully; she interprets the results cautiously. They dont jibe well with expectations chemistry ought to show more decay but heck, data is data, if there are sound observations weve got to conform the theory to the evidence, not the other way around. She is reporting stuff that seems colossally unlikely, though.

Schweitzers most explosive claim came 2 years later in two papers in Science. In samples from their 68-million-year-old T. rex, Schweitzer and colleagues spotted microstructures commonly seen in modern collagen, such as periodic bands every 65 nanometers, which reflect how the fibers assemble. In another line of evidence, the team found that anticollagen antibodies bound to those purported fibers. Finally, they analyzed those same regions with Harvard University mass spectrometry specialist John Asara, who got the weights of six collagen fragments, and so worked out their amino acid sequences. The sequences resembl...

05:50

Copwatch Is an Uncomfortably Close Look at Police Brutality Filming Cops

Baltimore activist Kevin Moore and videographers of police brutality are the subject of a new documentary premiering this month. Moore is the witness that filmed on his phone the moments

The post Copwatch Is an Uncomfortably Close Look at Police Brutality appeared first on Filming Cops.

05:49

The Clinton Book Tour Is Largely Ignoring the Vital Role of Endless War in the 2016 Election Result OpEdNews

Calls for Clinton to be quiet and disappear are misguided for all sorts of reasons, including the fact that she is a very smart, informed, and articulate politician, which means her interviews -- especially when she's liberated from programmed campaign mode -- are illuminating about how she, and her fellow establishment Democrats who have driven the party into a ditch, really.

05:45

Were Firing Trillion Watt Lasers into the Sky: Top Scientist Admits to Weather Modification on CBS Counter Current News

Source: The Free Thought Project   By: Jay Syrmopoulos

In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and Hurricane Jose brewing in the Atlantic, many people are looking for answers as to the increasingly volatile weather being witnessed.

And while climate change is one potential cause, there are other lesser known activities that could potentially be playing a role in the manifestation of these weather anomalies.

While weather modification and geo-engineering are still somewhat taboo subjects to the mainstream, often considered to be in the realm of conspiracy theory, there is a significant body of academic research and science that confirms that these technologies not only exist but are being operationalized.

No, the Free Thought Project is not claiming the government, nor anyone else is making hurricanes or actively controlling the weather. We are only presenting this information because it exists and people should be aware that it exists.

In a segment aired on CBS in 2013, respected scientist Dr. Michio Kaku, a physics professor at City College of New York, discussed with Charlie Rose and Norah ODonnell the science of weather manipulation.

During the interview Kaku, in discussing the experiments with weather modification notes that Were shooting trillion watt lasers into the sky, referencing the use of lasers to induce changes to naturally occurring weather phenomena.

Later in the conversation, Kaku briefly touches on the history of weather modification that has been carried out for decades by the government with the CBS hosts quickly interrupting him to note these programs were only alleged.

Of course, these hosts must be ignorant of the declassified history of...

05:38

Fake News, Human Rights and Free Speech in the USA: State-Sponsored Intimidation, or When FARA Goes Too Far Global Research

The US government is blatantly violating the most basic tenets of its purportedly sacred ideology of human rights and free speech by egregiously overstepping the bounds of FARA to engage in the same type of state-sponsored intimidation that it regularly

05:33

The American Military Uncontained Global Research

When it comes to the worlds greatest military, the news has been shocking. Two fast U.S. Navy ships colliding with slow-moving commercial vessels with tragic loss of life. An Air Force that has been in the air continuously

05:30

Podcast: Approaching a Divided America with Open Eyes Strong Towns Media - Strong Towns

What I was seeing was a lot more frustrationa lot more dignity as well, a lot more community in places that people said were wastelands... And I started documenting those.
Chris Arnade

Chuck Marohn interviews Chris Arnade, who writes for the Guardian, has a PhD in particle physics from Johns Hopkins and previously worked as a bond trader in New York City. Arnade has spent the last several years documenting addiction and poverty in towns across America. 

In this interview, he discusses why walking in neighborhoods that he was told not to visit in New York led him away from trading and toward his current role as a writer. He talks about a life getting to know people on the margins of societypeople living in poverty and dealing with addictionand the struggles of small towns in America.

You can find Chris Arnade writing and sharing photos often on Medium.

Listen to the podcast:

Strong Towns Podcast - Chris Arnade

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05:22

Beyond Prisons Episode 12: Incarcerated Women Resist feat. Victoria Law Shadowproof

Journalist Victoria Law joins the Beyond Prisons podcast to discuss her work with imprisoned women and her book, Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women.

Law talks about how and why she wrote the book, which centers womens struggles against incarceration and describes womens resistance and organizing in prison. From this perspective, she also discusses the challenges and importance of compiling testimony from women on the inside, as well as the risks women have to take to speak out.

She gives examples of the different kinds of resistance women engage in, and how their struggles to obtain education and access to programming and treatment are often overlooked examples of resisting the conditions of their confinement.

We also discuss how criminal justice journalism traditionally relies on narratives provided by law enforcement and how incarcerated women are often perceived as untrustworthy. Law provides insight on the history of womens imprisonment and explains how reform has evolved systems of surveillance and control for women over time.

Victoria Law is a freelance journalist. She is a co-founder of Books Through BarsNYC, which sends free books to incarcerated people nationwide and the editor of Tenacious, a zine of art & writings by women in prison. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women and the co-author of the upcoming Your Home is Your Prison, which explores how proposed alternatives to incarceration expand the carceral system.

