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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, January 23, 2016

23 Jan - Blogs I'm Following

Jakarta Globe
Cooked in Indonesia: Phoney Rice Data Threatens Food Supply
Indonesian agriculture officials routinely inflate rice harvest data to present a rosy picture to the government and keep farm subsidies flowing, but their latest phoney numbers could lead to a severe shortage of the staple in coming months, officials say.

Jailed Author to Use Compensation for International School
A dissident author awarded Rp 1 billion by the courts in compensation for unfair imprisonment, sanctioned by former President Suharto, has revealed he will use the money to realize his long-time dream of establishing an international school in Indonesia's outermost islands.

Defense Secretary Carter announces plans to deploy 101st Airborne Division in new escalation of war.

10:30pm MST

War Against ISIS A ‘Hoax Created By USA’, Claims Expert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
The US war against ISIS and other terrorist organisation is “a total hoax” due to the fact that Washington created these organisations in order to implement it’s policy in the Middle East, a political analyst has claimed. Writer and analyst Stephen Lendman says American’s role in the Middle East is to destabilize and devastate its populations, and has absolutely nothing to do with destroying fake terrorist organisations such as ISIS and al-Qaeda. “America’s so-called war on terrorism is a total hoax. America isn’t waging war on ISIS [Daesh/ISIL], or other terrorist groups, it creat... more »

Assad Accuses Israel Of Being ‘al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad famously declared in an interview: “How can you say al-Qaeda doesn’t have an air force? They have the Israeli air force.” “It’s very clear. Because whenever we make advances in some place, they attack in order to undermine the army,” Assad said last year. Yalibnan.com reports: “Putin is the big Satan, Assad is the little Satan, Israel is now a friend, they help us”, declared Ala, lying on his hospital bed, one leg blown away, the other pinned and swathed in bandages. He had been manning an anti-aircraft gun when Russian warplanes struck, a missile ki... more »

New Type Of Lense Detects ‘Entities’ Invisible To Humans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
Using new types of lenses scientists have said that we can now see “entities” or “anomalies” both in space and our terrestrial environment. According to scientists at Thunder Energies Corp these entities are being detected mostly around military installations and industrial sites. Bb-tv.com reports: Thunder Energies Corp (TNRG:OTC) has recently detected invisible entities in our terrestrial environment with the revolutionary Santilli telescope with concave lenses (Trade Mark and patent pending by Thunder Energies). Thunder Energies Corporation has previously presented confirmations... more »

Mass Evacuation In Mexico As World’s Most Dangerous Volcano Rumbles

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
The Popocatépetl volcano, one of the worlds most dangerous, has sent a mile high toxic plume of ash into the air, sparking a mass-evacuation of people living within 10 miles of it. The volcano is just 35 miles from Mexico City, the world’s fourth most populated city and home to 20 million residents. Authorities say the risk of the volcano erupting is severe, and the lives of millions is potentially at stake. The Celestial Convergence reports: The volcano alert follows fears earlier this month that a second large volcano in Mexico – the 3,850 metres-high Colima in western Mexico – c... more »

Scientist Demonstrates How Cancer Can Be Destroyed By Frequencies

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
A scientist has showcased a new type of cancer treatment that uses resonant frequencies to completely destroy different types of cancer cells. Associate Professor and Director of Music at Skidmore College, Anthony Holland, held a groundbreaking Tedx Talk named “Shattering Cancer with Resonant Frequencies“. He told the audience his dream is to one day see a future where children no longer have to suffer from the toxic effects of cancer drugs or radiation treatment, and says he believes his team may have found the answer. Humansarefree.com reports: Many of us have likely seen or hear...more »

U.S. Announces Plans To Invade Libya

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
The United States have announced plans to potentially invade Libya, citing the threat ISIS expanding into the North African nation as justification. Washington said that “decisive military action” is needed in order to wipe out ISIS militants in Libya. US General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the New York Times, “It’s fair to say that we’re looking to take decisive military action against [Daesh] in conjunction with the political process in Libya. The president has made clear that we have the authority to use military force“. Sputniknews.com reports: To... more »

Calais Chaos: Port Closes Down As Migrants Storm Britain

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 minutes ago
The port of Calais remained closed to the public on Saturday as 500 migrants stormed the port, attempting to enter Britain. The closure follows a march by 2000 French protestors who protested against migrants living in poor conditions in the northern city of Calais. Dailymail.co.uk reports: The protest on Saturday came as British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the region, which is temporary home to about 4,000 migrants camped out in hopes of finding a better life in Britain, across the Channel. French officials said a group of 500 people forced their way through police lines a... more »

Why Simon And Garfunkel Agreed To Let Bernie Use Their Iconic Song For His Ad

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 30 minutes ago
Friday, Bernie's campaign started using the Simon and Garfunkel ad in New Hampshire and Iowa. The song is iconic and so is the minute-long ad. The former right-wing Republican operative the Clinton campaign uses as an attack dog, David Brock, one of the sleaziest and most dishonest players in American politics, is claiming to the media that ad is racist for not including enough people of color and said "From this ad it seems black lives don't matter much to Bernie Sanders." It's exactly the kind of response you would expect from a Republican. It's just odd that this is a Hillary ... more »

U.S. Nuclear Missile Damaged During Maintenance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
A U.S. Air Force missile maintenance team removes the upper section of an intercontinental ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead in an undated photo at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana. PHOTO: REUTERS/USAF/AIRMAN JOHN PARIE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *CNN*: *Nuclear missile 'mishap' costs Air Force $1.8M* (CNN)Three U.S. Air Force airmen have been stripped of their nuclear certifications after a "mishap" caused approximately $1.8 million in damage to an intercontinental ballistic missile on May 16, 2014, officials said Friday. The incident occurred when the Minuteman III nuclear miss... more »

Monkey Fever Spreads Throughout Goa, One Dead

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 57 minutes ago
A rare viral strain of monkey fever has killed a 60-year-old woman from Mauxi village in Goa, officials have confirmed. The Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), the official name for ‘monkey fever’, is said to be spread through ticks, a parasite commonly found on monkeys. Weeklyvoice.com reports: The victim from the village in North Goa, 50 km from Panaji, expired at the Goa Medical College Hospital located on the outskirts of Panaji, where she was admitted last week after the fever worsened. Confirming the death, Utkarsh Betodkar, state epidemiologist at the Directorate of Health Services... more »

Legendary cold

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 2 hours ago
*So cold I am wearing gloves inside.* It fell to 1C today in Taichung, the coldest I've ever experienced here in Taichung, so cold I am wearing cheap work gloves inside my house. Up at my university in Linkou at about 200 meters of altitude, it snowed. It snowed also in Yilan and several deaths of old people in northern Taiwan were reported. Because houses are not heated or even insulated, a legacy of our construction-industrial state's premium on speed of (shoddy) construction, it wants to be as cold inside as it is outside. Concrete houses are refrigerators... yet the worse thing... more »

Today in Gangjeong Village

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
The Navy base protests continue every day of the year - no matter the weather. No Navy base on Jeju Island, South Korea! I will be helping to organize another delegation to Jeju and Seoul next summer (late July and early August). Let me know if interested.

Jan. 23: How can a paper print all those pages....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
...and still say so little. On the good side, and for the second day in a row, the Irving press has a front page headline that is a real story. The RCMP and the Crown are hoping a quiet solution to charges that RCMP leadership was remiss when it sent police armed only with pistols to catch a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle. Three police were killed as a result. I see no reason to handle this discreetly. The dispatcher knew the man was armed with several combat-style rifles. How could lightly-armed police be sent to get him? How could an RCMP detachment not have access to more... more »

Republican Attack Ads Are Making Everyone Hate Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Friday, Hillary was busy driving up her own already unfavorable ratings by joining the most vicious surrogates and staffers on her team disseminating twisted lies about Bernie. Democrats hate negative campaigning against other Democrats. Even Republicans are growing restless-- at least in Iowa and New Hampshire-- with the tens of millions of dollars in negative ads they can't escape from. TV, radio, internet... the Republican candidates are tearing each other apart. The party's brand is being adversely effected each time one of the candidates starts pounding on another one. The l... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The Big Dipper is an easy to recognize, well-known asterism in northern skies, though many see the Plough or Wagon. Famous bright nebulae of the north can also be found along its familiar lines, highlighted in this carefully composed scene with telescopic insets framed in the wider-field skyview. *Click image for larger size.* All from Messier's catalog, M101 and M51 are cosmic pinwheel and whirlpool on the left, spiral galaxies far beyond the Milky Way. To the right, M108, a distant edge-on spiral galaxy is seen close to our galaxy's own owl-faced planetary nebula M97. Taken on Ja... more »

Chet Raymo, "Curriculum"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Curriculum"* by Chet Raymo “Of an evening blackbirds congregate in the tree below in Ballybeg. Flocks of blackbirds. We can hear their raucous disquisitions here on the hill. In their black academic gowns, their fluttering sleeves. What are they debating? The "Summa Theologica?" Pascal's "Pensees?" Newton's biblical arcana? ․ "The blackbird whirled in the autumn winds. It was a small part of the pantomime..." Those solitary desert fathers, the corncrake and the cuckoo, in the field and on the heath, are gone, victims of mechanical agriculture, with their elemental message... more »

