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Russia's Kalashnikov AK-47 Assault Rifle Will Soon Be Manufactured In Florida

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
*FOX News: **Russia's iconic AK-47 to be made in USA* *It’s as Russian as borscht, but the AK-47 will soon be made in Florida.* The weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and the soldiers of armies around the world, some 100 million AK-47s have been made in Russia since it rolled off the line in 1947. But now, the company’s U.S. arm is planning to manufacture the gun at a plant in Pompano Beach, Fla. “An iconic firearms platform, revered the world over, with a history of intrigue and controversy, now reborn as the new American Kalashnikov,” the company said in a statement. *... more »

Who's A Bigger Clown, Christie Or Rubio? Does It Matter?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
Chris Christie continues to sink under the waves... in the one state he's trying to win, New Hampshire. This week's Emerson poll of likely Republican primary voters in that state shows him struggling in 6th place with just 5%, behind Jeb, Kasich, and Rubio, the other establishment candidates. His meaningless *Union-Herald* endorsement was followed by one from the right-wing *Boston Herald*, an endorsement that has had no impact whatsoever, unless you want to blame it for driving Christie's polling numbers down. Today's PPP results were even more dismal for the pig-faced governor ... more »

Nevada Governor Seeks Change in Sage Grouse Mining Rule

SCOTT SONNER at The Stream - 59 minutes ago
[image: In this April 17, 2015 file photo, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol in Carson City, Nev. Sandoval is pressing the Obama administration to alter its sage grouse protection plan to free up thousands of mining claims by shrinking the restricted area in exchange for making other unprotected areas off limits.] RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The governor of gold-rich Nevada is pressing the Obama administration to alter its sage grouse protection plan to free up thousands of mining claims by shrinking the restricted area in exchange for making other unprotected areas... more »

Is The Saudi Plan To Boost Oil Production And Crash The Price Of Oil A 'Bust'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*New York Times*: *Saudi Arabia Keeps Pumping Oil, Despite Financial and Political Risks* *Call it the Saudi calculus.* Oil prices were already plummeting 14 months ago when, at Saudi Arabia’s insistence, OPEC put the global petroleum industry on notice: The member countries would not try to prop up prices by cutting production. “We don’t want to panic,” Abdalla el-Badri, secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, told reporters at the group’s November 2014 meeting in Vienna. “We want to see how the market behaves.” Since then, the market has beha... more »

Law Official: Occupier Robert Finicum Was Shot After Reaching Toward Waistband

NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS & TERRENCE PETTY at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Mike Arnold, left, and Lissa Casey, right, representing Ammon Bundy, spoke briefly after Bundy's appearance in the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. They read a statement prepared by Bundy which asked the remaining occupiers to "stand down."] BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- A spokesman for the armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge who died in a confrontation with officers earlier this week was shot when he reached for his waistband, a law enforcement official said Thursday. Robert Finicum... more »

U.S. Now Believes North Korea Did Attempt To Test Components Of A Hydrogen Bomb Earlier This Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KCNA/Reuters *CNN*:* First on CNN: North Korea may have tested components of a hydrogen bomb* The U.S. now believes North Korea might have attempted to test components of a hydrogen bomb on January 6, after further review and analysis of the latest intelligence information. A U.S. official directly familiar with the latest U.S. assessment said there may have been a partial, failed test of some type of components associated with a hydrogen bomb. The assessment comes after careful examination of the latest intelligence analysis of the test data. But... more »

Estimate: Common Core to Cost California Nearly $10 Billion, $4 Billion More Than Expected, Nation $80 Billion

The Federalist at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Common Core] A California commission has just decided the technology costs for Common Core tests are an unfunded mandate, which will require state taxpayers to cough up approximately $4 billion more to local school districts, Californian and former U.S. Department of Education official Ze'ev Wurman tells The Federalist. This... Continue reading *“Estimate: Common Core to Cost California Nearly $10 Billion, $4 Billion More Than Expected, Nation $80 Billion”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Russian And US Military Officials Discuss Air Safety Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A Russian Su-24 strike aircraft in the sky over the Khmeimim airbase in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti *RT:* *Russian, US top brass discuss air safety over Syria – Pentagon* Top defense officials from the US and Russia discussed issues relating to military safety in Syrian air space during a video conference, as the two states conduct separate airstrikes against extremists over Syria, the Pentagon said. “The two sides discussed measures to enhance operational safety ... including the means to avoid accidents and unintended confrontation between coalition and Russian for... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 2 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Saudi Arabia Conducted 119 Airstrikes Against Civilian Targets In Yemen, UN Panel Finds Saudi Arabia Hemorrhages $19.4 Billion In Reserves During December This $250,000 Caterpillar Bulldozer Can Be Yours For The Low, Low Price Of $55 17-Year-Old Girl Fined For Pepper Spraying "Rapefugee" In "World's Best Country For Women" "The Level Of Alarm Is Extremely High" As Zika "Spreading Explosively" WHO Warns 9 Billion Barrels Of Crude At Risk In Massive Nigerian Oil Shakeup HSBC Halts Mortgage Options To Chinese Nationals Buying U.S. Real Estate Record Foreign Central ... more »

Palestinians Say Israel Are Preparing To Commit Genocide In Gaza

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Palestinians have expressed their concern that Israel may be on the verge of a new war, which will lead to further genocide for residents living in the Gaza Strip. Israeli media have highlighted the alleged “growing” military strength of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and have ramped up their offensive against Palestinians living in the besieged territory. Some say its only a matter of time before the mass-killings begin again. Uprooted Palestinians reports: At this moment in time, Israel is unable to achieve its strategic goal of liquidating and eliminating the resistance groups within G... more »

The tort of misfeasance in public office

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 2 hours ago
Conway v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016 ONCA 72: [20] The tort of misfeasance in public office has been variously described in the case law as the tort of abuse of public office or abuse of statutory power: *Odhavji Estate v. Woodhouse*, 2003 SCC 69, at paras. 25 and 30. Whatever the nomenclature, the essence of the tort is the deliberate and dishonest wrongful abuse of the powers given to a public officer, coupled with the knowledge that the misconduct is likely to injure the plaintiff: *Odjhavji Estate v. Woodhouse, *at para. 23. Bad faith or dishonesty is an ess... more »

California Rally for Clemency for Leonard Peltier

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Media Contact: Corine Fairbanks American Indian Movement Southern California aimsocalifornia@ymail.com Carolfrances Likins Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace cfljustice@gmail.com On Feb. 6, 2016, on the 40th anniversary of Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier's arrest, a broad coalition of organizations will hold an important event in Los Angeles to demand

How Much Of The Corporate Media Is In The Tank For Hillary?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
It was admirable for Kathy Kiely, a Bloomberg Politics editor to quit when her notoriously think-skinned boss announced he wants to run for president. She didn't even feel shw could cover his trial balloon, let alone a campaign which may or may not happen. "You can’t cover the circus," she wrote, "unless you can write about one of the biggest elephants in the room." Posing as "concerned citizens," UniteForMike.com, the front group Bloomberg used to help finagle a change in New York term limits legislation so he could buy for a third term as mayor, has a petition out trying to simu... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Magic Ending”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Yanni, “Magic Ending” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7UG_qtj8ZM

"Benedicto"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Benedicto"* “May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and castles and poets' towers into a dark primeval forest where tigers belch and monkeys howl, through miasmal and mysterious swamps and down into a desert of red rock, blue mesas, domes and pinnacles and grottos of endless stone, and down again into a deep vast ancient unknown chasm where bars of sunlight blaze on profiled ... more »

Syrian Peace Talks On The Verge Of Collapsing Even Before They Have Begun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*DW*: *Syrian peace talks in jeopardy as opposition to miss start* Friday's scheduled peace talks on Syria in Geneva will begin as scheduled without key opposition members. Their absence, over an aid guarantee, threatens to derail a UN-led push to resolve the five-year civil war. The latest attempt to advance peace talks that might end Syria's civil war appears to be shaky as the leading opposition group said they will not attend the start of the talks, scheduled for Friday in Geneva. The opposition council, backed by Saudi Arabia, was meeting in Riyadh when they announced they de... more »

Obama Administration Orders Strict Labelling Of Israeli Products

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A memo issued by the Obama administration has ordered the U.S. trade community and agencies to explicitly label Israeli-made products produced in the West Bank. The January 23 directive states that it is “not acceptable” to label goods coming from Israeli companies operating in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as having been produced in “Israel”. Companies must now state if their product originates in either of these places. Freebeacon.com reports: The order comes amid an effort by the European Union to label Israeli-made goods, a move the Israeli government called anti-Israel and that... more »

LA Gas Leak: “A Mini Chernobyl … Out Of Control” Claim Officials

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
During a recent Porter Ranch Town Hall meeting to discuss the unfolding LA gas leak, officials admitted that the situation was akin to a “mini-Chernobyl”, saying that the leak is completely “out of control” and “seriously underestimated”. In the video below, attorney Patricia Oliver says: ‘Now it’s kind of simple — if you have a well blow-out, you quit injecting [more gas] underground… No order had been issued [to stop this] though… We sent a letter [to the Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR)] saying, “Stop all of the injections, until you can stop the leak”… So we ... more »

U.S. Officials Say North Korea Did Test A Hydrogen Bomb This Month

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A U.S. official has confirmed that North Korea may have tested components of a hydrogen bomb on January 6, after reviewing intelligence of the operation. The unnamed official says there was a partial test of a hydrogen bomb, despite claims to the contrary by Western media outlets. CNN.com reports: Immediately following the test earlier this month, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the initial analysis that have been conducted was “not consistent” with a successful hydrogen bomb test. The U.S. still does not accept North Korea’s claim that it tested a hydrogen bomb, but ...more »

U.S. Confirm First Zika Case, As Virus Spreads Worldwide

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Virginia Health Department have confirmed the first Zika virus infection in an adult, sparking concern that the rapidly spreading mosquito-bourne infection may soon spread across the entire United States. The Zika virus has been linked to microcephaly, a dangerous birth defect causing babies to be born with small heads. Democracynow.org reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says microcephaly also causes a host of other health problems, including seizures, developmental delays, hearing loss and vision problems A recent study estimates the Zika virus could reach...more »

Highly Recommend Film & Book

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
Mary Beth and I went to see this excellent film today that is set against the backdrop of a series of historic Cold War events. “Bridge of Spies” tells the true story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. It's interesting that at this very moment I've just begun reading a new book called The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot. The book chronicles ... more »

Another Reason Why British Columbia's LNG Fantasy is Over Before it Even Started, Clean Green Renewable Technology Will Be Cheaper Than Gas

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 3 hours ago
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20151018-solar-and-wind-power-surge-as-drilling-and-mining-falter.ece *_____________**Northern Ireland is watching as the cost of wind energy falls* *Wind energy may soon **be less expensive** than conventional forms of power in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Renewable Industry Group suggests that onshore wind projects could soon produce less expensive electrical power than new gas projects taking form in the region. By 2020, wind energy is expected to become a leading power source for Northern Ireland, which will allow it to be... more »

Is a Super Bowl Ad Really Worth $5 Million?

