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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

15 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

10:25pm MDST

Review - Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World by Bill Carter

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 25 minutes ago
At one time, I lived in Arizona. On weekends, wanting to get to know our new home, we explored the state. On one particular trip, as we wound down a mountain road, we came upon a fenced area with tons of warning signs. Do not enter, Danger, No Trespassing signs were huge and placed everywhere. The ones with a scull and crossbones made me shiver! We wondered what we had stumbled upon ... and whether we were someplace where we shouldn't be. I checked the map to be sure that we hadn't wandered off our course and determined that we were on the right road. Still ... it was rather creepy.... more »

China Warns That It Will Take 'Decisive' Steps If Myanmar Repeats Raid That Killed 5 Chinese Farmers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *China Deploys Forces to Myanmar Border After Bombing* *Four Chinese are killed as violence in Myanmar spills over border.BEIJING—Beijing sent forces to patrol its southwestern border with Myanmar after a bomb killed four Chinese citizens in an area where violence between Burmese rebel groups and troops has spread and strained ties with China.On Sunday, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang expressed Beijing’s dismay at the fighting that has sent hundreds fleeing across China’s border. Mr. Li called Friday’s bombing “deeply distressing” and said China would take ... more »

Embed Youtube video direct via Share to Blogger tab

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 54 minutes ago
Test embedding direct from Youtube via Share > Blogger rather than copy-pasting into the post editor in the HTML mode This video was originally intended for a post in the Robotics for Children blog titled Command motor turn in 41 languages. However, I noticed that the width of the Youtube video was automatically changed such that it slightly overlap to the right sidebar.

Chet Raymo, "Perchance To Dream”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Perchance To Dream”* by Chet Raymo “I believe I mentioned here a year or two ago how so many of my current dreams are set in the house and city I grew up in - 4106 Anderson Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Never in any of the other places I have lived, including this house in New England in which I have spent the great majority of my adult life. No. Always the white colonial on Anderson Avenue and a distorted but recognizable Chattanooga. These dreams are becoming more common. So much so that I wonder to what extent this phenomenon is shared by others in my age cohort, and what it... more »

ancient knowledge

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 hour ago

U.S. Senate Republicans Are Not The First U.S. Senators To Directly Contact Iran On U.S. Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Photo:* Ambassador William G. MIller (The Iran Project) *Power Line:* *How Barack Obama Undercut Bush Administration’s Nuclear Negotiations With Iran* *In 2008, the Bush administration, along with the “six powers,” was negotiating with Iran concerning that country’s nuclear arms program. The Bush administration’s objective was to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. On July 20, 2008, the New York Times headlined: “Nuclear Talks With Iran End in a Deadlock.” What caused the talks to founder? The Times explained:* *Iran responded with a written document that failed to addr... more »

Hollywoodism: The Ideology that has Devoured Western Culture

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 2 hours ago
Below is the excellent new documentary film produced by Henrik Palmgren and *Red Ice Radio, *whose radio program *I recently appeared on*. Support Red Ice Radio by *becoming a member today*! *Western culture has come to define itself through an alien ideology disseminated through Hollywood. It is a superimposed culture, a fantasy structure that we're all living in. True Western European values have been replaced by another, a new global religion called Hollywoodism. Who is behind this new ruling ideology, re-defining western culture?* *________________________________________* I... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Sen. Warren — Signing TPP Means Corporate-Controlled Courts Supercede National Courts

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* The TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) "trade" agreement issue is heating up, and if you follow this subject you may have seen seen our coverage — especially the attempt to divide the left by falsely painting TPP as "progressive": *Obama Campaign Alumni–Led “270 Strategies” Form Astroturf Group to Promote TPP* *More on “270 Strategies” — Paid to Play the Insider Game* That cynical messaging, by the way, comes from the same "Democratic" consultancy group — 270 Strategies — that assisted the failed Obama-alumnus Ro Khanna challenge to progressive Rep. Mike Honda.... more »

Film Watch: The fact is, there are a lot of people who've never HEARD of "North by Northwest"!

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*The start of the crop-dusting scene from North by Northwest.* *by Ken* You can watch more of the crop-dusting scene here, but be warned that the yutz who posted it has, incredibly, *added music to the scene*, explaining, "When I first saw it I thought there'd be music but it never came so, I added my own." Yikes! The Blu-ray of *North by Northwest* includes, among a cornucopia of special features, an hour-long one on Alfred Hitchcock called *The Master's Touch*, featuring comments by a fascinating array of observers, among them many filmmakers, and I think it's William Friedkin (... more »

I'm Just Glad This Genius Is Writing Letters And Not Policy Papers

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*How did this guy become a Senator? He thinks Iran is occupying Tehran. LOL. He should have stayed in the barracks. Politics is not for him.* Tom Cotton: Iran must be stopped because 'they already control Tehran.' Source: Raw Story. Date Published: March 15, 2015.

Saddam Hussein's Tomb Destroyed In Recent Fighting In Tikrit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Residents pray near the tomb of executed former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in Awja, December 3, 2008. Credit: Reuters/Sabah al-Bazee *i24 News: **Saddam Hussein's tomb reportedly destroyed in Iraq fighting* *Army says coalition raids needed in Tikrit but 'no air support' from foreign allies had yet been providedThe tomb of Iraq’s late dictator Saddam Hussein was destroyed in heavy clashes between militants from the Islamic State group and Iraqi forces in a fight for control of the city of Tikrit, the Associated Press reported late Sunday.Saddam’s body has been kept in the m... more »

Rip-off News Round-up Banker Special: Our pick of the last year's media

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
As we all know, the country went into a tailspin following the collapse of the banks, both here and abroad. You can say what you like about the Tory LibDem government's attempts to turn the country around, and  the opposition's criticism of it. But one thing is for sure. Whoever is paying for the crisis, it's clearly not our top bankers. In the first week of March the total pay of

Jihadi John Still Has His Bank Account

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Mohammed Emwazi does not feature on any of the asset freezing orders issued by the Government *The Telegraph:* *Jihadi John keeps his bank account after Treasury freezes assets of only a handful of Islamic terrorists* *Official report shows just £50,000 frozen in accounts used by extremists fuelling criticism of Government over its failure to crack down on terror financiers* *Only six out of more than 600 British jihadists have had their bank accounts frozen under special terror laws, according to an official report.* *The review also shows just £50,000 worth of assets was froz... more »

The Great Roswell Hoaxes

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 3 hours ago
The Roswell UFO crash case seems to be a lightning rod for all sorts of hoaxes, many of which have gained international attention. They began almost from the moment that we all learned that something had fallen near Roswell that certainly wasn’t a standard weather balloon. After the publication of *The Roswell Incident* Bill Moore complained that he had taken the investigation as far as he could and told several people that he was thinking of creating a “Roswell” type document in an attempt to convince the reluctant witnesses to talk. The blueprint for this document and the story o... more »

FREE EVENT March 21, 2015 2:00pm At Four Points By Sheraton In Scranton: Architects & Engineers For 911 Truth

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 3 hours ago
Here they come! This is a once-in-a-lifetime event FREE in Scranton. When it comes to proving the "official story" of 911 to be 100% FALSE, *Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth (AE911Trtuth)* is the best, most well-funded, worldwide famous, with the most accredited experts, the most videos and documentaries, the best speakers, and continually has been pumping out evidence disputing the government/media "official story" of 911. And they're coming to our own backyard in Scranton, Pa.!!! They will be here Saturday March 21, 2015, at The Four Points by Sheraton, 300 Meadow Avenue, ... more »

Constructive dismissal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Potter *v.* New Brunswick Legal Aid Services Commission, 2015 SCC 10: The test for constructive dismissal has two branches. The court must first identify an express or implied contract term that has been breached and then determine whether that breach was sufficiently serious to constitute constructive dismissal. However, an employer's conduct will also constitute constructive dismissal if it more generally shows that the employer intended not to be bound by the contract. This approach is necessarily retrospective, as it requires consideration of the cumulative... more »

fear and loathing in las vegas

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
"We were someplace around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive . . . And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?" (hunter s. thompson) (movie trailer)

Cohen: "Russia Not Been Entitled to a Sphere of Influence"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
John Mearsheimer, Stephen Cohen, Katrina Vanden Heuvel speak in a Round Table discussion on 'Defining a New Security Architecture for Europe that Brings Russia in from the Cold.' Gilbert Doctorow, Moderator. Brussels, 2 March 2015 Stephen Cohen is an American scholar of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University. His academic work concentrates on modern Russian history since the Bolshevik Revolution and the country's relationship with the United States.

