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The GOP Brand Is In The Toilet And Herr Trumpf Is The Most Hated Candidate Of 2016

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 minutes ago
Before dropping out of the primary race, Lindsey Graham may never have reached the 3% threshold of support anywhere but the mass media loves his sassy demeanor anyway, and gives him more airtime than almost any other member of Congress. This morning he was on *Fox and Friends* again demeaning Herr Trumpf and Ted Cruz, rivals to Jeb Bush, the candidate who would presumably give ole Lindsey a cabinet position so he would never have to pander to a bunch of racist rednecks and Know Nothings in Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson again. He told Fox viewers that Ted Cruz, with whom he ... more »

Can Congress Get Its Swagger Back?

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 9 minutes ago
[image: In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Two fresh faces in the Republican Party, Ryan and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, are offering messages of openness and diversity that could answer the GOP establishment’s increasingly desperate search for an antidote to the loud pronouncements of presidential front-runner Donald Trump.] According to the Constitution, the legislature is the first and most powerful branch of government. And yet, many believe -- on the left and the right -- that the institution ha... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 33 minutes ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Caught On Tape: 1,000 Dutch Villagers Storm Town Hall In Anti-Migrant Melee Patchwork ploughing: Australian farmer creates huge geometric artwork to fight soil erosion Washington Unveils Investigation Into "Russian Meddling" In The EU And You Thought QE Was Over: The Fed Will Monetize Half Of This Year's U.S. Treasury Issuance Hedge Fund Which Predicted The Subprime Crisis Expects Massive Yuan Devaluation In 2016 China Wades Into Mid-East Melodrama As Xi Makes First Presidential Trip To Saudi Arabia, Iran Dutch Politician: Male Refugees Are "Testosterone Bombs," ... more »

Emergency: Contaminated Michigan Water Causing Hair To Fall Out

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 34 minutes ago
A state of emergency has been declared in Michigan as 100,000 of Flint City residents have been receiving contaminated water that they say is causing their hair to fall out. The reason for contamination has been blamed on inadequate chemical treatment of water that contained lead leached from old pipes in 2014. YourNewsWire reader, Kushal Kumar, points out that a prediction of this exact scenario had been published in an astrological article entitled – “Astrological probable alerts for US in year 2016” – last year on 15 October, 2015. The prediction stated: “Use or storage of chemic... more »

Palin’s Endorsement of Trump Long on Praise, But Will It Help?

Stream staff at The Stream - 51 minutes ago
[image: AMES, IA - JANUARY 19: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center at Iowa State University on January 19, 2016 in Ames, IA. Palin endorsed Donald Trump's run for the Republican presidential nomination.] It had been rumored for a while and then announced this afternoon, as Al Perrotta reported earlier: Former Republican vice-presidential candidate and political celebrity Sarah Palin has endorsed Donald Trump for president. Now the questions is, will it actually help... more »

Are We At the Cusp Of A New Nuclear Arms Race?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Titan II Nuclear Missile in Silo (Image from Flickr) *Gordon Adams & Richard Sokolsky, Defense One*: *Obama Is About To Launch A New Nuclear Arms Race. There’s a Better Way.* The United States is on the cusp of launching an unnecessary, expensive, and potentially dangerous plan to modernize its strategic nuclear forces, helping stimulate what is being called a “new nuclear arms race.” Before Washington starts down this path, it needs to step back and ask, “How much is enough?” or, as the Cold War adage went, “How high do we need to make the rubble bounce? The United States can deter... more »

Will The Lifting Of Sanctions Benefit Iran's Revolutionary Guards?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Members of the revolutionary guard attend the anniversary ceremony of Iran's Islamic Revolution at the Khomeini shrine in the Behesht Zahra cemetery, south of Tehran, February 1, 2012. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi *Reuters:** Iran's elite Guards to gain regional, economic power in post-sanctions era* Iran's Revolutionary Guards did well under international sanctions, and the elite military force is destined to become still richer now they've been lifted. Iran's clerical rulers have supported economic growth of the Guards, rewarding the group for sanctions-busting as well as suppressing... more »

Female Refugees Reveal Horrifying Journeys of Sexual Abuse

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, Syrian refugees inside the border wait to be approved to get into Jordan, in the Hadalat reception area, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, Jordan. The Senate will consider new rigorous screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees seeking to enter the United States as national security looms large for voters in an election year.] Female refugees are subject to sexual abuse "at every stage of their journey" to Europe, according to a report from Amnesty International released Sunday. T... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VII: Reflection”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind VII: Reflection” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojsJONaD0RY

CIA Pilot Swears Oath: Planes Did Not Bring Towers Down On 9/11

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Former CIA and commercial pilot John Lear has come forward and sworn an affidavit stating that the Twin Towers were not bought to the ground by planes crashing into them. In his expert opinion the official version of events that claims two planes crashed into the towers is actually “physically impossible.” With reports from the Kremlin this week that President Putin is ready to release satellite images proving that the Twin Towers were destroyed by “controlled demolition” rather than by the force of two planes, enormous strides towards disproving the official 9/11 Commission version... more »

Insomnia Is The Future – Researchers Say Sleep Is Becoming Obsolete

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
As technology improves at an ever-increasing pace, researchers say our bodies have not yet had a chance to catch up with the demands these new technologies place on our bodies and minds. The answer, they say, is to eliminate sleep altogether as humans evolve to cope with the technological demands of the future. A ‘biohacker’ has said that he believes that in the near future sleep will be eliminated altogether, and has developed a few techniques (dubbed ‘sleep hacking’) to help function successfully on very little sleep. Vice.com reports: Often at the cost of sleep, our most valuable... more »

British Asset ‘Jihadi John’ Killed In Syria, ISIS Confirm

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
ISIS have confirmed that British jihadist ‘Jihadi John’ has been killed in airstrike in Syria, in a recent issue of their IS’ magazine. Many believe Jihadi John, real name Abu Muharib Al-Muhajir, to be an MI5 asset following revelations that emerged recently that the British intelligence agency tried to recruit him during a trip to the UK. RT.com reports: Jihadi John “finally achieved” what he has “sought for so long” on November 12, 2015, the pamphlet said. From August 2014, Jihadi John appeared in a series of graphic videos uploaded to YouTube, in which he beheaded his victims. Th... more »

Tsunami Of One Billion Migrants To Hit Europe, Says Davos Leader

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Davos leader Klaus Schwab has said that an impending global economic crash will cause a huge “tsunami of migrants” to hit Europe. The founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) says he believes that the plunging prices of commodities is a warning sign of a huge economic disaster about to hit the entire world. “Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports … Now imagine 1 billion inhabitants, imagine they all move north,” Schwab said in a recent interview. Breitbart.com reports: As a solution, Schwab advocates a greater sense of solidarity with... more »

Sanders Up 27 Points on Clinton in NH, Says New Poll

The Hill at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Sanders] Bernie Sanders is beating Hillary Clinton by 27 points in New Hampshire, according to a new CNN/WMUR poll. The Vermont senator is the favorite of 60 percent of the Granite State’s likely Democratic primary voters, compared to 33 percent for Clinton.... Continue reading *“Sanders Up 27 Points on Clinton in NH, Says New Poll”* at *thehill.com*.

Why Is The CIA Supporting Syrian Rebel Groups With Ties To Al Qaeda?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they take positions in the town of Kafr Nabudah, in Hama province, Syria, on which forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad are carrying out offensives to take control of the town, October 11, 2015. Reuters/Ammar Abdullah *Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Nathaniel Barr, Daily Beast*: *The CIA’s Syria Program and the Perils of Proxies* After fighting al Qaeda and its affiliates for a decade and a half, the CIA is now helping them gain ground in Syria. Almost every aspect of the Obama administration’s policy toward Syria has been scrutinized,... more »

Nelson Report Compilation

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
[image: DSC09350] *A reporter readies at NPP party HQ in Daya, Taichung on election night* Stored below the READ MORE link... starts with Tsai's speech on election night in English and Chinese For Immediate Release Jan. 16, 2016 "We Have Embarked on the First Mile toward Reform" President-Elect Tsai Ing-wen's Address to DPP Campaign Victory Rally [TAIPEI] - To the friends here with us at the rally, standing by the television, young people watching the live-stream online, and all people of Taiwan, good evening. I would like to thank my running mate, Dr. Chen Chien-jen, my campaign ... more »

Bob Carter according to Climate Misinformer UNSkeptical UNScience (SS)

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
The loss of Professor Bob Carter is a loss to the world of truth, a loss to the world of Science and in fact a loss to the world. The despicable Climate Misinformers at *UN*Skeptical *UN*Science (SS) have a post under the lying title of Climate Misinformer: Bob Carter. This is just a repeat of the misinformation in their Global Warming and Climate Change Myths. These "myths" have all been debunked by this blog's *SS Myths debunked.* *An example:* "CO2 is not a pollutant" Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as... more »

Jan. 19: My, the Irving press is awful

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
The first section has news like a Tim Horton's being closed for a few days. The big headline says that the federal government might agree to help local infrastructure projects. Well, yeah. It might. Or it might not. So what's the big story? Then there's a story that the food banks (all charity operations) have bought a new building. At least 3,000 people depend on that charity to stay alive. How about the next time Mr. Irving looks for a handout or a really cheap price on something, we tell him to go to a charity? Then, with the whole world seemingly in an economic crash, the edit... more »

Rand Paul Hits The Nail On The Head: Audit The Ted

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
I have to say this Rand Paul swipe at Ted Cruz is hilarious-- and I just couldn't resist sharing it. Disclaimer: *DWT* is not Cruz-country. But we have a sense of humor and love laughing along with our Republican friends. Rand: Recently, Senator Ted Cruz decided to skip the vote on "Audit The Fed." Cruz has claimed to be been a long time supporter of "Audit The Fed" but when the vote came up in the Senate he was no where to be found. However, this is not the first issue that Ted Cruz has flip flopped on or failed to address. Ted Cruz also supported the repeal of the Patriot Act,... more »

‘New York Values': Cruz, Trump and History

John Wohlstetter at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Brooklyn Bridge New York City - 900] The spirited exchange between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on what constitutes "New York values" was a high point of the Charleston Republican debate. Trump won the televised exchange, citing the Big Apple's heroic response to the atrocities of September... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 19 , 2016 ) Overview - ( 1. Every Equity Index Below Its 200 - Day Moving Average. 2. Commodity Crush - % Below All Time Highs . 3. Symbiotic Relation Between Brent Oil & The Russian Ruble. ) Asia / Emerging Nations ( 1. Turkey Items Of Note. 2. China Items - Yuan / Market Fluctuations/ Economic Items. 4. MENA Items - Syria / ISIS / Libya In Focus . 4. Refugee Related Items. 5. Iran vs Saudi Arabia - Political and Oil Battles . 6. Commodity Crush Items - Emerging Nation Related Items. 7. Currency Crush Continues To hit Emerging Nations. 8.Tuesday's Odds & Ends ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee Related Items - European Political Aspects. 2. Russian Reserves At Risk Of Being Run down in 18 Months Says Bill Browder. 3. Greece Items Of Note - Economy / Troika./ Refugee Situation 4.Odds & Ends )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Evening wrap...... Overview........ *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 2h 2 hours ago Every equity index in the world is below its 200-day moving average. Only more QE/negative rates can save us. [image: Embedded image permalink] *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 5h 5 hours ago % Below All-Time High Nat Gas: 86% Crude: 80% Silver: 72% Sugar: 68% Coffee: 66% Copper: 58% Lumber: 50% Gold: 43% [image: Embedded image permalink] *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 8h 8 hours ago Russian Ruble and Crude at new lows. [image: Embedde... more »

Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture Of Bin Laden's Body

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Speaking out: Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette appeared on US TV show 60 Minutes this week to discuss his book. CBS said they disguised his appearance for his safety *Matthew Cole, The Intercept*: *Navy SEAL Turns Over Picture Of Bin Laden's Body, Faces Investigation Of Business Ties* A FORMER NAVY SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden and wrote a bestselling book about the raid is now the subject of a widening federal criminal investigation into whether he used his position as an elite commando for personal profit while on active duty, according to two people familiar with the case. Ma... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“What's that glowing in the distance? Although it may look like a lighthouse, the rays of light near the horizon actually emanate from the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion, Greece. Some temple lights are even reflected in the Aegean Sea in the foreground. *Click image for larger size.* Although meant to be a monument to the sea, in this image, the temple's lights seem to be pointing out locations on the sky. For example, the wide ray toward the right fortuitously points toward the Lagoon Nebula in the central band of our Milky Way, which runs diagonally down the image from the upp... more »

Chet Raymo, "Cosmic View"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Cosmic View"* by Chet Raymo "When writing about Philip and Phylis Morrison's "Powers of Ten" I found I had made the following notation in the flyleaf, perhaps a 15 or more years ago: Britannica 32 volumes 1000 pages per vol 1200 words per page 5 letters/wd =200 million letters So, 200 million letters in the 32 volume set of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Why was I making that estimate? I can think of several possibilities. Perhaps… *1.* I was making a comparison with the number of nucleotide pairs in the human DNA; that is, the number of steps- ATTGCCCTAA, ... more »

In A Trumpf Regime, Will You Be A Thought Criminal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
A few days ago, we mentioned in passing that fans of Herr Trumpf are "looking for a fuehrer, a caudillo... end of story." It isn't the first time we've attributed Trumpf's rise in popularity-- despite his obvious short-comings-- to this need for a powerful daddy figure among-- I hate to say it-- life's losers. Buffeted by economic and cultural stresses, utterly brainwashed by the twisted faux-reality of Hate Talk Radio and Fox News, millions of Americans are ready to give up on democracy. Many aren't comfortable with-- or even capable of-- abstract thought. Jeb might think of the... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. (Reuters) *David Ignatius, Washington Post:* *Defeating the Islamic State Will Be a Long War* TAMPA, Fla. -- There's a scary disconnect between the somber warnings you hear privately from military leaders about the war against the Islamic State and the glib debating points coming from Republican and Democratic politicians. The politicians fulminate about defeating the terrorists, but they don't talk much about the costs or sacrifices that will be required. The general... more »

"We Will Remember..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Qui tacet consentire videtur, ubi loqui debuit ac potuit." ("He who is silent is taken to agree; he ought to have spoken when he was able to.") - Roman proverb

When Taking the RU-486 Pill Failed, She Came to Us with Her Crisis Pregnancy

Natalie Brumfeld at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: BabyFist-FullSize - 900] Weeks ago, I walked into our crisis pregnancy center and witnessed a miracle. I have been volunteering as a counselor for over 7 years now and never before have I seen this. I was honored to see God's handiwork up... more »

Obama Admin Backs Effort to Label Products Made by Jewish Businesses in West Bank

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Jewish businesses] The State Department on Tuesday defended efforts by the European Union to explicitly label goods produced by Jewish businesses in the West Bank. The EU moved to single out Jewish goods produced in disputed areas of the West Bank. Over... Continue reading *“Obama Admin Backs Effort to Label Products Made by Jewish Businesses in West Bank”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Banks Brace for Oil Loan Implosion- Big Banks Cringe? Oil Industry Bailout?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
Just a quick news item. Had one of those hectic days today. Considering the stock market activity since 2016 reared it's head..?? *CNN Money * Firms on Wall Street helped bankroll America's energy boom, financing very expensive drilling projects that ended up flooding the world with oil. Now that the oil glut has caused prices to crash below $30 a barrel, turmoil is rippling through the energy industry and souring many of those loans. Dozens of oil companies have gone bankrupt and the ones that haven't are feeling enough financial stress to slash spending and cut tens of thousands ... more »

Billionaires coaltion pleased with Oxfam report, look for more progress in amassing wealth

skrashen at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
--> Reacting to the news from Oxfam that the richest 62 billionaires are worth as much as half the world's population, a coalition of the top five billionaires announced today that they were pleased with their progress in cornering so much wealth but "much more needs to be done." Noting that as recently as 2010, it took 388 billionaires to match the worth of half the world's population, a coalition proclaimed that its goal now was to reduce this number from the current 62 to five: "We will renew our efforts to build our fortunes, " a coalition spokesperson explained. "Our expert... more »

Vale Bob Carter

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
Joanne Nova writes The world would be a much better place if it were a world with more Bob Carters. Read Joanne's tribute to Bob - Bob Carter- a great man gone far too soon From Joe Bast of Heartland - Dr. Robert M. Carter, R.I.P In 2010 Czech President Vaclav Klaus wrote: Thank heavens for Bob CarterThe Australian professor deserves thanks and praise for repudiating the heretic-hunting climate orthodoxy Last word to Christopher Monckton We will remember him. He was our clearest voice of truth

World News Briefs -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*New York Times*: *U.N. Quantifies the Suffering in an Iraq Divided and Under Attack* BAGHDAD — It was weeks ago that Iraqi and United States officials declared the city of Ramadi liberated from the Islamic State, yet the fighting has dragged on in some neighborhoods. As Iraqi commandos advance slowly, house to house and under American air cover, hundreds of civilians are still fleeing the violence, many of them malnourished. One of them is Abdul Hameed, who several days ago reached government lines. There, women and children are shunted to one camp, and the men to another to be ... more »

Supreme Court Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Abortions After Baby’s Heart Starts Beating

LifeNews at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: baby's heart] The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear a case involving a pro-life law in Arkansas that would ban abortion when the baby's heart starts beating. At 22 days into pregnancy, before most women know they are pregnant, unborn children... Continue reading *“Supreme Court Blocks Arkansas Law Banning Abortions After Baby’s Heart Starts Beating”* at *lifenews.com*.

Former General: Obama’s Air Campaign against ISIS Is Incredibly Weak

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, from the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, circle around a cave in eastern Afghanistan after bombing it with 2,000 pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions, Nov. 26, 2009. The 335th is deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C.] The Obama administration's bombardment campaign against the Islamic State is incredibly soft, according to a former general. Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, who oversaw the air campaign for Desert Storm, said that while hundreds of daily airstrikes aren't... more »

The Bright Planets Will Align Tomorrow Morning

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
All the planets of the solar system that could be visible to the naked eye will be on display simultaneously in the predawn sky starting on January 20, for 2 to 4 weeks. The celestial event will show all the five bright planets forming a diagonal line across the sky. You will need to get up early and the view will of course depend on weather conditions, but at least you have several days over the coming weeks to see the planetary alignment. EarthSky reports: The last time that all five visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) appeared in the same sky together was o... more »

As We Shift - 5 Steps to Speed it up

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 6 hours ago
What is clear in this process of expansion is the effect of our contribution. There are no insignificant acts. Acts of love or loss, peace or anxiety, resignation or expectation, are productive. We are creative. This is not a reactionary term. Creation is action. If you “get” nothing else, get this; you are a consistently creative being. As the frequency increases, your ability to utilize the available range expands with it. Appreciate what you now have in your toolkit, and utilize it. This will bring about a more rapid pace for “mainstream disclosure” and yield a quicker ... more »

Satire: "Palin Endorsement Widens Trump’s Lead Among Idiots"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Palin Endorsement Widens Trump’s Lead Among Idiots"* by Andy Borowitz DES MOINES, Iowa (The Borowitz Report)— “An endorsement from former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is expected to widen Donald J. Trump’s already impressive lead among so-called “idiot voters,” an aide to the billionaire said on Tuesday. While Trump was previously thought to have a lock on the idiot vote heading into the Iowa caucuses, a recent surge by Senator Ted Cruz, of Texas, has put the idiots back in play. Cruz has worked tirelessly in recent weeks to tailor his message to undecided idiots, even revamping h... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Greenwood, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

Story Behind the Panthers, Seattle Post Game Prayer Photo

WFMY News at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: NFL Prayer Photo - 400] GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Sunday, National Football League (NFL) fans in the NFC and AFC watched the Carolina Panthers game against the Seattle Seahawks. For fans and players of both conferences, it’s an opportunity to see who your opponent will be for... Continue reading *“Story Behind the Panthers, Seattle Post Game Prayer Photo”* at *wfmynews2.com*.

"Equals..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals." - Sir Winston Churchill

"Winning Isn’t Everything: Competing with Yourself"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Winning Isn’t Everything: Competing with Yourself"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are satisfied with our life, we do not look for experiences of winning and losing to define our self-worth. The urges that drive us to compete with others tend to be straightforward. Years of both evolution and societal influences have shaped us to pit ourselves against our peers. The needs and desires that inspire us to compete with ourselves, however, are entirely personal and thus far more complex. A need to outdo our earlier efforts—to confirm that we have grown as individuals—can motiv... more »

Mohawk Nation News RED-X GHOST SHIPS

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/01/19/red-x-ghost-ships/

California Gas Leak Is Nuclear: Radioactivity Puts Millions At Risk

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The California methane gas leak in Porter Ranch is now emitting radioactive waste into the atmosphere, effecting the health of millions of residents across California as they breathe in radon dust, radiation damage, and their food and water supply get contaminated with the deadly toxins. According to the video report below, officials in California dumped nuclear waste from a local nuclear power plant into a nearby lake in 2015, the contents of which is now being pumped into the atmosphere. Sott.net reports: Please take 11 minutes to watch this video report: Take note of 6:20 minute... more »

The Poet: Kerrie Hardie, “What's Left”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“What's Left” * “I used to wait for the flowers, my pleasure reposed on them. Now I like plants before they get to the blossom. Leafy ones – foxgloves, comfrey, delphiniums – fleshy tiers of strong leaves pushing up into air grown daily lighter and more sheened with bright dust like the eyeshadow that tall young woman in the bookshop wears, its shimmer and crumble on her white lids. The washing sways on the line, the sparrows pull at the heaps of drying weeds that I've left around. Perhaps this is middle age. Untidy, unfinished, knowing there'll never be time now to finish, liking the... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 6 hours ago
*Mauling MLK's Legacy* Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national holiday celebrating the man who in 1963 dreamed that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Fifty-three years later, leftists, especially those indoctrinating our children in public schools, are making an utter mockery of that concept. Illinois' New Trier High School is but one example. While most Americans were enjoying the federal holiday, New Trier has made the day a mandatory school day, durin... more »

High-level CIA: Elite are Satanists

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*"The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust" by Robert David Steele (2012).* *Title: High-level CIA: Elite are Satanists. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: January 19, 2016. Description: * Former high level CIA operative Robert David Steele gives Alex Jones an inside look into just how corrupt the elite are.