Forbes at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Fans Wave as the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over Super Bowl XLIII prior to kickoff in Tampa, FL February 1, 2009.] This year Super Bowl spots are selling at a reported $5 million; that's more than $150,000 a second. This is a remarkable sum. It also is a record for Super Bowl advertising and for advertising more broadly. This raises an... Continue reading *“Is a Super Bowl Ad Really Worth $5 Million?”* at *forbes.com*.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Why would the sky look like a giant fan? Airglow. The featured intermittent green glow appeared to rise from a lake through the arch of our Milky Way Galaxy, as captured last summer next to Bryce Canyon in Utah, USA. *Click image for larger size.* The unusual pattern was created by atmospheric gravity waves, ripples of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins, in this case about 90 kilometers up. Unlike auroras powered by collisions with energetic charged particles and seen at high latitudes, airglow is due to chemiluminescence, the production of light in... more »

"A Magical Mind: Wish"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"A Magical Mind: Wish"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOm "When we wish for something our consciousness opens to receiving it like a flower unfolding its petals to receive a bee. From blowing dandelion seeds into the air to throwing a penny into a fountain, we have all felt inspired to make a wish, to whisper our secret desires into the ears of the universe and wait for signs that we have been heard. Some wishes come true while others remain ethereal visions that either stay with us or fade like a star in the light of morning. Whether they come true or not, wishes are important missi... more »

"Singing To The Deer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Singing To The Deer"* by Patricia Monaghan “At solstice, the woods were bright in a snowy way, the sky pearl gray above the stately maples and gnarled burr oaks. An Alaskan marooned in the urban Midwest, it took me years to find this nearby patch of relatively undisturbed land where I can sense the power of wildness. Now I go there often, watching the seasons unfold their changeful unchanging patterns in the increasingly familiar forest. I especially like to walk among the sleeping trees in the half-lit silence of winter dawns. The trail I follow winds and twists, new patches of ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Gnomes At Home”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Gnomes At Home”* by Chet Raymo “When I wrote “The Path: A One-mile Walk Through the Universe," I had walked the path between my home and college almost daily for 37 years. In the Introduction to the book, I wrote: "For all of its familiarity, there has never been a day I have walked the path without seeing something noteworthy." Well, yesterday I came across something unprecedented, which I record here for the sake of historical record, and because those of you with a sense of whimsy might enjoy it. Along the path in the deep woods there is a tree with a hollow cavity at its base ... more »

Australian Scientists Hail New Drug That “Melts Cancer Cells Away”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Australian researchers have tested a miracle drug that they say “melts cancer cells away”, hailing it as a breakthrough for cancer patients worldwide. The drug targets a specific protein that enables cancer to survive. During a Melbourne-based trial, researchers tested 116 patients over four years and discovered that the drug Venetoclax significantly reduces cancer blood cells. RT.com reports: Positive results were seen in 79 percent of cases involving patients suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Some patients who had previously undergone treatment were left as good as new... more »

The Poet: Octavio Paz, “Brotherhood"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Brotherhood"* "I am a man: little do I last and the night is enormous. But I look up: the stars write. Unknowing I understand: I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out." - Octavio Paz

The Three-Cornered Fight for the Soul of the GOP

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Republican Party, GOP, Elephant, Election, American Flag] WASHINGTON -- It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its charms a generation after its intellectual... more »

Remembering the Challenger Tragedy and a Letter of Hope

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Challenger Explosion Collage - 900] January 28, 1986. Thirty years ago today. It was a typical Tuesday in the Washington newsroom of the Voice of America. I was working my first job out of college. As the government’s international broadcast station, VOA was required by law... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Only In Such Moments..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." - M. Scott Peck

The Economy: Dmitry Orlov, "The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"* - Dmitry Orlov "Elizabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of coming to terms with grief and tragedy as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, and applied it quite successfully to various forms of catastrophic personal loss, such as death of a loved one, sudden end to one's career, and so forth. Several thinkers, notably James Howard Kunstler and, more recently John Michael Greer, have pointed out that the Kübler-Ross model is also quite terrifyingly accurate in reflecting the process by which society as a whole (or at least... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- January 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Nathalia Holt, The Atlantic: **Private Spaceflight and the Legacy of the Challenger Disaster* *Thirty years after the shuttle explosion, the U.S. is once again excited about sending civilians into space.* The morning was so cold that icicles lined the railings and tower of launch pad 39-B, forming a freezing fringe of ice around the Kennedy Space Center. Slowly, the warmth of the morning sun melted the ice, sending the sound of dripping water across the launch complex. At 11:38 a.m., on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger left Earth with a thunderous boom, surrounded ... more »

"No Rainbow..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The soul would have no rainbow if the eye had no tears." - John Vance Cheney

"Joe Smith"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Joe Smith"* - Author Unknown "Joe Smith started the day early, having set his alarm clock (made in Japan) for 6 am. While his coffeepot (made in China) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (made in Hong Kong). He put on a dress shirt (made in Sri Lanka), and his designer jeans (made in Singapore) and tennis shoes (made in Korea). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (made in India) he sat down with his calculator (made in Mexico) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (made in Taiwan) to the radio (made in India) he got in his c... more »

A3 Newsletter: Solitary Under Attack as 2016 Begins

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 5 hours ago
*(PHOTO: Tabling at the Amnesty Art for Rights event in New Orleans, December 2015)* We want to send thanks from Albert and Robert to Amnesty activists for December's Write for Rights campaign. Albert enjoyed receiving the thousands of letters and postcards which were delivered to him in sacks! We kept him up to date with photos of the country activities including his "cut out" in front of London's landmarks, the first screening of the documentary Cruel and Unusual in the Louvre Paris and the art event in New Orleans. On the legal front, Albert's legal teams have filed their appea... more »

#FeelTheBern: Bernie Sanders Rises In Polls Because He Believes in America

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Washington and Wall Street are beginning to show signs of fear as Senator Bernie Sanders surges in polls in the race for the Democratic nominee for President. The former athlete and man of the people who claims to represent 99.99% of the voters in America is causing a very public panic for the establishment as he surges in the polls. According to Brent Budowsky who writes for The Hill, Sanders may well win both Iowa and New Hampshire, gaining him additional momentum for the race to the White House, as more and more people believe in the Senator from Vermont. Sputnik reports: The Dem... more »

Man Arrested At Disneyland Paris With Guns, Bullets And A Koran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A 28-year-old European looking man carrying two handguns, a box of ammunition and a holy Koran was arrested after attempting to negotiate an X-ray security machine at a hotel at the Disneyland Paris amusement park, according to police. Belfast Telegraph reports: The 28-year-old was found with the weapons, ammunition and a copy of the Koran after trying to pass through security at a hotel at the resort, according to reports. The suspect’s partner fled after he was seized and is reportedly still on the run. Police arrested a woman at the park, believing her to be the man’s partner, bu... more »

Killing Civilians in Yemen

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
Britain’s role in exporting arms and providing military advisers for the Saudi Arabian-led bombing campaign in Yemen is under scrutiny following a UN report revealing widespread attacks on civilian targets. The US is a heavy provider of weapons to Saudi Arabia as well.

Economic News , Data & Views ( Evening Wrap - January 28 , 2016 ) - US- Post Fed Meeting Items ( 1. Earning Misses - Amazon and Caterpillar .2. Soft Data - Durables and Jobless Claims Misses 3. Zika - Not Just South America Anymore ) MENA News ( 1. Syria Talks - Many Hurdles & Miles To Go Here. 2. Iraq Items - Battle For Mosul In Focus. 3. Oil Spikes In Price With Rumblings Of Potential Output Cuts , However Slim These Might Be At This Time. 4. Libya Political Situation Still Clear As Mud , ISIS To Be Hit Whenever A Gov't Can Be Approved It Would Appear . 5. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee / Border Security. 2. Brexit / UK Negotiation With EU Items . 3. ECB Comments from BUBA's Weidmann Sparks Euro Move Higher In Price Relative to USD. 5. Disneyland Paris averts Terror Event. 6. Schengen In Focus. 6. Germany Inflation Data. 7. Polish Currency Worst In Europe - Even Worst Than Ruble. 8. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Evening Wrap.... Asia Update - Early Friday Morning ....... *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago CHINA SETS YUAN CENTRAL PARITY AT 6.5516 FRI VS 6.5528 *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h1 hour ago CHINA PBOC INJECTS NET CNY690 BLN THIS WEEK *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 1h 1 hour ago Bill financing fraud is en vogue in China- Citic Bank the latest, $152m "risk incident" after AgBank's $578m oopsie. http://www. bloomberg.com/news/articles/ 2016-01-28/china-citic-bank-said-to-uncover-152-million-bill-finance-fraud … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h2 hours ago Here ... more »

As Falwell Favors Trump, Pew Says Most Americans Still Want a Religious President

Christianity Today at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Trump and Falwell, Jr - 400] How does Jerry Falwell Jr. explain his controversial endorsement of Donald Trump for president? In part, he's taking his cue from his Moral Majority-founding father, who supported Ronald Reagan over Southern Baptist Jimmy Carter. "When [Jerry Falwell Sr.] walked into... Continue reading *“As Falwell Favors Trump, Pew Says Most Americans Still Want a Religious President”* at *christianitytoday.com*.

A Presidential Candidate Sits, Alone and Unrecognized, at Gate C5 of Des Moines Airport

The Wall Street Journal at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Martin O'Malley] Martin O’Malley sat by himself Thursday at Gate C5 in the Des Moines International airport, rather hunched over. His entourage, a single aide, had walked away and everyone waiting for the flight to Chicago ignored the former governor of Maryland... Continue reading *“A Presidential Candidate Sits, Alone and Unrecognized, at Gate C5 of Des Moines Airport”* at *blogs.wsj.com*.

Public School System Sued for Pushing Islamic Propaganda

The Washington Free Beacon at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Islamic propaganda] A public school system in Maryland is being sued for promoting Islam over other religions. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Wednesday on behalf of a former Marine and his wife who fought back at their daughter's high school for forcing... Continue reading *“Public School System Sued for Pushing Islamic Propaganda”* at *freebeacon.com*.

Eyewitness Makes Bombshell Claim about Oregon Rancher’s Killing

Western Journalism at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: LaVoy Finicum] An eyewitness to the shooting of LaVoy Finicum claims he had his arms up when law enforcement shot him multiple times, and then "riddled" his truck with bullets with her and others in it, though not one of the protesters ever... Continue reading *“Eyewitness Makes Bombshell Claim about Oregon Rancher’s Killing”* at *westernjournalism.com*.

Tommy Rock's Photos: Indigenous protest US EPA radioactive mines

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Photos by Tommy Rock, Dine' Navajo, Lakota and Acoma Pueblo protest US EPA in DC today. Clean Up the Mines delegation protests abandoned uranium mines, polluted water and high rates of cancer and disease in Indian country.

Friday Morning Ramble, 29.01.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Statism] “First they hike rates, then they put on a transport levy, now they want to toll existing motorways! They have more than enough for the City Rail Loop - sign our petition here.” *Tell Len Brown and Phil Goff that enough's enough with new taxes* – ACTION SPROUT via JO HOLMES *No Tolls on Existing Motorways* – Stephen Berry, AFFORDABLE AUCKLAND My answer: yes. Should you have the right to tell me no? *Euthanasia: Should we be able to choose when to die? – *NZ HERALD [NB: Questions about Assisted Dying or David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill? He'll be doing a *li... more »

Is Zika Virus Or The Tdap Vaccine Causing Birth Defects In Brazil?

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The Zika virus has been known to infect people in Africa, South and Central America and Asia for more than 70 years without causing any birth defects. The Brazilian government declared an emergency in December after 2,400 babies were found to be born with shrunken heads and brain defects believed to be linked to mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus. The number of babies born with the defects has been rising significantly since then. But could there be a link between the introduction of the Tdap vaccination that women in Latin America were urged to get before they were 22 weeks pregnant...more »

Robotic Workforce Will Destroy Middle Class, Creating Civil War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Within the next few years highly advanced robots are going to obliterate America’s middle class by replacing tens of millions of jobs, creating widespread social unrest and a possible civil war. According to Mike Adams, corporations are already preparing for a robotic workforce. A robotic crop production facility already uses robots to produce 30,000 heads of fresh lettuce every day. Naturalnews.com reports: As robotic systems become more capable in the coming years, nearly all low-wage labor jobs will be taken over by affordable, reliable robotics systems. Even in a well educated ... more »

UN Says Fast Foods To Blame For Global Childhood Obesity Pandemic

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The UN have blamed the global pandemic of overweight children under five years of age on the fast food industry, warning that the number of obese children is set to double from 42 million to 70 million worldwide. The UN have urged government to reverse the trend in marketing unhealthy food and beverages to children. Pravdareport.com reports: 1990 – 31 million overweight under-5s. 2014 – 41 million overweight under-5s. 2024 – a projected 70 million overweight under-5s. And the focus of the UNO’s concern is that many of these cases of childhood obesity are occurring in developing cou... more »

HPV Vaccine Developer Confesses Vaccines Don’t Work, Are Dangerous

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Dr. Diane Harper was the lead researcher in the development of the human papilloma virus vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix. She is the latest to come forward and question the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines. She made the surprising announcement at the 4th International Public Conference on Vaccination, which took place in Reston, Virginia on Oct. 2nd through 4th, 2009. Her speech was supposed to promote the Gardasil and Cervarix vaccines, but she instead turned on her corporate bosses in a very public way. When questioned about the presentation, audience members remarked tha... more »

UN Chief Slams Israel, Calling Them “Gangsters and Hoodlums”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has criticised Israel in its occupation of Palestinian territories and treatment of Palestinian people, accusing Israeli authorities of being “gangsters and hoodlums”. Ban Ki-moon declared: “After nearly 50 years of occupation—after decades of waiting for the fulfilment of the Oslo promises—Palestinians are losing hope. Young people especially are losing hope. They are angered by the stifling policies of the occupation.” Veteranstoday.com reports: Ban Ki-moon moved on to say that it is “human nature to react to occupation.” “As oppressed peoples have demonstrate... more »