The Poet: John O’Donohue“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“For The Time Of Necessary Decision”* “The mind of time is hard to read. We can never predict what it will bring, Nor even from all that is already gone Can we say what form it finally takes; For time gathers its moments secretly. Often we only know it’s time to change When a force has built inside the heart That leaves us uneasy as we are. Perhaps the work we do has lost its soul Or the love where we once belonged Calls nothing alive in us anymore. We drift through this gray, increasing nowhere Until we stand before a threshold we know We have to cross to come alive once more. May we ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Believe me, I know all about it. I know the stress. I know the frustration. I know the temptations of time and space. We worked this out ahead of time. They're part of the plan. We knew this stuff might happen. Actually, you insisted they be triggered whenever you were ready to begin thinking thoughts you've never thought before. New thinking is always the answer.” “Good on you,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

Rich Kid

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 4 hours ago
So I'm on the Yonge Line with the dog. And this tall young man gets on and sees the dog and wants to pet it and we end up having a conversation. He's got short, blond hair. He's good-looking in a kind of babyish way. For his height and his build his facial bones haven't gotten the thickness that separates a man from a boy. I'm figuring he's still in high school. So he tells me that he's got an idea for how to help the homeless. Give them a dog to look after. Also, get them a place to stay and a job to go to. But the dog is crucial. The dog will give them companionship and support,... more »

"It'll Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*Deputy Wendell:* “It's a mess, ain't it, Sheriff?” *Sheriff Bell:* “If it ain't, it'll do till the mess gets here.” - “No Country For Old Men” And you'd better believe the mess is coming... - CP

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Waukee, Iowa, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

U.S. Special Forces Prepare For A 'Black Hawk Down' Scenario In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Evidence of US activity at Rmelian airfield in #Syria (controlled by #Kurdish #YPG)? New @Stratfor image #voaalert pic.twitter.com/BHaT1JguIC — Jeff Seldin (@jseldin) January 22, 2016 *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *Are U.S. Special Forces Facing a Syrian 'Black Hawk Down'?* As part of an expanding campaign in the region, American special operations forces have taken the Rmeilan air base in Syria. The base is located in the northeastern part of Syria near the Turkish and Iraqi borders—which is an area dominated by the Kurds. According to the London-based Syrian Observatory f... more »

Phony Wars for Real Profit (If Not the Expected Crowning by Elites of Hillary or Jeb) Explained (Trump/Palin/Cruz/Rubio Neo-Nazis Express Sideshow Explodes)

. . . during the Cold War, there were some white looking “terrorists” – the left-wingers belonging to several revolutionary cells, in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. But only now we are learning that the terrorist acts attributed to them were actually committed by the Empire, by several European right-wing governments and intelligence services. You remember, the NATO countries were blowing

The Economy: "No Surer Means"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"There is no subtler, no surer means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose. Lenin is said to have declared that the best way to destroy the Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method they not only confiscate, but they confiscate ... more »

The Economy: "What Is A Middle Class Income In America?

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"What Is A Middle Class Income In America?" * A lot less than you think and Americans are getting poorer by the day. by mybudget360 "Questions around being middle class are coming up a lot in the last few years. This inquiry is coming up because people are grasping at straws trying to maintain a quality of life that reflects a middle class lifestyle but many have incomes that simply do not support their spending. Americans are set to become poorer this year. As we penned an article talking about the destruction of the middle class economy, for the first time in a generation the mid... more »

US Preps for a Military Solution in Syria- Russian & US Troops in Close Proximity

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
* To understand the week end news...we're taking a trip through 2 weeks of developments* *January 7/2016: The Top US Military Official Arrives in Turkey. Who Greets Him?...* *More then two weeks has passed since that post. * It appeared clear, to me anyway, the destabilization of the Syria/Iraq/Turkey situation was going to take a turn for the worse- Preparations were clearly being made between the US and Turkish Military- With milit*ary requests coming from Turkish military being made directly to US military counterparts.** This was NATO planning. Erdogan was out of the loop, as h...more »

Scientists Claim To Have Invented A ‘Magnetic Wormhole’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Scientists in Spain have created a “magnetic wormhole” in the laboratory which is reportedly capable of transmitting magnetic fields invisibly through space. While the manufactured wormhole does not connect two separate points in “spacetime” as does a genuine theoretical wormhole and cannot answer physic’s and cosmology’s fundamental questions, it can however connect two points in three dimensional space, albeit electromagnetically. Researchers at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona have developed a spherical device capable of transferring a magnetic field from one point in space ... more »

Haig, Vance, Califano and Jesse

Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
Even now, Williams worried about his public image, fretting to Larry Lucchino that he did not want to be regarded simply as a baseball owner, or even a brilliant lawyer.He wanted to be seen as a man who was concerned with the great events of the day - a "wise man" who counselled the powerful even if he did not hold public office himself. Jesse Jackson certainly saw him that way. "*No matter who was in, Williams was never out,*" said the black political leader. "*You came to him.*" Jackson would call Williams to chat about politics and power jn Washington at least once a month, an... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter Wants To Accelerate The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses U.S. military personnel during a meeting near an F-16 fighter jet at Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, South Korea Thursday, April 9, 2015. Reuters/Lee Jin-man/Pool *Ash Carter, Politico*: *It’s Time to Accelerate the ISIL Fight* Thhe storied 101st Airborne Division will soon deploy 1,800 troops to Iraq to aid in the fight against ISIL. They will head there with the support of the American people and armed with a clear campaign plan to help our allies deliver the barbaric organization a lasting defeat, which I personally ... more »

New Clues on C.I.A. Consultant Who Vanished in Iran

The New York Times at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: new_iran_prisoner_guy_900] When the United States and Iran swapped prisoners last week, nothing was said to resolve the mystery about another captive: Robert A. Levinson, a Central Intelligence Agency consultant who disappeared in Iran in 2007. Iranian leaders have long said that they knew... Continue reading *“New Clues on C.I.A. Consultant Who Vanished in Iran”* at *nytimes.com*.

Clinton Needs an Iowa Victory to Blunt the Momentum of Bernie Sanders

The Washington Post at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: clinton 400] There are two large questions as the Democratic campaign in Iowa enters its final days. One is whether Sen. Bernie Sanders can generate a significant turnout among first-time caucus attendees. The second is whether the organization that Hillary Clinton has... Continue reading *“Clinton Needs an Iowa Victory to Blunt the Momentum of Bernie Sanders”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Sectarianism, TUSC, and Jeremy Corbyn

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
I read with interest that the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition have decided to stand aside at a February council by-election in the Lower Stoke ward of Coventry. According to the *Cov Telegraph*, TUSC are seeking talks with Jeremy Corbyn about a merger between TUSC and Labour, and an alliance to fight the next round of local government cuts the Tories are due to impose on councils. Speaking for TUSC, Dave Nellist (who else?) said "Unfortunately TUSC hasn’t yet had the opportunity to sit down with Jeremy to discuss what he can do to get Labour councillors, in Coventry and else... more »

Is a hole opening up in the center of American politics?

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 5 hours ago
Although Hillary Clinton (51.2%) still leads Bernie Sanders (38%) in the most recent national polls among Democratic primary voters, according to Real Clear Politics, Sen. Sanders is now well ahead in New Hampshire (51.6% to 36.8%), closing the gap in Iowa (41.5% to 47.9%) and ripe with momentum just about everywhere. In mid-November, Sanders had trailed Clinton in Iowa by 25%. He has narrowed that to just 6.4%. In early December, Sanders was ahead by just 2% in New Hampshire. That lead has now grown to 14.8%. And Mrs. Clinton was ahead nationally by 27.4%. She now leads by half... more »

US Gives Up Oversight Of Internet, Moves Towards Decentralization

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The US government is to surrender its control of internet’s underlying technology this year, giving up the administration of Internet IPs & Domain Names and moving towards a more global governance. For the first time since American academics launched the network 47 years ago, the gate-keeping of online addresses will be decentralized to include foreign governments, businesses and individual users, in a symbolic move that is made to reflect the integrity of the system that allows access to the World Wide Web. The Independent reports: The non-profit body which administrates domain name...more »

AP Sources: Bloomberg Eyeing Independent White House Bid

JONATHAN LEMIRE & LISA LERER at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2015, file photo, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the C40 cities awards ceremony, in Paris. Bloomberg is taking some early steps toward launching a potential independent campaign for president. That's according to three people familiar with the billionaire media executive's plans. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly for Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign ... more »

Trump: My Supporters Would Stick With Me Even If I Shot Someone

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Dordt College, on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Sioux Center, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his supporters are so loyal they would stick with him even if he shot somebody. The comment came as Trump contrasted himself with rivals such as Ted Cruz, his... more »

Does Donald Trump Has What It Takes To Be A 'Commander In Chief'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Jeremy Herb, Politico*: *Will Trump flunk the commander-in-chief test?* The real-estate mogul thinks he's got what it takes. The GOP establishment thinks otherwise. The Republican defense establishment is terrified Donald Trump will fail the “commander in chief test” with voters should he continue to defy all predictions and become the GOP nominee. Just a few months ago, at an annual gathering of national security leaders at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California, former Republican lawmakers and national security officials openly dismissed the real estate mogul-tur... more »