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Find her work at victorialaw.net

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05:13

Rolls-Royce Might Build the Worlds First Autonomous Naval Vessel TruthTheory

By Kyree Leary via Futurism

Rolls-Royce has revealed plans for an autonomous naval ship. Using an electric propulsion system, a series of sensors, and AI, it could operate for over 100 days, and would reduce the dangers to crew and cut operational costs.

From Cars to Ships

Rolls-Royce, a brand typically associated with luxury cars, may soon have ties to sophisticated naval ships.

Yesterday the company revealed its desire to build an autonomous naval ship that would reduce the risk to crews, as well as cut down on operating costs. Coming in at 60 meters (196 feet) long, the ship would be able to reach speeds above 25 knots (28 mph), travel over 3500 nautical miles, and operate for over 100 days as it completes patrolling & surveillance, mine-detection, or fleet-screening missions.

A fully-electric 1.5MW propulsion system comprised of two Rolls-Royce MTU 4000 Series generators would provide the ship with around 4MW electrical power. A series of solar panels and 3000 kWh of energy storage would allow it to loiter around for as long as necessary, while also collecting additional energy.

A combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and se...

05:13

[WATCH] Columbus Police Officer Unleashes a Series of Insults During Traffic Stop Filming Cops

Columbus officials are investigating a police officers conduct during a traffic stop in August and whether it violated departmental policy including whether it constituted racial profiling. Body camera footage

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05:12

Breaking Binary: A Discussion on Gender Nihilism It's Going Down

The post Breaking Binary: A Discussion on Gender Nihilism appeared first on It's Going Down.

Detractors on the Right claims that they are the only ones opposed to identity politics, but time and time again, we have seen that they are simply promoting another reactionary flavor. On the Left, many people instead push for a diversity of identities to be represented within capitalism. For those that want the destruction of all forms of domination, we must ask if there is an alternative. But what would that look like, and is it possible to push towards something that conceivably we cannot have a blueprint for? What does this mean for our day to day lives as well as how we struggle, organize, and build collective power?

In this episode, we caught up with several people involved in the Filler Collective, to talk about the concept of Gender Nihilism. In short, we ask if it is possible to understand gender and overcome it in a way that goes beyond liberal notions of inclusion within the dominant system. Is a genderless world possible, and what does fighting for one mean for those living in one where gender norms and roles define all aspects of our lives?

Music: Harum Scarum

More Info: Filler Collective, Beyond Another Gender BinaryDestroy Gender.

05:09

OCDA Clears Officer That Shot and Killed Unarmed Homeless Man Counter Current News

The Orange County District Attorneys office has declared there is no evidence of criminal culpability on the part of the officer that shot and killed an unarmed homeless man.

Officers David Enriquez and Matthew Chitjian wanted to cite the Filipino homeless man, Richard Gene Swihart, who rode his bike on a handicap ramp by Santa Anas Plaza of the Flags last summer.

I need to talk to you about your riding your bike in the Civic Center, Enriquez told Swihart. Were just going to give you a citation for riding your bike.

Swihart wanted to know why the police were  harassing him, so they decided to cuff him for failing to comply with their commands after riding his bike on a ramp.

There was a struggle and Swihart was shot by Chitjian after the police feared for their lives from the unarmed man. Swihart died about 2 weeks later from the injury.

A report released yesterday by Orange County District Attorneys office offers new details into the Aug. 1, 2016 incident while clearing Chitjian of any criminal wrongdoing, reported OCWeekly.

During the struggle and arrest Swihart, Enriquez claimed he felt a tug on his gun holster and saw Swihart trying to gain control of the weapon.

Taking the cop-out that many killer cops do, he said he feared for his life and the lives of bystanders, so the cop yelled, Hes going for my gun! Chitjian then fired 2 bullets into Swiharts torso.

After shooting the unarmed man 2 times, the officers were able to handcuff him and leave him bleeding face down on the pavement.

Scott Thomas, a criminal defense attorney, happened to be on the scene and began recording on his phone.

Swihart can be heard saying I cant breath, while yelling for help. As bystanders gathered around, a few more cops came to help keep the crowd back while the 2 officers kept the shot homeless man cuffed and face down on the ground.

An ambulance transferred Swihart to Orange County Global Medical Center in Santa Ana where he died from gun shot wounds on Aug. 14.
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05:02

Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired, team dismantled Sheep Media

NaturalNews| Though it barely received any media attention at the time, a renowned British biochemist who back in 1998 exposed the shocking truth about how genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) cause organ damage, reproductive failure, digestive dysfunction, impaired immunity, and cancer, among many other conditions, was immediately fired from his job, and the team of researchers who assisted him dismissed from their post within 24 hours from the time when the findings went public.

Arpad Pusztai, who is considered to be one of the worlds most respected and well-learned biochemists, had for three years led a team of researchers from Scotlands prestigious Rowett Research Institute (RRI) in studying the health effects of a novel GM potato with built-in Bt toxin. Much to the surprise of many, the team discovered that, contrary to industry rhetoric, Bt potato was responsible for causing severe health damage in test rats, a fact that was quickly relayed to the media out of concern for public health.

But rather than be praised for their honest assessment into this genetically-tampered potato, Pusztai and his colleagues were chastised by industry-backed government authorities, including British Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose office was discovered to have secretly contacted RRI just hours after Pusztai and his team announced the results of their study on television.

For speaking the truth, Pusztai was immediately fired from his position, and his team dismissed from their positions at the school.