Syrian Kurds Plan To End Turkish-ISIS Alliance By Sealing Border

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Syrian Kurds and local allies have drawn up plans to launch an attack to seal the final stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border currently held by ISIS militants. The attack will deprive ISIS of a logistical route that it has used in bringing supplies and foreign recruits across the Turkish-Syrian border. Yahoo News reports: But it could lead to confrontation with Turkey, which is fighting against its own Kurdish insurgents and sees the Syrian Kurds as an enemy. After a year of military gains aided by U.S.-led air strikes, the Kurds and their allies already control the entire length of ... more »

World News Briefs -- January 28, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Syria peace talks derailed as opposition stays away* The Syrian opposition said it will not attend peace talks due to begin in Geneva on Friday, derailing the first attempt in two years to hold negotiations aimed at ending the five-year-long war. An opposition council convening in Riyadh said its delegation would "certainly" not be in Geneva on Friday, saying it had not received convincing answers to its demands for goodwill steps including an end to air strikes and blockades. The failure to get talks off the ground on time reflects the challenges facing peace-making ... more »

Labour's Prospects in the Local Elections

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Is it too early to write about this? Seeing as everyone is talking about how this year's contest is a test for Jeremy, I'd like to briefly visit three push-me-pull-you factors that could have an impact. *Local elections, local politics* In the equivalent elections in 2012, we were just coming off the back of Osborne's celebrated omnishambles budget. Try as the Tories might, even they couldn't talk down the huge gains Labour made that year. However, that was something of an abnormality. Local council contests usually turn out the hardest of hardcore voters, and in the main they vote... more »

If These Two Trends Hold True, Cruz Will Win Iowa

Independent Journal at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz2 - 400] The latest Quinnipiac Iowa poll shows Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (TX) in a dead heat, with Trump at 31% and Cruz at 29%. While Cruz leads Trump among white evangelicals 39% to 27%, Trump leads... Continue reading *“If These Two Trends Hold True, Cruz Will Win Iowa”* at *ijreview.com*.

U.S. To Continue Supplying Saudi Missiles For Use On Civilians

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
U.S. officials have said they intend to continue working on a $1.29 billion sale of missiles to Saudi Arabia, which are to be used on civilians in Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition is using U.S. missiles in its fight against Yemen which the UN says constitutes a crime against humanity due to their use on the civilian population. Allgov.com reports: The report by the U.N. panel that monitors the conflict in Yemen for the Security Council, seen by Reuters on Wednesday, sparked calls by rights groups for the United States and Britain to halt sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia that could be us... more »

Intelligence Agencies Reveal Perpetrators Of Russian Sinai Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Intelligence officials in Egypt and Russia have said they have determined the identity of several of the perpetrators involved in the Sinai crash. Security officials say that the explosive device found on the A321 plane was carried onboard by an employee of the airport Sharm El-Sheikh. Fort Russ reports: At the interview the offender immediately claimed the position of a porter, who was entrusted with the loading of passengers’ luggage, with access to the airfield. The bomb, placed in the baggage compartment, exploded at the height of about nine kilometers onboard the Airbus 321. I... more »

The Jerry Berrigan Memorial Drone Blockade

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
We come to the gates of Hancock Drone Base [Syracuse, New York] today to install a memorial of Jerry Berrigan. Jerry Berrigan, who died on July 26, 2015 at the age of 95, was a husband, a father, a brother, a teacher and someone who – like his brothers Dan and Phil – dedicated his entire life to Jesus’ command to love one another. Jerry came to the base on a bi-weekly basis whenever he was able, in Jerry’s words, “to remind the base commander of our government’s pledge under the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, a treaty to safeguard non-combatant’s well-being in any warzone in wh... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'The Russians Remember'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/01/28/the-russians-remember/

Measuring global temperatures: Satellites or thermometers?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.cfact.org/2016/01/26/measuring-global-temperatures-satellites-or-thermometers/ This is a must read, and definitely worth a bookmark. Guest post from Roy Spencer for CFACT: The official global temperature numbers are in, and NOAA and NASA have decided that 2015 was the warmest year on record. Based mostly upon surface thermometers, the official pronouncement ignores the […]

Interlocutory Injunctions

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
Judges have enormous power and can make all sorts of order that will, as necessary, be backed up by force. But just because a judge has power does not mean the judge will use that power. Judges speak softly but carry a big stick – the power of the Court is used carefully and only as absolutely needed. This last point is very clear when considering enforcing legal rights before a trial . Suppose you made a deal to buy a house. You spent a lot of time and money getting to the point where you made the deal. You are excited about moving in and then, at the last minute, and without an... more »

Russian Energy Minister: Saudi Arabia has Proposed A 5% Oil Production Cut

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia says Saudis proposing global oil production cut* Russia said on Thursday that OPEC's largest producer Saudi Arabia, had proposed oil production cuts of up to 5 percent in what would be the first global deal in over a decade to help clear a glut of crude and prop up sinking prices. Benchmark Brent futures LCOc1 jumped as much as 8 percent on Thursday to nearly $36 a barrel on news of the potential deal, which if implemented would immediately reduce surplus global output exceeding demand by 1 million barrels per day (bpd). Brent was trading at $34 a barrel at 1540... more »

On set with Bowie

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
What did David Bowie think was the biggest moment in his career? Here’s a tale told by a fellow who worked with him many years ago. (Don’t read if you don’t like colourful language.) One part of my job is to keep the talent close while we make small changes to lighting and camera positions. While shooting the video for David Bowie's *Miracle Goodnight* we had a change that was gonna take 10-15 mins to complete. I decided to strike up a conversation to kill the time. Let face i was talking to my childhood hero. I asked Mr Bowie what was the biggest moment in his career. His reply w... more »

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Now sleeps the crimson petal, now the white; Nor waves the cypress in the palace walk; Nor winks the gold fin in the porphyry font. The firefly wakens; waken thou with me. Now droops the milk-white peacock like a ghost, And like a ghost she glimmers on to me. Now lies the Earth all Danaë to the stars, And all thy heart lies open unto me. Now slides the silent meteor on, and leaves A shining furrow, as thy thoughts in me. Now folds the lily all her sweetness up, And slips into the bosom of the lake. So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip Into my bosom and be lost in me. By Alf... more »

Most Pastors Aren’t Voting Trump as Primaries Approach

Christianity Today at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Trump and Cruz - 400] Ted Cruz is the favorite presidential candidate of pastors who lean Republican. Hillary Clinton leads among pastors who lean Democratic. And Donald Trump is near the back of the pack. But "Undecided" is by far the most popular choice of... Continue reading *“Most Pastors Aren’t Voting Trump as Primaries Approach”* at *christianitytoday.com*.

This Government Agency Is Crusading After Small Lenders

Norbert Michel at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee November 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Cordray testified before the committee on the topic on 'The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Semi-Annual Report to Congress.'] According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), new regulations are necessary to protect helpless consumers from predatory lenders. The chief villain in the CFPB's tale is the payday lender, but the new rules will impact much more th... more »

Class Act: Undefeated Wrestler Takes on Opponent with Down Syndrome, Suffers First Loss

WCVB5 at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: wrestling match - 400] A high school wrestling champion is undefeated no more after answering the call to make another wrestler’s wish come true. “He wanted a match, and I wanted to tangle with him,” Deven Schuko said. Norton High School wrestler Deven Schuko... Continue reading *“Class Act: Undefeated Wrestler Takes on Opponent with Down Syndrome, Suffers First Loss”* at *wcvb.com*.

Zika Virus Is Spreading ‘Explosively’ Says Head Of WHO

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Zika virus is “is now spreading explosively” the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday, announcing that WHO has called an emergency committee meeting on Monday to to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special briefing in Geneva,the WHO director general Margaret Chan, said It was “deeply concerning” that the virus had now been detected in 23 countries in the Americas. US officials said the country had two potential candidates for a vaccine, and might begin clinical trials in people by the end of this year. The Guardi... more »

Google Robot Has ‘Cracked’ World’s Most Complex Game

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Google researchers have announced a big step forward for Artificial intelligence (AI) as one of its machines mastered the ancient Chinese game, Go, outclassing the current European champion of the game. The 2,500 year old game as proved a difficult one for computers to beat over the years due to its near infinite number of moves and complex scoring system. Washingtonpost.com reports: But that all changed this week as Google’s researchers brought a fresh approach and wealth of computing power to findings published in the scientific journal Nature. “It’s real milestone and surprise f... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #129THE CELTIC/GAELIC ORIGIN OF THE NAME AMERICA

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 7 hours ago
*Alexander Hamilton, writer of the Federalist Papers, first Secretary of the US Treasury* *AK Note: According to the SA, the Pleiadian and Andromedan cultures descend from Earth Celts during the Atlantis 1 civilization. Atlantis 2 was later civilization that ended badly. * [1/24/16, 11:31:22 PM] AK/Terran: *AK: What is the real origin of the name America? * *DEAR ONE/AK/TERRAN. THE NAME "AMERICA" ORIGINATES IN THE CELTIC/GAELIC TONGUE. * *PHONETICALLY DERIVED FROM THE ANDROMEDAN *WORD FOR "FREE LAND" OR FREE PLACE. *AH-MERKA**. DATA COLLECTORS. STAN.X. END.* *How free you fe... more »

No Stopping Herr Trumpf Now-- Who's To Blame?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Remember the bright red "Keep Calm It Won't Be Trump" memes floating around the internet as recently as two weeks ago? No more. Geoff Garin, head of Hart Research polled 160 political insiders about who they expected to see win the Republican nomination. Way back in October, 8% had chosen Herr Trumpf. Now 59% say the GOP nominee will be Herr. 18% say Rubio-- who has fallen to slipping under the waves in all the new polls of New Hampshire Republicans-- and 16% say Cruz. Our own informal poll of *DWT* readers show the majority are hoping for a deadlocked-- brokered-- GOP convention ... more »

"Kurds Gear Up for Major Offensive Against ISIS" aka Annexing Syrian Territory

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Love the lying Haaretz headline. The NATO backed Kurdish militias alongside NATO special ops are making their move to annex Syrian territory- Period. * *There is not and never has been anything but perverted war theatrics between Kurds and ISIS- *Yes, people die. People always die when a political agenda is being undertaken. I’ve said it repeatedly and I will say it again- Not caring what lies others want to believe. Choosing instead to see what is happening right in plain site. *Annexation of Syrian and Iraqi territory*. For Sykes Picot redux and *the 2nd Israel.* In Turkey the... more »

Russian Su-27 Jet Fighter Came Within 20 Feet Of A U.S. RC-135 Reconnaissance Aircraft Over The Black Sea On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The close encounter between the Russian Su-27 and the U.S. RC-135 caused operators of the American aircraft to temporarily lose control. (Photo : Twitter Photo Section) *Washington Free Beacon:* *Russian Fighter Conducts Dangerous Intercept of U.S. Recon Jet* *Pentagon calls Black Sea aerial provocation ‘unsafe and unprofessional’.* A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a U.S. RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters. “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a routine route i... more »

Is President Obama Taking The 'Gloves Off' In The War Against ISIS?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington January 12, 2016. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/Pool *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast: **Obama Takes the Gloves Off Against ISIS at Last* Recent airstrikes on cash depots in ISIS-land incinerated more than half-a-billion dollars. The oil operations are being hit—and the willingness to risk civilian casualties is growing. “Don’t hold back. Show us your ideas.” U.S. officials say that’s the message President Barack Obama has sent his military commanders in the w... more »

It all startrs with the KILL

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
Should I kill you becasuse in this situation I do not know waht else to do should I slit your throat or just use gas when it comes to killing people I am so off protacal So we have decide you should be dead for the evil thoughts in yo*ur head* *Easy* way forward no one will complain about weddings r*uinid\* when we all know that terrisorrt will be the only orffspring Oh the humanity can we just nt slwo down for a m*inute* we all love children and they will grow up in differant worlds the responsiblity we share is to make sure that they know the easter bunny was just a sideshow

Jan.27: World War Three

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
CBC news has a story it ran back in November about the dismal performance of Canadian shipyards in producing ships for the Canadian navy. And this happened despite a gift to Irving of hundreds of millions of dollars. (As I remember it, Irving also shook down the Nova Scotia government for his generosity in hiring people to work on the contract.) I can't remember seeing the story in the Irving press of what has happened to those ships. So here it is. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/coast-guard-irving-ships-1.3422997 Then there's a related story that broke yesterday. And I don't think i... more »

Today is Al Gore’s Apocalypse Day

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
[image: gore-10years] Ten years ago this week, the man who used to be the next American president1 and who converted John Key into a warmist2 announced we had only ten years left to save the planet. Today is the day! *Gore predicted, when his fib-umentary “An Inconvenient Truth” was first released at the Sundance Film Festival, that “unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.” In Gore’s own words, he claimed we would experience “a true planetary emergency.” … Among the worst-case conseque... more »

It just cant

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 7 hours ago
It just cant survieve no one will ever be left aliv e so just no way how put all your a,,,mo away cause there is no defense agaist the force that comes agianst you the one you feel in your soul and making hamburger feels so silence of the lambs

This Oregon Woman Was Just Fired from Her Job for Being Pro-Life

The Federalist at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: President of ORTL - 400] After Harmony Daws, of Oregon, was nominated president of a pro-life group, her boss decided to fire her from her job at a cleaning business because of her work as an activist. Daws informed her boss at Sparkling Palaces, a local... Continue reading *“This Oregon Woman Was Just Fired from Her Job for Being Pro-Life”* at *thefederalist.com*.