Washington State Activists Uniting to Oppose Homan Square and Police State

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Cassius Methyl On the weekend of March 21st and 22nd, protests are planned in Washington State to raise awareness of the Chicago police department’s secret interrogation/torture/incarceration facility known as Homan Square. Perhaps most importantly, this protest is designed to be an opportunity for people to unite over the entire situation with American police and government. Homan Square victims include protesters, minorities, and a wide range of people specifically targeted by police for their own personal reasons. An article from The Anti Media on the victims of Homan Square w... more »

Rising Enemy Within: Private Police Fits New World Order Script

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
Bernie Suarez First I want to say that many corporate (security) sympathizers tend to defend private policing, but this article will debunk all their arguments and show how private policing is the end-all end-game ultimate threat to freedom in America and humanity as a whole, all in the name of protecting corporate profits $ while working hand in hand with government for their greater long-term new world order plans. In 2014 I covered the rising threat of private security now arresting American citizens in the streets of America after witnessing firsthand the arrest of a gentlem... more »

How To Free Your Tax Cattle

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 4 hours ago
By James Corbett Good morning, Mrs. President. I'm a representative of the shadow government that put you into power. I have some bad news; a resistance movement has sprung up to challenge the existing power structure. Allow me to explain... Visit CorbettReport.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Bringing Life to the City

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
One Day in Detroit: No Bandages Needed from Stephen McGee Films on Vimeo.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Canadians Hold Nationwide Protest of Anti-Freedom Security Bill

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
By Dan Dicks On March 14th 2015 Canadians saw a national day of action with protests organized in cities all across the nation against Bill C-51 with Vancouver being one of the biggest! Dan Dicks covers the event for Press For Truth. Visit PressForTruth.ca *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Mr. and Mrs. Consumer, Do You Ever Feel That Things Are Out of Control?

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
By Truthstream Media All of this useless and potentially dangerous crap is absurd. Some things just go too far... consumerism went too far a long time ago. Visit TruthstreamMedia.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

Statism: The Most Dangerous Religion

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 5 hours ago
By Dismantle The Matrix The video below is an excellent visual representation of Larken Rose's brilliant explanation of how faith in the State, or Government, has become the world's most dangerous religion and why it will eventually go away. Visit LarkinRose.com *Get truth delivered to your inbox every week.* Subscribe to GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING by Email

The West Is Hoping For Iranian Nuclear Concessions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *West hopes for Iran concessions in nuclear talks* *(Reuters) - Western powers are hoping for concessions from Tehran that could help clinch a political agreement in nuclear talks this week after the United States and European powers voiced a willingness to compromise on suspending U.N. sanctions, officials said.U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were due to meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, later on Sunday to break the logjam ahead of a crucial round of talks between Iran and six major powers.Kerry has urged Iran to ta... more »

'The (BBC) women journalists asking the hard questions'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 5 hours ago
Here's some of the (impartial) wit and wisdom of the BBC's female presenters/reporters, as shared with the *Observer*: *Emily Maitlis, Newsnight presenter:* *Are there any topics you dread coming up in interviews?* I have a slight shutters-down on personal finance and pensions. *What’s your reaction to voter apathy?* I think it’s appalling and if I was in charge I’d actually make it illegal not to vote. I can’t bear people saying all politicians are the same and there’s no point. That’s just being a lazy git. *Allegra Stratton, Newsnight political editor:* *Which topics inter... more »

The Variety Club

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
*Frank Sinatra and his wife, Ava Gardner with Tony Curtis and his wife Janet Leigh at a party hosted by the Duke of Edinburgh, 1951* * "...[Sinatra's] most searing remarks were directed at Rona Barrett, who had recently published her autobiography. * *She also observed that anyone seeing Frank with his daughter, Nancy, “would quietly walk away with a funny, gnawing feeling: If they weren’t father and daughter, they could certainly pass for lovers. …” * *Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow on their wedding day on July 19, 1966.* *Left to right, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner (1922–1990), M... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKFh6VgnwFY

Third Party Suspect Rule

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 6 hours ago
R. *v.* Grant, 2015 SCC 9: Defence‑led evidence is admissible where (1) the evidence is relevant to a fact in issue, and (2) the probative value of the evidence is not substantially outweighed by its prejudicial effects. The trial judge must therefore first determine whether the evidence is logically relevant to an available defence. Where the defence's theory is that an unknown third party committed the indicted crime, this factual foundation will be established by a sufficient connection between the crime for which the accused is charged and the allegedly similar incident(s) s... more »

China's Central Security Bureau That Protects China's President And Government Leaders Has Been Reshuffled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
In this photo provided by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, and his wife Peng Liyuan, center right, wave as they arrive at the international airport in Macau, south China, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Chinese President Xi is in Macau to attend celebrations marking the 15th anniversary of its return to China which falls on Saturday, Xinhua reported. (Xinhua, Cheong Kam Ka) *South China Morning Post*: *Is Xi Jinping protecting himself from an internal threat? China president reshuffles elite security unit* *Sources confirm shake-up of Central Security Bureau... more »

GOP Legislators Are Not Scientists. Nor Are They Musicians. Dan Levitin Is Both

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*Unless you've taken any classes from him at Stanford or McGill, chances are if you know who Dan Levity is, it's because of one of his best-selling books, This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature, and The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload. Dan is a a cognitive neuroscientist specializing in music perception and cognition. Although I've known him since the early '80s, this is the first guest post he has done for DWT.* -- Howie *Music Education* *by Dan Levit... more »

Out of the frying pan and into the fire

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
Oh dear, it goes from bad to worse for the BBC over Jeremy Clarkson... After some anonymous 'senior BBC figure' compared Jeremy Clarkson to Jimmy Savile, one of Sky New's top stories tonight is:

Two Christian Churches Targeted By Taliban Bombers In Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Christians riot in Pakistan after attacks targeting churches kill 14* *ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Christians rampaged through the streets of Lahore on Sunday after suicide bombers attacked two churches during morning services, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 70.* *The Pakistani Taliban took credit for the attacks, reviving concerns that the Islamist militant group will increasingly target religious minorities in a bid to further divide Pakistanis and distract them from ongoing military operations against extremists.* *More News On Two Christian C... more »

The night Beethoven made me cry

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: clip_image001] *Guest post by Terry Verhoeven* I am not one to profit from the misfortunes of others. Saturday night however I made an exception, filling the seat for PC at pianist Freddy Kempf's last NZ performance because he most regrettably could not make it and did not want his ticket to go to waste It didn't. What. A. Night. To. Remember. This Wellington concert was the last in Freddy’s sell-out tour of Beethoven piano concertos which he conducted from the piano, this last night being concerto numbers four and five. Freddy was outstanding in every possible respect.... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. *Click image for larger size.* The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. M106, also designated NGC 4258, is... more »

Reversing the Gun Sights, Revisited

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 7 hours ago
In about a month, High Contracting Parties to the United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons will again consider the humanitarian and ethical problems posed by fully autonomous lethal weapons. As I’ve written before, this issue in on the UN agenda due to a savvy and well-organized network of “humanitarian disarmament” NGOs. This coalition is keen […]

#No2Trudeau Campaign: Not Just Anti-Abortion?