Research out of Egypt finds similar results GMOs cause severe, long-term health damage

As reported recently in Egypt Independent, similar research by Hussein Kaoud from Cairo Universitys Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene also made some fascinating, though politically incorrect, discoveries about the effects of GMOs on the body. After feeding nine groups of rats varying combinations of GM soy, corn, wheat, and canola, Kaoud and his team observed that these genetic poisons clearly obstructed the normal function of the animals, affirming Pusztais research.

I recorded the alteration of different orga...

04:54

Venezuela Just Stopped Accepting US Dollars for Oil As Countries Join Forces to Kill US Petrodollar The Free Thought Project

petroldollarVenezuela just announced they will no longer accept US dollars for oil, as Russia and China create a system to bypass US petrodollar hegemony.

04:54

America's Racial Wealth Divide Is Worse Than Thought, Undermining the Middle Class and Deepening Under Trump OpEdNews

The median net worth of black and Latino families stands at just $11,000 and $14,000, respectively -- a fraction of the $134,000 owned by the median white family. Even more disturbing is that when consumer durable goods such as automobiles, electronics and furniture are subtracted, median wealth for black and Latino families drops to $1,700 and $2,000, respectively, compared to $116,800 for white households."

04:36

Pedophile Police Officer Who Raped Girl Was Allowed to Keep His Job Despite Being Caught Taking Pictures Up Young Girls Skirts Filming Cops

A UK pedophile police officer who groomed his victim for more than a decade had been allowed to keep his job despite being caught taking photographs of children eight

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04:34

Tomgram: Ariel Dorfman, A Tale of Two Donalds OpEdNews

The organizers of the white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville last month knew just what they were doing when they decided to carry torches on their nocturnal march to protest the dethroning of a statue of Robert E. Lee. That brandishing of fire in the night was meant to evoke memories of terror, of past parades of hate and aggression by the Ku Klux Klan in the United States and Adolf Hitler's Freikorps in Germany.

04:31

China Unshackles From Bitcoin: Beijing To Shut Down All Crypto Exchanges By The End Of September Political Vel Craft

    Yuan-denominated Bitcoin has crashed as much as 25% 35% in Chinese trading, plunging from 25,000 yuan to as a low of 16,000 on local exchanges BTCChina (and as low as 20,000 on OKCoin), following confirmation of last weeks Caixin report that Beijing would stop cryptocurrency exchange trading. Chinas second largest exchange, BTC China, []

04:31

NEO The Syrian Anti-terrorism Coalition is Winning Veterans Today

Jim W. Dean - The SAA struggles logistically with too many key tasks that all need to be done right away, like clearing ISIS from Deir Ezzor, widening the airport perimeter, and getting its forces west of the Euphrates to keep the Kurds from taking the oil fields there.

04:29

Halotherapy And Salt Rooms: Fresh Air For Lungs And Alternative Medicine TruthTheory

By Jefferey Jaxen via Waking Times

Salt has been an essential, virtually omnipresent part of medicine for thousands of years. It has been used as a remedy, a support treatment, and a preventive measure. Salt can be taken internally or applied topically and continues to be administered in an exceedingly wide variety of forms. Although popular and long established in Europe and many other countries, spelenotherapy and halotherapy are quickly catching on in America as powerful alternative and complementary medical modalities. Spelenotherapy is a method that uses the specific and unique properties of natural underground salt caves/mines to treat chronic and allergic respiratory disorders. Halotherapy involves salt aerosol inhalation and the use of saline solutions, typically utilizing a halogenerator.

Extensive Proven Research

Salt has been widely known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Once again, the United States appears to be behind in publicly-available research regarding this alternative therapy. Halotherapy is, and has been, medically and scientifically-proven to eliminate and/or significantly (statistically) decrease rhinitis, bronchitis (...

04:06

Rohingya Crisis: Muslim Refugees Are Met With Food And Water By Sikh Volunteers At Bangladesh Border TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

At a time when Rohingya refugees need help most, a Sikh organisation, Khalsa Aid, has come to their rescue. On September 9th, a group of volunteers from the organisation reached the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. They began helping thousands of starving Rohingya Muslims who were fleeing the violence in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma).

Since August 25th, an estimated 370,000 Rohingyas have fled the Myanmars Rakhine region. Myanmar has a dominant Buddhist community and the Rohingyas are a Muslim minority. They have been the targets of violence by both the state and Buddhist nationalist groups. Sadly, the Myanmar government refuses to recognise the Rohingyas as citizens and as a result, they have been denied basic rights and employment opportunities. They have faced persecution and have been told to follow Buddhism. The clash between Rohingya and Myanmar forces have led to entire Rohingya villages being burnt to the ground, causing widespread destruction for thousands of residents in the area.

Teknaf is a Bangladesh border town and many of the Rohingyas were camping in this location. Amarpeet Singh, Managing Director of Khalsa Aid, reported that the conditions at the camp were miserable to say the least. He also said it was our first day here today (Sunday) and we did a pre-assessment before launching a major relief operation. We had come prepared for providing relief to some 50,000 people, but there are more than three lakh (300,000) refugees here. They are living without water, food, clothes and shelter. Amarpreet also said that local people from the area were helping the organization in providing relief to the refugees. We are getting support from the local population but we need more support to feed so many refugees Amarpreet informed.

Jeevanjyot Singh, a Khalsa Aid volunteer also added that the refugees had come from Myanmar and had travelled for more than ten days. Since then, the children had no food or water. They are in dire n...

04:01

Tampa, FL: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Convergence Center Growing It's Going Down

The post Tampa, FL: Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Convergence Center Growing appeared first on It's Going Down.

