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Friday, 22 September


A document signed Jacques Foccart establishes the practice of targeted assassinations by the French State (Jacques Follorou) Tlaxcala

21/09/2017 - A document extracted from the archives of the adviser to General de Gaulle shows how, during the war in Algeria, a German engineer found himself in the crosshairs of the external services. Sergio Aquindo ...


European birds update Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Ireland says about itself:

Common garden birds 16 05 2013

For bird lovers. Featuring European Robin, House Sparrow, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Starling and Jackdaw.

From BirdLife:

The Bird Bulletin Vol. 13

By Gui-Xi Young

The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

TRIAL & ERROR right now the battle over Biaowiea is being fought in the European Court of Justice (ECJ). As Poland continues to defy the ECJs injunction over its illegal logging activities, the European Commission has told the court that the desecration of Europes last ancient forest must warrant financial penalties. BirdLife now calls on the Commission to demand fines that are severe enough to show that crime doesnt pay.

Follow #Biaowiea and #SaveBiaowiea  to watch the story unfold and sign WeMoves Defend the Forest petition.

A Tern for the better a 12 mile stretch of Englands North Sea coastline has just been designated a Marine Special Protection Area (SPA), ensuring greater protection for some 200,000 seabirds. This area of Northumberland is the most important site in the UK for Arctic, Common and Roseate terns....


'US Secret Services' tried to nab 29 Russian troops in Syria ... and got their butts kicked Signs of the Times

Now this is something you won't see on NBC nightly news. The Russian military spokesman in this briefing, General Sergei Rudskoi, in a matter-of-fact deadpan, explains that 'US Secret Services', and their Al Qaeda proxies, had a very, very bad day yesterday. Americans love bombing small, defenseless countries into the stone age, it's part of their culture like baseball, apple pie, and morbid obesity. One of the things they never do, however, is pick on a country that can fight back.


How Science Helps To Live In The Modern World World Truth.TV

Science dedicates itself to the discovery of the objective facts about the world around us. The more we know about the world, the easier it is to live in it. Some people undermine the importance of scientists in the modern society and think that scientific research demands too much funding. However, scientific discoveries are crucial []


Scientists Are Creating the Vaccine That Could End Tooth Decay Awareness Act

Currently, regular visits to the dentist are important. We go as much as possible to maintain our oral health and things generally go over well, right?

That being said, tooth decay seems to be a big issue for a lot of people. So much so that researchers from the Wuhan Institution of Virology (WIOV) are working on a vaccine to help fight it and boost oral health in general. They recently were able to publish a study in the journal Scientific Reports that explains this in more detail.

This research is being led by scientist Yan Huimin whose team tested a fusion of proteins in an attempt to prevent the development of dental caries or cavities. These were caused by the bacteria Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans). Chinese researchers have attempted in the past to protect people against caries through fusing the recombinant PAc (rPAc) proteins of S. mutans with the C-terminal of E. coli-derived recombinant flagellin (KF) proteins. That method while effective seemed to have far too many unwanted side effects.

In an attempt to reduce these negative effects researchers developed the second generation of their flagellin-rPAc fusion protein this vaccine was given to mice who did not have caries and showed intended results in about 64 percent. It also proved effective in mice that had developed caries already around 54 percent.



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Report: US Airstrikes Killed 433 Civilians In Raqqa In August MintPress News

A new report from British NGO Airwars estimates that US airstrikes against the ISIS capital city of Raqqa in August killed at least 433 civilians.

They reported 5,775 bombs, shells, and missiles dropped in the city in that period.

Airwars said that the level of US-led coalition airstrikes against Raqqa is even higher than in the Iraqi city of Mosul, where US airstrikes killed massive numbers of civilians. They added that the effects on Raqqas trapped civilians have been equally devastating.

They added that the effects on Raqqas trapped civilians have been equally devastating.

While the Pentagon announced that more strikes were dropped on Raqqa in August than any other time in the war, they have yet to offer a figure on civilians killed in August. They instead offered a generic statement on how they are conducting the most accurate campaign ever.

Related | UN Warns US Inflicting Unacceptable Civilian Casualties In Syria

An estimated 20,000 civilians are believed to still be trapped in Raqqa, which is being invaded by US-backed Kurdish forces.

Though US officials have claimed at times the Kurds have gained major territory in the fight, there is still no estimate of how much longer it will last, and US airstrikes are going to continue to be a deadly reality for Raqqa for the foreseeable future.

Read the Airwars report below

Download the PDF file .

Top photo | A U.S. soldier stands near Syrian children on a road that links to Raqqa, Syria, Wednesday, July 26, 2017.(AP/Hussein Malla)

The post Report: US Airstrikes Killed 433 Civilians In Raqqa In August appeared first on MintPress News.


Drone Strike Hits Tribal Areas As US-Pakistan Tensions Rise MintPress News

A US drone strike on Friday, September 15th, killed three men in the tribal area of Kurram, which lies on the border with Afghanistan, according to government and security officials as well as tribal sources.

The attack is the first since President Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan in a speech last month. In it he vowed to no longer be silent about Pakistans safe havens for terrorist organizations, sparking concerns the drone war in the country may escalate.

Fridays strike is reported to have hit a compound belonging to Maulvi Mohib, who sources in the Afghan Taliban have said is affiliated with the Haqqani Network. The Haqqani Network are believed to be behind numerous attacks in Afghanistan, including the devastating truck bomb that hit Kabul on May 31.

The strike was the fifth to have taken place this year. Strikes resumed in Pakistan in March, nearly two months after President Trump came into office, following a nine-month hiatus. They have been sporadic since their resumption, with the strike before the latest one hitting in mid-June.

All but one of the strikes have hit Pakistans tribal areas. On June 13, however, a strike was reported to have taken place in Hangu, located in the so-called settled areas of Pakistan.

Related | US Revives Afghanistan Airdrops, Signaling Escalation Of Conflict

The strike was only the third outside the tribal areas in 429 strikes since 2004. It angered Pakistans military chief, who shortly after called on the US to share actionable intelligence with Islamabad and warned that unilateral actions, such as drone strikes, were counterproductive.

Tensions between the US and Pakistan have been escalating in recent months, as the US administration has been exploring ways to hardens its approach towards Pakistan. The US is said to be eyeing up several measures  including expanding the drone program.


Mueller investigative focus on Manafort spans 11 years Signs of the Times

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is reaching back more than a decade in its investigation of Paul Manafort, a sign of the pressure Mueller is placing on President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman. The FBI's warrant for a July search of Manafort's Alexandria, Virginia, home said the investigation centered on possible crimes committed as far back as January 2006, according to a source briefed on the investigation. The broad time frame is the latest indication that Mueller's team is going well beyond Russian meddling during the campaign as part of its investigation of Trump campaign associates. Manafort, who has been the subject of an FBI investigation for three years, has emerged as a focal point for Mueller.


Suspect in Starbucks robbery may sue Good Samaritan who stopped him Signs of the Times

A man credited with stopping a robbery of a Starbucks in July might now be sued by the suspect, over wounds the would-be robber received from the Good Samaritan. Ryan Flores, 30, is facing charges for second-degree robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a robbery of a Fresno Starbucks. Flores was arrested after he allegedly tried to rob a barista with a fake gun and wearing a Transformers mask - and in the process, he was subdued by a customer and stabbed with his own knife. Cregg Jerri, 58, was that customer, and he intervened in the attempted robbery by hitting Flores with a chair from behind. Flores pulled out a knife and fought back, with the two men wrestling over the weapon. Jerri sustained a stab wound to the neck, but was able to take the knife away, and stab Flores an apparent 17 times during the fight.


Audit of the Department of Justices Handling of Known or Suspected Terrorists Admitted into the Federal Witness Security Program Audit, September 2017 The Black Vault


The federal Witness Security Program (WITSEC Program) was established to provide for the security, health, and safety of government witnesses whose lives are at risk as a result of their testimony against organized crime members, drug traffickers, terrorists, and other major criminals. 1 Since the WITSEC Programs inception in 1971, more than 8,700 witnesses and over 9,900 family members and other associates of witnesses have been admitted into the WITSEC Program.
Within this population, there are known or suspected terrorists (KSTs) who have agreed to cooperate in major terrorism investigations and prosecutions, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building attack in Oklahoma City, the 1998 East Africa Embassy bombings, a 2007 plot to bomb John F. Kennedy Airport, and a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subway system.

In May 2013, the Department of Justice (Department) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued an interim report on the Departments handling of KSTs admitted into the USMS WITSEC Program. The report included 16 recommendations to the Office of the Deputy Attorney General to improve information sharing among entities responsible for the WITSEC Program and reduce the risk to the public when admitting KSTs into the WITSEC Program. As we described in that report, we found that the Department had not identified all KSTs admitted into the WITSEC Program; lacked adequate and appropriate oversight of
these individuals; did not ensure that the identities of KSTs admitted into the WITSEC Program were placed on the governments consolidated terrorist watchlist,
as appropriate; and did not appropriately share information with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other national security stakeholders, thus preventing these stakeholders from taking necessary precautions with respect to, and properly monitoring, these individuals.

In this report, we follow up on findings in our May 2013 report to determine whether the corrective actions taken by the FBI, USMS, and OEO sufficiently addressed the risks we identified. Specifically, our objectives for this audit were to evaluate the Departments: (1) handling of KSTs admitted to the WITSEC Program; (2) practices for watchlisting and the processing of encounters with this group of WITSEC Program participants; and (3) procedures for mitigating
risks to the public...


Early snowfall leaves 12 foot snow base on mountains in Alaska (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Holy Sh*t... this video is from yesterday, not February, not March, YESTERDAY. Can it be winter yet? From Silverton Mountain Guides: September 20, 2017.... Who loves skiing and snowboarding more than Silverton Mountain Guides? The Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska heli-skiing crew made the first turns of the season after a series of potent early storms recently pounded Alaska. The early season snowfall in Alaska has left a 12 foot base of snow at elevation, so the heli crew wasted no time firing up the chopper and skiing and snowboarding. What they found was incredible deep powder and miles and miles of untracked snow. The Silverton Mountain Guides Alaska Heli team took 6 runs on the first day of the season (September 19th ) with each run steeper than the previous run as they discovered the snow was deep and stable. Many people can understand spring fever but this team has snow fever. As soon as the snow hits the ground they are ready to tear it up as Silverton Mountain Guides passion for the mountains and snow is unmatched in its authenticity. With the most heli terrain in Alaska, the Silverton Mountain Guides typically find new and amazing terrain each time they venture out and it's deep out there right now, folks!


Cryptocurrencies at online entertainment Hang The Bankers

Using cryptocurrencies at online gaming is something that a lot of people want. There seems to be a strong overlap between the people who like to use cryptocurrencies and the people who enjoy gaming of all kinds. It makes sense that this would be the case, even though people are not always able to use


French cardinal Philippe Barbarin to face trial for not reporting child abuse Signs of the Times

A senior French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin, is to be tried on charges of not reporting historical child abuse, according to reports. The clergyman, who is also the Archbishop of Lyon, was once tipped as a successor to Pope Francis. But he and six other priests have been ordered to appear in court for allegedly not speaking out against abuse said to be committed by another clergyman, Bernard Preynat, in the 1980s.


UN Environment Chief: Donald Trump Cant Stop The End Of The Oil Age MintPress News

Erik Solheim, the worlds leading environment diplomat, has a message for Donald Trump: hes not as important as he thinks he is.

President Reagan did not start the digital economy. Nor did politicians in the UK start the industrial revolution. It was the power of business, markets, and technology which forged ahead. People dramatically overplay the importance of Trump.

Over the course of our conversation, the head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), sets out his worldview clearly and concisely.

The global economy is changing, the oil age is coming to an end and its up to global leaders to decide whether they are on board with that or not.

We are moving rapidly to a green economy. The only question is whether we are moving fast enough, he says.

We are way beyond a turning point and key players from the oil economy understand the need for change. I just got back from Saudi Arabia.

There isnt another country in the world that has benefited more from the oil economy than Saudi Arabia, but everyone I spoke to there recognized the need for change.

The former Norwegian environment minister and center-left politician has been the head of UNEP for a little over a year.

In that time, hes seen his agenda hit first by Brexit and then Trump.

He speaks about the situation in Britain, urging the government to maintain strong ties with the EU on environmental issues.

Speaking as a Norwegian, obviously Im not going to lecture anyone on EU membership!

The primary issue of concern is that the European Union has, over the years, built up an extremely comprehensive catalog of environmental protection measures.

Related | Oil, Gas, Geopolitics Guide US Hand In Playing The Rohingya Crisis

Its crucial that these not be jeopardized not just for the sake of the planet, but for the sake of the British people. I also hope that the UK will continue to work closely with its European partners on advancing the goals of the Paris Agreement.

As we can see in Europe and around the world, positive climate action is spurring innovation, jobs and growth. From a purely economic standpoint, its not in anybodys interest to opt out of this.

They have plans to invest heavily in solar and renewables. They want a more balanced economy. They understand the technological shift of the world.

For Solheim, Trumps decision to take the US out of the Paris agreement is a blip. An outlier, that doesnt change the overall trajectory of the global economy.

Obviously, President Trumps decision to leave t...


Its being alleged that PRC is assisting N Korea in various ways with their missile tests and launches blogfactory

September 14, 2017 5:00 am

BY: Bill Gertz

Beijing says vehicles were for civilian use, not covered by sanctions

Chinese military support to North Koreas missile programs included transfers of rocket transporters, according to a new report by a United Nations panel of experts.

The report by the expert panel of the UN Security Council identified Chinese-origin trucks shown in a military parade last April carrying Chinas new KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile.

The trucks carried the Sinotruk logo on the fuel tank and shared some identical features with the Sinotruk Howo 66 series trucks shown at the 10 October 2015 military parade, the report said.

It is the second significant transfer of strategic missile technology from China identified by the panel.

In June 2013 the panel revealed the sale by China in 2011 of six to eight transporter erector launchers, known as TELs, that are now part of North Koreas first road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile system, the KN-08.


China claimed the KN-08 TEL vehicles were sold as lumber haulers. However, analysts said the 16-wheel launchers are too wide for logging roads. The launchers are made by the Sanjiang Special Truck Co. of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC...


Some herbivorous dinosaurs really omnivorous? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2012 video from the USA says about itself:

Maiasaura: Learn About Dinosaurs with World Books Professor Nick

Maiasaura was a large plant-eating dinosaur noted for its nesting behavior. Its name means good mother lizard, though dinosaurs were not lizards. Evidence suggests that its hatchlings were completely dependent on their parents for food and protection. Maiasaura lived about 75 to 80 million years ago in the area of what is now Montana. It belonged to a group known as duckbilled dinosaurs or hadrosaurids. These dinosaurs ate plants using a beak that somewhat resembled a ducks bill.

By Carolyn Gramling, 9:00am, September 21, 2017:

Shhhh! Some plant-eating dinos snacked on crunchy critters

Crustacean shells discovered in fossilized poop reveal diet secrets of ancient herbivores

Some dinosaurs liked to cheat on their vegetarian diet.

Based on the shape of their teeth and jaws, large plant-eating dinosaurs are generally thought to have been exclusively herbivorous. But for one group of dinosaurs, roughly 75-million-year-old poop tells another story. Their fossilized droppings, or coprolites, contained tiny fragments of mollusk and other crustacean

Mollusks and crustaceans are two different groups.

shells along with an abundance of rotten wood, researchers report September 21 in Scientific Reports. Eating the crustaceans as well as the wood might have given the dinosaurs an extra dose of nutrients during breeding...


7 Common Phrases Chronic Liars Use to Deceive and Manipulate Awareness Act

A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Mark Twain

 Every one of us lies at one time or another, be it a small white lie designed to protect those around us or a much larger lie with the purpose of manipulating and controlling life around us. There are times that these lies are easy to spot, so incredibly over the top that they cant possibly be the truth, however, there are also many times that we may find ourselves confused, questioning whether the words that we hear are rooted in truth or fiction.



There is no official diagnosis for those that engage in the act of compulsive lying. Instead, those who actively partake in this habit are often found to be suffering from conditions for which the compulsive lying is merely a symptom, such as narcissistic, antisocial and borderline personality disorders. When asked to describe compulsive liars Charles Ford, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama Birmingham said, words seem to follow out of their mouths without them thinking about it. This is not a conscious decision for most of these individuals, but rather something that seems to come to them naturally without consideration.

How, then, are we expected to know who we can trust, and who we cannot? How can we spot a compulsive liar?

Watch for these 7 common traits used in communication by compulsive liars


  1. They keep their answers short

When directly asked a question, compulsive liars will make a point of answering in short, simple answers. They believe that doing so will allow them to avoid revealing too much, thus avoiding the chance of accidentally exposing their lies.


  1. They include a great deal of detail in their explanations

In an attempt to make their li...


Watch: RAF Pilots Use Drone-Controlled Single Missile to Stop ISIS Public Execution 2,000 Miles Away The Daily Sheeple

This is the moment an RAF drone stopped a public execution staged by Islamic State with a single Hellfire missile.

Astonishing footage released for the first time shows crowds of civilians being forced at gunpoint to gather in a Syrian town to watch an execution.

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South Korea conducts first test of 'advanced stealth missile' Signs of the Times

South Korea has conducted its first live-fire drill for an advanced air-launched cruise missile that would strengthen its pre-emptive strike capability against North Korea in the event of crisis, according to Seoul's Defence Ministry. The missile, manufactured by Germany's Taurus Systems, has a maximum range of 500 kilometres and is equipped with stealth characteristics that will allow it to avoid radar detection before hitting North Korean targets. On Wednesday, the South Korean military said the Taurus missile - fired from an F-15 fighter jet - travelled through obstacles at low altitudes before directly hitting a specific target off the country's western coast.


UK weapons peddlers pay pitiful tax on vast Saudi arms sales Signs of the Times

The UK arms industry has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from its dealings with Saudi Arabia during the conflict in Yemen, but the UK government has received just $40m of corporation tax, a new report says. The report, released by children's charity War Child, claims that corporations, including BAE systems and Raytheon, have made an estimated $775m in profit on $8bn worth of revenue by selling arms to Saudi Arabia between March 2015 and the end of 2016. Yet corporation tax receipts since the war in Yemen began stands at just $40m, something the NGO describes as "pitiful".


Coffee and TV Duck of Minerva

I am (sort of) on vacation and visiting the Motherland. In the meantime, I allowed myself a couple of days of couch potato mode that included some Russian TV. A political scientist in me is never on holiday so while flipping through some mainstream channels I made a little Russian TV digest for the Duck. I am not repeating Gary Steyngarts experiment of watching Russian TV for a week at the Four Seasons, mostly because early career researchers dont have money for 5* hotels and my mum cooks better than Michelin restaurants. Lets skip the morning shows that, fortunately, dont include the benefits of urine therapy anymore and just try to persuade Russian women to wear high heels otherwise they wont find a man and will never be happy.

Moving on to news segments on Channels One and Two. It was a Morgan Freeman and UN General Assembly Day. Most channels competed in their singers on what the hell an actor does investigating Russian election interference, showing Morgan Freeman in front of the destroyed Capitol Hill building and recommending him to stick to playing presidents on the big screen. To be honest, Russian TV, I am with you on that one. Committee to investigate Russia made quite a splash with Morgan Freemans video plea, but Rob Reiner? Charlie Sykes? Do any of them even speak Russian? They should definitely hire a Russian expert who testified for the U.S. Helsinki Commission  and  called all Western journalists working in Moscow Putins stooges  Molly McKew. Want to know if she speaks Russian? Take a guess.

Even though #45 is still better than Killary, Russian TV newscasters couldnt resist poking fun at Donnys missteps, the Rocket Man, the forgotten handshake, all was meticulously noted and sniggered at. Only Ukraines President Poroshenko was awarded the same amount of ridicule for his speech at the Security Council. He was recommended to stick with Morgan Freeman and do theatre performances. The reason for that remark was Ukraines president showing more Russian passpor...


We didn't normalize Trump, we normalized the Left's violence Signs of the Times

Last week, conservative Ben Shapiro gave a speech. At Berkeley. And all across America, people watched their screens to see what sort of violence would erupt. Reality was anticlimactic. Law enforcement was out in force, at an estimated price tag of $600,000. Concrete barriers were erected to hold back the liberal "antifa," and police obtained permission in advance to use pepper spray. Much of campus was locked down and cleared out. Nine people were arrested. And so, Shapiro arrived, gave his speech, and departed without the mayhem we've become accustomed to seeing at such appearances. And collective relief was sighed. But how relieved should we be that this is what it takes to maintain order in the face of ... a speech? On the one hand it shows that even in the heart of antifa territory, police and authorities that are actually determined to control them can do so. That's good to know (and gives the lie to chicken authorities who would give antifa a heckler's veto). And yet, those authorities could be forgiven for feeling daunted, even aggrieved, when they realize that every speaker antifa doesn't like means vast sums, and considerable effort, expended on turning your public spaces into a demilitarized zone.


Man Helps His Girlfriend Deal With Depression in The Most Heartwarming Way Awareness Act

Depression is something that affects many people across the globe. It is easily one of the most common mental illnesses and while there are treatment methods available,  we could all use a little extra help.

A Reddit user who goes by Bovadeeez felt the need to make a post about how he helps his girlfriend cope with her depression and of course, this inspirational message went viral. His photo was of the comfort jar he made for his lady. You see, she suffers from both anxiety and depression and this jar is a way to make her feel as special as she is to him.

He filled this jar with different colored popsicle sticks and wrote a message on them all. The orange ones are inspirational quotes while the yellow ones are positive reminders and so forth. He said in his post that he even added a fine tipped sharpie to the jar with some blank sticks so that she could record moments she felt happy to look back on.

Other Reddit users are praising him and posting their own tips and tricks for helping their partners deal with depression. Other users mention how their partners have done similar things and note how helpful things like this can be. Just a small thoughtful gesture like this can go so far. The ruts depression locks you into are terrible and anything that helps should be encouraged.

User shadowblazer19 has this to say:

It can be difficult. I know from my own depression experiences it kind of felt like I was present in my brain but looking at a screen, separate from the life around me like it was walled off. Ive felt like this for months. Only getting back to reality for moments like seeing a close friend or family, even traveling and even then I felt it calling me back. When I get out of it, I just felt present again. Like breathing fresh air after being underwater far past my normal limit. It can be difficult for people and do something like this may help immensely. Im sure itll be appreciated!

Since making his post, he has received quite a bit of positive feedback. With over 400 comments on this thread, it is safe to say that this is something that can benefit most people who are dealing with depression. It seems his girlfriend is quite lucky to have such a sweet boyfriend.

If you know someone who is suffering from depression, you may too want to make them a comfort jar. Check out the video below for instructions on how to make one and surprise that special someone in your life. Do you think this was a gift worth giving? (Keep in mind the jar in the video is for mystery dates but you can put whatever you want on the popsicle sticks to make one similar to the one Bovadees made.)



Life with a psychopath for a boyfriend: He 'tried so hard to destroy every shred of who I was as a person' Signs of the Times

A woman banned from wearing makeup for two years because her partner claimed it would 'attract other men' is finally getting over her ordeal. Lauren Richmond, 22, was beaten black and blue by fiance Jordan Greaves, 23, during their stormy relationship. But after he was finally convicted of assault, Lauren managed to enroll in a makeup and beauty therapy course and is now training to become a beauty therapist. The 22-year-old, originally from Huddersfield, said: 'There are no words to explain how awful it feels to be trapped in a violent relationship, especially since Jordan tried so hard to destroy every shred of who I was as a person. 'I had always adored using makeup and experimenting with how I looked, but through his own insecurities he banned me from using it completely, terrified it would draw attention from other men. 'I have been completely scarred by what Jordan put me through, and I still have days when I wonder if I'm good enough, and feel I have to ask permission to wear certain clothes, makeup or even see my friends. 'Some days I don't even want to leave the house, and I often video call a friend so I can be sure I'm not being followed. He controlled so many elements of my life.'


The Virus Of Religion: An Ancient War On Human Consciousness The Event Chronicle

By Karlos Kukuburra

So you thought you wanted enlightenment? Thought that life would be all peachy and smooth sailing when the veils of illusion were lifted? Those who have become dis-illusioned and havent slid back into denial after seeing what was on the other side, or run in the opposite direction with their first taste of enlightenment realize that waking up is hard work!

So what is behind these veils of constructed reality, one might ask? To put it in succinct terms, what lies behind the social conditioning is this: That our society is the product of an extraterrestrial race that moves and breathes and even breeds beneath the surface of all of human history.

Its much easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled such is the nature of confirmation bias and other psychological tools of manipulation. Breaking free of the ancient, historical constant of mind control is an ongoing process of waking up out of a state of denial. Spiritual emergence and awakening involves a physiological break from the consensus social agreements of our planetary cultures.

The realization that you have been fooled beyond belief can cause a great deal of inner turmoil to arise: utter dismay, a sense of humiliation, and a resulting backlash from friends and family who continually (and unconsciously) attempt to pull you back in line with the accepted mainstream groupthink. In this process of breaking free from the enslavement of human consciousness, if you dont have days where you completely question your sanity, I would suggest that you arent really waking up. Here is the only piece of advice that reflects the truth of this process: Get used to it!

There is no use asking agents of the Matrix to validate the truth of your awakening, for you will only end up being diagnosed and medicated. You are simply becoming sane in an insane world. Now, more than ever, it is time for those who have already lifted these veils of deception to assist others who need the survival band-aid ripped off quickly. A considerably-revised history lesson with regards to our true human origins is in order for the majority of humanity. Access the information, educate yourself, grab the sword of truth, and start swinging.

We must be willing to take a very direct look at what factors are inhibiting and obstructing our ability to see how the currently-implemented planetary paradigm has emerged from a history of violence...


Cops beat woman 'like a rag doll' over failure to use turn signal Signs of the Times

In the land of the free, police claim the right to detain and extort you for failing to signal a turn in your vehicle. If you do not immediately comply with said detainment, police will claim the right to use violence and often deadly force against you to carry out this extortion. Kim Townsend learned this the hard way. Townsend, who was beat to a bloody and severly injured pulp during a traffic stop last year has filed a federal lawsuit against Marion County Sheriff's Office and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. The lawsuit claims police used excessive force during an arrest on January 6, 2016. The horrifying arrest was captured on video. "All I know is that I was on the ground," said Townsend, after she was tackled for failing to stop for police trying to pull her over for failing to use her turn signal.


The Psychological Reason Why We Obsessively Text Our Exes Knowing We Will Get No Response Awareness Act

We have all been here at some point or another. You are dealing with a fresh breakup and fighting the urge to blow up the other persons phone.

When we quit something or someone walks out of our life our brain does what it can in an effort to return things to normal. We want so badly to talk to this person that we come up with any reason to text them. While this last-ditch effort isnt getting us anywhere and we have yet to get a reply we still want to continue doing this.

Sending out just one text sends us into an extinction burst and we end up having sent about 20 or 30 with no response. Because your mind wants so badly to talk to this person the reward of sending one message forces you in over your head and causes you to send just a few too many. This is in a sense a blast of defiance from the recesses of your brain for having been denied the reward in the first place.

It is similar to getting into your car every morning and heading off to work. If you get into your car and for some reason, the key doesnt fit, you dont just get out and walk now, do you? You try to put the key in repeatedly, right? You continue to try the key until you finally give up.

That being said, why keep texting someone who isnt going to respond? Getting through this burst and coming out on the other side will be the best thing that can happen to you. If he or she never responds, chances are, you will make it through just fine but wouldnt things seem a lot less needy if you blocked the other person and didnt try to contact them every chance you got?

Things like this can be quite embarrassing and it is best for you to just walk away. If someone doesnt want to be in your life, find someone better. You deserve someone who will stand by your side forever and always reply to your text messages.


Israel Notifies Bedouin Communities Of Imminent Forced Relocation MintPress News

Israeli forces have notified residents of the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar that they are at risk of imminent forcible transfer from their lands, weeks after Israeli Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly announced that plans were underway to expel Khan al-Ahmars residents within a few months.

Lieberman also said that plans for the full expulsion of the community of Susiya, located in the South Hebron Hills, were also underway.

Following the remarks, Israeli rights group BTselem slammed the Israeli government and sent an urgent letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that said the evacuation of the Susiya and Khan al-Ahmar, located east of Jerusalem, would constitute a war crime carried out at your instruction and under your personal responsibility.

BTselem then reported that officials from the Israeli army and Civil Administration told locals in Khan al-Ahmar on Wednesday that their only option is to move to a so-called relocation site that was allocated by Israel to the Bedouin community without consulting them.

According to the group, the proposed site known as al-Jabal West is located next to a garbage dump in Adu Dis.

Related | Israeli Plan To Evict Bedouins Casts Doubt On Renewed Peace Talks

The Khan al-Ahmar communitys lawyer Shlomo Lecker had informed the Civil Administration officer in charge that he was not permitted to meet with his clients without his consent and presence, yet the CA went ahead regardless, BTselem said.

A hearing at the Israeli Supreme Court has meanwhile been scheduled for Sep. 25, regarding petitions submitted against the Israeli states plans to demolish all Khan al-Ahmars structures, as well as a petition submitted by illegal Israeli settlements in the area that want Khan al-Ahmars school to be demolished.

The Civil Administrations actions appear to be paving the way for the state to claim that it is acting in goodwill and has consulted the community, BTselem said.

Earlier this year, Israeli authorities delivered demolition notices to every single home in the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar, including the villages elementary school.

The village is located on the site of planned Israeli settlement development and on the Israeli side of the planned route of Israels separation barrier.

According to BTselem, on Aug. 27, hundreds of Israeli settlers, joined by Israeli parliamentarians, demonstrated near Khan al-Ahmar, pressuring the government to move forward with its demolition plan.

The demolition notices were issued on the basis of the community lacking almost impossible to obtain Israeli building permits, which the United Nations has said results from the discr...


Press release on Lavrov's meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas Signs of the Times

On September 19, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting with President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The officials had an extensive exchange of opinions on issues related to achieving a just Palestinian-Israeli settlement based on well-known international legal foundation, including the Arab Peace initiative, and discussed the task of restoring Palestinian unity, with a view to a prompt resolution of the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. They also considered the main practical aspects of the bilateral agenda, and spoke in favour of doing the utmost to strengthen Russian-Palestinian ties in various spheres.


'Delusions of Invincibility': Why Washington's war posturing with N. Korea is dangerous Signs of the Times

American leaders have warned they will destroy North Korea if it threatens either the US or allies. But how much of this posturing by Washington is a bluff? And a very dangerous bluff at that. There is a gaping contradiction in official US rhetoric. The Americans have already lambasted North Korea as a global threat due to its nuclear weapons program. After mocking North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un earlier this week as "rocket man," US President Trump went on to vilify the communist Asian nation as a "global threat" during his address to the United Nations' General Assembly. With Pyongyang having conducted dozens of successful ballistic missile tests this year alone, some of which are reportedly capable of reaching North America, as well as having successfully carried out two underground test nuclear explosions, one might expect that Kim Jong-un has more than breached the supposed American threshold of threat posture.


Myanmar: The Responsibility to Protect is Working Exactly As It Was Supposed To Duck of Minerva

This is a guest post from Aidan Hehir, a Reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster. He has published widely in a number of academic journals including International Security, The Journal of Peace Research, Ethics and International Affairs, and Cooperation and Conflict. He is author/editor of a number of books including, Protecting Human Rights in the 21st Century (Routledge, 2017); Libya, The Responsibility to Protect, and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

In recent weeks, the desperate plight of the Rohingya fleeing from the Rakhine province into Bangladesh, has received sustained international media coverage. Many reports from inside Myanmar have attested to the brutality of the national military and their commission of egregious atrocities; indeed the UN Secretary General recently declared that ethnic cleansing was underway.

These scenes have, naturally, led to expressions of outrage and revulsion. In particular, some have claimed that the situation, and particularly the paltry international response, constitutes a violation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as agreed by states at the 2005 World Summit. In fact, the situation is a textbook case of R2P working exactly as it was supposed to; it is not that states or the UN Security Council have failed to apply R2P, it is simply that once again R2P has proved to be a failure.

It is worth remembering that the crisis in Myanmar did not erupt recently; it dates back to (at least) the 1982 Burma Citizenship Law which failed to recognise the Rohingya as a distinct ethnic group thereby leading to tensions. Since 2012 clashes between Myanmar security forces and the Rohingya including the insurgent group Harakatul Yakeen now known as...


What you need to know about H.A.A.R.P. and the incoming storm The Event Chronicle

Is H.A.A.R.P. still being used by the U.S. military? What is the true function of this technology? Does it have any connection to current weather events?


This $700 Billion Public Employee Ticking Time Bomb Is Only 6.7% Funded; Most States Are Under 1% The Daily Sheeple


Weve spent a lot of time of late discussing the inevitable public pension crisis that will eventually wreak havoc on global financial markets. And while the scale of the public pension underfunding is unprecedented, with estimates ranging from $3 $8 trillion, there is another taxpayer-funded retirement benefit that has been promised to union workers over the years that puts pensions to shameat least on a percentage funded basis.

Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB), like pensions, are a stream of future payments that have been promised to retirees primarily to cover healthcare costs. However, unlike pensions, most government entities dont even bother to accrue assets for this massive stream of future costs resulting in $700 billion of liabilities that most taxpayer likely didnt even know existed.

As a study from Pew Charitable Trusts points out today, the average OPEB plan in the U.S. today is only 6.7% funded (and thats if you believe their discount ratesso probably figure about half that amount in reality) and many states around the country are even worse.

States paid a total of $20.8 billion in 2015 for non-pension worker retirement benefits, known as other post-employment benefits (OPEB). Almost all of this money was spent on retiree health care. The aggregate figure for 2015, the most recent year for which complete data are available, represents an increase of $1.2 billion, or 6 percent, over the previous year. The 2015 payments covered the cost of current-year benefits and in some states included funding to address OPEB liabilities. These liabilitiesthe cost of benefits, in todays dollars, to be paid in future yearstotaled $692 billion in 2015, a 5 percent increase over 2014.

In 2015, states had $46 billion in assets to meet $692 billion in OPEB liabilities, yielding a funded ratio of 6.7 percent. The total amount of assets was slightly higher than the reported $44 billion in 2014, though the funding ratio did not change. The average state OPEB funded ratio is low because most states pay for retiree health care benefits on a pay-as-you-go basis, appropriating revenue annually to pay retiree health care costs for that year rather than pre-funding liabilities by setting aside assets to cover the states share of future retiree health b...


Trump Blasts Iran For backing Syria, Ignores Russia, Praises Saudi Arabia MintPress News

Trump more or less threatened to wipe out the 25 million people of North Korea in his speech at the UN.

Then he turned to the Middle East, where he again pledged to undermine the Iranian nuclear deal.

In other words, he put forward a plan to turn Iran into North Korea as a geopolitical problem.

The speech was a weird amalgam of white nationalism and Neoconservatism. It abandoned the isolationism of the former and eschewed the idealism of the latter.

Concerning Iran, Trump said:

The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. It has turned a wealthy country with a rich history and culture into an economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos. The longest-suffering victims of Irans leaders are, in fact, its own people.

I swear, I thought Trump was talking about his own administration there for a second. Hes the one, not Iran, who called Nazis very fine people and blamed Heather Heyer for being run over by one of Trumps supporters. I have been critical of the Iranian regimes human rights record, as well, but Trump doesnt have a leg to stand on here.

Rather than use its resources to improve Iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund Hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors. This wealth, which rightly belongs to Irans people, also goes to shore up Bashar al-Assads dictatorship, fuel Yemens civil war, and undermine peace throughout the entire Middle East.

Hezbollah was formed to get Israel back out of Lebanon. Israel committed a naked act of aggression against little Lebanon in 1982, invading and shelling Beirut indiscriminately. The Israeli army then occupied 10% of Lebanese territory, in the south of the country. The far right Likud party has sticky fingers, and it had no intention of ever leaving. Hezbollah fought a low-intensity guerrilla war to get the Israelis to withdraw, which they finally did in 1999. Israel still occupies the Shebaa Farms area that belongs to Lebanon.

Israel still occupies the Shebaa Farms area that belongs to Lebanon.

Related | Trumps Efforts To Find A Pretext For War With Iran Are Failing

The Yemen civil war wasnt fueled by Iran but by a Saudi air campaign against the government of the north of the country. The Houthis were unwise to make their coup in early 2015 against the interim government, but it was the Saudis who bombed targets from 30,000 feet and with little local knowledge. Iran may have facilitated some training for a handful of Zaydi fighters, but it doesnt give them very much m...