Guess Who Else Produces $1 Per Barrel Oil? The Kurds

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: A worker is seen at the Tawke oil refinery near the village of Zacho, in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan, on May 31, 2009. Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region will begin exporting crude oil for the first time on June 1, piping up to 90,000 bpd to its neighbours, officials said. Initial exports will be around 40,000 barrels per day from the Taq Taq field in the province of Arbil and another 50,000 bpd from the Tawke field in Dohuk, company officials told AFP.] The Kurdish government may be in some serious financial trouble due to low oil prices, but the region is also ho... more »

Astronomy: “I’m STILL Not Sayin’ Aliens. But This Star Is Really Weird”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“I’m STILL Not Sayin’ Aliens. But This Star Is Really Weird”* By Phil Plait “OK, this is getting pretty weird. First, a little background: You’ve probably heard of the star KIC 8462852 (though maybe by it’s nickname, Tabby’s Star, after Tabetha Boyajian, the woman who led the team that discovered its behavior). It’s the star that got a lot of press late last year because it was acting funny. Astronomers poking through the observations of the star by the Kepler spacecraft found it was undergoing a series of apparently random dips in brightness. Some of these dips were serious, with... more »

Bring Back Our Borders: Europe Collapse Is Coming, Says Expert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Geopolitical expert, Martin Berger, has said that the collapse of the European Union is now “inevitable” as the refugee crisis continues to grow and countries begin closing down their borders – departing from what he says is the founding principles of a European Union. The havoc created by incoming refugees, some of which are terrorists in disguise, has caused European citizens to take to the streets in protest amid a crumbling empire, Berger says. Sputniknews.com reports: “The Middle Eastern wars will not go away, as well as smugglers that are profiting off people who flee their h... more »

Robots & Artificial Intelligence Will Kill 5 Million Jobs By 2020

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A report by the World Economic Forum warns that the rise of artificial intelligence, robotics and other technology will result in the global loss of five million jobs in 15 major economies by 2020 According to the report, the job loss predictions were “relatively conservative” and women will be worst hit RT reports: “As many as 7.1 million jobs could be lost through redundancy, automation or disintermediation, with the greatest losses in white-collar office and administrative roles,” the World Economic Forum stated in its ‘The Future of Jobs’ report released Monday.”The loss is pre... more »

‘Alien Megastructure’ Mystery Deepens, Say Scientists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scientists have said that the infamous ‘alien megastructure‘ on the star named KIC 8462852 still hasn’t yet been explained, despite efforts by a University to ‘dispel’ the alien theory. Researchers say that their original idea that the strange dimming of the star was as a result of a giant alien megastructure harnessing its power, is still as valid today as it was weeks ago. A debunking theory by Massimo Marengo of Iowa State University claimed that the dimming was caused by a huge body of comets passing directly in front of the star, has itself been debunked by scientists. Huffing... more »

Clinton Kept ‘Beyond Top Secret’ Emails On Unsecured Home Server

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A top inspector general has told senior lawmakers that Hillary Clinton stored ‘beyond top secret’ emails on her unsecured server at home, indicating the former Secretary of State handled some of the U.S. governments most sensitive and secretive data illegally. A letter obtained by Fox News sent on January 14th from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III says that Clinton stored several dozens of these emails on her home server. Foxnews.com reports: That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails... more »

Expert Says This Is Humanities Last Century, New Species On The Way

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
According to the director of the Search for extraterrestrial intelligence (Seti), this century will see the end of humanity as we know it as a new species of aliens rise to power. Seth Shostak says the end of mankind will happen as a result of designer babies and artificial intelligence (Ai) merging. ‘We can eventually produce offspring that are as different from us as dogs are from grey wolves,’ Shostak said in an article for Seti. Dailymail.co.uk reports: ‘I’m not talking about the various self-destructive threats of the moment – the ones that fill the papers and spark pontificat... more »

Media Blackout: Russia Destroy 600 ISIS Targets This Weekend

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Russia have successfully destroyed over 600 ISIS targets in Syria over the past 4 days, the Russian Defense Ministry have confirmed, amid a total media blackout by the West of their campaign. “Over the past four days Russian aviation has conducted 157 combat missions hitting 579 terrorist targets in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Deir Ezzur, Homs, Hama, Raqqa and Lattakia,” the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters. Farsnews.com reports: More than 40 tons of humanitarian aid have been delivered to the Syrian areas blocked by terrorists, inclu... more »

Europe Burns: Politicians Fan The Flames As Citizens Revolt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Citizens in Norway and the Netherlands, including men, women and children, voiced their anger at the current invasion of Europe by terrorists posing as ‘asylum seekers’. Demonstrations in Norway were peaceful until local authorities enacted emergency legislation allowing for the police to use ‘any means necessary’ to disperse and pacify the crowd. The result was a united defence of their country, family and for greater Europe. Meanwhile in the Netherlands violence erupted after riot police attempted to disperse a 1,000-strong crowd who were protesting against the opening of a refuge... more »

Inspector General: Some Of Hillary Clinton Emails Classified Beyond 'Top Secret'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs* EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers. Fox News exclusively obtained the unclassified letter, sent Jan. 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III. It laid out the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that ident... more »

Judge Rules Obama Can’t Shield Fast and Furious Docs from Congress

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Obama Holder - 400] A federal judge ruled Tuesday the Obama administration can't use executive privilege to shield Operation Fast and Furious documents from Congress, and ordered the administration to turn over the requested documents. Public disclosures from the Department of Justice (DOJ) about its... more »

Citing ‘Two Corinthians,’ Trump Struggles to Make the Sale to Evangelicals

NPR at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Trump2 - 400] There were a few stumbles during Donald Trump’s sojourn to Liberty University on Monday. He mispronounced a book of the Bible. He cursed -- twice. And on Martin Luther King Day, the GOP presidential candidate said he was honoring the slain... Continue reading *“Citing ‘Two Corinthians,’ Trump Struggles to Make the Sale to Evangelicals”* at *npr.org*.

In Tight Democratic Race, O’Malley’s Iowa Support Matters

CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks at the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C.] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In Iowa’s leadoff presidential caucuses, longshot Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley could finally be a player. That’s probably not because of any hidden depths of support for the low-polling former Maryland governor. Rather, the quirks of... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

The Economy: "Rich Bast**ds!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Rich Bast**ds!"* by Bill Bonner POITOU, France – "Pessimism is a sin against God, said money manager Charles Gave. It suggests ingratitude. And a lack of faith. After all, this is God’s world…What, not good enough for you? That’s why we are always optimistic at the Diary. Things don’t always go the way we would like, but they always go the way they should. Yes, the world may be headed to Hell in a handcart… but it’s for its own damned good! *$5 Trillion up in Smoke: *It is cold and snowy this morning. But we are crossing to the sunny side of the street today. Look how easy it is... more »

"I'm An Optimist..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“I'm an optimist. I've always believed the future is going to be better than the past. And I also believe I have a role in that. The great thing about human beings, myself in particular, is that I can change. I can do better. If you can get up every day, stay optimistic, and believe the future is better than the past, those few things get you through a lot of tough times." - Jeffrey Immelt

Jeremy Corbyn and the Beckett Report

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
It's been so extensively trailed, people who care about the prospects of and campaign for the Labour Party might give the full version of Margaret Beckett's report into last year's election defeat a miss. As many of the conclusions have been hashed and rehashed, much of it is next to common sense. Or at least should be. Nevertheless, it doesn't hurt to revisit areas one knows well. Overall, I couldn't find much to quibble with. I was particularly happy to see Margaret pour cold water over the 'aspiration' theory of defeat early leadership candidates clung to like a whiffy old comfo... more »

Atomic Theory Originated From An Indian Sage 2,600 Years Ago

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
An English physicist, John Dalton, is often mistakingly credited with developing atomic theory, according to conventional scientific literature. However, the true originator who discovered the atom was actually an ancient Indian sage who lived 2,600 years ago. The Indian sage and philosopher was called Kashyap and was born in 600 BC near Dwarka. Kashyap is the real father of the Atomic theory. Ancient-code.com reports: People called him ‘Kanad’, as ‘Kan’ which in ancient Sanskrit means ‘the smallest particle’ after he was seen collecting grains from the street while on a pilgrimage ... more »

Animal Communicators Prove it’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - These people prove that interspecies communication is real. What else are we missing? The post Animal Communicators Prove it’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts appeared first on Waking Times.

Gov’t Report: Budget Deficit to Rise to $544 Billion This Year

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks to members of the media after signing H.R. 1314, the "Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015," Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in the Oval Office in the White House in Washington, before traveling Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on his way to Newark, N.J. Obama will spend the day highlighting the re-entry process of formerly incarcerated individuals back into society.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year’s budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimates that can be attributed largely to tax cuts a... more »

Chinese President Xi Jinping Begins His 5-Day Middle East Tour In Saudi Arabia Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*AFP:* *Chinese president in Saudi Arabia to bolster ties* Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the first stop on a trip to raise the economic giant's political profile in a troubled Middle East. Xi, making his first presidential visit to the region, will also travel to Egypt and Iran during his five-day tour. State television showed Xi meeting with King Salman and the official Saudi Press Agency said the monarch held a luncheon banquet in his honour attended by several members of the royal family. *Read more* .... *More News On Chinese President Xi J... more »

The War Of Words Continues Between Iran And Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Rivalry: Sunni Saudi Arabia and Shia Iran vye for influence in the Middle East (Data: World Bank, Global Firepower, CIA World Factbook) *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Saudi Arabia warns against 'nefarious activities' by Iran* The lifting of sanctions on Iran as a result of its nuclear deal with world powers will be a harmful development if it uses the extra money to fund "nefarious activities", Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Reuters on Tuesday. He said in an interview, the first direct Saudi comment on the lifting of sanctions on its bitterest regional rival, that Sau... more »

NZ climate scientist does—and why you should care

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: image] "Scholar’s scholar” and widely-respected New Zealand climate scientist* Bob Carter has died at home in Townsville, aged 74—but you’ll be unlikely to hear that news in the mainstream press. You won’t hear that news in the mainstream press because Bob Carter was a widely-respected climate *skeptic*. And skeptics are simply excluded from popular mainstream discussion. *Dr. Carter was a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and environmental scientist with more than 30 years professional experience. He earned degrees from the University of Otago (New Zeal... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 8 hours ago
*Mississippi’s Strong River Current Causing Problems ~KTIC*

Does Hillary Aide Huma Abedin Have Something to Hide?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Huma Abedin - 900] All sorts of strange adjectives pop up when media talk about Hillary Clinton's closest aide, Huma Abedin, a photogenic daughter of Muslim immigrants. The New York Times called her Hillary's "surrogate daughter." Vanity Fair describes her, enigmatically, as Clinton's "body woman."... more »

Carson Leaves Campaign Trail to Be with Volunteer Injured in Crash

Stream staff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Dr. Ben Carson bowing his head in prayer at the 2015 Presidential Family Family Forum hosted by the Family Leader at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.] Dr. Ben Carson has cancelled all his remaining campaign events for today and is traveling to Omaha to be with a volunteer seriously injured in an accident earlier today in Iowa. According to a statement from the Carson campaign, a van carrying... more »

Stephen Hawking: Science Threatens Humanity With Armageddon

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Professor Stephen Hawking has warned of the threat of Armageddon posed by science and technology if human beings are not “careful” in the next 100 years. The Cambridge professor who specializes in trying to find a common ground between general relativity and quantum mechanics, and who has given us a glimpse into the workings of an invisible “Black Hole” has warned that advances in science and technology could create “new ways things can go wrong.” The wheelchair-bound specialist in theoretical physicist and cosmology, warns that science needs to understand where it is heading and c... more »

Argentina: A Photo of Uncertain Provenance

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 9 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and El Entre Rios (Online) and Diario El Pueblo de Saltohttp://www.elentrerios.com/interes-general/ovni-a-la-vista-aa-qua-lugar-pertenece-la-foto.htmDate: 01.19.2016* *Argentina: A Photo of Uncertain Provenance* The image was taken last week with the simple intention of photographing the area's characteristics. However, the photographer was startled when he saw an unidentifiable shape in the picture. "The person who took the photo used a cellphone. He is known to me and I can attest to the fact that he is a serious and responsible person," said Dr. Rubén Dí... more »

Hillary Clinton’s Shabby Health-Care Attack on Bernie Sanders

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Sanders-Clinton - 900] The children of political candidates are useful adornments in campaign literature and ads, and when they are older, as character witnesses on the campaign trail. Rarely are they used as attack dogs, let alone armed with shameless talking points to... more »

Jorge Ramos and the Cruel Myth of the ‘Latino Vote’