Chiles and Whitted Revisited

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
Although I was working on another project, this Chiles-Whitted thing is beginning to get out of hand, so I thought I’d just run through it again based on the Project Blue Book files, various newspaper reports from the time, and what has been said Chiles' Drawingabout the case in the years since by a number of UFO writers. There has been some evolution in the sighting details over the years but I’m not completely sure the blame can be laid at the feet of Chiles or Whitted. Their statements, for the most part, have remained consistent. According to the documentation, gathered in the h... more »

The Technocracy’s 1984 Predictive Programming

WTStaff at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
* Jay Dyer* - The coming technocracy is not something to come in the distant future, but is a present reality. The post The Technocracy’s 1984 Predictive Programming appeared first on Waking Times.

Will The U.S. And Russia Conduct One-On-One Negotiations To Find A Solution To The Ukraine Crisis?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nulland. Vestnik Kavkaza *TASS:* *Talks between Putin's aide Surkov and US Nuland may become full-fledged format — diplomat* *On January 15, Vladislav Surkov and Victoria Nuland held substantial consultations in Kaliningrad in search for compromises on Ukraine* MOSCOW, January 28. /TASS/. The meeting between Russian presidential aide Vladislav Surkov and US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland was useful, and this could become a full-fledged format of R... more »

Legal Insurrection Makes the Conservative Case for Marco Rubio

Anika Smith at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks at Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa, January 26, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)] Many conservatives view GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio as an establishment candidate and haven't forgiven him for his part in the Gang of Eight battle on immigration reform. But is there a conservative case to be made for Marco Rubio? Sarah... more »

Huckabee, Santorum to Attend Trump’s Event

CNN Politics at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Trump's event] (CNN) -- Mike Huckabee will attend Donald Trump’s event to benefit veterans, after he participates in Fox News’ Republican presidential undercard debate on Thursday evening, his campaign tells CNN. Continue reading *“Huckabee, Santorum to Attend Trump’s Event”* at *cnn.com* .

Cheney, Rothschild & Murdoch To Drill For Oil In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Cheney, Rothschild, and Fox News’ Murdoch are about to violate international law by drilling for Oil in Syria. A US based oil company Genie Energy is planning to drill in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights which is legally part of Syria, while at the same time potentially endangering precious water supplies At the end of last year Afek, an Israeli subsidiary of Genie Energy, announced that it had found considerable reserves of oil under the Golan. The Free Thought Project reports: While Syria is torn apart by the warring of U.S. imperialists and Islamic fundamentalists—leaving its c... more »

Heil Trump

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

SSI Steel Agree To Fight Climate Change – Then Shut Down

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://decc.blog.gov.uk/2015/09/09/teesside-industry-shows-its-metal-on-tackling-climate-change/ Is this some sort of sick joke? I found it on DECC’s blog from last September: It might surprise you to hear the operator of the second largest blast furnace in Europe and one of the UK’s top five highest emitters, is pushing for more action on […]

Supplemental: Construing a comment on Reconstruction!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016Frequently, we're surprised:* We're often puzzled by Gail Collins' columns. Today, she does an easy-reader comparison of Candidates Sanders and Clinton, being careful not to tax her readers. (Way back when, Collins voiced an explicit theory about journalism—if you make it *really* easy and fun, a whole lot of readers will come.) Collins writes today's column in Q-and-A form. Below, you see two consecutive Q-and-A's. We're putting the questions in bold, just the way Collins does. These Q-and-A's concern Candidate Clinton. Do the answers make sense tog... more »

I am so messed up but in a good good way

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I am nearly 60 and my life is almost gone but I keep getting younger and its fucking weird like some kind of revese alzimers I feel 19 19 is a magic number in many society when I was young it was 19 but the man decied you had to be 19 to think pure thoughts and make goo decisions like how much to drink till you got drunk around six beers no matter the age now thats wisdom I cant say I have any real regrets no Range Rover would substitue my living on the outside and taking so many chances that in the end did not succeed but I am still breathing and apparently throwing heat to people who kno...more »

Curse of Oak Island - Finally Some Success

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
I have been complaining about the *Curse of Oak Island* for a long time now because it doesn’t seem they are making any progress. They keep getting diverted on other tasks that might interest some but they do little to prove there is anything extraordinary about Oak Island. There are those who suggest that what has been found has a natural explanation (though I don’t know how you explain the coconut fiber laid under the sand or the network of tunnels that fill with water which are considered a booby trap). I think that the treasure, if it was ever there, was retrieved a long time ago... more »

Will The U.S. Air Force's New Planes Bankrupt The Pentagon?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The F-35 fighter incorporates all the defining features of a fifth-generation fighter -- advanced stealth, agile maneuver, sensor fusion and high-capacity, secure datalinks. Collectively, those characteristics make it far more survivable and effective in coping with the sophisticated air defenses now becoming available to countries like Syria. (USAF: Courtesy photo Tom Reynolds/Lockheed Martin) *Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times:* *How the Air Force’s New Planes Could Bankrupt the Pentagon* *The push by the U.S. Air Force to modernize its equipment, even as it pursues big-ticket items... more »

Retired Gen. David Petraeus' Defenders Come To His Defense

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Photo from Stars and Stripes *Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef, Daily Beast:* *McCain and Top Dem Warn Pentagon: Petraeus Demotion May Be Illegal* The defense secretary wants to strip the retired general of a star after his offense against the Army. Critics say the move is more than gratuitous, it may be against the law. Sen. John McCain, powerful chairman of the Armed Services Committee and former Republican presidential nominee, is riding to the rescue of retired Gen. David Petraeus, who is facing a retroactive demotion that McCain says could be illegal. In a letter to Secreta... more »

The Islamic State Is Using Radio To Transmit Their Message Across Afganistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Afghans listen to a radio broadcast run by the Islamic State militants, in the eastern city of Jalalabad, Afghanistan December 19, 2015. REUTERS/PARWIZ *Voice of America:* *IS Radio Expands Reach in Afghanistan* JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN — The Islamic State group in Afghanistan has added new programming to its radio broadcasts that the Afghan government has failed to take off the air. The IS-run FM station “Voice of the Caliphate,” which broadcasts from a remote mobile transmitter on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, this week added Dari broadcasts to its lineup. Now it airs programs ... more »

Next Top American Commander In Afghanistan: 'Security Situation Is Deteriorating'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
This April 17, 2014, photo, provided by the U.S. Army, shows then-Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson, Jr. speaking to his senior leaders at Fort Bragg, N.C. Officials say the Obama administration has chosen Nicholson, a seasoned veteran *The Hill:* *Nominee for Afghan commander pledges to reassess troop levels* The general tapped to take over the command of troops in Afghanistan promised Thursday to make a recommendation on troop levels after his first 90 days in the role. “I think after the initial 90 days, I'll have a good sense of where we are building on the experience we have, and o... more »

Hey Donald Trump, You Bring the Guts, We’ll Bring the Questions

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] By now you know that Donald Trump has dropped out of the Fox News debate -- turning his back on the voters of Iowa. Instead of answering our fair and balanced questions he has chosen to viciously attack my colleague Megyn... more »

There's a debate tonight...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*and I will watch.* Disclaimer: I don't like Megyn Kelly. Never have. I don't like her for the very reasons her fans like her. I don't like to see women try to wrap themselves in the manly mantel of being a hard-nosed journalist. First of all, in my opinion, she's not a journalist. Journalists try, as much as humanly possible, to be impartial and objective. Ms Kelly is a woman who rides a limousine between her home and the studio where she reads the "news." She is neither impartial or objective. Ms Kelly has made herself the center of attention. She has made herself the news.... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Circus: “Who are Boehner and Pelosi? A Slough of Irrelevance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Who are Boehner and Pelosi? A Slough of Irrelevance”* by Fred Reed “I am a reasonably retired mid-level journalist of no import but much experience, interested in international affairs, law, society, education, and political trends. Yet, God’s truth, I do not know who Boehner and Pelosi are, or were, and now somebody or something called Ryan. Yes, I know that they are in Congress, or were, but I do not know what posts they hold, or held, or in which party they are, or were, or in which house. I really do not. How can this be? How can someone who has spent a lifetime in the fetid ... more »

World News Briefs -- January 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC*: *Zika virus: Up to four million Zika cases predicted* Three to four million people could be infected with Zika in the Americas this year, the World Health Organization predicts. Most will not develop symptoms, but the infection has been linked to brain defects in babies. WHO director general Dr Margaret Chan said Zika had gone "from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions". She has set up a Zika "emergency team" after the "explosive" spread of the virus. It will meet on Monday to decide whether Zika should be treated as a global emergency. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE ... more »

Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- January 28, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*From Alert 5:* *Japanese-owned Mitsubishi A6M Zero made its first flight over Japan today* A Japanese-owned Mitsubishi A6M Zero made its first flight in Japan at JMSDF Kanoya Airbase, Kagoshima today at 14:27 local time. Former Lockheed test pilot Skip Holm was at the controls. *Military and Intelligence News Briefs -- January 28, 2016* Iraqi army learns Ramadi's lessons in U.S.-led coalition training -- Reuters Iraq forces struggling despite U.S. military training -- AP US Defense Secretary Prepared to Request More Troops in Iraq if Needed -- Sputnik Israel To Equip Troop Carr... more »

David Daleiden in Prison

Jason Scott Jones at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Prison_reform] You have already heard that prosecutors in Houston convinced a local grand jury to dismiss all charges against Planned Parenthood for selling baby organs -- and instead won multiple indictments against the journalistic hero David Daleiden. Daleiden's undercover video sting... more »

Google must be laughing at the taxman. It’s just too easy for them to hide their real UK profits

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 10 hours ago
SOURCE GUARDIAN: Google expected to reveal growth of offshore cash funds to $43bn Google is poised to confirm next week that controversial tax structures in Ireland, the Netherlands and Bermuda have boosted its offshore cash mountain to more than $43bn (£30bn), figures from financial analysts suggest. Despite governments around the world promising to crack down on the tech company’s tax

Looking For A Job? The Queen Needs A New Helicopter Pilot

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Queen is looking for a helicopter pilot, even though most of her family are qualified to fly one. The job of ‘aircraft captain’ for the Queen is being advertised on the British Monarchy website. The applicant must have experience with Very Very Important People (VVIPs) and offers a salary of between £55,500 and £78,500. The advertisement indicates that both Sikorsky and Westmoreland helicopters will be used, and that job satisfaction will be high. The Mirror reports: The salary is twice that Prince William is getting paid as he guides his ambulance chopper on mercy missions. The ... more »

EMBO takes back Voinnet’s award, investigates other awardee who just lost a Nature Genetics paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
EMBO has taken back an award given to beleaguered plant biologist Olivier Voinnet in 2009, and is investigating a recent grantee who had a paper retracted from Nature Genetics yesterday. The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) “promotes excellence in the life sciences” in Europe, in part by awarding prizes to promising young scientists. Voinnet and Sonia Melo earned their awards by […] The post EMBO takes back Voinnet’s award, investigates other awardee who just lost a Nature Genetics paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Economy: "Forget About 'Stocks for the Long Run'”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Forget About 'Stocks for the Long Run'”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "After a year of wandering the globe, we are back in the homeland... and ready to turn in our passport. Travel can be fun. It can also be “broadening.” But the most interesting thing about it is not so much what you find out about other places. It’s what you discover about your home. You return to the land you once knew, as T.S. Eliot put it, and know it for the first time. So, we are ready to rediscover Baltimore – a place where children refer to handguns as “school supplies.” And what’s this? Judging by yester... more »

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnZdlhUDEJo

Fiorina Ups the Ante: $2M to Debate Trump

The Hill at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Fiorina and Trump - 400] Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina is raising the stakes for a one-on-one debate with GOP front-runner Donald Trump. "My campaign will also donate $1.5 million to veterans' cause to join debate Saturday night in Sioux City," she tweeted late Wednesday,... Continue reading *“Fiorina Ups the Ante: $2M to Debate Trump”* at *thehill.com*.