Donald Trumps Second Amendment people comment The Black Vault


On August 9, 2016, at a rally in Wilmington, N.C., Donald Trump said the following while campaigning to become President of the United States:

So here, I just wrote this down today. Hillary wants to raise taxes its a comparison. I want to lower them. Hillary wants to expand regulations, which she does bigly. Can you believe that? I will reduce them very, very substantially, could be as much as 70 to 75 percent. Hillary wants to shut down energy production. I want to expand it. Lower electric bills, folks! Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. By the way, and if she gets to pick if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I dont know. But Ill tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if if Hillary gets to put her judges in.

Immediately, the general public and media were outraged at the possible implication that Trump just threatened or incited violence against Hillary Clinton.

On September 26, 2016, I filed a FOIA request to the United States Secret Service for all records pertaining to this. I asked for:

any investigation, report, letter(s), memo(s), email(s), etc. that may pertain to this comment and possibly perceived threat.

I ask that you also include any correspondence between any member of the Trump presidential campaign, attorneys for Mr. Trump, and any communication to/from Donald Trump himself, that pertain to these comments.

The following are the records received.

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Is Cuba to blame for the "sonic attacks" on American diplomatic personnel in Havana? After the Shift


Is Cuba to blame for the "sonic attacks" on American diplomatic personnel in Havana? Joseph doesn't think so:

(The following timeline of sonic weapons stories was compiled by Giza Death Star web developer Daniel DiGriz for our recent Members' Area dialogues which included a discussion of this topic:

Timeline of Press on Sonic Weapons Mid-Nov 2016 - Sonic weapons reported in use in health attacks against US diplomats in Cuba 2015 - Military testing announced again 2014 - European Space Agency mentions having acoustic technology that could conceivably be lethal...


Christmas strike looms at UKs largest airport after workers cheated out of holiday pay blogfactory

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About 4,000 workers at Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL), members of Unite, the countrys largest union, have overwhelmingly rejected the companys holiday pay offer and imposed cuts to terms and conditions in a consultative ballot.

Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) has today (20 September) been told of the unions intention to proceed to a full industrial action ballot of the entire membership, unless the company rows back on its bullying bid to cheat staff out of holiday pay, imposed cuts to early start payments (ESP) and the threat to remove members from the Share in Success scheme for taking part in lawful industrial action.

Members are angry at being cheated out of holiday pay, to which theyre legally entitled, as a result of the companys refusal to implement a fair method for calculating overtime and other variable pay in their holiday pay calculations.

Accusing Heathrow of making every worker poorer, Unite has warned that a strike by HALs security staff, firefighters, airfield operators and engineers will cause travel chaos for passengers over the busy Christmas period, and with 139,000 tons of cargo passing through Heathrow in August alone, businesses will also be severely affected.

The industrial action ballot of Unite members, who voted by a 94 per cent majority to reject the companys offer in the consultative ballot, opens on Wednesday 27 September and closes around Wednesday 18 October.



Harvard Study Finds That Apple May Be Slowing Down Old Models to Push New Ones Awareness Act

Have you ever noticed how when new generations of things like iPhones come out the older generations seem to get slower? If you currently have an iPhone 5, chances are you are well aware of this.

One study carried out by a Harvard Student by the name of Laura Trucco was able to find that people searched more in regards to their iPhones being slow when a new one was being launched. In this study Trucco reviewed worldwide searches for the phrase iPhone slow she noticed that while people seemed to be concerned about their iPhones becoming slower (especially when a new iPhone had been released) Galaxy users were not slowing down.

As you can see in the image below the number of Google searches for the phrase iPhone slow spiked every single time a new model was launched and made accessible to the public. Sketchy, right? These spikes are quite obvious and intense.

Searches for Samsung Galaxy slow did not compare as you will notice. It really does appear Apple is sabotaging old products to replace them with the new ones. Apple may be designing its new operating systems so that they only work correctly on the newer devices. Our phones may be getting slower each time we update them.

While we cannot yet consider this to be a hard fact it does seem quite likely. Have you tried using an iPhone 4 in current times? It is almost like having to use a touchscreen phone rather than a real smartphone.

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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Investigation I15-FEMA-WFO-14136 The Black Vault


The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General initiated this investigation on a complaint received from  [[ REDACTED ]] (who alleged he was sent the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) for dozens of Federal Agency employees and applicants by the FEMA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Office pursuant to a FOIA request he filed.

Durin r the investigation, it was determined that  [[ REDACTED ]], Disclosure Unit, FEMA, Washington, DC, sent [[ REDACTED ]] two emails on October 2, 2014, containing un-redacted PII within attachments. When interviewed, [[ REDACTED ]] took responsibility for the improper release of PII, and said it was unintentional. This case was presented for prosecution to the United States Attorneys Office, District of Columbia, and was declined due to lack of intent.

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Technically record summer snowfall with summer cold storm warnings Signs of the Times

Summer is still officially a few days away, but winter storms already sweeping across Edmonton and ski resorts of southern Canada along the US border breaking all time snow depth records. This also means summer snow in Montana and Washington state, but the weather man assures us it will pass quickly, never mentioning record snowfall in summer. Edmonton Alberta Canada. Sept. 19 Snow in Edmonton, Stony Plane, calling for 15 cm. Average for Sept is 1cm, record 1971 7.5 cm, this storm 15cm. Whitecourt and Hinton area. Not that it never snows early, but it should not be snowing with the leaves still on the trees. Sources


The Conflict in Eastern Ethiopia, Explained The Fifth Column

(GV)  Ethnic tensions between Ethiopias two regions, Oromia and Somali erupted into violent conflict that killed at least dozens of people and drove thousands of men, women and children from their homes during the second week of September 2017.

Reports on social media about the death toll and displacement of people are wildly different depending on who reports them. Pro-government journalists based in the capital Addis Ababa reported dozens of deaths while diaspora-based media put the number much higher. However, both reported that thousands of people were displaced.

A referendum still reverberates 14 years later

The longest border in Ethiopia is shared between Oromia and Ethiopian Somali region, which are respectively the countrys first and second largest administrative regions by area.

Tension has been simmering for years along this border which led to intermittent clashes involving mostly Oromos and Somalis.

In 1994 an opposition political party known as Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) accused the Ethiopian Somali Region of infringing into the south-eastern provinces of Oromia Region. OLF was eventually labeled as a terrorist organization by the Ethiopian regime. In June 2000, OLF reported that at least 70 people were killed in an armed conflict that ensued between Oromos and Somalis.

In December 2003, a violent clash over scarce water and land resources led to the displacement of 19,000 people in the border.

In 2004, the Ethiopian government held a referendum to settle the territorial dispute. The official results of the referendum gave about 80 percent of the disputed districts to Oromia Regional State.

But in December 2005, all hell broke loose when the federal government attempted to enforce the results of the vote. According to...


The Akashic Records: What Are They & Do They Actually Exist? World Truth.TV

All perceptible matter comes from a primary substance, or tenuity beyond conception, filling all space, the Akasha or luminiferous ether, which is acted upon by the life giving Prana or creative force, calling into existence, in never ending cycles, all things and phenomena. Nikola Tesla, Mans Greatest Achievement, 1907 Depending on the philosophy or religion cited, Akasha generally has []


Power and Corruption: The Matrix of the Master and Slave Wake Up World

September 22nd, 2017 By Ethan Indigo Smith Contributing writer for Wake Up World Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is mans original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. ~ Oscar Wilde Despite infinite variation in political thinking and being, there are four types of thinkers in our []


Moscow warns it will retaliate if US-backed militias attack Syrian Army Signs of the Times

Moscow has warned the US that if militias it supports in northeast Syria again attack positions of pro-government forces backed by Russia, the Russian military will use all its force to retaliate. The troops of the Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), a predominantly Kurdish militia that receives support from the US military, have twice attacked positions of the Syrian Arab Army in the Deir ez-Zor governorate with mortar and rocket fire, according to the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov. "Russia unequivocally told the commanders of US forces in Al Udeid Airbase (Qatar) that it will not tolerate any shelling from the areas where the SDF are stationed," Konashenkov said, adding that the attacks put at risk Russian military advisers embedded with Syrian government troops. "Fire from positions in regions [controlled by the SDF] will be suppressed by all means necessary," he stressed.



Is Cuba to blame for the "sonic attacks" on American diplomatic personnel in Havana? Joseph doesn't think so:
The damning evidence Cuba's launched a

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3eesh Kteer Teta Jako Has Passed Away Blog Baladi

Al Jadeed just tweeted that Jeanne Darc Zarazir, the actor who played Jacko in the TV Show 3eesh Kteer has passed away.

She was such a funny and lovable character. She will be dearly missed.

This video is from her first acting role was in 2010:

And heres one of her many stunts where she went to a pharmacy to buy viagra for her husband:


'It's been coming down in bucketfuls': Jasper ski area in Alberta sees unprecedented early-season snowfall Signs of the Times

While the early snowfall in parts of north and central Alberta likely ruined more than a few late-summer plans this week, it already has some winter warriors thinking about heading to the slopes. Marmot Basin ski resort in Jasper National Park posted a photo to its Facebook page Wednesday boasting a bounty of fresh snow that's fallen on the mountain in the past day. Brian Rode, vice-president of marketing and sales at Marmot Basin, called the recent snowfall unprecedented. "Next year will be my 40th season here, and I have never, never seen this kind of snow at the end of September," Rode said Wednesday. "It has just been snowing like mad all morning long." The photo, taken at 1 p.m. Wednesday, has already garnered thousands of online reactions from alpine enthusiasts.


Chicagos Green Zone: Plans For Massive Police Compound Worries Community MintPress News

The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. But a coalition of community organizations contend the center will compound President Donald Trumps multi-pronged attack on communities of color and expand the Chicago Police Departments capacity for violence.

Last week, the citys Community Development Commission approved a 30.4-acre land acquisition in a northwest industrial corridor tax-increment-financing (TIF) district in Chicago. A $95 million state-of-the-art compound will be built by 2020 for police, firefighters, and emergency medical services teams to train together.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hailed the facility as a destination, where out-of-state police agencies can send officers for training. It will spur real economic development with people from the suburbs and downstate traveling to the center.

Similarly, Alderman Emma Mitts, whose ward includes West Garfield Park, asserted the community is excited about having a lot more police in the area. She also claimed there will be new economic opportunities.

Ive lived there over 35 years, and its been vacant since Ive been there, Mitts said. The community has been complaining about no retail there. So, I changed the zoning not knowing they were going to put the police and fire academy across the street. Hopefully, we can attract the retail they were talking about like grocery stores. They have to go outside of the neighborhood; nothing in walking distance, where you can get good produce.

However, Page May of Assatas Daughters, who is part of the coalition, contended the compound is an investment in policing. It is an investment in the Chicago Police Department. This is not an investment in the west side of Chicago.

Debbie Southorn, a part of the Peoples Response Team, which is also a part of the coalition against the compound, said it is a little bizarre to believe a police presence will make the area suddenly appealing to retail.

Related | Code Of Silence Took Ugly Turn In Chicago Police Corruption Case

If you actually look at where theyre talking about building this, its in a industrial corridor. Its actually part of a TIF district. Its the northwest industrial corridor so its flanked by a super busy intersection and then a factory and a [Chicago Transit Authority] fleet area, Southorn added.

The idea that there is going to be cops walking around crossi...


The Mandela Effect & The BERENST(AE)In Bears Conspiracy World Truth.TV

First things first: before beginning this article you may want to take this quiz to test your knowledge and memory introduce the concept of the Mandela Effect. Dont be surprised if you come away feeling a little shaken up! What if I told you that there are actually multiple different timelines and alternate realities all happening []


A Brief Summary of the Rothschild Crime Syndicates Activities in the Middle East and Elsewhere Humans Are Free

There has been much that has already been written about the Rothschild crime syndicate.

We acknowledge that for those who are not part of the general global awakening and the truth movement, such discussions could get too confusing and even overwhelming.

As such, it is my intent in this article to unravel and shed light on any still-lingering confusion by speaking to common people and not just my fellow intellectual elites, academicians, and fellow independent researchers.

Before I begin, I want to emphatically state the following:

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How QI (CHI) Energy Flows Through The 12 Meridians Points That Exist Within Your Body World Truth.TV

It may seem counterintuitive, but there are many instances where science can actually hold us back from new discoveries and knowledge. Unfortunately, mainstream science is quick to discount anything which cannot be physically seen or felt, making notions like energy points within the body seem like pure science fiction. But just because we cant physically see something, []

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New Emails Show Hillarys Russia Pivot From Pay-To-Play To Latter-Day Hawk MintPress News

Though Hillary Clinton has blamed numerous factors and people for her loss to Donald Trump in last years election, no one has received as much blame as the Russian government. In an effort to avoid blaming the candidate herself by turning the election results into a national scandal, accusations of Kremlin-directed meddling soon surfaced. While such accusations have largely been discredited by both computer analysts and award-winning journalists like Seymour Hersh, they continue to be repeated as the investigation into Donald Trumps alleged collusion with the Russian government picks up steam.

However, newly released Clinton emails suggest that that the former secretary of states disdain for the Russian government is a relatively new development. The emails, obtained by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, show that the Russian government was included in invitations to exclusive Clinton Foundation galas that began less than two months after Clinton became the top official at the U.S. State Department.

In March of 2009, Amitabh Desai, then-Clinton Foundation director of foreign policy, sent invitations to numerous world leaders, which included Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, and former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev. Desais emails were ccd to Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro and later forwarded to top Clinton aide Jake Sullivan.

The Clinton Foundations activities during Hillarys tenure as secretary of state have been central to the accusations that the Clinton family used their charitable foundation as a means of enriching themselves via a massive Pay to Play scheme. Emails leaked by Wikileaks, particularly the Podesta emails, offered ample evidence connecting foreign donations to the Clintons and their foundation with preferential treatment by the U.S. State Department.

Related | Wikileaks Publishes Spy Files Russia Detailing Russias Mass Surveillance

For instance, the King of Morocco donated $12 million to the Clinton Foundation in return for a...


Donald Trump about Africa Dear Kitty. Some blog

The world according to Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump did not just threaten North Korea with nuclear war in his United Nations speech.

He spoke about Africa as well.

From the Huffington Post in the USA today:

HERES WHAT TRUMP HAD TO SAY ABOUT AFRICA AT THE UN I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich. He also saluted the nonexistent country of Nambia. Stephen Colbert had a field day with his screw-up. [HuffPost]

Perhaps the president of the USA meant Narnia when talking about Nambia?


A further Mexico City earthquake: More than 225 dead as buildings reduced to rubble blogfactory

Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the countrys most lethal earthquake in a generation.

The magnitude 7.1 shock killed at least 225 people, nearly half of them in the capital, 32 years to the day after a devastating 1985 quake.

The head of Mexicos national civil defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, posted a tweet saying 94 are known dead in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 12 in the State of Mexico, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.

The disaster came as Mexico still reels from a powerful tremor that killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago.

Among the twisted concrete and steel ruin of the Enrique Rebsamen school, soldiers and firefighters found at least 22 dead children and four adults, while another 30 children and 12 adults were missing, President Enrique Pena Nieto said.

There were chaotic scenes at the school as bulldozers moved rubble under the buzz and glare of floodlights powered by generators, with parents clinging to hope their children had survived.

Mexicos civil defence agency has said the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesdays magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states.

Twenty-two bodies were pulled from rubble at a school in Mexico City, while rescuers searched for a further 38 missing people at the site.

The official Twitter feed of agency head Luis Felipe Puente said early Wednesday that 117 people were confirmed dead in Mexico City, and 55 died in Morelos state, which is just south of the capital.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit...


Venezuelas rebels against the Petrodollar (Manlio Dinucci ) Tlaxcala

21/09/2017 - Venezuelan Minister of Oil announced on 15 September 2017: From this week, the average price of oil will be indicated in the Chinese yuan. For the first time, the sales price of ...


Puerto Rico Completely Without Power After Hurricane blogfactory

As for what happens next, theyre in the dark. After Hurricane Maria rampaged across the island, the U.S. territorys 3.5 million residents are totally without electricity. The storm, which caused one confirmed death on the island and dumped 20 inches of rain, was the strongest to directly hit Puerto Rico since 1932. With cell towers and weather stations obliterated by 155-mph winds, authorities can only guess at the extent of the wind and flood damage. Hurricane Maria, now a Category 2, is moving on toward the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.


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Picatrix: An Ancient Manuscript That Teaches How To Obtain Energy From The Cosmos World Truth.TV

Through this ancient manuscriptthe reader could attract and channel the energy of the cosmos so that a certain event develops according to the will of the practitioner, zodiacal magic; which is said to help master and dominate with accuracythrough the force of the universenature and its surroundings. Picatrix explains not only how to create and []


How Profit Deals With Protest: The Disappearance Of Argentinian Activist Santiago Maldonado MintPress News

Over 40 days have passed since the forced disappearance of Argentinian activist Santiago Maldonado. President Mauricio Macris government appears to be more preoccupied with protecting the impunity of the Argentine Military Police, also known as the gendarmerie, than with listening to the demands for Maldonados release or at least for information on his whereabouts and condition being made by a mobilized populace.

Maldonado was detained and disappeared on August 1 while participating in a protest in Chubut calling for the release of Mapuche leader of the Ancestral Mapuche Resistance (RAM), Facundo Jones Huala. Jones had been detained upon extradition requests by Chile. Both Argentina and Chile have labeled Jones a terrorist, on account of his resistance activities against capitalist exploitation of ancestral Mapuche territory.

The group of activists together with Maldonado, who blocked the road during the protest, were accosted by the Argentine Gendarmerie, who fired rubber bullets at the activists upon orders given by the Security Minister, Patricia Bullrich.

According to witnesses, Maldonado was beaten by the military police and forced into a van. His whereabouts and fate remain unknown. Matias Santana, who testified before Judge Guido Otranto on September 5, stated that he watched through binoculars as Maldonado was beaten and taken away by the military police to an undisclosed location.


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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Weighs Using Kinetic Weapon On North Korea Activist Post

By Aaron Kesel U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted at using a kinetic weapon on Tuesday while discussing tensions with North Korea when he made...


Zapad-17 Raises the Stakes for NATO blogfactory

Russian military exercises along NATOs Eastern flank will demonstrate Putins intent, says experts familiar with the matter.

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Between September 14 and 20, Russia will execute one of its biggest military exercises since the end of the Cold War. While some Western estimates put the number of troops taking part at up to one hundred thousand, the Russians insist these figures are exaggerated. No other exercise has been followed by Western analysts with comparable attention since 1990, though Moscow claims the drills are routine. So far, NATOs response has been to take the Kremlin at its word, with no plans for additional deployments in the East. But this may change.



French neofascists expel bigwig for eating treasonable African food Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2016 video is called How To Cook Simple Vegetarian Couscous.

Couscous is a famous originally North African dish, now eaten in many countries.

Recently, Florian Philippot, the vice president of the French neofascist National Front party, was spotted eating it.

Philippots fellow neonazis did not like that treasonable eating of Muslim food.

The quarrel between National Front fuehrer Marine Le Pen and deputy fuehrer Philippot led today to Philippot no longer being deputy fuehrer and no longer being a National Front party member.

In Italy, the French National Fronts racist colleagues, the xenophobic Lega Nord Party, who used to be in the Rightist Berlusconi government coalition; a party whose Members of the European Parliament praise mass murderer Anders Breivik from Norway, are infamous for their crusade against other Islamic food: kebab.

One should hope that a Lega Nord bigwig will spot another Lega Nord bigwig secretly eating kebab. And that the quarrel resulting from that will harm the...


Biblical End Days Prophecy: Nile River Turns Red On NASA Satellite Camera World Truth.TV

With natural disasters growing in epidemic proportions worldwide, fears that the biblical end days prophecy is now being fulfilled as official NASA sentinel-3A satellite images reveal the Nile River has turned red. In the Bible passage Exodus 7:17 it says: This is what the LORD says: By this, you will know that I am the LORD: With []


Pepe Escobar: Unmasking his new Doctrine, Trump vows carnage for "wicked" N. Korea, Iran and Venezuela Signs of the Times

This was no "deeply philosophical address". And hardly a show of "principled realism" - as spun by the White House. President Trump at the UN was "American carnage," to borrow a phrase previously deployed by his nativist speechwriter Stephen Miller. One should allow the enormity of what just happened to sink in, slowly. The president of the United States, facing the bloated bureaucracy that passes for the "international community," threatened to "wipe off the map" the whole of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (25 million people). And may do the same to however many millions of South Koreans who perish as collateral damage be damned. Multiple attempts have been made to connect Trump's threats to the madman theory cooked up by "Tricky Dicky" Nixon in cahoots with Henry Kissinger, according to which the USSR must always be under the impression the then-US president was crazy enough to, literally, go nuclear. But the DPRK will not be much impressed with this madman remix. That leaves, on the table, a way more terrifying upgrade of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Trump repeatedly invoked Truman in his speech). Frantic gaming will now be in effect in both Moscow and Beijing: Russia and China have their own stability / connectivity strategy under development to contain Pyongyang.


Chemicals In Food and Personal Care Products Making Humanity Infertile World Truth.TV

If sperm counts continue to fall at the current pace, humans could become extinct, a new report revealed. A team of researchers from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai analyzed the results of 185 studies involving nearly 43,000 men from America, []


Protesters block aid to Rohingya in Myanmar RSS feed from

Police in Myanmar have clashed with a mob blocking an aid shipment in Myanmar's Rakhine state while nine people have died in an accident involving a Red Cross truck in Bangladesh.


Dental Surgeon Explains What Negative Emotions Could Do To Human Salivary Proteins & Teeth/Mouth The Event Chronicle

By Arjun Walia

A number of scientists around the world are publishing studies, and examining what can happen to our biology when we experience physiological coherence, or heart coherence. Physiological coherence refers to the biological state the human body experiences when the heart and brain are well-coordinated, working in synchronicity,  and united by our positive emotional health, which results in the increased synchronization, harmony, and efficiency in the interactions within and among the physiological, cognitive, and emotional systems in the body.

Perhaps the leading scientists in the field are the ones over at the HeartMath Institute, whose research findings have shown that when we practice heart coherence, and take on more feelings of gratitude, compassion, appreciation and love, our heart generates a coherent electromagnetic wave into the local field environment that facilitates social coherence. This means that our electromagnetic field could carry biological relevant information that can effect those around us. Proponents in this field have shown that, theoretically, it is possible that enough people building individual and social coherence could actually contribute to an unfolding global coherence.

Not only that, and the main point here, is that a state of coherence can cause nervous system chaos, and the opposite can have a positive effect. Their research has shown that when we experience negative emotion, the heart sends very different signals to the brain as opposed to experiencing positive emotions. In turn, this influences our nervous system.

Dr. Deborah Rozman, the President of Quantum Intech, explains that its an alignment within and amongst systems whether quantum particle, organisms, human beings, social groups, planets or galaxies. This harmonious order signifies a coherent system whose optimal functioning is directly related to the ease and flow in its processes....


What It Feels Like Going To Uni If Youre Working Class blogfactory

ED~I can really relate to a LOT of this, its slightly adapted from his bright contribution


Someone told me the other day that trying to define what the terms middle class and working class mean is the most categorically middle class, privileged thing you can do. I think its croquet, but thats a close second.
Issues of class are tricky territory, and talking about them brings countless problems: of misunderstanding, erasure, tone policing, patronisation, privilege competition and all those really bleak things that make people shy away from subjects and silence their own experience. As working class people, we are constantly talked about but never given the privilege of being platformed in our own right.
As a working class person, I have spent a lot of time amplifying conversations about my past and equal amounts of time hushing up my working class background, silencing it and avoiding talking about it, terrified that if people really knew they would start to write narratives for me. Narratives such as the patronising Boy done good, the offensive Arent you glad you escaped? or just simple changes in the way people treat you, where they think its their duty to educate you and tell you how to behave, and that you, as a working class person, have nothing of note to share.
For many people like me who come from working class backgrounds, the first time you experience the mind-blowing class divide is at university.
The differences between you and your more culturally and financially wealthy peers never feels quite so expansive as in the tiny bubble of lectures, societies, libraries and canteens of university, where youre introduced to people you would never have clapped eyes on had you not left your regional hometown.
While these meetings are incredibly formative, the experience of changing your behaviour and silencing your background f...


Uhuru terms Kenya Supreme Court ruling as coup by four judges RSS feed from

President Uhuru Kenyatta has described the Supreme Court decision nullifying the 8 August presidential election as a coup by four people sitting in court.


7 Crucial Signs Your Body Is Lacking Vitamin B12 The Event Chronicle

By Peace Quarters

A vitamin B12 deficiency is way more common than you think. It can impact people in just about any age range but is most common in women between 40 and 60 years old. But just because you dont fall into that category doesnt mean you dont need more B12 in your life, being a vegan or vegetarian can also put you at risk for a deficiency.

First, lets look at why B12 is so important. Its actually one of the key components in your bodys ability to make red blood cells. It also plays a role in nerve development and can impact DNA. So, a lack of B12 in your body can come with symptoms you shouldnt ignore.


If you find yourself feeling lightheaded on a regular basis, then it might be a cause for concern. Being a bit dizzy from time to time is easy to dismiss, but if you think you are suffering from being off balance almost day to day, then thats a red flag for a B12 deficiency.


Its OK and natural to have a hand or leg fall asleep on occasion, especially if say youve been sitting on your foot. But if you fill that pins and needles sensation without the compression of that body part, that a sign you may need more B12. Some people have also described the feeling of an electric jolt that comes in waves. Those sensations are actually the result of nerve damage brought on by a lack of B12.


Since B12 helps produce red blood cells, the less of those you have in your body, the paler you may become. Alabaster skin is OK if thats been your natural tone since birth but a sudden onset of paleness could be due to the lack of red blood cells in your body.


Ever walk into a room and forget why you were heading in there? Or text a friend only to discover you forgot why? Little bouts of forgetfulness are common, but if its starting to impact your life, it might be time to talk to your doctor. Being a constant scatter-brain is a possible indication of a B12 deficiency.


If youre keeping a normal sleep schedule but still cant get through the day without feeling completely run down, it might be time to take a closer look at your B12 levels. Chronic fatigue is a symptom of a lack of vitamin B12. The less red blood cells you have in circulation means less oxygen and less O2 can leave you feeling exhausted on a r...


Jim Carrey Allegedly Says Apples Face ID Will Lead To New World Order The Daily Sheeple

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Jim Carrey allegedly isnt a big fan of Apples new Face ID program. The controversial technology has been the source of much discomfort for those want basic rights after Apple revealed just what it can do.

Actor Jim Carrey even warned Apple that he will never use their products again and he isnt alone. According to Your News Wire, Carrey said that Apples new iPhone Face ID technology will be used by the global elite to enslave humanity and usher in a totalitarian New World Order. 

*Please note, that these allegations made my Your News Wire could not be verified.*

The Face ID technology could, however, be used by police to violate rights by unlocking a persons phone without their consent. But theres another more sinister use for the Apples Face ID: easy mass spying.

But FaceID should create fear about another form of government surveillance too. And this one is a rights violation of every person on earth: mass scans to identify individuals based on face profiles. Law enforcement is rapidly increasing their use of facial recognition; one in two American adults are already enrolled in a law enforcement facial recognition network, and at least one in four police departments has the capability to run face recognition searches. This could make Apple the target for a new mass surveillance order.  SHTFPlan

Jim Carrey allegedly said at the Toronto Film Festival, If George Orwell wrote 1984 today, it would have been about tech companies ruling over a totalitarian state instead of communists, the stores would be called town squares and the phones that you are forced to buy would read your face. Carrey was promoting the Netflix documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond.

But last weekend, Jim Carrey gave another prophetic interview which ruffled the feathers of at least few others in...


Newly discovered hermit crab shelters in corals, not shells Dear Kitty. Some blog

Left: Diogenes heteropsammicola and its coral house. Right: the hermit crab without its coral house. Image: Momoko Igawa

By Mariah Quintanilla, 2:57pm, September 20, 2017:

This newfound hermit crab finds shelter in corals, not shells

Symbiotic find is surprising as these corals already pal up with another critter: marine worms

A new species of hermit crab discovered in the shallow waters of southern Japan has been enjoying the perks of living like a peanut worm. Like the worms, the 7- to 8-millimeter-long hermit crab uses corals as a covering, researchers report September 20 in PLOS ONE.

Other kinds of hermit crabs live in coral reefs, but typically move in and out of a series of mollusk shells as the crabs grow. Diogenes heteropsammicola is the first hermit crab known to form a mutually beneficial relationship with two species of mobile corals called walking corals. The host coral grows with the crab, providing a permanent home for the crustacean. In exchange, the crab helps the coral walk.

Walking corals are already known to be in a symbiotic relationship with a different sea creature flexible, marine peanut worms called sipunculids. A symbiotic shift between such distantly related s...


Mind Hack How Corporations Took Over Our Bodies and Brains The Event Chronicle

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

The science is in: Processed food is addictive, can make you extremely unhappy and will prematurely kill you. How did this happen? And how have food manufacturers been able to deceive the world about these facts? Dr. Robert Lustig has written a new book, The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains, in which he explains how and why this occurred.

He is perhaps most well-known for his brilliant research into sugar and obesity, and his previous book, Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity and Disease, was a New York Times Best Seller. Lustig is an emeritus professor of pediatrics in the division of endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco, and a member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies. Since the last time I interviewed him, hes also completed a masters in public health law.

The Genesis of Hacking of the American Mind

The motivation for The Hacking of the American Mind began some 30 years ago, while still a postdoctoral fellow in neuroscience at Rockefeller University. There, he learned about the interaction between dopamine and serotonin in the brain. At the time, only basic correlational data existed, but there appeared to be a very specific interaction going on between these two neurochemicals.

As I was researching the data for Fat Chance, four years ago, it became very clear that the data had come in on the role of diet and behavioral health, Lustig says. In addition, we also now had neuroimaging studies. I realized everything was falling into place that this issue, dopamine and serotonin, was actually at the core of what had now become our depression and opiate crises.

At the same time, I was giving Psychiatry Grand Rounds at a U.S. medical school in 2014. The woman who ran their outpatient treatment program took me on a tour of their facility. She was a recovered addict herself. She said something to me that was so jarring. She said, When I was shooting up, I was happy. What my new life has brought me is pleasure.



Robert Steele: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US Public Intelligence Blog

Robert David STEELE Vivas

We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US.

#UNRIG Co-Founder Denounces Donald Trumps Israel First Warmongering

American Herald Tribune

September 20, 2017

The US Government (USG) is in enemy hands. More specifically, the USG is owned and operated by the Deep State led by the Rothschilds and the Jesuit Superior General, with four major action groups able to subvert any country: the City of London, Wall Street, and Central Banks; the Freemasons; the Knights of Malta; and the Zionist leadership of Israel (not to be confused with peace-loving Jews). [1]



Shocker: U.S. Allies Dont Trust NSA

Via: Reuters: An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel []


Toys R US Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Toys R Us have over 60,000 employees blogfactory

The Retail Apocalypse Is Here

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Americas Retail Is Crumbling: Toys R US Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Toys R Us have over 60,000 employees. They occupy the anchor position in many of the malls. The loss of Toys R Us will lead to decreased foot traffic to other nearby stores.  This is the beginning of the collapse of Retail in America. Here is the complete story.

Crippled by Competition and Debt

Toys R Us, one of the worlds largest toy store chains, has filed for bankruptcy protection, becoming the latest casualty of the pressures facing brick-and-mortar retailers.

The company made the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing late Monday night in federal court in Richmond, Va., acknowledging that it needed to revamp its long-term debt totaling more than $5 billion.

The retailer, which also owns Babies R Us, has struggled to compete with Amazon and stores like Walmart.

But the financial plight of Toys R Us was exacerbated by a heavy debt load that has weighed on the company for years. The private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Bain Capital, as well as the real estate firm Vornado Realty Trust, p...


This 1-Acre Permaculture Farm in Australia Can Feed 50 Families The Event Chronicle

By Amanda Froelich

By 2050, the worlds human population is expected to reach 9.7 billion. Considering 795 million people still go to bed hungry each evening, this is concerning. Fortunately, sustainable solutions exist, and they include vertical gardening and permaculture farming  among others. The latter has been employed on a one-acre farm in Australia and reportedly works so well, enough produce is grown to feed 50 families.

The Limestone Permaculture Farm may be minute in size, but it produces enough produce to feed dozens of families. Started when wife Nici developed an illness, the farm now educates the local community about permaculture and even offers internships.

TreeHugger reports that the Coopers have been farming for close to a decade. At Limestone Permaculture Farm, they grow organic produce, raise sheep goats and chickens, keep bees, and even build with recycled materials. Much of the farm is powered by energy from wood, water, and the sun.

The premise of permaculture is to mimic the social design principles observed in natural ecosystems. Opposite of large-scale mono-cropping (growing one crop at a time), permaculture farming creates symbiosis so a variety of plants may thrive. Some of the permaculture principles implemented by the Coopers include swales, a chicken tractor and even self-seeding edible ground cover.

Credit: Limestone Permaculture Farm

Reportedly, husband Brett discovered permaculture over a decade ago. He told the Newcastle Herald,



New Videos Released from the Eclipse of Disclosure Conference at Mount Shasta The Event Chronicle

The Eclipse of Disclosure conference took place at Mount Shasta August 18th 21st.

The conference joined together a collective of ufologists, whistleblowers, spiritual counselors, truth seekers, evolutionists, healers, and health professionals participating in a community forum of enlightened information. Featuring Corey Goode, Jay Weidner, Bentinho Massaro, Dr. Michael Salla, Laura Eisenhower, Niara Terela Isley, Jimmy Church and several others. Unveiling and disclosing the truths about where weve been, who we are and where we are going as we evolve our way into conscious awareness and discerning wisdom.  A rare opportunity to emerge into collective knowledge in a celebratory environment.

Below you will find all of the latest video clips and interviews that have been released recently.

To purchase view over 30 hours of presentations from this historic event go to to purchase the webcast.

NEW! Corey Goode & Gerald ODonnell Eclipse of Disclosure

To learn more about Remote Viewing and Influencing go to

New! Corey Goode Interview at Eclipse of Disclosure



Are you SURE those "fluoride filters" are working? After the Shift


I found some very inexpensive fluoride filters at Amazon. The Amazon product page said that they reduced fluoride by more than 85 percent. When I tested them, they didn't reduce fluoride at all. I tested a different brand (ProPur), and they DID work. 

The exact / properly working ProPur filters I used are available here:

The tester I used is also available at Amazon (here: ...


Berto Jongman: Known Debt Just Doubled BIS Discovers $14 Trillion in Offshore Debt Hidden in Bank Statement Footnotes Public Intelligence Blog

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BIS discovers $14 trillion of dollar debt offshore, hidden in footnotes 

The worlds top financial watchdog has uncovered $14 trillion of global dollar debt hidden in derivatives and swap contracts, a startling sum that doubles the underlying levels of offshore dollar credit in the international system.

The scale of this lending greatly increases the risk of a future funding crisis if inflation ever forces the US Federal Reserve to tighten hard, draining worldwide liquidity and potentially triggering a dollar surge.


World's first to offer fingerprint payment come to UK supermarket Signs of the Times

The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption. This is primarily due to developments in the tech sector that now enable the easy use of biometric recognition systems, as well as the increasing acceptance from a public who is becoming familiar with turning themselves into a password for their personal devices. Behind the scenes, governments and corporations have been building the political and economic enticements via the Better Than Cash Alliance to ensure that the world eventually gets "de-cashed." We're now witnessing the full roll-out of an architecture that has been in development for many years.

World's first to offer fingerprint payment comes to UK supermarket Signs of the Times

The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption. This is primarily due to developments in the tech sector that now enable the easy use of biometric recognition systems, as well as the increasing acceptance from a public who is becoming familiar with turning themselves into a password for their personal devices. Behind the scenes, governments and corporations have been building the political and economic enticements via the Better Than Cash Alliance to ensure that the world eventually gets "de-cashed." We're now witnessing the full roll-out of an architecture that has been in development for many years.


Sacred Plant Healing: Shamanic Medicine & the New Science The Event Chronicle

By Brett Lothian

In our modern age, all of us have been touched in one way or another by mental illness, either directly or indirectly. Depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and an ever growing list of psychotic disorders and addictions are today rampant in our modern industrialised world. Most likely a direct result of our keeping up with the Kardashians lifestyle and ultra competitive, capitalist greed is good world.