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 7 hours ago
Talk about an unholy alliance. Campaign Life and the Centre for Bioethical Refoooorm (aka FetusMobile Gang) have teamed up to target Justin Trudeau -- and only Justin Trudeau -- over his moderate and, some might say, fairly mealy-mouthed, pro-choice stand. They're billing it as the most MASSIVEST EVER ANTI-ABORTION CAMPAIGN (or some such). I will have more to say about it later, but now I want to share a longish Facebook account by Adam Stirling*. It's self-explanatory. I spent most of Friday evening at the University of Victoria watching the cross-country launch of what has been ... more »

Paulo Coelho, “The Meaning of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Paulo Coelho, “The Meaning of Life” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hikADxCjdNE

"All One Tribe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"All One Tribe"* *Together, we are all One Tribe. The Human Tribe. * *․* "Now we must look upon each other as brothers and sisters. Only by joining together in a Spiritual Peace with love in our hearts for the Great Spirit and Mother Earth shall we be saved... If you have a way to spread the truth... Tell what you know to be true. Should we succeed, we will realize our mistakes of the past and return to the true path- living in harmony as brothers and sisters, sharing our Mother, the Earth, with all living creatures. In this way we could bring about a new world. A world which would ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks for stopping by.

Farewell Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: Terry Pratchett] *Guest post by Julian Pistorius* I was saddened to hear of writer Terry Pratchett’s passing, because as a child and teenager I devoured the Discworld series he created. I reread the old ones while waiting for the new one to hit the shelves. Fortunately Terry Pratchett scoffed at the idea of writer's block, so new books came out often. I spent hours reading on the toilet - my favourite reading spot. My family knew I was reading Pratchett because of the intermittent peals of laughter coming from behind the toilet door. (Fortunately we had two bathrooms.) I... more »

Place cells, dark matter and BBC Radio 4

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
BBC Radio 4's bias towards the arts and the humanities is deeply engrained. However, there are certain exceptions: the jokey *Infinite Monkey Cage *and the *Guardian Science*-like magazine programme *Inside Science. *The occasional series *Frontiers *looks deeper, but is an infrequent part of the Radio 4 schedule. Still, Radio 4 does offer listeners *The Life Scientific. * However much it may (from time to time) infuriate those BBC bias watchers who hate the BBC's unabashed bias in favour of a belief in anthropomorphic global warming, it remains a wonderful series - and a credit ... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week: Rudy Giuliani Causes Heads to Explode”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“5 Right-Wing Outrages This Week: Rudy Giuliani Causes Heads to Explode”* Evidence suggests the right-wing uni-brain is short-circuiting badly. by Janet Allon “*1. Rudy Giuliani stuns us again! We actually cannot get our jaw off the floor. *We thought we could no longer be shocked by Rudy, that his numerous offenses had finally inoculated us from his power to shock. But, gosh darn if America’s Mayor hasn’t done it again. Practically any of the statements Giuliani spewed on AM970 radio this week would have put him on this very prestigious list of egregious dick-heads. But there were ... more »

Unashamedly praising 'Broadcasting House'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
Blogging was always meant to be personal. The word 'blog', after all, comes from 'we*b log*'; meaning, an online diary of someone's thoughts. Causes, however, can easily sweep a blogger up, radicalise them, and then wash away much of that personal element. I hope Sue and myself have managed to ward that particular danger off as best we can. (Sue certainly has). However, the momentum towards impersonal militancy (in the non-BBC sense of 'militancy') seems surprisingly difficult to resist - especially when blogging about this particular subject. And just as others before us have 'go... more »

Ukraine President: 'Truce Not Working'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Ukraine's president says truce not working, urges more Russia sanctions: newspaper* *(Reuters) - Ukraine's president accused Russian-backed separatists in the east of failing to respect a ceasefire with Ukrainian troops and called for further sanctions on Russia in comments to a German newspaper to be published on Monday.Attacks have become less frequent since the latest ceasefire came into force in mid-February, but both sides accuse each other of violations. Ukraine's military said last week that pro-Russian rebels were using the truce to amass heavy weapons.An a... more »

Parents of 43 Kidnapped Students to Speak in El Paso

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. PARENTS OF 43 MEXICAN STUDENT KIDNAPPING VICTIMS TO SPEAK IN EL PASO, TEXAS Press statement Censored News EL PASO, TEXAS --  The parents of the 43 students kidnapped in late September in Guerrero, Mexico will visit El Paso on Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 to speak to about their children’s experiences and about the human rights violations occurring in Mexico. The

A Controversial New DNA Technology Allows the Creation of New Creatures

WTStaff at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Video - *This video from Think Tank discusses how Cambrian Genomics, a startup company headed by Austen Heinz, wants to "democratize creating" by using DNA mapping. The post A Controversial New DNA Technology Allows the Creation of New Creatures appeared first on Waking Times.

New Age Fraud in Europe: Steve McCullough Part II

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By A. Holemans NAIS Gazette Original in Dutch . PLEASE SHARE OUR LINKS! Part I in English: Fraud profiteering from his version of Native American ceremonies in Europe: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/03/fraud-chief-exposed-in-europe.html Part II English http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2015/03/new-age-fraud-in-europe-steve.html

Where Is Russian President Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia at a Kremlin news conference on March 5. The event was the last confirmed public sighting of Mr. Putin. Credit Pool photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti *New York Times:* *Putin Has Vanished, but Rumors Are Popping Up Everywhere* *MOSCOW — Where’s Putin?* *The question obsessed Moscow and much of Russia on Friday, as speculation mounted as to why President Vladimir V. Putin had not been seen in public for more than a week.* *He abruptly canceled a trip to Kazakhstan and postponed a treaty signing ... more »

Two Christian Churches Targeted By Taliban Bombers In Pakistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Christians riot in Pakistan after attacks targeting churches kill 14* *ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Christians rampaged through the streets of Lahore on Sunday after suicide bombers attacked two churches during morning services, killing at least 14 people and wounding more than 70.* *The Pakistani Taliban took credit for the attacks, reviving concerns that the Islamist militant group will increasingly target religious minorities in a bid to further divide Pakistanis and distract them from ongoing military operations against extremists.* *More News On Two Christian Ch... more »

Kochclintopia, Inc.

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
As I wrote this weekend in yet another comment to yet another* New York Times* article about the never-ending saga of the Hillary Clinton email scandal: Just so we're perfectly clear: in the upcoming Neoliberal Death Match the choice will be which dynastic brand we proles would prefer to serve the uber-wealthy. Because while the rich and the well-connected have their personal servers, both internet and human, the public itself is not being served at all. Widespread poverty and racial/social injustice in the richest country on earth, underemployment, the creeping military/spy/police ... more »

Russian Documentary Reveals Details Of Russia-Crimea Reunification

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *Putin Reveals Details of Russia-Crimea Reunification, Maidan in Documentary* *Russian President Putin revealed details of Crimean reunification with Russia and Maidan events in the documentary "Crimea. Way Back Home".* *VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Andrei Kondrashov's movie, titled "Crimea. Way Back Home" highlights the much-discussed reunification of the Crimean republic with Russia after 60 years under Ukrainian rule.* *Moscow refused to send troops to Ukraine despite the parliament’s authorization, and the number of personnel at Russia's military base in Crimea was no...more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Anatomy of a Land Grab'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
ANATOMY OF A LAND GRAB Posted on March 15, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 15 Mar. 2015. We pulled back the curtains and saw into the band council’s change room. It’s the same old genocidal business plan to steal our land and get rid of us for good. We can’t be killed outright without them being charged with genocide. So our unsurrendered land will be turned into CROWN land

UK newspapers giving Putin the "Diana" treatment

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Russia after Putin - the Video* Diana, Princess of Wales was mercilessly hounded by the UK press for years before she died under mysterious circumstances in 1997. Now they're hounding Putin. He can't cancel an appointment or take a much deserved break from the media spotlight without all kinds of rumours and allegations being spread about his demise, imminent fatherhood...whatever. It's not only the UK newspapers, it's the entire western media that is behaving irresponsibly. When the western Main$tream media grabs hold of a prominent individual, especially one that the elite don...more »

