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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

25 Mar - Blogs I'm Following II

10:34pm MDST

Is U.S. Weaponry Now Dependent On China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
*60 Minutes/CBS News*: *Modern life's devices under China's grip?* *From smartphones to cars and defense missiles, modern U.S. life depends on rare earth elements but China dominates the industryEditor's Note: In September 2014, while we were working on this story, a Pentagon spokesman emailed us to say:"The Department of Defense is confident in the ability of the defense industry to remain supplied with all necessary rare earths for U.S. defense acquisition programs. The Department continuously monitors and assesses its raw materials requirements, and if necessary, will ag... more »

Musical Interlude: Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Dan Fogelberg, “Nether Lands” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePrQFaB50w0&html5=1

An Analysis On America's Arms Trade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A Russian-made multiple rocket launcher known as the TOS-1A fires during training at a military camp in Baghdad, October 14, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer *David Axe, Reuters*: *Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons straight to the enemy* *The United States has a long tradition of arming its allies to advance Washington’s foreign policy. In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt called the United States the “arsenal of democracy” as he pledged thousands of ships, tanks and warplanes to countries battling Nazi Germany.* *Roosevelt’s characterization is no less true today. The U... more »

The Supreme Court takes a (small) stand in favor of pregnant women, and it's (real) news

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Peggy Young with her daughter Triniti, now seven* "The U.S. Supreme Court sided with a woman who was faced with the choice to either work her labor-intensive job during pregnancy at the United Parcel Service or go on unpaid leave without benefits. In an opinion issued Wednesday morning, the justices ruled 6-3 that Young should at least be given a full opportunity to make her case in court that she was not given the same accommodation as other employees considered injured or disabled." *-- ThinkProgress's Nicole Flatow, in* "U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Worker In Major Dis... more »

“Millions of Americans Are Embarrassingly Ill-Informed– And They Do Not Care”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Millions of Americans Are Embarrassingly Ill-Informed– And They Do Not Care”* There must be terrible consequences when ignorance reaches a certain level. By Rick Shenkman "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." - Thomas Jefferson "Just how stupid are we? Pretty stupid, it would seem, when we come across headlines like this: "Homer Simpson, Yes- 1st Amendment 'Doh,' Survey Finds" (Associated Press 3/1/06). "About 1 in 4 Americans can name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendm... more »

When Drones Crash They Reveal U.S. War Operations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *How crashing drones are exposing secrets about U.S. war operations* *Crashing drones are spilling secrets about U.S. military operations.* *A surveillance mission was exposed last week when a Predator drone crashed in northwest Syria while spying on the home turf of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. officials believe the drone was shot down, but they haven’t ruled out mechanical failure. Regardless, the wreckage offered the first hard evidence of a U.S. confrontation with Assad’s forces.* *The mishap in Syria follows a string of crashes in Yemen, another country ... more »

The Ditch At My Lai

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
By Mike Hastie This is the picture of the infamous ditch at the My Lai Massacre site that I took when I and three other Vietnam veterans went back to Vietnam in March of 1994. This ditch is where American soldiers herded close to 100 Vietnamese civilians, and executed them at point-blank range with automatic weapons. Now, imagine this village being one of a thousand villages that were bombed or received artillery rounds throughout the Vietnam War. One was done by air, My Lai was done with troops on the ground. The ones that were done by air strikes or artillery rounds are what I ... more »

Did Ancient Aliens Build Puma Punku?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Video - *This video from Cosmic Wakening explores the alleged mystery behind Puma Punku, one of the most incredible and unexplained ancient ruins in the world. The post Did Ancient Aliens Build Puma Punku? appeared first on Waking Times .

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 26th March)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 3 hours ago
Britain's in love with borrowing again: Household debt hits record £9,000 and is growing at the fastest rate in a decade The figure, which does not include mortgages, soared by £20billion or nine per cent last year to hit £239billion, a report from PwC found. The situation will only get worse as interest rates start to rise, which will mean Britons will have to fork out an increasing

U.S. Official: 3 Members Of The 'Taliban 5' Tried To Reconnect With Terror Networks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *Official: At least 3 members of 'Taliban 5' tried to reconnect with terror networks* *EXCLUSIVE: At least three of the five Taliban leaders traded last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have tried to plug back into their old terror networks, a government official familiar with the intelligence told Fox News, describing it as an attempt to "re-engage." * *The new allegations come as Bergdahl now faces desertion charges, and as the one-year deal governing the former Guantanamo detainees' supervised release in the Gulf nation of Qatar... more »

M503 Flight route fold

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
[image: IMG_9749] *A good photo of one of these fierce creatures always makes me happy.* I haven't been writing on this because (1) did not know the backstory and (2) it was obvious what the Ma Administration would do anyway. To wit: WantWant says that the Taiwan gov't did a(nother) kowtow to Beijing: W*hile the United States has praised consensus* reached by the two sides of the Taiwan Strait on a controversial commercial flight route that comes close to the median line of the strait, Taiwan's main opposition party wants the government to be held liable for what it describes as a fa... more »

Oglala Sioux ban Rapid City Journal following racist headline scheme

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Breaking News: Read article at Lakota Law Project https://lakotalawproject.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/oglala-sioux-ban-the-rapid-city-journal/

Economics for Real People: “What’s Wrong with Innovation Policy in New Zealand?”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
*I know you were wondering about tonight’s session at the Auckland Uni Economics Group…* This week we are delighted to be joined by Professor Tony Endres, who will address the question “What’s Wrong with Innovation Policy in New Zealand?” Tony will apply the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter, Friedrich Hayek, Edmund Phelps and William Baumol to selected aspects of innovation policy in New Zealand, offering a critique of the main developments in NZ government innovation policy in recent years, especially the movement to target new-to-the-world type innovations at the expense of incrementa... more »

(Iraqi Forces Exposed?)  Obama Makes George W. Bush and Nixon Look Good  (Omidyar Nixes Journos)   Tommy Boggs Remembered and Apprised  (NSA Ruled by Whom?) Jeb Bush and Florida's Medicaid Meltdown

You may like to watch "Before Snowden: Behind the Curtain" tonight, Wednesday, 9:30 DST on Free Speech TV (FSTV). "Confronting Misogyny: Earth at Risk," which is on before it is also excellent. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ISIS/ISIL, who some report was invented in order to create confusion and cause more wars in lands close to Iraq, is now reported as abandoning war sites, whereby the U.S.-funded Iraqi

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Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago

Confirmed: U.S. Has Ordered Air Strikes Against Islamic State Positions In Tikrit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Orders given for U.S.-led strikes on Iraq's Tikrit: U.S. official* *(Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition has received orders to start carrying out strikes in support of Iraqi operations against Islamic State fighters in the city of Tikrit and operations are underway, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Wednesday, speaking on condition of anonymity.* *The official said the strikes themselves had not yet started and described the ongoing operations as preparatory. * *More News On The U.S. Ordering Air Strikes Against Islamic State Positions In Tikrit* US conducting a... more »

Yemen Alert ( March 25 , 2015 ) - Saudis and GCC ( Saudis / UAE / Bahrain/ Qatar / Kuwait - but not Oman ) lead a ten nation Coalition against Houthi Militias in Yemen - airstrikes hit various Houthi positions , Sana'a airport , Capital City Sana'a .......This occurred after President Hadi allegedly fled Aden in a boat and Houthis seized US drone files !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Tweets.... *Joyce Karam* ‏@Joyce_Karam 5m 5 minutes ago Full White House Statement authorizing Intel support for #Yemen GCC operation, affirming close consultation w #Saudi [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 16s 16 seconds ago U.S. MILITARY TAKING MILITARY ACTION TO DEFEND SAUDI BORDER *Al Arabiya English* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 6m 6 minutes ago #BreakingNews: Iranian advisers asking their govt to evacuate them from # Yemen http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle -east/2015/03/26/GCC-states-to-repel-Houthi-aggression-in-Yemen-statement-.ht... more »

Sean Penn: "These are the people, Cheney and President Bush and others, who invented the Islamic State"