Whilst we may never be able to go back to more simpler times, what we can do is learn from the societies who still live a simpler life. Especially in the area of mental health, where we enter the mystical realm of the Shaman and shamanic plant medicine.

After the false start of the 1950s1970s psychedelic research, today cutting edge science has learned from the mistakes of the past and is once more entering the realm of the Shaman, this time (by necessity) in a far more measured and scientific way. The results of which will not only save lives, but show us a way that all of us can live happier, less stressful and healthier lives.

It is repeated time and again in the science of anthropology that indigenous societies with little to no contact with modern civilisation simply do not have the same mental health issues that we do in our modern world.

Psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey, who conducted research in New Guinea, described it as an unusually good country in which to do epidemiologic research because census records for even most remote villages are remarkably good. After examining these records, he found, there was over a twentyfold difference in schizophrenia prevalence among districts; those with a higher prevalence were, in general, those with the most contact with western civilisation.

In reviewing other research, Torrey concluded: Almost all observers who looked for psychosis or schizophrenia in technologically undeveloped areas of the world agreed that it was uncommon. The striking feature is the remarkable consensus that insanity (in the early studies) and schizophrenia (in later studies) were comparatively uncommon prior to contact with European-American civilisation. Interestingly, in traditional cultures the people we would call schizophrenic or insane often become the Shaman or Medicine men/women that go on to heal and counsel their people.

The reasons for our mental maladies are many (and worthy of an entire article in their own right), but the main reason seems to b...


Stephen E. Arnold: Security Who Can You Trust? Public Intelligence Blog

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Security: Whom Does One Trust?

I read The Market Cant and Wont Deal with IT Security, It Must Be Regulated, Argues Bruce Schneier. The write up is about online, which is of interest to me. I found the summary of the remarks of Bruce Schneier, a security expert, interesting.

The main point is that government must regulate security. I highlighted this passage:vThe market cant fix this. Markets work because buyers choose between sellers, and sellers compete for buyers. In case you didnt notice, youre not Equifaxs customer. Youre its product.


Government Sues Citizens for Asking for Information - #NewWorldNextWeek After the Shift


Story #1: Agencies Suing Citizens, Journalists Who Seek Public Records

Entire Volume of CIA Files On Lee Harvey Oswald, Set to Be Released in October, Has Gone Missing


Guided Meditation for Mornings: Clear Negativity Open Chakras & Awaken Vital Energy After Sleep The Event Chronicle

By Michael Sealy

Welcome to this spoken and guided meditation with relaxing background music for setting your days positive intentions.

Begin your morning with a mindfulness meditation approach towards clearing negativity, opening your chakra energy centers, and allowing a calm clarity to fill your mind, body and spirit with vital health and replenishment.

The end of this session will offer suggestions for returning to full, conscious alertness with a powerfully energized vitality for your day ahead.

By your own inner direction may you continue to find your greatest potential.

This session is suitable and recommended for repeated listening, and regular listening will help compound positive suggestions and / or your own positive results.

Do not listen to this recording whilst driving or operating machinery.

This recording is in no way a replacement for any prescribed medication; nor is it intended to contraindicate or supersede any medically diagnosed conditions. Please always consult your health care professional for your best advice in all medical issues.

All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The power for positive change resides within your own mind. If you choose to accept the suggestions presented in this session, you can rest comfortably knowing that you are the one safely in control of your own positive experience.

This channel uses positive voice suggestions, often accompanied with calm images, background sounds and meditation music, to allow you your very best state of relaxation, inner change, to remove negative blocks, and to create self guided healing therapy; with techniques from the fields of hypnotherapy, modern psychotherapy, trance work, guided relaxation, NLP, cognitive behavioural psychology, mindfulness meditation, and ASMR.

Peace & Enjoy

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Dog-sitting website DogBuddy fetches $6 million in new funding Fast Company

Investment bankers just gave a dog-sitting company something that is better than a Milk-Bone. DogBuddy has closed $5.9 million (5 million) in Series A funding to further expand their dog-sitting services across London, TechCrunch reports. DogBuddy connects dog owners across Europe with trusted dog-sitters who will take good care of pups while their owners are

Investment bankers just gave a dog-sitting company something that is better than a Milk-Bone. DogBuddy has closed $5.9 million (5 million) in Series A funding to further expand their dog-sitting services across London, TechCrunch reports.

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Try One Of These Eight Ways To Get Through The 3 p.m. Slump Fast Company

Candy bars and social media are just going to make you feel worse. Here are several solutions that will help you regain your focus.

You can feel it start to happenat first slowly, then all at once. You get a little bit tired and before you know it, youre mindlessly scrolling your Facebook feed. Youre distracted and spentyou just cant handle another minute of real work. Youve hit the mid-afternoon slump.

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Cosmic Disclosure: The Ascension of Earth The Event Chronicle

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Corey Goode comes forward with more updates concerning the plight of the Inner Earth civilizations, increased contacts from the Anshar, and Earths own ascension. The Anshar are reaching out to more people, through dreams and visions, to help us become ready for face-to-face contact with inner world civilizations. But something is not right with the timeline and the Anshar are making a desperate bit for their survival. With all the turmoil affecting our planets ecosystems, we need to keep in mind that the Earth, herself, is a living being who is making the transition into fourth density and many of us will be riding in her wake of ascension. This interview with David Wilcock was originally webcast September 19, 2017.

Watch this episode on Gaia 


David Wilcock: All right, welcome back to Cosmic Disclosure. Im your host, David Wilcock. Im here with Corey Goode.

And in this episode, were getting into a long-awaited update about several key issues that are happening right now.

So, Corey, welcome to the show.

Corey Goode: Thank you.

David: So, Corey, weve described how the Anshar have been worried about our future. And a lot of this concern seems to have coordinated with the timing of this eclipse.

What were you told about the eclipse...


You Probably Cant Guess Whos a Sex Worker in This GroupAnd Thats the Point Fast Company

A new video confronts stereotypes and preconceived notions about sex workers in a way viewers may not have considered. [Warning: NSFW]

What: People Guess Whos a Sex Worker from a Group of Strangers, a new video that is exactly what it sounds like.

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"The Truth Behind the Trump Board" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The Truth Behind the Trump Board"
by Bill Bonner

"Today, we climb a hill and have a look around. Down below is a hidden cove on le dYeu:
The hidden cove on the French island of le dYeu

But lets get serious

$700 billion boondoggle: Out to our left, under dark clouds, is the political situation. For the first 16 years of our daily commentary, we hardly bothered to look. Through the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations, nothing much changed. Then Donald J Trump brought fresh airor an ill winddepending on how you looked at it.


Unity and Community: The Two Things the Cabal Fears Most The Event Chronicle

Exploring Where Our Greatest Power Lies

By Shem El-Jamal

Over the centuries, there have been numerous uprisings by the people for the sake of freedom and liberation. We as human beings enjoy our ability to live our own lives and to choose for ourselves what we do and dont experience. However, there are those who do not consider common humanity to be worthy of this freedom.

As history has repeated, populations typically gather in various geographic areas which are ideal for successful society. Eventually, elitists take control of the populations with promises of greater order and protection. This order and protection eventually degrades into excessive control and oppression. After a time of oppression, the population realizes this control, chooses to be free, and eventually overthrows the elitists to regain their freedom.

This is the cycle of societal evolution, or so it would seem. Though the elite have an annoying way of recycling their societal control strategies, this control has been proven to be quite fragile in nature. In fact, it is now well-known that tyrannical governmentsthough they may appear powerfulhave plenty of weaknesses which oppressed people can exploit in order to free themselves from tyranny.

Problem, Reaction, Solution Examining the Details of the Hegelian Dialect and the Many Ways Youve Already Fallen Victim to It

In modern-day societyparticularly in Americathe strategies of liberation are very similar to what they have always been. Some may believe these strategies to involve some type of violence or direct physical opposition. Though some instances in the past have involved these activities, these are not always necessary in efforts of social and societal liberation.

Parasitic Tyranny

In previous articles, I have discussed extensively the nature of parasitic relationships among people and how these relationships can affect individuals and populations. These relationships typically occur between those who have excessive internal strength (who are usually oppressed) and those who have extreme lack of such strength (the oppressors).

For instance, the group known as the Cabal needs a large human population in order to benefit from their debt-based currency known as the petro-dollar. These Cabal exploiters hand out this fraudulent currency by the mil...


"Only Barbarians..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, 
how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, 
whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.

- Isaiah Berlin


3,000 US troops headed to Afghanistanto die for Israel blogfactory

Donald Trump (2013): Do not allow our very stupid leaders to sign a deal that keeps us in Afghanistan through 2024with all costs by U.S.A. MAKE AMERICA GREAT!


Donald Trump hasnt learned a damn thing about the past. And here we are talking about recent history, specifically the recent wars in the Middle East. He knows what happened when Bush sent thousands upon thousands of American soldiers in places like Iraq to die for Israel.

If you remember correctly, between 300,000 and 360,000 veterans returned home with brain injuries,[1] many of which went untreated.[2] By 2005, more than 6,000 soldiers serving in Iraq committed suicide.[3] In 2012, more soldiers committed suicide than died in combat,[4] making it the year with the highest suicide rate since 2001.[5]

In addition, a debt ceiling was rising every six months or so....


The UN Is Forming An Accelerator To Make Its Sustainable Development Goals A Reality Fast Company

Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) will convene public and private sector leaders to come up with solutions to major issues like climate change, access to clean water, and building sustainable cities.

In the two years since the United Nations introduced the Sustainable Development Goals, the global benchmarksfrom ending hunger to promoting sustainabilityhave already begun to inspire shifts across the public and private sectors alike. In the last year or so, weve seen Costa Rica run for 113 consecutive days on renewable energy; weve seen the Indian city of Pune declare its goal to become the first smart sanitation city by using data to tackle its waste and water contamination issues; weve seen Volvo pledge to phase out diesel and gas-powered cars in 2019.

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Climate Change and The Time of Transition The Event Chronicle

By Bernhard Guenther

We are currently experiencing very intense cosmic and energetic planetary changes that are manifesting themselves in numerous ways. Ive been feeling something brewing or birthing deep within me, building itself up over the past few weeks. Ever since the Solar Eclipse (and especially on the day of it), this feeling has gotten stronger, pulling me deep into myself, and as a result I have a strong desire to be alone and in solitude. Ive been going through a lot of emotional turmoil. Something was pulling me down, with sensations of suffering, sadness, lonelinessfeeling vulnerable and fragile, not being able to do much at allI even took a hiatus from my daily Qi Gong/Yoga practice, as I simply couldnt get into it.

But what I was experiencing was way more than just my stuff (or anything personal) I certainly wouldnt call it a depressionmore like, I was thrown into feeling the collective shadow and suffering of the world.  But even beyond that, I could sense a deeper alchemical process at work. It was transpersonal in nature. It didnt feel wrong, nor was it solely related to occult interference (even though that aspect has been a part of my experience as well, as they play their role during these times), but rather, it felt like a necessary process of making the darkness conscious within, as more of it is collectively coming to light.

In other words, the entire affair was part of a transmutation event building up the vessel so as to anchor into the higher frequencies. I didnt attempt to control this process, or escape it, nor think about itI just sat with it, feeling into itbeing with itsurrendering to itin stillness, letting this storm blow over. I also needed to sleep a great deal, more so than usual. I took naps every day, and slept between eight-to-ten hours every night (whereas normally, seven hours is sufficient) I experienced a lot of dreams as well.

I feel like my body has been recalibrating itself in order to process this influx of cosmic energies, and sleeping a lot has helped with the absorption. So much is happening on unseen levels with regards to our planet and her beings. It feels like there has been a major frequency upgrade (and simultaneous cleansing/purification), which is an event that effects everyone differently.

Ive noticed that...



Watch: Leaked Footage Shows MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell in Total Meltdown
The video, published by Mediate, shows the left-leaning host becoming increasingly outraged during an August 29 recording of The Last Word With Lawrence ODonnell. 

The eight-minute clip shows ODonnell complaining about everything from an unknown voice in his earpiece to alleged hammering emanating from somewhere near the studio.

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What Gets You Out of Bed in the Morning? Finding Your Reason for Being The Event Chronicle

Ikigai: Finding your Reason for Being

By Chip Richards

What Gets You Out of Bed in the Morning?

When asked what is the single most powerful contributing factor to ones health and vitality, integrative medical doctor Oscar Serrallach answered without hesitation: having a sense of purpose. Serrallach went on to describe that while some of his patients have developed great regimes of nutrition, lifestyle activities and movement to support their wellbeing; those without a clear sense of purpose in their life experience continuing struggle with physical health issues. The distinguishing quality of many of his healthiest patients  those who  transcend common health challenges despite not having lived by the book, in terms of healthy lifestyle factors is that they seem to be the most aligned or called towards some primary focus of meaning in their life.

Japanese culture actually has a word which addresses this focus. The word is ikigai and translates simply as, reason for being.

What is Your Reason for Being?

According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai. To find it often requires deep enquiry and lengthy search of self a search which is highly regarded.

Four primary elements of ikigai

The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: iki referring to life, and kai, which roughly means the realisation of what one expects and hopes for. Unpacking the word and its associated symbol a bit further, ikigai is seen as the convergence of four primary elemen...


Jimmy Kimmel Continues His Healthcare Crusade Against The Graham-Cassidy Bill Fast Company

Jimmy Kimmel has once again taken center stage in the healthcare debate in a way that no other late-night host has dared.

What: The latest impassioned rant against the GOPs current healthcare initiative, from late nights least likely activist.

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Peskov: Freeman the 'victim of emotionally-charged, self-exalted status' Signs of the Times

In his video the actor is calling upon Americans to defend themselves against Russia for allegedly attacking the US Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the press that the Kremlin does not take a recent video seriously made by Morgan Freeman that calls upon Americans to defend themselves against Russia because it allegedly attacked the US. Peskov believes that Freeman is "the victim of an emotionally-charged, self-exalted status."


Women used this fertility app more after AI learned when best to ping them Fast Company

AI startup Neura says it can customize all types apps to users by tracking their activities to predict what they want to see, and when.

Many apps help women track menstrual cycles and other health factors to maximize (or minimize) their chance of getting pregnant. But they are less adept at tracking womens lifestyle schedules to deliver alerts and reminders at convenient times, says Kris Bondi, CMO at AI startup Neura. It shared data with Fast Company showing that women used Android and iOS fertility app My Days more diligently when the app added Neuras service that learns a users daily habits and customizes when it sends alerts. Neura claims that such customization can make many other types of apps more useful, too.

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Invited To Lunch With Your Bosss Boss? Heres Exactly What To Do Fast Company

Sharing a meal with a senior executive can feel awkward or nerve-racking. But do these four things, and youll turn it into a career opportunity.

Youve just been asked to join your bosss boss or another one of your companys senior executives for lunch. Feeling excited? Nervous? You might be asking yourself, Is this business, or is it social? What questions should I ask? What should I wear? What should I order?

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Equinox Unity Meditation: Friday, September 22nd at 8:02 PM GMT The Event Chronicle

By Prepare for Change

Now that the Emergency Hurricane meditation has been successful. and we are currently engaged in daily meditations at 2:30 PM UTC to calm storms Talim (which is expected to hit China, Taiwan and Japan in the coming weekend) and Doksuri (known as Maring in the Philippines, which had dumped heavy rain on Manila and nearby provinces earlier this week, causing widespread flooding and landslides).

Meditation for Typhoons Talim and Doksuri (Facebook Event Page)

Gaia Weather Meditations

It is time to prepare for the Equinox Unity Meditation which will address the root cause of all these storms the plasma octopus itself.

You need to understand that this planet is not liberated yet and planetary conditions will not significantly improve before the Event. Therefore it is still very important that we keep strengthening the New Atlantis energy grid around the planet with cintamani stones and meditations.

Cobra, September 5th, 2017

Let us now focus on completely dissolving the Yaldabaoth entity.

Heres the worldwide synchronized guided meditation video (in 20 different languages) to follow:

Check the time for the Equinox Unity Meditation in your time zone here:

Here is the Guided Audio Meditation in English

See the bottom of this post for synchronized versions in other languages!



This 1990 Issue of Heavy Metal Magazine Eerily Predicted Trumps Presidency Fast Company

Several elements of Donald Trumps presidency appear foretold in a dark comic from this 1990 issue of Heavy Metal Magazine. (What is happening?)

What: An eerily prescient comic that presaged the current administration.

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China Begins Rounding Up And Detaining Bitcoin Executives blogfactory

China has begun rounding up and detaining Bitcoin executives who run exchanges in the country, amid a huge crackdown against cryptocurrencies. 

As the war on Bitcoin continues, Chinese media is reporting that executives who operate Bitcoin exchanges are being told they are not allowed to leave Beijing whilst the government conducts an investigation.

A number of informed sources say the executives of special currency trading platforms are not allowed to leave Beijing to cooperate with the investigation. In accordance with regulatory requirements, trading platform shareholders, the actual controller, executives and financial executives need to fully cooperate with the relevant work in the clean-up period in Beijing. reports: Australias Financial Review (AFR) says the above has been confirmed with them by a source close to one of the biggest exchanges, Huobi, which told them its founder, Li Lin, was required to report to the authorities and cooperate with their work at any time.

The draconian measure is undertaken following a decision by Chinas Communist Party to close down all crypto exchanges, with trading volumes in the country dropping considerably.

Chinese trading volumes now account for only around 5% 10% of bitcoins or ethereums global trading volumes. With price there significantly lower. Leading CoinMarketCap to exclude them from calculations of average prices.


Russia Set To Become Leading Organic Food Exporter Your News Wire

As Europe opts to publicly support genetically modified crops, Russia, who banned GMOs in 2016, has been ramping up its production and export of organic food. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced plans back in 2015 [...]


Message for the Resistance Movement: September 20, 2017 The Event Chronicle

PPN black alert at 504

Cobra, 1:14 PM (PST)

Black systems alert at 504

Cobra, 2:03 PM (PST)

Systems alert downgrade to red

Cobra, 2:17 PM (PST)

This article (Message for the Resistance Movement: September 20, 2017) was originally published on The Portal and syndicated by The Event Chronicle


Pit bull attacks its owner on street in Queens, New York Signs of the Times

A dog walker was taking a stroll with two friends, when suddenly the Pit Bull mix turned on its handler and started biting. "I honestly thought I was going to bleed out. I don't know how I got the dog off of me, I don't know," says victim, Marta Niewinska. Niewinska is talking about the dog, seen in surveillance video attacking her and then going after her good friend, Amanda, who is a dog walker. "She's in shock - just called and said 'thank you for saving my life,' it was a lot," Niewinska adds. The horrifying incident unfolded on Wycoff Avenue in Ridgewood, Queens right around 10 p.m. Saturday night. About 12 minutes into the walk, Niewinska says the dog jumped on Amanda. They thought he was playing, but she exclusively tells Eyewitness News that in a split second, the dog seemed to snap. Niewinska then took the leash, and the dog started growling and then turned on her.


The Smog Chancellor George Monbiot

Who is the worlds leading environmental vandal? The answer may surprise you.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 20th September 2017

Which living person has done most to destroy the natural world and the future wellbeing of humanity? Donald Trump will soon be the correct answer, when the full force of his havoc has been felt. But for now I would place another name in the frame. Angela Merkel.

What? Have I lost my mind? Angela Merkel, the climate chancellor? The person who, as German environment minister, brokered the first UN climate agreement, through sheer force of will? The Chancellor who persuaded the G7 leaders to promise to phase out fossil fuels by the end of this century? The architect of Germanys Energiewende its famous energy transition? Yes, the very same.

Unlike Donald Trump, she has no malicious intent. She did not set out to destroy the agreements she helped to create. But the Earths systems do not respond to mission statements or speeches or targets. They respond to hard fact. What counts, and should be judged, as she seeks a fourth term as German Chancellor in the elections on Sunday, is what is done, not what is said. On this metric her performance has been a planetary disaster.

Merkel has a fatal weakness: a weakness for the lobbying power of German industry. Whenever a crucial issue needs to be resolved, she weighs her ethics against political advantage, and chooses the advantage. This is why, in large part, Europe now chokes in a fug of diesel fumes.

The EU decision to replace petrol engines with diesel, though driven by German car manufacturers, pre-dates her premiership. It was a classic European fudge, a means of averting systemic change while creating an impression of action, based on the claim (which now turns out to be false) that diesel engines produce less carbon dioxide than petrol. But once she became Chancellor, Merkel used every conceivable tactic, fair and foul, to preserve this deadly cop-out.

The worst instance was in 2013, when, after five years of negotiations, other European governments had finally agreed a new fuel economy standard for cars: they would produce an average of no more than 95 grammes of CO2 per kilometre by 2020. Merkel moved in to close the whole thing down.

She is alleged to have threatened the then president of the European Council, the Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny, wit...


NYC is getting 50 electric car charging stations by 2020 Fast Company

The fate of New York Citys rapidly deteriorating subway system may be in the hands of the governor, but the citys mayor, Bill de Blasio, still has a plan for commuterselectric cars. The mayor announced that the city is installing 50 new rapid charging hubs for electric cars across the five boroughs by 2020. Its part of a $10 million investment that

The fate of New York Citys rapidly deteriorating subway system may be in the hands of the governor, but the citys mayor, Bill de Blasio, still has a plan for commuterselectric cars.

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British child soldiers tortured Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Britain says about itself:

Former Harrogate Army Instructors Face Assault Charges

13 August 2017

Seventeen former army instructors are due before a court martial next month charged with assaults on recruits.

By Steve Sweeney in Britain:

NCOs before court martial after claims of faeces smearing

Thursday 21st September 2017

ARMY officers will be hauled in front of a court martial hearing today over allegations that they smeared faeces into the faces of trainee soldiers.

Seventeen sergeants and corporals will face the hearing into the alleged abuse of teenage recruits at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

They are accused of forcing animal faeces into the mouths of 17-year-olds, holding their heads under water and repeatedly beating them.

The Peace Pledge Union (PPU) warned that the allegations may be the tip of the iceberg and exposed the abusive culture of Britains armed forces.

PPU co-ordinator Symon Hill said the allegations called into question Britains armed forces recruitment policy Britain is one of the few countries...


Cobra: Hurricane Meditation Report The Event Chronicle

Cobra - Resistance Movement

By Cobra

As you probably know, we were very successful in dissipating hurricane Irma, especially in the last phase of its journey through Florida:

It was expected that Irma will directly hit Tampa as a powerful category 3 or 4 hurricane with 130 mph winds:

Instead, weather station in Tampa recorded 19 mph winds at the moment of the closest approach of the storm:

Our success was easier because of high concentration of Lightworkers in Florida, two Tachyon chambers in Miami area and strong cintamani grids in Florida Ke...


This High-Seas Whiskey Baron Doesnt Mind Having A Few Bad Ideas Fast Company

Trey Zoeller has a simple response to skeptics who think his process for aging whiskey aboard a ship is just a marketing gimmick: Try it! The founder of Jeffersons Bourbon, Zoeller isnt shy about innovating on an age-old craft, including in some ways that dont always pan out. I never want to force an idea,

Trey Zoeller has a simple response to skeptics who think his process for aging whiskey aboard a ship is just a marketing gimmick: Try it! The founder of Jeffersons Bourbon, Zoeller isnt shy about innovating on an age-old craft, including in some ways that dont always pan out. I never want to force an idea, he explainsbut only after trying it first.

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New App Mines Your Phone and Facebook Feed For Forgotten Kodak Moments Fast Company

But will it actually get you to buy more photo prints?

For many people, Kodak is a heritage brand synonymous with old school photography; a once massive brand cut down by the rise of digital culture. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2012, and sold off many of its patents. It then reemerged in 2013 as Kodak Alaris, a shell of its former brand power, owned by the Kodak Pension Plan. A 2016 Harvard Business Review piece placed much of the blame on the companys choice to prioritize printing over sharing, even after it bought photo sharing site Ofoto in 2001.

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Woman dies from injuries sustained in pit bull terrier attack in Neshoba County, Mississippi Signs of the Times

We have some sad news to report out of Neshoba County. A woman attacked by a pit bull in the Beatline community earlier this month has died. Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell tells Newscenter 11 that 61-year old Connie Storey died from her injuries at a local hospital Wednesday morning. Storey was attacked September 8th while she was feeding the dog at a home on County Road 276. Storey had been in the hospital since the day of the attack. The dog, which was owned by Storey's son, was put down. No charges have been filed.


Spetsnaz Kick US Secret Services Butt, Save 29 Russian Soldiers Your News Wire

Rebel factions linked to Al Qaeda and their US Secret Services handlers had their butts kicked on Wednesday trying to capture 29 Russian soldiers in northern Syria, according to the Russian military. Its a real [...]


Trump at the United Nations: Derangement and Delusion Reign Supreme Dissident Voice

If any further proof were needed that the United States has descended into the realm of magical thinking, there could be no clearer example than Donald Trumps speech to the UN General Assembly on 19 September 2017.

In 40 minutes of what can only be described as a barely coherent and dangerous rant, Trump revealed how the United States has totally lost its grip on reality.  Some brief extracts from the speech illustrate its essential horrors.  Trump argued that:

America does more than speak for the values expressed in the UN Charter..Americas devotion is measured in the battlefields..from the beaches of Europe, to the deserts of the Middle East to the jungles of is an eternal credit to the American character that even after we and our allies emerged victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others.

Trump and the neocon clique that dictate American foreign policy probably believe that nonsense.  It is delusional in the extreme.  The US, for example, was a latecomer to World War 2.  What fighting it did in the deserts of the Middle East or the jungles of Asia is unclear. The total western contribution to the war was no greater than 20% of the total, and much less in terms of casualties. The great battles and the vast bulk of the casualties were incurred on the Eastern front between Germany and Russia, and in Asia between Japan and China.

Even the use of the atomic weans that ended the war against Japan were militarily unnecessary, as Japan had been seeking peace since at least late 1944, their only condition being the retention of the emperor, which happened anyway.  The use of nuclear weapons was instead a warning to the Soviet Union.  We now also know that the US and its western allies had three separate plans to continue the war against the Soviet Union, using atomic weapons to annihilate both its populations and industrial capacity.

As far as not seeking to impose its way of life on others, the US has been a regime change exponent and practitioner without parallel.  It has bombed, invaded and overthrown the governments of at least 50 nations since 1945, killing at least 30 million people in the process.  The one route to avoiding this attention has been to subscribe to US dictates without deviation.  The claim by Trump is so at odds with reality that it is beyond even being a sick joke.

As for doing more than speak for the values of the UN charter, Trump also said:

The US has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.

The US has been there before.  In the Korean War of 1950-53, the US totally destroyed every town and city of any size; destroyed its infrastructure; waged chemical warfare to destroy its agricultural capacity; and kille...


Family hit by lightning strike in Sequoia National Park, California (VIDEO) Signs of the Times

Terrifying footage has emerged showing the moment a family of three were sent 'flying' after they were struck by lightning while on a hike. Chris Lovera was walking with his two kids, Aidan, 12, and Nadia, nine, when it began to pour and they were forced to shelter under a tree in Sequoia National Park, California. Suddenly, they were 'blown up' by a huge lightning bolt that threw them through the air. Chris said: 'One rescuer, Nick Barton, said it looked as if we had been blown up, bodies flying, dirt and debris ejecting from the eight-inch deep furrow made as the lightning exited my right foot and made a direct path through the ground to the lake.' The father was paralyzed for a short time after the bolt had melted his clothes and caused second-degree burns on his back and arm.



This is one of those articles that I have to share because of its very odd nature. Mr. H.B. found it, and when he




And while you're pondering today's main blog, consider this article shared by Ms. M.W.:
Is brain hacking possible?

The post TIDBIT: BRAIN HACKING appeared first on Giza Death Star.


These Four VCs Share How They Find Diverse Founders To Invest In Fast Company

Theres more than one way to identify promising women and LGBTQ founders and founders of color, many of whom are solving problems others arent even thinking about.

2017 isnt even over yet, and its already provided more than enough evidence that the tech world still needs to diversifyfrom the uproar over the so-called Google memo to the shakeup at Uber over the ride-sharing platforms allegedly discriminatory work culture. And thats not to mention the stuff that doesnt always make headlines, like the fact that black women founders still get less than 1% of venture funding, or that tech employees overwhelmingly believe their employers are more diverse than they actually are.

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With 963 Million Users, WeChat Lures U.S. BrandsAnd Longs For America Fast Company

Chinese giant Tencent will open up its giant ad platform to U.S. advertisers as it seeks greater understanding abroad.

WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, which boasts 963 million users, is opening up its service to U.S. advertisers. Today, its parent company Tencent announced a new ads platform designed to attract Western brands and ad agencies to the app, with Zillow and Rebecca Minkoff signing on as launch partners.

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California condor chick fed by father Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Dad Returns To Feed Chick, 9/20/2017, Devils Gate Condor Nest

Watch live 24/7, with highlights and news updates, at

The California Condor cam is a collaboration between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thanks for watching!

This condor nest, known as the Devils Gate nest, is located in the Los Padres National Forest, near Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge. The parents of the chick in the Devils Gate nest are mom #513 and dad #206. Dad #206 hatched at the Los Angeles Zoo in 1999 and mom #513 hatched at the World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise Idaho in 2009. This is their third nesting attempt together but they have yet to successfully fledge a chick.



Scientists Edit Embryos Genes to Study Early Human Development

Via: Reuters: British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the techniques ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development. The researchers said their experiments, using a technology that is the subject of fierce international debate because []


Trump's UN speech a descent into barbarism that makes virtue out of war and genocide Signs of the Times

It can't get more outrageous. US President Donald Trump stood in front of the United Nations and openly threatened unilateral war and genocide. It's a sign of the times that such criminal rhetoric is so casually spouted by the world's biggest military state. When American leaders address the UN General Assembly, people are generally used to hearing a litany of falsehoods about world events and narcissistic deceptions over America's global role. But when Trump made his debut speech on Tuesday, it marked, in addition to the usual American delusions, an unprecedented embrace of criminal militarism. The nadir in his 40-minute rant came when Trump said the US would "totally destroy" North Korea - if it threatened America or its allies. The qualifier is a threadbare legal justification. It's also just a cynical excuse for American aggression.


Grenfell Tower-like disaster in Scotland? Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Not another Grenfell in Glasgow

8 August 2017

We cant risk another tragic incident like the fire at Grenfell happening in Scotland. To date, no real fire testing has been conducted on any cladding in high rise flats in Scotland.

By Lamiat Sabin in Britain:

Glasgow: Tenants in the dark about cladding risk

Thursday 21st September 2017

Council silent on use of Grenfell-style material on some towers

FIRE services and residents of some private high-rise blocks in Glasgow have not been told that the buildings are covered in combustible cladding like that on the Grenfell Tower, it was revealed yesterday.

Council chiefs were aware of the issue but did not make the information public immediately, MSPs heard.

A search has revealed that flammable cladding similar to the material believed to have fuelled the Grenfell fire, which killed around 80 people in west London in June had been used on an undisclosed number of properties, said Glasgow City Council assistant head of planning and building standards Raymond Barlow.

The council has only recently notified Holyrood ministers about the matter but has told neither the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service nor the tenants and owners, he added.

Were simply saying were supplying the information to Scottish ministers and then we wish to see what they wish to do with the information before we take it further, he told members of the Scottish Parliaments local government...


Why you should care about the meat industry Terra Forming Terra

What is so wrong about the meat industry is the attempt to subject it to mass production.  So far the results have been unsatisfactory in a number of ways. This is a pretty good list.

I do think that we have to abandon the whole protocol generally and focus on establishing land and human friendly herds.  That does mean small pastured cattle herds which the land can bear.  It means free range chicken growing that also specializes in soil turning as well; as egg production.  Both methods sharply lowers the use of grains except to late fatten for slaughter.

We already know how to do this using modern  power equipment as well to assist.

The whole butchering enterprise needs to also be sharply scaled back to a size where an operator can avoid throughput thinking...



September 6, 2017

Wes Annac, Contributor

You dont have to be a vegetarian or animal activist to be angry with whats happening in the meat industry. Corruption and abuse litter an industry that provides food in inhumane ways for the sake of profit.

In this article, well be discussing things I wish werent happening and am therefore doing my part to help stop. Some parts of this article might be tough to read, but by sharing this difficult information with you, I hope to help you see why you should care.

Vegetarians and meat eaters can work together to effect much-needed change in the industry if we can learn the facts and commit to this common goal. The cause is important for those who want to protect animals and those who want to ensure meat is produced ethically (and is thus safer for consumption).

The first reason you should be concerned is that despite recent changes in regulation, the industry remains the same.

Recent Regulation Changes Have Not Solved the Industrys Biggest Problems

Henry Imhoff Helena wrote...


Fork-tailed flycatcher usually found in South America turns up in Falmouth, Maine Signs of the Times

The opportunity to see a rare bird exerts a powerful call. It's why Inna Smith's trip to a doctor's appointment in New Hampshire on Monday included a stop at Maine Audubon in Falmouth to see a fork-tailed flycatcher from South America. Nevermind that the Springvale woman was pregnant and a day overdue. "I was due yesterday," Smith said while looking at the bird through her camera's telephoto lens. "I may go into labor right here." Smith was one of more than 100 birders who traveled from as far away as Mount Desert Island and New York state to witness the unusual sighting. The bird arrived at the meadows of Gilsland Farm on Saturday. The flycatcher - a black-and-white bird with an extremely long and brilliantly forked tail - should have been emigrating south from Central America to summer in its home range instead of flying north to Maine, said Maine Audubon Naturalist Doug Hitchcox, who spent the day showing the bird to visitors.


Irma Dissident Voice

Im twelve feet away from the northern eyewall of Hurricane Irma.  Seated behind floor to ceiling panes of glass that cant be thick enough. Are they thick enough? I wonder while staring at the murderous velocity of rain and wind that just a few steps away would lift me whole and launch me into the lake, a tree or another house. With death defying, tornadic ferocity the wind drives rain sideways in every direction at once.  I hear tree trunks and limbs snapping like firecrackers off in the distance.

Theres still running water, but the electricity went off hours ago. Theres no internet. Comcast has opened up thousands of free WiFi hotspots for anyone whose service is down.  You can log on for two hours at a time. Two hours at a time in the teeth of an historic maelstrom.  I enter a username and password and hit a fucking pay wall. Comcastic!

The changes in air pressure are making my ears pop as the wind lives up to its clich;  it really does sound like a freight train.  130, 140 miles per hour but still not the Cat-5 death dealer that scoured 100% of Barbudas housing stock down to its concrete foundations.  Not the 185 miles per hour that would take paint off a car, put the car in a hole and blow the hole away.  This isnt that, but its impossible to say exactly how fortunate I am beyond the fact Im still sitting here watching the world get ripped apart.

Im glad I boarded up my house and came to my in-laws ground floor condo 20 minutes northeast.  In a storm 600 miles wide thats a difference without a distinction but this condo is better built and stronger than my tract home constructed in 1976 by contractors on acid.  Ive moved to the kitchen, away from the glass, where Ive paired off a peanut butter and honey sandwich against a muscular Cabernet/Zin/Sarah blend.  Im out of milk.

Suddenly the wind dies down and the rain stops. Were in the eye. I step outside.  Im told theres blue sky in the center of a hurricane, but not in this one. Irmas core is deck plate gray and the driveway is a carpet of leaves, branches and uprooted trunks making the way impassable.  Whats the difference?  Im not going anywhere anyway. The southern half of the eyewall is coming.  I snap some pictures and go back inside.  The wind picks up fast and the rain with it.  My cats have slept through the whole thing.  One in the master bedroom and two others, a mother and her adult spawn spooned into an indistinguishable pile of warm fur on my bed in the guest room.  I wish I could be that cool and follow their lead. The howling begins and once again I hear tree trunks snapping.

If my in-laws home suffered cosmetic damage, my own home was a different matter.  Driving south along main arteries through intersections of cockeyed traffic lights, blacked out and dangling, I finally made it to the badly...


Sea turtle conservation works Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

8 May 2012

In Malaysia there is an island known for more sea turtles than virtually anywhere on Earth. Jonathan visits this amazing ecosystem to learn about the life cycle of sea turtles. He is surprised to discover an amazingly complex and competitive environment.