Secretive Senate Committee Rubber Stamps CISA Cybersecurity Bill

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 10 hours ago
There is an acronym that is very descriptive of life in Obamastan and that is BOHICA which stands for Bend Over Here It Comes Again. The most recent example is the secretive Senate committee that just put their seal of approval on the brand new cybersecurity bill. It is just the latest stomping down of the big government jackboot on the privacy rights of law-abiding citizens. Not that the average American even has a say in the shredding of the Constitution by our rancid and rogue political system because when you have thinks like secret courts, secret panels, secret deliberations ... more »

Sunday Classics: Fischer-Dieskau and Richter just perform "Schlummert ein" way better than anybody else I've heard

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*So here's how the cantata begins* *BACH: Cantata No. 82, "Ich habe genug":i. Aria, "Ich habe genug"* -- from the Bach Cantatas Website *Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone; Manfred Clement, oboe; Munich Bach Orchestra, Karl Richter, cond. DG Archiv Produktion, recorded July 1968* *Hermann Prey, baritone; Willy Garlach, oboe; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Kurt Thomas, cond. Eterna-EMI, recorded Dec. 14-19, 1959* *Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano; Michael Dobson, oboe; Bath Festival Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin, cond. EMI, recorded July 1966* *by Ken* So a couple of weeks ago I told the stor... more »

Charter School Takeover Cycle Begins Again for a New Year

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
The SCS School Board is now weighing more cuts for school children of Shelby County in order to pay for the billionaires' plan to *replace public schools for the poor with corporate reform schools *designed to deliver a more passive and compliant work force for the dead end job markets of Memphis. Foreign language programs are on the chopping block, along with teachers and the few remaining librarians in the system. When middle class parents of Shelby County come to realize that Caitlin and Seth are being affected by the Gates plan to put black children into lockdown zero toleranc... more »

Booker on anti-India bias at the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I've been holding off all day about posting about Christopher Booker's hard-hitting *Sunday Telegraph *piece, *Why to blacken India on rape do they have to omit the facts?*. It savages the BBC over its controversial documentary about rape in India - a documentary India's courts have banned. I have to say that, up till reading Mr B's piece, I'd been entirely siding with the BBC against the Indian government over this. The BBC seemed, from all the (extensive) coverage I've been reading (and hearing), to be on the right side of the argument. However, as I now know that others are i... more »

People today: More "connected" than ever and dumb as rocks...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*observations while at work.* I worked Friday and Saturday last week, and Saturday this week. Handing out samples at a grocery store gives me ample opportunity to engage with many people of all ages. Since I work directly for the store and not some demo company, I have, over the past few years, built a less superficial relationship with the people I serve. I provide cooking tips, marriage counseling (really), listen to their woes and heartaches, and certainly have a good grasp on their political views (almost 100% conservative.) Last Friday (March 6th) turned into what we at the ... more »

the unquiet mind: in which i search for a way to turn down the volume in my brain

laura k at wmtc - 11 hours ago
Isn't it frustrating when you *know* you're doing something that hurts you, that makes your life more difficult, yet you can't seem to stop? Awareness is a necessary precursor to change - that's been proven to me again and again - but sometimes awareness becomes another burden. I'm in one of those times of my life when my level of busy-ness is well past my comfort level, and there's nothing I can do about it. Although it's not quite short-term, it's not permanent. I've gotten through this before - and I've done it without re-triggering any stress-related symptoms or illness. In som... more »

Syrian Civil War Enters Its Fifth Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Destroyed buildings in Homs. About half of Syria’s prewar population has fled, the United Nations says, and nearly four million people are refugees abroad. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times *Al Jazeera: **Syria enters fifth year of conflict* *Rights groups say the world has failed Syria as war leaves 220,000 people dead and half the country's people displaced.Syria's conflict has entered its fifth year with the government emboldened by shifting international attention and a growing humanitarian crisis exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Le... more »

Still Championing Sarah?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
There's a 'breaking news' story at the moment about Rotherham Labour MP Sarah Champion claiming, on parliamentary expenses, the cost of a poppy wreath for Remembrance Day - something which will obviously offend many people, and that inevitably harks back to the parliamentary expenses scandal of 2009. Sarah Champion was one of the stars of the recent landmark BBC documentary, *Inside the Commons*. She was presented as someone untouched by the expenses scandal, and vigorously determined to be a parliamentary outsider. She came across very well, thanks to the BBC. (Even I fell for h... more »

Jeju Activists Coming to Bath

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 12 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] It is the "Ides Of March".... And yes, beware...For it is time again for my weekly rant... I have been getting a lot of flack from both ends of this so called "truth movement" that for years has to be been nothing but a farce.... One end of the spectrum has said that I have been too harsh in my articles and my statements about the real enemy of mankind, which of course are the Jews.... They have been sending me some nasty comments calling me everything from a 'Jew hater' to the usual false statement of "antisemite"... And then I get the flack from the other end... more »

U.S. Secretary Of State Kerry: The U.S. Will Have To Negotiate With Syrian President Assad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *Syria conflict: We have to talk to Assad, admits Kerry* *The United States will "have to negotiate in the end" with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry has said.* *Speaking on the fourth anniversary of the civil war, Mr Kerry said the conflict was "one of the worst tragedies any of us have seen".* *He said the US was pushing President Assad to begin negotiations again after two previous rounds of talks collapsed.* *More than 215,000 people are estimated to have been killed in the conflict.* *The US was working hard to "re-ignite" efforts to fin... more »

BBC Scotland, conspiracy theories and BBC bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
BBC Scotland has been holding an 'immigration week'. They commissioned YouGov to carry out a survey of Scottish attitudes to immigration and found, contrary to received opinion, that Scots are almost as *un*enthusiastic about immigration as the rest of us Brits. 49% want to see less immigration and 15% want to see immigration stopped altogether - or, to put it another way, nearly 2 out of 3 Scots favour tighter controls on immigration. A mere 5% agree with most of the Scottish political class that immigration to Scotland should be increased, and just 27% say that immigration is goo... more »

President Lindsey Graham Would "Literally Use the Military" Against Congress

Donn Marten at Carrying a Flag - 12 hours ago
While the United States Congress currently enjoys approval ratings hovering somewhere between genital herpes and pedophilia it as after all a body mandated by the Constitution. The legislative branch is badly broken as is evident by the failure to put a check on the unitary executive (aka the king), the churning out of laws that destroy our cherished birthright civil liberties and the ongoing meddling in overseas conflicts with the main purpose of juicing arms sales. In a land of widespread institutional failure and corruption there are few worse than 'our elected representatives'... more »

Proven Alternative Energy – The Searl Generator

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Jefferey Jaxen* - The ‘Searl Effect’ is based on a unique process of magnetization that... The post Proven Alternative Energy – The Searl Generator appeared first on Waking Times.

Islamic State Is Losing Territory In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *Islamic State suffers serious reversals in northern Iraq* *Peering from his trench on a ridgeline fortified with sandbags, the Kurdish commander gazed toward an Islamic State-held village next to a swath of territory recently seized from the extremist forces. Smoke wafted into the sky from natural gas burning off a well in a broad basin known as Wadi al Naft, or Valley of Oil, west of Kirkuk, Iraq's strategic northern energy hub.* *"Daesh is weaker now, no doubt," said Hussein Yazdanpana, who heads an Iranian-Kurdish front-line unit, using an Arabic acronym for Isla... more »

author Christopher Bollyn discusses 9 11 with Sean Stone of BUZZSAW

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
Here's an interview with Christopher Bollyn (investigative author of several books on 9/11) by Sean Stone of BUZZSAW. *They discuss the disposal of evidence, promotion of a scripted story, and how Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu are involved, plus the accusation of anti-semitism levelled against those that explore the connection to the Israeli government and intelligence are all explored. Who profited from the operation, false flags, and the mysterious influence of the Saudis and British. *[source BUZZSAW] Wild claims and potent fuel for the Reinvestigate 9/11 fire.