The Mutual Aid Disaster Relief convergence center in Tampa is growing by the hour. The first aid station has grown into a wellness center, including acupuncture and other alternative medicine. Local community members know to drop off hurricane supplies that they didnt need. Community members also know to come here if supplies are needed. And that these supplies can be received with dignity.

Here, there are no powerful givers of aid and powerless receivers of aid. We are undermining that dynamic in a process that contributes to the liberation and consciousness-raising of everybody involved. Mobile distros base out of the space, channel their inner Robin Hood, and reach across Florida with supplies, especially to historically marginalized communities. We have funneled over 10 tons of food, water, diapers, and other supplies to hard-hit Immokalee, FL. a migrant farmworker town.

In Immokalee, we are working at the request of and in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, a human rights, farmworker justice movement with deep roots in the community. Immokalee expects to be without power for weeks to come and food in the city is scarce. Other needs are self-standing already functional photovoltaic solar arrays, solar generators, other solar equipment, phone battery packs, gas, large tarps, chainsaws, screening for windows, and medics to staff the first aid station we constructed.

In Tampa, we have partnered wi...

03:56

Silly Shit. Freethought Blogs

This is what happens when I get really stressed I start drawing weird shit. No, I dont know what it is. Dont care, either. Markers on scrap paper. This is most likely why my markers dont last long.

Oh yeah, this one, too:

C. Ford.

03:53

Donald Trump Is Just the Latest Republican to Stoke Racial Division OpEdNews

Trump's racism is particularly outlandish and malignant. As president, his actions are destructive. He is stoking hatred and fears that he should be calming. But he isn't "radically different" than the Republican party of the past years.

03:49

Airbnb, Lyft and Uber Are Among Tech Companies That Helped Improve The Disaster Response For Hurricane Harvey And Irma TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Today, app-based technology facilitates most of our daily lives. In light of the relief efforts conducted by big tech companies during Hurricane Irma, it appears that this technology is also enabling a new generation of disaster response.

Before the onset of Hurricane Irma in Florida, hospitality service provider Airbnb activated its very own disaster response program via their website. They encouraged hosts to list their homes for free in a call to action that read if you have available housing in the area indicated on the map, please consider making your home available. In addition, global technology giant Uber also placed a cap on fares ahead of Irmas landfall. They did this so that no one would get a higher than usual price when trying to get around in South Florida.

Elon Musk, founder of Tesla also unlocked the full capabilities of the Tesla battery to help customers flee the storm. Tesla sent an email to its customers across Florida which read Due to exceptional circumstances, and to help you better prepare to evacuate and get to safety, your vehicle has been adjusted at no cost to you to temporarily access the additional battery capacity until September 16th. Once Irma changed course, Uber and Lyft responded quickly and offered free rides to shelters near Tampa.

Tech companies, like Uber and Airbnb have established a peer-to-peer model which allows customers to make informed decision when using their services. Now, these companies have been able to use their technology to support many people duri...

03:43

100 Common Myths Dispelled In One Awesome, Eye-Opening Infographic TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

The concept of fake news might be new to some, but misinformation has plagued humanity for centuries. Fortunately, there is an antidote to this, and we have the people at GeekWrapped to thank.

In the following infographic, 100 common myths and misconceptions are debunked. The topics in question range from the human body to food, to history, to science.

GeekWrapped explained, For each debunked myth we made sure that there were at least three independent and trustworthy sources, including peer-reviewed research and sources from very reputable publishers. Theyre not kidding at the bottom of the infographic, one will find an extensive list (longer than the actual infographic, as IFLScience points out) of the sources used.

Some of the most notorious myths which are dispelled include Einstein failing at math in school (he didnt), bats being blind (theyre actually not), and the myth that humans only use about 10 percent of our brains (we use more, thankfully).

The only way forward in this emotionally-charged world is to become educated on common misconceptions so change may result. Study the following infographic (below), and prepare to forget a lot of what you thought you know.

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03:36

Our Time Here Is Limited- Are You Using Yours Effectively? (Video) TruthTheory

BLuke Miller Truth Theory

Life has been on earth for an estimated 3.8 billion years, humans an estimated 200 thousand years and the universe itself 13.7 billion years. In comparison we are here for a mere speck of time. However the paradox is if you use your time sufficiently you can do real significant work that contributes to moving yourself and humanity forward.

This video helps us to understand our time here on Earth and what you can achieve if you effectively utilise your time!

Please share this video!

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I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here

The post Our Time Here Is Limited- Are You Using Yours Effectively? (Video) appeared first on TruthTheory.

03:23

[WATCH] Pittsburg PD Officer Charged with Aggravated Sexual Battery and Official Misconduct Filming Cops

CRAWFORD COUNTY, KANSAS On September 12, 2017, former Pittsburg Police Officer Jessie Edward Loren Davis, 22 years of age, of Carthage, MO. surrendered himself to authorities at the Crawford

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03:16

Medicare For All Can Reshape the "Art of the Possible" OpEdNews

Medicare For All can be the flag for all of these health activism fronts, and all of them can be pursued with a single, unifying goal in mind: Dollar by dollar, life by life, public health insurance must be defended and expanded until it is available to everyone.

03:10

A Pretty Picture, But Freethought Blogs

Anyone know whats going on here? Dont know what kind of tree, sorry. Click for full size.