From the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the USA:

Efforts to save sea turtles are a global conservation success story

September 20, 2017

A new study of the worlds seven sea turtle species provides evidence that their numbers are growing overall (unlike many endangered vertebrates), thanks to years of conservation efforts that have played a key role in sea turtle recovery even for small sea turtle populations. Sea turtles have historically suffered population declines for reasons that include accidental catch and harvesting adults and eggs.

Such decreases have motivated worldwide conservation efforts since the 1950s to employ tactics like strict fishing regulations and beach protection measures. To examine the current global status of sea turtles, Antonios Mazaris and colleagues studied 4,417 annual estimates of sea turtle nesting abundance based on specific time periods of nesting data collection that ranged in length from six to 47 years.

They used estimates from 2010 or later to evaluate the length of time periods required to detect significant trends in abundance within Regional Management Units (which represent discrete groups of nesting sites in certain areas that are distinct from one another based on genetics, distribution, movement, and demography) for each species, finding a majority of population increases (95 significant increases compared to 35 significant decreases).

Despite the encouraging upward population trends, Mazaris et al.s results complement International Union of Conservation for Nature (IUCN) assessments of sea turtle status, which lists six sea turtle species as endangered.

The authors also found that while longer time...


Have You Considered That The Punisher Is A Villain? Fast Company

Netflixs latest Marvel series brings big-screen glory to one of the companys most distasteful properties.

On Wednesday, Netflix released the first trailer for The Punisher. Its the latest addition to Marvels universe of superhero shows on the streaming platform. Or perhaps its Netflixs first series about a supervillain.

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Do This Ritual At The End Of Each Week To Become More Productive Fast Company

On the surface its about getting your daily work done, but on a deeper level its about re-framing who you are really working for.

Its obvious that some employees perform at higher levels than othersbut why? David Maxfield, vice president of research for the leadership-training firm VitalSmarts, studied 1,594 managers and employees and found that high performers have adopted smart habits, one of which is an important ritual for getting more done: a weekly review.

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Satya Nadella: The C In CEO Stands For Culture Fast Company

In this exclusive excerpt from Satya Nadellas book Hit Refresh, he reveals Microsofts mind-set for shifting from a know-it-all to a learn-it-all culture.

In this excerpt from Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsofts Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone, Satya Nadella frankly assesses the culture he inherited when he took over in February 2014, how he set out to fix it, and explores his own mistakes along the way.

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"Gbekli Tepe- History In the Remaking" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Gbekli Tepe- History In the Remaking"
by Patrick Symmes

"They call it potbelly hill, after the soft, round contour of this final lookout in southeastern Turkey. To the north are forested mountains. East of the hill lies the biblical plain of Harran, and to the south is the Syrian border, visible 20 miles away, pointing toward the ancient lands of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent, the region that gave rise to human civilization. And under our feet, according to archeologist Klaus Schmidt, are the stones that mark the spot - the exact spot - where humans began that ascent.

Standing on the hill at dawn, overseeing a team of 40 Kurdish diggers, the German-born archeologist waves a hand over his discovery here, a revolution in the story of human origins. Schmidt has uncovered a vast and beautiful temple complex, a structure so ancient that it may be the very first thing human beings ever built. The site isn't just old, it redefines old: the temple was built 11,500 ye...



Fluoridating municipal water supplies is akin to medicating someone without their consent, and is an abuse of human rights. The practice of fluoridation is justified as a necessary public health intervention to combat tooth decay, even though the known dangers of fluoridation far exceed the potential benefit.
The notion that drinking fluoridated water decreases IQ in children is backed up by a number of studies and testimony by people at the highest levels of public health. In 2012, a major Harvard study found that public water fluoridation poses a risk to the developing intelligence of children, essentially lowering the IQ of those in communities with public water fluoridation.


United States cities sue Big Oil over climate change Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 20 September 2017 video from the USA is called San Francisco and Oakland sue top five oil and gas companies over costs of climate change.

From Reuters news agency:

California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

Sept 20 California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.

The lawsuits, filed in state courts in San Francisco and Alameda Counties, alleged Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp, BP Plc, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, created a public nuisance and asked for funds to finance infrastructure to deal with rising sea levels.

According to a news release from San Francisco city officials, the lawsuits mirror 1980s-era lawsuits against tobacco companies. They allege the oil giants knowingly and recklessly created an ongoing public nuisance that is causing harm now and in the future risks catastrophic harm to human life and property.

Shell said in statement the issue should be addressed by...


Tiahuanaco: Gateway to the Gods Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Gateway to the Gods
by Dan Eden

"Ask most people who are the oldest civilization or where the oldest civilization lived and you'll hear answers like Mesopotamia (Iraq), Egypt or Iran. While these cultures can be traced back to 4000 B.C., the mysterious ruins of Tiahuanaco, in Bolivia, could be 14,000 years old! If you think the Great Pyramid in Egypt is a technological marvel, wait until you see what artists and engineers were doing in Tiahuanaco. This culture thrived at the breathless, oxygen deprived elevation of 13,000 feet. They managed to somehow move stones weighing up to 200 tons and invented modular building techniques that would even today, be cutting edge.
The most famous icon of the archaeological site at Tiahuanaco is the Sun Gate. This structure has been described as a "calendar" almost as long as the monolithic gateway has been known to exist; thus the Sun Gate has also been called 'the Calendar Gate'. This calendar sculpture, though it undoubtedly depicts a "solar year," cannot however be made to fit into the solar year as we divide it at present. The calendar has only 290 days, divided into 12 "twelfths" of 24 days each, plus 2 intercalary days.

Some researchers have attempted to explain this as being a ritualistic calendar while others have claimed that, 14,000 years ago, the length of a year was somehow different from today. Still others believe that it may represent a year on some another planet. Extraterrestrial connections were first suggested by Eric von Danken and have been perpetuated by discoveries of the apparent advanced knowledge that Tiahuanacan engineers seemed to possess - thousands of years ahead of other cultures....


Lebanese Parliament Finally Votes to Criminalize Torture Practices Blog Baladi

Lebanon has finally amended its penal law to criminalize all acts of torture. Even though Lebanon had ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (the Convention) in 2000, Article 401 of the Lebanese Penal Code did not cover situations where torture is used other than for obtaining confessions or information and did not criminalize non-physical forms of torture, such as mental or psychological torture.

The new draft law which was submitted by a group of lawmakers headed by Ghassan Moukheiber was finally passed in the parliaments latest session. What remains to be seen is whether this law will be enforced or not, especially when more than 50% of all detainees face torture, and when 72% of Lebanese think torture is justified. More importantly, whos going to be held accountable for the death of prisoners under torture like Fawzi el Rassi? How can we make sure this law is enforced if those who used to torture prisoners and still do arent held accountable for their actions?

The acts of torture documented by Human Rights Watch in Lebanon over the past 10 years are numerous.


Cities are gaining power in global politics can the UN keep up? RSS feed from

Cities are taking on a more important role in global politics and by so doing are disrupting the established political order.


Grim news from the front line of Chinas battle against air pollution RSS feed from

With a choking, sour smell in the air, dozens of children and their parents swarm out of a primary school on bicycles and motorcycles. Most are not wearing masks.


Sauropod dinosaur evolution, new research Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

17 September 2015

Saturnalia is an extinct genus of basal sauropodomorph dinosaur known from the Triassic of Rio Grande do Sul, southern Brazil.

Saturnalia was originally named on the basis of three partial skeletons. The holotype, MCP 3844-PV, a well-preserved semi-articulated postcranial skeleton, was discovered in mid-summer at Sanga da Alemoa, Rio Grande do Sul, in Brazil, in the geopark of Paleorrota. The two paratypes are MCP 3845-PV, partial skeleton including natural cast of partial mandible with teeth and some postcranial remains, and MCP 3846-PV, partial skeleton including postcranial remains. All specimen were collected in the Wald-Sanga locality from the Alemoa Member of the Santa Maria Formation, dating to the Carnian faunal stage of the early Late Triassic, about 225 million years ago. A partial femur from the Carnian Pebbly Arkose Formation of Zimbabwe was also attributed to the genus. It is one of the oldest true dinosaurs yet found. It probably grew to about 1.5 meters long.

Saturnalia was first named by Max C. Langer, Fernando Abdala, Martha Richter, Michael J. Benton in 1999 and the type species is Saturnalia tupiniquim. The generic name is derived from Saturnalia, Latin for Carnival, in reference to the discovery of the paratypes during the feasting period. The specific name is derived from a Portuguese and Guarani word meaning native.

The primitive nature of Saturnalia, combined with its mixture of sauropodomorph and theropod characteristics, has made it difficult to classify. Paleontologist Max Cardoso Langer and colleagues, in their 1999 description of the genus, assigned it to the...


Dear Texas, how many times do we have to rebuild the same house? (You're next Florida) Terra Forming Terra

How Precient as Irma barrels in to possibly take out Miami while i write this.

Look ladies, in terms of geologic time and not human time, coastal builds are destroyed consistently and should not be entertained unless necessary and then be built to withstand  a major tsunami at least.  Recall that the entire East Coast was depopulated 1500 years ago deep inland through what appears to be the effect of an asteroid impact in the Atlantic.

We need to anticipate a water line similar to what Houston just experienced and deep set backs from the coast itself preferably filled with healthy woodland several miles deep to break up a storm tide.

Then all builds need to insist on concrete to the top of that water line.  I am getting tired of seeing wet dry wall and moldy studs.

At the same time all subsidy needs to be dropped and a premium insurance scheme for anything built there.

I would also go as far as insisting that beach residences be simply movable as well.  Who needs piles of debris?  Of course pretty soon we can build gravity platforms and then perhaps we can elevate buildings :-).  Or perhaps we simply insist on jack up buildings on piles that climb twenty feet when needed.  Great for a beach and may well become popular..

Dear Texas, how many times do we have to rebuild the same house? (You're next Florida)

Written by Jim Bovard Date: 09-01-2017



Obama's heartfelt post on DACA Terra Forming Terra


As it should of course.  However, it is also rather clear that this is a hard ball tactic aimed at getting congress to generate a proper immigration act.  The problem is that it is even necessary at all.  

More obviously the original resolution was by executive order and that is also deemed unconstitutional no less by observers.  Thus the situation added to the behavior in simply applying the law by the administration is a tell that we have a war going on that has eliminated rational resolution without serious duress applied.

What Trump has done is put himself in position to blame his opponents for their real failures, rather than wearing it all himself.  This may work to focus their attention as well instead of dreaming up bombs to throw at Trump.


Obama's heartfelt post on DACA is going viral.

'Its up to Members of Congress to protect these young people and our future. Im heartened by those whove suggested that they should.'

by Parker Molloy

On Tuesday morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans to wind down former President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Announced in June 2012, DACA was implemented to give undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children some peace of...


Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20 Terra Forming Terra

This is the beginning that essentially eliminates all forms of corrective lenses.  Add in the three fold improvement over normal vision and this becomes a profitable trade off.

Now if we can add in a few extras such an ability to sense a wide range of ultraviolet light as well it would soon be unstoppable.

It should not be too difficult to integrate this with computer tech as well to allow data gathering that is noninterfering.
Bionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

brian wang | September 5, 2017 |

The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine cataract surgery. Once there, the lens restores clear vision at all distances without any visual quality problems. It can auto-regulate within the eye by connecting to the muscles that change the curvature of our natural lenses, which allows it to focus at different ranges potentially much wider ranges than our natural sight is capable of. In addition, because the Bionic Lens responds with less than 1/100 the amount of energy of the natural lens, you can also focus on something all day without any strain on the eyes.

The Bionic Lens could improve on the 20/20 vision threefold. Imagine that you can see a clocks dial 10 feet away. With the lens you would be able to see the dial in the same detail when it is 30 feet away.

Future Bionic lens could also include projection systems that will give the user capabilities of projecting their phone screen, or integrating NASA technologies to allow for better focusing resolution than anything seen before, or even installing a system that allows for slow drug delivery inside the eye.

Initially the system will cost $3200 per lens without including the cost of the surgery.


Why natural disasters are not natural RSS feed from

Storms do not discriminate, but they make landfall on societies that do.


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Only 15 countrieshave three basic policies that help guarantee the time and resources parents need to support their young childrens healthy brain development, say Unicef.


GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Eulogy" -- September 21, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The alien hybrid dark overlords of the cabal quit a long time ago. Years not months.

What is left are corrupted frontmen politicians scrambling to salvage their own asses.

At the UN this week, Netanyahu and Trump are the last two minions literally negotiating for their own lives.

They could careless about their country or peoples they "represent." Theirs is an all or nothing game theory playing out based on their getting the utmost out of the deal.

If you cannot see this now, there is no hope you ever will understand the rules geopolitical game of chess let alone how or why the pieces are what they are.

And you cannot by definition create change, because you are far too occupied intellectually wrestling against God just as you have done over the course of your entire RV careers.

Meaning because you refuse to walk across the bridge of wisdom by blind faith, you are by your own decision too emotionally attached to past illusions to connect with the truth of what is... and leading the grace of what will be is not in your life experience capacity.

No amount of bravado can save you. Study time came and went, you chose fear not love. And screaming now like spoiled children only reaffirms your fate as you will be left behind like orphans of history.

Alone. Angry. Bitter. Unfavored.

There's still time to surrender into Yeshua's all loving, all forgiving arms.

But this ghost army of do-gooders you believe follows behind your robes loyally are but shadows of a grandiose and quixotic notion of some tragic yet righteous superhero that you and only you worship.

Know all fighting machines and operators of yesteryear are being instantly decommissioned post RV, just as only vehicles of Esu's love are being allowed to remain and bless the world.

So consider this your earthly eulogy or eternal invitation to re-engage humbly your salvation.

No matter, those are your choices because war is what's ending. For you as for me. Equally. Sobeit.

God is with us


About that Tripoli Beauty Parlors Controversy Blog Baladi

A picture of a foreign worker holding the Arguile pipe for a customer at a beauty parlor has gone viral in the past couple of days. To be honest, when I shared the picture, I made sure the customer and workers faces are blurred because the point was not to bash them personally, but to show what weve come to in our society, and how Arguile has become a must even in a freaking beauty parlor.

The parlors management was interviewed by Al Jadeed and Annahar and explained that the worker (She called her el Filipiniyye even though shes Ethiopian) was just picking the Arguile pipe after it had dropped, that cameras were not allowed inside the center and that theyre filing a lawsuit against the person who took the picture. Even the worker in question was interviewed and said she was happy to work there and was only helping out a customer.

This being said, can someone explain to me why is an indoor beauty parlor serving Arguile? and why didnt anyone raise the legality of that matter? What is the Health Ministrys stand on that matter? and on the abundance of Arguiles in almost every shop/restaurant/hotel/beauty parlor in Lebanon?


CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11 blogfactory

79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the controlled demolition of World Trade Center 7, the third building that was destroyed on 9/11.

Mr. Howard, who worked for the CIA for 36 years as an operative, claims he was tapped by senior CIA agents to work on the project due to his engineering background, and early career in the demolition business.

Trained as a civil engineer, Mr. Howard became an explosives expert after being headhunted by the CIA in early 1980s. Mr. Howard says has extensive experience in planting explosives in items as small as cigarette lighters and as large as 80 floor buildings.

The 79-year-old New Jersey native says he worked on the CIA operation they dubbed New Century between May 1997 and September 2001, during a time he says the CIA was still taking orders from the top. Mr. Howard says he was part of a cell of 4 operatives tasked with ensuring the demolition was successful.

Mr. Howard says the World Trade Center 7 operation is unique among his demolitions, as it is the only demolition that we had to pretend wasnt a demolition job. He claims he had no problem going through with the deception at the time, because when you are a patriot, you dont question the motivation of the CIA or the White House. You assume the bigger purpose is for a greater good. They pick good, loyal people like me, and it breaks my heart to hear the shit talk.

[John Kerry Admits WTC 7 Was Brought Down By Controlled Demolition]

But even he admits that now, looking back, Something wasnt right.

No good has come from this. This isnt the America we envisioned.

Explaining how the building was bought down, Mr. Howard says, It was a classic controlled demolition with explosives. We used super-fine military grade nanothermite composite materials as explosives. The hard part was getting thousands of pounds of explosives, fuses and ignition mechanisms into the building without causing too much concern. But almost every single office in the Building 7 was rented by the CIA, the Secret Service, or the military, which made it easier....


Machine Learning Helps Small Farmers Identify Plant Pests And Diseases Fast Company

A new app aims to help smallholder farmers fight pests and diseases that are killing their crops.

The worlds 500 million smallholder farmers have a new weapon in their never-ending fight against pests and plant diseases: an app called Plantix. By uploading pictures of affected crops to the mobile service, they can quickly diagnose unwanted funguses and insects and get ideas about how to deal with infestations before they get out of control. Three years after launch, the app is being used more than 1 million times a month, particularly in India, Brazil, and North Africa.

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Why Mexico Suffered Two Earthquakes In Two Weeks, And Why More Are Due Fast Company

Scientists dont know if the quakes were directly connected, but the region and others are especially vulnerable to quakes like these, and worse.

Two earthquakes just 12 days apart in Mexico have killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, flattened buildings, and highlighted the enormous seismic risk the region continually faces.

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Google has bought HTCs Pixel division for $1.1 billion Fast Company

The company announced that it purchased a team of HTC talent from HTCs Pixel phone division, which will now move and work in-house at Google helping design mobile phones. The HTC unit developed the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones for the search giant. Rick Osterloh, Googles senior vice president of hardware, made the announcement in

The company announced that it purchased a team of HTC talent from HTCs Pixel phone division, which will now move and work in-house at Google helping design mobile phones. The HTC unit developed the Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones for the search giant. Rick Osterloh, Googles senior vice president of hardware, made the announcement in a blog post:

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8 Major Reasons Why You Should Never Mess With the Quiet One Awareness Act

The people who do not say much often fall into the background noise. Sometimes we dont even realize they are there.

You see, the quiet person is the one who is filled with great ideas and listens to everything that is going on around them. While there is nothing wrong with being extroverted there are some downsides. Introverts or quiet people who like to stick to themselves are often misunderstood.

We make all kinds of incorrect assumptions about these people, and in many cases cast them off as less intelligent. Tons of people assume that quiet people are weak and submissive, but that is far from the truth. Quiet people are usually strong and creative.

Below you will find a list of reasons why you should never mess with a quiet person. While you may see them as an easy target to bully or mistreat they are not quite what they seem. If you piss off a quiet person you may be in for a world of hurt.

8 Reasons Why The Quiet Person Should Not Be Messed With:

1. Quiet people listen to everything.

They pay attention to everything. When you said you hated spiders last week they were listening. You may not have noticed them at all and yet now they have your fear in their hands. Quiet people listen to everything and think quite deeply. They wait until they have something good to say before speaking unlike the rest of the world.

2. Quiet people observe more than you do.

Quiet people pick up on body language more often than most. They can easily spot when someone is lying and when someone is being sincere. They are not as easy to deceive as you might think.

3. Quiet people are not weaker just because they are not loud.

Just because someone is not obnoxious and loud does not mean they will fall over when you push them. Quiet people can be strong when they need to be. You would be stupid for assuming otherwise.

4. Not all quiet people lack social skills.

Just because someone is quiet doesnt mean they are awkward when they speak. Most quiet people speak just fine and get along well with others. This world is a diverse one, remember that.

5. Quiet people will not tolerate being treated badly.

Just because someone doesnt talk much doesnt mean they are going to let you walk all over them. They will only take so much before fighting back. Besides, if you are treating someone badly just because they are different then there is something wrong with you.

6. Quiet people can be loud.

Quiet people can be just as loud as you when they want to be. They do have a...


Donald Trump is Just Another New World Order Apprentice Operation Disclosure

Source: Covert Geopolitics

Donald Trump is acting and sounding more like Obama than the self he was projecting at the campaign trail last year. This only means that he is double-crossing the nation in favor of the privilege that the White House position could provide to his own enterprise.

Otherwise, a lot of things could have happened already.

No, it's not about what the Deep State will do to him. It's whether he had the vertebra to do it in the first place.

True or False? Fact-Checking Five Key Points of Trump's First UN Address

01:05 20.09.2017(updated 05:02 20.09.2017)

After referring to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un as "rocket man" in front of the UN General Assembly, US Presidential Donald Trump made a slew of remarks with questionable accuracy.

Trump stepped up his aggressive rhetoric toward Tehran, berated Kim's "suicide mission" in developing nuclear weapons, and spared zero effort touting what he claims are his own economic accomplishments. Were the claims true? Sputnik News has a quick review of key points where the president may not have been fully truthful in his comments before the UN.

"We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife."

US foreign policy since the 9/11 terror attacks has been nothing if not violent. US soldiers have occupied Iraq since 2003 after toppling Saddam Hussein's regime. Since 2001, US airstrikes have peppered Yemen to reportedly eliminate al-Qaeda militants, but the UN itself calls the Saudi-led (and US-backed) coalition in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisison earth. US forces are arriving in places like Somalia and Afghanistan...


The SEC was hacked and its infiltrators could have made millions Fast Company

The Securities and Exchange Commission has admitted to being hacked in 2016, reports Bloomberg. The hackers were able to break into their Edgar corporate filing system, which contains millions of filings from companies ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on mergers and acquisitions. These filings are uploaded to the Edgar system before being made public,

The Securities and Exchange Commission has admitted to being hacked in 2016, reports Bloomberg. The hackers were able to break into their Edgar corporate filing system, which contains millions of filings from companies ranging from quarterly earnings to statements on mergers and acquisitions. These filings are uploaded to the Edgar system before being made public, which means if hackers were able to breach the system, they could have used the insider information gleaned from the filings to buy or sell stock ahead of time before the market reacted to the information contained in the filings upon their public release. The SEC chairman Jay Clayton said a review of the breach is ongoing and noted that the SEC is coordinating with the appropriate authorities.

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Deep 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia Signs of the Times

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Indonesia, northwest of Bali, as alert levels rise about the possibility of a volcanic explosion on the island. A STRONG undersea earthquake has struck off the coast of holiday hotspot, Bali. The 5.7 magnitude quake was detected northeast of Kemeduran, which is northwest of Bali, on Thursday, the US Geological Survey has confirmed. With a magnitude of almost 6, the earthquake is classified as moderate to strong. It was measured at a depth of 588km. The news comes after tourists in Bali were warned to avoid the area around Mount Agung in the island's north amid fears it could erupt. Indonesian officials have more than doubled the size of the no-go zone around the Mount Agung volcano and raised its alert level for the second time in less than a week, the Associated Press reported. The volcano, about 72 kilometres from Kuta, is a popular tourist destination and hiking spot.


7 Definitive Signs Your Third Eye is Opening Awareness Act

Humans are extremely powerful creatures who possess special abilities that no other creature has. We are extremely energetic beings and by taking advantage of the massive energy you can change your entire life.

Humans are receptors for massive amounts of metaphysical energy. We have a primo vascular system in our bodies that transports and receives energy all the time. The most commonly known energy points in the body are the seven chakras.

The seven chakras are energetic receiving points throughout the body, and by taking advantage of them you can completely change your life. The sixth chakra, also known as the third eye chakra, is one of the most commonly referred to chakras. It can be found between the eyebrows and it encompases the pituitary gland. This chakra can lead you to enabling clairvoyance, telepathy, lucid dreaming, expanded imagination, and visualization. But first you have to get it to open.

Once you begin practicing mindfulness and meditation you will begin to open your third eye chakra. This enables you to be highly sensitive to other peoples energy and allows you to be very intuitive. People with an open third eye chakra have a revitalized and pure perception of life itself, and they fully understand the interconnectedness of all things.

Is your third eye chakra open? If it is, youll definitely relate to these 7 signs.

1. Pressure

Someone who is experiencing the opening of the third eye will experience a pressure in the center of the eyebrows or the skull. The sensation might feel like you have a cold or blocked sinuses, yet your nasal passages are clear.

2. Sudden Interest in Spirituality

People with an open third eye will also experience a random interest in spirituality. You suddenly are interested in the power of meditation and youve begun practicing mindfulness. All of this interest came out of nowhere and felt extremely natural.

3. Closed Eye Visuals

Closed eye visuals are seeing something while your eyes are closed. People who have an open third eye might see extraordinary light when their eyes are closed. People commonly report seeing colors of blue, indigo, and white.

4. You Can Read People



The Human Race is Quickly Evolving Into A New Kind of Human Awareness Act

Life is a crazy roller coaster full of ups, downs, and twist and turns. Im sure everyone will agree with me when I say that life is confusing. But its okay because you are rapidly transforming into a new human being. Youre not supposed to understand it all.

We all try our hardest to understand life and make sense of things. There are so many questions to be answered about life like how we got here, what put us here, and what were truly supposed to be doing. However, life wouldnt be life if you understood it. Its weird how nothing makes sense at all, yet it all does at the same time.

Everything is interdependent on each other and if one component of life were to disappear it would bring all of society to a crumble. Its okay that you dont understand everything or anything about life itself. None of us really do, but thats because we are rapidly changing into new human beings. Even more rapidly than youd think.

We are constantly evolving as time goes on. Humans are forever growing and so is our universe. Everything continues and time goes on, and we are rapidly growing, changing, and essentially transforming as it all happens before our very eyes. If you stop to pay attention you would notice how fast everything changes even yourself. Everyday you live you are creating new memories of new experiences and forming new interests and opinions on everything you come into contact with. One memory possessing brain cell dies and another is born. We are constantly in a state of evolution.

Everything about life is a learning experience. None of us are placed on Earth knowing anything. We are informationless fragile creatures who grow everyday. Growing physically and mentally as we create new brain cells, memories, experiences, and feelings. Everyday we grow something is changing. When you wake up in the morning you are essentially a new person by the time you lay your head down at night. Every day is a learning experience and we grow more wisdom as we go throughout life.

You are becoming more aware of your own spiritual significance. You take note of the powers of your sou...


Practicing the Law of One Operation Disclosure

Source: Ascension Glossary

The Law of One is the comprehension that all things are made of intelligent energy and are a part of the All-One.

The Law of One is a Sacred Science of the mechanics of Christ Consciousness and are the Natural Laws governing our Universal Creation.

All-One is the recognition that Eternal Truth is Eternal Love and Eternal Love is the organic consciousness of Infinite Creator, or God.

Eternal Love consciousness embodied in a form is Unity intelligence, and simultaneously recognized as, the Inner Light of Christos.

Unity consciousness is at One with God and Unity consciousness ignites the Inner Light of Christos. The Inner Light of Christos when actualized in form, is the embodiment of an Eternal God Human. Practice Unity Consciousness and One is directly reflecting the image of God's Love, and is eternally protected. Be At One with All, as One is All with God.

Every soul is taking the same journey, but each soul has evolved at a different level. The teachings of the Law of One describe the spiritual laws that govern our spiritual evolution for each dimension. It is a single philosophical system of World Humanism, which merges cosmology, science, Human Rights and spiritualism.

Simply put, the Law of One is the Universal Truth that All Is One. It is the Truth taught by Christ when he proclaimed, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself." We are all direct expressions of the One Source God Source.

The Law of One is an...


Theres a Plan to Make a Synthetic Spinal Cord to End Paralysis Operation Disclosure

Source: Futurism

Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MIT's Center for Extreme Bionics want to change what it means to be disabled. As part of a $100 million, five-year project, the researchers are working on advanced prosthetics that work like real limbs, a synthetic nervous system, and more.

A Bold Mission

Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and subsequent need for prosthetics compelled him to develop what could be the world's most advanced type of bionics.

Now, the researcher and bionics expert is the co-director of the Center for Extreme Bionics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a unique research lab that began with the idea of taking prosthetics to the next level.

Since its creation in 2014, the center's goal has been to treat a wide spectrum of disabilities through the development of advanced bionics. Now, the center is working on a $100 million, five-year project that focuses on treating paralysis, depression, amputation, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease through the development of bionic technologies.
Disability-Free World

The projects the researchers are pursuing are nothing short of cutting-edge.

While today's prosthetics are useful and can give amputees a way to regain lost motor functions, Herr and his colleagues think they can improve upon these devices by combining them with advanced neural implants. This gives a person's nerves and muscles a way to talk to a prosthetic, making it easier for the device to be controlled and function like a biological limb.

The MIT team sees neural implants being useful for far more prosthetics, though. The technology could also be used to alter brain functions to treat neurological or mental disorders.

Meanwhile, a digital nervous system (DNS) powered by optogenetics a technique that uses light to control cells could allow the researchers to treat paralysis and Parkinson's disease by essentially replacing the biological nervous system. Eventually, the researchers think they many be able to engineer cells and tissues to grow organs that can repair or replace biological structures.

The World Health Organization estimates...


Researchers Link Human Brain to the Internet for the First Time Operation Disclosure

Source: Futurism

Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces.
Brain Meets IoT

A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering. According to a release published on Medical Express, for the first time ever, researchers have devised a way of connecting the human brain to the internet in real time. It's been dubbed the "Brainternet" project, and it essentially turns the brain "into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the World Wide Web."

The project works by taking brainwave EEG signals gathered by an Emotiv EEG device connected to the user's head. The signals are then transmitted to a low cost Raspberry Pi computer, which live streams the data to an application programming interface and displays the data on an open website where anyone can view the activity. Adam Pantanowitz, a lecturer in the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering and the project's supervisor, said:

Brainternet is a new frontier in brain-computer interface systems. There is a lack of easily understood data about how a human brain works and processes information. Brainternet seeks to simplify a person's understanding of their own brain and the brains of others. It does this through continuous monitoring of brain activity as well as enabling some interactivity.

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Mexico's Popocatpetl volcano erupts same day as deadly quake Signs of the Times

As if the deadly earthquake in Mexico weren't enough, a volcano erupted amid the violent tremors. Popocatepetl - about 45 miles southeast of quake-ravaged Mexico City and some 30 miles from the temblor's epicenter - belched ash and gas as the 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the country's central region. The county's volcano-monitoring system registered one explosion and 256 "low-intensity exhalations" between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings but said none of the activity can be attributed to the earthquake, according to Mexico's National Center for Prevention of Disasters. A church in Atzitzihuacan at the foot of the mountain collapsed during the quake and eruption, killing 15 worshippers as they celebrated Mass inside. Pope Francis said he was praying for victims in the majority-Catholic country. "In this moment of pain, I want to express my closeness and prayers to all the beloved Mexican people," he said. The 17,700-foot Popocatepetl has been particularly active this summer and also blew its top amid the Aug. 21 solar eclipse.


'It's destroyed everything in its path': Puerto Rico in total darkness after Hurricane Maria knocks out 100% of island's power CLG News

'It's destroyed everything in its path': Puerto Rico in total darkness after Hurricane Maria knocks out 100% of the island's power while nearly two feet of rain turns roads into rivers of mud --Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico Wednesday morning as a Cat. 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds --Forecasters say it could regain strength and Maria could again become a major hurricane by Thursday | 20 Sept 2017 | Puerto Rico may be without power for months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory with powerful winds that downed trees, ripped the roofs off homes and turned roads into rivers with flash flooding. Gov. Ricardo Rossell told CNN late Wednesday night that it may take months to restore power to the entire island. He said that as a result of the powerful Category 4 hurricane, no one on the island has power from utilities since the power grid is 'a little bit old, mishandled and weak'. More than 10,000 remained in shelters Wednesday night as the governor has imposed a curfew on the island from 6pm to 6am beginning Wednesday and ending on Saturday morning.



Innovative Zero-Energy Air Conditioner in New Delhi is Naturally Cooling Households Operation Disclosure

Source: Truth Theory | by Amanda Froelich

Due to cost constraints and environmental considerations, few families India can afford conventional air conditioning units. Fortunately, there is an aesthetically pleasing and eco-friendly alternative that is working just as well for residents in New Delhi.

Arch Daily reports that New Delhi-based Ant Studio has created a zero-electricity air conditioner that is low-tech, energy efficient and offers an artistic solution to the "problem" of sweltering temperatures. The honeycomb-like installation is made with conical clay tubes that were created using computational technologies and modern calibration techniques. Their purpose is to naturally reduce surrounding temperatures.

The zero-energy air conditioner was developed as part of a larger beautification project for DEKI Electronics. Not only does the unconventional air conditioner cool the interior of buildings, it adds an "artistic flair" to facilities.

How does it work?

When water runs down the structure just enough to wet the cones just once or twice a day, the process of evaporation occurs. This, in turn, lowers the air temperature. Inhabitat reports, "The porous terra-cotta units absorb water that then seeps to the outer surface where it evaporates and turns into cold air. The flow of water empties out into a collection basic and gives the installation a beautiful waterfall effect."

"I believe this experiment worked quite well functionally. Findings from this attempt opened up a lot more possibilities where we can integrate this technique with forms that could redefine the way we look at cooling systems, a necessary yet ignored component of a building's functionality," said Monish Siripurapu, the founder of Ant Studio. "Every installation could be treated as an art piece. The circular profile can be changed into an artistic interpretation while the...


Massive 6.2 Magnitude Earthquakes Has Hit Japan Coast Near Fukushima Awareness Act

Planet Earth has been experiencing some devastating natural disasters this year. 2017 will be famous for having multiple once in every 500 years storms. Now that you just thought they were over, we are still experiencing devastation from natural disasters.

When I say natural disasters it is probably a given that this is a chain reaction from the tremendous environmental disturbances weve caused. We have essentially ruined our atmosphere, and it looks like were about to start paying for it. This year south Texas was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, Southern florida and the east coast were destroyed by Hurricane Irma, and we are already awaiting Hurricane Maria. Aside from the three record setting hurricanes weve just endured, Japan has been hit by a detrimental earthquake.

The earthquake occurred on the South East of Kamaishi at about 2:37 AM. It was measured as a 10 KM 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Japan has already been devastated by a horrendous earthquake in 2011. Four people died and dozens were injured due to the landslides, tsunamis, and fires.

While no details have yet been released regarding the damages of the horrendous 6.2 earthquake we know it cant be good. Not to mention the fact that this was the third major earthquake in just a 24 hour period. All we can say right now is keep Japan in your thoughts and prayers and send as many good vibrations as possible.

Our hearts go out to those affected.

image via NBC News.


Catalonia Independence Vote October 1st Armstrong Economics

The Spanish government refuses to listen to anything from Catalonia  and announced it would intervene in Catalonias finances to ensure that not one euro of public money was used to fund the illegal vote. Meanwhile, the Spanish police arrested 13 people in the region of Catalonia and Madrid for their alleged involvement in planning a vote to secede from Spain. This is clearly demonstrating that the Spanish government is reverting to its old fascist ways for it is the boldest move yet by Spanish authorities to stop the separatist movement.

It was 1931 when the nations defaulted on their debts that saw Estat Catal and other parties began to form Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Republican Left of Catalonia)(ERC). The ERC won a dramatic victory in the municipal elections that year and this is when we must regard the first major step in the separatics movement.

Francesc Maci founded Estat Catal (Catalan State) and proclaimed the Catalan Republic. However, after negotiations with the leaders of the new Spanish Republic, he instead accepted autonomy within the Spanish state. In the Spanish Civil War, General Francisco Franco abolished Catalan autonomy in 1938. Following Francos death in 1975, Catalan political parties concentrated on autonomy rather than independence.

To put this in context, it was 1931 which gave birth to the Second Republic of Spain on April 14th, 1931 after the departure from Spain of King Alfonso XIII, following local and municipal elections where republican candidates won the majority of votes in urban areas. Though Alfonso did not formally abdicate, his departure from the country led to a provisional government under Niceto Alcal Zamora. It was at this time that a constitution was drawn up.

The Second Republic of Spain in 1931 raised the hopes for the Spanish people that the middle and lower classes would be allowed to at last advance. This included at the time women rights and for the curtailment of special privileges for the Church. It was Spains attempt to establish a non-religious basis for national culture and citizenship.

Nonetheless, there was the largest working-class party that was the Socialists. Their principal goal was Marxist-inspired economic and social change, but they strongly favored a republic. The situation changed dra...


Restored Republic via a GCR as of Sept. 21, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Sept. 21 2017

Compiled 12:01 am EDT 21 Sept. 2017 by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret, CEO, Child Abuse Recovery; Author, "Twenty Two Faces,"

Source: Dinar Chronicles

A. Sept. 20 2017 6:47 pm EDT, Zap: "Release and Stuff" - ZAP Update - The Office of POOFness - 9.20.17

1. Be ready for some major changes.This is the latest information from China: It has been confirmed for our release in two days (Fri. Sept. 22) and we can start the infrastructure.

2. They will try to get the first wire over tomorrow, Thurs. Sept. 21. If there are any glitches, then it will be the following day, Fri. Sept. 22.