Woman Claims £33m Winning Lottery Ticket Went Through Wash

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A Worcester woman claims that a £33 million lottery prize that has remained unclaimed belongs to her and that her winning ticket was accidentally put in the wash with the rest of the washing. The lottery organizers Camelot announced that a winning ticket purchased in Worcester had remained unclaimed and asked residents to ‘check down side of sofas.’ The lotto player insists that her fading ticket is the real deal and wants the £33 million prize money. The Guardian reports: The woman, who refused to be named, claims the paper slip went through the washing machine in the pocket of a p... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Police Charge 17-Year-Old in Canada After 4 Shot Dead

ROB GILLIES at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Candles and flowers placed as a memorial lay near the La Loche, Saskatchewan, junior and senior high school on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The shooting occurred Friday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)] TORONTO (AP) -- Police on Saturday charged a 17-year-old boy with four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted murder in a mass shooting at a school and home in an aboriginal community in western Canada, officials said.... more »

Airlines Cancel More Than 6,600 Flights Due to Blizzard

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Danny Stalworth leans against a fierce wind as he tries to clear his sidewalk early Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Atlantic City. Most of the state was facing a blizzard warning from Friday evening until Sunday that called for up to 24 inches of snow, with the deepest accumulations in the central part of the state. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)] Airlines canceled more than 6,600 flights this weekend as the blizzard hitting the East Coast brings major cities to a standstill. The bulk of Saturday’s 4,440 cancelations are at airports in the New York City and Washington metro areas, accordin... more »

3 Inmates Held on Violent Crimes Escape California Jail

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: This image provided by the Orange County, Calif., Sheriff's Department on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, shows three jail inmates charged with violent crimes who escaped from the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, Calif. The men from left are, 37-year-old Hossein Nayeri, charged with kidnapping and torture; 20-year-old Jonathan Tieu, who is charged with murder, and 43-year-old Bac Duong, charged with attempted murder. Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock said Saturday that the inmates were last seen at 5 a.m. on Friday and could have escaped anytime between then and late Friday night. (Orange... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Jan 16, 2015 to Jan 23, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Jan 16, 2015 to Jan 23, 2016"* By Bob Nichols * "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth."* - Morpheus (San Francisco) January 23, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected some people this week around the United States. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with the Rad numbers in with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page here. These are the American cities that exceeded 1,000 CPM this week. *Only twenty-four (24) American cities topped out at more than 1,...more »

Iran And China Have Agreed To A $600 Billion Trade Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (R) meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Tehran, Iran January 23, 2016.REUTERS/President.ir/Handout via Reuters *Reuters:* *Iran, China agree $600-billion trade deal after sanctions* Iran and China agreed to expand bilateral ties and increase trade to $600 billion in the next 10 years, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday during a visit to Tehran by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Xi is the second leader of a U.N. Security Council member to visit Tehran after the nuclear deal Iran struck with world powers last year. Russian President Vladi... more »

US & Turkey Prepared For Military Solutions In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the US and Turkey are prepared for military solutions in Syria if a political solution cannot be found….which is looking increasingly likely. The Geneva peace talks have already been postponed “We do know it would better if we can reach a political solution but we are prepared …, if that’s not possible, to have a military solution to this operation and taking out Daesh‘” Biden made the comments during a news conference following a meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, where he also stated that Washington recognizes the Kurdist... more »

Meet The REAL "Dr. Evil" - Exposing George Soros For His Crimes Against Humanity.

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 7 hours ago
I have constantly stated in my many rants that the present "migrant crisis" that we are seeing in Europe that is destroying all European nations as they stupidly allow these "migrants" and "refugees" to stay in their nations, has been a planned operation for years... And there is only one man alive today that has the money and the power to bring the planned destruction of Europe to fruition, and this is of course the man that I call "Dr. Evil", Gyorgy Schwartz, aka George Soros...... Lets face the facts here... It cost MILLIONS of dollars to supply all the boats and other means of t... more »

Trump This One......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
A Trump campaign video had to be pulled that used pictures of WW II Russian veterans with their chests full of medals. It does help if the presidential candidate knows the difference between US and Russian soldiers.....although it should be remembered that during WW II the US and former Soviet Union were in fact allies against Nazi Germany. The Soviets lost 27 million people in WW II and the US losses in all of WW II were 419,400.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 7 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* America's lead poisoning problem isn't just in Flint. It’s everywhere "Snowzilla" Slams 85 Million Americans: Photos From The Snow-Covered East Coast Calais On Lockdown After 100s Of Migrants Storm UK-Bound Ferry Anyone Using New York City Roads After 2:30pm Will Be Arrested Fruit, Vegetable Prices Soar In Canada: "If You Insist On Eating Tomatoes, You're Going To Pay For It" Mitch McConnell Moves To Grant The President Unlimited War Powers With No Expiration Date REPORT: Michael Bloomberg is seriously thinking about running for president ISIS has destroyed key oil... more »

Unrigging The System-- Meet Pramila Jayapal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
In his *NY Times* column yesterday, Nick Kristof talked about the feeling of fundamental unfairness that has been sweeping the country and roiling the election season. The feeling is devastating to the campaigns of establishment hacks like Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders don’t agree on much. Nor do the Black Lives Matter movement, the Occupy Wall Street protests and the armed ranchers who seized public lands in Oregon. But in the insurgent presidential campaigns and in social activism across the spectrum, a common thread is people angry at the way thi... more »

The Missionary Killed by Islamist Terror

The Wall Street Journal/Thomas Kidd at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: outbound, WSJ] The selfless work of missionaries was poignantly illustrated by the terrorist murder on Jan. 15 of 45-year-old Michael Riddering, an orphanage director in West Africa. Riddering and his wife, Amy, left Hollywood, Fla., in 2011 to minister to impoverished children... Continue reading *“The Missionary Killed by Islamist Terror”* at *google.com*.

Ralph Sultan's very odd letter of instruction to Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant voters

paul at Paying attention - 7 hours ago
*Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant, when Ralph Sultan lived there*Odd. That's the only way I can describe MLA Ralph Sultan's letter on The Tyee website. The Tyee published a piece on the Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant provincial byelection, profiling the candidates. The Liberal hopeful, Gavin Dew, didn't respond to interview requests. So no quotes from him. (Disorganized campaign? A strategic decision? Just one of those things? Who knows.) Sultan was disappointed that his former campaign manager - Dew has been active in the BC Liberals and Vancouver´s NPA - wasn't in the article. Sultan wanted to help h... more »

March for Life Group Stuck on Pennsylvania Turnpike Prays Mass on Altar Made of Snow

Stream Staff at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Stranded_Mass_on_PA_turnpike] We’re sure many people stuck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike have prayed before -- but how many of them have Mass, with an altar made of snow? From Facebook: Returning from the ?#?marchforlife, these students traveling with their priest got stuck on the PA Turnpike since... more »

Dangerous Mexican Volcano Threatens To Erupt

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Thousands of people are on evacuation alert as one of world’s most dangerous volcanoes shows signs of a possible catastrophic eruption. Vast clouds of black smoke and ash have been bellowing from the Popocatépetl volcano 35 miles from Mexico City. The Mirror reports: The Popocatépetl volcano , located 35 miles from Mexico City, is showing warning signs for its first eruption since 2000. People within 10 miles of the mountain have been placed on yellow alert, ready to escape immediately if activity increases. Before the last Popocatépetl eruption, 41,000 people were evacuated in adva...more »

US Air Force’s Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon Can Destroy Electrical Grids

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The US Air Force in collaboration with the world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, have created an electromagnetic pulse weapon. The non-nuclear weapon can pinpoint buildings and wipe out entire electrical grids instantly without the collateral damage associated with bombs. Digital Trends reports: Known as the “CHAMP,” or Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, the American military project is an attempt to develop a device with all the power of a nuclear weapon but without the death and destruction to people and infrastructure that such a weapon caus...more »

Second U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship Breaks Down In One Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) CARAT Cambodia 2015 (Photo: MC2 Antonio Ramos/US Navy) *Defense News*: In Singapore, Another US Navy LCS Is Sidelined With Machinery Problems WASHINGTON — For the second time in a month, a US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) has been sidelined due to machinery problems. The Fort Worth, a Freedom-class LCS that has been operating for more than a year in the western Pacific, “experienced a casualty to the ship’s combining gears during an in-port period in Singapore Jan. 12,” according to Lt. Cmdr. Matt Knight, a spokesman for the US Pacific... more »

US ILLEGALLY Invading And Expanding Its Presence In Syria

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 8 hours ago
I have come under attack by some trolls over the last while trying to distort my statements that the "good guys" are winning in Syria... Yes, I do look at the Bashar al-Assad government forces in Syria, along with their allies, as the good guys in this "civil war" for the simple fact that THEY are the ones that are freeing their nation from the criminal intervention of the US/Israel/NATO cabal that wants Syria destroyed... I always believe in the need to support those who are fighting for a true righteous, and just cause, and the Syrian government forces and their allies are truly th... more »

The Largest Bank In Norway Calls For A Cashless Society

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Norway’s largest bank, DNB says that banking is now outdated and cash should be completely phased out. Citing the “dangers and disadvantages” of cash, an executive from the bank said that Norway should start the process of becoming cashless straight away. The Local.no reports: Norway’s largest bank, DNB, has said that cash has fallen out of favour with everyday Norwegians and is instead primarily used on the black market and in laundering schemes. “Today, there is approximately 50 billion kroner in circulation and [central bank] Norges Bank can only account for 40 percent of its us...more »