The Zika Virus, Our Changing Planet & Climate Mobilization

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Former Iowa politician, radio host and climate champion Ed Fallon at a Climate Mobilization protest of an Iowa Trump event (source). There is a Mobilization model caucus on January 29 (see below).* *by Gaius Publius* "But at my back I always hear The climate's wingèd chariot hurrying near." —with apologies to Andrew Marvell This piece is about a new virus with no known cure, which originated in the heat and humidity of Central and South America, is spread by mosquitoes, and is moving north as the planet inexorably warms. But this is also about something much more important. The Z... more »

Man Arrested with 2 Handguns, Koran at Disneyland Paris Hotel

ANGELA CHARLTON at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: This Tuesday, May 12, 2015 file photo shows visitors walking toward the Sleeping Beauty's Castle, background, at Disneyland Paris in Marne la Vallee, east of Paris, France. A French police official says a man found to be carrying two handguns has been arrested at a hotel at Disneyland Paris. France remains under a state of emergency since Nov. 13 Islamic extremist attacks around Paris that killed 130 people.] PARIS (AP) -- A man with two handguns was detained Thursday along with his female partner at Disneyland Paris, Europe’s most-visited tourist attraction, police said. No ... more »

For the World’s Most Scrutinized Body, Changes for Barbie

JOSEPH PISANI at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Barbie2 - 900] NEW YORK (AP) -- Barbie’s got a brand new bod. Mattel, the maker of the iconic plastic doll, said it will begin selling Barbies in three new body types -- curvy, tall, and petite. She’ll also be available in seven skin... more »

Activists Freak Out over South African Scholarship That’s for Virgins Only

Blake Neff at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Cllr%20Dudu%20Mazibuko - 900] Human rights organizations are aggressively denouncing a scholarship in South Africa that has a peculiar stipulation: it may only be awarded to virgins. The scholarship is awarded by the municipality of uThukela, and is known as the "Maiden's Bursary Award."... more »

The Turkish Citizen Allegedly Responsible For Killing A Russian Pilot In Syria Is Being Tracked

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
terrorist Alparslan Celik (who killed russian pilot in syria) was yesterday in Istanbul https://t.co/V1CTY77s1N pic.twitter.com/HL9YM16fqV — Cahit Storm (@cahitstorm) January 28, 2016 *Sputnik*: *Alleged Killer of Russian Su-24 Pilot Seen in Istanbul* *Iparslan Celik, a Turkish citizen allegedly responsible for killing the pilot of the downed Russian Su-24 aircraft, was spotted at the funeral of Ibrahim Kucuk allegedly killed by Russian airstrikes in Syria, according to local media.* ANKARA (Sputnik) — Alparslan Celik, a Turkish citizen allegedly responsible for killing the pilot... more »

El Misti Volcano In Peru Has Woken Up

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Misti volcano is Peru’s most well known volcano and it has long been considered to be ‘asleep.’ But the Smithsonian GVP reports that El Misti has had some rather alarming seismic activity that could indicate magma intrusion at the volcano. Studies by the Southern Volcano Observatory (OVS) also reveal that it is awake and emitting gases. Peru’s volcano authority say that the last Misti eruption of great magnitude was 2,000 years ago. Peru this week reports: It is currently considered the greatest risk in the South American country, as thousands of habitants reside near its crat... more »

THE YEAR OF THE LIBERAL: Health effects, phosphates, current readings!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016In search of information in Flint:* Back in 1939, Mr. Smith famously went to Washington. At the end of the famous film about him, Mr. Smith gave a speech. Last night, at the end of her trip to Michigan, Rachel Maddow gave a version of the same speech. We won't discuss her speech today. Instead, let's list a few areas in which we could use more information concerning events in Flint. The Maddow Show rarely traffics in that tedious product. Last night's town hall conversation was highly scattershot, with several major carts arriving before their horses. ... more »

Obama Creates New Federal Task Force on Cancer

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Cancer Task Force - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama created a new federal task force Thursday to accelerate cancer research, putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of the drive to streamline government efforts toward a cure. Dubbed the White House Cancer Moonshot... more »

Free Trade 61, Unilateral liberalization in Pakistan

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
I stumbled upon this presentation in a forum organized by the Policy Research Institute for Market Economy (PRIME) based in Islamabad, Pakistan. PRIME is headed by a friend, Ali Salman. Good event, Ali. The paper discussed Pakistan's experience of 3 phases of trade liberalisation: 1. Unilateral Trade Liberalisation Period (1990-2002) 2. Policy Neutral Period (2003-2005) 3. Trade Policy Mix: From Bilateral and Regional Liberalisation to Trade Restrictions (2006 onwards). Some data. A different definition of unilateral liberalization, "liberalisation from below", good nonetheless. Fo... more »

What We Are Doing in Afghanistan This Year?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell on Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Coronado *Maj. Gen. Eric T. Olson, War On The Rocks:* *Do We Know What We Are Doing in Afghanistan This Year? * As the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan mission drew to a close in December 2014, President Obama said: *For more than 13 years, ever since nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken from us on 9/11, our nation has been at war in Afghanistan. Now, thanks... more »

Authorship dispute fells membrane paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A membrane paper has been retracted only two months after publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B because of an authorship dispute. The paper, “Magnetic Interaction of Transition Ion Salts with Spin Labeled Lipid Membranes: Interplay of Anion-Specific Adsorption, Electrostatics, and Membrane Fluidity,” has not been cited, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge. (It appears to […] The post Authorship dispute fells membrane paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Seattle Joins Other US Cities To Sue Monsanto For PCB Contamination

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
The city of Seattle is to join five other major US cities that are suing Monsanto over PCB contamination. Seattle is suing to make Monsanto pay for the cleanup of toxic PCBs from the city’s drainage system and the Duwamish River. The cities of Berkeley, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Spokane are also filing suits against the agricultural biotech giant. Natural Society reports: Though most of us know Monsanto for creating the best-selling herbicide Round Up and contributing to the creation of Agent Orange, in this case, PCB contamination is targeted in 20,000 acres that drain to the... more »

Fukushima Daiichi on TEPCO Cams

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Visible conditions (on webcams) at Fukushima Daiichi have been pretty constant for the last couple of weeks without any substantial changes that I've noticed. One interesting effect that I've seen day in and day out is the oscillation in color noted below, from purple to black: The screenshot above was taken Jan 29 at 00:49 whereas the one below was taken Jan 29 at 1:12, roughly 20 minutes later. As you can see the purple light is gone. The phasing in and out of the purple light is hard to explain. Perhaps there is a light source below the field of view? Another observation ... more »

Donald Trump Wanted Vets Kicked off Fifth Avenue

The Daily Beast at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump4 - 400] Now that he has balked at facing Megyn Kelly at the Republican debate, Donald Trump will be embracing heroes. "[Trump] will instead host an event in Iowa to raise money for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors, who have been treated... Continue reading *“Donald Trump Wanted Vets Kicked off Fifth Avenue”* at *thedailybeast.com*.

BWorld 40, CCT vs other welfare programs, SSS vs pension deregulation

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld the other day, January 27. It appears now that there are many data showing that the conditional cash transfer (CCT) is good and successful in reducing poverty. Good, then it is now time to abolish other existing welfare programs that were failures. Each new welfare program is an admission that other existing welfare programs are wasteful and unsuccessful in reducing poverty. Let us count some of those existing welfare programs: Books and education for the poor, medicines and PhilHealth for the poor, housing and relocation for the poor, credit a... more »

Trump Refuses to Reconsider Debate Stance in Fiery Interview with Bill O’Reilly

The Hill at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: O'Reilly-Donald Trump - 400] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday night lashed out at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly in his first appearance on the network since he announced plans to boycott the next GOP debate. He also refused to reconsider his decision... Continue reading *“Trump Refuses to Reconsider Debate Stance in Fiery Interview with Bill O’Reilly”* at *thehill.com*.

US Naval Ship Debacle In Persian Gulf Unravels: ABSOLUTE BOMBSHELL! Leaked Report - Iran Says Top (CIA/Mossad) ISIS Commander Was Aboard Captured US Navy Boats

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
It is so remarkable how now that fiasco that occurred in the Persian Gulf, where two American naval vessels "strayed" into Iranian territory and were subsequently captured and later released by Iranian officials, has suddenly "disappeared" from the Jew spew media all together... The silence has now become deafening and apparently the US government wants to move the public's attention away from that fiasco and have them diverted in a whole new direction..... Basically the US got caught in some major shenanigans and they are desperate to have it covered up and quickly forgotten.... Ho... more »

The FBI's Investigation Into Hillary Clinton's Private Email Server Is Not Letting Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
© Kevin Lamarque / Reuters *The Hill:* *FBI's Clinton investigation not letting up* Six months after it began, the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server shows no signs of slowing down. Former FBI officials said the length of the probe is not unusual and speculated that a decision on whether to file charges against Clinton or her top aides could come later this year, during the heat of the general election campaign. “I don’t know that there’s any magical cutoff date,” said Ron Hosko, the FBI’s former assistant director of the criminal investigative divis... more »

Israel, Greece, And Cyprus Agree To Develop Energy Projects Together

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*DNA:* *Cyprus, Israel, Greece close ranks with gas pipeline* *Netanyahu said the three countries were to form a trilateral committee to study plans to build a pipeline between Israel and Cyprus and on to Greece for gas exports to Europe.* Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades hosted a three-way meeting today with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Greek counterpart Alexis Tsipras focused on plans to build a gas pipeline to Europe. With Cyprus, which lies just 100 kilometres from the Syrian coast, on the fringes of a region wracked by conflict, the three countries say... more »

Iraq Ranks In Ten Most Corrupt Countries In World Again

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Germany’s Transparency International (TI) released its newest corruption index for 2015, and as usual Iraq was at the bottom of the list. TI scores countries from 0 to 100 with 100 being at the top. The ten worst countries in its new study were Somalia, North Korea, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Angola, Libya, Iraq, Venezuela, and Guinea-Bissau. Seven of those nations had the worst ranks last year. Iraq received the same score that it had for the last two years at 16. In 2012 it did slightly better at 18. *Most Corrupt Countries On Transparency International Corruption Index 20... more »

Iran’s Supreme Leader Questions Authenticity Of Holocaust

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
The Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayotollah Ali Khamenei, published a short video disputing the authenticity of the holocaust. The three-minute video is entitled “Are the Dark Ages Over?“was published on his official website on Holocaust Memorial Day The video features background images of the Auschwitz concentration camp, (where more than a million people are believed to have been exterminated by the Nazi regime) and images of prominent Holocaust deniers, including British historian David Irving. The Independent reports: The hardline leader of Iran, Ayotollah Ali Khamenei, speaking du... more »

Seven Hamas Militants Killed In A Gaza Tunnel Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A Hamas tunnel discovered by soldiers from the Paratroopers Brigade in the northern Gaza Strip on July 18, 2014. (IDF Spokesperson/Flash90) *BBC*: *Gaza: Hamas militants die in tunnel collapse* Palestinian militant group Hamas says seven of its fighters have died after an attack tunnel they were working on in north-east Gaza collapsed. The tunnel near the Israeli border collapsed after heavy rain, it said. Palestinian militants have used tunnels on Gaza's borders with Israel and Egypt to launch attacks on Israel, transport weapons or smuggle goods. Israel destroyed dozens of tunnel... more »

Sweden To Deport Half Of Last Year's Asylum Seekers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC*: *EU migrant crisis: Sweden may reject 80,000 asylum claims* Sweden may reject the asylum applications of up to 80,000 migrants and should prepare to deport them, the interior minister says. Anders Ygeman said charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants but it would take several years. Some 163,000 migrants applied for asylum in Sweden in 2015, the highest per capita number in Europe. The numbers have fallen significantly since Sweden imposed tighter border controls this year. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor: *Deport them to where .... Greece? This is not going to e... more »