3. In two weeks we can begin looking at the project side (or sooner, I hope).

4. I talked to one lawyer who was doing transactions. He has been paid in Zim and Dinar. Nobody is doing Dong right now.

5. After the currency the bonds will go.

B. Sept. 20 2017 TNT Call RayRen98:

1. The CBI and Iraqi TV have told citizens that their currency would gain in value in the month of Sept. 2017.

2. Iraqi TV also was urging people to do their banking, plus informing them on what to do when the lower denominations came into play.

3. Late tonight Sept. 20 there was a possibility that the Iraqi ATMs would start dispensing the new lower denominations.



Climate Change Scientists Backtracking On New Data At Last Armstrong Economics

The headline in the London Times: We were wrong worst effects of climate change can be avoided, say experts Scientists admit that world is warming more slowly than predicted. The analysis of Global Warming has been the one of the greatest absurd propositions of modern times. With a tiny fraction of data on climate from 1850 forward, the argument that man has created global warming is as absurd as looking at the Dow Jones Industrial Index for one month and concluding that it only rises.   There has been a climate cycle to the arctic that has been reported all along. There was a warming period in 1939 and again in 1952 reported in newspapers of how Greenland was melting. They there have been periods of expansion of ice as we have see this past year. The bottom line its just a cycle and we lack the ability to alter the climate of the earth. Pollution is a separate and distinct issue. Creating smog or polluting a lake is certainly within our capacity. But changing the climate of the earth is far removed from the ability of humankind. Even nuclear bombs and accidents do not alter the climate.



Louvre Accord v Plaza Accord Armstrong Economics

QUESTION: I notice you often cite the *Plaza Accord* when on the topic of central bank currency manipulation. That accord was signed in 1985 with an aim to devalue the USD. Could you write a little on the *Louvre Accord signed just two years later, in 1987, with an aim to reverse the unwanted effects of the *Plaza Accord*. Thanks cheers,


ANSWER: The Louvre Accord was an agreement, signed on February 22, 1987 in Paris, that aimed to stabilize the international currency markets and halt the continued decline of the US Dollar caused by the Plaza Accord. The agreement was signed by France, West Germany, Japan, Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. Italy declined to sign the agreement.

The G7 meeting of central bankers and finance ministers in Paris announced that the dollar was now consistent with economic fundamentals. The announced that they would only intervene when required to ensure foreign exchange stability. The objective was then to manage the floating currency system. Democrats gained control of Congress in 1986 and immediately called for protectionist measures. The dollar depreciation agreed to in 1985 at the Plaza Accord, failed to really improve the trade perspective. In 1986, the trade deficit actually rose to approximately $166 billion with exports at about $370 billion and imports at about $520 billion. The object of manipulating currency to try to create jobs and alter trade flows proved to be completely false.

My concerns warning that volatility would increase made back in 1985 were materializing. What they did not understand was the lowering the dollar in value also led to a shift in capital flows and the selling of US assets. Foreigners were suffering loses by financing U.S. trade through purchasing United States Treasury bonds in an attempt to ease the trade deficit criticism. We were advising Japanese to buy gold on the New York COMEX, export it, and then resell which would also make it appear that the US exports were increasing. H...


CDC-funded Study Confirms Flu Shots Linked to Spontaneous Abortions Humans Are Free

A CDC-funded medical study being published by the medical journal Vaccine has confirmed a shocking link between flu shots and spontaneous abortions in pregnant women.

The study was rejected by two previous medical journals before Vaccine agreed to publish it, further underscoring the tendency for medical journals to censor any science that doesnt agree with their pro-vaccine narratives.

A study published today in Vaccine suggests a strong association between receiving repeated doses of the seasonal influenza vaccine and miscarriage, writes CIDRAP, the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.

A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies found that women who had miscarriages between 2010 and 2012 were more likely to have had back-to-back annual flu shots that included protection against swine flu, reports Medical Xpress, a pro-vaccine news site that promotes vaccine industry interests.

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GCR/RV Intel SITREP: "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" -- September 21, 2017 Operation Disclosure

Source: Dinar Chronicles


- The Iran Nuclear Agreement will continue without changes as of last night.
- The Palestine / Israeli peace accord was negotiated and completed last night.
- China agreed to handle North Korean issues in terms agreeable to Republic/Pentagon.


- President Trump signed Executive Order (EO) yesterday morning for the American RV as of September 20, 2017.
- As a result of the EO, the USN's we're put into force by the Chinese Elders instead of waiting for Congress to pass the Obamacare repeal.
- Also in direct response to the Trump EO, the Pentagon immediately ran an Emergency Broadcast Alert 10:34am EDT (6:43pm Dubai) and had all available personal manning their posts waiting for the RV to roll out anytime Wednesday PM / Thursday AM.


- Iraqi's President Abadi is scheduled to make his nation's historic announcement tomorrow morning at the UN, but the RV should have already begun before his speech we are told.
- Lower IQD denominations already loaded up into Iraq ATMs as of midnight in Iraq.
- Normally the Lunisolar New Year would begin on Thursday September 21, 2017, but technically it actually starts at sundown the day before so Wednesday September 20, 2107 at 10:02am EDT was the "official start time" and when signed the EO.


- ZIM traded above 3.60+ today
- Trump's resignation will come to flash bang the public not private redemptions.


Weiner Scandal Exposed! We Are Change

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Hey everybody Jason Bermas reporting for Today I will be discussing the infamous Anthony Weiner scandal.

He was in court this week regarding his divorce to Huma Abedin and also his sentencing for sexting, Snapchatting, and Skype-ing a 15-year-old girl. This girl has made her first media appearance on an Inside Edition Exclusive where she goes into detail about what Weiner wanted.
Many of their exchanges have now been made public.

Weiner communicated with the teen on Twitter and Facebook as well as the controversial media site Kick and Confide. Sometimes he hid his identity with the screen name T Dog. Some of his messages are so obscene that they cant be shown on television. He also sent her photos showing him bare-chested. As well as a picture that she felt particularly upsetting.

I was disgusted. Thats part of the reason I came forward. Victim

Lets not forget that he had a plethora of sexual scandals before this one involving women of age. This is the first time that he has been prosecuted for under-age sexual activities with a minor. Prosecutors are asking for 21 to 27 months in this case.



Trump Offers Earthquake Aid To Mexico After Mexico Renegs on Hurricane Aid To Texas; Terrorist Assault On Saint Louis Continues Qntra

Elected United States President Donald Trump promised aid to Mexico as the country recovers from a series of earthquakes. This compassionate gesture comes in spite on Enrique Pena Nieto's government in Mexico reneging on a promise to deliver disaster relief aid and assistance to Texas following hurricane related flooding, because the first earthquake following that promise made keeping it inconvenient.

Meanwhile civil disorder in Saint Louis continues as terrorists escalate their attacks on local, predominately minority owned businesses following a former police officer's murder acquittal in the shooting death of a heroin dealer. Aside from the single unsolved casino robbery, the terrorist's assault on the city continues to be split into "peaceful" obstruction of vehicular traffic on major thoroughfares during daylight hours and vandalism of commercial property at night.

One of the many grievances being aired by the terrorists crying injustice is that "No one wants to bring good any jobs to the city."


Climate Change Primer La Paz Group

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Once again we thank NYTimes Science writer Justin Gillis for this primer on a complex and politically weighty issue.

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Got Answers to Your Questions.

We know. Global warming is daunting. So heres a place to start: 17 often-asked questions with some straightforward answers.

1.Climate change? Global warming? What do we call it?

Both are accurate, but they mean different things.

You can think of global warming as one type of climate change. The broader term covers changes beyond warmer temperatures, such as shifting rainfall patterns.

President Trump has claimed that scient...


Google is the Engine of Censorship Humans Are Free

Late last year, search engine giant Google announced its plans to protect users from the horrors of fake news by changing the way it presents search results.

According to corporate officials, they hope to shelter  readers by limiting access to what the company deems as low-quality information while promoting what it calls established mainstream sources.

Critics believe that the company, which now has a virtual monopoly on internet traffic, is now playing god over the info-sphere.

While its known that Eric Schmidt, the head of Googles parent company, Alphabet Inc, is regular attendee at the annual secretive Bilderberg meeting which charters the globalist agenda, not much is known about new Google CEO Sundar Pichai and what his personal ideology is, or whether he personally believes that Googles role is to control what the public think about any given issue by fixing the search results on the worlds number one search engine.

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Samantha Power - Faking History To Warn Of Fake News BlackListed News

Soviet agents were instructed to infiltrate party and campaign staffs in the United States in search of embarrassing information to leak to the press, while Soviet propagandists pushed a set of anti-Reagan story lines to the Western media. Ultimately, they failed to influence the election. President Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale, winning 49 states. Margaret Thatcher, who was similarly targeted, also won re-election in a landslide.

Loving Our Debt-Serfdom: Our Neofeudal Status Quo BlackListed News

Democracy (i.e. political influence) and ownership of productive assets are the exclusive domains of the New Aristocracy.

Scientists Edit Embryos Genes to Study Early Human Development BlackListed News

British scientists have used a genome editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the techniques ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.

SCIENCE FOR SALE: Shocking emails reveal editor of food science journal was on Monsantos payroll at $400 per hour BlackListed News

Recently released court documents reveal what many people have long suspected: Monsanto had a hand in the retraction of a groundbreaking study that left little doubt about the dangers of glyphosate in a prominent food science journal. Monsanto will do anything to protect the reputation of Roundup and its other herbicide products which earned them $1.9 billion in gross profits in 2015 alone and that includes silencing their detractors.

Canada Prepares for Illegal Migrant Surge from U.S. into British Columbia BlackListed News

Pro-migrant groups say they expect a surge of migrants to illegally enter the western Canadian province of British Columbia as temporary residency permits for asylum seekers in the United States expire. Pro-migrant groups like the Inland Refugee Society say they are preparing for a wave of migrants to enter British Columbia in coming months as the residency permits for some 195,000 Salvadorans and 60,000 Hondurans expire in the U.S.

Prosecutors Unveil Full Details Of Anthony Weiner's Pedophilia BlackListed News

Earlier today we reported that as part of the government's sentencing memorandum (published at the bottom), federal prosecutors asked that disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, and the man Hillary Clinton has quietly added to what has become a virtually infinite list of reasons why she lost the presidential election, be sentenced to about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with an underage, 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors filed paper in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday in advance of Weiners sentencing. In the document, prosecutors asked that the judge use the sentencing as an opportunity to send a message to other perverted politicians


Trump's Speech a Goldmine of Hypocrisy, Propaganda and Outrageous Lies Operation Disclosure

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Trump Speech A Goldmine Of Hypocrisy, Propaganda And Outrageous Lies

by Patrick J McShay

"If Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons, this could presage catastrophic consequences, not only for my country, and the Middle East, but for all mankind", adding that "the deadline for attaining this goal is extremely close". - Israeli Prime Minister-Bibi Netanyahu -1996

"If the United States is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to destroy North Korea" - President Donald J. Trump

"Trump is hostage to hawkish generals running his administration's geopolitical agenda. Instead of being a peace and stability President, he's another in a long line of US warrior presidents- At war in multiple theaters, threatening more conflicts, risking possible nuclear confrontation with North Korea, Russia, and China". - Stephen Lendman, Journalist

Was Donald Trump's speech to the UN optimistic realism, Trumpian populism or a just a goldmine of hypocrisy, propaganda and outrageous lies? Trump's meeting with Bibi Netanyahu yesterday no doubt influenced this jingoistic and threatening speech. It sounded like Bibi wrote it for him. Bibi has been crying wolf about Iran's non-existent nuclear weapons program for over 20 years. This kind of speech always worked really well before the advent of the internet. In the past, the mainstream media effectively kept us in the dark about what was really going on in the rest of the world so this kind of speech was readily accepted by the ignorant proles.

Now, with a few clicks of the mouse on a computer, just about everything he said is quickly exposed as no more than ludicrous propaganda and the raving of a clueless madman pushing another country's agenda. I'm sure this was obvious to everyone in that room. This speech was for the dimwitted Fox News crowd, the NeoCons, and Israeli firsters behind the new $700 billion defe...


ZAP's Mid-Week Report -- September 20, 2017 Operation Disclosure

"The Office of Poofness"

MID WEEK BY ZAP from "The Office of Poofness" 9-20-17

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Bird of the Day: Gold-naped Finch La Paz Group

Gold-naped Finch by Gururaj Moorching - La Paz Group

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh


New Video Dialogue #270 is Out Giza Death Star


SEGMENT 1:High Profile Deaths(Suicide, Accident, Assassination)

SEGMENT 2: Unexploded WWII Bombs

SEGMENT 3: Another Run at Fermi Paradox

SEGMENT 4: Weird News:

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Shocking emails reveal editor of food science journal was on Monsanto's payroll at $400 per hour CLG News

Shocking emails reveal editor of food science journal was on Monsanto's payroll at $400 per hour | 20 Sept 2017 | Recently released court documents reveal what many people have long suspected: Monsanto [terrorist group and Obama's best buds] had a hand in the retraction of a groundbreaking study that left little doubt about the dangers of glyphosate in a prominent food science journal. Monsanto will do anything to protect the reputation of Roundup and its other herbicide products which earned them $1.9 billion in gross profits in 2015 alone - and that includes silencing their detractors. It has now emerged that the Editor in Chief of the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology who oversaw the famous study's retraction was on Monsanto's payroll. This is a conflict of interest at best, and possibly something far more underhanded, and they might have gotten away with it had their lawyers succeeded in preventing their internal documents from being released in a class action lawsuit filed against the firm by cancer patients.


An Open Letter to Google: Stop the Censorship of the Internet! Humans Are Free

Googles mission statement from the outset was to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful. 

Its official code of conduct was proclaimed in Googles famous motto: Dont be evil.

In recent years, you have seriously lost your way. You are now engaged in hiding the worlds information, and, in the process, are doing a great deal of evil.

When Google officially discontinued its China-based search engine, due to censorship by the Chinese government of search engine results for political criticism, Mr. Brin publicly stated that for Google, it has always been a discussion about how we can best fight for openness on the Internet.

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The Dark Side of the Same Sex Marriage Plebiscite The Crazz Files

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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, causes island-wide power outage and massive damage Signs of the Times

Hurricane Maria, the first Category 4 storm to hit Puerto Rico since 1932, is tossing all it has at the island nation after making landfall Wednesday morning. "This is total devastation," Carlos Mercader, a spokesman for Puerto Rico's governor, said in a statement. "Puerto Rico, in terms of infrastructure, will not be the same... this is something of historic proportions."


Kenya court blames electoral body for nullified vote RSS feed from

Kenya's Supreme Court has criticised the election board for failing to verify official results of last month's nullified presidential election before announcing them.


Ivy League Student Charged With Vicious Racist Assault

Ithaca police identified John Jack Greenwood, today, a white 19-year-old Cornell sophomore and graduate of the elite boys prep school, Deerfield Academy, as the individual charged with the racially motivated attack of a black Cornell junior. The alleged attack took place last Friday outside the black students residence, a group of white students, possibly of []

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Top Investment CEO Shocked By Jamie Dimon Bitcoin Comments: Major Banks Are All Spending Billions Of Dollars To Get In On Blockchain The Daily Sheeple

According to Frank Holmes, who is the head of top advisory firm U.S. Global Investors and recently appointed as the Chairman of the first publicly traded blockchain mining company Hive Blockchain Technologies, blockchain stands to completely uproot the entire banking sector. Holmes highlights that, while Dimon is talking about Bitcoin being a fraud, large bank consortiums in South Korea, Japan and even here in the United States are exploring how the technology can improve their businesses and keep them competitive as this emerging technology takes hold globally:

Jamie Dimons comments surprised me Bitcoin has woken up the significance of blockchain technology and Ethereum comes along with smart contracts on the blockchain and this is so significant because this is basically going to uberize banking its going to be such a big benefit that the major banks are all spending billions of dollars to get into blockchain

So for him to go and say that was really shocking to me.

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The world faces a serious lack of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, says a WHO report.


Unmasked: Trump Doctrine vows carnage for new axis of evil (Pepe Escobar ) Tlaxcala

20/09/2017 - North Korea, Iran, Venezuela are targets in "compassionate" America's war on the "wicked few." It's almost as though Washington felt its hegemony threatened Amorim, Brazil This ...


The Best Bad Guys Money Can Buy: Radical Islamic Terrorists Humans Are Free

Radical Islamic Terrorists are everywhere, it seems. Theyre all over Syria and Iraq. Theyre in Libya and Nigeria too. 

They attacked the former Soviet Union from Afghanistan and modern day Russia from Chechnya. Weve seen them in the Philippines. They attacked an Australian cafe in Sydney, so we were told.

Recently theyve been in Myanmar (Burma). Theyve infiltrated Europe and are behind various attacks in London, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona, so we were told.

Theyre even in China (Uyghur/Xinjiang). And of course, they paid a grand visit to the US on 9/11 in 2001, right?

Youre told radical Islamic terrorists are the root of all evil in the world. But have you taken the time to peel back the layers? You may be surprised

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Herschel Space Observatory: Discovering the cosmic water trail Signs of the Times

During almost four years of observing the cosmos, the Herschel Space Observatory traced out the presence of water. With its unprecedented sensitivity and spectral resolution at key wavelengths, Herschel revealed this crucial molecule in star-forming molecular clouds, detected it for the first time in the seeds of future stars and planets, and identified the delivery of water from interplanetary debris to planets in our solar system. Water is essential to life as we know it on Earth. It covers over 70 percent of our planet's surface and is present in trace amounts in the atmosphere. While it may seem abundant, especially if we're looking at the blue-hued stretch of a lake, sea or ocean, water is only a minor component of the total mass of Earth. In fact, it is not at all clear whether the water that is currently present on our blue planet was there around the time of its formation, 4.6 billion years ago, or it is was delivered by later impacts of smaller celestial objects. According to one of the leading theories to explain how the solar system came into being, Earth and the inner planets were extremely hot and dry for the first several hundred million years after their formation. In this scenario, water was delivered to these planets only later by violent impacts of small bodies such as meteorites, asteroids, and/or comets - the remaining debris of the protoplanetary disc out of which the planets and their moons took shape.


China Begins Rounding Up And Detaining Bitcoin Executives Your News Wire

China has begun rounding up and detaining Bitcoin executives who run exchanges in the country, amid a huge crackdown against cryptocurrencies.  As the war on Bitcoin continues, Chinese media is reporting that executives who operate [...]


Robert F. Kennedy Jr: CDC Guilty Of Criminal Autism Cover-Up Your News Wire

Robert F. Kennedy Jr has delivered a bombshell report outlining how the CDC covered-up evidence showing a clear link between vaccines and autism. In the report, Kennedy and his team found evidence of criminal activity [...]


Sanctions and threats: Actions of a bully child or a dying empire? Signs of the Times

As the Western world continues to slide into the dust bin of history it is not going without a fight. As with any "wounded animal" once the reality of pain permeates the body it typically lashes out at anything or anyone within arms reach. In the case of the Western world, arms-reach is merely the push of a button and everything begins to change. What Europe has already come to realize is these meaningless Russian and Iranian sanctions only hurt western manufacturing and have minimal impact on the country the sanction is directed. Threatening to cut off China from the SWIFT system is akin to threatening to keep a person out the restroom in a home with multiple restrooms - it doesn't matter as there are alternatives and they simply begin using the alternative and go about their business. The financial weapon known as the SWIFT system fired it's only bullet in 2011 when Iran was locked out. The chamber is empty and there will never be another bullet for this particular weapon. All it really does is upset people to the point of China actually telling the U.S. "calm down and stop making threats".


Fluoride Exposure In Utero Correlates to Lowered IQ in Children, Peer-Reviewed Study Finds The Mind Unleashed

Children exposed to elevated levels of fluoride while in the mothers womb display conspicuous decreases in IQ, Canadian scientists have now found, meaning the neurotoxin long suspected by the skeptical as responsible for dumbing down society, despite its widespread dissemination into public water supplies for the supposed sake of all our teeth and bones really might not be as innocuous as officials insist.

To assess comprehensively, and for the first time, any deleterious effects of prenatal fluoride exposure on cognitive and neural development in youth, researchers from Toronto collected some 1,576 samples from more than 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico a nation which, unlike the United States, does not use the additive in public water. Fluoride can be obtained in naturally contaminated drinking water and as an addition in other products.

But, even without the additional fluoride in the Mexican water supply, researchers learned in testing the child subjects twice through the age of twelve saw their scores drop measurably, as a decrease in IQ scores for every .5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter of a pregnant mothers urine.

Alone, the peer-reviewed findings do not comprise cause for paranoia but the correlation between prenatal fluoride impact and lower IQ is only one of many links found in a parade of studies as scientists intone the need for further analysis beyond the more than 50 already calling fluoride into question.

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CNN: Fluoride In Water Gives Babies Brain Damage Your News Wire

CNN has been forced to admit the fluoride found in drinking water across the United States causes brain damage in babies and young children. Reacting to a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, [...]


Disabled 8-Year-Old Put In Restraints, Forcibly Injected On First Day Of School Your News Wire

An 8-year-old school kid from Toronto was put into restraints and forcibly injected against his will, according a complaint by his mother.  Debbie Kiroff says she is looking for answers after she found out her [...]


Zuckerberg: Facebook Is More Like A Government Than A Company Your News Wire

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has admitted that the social media giant is more like a government than a traditional corporation.   Facebook has amassed enormous powers over the last few years, growing at a rate [...]


Switzerland To Bottle Fresh Air To Sell To Residents Your News Wire

A Swiss company has begun bottling fresh air in Switzerland in order to sell to residents living in polluted cities for huge profits. According to the company, air collected from around the Swiss Alps will [...]


Study shows fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in children Signs of the Times

Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children twice for cognitive development over the course of 12 years. Fluoride is not added to public water supplies in Mexico, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in water and fluoridated salt and supplements. The study found a drop in scores on intelligence tests for every 0.5 milligram-per-liter increase in fluoride exposure beyond 0.8 milligrams per liter found in urine. However, although the researchers found a potential connection to a child's exposure to fluoride in utero, they found no significant influence from fluoride exposure on brain development once a child was born. "Childhood exposure to fluoride is safer than prenatal. There is pretty good science now to support the fact that the fetal system tends to be more sensitive to environmental toxicants than once the child is born," said the study's lead author, Howard Hu, founding dean of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Comment: There is no safe level of exposure to fluoride.


Pet chihuahua in Australia chews off owner's toes Signs of the Times

A man has had to have his toe amputated after his hungry pet Chihuahua started eating it while he slept. Former AFL star Campbell Brown told the gruesome tale of his father-in-law Tom Johnson's ordeal with his dog Sable on SEN. The dog was hungry enough that two years ago it ate Mr Johnson's right big toe. "It's too good of a story not to give to the public domain," The former Hawthorn and Gold Coast star said. "My father-in-law Tom Johnson has got diabetes so he hasn't been able to feel his feet too well for many, many years. They just got cute pet Chihuahua called 'Sable' that sleeps on the end of the bed.


Swedish People Ordered To Stop Reproducing To Reduce Climate Change Your News Wire

Swedish people have been ordered to stop reproducing in order to ease the burden on the environment.  In an effort to reduce Swedens carbon footprint, environmental activists are calling for young families to adapt their [...]


UK University Expels Student Who Refused To Be Vaccinated Your News Wire

A UK University has expelled a student six weeks after term began after he refused to give consent to be vaccinated.  Currently, vaccinations are not mandatory in the UK. According to the British Medical Association, the [...]


X22 Report, The West Begins To Panic Over China's OBOR Trade System Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

X22 Report, The West Begins To Panic Over China's OBOR Trade System
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"A Look to the Heavens" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

When stars form, pandemonium reigns. A particularly colorful case is the star forming region Simeis 188 which houses an unusual and bright cloud arc cataloged as NGC 6559. Visible above are red glowing emission nebulas of hydrogen, blue reflection nebulas of dust, dark absorption nebulas of dust, and the stars that formed from them. 
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The first massive stars formed from the dense gas will emit energetic light and winds that erode, fragment, and sculpt their birthplace. And then they explode. The resulting morass can be as beautiful as it is complex. After tens of millions of years, the dust boils away, the gas gets swept away, and all that is left is a naked open cluster of stars. Simeis 188 is located about 4,000 light years away and can be found about one degree northeast of M8, the Lagoon Nebula.


Chet Raymo, The Journey Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

The Journey
by Chet Raymo

Here's a deep-deep sky map of the universe from "Nature." The horizontal scale is a 360 view right around the sky; the vertical gaps at 6 hours and 24 hours are the parts of the universe that are blocked to our view by the disk of our own Milky Way Galaxy. The vertical scale - distance from Earth - is logarithmic (10, 100, 1000, etc.) measured in megaparsecs (a parsec equals 3.26 light-years). Across the top is the Big Bang, and the oldest and most distant thing we can see, the cosmic microwave background, the radiation of the Big Bang itself. A few relatively nearby galaxies are designated at the bottom. All that stuff in the middle that looks like smoke or dusty cobwebs are quasars and galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

A smoke of galaxies! A universe cobwebbed with Milky Ways! Each galaxy itself a smoke of stars, hundreds of billions of stars, many or all of them with planets. My book, "Walking Zero", is about the human journey from the omphalos of our birth into the world of the galaxies, a journey many of us are disinclined to make. Here is how the Prologue to the book begins:

"Each of us is born at the center of the world. For nine months our physical selves are assembled molecule by molecule, cell by cell, in the dark covert of our mother's womb. A single fertilized egg cell splits into two. Then four. Eight. Sixteen. Thirty-two. Ultimately, 50 trillion cells or so. At first, our future self is a mere blob of protoplasm. But slowly, ever so slowly, the blob begins to differentiate...


What Trump Does Not Want You To Know About His U.N Speech We Are Change

We Are Change

Welcome back beautiful and amazing human beings. I just went through a major earthquake here in Acapulco Mexico that occurred near Mexico City. The shock waves shook this entire house and pretty much scared the crap out of me and everyone else here. It looks like everyones fine here in Acapulco.

The show must go on. Theres a lot of incredibly important developments that we are going to get into in this video. Including the latest news with Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Israel, and Russia. As well as the United States where there are some missing CIA files. We give you the latest update on the tyranny from not only the banksters but also our favorite monopoly intelligence agencies. Those same institutions that backed Google.

I hate to tell you I told you so but, I told you so. A few days ago not only on my Twitter account and YouTube I warned you about the consequences of Venezuelas latest move. Their decision to stop accepting US dollars for oil payments. They are moving towards the dropping the U.S. Petrodollar.

In response a few days ago I said, I would expect the regime change in Venezuela soon because of this move. This, of course, was very easy to predict if you understand American foreign policy.



The Poet: Linda Pastan, "What We Want" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"What We Want"

"What we want
is never simple.
We move among the things
we thought we wanted:
a face, a room, an open book
and these things bear our names-
now they want us.
But what we want appears
in dreams, wearing disguises.
We fall past,
holding out our arms
and in the morning
our arms ache.
We don't remember the dream,
but the dream remembers us.
It is there all day
as an animal is there
under the table,
as the stars are there
even in full sun."

~ Linda Pastan, "Carnival Evening"


"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Kurt Vonnegut: Quotes And Comments"
by  Josh Modell, Kyle Ryan, Noel Murray, Scott Gordon, And Tasha Robinson

"So it goes." Unlike many of these quotes, the repeated refrain from Vonnegut's classic 'Slaughterhouse-Five' isn't notable for its unique wording so much as for how much emotionand dismissal of emotionit packs into three simple, world-weary words that simultaneously accept and dismiss everything. There's a reason this quote graced practically every elegy written for Vonnegut over the past two weeks (yes, including ours): It neatly encompasses a whole way of life. More crudely put: "Sh*t happens, and it's awful, but it's also okay. We deal with it because we have to."

"Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; Man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?' Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; Man got to tell himself he understand." Another koan of sorts from 'Cat's Cradle' and the Bokononist religion (which phrases many of its teachings as calypsos, as part of its absurdist bent), this piece of doggerel is simple and catchy, but it unpacks into a resonant, meaningful philosophy that reads as sympathetic to humanity, albeit from a removed, humoring, alien viewpoint. Man's just another animal, it implies, with his own peculiar instincts, and his own way of shutting them down. This is horri...


Engine Room Fire Breaks Out on the Aurora Cruise Law News

AuroraA fire reportedly broke out in the engine room of the Aurora this morning, causing the P&O cruise ship to lose its electricity and its propulsion. 

The fire was extinguished after approximately an hour, following which emergency generators were eventually started.

At the time of the fire, the Aurora was in the mid-Atlantic sailing for the Azores. 

There has been no official statement from the cruise line; the details of the fire are admittedly sketchy. There are a few comments about the fire on the Cruise Critic message board

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Rescuers dig for survivors of Mexico quake World News Echonetdaily


Rescuers are working frantically to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school amid devastation from a major earthquake that has killed at least 225 people across central Mexico.

Television network Televisa broadcast the dramatic rescue attempt live on Wednesday after crews at the school in southern Mexico City reported finding the girl, seeing her move her hand and threading a hose through debris to get her water.

The effort to rescue the girl is part of a search for dozens of victims feared buried beneath the Enrique Rebsamen school, where local officials reported 21 children and four adults dead after Tuesdays quake. The school is one of hundreds of buildings destroyed by the countrys deadliest earthquake in a generation.

Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building felled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the Del Valle area of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Tuesday's magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Rescue workers search for people trapped inside a collapsed building felled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in the Del Valle area of Mexico City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Tuesdays magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The magnitude 7.1 quake, which killed at least 94 people in the capital alone, struck 32 years to the day after a 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Mexico is also still reeling from a powerful tremor that killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago.

As rescue efforts continued at the school, emergency crews, volunteers and bystanders toiled elsewhere using dogs, cameras and heat-seeking equipment to detect survivors.

Hundreds of neighbours and emergency workers spent the night pulling rubble from the ruins of the school with their bare hands under the glare of floodlights. Three sur...


The Daily "Near You?" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by!


"Choices..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"The human life is made up of choices. Yes or no. In or out. Up or down. And then there are the choices that matter. Love or hate. To be a hero or to be a coward. To fight or to give in. To live. Or die. Live or die. That's the important choice. And it's not always in our hands."
- "Grey's Anatomy"


7 horrible and loathsome things the CIA has done in the last 70 years Signs of the Times

On Monday, President Trump tweeted birthday wishes to the Air Force and the CIA. Both became official organizations 70 years ago on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947. After spending years as a wartime intelligence agency called the Office of Strategic Services, the agency was solidified as a key player in the federal government's operations with then-President Harry Truman's authorization. In the seventy years since, the CIA has committed a wide variety of misdeeds, crimes, coups, and violence. Here are seven of the worst programs they've carried out (that are known to the public): 1. Toppling governments around the world The CIA is best known for its first coup, Operation Ajax, in 1953, in which it ousted the democratically elected leader of Iran, Mohammed Mossadegh, reinstating the autocratic Shah, who favored western oil interests. That operation, which the CIA now admits to waging with British intelligence, ultimately resulted in the 1979 revolution and subsequent U.S. hostage crisis. Relations between the U.S. and Iran remain strained to this day, aptly described by the CIA-coined term "blowback."


'Brains' of the plant world: Tree roots can probe hundreds of feet deep in search of water Signs of the Times

Searching for water, some tree roots probe hundreds of feet deep and many trees send roots through cracks in rocks, according to a new study led by a Rutgers University-New Brunswick professor. Moreover, the depth of plant roots, which varies between species and soil conditions, will play a key role in plants' adaptation to climate change, said Ying Fan Reinfelder, a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Department of Environmental Sciences. "Charles Darwin once wrote, in effect, that the tips of plant roots are like the brains of plants," Reinfelder said. "Roots sense the environment. They sense the water, where there's more nutrients, and they go for these resources. Roots are the smartest part of the plant." Reinfelder and colleagues published their findings online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study demonstrated the relationship between plant roots and water availability. It shows, through observations and modeling, that soil hydrology is the key force driving local and global patterns of root depths.


The Russia-China plan for North Korea: stability, connectivity (Pepe Escobar ) Tlaxcala

20/09/2017 - Moscow has been busy building agreements that would extend Eurasian connectivity eastward. The question is how to convince the DPRK to play along The United Nations Security Councils 15-0 vote ...


Police raids escalate Catalonia tension blogfactory

Spanish gendarmes have raided at least four Catalan ministries amid escalating tension ahead of the independence referendum.

The armed units, from the Guardia Civil, a force under the command of the Spanish interior and defence ministries, arrived at about 8AM on Wednesday (20 September) at the semi-autonomous regions economy, foreign affairs, labour, and social affairs ministry buildings in Barcelona, Spanish media said.

  • Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont preparing to challenge Madrids authority (Photo:

Oriol Junqueras, the Catalan vice president, said on Catalunya Radio that they were hunting for electoral posters, funds, and other materials designated for the vote on 1 October.

The gendarmes also detained Junqueras right hand man, Josep Maria Jove, as well as two officials from the Catalan economy and budget departments, the media reports said.

Jordi Sanchez, the president of the Catalan National Assembly, called for peaceful resistance against the operation on Twitter.

The raids followed a Guardia Civil swoop on a postal firm, Unipost, in the Catalan town of Terrassa on Tuesday in which they seized tens of thousands of census cards to be used in the vote.

The Unipost operation saw about 200 protesters rush to the scene, with isolated scuffles and with flowers laid on anti-riot vans.

Tensions are likely to rise again on Wednesday when the first of 740 Catalan mayors, Marc Solsona from the town of Mollerussa, accused of abuse of office by Spanish prosecutors, goes on trial.

For his part, the Spanish foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, accused the pro-independence side of Nazi tactics in a TV interview in the US the night before.

He said Franco, Spains former fascist leader, had organised two referendums in his time.

Referendums are a weapon of choice of dictators, Dastis, who was in New York for the UN general assembly, said according to the Bloomberg news agency.

He said the pro-independence side was trying to intimidate anti-independence figures.

These people actually are taking some Nazi attitudes because they are putting up posters with the faces of mayors who are resisting their call to participate in this charade [the referendum], he said.

Thats something you dont see in a democracy, Dastis said.

The Spanish authorities, on Monday, also seized control of Catalonias finances in what Junque...


Hillary Clinton made Trump president, book review Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Yup, Hillary Clinton Blames Barack Obama

11 September 2017

Hillary Clinton has figured out what happened in 2016: Obama. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, discusses.

Hillary Clinton just cant help herself. As bits and pieces from her losing campaign memoir continue to trickle out like the weak stream from a paid kompromat artist in some tawdry-if-fanciful Russian spy drama, the former secretary of state seems intent on blaming everyone under the sunincluding her never-to-be predecessor, Barack Obama. The latest drip-drip release from What Happened? contains an altogether gem-like case of deflection.

Read more here.

Hillary Clinton managed to lose the 2016 United States presidential electuion against the very unpopular Republican candidate Donald Trump. Ms Clinton blames Obama and Bernie Sanders for that loss; and many others. Except the woman in the mirror.

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Hillary Clintons What Happened: A conspiracy theory of the 2016 election

20 September 2017

Hillary Clintons What Happened, released September 13, is the former presidential candidates first-person account of the 2016 election.

With all the hallmarks of a volume carefully constructed by a team of ghostwriters, Clintons book is not so much a political memoir as the Democratic Partys semi-official narrative of its electoral defeat. Those sections of the book regarding Clintons personal life and thoughts are largely fictional, penned with a view to their impac...


Signs and symptoms of depression are easily missed in outgoing and highly agreeable people Signs of the Times

The signs of depression are hidden in these type of people. It is harder to spot depression in people who are outgoing and fun-loving, research finds. Indeed, people who are extroverted may find it hard to spot the signs of depression in themselves. People who are highly agreeable are also harder to diagnose with depression, the study found.