Iraq's Offensive Against Tikrit Is Stalled For A Third Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraqi offensive on Tikrit stalled for third day* *(Reuters) - Islamic State fighters traded sniper fire and mortar rounds with Iraqi troops and allied Shi'ite militia forces on Sunday in the city of Tikrit but no major advances were made by either side, a military official who returned from the front said.* *The nearly two-week-old operation to win back the city from the radical Islamist militants occupying large parts of the country's north and west been stalled since Friday, when security officials said Iraqi forces and their militia allies would wait for reinforceme... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"What A Man Would Like To Believe..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"What a man would like to be true, he preferentially believes." - Francis Bacon

Charter Crime Log This Week

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Two closed charter schools’ records unauditableSC charter school head guilty of embezzlement Visalia charter school janitor arrested in drugs for sale Hedge fund executives give 'til it hurts to politicians, especially Cuomo, to get more charter schools Federal prosecutor alleges kickbacks at Lee charter school Jury convicts Michigan charter founder on tax charge Ohio online charter school spent more than $2.27M on ads

“The Omega Man Wealth Syndrome”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“The Omega Man Wealth Syndrome”* by Norman Ball “Wealth is on a skyward sprint—to meaninglessness. How good was Sartre with a buck? We’ll soon find out as the entirety of the planet’s wealth is headed for the very deep pocket of the top 0.000000000142857143%. (Odds of winning? 1 in 7 billion.) In short, we’re converging on the Omega Man Wealth Syndrome where one tight bastard will own everything. Will Smith did dystopian-chic proud in ‘I Am Legend’. However old-timers will fondly recall Charlton Heston’s off-handed abandonment of snazzy late-year models whenever the gas gauge hit ... more »

Venezuela Stages Massive Military Exercise To Counter US 'Threat'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Venezuela stages military exercise to counter U.S. 'threat'* *(Reuters) - Venezuela on Saturday staged a military exercise to counter an alleged U.S. threat, deploying soldiers and partisans across the country to march, man shoulder-fired missiles and defend an oil refinery from a simulated attack.Socialist President Nicolas Maduro has framed recent U.S. sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials as a bid to topple him, and on Saturday his government mobilized 80,000 soldiers and 20,000 civilians as part of a 10-day military drill."The United States has declared Venezu... more »

Decline In Western Military Spending Is Raising 'Alarm Bells' In Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *U.K.’s shrinking military clout worries U.S.* *LONDON — With Europe facing its shakiest security environment in a generation, Britain has slipped into a familiar role: Washington’s tough-talking wingman.British leaders have led the rhetorical charge against the twin menaces of Russia and the Islamic State while browbeating reluctant European governments to wake up to the reality of a newly unstable continent.But behind the flinty facade lies an unmistakable erosion in British power, one that has reduced Washington’s indispensable ally to a position that U.K... more »

Politicians Don't Learn Any Lessons Except The Ones They Want To Learn

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Destroyers of the Democratic brand People-- and organizations-- after experiencing setbacks, even severe setbacks, more often than not, learn the lessons that serve the interests of the existing (failed) power structure and the status quo. When Pelosi picked obscure New Mexico congressman Ben Ray Luján out of a hat to replace Steve Israel as head of the DCCC, many wondered if this would lead to the kind of structural reform within the DCCC that could turned the tragically flawed, self-sustaining but always-losing operation into a winner. Luján and Israel immediately sent a signal tha... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

Iran's Newest Anti-Ship Cruise Missile Is Now Being Mass Produced

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*RT:* *Iran launches mass production of long-range anti-ship cruise missile* *Iran has announced the mass production of Ghadir, a long-range anti-warship cruise missile. The homegrown missile reportedly features great precision, high destructive power and the ability to fly at low altitudes.* *“Today, we are simultaneously witnessing the launch of the mass production line and the delivery of this strategic and effective missile in the domain of defense and marine battle,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan told reporters at a ceremony of inauguration on Saturday. * ... more »

Iran 'Shows-Off' Its Newest Long Range Cruise Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
The Soumar, revealed on 8 March, appears to be a ground-launched copy of the Russian-made Raduga Kh-55 cruise missile. (IRNA) *Aviation Week*: *Iran Produces First Long-Range Missile* *TEL-AVIV—Iran has unveiled a domestically produced long-range land attack cruise missile, dubbed Soumar.* *Based on the Russian Kh-55, the Soumar is believed to have a range of at least 2,000 km. “This missile represents a significant leap in the Middle East arms race,” says Col. Aviram Hasson of Israel’s Missile Defense Organization.* *Update #1:* Iran army unveils its new Soumar long-range cruise... more »

How to Connect With Your Inner-Guide and Why it Matters

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*David James Lees* - Never doubt that you have a powerful, creative, supremely wise and resourceful Inner-Guide within. The post How to Connect With Your Inner-Guide and Why it Matters appeared first on Waking Times.

US Will Not Reduce Troops In Afghanistan As Originally Planned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNN:* *Obama may not reduce troops in Afghanistan* *Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama is considering whether to scrap his drawdown plan to reduce U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 troops by the end of this year.* *A senior administration official said Saturday this is at the request of new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The two leaders spoke earlier this week via video conference.* *The official said no final decisions have been made.* *More News On Reports That The U.S. Will Not reduce Troops In Afghanistan As Originally Planned* US to keep more troops in Afghanistan ... more »

Is Now The Time To Prepare For War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Reuters *Chris Martenson, Peak Prosperity*: *Is It Time To Prepare For War?* *From my perspective, the made-for-public Western news copy regarding Ukraine and Russia is childishly slanted and one-sided. The level of so-called aggression by Russia cannot even remotely be compared to the United States' naked aggression against Iraq – a country that had not attacked the US, threatened the US, or had any WMD program (which even if it did, would still have not constituted a legitimate reason for invasion by another nation under existing international law.)So there’s a heavy dose of “... more »

UN Rips US For Being Only Nation To Sentence Kids To Life in Prison

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 15 hours ago
John Vibes This Monday, the United Nations formally criticized the US government for their treatment of children prisoners. UN representatives pointed out that the US is the only country in the world that will sentence a child to life in prison without the possibility of parole. “The vast majority of states have taken note of the international human rights requirements regarding life imprisonment of children without the possibility of release,” Juan Méndez of the United Nations said in a report published this week. “Life sentences or sentences of an extreme length have a dispropo... more »

Where Does Science End And Lobbying Begin? Response To Professor Tony Trewavas's Open Letter

Colin Todhunter at East by Northwest - 15 hours ago
The following is in response to an open letter published on the AgBioWorld Facebook page by Professor Tony Trewavas of Edinburgh University. This response is also posted on the GM Watch website here. Tony Trewavais wrote his letter after reading my article ‘So You Want to Help Africa Mr Paterson? Then Stop Promoting Ideology and Falsehoods to Push GMOs’. The article originally appeared on a number of prominent websites. On Global Research, the piece appeared under a different title ‘The Propaganda Campaign in support of GMOs’ (read here). Professor Trewavas is a prominent supporte... more »

Farage's Defeat-Courting Tory Deal

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
In an announcement that caught no one on the hop, Nigel Farage has announced that his clutch of UKIP MPs would happily prop up a minority Conservative government if it concedes a referendum on EU membership by Christmas. I can't see that happening myself for all kinds of practical reasons (no time for Dave's EU renegotiation strategy to kick in for starters), but the Tories have shown no compunction whatsoever in sacrificing the wider interests of their class for perceived short-term political advantage. Having spent a week successfully toxifying the UKIP brand (and then backpedal... more »

The Vaccine Culture War in America: Are You Ready?