Next Year, We March on Washington

David Mills at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: March for Life 2016] You drive in before dawn, with everything in sight dark but the well-lit bus. Someone usually tells you to park over to the side, because visitors will need the spaces close to the church during the day. You get out... more »

Poland Protests Amid Fears of Threats to Democratic Process

VANESSA GERA at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Poland_map_flag] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Thousands of Poles in cities and towns across the country marched Saturday in freezing temperatures to protest a slew of measures by the country’s new right-wing government which they say are anti-democratic. The motto of the... more »

U.S. At ‘Tipping Point’ On Cyberweapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Admiral Michael Rogers is commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. PHOTO: MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS Wall Street Journal: *NSA Chief Says U.S. at ‘Tipping Point’ on Cyberweapons* *Policy makers largely agree on rules of engagement for defense, but offense still undecided.* WASHINGTON—The U.S. military has spent five years developing advanced cyberweapon and digital capabilities and is likely to deploy them more publicly soon, the head of the Pentagon’s U.S. Cyber Command said Thursday. Adm. Mike Rogers, who is also director of the National Security... more »

The Fox is in the Hen House...should countries like Canada be worried?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*US is building airbase in Syria without Syria's permission* According to several alternate news sources...the United States of America has gone ahead and started to build an airbase in the sovereign territory of northern Syria. No permission was sought and none given by the legitimate, democratically elected (in an internationally-monitored election) government of Dr. Bashar al Assad. Militarily vulnerable countries like Canada should be the first to rise up and call* "Halt!"* to such activity. Why? The obvious reason is that *if the US gets away with this illegal airbase...it ... more »

The Great Trumpf Take Down Falls Flat On Its Face

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Louisiana's *Duck Dynasty* Klan is split on who to support for president. None are following North Carolina Republican Richard Burr's example and pledging fealty to Bernie Sanders, but Phil Robertson, patriarch of the reality TV show went for Cruz while Phil's son, Willie, a former Bobby Jindal backer, is now pumping for fellow TV reality star, Herr Trumpf. "Mr. Trump is a real leader. He represents success and strength, two attributes our country needs. Like me, he is a successful businessman and family man and I endorse his candidacy for President of the United States," said Wil... more »

US Vice President -PKK and ISIS ‘Pose Existential Threats’ To Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
US Vice President Joe Biden said that Washington recognizes the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is as much of a threat to Turkey as ISIS. Speaking alongside the Turkish prime minister during a press conference in Istanbul, Biden voiced his support for a Turkish crackdown, saying Kurdish militants and IS are ‘terror groups plain and simple’ He told reporters that ISIS was “not the only existential threat to the people of Turkey, the PKK is equally a threat and we are aware of that” Turkey has however been criticised over its campaign against Kurdish militants. A recent report by Amnes... more »

While Calling for Unity, Ravitch Lies About Critics

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's capacity for subtle manipulation has allowed her to put together an army of bloggers and commenters, all of whom would, doubtless, march off against the corporate education reformers if talk had legs. Just like the pronouncements of their FairTest predecessors, however, NPE and Ravitch's political movements are encased by the corporate leadership of NEA and AFT, whom they must either mimic or allow to take the lead in any matters related to moving against the rephormist status quo that continues to be supplemented millions of corrupting dollars from philanthrocapit... more »

French Government Says Police State Will Stay Until "ISIS Militants Are Defeated" , Therefore France Is Now A Permanent Police State

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 9 hours ago
I have been stating for years now that the entire "war on terror" is a massive fraud... Its entire purpose has been to scare gullible people and to use the psychology of fear on people so that they demand protection from their own criminal governments.... In return these criminals will strip the people of their own rights and freedoms for the illusion of "security" from the fraud terrorists.... It is so sad that so many people are that stupid and have allowed their nations to be turned into police states as a result.... Just today, I came across an interesting article from the Inves... more »

Nikabrik’s Candidate: Donald Trump

First Things/Gina Dalfonzo at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] How could one of the good guys in this story become corrupt enough to seek help from someone whose greed, brutality, and lust for power were legendary? As Lewis well knew, it can happen more easily and quickly than one... Continue reading *“Nikabrik’s Candidate: Donald Trump”* at *firstthings.com* .

Political Language

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

Merkel Warns Putin: Join The New World Order, Before It’s Too Late

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Angela Merkel has delivered President Vladimir Putin an extraordinary, strongly worded warning: ‘You are making a big mistake going rogue from the New World Order – come into the fold before it’s too late.’ Merkel is getting ‘more and more exasperated’ with the ‘reckless behaviour’ of President Putin, to the point where she felt it necessary to instruct Rudiger von Fritsch, the German Ambassador to the Russian Federation, to pass on her strongly worded threat. It is understood Putin prefers not to take direct personal telephone calls from Merkel, hence her use of von Fritsch as mess... more »

Where Did The Afghan Aid Money Go?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times*: *Where Did $800 Million in Afghan Aid Go? The Pentagon Shrugs Its Shoulders* A top Defense Department official and the federal watchdog charged with overseeing U.S. spending in Afghanistan clashed on Wednesday about a now-defunct Pentagon task force that spent $43 million to build a natural gas station in that country, among many other questionable expenditures. The Pentagon’s Task Force for Business and Stability Operations (TFSBO), which received more than $800 million from Congress to spend on economic redevelopment in Afghanistan, has come under... more »

I do not support Trump...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*or anyone else, either.* I have never purported to be a Trump supporter. I have also never come out in support of anyone else. I post things that I think may be of interest and trust my readers to do their own research. What *I said yesterday about the National Review* was not an endorsement *for* Trump, but rather a repudiation of the condescending attitude of the writers who chose to jump on the "dump Trump" bandwagon, much of which was directed at supporters of Trump. No one likes being spoken to as though they're idiots by a bunch of beltway quasi-intellectuals who live in a... more »

Privilege Is Not Inherent

Cara Elizabeth Ramsey at Liz – Day By Day - 10 hours ago
I recently saw an anti-transgender feminist rant that male-to-female transgender persons do not “lose” male privilege because it is inherent. Yet the feminist movement provides examples counter to this as does history itself. Let’s look at just a few. In the 19th century, Irish began arriving in the United States. They were very strongly “othered” […]

Supplemental: Flint's poisoned children, then versus now!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 2016Scribe takes a look at the record:* Does USA Today's David Mastio know what he's talking about? More specifically, does Mastio know what he's talking about concerning elevated levels of lead in the blood of children? Specifically, in the children of Flint, Michigan? We don't know how to answer these questions. That said, Mastio is deputy editorial page editor of USA Today. In an earlier life, he was an environmental reporter for The Detroit News. Trigger warning! Mastio also worked for the Washington Times for three years! That fact may convince you to...more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #128Question about the "9th" planet...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
*From: Cindy* *Subject: 9th Planet and What the Hell is THAT?* *Date: January 21, 2016 at 2:25:25 PM GMT+1* *To: American Kabuki * *Ciao Bill,* *I am sure you have seen the media hype about a 9th planet:* *http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-planet-discovered_us_569fbf96e4b0875553c28ac0* *Okay, I am sure this is some form of "soft" disclosure, but it has renewed interest in a question I have had for years.* *I have refrained from having you ask the "data collectors" a question because I am sure you have been bombarded with "who am I?" and "what do I do?" questions.* *I do no... more »

Can The U.S. Still Defend Taiwan?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Peter Navarro, Real Clear Defense:* *Can America Still Defend Taiwan?* During the 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis, President Bill Clinton dispatched aircraft carriers in defense of Taiwan’s right to elect a pro-independence presidential candidate, Lee Teng-Hui. Now that Taiwan has once again elected a new president with pro-independence leanings – Tsai Ing-wen – this question must be asked: Will America once again defend Taiwan if Beijing threatens anew its “renegade province”? This is very real question as Beijing has already begun to rattle sabers, swords, and missiles and threa... more »

Palin’s Trump Endorsement an Exercise in Projection and Fear

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Sarah Palin Wants To Be Trump’s Energy Secretary] As no doubt the majority of human beings on this earth are now aware, Sarah Palin has officially endorsed Donald J. Trump for the Presidency of the United States -- and what a sobering endorsement it was for those of us... more »

A Thaw In U.S. - Israel Relations?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared at a news conference at the White House on Sept. 10, 2010, a time when both countries began to split over the best means to keep Iran from an atomic bomb. PHOTO: JASON REED/REUTERS *CNN:* *Kerry says 'fight' with Netanyahu over, Obama to visit Israeli Embassy* Davos, Switzerland (CNN)The recent thaw between the Obama administration and Israel was further evident on Friday when the White House announced that the President plans to deliver remarks on International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Israeli E... more »

Saudi - Iran Encounter At Davos Ends Badly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: Saudi-Iranian proxy war over Syria spreads to Davos* Senior Saudi and Iranian figures clashed behind closed doors at a private meeting convened by the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to try to promote peace in Syria, participants said. The barbed exchange between Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at an invitation-only meeting on Wednesday underlined the hostility between the two Gulf rivals, who are waging proxy wars in Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Riyadh broke off diplomatic relations and cut off trade and transport tie... more »

Twenty Questions from the Audience

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
*At Cape Canaveral, Florida rally in 1990 announcing I had been selected as NASA's first activist in space* I've been getting lots of questions from folks and thought I'd respond to some of them below. *1. Do you really think the US wants to control space?* Imagine the *$$$* that can be made moving the arms race (and nuclear power) into space! Mine the sky for minerals that are now becoming scarce here on Mother Earth. Big *$$$*! Pyramids to the heavens. *2. Have you ever considered going to space yourself? * Yes, in fact I won a NASA contest to be the first activist in s... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 12 hours ago
*"[Anti-Semitism] maintains conspiracy theories that spread without limits. Conspiracy theories that have, in the past, led to the worst "(...)" [The] answer is to realize that conspiracy theories are disseminated through the Internet and social networks. Moreover, we must remember that it is words that have in the past prepared extermination. * *We need to act at the European level, and even internationally, so that a legal framework can be defined, and so that Internet platforms that manage social networks are held to account and that sanctions be imposed for failure to enforce" ... more »

Putting Oil Prices in Perspective

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 12 hours ago
Given the huge decline in oil prices over the past year, I thought it might be useful to put the current price in some historical perspective. Below is the price of oil relative to wages. Roughly, the graph shows the number of hours a production worker needs to work to make enough to buy one barrel of crude oil. What is most striking to me how little long-term trend there is (despite great volatility) and that the current level is very much normal by historical standards. Click on graphic to enlarge.