Stephen Herreid at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos speaks at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.] This month, Univision Network's Jorge Ramos accused Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio of "disloyalty" to Latino-Americans, since the two Latino presidential candidates are pro-border security. While Ramos may be dedicated to fighting racial prejudice against Latinos, his own language is... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*US News and World Report/Al-Monitor*: *Assassinations, Chaos Cripple Yemen's Aden* Yemen's temporary capital Aden has turned into a scene of bloody operations against government officials. On Dec. 6, Maj. Gen. Jaafar Mohammed Saad, governor of the city of Aden, was killed in a car bomb targeting his convoy in Aden, in southern Yemen. The attack confirms that insecurity has reached severe heights in the temporary capital of Yemen's President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. This attack came amid a series of other security incidents, such as the killing Dec. 5 of the head of the Aden-base... more »

Glenn Frey, RIP - "I Dreamed There Was No War"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*I Dreamed There Was No War - Written By Glenn Frey* *This is a cover version as I can't find a video of Glenn playing this anti-war anthem* Back in the 70's I heard a band whose bandmembers, were, as Aretha Franklin sang: Strumming my pain with [their] fingers Singing my life with [their]words Killing me softly with [their] song Killing me softly with [their] song Telling my whole life with [their] words Killing me softly with [their] song Read more: Aretha Franklin - Killing Me Softly Lyrics | MetroLyrics This Band ("The Eagles") was the backdrop to all the heartaches and growing ... more »

The United Methodist Church Closes its Doors to Intelligent Design

Donald McLaughlin at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: UMC - General Conference - 900] "Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors." So states the motto of the United Methodist Church (UMC). With a motto like that, one would think that the UMC would be one of the most welcoming of all churches and that they... more »

Canada Not Invited To Paris For The Next Anti-ISIS Coalition Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CBC:* *Canada not invited to anti-ISIS coalition meeting in Paris* *Defence ministers from 7 countries will meet Jan. 20 to discuss fight against ISIS* Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group. Canada's Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan did not receive an invitation, his office confirmed to CBC Ne... more »

Inspector General: Clinton Emails Had Intel from Most Secretive, Classified Programs

Fox News at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: classified programs] EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton’s emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government’s most secretive and highly classified programs, according to an unclassified letter from a top inspector general to senior lawmakers. Fox News exclusively obtained the text... Continue reading *“Inspector General: Clinton Emails Had Intel from Most Secretive, Classified Programs”* at *foxnews.com*.

Does the Controversy Over Ted Cruz’s Eligibility for President Matter?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Does the Controversy Over Ted Cruz’s Eligibility for President Matter?] Now that Ted Cruz is polling second in the Republican presidential race behind Donald Trump, Trump has begun suggesting Cruz may not be eligible to be president because he was born in Canada. However, at last week's GOP primary debate in South Carolina Trump... more »

Former US Marine Amir Hekmati Says He Feels Lucky after Release from Iranian Captivity

CHRISTOPH NOELTING & DAVID RISING at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Hekmati - 900] LANDSTUHL, Germany (AP) -- Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati says he feels humbled and lucky to be free again, after being one of four Americans released by Iran as part of a prisoner swap. Hekmati told reporters Tuesday outside the... more »

Supplemental: Three Times critics stage Oscar discussion!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016Hash tag Times so phony:* Should some black actors have received Oscar nominations this year? How about black-themed films? Should some such films have been nominated? How about black directors? In one way, we're the perfect site to handle this burgeoning topic. We didn't see any new films, Oscar-nominated or otherwise, during the past year. (Main problem—they charge admission.) For that reason, we have no particular presuppositions about the actors and films in question. That said, the debate about the Oscar nods has been growing. Spike Lee and Jada P... more »

Former UCSD prof’s company admits to grant fraud

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A company headed by a former astrophysicist at the University of California, San Diego, has agreed to forfeit $180,000 after admitting to defrauding the government. If SciberQuest, Inc. is unable to pay back the money — the result of fraudulently obtaining government grants and contracts — then its CEO Homayoun Karimabadi will be personally liable, the lawyer for […] The post Former UCSD prof’s company admits to grant fraud appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Islamic State Cuts Salaries For Its Fighters By Half

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Money shot: #US bombs #ISIS cash store, destroying millions of dollars https://t.co/0nMkO2IgAg pic.twitter.com/IUaN49oArI — RT (@RT_com) January 12, 2016 *CNN*: *ISIS cuts its fighters' salaries by 50%* Wartime pressure on the Islamic State is forcing it to slash its fighters' salaries by half, according to documents leaked from inside ISIS territory. ISIS might seem like a ragtag group of terrorists, but in reality, it operates as a government over parts of Iraq and Syria. And it hands out biweekly paychecks to its jihadist army. ISIS soldiers earn between $400 and $1,200 a mont... more »

Operation Chaos targeted American Indian Movement

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Operation Chaos targeted American Indian Movement Attorney William Kunstler with Russell MeansPhoto by Maddy Miller Operation Chaos targeted American Indian Movement Russell Means said Indian Nations are "living in the belly of the monster, and the monster is the United States." By Brenda Norrell Censored News In 1967 President Johnson created Operation Chaos to spy on the American

Were Tivet and Wilber, the first operators of a movie house in Davis, gays?

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 10 hours ago
In his latest *Davis History Today* blog, John Lofland posts a long story regarding the history of movie houses in Davis. The piece was published in The Davis Enterprise in 1950, and, Lofland thinks, was likely written by former Enterprise editor and publisher William H. Scott, just a year before his death. The occasion at hand in 1950 was the opening of the second version of the Varsity Theatre. That Streamline Moderne building, a City of Davis Landmark, is now used as an art house cinema. It replaced an older Varsity Theatre building located on Second Street, a block east of th... more »

its not going to work

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
Digital Tech will make all men women. Thats the way it goes we will be living in a future all lesbos and no children because no women can stand a man they understand

ISIS Holding Over 3,500 Slaves In Iraq, Mainly Yazidi Women & Children

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
According to a United Nations report released on Tuesday, ISIS are holding around 3,500 people as slaves in Iraq. The report issued jointly by the UN human rights office and the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq says that most of those being detained are women and children from Iraq’s Yazidi community. The report said the scale of “systematic and widespread violence” perpetrated by ISIS from May to October 2015 was “staggering, with the enslavement of the Yazidi people being among the worst atrocities documented. RT reports: It goes on to state that the militant group, which also con... more »

Sarah Palin Endorsing Donald Trump

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: NEW YORK, NY - MAY 31: Former U.S. Vice presidential candidate and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R), and Donald Trump walk towards a limo after leaving Trump Tower, at 56th Street and 5th Avenue, on May 31, 2011 in New York City. Palin and Trump met for a dinner meeting in the city.] A question’s been teasing the political world all day long: Is Sarah Palin planning to endorse Donald Trump today in Iowa? We have our answer, and the answer is, “You betcha!” In a statement released by the Trump campaign, the former... more »

Trump Has a Long History of Contributing to Democrats

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Money to Democratic Party - 900] Donald Trump frequently says he has a history of contributing to both Republicans and Democrats, but the split is heavily skewed in favor of Democrats. Erik Dixon, a New York attorney, has compiled a list of Trump’s political contributions over the years. There... more »

High Court Rejects New Challenge to Obama Health Overhaul

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected another challenge to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The justices on Tuesday left in place lower court rulings that dismissed a lawsuit against the national health care law. The suit argues... more »

Study: Hundreds of Arthropod Species Crawling Through US Homes

The Guardian at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Spider - 400] If you're ever feeling lonely at home, you can now rest assured that you are far from alone. The average home is crawling with more than 100 species of invertebrates, such as spiders, lice and centipedes, according to research conducted... Continue reading *“Study: Hundreds of Arthropod Species Crawling Through US Homes”* at *theguardian.com*.

Nothing Can Take Down U.S. Marines Except Politicos Who Couldn’t Hack Boot Camp

The Federalist/Tom Neven at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Marines - female - 400] It was a sweltering midsummer day on Parris Island, and I stood in a sandy pit, holding a pugil stick at the ready. The four-foot pole with padded ends was used to simulate close combat with a rifle and bayonet,... Continue reading *“Nothing Can Take Down U.S. Marines Except Politicos Who Couldn’t Hack Boot Camp”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Argentina Rises Up Against Monsanto’s Toxic Transgenic Seeds

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Argentina is one of the most heavily polluted nations on earth thanks to decades long misuse and abuse of agro-chemicals. People have had enough. The post Argentina Rises Up Against Monsanto’s Toxic Transgenic Seeds appeared first on Waking Times.

The Clinton Campaign Speaks to the New York Times

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*"Rule by the rich" gone wild. He not only could, he would. Are we there again?* *by Gaius Publius* *New York Times* writer Patrick Healy has produced another piece that shows Clinton campaign insiders speaking off the record and anonymously to reflect on their candidate's potential troubles. His first was this piece, written in July ("Hillary Clinton’s Team Is Wary as Bernie Sanders Finds Footing in Iowa"), and my analysis of it is here ("The Clinton Campaign Notices the Sanders Campaign, or How to Read the Media"). My overall take on these pieces is — what seems like off-the-rec... more »

World News Briefs -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:** 'Staggering' 18,800 Iraqi civilians killed since 2014* *UN documents more than 55,000 civilian casualties and 3.2 million people displaced by violence in 22-month period.* In figures it calls "staggering", the United Nations says that almost 19,000 civilians have been killed and more than 36,000 wounded in violence in Iraq since the start of 2014. In a new joint report published on Tuesday, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights listed a large number of atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the ... more »

New Study Supports Evidence That CO2 is Actually Making Forests More Resilient

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: CO2 - 900] A new study supports evidence that rising levels of carbon dioxide emissions are making American forests healthier and more resilient. In fact, U.S. forests are likely to get even healthier over the next few decades. "We found that trees are tolerant... more »

Islamic State Rape Women Captives To ‘Turn Them Into Muslims’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Twisted so called Islamic State jihadis are raping Yazidi women captives on the orders of their chiefs. It followed a decree that a yazidi slave who is raped by ten jihadis will automatically become a Muslim, even though in Islam rape and slavery are forbidden, according to some Imams. It is believed that in Iraq around 3,500 people, mostly women and children from the Yazidi community, are currently being kept as slaves by Daesh. The Daily Express reports: As part of their religion, the Yazidi women worship the sun. However, this belief has been used by the Islamic extremists to jus... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 19, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Life rafts found, 12 Marines missing after crash* Three of the four life rafts aboard two Marine helicopters that crashed in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii last week have been recovered but none of the 12 missing aviators have been found, the Coast Guard said. The search was entering its fifth day Tuesday. The Coast Guard said the fourth life raft from the CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters had been sighted but not yet recovered. Search efforts continue Monday for 12 Marine aviators off the North Shore of Oahu. *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- January 19, 2016... more »

The US Could Follow Saudi Arabia Over A Cliff

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Saudi Arabia is forcing its U.S. ally to follow her along a dangerous road as the kingdom asserts its waning authority through force and terror. For War Or Peace reports: The US Should Not Accompany Saudi Arabia Over the Cliff By Adil E. Shamoo The United States should rethink its ties to a country that engages in mass executions and disastrous military campaigns. Like other totalitarian regimes that have no legitimacy and no base of support, the Saudis are wrapping themselves in religion. Saddam Hussein in the 1990s and currently Bashar al-Assad – the heads of the Baath party in Ir... more »

Bob Carter, RIP

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
When I returned from a walk in a snowy, chilly Pilsen (the temperature will drop to minus 14 °C at night, overcompensating the 11 °C Christmas), I saw a message from Willie Soon which didn't immediately seem important. However, it contained a forwarded message from Anne Carter telling us that Bob Carter has peacefully passed away today, at age of 74, surrounded by his family. See heartland.org and Wikipedia. So sad. Carter was a marine geologist, paleontologist, and stratigrapher (see a Google Scholar search) – perhaps most famous as a prominent Australian climate skeptic. I met ... more »

A Look At North Korea's Drone Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* © Photo: Sputnik, Wikimedia Commons, PRC Defense Ministry, RoK Defense Ministry, YouTube/MBCNEWS *Sputnik*: *Inside North Korea's Secret Drone Ops* North Korea has been honing its drone system for over 25 years, developing advanced drones believed to be capable of both airstrikes and deep infiltration. Here's how they did it. North Korea's latest drone incursion into South Korean airspace over the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) again shed light on the country's extensive drone program, which could create a new wildcard in the two sides' 52-year standoff. D... more »