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago
*Published on Mar 11, 2015* Discrimination, societal sanctions, it all started with a few measles cases at Disneyland. More than 1.2 million people in the US are infected with HIV, about two million people are infected with chlamydia, tuberculosis, syphilis and gonorrhea, and it is estimated another three million people are infected with hepatitis C. These citizens are not targeted by government for discrimination and blocked from getting a public education, being employed or moving freely in society. Why have politicians in 12 states already filed legislation to eliminate non-... more »

How to embed Youtube video to Blogger

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 15 hours ago
In the COMPOSE mode of Blogger post editor there is a video upload icon [image: video upload icon] which you can click to upload video. However, we have found that to be messy and if you want videos in your blog, it is far better to upload them to Youtube then embed into your blog. After you have successfully uploaded a video to Youtube.com, then below the video click SHARE > EMBED to get the embed code. The code will look something like this (you don't need to understand the code in order to use it): <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HEVBWRzU5SA" ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*This is LONG overdue: College Brass to be Sued Personally Over Date Rape Accusations* *Banzhaf finally does something really useful* The costs to schools of dealing with allegations of date rapes and other campus sexual assaults, which may have already topped 100 million dollars, could skyrocket under plans announced this morning to sue nor only colleges, but also key academic administrators, for violating the constitutional rights of accused students. The plans – and an explanation about how and why conducting expulsion hearings which do not permit accused students to cross ex... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*A GLASS COW ESSAY: Oily Louisiana ~Cain Burdeau*~*THE RESOURCE curse then, is this paradox – “the Paradox of Plenty” that economists talk of – endangering and often ruining societies and economies in possession of an abundance of oil, or a similarly high-value resource or commodity. * *Power corrupts. And oil, poverty and war are the resource curse in a nutshell. This is the fate of Louisiana too: It is oil rich and still poor. The swampy wilderness that surrounds New Orleans is abundant in fossil fuels. Unfortunately, after the destructive logging and farming, oil exploration c... more »

Changing the Culture Without Controlling the Media

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
It's frustrating when you want to have a conversation with your fellow citizens and they believe self-evidently absurd things. (This, I suppose, is the intention of slimy propagandists such as Ezra Levant, Kurt Schlicter, and the dead Andrew Breitbart, who, while they believe(d) in the nonsense they spewed to a frightening degree, are dimly aware that they're brazen liars.) The movies, the television, the newspapers, the tv news, the business world, the marketers, the advertisers, the governments, ... they're all spewing a line that is in fundamental opposition to the things we bel... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*By what right?* *By the right of the First Amendment for starters -- followed by the right to point out that the scientific consensus is often wrong and eventually has to be abandoned* John Kerry: “Science tells us that when the water temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, it turns to ice. No one disputes that,” he said. ”So when science tells us that our climate is changing and human beings are largely causing that change, by what right do people stand up and just say, ‘well, I dispute that, or I deny that elementary truth?'" “And yet there are those that do so,” he sa... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*First aid teams reach Vanuatu, find widespread devastation from Cyclone Pam ~Reuters*

The Cons V The Courts!

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*Andrew Coyne wonders* if the Harper Regiem is deliberately challenging the Courts with their various 'unconstitutional' pieces of legislation in order to get them to overstep their bounds and make a federal “not withstanding” exception to our charter more acceptable. *Not only is the government making no apparent effort to “Charter-proof” legislation, that is by seeking the advice of Justice department lawyers on its constitutionality in advance of its introduction, as it is required by law to do, it seems if anything to be taking advice on how to offend it.* *It is impossible to ... more »

Chicago’s Untold Story of Widespread Child Abuse in State Facilities

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Derrick Broze Illinois seems to be a hotbed for a lack of accountability and transparency on the part of government agencies. Most recently we have learned that police in Chicago were using a domestic “black site” in the Homan Square area to illegally detain, question, and torture Americans suspected of crimes. However, before that story broke, Illinois was already in the midst of another controversy. One that has received very little attention outside of local and state media. State treatment and residential centers for youth in Illinois are rampant with abuse – physical, menta... more »

No. Torture Is Not Okay. Ever.

Mars Daniels at GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING - 16 hours ago
Melissa Melton *Editor’s Note:* In light of the revelation that Chicago was hosting a black site and that torture isn’t just coming home to roost but already here (and the mainstream media is basically covering it up by ignoring it), this seemed pertinent to post. Below is an excerpt of something I posted on social media back after Dick Frankenstein Zombie Cheney was doing the rounds with his sick pro-torture stance following the release of the excerpt of the redacted torture report, but I decided to share it on Truthstream today. If Chicago has a black site where Americans can b... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Push for better wages driven by New Orleans area families falling short ~Katy Reckdahl, N.O. Advocate * *Million-dollar mansion club grows in New Orleans ~Jaquetta White, Clarion Ledger* *Barrier island dune restoration to begin in May ~Aaron Gordon, Houma Courier* *First LNG-powered ship in U.S. built in Gulfport ~WWL* *Louisiana becomes home to 49 St. Joseph’s Altars ~Victory Winkles, WGNO*

Graphs at a glance: Are MPs paid enough? Even before the May 2015 pay hike, an ordinary back bencher plus spouse on payroll could collect wages in excess of £110,000

Jake at Ripped-off Britons - 16 hours ago
When asked by a member of the audience in the BBC Question Time programme why MPs had taken a 10% pay increase, Grant Shapps MP said this was "a complete and utter myth". Shapps was correct in a slippery way. That particular Question Time programme was in February 2015, and the bumper payrise wasn't coming in for another couple of months: a) 1% rise in April 2015 from £67,060 to £67,731

Blessed Are The Deal Makers

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 16 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "US, Iran in new nuclear talks as tempers fray" AFP, March 15, 2015:* Lausanne (AFP) - Iran and the US aim in talks starting Sunday in Switzerland to begin closing in on a deal reducing Tehran's nuclear activities to within strict limits after 18 months of tortuous negotiations. It seems like the U.S./P5+1 - Iran negotiations have been going on forever. While they were busy going over minor details and talking about how many centrifuges Iran is allowed to build, the map in the Middle East changed. ISIS took over parts of Syria and Iraq. Libya was also placed in the... more »

UNINTERRUPTIBLE - Field McConnell - British Constitution Group and UK Column Conference interview

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
*Boeing Uninterruptible Auto Pilot (BUAP)* Three-part interview with Field McConnell of Abel Danger dot Net at the Park Inn, Telford at the British Constitution Group and UK Column Conference, with some very interesting and contentious topics aired such as *Institutionalised Paedophile Rings, Malaysian Air Disasters, the HSBC vs Royalty issue* plus other choice C4I (command control communications computers & intelligence) RISK CCDs or Corporate Control Devices you and your homeboys/girls are prey to. Enjoy...

Zhejiang delicacies, Taiwanese dishes

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*Crowd watches street magician in Taichung.* FocusTaiwan reported on the Grand Hotel's reopening of a restaurant. I've always hated the place, a triumphant eyesore in a faux Chinese style that broods over Taipei, the architectural equivalent of heads impaled on spikes in front of the city gates. But that wasn't what caught several pairs of eyes: The Grand Hotel reopened its Yuan Yuan restaurant on March 11 with an expanded menu of Jiangsu and Zhejiang delicacies and Taiwanese dishes. That's right. Jiangsu and Zhejiang have delicacies, but Taiwan? Just dishes. After raving about d... more »

The School of Westminster

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Last night's *The Public Philosopher *(Radio 4, 8pm) was an interesting if somewhat frustrating take on the question, 'Why democracy?' Prof. Michael Sandel's audience was a selection of MPs, peers and "members of the public". "MPs and peers" turned out to mean party politicians from the three biggest parties in parliament. They said largely what you'd expect them to say. Unfortunately, "the public" turned out to be students, student activists and reps from the National Union of Students (mostly from London universities, apparently). What they had to say was even more predictabl... more »

The Most Beautiful People.......by Elisabeth Kuhler-Ross

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
Source: *Educate Inspire Change*