50 Most Dangerous Cities Of The World Revealed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
An demonstrator throws a gas canister in Venezuela's capital city of Caracas in April 2014Christian Veron/Reuters *Daily Mail:* *The 50 most violent cities in the world are revealed, with 21 of them in Brazil... but Venezuela's capital Caracas is named the most deadly* * Latin America is home to 41 of the 50 most dangerous cities in the world * Caracas in Venezuela is now the most violent, according to homicide rate * Took the top spot from San Pedro Sula, in Honduras, now in second place * Drug trafficking, gang wars, political instability and corruption are blamed * U.S. cities St ... more »

How Michigan and Ohio Made It Harder to Accidentally Break the Law

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: arrest] The Criminal Justice Committee was always an odd fit for Rep. Ed McBroom, a state lawmaker and dairy farmer representing a rural area of Michigan. During his last term on the committee, McBroom, a Republican, was schooled on a criminal... more »

Sharing data is a good thing. But we need to consider the costs.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Last week, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors proposed requiring authors to share deidentified patient data underlying the published results of clinical trials within six months of publication. The proposal has earned much support but also some concerns – for example that other scientists might poach the findings, acting as the New England Journal of […] The post Sharing data is a good thing. But we need to consider the costs. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Ronan Connolly On Urban Bias In GHCN

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I touched on the question of UHI the other day, and questioned whether NOAA/GISS were adequately allowing for it. It is therefore perhaps worth reposting this article from 2014, which introduced a detailed study by Ronan Connolly, Urbanization bias III. Estimating the extent of bias in the Historical Climatology […]

West Virginia Turns to Prayer as Obama’s ‘Clean Power’ Looms

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: coal miner] CHARLESTON, W.Va.--There's little separation between church and the fossil fuel industry in West Virginia's coal country. Still reeling from recent mine shutdowns, the state legislature has set aside Jan. 31 as a "day of prayer for coal miners." On Sunday,... more »

Student in UVA Gang Rape Hoax Ordered to Turn Over Communications with Rolling Stone

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A protester stands outside the University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi chapter house in November 2014, after Rolling Stone and other media outlets break the news of a gang rape on campus, which later was discovered to be a hoax.] A federal judge has officially ordered Jackie Coakley, the student at the center of 2014's infamous gang rape hoax at the University of Virginia, to turn over all of her communications with Rolling Stone. But unless somebody leaks them, the... more »

Indigenous protest abandoned uranium mines at US EPA

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 15 hours ago
. NEWS ADVISORY ​ Thursday, January 28, 2016 By Klee Benally Clean Up The Mines, organizer cleanupthemines@gmail.com Photos by Tommy Rock: Delegation in DC www.cleanupthemines.org 15,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines to be Protested at DC EPA Headquarters 'We are the Miner's Canary': Indigenous Organizations Call for Clean Up of 'Homegrown' Radioactive Pollution Crisis

If Capitalism Is Dead, This Is Why

WTStaff at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
* Jon Rappoport* - The recent acceleration of attacks on capitalism leaves no ground un-scorched. The post If Capitalism Is Dead, This Is Why appeared first on Waking Times.

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 28th January)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 15 hours ago
Secret deal with regulator OFGEM that lets greedy energy firms hide their obscene profits Power giants have won a secret battle to hide the scale of the profits they are making by refusing to cut prices. Last April the energy watchdog was bullied into ditching data that show whether households are getting a good deal. These vital figures used to be published monthly. They showed the

How Many Republican Congressman Will Owe The End Of Their Careers To Herr Trumpf

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
A few days ago Ben Schreckinger, writing in *Politico*, examined Herr Trumpf's delusional plans to win a general election-- and they're crazier than you would have guessed-- much crazier. Let's start with an assertion from GOP pollster Frank Luntz that Herr, widely seen as a racist, will get the highest percentage of black votes since Ronald Reagan in 1980 (14%) and Herr's own insistence that "the blacks" love him. Trumpf has some black celebrity friends and there are some black people, particularly pastors, who have gotten money from him. They'll vote for him. That's it. Blacks ar... more »

World Health Organization: Zika Virus 'Spreading Explosively'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN:* *WHO leader: Zika virus 'spreading explosively'* (CNN)The Zika virus "is now spreading explosively" around the Americas, the head of the World Health Organization said Thursday, calling the level of alarm over the disease "extremely high." "The level of concern is high, as is the level of uncertainty," WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan told her organization's executive board members. "We need to get some answers, quickly." The mosquito-borne disease is now in "23 countries and territories in the region," according to Chan. While it's been around in some form for decad... more »

Japanese Report: North Korea Preparing For A Long Range Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea may be readying long-range missile launch soon: Kyodo* North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile as soon as within a week, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported early on Thursday, citing an unnamed Japanese government official. The official cited signs of possible preparations for a missile launch, based on analysis of satellite imagery of the North's Tongchang-ri missile test site on its west coast. The report came as U.N. Security Council members discuss fresh sanctions against the North after it conducted its fourth nuclear test on Jan. 6... more »

Expert Warns That Zika Virus Mosquitoes Are Already In Britain

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
An insect expert has warned that mosquitoes which carry the Zika virus, have already been spotted in Britain. Biologist Howard Carter claims that the bugs were spotted in Kent and West Sussex, suggesting that the Zika virus could make its way to the UK. RT reports: Carter says he has seen the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes near Chichester and in other areas of the British countryside. “They are here already and I have seen them myself north of Chichester in West Sussex. “I am aware of sightings on the Kent coast which have been reported to me so it is not a matter of if or when – they are ... more »

Nikki Haley Sues Energy Dept for $1 Million a Day over Nuclear Waste

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley speaks during her State of the State address on Jan. 23, 2016.] Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Ha-ley outlined a lawsuit against the Department of Energy (DOE) Tuesday for $1 million in daily fines after the agency failed to meet a Jan. 1 legal deadline to complete a program which was supposed to turn nuclear waste into fuel. "DOE... more »

Viewer’s Guide to the Last Republican Debate before Iowa

LAURIE KELLMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., greets members of the audience after speaking at Wellman's Pub & Rooftop in West Des Moines, Iowa, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- It’s one thing to attack Donald Trump when he’s standing on the presidential debate stage. But what about when he’s not? It’s a complicated question for the seven presidential candidates in the seventh prime time Republican presidential... more »

How the Mainstream Media Missed the Boat on Marco Rubio vs. An Atheist

The Washington Post at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: marco rubio - 400] Marco Rubio wants you to know that he’s a champion of religious liberty. He just needed an atheist to help deliver the message. At a town hall event in Waverly, Iowa, last week, the Florida senator and Republican presidential candidate... Continue reading *“How the Mainstream Media Missed the Boat on Marco Rubio vs. An Atheist”* at *washingtonpost.com*.

Has Trump Earned the Catholic Vote? CatholicVote Says No

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] CatholicVote, an influential Catholic site for conservative Catholics, released an analysis of Donald Trump's presidential candidacy Wednesday. The analysis took up seven of the most popular arguments heard from Trump supporters, including "Trump is a leader we can trust" and... more »

Drug Traffickers Seek Safe Haven in Colorado’s Legal Marijuana Market

SADIE GURMAN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 31, 2013 file photo, employees tends to marijuana plants at a grow house in Denver.] DENVER (AP) -- Seeking a safe haven in Colorado’s legal marijuana marketplace, illegal drug traffickers are growing weed among the state’s sanctioned pot warehouses and farms, then covertly shipping it elsewhere and pocketing millions of dollars from the sale, according... more »

Remembering The Challenger Explosion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *The Challenger Explosion, 30 Years Later* On Jan. 28, 1986, at 11:39 a.m., people across the country watched in horror as the space shuttle Challenger exploded over the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. It remains one of the worst accidents of the American space program. *‘Obviously a Major Malfunction’* Hardly more than a minute after liftoff and about 10 miles above Earth, the space shuttle Challenger erupted into a ball of flame. The Times reported that the “orange fireball and billowing white trails” initially confused many onlookers, who did not r... more »

His Base Instincts

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.nydailynews.com/ Stephen Harper lost the last election because he catered to his base. He made the niqab a big issue and it backfired on him. But, behind the scenes, the same instincts that drove Harper to demonize the niqab also shaped his position on Syrian refugees. Stephanie Levitz, of the Canadian Press, reports: Newly released government documents paint the clearest picture to date of how the Conservative government’s controversial approach to Syrian refugee resettlement played out last year. Before last winter, t... more »

Chocolate Dipped Valentine's Day Cookies

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
My daughter wanted fun Valentine's Day treats to take to some of her friends, so we whipped up a batch of these simple Valentine's Day cookies. They are a lot of fun and with all those sprinkles, the kids absolutely love them. They are really easy to make, and we love making them whenever we need a fast treat for something and you can match them to any holiday or party! You will need: - White melting chocolate - Strawberry Sugar Wafers - Sprinkles Put the chocolate in a microwaveable bowl and microwave them 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between each time until the... more »

EU To Investigate Drax Biomass Subsidies

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood An investigation has been launched by the European commission into the UK’s plans to convert part of its Drax coal power plant to biomass. The commission wants to make sure that Drax plans are in line with EU state aid rules, after giving the go ahead to a similar conversion […]

Junk Food Eating Generations Can Pass Metabolic Disorders To Their Children

WTStaff at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
* Mae Chan * - Can parents' junk food consumption at the time of conception affect the health of their child? The post Junk Food Eating Generations Can Pass Metabolic Disorders To Their Children appeared first on Waking Times.

Does the Clintons’ Marriage Matter to Voters?

NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a supporter at a campaign event at Adel Family Fun Center Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Adel, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- It’s fair game. It’s ancient history. It’s political. It’s personal. Like it or not, the long-running drama of Hillary Clinton’s marriage -- her husband’s infidelity and how she dealt with it -- is back as a subtext... more »

30 Years Since Challenger: New Voice at Astronauts’ Memorial

MARCIA DUNN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by NASA shows the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger mission 51L. All seven members of the crew were killed when the shuttle exploded during launch on Jan. 28, 1986. Front row from left are Michael J. Smith, Francis R. (Dick) Scobee, and Ronald E. McNair. Front row from left are Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, and Judith Resnik. (NASA via AP)] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- As families of the lost Challenger astronauts gather with NASA to mark the space shuttle accident’s 30th anniversary, there’s a new voice to address the crowd. June ... more »

How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton

National Review/JIM GERAGHTY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton] Could the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga end with FBI Director James Comey resigning in protest? Ken Cuccinelli, the former attorney general of Virginia, knows the laws regarding classified information firsthand. In his private practice, Cuccinelli defended a Marine lieutenant colonel court... Continue reading *“How the FBI Could Force DOJ to Prosecute Hillary Clinton”* at *nationalreview.com*.

Sweden to Deport up to 80,000 Asylum-Seekers

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Sweden refugees - 900] STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Interior Minister Anders Ygeman says Sweden could deport between 60,000 and 80,000 asylum-seekers in coming years. Ygeman told newspaper Dagens Industri that since about 45 percent of asylum applications are currently rejected, the country must get ready... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Communist propaganda in a British school: Uses selfishness and HITLER to define being 'Right-wing'* *That the Conservative Winston Churchill was the most unrelenting foe of Hitler got "forgotten", somehow* A LESSON for young teenagers that linked Right-wing politics to Germany’s wartime dictator Adolf Hitler and “helping people less” than Left-wingers was condemned yesterday by a senior Conservative MP. Damian Green slammed the school for using Hitler to define being Right-wing Former police and criminal justice minister Damian Green is calling on Education Secretary Nicky Morga... more »

Aldi Bans Pesticides Toxic To Bees & Increases Organic Produce Range

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Not only has the German supermarket chain Aldi become the first major retailer to ban bee killing pesticides on their produce, they are also stepping up their game with regards to organic-food. An announcement was made on January 1st by Aldi stating that beginning ASAP, eight pesticides known to be toxic to bees would no longer be allowed on their fruits or vegetables The grocery chain is also expanding its range of organic-food, removing some artificial ingredients from its products and adding more gluten-free items to their range. Business Insider reports: The company’s foray into... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Warmists and the decline in trust of science: The flat earth movement* The one thing that is clear about Warmism is that it is heavily politicized. Most Leftists accept the theory as fact and most conservatives doubt it. Certainly, most GOP Congressmen are firmly against doing anything about it. And almost all the scientific voices we hear in the media are Warmist. So roughly half the population think the scientists are fooling us, which they demonstrably are. So Warmism has clearly disrupted people's trust in science. But Warmism is not the only disrupter of trust in scien... more »

3 More Arrested as Bundy Urges Oregon Refuge Occupiers to Leave

KEITH RIDLER & TERRENCE PETTY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Police officers block the turnout to Sodhouse Lane, which is the main road leading to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, near Burns, Ore.] BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- Three members of an armed group occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge surrendered to authorities, officials said, hours after their jailed leader urged remaining militants to abandon the site and “go home.” The three arrests Wednesday at... more »

UK expands 0.5% in fourth quarter and you can sense BBC News's gritted teeth

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35427222 gives one the impression that the BBC news team are unhappy reporting some more good economic news. This passage especially has more than a whiff of being written through gritted teeth: 'The annual pace of growth maybe the slowest for three years but still puts the UK economy among the fastest growing among the developed nations.' Poor BBC, reporting the truth hurts.