From "Benign Balkanization" to the "Terror Magnet" Regime Change Push Coming

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
Language & Spelling- Conjuring Reality. Always *Assad the “terror magnet” must go- * *BB* How many perception managing ways can the regime change agenda be presented? *The U.S. and six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council said they see no future for Syria if President Bashar al-Assad remains in power as he is a “magnet" for terror in the region.* Of course, Assad is a "terror magnet". But just which terrorist's are attracted to Syria and Assad? *The obvious answer is... The terrorists pushing the regime change/balkanization agenda!* * So let's read what one of those terrorists, magneti...more »

Down in the Hole: A Look at the People and Way of Life Suffering Under Washington’s Plan for Coal

Joseph Hammond at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Coal mining] "How many of you have been laid off at least once in your career as coal miners?" Robert Murray asks a group of coal mining foreman assembled at the St. Clairsville, Ohio headquarters of Murray Energy. Nearly every hand in... more »

Clinton, Sanders Shadowing Each Other Across Iowa

JULIE PACE & CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: An attendee holds a sign as Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at Bedford High School, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Bedford. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)] DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are shadowing each other across eastern Iowa, eager to carve out any advantage in a race that’s deadlocked with just over a week until the state’s lead-off caucuses. The candidates’... more »

Tour Agency: American Detained over North Korean Hotel Incident

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken March 2007, the Pyongyang International Airport is shown.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A China-based travel agency said Saturday an American university student recently detained by North Korea is being held over an unspecified incident at his hotel before he was scheduled to board a flight for Beijing.... more »

Donald Trump’s Use of Strong and Punchy Words

YouTube/The Nerdwriter at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Jimmy Kimmel Live] Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump makes use of strong and punchy words and easier-to-understand language to answer political questions. You can observe the breakdown of Trump’s response to a question about banning Muslim immigration in this clip with Jimmy Kimmel... Continue reading *“Donald Trump’s Use of Strong and Punchy Words”* at *youtube.com*.

Flight Gear Adorns Crosses for 12 Marines Killed in Hawaii

CALEB JONES & AUDREY MCAVOY at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Unidentified family members gather around a photograph of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, of Aumsville, Ore., during a memorial service for the 12 Marines who died when their helicopters crashed off the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii, Friday Jan. 22, 2016, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Servicemen draped flight gear on 12 white crosses Friday to commemorate the Marines who died when two helicopters crashed off the coast of Hawaii during a nighttime training mission. Military members and families gathered for the memorial service at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe after... more »

Tunisia: Nationwide Curfew In Place After Unemployment Protests

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Tunisia is under a curfew again just five years after the Jasmine Revolution which ousted the old corrupt regime of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2015 and started the so called Arab Spring. Unemployment protests have spread nationwide and become violent, resulting in a nationwide curfew being imposed by the authorities to curb growing social unrest. Al Jazeera English YouTube video: Protests over unemployment rates and the economy had intensified and spread to several cities including the capital. Press TV reports: Tunisia’s Interior Ministry said on Friday that the c... more »

How We Fast Forward Memories and Learn to Slow Time

WTStaff at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
* Kirsten Cowart* - A new discovery has unraveled the mystery behind how the brain controls memories. The post How We Fast Forward Memories and Learn to Slow Time appeared first on Waking Times.

Former CIA Director And Secretary Of Defense Gates: 'China, Iran, And Russia Probably Had Access To Hillary Clinton's Private Server'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* Former secretary of defense says 'odds are pretty high' China, Iran and Russia got access to Hillary Clinton's private email server* : Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday said he believed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's secret email server was hacked by either China, Iran or Russia. 'I think the odds are pretty high,' Gates said in an interview with Hugh Hewitt. 'The Pentagon acknowledges that they get attacked about 100,000 times a day.' *Read more* .... *Update #1*: Gates: Iran, Russia, China Likely Compromised Hillary Clinton’s Server ... more »

Telecom Oligoply 3: Viral story against Globe tel

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
This is Globe Telecom, one of two telecom duopoly in this country of 102 or 103 million people. The other is Smart/PLDT. Nice promise by Globe, no? Happy customers, customers first, keep things simple, nice. Now here is a testimony by one Globe customer, Sara Pagsibigan, whose story went viral, shared 17,235 as of 10:42pm tonight as I write this. Globe, Mr. Ayala -- your company should be ashamed of this viral story. Globe should produce a corporate position paper recognizing this lousy service and inform your subscribers what steps have been taken to avoid similar situations. Or ... more »

Weekend reads: “Research parasites;” CRISPR controversy; access to PACE data denied

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a brewing case over GMO research, a 10-reason retraction. and a retraction and apology from the CBC. Before we get to this week’s reads from elsewhere, we’re happy to announce that we’re launching a daily email newsletter that will include posts from the last 24 hours, as well as links to […] The post Weekend reads: “Research parasites;” CRISPR controversy; access to PACE data denied appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Forcing The Decision

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/ There has been a lot of chatter recently about whether or not Kevin O'Leary should make a bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Linda McQuaig thinks it's a good idea -- because it would put inequality squarely on the Canadian political map: What perhaps distinguishes O’Leary from Rob Ford, Stephen Harper and Tim Hudak is the sheer openness with which he advocates greed and making Canada safe for billionaires. Ironically, if O’Leary enters the federal Conservative leadership race, his candidacy c... more »

The 7 Types of Evangelicals and How They’ll Affect the Presidential Race

CNN at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Evangelicals GOP voters] (CNN)It’s an axiom in American politics, duly repeated every four years: Evangelicals are the country’s biggest and most powerful religious voting bloc, especially during the GOP primaries. Like many political axioms, though, it papers over a complex reality. Yes, evangelicals... Continue reading *“The 7 Types of Evangelicals and How They’ll Affect the Presidential Race”* at *cnn.com*.

This Blizzard Couldn’t Stop the March for Life

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: People walk past Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, during the March for Life 2016, the annual rally held on the anniversary of 1973 'Roe v. Wade' U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)] Despite a historic winter storm bearing down hard, transportation sparse and the prospect of having to trudge miles through the snow, the annual March of Life carried on Friday in defense of the unborn. This year’s theme: “Pro-Life and Pro-Woman... more »

Cruz Says He Relishes Idea of Face-Off With Hillary in General Election

SCOTT BAUER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 19, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks during a campaign stop at Lino's Restaurant in Sanbornville, N.H. Cruz is dreaming of a face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, even before the first primary votes are cast. He warns his supporters about what he thinks America will look like under a Clinton administration, predicting a nuclear-armed Iran, amnesty for millions of people in America illegally and the continuation of President Barack Obama’s health care law.(AP Photo/John Minchillo)] HOLLIS, N.H. (AP) -- ... more »

Netanyahu at Davos: Syria "best case scenario benign balkanization"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
Is there such a thing as *"Benign* Balkanization" *Benign; not causing death or serious injury: not causing harm or damage* Let's think of the violence inflicted on Palestinians by Jewish terror groups before and after the UN decided to benignly balkanize Palestine? Netanyahu on Syria: European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos, January 21, 2015.*Has there really been no harm done in Syria? No death or serious injury? No damage?* Regarding the future of Syria, *the prime minister said he “doubts” a unitary Syrian state can ... more »

The Personal Transformation Technique That Can Turn You Into Superman

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Robert Parmer* - The Wim Hof method best methods for taking control over your body/mind connection. The post The Personal Transformation Technique That Can Turn You Into Superman appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry At Davos: 'World Changing For The Better'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *World Changing for the Better* * Cites Iran deal, climate accord, possible Minsk implementation * U.S. Secretary of State brings rare note of optimism to Davos Much of the talk in Davos is of doom and gloom. One man isn’t so downbeat. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry struck a rare note of optimism Friday in a speech to executives preoccupied by the faltering world economy, China’s woes and the rise of geopolitical risk. Yes, a “narrow tribalism, aggressive nationalism” and “violent extremists” present a real threat, but that isn’t the whole story, according to the t...more »