BEST OF THE WEB: The momentous Syrian victory in Deir Ezzor Signs of the Times

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 Al Nusra and then by ISIS. They have withstood repeated attacks by the US-NATO air force most infamously last fall when the Americans bombed Deir Ezzor right after agreeing to a ceasefire, a treacherous move that paved the way for a nearly successful ISIS offensive to capture the city. The brave defenders of Deir Ezzor withstood these endless attacks becoming a symbol of the heroic resistance of all of Syria. For years Syrians and their friends around the world have dreamed that one day this siege would be lifted. Our dreams have finally come true and faster then anyone could have imagined. The liberation of Deir Ezzor from ISIS siege is the culmination of months of dramatic SAA victories against ISIS. Now we dream that a final victory may be near in Syria. Once again the SAA and their allies Hezbollah, Russia, and Iran have stunned the world. The empire of Chaos is in a panic. Netanyahu of Israel is hysterical with rage attempting to spoil the victory in Deir Ezzor with yet another of it's illegal and cowardly air strikes on Syria. The whole strategic balance of the world is changing before our eyes. And it is all due to the enormous courage of the Syrian people who have withstood this dirty war launched by seemingly half the world on their country. Syria has resisted the US, Israel, the British, the Saudis, Qatar, Turkey, UAE, Kuwait, France, Germany, and the rest of the GCC/NATO lackeys that make up the the Axis of Chaos. They have resisted armies of fanatical, brutal, killers recruited across the middle east, Africa, Europe, and Central Asia. They have defeated a CIA trained horde of torturers, rapists, slavers, cannibals, and, of course, killers. Has any country in history battled against the odds Syria has faced? Is the victory in Deir Ezzor the most glorious in human history?


"Questioned By Life..." Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life - daily and hourly. Our answer must consist, not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual...

There is also purpose in life which is almost barren of both creation and enjoyment and which admits of but one possibility of high moral behavior: namely, in man's attitude to his existence, an existence restricted by external forces. When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task. He will have to acknowledge the fact that even in suffering he is unique and alone in the universe. No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears his burden...

What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment...

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to...


What All Your Organs And Parts Are Worth On The Black Market World Truth.TV

Black Market organ prices might surprise you. Thats because some body parts are worth an astounding amount of money, while others fetch a much lower price than youd probably guess. If youve read the true stories of people whose organs were stolen, you know that organs arent the only human parts that are in demand. Everything from hair []


7 Impossible Prophecies That Mysteriously Came True World Truth.TV

Prophecies are basically the prediction of what will happen in future. In the history, there were many people who stated certain prophecies. There was many faulty foretelling of the future by people but only a few hit the nail on the head. Such historical prophecies involve interpretation or revelation of spiritual or religious events to []


Who Are The Reptilians, And What Do They Want With The Human Race? World Truth.TV

Who are the lizard people? Are they real? And are lizard people in charge of the world? Reptilian conspiracy theories are more popular than you might think, with some surveys reporting that at least 12 million Americans believe their country is run by alien, reptilian overlords. The first lizard people theory seems to originate in science-fiction literature and have grown beyond []


A possible explanation for the Rendlesham UFO incident Signs of the Times

A UFO researcher in the UK has put forward an intriguing theory to explain the infamous incident in Rendlesham Forest which has come to be known as 'Britain's Roswell.' The now-legendary case, which purportedly spanned three nights in December of 1980, has baffled students of the phenomenon for nearly four decades. Much like many prominent UFO events, the Rendlesham Forest Incident has spawned numerous books, TV specials, and other features detailing the case as well as a myriad of interpersonal conflicts among researchers and witnesses. The subject of considerable debate and investigation, the notorious event has remained unexplained to this day, but a UFO researcher in the UK believes he may have solved the mystery.


Enormous Sinkhole Drains Lake In Franca, Brazil Killing Thousands Of Fish And Almost Sucking Down A Boat World Truth.TV

Thousands of fish were killed and a two-person boat almost swallowed into an enormous sinkhole after the largest dam in Franca, Sao Paolo, Brazil was drained accidentally late Friday afternoon. This footage is just terrifying! Thousands of fish were killed and a two-person boat stalked into a hole after the largest dam in Franca, Brazil []


The Ring of Fire Is Heating Up: M6.1 Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand Just Hours After Deadly M7.1 Earthquake Near Mexico City World Truth.TV

The strong earthquakes are popping like crazy along the Ring of Fire! A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night, just hours after the deadly M7.1 earthquake killed at least 119 people in Mexico. A M6.1 earthquake hit 256km W of Auckland Island, New Zealand on September 20, 2017. This was the []


Cardioprotection against high-dose 4-epidoxo-rubicin by ICRF-187 and C-oQ-10 RSS feed from

Cardioprotection against high-dose 4-epidoxo-rubicin by ICRF-187 and C-oQ-10



Effects of warfarin on blood rheology in navicular disease RSS feed from

Effects of warfarin on blood rheology in navicular disease


Molecular and genetic analysis of an embryonic gene, DC 8, from Daucus carota L RSS feed from

Molecular and genetic analysis of an embryonic gene, DC 8, from Daucus carota L


Azide, cyanide and nitrite are new substrates of the oxygen-dependent nitrogenase of the thermophilic bacterium Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus RSS feed from

Azide, cyanide and nitrite are new substrates of the oxygen-dependent nitrogenase of the thermophilic bacterium Streptomyces thermoautotrophicus


"Charlie Dog, Golondrinas, and the Impossibility of Ants: A Deep Study" Running 'Cause I Can't Fly

"Charlie Dog, Golondrinas, and the Impossibility of Ants:
 A Deep Study"
By Fred Reed

"This morning when I emerged groggily into something resembling consciousness, I didnt know that I was going to establish the impossibility of ants. Here was a deep philosophical matter, creeping up on me surreptitiously.

The dogs as usual came thundering in to see whether we still existed and, having ascertained that we did, offered to have their ears scratched. Such are dogs. Our felines, Cat and Other Cat, sleep on the bed with usnorth of the border, there is probably a federal law against thisand also want our attention. Why? They get nothing by sleeping with us. We feed them anyway.

Dogs intrigue me by their distinctiveness of personality and range of emotions: Anger, affection, fear, curiosity, jealousy, conc...


Emergent groups and spontaneous volunteers in urban disaster response RSS feed from

Responses by voluntary groups are a common feature of urban disasters. This article reviews their role and impact around the world.


Two vital issues must be addressed now for Iraq's future RSS feed from

Statement | Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, Ministerial-level event on Iraq, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.As you know, the International Committee of the Red Cross is on the ground throughout Iraq.


Maria brings rain, floods to Puerto Rico World News Echonetdaily

Rescue vehicles from the Emergency Management Agency stand trapped under an awning during the impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Rescue vehicles from the Emergency Management Agency stand trapped under an awning during the impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)


Hurricane Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico as the strongest storm to hit the US territory in nearly 90 years, downing power to most of the island, flooding some areas and ripping windows out in the capital San Juan.

Maria, the second major hurricane to roar through the Caribbean this month, made landfall near Yabucoa, on the southwest of the island of 3.4 million people. Thousands of people were seeking safety in shelters.

Carrying winds of 220km/h, driving high storm surges and drenching rains, Marias eye was located about 40km west of San Juan shortly before 11am local time, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Broken windows, mangled awnings and gutters dangled haphazardly from buildings in San Juan or were ripped off entirely. Toilets bubbled noisily and belched foul air as the hurricane rumbled through the citys water and sewage lines.

Up to 90 per cent of the island was without electricity, El Nuevo Dia newspaper quoted Governor Ricardo Rossello as saying.

In the southcoast city of Guayama, west of where Maria blew ashore, storm waters turned streets into fast-running rivers carrying wind-downed debris.

God is with us; we are stronger than any hurricane, Rossello said in a Twitter message on Wednesday. Together we will rise again.

Maria was expected to dump as much as 66cm of rain on parts of Puerto Rico, the NHC said. Storm surges, when hurricanes push ocean water dangerously over normal levels, could be up to 2.7 metres. The heavy rainfall could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, it added.

Before hitti...


Theresa May speaks out against Trump climate change stance at UN RSS feed from

PM ranks US plan to withdraw from Paris treaty alongside North Korean nuclear tests as threat to global securityTheresa May has issued a veiled warning to Donald Trump, arguing that his plan to withdraw from the Paris climate change treaty ranks alongside North Korea's nuclear missile tests as a threat to global prosperity and security.In a speech to the United Nations general assembly, the prime minister, whose authority at home has been severely tested since June's general election [...]


Toxic Tattoo Ink Accumulates In Lymph Nodes, Causing Life Long Cancer Risk World Truth.TV

Scientists now warn that colored tattoos can increase the risk of cancer. The pigmented dyes used by most tattoo parlors contain a controversial chemical known as titanium dioxide. This compound is added to tattoo ink to give certain colors. But while the chemical is efficient in exacting the correct shade desired, it is also associated []


Catalonia's de facto independence RSS feed from

Catalonia is trying to hold a referendum, to provoke a reaction from the State that would boost massive protests and deliver a majority which, so far, has proven elusive. Catalan Independence supporters wave Esteladas (Catalan pro-independence flag) during a demonstration of Catalan Mayors backing Independence Referendum on September 16, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. NurPhoto/Press Association. All rights reserved.It is hard [...]


Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake quake hits island in Vanuatu archipelago; 4th major quake in 24 hours Signs of the Times

The US Geological Survey said it struck in the centre of Erromago An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale has struck off the Vanuatu archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The US Geological Survey said it struck in the centre of Erromago, the fourth largest island, which has a population of just under 2,000 people. However, its depth of 124.4 miles would have dampened its effect, it said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake did not pose a tsunami threat Situated to the east of Australia, the island chain is in the so called "Ring of Fire", which is prone to earthquakes.

Powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits island in Vanuatu archipelago; 4th major quake in 24 hours Signs of the Times

The US Geological Survey said it struck in the centre of Erromago An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale has struck off the Vanuatu archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. The US Geological Survey said it struck in the centre of Erromago, the fourth largest island, which has a population of just under 2,000 people. However, its depth of 124.4 miles would have dampened its effect, it said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake did not pose a tsunami threat Situated to the east of Australia, the island chain is in the so called "Ring of Fire", which is prone to earthquakes.


Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off the east coast of Japan Signs of the Times

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 has been detected off the coast of Japan. The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck about 175 miles south east of Kamaishi, and around 200 miles east of Fukushima. It is the third major earthquake to strike around the world in the last 24 hours - following one in Mexico that measured a magnitude of 7.1, while another 6.1 magnitude earthquake stuck New Zealand.


Prehistoric frog ate dinosaurs Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2014 video about Beelzebufo ampinga is called Prehistoric News : Devil Frog had Spikes and Armor.


Giant Prehistoric Frogs Ate Small Dinosaurs, Claim Scientists

Sep 20, 2017

Exceptionally large individuals of Beelzebufo ampinga, an extinct species of frog that lived in Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous epoch, about 68 million years ago, were capable of eating small dinosaurs, according to an international research team led by California State Polytechnic University scientists.

This conclusion comes from a study of the bite force of extant South American horned frogs (genus Ceratophrys).

Unlike the vast majority of frogs which have weak jaws and typically consume small prey, horned frogs ambush animals as large as themselves including other frogs, snakes, and rodents, explained co-author Dr. Marc Jones, from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Museum.

And their powerful jaws play a critical role in grabbing and subduing the prey.

Dr. Jones and co-authors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia found that small horned frogs, with head width of about 1.8 inches (4.5 cm), can bite with a f...


US security services behind Al Nusra offensive in Syria's Idlib - Russian MoD Signs of the Times

The Russian Defense Ministry says that, according to their data, an offensive launched by Al Nusra terrorists and their allies in Syria was orchestrated by the US security services, aiming at derailing the Syrian Army operation near Deir ez-Zor. "According to our intelligence data, the offensive was instigated by the US security services to stop the successful advance of the government forces to the east of the [city of] Deir ez-Zor," the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement, commenting on the incident.


Zakharova anti-Russian video: "Morgan Freeman has been roped in" Signs of the Times

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook on Friday said that Morgan Freeman was set up in making a video in which he urged Americans to defend themselves from Russia. "Morgan Freeman has been roped in, just like Colin Powell [he served as US Secretary of State in 2001-2005 - TASS] was," she noted.

Zakharova on anti-Russian video: "Morgan Freeman has been roped in" Signs of the Times

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Facebook on Friday said that Morgan Freeman was set up in making a video in which he urged Americans to defend themselves from Russia. "Morgan Freeman has been roped in, just like Colin Powell [he served as US Secretary of State in 2001-2005 - TASS] was," she noted.


To my friends in Australia: the vaccine war deepens The Crazz Files

by Jon Rappoport

September 20, 2017

The string of abuses laid on citizens of Australia by their government grows almost week by week. Read More


Alternative Social Network Gab Faces Domain Seizure For Violating Anti-Discrimination Laws The Daily Sheeple


Alternative media social network, whose logo is a frog often used by the alt right, faces domain seizure for failing to remove content that vilifies race, religion or ethnic origin. Their registrar further implied that the site promotes hate and discrimination.

Gabs domain registrar, Asia Registry, has given the network 5 days to transfer its domain or it will be seized according to a notice sent to the company, Andrew Torbha Gabs CEO tweeted out.

This comes after Gab was contacted by its registrar to take down a post by the founder of the neo-Nazi site, Daily Stormer, Andrew Anglin.

The post by Anglin grotesquely mocked Charlottesville murder victim Heather Heyer, which Asia Registry told Torbha violated their abuse policy.

Torbha noted in a Medium post that Gab previously has enforced its own guidelines and that the post did violate its own policy and was indeed obscene.

This is not the first time we have enforced our guidelines. Gab has banned users for spamming, making death threats to the President, posting revenge porn, and doxing among others. Weve been transparent and incredibly fair about this on many occasions, Torbha wrote.

Torbha, who I personally interviewed before Gabs start last year for We Are Change, expressed on Twitter that The free and open web is in danger.

This isnt the first time Torbha suggested what he saw as a threat to the Internet. During our interview he stated that big social was moving to censor everyone and play the online thought police.

He also highlighted that Gabs site didnt have hate speech or harassment rules because in this day and age that has become a subjective definition.

We have very simple guidelines. We dont have anything like hate speech or harassment rules bec...


Pollution soars in Houston after chemical industry leaks Health Nut News

Houston is still suffering from Hurricane Harvey, long after the storm has passed. But not just because of the flooding or number of damaged homes and roads. Rather, its because of the leeching of thousands of tons of pollutants thanks to their large petrochemical industry. RELATED ARTICLE: ExxonMobil refineries damaged in Hurricane Harvey and releasing hazardous pollutants The


It's Time to Make a Deal With North Korea RSS feed from

If the U.S. made a deal with Maoist China in the 1970s, it can surely cut one with North Korea today.


9 Rules for Living as Learned from Proper Ayahuasca Shaman Waking Times

Dylan Charles, Editor
Waking Times

All the authentic drinkers of yag in the Amazon that I have met share a great love for nature and all humanity, and they are outspoken protectors of the rainforest and the good way of all that is right. ~Jonathon Miller Weisberger, Rainforest Medicine

By itself, ayahuasca as a transformational medicine offers us profound opportunities for spiritual awakening, physical renewal and reconnection to the most important aspects of life and nature. Journeying with the vine of souls is unlike anything else in this world, and while many have shared their personal stories of harrowing nights in ceremony, another chief aspect of this medicine tradition is less often discussed: the valuable lessons to be learned from time spent with traditional plant medicine masters.

Sadly, true Amazonian medicine elders are a dying breed. To be in the presence of a genuine master is a treasured experience, and those of them still with us exemplify the virtues of living a life aligned with nature, devoted to spiritual development, and focused on the well-being of others.

I have been blessed with the good fortune of spending time with and learning directly from Secoya elders, who are the torch-bearers of a unique lineage of spiritual masters in the upper Amazon. Their tradition, that of Gods Multi-Colored People, as they know it, is the longest un-broken and non-syncretic tradition of working with the sacred brew Yag, or Ayahuasca.

The attitude, demeanor, habits and character of these abuelitos symbolize the simple purity and deep peace that may be found with dedication to this spiritual path. Reflecting on m...


Dutch amateur footballers beat professional teams Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is from the football ground of AVV Swift in Amsterdam today. Founded in 1910, they used to be a minor amateur outfit compared to bigger clubs in Amsterdam like Ajax which eventually became professional.

Today, AVV Swift played against Dutch Premier League professional team Vitesse from Arnhem in the first round of the Dutch football association cup tournament. Last season, Vitesse had won that cup.

However, today AVV Swift-Vitesse was still 0-0 after extra time. AVV Swift was better in the penalty shootout, 5-3. The video shows Swifts decisive penalty shot, and the joy of their 1500 fans (ground sold out).

AVV Swift supporters celebrate, photo ProShots

This photo shows the joy of Swifts Romanian goalie Bogdan Constantin who had stopped the first Vitesse penalty shot, celebrating after the match with young supporters and an AVV Swift flag.

There were two more surprises by amateur teams in this first round.

In Noordwijkerhout, local amateur club VVSB has a history of beating professional teams in cup matches. Today, they were soon 0-1 down against professional club Telstar. Then, they got a red card, meaning they had only ten players left against 11 Telstar players. Still, they made four goals for a 4-1 victory. Three goals by Mohamed Osrouti, one by Tim de Rijk.

And in Groesbeek village, local amateurs Achilles29 beat the NAC Breda professionals 4-3.

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Muslim Nations Are Rallying to Protect the Rohingya. What About the Rest of Us? RSS feed from

If only Muslims reach out to help the Rohingya, the international community will suffer another blow to its reputation.


Foodival 2017: "Thank You" to a great community of volunteers RSS feed from

The 10th Tooting Foodival was only possible because of  many volunteers' help and donations. Thank you all!   Click here to see the details. Well over forty people helped on the day, plus many in preparation and in the long tail of follow up. Each of these people and organisations made the Foodival happen, and while there's no priority order we want to highlight Naseem Aboobaker who


German Election Meddling! But It Isnt Russia This Time The Daily Sheeple


The Germans are making accusations of meddling in their election that is expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term. But researchers say that this time, Russia isnt the one doing the meddling.

Researchers claim that there is evidence that right-wing groups in the United States are behind the materials popping up on YouTube, messaging board sites like 4chan and Reddit, and texting service

So far we have not been able to track down any specific Russian activity, said Simon Hegelich, a professor of political science data at the Technical University of Munich who has advised the German government about the threat of hacking and false information. Yet there is still an online dashboard which monitors Russian propaganda about the German election.

Hegelich also said that proving connections among sympathizers is extremely difficult and may never be conclusive. A lot of the stuff we are seeing in Germany can be linked to, or is at least inspired by, the alt-right movement in the U.S., Hegelich said, referring to the very loosely defined group.

But, according to USA Today, an analysis of 300 million tweets over the past six months by Hegelich and researchers at the Technical University of Munich shows Germany is a hotspot for posts that use the hashtag #AltRight.

A report published Wednesday by Hope Not Hate, a British anti-racism watchdog, concluded that the alt-right movement has breathed life and youth back into formerly declining and dormant parts of the European extreme right.

The report, based on an undercover investigation of far-right figureheads, found that extremist individuals, organizations, websites and forums on both sides of the Atlantic are increasingly engaging with each another and weaponizing...


Wasserman Schultz ex-IT staffer Awan allegedly uploaded 'terabits of information to Dropbox' Signs of the Times

A new report claims that former Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT staffer Imran Awan allegedly uploaded terabits of information from DNC servers to a private Dropbox account. Circa reports that Imran Awan, the former IT staffer for Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and other Congressional Democrats arrested for possible bank fraud and theft of government property, is now being investigated over possibly selling sensitive information to foreign governments. Circa alleges Awan transferred massive amounts of information, including government documents and emails, to his own private Dropbox account, allowing him to access the information even after he was blocked from DNC networks. A senior House official told Circa that Awan was uploading "terabits of information to Dropbox so he was possibly able to access the information even after he was banned from the network." The House official claimed that they believe a full congressional investigation should be performed on the transfer of the data. "I think this may lead to information as to who really accessed the DNC server," said the official. "Everybody talks about Russia - but look at the access (Awan) had and potentially those emails could have been sold."


Netanyahu's UN General Assembly speech is full of outright lies Signs of the Times

The speech was full of downright lies and "alternative facts". Here is the reality. Yesterday, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before the United Nations in a speech that served as a kind of appendix to Donald Trump's controversial, bellicose declaration that was delivered hours earlier. Both speeches predictably focused on Iran and both leaders told a great deal of untruths and half-truths about the situation. Here are some of the most glaring untruths, followed by a factual explanation of the situation. 1. Iran is "devouring nations". The full quote from Netanyahu is as follows:


Compare and contrast: Xi Jinping's 2015 UNGA speech (VIDEO, TRANSCRIPT) Signs of the Times

Xi Jinping, China's president, on Sept. 28 made his first address to the United Nations General Assembly. He made some big announcements on peacekeeping; reminded the world of China's sacrifice in what the Communist Party has taken to calling the "World Anti-Fascist War;" promised that China is a responsible global power and emphasized its belief in the UN; and dropped the obligatory Chinese adage. Below is the entirety of the UN's official translation (pdf) of his address. Read what Xi had to say for himself, keeping in mind that any such speech should be taken with a grain of salt, as the old English adage goes. Comment: ...and contrast it with Trump's bellicose rhetoric at UNGA 2017.


Douglas Valentine: The CIA and 70 years of organized crime Signs of the Times

On occasion of the CIA's 70th anniversary, Lars Schall talked with U.S. researcher Douglas Valentine about the Central Intelligence Agency. According to Valentine, the CIA is "the organized crime branch of the U.S. government", doing the dirty business for the rich and powerful. Douglas Valentine is the author of the non-fictional, historical books "The Hotel Tacloban", "The Phoenix Program", "The Strength of the Wolf", "The Strength of the Pack", and "The CIA as Organized Crime". LS: 70 years ago, on September 18, 1947, the National Security Act created the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA. Douglas, you refer to the CIA as "the organized crime branch of the U.S. government." Why so? DV: Everything the CIA does is illegal, which is why the government provides it with an impenetrable cloak of secrecy. While mythographers in the information industry portray America as a bastion of peace and democracy, CIA officers manage criminal organizations around the world. For example, the CIA hired one of America's premier drug trafficker in the 1950s and 1960s, Santo Trafficante, to murder Fidel Castro. In exchange, the CIA allowed Trafficante to import tons of narcotics into America. The CIA sets up proprietary arms, shipping, and banking companies to facilitate the criminal drug trafficking organizations that do its dirty work. Mafia money gets mixed up in offshore banks with CIA money, until the two are indistinguishable. Drug trafficking is just one example.


Oklahoma City cops shoot and kill deaf man, despite warnings from witnesses Signs of the Times

The man shot dead by police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday was deaf, it has emerged. Witnesses say that bystanders told the officers the man could not hear, but they opened fire anyway. Officers were responding to a reported hit-and-run on Tuesday night and sighted a vehicle matching the description they had been given. They confronted a man standing near the car holding a stick, who did not respond to their warnings. One officer shot Magdiel Sanchez, 35, with a Taser while another shot him with his handgun, Police Captain Bo Mathews told reporters. Witnesses were yelling "he can't hear you" before the officers fired, but the officers didn't hear them, Mathews said. Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene.


Climate alarmists admit their computer models of doomsday global warming were wrong Signs of the Times

Climate alarmists have finally admitted that they've got it wrong on global warming. This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted. The paper - titled Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 C - concedes that it is now almost impossible that the doomsday predictions made in the last IPCC Assessment Report of 1.5 degrees C warming above pre-industrial levels by 2022 will come true. In order for that to happen, temperatures would have to rise by a massive 0.5 degrees C in five years. Since global mean temperatures rarely rise by even as much as 0.25 degrees C in a decade, that would mean the planet would have to do 20 years' worth of extreme warming in the space of the next five years. This, the scientists admit, is next to impossible. Which means their "carbon budget" - the amount of CO2 they say is needed to increase global warming by a certain degree - is wrong. This in turn means that the computer models they've been using to scare the world with tales of man-made climate doom are wrong too.


Irish student acquitted in Egypt after four years of mass trial The Fifth Column

(Reprieve)  An Irish student who was a juvenile when he was arrested has been acquitted at an Egyptian mass trial, four years after his arrest at a protest.

Ibrahim Halawa from Dublin, was 17 when he was arrested with hundreds of other people in 2013, as part of a crackdown on protests in Egypt. He has been held in pre-trial detention since then, and has reported being regularly tortured.

Ibrahim was tried as an adult alongside 493 other people, despite having been a juvenile at the time of his arrest. The mass trial one of several to have taken place since 2013 was frequently postponed in the last four years. Hearings of the trial were criticised for failing to meet basic standards.

Egypt in its region (undisputed) by TUBS

The Irish government has said it has received assurances from Egypts President Sisi that Ibrahim will be returned to Ireland following the verdict.

Maya Foa, Director of human rights organization Reprieve, which is assisting Ibrahim, said:

Todays verdict is long overdue. Ibrahim was arrested as a child for the crime of attending a protest, tortured, and tried facing the death penalty alongside adults in an unfair mass trial. For years, these court proceedings which were designed to punish political dissent made a mockery of justice. The Irish government and others, like the UK, must now not rest until Ibrahim is at home in Ireland. The wider international community including the EU, which helps to fund Egypts courts must also call urgently on Egypt to end its use of patently illegal mass trials.


Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima CLG News

Powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Japan near Fukushima | 20 Sept 2017 | A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan near Fukushima. Details of the extent of the damage have not yet emerged regarding the quake which hit 281km South East of Kamaishi. The depth of the earthquake, which struck at 2.37am local time, was measured at 10km.


'City'-like area constructed by octopuses discovered in Australian bay Signs of the Times

The discovery of an underwater city built by octopuses, dubbed Octlantis, has led researchers to conclude the mysterious mollusks aren't the loners we thought they were. Octopuses have long been thought solitary creatures, with mating typically the only meeting between the two sexes. The creatures always go their separate ways afterward. However in Jervis Bay, off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, researchers recently discovered a 'city' built by octopuses on rocky outcrops using piles of old shells.


Did Trump prevent a war between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? Signs of the Times

In early June Saudi Arabia gave Qatar a 24 hours ultimatum to fulfill 10 conditions or face annihilation. Saudi Arabia's leaders are determined to make Qatar into a subservient satellite of Riyadh, much like the current government in Yemen Institute for Gulf Affairs Founder and Director Professor Ali al-Ahmed told Sputnik News... "I project the invasion of Qatar... I have received reports of Saudi military movements near the Qatari border." "The Saudis: They are preparing." Al-Ahmed warned that a full-scale invasion of Qatar could occur much sooner than anyone anticipated. "Check on the frequency of bombings in Yemen... A key sign will be if there is a cessation or major reduction in the number of Saudi air strikes being conducted against the rebel forces in Yemen. That would indicate the Saudis are massing their forces for a sudden move against Qatar instead." Al-Ahmed further claimed that Trump had signed off on a Saudi invasion of Qatar..."I have it on good authority that Trump has already told the Saudis he would have no objection." Yesterday Bloomberg reported that not only had Trump not signed off on a Saudi invasion of Qatar, but that the POTUS prevented such an invasion from taking place.


Woman with flight anxiety & her service dog 'rudely' kicked off Ryanair flight Signs of the Times

Ryanair staff have been accused of "a total lack of desire to help" after a woman and her support dog were kicked off a flight - amid mass cancellations for the Irish carrier. Sophia Costabal managed to catch one of the few flights running today, as the budget airline grapples with cancellations, but found herself being escorted off the plane when staff refused to let her service dog fly between Valencia and Ibiza. Service dogs are trained to help people with disabilities. Many are used by people suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), major anxiety issues or phobias.


US opens its first permanent military base in Israel Signs of the Times

The US Air Force formally cut the ribbon on its first permanent base in Israel at Bislach Air Base Monday in a move Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. Zvi Haimovitch called "nothing less than historic." "This is the first time that we have an American flag flying in an IDF base," the general said, who is also head of the Israeli Air Force's Aerial Defense Command. "The base is here to stay," Haimovitch told reporters who were concerned about the activity of dozens of US troops who will live there."It involved a significant allocation of resources, in the understanding that this was right and necessary part of the United States' assets in Israel," he said, according to a Tuesday Haaretz report. The air base is situated in Negev, a desert region in southern Israel, where the IDF operates its School of Air Defense, Haimovitch was quoted as saying by Hamodia, a Haredi Jewish English-language daily.


Declassified report reveals Fmr CIA Director's plan to make reading WikiLeaks a crime Signs of the Times

A SECRET declassified report by then-CIA Director William Casey, titled, Unauthorized Disclosures to the Media proposed creating legislation that would make possession of classified information a criminal offense. At the time that would make anyone reading a New York Times article with classified information, or WikiLeaks in the modern-era, criminally liable and able to be prosecuted by the state.

Declassified report reveals former CIA Director's plan to make reading WikiLeaks a crime Signs of the Times

A SECRET declassified report by then-CIA Director William Casey, titled, Unauthorized Disclosures to the Media proposed creating legislation that would make possession of classified information a criminal offense. At the time that would make anyone reading a New York Times article with classified information, or WikiLeaks in the modern-era, criminally liable and able to be prosecuted by the state.


Irma's storm water causes massive washout in Apopka, Florida Signs of the Times

Storm water from Hurricane Irma has caused a massive washout situation in Apopka. It happened behind Apopka Memorial Middle School, eating up a section of the West Orange Trail. It is located north of Votaw Road and south of McCoy Village Court. Residents are urged to stay away from the immediate area.


Coral Larvae To The Rescue, Thanks To Marine Biologists La Paz Group


A researcher used a pipette to release coral larvae into trays to encourage settlement and growth. Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Times

This feature story suggests that even as we stress nature on a global scale, there are creative scientists working on fixes for particular challenges:

Building a Better Coral Reef

As reefs die off, researchers want to breed the worlds hardiest corals in labs and return them to the sea to multiply. The effort raises scientific and ethical questions.



Susan Rice lied about her role in Obama's unmasking scandal Signs of the Times

On March 22, Rep. Devin Nunes made his ham-fisted disclosure that the Obama administration had conducted incidental surveillance collection and unmasking of Trump administration officials. It was a revelation that ignited widespread criticism from nearly every corner of Washington I have seen intelligence reports that clearly show that the president-elect and his team were, I guess, at least monitored," the House intelligence chairman said at the time. "It looks to me like it was all legally collected, but it was essentially a lot of information on the president-elect and his transition team and what they were doing." Nunes went on to claim that the information was spread across a number of agencies and had "little or no apparent intelligence value." Perhaps Nunes' reasons were partisan. Perhaps his framing was exaggerated. We'll see. But if CNN's reporting is correct, everything Nunes claimed that day was basically true. Which is a lot more than we can say for others.


Donald Trump threatens nuclear war Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump Speaks To UN, Threatens To Destroy North Korea

19 September 2017

Trump keeps saber-rattling on North Korea. Does he intend to commit genocide with a nuclear first strike? Ana Kasparian, Michael Shure, and Brett Erlich, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

ON TUESDAY MORNING, Donald Trump gave a bombastic speech to the assembled delegates of the United Nations. Pay special attention to how he addressed North Korea and its looming nuclear threat. Unlike most of what Trump said otherwise, its implications are as wide-ranging as they are grim.

The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea, said Trump. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.

Rocket Man, you rightly guessed, refers to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. And while Trump has made similar provocations before, either in impromptu remarks or ill-advised tweets, his UN taunting worsens an already alarmingly combustible situationwhile also making it harder to defuse.

Read more here.

By Bill Van Auken in the USA:

Trumps Mein Kampf tirade at the United Nations

20 September 2017

The speech delivered Tuesday by Donald Trump to the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York was without precedent either for the UN or the American presidency.

Speaking before a world body ostensibly created to spare humanity the scourge of war and founded on the principles elaborated at the Nuremberg trials of Nazi leaders...


Explosion at London's Parsons Green station being investigated as terrorist attack [UPDATES] Signs of the Times

British authorities have confirmed an explosion at Parsons Green underground station was an act of terrorism and that 22 people have been injured. Armed police rushed to an incident on Friday morning after reports of an explosion on a packed rush-hour commuter train. Police say the device did not fully detonate, according to Sky News.


Hezbollah commander says 10,000 troops facing Israel's Golan frontier Signs of the Times

Hezbollah is using a "de-escalation" deal brokered by Russia and the US to pour thousands of battle-hardened soldiers into southern Syria and entrench its positions for a possible confrontation with Israel, a commander has told Middle East Eye. The commander, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed there were 10,000 Hezbollah fighters in areas along the disputed Golan Heights frontier, and that missile bases and tunnel networks were being built. "The de-escalation plan is better for us," he said. "We are working with more freedom, there are no more bombings." "Hezbollah has over 10,000 fighters deployed in southern Syria. Hezbollah is an army of infantry, rockets, tanks, elite forces. We are operating as we do in south Lebanon, but of course in a veiled manner." The US-Russia de-escalation plan introduced ceasefires in July to minimise casualties in several flashpoint regions of Syria's civil war.


Larges sinkholes open in The Villages, Florida in wake of Hurricane Irma Signs of the Times

Two large sinkholes opened up in The Villages in the wake of a brutal pounding from Hurricane Irma. One of the sinkholes opened up off Markridge Loop by Hole #3 of the Jacaranda nine at Cane Garden Country Club. A second sinkhole, estimated to be 30-feet wide and 12-feet deep opened up in the Villages of Santiago.

Larges sinkhole open in The Villages, Florida in wake of Hurricane Irma Signs of the Times

Two large sinkholes opened up in The Villages in the wake of a brutal pounding from Hurricane Irma. One of the sinkholes opened up off Markridge Loop by Hole #3 of the Jacaranda nine at Cane Garden Country Club. A second sinkhole, estimated to be 30-feet wide and 12-feet deep opened up in the Villages of Santiago.

Large sinkholes open in The Villages, Florida in wake of Hurricane Irma Signs of the Times

Two large sinkholes opened up in The Villages in the wake of a brutal pounding from Hurricane Irma. One of the sinkholes opened up off Markridge Loop by Hole #3 of the Jacaranda nine at Cane Garden Country Club. A second sinkhole, estimated to be 30-feet wide and 12-feet deep opened up in the Villages of Santiago.


Mother Demands Answers After Son, 8, Put in Restraints and Injected on First Day of School The Daily Sheeple

A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school.

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7 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When You Are in A Dysfunctional Relationship Awareness Act

Dysfunctional relationships can make life a lot more difficult than it has to be. In the modern day society, we are forced to have many different relationships through work, school, and our personal lives!

Society has forced us antisocial introverts into forming relationships and dealing with other people on the regular. Typically when one hears of a dysfunctional relationship they are thinking of an intimate one or with family members. However, dysfunctional relationships can take on many forms! You know that coworker that is always giving you hell for no reason? Exactly. We all know life would be easier without them in our ear, but we dont really get to pick and choose everyone we have in our lives. However, there are many different tips on managing a dysfunctional relationship.

1. Dont Enable Them

One of the easiest ways to take back control of a dysfunctional relationship is by not enabling them. If you have an alcoholic family member that is causing you grief it would be a much better idea not to leave your wine out in front of them. If a boss is always picking on you then assess the issues of your own job description and nothing more.

2. Try to Understand

Everything we do is a chain reaction from a reaction we had to something else. Everyone does everything for a reason, even if they arent positive things. If you have a dysfunctional relationship with someone try to tap into their own issues. Figure out what is provoking your boss to pick on you.

3. Dont Feed It

When that person starts doing acts that cause even more tension between the two of you simply refuse to feed into it. When they start bickering at you do not bicker back. Two wrongs dont make a right.

4. Be Realistic

When dealing with an extremely stressful dysfunctional relationship your brain will start to try and find possible solutions. It looks for any possible outcome to escape the grief of the relationship. Dont let yourself make answers and solutions for the other person. Dont expect them to automatically change. This mindset will cause you to become confused.

5. Empathize

 If you are able to discuss the overlying issues in a calm manner with the other party of the relationship you need to empathize. You have to try and understand where...


Russian opposition to Kurdish separatism in Middle East confirmed Signs of the Times

This morning, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked to clarify the Russian position on a referendum for unilateral secession among ethnic Kurds in northern Iraq. Iraq has condemned the move on multiple occasions. Today, Peskov stated the Russian position in the following way, "Russia's position is the one in favour of territorial integrity of regional states". This is confirmation that Russia supports the existing borders of all states in which Kurdish militants seek to carve out new political territory. Such states include Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. This is fitting with Russia's general commitment to the integrity of states globally as well as an indication of Russia's historically good relations with Turkey and Iran, as well as Russia's continually good relations with Syria and its restored positive ties with Iraq. While Russia has generally had good relations with Kurdish groups over the centuries, Russia is clearly prioritizing its relationship with states over relationships with non-state bodies.