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 4 hours ago
[image: Sean Penn on Conan O'Brien]Sean Penn, Conan O'Brien *Thanks S. for pointing me to this. -AK* http://stopmensonges.com/sean-penn-ce-sont-ces-gens-cheney-et-le-president-bush-et-dautres-qui-ont-invente-letat-islamique/ *Sean Penn: "These are the people, Cheney and President Bush and others, who invented the Islamic State"* by christophe - March 24, 2015 Known for his sometimes controversial political views, actor Sean Penn did not disappoint when it passed on TV Wednesday night accusing former Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George W. Bush of having conceived ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Big, beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 7331 is often touted as an analog to our own Milky Way. About 50 million light-years distant in the northern constellation Pegasus, NGC 7331 was recognized early on as a spiral nebula and is actually one of the brighter galaxies not included in Charles Messier's famous 18th century catalog. *Click image for larger size.* Since the galaxy's disk is inclined to our line-of-sight, long telescopic exposures often result in an image that evokes a strong sense of depth. The effect is further enhanced in this sharp image from a small telescope by galaxies ... more »

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Waking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Waking”* by Theodore Roethke “I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Of those so close beside me, which are you? God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there, And learn by going where I have to go. Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Great Nature has another thing to do To you and m... more »

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 5 hours ago
[image: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies | HousewifeEclectic.com] I am not a chocolate girl. It's true. Most of the time I don't each chocolate at all unless it is paired with another delicious ingredient. Peanut butter on the other hand, I could eat by the spoonful. My mom's chocolate chip cookies are so delicious that I have never cared that they were chocolate, they were just that good. This week my husband suggested we added a hint of peanut butter to them and it took them from amazing to incredible. The perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter. A match made in he... more »

La Noirceur nouvelle, cru 2015

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 5 hours ago
Last night several feminists I follow on Twitter (québecoises and from the rest of Canada) tweeted the link to a breaking news story in Le Devoir regarding some hidden provisions in Bill 20, currently moving thru the Assemblée nationale. This bill, framed as a necessary - AUSTERITY! - reform to the programs which regulate how healthcare is provided by physicians in Québec, was bulldozed through Québec's legislative assembly by the Minister for Health Dr Barrette. The crumbs of information disclosed reveal that family physicians as well as specialists working for community-based *pu...more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 5 hours ago
*John DeShazier: Sean Payton wants highly motivated players in Saints locker room*

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Jared Malsin, Time*: *Yemen On the Brink of All-Out War as Rebels Move South* *Analysts fear all-out warfare could allow Al Qaeda to grow in strength and stature* *Shi’ite rebel militias forced Yemen’s president to flee the country as they advanced on the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, in a move that threatens to tip the country into full-scale civil war.* *Yemen’s U.S.-backed President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi fled Aden by boat on Wednesday, according to officials cited by the Associated Press. The state television network, now controlled by the Houthi rebels who sei... more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | ‘Bringing It Home: A Night With Hemp,’ at the Alamo South Lamar

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 6 hours ago
Event: Bringing It Home: A Night with Hemp When: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Presented by: The Texas Hemp Industries Association Featuring: Screening of documentary film, Bringing It Home Where: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Address: 1000 South Lamar Blvd., … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | ‘Bringing It Home: A Night With Hemp,’ at the Alamo South Lamar

The US government lies about just about everything, and the despicable "mainstream media" typically repeats those lies without researching them. Here one of the biggest lies, namely, that "Russian President Vladimir Putin 'invaded' Crimea and then staged a 'sham' referendum purporting to show 96 percent support for leaving Ukraine and rejoining Russia" ...is debunked in a rare moment of honesty by a Western news outlet, Forbes. So any American duped into believing that nuclear war with Russia may be necessary should read this article and pass it on to his/her friends.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 6 hours ago
------------------------------ Crimeans Keep Saying No to Ukraine March 22, 2015 *Exclusive: *In a rare moment of honesty, a Western news outlet, Forbes, admits that the people of Crimea expressed their legitimate will in last year’s referendum when they voted to abandon Ukraine and rejoin Russia, an inconvenient truth for the U.S. State Department and press corps, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Original Here A central piece of the West’s false narrative on the Ukraine crisis... more »

Why the Establishment Loves Jeremy Clarkson

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Petrolheads everywhere, sob into your empty oil cans. For *Top Gear* is, as was, no more. The verdict couldn't have been anything else. Whatever you might think about Jeremy Clarkson, which in my case is not a lot, it was impossible even for him to cling on to his job after a 20 minute tirade, followed by a 30 second assault - all because a steak dinner wasn't available. At a stroke, Clarkson became a demi-god to babymen everywhere but cost him a prestige job and an international audience numbering in the tens of millions. We know why Clarkson is feted by so many, but what I'm more... more »

World News Briefs -- March 25, 2015 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Islamic State conflict: US orders air strikes in Tikrit* *The United States has ordered air strikes against Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit, US officials say.The order followed a request for assistance by the authorities in Baghdad, after an Iranian-backed ground offensive in the city stalled.Until now, Washington has had no involvement in the operation in Tikrit.The Iraqi ground offensive also resumed on Wednesday targeting IS positions, Reuters reports.* *MIDDLE EAST* Saudi Arabia readies for possible intervention *in Yemen on Thursday*. Yemen crisis... more »

U.S. Airstrikes Will Assist Pro-Iranian Forces In Iraq While They Wage War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast:* *U.S. Ready to Back Iran With Airstrikes Against ISIS* *Iran and the U.S. say they’ve been fighting parallel wars in Iraq. But those two campaigns appear ready to become one, American officials tell The Daily Beast.The U.S.-led coalition is preparing to expand its air strike campaign into the city of Tikrit where Iraqi forces, backed by Iranians, have stalled in their efforts to reclaim the hometown of Saddam Hussein from the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Two U.S. officials told The Daily Beast that the United States is awaiting a formal req... more »

Positive vs Negative-- The Story Of Progressives vs Conservatives... At Least On Social Media

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Last month Arianna Huffington sent a memo to her staffers telling them that Facebook readers are more interested in reading "the stories of people and communities doing amazing things, overcoming great odds, and facing real challenges with perseverance, creativity, and grace" than the kind of negative stories that have often led online. That doesn't cross over the political spectrum, though. As John McDermott explained in Digday yesterday, "For publications that self-identify as conservative, the most Facebook-friendly stories typically have a 'negative' tone." CrowdTangle analyz... more »

The Hamster Wheels of the Matrix

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Do we want to be winners for love and truth, or destined-to-lose self-reinforcing pulpit pounding tools of unending futility? The post The Hamster Wheels of the Matrix appeared first on Waking Times.

Spring Comes to Maine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Bruce, These daffodils just appeared at the entrance to our driveway. It must be Spring! Peter

March 25: honour and responsibility.

Graeme Decarie at The Moncton Times@Transcript - Good and Bad - 7 hours ago
I have a message from a friend in Quebec. He said he was pleased to read in his newspaper that Irving Ltd. has done the honourable and responsible thing in taking its share of responsibility for the Lac Megantic disaster. I was astonished. The Quebec newspapers must be even bigger liars than ours are. Irving did NOT take responsibility for anything. Forty-seven people died at Lac Megantic. Irving, as reported even in the wretched Irving press, paid $75 million dollars to avoid "costly legal fees". No responsibility was admitted for anything. This was simply an out of court settleme... more »

White House Confirms That It Is Supporting Military Operations For The Iraqi Military In Tikrit. Air Strikes Are Also Now Being Planned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S.-led coalition planning to carry out Tikrit strikes - source* (*Reuters) - The U.S.-led coalition is planning to carry out air strikes in support of Iraqi operations against Islamic State in the city of Tikrit, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, confirming comments by Iraq's president in an interview with Reuters.* *The U.S. official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, declined to discuss timing of any strikes.* *T... more »