Is Corruption In African Military Spending Causing The Rise Of Terror Attacks?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Aryn Baker, Time*: *Corruption in Military Defense Spending Could Be Behind Rise in Africa Terror Attacks* A series of recent terror attacks across Africa have raised fears of a new wave of extremist violence From Somalia in the east to the Western Sahel, Africa’s hotspots started getting hotter over the past week with a series of terror attacks that have raised fears of a new wave of extremist violence. Terrorism analysts have posited that al-Qaeda is vying for attention and territory with upstart ISIS in a region rife with instability. But as much as terrorist groups thrive on ... more »

Turkey To Assist In the War Against Al-Shabaab? Turkish Military's First Base In Africa Will Train African Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed (C) stand in front of their countries' national flags. March, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS *IBTimes*:* Turkey Helping Somalia Fight Al-Shabab? Turkish Military's First Base In Africa Will Train African Soldiers* Turkey is set to open a military base in Somalia to help train African soldiers to fight the al-Shabab militant group, the pro-government Daily Sabah reported Tuesday. The announcement comes several months after Turkish officials announced plans to establish their first military base abroad in Q... more »

Medical Journal Officially Classifies Fluoride As A Neurotoxin

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Lancet peer-reviewed medical journal has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin. Hopefully this will add weight to what a number of experts have been saying for years and help raise awareness about the dangers of this poison and the myths about its benefits currently being sold to the public. Article published in May 2014 by Living Traditionally Fluoride awareness is really taking off, it’s just another example of what we can do as one collective human race when we come together and create awareness on topics we all feel need more critical examination. Many don’t consider... more »

ASU prof resigns following plagiarism charges, receives $150k+ salary until May 2017

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A faculty member at Arizona State University has resigned after he was placed on administrative leave while the university investigated plagiarism charges against him. According to a copy of the settlement agreement obtained by the Arizona Republic, he will continue to receive his salary of more than $150,000 more more than one year. He will also […] The post ASU prof resigns following plagiarism charges, receives $150k+ salary until May 2017 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Energy Markets Are Going Sour

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
The Wall Street Journal's weekend print edition reported that "More Energy Loans are Turning Sour" (Jan 16-17, 2016, B2). The article cites financial analysts who claim that banks are adding reserves to deal with defaults in oil-and-gas loans. The fracking boom was financed by Wall Street. I've posted about ongoing bankruptcies because oil from US and Canadian fracking operations must sell for at least $40 a barrel to be profitable. If you've been following oil prices, you know that we are a long way down from $40 a barrel. A few days ago ZeroHedge reported that the Dallas Fed ... more »

Ecological Disasters After Disaster: Is Technology Worth The Price We Pay?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Catherine J Frompovich* - Who pays the price when technology goes wrong, fails, makes a mistake, malfunctions, or is not developed or utilized properly? The post Ecological Disasters After Disaster: Is Technology Worth The Price We Pay? appeared first on Waking Times.

Sean Hannity: Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., talks Trump...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*interesting.* With almost a year to go before we cast ballots (which may, or may not, be counted - I'm cynical that way), the amount of hysteria over the GOP field is astonishing. Not the entire field, just the recognized front runners - Trump and Cruz. When was the last time you read an article about Christie, or even Jeb!? I'll go refill my coffee cup while you're pondering that. People picking winners or losers this early in the process may be in for some large surprises. Personally, I don't care who gets elected as long as it's not Hillary Clinton. I don't want to spend my... more »

IMF Downgrades Outlook for World Economy Again

PAUL WISEMAN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: IMF - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary cut its forecast for global and U.S. economic growth in 2016. Citing weakness in the developing world, the IMF said Tuesday that the world economy will grow 3.4 percent, down from an October forecast... more »

You cant do nothing any more with a digital trail, could it be worse than skynet

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Everybody has feeling thay want to hide some time mostly stragtic but could any relationship stand the test of total truth I love so much I am alive and when my sweetheat gives me that smile I go into overdrive on life Those smile will not exist with constant monitring' and human insecurities we can not be on camera 24 /seve and be human There are no absoutes the black and white world is a fanatssy of meglomaica who are phyusocit motherfuckers propbally Intelligeicne is more than smarts why do I not spell check anymore cause the world is comming to an end its the leaset of your probles... more »

Compliments

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 13 hours ago

Libya's Oil Infrastructure Will Continue To Be Targeted By The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Stratfor*:* Islamic State Will Keep Targeting Libya's Oil Infrastructure* For the fourth time in two weeks, militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State targeted Libya's oil infrastructure on Jan. 14, attacking a pipeline leading to the Ras Lanuf export terminal. A week earlier, militants attacked the Ras Lanuf and As Sidra oil export facilities. The Islamic State will continue targeting Libya's oil infrastructure ahead of the formation of a new unity government in the country. *Read more* .... *More News On Libya's Oil Infrastructure Being Tar... more »

Libya Announces A Unity Government (Again)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Rival Libyan Groups Agree on Unity Cabinet at UN-Backed Talks* Rival Libyan factions announced a unity government at talks backed by the United Nations, taking a tentative step to ease turmoil that has swept the country since a 2011 uprising toppled Muammar Qaddafi. Representatives of the nation’s two dueling administrations agreed in Tunis on Tuesday to form a 32-member cabinet headed by businessman Fayez al-Sarraj, according to a statement posted on the Twitter account of the Unity Presidential Council. The deal will now have to overcome opposition in the rival par... more »

THE YEAR OF THE LIBERAL: Hands full of candy replace balled fists!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016Part 5—Before and after script:* In the journalistic realm, was 2015 really The Year of the Liberal, as so many observers are suddenly saying? On balance, we'd say it was. It was a year when we liberals saw our news orgs getting very badly dumbed down. It was also a year in which we liberals repetitively declared ourselves in thrall to our liberal scripts. No *official* pronouncement was made, but devotion to script was quite prominent. Example: In this post last Friday, we started discussing the way Ta-Nehisi Coates has portrayed the death of Trayvon Ma... more »

Primer on 'Missile Offense'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Primer on 'missile defense' and Star Wars produced by Global Network board convener Dave Webb from the UK.... Dave also chairs the UK's Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and runs the Global Network web site at *www.space4peace.org * The US-NATO endless war project is encircling Russia and China with these 'missile offense' systems that are key elements in Pentagon first-strike attack planning. These systems are provocative and destabilizing as they give one side a big advantage over the other - thus the reason they were outlawed under the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty bet... more »

New England Hurricane Climatology

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/mandias/38hurricane/hurricane_climatology.html I mentioned Prof Scott Mandia’s take on the Long Island Express hurricane of 1938. Scott, who is a fully paid up member of the hockey team, also has this climatology of North East hurricanes: New Yorkers give little thought to hurricanes since Long Island is so far […]

Supreme Court Sets Election-Year Clash on Immigration

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court review - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to an election-year review of President Barack Obama’s executive orders to allow up to 5 million immigrants to “come out of the shadows” and work legally in the United States. The justices... more »

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest to be a Christian

Christianity Today at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Open Doors map - 400] 2014 was the world’s worst year for the persecution of Christians in the modern era. Until 2015 surpassed it. The 2016 World Watch List (WWL) from Open Doors analyzes how African countries now outnumber Mideast countries on the list, affecting... Continue reading *“The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Now Hardest to be a Christian”* at *christianitytoday.com*.

Metallic Glue Can Bind Metals Without Heat

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Nanotechnology scientists have developed a metallic glue that can bind metals together at room temperature. MesoGlue can bind metals to other surfaces without soldering or pressure. It could potentially change the landscape of electronics. EurekAlert reports: “MesoGlue was founded by Huang and two of his PhD stu­dents: They had a dream of a better way of sticking things together.” Those “things” are every­thing from a computer’s cen­tral pro­cessing unit and a printed cir­cuit board to the glass and metal fil­a­ment in a light bulb. The “way” of attaching them is, aston­ish­ingly, a... more »

Security In Iraq, Jan 8-14, 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
2015 ended with a decline in violence in Iraq, but that trend has not continued into the new year. The first two weeks of 2016 have been characterized by intense fighting across Iraq. The government’s forces were still clearing out Islamic State pockets from the Ramadi area with clashes in other parts of Anbar. IS hit Baghdad and Diyala with several car bombs. One set off a rampage by the Hashd al-Shaabi in Muqtadiya against local Sunnis. There was also a large number of insurgent attacks in Salahaddin, while IS’s winter offensive appeared to be puttering out in Ninewa. There wer... more »

Security In Iraq, Jan 8-14, 2015

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
2015 ended with a decline in violence in Iraq, but that trend has not continued into the new year. The first two weeks of 2016 have been characterized by intense fighting across Iraq. The government’s forces were still clearing out Islamic State pockets from the Ramadi area with clashes in other parts of Anbar. IS hit Baghdad and Diyala with several car bombs. One set off a rampage by the Hashd al-Shaabi in Muqtadiya against local Sunnis. There was also a large number of insurgent attacks in Salahaddin, while IS’s winter offensive appeared to be puttering out in Ninewa. There wer... more »

Apache March to Freedom: Oak Flat Feb. 26 -- 27, 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Apache One Year Memorial March to Freedom to Oak Flat will beFeb. 26 -- 27, 2016

In Iowa, It’s Down to Trump and Cruz

Politico at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: trump_cruz3 - 400] With 14 days to go, the race for Iowa has become a contest between two men the GOP hoped would have been marginalized by now. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump stand alone at the top of the pack, separated by... Continue reading *“In Iowa, It’s Down to Trump and Cruz”* at *politico.com*.

The Big Short: Housing Policy, Hollywood Style

City Journal at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: The Big Short] If only for its portrayal of hedge-fund risk-takers as something like the good guys, The Big Short deserves its Academy Award nomination for best picture. The film, based on the Michael Lewis book of the same name, is a storytelling tour... Continue reading *“The Big Short: Housing Policy, Hollywood Style”* at *city-journal.org*.

Oh, That Was the Americans......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Really good satire - the best satire is that which is laced with truth and this one surely is.....

Discussing ANOTHER French False Flag on The Power Hour with Joyce Riley today

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 14 hours ago
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Blackpool Council Approves Plan To Fluoridate School Milk

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Blackpool council has approved plans to add fluoride to school milk. More than 8,000 primary schoolchildren will soon be given fluoridated milk intended to help tackle “poor dental health”, despite all the damning evidence showing how dangerous the poison fluoride is. Ingesting fluoride has adverse health affects, and it is simply not true that drinking it helps to prevent tooth decay. Even if it were true would you want your child drinking a neurotoxin? The move is part of the town’s free school breakfast scheme and parents will be able to opt out of allowing their children to be g... more »

Spike Lee get off my lawn

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 14 hours ago
There is a kind of slow mo civil war going on and I am afraid it will take no prisoners and for Spike Lee to diss the academy is like a cow dissing grass

Anonymous complaint about Dutch economist is “unfounded”: Report

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) has dismissed an anonymous accusation against economist Peter Nijkamp and two of his colleagues, including one of his graduate students, regarding issues related to “data acquisition and data processing.” The announcement, released last week, determined the latest complaint was “unfounded:” An investigative committee consisting of scientists Jan Struiksma, Jan van Mill and Guy […] The post Anonymous complaint about Dutch economist is “unfounded”: Report appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Free Planet - We are not machines, Sebastien, we are physical - CE-5 contact Oxford.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
*Blade Runner quote, Sebastian*. Why would you show any 'congressional body' evidence of any UFO or flying saucer or strange pulsating mutating organic trans-dimensional entity? By the time the data is put before them, the UFO is dead. No longer glows. Has no time-space penetrating abilty. Is nothing but a shell. Maybe contact with such organic (living (inter-dimensional (extra-spatial (hyper-luminary))) UFOs back in antediluvian times allowed us to *WORK OUT FOR OURSELVES* how to machine-carve and antigravity-transport and Precession-align the 200 tonne blocks of pre-Historical sto... more »

UN Report: Iraqi Civilians Are Suffering 'Staggering' Violence

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *CNN*: *(CNN)Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 -- a toll the United Nations calls "staggering" in a new report**.* The report, released Tuesday, outlines the horrific impact that Iraq's ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population. The numbers are mind-boggling. In the 21-month period: • At least 18,802 civilians were killed, about half of them in Baghdad alone. • Another 36,245 were wounded. • About 3.2 million people were internally displaced, including a million school-aged children. The a... more »

As Pope Visits Rome Synagogue, Six Issues Strain Catholic-Jewish Ties

Crux/John L. Allen Jr. at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pope-Rabbi] On any list of the biggest religion stories of the 20th century, the positive revolution in Catholic-Jewish relations that unfolded post-World War II, accelerating after the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s, would have to finish near the top. Sunday... Continue reading *“As Pope Visits Rome Synagogue, Six Issues Strain Catholic-Jewish Ties”* at *cruxnow.com*.