Report: Fed Bureaucracies Commit Thousands Of Felonies Every Day The Daily Sheeple

red tape bureaucracies

Bureaucracies have successfully evaded congressional budget oversight for years by illegally hiring contract labor to take the place of employees, according to a Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) report released Tuesday.

Bureaucracies commit thousands of felonies a day, misappropriating funds not approved by Congress and expanding agency influence at a time when government agencies should cut back.

Bureaucracies freeze hiring new employees, ideally to stop expansion and cut costs, when under pressure to reform or adapt to budget cuts. Many agencies continue to grow despite budget cutbacks, however, by illegally hiring outside contract labor.

While contracting for these services is contrary to the law, this practice has become so ubiquitous in government that it passes without notice, the CEI reports author Robert Hanrahan wrote.

Any labor that uses a skill, which is nearly every job in the federal government, is classified under personal services hiring. With few exceptions, agencies hiring without Congressional approval for the expenditures is illegal under a set of statutes known as the Anti Deficiency Act (ADA).

Any federal employee who accepts voluntary services or employs personal services may be terminated, fined, and imprisoned for up to two years. But remarkably, the prohibition on personal services is rarely recognized, much less enforced, Hanrahan wrote.

The bureaucracy grows ever larger thanks to this bureaucratic dark energy an invisible force that allows government to expand at the discretion of the bureaucracy alone, he added.

Hanrahan points out his first hand experience working for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

The NNSA has no authorization to use program funds for support service contractors, and is under a cap on federal staff explicitly intended to reduce transactional oversight, Hanrahans report states. Yet, within the NNSA, over $100 million per year are redirected from programs to hire support contractors just in the Washington D.C. area.

When the prohibition is flouted, the benefits accrue mostly to the Washington, D.C. region, Hanrahan wrote.

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A Buddhist Contemplates the Merits of Meditating on Psychedelics disinformation

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Pervert caught by 'paedophile hunters' trying to meet girl, 14 Signs of the Times

A man was filmed holding his hands up as 'paedophile hunters' caught him trying to meet what he thought was a 14-year-old schoolgirl. Ross Wilcox, 30, believed he had been sending explicit messages to an underage girl he met over adult dating site Tagged, and arranged to meet her at a train station. But when he turned up at St James Metro station in Newcastle, he was confronted by members of Dark Justice, an undercover organisation who catch men trying to meet children for sex. The police were called and Wilcox, from Cramlington, in Northumberland, was later charged with attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity. At Newcastle Crown Court this week, Wilcox was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, with rehabilitation requirements, sexual harm prevention order and sex offender registration.


Aquaculture sector loses $1 billion a year to outbreaks of tiny crustaceans infesting and devouring fish farmed for human consumption Health Nut News

Right now, wholesale prices of salmon are 50 percent higher than they were last year, due in part to a surge in parasitic sea lice. And this infestation is threatening to disrupt cultures that count salmon farming as a way of life. The tiny lice are actually little crustaceans that attach themselves to salmon and feed on


Hurricane Maria Leaves All of Puerto Rico in the Dark The Daily Sheeple

All of Puerto Rico was without power by Wednesday afternoon, officials said, just hours after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a Category 4 storm.

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Court denies Dylann Roof's request to fire defense lawyers because they are Jewish & Indian Signs of the Times

A federal court denied convicted Charleston shooter Dylann Roof's request to replace his two defense lawyers, who are Jewish and Indian. Roof called the lawyers appealing against his death sentence his "political and biological enemies." Roof, 23, killed nine and wounded three black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. He told police he wanted to start a "race war." He was found guilty in December 2016 and subsequently sentenced to death in a federal hate crimes trial. On Tuesday, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals in Columbia, South Carolina issued a one-page ruling dismissing Roof's motion to replace his two defenders. "The court denies the motion for substitution of counsel on appeal," the 11-word ruling said. Roof had submitted a handwritten appeal to the court on Monday, arguing that he could not trust the two attorneys as they were his "political and biological enemies," according to AP.


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As Hurricane Maria continues to cause destruction, predictions that 2017 could be the worst hurricane season since 2010 are being borne out


Russia Looks To Become Leading Organic Food Exporter As Europe Sees Future In GMO World Truth.TV

Last week, an EU court ruled Italy cannot ban the cultivation of an EU-approved genetically modified crop, thus publicly supporting GMO. At the same time, Russia has been ramping up production and export of organic food. GMO has been banned in Russia since 2016. Recently the organic food market has definitely expanded in Russia. The []


Dead whale found on beach in Keta, Ghana Signs of the Times

The Tettekope beach in Keta in the Volta Region is the site of a rare scene as a dead whale washed ashore on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. It is unclear what might have led to the death of the whale, but a Chief fisherman in the locality, Seth Kedey, told that the mammal could have been hit by a large vessel. Reports indicate that a Wildlife Officer in the Keta Municipality, Abdul Karim Fuseini, said the whale was about 39 feet long and 16 feet in height. "The residents who were amazed at the sight of the dead whale, employed various means to draw much closer to catch a glimpse of it," reports news portal


Enormous dead turtle found washed up on Spanish beach Signs of the Times

A giant sea turtle measuring up to two meters (6ft 7in) in length washed up dead on a Spanish beach, Tuesday. The leatherback - the largest of all living turtles - was found in Calella on the Costa del Maresme in the province of Barcelona. Video footage shows an excavator being used to remove the huge creature. This is the second such find within a month on the Catalan coast, according to La Vanguardia. In August fishermen came across a leatherback, also known as a lute turtle, tangled in their nets. Authorities say the species, which can weigh up to 700kg (1,500lb), is rare in Catalonia. Department of Agriculture officials said this particular creature was in an advanced state of decomposition, reports Radio Calella.


12 Signs of a Spiritual Awakening Awareness Act

For those who walk a path of spiritual enlightenment, the goal to reach a level of spiritual awakening. It has been defined as a re-connection with the true reality of the world. Its reconnecting you and the divine, which is ultimately one and the same. From that connection, your true self-arises to heal old wounds, move you into alignment with the Divine, and shift you towards your truest way of expressing yourself and living your life.

This higher reality opens our eyes to a level of truth we were previously blind to, an experience that has created a foundation for some of the best-known religions including the Buddhist experience of Bodhi, Jewish dveikut, Hindu moksha, Christian rebirth, Sufi nafsil mutmainna and Zen kensho. Its an ongoing process that we must be aware of at all times.

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Reaching a state of being spiritually awake isnt the end of the journey, as we can quickly fall backward. The experience comes in a series of different levels of awakening and stages of awareness. We must work to avoid derailing from this journey and continue in our efforts to reach the ultimate level, true spiritual enlightenment.

Do you know if you are spiritually awakened? Watch for these 12 signs:

  1. You are open-minded and avoid judging others you encounter.

As you reach a state of awakening you begin to understand that everyone makes mistakes, also accepting those that you have made in the past. This puts you in a position in which you can sympathize with those around you rather than judging them, with more interest in helping them than tearing them down.


  1. You accept that you alone possess the strength and power to change the world.

Within each and every one of us is the ability to bring light and change to the world that we live in, influencing others and making a genuine difference. We dont need to rely on the actions of others, but rather you accept that you can grow and develop the necessary skills to change the world yourself.


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5 Stories Youre Missing While Monster Hurricanes Cause a Media Frenzy The Daily Sheeple


Since the end of August, calamitous hurricanes have dominated the news cycle. From Harvey to Irma to Maria, which grew from a Category 1 to a Category 5 storm in just half a day, many people want to stay informed about the struggle and damage these natural disasters are leaving in their wake.

Unsurprisingly, the medias obsessive focus on the disasters has not only jarred some residents trying to keep their families safe it has also allowed other important developments to remain on the back burner.

Though these other stories have received some degree of attention in mainstream narratives, they havent received the extensive coverage they deserve. Here are five vital developments from the past few weeks that have taken a backseat to the drama and destruction of hurricanes:

1. Lawmakers approve $700 billion military budget with authorization for endless war

On Monday, an overwhelming majority of senators (89-8) approved the massive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), totaling roughly $700 billion. It is $630 million above what the hawkish Trump administration proposed and was passed after lawmakers rejected an amendment from Senator Rand Paul to rescind the longstanding authorization for use of military force (AUMF) imposed in 2001, which has allowed the U.S. government to wage  unlimited war, anywhere, anytime, any place upon the globe, the senator said. In June, Paul also introduced an amendment to the indefinite detention provision of the NDAA, added in the 2012 version, that allows the military to imprison American citizens without trial. That bill, S.1300, was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary in June, and lawmakers have taken no further action.

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Serum Ferritin and GGT: Two important markers of iron and liver toxicity Signs of the Times

While many health screens and lab tests are overrated or unnecessary, there are a few that are vitally important, such as vitamin D. I recommend checking your vitamin D level at least twice a year. Two other really important tests are serum ferritin (which measures stored iron) and gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase or sometimes called gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT; a liver enzyme correlated with iron toxicity, disease risk and all-cause mortality). By monitoring your serum ferritin and GGT levels and taking steps to lower them if they're too high, you can avoid serious health problems. For adults, I strongly recommend getting a serum ferritin test and GGT on an annual basis. When it comes to iron overload, I believe it can be every bit as dangerous to your health as vitamin D deficiency. In this interview, Gerry Koenig,1 former chairman of the Iron Disorders Institute and the Hemochromatosis Foundation, explains the value of these two tests.


The healing potential of different light wavelengths now being studied for treating numerous conditions Signs of the Times

In the 30 years since Donna Keller-Ossipov had her first migraine, she's tried everything from pills to Botox to keep the crushing headaches at bay. They've come every few days anyway, forcing her to retreat to a dark room, nauseated and incapacitated. So when Keller-Ossipov learned of a clinical trial testing "green light therapy" for migraine, she didn't hesitate to sign up. Months after the study ended, she still bathes herself in the green glow of a portable LED light 2 hours per day, setting it next to her as she winds down at night. She hasn't had a migraine since spring. "I don't know how it works," says the retired 61-year-old nurse. "But it works." The trial, at the University of Arizona, is among dozens of ongoing studies exploring whether exposing the skin or eyes to specific wavelengths of light can help treat health problems. At Massachusetts General Hospital, researchers are studying whether a red light-emitting helmet can help traumatic brain injury patients recover. At the University of California, San Francisco, scientists are studying whether a similar device can stall mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease. Dermatology offices and high-end spas routinely use light therapy to ease skin problems. And thanks to the recent availability of low-cost, heat-free (and thus safer) light-emitting diodes (LEDs), there are more do-it-yourself gadgets for treating acne, depression, and pain online.


Fired whistleblower surgeon, 52, who exposed NHS malpractice now works as Uber driver Signs of the Times

Peter O'Keefe is perhaps the last person you'd expect to find behind the wheel of an Uber car. For starters, there can't be many taxi drivers who would know what to do if their fare had a heart attack. 'Well, I wouldn't open your chest on the back seat, that's for sure,' he says, steering his black Skoda Octavia safely through the Cardiff traffic. 'But I would very much hope that with my medical skills and knowledge, I might be moderately useful.' For Peter, 52, was a renowned consultant cardiothoracic surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales for more than a decade. Back then, he drove a Mercedes, earned 125,000 a year and wore smart suits or scrubs rather than jeans. He commanded respect and the gratitude of thousands of patients on whom he operated. He developed treatments and techniques, travelled the world to give lectures and trained other surgeons. In 2011, he was recommended for a National Clinical Excellence Award. These days, he still makes the familiar journey to the 1,000-bed Cardiff hospital, but only to deliver agency nurses or outpatients to the place where he used to save lives. But there are few options open for NHS surgeons - no matter how brilliant - who have been dismissed. 'I'm over 50, I have no reference, no licence to practise medicine and I've been sacked for gross misconduct. It's not really the rsum of a champion, is it?' he says drily.


Wisconsin man blows up home to cover-up wife's murder; 8 families displaced Signs of the Times

A Madison man shot and killed his wife weeks ago and blew up their Southwest Side house on Wednesday as an attempt to cover up the homicide, Madison Police Chief Mike Koval said Sunday. Lee Anne Pirus, 50, was identified by the Dane County Medical Examiner's Office as the body found amid the rubble of a house at 7806 Stratton Way. Koval said she was shot by her husband, 59-year-old Steven Pirus, "weeks, if not months ago." He was arrested late Saturday on tentative charges of first-degree intentional homicide, arson and reckless endangerment, Koval said. "Steven Pirus shot and killed Lee Anne," Koval said at a news conference. "Steven intentionally blew up this house. He's as much as admitted it over the course of several days of conversations." Koval said investigators are looking into the couple's past to determine what the motive might have been.


Venezuela Sends Aid to Hurricane-Ravaged Dominica, Solidarity to Mexico New on

Venezuelas government sent 18 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Caribbean island Tuesday.


How to Unlock Your Telepathic Capabilities Awareness Act

As human beings, we are capable of so much more than we think. We have the ability to see what someone is thinking by looking at them if our minds are trained properly, and while this may seem outlandish right now, to the proper person it is part of life.

A lot of people mistake their telepathic abilities for intuition but you see, there is a lot more at play here than just intuition. Telepathy is the direct ability to communicate between minds, and there are a few different kinds of telepathy.

One of the more common kinds of telepathy is based on feelings or emotions. This sort of telepathy relies on some of your chakra points in order to work properly. It is able to manifest as an intense gut feeling. You have probably experienced this kind of telepathy without even noticing it. It often happens between family members and also pets.

Mental telepathy is the kind that probably comes to mind when you think of telepathy in general. This is the kind of telepathy that involves being able to send messages back and forth without speaking. It revolves around your crown chakra and is a lot more common than you might think it is.

Anyone can use telepathy of some kind if they work hard enough at it. Meditate and really allow your mind to work towards becoming stronger. Visualize what it is you are working towards and allow your mind to make things happen.

If you are working on this with a specific person you can even meditate together. In the video below you will be able to learn more about how to strengthen your mind and develop these telepathic abilities further than you could ever imagine. We all have the potential to get to a point where we can do things like that.

The only thing setting us apart from those who already have achieved this telepathic gift is will-power. Do you have what it takes to stick with this long enough to get where you need to be? Do you believe in telepathy?


Robots can hitch-hike on sharks thanks to ultrastrong sucker RSS feed from

A suction cup modelled on how a strange faeces-eater attaches to other fish can withstand a pull of 340 times its weight, letting robots ride sharks and whales


The Russians are coming! Narcissistic Hillary Clinton compares herself to Paul Revere Signs of the Times

Former failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton compared herself to the historical American patriot Paul Revere, as she continued ranting about the effect that Russia had on the presidential election. "I feel like I'm a bit of a, you know, Paula Revere," she said, adjusting the gender of the famous American patriot. "I'm trying to sound the alarm about this."


Government Considers Adding Monarch Butterflies to the Endangered Species List Waking Times

Heather Callaghan, Guest
Waking Times

Something is causing monarch butterflies to disappear at a dramatically higher rate in Western North America than in the Eastern regions of the U.S.

In the early 1990s, people in the Coastal areas of California noticed a disconcerting decline of the monarch. It turns out they were correct. While scientists have focused on the problems of butterflies in the Eastern region, a new study uses citizen science monitoring over the decades to see a dramatic decline at Western clusters.

Cheryl Schultz, an associate professor at Washington State University Vancouver and lead author of a new study, said:

Western monarchs are faring worse than their eastern counterparts

In the 1980s, 10 million monarchs spent the winter in coastal California. Today there are barely 300,000.

And its not just that there are fewer monarch butterflies then there were decades ago

[The study] also tells us that, if things stay the same, western monarchs probably wont be around as we know them in another 35 years.

What Schultz is emphasizing is that if something isnt done right now to stop the decline, butterflies as we know them wont be around for our children. Current trends indicate an extinction risk of 72% in 20 years and 86% in 50 years, according to their analysis.



Why didn't Florida's power company do more to prepare for Irma? Signs of the Times

Four days after Irma, millions of Floridians are still stuck without power in the sweltering summer heat. Those outages have now killed eight elderly people trapped in a Hollywood nursing home without air conditioning, due to circumstances that FPL was warned about at least two days before the tragedy. Many of those powerless residents are now asking hard questions of the area's power monopoly, which has spent millions of dollars fighting policies that would have strengthened the grid in the event of a major storm like Irma and, more broadly, stemmed the carbon-fueled climate change likely fueling monster storms. "I am one of the many that has now been without power for more than two days as a result of Hurricane Irma," Elise McKenna, a West Palm Beach resident, told New Times via email. "My confusion came when so many of us lost power during the early hours of the storm that basically avoided us. We've been told time and time again that rate increases were to help prepare us for future storms." McKenna is far from alone. FPL's workers on the ground seem to be doing all they can to fix downed lines and restore power to homes, and they deserve huge credit for working around the clock in awful conditions. But the company's corporate and government-relations wings have serious questions to answer this week after quashing regulations that could have made the energy grid stronger at a slight expense to FPL's billion-dollar bottom line.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln bans smoking on campus Signs of the Times

Smoking, tobacco and vaping products will no longer be allowed on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus beginning Jan. 1, a move prompted by a student-led initiative. A survey conducted by the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska showed wide support for blanket restrictions on UNL property. Nearly 84 percent of students and 88 percent of faculty said they supported a ban. Under the policy, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, marijuana and synthetic smoking products are banned on campus, including parking lots and garages, in campus buildings, and in vehicles "owned, leased, occupied, operated, maintained or otherwise controlled by the University." UNL will allow the use of "nicotine-replacement therapy" products approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation.


"We're in control," say St. Louis Police as protests get squelched on fifth day Signs of the Times

"We're in control," announced the head of the St. Louis, Missouri Police Department, Lawrence O'Toole, at a press conference Monday after a weekend of unrest in the city over the acquittal of a white cop who shot a black man to death in 2011. "This is our city and we're going to protect it," O'Toole declared. The escalation of the brutal police crackdown in St. Louis came as the demonstrations entered their fifth day Tuesday. In sharp contrast to the largely peaceful character of the protests, police have displayed alarming levels of belligerence and arrogance in their repression of protesters. Groups of police officers in riot gear were heard early Monday morning marching through areas forcibly cleared of demonstrators chanting, "Whose streets? Our streets!" mocking protesters with a slogan commonly used at rallies. The authoritarian declarations of the police chief and his officers came on the heels of the arrest of 123 protesters in a massive roundup on Sunday night. The arrests were carried out using a highly criticized police technique called "kettling," in which police surround and trap protesters so they cannot escape. They are then arrested en masse for alleged refusal to disperse.


'Astounding' increase in dolphin deaths in 2016 observed for Cornwall, UK; 20 more times strandings than previous year Signs of the Times

A worrying increase in dolphin deaths has been observed in Cornwall in the last year, a report has revealed. The Cornwall Wildlife Trust's 2016 Marine Strandings Network (MSN) report, which has been released today, shows an 'astounding' 50% increase in cetacean deaths in 2016 compared with 2015. Cetaceans include dolphins, porpoises and whales. The report shows that a total of 205 animals stranded in Cornwall in 2016, compared with only 10 in 2015, which is more than 20 times more from one year to the other. Amongst the 205 recorded, 113 were short-beaked common dolphins and 61 were harbour porpoises.

'Astounding' increase in dolphin strandings in 2016 observed for Cornwall, UK; 20 times more than in 2015 Signs of the Times

A worrying increase in dolphin deaths has been observed in Cornwall in the last year, a report has revealed. The Cornwall Wildlife Trust's 2016 Marine Strandings Network (MSN) report, which has been released today, shows an 'astounding' 50% increase in cetacean deaths in 2016 compared with 2015. Cetaceans include dolphins, porpoises and whales. The report shows that a total of 205 animals stranded in Cornwall in 2016, compared with only 10 in 2015, which is more than 20 times more from one year to the other. Amongst the 205 recorded, 113 were short-beaked common dolphins and 61 were harbour porpoises.


Iranian President Calls Trumps UN Speech Ignorant & Absurd Your News Wire

In his speech at the UN General Assembly, President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will respond decisively to any violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. by any party. Hitting back at Donald Trumps remarks he said:I [...]


UK Supermarket Becomes Worlds First to Offer Cashless Checkout with Finger Vein Scan Activist Post

By Nicholas West The march toward a cashless society has now moved from the theoretical to the phase of widespread adoption. This is primarily due...


Texas Carpet Bombs Its Own Hurricane-traumatized Victims With Neurological Poisons Sprayed From Military Planes Waking Times Media

Mike Adams, Natural News
Waking Times

The war on humanity continues unabated in Texas, where over one million acres of land are being carpet-bombed with the aerial spraying of neurotoxic chemicals in an effort to kill mosquitoes. Texas authorities are openly lying to citizens, claiming these poisons are magically not poisons at all when they come into contact with humans. Even more alarmingly, Texas authorities are urging their citizens to use other toxic chemicals on their skin chemicals that are part of a binary weapon systemthat causes Alzheimers and dementia by incurring permanent brain damage (see the science, below).

U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo planes began spraying insecticides over three eastern Texas counties over the weekend and will expand to other areas over the next two weeks, officials from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) said, reports Reuters. About 1.85 million acres have been treated as of Tuesday, according to the department.

In effect, the State of Texas is unleashing weapons of mass destruction against its own citizens, generating trillions of dollars in long-term health care costs that financially benefit the drug makers who sell prescription treatments for Alzheimers, dementia, cancer and other diseases caused by chemical exposure. The aerial bombardment of high-density population centers, it turns out, is a revenue generating activity for the for-profit sick care industry that has infiltrated the entire Texas legislature.

DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, reports the official DSHS website. A total of approximately 4.36 million acres has been sprayed across all areas.

Apparently mosquitoes can hurt recovery operations by swarming residents, explains a DSHS spokesperson, somehow imagining that Gulf Coast Texas residents have never encountered mosqu...


Russell Brand Proves Time and Time Again He is Quite Awake (Video) Awareness Act

Whether you love or hate Russell Brand, in general, there is no denying the power of the messages he has to offer. While at times he may seem a bit too odd, he has tons of wisdom locked away in his mind.

It is clear that he is working to move beyond the self and is growing spiritually each and every day. He really does explain himself quite well. If you have experienced any kind of real spiritual connection or higher level of consciousness, you will understand or at the very least resonate with what he has to say. He is clearly well aware that reality works in mysterious ways.

Reality is limitless, space is infinite, time eternal.

Wouldnt it be great to spend a little while speaking with Brand in person? Do you think you could gain some awareness through him? I, for one, would be beyond ecstatic.

Take a look at the five-minute clip below and let us know what you think. In this clip, you will see many instances where Brand has done his best to explain the Metaphysical world and so much more. Personally, I believe he explains things quite well. I aspire to this kind of enlightenment someday.

We all have access to the power he mentions. Being a human being is a wonderful thing if we help each other. Overcome the limits that this world has set for you. It appears Brand is quite awake, are you? Just one quick search of Brand online will show you so much, he is obviously a lot more than just a comedian.

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CNN eats crow: US government wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Signs of the Times

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is leading the investigation into Russia's involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications. A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine's former ruling party, the sources told CNN.

CNN eats crow: US govt did in fact wiretap former Trump campaign chairman Signs of the Times

US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team, which is leading the investigation into Russia's involvement in the election, has been provided details of these communications. A secret order authorized by the court that handles the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) began after Manafort became the subject of an FBI investigation that began in 2014. It centered on work done by a group of Washington consulting firms for Ukraine's former ruling party, the sources told CNN.


Old barn owls dont have hearing loss Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Whats the secret to why barn owls dont lose their hearing?

19 September 2017

Scientists conduct first hearing test of its kind.

Read more here.

By Helen Thompson, 7:05pm, September 19, 2017:

Old barn owls arent hard of hearing

Barn owl ears age well. Unlike other animals, the birds dont suffer from hearing loss as a hallmark of aging, a new study suggests.

Beyond people, age-related hearing loss has been documented in mice, gerbils and chinchillas. Those deficits are linked to deterioration of the tiny hair cells that line the sensory layer of the eardrum. But some evidence hints that birds may not suffer from dips in hearing.

Bianca Krumm and her colleagues at the University of Oldenburg in Germany tested the ear sensitivity of seven barn owls (Tyto alba) grouped by age. There werent significant differences in what 2-year-old owls could hear versus those age 13 or older, suggesting the birds ears remain intact despite age, the researchers conclude September 20 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

While the exact mechanism for this apparent ear agelessness remains elusive, the researchers suspect that the birds must continuously regenerate sensory ear tissue a process that wanes with age in other species.



Researchers Have Linked A Human Brain To The Internet For The First Time Ever TruthTheory

By Patrick Caughill via Futurism

Researchers from Wits University have linked a brain directly to the internet. Data gathered from this project could help fuel the next steps in machine learning and brain-computer interfaces.

Brain Meets IoT

A team of researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa have made a major breakthrough in the field of biomedical engineering. According to a release published on Medical Express, for the first time ever, researchers have devised a way of connecting the human brain to the internet in real time. Its been dubbed the Brainternet project, and it essentially turns the brain into an Internet of Things (IoT) node on the World Wide Web.

The project works by taking brainwave EEG signals gathered by an Emotiv EEG device connected to the users head. The signals are then transmitted to a low cost Raspberry Pi computer, which live strea...


Hurricane and tornado control device - US 20030085296 A1 After the Shift

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    1. Field of the Invention
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    The present invention generally relates to a method of weather control. More specifically, the present invention is drawn to a method of employing high-decibel sound waves to affect the formation of weather systems.
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    2. Description of Related Art
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    The ferocious winds and rains of tornadoes and hurricanes account for the loss of many lives and billions of dollars annually. Names such as Hugo and Andrew have become legendary when people talk of destruction caused by Mother Nature.
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    In the U.S.A., the U.S. Weather Research Program and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration have invested millions of dollars in research to find a system(s) which will predict with accuracy the formation and path of potentially violent weather systems.
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    Of the two, hurricanes are more predictable as to formation and direction. Hurricanes are born over warm tropical oceans and will most likely develop from lower atmosphere storm clusters which coalesce to form a tropical storm. Under certain conditions, water vapor pushed up from the ocean's surface will fuel the tropical storm, creating the violent rotating winds which define a hurricane. Since warm water is the fuel, hurricanes will last much longer over water than over land.
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    Although occurring in many parts of the world, data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) i...


Dead humpback whale found floating off Anchorage, Alaska Signs of the Times

With a dead humpback whale floating near the Port of Anchorage, a spokesperson for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday the agency will "let nature take its course." NOAA has received reports about the whale's body every day since Saturday evening, said Julie Speegle, of NOAA's Alaska regional office. "So we are well aware of this dead humpback whale," she said. Speegle said biologists don't know the age of the whale or its cause of death or its exact size, but they do know it was a male.


Scientific Fraud At The CDC Resulted In Untrustworthy Vaccine Safety Information The Daily Sheeple


A new report is said to contain new evidence of corruption and scientific misconduct at the CDC. It also states that employees and consultants for the government health agency engaged in questionable ethics and scientific fraud that has resulted in untrustworthy vaccine safety science.

The press release from the World Mercury Project noted that there are a number of criminal acts allegedly committed by employees and consultants working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose work to expose the connection between mercury-laced vaccines and increased autism rates has earned him wide praise and plaudits, has released a new report, and its showing the rampant corruption surrounding the vaccine industry.

The reports authors single out Dr. Poul Thorsen, a Danish scientist who has been indicted by U.S. authorities for allegedly stealing millions from the CDC and tainting research to hide the dangers posed by vaccines. Indicted in 2011, Thorsen remains on the loose.

Thorsen was heavily involved in producing a stream of fraudulent studies that supposedly disproved the now-evident link between vaccines and autism. The CDC has also continually cited Thorsens studies as evidence that vaccines are safe, declaring the debate to be over in light of their findings.

In addition to uncovering other information, Kennedy and officials at the World Mercury Project say they have found evidence that Thorsen and his collaborators did not get permission from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to carry out their research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2002 and the journal Pediatrics the following year.

After discovering in 2009 that Thorsen never applied for or received IRB approvals, CDC staff failed to report it or subsequently retract the illegitimate studies. Instead, as documents obtained via Freedom of Information Act requests...


US Senate blocks repeal of authorizations for wars in Afghanistan, Iraq Signs of the Times

The US Senate voted against a legislation aimed at repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), a resolution which was adopted shortly after September 11, 2001, terror attacks proposed by Republican Senator Rand Paul. The US Senate on Wednesday blocked a measure to repeal authorization for the Bush-era wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Senate voted 61-36 in favor of killing Senator Ron Paul's Amendment #871 to HR 280, which would have repealed the authorization for use of US military force in Iraq and Afghanistan. The measure would have ended the authorizations for use of military force after six months.


US Treasury Secretary threatens more sanctions on China over North Korea Signs of the Times

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned the U.S. may impose additional sanctions on China -- potentially cutting off access to the U.S. financial system -- if it doesn't follow through on a fresh round of United Nations restrictions against North Korea. The UN Security Council added new sanctions against North Korea after leader Kim Jong Un's regime conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. Mnuchin echoed the U.S. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, in calling the sanctions "historic" even though they didn't include U.S. demands for a full oil embargo and a freeze on Kim's assets. The new measures include limiting North Korea's imports of petroleum products and banning textile exports. "If China doesn't follow these sanctions, we will put additional sanctions on them and prevent them from accessing the U.S. and international dollar system -- and that's quite meaningful," Mnuchin said during an event at CNBC's Delivering Alpha conference in New York on Tuesday.


MSM begins to admit 'Russiagate' is a hoax Signs of the Times

Almost five months after the US presidential elections, Fox News made a startling and shocking revelation: the Kremlin, Russian intelligence agencies, paid and unpaid Russian Internet trolls and Santa HAD NOT influenced the election process. Earlier a number of prominent members of the US Democratic Party sought to blame Russia for allegedly intervening in the 2016 US Presidential elections via hacking and a targeted misinformation campaign. Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee announced that Moscow managed to swing votes in several key states by manipulating 'fake news.'


Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction RSS feed from

Scientists have analyzed significant changes in the carbon cycle over the last 540 million years, including the five mass extinction events. They have identified 'thresholds of catastrophe' in the carbon cycle that, if exceeded, would lead to an unstable environment, and ultimately, mass extinction.


The New GOP Plan to Repeal Obamacare Is Pure Destruction, or Trumpism In a Nutshell RSS feed from

The first plan the House of Representatives put forward to repeal the Affordable Cart Act (ACA) was the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The Congressional Budget Office projected that the AHCA would cost 24 million Americans their health insurance coverage by 2026. An amended version, which passed the House, cut this number to 23 million. Besides inflicting these coverage losses, the AHCA would have cost jobs and increased out-of-pocket costs faced by Americans. The second plan, [...]


Theres A $100 Million Plan To Make A Synthetic Spinal Cord To End Paralysis TruthTheory

By Dom Galeon via Futurism

Hugh Herr and his colleagues at MITs Center for Extreme Bionics want to change what it means to be disabled. As part of a $100 million, five-year project, the researchers are working on advanced prosthetics that work like real limbs, a synthetic nervous system, and more.

A Bold Mission

Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and subsequent need for prosthetics compelled him to develop what could be the worlds most advanced type of bionics.

Now, the researcher and bionics expert is the co-director of the Center for Extreme Bionics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) a unique research lab that began with the idea of taking prosthetics to the next level.

Since its creation in 2014, the centers goal has been to treat a wide spectrum of disabilities through the development of advanced bionics. Now, the center is working on a $100 million, five-year project that focuses on treating paralysis, depression, amputation, epilepsy, and Parkinsons disease through the development of bionic technologies.

Disability-Free World

The projects the researchers are pursuing are nothing short of cutting-edge.

While todays prosthetics are use...


Oklahoma City Cops Shoot & Kill Deaf Man, Despite Warnings The Daily Sheeple


The man shot dead by police in Oklahoma City on Tuesday was deaf, it has emerged. Witnesses say that bystanders told the officers the man could not hear, but they opened fire anyway.

Officers were responding to a reported hit-and-run on Tuesday night and sighted a vehicle matching the description they had been given.

They confronted a man standing near the car holding a stick, who did not respond to their warnings.

One officer shot Magdiel Sanchez, 35, with a Taser while another shot him with his handgun, Police Captain Bo Mathews told reporters.

Witnesses were yelling he cant hear you before the officers fired, but the officers didnt hear them, Mathews said.

Sanchez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Local residents later said that Sanchez was deaf, and that they tried to warn the police about his condition.

We have lived in the neighborhood for 13 years so we knew him and we knew that he was deaf, one of the witnesses told the Daily Mail. As the cops tried to approach him, my husband, my daughter and I were all screaming at the police that he was deaf.

A neighbor told AP that Sanchez was either deaf or hard of hearing, and carried a stick with him as protection from stray dogs.

Another local resident said that Sanchez used written notes to communicate, adding that she often saw him with the stick.

The police have launched an investigation into the shooting, with the officer who fired his gun placed on administrative leave.

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Leah Remini to John Travolta and other famous Scientologists: 'Cut the s***' Signs of the Times

On Tuesday's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, the focus was on celebrities and what they mean to the Church of Scientology. "Scientologists believe, and they're shown this in their events, that some of the celebrities in Scientology are responsible for big changes on this planet and for mankind," Remini said. "They believe, in a way, that these celebrities are, you know, deities, in some way." Remini did not hold back in delivering her message to stars like John Travolta and Tom Cruise, among others.


Agent Orange: 24 Chilling Photos Of The War Crime The US Got Away With Waking Times Media

The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

For ten years during the Vietnam War, the United States used a toxic concoction of two herbicides, labeled Agent Orange, to wipe out large areas of Vietnam which were covered by thick jungle. The aim was to enable easier and more effective bombing of enemy bases. The issue was, Agent Orange wasnt just an herbicide it was also a deadly weapon, as it contains large amounts of dioxin.

Agent Orange was discovered in the year 1943 by American botanist Arthur Galston. Between the years of 1962 and 1971, the US army showered the deadly chemical over Southern Vietnam as part of the military operation Ranch Hand, or Trail Dust. In total, more than 20 million gallons of Agent Orange was used. Sadly, Agent Orange did more than contribute to the deforestation of vast areas of land. It also contaminated air, water, and food sources.

History Rundown reports that in high concentrations, dioxin can trigger severe inflammation of the skin, lungs and mucous tissues. Sometimes, the toxicity can result in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary edema, and even death. The highly effective carcinogen is also known to affect the eyes, liver, and kidneys, and to cause laryngeal and lung cancer.

As a result of using Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, more than 400,000 people were killed or maimed, and at least 500,000 children were born with mild to severe birth defects. Additionally, 5 million acres of forests and millions more of farmland were destroyed. Agent Orange is said to have killed 10 times more people than all chemical weapons combined.

Because the United States didnt technically violate international laws, as it signed defense treaties with Southern Vietnams government and its actions (for the most part) were in line with the defense treaties, there was no reprimand for using Agent Orange as a chemical weapon during the war. That d...


Wall Street Journal's psychopathic solution to North Korea: Starve them to death Signs of the Times

The editors at the Wall Street Journal have settled on a plan for ending the crisis in North Korea. Starve them to death. I'm not kidding. In an article titled "Options for Removing Kim Jong In" the WSJ's editorial board suggests that the US use "all of its tools to topple the North Korean regime" including, of course, vital food imports which keep women and children from facing an agonizing death by starvation. Here's an excerpt from the article: "The North is especially vulnerable to pressure this year because a severe drought from April to June reduced the early grain harvest by 30%. If the main harvest is also affected, Pyongyang may need to import more food while sanctions restrict its ability to earn foreign currency.... While the regime survived a severe famine in the 1990s, today the political consequences of a failed harvest would be severe. .... The army was once the most desirable career path; now soldiers are underpaid and underfed. North Koreans will not simply accept starvation as they did two decades ago. Withholding food aid to bring down a government would normally be unethical, but North Korea is an exceptional case. Past aid proved to be a mistake as it perpetuated one of the most evil regimes in history. The U.N. says some 40% of the population is undernourished, even as the Kims continue to spend huge sums on weapons. Ending the North Korean state as quickly as possible is the most humane course." ("Options for Removing Kim Jong In", Wall Street Journal) "Humane"? The WSJ editors think that depriving people of enough food to stay alive is humane? And look how cheery they sound about the fact that "40% of the population is (already) undernourished", as if they're already halfway towards their goal. Hurrah for the US embargo, still inflicting misery on innocent people some 6 decades after the war! It's sick!