PolitiFact Catches Wasserman Schultz Lying Again

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
This week Florida-based PolitiFact looked at Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's scheme to undermine Bernie Sanders' campaign from her perch at the DNC. If they were a judge and jury, she'd be going to jail. Amy Sherman examined Wasserman Schultz's claim that the debate schedule she put together was meant to "maximize" exposure for the candidates. PolitiFact rated the claim "False," which is consistent with pretty much everything Wasserman Schultz says when she gets caught-- as she often does-- doing something shady. There has been a national outpouring of anger towar... more »

In the Global Warming Debate, Crying Consensus! is Untrue, Unchristian and Unscientific

Calvin Beisner at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: global warming_climate gate_open atmospheric society] This just in from a university professor: This issue (global warming) is so emotionally charged. For instance, I approached a professor from (a well-known evangelical Christian) University who teaches ES (Environmental Science) and started dialogue about my concerns and reservations with AGW... more »

The Battle for the Soul of the Right

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Trump and Cruz-900] At the moment, the Republican establishment is relevant to the presidential-nomination battle only as an epithet. Less than two weeks from the Iowa caucus, the fight for the Republican nomination isn’t so much a vicious brawl between the grass roots... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Bobby Jindal’s Failed Experiment ~CenLamar* *Residential Rain Gardens * [image: http://www.greeningthegrey.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/rain-garden.jpg]

Could Space Debris Provoke An Armed Conflict On Earth?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An artist’s impression from 2008 of the space debris in orbit around Earth. Photograph: European Space Agency / Rex Feat *The Guardian*: *Rise in space junk could provoke armed conflict say scientists* Fragments of spent rockets and other debris orbiting the Earth pose ‘special political danger’ of damage to satellites being misconstrued as attack. The steady rise in space junk that is floating around the planet could provoke a political row and even armed conflict, according to scientists, who warn that even tiny pieces of debris have enough energy to damage or destroy military ... more »

Tens of Millions Hunker Down to Ride Out East Coast Snowstorm

JESSICA GRESKO & SETH BORENSTEIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Ben Cichy pulls a sled with his sons Adrian, 18-months-old, and Logan 3, inside as they head for sledding in the snow on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- With long lead time from forecasters and stern warnings from authorities, tens of millions of residents from northern Georgia to New Jersey shuttered themselves inside to wait out a mammoth storm that made travel treacherous and could... more »

Winter Storm Jonas Bringing Peak Impacts to East Coast Today; Blizzard Warnings From D.C. to NYC

The Weather Channel at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Blizzard forecaster Screenshot__1453555908_173.71.16.53] Winter Storm Jonas is unleashing its peak impacts on the mid-Atlantic and Northeast Saturday morning with dangerous blizzard or near-blizzard conditions ongoing across the region. Snowfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour have been observed early Saturday morning... Continue reading *“Winter Storm Jonas Bringing Peak Impacts to East Coast Today; Blizzard Warnings From D.C. to NYC”* at *weather.com*.

More Reports That the U.S. Is Building A Military Airport In Northeastern Syria, But The U.S. Is Denying The Story

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Region: Reports claim the U.S. has launched an expansion of an airstrip near Rmeilan, which it is claimed would help it to better support the Kurdish rebels who are fighting ISIS in the northeastern region of Syria *Daily Mail:* *US officials deny ‘taking control’ of an airfield in northern Syria after satellite pictures show a derelict landing strip doubling in size to take cargo planes * * Images taken by security analysts Stratfor appear to show expansion work * Would make Rmeilan, in the north east, the first US-owned airstrip in Syria * Strategic airstrip is near borders with I... more »

Rainy Day Short Shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*At Hung Tz-yung's HQ on Saturday night* *The all-too-familiar sight of party strongmen vying for positions under the table does not bode well for the self-proclaimed reform-minded KMT. Instead of wasting its time in court politics, the party should realize the existential crisis it is in. April 2015* It's KMT Chairmanship election time, and for the next three months the KMT is going to be preoccupied with its internal conflicts, doing less damage to Taiwan in the Ma-Tsai interregnum than it otherwise might have. KMT chairmanship election fun... The alliance said a number of KMT m... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( January 23 , 2016 ) Storm Jonas Still Going Strong Along East Coast Of US ...... Refugee Crisis / Border Security Issues For Europe.......Oil Price Crush - The Global Implications ...... Odds & Ends !

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
Storm Jonas ........ *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 now fred walton Retweeted Michiko Kakutani Can all of the snowed in twirps digging out along the East Coast dig this ? fred walton added, [image: Embedded image permalink] *Michiko Kakutani* @michikokakutani "Backyards, Greenwich Village" by John French Sloan. 1914. View all Link *RT* ‏@RT_com 5m 5 minutes ago At least 19 die as epic storm sweeps East Coast (PHOTOS,VIDEOS) http:// on.rt.com/72ko [image: Embedded image permalink] *The New York Times* ‏@nytimes 4m 4 m... more »

The VA Reportedly Has a Secret List of Whistleblowers to Spy on

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: VA - 900] The House Veterans' Affairs Committee wants to know if there's any truth to an anonymous disclosure that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is spying on whistleblower emails. An anonymous whistleblower contacted the congressional committee after discovering IT services at the... more »

New Documentary Proves Existence of God

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Frank Huguenard* - A new documentary film series makes a clear, logical and convincing argument for how the conventional worldview of life is inherently incomplete. The post New Documentary Proves Existence of God appeared first on Waking Times.

Greeks, Romans, and races

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
Sometimes I look at some "other" Stack Exchanges such as math, history, and linguistics. An hour ago, I was stunned by some incredible answers to a rather simple question about the history: What did the Romans call black people (sub-Saharan)? What did the Romans call black people (sub-Saharan)? In classic Latin as well as vulgar latin and slang. That is, what we today call PoC, blacks, n-word etc, depending on context. Senile Purdue mathematician Alexandre Eremenko has demonstrated how the political correctness can make one's brain absolutely unusable. His answer: In my earlier... more »

31 of the Most Interesting Signs at the March for Life

Mariana Barillas at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: March for Life 2016] An enthusiastic crowd showed its support for the pro-life movement by attending the 2016 March for Life despite frigid Friday weather and an impending blizzard in our nation's capital. A number of demonstrators brought their own handmade signs displaying why they... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*University's Israel society event is attacked by demonstrators who throw chairs and smash windows* One of Britain's top universities had to be evacuated when violent protesters stormed an Israel society meeting and began rioting. Ami Ayalon, the former head of the Israeli secret service Shin Bet and commander-in-chief of the navy, was speaking with students at Kings College London in his new role as a peace activist when the campaigners - believed to be from KCL Action Palestine - burst in. Eyewitnesses described seeing the mob throw chairs, smash windows and set off fire alarms... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Is The American Medical Association in the tank for global warming?* *Below is a current article from JAMA. It's not an official pronouncement of the AMA but they published it. Most of the second paragraph is simply incorrect. The author, Dr. Koh, allegedly a Master of Public Health, appears to get his science out of New York Times editorials rather than checking the figures for himself. Is that how low American medical science has sunk? It seems so. And I am not surprised. The leading British medical journals are similarly Leftist. *Lancet * even attacked George Bus... more »

California Joins the Effort to Persecute, Suppress Scientific Dissent on Climate Change

Hans von Spakovsky at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Kamala Harris - 900] California Attorney General Kamala Harris has joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in trying to prosecute Exxon Mobil for supposedly lying to its shareholders and the public about climate change, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Times reported... more »

A Confederate Flag Tattoo Will Bar You From Joining The U.S. Marines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Arkansas teen says he was turned away from Marines because of his Confederate flag tattoo* * Anthony Bauswell, 18, has the rebel flag inked on his rib * He said he got 'Southern Pride' added so it wouldn't be seen as racist * But the recruiter told him it was an 'automatic DQ' * The military prohibits all racist, extremist or gang-related tattoos An Arkansas teen said he was turned away from joining the Marines when he revealed he had a Confederate flag tattoo. Anthony Bauswell, 18, has the rebel flag inked on his rib, with the words 'Southern Pride' emblazoned under... more »

Free Trade 60, PH Constitution vs. services liberalization, Malaysia in TPP

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
A friend asked me what is in the Philippine Constitution that can prevent the country from joining free trade agreements (FTAs) like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). I said that it's the constitutional prohibition or restriction of foreign equity investments in certain sectors (ie, zero FDIs allowed); in other sectors, foreign equity investments are limited to 40% max. Or the 60-40%, Filipino-foreign equity restrictions. Industries with no or zero foreign equity allowed include the following: 1. Mass Media except recording 2. Practice of professions: Engineering, Law, Medicine and... more »

The Pentagon Wants 'Cyborg' Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Super Soldier *John Knefel, Inverse:* *How the Pentagon Is Building the 'Enhanced' Super Soldiers of Tomorrow* The world's militaries are in a race to expand human thresholds for pain and cognition. The U.S. is no exception. In wide-ranging remarks delivered last month, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work suggested that the United States’ enemies are working on ways to develop super soldiers reminiscent of Captain America. “Now our adversaries, quite frankly, are pursuing enhanced human operations, and it scares the crap out of us, really,” Work said, according to FTAlphavill... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Expansion of Gaia Consciousness begins anew

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*Expansion of Gaia Consciousness begins anew* by ÉirePort Expansion of Gaia Consciousness begins anew. Acceleration factors are included at the requested time points. Fluctuations are smoothed in the process. Mining of the crystals begins in earnest. Sacredness of collectives are recognized. ÉirePort | January 23, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xa

U.S. Vice Chairman Joints Chief Of Staff: We Are On The Verge Of Developing 'Thinking' Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers a question at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016. The Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted the event, which focused on efforts to keep the armed forces at the forefront of innovation. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp *Breaking Defense:* *‘The Terminator Conundrum:’ VCJCS Selva On Thinking Weapons* WASHINGTON: The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called today for an international debate about the use of intelligent weapons and of boosted ... more »

You Say You Wanna Revolution? Scientists Force Koch to Resign from Museum Board of Natural History  (Woody Guthrie Did Not Like Trump's Racist Father?)  The Smoking Gun  (Brother David Sister-Gal Brooks Cries About No Repentance)  Leo! Hero!