Here's to Andrew Neil, the last surviving right-winger at the BBC!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
A recurring joke in the old days at the *Biased BBC *blog - a joke which, strangely enough, was (by and large) 'funny because it's true' - was that left-wing defenders of the BBC only ever used one argument to counter our charge that the BBC is left-biased: "Yeah, but what about Jeremy Clarkson, Nick Robinson and Andrew Neil?" It was as if the mere ritual recital of that unholy trinity of BBC names was enough to disprove all of our evidence that the vast majority of BBC staff leaned leftwards rather than rightwards. The evidence for that assertion (of ours) included (among other t... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Mystery of Life? I Don't Know”* by Chet Raymo “Albert Einstein said, "Theories should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." At first glance, this may sound like a Zen koan, or a paradox. In fact, it is a profound statement that says more than volumes of philosophy. But first, a bit of background. From the dawn of time, people have resisted saying "I don't know." They looked instead for explanations in tribal tradition, sacred books, or the supposed wisdom of shamans, priests and prophets. The most common cover-up for ignorance is to invoke divinity. A storm that devastat... more »

NATO Fighters Shoot Down German Passenger Plane

Spike EP at News Spike - 8 hours ago
GERMAN AIRBUS CRASH IN FRANCE - Last Message of "EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY" from Spike EP on Vimeo. *" The A320 that crashed on Tuesday was operated by Germanwings, a low-cost carrier operated by Lufthansa, and had 150 people on board. The French president said there were probably no survivors.* *The aircraft had been in service for 24 years. Airbus said that it had accumulated more than 58,000 flight hours over more than 46,000 flights. A Germanwings official told reporters that the last routine maintenance check was performed on Monday.* *The A320 is sophisticated, one of the first... more »

“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Life Cycle: Bud and Blossom and Beyond”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Each stage we go through has its time of fulfillment and recession, as do all living things. Flowers and leaves both begin their lives as organisms so tiny we cannot see them with the naked eye. With time, they become visible, curled in upon themselves, colorful buds slowly softening and releasing. With the proper warmth and moisture, they unfold little by little, revealing with each degree of opening a new color, shape, or dimension. Sometimes buds open seemingly all at once, unfolding the full majesty o... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Supplemental: Who in the world is Mo’ne Davis?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015Professor Cooper’s concerned:* Professor Cooper is concerned about Mo’ne Davis. A male college baseball player referred to Davis as a slut. When he got kicked off his college team, Davis, who is 13 years old, wrote a letter to the college president saying the offending party deserves a second chance. The professor voices her concerns in this piece for Salon. For our money, it’s better than her usual fare, which has been both undercooked and perhaps a bit overwrought. That said, which part of the following paragraph isn’t about Professor *Cooper’s* greatn... more »

Court unable to set time to pay victim fine surcharge unless Regulation absent

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
R. v. J.Q., 2015 NUCJ 09: [52] This case was before me during the Court's sitting in Pangnirtung. In the course of that sitting, several accused asked me to grant them time to pay the surcharge which Parliament had imposed on them in s. 737. It appears, however, that s. 737 gives the Court no discretion even to do that. [53] Criminal Code Section 737(4), provides that where, as here, no fine is imposed, the surcharge is payable "within the time established by the lieutenant governor in council of the province in which the surcharge is imposed for payment of any such surcharge." Cou... more »

Welcome, Foes of the C51 Police State

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
Just about every Canadian -- of every conceivable stripe -- opposes Bill C-51, aka the Jihadi Terrorists Under Every Bed Bill. Former PMs, former Supreme Court Justices, law professors, the Canadian Bar Association, unions, First Nations, journalists, former CSIS officers, environmentalists, and even ordinary, everyday, minding-their-own-business Canadians. Today it was announced that Free Dominion is reopening its forum to join the fray. Here is Mark Fournier's explanation. Although it entails some risks, Connie and I have decided to reopen the forum in reaction to the dangers... more »

Amazing Footage of Bruce Lee’s Superhuman Abilities

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Video - *Bruce Lee shows off his almost magical powers. If you've never seen this man play ping-pong with his numb-chucks, you have to watch this. The post Amazing Footage of Bruce Lee’s Superhuman Abilities appeared first on Waking Times.

Philosophical certainty

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*“It was the greatest sensation of existence: not to trust but to know.”* - Ayn Rand, *Atlas Shrugged* As they say, one demonstration is worth a thousand syllogisms. Modern philosophers argue it’s impossible to be certain of anything.1 The designers of Texas Armoring bullet-proof glass disagree. They *know* their product down to the last molecule. They know it with the complete certainty that allows them to do *this*: Your move, modern philosophers. NOTE: 1. …and, oblivious to the irony, they say that with absolute certainty. RELATED READING: - Dagny Taggart Answers Kant ... more »

The BBC Scrutiny Committee

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The *Guardian *and the *Telegraph *disagree about the House of Commons' European Scrutiny Committee's report on the European debate - especially over the committee's criticism of the BBC's coverage of Europe. For the *Telegraph *it's about the "scathing" criticisms and "deep concerns" of the MPs about the BBC's impartiality (or lack of it) over the issue. For the* Guardian* it's about the BBC "pushing back" against the MPs' encroachment on its "independence". As for the BBC's own online report on the MPs' findings, well, it chooses to make the report's general findings about "the... more »

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.” - Sir Winston Churchill

"Since When?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?” - Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas “Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” - Albert Einstein

The Economy: "The American Dream – Moonshine and Scam"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The American Dream – Moonshine and Scam"* by Bill Bonner Gualfin (“End of the Road”), Argentina - "When we left you yesterday, we were trying to connect the bloated, cankerous ankles of the US economy to the sugar rush of its post-1971 credit-based money system. Today, we look at the face of our government. It is older... with more worry lines and wrinkles. But whence cometh that pale and stupid look? That is also the result of the same advanced diabetic epizootic that has infected American society. *Soft and Mushy: *After real money and real savings left the economy circa 1971,... more »

Chasing My Own Footnotes

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: This probably not all that interesting to many people, but I thought of it as important, if only to improve the quality of footnotes and endnotes that we see in many books... Besides, at the moment I'm tired of the whole Roswell Slides saga and there is nothing new happening there at the moment. So, enjoy if you can.) While I continue my quest to improve the footnotes used by us all, I thought I should detail my latest challenge. While working on another project, I was looking at the Spitzbergen UFO crash. I was aware that there was a report for it in the Project B... more »

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl To Be Charged With Desertion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN: Breaking News:* *Residents are looting Yemeni presidential compound in Aden vacated hours earlier by President Hadi* *Washington (CNN)Military officials are set to charge Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his post in Afghanistan before being captured and held captive for five years, according to Bergdahl's attorney and a congressional source.* *The charges are scheduled to be announced at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.* *The decision comes nearly a year after Bergdahl returned to the United States as part of a prisoner exchange and sin...more »

Harry Targ : The cost-cutting approach to higher education

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Though some reform ideas have merit, the real problem is lack of funding from the government. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels testified March 17, 2015, … finish reading Harry Targ : The cost-cutting approach to higher education

EL PASO: Silent March for the 43 Disappeared in Ayotzinapa

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
 .   SILENT MARCH IN EL PASO, TEXAS  TO COMMEMORATE 6 MONTHS OF SILENCE IN AYOTZINAPA  ​ La Red Binacional Por Ayotzinapa  Censored News EL PASO, TEXAS - March 25, 2015 - Organizations in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez will commemorate the 6-months of silence since the disappearance of the 43 students kidnapped in Guerrero with a silent march. The march will take place on Thursday, March

Ukraine's Azov Battalion Are Preparing For A Resumption Of The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Ukraine's voluntary militia called the Azov Battalion holds artillery training in east Ukraine's village of Urzuf that sits west of the port city of Mariupol on the Azov Sea, March 19, 2015. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica *Reuters: **Ultra-nationalist Ukrainian battalion gears up for more fighting* *(Reuters) - The far-right Azov battalion, whose symbol resembles a black swastika on a yellow background, is preparing to defend the port city of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine against a widely expected attack by pro-Russian separatists.* *The 1,000 strong ultra-nationalist militia ha... more »

MOHAWK NATION NEWS 'CORPORATOCRACY'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
CORPORATOCRACY Posted on March 25, 2015 Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 25 Mar. 2015. The US founding fathers went to Albany in 1754 to learn about confederation and union from us. This became known as the “Albany Plan of Union”. The British overlords shot it down because of the power of its Council of Women and Council of Men. The British owned their women and did not want them