NBC Replaced by CNN for GOP’s Super Tuesday Debate

CNN Money at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: republican-debate-las-vegas] The Republican National Committee has decided to sever ties with NBC News for February’s Super Tuesday debate and will instead partner with CNN, it was announced Monday. “The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC’s participation in our... Continue reading *“NBC Replaced by CNN for GOP’s Super Tuesday Debate”* at *money.cnn.com*.

Hillary Clinton Steps on Twitter Landmine in Dem Debate

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton gestures towards Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, during the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)] While Hillary Clinton had her hands full with a more aggressive Bernie Sanders in Charleston Sunday night, she also had her hands full on social media. The most googled question during the debate had nothing to do with foreign or domestic... more »

Do You Think Picking The Lesser Of Two Evils In November Is How We Should Chose A President?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Maybe Hillary assumed no one would notice the kinds of hauls she was taking in from the Financial Sector for her presidential run. After all, the titans of Wall Street had largely underwritten her political career from the get go-- to the tune of $36,846,987. The only Members of Congress to whom they were more generous were McCain ($38,054,987) and, as she pointed out at the Sunday debate in South Carolina, Obama ($68,186,749). She will soon surpass McCain though probably not Obama. But it should have been clear to her campaign that *someone*-- surely one of the shady Rove SuperPA... more »

Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
It is that time of year again. When I start pulling out all of the appetizer and dip recipes I have in my repertoire because it is playoff time. We are big football fans in our house and often find ourselves crowded around our TV, screaming loud enough for the neighbors to hear for most of January. I love having friends over to celebrate our favorite team with us, but sometimes, it can be a huge hassle to have a big group over when it comes to food. That is why I have perfected the Slow Cooker Baked Potato Bar. Morning of a playoff game all you need to do is scrub as many potatoe... more »

Rubio: Faith ‘Single Greatest Influence in My Life’

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., right, talks to members of the audience following a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016.] WAVERLY, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio promised to keep “talking about God” as he campaigned across Iowa Monday, reminding influential evangelical voters of his commitment to Christian values just two weeks before the state’s leadoff caucuses. The... more »

Hillary Clinton Gets Set for a Long Slog Against Bernie Sanders

The New York Times at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton SC] Facing a tougher than expected challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Hillary Clinton's campaign is preparing for a primary fight that could stretch into late April or early May and require a sprawling field operation in states and territories... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton Gets Set for a Long Slog Against Bernie Sanders”* at *nytimes.com*.

Assad’s Battlefield Gains Cast Cloud on Upcoming Syria Talks

BRIAN ROHAN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Nov. 10, 2014, file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, speaks with United Nations envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura in Damascus, Syria.] BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian peace talks due next week are looking increasingly moot as a string of recent battlefield victories by government troops have bolstered President Bashar Assad’s hand and plunged the rebels into disarray. The government’s advances add to... more »

Global Stocks Rally on China Economic Growth Report

YURI KAGEYAMA at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Investors check stock prices at a brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. Chinese shares were buoyed but the rest of Asian stock markets were largely flat Tuesday after China's quarterly economic growth met expectations, calming some of the investor jitters in the region.] TOKYO (AP) -- European and Asian stocks rallied Tuesday after China’s quarterly economic growth met expectations, calming intense jitters about the global outlook that have battered markets since the beginning of the year. KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 rose 2.5... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
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Freed Iranian Americans Reunited With Family Members

The Washington Post at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jason Rezaian WaPo freed prisoner] LANDSTUHL, Germany -- Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter freed Saturday after almost 18 months of incarceration in an Iranian prison, met with Post editors Monday for the first time since his release and said he was "feeling good" physically... Continue reading *“Freed Iranian Americans Reunited With Family Members”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Republican Voters Say the Clock Is Ticking on Jeb Bush’s Would-Be Comeback

Bloomberg at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Jeb Bush] Standing in a small middle-school gymnasium on a snowy New Hampshire morning, Jeb Bush listened and nodded as a man decked out in New England Patriots gear listed four separate reasons that the son and brother of former presidents may fail to... Continue reading *“Republican Voters Say the Clock Is Ticking on Jeb Bush’s Would-Be Comeback”* at *bloomberg.com*.

Hillary’s Sisterhood with Planned Parenthood

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Once upon a time, in the good old days of the first Clinton presidency, Bill Clinton turned his back on his wife. He did so after her crash-and-burn on HillaryCare helped usher in the first Republican House in 40 years.... Continue reading *“Hillary’s Sisterhood with Planned Parenthood”* at *google.com*.

Cruz Super PAC Prepares for Millions of Dollars in TV Ads

JULIE BYKOWICZ at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz3 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A well-funded outside group helping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fight for the Republican presidential nomination has purchased $2.5 million of television advertising time -- an investment that catapults it to the top tier of spenders in the... more »

Scientists Create Tiny Brain Implant That Dissolves Inside The Body

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Scientists have created a brain implant about the size of a grain of rice which dissolves inside a patient’s body after monitoring temperature and blood pressure. Researchers say that the tiny chip could be implanted into the brain or other vital organs to monitor a patient’s medical recovery without the need for cumbersome wires or operations to remove the implant once it has done its job. The biodegradable implant technology published on Monday in the journal Nature, has been proven successful in the brains of rats. RT reports: When placed under the skin of rats but on top of the... more »

What Happened To Your Weather In 1960, Julia?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Andrew Montford carries the story about the University of Exeter holding an “extreme weather day” in March, as part of their WAM Festival. What is happening to our weather? An entertaining and informative evening full of surprises with one of the country’s leading science communicators, Helen Czerski and the […]

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*The latest attempt to keep the global warming theory alive* *Contrary to all predictions, global warming stopped more than 18 years ago. But Warmists didn't let go. They said that CO2 was still producing heat but that the heat had suddenly started being mopped up by the oceans. What caused the oceans to come suddenly to that watery decision they cannot explainBut the explanation REALLY falls apart if there is no evidence of increased heat in the oceans. And such evidence is hard to come by. The oceans change very slowly, not suddenly. And the only prominent Warm... more »

UN: Nearly 19,000 Civilians Killed in Iraq in Under 2 Years

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 file photo, people carry the body of a victim killed in a truck bombing in Jameela market in the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq.] BAGHDAD (AP) -- At least 18,802 civilians were killed and another 36,245 were wounded in Iraq between the start of 2014 and Oct. 31 of last year as Iraqi forces battled the Islamic State group, according to a U.N. report... more »

Iran Moves Assets in Successful Test of Lifted Sanctions

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Iranians withdraw money from an ATM machine at a Bank Sepah in the capital Tehran on January 19, 2016.] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has successfully transferred some of its formerly frozen assets in order to ensure that financial sanctions have been fully lifted in accordance with a historic nuclear deal, the head of the central bank said Tuesday.... more »

An Overshadowed Ben Carson Struggles to Re-Energize Supporters

BILL BARROW & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: LAKEWOOD, CO - OCTOBER 29: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a news conference before a campaign event at Colorado Christian University on October 29, 2015 in Lakewood, Colorado. Ben Carson was back on the campaign trail a day after the third republican debate held at the University of Colorado Boulder.] MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Ask any of Ben Carson’s supporters why he’s best suited to be America’s next president and many will point to his vision for a country they see as distorted by liberalism and hindered by acrimonious... more »

Some People Are Slow Learners. Some People Never Learn.

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Rona Ambrose has embarked on a cross country sales tour. But what, exactly, is she selling? The product is not "new and improved." Gerry Caplan writes: They have learned nothing. They have understood nothing. They are the Bourbons of our time, though with rather less monarchical glamour. They are Canada’s own Conservative Party, already making clear their determination to recover what only months ago they believed might be theirs in perpetuity. So blinded are they by this sense of entitlement that they remain heedless of their own uncontrollable drive to self-destruction. Capla... more »

GISS & The Tampered ERSST Dataset

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://science.sciencemag.org/content/348/6242/1469 We are all doubtlessly familiar with Thomas Karl’s infamous “pausebuster” paper from last June. It achieved its aim of getting rid of the inconvenient pause largely by massive tampering with sea surface temperatures in NOAA’s Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) dataset. The effect of their adjustments is shown […]

Suicide isn't painless.

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago
White, middle-age male suicide has hit 40% in the last 10 years. Why? Middle aged Americans are turning to suicide in alarming numbers. The reasons include easily accessible prescription painkillers, the mortgage crisis, and most importantly the challenge of America's troubled economy. The Centre for Disease Control suggest suicide rates due to automobile deaths is in the increase among this age group. Whilst in the UK, new figures show that men in their forties and fifties are twice as likely to kill themselves as the rest of the population. That more men take their own lives th... more »

Still No Luck in Hunt for 12 Marines after Hawaii Crashes

AUDREY McAVOY & JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A search vessel cruises the waters off the beach at Haleiwa, Hawaii, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.] HONOLULU (AP) -- Teams searching the waters off Hawaii where two Marine helicopters crashed have had no luck so far in their hunt for 12 missing crew members. Three of the four life rafts aboard the helicopters have been recovered... more »

Diogenes : Pre-Modern, Post-Modernist Deconstructionist and Complete Dick

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
*"Deconstructionists are like the cynics and skeptics of the ancient world in that they, like Diogenes and Pyrrho, refuse to profess or affirm a doctrine of their own, but only negate the ideas of others. "** - Tarpley* “Plato had defined Man as an animal, biped and featherless, and was applauded. Diogenes plucked a fowl and brought it into the lecture-room with the words, ‘Here is Plato’s man.’ In consequence of which there was added to the definition, ‘having broad nails.’” Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers in Ten Books, Book VI, 40, page 43 of the Loeb Classics editio... more »

The Path of Non-Violence - A Guest Post by Pam Bickell

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
The Path of Non-Violence by Pam Bickell Notes Along There Path Blog, 18 January 2016 The great spiritual teacher, Paramahansa Yogananda says–I’m rephrasing here–that we humans create our environments with our thoughts, literally. An aggravated mood might bring mosquitoes to us. Fear or anger overtaking a city can stir up tornadoes, or draw a hurricane. (Prayer and meditation have the opposite, calming, effect.) Large-scale acts of violence such as the events of 9/11 can lead to war. The acts themselves do not cause war—our reactions to the events, our thoughts and fervent... more »

Breaking News..It Looks Almost Certain That Petronas Will Defer Their British Columbia Prince Rupert LNG Project(PNW LNG) Well Into The Future