C. Ford.

03:04

The Not So Hidden Hand: Government & Wall Street Manipulation of Stock Markets Newsbud

Critical Questions for students of Economics and Finance, as well as for retail investors worldwide:  If you were shown how an academic discipline, or an investment marketplace, were rigged, or at the least, not fully what theyre officially sold as being, would you still invest your time, effort and/or hard earned cash?  Or would you want the truth, and to then plan accordingly around it?  Is fitting in that important to you to where youd potentially turn a blind eye to scientific and political realities involving financial corruption?  How long until you lose your shirt on said prescribed gamble?  In this episode of Money and Fear, well review evidence of government and big bankings manipulation of stock and other markets, and why theyre manipulated.  Short and long term goals for such interventions are considered, and how much more opaque itll all become in the future will be covered.  Hard numbers and graphs, advanced trading methods and Fed intervention all to keep you on you aware of modern moneys painted pictures.

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Show Notes

Former 'Plunge Protection Team' Member Warns "Blockchain Is Freaking Governments Out"

Former Coordinator of the Plunge Protection Team to be Nominated by Trump for Top Federal Reserve Position

Why the Fed Will Intervene If Stocks Fall Too Far

The invisible hand has an iron grip on America

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02:54

The Russia-China plan for North Korea: stability, connectivity OpEdNews

The crucial point is that both Seoul and Pyongyang went to Vladivostok, and talked to Moscow. Arguably the key question -- the armistice that did not end the Korean War -- has to be broached by Putin and the Koreans, without the Americans. The larger strategy of "RC" is clear -- a drive aimed at Eurasian connectivity. The question is how to convince the DPRK to play along.

02:49

Dr. Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying about New World Order Agents and Love Their Nonsense Veterans Today

From 2003 to 2012, over two thousand doctors and nurses, and over four hundred academics, have been assassinated in Iraq. Others have emigrated due to violence in the region.

02:48

Mainstream Media Defends Amazon Deleting Nearly All Negative Reviews of Hillary Clintons Book The Free Thought Project

amazonThe mainstream media was quick to defend Amazon after it deleted nearly 70 percent of the reviews on Hillary Clinton's new book.

02:33

WATCH: Uber Dash Cam Catches Cop Lying to Write a Ticket, Forces Him to Fess Up to the Scam The Free Thought Project

Once a cop realized his illegal ticket scheme was captured on video, he did a 180 and began being courteous and truthful.

02:33

[WATCH] Newark Customs Officers Arrested For Alleged Rape Table Assault Filming Cops

Three Customs and Border Protection officers working at Newark Liberty International Airport were arrested on Wednesday over a disturbing ritual dubbed a rape table. Tito Catota, 38, Parmenio I. Perez,

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02:31

Watch: St. Louis Cops Hit Parked Car, Then Blame It On Cars Owner Counter Current News

St. Louis police were caught on camera in a hit and run incident, sideswiping a legally parked car, and then they decided to blame the woman who owned the car.

Danielle Allen, the cars owner, says on July 26 at 2:49 a.m., a St. Louis police car hit her parked vehicle, reported Fox2.

My car was legally parked in front of my house and a police officer sideswiped it, stopped, then circled back a few times, Allen said. Pretty much a hit and run and leaving scene of an accident.

In the surveillance video, the patrol car knocks the mirror off of Danielles 2004 Maxima. She was only able to see who did it because of her home security cameras.

We reviewed the cameras, a good six hours worth, and noticed the police officer was the only one to come that close and make contact with it in my video, she said.

She reported it to police and said they were helpful at first, but things changed.

I got a letter saying the police officer was not responsible, not liable for accident, and is denying it all, she said.

Fox 2 News contacted the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the city counselors office. They said they had not seen the video but said they would review it.

The next day, Danielle says they told her she would not be held liable and that she would receive her $2,400 for damages.

We just reexamined the claim file, including the incident report, the video, and photos of both cars, said Nancy Kistler, Deputy City Counselor. Although the video is actually inconclusive, coupled with the photos, it suggests to me that it did indeed strike Ms. Allens car. Ms. Allen has already been contacted and informed that she will be compensated for the damage to her car.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

02:15

The Trump Administration Plans to End a Refugee Program for Children Articles and Investigations - ProPublica

The Trump administration plans to stop accepting refugee applications from children with U.S.-based parents from three violence-riddled Central American countries El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala according to the summary of a presentation the State Department made recently to refugee organizations.

The decision to end the Central American Minors program, which began in 2014 and is the only refugee program aimed at helping people from that region, could put hundreds of families split between two countries in a delicate situation.

The children will no longer be able to come legally to the U.S. Of course, they can still attempt to cross without authorization and then either request asylum or try to navigate the border region without being detained or injured just the kind of dangerous illegal immigration that the CAM program was meant to discourage. (And if the children do cross the border, as ProPublica recently reported, they could expose their parents to an investigation for child smuggling.)

Ending the program would force desperate children into the arms of smugglers and traffickers because they dont have a safe and orderly way to get to the U.S., said Lisa Frydman, a vice president of Kids In Need Of Defense, an immigration advocacy group. This administration is giving the unconscionable message that Central American children are not welcome here for protection.

Refugee organizations were alerted to the impending demise of CAM two weeks ago by State Department officials, according to a memo summarizing the meeting that was obtained by ProPublica.

We were told that [the State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration] will begin winding down the CAM program in its entirety, according to the summary, which circulated at one resettlement agency. Please note that this information was conveyed to us in person (verbally) with no documentation that we can share with you at this time the CAM refugee program will be discontinued no later than December 31, 2017, perhaps sooner.

A State Department spokesperson said that all aspects of the FY2018 resettlement program are under review but added that no decisions have been made. Asked about the meeting with the refugee agencies, the spokesperson responded, The State Department works closely with its resettlement partners and shares information as part of an ongoing dialogue and partnership. No formal announcement has been made to partners regarding the CAM program.

