Monday, September 30, 2019

A New Vision of the Unexplained, Part One with Whitley Strieber - YouTube

Whitley Strieber is author of more than 40 books, including many novels. Among his non-fiction works are Communion: A True Story, Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us, Solving The Communion Enigma: What Is To Come?, The Secret School: Preparation for Contact, and The Key: A True Encounter. He is coauthor, with his late wife Anne Strieber, of The Communion Letters. He is coauthor, with Professor Jeffrey Kripal, of The Super Natural: A New Vision of the Unexplained. His website is

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So when I was a freshman in high school or so I decided I wanted to be a psychiatrist. When I confided this to my mother, she said "If you're going to go to the trouble of going to medical school, you might as well be a real doctor." She was right, of course. I wanted to be psychiatrist because there was one such at St. Alphonsus's Hospital, where I had secured a job through the purest nepotism as an assistant groundskeeper. This doctor had a brand-new, sky blue, Dodge Charger. He looked like a dick but that was a boss car.

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BREAKING: Letter From Australian Official Emerges That Casts Doubt On Report From New York Times | The Daily Wire

A letter emerged late on Monday from the Australian government that directly disputed the accuracy of a New York Times report that claimed that President Donald Trump “pushed” Australia to help Attorney General William Barr investigate the origins of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation in an attempt to “discredit” the investigation in what The Times claimed was an example of Trump “using high-level diplomacy to advance his personal political interests.”

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Hillary Clinton and Ukraine - WSJ

The Biden clan still needs to explain why a vice president’s son was enjoying a $50,000-per-month gig for which his principal qualification appears to have been his last name. But Joe Biden isn’t the only pillar of the Democratic establishment who won’t enjoy the new spotlight on American relations with Ukraine. And President Donald Trump isn’t the only one who wants a fuller accounting of that country’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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Pope Francis: 'Building Walls Means Condemning Yourself to Death'

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church met with a group of Jesuits from Mozambique, Portugal, and Zimbabwe in early September to discuss political and religious issues. The conversation occurred on September 5, but a transcript of the discussion was released on Thursday. During the talk, Pope Francis warned of xenophobia and populism.

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Could Tony Buzbee Defeat Sylvester Turner in the Houston Mayoral Race?

He is a compact, pugnacious man of 51, with wavy brown hair just graying at the temples. When he stands up from his giant mahogany desk, beaming incandescently with hand outstretched, it’s like he’s been waiting for you all his life. Buzbee favors Texas trial lawyer–chic attire: on this day a custom-made, royal-blue linen jacket—Brioni—jeans, a black T-shirt faded just so, custom-made boots, a gold watch sprinkled with diamonds, and a few braided leather bracelets, which direct the eye to the shark tattoo on his forearm. Buzbee’s eyes, just a shade paler than the Houston sky on a clear day, look diabolical only if you stare really closely.

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Fed Adds $63.5 Billion to Financial System in Repo Transaction - WSJ

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York added $63.5 billion to the financial system Monday, using the market for repurchase agreements, or repo, to relieve funding pressure in money markets.

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I've got a bad feeling about this.

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Reports: Tucson area man accused of killing his son while trying to "exorcise a demon from him" | FOX 5 New York

Martinez told investigators that he noticed his son had a "demon inside him" earlier in the week, and that his child had been acting demonic. Martinez said he knew he had to "cast the demon out" after he saw something evil inside his son while giving him a bath.

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California to let college athletes sign endorsement deals - SFGate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defying the NCAA, California opened the way Monday for college athletes to hire agents and make money from endorsement deals with sneaker companies, soft drink makers, car dealerships and other sponsors, just like the pros.

The first-in-the-nation law, signed by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and set to take effect in 2023, could upend amateur sports in the U.S. and trigger a legal challenge.

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Probably the beginning of separating pre-NFL football etc. from education, which would be a good thing in the long run.

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President Pelosi? It could happen. - SFGate

What happens when a Democratic speaker of the House - third in line to the presidency, according to the Presidential Succession Act of 1947 - is suddenly thrust into the Oval Office, succeeding a Republican president and vice president who resign, embroiled in scandal?

Such a scenario is attracting attention - #PresidentPelosi was trending on social media after last week's announcement of an impeachment inquiry - even though it may seem far-fetched that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence would be forced from office over abuse of power related to the administration's dealings with Ukraine or other misdeeds.

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Bay Area tour guide accused of spying on behalf of Chinese government - SFGate

"The conduct charged in this case alleges a combination of age-old spycraft and modern technology," Anderson said. "The charges announced today provide a rare glimpse into the secret efforts of the People's Republic of China to obtain classified national security information from the United States."

Anderson said Peng is charged with using secret locations to deliver information, delivering payments, and personally carrying to Beijing secure digital cards containing classified information related to U.S. national security.

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Sounds like a Hitchcock movie.

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