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 19 hours ago
*http://forum.hackingthemainframe.com/t/the-11-4-billion-question-for-petronas/17007 **______________* *Malaysia’s Petronas to Slash $11.4 Billion in Capital, Operating Expenses* *KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia’s state-oil firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd., or Petronas, is planning to slash as much as 50 billion ringgit ($11.4 billion) in capital and operating expenditure over the next four years, according to an internal memo sent to staff by its chief financial officer. * *The plan comes as the **continuing rout in oil prices** has **hurt major oil companies** world-wide, with the ... more »

China’s Xi Jinping Signals Coming Purge of Former Regime Head

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It should be obvious by now that the former leader has no capacity to protect his proteges at all. All that is left him is the inevitable day in which he answers to the investigators. In China, that is not a pleasant prospect. I do not think that he will be allowed to be free of it all which is unusual as this will be brought to bear on future leaders. However if the crimes are heavy enough then that may also be driving the whole process. real treason has been discussed but not brought into the open. Bringing the major crimes now into the open would be excellent news at this... more »

The Enigma of Coral Castle

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
In the end he had to be able to neutralize gravity. From the pictures what we see are plenty of flat surfaces and that is important and also expected. I know that it is not sufficient and i suspect that he produced an application field that paralleled the surfaces. I do not think it was sloppy either. Since this is now on our agenda, I suspect that the solution will turn out to be simple enough. At least it is narrowed down to EM which is what we work with and flat sided rock. We at least have a starting point having altered the weight of a bucket of water. *O**vercoming G... more »

Remember The Old Days? (Shielding the Rich's Fortunes:  Pre- and Post-Obama Realities) People Should Be Hoping for a Socialist Right About Now  (Saturday Night Republicans Go Wild - As Usual)  Glenn Frey Already Gone

Voting for Judges? www.votingforjudges.com Don't watch the video below if you want to sleep well from now on. Well? Strike that. Crashing Banks Remembering the old days? How about the new days? Much harder to fathom. The very richest are able to quietly shape tax policy that will allow them to shield billions in income. Mr & Mrs L. M. Bacon and their Island (image by NYTimes.com)The

Well Well

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
*The Yilan plain, now under local administration* Long time waiting for that election. And very happy to see it. The easy part was beating the imploding KMT, which, like a star becoming a black hole, will continue to exert a powerful negative gravity on local space. The hard part is coming up -- decolonizing Taiwan, governing our fractious nation, reforming the government reshaping it into an actual government and not the candy coating over a one-party state, keeping the DPP from falling apart, fending off the coming challenges of the minor parties, which have to differentiate them... more »

Military Photo of the Day: January 19, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Japan Base-900] The tents of U.S. Marines stand below Mt. Fuji on Jan. 7, 2016, in Gotemba, Japan. Thank you to Cpl. Janessa Pon for capturing this magnificent image!

The Best And Worst MREs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Meals Ready to Eat (Photo by U.S. Marine Corps) *Task & Purpose*: *A Survival Guide To The Best And Worst MREs* Finding a good MRE shouldn’t be a game of chance. It’s time to start choosing the right ones. For troops operating beyond the borders of large bases and installations, there are few constants, but one of them is that most of what you eat will come from a bag in the form of Meals Ready-To-Eat, or MREs. If you’re living rough, you may be eating two a day, so knowing which ones are worth your time is important. From 2009 to 2010, I was a combat correspondent, attached to 1st... more »

Bank of America Says China Passed ‘Point of No-Return’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: A migrant workers at the West Railway Station in Beijing. (Guang Niu/Getty Images)] What is now happening is that they are facing a full blown contraction. 1 Major slow down caused by a falling order book. This imposes massive layoffs and real strain on the social network suddenly having to cope with supporting the unemployed. A lot of folks will be farming this year. 2 Currency contraction that is likely to go too low and continue until the Chinese recovery is properly underway. 3 A clean up of thirty years of accumulated corruption. Welcome as this is... more »

Shock Revelation? — Putin Secretly Planned Collapse Of Soviet Union To Make Russia Great Again

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Vladimir-Putin_2856004b] Well maybe not as he was a staff officer of some sort in east Germany then. He took full advantage of his opportunities after, but he could hardly have been on anyone's ground floor of the greatest conspiracy of all time. Imaginative fiction writing posing as conspiracy theory is becoming seriously off putting and hopelessly misleading to those who have not done their homework. On the other hand those same folks barely read anyway.There is an alternate history spinning around the internet and this is part of it all. Remember that all con... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
#NEWSGRAPHIC Updated charts on China's economy pic.twitter.com/4mxzeY45HD — AFP news agency (@AFP) January 19, 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping To Visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CCTV*:* President Xi leaves for visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran* BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Tuesday for state visits to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Iran. Xi is invited by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Xi's entourage includes Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee; Li Zhanshu, member of the Political Bureau of the CP... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Above Iraq* A French F-2 Rafale aircraft flies over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Jan. 8, 2016. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb

U.S. Sec. of State John Kerry Warns Saudi Arabia On The Consequences Of Obtaining Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*CNN: John Kerry*:* 'You can't just buy a bomb'* Washington (CNN)Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday dismissed concerns that Saudi Arabia might seek to buy a nuclear weapon to balance the deck with Iran. "You can't just buy a bomb and transfer it," Kerry told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Monday. Relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, already tense, have deteriorated in recent weeks with the Saudi execution of a Shiite cleric and Iranians storming the Saudi Embassy in Tehran. Blitzer pointed out that Saudi Arabia has plenty of money that could be put toward buying a nuclear weapon... more »

The Economy: "Markets And The Fear and Greed Index"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*Markets:* To more easily track the carnage go here: - http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/ ◆ *Fear & Greed Index:* What emotion is driving the market now? CNN's Fear & Greed Index tracks seven indicators of investor sentiment here: -http://money.cnn.com/data/fear-and-greed/ Above data from close of trading Jan. 18, 2016.

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC0-RJ3P1G0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“These two spiral galaxies make a photogenic pair, found within the boundaries of the northern constellation Draco. Contrasting in color and orientation, NGC 5965 is nearly edge-on to our line of sight and dominated by yellow hues, while bluish NGC 5963 is closer to face-on. Of course, even in this well-framed cosmic snapshot the scene is invaded by other galaxies, including small elliptical NGC 5969 at the lower left. * Click image for larger size.* Brighter, spiky stars in our own Milky Way are scattered through the foreground. Though they seem to be close and of similar size, gala... more »

The Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox, “Solitude”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Solitude”* “Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air. The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care. Rejoice, and men will seek you; Grieve, and they turn and go. They want full measure of all your pleasure, But they do not need your woe. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all. There are none to decline your nectared wine, But alone you must drink life's gall. Feast, and your... more »

Carl Davidson : My two cents on the Democratic debate

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
This time around, I think Sanders defined the agenda and dominated the discussion. By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | January 19, 2016 The three Democratic contenders — Senator Bernie Sanders, Secretary Hillary Clinton and Governor Martin O’Malley — … finish reading Carl Davidson : My two cents on the Democratic debate

Book about George Washington's pastry-cook censored

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
*Claims about the freedom in the U.S. are getting absolutely ludicrous* You may have one of the last opportunities to buy the children's book about the chef of the first U.S. President George Washington because the book was censored by the publisher after a series of attacks launched by the radical leftist movement that has no respect for the historical truth, the freedom of speech, or the founders of the United States of America. The banned book is currently the #6 bestseller at amazon.com – the ban clearly helped this ranking – but you may expect that the free sales won't last too... more »

Remembering Glenn Frey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Saw them in Ottawa about 20 years ago. My favourite song from the Eagles has always been Hotel California (see below). Their dress and image was simple .... because the focus was always on the music.

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* "Countdown To The End": EU Officials Say Europe Is "Going Down The Drain" What Could Go Wrong? China Builds A Floating Nuclear Power Plant *The Citadel Is Breached: Congress Taps the Fed for Infrastructure Funding* China's Housing Is Recovering, Just Ignore The 10 Billion Square Feet Of Vacant Housing Mission Accomplished? The U.S. Spent Half A Billion On Mining In Afghanistan With "Limited Progress" Tenge Crashes As Low Oil Prices Take Dramatic Toll On Kazakh Economy China's Top Stock Regulator Gives Up On "Immature" Market, Hands In Resgination Francois Hollande... more »

Too Big to Fail: The Sequel?

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Everyone is Approved - 900] Movie sequels are rarely as good as the original films on which they’re based. The same dictum, it appears, holds for finance. The 2008 housing market collapse was bad enough, but it appears now that we’re on the verge of... more »

What are Elections For?

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Vote Here, Voting Kiosk, Polling Place, Elections, America, American Flag, Politics, USA] After months of watching all sorts of political polls, we are finally just a few weeks away from actually beginning to see some voting in primary elections. Polls let people vent their emotions. But elections are held to actually accomplish... more »

Darlene McBride: The Republican Party’s #1 Singing Star!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-By Noah* Many years ago, I used to hurry home on Sunday nights in order to make sure I caught MadTV. MadTV was a sketch comedy show that ran from 1995 into 2009. Ironically, it ran on Rupert Murdoch’s FOX network, but, then, so did The Simpsons, a show that managed to be a little subversive (in a good way) at times. Perhaps, the Republicans in control simply missed some of the Simpsons’ snark as it went right by their heads. As for MadTV, one of the show’s recurring satirical characters was a singing right wing character named Darlene McBride. McBride’s songs championed such R... more »

Saudi Arabia Is Nervous On The Rise Of Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** Saudi Arabia alarmed, in private, at Iran's sanctions relief* Saudi officials have said little in public, but they fear the end of sanctions on Iran could boost what they see as its subversive activities in the Middle East while also enriching a diverse economy that the oil-dependent kingdom views as a major competitor for regional influence. Saudi-Iranian political rivalry has aggravated tumult across the Middle East for years, but has escalated in recent months as Riyadh's new rulers have taken a harder line and as the nuclear deal has relieved pressure on Tehran. I... more »

Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular with General Election Voters

FiveThirtyEight/Nate Silver at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump] Several recent stories, like this one from the Washington Post's Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, report that influential Republicans have become increasingly resigned to the prospect of Donald Trump as their nominee. One theme in these stories is that the... Continue reading *“Donald Trump Is Really Unpopular with General Election Voters”* at *fivethirtyeight.com*.