Pitching To The Young

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
http://countylive.ca/ Justin Trudeau did Q and A sessions recently at the University of British Columbia and at McGill. He knows that there are lots of potential votes on campus. Jeffrey Simpson writes: Pollster Angus Reid’s latest survey on the matter gives the Liberals 34 per cent of voters in the 18-34 age category, compared to 29 per cent for the New Democrats and just 22 per cent for the Conservatives. Among over-55 voters, the Conservatives lead the Liberals 38 to 32 per cent, with the NDP at 22. Ipsos Reid has the Liber... more »

Venezuelan, Russian Troops Stage Large-Scale Military Exercises

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Venezuelan SU-30MK2 Flanker]The Venezuelan military is conducting massive air defense and artillery drills involving visiting Russian troops and hardware, the nation's Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Saturday. The 10-day war games have been ordered by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, who spoke of pressure coming from the United States earlier this month. The Venezuelan government has been concerned about US President Barack Obama's new executive order, published Monday, which described the South American country as "unusual and extraordinary threat" to US n... more »

South Sudan Received Chinese QW-2 Vanguard, New surface-to-air missile launcher

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: QW-2_Vanguard SAM]The civil war in South Sudan is a little more than a year old, but it won’t end for lack of fresh weapons. Recently, South Sudanese troops proudly paraded a new surface-to-air missile launcher. It’s also Chinese. Specifically, it’s a Chinese QW-2 Vanguard, according to consultant firm Armament Research Services, which identified the weapon from its design and markings. The shoulder-fired QW-2 is a fairly advanced and modern weapon. It launches infrared-homing missiles that can shoot down everything from transport helicopters to jet fighters traveling at alt... more »

Food Industry - helping the poor eat - donation-based solution to hunger

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
those that can eat, and by doing so commit the crime of FC2 or Feeding Commercial Companies. Why aren't people who *pay to eat* helping those who can't pay (or those living in countries who are experiencing famines etc) to eat? Why are all the profits from the Food Industry not being redistributed to those parts of the world where buying food is not viable for various global reasons? Some will say this will amount to an 'extra tax on food production' but isn't everything (in the grand scheme) an extra tax on existence? So, we move to a Free Planet system where food just is. As sim... more »

KMTitanic IV: Captain to the Bridge! =UPDATED=

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*Pro-democracy NGO hands out Taiwan Democracy porridge in Taichung to commemorate one year anniversary of Sunflowers.* *Brock Lovett: 26 years of experience working against him. He figures anything big enough to sink the ship they're gonna see in time to turn. The ship's too big with too small a rudder. It doesn't corner worth a damn. Everything he knows is wrong.* In Taiwan culture the answer to all problems of social and organizational order is "more control". The KMT has once again turned to this approach. UDN reports that the KMT has "reformed" its legislator selection process,... more »

LIMA 2015: MBDA pushes Sea Venom and CAMM

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Sea Venom]The Malaysian Armed Forces currently field a number of MBDA weapon systems and, based on these previous successes, the European missile house is exhibiting a range of weapons at LIMA 2015. Among them is the Sea Venom anti-ship missile and Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM) air defence system. MBDA believes the Sea Venom, formerly known as the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW), is an ideal replacement for Sea Skua anti-ship missiles already serving on Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) AgustaWestland Super Lynx helicopters. Read more

Littoral ship makes presence felt in Northeast Asia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: USS Fort Worth (LCS 3)]The USS Fort Worth’s participation in a bilateral exercise with South Korea this past week begins what the Navy envisions will be regular visits by faster, shallow-draft ships to Northeast Asia. Until last week’s Foal Eagle exercise started, the Fort Worth had operated primarily in Southeast Asia, where up to four littoral combat ships may be scheduled for long-term rotations by 2018. The Fort Worth’s participation in the exercise has stirred South Korean media interest, especially in light of North Korea’s Rodong Sinmun newspaper singling the ship ou... more »

Ino Marseglia - art that isn't yet.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
these artworks don't exist. Yet here they are in all their multi-coloured textured glory. When I first saw these images from Italian artist Ino Marseglia, I was taken back to my childhood. The smell and feel and texture of Plasticine. I wanted to discover the medium, and Ino told me.. These paintings, as much as I like them, don't exist. They are photographic presentation or close-up snapshots of larger abstract acrylic paintings. But the abstract-painting source of these lovely images is not what interests this reviewer, it's the acrylic i.e. the sculpturally-folded living ra... more »

HMS Lancaster sets sail for the Caribbean

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: HMS Lancaster (F 229)]A life on the ocean waves might not be everyone’s idea of heaven, but for the 185 members of HMS Lancaster’s ship’s company, the next nine months are the culmination of months of hard work. The ship heads off to the Caribbean later this month for a deployment centred around maritime security. Before that however, sailors from HMS Lancaster made a special trip to their ship’s home city as part of a four-day stopover. Read more

US Navy can be defeated by China, claims Global Times

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Liaoning CV]In response to a New York Times pieces by Gregg Easterbrook on March 9, China's nationalist tabloid Global Times wrote a commentary of its own, saying that China is capable of defeating the US Navy in the Western Pacific with anti-ship missiles built at low prices. In Easterbrook's article, he said that China currently possesses only one outdated, conventionally-powered aircraft carrier and is rumored to be constructing two others. However, neither of those two vessels are likely to be nuclear supercarriers, according to the author. Furthermore, Easterbrook ques... more »

New U.S. stealth bomber shrouded in mystery

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Nearly 30 years after the first U.S. stealth bomber took flight, the Air Force's aging fleet is primed for a makeover; albeit an expensive one. The Pentagon is looking to upgrade its stealth aircraft for the first time since the 1970s, developing a high-priority, super-classified, next-generation bomber. The Air Force plans to award a contract to build and develop the Long Range Strike Bomber to one of the industry's most powerful firms later this year and hopes to integrate them into the fleet by the mid-2020s. Read more

Hagelin on QM, consciousness

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
So far, I have only looked at pieces of this 75-minute-long August 2014 talk by John Hagelin at Stanford which was enough to get convinced that I want to watch it carefully tonight. John Hagelin has not only co-authored numerous top-cited papers in high-energy physics but he has also been recognized as a guru by the Indian meditating folks, he has run for the Natural Law Party in the U.S. presidential elections, he has acted in movies, and so on. He seems to be intriguing speaker to me, too. Sometimes in 1990, shortly after students like myself (or led by people including myse... more »

RNN : Canada's "Patriot Act" as a political ploy.

Alison at Creekside - 20 hours ago
The Real News Network is doing a weekly panel discussion on Canadian issues and it's refreshingly less middling than the media panels we have become accustomed to. In today's panel, Leo Panitch and Dimitri Lascaris take on Bill C-51, the tanking tarsands, and the political positioning of the Libs, Cons, and NDP going into the next election. Please click through to RNN at the link to show your support for a vid I've only pillaged from their site. .