CAM admissions had already dwindled to a trickle. In August, 19 Central American refugees were admitted...

02:13

New Mexico Football Coach Fired For Telling Players To Stop Saying n*gger Counter Current News

A black football coach in New Mexico was fired after telling middle school players to stop using racial slurs.

Thomas Davis was terminated this week as assistant coach at Mesa Middle School, where hed worked for two years, after confronting players for calling each other n*gger on the sideline during a game, reported Raw Story.

Davis brought his concerns to head coach Gabriel Flores, but the head coach didnt seems to care. He told the assistant it wasnt his job to reprimand players, and then the 2 men scuffled.

Flores called 911, and police officers told both coaches to leave the field but only Davis was fired.

Davis thought he was doing the right thing by trying to stop the racist remarks.

I did what Ive been trained to do, corral the incident, Davis said. If youre not head in charge, you take it to the people in charge and let them handle it and thats exactly what I did.

Davis said he had spoken to the head coach before about the players using the racial slur, noting that it was not directed at opponents or did not seem to single out black players.

Ive addressed it several times with him, Ive addressed the kids several times, he said.

Davis said the kids use of the racial slur was out of control and they refused to stop without the help of the head coach, who just didnt seem to care.

The repercussions, from my part, Im no longer a coach, he said.

Davis addressed the incident Wednesday night at a Roswell School Board meeting, saying teachers and other school employees must make clear to students that racist language is unacceptable.

We teach reading, writing, mathematics and stuff like that, but as educators we need to teach social skills also, Davis told school officials.

(A...

02:09

Secret Reagan Documents Shed Light on US Manipulation of Foreign Governments The Anti-Media

Secret documents from the Reagan administration show how the U.S. embedded political action, i.e., the manipulation of foreign governments, in ostensibly well-meaning organizations, reports Robert Parry.

(CN)  Secret documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA proprietary, The Asia Foundation, in political action, an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments.

The documents from 1982 came at a turning-point moment when the Reagan administration was revamping how the U.S. government endeavored to manipulate the internal affairs of governments around the world in the wake of scandals in the 1960s and 1970s involving the Central Intelligence Agencys global covert operations.

Instead of continuing to rely heavily on the CIA, President Reagan and his national security team began offloading many of those political action responsibilities to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that operated in a more overt fashion and received funding from other U.S. government agencies.

But secrecy was still required for the involvement of these NGOs in the U.S. governments strategies to bend the political will of targeted countries. If the political action of these NGOs were known, many countries would object to their presence; thus, the secret classification of the 1982 White House memos that I recently obtained via a mandatory declassification review from the archivists at the Reagan presidential library in Simi Valley, California.

In intelligence circles, political action refers to a wide range of activities to influence the policies and behaviors of foreign nations, from slanting their media coverage, to organizing and training opposition activists, even to setting the stage for regime change.

The newly declassified memos from the latter half of 1982 marked an ad hoc period of transition between the CIA scandals, which peaked in the 1970s, and the creation of more permanent institutions to carry out these semi-secretive functions, particularly the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which was created in 1983.

Much of this effort was overseen by a senior CIA official, Walter Raymond Jr., who was moved to Reagans National Security Councils staff where he managed a number of interagency task forces focused on public diplomacy, psychological operations, and political action.

Raymond, who had held top jobs in the CIAs covert operations shop specializing in propaganda and disinformation, worked from the shadows inside Reagans White House, too. Raymond was rarely photographed although his portfolio of responsibilities was expansive. He brought into his orbit emerging stars, including Lt. Col. Oliver North (a...

02:08

[WATCH] Dont Tase Me, Im Pregnant! Mississippi Police Officer Ignores Pleas and Uses Stun Gun on Pregnant Woman Filming Cops

A police officer from Pass Christian, Mississippi, shocked a woman on the stomach with a stun gun after the woman begged the officer not to, saying she was pregnant, the

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02:03

War Crimes and Open Wounds: The Physician Who Took on Israeli Segregation Global Research

Featured image: Dr. Ruchama Marton in her home in Tel Aviv. (Shiraz Grinbaum/Activestills.org)

Ruchama Marton belongs to what you might call Generation 1.5 of Israels anti-occupation activists. She was slightly too young to belong to the small and avant-garde group

02:00

Data Insecurities: Why Equifax Hasnt Been Credit Worthy. Holds Information on 800 Million Consumers and almost 90 Million Businesses Global Research

It should not come as a shock that Equifax, one of the three big agencies that track credit status, has failed to protect the data it has on 143 million people. Nor should it be surprising that the company didnt

01:56

What Will Iran Do if Trump Tears Up the Nuclear Agreement? Global Research

Recently I was asked whether, if Trump succeeded in undermining the Joint Plan of Collective Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal, whether Iran would reply by going for broke to create a nuclear weapon. A related question is whether a

01:54

2 Corporate Owned Motel 6 Locations in Phoenix Suspected of Selling Undocumented Guest Info To ICE Counter Current News

Two Phoenix, Arizona Motel 6 locations have allegedly called federal immigration officials on undocumented guests who stayed at the motels.

A review of court records found that between February and August of this year, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made 20 arrests at the same two Motel 6 locations in Phoenix, reported Phoenix New Times.

In June, 33-year-old landscaper Manuel Rodriguez-Juarez rented a room at one of the Motel 6 locations. When the front-desk clerk asked for ID, Rodriguez-Juarez showed the only thing he hada Mexican voter-ID card.

About 6 hours later, 3 ICE agents came to the hotel room and took him into custody after authorities say he admitted that he was not authorized to be in the United States. He is now being held at an immigration detention center in Florence, Arizona while his lawyer tries to get him asylum.