Musical Interlude: Brule, “Stomp Dance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
After all those economic posts below, a much needed respite... how appropriate, a war dance. Brule, “Stomp Dance” -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtXEBBhBKxE

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"A Den Of Vipers And Thieves..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
“Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my... more »

WSJ: Israel Spied on U.S.–Iran Talks & Shared the Results with Republicans

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Looking down the rabbit hole of U.S. domestic politics,where everything you thought you knew, you don't;click to enlarge (source)* *by Gaius Publius* There are more ways to think about this news than I can count, so I'm just going to present it with more questions than comment afterward. According to a *Wall Street Journal* article (subscription or login required), the Israeli government spied on U.S. communications in talks between the U.S. and Iran, and then passed what they learned to the President's political opponents in Congress to help those opponents derail the negotiati... more »

Penalizing Pedestrians, Other LGU Prohibitions

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 10 hours ago
When government, local or national, issues a prohibition, normally there are clear signs. Thus, No Parking, No Left Turn, No U-Turn, One way, and so on. Thus, prohibitions against pedestrian crossing should also have clear signs. In this part of Buendia, Makati City, in front of Skyland Plaza and Axa building, and Mercury drugstore on the other side, there is not a single "No Pedestrian Crossing" sign. Photo taken June 17, 2014. This photo taken March 03, 2015. There used to be a small sign there, then it became dilapidated until someone took it away. Some Makati City Hall perso... more »

“The Two Tracks of Debt Slavery”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Two Tracks of Debt Slavery”* by Jeff Nielson "As has been noted in recent commentaries, the current Debtor’s Tango taking place between Greece and the lackey governments of the EU is the most surreal of political theater. In one corner, we have the new honest/legitimate government of Greece, which is seeking to negotiate a reduction in its absolutely unsustainable debt-load. In seeking this conservative and responsible approach to its fiscal management, we have the propagandists of the Corporate media relentlessly labeling it a “radical, left-wing government.” In the other c... more »

Two Senior Ukrainian Officials Arrested For Corruption On Live TV During A Cabinet Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Ukraine Today:* *Senior Ukrainian official arrested for embezzlement as government ups anti-corruption campaign* *State Emergency Service head arrested on corruption charges during Cabinet of Ministers meetingSenior Ukrainian state official Serhiy Bochkovskiy has been arrested on corruption charges during today's session of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers.Bochkovskiy is accused of embezzlement connected to the procurement of fuels and lubricants for the State Emergency Service, which he has headed since April 2014. Bochkovskiy's first deputy Vasyl Stoyetskiy was also detai...more »

"Back to the Dark Ages of Feudalism"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Back to the Dark Ages of Feudalism"* by Gilbert Mercier "History never repeats itself, but from time to time, consciously or not, some influential men attempt to force us into the monstrosity of their imaginary time machines to try to reverse decades, and in the case of feudalism, almost a millenium of social progress. The mid-20th century brought the years of collective psychosis of Adolf Hitler’s “thousand year Reich,” and more recently what can be viewed as the United States of America’s imperialist manifesto or so-called “Project for the New American Century”, concocted in 19... more »

Dmitry Orlov, “Financial Feudalism”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Financial Feudalism”* by Dmitry Orlov “Once upon a time- and a fairly long time it was- most of the thickly settled parts of the world had something called feudalism. It was a way of organizing society hierarchically. Typically, at the very top there was a sovereign (king, prince, emperor, pharaoh, along with some high priests). Below the sovereign were several ranks of noblemen, with hereditary titles. Below the noblemen were commoners, who likewise inherited their stations in life, be it by being bound to a piece of land upon which they toiled, or by being granted the right to... more »

Webcam Updates

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
Futaba cam is very dark over the plant. TEPCO cam 1 looks like a re-run of yesterday's strange emissions pattern: TEPCO cam 1 view is nearly identical to yesterday's view. I'm going to watch carefully. TBS cam has been down for days. Netc is showing moderately elevated levels in Japan and rising radiation levels in the US, which no doubt echo the higher levels in Japan over the last week Yikes.

OUR CONVERSATIONS TO NOWHERE: Lawrence O’Donnell provides a safe space!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015 Part 3—Keeping us barefoot and clueless:* The story of Rolling Stone’s gang rape debacle is extremely complex. The number of claims Rolling Stone failed to check beggars the imagination. On a journalistic basis, this rates as one of the most astonishing fails of all time. Meanwhile, the strangeness of the alleged victim’s conduct and claims has led many observers to say that she must be “troubled,” “disturbed” or “mentally ill”—and those are among the more sympathetic observers. (The less sympathetic call her a liar, or say she should be prosecuted.) Fo... more »

Spain: Incident at the Rogelio Farm (Possible CE-2, 1976)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 11 hours ago
*Spain: Incident at the Rogelio Farm (Possible CE-2, 1976)* *By Manuel Ramirez, Red Nacional de CorresponsalesFrom the Collection of Ignacio Darnaude* "It was around four or five in the afternoon on a spring day. I was working, cutting grass at the farm, and my position afforded me a good look of the surroundings, as the house is higher than the rest of the property, being located on a small hill. I looked at the sky and was able to see an object that drew my attention. It was a sort of very large sphere, like the size of an average car, and it appeared to be surrounded by some so... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Yemen President Has Fled The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* AP is reporting that the President of Yemen has *fled the country by boat* .... developing .... This also tells me that the port city of Aden has (or soon will) be falling to Houtis forces.

9/11 the issue of the rigging WTCs for demolition in 9 hours

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
The following video puts across a pretty good argument for how *T.H.E.Y.** could have rigged the Twin Towers (buildings 1, 2 and 7) to 'collapse' in just 9 hours and disproves the impossible theory that two commercial airlines and smoky office fires had anything to do with the melting of steel and the global implosions on the Day of the 9/11 Event. * T.H.E.Y. are *The Hierarchy Enslaving You.*

Saudi Arabia Sends Conflicting Messages On Their Military Buildup Near The Yemen Border (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Saudi military buildup at border with Yemen is defensive: two Saudi sources* *(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's military buildup near its southern border with Yemen is purely defensive, two Saudi sources familiar with the matter told Reuters."We are protecting our borders only," said one of the sources when asked if the kingdom planed to intervene in Yemen."Tanks have been moved to the border but this is only to defend the country," said the second Saudi source.* *WNU Editor: *It appears that Saudi Arabia's threat to enter the Yemen civil war is all bluff. *More News On... more »

Iran Does Not Want An Actual Written Accord On Its Nuclear Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
John Kerry and Mohammad Javad Zarif in Lausanne. Kerry has urged Iran to make concessions that would lift sanctions in exchange for restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear programme. Photograph: Reuters *New York Times*: *In Nuclear Talks, Iran Seeks to Avoid Specifics* *PARIS — If an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capability is reached by deadline in the next seven days, one thing may be missing: an actual written accord, signed by the Iranians.* *Over the past few weeks, Iran has increasingly resisted any kind of formal “framework” agreement at this stage in the negotiations, prefe... more »

Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 News Updates -- March 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Did Germanwings plane's windscreen CRACK? Pilots of flight 4U 9525 may have been incapacitated after oxygen level plunged - as first pictures of damaged black box flight recorder emerge * ** Airbus A320 was carrying 144 passengers - including two babies and 16 German children - plus six crew members* ** At least three British nationals and two Americans are believed to have been on board the flight, say officials* ** Reports on professional pilot forum suggest black box voice recorder reveals 'structural failure' caused disaster* ** Top official says crucial minute be... more »

Two Additional Top Ukrainiain Officials Arrested- in showy fashion

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
* The next act in Ukraine. Following after Kolomoisky: Quit, Resigned, Fired, Reigned in by Kiev? Maybe something else? We now have some very show stopping arrests * *Serhiy Bochkovsky is arrested* with cameras rolling Two top Ukrainian officials have been arrested on corruption charges and led away in handcuffs from a televised cabinet meeting as government ministers looked on. Police detained Sergiy Bochkovsky, director of Ukraine's emergency services ministry, and his deputy Vasyl Stoyetsky,* in full glare of journalists and photographers, accusing them of "high-level" corrupti... more »

11 Reasons Why the DuPont Corporation is as Evil as Monsanto

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Sure, Monsanto is listed as one of the most hated companies on the planet, but what about other biotechnology giants such as DuPont? The post 11 Reasons Why the DuPont Corporation is as Evil as Monsanto appeared first on Waking Times.