French scientists create bizarre magnetic material Signs of the Times

Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate the magnetic structure of certain materials to form a kind of magnet known as fragmented spin ice. The resulting material possesses some of the weirdest magnetic properties known to science. Researchers are still trying to figure out exactly how these weird magnets behave, and learning to harness them could one day lead to novel applications. The discovery was published last month in the journal Nature Communications. Tiny, frustrated magnets Inside every material there are magnetic and nonmagnetic atoms. While both are essential for determining the material's many properties, the magnetic atoms control the magnetic properties. Acting like individual tiny magnets, the magnetic atoms collectively determine the overall magnetic properties of the material, which depends on the strength and coordinated orientation of each of these tiny atom-sized magnets. This is how we get a fridge magnet that behaves differently from the surface of the fridge. And it's why both differ when compared to the plastic fridge handle. The strength and orientation of the tiny magnets within each of those three items are closely related to a fundamental property of individual nuclei and electrons known as spin. Because of this close relationship, sometimes scientists simply call the tiny magnets "spins." In spin ice the tiny magnets, or spins, are arranged in a very specific way. Unlike most magnetic materials, which take up relatively straightforward formations, such as lining up along a single direction, or just pointing in random directions, the individual spins inside a spin ice material have no simple way to organize themselves. This is usually due to the geometric arrangement of the atoms themselves -- when the atoms are put together in a certain way, the individual spins simply can't find a position that's consistently comfortable, as if they're trying to fit together like a bunch of badly built floor tiles.


The Book Nook: The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform Duck of Minerva

Today we begin the Bridging the Gap Book Nook, a series of short videos describing new books by scholars in the BTG network. For the first entry, our very own Brent Durbin discusses his book, The CIA and the Politics of US Intelligence Reform (Cambridge, 2017).

(We hope to do a bunch of these, and we would welcome any thoughts on how to improve the format!)



Experts Say People Who Talk to Themselves Arent Weird They Are Actually Smarter! Awareness Act

There is a stigma in todays society that suggests that talking to oneself is actually a sign of mental instability. The action is often portrayed in movies and television as the act of a serial killer or psychopath, someone who is ultimately dangerous, unstable and should be locked up for the safety of all those around them. New research suggests, however, that this couldnt be further from the truth.

Lets start by admitting it we have all talked to ourselves at one time or another. It could be in the process of completing a DIY project, walking through the steps that need to be completed or simply expressing frustration out loud when things in life appear to be going a little off from what we were hoping.

Daniel Swingley at the University of Wisconsin and Gary Lupyan at the University of Pennsylvania set out to better understand this habit and the implications that it has on our mental state in a recent study. The two asked participants to identify a number of familiar objects in illustrations, including items like a balloon, a guitar, and a purse. The first time through the exercise the instructors were delivered as a written message, asking them to locate an object while they were timed. The second time they were asked to repeat the item that they were searching for over and over out loud as they were looking.

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The results provided insight into the way that talking to ourselves can actually improve upon our overall mental performance. In the study, the authors wrote, speaking the name of the target immediately prior to the search display made search significant faster and more accurate.

They then took this information and decided to further test their theory, sending the participants to the grocery store in search of specific items. This second leg of the study turned up the same results, with the participants finding the item that they seek faster and more accurately when they were repeating the item out loud to themselves while browsing the aisles of the store.

Experts speculate that this experience occurs due to the fact that speaking to ourselves allows us to view the situation objectively. We are stepping outside of the situation and removing the distractions that would normally hinder our ability to think through our actions. Ethan Kross, a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan explains, Language provides us with this tool to gain distance from our own experiences...


Hurricane Maria disaster in Puerto Rico Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video says about itself:

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico

20 September 2017

A look at the devastating path of Hurricane Maria. Aerial footage shows the destruction on the island of Dominica where at least seven people have died. Graphics show where the category 4 storm is heading next.

From The Verge in the USA:

Hurricane Maria has left all of Puerto Rico without power

11,000 people are in shelters

By Angela Chen

Sep 20, 2017, 11:29am EDT

HURRICANE MARIA: TRACKING UPDATE for SEP 20th (Abaco, Bahamas): here.

By Rafael Azul:

Catastrophic Hurricane Mara heads for Puerto Rico

20 September 2017

Hurricane Mara was expected to begin hitting Puerto Rico head-on in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Not since 1928 has a more powerful hurricane struck the island nation.

Seventy-nine years ago, on September 13, 1928, Hurricane San Felipe 2 devastated Puerto Rico with winds of 160 miles per hour. Mara is the second Category 5 hurricane to affect Puerto Rico in recorded history. It is expected to hit Puerto Rico from the southeast with estimated wind speeds of 165 miles per hour.

An emergency has been declared across the island. Particularly hard hit will be the islands of Vieques and Culebra on the eastern side of the island, already reeling from...


The Demise of Civic Journalism: The Xenophon-Turnbull Deal Dissident Voice

It was never spectacular, but the Australian media scape is set to become duller, more contained, and more controlled with changes to the Broadcasting Services Act.  In an environment strewn with the corpses of papers and outlets strapped for cash, calls for reforming the media market have been heard across the spectrum.

The foggy deception being perpetrated by the Turnbull government, assisted by the calculating antics of South Australian senator Nick Xenophon, is that diversity will be shored up by such measures as the $60 million innovation fund for small publishers while scrapping the so-called two-out-of-three rule for TV, radio and press ownership. Such dissembling language is straight out of the spin doctors covert manual: place innovation in the title, and you might get across the message.

As Chris Graham of New Matilda scornfully put it, The Turnbull government is going to spend $60 million of your taxes buying a Senators vote to pass bad legislation designed to advantage some of the most powerful media corporations in the world.

Paul Budde of Independent Australia was similarly excoriating. To increase power of the incumbent players through media reforms might not necessarily have an enormous effect on the everyday media diversity, but it will allow organisations such as the Murdoch press to wield even greater power over Australian politics than is already the case.

As the statement from Senator Xenophons site reads, Grants would be allocated, for example, to programs and initiatives such as the purchasing or upgrading of equipment and software, development of apps, business activities to drive revenue and readership, and training, all of which will assist in extending civic and regional journalism. The communications minister Mitch Fifield went so far as to deem the fund a shot in the arm for media organisations, granting them a fighting chance.

The aim here, claims the good senator, is to throw down the gauntlet to the revenue pinchers such as Facebook and Google while generating a decent number of recruits through journalism cadet-ships.  Google, claimed Xenophon in August, are hoovering up billions of dollars or revenue along with Facebook and that is killing media in this country.

Google Australia managing director Jason Pellegrino had a very different...


Leading Educationalist Predicts That Robots Will Replace Teachers In The Classroom Within A Decade TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is finding its way into every industry including education. We will start to see the rise of intelligent and adaptable AI learning systems in the classroom and this could render traditional academic teaching redundant.

Sir Anthony Seldon is a leading educationalist and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham. Within the next years, he believes that intelligent machines will be prominent in one-to-one learning. Automated teaching could see an end to year groups. Pupils learn in different ways. The robots will be able to help students learn at their own pace using adaptive learning systems. This is believed to be more effective than the current approach in which pupils are taught as part of a class.

It will open up the possibility of an Eton or Wellington-style education for all, Sir Anthony said. Everyone can have the very best teacher and its completely personalised; the software youre working with will be with you throughout your education journey. He added that as part of robot-led learning, teachers would adopt the role of overseers, monitoring the progress of individual pupils, leading non-academic activities and providing pastoral support.

This new approach to teaching will undoubtedly have a massive impact on both the role that teachers play in the classroom and how pupils learn. Sheldon has emphasised that this is beyond anything that weve seen in the industrial revolution or since with any other new technology. Experts are predicting that English, Maths and Science will be at the forefront of machine led-learning. In time, the sophisticated algorithms...


850 jihadists killed as Russian warplanes help Syrian Army repel Idlib offensive Moscow

Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russias General Staff reported. The offensive was launched by the militant group formerly called Al-Nusra Front and its allies on Tuesday morning, []

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3D-printed alloys could lead to lighter planes that fly further RSS feed from

Modern aeroplanes are held together with thousands of rivets and fasteners. That could change soon, thanks to 3D-printed weldable alloys

Handheld scanner divines how nutritious your food really is RSS feed from

Climate change and soil degradation are depleting the nutrients in crops, but now a scanner can analyse grain to help farmers mitigate problems as it grows


Rolling Blunts With Rose Petals Is The Latest And Coolest Cannabis Trend TruthTheory

This is about as organic as it gets!

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

As the populace becomes more educated on the benefits of using cannabis as a medicine and recreational drug (over other stimulants and depressants), the stigma surrounding its use is lessening. As a result, cannabis enthusiasts are becoming more creative and inventing new ways to smoke the herb.

One of the coolest and greenest methods weve come across entails using rose petals. Yes, we said rose petals. The unique method was recently posted by @simple_sasha, and to say it has gone viral is an understatement.

As soon as the initial excitement calmed down, Sasha explained that organic rose petals are preferred as conventional varieties are sprayed with pesticides. And while inhaling any smoke isnt the healthiest, the organic rose petals are better than processed tobacco leaves which are full of chemical additives. Most blunts on the market are rolled in this fashion.

In the following Twitter tutorial, Sasha shows how you can use an oven and three organic rose petals to create an impromptu wrap for a blunt. The invention is functional and floral, and people cant get enough of it.

After constructing the two-minute crea...


Questions regarding the Korea crisis Signs of the Times

Now is the time for a gallant peace gesture from Washington or for Seoul to quit the war games - twice-yearly events, dating back to 1976, in which US and South Korean military forces deploy thousands of troops to simulate various scenarios for conflict with the North. This summer's games involved 17,500 US troops and 50,000 South Koreans. To North Korea the games simulate invasion. War games with a specific offensive objective violate the UN Charter, that is, international law. The current mutual oppositional defiance between Pyongyang and Washington has evoked alarmist reactions and feverish talk from all parties except China, which has sensibly proposed a dual freeze: The US stops its perennial war games; North Korea stops testing missiles and nuclear weapons. In China this is a moderate position between those sympathetic to North Korea and those who want Beijing to take a hard line as Washington insists. Former US defense secretary William Perry, who once advocated pre-emptive strikes, agrees with a mutual freeze. In an August 1 editorial, The New York Times cited experts who endorse the freeze. So why not?


15 Signs You Have an Advanced Soul Awareness Act

Advanced souls are people who have become enlightened and work to be aligned with the source on a deeper level. These people are called everything from old souls to higher beings.

When it comes to spotting an advanced soul or checking in to see if you happen to be one, it is a fairly simple process. You see, advanced souls possess characteristics that set them apart from everyone else and they can manifest themselves in ways we would never dream of. Below you will find a list of things that may point to you being an advanced soul. Sure, you may have some of these, but if you have them all youre without a doubt an advanced soul.

1. You love with all that you are.

You allow your intuition to guide you. Love is something that often finds you even when you are not looking. You can use this to your advantage.

2. You connect with animals.

Nothing beats fresh air. Animals are drawn to advanced souls. Do you find yourself surrounded by life?

3. You need to be in nature when possible.

You like to spend time in nature. Nature is where you feel the most at home. Nothing can compare to the feeling of fresh dirt under your toes.

4. You look younger than you are.

People always tell you that you do not look your age. This is most likely because your soul has aged much further than your body. People will pick up on the way that you carry yourself.

5. You are not materialistic.

Things come and go people are a little more permanent. When you have access to your hearts desire you will learn that you do not desire what you thought you did. Advanced souls do not need to have the newest smartphone or the best clothes.

6. You love your alone time.

You enjoy spending time alone. There is nothing like unwinding and relaxing with yourself after a long and stressful day. While spending time with people is necessary it doesnt have to happen all the time. You are a fan of quiet and with friends and family around quiet is not easily achieved.

7. You only believe in what is and not what has been.

You do not obsess over the past. You are one of a kind and live in the here and now. You only believe the truth.

8. You are not ashamed of who you are physically.

You have come to terms with your body and are content. There is no positive or negative. You are who you are.

9. You believe in the connectedness of all things.

Everything is connected. We are all energy and the very thing that sets us apart from one another draws us back together. We are one.

10. You are sincere.

You will not lie to someone else over a petty situation. You...


Protests Erupt In St Louis As Police Officer Is Cleared Of Fatal Shooting TruthTheory

By Fattima Mahdi Truth Theory

Former St Louis police officer, Jason Stockley, was recently found not guilty of murder. Stockley was on trial for fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011 and had his name cleared last Friday.

Stockley shot Smith, a drug dealer suspect, after he allegedly fled from the officers who were trying to arrest him. Stockley stated that he was acting in self defense, as Smith had a gun. Stockleys DNA was found on the gun, however, Smiths was not. As a result, prosecutors said that Stockley planted a gun in Smiths car. There is also dashcam footage in which prosecutors say that Stockley told his colleague Im going to kill this motherfucker. A few minutes later, Smith was shot five times. During the verdict, Judge Timothy Wilson said Its important to look at the video, but thats not all of the evidence and that the comment lacked context.

In response to the verdict, many people took to the streets, with several hundred protesters marching downtown near the police headquarters. For the most part, the protests were peaceful. In the early hours of saturday morning, Chief Lawrence OToole posted a tweet which said many of the demonstrators were peaceful, however after dark many agitators began to destroy property and assault police officers. He went on to say that orders to disperse were given numerous times, and that tear gas was deployed after officers were assaulted with bricks and bottles.

In a Facebook post early on Sunday, Missouri...


Psychiatrists Are Being Deceived: An Insight Into Biggest Secrets of NSA & So Called Illuminati World Truth.TV

The story that Im about to unfold is about a technology that is being used to induce all kind of psychological illnesses to us without our awareness. These illnesses could be induced to you, your children, family members, close friends or any person that you might know of. Therefore, I hope you will take time to read this []


Are We Really Capable of Shooting Down North Korean Missiles? The Daily Sheeple


According to some analysts, Americans may be overly confident in our militarys ability to shoot down North Korean missiles if the country were to attempt to strike. Maybe the reason we havent shot down North Koreas test missiles is that we cant. While we all certainly hope that our military would be able to successfully defend the country against incoming missiles, we need to be prepared for any possibility.

According to an article by Joe Cirincione of Defense One, the reason we dont shoot down North Koreas missiles when they fire them over Japan is because

We dont have the capability.

Joe Cirincione is the president of Ploughshares Fund and the author of several books about nuclear weapons, including Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late.

According to Cirincione, when Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said, We didnt intercept it because no damage to Japanese territory was expected, this was only partially true. It wasnt a threat, but they didnt have the capability to shoot it down due to the altitude.

Neither Japan nor the United States could have intercepted the missile. None of the theater ballistic missile defense weapons in existence can reach that high. It is hundreds of kilometers too high for the Aegis interceptors deployed on Navy ships off Japan. Even higher for the THAAD systems in South Korea and Guam. Way too high for the Patriot systems in Japan, which engage largely within the atmosphere.

All of these are basically designed to hit a missile in the post-mid-course or terminal phase, when it is on its way down, coming more or less straight at the defending system. Patriot is meant to protect relatively small areas such as ports or air bases; THAAD defends a larger area; the advanced Aegis system theoretically could defend thousands of square kilometers. (source)

Well, thats unsettling. So, what if we engaged the missile before it reached that high?

Cirincione says that too is unlikely to be successful.

There is almost no chance of hitting a North Korean missile on its way up unless an Aegis ship was deployed very close to the launch point, perhaps in North Korean waters. Even then, it would have to chase the missile, a race it is unlikely to win. In the only one or two minute...


The militarization of America: How 'the Generals' imposed their definition of international realities Signs of the Times

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 a highly autonomous force determining US strategic policy agendas. In this paper we will discuss the advantages that the military elite accumulate from the war agenda and the reasons why 'the Generals' have been able to impose their definition of international realities. We will discuss the military's ascendancy over Trump's civilian regime as a result of the relentless degradation of his presidency by his political opposition.


Comey's wiretap surveillance: What did Obama know? Signs of the Times

The media is less interested in Obama Administration wiretapping than in how Trump described it... This week CNN is reporting more details on the Obama Administration's 2016 surveillance of people connected to the presidential campaign of the party out of power. It seems that once President Obama's appointee to run the FBI, James Comey, had secured authorization for wiretapping, the bureau continued its surveillance into 2017. CNN reports: US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election, sources tell CNN, an extraordinary step involving a high-ranking campaign official now at the center of the Russia meddling probe. The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump. Some of the intelligence collected includes communications that sparked concerns among investigators that Manafort had encouraged the Russians to help with the campaign, according to three sources familiar with the investigation. Two of these sources, however, cautioned that the evidence is not conclusive. This means the wiretapping was authorized more than ten months ago and perhaps more than a year ago.


Stunning Map Shows Every River Basin In The United States TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Theres a lot more beneath our feet than most of us realize. A stunning, new map created by Imgur user Fejetlenfej reveals this and more.

The Geographer and GIS analyst has a lifelong passion for beautiful maps. It is for this reason he created the artistic map which highlights the massive expanse of river basins across the United States. According to the creator, the map visualizes the Strahler Stream Order Classification. Reportedly, the higher stream orders are indicated as thicker lines.

The map was made using the open-source QGIS software. In total, there are 18 major river basins in the 48 states of the US. The 18 major river basins follow:

1.) Pacific Northwest Basin

2.) California River Basin

3.) Great Basin

4.) Lower Colorado River Basin

5.) Upper Colorado River Basin

6.) Rio Grande River Basin

7.) Texas Gulf Coast Basin

8.) Arkansas-White-Red Basin

9.) Lower Mississippi River Basin

10.) Missouri River Basin

11.) Souris-Red-Rainy Basin

12.) Upper Mississippi Basin

13.) Great Lakes Basin

14.) Tennessee River Basin

15.) Ohio River Basin

16.) South Atlantic-Gulf Basin

17.) Mid-Atlantic Basin

18.) New England Basin

Much of the map is dominated by the massive catchment area for the Mississippi river.The Arkansas-White-Red Basin is also clearly seen and is highlighted in pink. As the Daily Mail reports, a large portion of the map shows the Pacific Northwest basin. Those feed-ins are illustrated in a brown-orange color. The Upper...


Cobra found with smaller snake stuck in its nostril in Belagavi, India Signs of the Times

A snake rescuer called to remove a cobra from a businessman's property in India made an unusual discovery -- a smaller snake stuck in the serpent's nostril. Anand Chitti, a snake rescuer in the city of Belagavi, said a local businessman summoned him Sept. 11 to some industrial land, where a cobra had been sighted. Chitti filmed the rescue as he dug through a pile of bricks to reach the snake. The cobra, once extracted from its hiding place, was found to have a blind worm snake -- the smallest species of snake in India -- stuck inside its nose. "I have caught 14,000 snakes till now and had never seen anything strange like that," Chitti said.


Spain arrests Catalan officials blogfactory

Spanish gendarmes have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum on 1 October, prompting appeals for EU help.

The Guardia Civil raided 22 buildings and arrested 14 people in Barcelona and in a satellite town, Bigues i Riells, in an anti-referendum operation on Wednesday (20 September).

Most of the arrests were senior Catalan officials, including the top economy ministry official, Josep Maria Jove, and his counterpart in the treasury, Josep Maria Salvado.


The gendarmes also arrested Mercedes Martinez Martos, the head of an advertising firm, whose warehouse was found to contain 9 million ballot papers, which were seized.

Speaking in parliament in Madrid on the same day, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said he had to act because Catalonia had defied a constitutional court order not to hold the independence referendum on 1 October.

Logically, the state has to react. There is no democratic state in the world that would accept what these people are trying to do. Theyve been warned and they know the referendum cant take place, he said.

The r...


Touching Photo Of A Mother And Her Nurse Has Inspired Other Moms To Share Their Stories TruthTheory

By Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Childbirth, in all its raw emotion and beauty, would be close to impossible without a dedicated team of knowledgeable helpers. One mother who knows this to be true is Jill Krause.

The writer recently gave birth to her fourth child and thanks to Katie Lacer, has some beautiful images from the experience to recollect on. One of the images Krause is particularly fond of shows a postpartum nurse guiding her through some incredibly vulnerable moments.

Krause decided to post the image to Facebook, along with an eloquently-worded explanation which has resonated with thousands of mothers.

Krause wrote, Ill never forget the faces of the nurses who followed me into the bathroom after delivering each baby. That moment when I was so vulnerable, so tired, scared, shaky. My swollen belly deflating, and my modesty long gone. They treated me with such kindness and dignity. For me, these have been moments of empowerment and confirmation that I have a real village to help me, even if just for that little bit of time in a bathroom, on a toilet, while a kind nurse shows me how to put an ice pad on my mesh undies. This photo by my friend MommaKT Shoots just takes me right back. Like, I can smell the Dermaplast. Lets hear it for the nurses and the doulas and anyone else who shows us how to make ice pad underwear (or helps with that first shower post c-section!) <3

Within 24 hours, th...


Russian General Staff reports 850 jihadists killed as Russian warplanes help Syrian Army repel Idlib offensive Signs of the Times

Russian warplanes and Syrian forces have repelled an offensive by jihadists in a de-escalation zone in Idlib governorate in Syria. The forces killed some 850 militants and destroyed 11 tanks and other assets, Russia's General Staff reported. The offensive was launched by the militant group formerly called Al-Nusra Front and its allies on Tuesday morning, a statement from the General Staff said. The jihadists attacked the positions of government forces stationed to the north and northeast of the city of Hama. The positions are part of a designated de-escalation zone, which covers Idlib governorate, the powerbase of a number of anti-government armed groups in Syria, the Russian military said.


Mexico City earthquake: 6 ways to help victims, from Airbnb to GoFundMe Fast Company

The earthquake in Mexico yesterday claimed the lives of more than 200 people, all while the country is still reeling from an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 90 people less than two weeks ago. As is usually the case, the most useful aid those based outside of Mexico can offer is money. If youre looking to

The earthquake in Mexico yesterday claimed the lives of more than 200 people, all while the country is still reeling from an 8.1-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 90 people less than two weeks ago. As is usually the case, the most useful aid those based outside of Mexico can offer is money. If youre looking to donate or help locally, here are a few places to start:

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Prosecutors Demand 2-Year Prison Sentence For Anthony Weiner After the Shift

After being widely blamed by Hillary Clinton supporters and even the candidate herself for inadvertently prompting the FBI to reopen its investigation into whether the candidate mishandled classified information, it looks like Anthony Weiner, once believed to be a strong contender for Mayor of New York City, is going to prison.
The Associated Press reports that federal prosecutors are asking that the former Congressman is sentenced to about two years in prison for engaging in sexting with a 15-year-old girl.Prosecutors filed papers in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday in advance of Weiners sentencing, which is scheduled for Monday. In their paperwork, the prosecutors asked that the judge use the sentencing as an opportunity to send a message to other perverted pols.
The 53-year-old said in a submission last week that he's undergoing treatment and is profoundly sorry for subjecting the North Carolina high school student to what his lawyers described as his "deep sickness." Prosecutors say this isnt the first time Weiner has promised to reform himself.


UK small business confidence plummets blogfactory

LONDON Optimism among small UK firms has dropped to its lowest level since the aftermath of the EU referendum.

The Federation of Small Businesses Small Business Index for the third quarter of 2017 dropped to +1 from +15 in Q2, close to the -3 seen immediately after last Junes Brexit vote.

FSB chairman Mike Cherry said rising inflation and a slowing economy were mainly responsible.

Rising inflationary pressure and a weakening domestic economy are the twin drivers of plummeting confidence among small firms and consumers alike, he said.

Small businesses most frequently identified the domestic economy (63%) and consumer demand (35%) as barriers to growth.

The retail and entertainment sector reported some of the lowest levels in confidence, sliding to -20% and -30% respectively.

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True or False? Fact-Checking Five Key Points of Trumps First UN Address The Fifth Column

(Sputnik)  After referring to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un as rocket man in front of the UN General Assembly, US Presidential Donald Trump made a slew of remarks with questionable accuracy.

Trump stepped up his aggressive rhetoric toward Tehran, berated Kims suicide mission in developing nuclear weapons, and spared zero effort touting what he claims are his own economic accomplishments. Were the claims true? Sputnik News has a quick review of key points where the president may not have been fully truthful in his comments before the UN.

1.       We want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife.

US foreign policy since the 9/11 terror attacks has been nothing if not violent. US soldiers have occupied Iraq since 2003 after toppling Saddam Husseins regime. Since 2001, US airstrikes have peppered Yemen to reportedly eliminate al-Qaeda militants, but the UN itself calls the Saudi-led (and US-backed) coalition in Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. US forces are arriving in places like Somalia and Afghanistan in greater numbers as recently as the past month.

2.       No one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in North Korea. It is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of North Koreans. And for the imprisonment, torture, killing, and oppression of countless more.

The US has engaged in a laborious effort to both cover up its torture program and to simply torture for the sake of torture, former CIA officer John Kiriakou has said. To silence potential leakers of the torture program, the CIA told its own contractors who it paid to design the torture program a nuclear bomb was going to be exploded in the United States and that because I told them to stop, I had lost my nerve and it was going to be my fault if I didnt continue. On these grounds, the US lacks the moral authority to preach to other nations that torture is morally wrong.

3.       We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the...


Heathrow Airport could face strike action during Christmas period, Unite union warns blogfactory

Heres why

Unite union has warned Wednesday, that Heathrow Airport could face strike action over holiday pay dispute, 4,000 staff rejected the company pay offer in a consultative ballot.

Staff at Heathrow Airport will now ballot for strike action, this will see security staff, firefighter, engineers and air field operators walkout. This will cause travel chaos for passengers over the busy Christmas period.

Wayne King of Unite union said: Instead of making every journey better, Heathrow is making every worker poorer in its bullying bid to cheat staff out of their full holiday pay, and cuts to long standing terms and conditions.

He added: We are deeply disappointed that, despite many months of trying to settle this dispute, including at the conciliation service, Acas, HAL [Heathrow Airport Limited] has flatly rejected several of the unions reasonable proposals.

This has left us with no option, but to proceed to a full industrial action ballot now.

A spokesperson for Heathrow Airport said: As a responsible employer, we are continuing discussions with Unite the union on how we can build on that success, while delivering even better value and experience for our passengers.

We are disappointed to hear that Unite is balloting their members who work at Heathrow for industrial action.

We are hopeful that Heathrow colleagues will vote no and that we will find a solution that works for everyone.

However, should industrial action take place, we have robust contingency plans in place which will ensure the airport continues to operate safely and minimise disruption to the airports operation.



'Complete failure of American leadership': US organizations unite to decry Trump's UN speech on N. Korea Signs of the Times

Donald Trump's speech at the UN, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if necessary, has been slammed by progressive organizations calling it a "complete failure of American leadership" and "yet another reckless escalation." The three organizations -, CREDO Action, and Win Without War - blasted Trump's speech in a joint statement published on Tuesday. "Donald Trump's first speech to the United Nations General Assembly today - and in particular, his remarks about North Korea - was nothing short of a complete failure of American leadership," the statement reads. It adds that Trump threatened to "totally destroy North Korea" instead of "focusing on efforts to peacefully resolve the crisis surrounding its nuclear program." The organizations said it is "time for this charade to end," calling it a "slow roll towards a catastrophic war" and stressing the need to solve the crisis diplomatically.


Dutch birds and bats, good news Dear Kitty. Some blog

This 2012 video is called Birds of Holland in the Spring PIJNACKER The Netherlands.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

Five Dutch North Brabant province municipalities have committed to conservation of birds and bats. Breda, Den Bosch, Eindhoven, Helmond and Tilburg have agreed with BirdLife in the Netherlands, among other things, to increase the number of nesting places.

This video says about itself:

29 September 2016

Beautiful footage of beautiful mammals, all eighteen species of British bat are featured.

Bat brain signals illuminate navigation in the dark. With new tech, researchers track nerve cell activity as bats dodge and weave. By Amber Dance, 12:30pm, September 20, 2017.



Lady Gaga: Fibromyalgia Is Punishment For Joining The Illuminati Your News Wire

Lady Gaga believes her illness is a physical manifestation of the dark forces that seized control of her body and soul after she joined the Illuminati early in her career, according to production staff from [...]


Antifa is the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis Signs of the Times

Last weekend in Berkeley, Calif., a group of neo-communist antifa - "anti-fascist" - thugs attacked peaceful protesters at a "No to Marxism in America" rally, wielding sticks and pepper spray, and beating people with homemade shields that read (I kid you not) "No Hate." The Post reports how one peaceful protester "was attacked by five black-clad antifa members, each windmilling kicks and punches into a man desperately trying to protect himself." Members of the Berkeley College Republicans were then stalked by antifa goons who followed them to a gas station and demanded they "get the [expletive] out" of their car, warning, "We are real hungry for supremacists and there is more of us." The organizer of the anti-Marxism protest is not a white supremacist. Amber Cummings is a self-described "transsexual female who embraces diversity" and had announced on Facebook that "any racist groups like the KKK [and] Neo Nazis . . . are not welcome." The protest was needed, Cummings said, because "Berkeley is a ground zero for the Marxist Movement." As if to prove Cummings's point, the antifa movement responded with jackboots and clubs - because their definition of "fascist" includes not just neo-Nazis but also anyone who opposes their totalitarian worldview. And let's be clear: Totalitarian is precisely what they are. Mark Bray, a Dartmouth lecturer who has defended antifa's violent tactics, recently explained in The Post, "Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists" who believe that physical violence "is both ethically justifiable and strategically effective." In other words, they are no different from neo-Nazis. Neo-Nazis are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that killed 25 million people last century. Antifa members are the violent advocates of a murderous ideology that, according to "The Black Book of Communism," killed between 85 million and 100 million people last century. Both practice violence and preach hate. They are morally indistinguishable. There is no difference between those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Hitler and Himmler and those who beat innocent people in the name of the ideology that gave us Stalin and Dzerzhinsky.


You Can Now Sign Your Emails By Encouraging People To Donate To Charity Fast Company

Every email sent with a banner ad generated by Aidbox will funnel a small donation toward a cause of the senders choice.

Theres very little thats inspirational about sending an email these days unless youre the sort of person that likes to add a little flare by tossing in a quote, song lyric, or even a Bible verse below your signature. Aidbox, a Swedish digital marketing company, is now competing for the space with a bigger way to uplift folks: The company has launched a banner ad service that allows email senders to add a clickable message about the charity of their choice at the bottom of each missive, which will appear alongside a corporate sponsor.

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Analyst on Trump UN speech: 'US is biggest rogue state but accuses others of what it does 100 times over' Signs of the Times

The US begrudges North Korea for having a few nuclear weapons while having more nuclear weapons than any country on Earth, Prof. Dan Kovalik, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, told RT, commenting on Donald Trump's UN address. Other analysts joined the discussion. Donald Trump delivered his first address to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday. The US president lashed out at North Korea, Syria and Iran in his speech. Dan Kovalik says he doesn't think it's appropriate to speak about defending the interests of one particular nation, America, at the UN. Dan Kovalik: It shows a tone-deafness in Donald Trump - that he can't even read his audience, which is the nations of the world. It is a body that is designed to encourage cooperation between countries and primarily to avoid war and the threat of war, which Trump engaged in while he was on stage - that is a threat of war against [North] Korea.


(Video) September 23rd, 2017 is Not the End -- Best Breakdown: North Korea, America, Israel, Prophecy Operation Disclosure

Published on Sep 20, 2017

September 23rd 2017: What it means? In fact, watch this tape AFTER September 23rd 2017. This tape is BEST WATCHED AFTER Sept. 23 2017..... But, if you want to watch it now --- GO FOR IT. ~Trey


The Hotwire #5: September 20, 2017 : St. Louis against the cops, Struggalos, & cops kill queer student Scout Schultz CrimethInc.

Listen here. This week we speak with two folks whove been active on the street of St. Louis since white ex-cop Jason Stockley was let off for the murder of black father Anthony Lamar Smith. We also remember Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old queer student organizer killed on Saturday by Georgia Tech police. Theres lots of reports from anti-fascist actions, with a particularly woop-worthy one from the Juggalo March this past weekend in Washington, D.C. At the end we announce some anarchist book fairs and upcoming actions against the alt-right in Berkeley and neo-nazis in Sweden.


Fack ju Gthe - Fack ju Nichtwhler After the Shift


Ein Kommentar von Rdiger Lenz.

Elyas MBarek und seinen Chaos-Schlern aus Fuck ju Gthe ist so ziemlich alles egal auer der Bundestagswahl. In einem Video warnen sie vor allem Erstwhler davor, daheim zu bleiben. Denn davon profitiere nur eine Gruppe. Und das sind die Rechten.

Welt N24 zitiert die Darsteller des Kinohits dazu, Zitat Anfang: Vielleicht hast Du kein Bock oder was Besseres zu tun. Falsch! Denn es gibt nichts Besseres und Wichtigeres, als kein Vollidiot zu sein und sein Land mitzugestalten, stellen die Schauspieler Elyas MBarek, Jella Haase, Max von der Groeben, Gizem Emre und Aram Arami klar. Denn wenn du nicht whlst, untersttzt du die rechten Parteien, Zitat Ende.

Das Leben mitzugestalten hnge also auch davon ab, den rechten Rand durch das Abgeben der eigenen Stimme mitzugestalten. Ich frage mich immer, wenn ich so eine gequirrlte Scheie hre, ob das berhaupt noch irgendwer glaubt. Sieht nicht jeder, dass der rechte Rand ein Mimikryverhalten der rechten Mitte ist, die dieses Land schon lngst wieder regiert?



Venezuela: Expert Explains Constituent Assembly Process New on

In the following interview with teleSUR, Canadian-Venezuelan Sociologist, Dr. Maria Paez Victor, explains in detail the National Constituent Assembly in the context of the Bolivarian Revolution and the U.S. boycott through the economic and media war.


How to change the way you eat Signs of the Times

A comprehensive study of global disease has found that a poor diet now contributes to one in five deaths around the world. Unhealthy eating was shown to kill more people than smoking, while obesity and excess weight was revealed to be the fastest growing cause of death in the world. The Global Burden of Diseases study, published in The Lancet, also showed that while people are living longer, they're also spending more years in ill health. While the average man can expect to live until 79, he can only expect to enjoy good health up to the age of 69. The average woman lives to 83, but maintains good health only until the age of 71, it was reported. John Newton of Public Health England, who worked on the study, highlighted that people in developing countries are successfully minimising the health risks associated with infectious diseases, malnutrition and dirty water - only to then turn to junk food in lieu of fruit and vegetables. So, if overeating is the biggest risk to our health today, how can we cut back? According to Alison Whitworth, a state registered dietician, the Body Mass Index (BMI) is a good way to ascertain whether you are overeating or obese.


This Is Not Photo Shopped What Youre Seeing Is a Crocodile Named Poncho Kissing a Costa Rican Animal Lover And Fisherman Named Chito Shedden World Truth.TV

No, this is not photoshopped. What youre seeing is a crocodile named Poncho kissing a Costa Rican animal lover and fisherman named Chito Shedden. Love conquers all this probably best way to describe this very unusual friendship, which is rapidly changing everything we thought we knew about crocodiles. It all started back in 1989 when []


When Moms Waters Broke She Felt Something Strange. Then Her Baby Was Born With The Rarest Condition World Truth.TV

Amber Nicole started vlogging on her YouTube channel because the military wife and mother of two wanted to document her journey through her third and final pregnancy. What she didnt realize at the time, though, was that during the birth she would capture something incredibly rare on camera. In fact, an incredible one-in-80,000 occurrence has now []


This Is The Rarest Hair and Eye Color Combination In Humans World Truth.TV

Your parents are liars. When they told you as a kid that you were entirely unique and also had the rarest possible hair and eye combination in humans, they were misleading you. Green eyes are uncommon, sure, and its kinda cool that everyone with blue eyes is related, but your deep ash blonde hair doesnt []


The Y Chromosome: Ancestry, Genetics, & The Making of A Man World Truth.TV

Every human has 23 pairs of chromosomes organized packets of genetic information (DNA) which code for all the necessary amino acids to create a human being. The twenty-third set of chromosomes determine the gender of a person: two X chromosomes create a female, and an X paired with a Y creates a male. The []


The Gross Truth About What Happens When Flies Land In Your Food World Truth.TV

When pesky flies land on your food, you probably shoo them away and keep munching away. But should you be worried about germs? There are at least 100 different pathogens houseflies can carry, like bacteria, viruses, and parasite eggs, says Thomas J. Daniels, PhD, associate research scientist and director of Fordham Universitys Vector Ecology Lab []

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