According to the New Times, the statement of probable cause in Rodriguez-Juarezs case indicates that ICE officers were following a lead when they arrested him. Department of Homeland Security records say that ICEs Phoenix Mobile Criminal Alien Team Unit received information that gave the number of the exact room number in which Rodriguez-Juarez was staying.

Im thinking to myself, How would they know that? Rocha told the New Times. The client said he gave them a Mexican ID cardbut theres people who visit the U.S. all the time who have Mexican IDs. How does that establish that youre here without authorization?

Im assuming it was a Motel 6 personI dont know who else would have told themthinking, Hey, this guy doesnt speak English, he has a Mexican ID card, Im going to call ICE, Rocha added.

While Motel 6 corporate has not responded to inquiries about the arrests, employees at both locations told the New Times off the record that it is standard practice to send guest information to ICE.

We send a report every morning to ICEall the names of everybody that c...

01:54

Damaging Damages: Australias Actress Rebel Wilsons Defamation Case Global Research

Featured image: Rebel Wilson (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

There is very little to be gained pondering whether celebrity journalism should be protected with the zeal that some of its advocates do. A person with the dirt-directed fanaticism of a Piers Morgan

01:52

The Syrian Anti-terrorism Coalition Is Winning against ISIS-Daesh Global Research

Today, we talk a lot about terrorism, but we rarely talk about state terrorism.  Bianca Jagger

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advance on Deir Ezzor will go down as a modern example of a combined operations success against ISIS,

The missing foreign policy element in Clinton interviews Freethought Blogs

Glenn Greenwald writes that one notable missing element in Hillary Clintons book tour and media appearances has been the ignoring of the role that her disastrous policies of military intervention played in her defeat. He says that many media commentators seem to think that it was only domestic issues that played a role because it was absurd to think of Donald Trump as some kind of peace candidate. But Greenwald says that Trump shrewdly manipulated peoples anger over the state of endless wars that Clinton helped expand and perpetuate.

But a major part of this minimization is a misperception of the domestic political importance of these policies. From the beginning of his candidacy through the General Election, Trump rhetorically positioned himself as a vehement opponent of endless war, inveighing against both parties when doing so.

Though there is now a revisionist effort underway to falsely depict those who pointed this out as being gullible believers in Trumps dovish and anti-war credentials, the reality is that most of us who warned of the efficacy of Trumps anti-war campaign theme made explicitly clear that there was no reason to believe Trump would actually be dovish if he were elected. Indeed, from Trumps history of endorsing the wars he was denouncing to his calls for greater and more savage bombing to his desire to nullify the Iran Deal, there was ample reasons to doubt that he would usher in dovishness of any kind. But the point was that Trumps anti-war posturing was a politically potent approach because of how unpopular endless war and militarism have become:

These warnings about the efficacy of Trumps attacks on Americas bipartisan posture of Endless War largely fell on deaf ears. Clinton continued to defend the virtues of her record of militarism, and even now, those topics are excluded almost completely from discussions of why Clinton lost.

Clinton was uniquely ill-suited to channel this widespread sentiment given that she has vocally supported almost every proposed U.S. war and military intervention over the last 20 years (including ones Obama rejected in places such as Syria and Ukraine and, of course, Iraq). For that reason, she was one of the leading symbols of war and militarism, perhaps its most potent one, and Trump however deceitful and cynical it might have been positioned himself as her opposite.

One need not uncritically accept this maximalist conclusion to acknowledge the vital point: Clinton specifically and Democrats generally are perceived, with good reason, to be proponents of the policies of endless war which critical constituencies now despise. From a policy perspective, endless war and militarism shape virtually every key...

01:50

Gold, Oil and De-Dollarization? Russia and Chinas Extensive Gold Reserves, China Yuan Oil Market Global Research

The 1944 Bretton Woods international monetary system as it has developed to the present is become, honestly said, the greatest hindrance to world peace and prosperity. Now China, increasingly backed by Russiathe two great Eurasian nationsare taking decisive steps to

01:44

Reagan Documents Shed Light on U.S. Meddling Global Research

Secret documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA proprietary, The Asia Foundation, in political action, an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments.

The documents from

01:43

North Korea Solution Depends on Containment of the US John Pilger Global Research

No one wants nuclear war, yet that is the trajectory the US and NATO are on with not just North Korea, but potentially China and Russia too, journalist John Pilger fears. In fact, he says the crisis over North Korea

01:40

The UN Losing Poker Hand in Libya Global Research

Featured image: Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar

In poker, smart players know that the best thing to do with a weak hand is dump it.

Not so the United Nations. Libya is doubling down on backing the failing Government of National

01:38

Another Threat to British Democracy Emerges Global Research

The Prevent strategy originally set up in 2006 by Tony Blairs government was reviewed by the 2011 coalition government and then fully updated in a 116 page document that describes the potential threat of terrorism in Britain:

Intelligence indicates

01:37

An Economic Lesson for China and Russia Global Research

Is there anyone in Trumps government who is not an imbecile?

After years of endless military threats against Russiaremember CIA deputy director Mike Morell saying on TV (Charlie Rose show) that the US should start killing Russians to give them

01:34

NGOs Demand Olympic Authorities End Rainforest Destruction and Human Rights Abuses Connected to Tokyo 2020 Olympics Construction Global Research

TOKYO/LIMA Today, 47 civil society organizations delivered an open letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Tokyo 2020 Olympic authorities, at the start of the IOC Executive Board Meeting in Lima, Peru. The letter reiterated grave and

01:33

Cleveland Mother Stabbed Boyfriend 6 Times After Finding Him Naked On Her 12 Year Old Daughter Counter Current News

A Cleveland woman reportedly had a fit of righteous rage after she found her boyfriend laying naked on top of her 12 year old daughter.