Jeus Chist Supertrakp

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
You know nothing, winter is cumming, and the crime of the century will no5 be relevant you stupid fucks who just in the last moment's of their lives] realised they could have done something collectively better.

Coaching works until it runs out of talent

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Do not coach me muther fucker. I may depend upon you for my medicare but that does not mean I was never a bad ass motherfucker to be feared. When I try that stich at the home they isolate me.

One-Third of Spain Living in Poverty

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Thousands of protesters came to Madrid last weekend from across their nation to try and get the government to listen to their demands. 'Dignity March' was a public protest over social injustice and stubbornly-high unemployment in Spain. Last year hundreds of thousands marched in the capital.

Kill the devil

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
Just who wears that name? I think a outstanding choirs of humans would give Steve Harper that name deservedly so What about Canada today would make me feel so, I leave it to the data miners and the CTV to condemn me

World News Briefs -- March 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Hollande, Merkel, Rajoy arrive in Alps for crash tribute* *(Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived together by helicopter on Wednesday in the remote Alpine region where an Airbus plane smashed into a mountain, ahead of an international tribute to the 150 victims.* *The two leaders were flown over the nearby ravine where the Germanwings airliner came down on Tuesday, Hollande's office said. Spain's Mariano Rajoy later joined them in the village of Seyne-les-Alpes, headquarters of search operations.* *MIDDLE EAST* Yem... more »

When does the membrane of the birth of humanity be a breach birtg?

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
There is no placenta int the consevative world because it yuky and no one can deny it exists Stupid people cone full formed to the consevative claue but I would love to do DNA testing to prove the people running our country are hiding the fact the only sex they had was with thier mother like alledelly Jason Kenny or thier sister like all the rest,

What the Harpies of everthiing mostly forget!

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 12 hours ago
In the fast lane of civiliazation is accomplishement and to that end protest is just an incbuater We can complaine about the weather' forever but so far on one has brought solutions Do not know if HAARP is relevant I hope all the power put that way is ineffectual because I do not under any circmstance want to have climate change denier Repuplicans manipulating on a small time scale the weather On a long tine scale it would be expobtentaly worse And all you republicat voters do not be fooled they care only about one thing. There is no refecition no intelligence, its all no matter what th... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 25, 2015

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Obama slows withdrawal of U.S. troops in Afghanistan* *(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted Afghan requests to slow the drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and said he would maintain a force of 9,800 through the end of 2015 while sticking to a 2017 exit plan.* *Capping a day of VIP treatment for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the White House, Obama said the U.S. force would be kept at its current strength to train and assist Afghan forces, who took over responsibility for the fight against Taliban and other Islamic militants at the start of th... more »

I aimed for the stars and so far only have a sniff of stard8st

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
A meritocracy needs a funnel and we can watch it work every day In pro sports only the best come to play all the millions that never made the grade are forgotten an un compensated as the competition or cannon fodder of the ones that make TV eyes glow The exponential lives of losers that never made the grade are not victims they rooked the dice and got Andrew Dice Clay The Occidental question for humankind no matter how it be sorted out is this the way we want to live today so many winners and many many more losers all dependent upon the resources on a finite planet In my experience hu... more »

Statewide Day of Action to Decry Texas Anti-Immigrant Agenda

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Photo by Todd Wiseman 2115 Piedras, El Paso, TX 79930                 320 Lincoln, Anthony, NM 88021   www.bnhr.org March 23, 2015 For Immediate Release Contact: Gabriela Castañeda gcastaneda@bnhr.org Statewide Day of Action to Decry Texas Anti-Immigrant Agenda Dozens of Texan Cities to Fiercely Oppose and Condemn Anti-Immigrant proposals that Hurt Texas El

Placebo Effect – The Amazing Power of Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Keith R. Holden, M.D.* - Research on the placebo effect is revealing some amazing discoveries about the power of belief. The post Placebo Effect – The Amazing Power of Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'Colonial Hangover'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
COLONIAL HANGOVER Posted on March 24, 2015  Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. Nia:wen. MNN. 24 Mar. 2015. What happens to plutocrats and their followers when colonialism is over? A great big hangover. After centuries of oppression these parasites suffer in agony from dehydration, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, hyper-excitability and anxiety. They can’t live without preying

Native Women Film Fest begins with 'Crying Earth Rise Up'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
. Debra White Plume, Lakota 'Crying Earth Rise Up' opens the festival tonight, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Native Women in Film and Television Film Festival begins with 'Crying Earth Rise Up' Festival Info: http://nativewomenfilmtv.com/ 2nd Native Women in Film & Television Film FestivalFESTIVAL SCHEDULEHost Venue: Laemmle Music Hall Theatre | 9036 Wilshire Blvd.

WHY SHOULD MS. R AND HER STUDENTS HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS?

David Greene at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
OK, I know the font is small and it is not a 140 character tweet, but you should all read and share this article that shows the true nature of testing and CCSS mandates both for the students of a highly regarded elementary special ed teacher and that teacher. http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=17902

China's KJ-500 AEW&C platform 'enters service'

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 14 hours ago
[image: KJ-500 AEW&C aircraft]Images from Chinese military issue websites indicate the Kongjing 500 (KJ-500) airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft has started to enter service with the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). While images of the KJ-500 in the PLAAF paint scheme first appeared in late 2014, the first image of one with an official serial number (30471), confirming its service entry, did not appear until 18 March. First seen in early 2013, the KJ-500 is based on the Shaanxi Aircraft Corporation (SAC) Y-9 four-turboprop transport combined with a fixed ... more »

Islamic State Enters The European Drug Trade

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
It has often been said that the Islamic State (IS) operates like a mafia. The group has been largely self-sufficient since 2005 relying upon a number of criminal activities to fund itself. After its recent success in Syria and Iraq it also acquired control of several oil fields that greatly boosted its ability to raise money. Declining oil prices, Coalition air strikes, and the loss of two fields recently in Salahaddin has now hurt that industry. Since the group has such large costs to maintain its forces and hold over its territory it must now find other sources. There are report... more »

Is Protecting The Environment A Political Issue? Meet Alex Law (D-NJ)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*A few weeks ago we met the young progressive Democrat Alex Law, taking on the corrupt Norcross Machine in New Jersey's First Congressional District. His opponent is George Norcross's younger brother Donald, whose first vote in Congress was to cross the aisle and vote with the Republicans to take decision-making for the Keystone Pipeline out of President Obama's hands. * *New Jersey environmental groups have long rated Donald Norcross as the worst Democrat in the state legislature. Now he's in Congress. We asked Alex to contrast his own vision for the environment with that of the... more »

US Counter-Terrorism Strategy In Yemen Has Collapsed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Yemen chaos leaves U.S. intel in the dark on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula* *Yemen’s descent into political chaos makes it the latest Mideast nation too dangerous for U.S. officials to operate in — a development intelligence sources say will dangerously limit America’s ability to track and target al Qaeda and other extremist terror movements in the region.* *While some Obama administration critics see the military triumphs of Shiite Muslim Houthi rebels in Yemen as a victory by the region’s Shiite powerhouse, Iran, others say the more dangerous fallout wi... more »

On w/ Jeff Rense of Rense Radio

The Realist Report at The Realist Report - 14 hours ago
Last night, I was a guest on *The Jeff Rense Program* on the *Rense Radio Network*. We discussed my recent article *Dear White People*, the weaponization of our political discourse and historical narrative, and other issues facing the White race in America today. You can download the entire program *here*. *________________________________________* If you appreciate the work I'm doing here on this website, please consider supporting my Indiegogo Fundraiser entitled *Support John Friend's Free Speech!*, which *I announced on March 4th*. Many thanks to everyone who has and continues... more »

Pushing Back Against Washington-Tokyo Military Alliance

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Japanese island of Okinawa takes on the U.S. military presence there - while Tokyo sides with the Americans. The U.S. will keep increasing its military presence in Asia, in order to put pressure on China.