Hillary Clinton’s Debate Comments Make Bill Clinton Fair Game in 2016

The Washington Post at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Bill Clinton] Ever since Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump launched his first attacks on Bill Clinton last month, the media has hemmed and hawed about whether the former president is fair game in the 2016 campaign. He isn't on the ballot, after... Continue reading *“Hillary Clinton’s Debate Comments Make Bill Clinton Fair Game in 2016”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

The End Of Europe As We Know It?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Zero Hedge:* *"Countdown To The End": EU Officials Say Europe Is "Going Down The Drain"* Back in September, when Berlin and Brussels were busy devising a quota plan to settle the millions of Mid-East asylum seekers flooding into the country, Slovakia said that if Germany called for financial penalties against countries unwilling to accommodate their “share” of migrants, it would be “the end of the EU.” That might have seemed hyperbolic at the time, but since then, the situation has spiraled out of control. Border fences have been erected, refugee camps are overflowing, and anti-... more »

Obama’s Syria Invasion Was Devised By Kim Roosevelt In 1957

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Teddy Roosevelt’s grandson, Kim Roosevelt, had planned the invasion of Syria by the U.S. along with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey in 1957. It’s the exact same plan that President Obama has put into action since he got into the White House. Kim’s 1957 strategy made use of false flag events intended to fool the public into accepting a course of action they would have otherwise not accepted. The sarin gas attack in Syria in 2013 is an example of this. The US were caught smuggling sarin gas into Syria in order to use it on Syrian civilians. Obama used this false flag gas attack as ju... more »

U.S. West Coast Given Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Warning

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A data buoy located in the ocean just off the coast of Oregon has indicated that a possible large earthquake could be about to strike the west coast of America. The data indicates that the earthquake could strike the Cascadia Subduction Zone – an area where a magnitude 9.0 earthquake last struck in 1700. Newsprepper.com reports: According to the data buoy, the water column height (depth) fell sharply within minutes off the coast of Oregon, signaling the land beneath the ocean has suddenly “sunk.” Here are the graphs showing what the ocean data buoy recorded: As of 0231:30, the in... more »

Iran Prepares To 'Flood' The World's Oil Markets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*:* Iran Set to Pump More Oil Into Market Glut* HOUSTON — With international sanctions lifted, the Iranian government called on its oil industry Monday to open the taps on production, a move that could add to a global glut of crude that has sent prices into a tailspin. Benchmark prices edged further below $30 a barrel as traders considered the prospect of new oil flowing into a global market already oversupplied by one million barrels a day, roughly enough to fuel the needs of every driver in a state the size of Pennsylvania or Ohio. Iranian news organizations quot... more »

"Be Like The Bird..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What matter if this base, unjust life Cast you naked and disarmed? If the ground breaks beneath your step, Have you not your soul? Your soul! You fly away, Escape to realms refined, Beyond all sadness and whimpering. Be like the bird which on frail branches balanced A moment sits and sings; He feels them tremble, but he sings unshaken, Knowing he has wings." – Victor Hugo

"Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes - do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall." - Rainer Maria Rilke

"The Ripe Olive"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man- yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it." - Marcus Antoninus Aurelius

“LA’s Methane Blowout: Multiple Types Of Radioactive Material Constantly Being Emitted”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“LA’s Methane Blowout: Multiple Types * *Of Radioactive Material Constantly Being Emitted” * By Catherine J. Frompovich *View from Aliso Canyon. The tall buildings you see at the image top are downtown L.A.* Los Angeles County, California 2014 Population estimate: 10,116,705 San Fernando Valley, California 2014 Population estimate: 1,571,548 "Here is a short heads-up regarding the San Fernando Valley methane leak, which is affecting the health of thousands of humans from radon dust and radiation damage, plus other aerosolized toxins and toxic groundwater. Please take 11 minutes to wa... more »

Five French Foreign Legionnaires Killed In Alps Avalanche

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*France 24*: *Avalanche kills five soldiers during training in French Alps* Five French Foreign Legionnaires were killed Monday in an avalanche as they were on a training exercise in the French Alps, police sources said, the second such tragedy to strike the region in less than a week. Another six were injured near the resort of Valfréjus, with one in intensive care in hospital after suffering hypothermia. They were among a group of 50 soldiers taking part in the skiing exercise. Three helicopters were involved in the search, as well as five police dogs and three doctors. The nat... more »

Professor Attacks University for Mourning Paris Attacks, but Not Baltimore

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Mary Reed Hall at the University of Denver.] A faculty member and two graduate students at the University of Denver (DU) have written a letter castigating the school for showing an "implicit bias towards white life" because it sent out emails concerning the terrorist attack in Paris last... more »

Apple, Sony, Samsung Face Child Labour Claims

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Apple, Sony and Samsung have been accused of employing child labor slaves as young a seven years old by human rights organisation Amnesty. Amnesty have accused the tech giants of failing to do basic checks to ensure minerals used in their products were not mined by children. A report into cobalt mining, a component of lithium-ion batteries, found young children being forced to mine for the mineral in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on behalf of these firms. BBC News reports: The firms said that they had a zero tolerance policy towards child labour. The DRC produces at least 50... more »

Skepticism vs. Pseudoskepticism

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
We have had arguments about the purpose of skepticism and what it means to be a skeptic. I have often thought it odd that the skeptics seem to embrace the explanations for UFO sightings with little or no skepticism but continue to demand boatloads of proof from those who believe UFOs might be alien. Sure, I get that the bar for the believers is higher because of what that belief is, but that doesn’t absolve the skeptics from presenting rational thought. The best example that pops into my mind is Project Mogul. They seem to embrace it even though the documentation suggests that there ... more »

The Surest Way To Run Herr Trumpf Out Of Politics Permanently: Nominate Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Peter Wehner is another regular *NY Times* in-house rightist who represents the pretty-much universally reviled GOP neocon establishment. He had staff jobs with Reagan and in each of the failed Bush presidencies. Predictably, he's backing the Jebster this time around and a few days the *Times* allowed him to attack Herr Trumpf in a blistering OpEd, Why I Will Never Vote For Donald Trump. He's never missed voting and he's always voted for the Republican nominees and he's certainly not going to vote for Hillary if, as most Republicans are certain, she wins the Democratic nomination. ... more »

World Economic Forum Chairman: Refugee Crisis Could Be Precursor to Something Much Bigger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Klaus Schwab Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg *Bloomberg*:* Davos Boss Warns Refugee Crisis Could Be Precursor to Something Much Bigger* * Growing economic woe could set millions on the road to Europe * We must “restablish a sense that we all are in the same boat” As the crash in commodities prices spreads economic woe across the developing world, Europe could face a wave of migration that will eclipse today’s refugee crisis, says Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum. “Look how many countries in Africa, for example, depend on the income from oil exports... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Habib Toumi, Gulf News:* *What the Iran deal means for the Arabs* *Gulf concerns have been overlooked as jubilant West chases its interests* Manama: The lifting of the international sanctions against Iran following the announcement by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that Tehran had complied with the deal aimed at scaling down its nuclear programme has been greeted with varying degrees of jubilation and scepticism in the region. For the Iranians, it was a very special day. “I thank God for this blessing and bow to the greatness of the patient nation of Iran. Congrat... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Texarkana, Texas, Arkansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"Despair and Survival"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Despair and Survival"* by Sam Smith "Ever since I read Thoreau in high school and adopted as my own his declaration that he would rather sit alone on a pumpkin than be crowded on a velvet stool, I have made the pursuit of individual freedom a part of my daily business. I follow it like others follow football. I know the game, the players, and the rules. And one of the most important things I have discovered is how few people are able to help you much. The psychiatrist with his elegant degree, the minister with an eye on the vestry's budget, the philosophy professor just short of ... more »

North Korea Say They Have Invented ‘Hangover-Free’ Alcohol

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
North Korea have announced that they have successfully developed the world’s first hangover-free alcohol. According to state media, a popular North Korean liquor can be drunk without any fear of suffering a hangover the next day. The reason? The drink manufacturer replaced sugar with scorched, glutinous rice. Standard.co.uk reports: The change of ingredients has eliminated a bitter taste and hangovers, it is claimed. Ginseng is commonly used in both Koreas on the ground of its medicinal properties and is famous for its use in the city of Kaesong in the North Hwanghae province in No... more »

Russia Deploys Deadly Robots Against ISIS In Syria, And Win

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russia have deployed fully autonomous armed robots to battle ISIS militants in Syria, and according to Russian military officials – the robots are winning. The robots have been primarily deployed to lead the offensive for the recovery of Aleppo, with its population of 1 million people relying on the robots to ward off terrorists. Superstation95.com reports: Heralding a revolution in modern warfare, the Russians are fielding two kinds of robots – the Platform-M combat robot and the Argo Mobility Platform, both heavily armored and capable of functioning day or night in a variety of ba... more »

France Declares Economic And Social Emergency

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
France have declared a national emergency after French President Francois Hollande announced the country had been plunged into a “state of economic and social emergency”, involving a €2 billion plan to try and revive France’s failing economy. “Due to the threat of terrorism in the past, we had to introduce a state of emergency. But amid global chaos and an uncertain economic environment, it’s appropriate to talk about a state of economic and social emergency. Employment is the most important question after the security of French citizens,” Hollande said on Monday. RT.com reports: Ac... more »

David Irving Discusses Rudolf Hess + Wolf Rüdiger Hess On The Assassination of His Father By The British Government

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*"Hess: The Missing Years, 1941-1945" by David Irving (2010).* *Amazon Description: * This book tells the Real History of the dramatic flight which Adolf Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess made in 1941 to Scotland in an attempt to stop the war before the saturation bombing holocaust began. Intercepted before he could reach His Majesty the King, Hess vanished into the maw of the Secret Service, and was held as Winston Churchill s personal prisoner. British files relate how experts used truth drugs and hidden microphones to try to prise the secrets out of him. Taken to Nuremberg in 1945, H... more »

EPA Says It ‘Did Its Job’ Despite Not Telling Flint Its Water Was Contaminated

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: McCarthy - 900] The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief told reporters the agency "did its job" when asked how the Obama administration handled the ongoing water crisis in the city of Flint, Mich. "EPA did its job but clearly the outcome was not... more »

A Trafficking Survivor Shares How We Can Combat Modern-Day Slavery

Verily Magazine at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: modern-day slavery] Today, we remember Martin Luther King Jr. We remember a man who famously said "I have a dream" and followed through on it. We remember a man who fought to erase the the residual effects of slavery that had troubled our nation... Continue reading *“A Trafficking Survivor Shares How We Can Combat Modern-Day Slavery”* at *verilymag.com*.

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at the Age of 67

Hillel Italie at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: FILE - In this March 20, 2010 file photo, Glenn Frey of the Eagles performs at Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVI in Phoenix, Arizona. The Eagles said band founder Frey died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in New York after battling multiple ailments. He was 67.] NEW YORK (AP) -- Glenn Frey, a rock ‘n’ roll rebel from Detroit who journeyed West, co-founded the Eagles and with Don Henley became one of history’s most successful songwriting teams with such hits as “Hotel California” and “Life in the... more »

US Government Activate Emergency Bird Flu Plan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
U.S. health officials have activated the emergency bird flu plan after confirmation that the deadly virus has struck a turkey farm in Indiana. Officials are currently assessing the threat the outbreak poses to the public whilst exercising extra precautions following last years outbreak which led to the deaths of over 48 million chickens and turkeys. Cnbc.com reports: Strains similar to the new virus, known as H7N8, have on rare occasions made people ill and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state officials aim to re... more »

Putin “Pleased” That Leonardo DiCaprio Will Play Him In New Movie

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Valdimir Putin is said to be “pleased” at the idea that Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio might play him in an upcoming movie. Spokesman Valery Karpov for Russian film production company “Lenfilm” said in a recent interview that they would be interesting in having the US actor for a new film project. Pravdareport.com reports: “It is always interesting to create films. Leonardo DiCaprio is often compared to Lenin in his youth. We have plenty of scenery and props to recreate the era of the revolution,” he said. Earlier, DiCaprio told Welt am Sonntag that would be int... more »

Jan. 18: Why do men tip their hats to women?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Several days ago, I wrote a blog that included reference to a commentary by Brian Murphy – lawyer, former Conservative member of parliament, and columnist. I thought it the most ignorant and/or self-serving newspaper column I had ever read. And I wondered that an editor could allow such gibberish to appear in print. But what was it possibly about? It's a column on his admiration for both Conservatives and Liberals. Only Conservatives and Liberals. And he just loves them all – the big-hearted Mulroney, the thoughtful and intelligent Harper, just loves them. Message? Mr. Murphy loves ... more »

The Tennessee Taliban Strikes Again

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
It is great to be back home and living in Nashville, which is to Tennessee what Austin is to Texas--a small blue dot surrounded by poor red counties where the majority of people who vote still vote their whiteness over their best economic interests. And so the real regrettable part of living here has to do with state politics, which is controlled by ALEC and run by a new crop of corporate welfare dimwits who would be looking for assistant managers' jobs at Walmart if it were not for the sponsorship of billionaires and Wall Street scumbags who buy state legislative offices for thes... more »

The New Millennium Has Been An Era Of Fraud

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Towards the end of the last century America entered a period of fraud that has brought the world to the edge of war, or if Russia and China can prevent that, then a mass revolution. Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, Paul Craig Roberts says that America has turned into a fraud. America has waged the most wars in recent history. Its economy has been hollowed out and sold off to profit corrupt bankers and businesses. U.S. leaders and representatives work for the highest campaign fund donors who have links to the elite. Their policies are shaped and influenced by the econ... more »

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