Rainy Thurs Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*A very traditional half-moon shaped pond near Dongshih.* A few good links: _______________ *Daily Links*: - Should Tsai Ing-wen pardon Chen Shui-bian? - Nick Frisch: How China lost Taiwan - Gwen Wang and Albert Tseng: President Ma makes waves in the South China Sea - Video: Ketagalan Media Panel on the 2016 elections. I was there. It was great. - National Interest: What Xi can do about Taiwan. Would have been great, had it been written in 2008. - Latest TSIR poll translated by Solidarity. As Taiwan becomes more China, support falls. - MA VISIT to Spr... more »

Decadal Global Temperature Bet

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.kiwithinker.com/climate-bet/ Readers may recall the decadal global temperature bet made back in 2011. This was the background: A global decadal temperature bet was made in early 2011. At the time the bet was made (early 2011) December 2010 marked the end of the previous ten year period. January 2011 […]

Holocaust show

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Talking of unPC, I’m going to be that now. There have been several programmes on the BBC commemorating the Holocaust. We’ve always said here, or at least I have, that in spite of the BBC’s institutional bias against Israel and its aptitude for antisemitic slips of the tongue, they have / it has / always been duly respectful towards the Holocaust. It’s partly to do with the “misery memoir” phenomenon, a combination of morbid curiosity / placing oneself in imaginary situations of extreme deprivation ...how would I cope? etc... and awe at the enormity of man’s inhumanity. I’m uneas...more »

Nurturing the Gospel In Our Hearts: Preparation, Patience and Perseverance

Pete Vere at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Nurture Plant Prayer Good Soil - 900] PETE VERE -- In today's culture of instant communication and instant gratification, we expect immediate results. We expect immediate resolution. This is why the Parable of the Sower seems counterintuitive. It is a gospel parable in which Christ promises His... more »

Endangered language

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Which fictional language shrank as it developed? That question came up on the horribly addictive ITV quiz show “The Chase”. Truth is stranger than fiction of course, and Newspeak isn’t the only language that’s shrunk. We’re haemorrhaging words right left and centre here in the wonderful world of PC. The latest term outlawed by the PC police is, obviously, b***h. Yvette Cooper has asked the PM to apologise for using it as the collective noun for immigrant migrant. It’s pejorative, she thinks. I was thinking. What would be a more acceptable term? Something angelic perhaps. What’s t... more »

Gordon Kane's ideas at Dawid's testability workshop

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
An occasional TRF guest blogger Gordon Kane of Michigan has posted an edited, written version of his talk at the Munich workshop on the "testability of string theory etc." that was organized by Richard Dawid: String/M-theories About Our World Are Testable in the traditional Physics Way The 18-page PDF file is much more technical than other contributions but you find tons of easily comprehensible ideas in the paper, too. The paper argues that the qualitative character of testability of string theory is exactly the same as it has been for all respectable theories in the history of ph... more »

Musical Interlude: Enya, “Only Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Enya, “Only Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fuRWL82Ki0

Business 360-33, Cheap energy now and in the future

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 21 hours ago
* This is my article in the monthly business magazine in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 2016 issue. -------- *Cheap energy now and in the future* Cheap oil has become even cheaper. High oil, coal, natural gas supply and inventories have become even higher. The prospect for more economic prosperity of many developing countries has become bigger. This is the current and near-future scenario in global energy prices and supply. There is more supply of oil, coal, natural gas and other energy products than the world can use and consume and store. So the natural and predictable result is low... more »

A 'Mini Ice Age' is Coming in the Next 15 Years

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Empirically, it is observed that a natural climatic high centered on the Arctic is followed by a reversal that chills the Arctic. That cycle is real and as with all climatic data, it is at least partially driven by the Solar cycle. I also think we have a separate cycle in which surplus cold water is forced into the Northern Atlantic that may be dynamic instead of Solar. Now we learn that best solar modeling is telling us that we are entering a solar output minimum era that will likely bottom around 2040. Only problem is that the next three cycles will likely see a slow recov... more »

Counteract Your Cannabis-Induced Paranoia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The immediate take home is that a little pepper in your cannabis drink will prevent the anxiety effect. That is good news. While we are looking to produce THC free cannabis for specific medical applications, others will want to enjoy the effects of THC. Smoothing out the effect with pepper is only best practice. Again we are getting a flood of information on how to best apply cannabis in medicine. This is all good. We also hear mention that mangoes will allow a longer high. That may or may not be valid. . . *This Everyday Household Item Could Counteract Your Cannabis-In... more »

'Dogman' on Broadway

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a remarkable eye witness report and it is most certainly our quarry. Again this creature is likely a Giant Sloth. It was clearly at bay and was not about to directly attack anything if it could. what everyone missed here is that this behavior is odd as they have no other examples. Yet it conforms, including foaming mouth, with a case of rabies. Rabid animals will pop up in areas of human occupation showing madness and no fear. That is usually how they are shot and collected for analysis. Otherwise you may go an entire lifetime and never see a fox in close quart... more »

Anthropogenic Global Warming theory

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Models_v_Actual] This item makes the observation that if AGW holds true than specific warming must take place in established hot spots. None of that actually happened. A more correct interpretation then is that net warming is zero with cyclic shifts causing all the changes we see. We have come to much the same conclusion by less direct routes but all leading down the same path. I am now waiting for the super cold of the Antarctic to punch north by way of current strengthening into the north Atlantic. This will appear over night and cause severe shock. Yet it will mer... more »

The Islamic State’s Retro Map

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
They say geography determines history and never fully understanding the central role of al-Jazira, leads strategy well astray. It also explains why no one understands Turkey's role in this mess. With two forces at work, the only thing missing are the Turks. My strategic instinct has always been to rotate forces into the Kurdish heartland along the Iranian border. This is strengthened by this knowledge. Any military intervention needs to center here. It needs to be massive and long lasting, Yet in place it is also positioned to allow the diminishment of conflict without indu... more »

The Sacred Power of Menstrual Blood

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a remarkable conjecture that the ingestion of menstrual blood is able to access the body itself and provide stimulus. In particular we have the claim of hair returning to its natural color and this explains one other such report from the nineteenth century i came across years ago. It is plausible that experiments took place even then. Here we are learning of recent work that is surely suggestive. In the end we will want to emulate the reported effects without actually using natural sources and that seems plausible. This is an unexpected research avenue but also an extre... more »

Secret Mars Colony Project?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This tale reads like a creative con man calling himself agent X motivating his well connected victim who can open doors just on her name. The question then is there any thing evidenced beyond all that. Been there and have seen this story before. The fact they are not talking anymore bodes ill for any thing else. We have a third hand repetition of Mars colony claim that is so far poorly supported by anyone else. Yet it is out there and may well be a porridge of creative writing. Yet as i have also reported, we have disclosure of significant fifties research that was on the... more »

Get Ready for the Obama Crash of 2016 with Ron Holland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Well maybe but i am not particularly sure of all that. The real problem today is that oil has discounted by around sixty percent. Present global contraction prevent that price from seriously recovering so we are stuck with $30 to $35 oil. Since Oil presents around twelve percent of the economy, the global economy is now contracting to this new normal. What i do predict is that by about mid 2017, it will also become common knowledge that Second Tier energy production will soon replace all oil energy. It will take that long for us to put vehicles on the road as demonstrators... more »

India's God Krishna Was the King of Jerusalem!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This thesis is pretty difficult to swallow whole or in part. However, i am always conscious that so much of our written history was destroyed early on for the purpose of securing a coherent Christian context. This opens the door for almost anything. At the same time, Kristos screams Krishna and it happens to be anomalous in the Christian story as well. Then add in that India was not so far away. After all Alexander had marched an entire army there and back successfully so movement was possible and continuously happening as well. The sea trade made it easy for small groups... more »

Before Refrigerators Were Invented, How did People Preserve their Food (meat) so That it won't become Rotten?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This idea can be smartly updated and should be. It does not need to use sand at all and a fitted colander would also be very handy. Instead of clay we can even use plastic as well. Thus we have potential a colander and two useful large bowls that do not gobble up shelving space.Adding additional fitted bowls inside along with a sieve and you have serious compact-able bowl system that can amply supply a kitchen. The bowl colader bowl combination and a wet cloth provides a natural cooled space for storing fruit and vegetables in particular and plenty else as well. Once ma... more »

An Incandescent Light Bulb, the Most Efficient Bulb

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is delightful news. We all know the difference in light quality and naturally prefer a broader spectral output closer to the sun's available output which is caused by a lot of hot gases radiating. Modern fabrication allows for the manufacture of an infrared reflector that sends that portion back into the hot filament for another round of absorption and emission. This ends up increasing efficiency and although 40% may be totally unattainable it is plausible that a superior percentage will be that makes our present technology obsolete. They will not be cheap though and ... more »

Japanese Modeling Expert Slams James Hansen / Climate Scientists, Calling Them “Lawbreakers In The Court Of Science”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What has really disturbed me is that the models been used where stuck together Forty years ago when mathematical methods were too difficult for the computer power available. That means serious compromises just to get something to work at all. It was really too soon to attempt the challenge. So you then use fudge factors that sort of work. Let us be serious. An exponential function can be partially graphed as a straight line is you make the interval short enough and empirical date is fuzzy enough to completely obscure this fudge so long as you do not step too far out. Then ... more »

Towards the Collapse of Saudi Arabia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Family despotism has finally run into its inevitable brick wall in which a serious bad actor grabs control simply because he is ruthless enough rather than smart enough. This does not have a happy ending. Worse yet, the Oil industry is in the early stages of total collapse. I do not wish to assign credit for it as that is presently unnecessary. What has happened is that they are still trying to reduce competition and surge demand. The competition is now contracting in earnest. Thirty dollar oil gives no one a choice and every tanker must be parked somewhere loaded with chea... more »

Why is Earth’s Schumann Resonance Accelerating?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is unexplained. You do not suddenly switch on like this as an accident and intended change is a best explanation until someone discovers a better alternative. right now it appears that someone is affecting the EM fields in the atmosphere. Is this HAARP at work?. Then why bother? Is there a creditable benefit from all this and why do we not know? If it is not us, then is this caused directly by the power engines in the moon? We do not even know how to detect all that. My point here is that it is time to look for a not so natural cause because it is unique and unrela... more »

Autistic Boy Gains Ability to Speak After Just 2 Days of Cannabis Oil Treatment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What is becoming clear is that CBD oil allows the brain to work around physical brain damage. We know now that autism is likely caused by single layers of brain cells that fail to develop either in the womb or possibly through chemical damage later as suggested here. Similarly, epilepsy in its various gradations indicates physical damage in the brain and the related scarring. Add in PTSD in which the brain is severely damaged by concussion or worse be multiple concussions as occurs in sports. All these can at least be helped. I suspect that Autism has the least physica... more »

A Second NASA Scientist Tells Us That ‘Somebody Else’ is on the Moon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Some more of the data coming out of photo end of NASA*.* We really need disclosure to begin here. I have ample conforming reports as well as the technology signature related to the crop circles to support the following: 1 Direct contact started in the fifties. 2 Scale of alien operations on the moon was understood in 1965. Technology development direction became obvious and central focus on gravity control was initiated. This provide a successful way to reach space. Basic gravity research had begun in perhaps 1955. 3 Manhatten style skunk works put tog... more »

Spacecraft and Bases on the Moon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
All of a sudden folks are beginning to talk. An alien base on the back side of the moon is completely creditable. They have to be curious about the moon itself and what better place to operate from for frequent trips to Earth itself. My surprise is that it is not better hidden but then it is not supposed to be secret forever. That this became obvious from the first flybys is a certainty. That only a handful would know for sure is also a certainty. Now we have a clear conforming report and support for it. It occurs just as they were discovering this complicatio... more »

Groundbreaking Study Maps the Decline of Wild Bee Communities in the United States