Yemen's Houthi Militia Continue Their Military Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters: **Yemen's Houthi militia poised to take president's Aden base* *(Reuters) - Houthi militia forces in Yemen backed by allied army units seized a key air base on Wednesday and appeared poised to capture the southern port of Aden from defenders loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, local residents said.After taking al-Anad air base, the Houthis and their military allies, supported by heavy armor, advanced to within 40km (25 miles) of Aden, where Hadi has been holed up since fleeing the Houthi-controled capital Sanaa last month.Unidentified warplanes fired missiles ... more »

Intellectual Betrayl by Goverment

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
This is the nome du plume for the Tea Party not only do they take apart respected Noble prize winning Economist like Paul Krugram they want to naw on Stephen Hawking, Einstein and Charles Darwin in their quest to create a stupid empire for them to rule over Society is socialist at it base number which is any number greater than one is greater than the previous sum We all know blah blah blah that the human world exits through human inputs and exits and the balance that be in our history is fragile for success for anyone In every text of every so called foundation religion you will find... more »

Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) Native Youth Nuclear Forum

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
. Newe Sogobia homeland during atomic bomb testing Newe Sogobia "The People Together with Mother Earth" Native American Youth Forum on Nuclear Issues From Ian Zabarte, Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) Censored News When Mar. 26, 2015 (All day) to Mar. 27, 2015 (All day) Campus Location William S. Boyd School of Law Office/Remote Location Thomas & Mack Moot Court Room &

Ukraine President Poroshenko Fires Key Regional Ally Who Bankrolled A Militia In The War Against The East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Ukraine’s President Dismisses Key Governor in ‘Oligarch Crisis’* *(Bloomberg) -- Ukraine’s president dismissed the billionaire governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, escalating a clash that may complicate the government’s efforts to counter pro-Russian rebels and fix an economy devastated by war.* *President Petro Poroshenko, himself the owner of a chocolate confectionery empire, signed a dismissal order for Igor Kolomoisky, Ukraine’s third richest man with a net worth of $1.36 billion estimated by Forbes. The order, in which the president officially accepted Kolomo... more »

Newe Sobobia (Western Shoshone) Nuclear Forum

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) homelands, site of atomic bomb testing Newe Sogobia  'The People Together with Mother Earth' From Ian Zabarte, Newe Sogobia (Western Shoshone) Censored News When Mar. 26, 2015 (All day) to Mar. 27, 2015 (All day) Campus Location William S. Boyd School of Law Office/Remote Location Thomas & Mack Moot Court Room &

harper Goes Completely Insane

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 15 hours ago
The big guy has been losing weight. He's probably been throwing-up. I really think that harper is an almost hopeless situation politically, and he knows it. he's probably a nervous wreak. Worse than the stress of the first prorogation crisis, when he almost started crying in public. Not as bad as when he exposed himself as a craven, cringing coward during the attack at Parliament Hill, but that event still eats away at his insides and this situation is far more extended. harper is the guy who thought it was a good idea to decorate a lobby in the Parliament Building with endless pi... more »

U.S. Politicians Contradict White House Statements That They Were Briefed By Israel On Iranian Nuclear Deals

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Guardian: **Alleged Israeli spying on Iran talks leaves members of Congress unmoved* * * ‘Baffled’ John Boehner denies receiving information from Israel* Senator Graham: ‘If they’re spying, they’re not telling me about it’US politicians have downplayed a report that the Obama administration accused Israel of spying on international negotiations with Iran in order to sway members of Congress against an emerging nuclear deal.The Wall Street Journal cited a senior administration official who accused Israeli officials of eavesdropping on the talks and obtaining information f... more »

Canada extends its mission propoganda

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 15 hours ago
*(has anyone else noticed he has the same deer in the headlights look as Dion Phenuf)* Just when peace was breaking out and the end of history was in sight we had 911 how convenient for the military industrial complex A perfect foil was Al quads they could sting but never bite nevertheless it was an air tight case to increase military might the Flintstones in those cave might make a suitcase nuke and travel to the USA We now know this is all all false as the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction but now we are going into round three with ISIS the perfect opponent created some where by a ... more »

After Suffering Heavy Casualties Iraq Is Now Consolidating Their Positions Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Iraqi Forces Map Plan Against ISIS, With Strategic Use of Militias* *BAGHDAD — As a small force of Islamic State militants holds out in parts of Tikrit for a fourth week, Iraqi forces have been compelled to shift tactics, officials say: Rather than storming in to clear the city at any cost, the security forces are trying to seal off the area and begin preparing for even more challenging battles to the west and north.* *The Iraqi forces’ progress has put them closer to the doorstep of Nineveh Province, where the city of Mosul looms as the most important battle a... more »

Dave and Ed's Last Prime Minister's Questions

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 15 hours ago
It's been a long, tedious road; but here we are. In regular slots since the 13th October, 2010 Dave and Ed have faced off in gladiatorial combat over the dispatch box. How did it go? It was pretty poor, from Labour's perspective. Especially when, for those who score such things, Ed Miliband had come out on top. As you might expect, Ed started with the question mark over the Tories' VAT plans. Referencing Dave's retirement plan and his desire to give "straight answers to Dave questions", he was asked whether he would rule out a VAT rise? As Osborne had previously said he had "no pla... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Shining Spotlight on Bogus U.C. Berkeley “Think Tank” During National Sunshine Week* This week is National Sunshine Week, a time when many journalists across America publish stories on government spending and transparency. One organization that needs more sunshine is the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, a union propaganda mill disguised as an academic think tank and financed with taxpayer dollars. The IRLE receives money from the State of California to churn out shoddy and biased research timed to influence electi... more »

Kolomoisky: Quit, Resigned, Fired, Reigned in by Kiev? Maybe something else?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Another day. Another step closer to Ukraine's new coup. With a military dictatorship, most likely, to be put in place. The bursting of the bubble that was 'democratic' Ukraine is on full display. Of course that was never really the case. It was just the delusion. Ukraine was always being set up for plunder and dictatorship. It's the banker way So, Kolomoisky? Quit? Resigned? Fired? Reigned in by Kiev? - Or something else entirely? Take your pick! Multiple headlines making multiple claims. *Me? I am going with something else entirely! *Kolomoisky is too powerful to be taken d... more »

He's A Doodle!

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/ Stephen Harper displays two of humanity's ugliest traits -- slander and stupidity. In the past, he made an effort to disguise those traits. But now, with an election on the horizon, he's taken them out of the closet and allowed them to parade around nakedly. Most recently, he has slandered women who choose to wear niqabs -- most significantly, Zunera Ishag. Gerald Caplan writes: What he has done – this great authority on the Muslim religion – is to slander an entire “culture” as “anti-woman.” What he’s done... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*More stupid speculation and bad data from some arch-Warmists* *The data behind the claim below is totally corrupt, almost hilariously so, (See here) but even if it were immaculate the inferences drawn below from it would still be very questionableThe North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation is not well understood and attributing a change in it to global warming is pure speculation. Rahmstorf is an oceanographer so he should be particularly ashamed at lending his name to this. But, then again, he claims that observed average temperature differences of a few HUNDRED... more »

Alert: Giant Sloth Cryptid Roaming Denver Suburbs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
It is surely the giant sloth again and this demonstrates its ambush method. Tellingly, it does not hang around to fight at all, but races away to try another day. Claws clopping on concrete alerted the oblivious victim who would have been felled without ever understanding what had happened. Then his remains would have been carried of for burial to produce a maggot feast. This now places the creature in Denver, Manitoba and the Eastern Seaboard as well. Skunk Ape tales places it along the Gulf Coast. Other tales place it in California. Thus we can be certain that the distribu... more »