Friends, go get Jonathan Tasini's book, The Essential Bernie Sanders and his Vision for America. You won't regret it (a terrific discussion about it (and him) with Thom Hartmann can be found at conversationswithgreatminds.com). _ _ _ _ _ _ _ So, is this the first shot in the Revolution? Or was it Bernie's constantly increasing flock of backers and their millions of contributions that has

"...without the BBC even blinking"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
(h/t the ever-excellent Daphne Anson)... If you recall BBC Trending reporter Mario Cacciottolo's promotion of a Palestinian propaganda story *vis a vis *the junior doctors' strike, there's a very strong blast against it from David Collier at *Beyond the Great Divide*. His piece ends: The damage has been done. A terrorist supporting propagandist, has elicited more sympathy for the Palestinian cause simply because the BBC have become willing and blind accomplices. They fell for a PR trick and spread the work of a PR man for the Palestinian cause, undiluted. The ‘reporters’ who reg... more »

Military Photo of the Day: January 23, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Japanese Flags displayed by US Marines - 900] Japanese flags are displayed by the weary Marines who captured them, as elements of Combat Team C leave the front lines after 23 days of fighting at the Battle of Cape Gloucester – Operation Dexterity - Wikimedia Commons

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Wants Girls To Stop Sending Naked Pictures To Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
The "Christmas presents" are flattering, ladies, but the FBI has a warrant. #AndIHaveAGirl — Edward Snowden (@Snowden) January 18, 2016 GQ: *Ladies, Edward Snowden Kindly Asks That You Stop Sending Him Nudes* Look, we've all been there. One minute, you're sitting, watching the news and you see a story about an exiled former CIA employee who blew the whistle on a terrifying and far-reaching, secret government surveillance program. The next minute, you're on Wikipedia, re-reading information about his case. The next minute, moved, you turn to Twitter to see what this American patri... more »

Sachdev on string/graphene duality

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
My ex-colleague Subir Sachdev is one of the main world's condensed matter physicists, if not the main one, who leads the application of the stringy holographic methods to condensed matter physics. And the word "Sachdev" appears in 9 TRF blog posts. Subir would surely deserve more. ;-) Kevin Hartnett has interviewed him for the Quanta Magazine: Taming Superconductors With String Theory Before he was charmed by these stringy methods sometime in 2007, Sachdev has done lots of important work about phase transitions in various condensed-matter systems. I actually remember some parties ... more »

Still out of office, but...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
As you'll have spotted, we've not been able to post anything much over the past week or two. There's very little time today either, so - apart from that Jonty Bloom post above - here's a brief reprise of last Sunday's *Sunday *on Radio 4, which didn't do much to lessen the impression it often gives of being "the most liberal programme on Radio 4". The Anglican meeting that sanctioned the Church in the United States over gay marriage was discussed with the bishop of Washington DC, Mariann Budde (above), who - naturally - took the US Episcopal Church's (liberal) side of the argume... more »

A Look At The U.S. Military's Nine Commands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
U.S. Department of Defense *Business Insider*:* How the US Department of Defense coordinates operations around the world* The US military has a truly global reach, with a presence on every continent. To carry out the herculean task of promoting US interests around the world, the Department of Defense divides the globe into six areas of responsibility and three non-geographic commands. Through these nine commands, the military monitors the entire planet every minute of every day, every day of the year. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: The United States Transportation Command (TRANSC... more »

"It most certainly does not have a veto over any legislation"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Thursday night saw Radio 4 broadcasting its second major documentary of the year relating to a possible Brexit - *In Business*, with Jonty Bloom. The programme was called *Norway's European Dream*. I think it's fair to say that quite a lot of 'Leave' supporters weren't impressed by its 'impartiality' - or its accuracy. Take, for example, *Dateline London*'s Alex Deane: There's also a write-up of the programme by Jonty Bloom on the BBC website headlined *How does Norway's relationship with the EU work?* The case against Jonty Bloom is laid on on various blogs - the clearest state... more »

Jammin' at Monster Jam

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 22 hours ago
We just got back from our very first time at Monster Jam and it was an absolute blast! My husband even came with us, which considering it is usually just me and the girls, means it was completely awesome! It was louder than we expected and we were glad that we brought ear plugs, but we had so much fun. Lots of trucks and lot of crashes. What could be better than that? My girls loved it and they loved cheering on the two girl drives in the pack, as well as the crowd favorite, Grave Digger. I think the wheelie competition was by far my favorite with the free style following in secon... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Soldiers will stand guard at Tomb of Unknowns through historic storm https://t.co/22vwTXx4Eq #WinterStormJonas pic.twitter.com/YnQHYx3juw — The Hill (@thehill) January 23, 2016

A Dozen F-22s Have Been Deployed To japan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Image Credit U.S. Air Force *The Aviationist*: *A dozen F-22 Raptors have arrived in Japan amid tensions in Northeast Asia over North Korea’s nuclear test* Twelve F-22s belonging to the 525th Fighter Squadron from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, have arrived at Yokota airbase, in western Tokyo, on Jan. 20. The dozen Raptor stealth fighters will soon be joined by 14 F-16s from the 18th Aggressor Squadron, based at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and will be involved in a previously scheduled joint training in Japan. Although it’s still not clear whether the aircraft belong to an Air ... more »

China Prepares For Nuclear Strikes Against US

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A U.S. professor has claimed that China is ready to deliver a nuclear strike on U.S. territory at any moment. Lyle Goldstein, Associate Professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College, says that the Chinese Navy is being set-up in order to launch a nuclear strike against America. Pravdareport.com reports: One particular graphic of the Chinese ballistic missile strikes by nuclear-armed rockets against the United States, published in the Naval & Merchant Ships counts for a lot! There are even marked the best points for a hit in New York, that would mak... more »

ISIS War Powers Act Will See Martial Law Style Military On US Streets

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The new U.S. ISIS War Powers act for the use of military force against ISIS allows the President to deploy military troops on U.S. soil. Authorisation for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF) permits a state of martial law to exist throughout the United States, as U.S. military personnel will, for the first time, patrol the streets of America. The new AUMF was slipped in by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who invoked Rule 14, surprising the Senate. Sarah Mimms for Defense One noted that invoking “Rule 14″ sets up the authorisation for a future vote, but does not p... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Eiffel Exchange U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Pierre de Villiers, chief of France's defense staff, view the Eiffel Tower while meeting at Ecole Militarie, a military school, in Paris, Jan. 22, 2016. DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

U.S. Pressures China To Cut The Flow Of Oil To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*UPI*: *U.S. to ask China to ban oil exports to North Korea, report says* *The proposal also suggests banning flights of North Korean airline Air Koryo to and from other countries.* SEOUL, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The United States is expected to ask China to ban oil exports to North Korea and block imports of North Korean mineral resources, including iron ore and anthracite, as part of tighter sanctions against Pyongyang. Quoting an anonymous diplomatic source, Kyodo News reported the Obama administration has prepared a draft proposal that could place China's energy supply to the isolat... more »

Dutch Leader Says Europe Will Collapse In Six Weeks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told the World Economic Forum in Davos that Europe has between six to eight weeks before it collapses due to the influx of refugees arriving from the Middle East. Rutte warned that unless the EU gets a grip on the migrant crisis, the entire bloc will break up. Express.co.uk reports: Meanwhile French prime minister Manuel Valls admitted the EU “could very well break up in a very short time”. He warned the ongoing refugee crisis across Europe and the threat of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorism could spell the end of the political union on the continent. S... more »

The Best Things Are The Most Difficult To Achieve And You Have To Work The Hardest-- Like A Bernie Presidency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The new CNN poll of likely Iowa Democratic caucus participants showing Bernie trouncing Hillary, sent Team Clinton off the deep end. Forget their insane claims that Bernie is an NRA shill and a woman hater. Now they''ve all been instructed to call him a racist. The last poll CNN poll had her leading 54-36% and now Bernie's ahead 51-43%. Momentum is important with the caucuses just over a week away. But at least the Clinton campaign has its own media outlet to shape the news any way it likes. *Blue Nation Review*, a website owned by professional slime machine David Brock and run by... more »