Neither the mother nor the man has been charged yet in connection with the incident that happened in the citys Stockyards neighborhood. However, police are looking into it as a potential rape case, reported Cleveland.com.

Around 2:30 am Tuesday, the unidentified woman ran outside screaming for help. She then called police saying that her boyfriend tried touching her daughter and she stabbed him.

The unidentified man was stabbed 5 times in his chest and once in the back of his head with a pocket knife and was treated at MetroHealth.

Their stories vary quite a bit:

The man claims his girlfriend may have attacked him out of jealousy because she thought her 12-year-old daughter may have had feelings for him, and then declined to offer any further details.

The woman told police that she was on her way to bed when she saw her boyfriend on top of the young girl, and In a fit of rage, [she] grabbed her pocket knife and attacked him, the police report indicates.

The 12-year-old told investigators that the man touched her under her clothing, removed her pants and took his clothes off as well. He then told her, This is what it is like in the real world when you have a boyfriend, before sexually assaulting her, officials say.

The report says the two adults struggled over the knife as they fought. The man grabbed the mother by her neck, threw her against the wall and later kicked down the front door after she pushed him outside.

The girl underwent a sexual assault examination at MetroHealth, the report notes, but the results have not been made public.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

01:33

Facing a Major Attack on Academic Freedom in Canada Global Research

Sixteen years after the event, 9/11 stands as striking evidence of an insidious assault on science. Officialdoms dogged adherence to a discredited account of 9/11 stands as a stark illustration of this phenomenon. The subordination of scientific method to the

01:24

Is Israel Is Getting Ready for a Major War? And No One Is Talking About It Global Research

Last week, Israel began holding its largest military drill in 20 years, and it was specifically designed to simulate a war with Hezbollah.

From the Independent:

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) has deployed thousands of air, sea and land

01:21

UN Security Council Imposes Severe Sanctions on North Korea. China Endorses Sanctions Regime Global Research

Under heavy pressure and threats from Washington, the UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday evening for harsh new economic sanctions on North Korea following its sixth nuclear test, the largest to date, on September 3. Far from easing tensions

01:17

US Sent Weapons to Syria Through Germanys Ramstein Military Base Report Global Research

Featured image: US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft assigned to Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany, flies over the Ramstein AB tower, before retiring to the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC) or bone yard at Davis-Monthan Air Force

01:15

After Being Turned Down by Iraqs Parliament Yesterday, the Kurdistan Barazani Regime Now Tries to Make Kurdistan Independent by Force Global Research

After Yesterdays unanimous vote on not allowing Kurdistans separation by the Iraqi parliament, forces of the so-called Peshmerga militias (armed forces of the Iraqi Kurdistans ruling Barazani regime) suddenly started to spread in the areas of of Kirkuk, Daquq and

01:12

Video: Syrian Army Clearing Eastern Homs Pocket From ISIS Global Research

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF), and the Qalamoun Shield Forces (QSF) have liberated the villages of Um Rujm, Amudiyah, Rasm Sawwanah, Unq al-Hawa, Khan, Luwaybidah, and Darwishiyah from ISIS in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah

00:44

Israeli De-Development of Occupied Palestine Global Research

VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

A new UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report strongly criticized Israeli de-development of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza the

Thursday, 14 September

23:38

Accused of War Crimes, Saudi Arabia Investigates Themselves and Finds No Wrongdoing Activist Post

By Carey Wedler Amid international calls for an independent inquiry into Saudi war crimes in Yemen, the Kingdom has investigated itself and found it has...

22:01

Trump administration embraces spending bill with increases for Indian programs Indianz.Com News

Just a few months after calling for drastic cuts to health, education, social service and other programs in Indian Country, the Trump administration has changed course.

20:59

Another fatal accident in Nebraska linked to alcohol sales near reservation border Indianz.Com News

Another fatal accident in Nebraska is being linked to the sale of alcohol near the Pine Ridge Reservation.

20:07

Yerington Paiute Tribe plans medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation site Indianz.Com News

The Yerington Paiute Tribe is joining the medical marijuana industry after signing a compact with the state of Nevada.

19:36

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe acquires culturally significant property for $1.1 million Indianz.Com News

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe purchased 32 acres at Tawas Lake, an important wild rice cultivation site in Michigan.

17:17

Ivan Star Comes Out: Yet another incident of racism at a restaurant in Rapid City Indianz.Com News

Based on our past encounters with racist activity and knowing we will face the potency of the Rapid City government, we now quietly take our money elsewhere.

17:10

Native Sun News Today: Family seeks justice for murder on Pine Ridge Reservation Indianz.Com News

The family of Vincent 'Vinny' Brewer, Jr. are still coping with the loss of their loved one to violence on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

16:49

Controversy lingers over 'Scaffold' sculpture depicting hangings of Dakota men Indianz.Com News

A museum in Minnesota continues to face questions in connection with a controversial sculpture that depicted the execution of 38 Dakota men in 1862.

15:38

Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate citizens share original works with Lakota Music Project Indianz.Com News

Eight citizens of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate are debuting their original compositions as part of the Lakota Music Project in South Dakota.

10:30

Joe T. Hodo: Make Disasters More Profitable! The Narco News Bulletin

The candidate of the GUERO party ticket urges Mexicans to send him money to compensate his losses after Hurricane Harvey in Houston

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