New York Times Editorializes an Obituary

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
Obviously the wrong writer. Billions of men and women lead mostly blameless live and a handful live reflective lives apply their insights to guide others. Right or wrong is not important so much as thoughtfulness. Cardinal Egan, i am sure led a thoughful life and did much more than his best. Yet death always separates a man from his best defender. Attempting to paint his life in terms of popular prejudges is unseemly and reduces the writer to a purveyor of gutter trash. Yet it is an easy error to make and it sadly got past the editorial board of the New York Times. ... more »

February, 2015 Coldest Month in History

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
In case you missed it, North America has experienced a brutal winter. It is now starting to end. This report discovers that February was the coldest in history, or at least since proper reports were maintained. I suspect that the eighteenth century found years that easily matched it. As mentioned in this item we are now on the seventeenth year of a cooling trend. It is also likely that the arctic also reversed course three years ago making it an apparent lagging signal. I have assumed that it all connects through ocean currents but that may be wrong. Perhaps atmosphere cir... more »

How Plants Recognize the Bugs That Eat Them

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 16 hours ago
This is an interesting result. It rudely informs us that the tool kit available to plants is massive and kept safely in reserve against need. This is surely how our own immune system actually works. It also indicates serious communication ability. This is no automaton at all. Recall the information that ayahuasca is deemed the mother plant of Shamanism. This means that a prepared shaman takes the brew and in a trance is shown what plants can be used to resolve a sickness. It is not even slightly empirical at all. It becomes plausible that the spirit body is able to li... more »

A Study in Tyranny (Part 1)

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 16 hours ago
*"Message Control and Vetting"* *A guest post by Pamela Mac Neil*Canadians for the first time in our history must confront the menacing truth, that our Prime Minister is a dictator and the Conservative Government for the most part are enabling him in turning Canada into a dictatorship, incremental or otherwise.There are some who are aware of Harpers authoritarian agenda and some who have even written and written well about it. What many Canadians tend to do though when talking about his desire for power and the extreme control that he executes over his government, the media and pol...more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 17 hours ago
*Robbing Boudreaux to pay Thibodeaux: diversion of transportation funds to total $418 million ~Will Sentel * *La. film program still costs taxpayers four times the cash it brings in, state study finds ~Gordon Russell, N.O. Advocate* *Streetcar construction vibrations prompt F.Q. buildings concerns ~WWLTV* *Fishermen argue diversion test threatens the next generation of brown shrimp ~WVUE* *Wetland Resources wins Water Challenge*

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Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 17 hours ago
Tweets.... Additional items updated at tweet feed during the day ! *Frances Coppola* ‏@Frances_Coppola 3m 3 minutes ago Here is my latest post on HAA/Heta, BayernLB and....well, a cast of thousands. Austria, Banks and Sovereign Default http://www. forbes.com/sites/francesc oppola/2015/03/25/austria-banks-and-sovereign-default/ … Forbes Austria, Banks And Sovereign Default The Hypo Alpe Adria saga ripples on. It claimed its first victim last week, the tiny mortgage lender Duesseldorfer Hypothekenbank. A number of German banks and insurance companies have admitted that... [image: V... more »

Live Fire Drills With S-300 Missile Systems, Fighters to Start in Siberia

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: S-300PMU2 Favorit]Live fire military exercises with S-300 missile systems, jet fighters and support aircraft are planned to take place in April in Russia’s Buryatia in southern Siberia, the Ministry of Defense’s Eastern Military District’s press service said Wednesday. “Tactical training with live fire from the S-300 missile system are planned at the beginning of April at the specialized Telemba military field in the Republic of Buryatia. The event will include approximately 400 servicemen and more than 150 pieces of military hardware,” the press service said in a statement.... more »

Russian Defense Ministry Wants 100 'Arctic Terminator' Helicopters

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Mi-8 Hip]The Defense Ministry wants up to 100 Mi-8 "Terminator" helicopters specially modified for service under the recently formed Arctic Command, Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov was quoted by news agency TASS as saying Tuesday. The order size may depend on how well five test helicopters perform in trials. "Today we have the first helicopter [on the shop floor]...we'll see how it handles," Borisov said. Flight tests for the Arctic Terminator will begin later this year, TASS reported. The armored assault transport helicopter is but one of a number of specialized vehic... more »

US A-10 Thunderbolt attack planes have arrived in Poland

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: A-10 Thunderbolt II]Last month, when the U.S. deployed 12 A-10s to Germany as part of the first TSP (Theater Security Package) we wrote that the aircraft might be temporarily stationed in Poland. Apparently, our assumptions turned out to be founded: on Mar. 24, four Thunderbolts have arrived at the 33rd Powidz Transport Air Base, near Gniezno, in the Greater Poland District. The purpose of the visit is yet unknown. Most probably the Thunderbolts will be involved in the exercises related to Operation Atlantic Resolve, which is a NATO programme aimed at providing reassurance ... more »

Lockheed likely to lose some incentive over F-35 software delay

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
Lockheed Martin Corp is likely to lose some incentive fees due to delays in final delivery of the 2B software it is developing for the F-35 fighter jet, the Air Force general who runs the $391 billion program told reporters on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Chris Bodgan said software testing in December revealed problems with the ability of the jets to fuse data about threats on the ground when four F-35s were flying at once. But the Marine Corps still planned to declare its F-35 B-model jets ready for initial combat use in July, he said. The issue was being corrected and tested, he ... more »

Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Tu-22 Blinder]NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation. Lithuania's defence ministry spokeswoman Asta Galdikaite said NATO air policing aircraft identified two Tu-22 type bombers and two SU-27 jets. The Swedish military also confirmed the aircraft showed up on their ground radar. "The flights conducted with switched-off on-board transponders are among other things a risk to civil aviation... more »

Another aviation tragedy! India navy plane crashes into sea, 2 missing 1 rescued

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: DO-228 Nabhrathna]A naval aircraft crashed off the western Indian coast leaving two pilots missing, the navy said today, in the latest of a string of accidents which have hit the force. Rescue operations were underway after the Indian navy’s Dornier aircraft plunged into the sea some 25 nautical miles off the western holiday state of Goa around 10pm local time yesterday. “Last evening, a navy Dornier during a routine training sortie off Goa ditched into sea,” a navy statement said early today. Read more

Russia Wants an Aircraft Supercarrier, But Can It Build One?

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 18 hours ago
[image: Proposed Russian Aircraft Carrier]Russia wants to join the global club of naval powers wielding large and powerful aircraft carriers, but such a project is decades away and would require major expansion of Russia's industrial capabilities and changes to the way the country uses its navy. Undaunted by the challenges, the head of Russia's navy, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, said this month that Russia would build a new aircraft carrier. Earlier this year St. Petersburg's Krylov State Research Center, Russia's premier naval design center, unveiled a preliminary design for a massive ... more »

DARPA, Navy contract for new UAS-ship capability

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: X-47B UCLASS]AeroVironment and Northrop Grumman are developing systems to allow small ships to launch and recover medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial systems. The work on Phase 2 of the system under development, called Tern, was jointly commissioned by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the U.S. Navy to provide long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance over greater distances and time periods than is possible with current assets, including manned and unmanned helicopters. "To offer the equivalent of land-based UAS capabilities fr... more »

NAVSEA: Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel Completes Acceptance Trials

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: USNS Trenton (JHSV 5)]The fifth Joint High Speed Vessel has completed its acceptance trials ahead of a planned delivery to U.S. Military Sealift Command later this year, according to a Tuesday statement from Naval Sea Systems Command. USNS Trenton (JHSV-5) conducted the trials overseen by the Navy Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) during a week in the Gulf of Mexico ending on March 13. Trenton is the fifth of a class of ten JHSVs planned for MSC. Read more

Crew back on board revamped warship

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
T[image: HMS Diamond (D34)]The brightest jewel in the Royal Navy’s crown is gearing up for a return to life on the high seas following a multi-million pound upgrade. The crew of HMS Diamond is back on board the Portsmouth-based Type 45 destroyer which has undergone extensive maintenance and improvements since it returned from operations last July. The vessel, which is affiliated to Aberdeen, has had a potent Harpoon missile system installed and upgrades to communications and IT equipment. Read more