The Scottish Sceptic: -This year global cooling

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
The Scottish Sceptic has gone out on a limb and predicted -This year global cooling This is interesting because the RagMag New Scientist has predicted that 2016 will be the hottest year ever - hotter that the MWP, the Roman Warming, even hotter that the Holocene Climate Optimum. Even the British Met " recently forecast that 2016 could be “at least as warm, if not warmer” than 2015" Back to the RagMag New Scientist's prediction that 2016 will be the hottest year . It appears that, through Marc Morano's ClimateDepot, Kevin "Travesty" Trenberth is guessing (is guessing scientific, Ke... more »

U.S. Vice Chairman Joints Chief Of Staff: We Are On The Verge Of Developing 'Thinking' Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, answers a question at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, 2016. The Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence hosted the event, which focused on efforts to keep the armed forces at the forefront of innovation. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp *Breaking Defense:* *‘The Terminator Conundrum:’ VCJCS Selva On Thinking Weapons* WASHINGTON: The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff called today for an international debate about the use of intelligent weapons and of boosted ... more »

Why Is Cheap Oil Not Boosting The U.S. And Global Economies?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *This Time, Cheaper Oil Does Little for the U.S. Economy* WASHINGTON — It has been a truism of the American economy for decades: When oil prices rise, the economy suffers; when they fall, growth improves. But the decline of oil prices over the last two years has failed to deliver the usual economic benefits. As oil prices have fallen to levels not seen since 2003 — sagging below $27 a barrel on Wednesday before rebounding to about $30 on Thursday — many experts now say they do not expect lower prices to bolster the domestic economy significantly in 2016. “We got ... more »

Musical Interlude: Einaudi, “Passagio”, Playlist (432Hz)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Einaudi, “Passagio”, Playlist (432Hz) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebp7BUZWOJs ◆ *Related to A432 tuned music. Decide for yourself...* http://www.collective-evolution.com/ - https://attunedvibrations.com/432hz/ - http://motherboard.vice.com/ - http://www.solfeggiotones.com/432-hz/ - http://derekgedney.creativist.me/432hz-vs-528hz.html

Why Are Saudi Arabia's Holdings Of U.S. Treasuries A Secret?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Saudi Arabia's Secret Holdings of U.S. Debt Are Suddenly a Big Deal* * Hiding data is “mind-boggling,” says former Treasury official * Saudi burns through $100 billion of reserves as strains emerge It’s a secret of the vast U.S. Treasury market, a holdover from an age of oil shortages and mighty petrodollars: Just how much of America’s debt does Saudi Arabia own? But now that question -- unanswered since the 1970s, under an unusual blackout by the U.S. Treasury Department -- has come to the fore as Saudi Arabia is pressured by plunging oil prices and costly wars in th... more »

Russia Adds Hillary Clinton To Terror Watchlist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russia have announced that they have added former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to its terror watchlist, after the Federal Security Service (FSB) discovered that one of the Clinton campaign’s top monetary contributors is a suspected ISI agent who funneled hundreds of millions of dollars to terrorist groups in the Middle East. Hillary Clinton’s addition to the terrorist sponsor watchlist makes her the highest ranking US official to be put on the list. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: As to what has raised the FSB’s “serious concerns” about Hillary Clinton, this report explains, w... more »

8,000 Dead Birds Wash Ashore In California

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Thousands of dead seabirds have been reported as washed ashore on black rock beach in Whittier, California earlier this month. Local biologist David Irons says he has never seen such a huge number of dead birds in such a small area before. “We have never found close to 8,000 birds on a 1-mile long beach before,” Irons said. “It is an order of magnitude larger than any records that I am aware of.” CNN reports: Biologists like Tamara Zeller have been boating around Prince William Sound scanning the beaches for dead and sickly murres. They also count the birds floating in the water, sh... more »

China Calls For Jerusalem To Become Palestinian Capital

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared his support for establishing a Palestinian state, saying that the Palestinian capital should reside in east Jerusalem – an area within the pre-1967-war borders. Jinping, addressing the Cairo-based Arab League, said that the Palestinian problem “should not be marginalized”. In a speech designed to assert China’s political clout in the Middle East, the Chinese leader said: “China supports the peaceful process in the Middle East [and] the establishment of a Palestinian state with its capital being eastern Jerusalem“. Haaretz.com reports: Xi an... more »

Stephen Hawking Issues Apocalyptic Warning: We Must Leave Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Stephen Hawking has issued an apocalyptic warning to humanity, saying that there are three possible events that could cause human civilisation to cease to exist in the next one thousand years. Hawking says that the dangers of nuclear war, global warming, and viruses created as a result of genetic engineering means that humans must leave the planet as soon as possible and find an alternative planet capable of sustaining life. Pravdareport.com reports: All these dangers come as side effects of our own science that has already invented such lethal dangers as the atomic bomb, energy-in... more »

China Sends Military To Defend Islands In South China Sea

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
China has announced that their military is fully prepared to defend the islands in the South China Sea, having conducted several successful test flights at a newly-built airfield in the area. China’s Navy chief, Wu Shengli, said that China is confident that it is capable of defending the sovereignty and security of the islands against outside threats. Sputniknews.com reports: According to China’s Navy chief the amount of defense facilities on islands and reefs of the Nansha Islands totally depends on the level of threat China faces and China will not seek militarization in the regi... more »

NATO, USA Intimidated By Russia’s Military, Claims Expert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Military expert Igor Korotchenko has said that Russia’s successful campaign against ISIS in the Middle East has surprised and intimidated both NATO and the United States. In an interview with Sputnik, the editor of National Defense Magazine told them what the game-plan in Syria is all about. “This is a matter of our commitments. Syria has been our historical ally, and Russia could not leave Syria to the mercy of fate. But again, the main motives of our president was the destruction of our potential internal and external enemies,” he told Sputnik. Pravdareport.com reports: “It took ... more »

Turkey Says Russian Presence On Syrian Border ‘Intolerable’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkish President Erdogan has expressed outrage over the presence of the Russian military near to the Syrian-Turkish border. As tensions between Ankara and Moscow soar, the Turkish government have said that Russia’s air campaign in Syria has become intolerable, as Turkey ramp up their security forces in the area. Sputniknews.com reports: On Friday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed new levels of panic, sounding the alarm over the alleged presence of Russian inspectors at an airport near the Turkish border. “We have said this from the beginning: we won’t tolerate such...more »

Genocide in Flint

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Genocide is defined as "the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group". The majority of the residents of Flint, Michigan are poor and unemployed black people having lost their jobs when the auto industry moved out of their city. They are now superfluous populations and the racist Republican Governor Rick Snyder of that state knowingly allowed this lead in the water crisis to fester. Capitalism doesn't give one damn about the people - corporate profits come first, second, and last. The people on this planet need to walk away from capitalism... more »

Putin Is Winning The Geopolitical Chess Match Against Obama

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The organized nature of the migrants currently flooding Europe en masse could be an undercover operation designed to create a new mission for NATO, whilst at the same time weakening the economy of Europe to further Washington’s economic interests today in the Obama Crash of 2016. The globe is facing a huge depression and politicians are desperate to do whatever is necessary to further the agenda of their country. How have the geopolitical ‘chess matches’ between Putin and Obama turned out so far? Pravdareport.com reports: Chess Match 1 – Consider the pattern of Washington actions aga... more »

Jan.22: The living dead of the Irving press.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Just a quick look at the Irving press. Page A4 has a big story that Progressive Conservative MLAs are waiting before endorsing a leadership candidate. So bloody what? Let them wait. On A5, a New Brunswick veteran has a war relic, a fragment of metal, he thinks is worth keeping. I think it is, too. But it's none of my business or of anybody's except the veteran. And now that I have that piece of information, I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with it. Oh, and a local restaurant should finish its renovations in about two weeks. Be still, my heart. And that's it for the news. The ... more »

A Look At the Countries That Are Most Impacted By The Global Decline In Exports

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Encyclopaedia Britannica *George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures:* *The Export Crisis: The 10 Worst Hit Countries and the 5 Most at Risk* As the global market for exports declines, we indicate some of the countries that will be most affected by the downturn. Some have said the economic problems we are currently seeing are similar to those experienced in 2008. However, there are fundamental differences. In 2008, there was a financial crisis. The financial system is the accounting system for the economy. As such, it occasionally develops internal irrationalities that can be exploited... more »

Who Spiked Miss McConnell's Bourbon?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I've heard a lot of odd things about Mitch McConnell-- especially in regard to Pickle Park Cherokee, Waverly and Coxs parks in Louisville-- but I never heard he was an acid head. Maybe someone slipped him a dose in his bourbon Wednesday night. Out of the blue-- with no warning to his own leadership team, let alone the Democrats or the party's presidential candidates-- McConnell used a parliamentary maneuver to tee up and fast-track a debate for a complete blank check war authorization against ISIS. McConnell's surprise au­thor­iz­a­tion for the use of mil­it­ary force "would not r... more »

Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Awesome one man band Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“NGC 6240 offers a rare, nearby glimpse of a cosmic catastrophe in its final throes. The titanic galaxy-galaxy collision takes place a mere 400 million light-years away in the constellation Ophiuchus. The merging galaxies spew distorted tidal tails of stars, gas, and dust and undergo fast and furious bursts of star formation. The two supermassive black holes in the original galactic cores will also coalesce into a single, even more massive black hole and soon, only one large galaxy will remain. *Click image for larger size.* This dramatic image of the scene is a composite of narrowba... more »

And Remember, No Matter What, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Eric Idle, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTXiqKGFNso

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