Iranian Weapons Are Flooding Into Iraq Including T-72 Tanks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds force. Rudaw *Adam Rawnsley, War Is Boring: **Iranian Weapons Flood the Battle of Tikrit* *Tehran sends tanks, rocket launchers and dronesIraqi and Shia militia forces have been taking back ground from Islamic State, pushing the jihadist fighters out of much of the town of Tikrit.But in a sign of Tehran’s growing military presence in the Iraq, Iranian weapons were a nearly ubiquitous sight in images and videos coming out of the offensive to take the mostly Sunni city.Ever since Islamic State shocked the region with its captur... more »

White House Issues A Saturday Night Warning To The U.S. Senate On Passing Any Iran Legislation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Snow starts to fall as a woman walks past the White House in Washington March 5, 2015. Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque *Huffington Post:* *White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To Senate* *WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reassert control over the domestic political debate surrounding sensitive negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, the White House penned a letter Saturday night warning senators to hold back on legislation that would detract from the president’s ability to affect and approve a final agreement with Iran.* *The letter, written by White House Chief of Staf... more »

A Hip-Hop Artist in Burkina Faso Fights Female Genital Mutilation

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Each time her sex is butchered with the pretext of purity…three million of our sisters face this violence each year… In his new song “Tomber la Lame” or “Drop the Blade,” Burkina Faso hip-hop artist Smockey has an amazing call to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), a procedure that remains widespread in parts […]

Iraqi Kurds Claim That The Islamic State Is Using Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America:* *Iraqi Kurds Claim Islamic State Militants Used Chemical Weapon* *The Kurdish regional government in Iraq says it has evidence that Islamic State militants used a chemical weapon against Kurdish peshmerga forces.* *The Kurdistan Region Security Council released a statement Saturday alleging that chlorine was used in a January suicide bombing in northern Iraq.* *The statement said a lab analysis found chlorine traces in samples from the scene of the attack. The Kurds said the lab was located in a partner nation in the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic ... more »

Canadians finally waking up to oppressive police state/torture C-51 Bill

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Marches against passage of C-51 are taking place all across Canada this weekend.* Will the protest demonstrations be enough to defeat this draconian, repressive, yet disturbingly vague law (that gives enormous power to CSIS and the RCMP--but which lacks government oversight)? Governments did not listen to Canadians when we opposed the war in Afghanistan. They don't listen to Canadians when, over and over again, we oppose oil tanker traffic in our navigably dangerous and ecologically vulnerable coastlines. We oppose pipelines and fracking--but they still don't listen. Another blogg... more »

CIA Director John Brennan: US Does Not Want Collapse Of The Syrian Regime

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
CIA Director John Brennan, seen here in 2014, spoke at a Council on Foreign Relations event in which he discussed the CIA's new structure. (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters). *Bloomberg:* *CIA Director Says Assad’s Collapse Would Risk Terrorist Takeover* *(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. doesn’t want to see Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government collapse and create a vacuum for Islamic State and other militants to take over, Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said.* *When asked whether he fears what might follow if Assad’s regime collapsed, Brennan called it “a legitima... more »

CIA Director Brennan: 'Social Media And The Internet Have Greatly Amplified The Terror Threat'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) John Brennan listens to a reporter's question during a news conference at CIA Headquarters in Virginia in December. Social media and other technology are making it increasingly difficult to combat militants who are using such modern resources to share information and conduct operations, the head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said on Friday. Larry Downing/Reuters *Daily Mail/Reuters: **CIA chief voices concern over social media 'greatly amplifying' terror threat after 20,000 foreign fighters flock to Syria and Iraq* ** CI... more »

More on John McPhee on "frames of reference"

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Which of these is a "tetragrammatonic" mustache?* *by Ken* Earlier today I began talking about a fascinating issue for writers raised by *The New Yorker*'s legendary nonfiction scribe John McPhee, in the latest piece in his series of reflections on his chosen profession, "Frame of Reference: To illuminate -- or to irritate?" Now, McPhee isn't a favorite writer of mine, and I might note that I usually find his exhaustive explorations of unexpected but vaguely interesting-sounding subjects, well, exhausting, not least because after a while I tend to find myself feeling stingily rew... more »

Remarks And Comments From CIA Director John Brennan On the Islamic State At The Council On Foreign Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Time*: *CIA Director Says ISIS Not Islamic, But ‘Psychopathic’* *"We need to expose just how murderous and psychopathic these individuals are"* *CIA Director John Brennan has defended the White House’s efforts to avoid using the word “Islamic” to describe extremist terror groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS).* *At a question and answer session at the Center for Foreign Relations in New York City on Friday, Brennan said using “Islamic” or “Muslim” to describe ISIS militants gives them “the type of Islamic legitimacy that they are so desperately seeking... more »

The Great UFO Conspiracy

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Turns out you and I are wasting our time pratting about with politics. The struggles of us mortals do not matter because our actions are manipulated by shadowy elites and alien forces. Even this blog post is an instant in this conspiracy. I might think this is being written from words chained together in my brain according to arguments and points arrived at through the process of independent thought, but aha! No. I am programmed, under a spell, having the messages fed to me. What I think is my interior consciousness is a sham. At least that is apparently the case according to some ... more »

How CIA Money Went Into Al Qaeda's Pocket

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Ashraf Ghani, center, with former President Hamid Karzai, left, whose government received monthly C.I.A. payments. Credit Omar Sobhani/Reuters *New York Times:* *C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda* *WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2010, Afghan officials struck a deal to free an Afghan diplomat held hostage by Al Qaeda. But the price was steep — $5 million — and senior security officials were scrambling to come up with the money.* *They first turned to a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential pa... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Unclear Whether Interim Iran Deal Within Reach

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Kerry says unclear whether interim Iran deal within reach* *(Reuters) - On the eve of fresh talks with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said it was unclear whether an interim agreement over its nuclear power program was within reach.* *"I can't tell you whether or not we can get a deal, whether we are close," Kerry told a news conference on Saturday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where he attended an Egyptian investment summit.* *"The purpose of these negotiations is not just to get a deal, it is to get the right deal," he added.* *WNU Editor:* T... more »

Iran's Influence Is Spreading Throughout The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Iran's advances create alarm in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf* *Arabs believe Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut and Sana’a are in effect under Iranian control – and power may shift further if US sanctions are easedThe commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been working overtime recently, flaunting their achievements across the Middle East and flexing muscles as international negotiations over the country’s nuclear programme enter their critical and perhaps final phase.On Wednesday it was the turn of Major-General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the IRGC’s ... more »

QE Intentions All Too Obvious:  Less Money For Non-Rich   (Truthinesslessness)

Martin O’Malley for President? The Decline and Fall of the American State; Enjoy It or How Do You Like Your Fascism? Sunny-Side Up? In which we learn how the fear of future surpluses (confused you too, huh?) under Clinton scared the bejeesus (and he's already Jewish) out of Alan Greenspan and every banker who communicated with him at that time, among so many other interesting tidbits about the

Everything You Know about Human Evolution is Wrong

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Film -* This film will make you rethink the accuracy of what you know about human evolution. The post Everything You Know about Human Evolution is Wrong appeared first on Waking Times.

US Government Slow To Renew Agreement To Guarantee Israel's Oil Supply In The Event Of An Embargo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A view of Haifa Bay, which is home to much of Israel’s heavy industry, including the Haifa Oil Refineries. Photo by Moran Mayan (Haaretz) *Fuel Fix:* *Senators push oil-supply pact with Israel* *WASHINGTON — For more than three decades, the United States has pledged to help Israel get crude in case the country’s own oil supplies were cut off.* *But a U.S.-Israel agreement guaranteeing that emergency assistance expired last November. And now, six senators are pressing the Obama administration to re-up the deal.* *The senators delivered their plea in a letter to Secretary of State ... more »

By DAVID SHAMBAUGH at The Wall Street Journal On Thursday, the National People's Congress convened in Beijing in what has become a familiar annual ritual. Some 3,000 "elected" delegates from all over the country - ranging from colorfully clad ethnic minorities to urbane billionaires - will meet for a week ...

BEIJING - The 11-day National People's Conference concluded here on Sunday with the 3,000 delegates voting in favour of China's annual budget and Premier Li Keqiang's economic report. The budget includes a raise of 10.1 percent in annual military spending. Last year, China had increased its defence budget by ...

Beijing (AFP) March 15, 2015 China is falling short of its people's expectations in battling smog, Premier Li Keqiang said Sunday, one week after authorities blocked a scathing documentary on the country's air pollution problem. Li, who is second only to President Xi Jinping in the Communist hierarchy, made ...

Continue reading the main story HONG KONG - China 's premier, Li Keqiang, delivered his government's highest-profile warning yet to Myanmar over violence spilling across the border, when he used an annual news conference on Sunday to decry the deaths of four Chinese farmers killed by a bomb from ...

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