Japan’s Biggest Warship Since World War II Enters Service

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
Japan’s armed forces took control of their biggest warship since World War II, underscoring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to strengthen the nation’s military. The Izumo, a 19,500-ton helicopter carrier, will improve the Self-Defense Forces’ capacity to deal with submarines, Defense Minister Gen Nakatani told reporters after inspecting the ship at the Japan Marine United Corp. shipyard in the port city of Yokohama, near Tokyo. The 248-meter (814-foot) vessel can carry 470 personnel and as many as nine helicopters. Read more

Navy rings China nuclear sub alarm

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Type 093 (Shang) class SSN]The Indian Navy has flagged concern over the deployment of a Chinese nuclear submarine for anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden that transited through waters close to India. The navy has told the government that the submarine, probably a Shang-class Type T094 nuclear-powered boat, was capable of "profiling the coastline", a source in the Indian Navy has told The Telegraph. The SSN (sub-surface nuclear) attack submarine was deployed from December 13, 2014, to February 14, 2015. Read more

The BBC and the EU

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This morning I see that the BBC have a report entitled 'MPs criticise 'lack of EU debate'' on their news website. The piece commences: 'The government's "failure" to let MPs debate EU legislation is "deplorable", a Parliamentary committee says. The European Scrutiny Committee said ministers had refused to schedule debates on issues such as free movement and the EU's Budget. It also said BBC coverage of EU matters should be "improved substantially". The government said the number of EU debates had doubled since 2009-10, while the BBC said its coverage was "extensive and impartial".' ... more »

Stealth submarines upgraded for India could hit targets at sea and on land

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Project 877 (Varshavyanka) class SSK]Russian-built Varshavyanka (or Kilo class stealth) submarines, upgraded for India, could hit not only vessels, but also targets on land with cruise missiles, experts said. The modernization would also involve the submarines’ avionics. After an upgrade, the Russian-made Indian ‘Varshavyanka’ submarines of Project 877 EKM will be able to strike not only vessels, but also ground targets with cruise missiles, Igor Vilnit, CEO of the CDB ME “Rubin” that designed the submarines, said. He also said the possibilities of the strike missile complex... more »

Russia to Upgrade 10 Nuclear Submarines by 2020

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Project 971 (Akula) class SSN]The Russian Navy will upgrade ten multi-purpose nuclear submarines by 2020, according to Russian Admiral Vladimir Chirkov, the navy’s commander-in-chief. Two Russian shipyards, Zvyozdochka in the northwest and Zvezda in Russia’s Far East, will upgrade ten project 971 SSN Akula-class and project 949A SSGN Oscar-class II nuclear-powered submarines in the coming years. Two Oscar-class II submarines are active with the Northern Fleet and five with the Pacific Fleet, whereas five Akula-class SSN’s serve in the Pacific and six in the Northern Fleet. ... more »

Labor unveils local plan for submarines

Ko Savonije at Naval Open Source INTelligence - 19 hours ago
[image: Collins class SSK]Bill Shorten has undertaken to honour any submarine contract signed by the Abbott government if Labor wins the next election. The opposition leader told a submarine conference in Adelaide today that finding the right replacement for Australia’s submarine fleet was so vital to national security that it must be backed by both sides of politics. Mr Shorten made his call for a bipartizan approach to what will be Australia’s biggest ever defence project at a submarine conference in Adelaide today. Read more

Tax Cut 22: ASEAN Taxation and Philippine Fiscal Incentives

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 20 hours ago
As the Philippine government becomes more fiscally irresponsible and tax-hungry as it cannot raise existing taxes easily without getting new political backlash, it turns its eyes on certain tax holidays and other fiscal incentives that it deems to be "depriving" the government of more revenues. Yesterday, I co-facilitated a small group discussion at the UP School of Economics, organized by my former student org, Economics Towards Consciousness (UP ETC). Before asking my co-facilitator, Prof. Amado "Bong" Mendoza of the UP Political Science Department to speak, I gave this brief i... more »

Will Peace Continue In Asia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Van Jackson, The Diplomat*: *Will Asia's Peace Last?* *Regional trends converging with longstanding flashpoints make conflict more likely.Will Asia’s peace endure? The answer depends on how policymakers cope with growing structural pressures that increasingly encourage miscalculations, arms races, and reckless foreign policies.A number of well-known yet largely overlooked regional trends make conflict more likely than in the past: mistrust; uncertainty; and widespread military modernization. The greater risk of conflict over time comes from the convergence of these trends wi... more »

China Used More Cement In 3 Years Than The U.S. Did In The Entire 20th Century

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *How China used more cement in 3 years than the U.S. did in the entire 20th Century* *China used more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the U.S. used in the entire 20th Century.* *It’s a statistic so mind-blowing that it stunned Bill Gates and inspired haiku. But can it be true, and, if so, how? Yes, China’s economy has grown at an extraordinary rate, and it has more than four times as many people as the United States. But the 1900s were America’s great period of expansion, the century in which the U.S. built almost all of its roads and bridges, the Interstate ... more »

CMS: a 2.9-sigma \(WH\) hint at \(1850\GeV\)

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Unfortunately, due to a short circuit somewhere at the LHC, a small metallic piece will have to be removed – which takes a week (it's so slow because CERN employs LEGO men to do the job) – and the 2015 LHC physics run may be postponed by up to 5 weeks because of that. *Wolfram:* You have the last week to buy Mathematica at a 25% discount (a "pi day" celebration; student edition). Edward Measure has already happily bought it. Meanwhile, ATLAS and CMS have flooded their web pages with new papers resulting from the 2012 run. In most of these papers, the Standard Model gets an "A". ... more »

Alice Embree : METRO | Remembering Oscar Romero with a ‘Day of Action’

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
Demonstrators mark the anniversary of Archbishop Romero’s assassination with calls for an end to refugee detention. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 25, 2015 AUSTIN — On March 24, the anniversary of Archbishop Oscar Romero’s assassination in … finish reading Alice Embree : *METRO* | Remembering Oscar Romero with a ‘Day of Action’

Poll: Russians See Russia As A Great Power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*RT:* *Most Russians see their country as great power – poll* Sixty-eight percent of Russian citizens believe their motherland is a great power that plays a significant role in international politics, according to the latest opinion poll. *The research, conducted by the independent Levada Center, showed that this is the record historical high. The figure is the same as in November 2014. In 1999 the situation was almost the reverse – the share of Russians who saw their country as a great world power was 31 percent, versus 65 percent who said it was not.Levada Center specialist Ka... more »

A Russian Plan To Annex The Arctic?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Duncan Depledge, Defense One/Quartz:* *How Russia Could Annex the Arctic * *Russia's latest military exercise could be it's latest step toward claiming maritime borders in the Arctic.* *Tensions have increased a notch in the Arctic with the news that the Russians have started a major military exercise in the region. Nearly 40,000 servicemen, 41 warships and 15 submarines will be taking part in drills to make them combat-ready—a major show of strength in a region that has long been an area of strategic interest to Russia.* *Russia might be reshaping national borders in Europe as i... more »

Why Is President Obama Avoiding The New Head of NATO?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. NATO *Josh Rogin, Bloomberg*: *Obama Snubs Nato Chief as Crisis Rages* *President Barack Obama has yet to meet with the new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and won't see Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week, even though he is in Washington for three days. Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama well in advance of the visit, but never heard anything from the White House, two sources close to the NATO chief told me. * *The leaders of almost all the other 28 NATO member countries have made time for Stoltenbe... more »

Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW) - Meatless for a day

Small Footprints at Reduce Footprints - 1 day ago
Welcome to Change The World Wednesday (#CTWW)! Wondering how to live greener? You've come to the right place. Each week we challenge ourselves to try a new task ... or "amp up" something we're already doing. We raise our awareness, learn from each other and develop Eco-friendly skills which will improve our lives and protect our planet. Doing so together gives us power ... the power to Change The World! If this is your first visit, please click *HERE* for information and a complete list of all the challenges we've taken on so far. This post contains great information and I encourag... more »

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