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This makes clear that habitat management truly matters. A mile by mile field is difficult for bees to pollinate. worse, the crop is only flowering briefly as well. As i have been posting, the answer is to create refuge strips set about two combine widths or the width of the largest piece of equipment as the crop strip width. The strip between crop strips can be rahter narrow depending on what is growing there. Ideally we have spaced fruit trees, berry bushes and grasses and many other natural plants as well. Yet even a robust wild flower strip that is perhaps only six feet ... more »

The (Yellow Brick) Road to Enlightenment

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Here we stumble onto the allegorical nature of the tale of Oz. It will never be the same. Do read this delightful study as it will also provide a form of guidance on your owns spiritual path. One presumes we have uncovered the author's intent as well. Most of today's literati are imbued with the language of symbolism and this can mislead when dealing with a writer not so imbued. This was written in the right time and place. all good. . *Over The Rainbow: The (Yellow Brick) Road to Enlightenment* *9th January 2016* *By Irwin Ozborne* * http://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/... more »

Something Very Strange Is Taking Place Off The Coast Of Galveston, TX

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
However you wish to cast it, global shipping and trade generally is taking a rest. That has been clear for quite some time but now we are beginning to see the consequences. Price contraction in Oil is forcing that industry to lay off huge numbers of workers and they are only now beginning to feel the effects. It has meant going home for Christmas and staying there. This also tells us that demand will not drive prices up until all this inventory is worked off. This will be a long real recession rather than a financial recession and the worst is not even comprehended yet. .... more »

The Age of Spiritual Awakening Has Really Begun?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I do not know if the conclusions are warranted at all but it tells us what percentage of the population has the right type of perception. It certainly means that such an insightful person will mostly discover blank stares if they choose to talk. That is also a warning to take to heart. That coincides with my experience and i do not think that the percentage has increased during the past century at all. I more think that folks are induced to wake up sometime during their lives and ask the obvious questions and are thus led to seek. Once they have accepted a path they will the... more »

The Miracle of Cannabis Gives Back a Young Girl Her Life

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What is becoming loudly apparent is that canniboids will allow the brain to successfully work around brain damage. This is obviously huge and also unexpected. What i am saying is that autism and epilepsy producing problems are often not actually pathologically visible. It is only just recently that autism has been linked to physical abnormalities in a single cell layer. All this holds true for concussion as well in which the damage is often much more severe. Thus we have positive reports from PTSD. There we more typically have alleviation at least. The oil cannot make you... more »

Painting Shows Mayas Living in Georgia in 1734!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The important part of this work is that it is placing both Maya and Peruvians at the end of a long trade route in southeast USA. We also know that SE Asians came across the Pacific at least during the Bronze Age when a global shipping industry existed. That meant architecture influenced from SE Asia. Thus we have a chain of migration to SE USA leading back to Peru and Mayaland and then back to SE Asia. Recent attempts to link recent Chinese exploration in the early fifteenth century is doomed to be hopelessly misled if DNA work is then relied on. Throw in Bronze Age European s... more »

Fort Caroline With Richard Thornton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This item spells out the sleuthing needed to properly locate this fort and also why it was there. At the same time we discover that the Spanish must have actively slaved the area out in order to support their plantations in the Caribbean. Thus when this area was ultimately occupied by the Americans the whole region had been seriously depopulated allowing easy development. I have scant doubt that English slavers were ate work as well, except that the Spanish had the greater need and the long establish system. It was far easier for the English to simply grab a load of Irish and... more »

Ancient Knossos Flourished After Collapse of Bronze Age

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is important. So much of our knowledge of the past has been dictated by what may have been dug up and that means often been just lucky. Here we have known about Bronze Age Crete without understanding that the collapse put Knossos in a safe place to rebuild. That held true for the Greek cities as well which retained much of their bronze age world about themselves. Athens survived and emerged. Much was lost in 1159 BC but the Eastern Mediterranean was sufficiently removed so as to be able to ride it out. The big losses took place in the Atlantic and this severed the who... more »

Military Photo of the Day: January 28, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: C-130 in Afghanistan-900] An airman climbs through the hatch of a C-130J Super Hercules after an engine test at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Jan. 12, 2016. Thank you to this brave airman for stepping forward to protect our nation. We are praying... more »

Sweden Prepare Troops As Army Chief Warns Of World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
An internal army document sent to Swedish soldiers and civil servants reveals that Sweden is preparing for a World War 3 scenario to begin in the next few years within Europe. The chief of the Swedish army, General Anders Brännström, has told troops that they should expect to be fighting in a European war against skilled opponents “within a few years”. Breitbart.com reports: As well as soldiers, the booklet containing his stark warning has also been given to civil servants, politicians, and guests of next week’s annual manoeuvres and military demonstrations and exercises. Discussin... more »

Captured Israeli General Confesses That Israel Sponsor ISIS

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A captured Israeli General has admitted to his captors that Israel sponsor ISIS, helping the terrorist organisation both monetarily and strategically. General Yussi Elon Shahak was captured by Shiite militia in Iraq, who have informed the European security organization DESI that the Israeli prisoner admitted to a Mossad and ISIS collaboration at the highest levels. Institutomanquehue.org reports: USA Parliament (Intr) Foreign Minister and European Department for Security and Information Secretary General Ambassador Dr Haissam Bou Said exclusively confirms to VT that the Israeli Bri... more »

Japan Says North Korea Will Launch Long-Range Missile This Week

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
An anonymous Japanese government official has warned that North Korea may be preparing to launch a long-range missile this week. Japanese news agency Kyodo have reported that satellite imagery shows that Pyongyang are preparing to launch the long-range missile from a test site called Tongchang-ri. Sputniknews.com reports: The official estimates that the launch could come as soon as one week from now. If true, this would be North Korea’s first long-range missile launch since 2012, when it successfully placed an object into Earth orbit. Pyongyang already faces sanctions over its miss... more »

Foiled ISIS Plot: Teen Planned To Load Kangaroo With Explosives

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Court documents reveal that an Australian teenager planned on painting a kangaroo with the ISIS logo, packing it with explosives and setting it loose on police as part of an alleged terror plot on Anzac Day. Sevdet Besim has pleaded not guilty to four charges relating to the alleged terrorist plot. Abc.net.au reports: Prosecutors withdrew another charge of conspiring to commit the attack. They also accused Besim of communicating with a teenager overseas, as well as planning to behead or run over a police officer on Anzac Day because the date would make the attack more memorable. A ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Navy Lt. Michelle Mayer launches an F/A-18C Hornet from the bubble on the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 22, 2016. The Stennis is operating in the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of operations on a scheduled Western Pacific deployment. The Hornet is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 97. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Kenneth Rodriguez Santiago

Blaming The Islamic State, The US Is Considering Fresh Military Actions In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *US considering fresh military action in Libya over Isis threat* *Pentagon looking at ‘military options’ to stop Islamic State from gaining more ground, four years after US air campaign helped topple Libyan dictator Gaddafi* The Pentagon is considering fresh military action in Libya more than four years after conducting an air campaign that helped topple dictator Muammar Gaddafi, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Officials are currently “looking at military options” to stop the Islamic State militant group from gaining ground in another oil-rich Mideast nation, said... more »

No Prosperity for Iran after Nuclear Deal

David Goldman at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: In this Dec. 22, 2014 file photo, an Iranian oil worker rides his bicycle at the Tehran's oil refinery south of the capital Tehran, Iran. With a historic nuclear deal between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers set into place this weekend, a European oil embargo on the world's seventh-largest oil producer will end. The most immediate fallout may be a steep drop in crude oil prices starting with the Asian market on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.] As a matter of arithmetic, Iran is flat broke at the prevailing price of hydrocarbons. Under the P5+1 nuclear deal, Iran will recoup ... more »

BBC Insider: Jimmy Savile’s Ghost Terrorising And Assaulting Staff

Professor Dunn at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
A popular Radio 1 DJ has gone on the record and revealed that Jimmy Savile still stalks the hallways of the BBC. The well-known prime time DJ, who wishes to remain anonymous, recounted his first experience with Jimmy Savile’s ghost: “I felt something enter the toilets but I couldn’t see anybody. I can’t explain how I knew but I was certain something was there. Suddenly I could smell cigar smoke and Lynx Africa and I could feel somebody touching me. He ran his bony hand down my crack.” “Then his hands pushed me against the wall and I could feel the weight of his body pressing up agai... more »

Ma Raises Tensions: Just ask the State Dept!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*East coast* From the Daily Press Briefing of the State Department: QUESTION: Yeah. The president of Taiwan, the President Ma, is going to travel to Taiping Island. And what’s the U.S. comment on it? MR TONER: Sure. Hold on one second, please. QUESTION: Sure. MR TONER: You’re talking about – yeah, President Ma Ying-jeou’s plans to travel to Taiping Island, I think. Frankly, we’re disappointed. We view such an action as unhelpful, and it does not contribute to the peaceful resolution of disputes in the South China Sea. *We urge Taiwan and all claimants to lower tensions and de-esc... more »

The Only Republicans Who Don't Hate Ted Cruz Are On His Payroll

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Tim Murphy and David Corn penned an article for *Mother Jones* that explains why people who know him and work with him think of him as a "pompous asshole or, worse yet, a *backpfeifengesicht*-- a German word that indicates someone has a face that needs to be pounded into hamburger. You don't have to take Trumpf's worthless word that no one like Ted Cruz. A prominent aide to George W. Bush's 2000 campaign could barely contain himself when we asked him to discuss Cruz, who worked in the campaign's policy shop. This person described Cruz as hyper-arrogant and widely despised, and he... more »

NATO Wants To Wage An Information War Against Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *NATO looks to combat Russia's 'information weapon': document* NATO may combat Kremlin "weaponisation of information" used to support action such as the 2014 seizure of Crimea by creating a new more powerful communications section and declassifying more sensitive material, according to draft plans. Both NATO and the European Union are concerned by Russia's ability to use television and the Internet to project what they say is deliberate disinformation. The EU set up a special unit last year to counter what it considers overt propaganda. Draft proposals by NATO's militar... more »

IMF And World Bank Working Together To Assist Oil Exporting Nations From Going Into Default

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Financial Review/Financial Times*: *IMF and World Bank move to forestall oil-led defaults* Officials from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are heading to Azerbaijan to discuss a possible $4bn emergency loan package in what risks becoming the first of a series of bailouts stemming from the tumbling oil price. The Baku visit, which follows a currency crisis triggered by the collapse in crude, comes amid concern at the two global institutions over emerging market producers from central Asia to Latin America. The fund and the bank have also been monitoring developme... more »

Burning the Wrong Witches

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 1 day ago
Too exhausted from trip to Florida to move mother to assisted living to blog, but just had to report this. Sure is tough to be a rightwing “pro-life” full-of-bull propaganda machine these days. On Monday, we learned the sleazy jizz rags behind the “gotcha” videos of Planned Parenthood doing “crimes” to “baby parts” have been indicted in Houston, Texas, for being the real crimers, ACTUALLY. And we laughed and chortled and guffawed and feminist fist-bumped and happy-danced naked in our living room and said, “That’s what you get, motherfuckers!” And it was good. Too tired to happy da... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Ammon Bundy Admits Defeat, Calls On Remaining Oregon Occupiers To "Stand Down, Go Home" Germany Has Repatriated Over 366 Tonnes Of Gold From New York And Paris How Do You Know When Your Society Is In The Midst Of Collapse? Showdown Imminent: FBI Sets Up Checkpoints Around Oregon Refuge FBI Arrests Oregon Militia Leader, Six Others; One Shot Dead France's Highways Descend Into "Chaos & Lawlessness" A Japanese news agency is reporting that North Korea may be readying a long-range missile launch U.S. Shootings Since 1963 Have Killed More Americans Than All Wars Ever ... more »

U.S. Navy’s Intelligence Chief Has Not Been Permitted Access To Secrets For Two Years!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, chief of Navy intelligence and the Navy’s chief information officer, has lost access to classified materials for more than 800 days. U.S. Navy photo. *Craig Whitlock, Portland Press Herald/Washington Post*: *Navy intelligence chief lacks access to secrets* *As a Justice Department probe winds on, he's barred from seeing or hearing classified information.* For more than two years, the Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets. Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch has been barred from reading, seeing or h... more »

Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 1 day ago
Every few days, it seems like there is a story of a major scientific "breakthrough" in the news. Yet the reality of science is that most pathways which look promising at first eventually close up or peter out. However, if there are enough potential breakthroughs developed, one or more will eventually prove itself to be useful, either in solving a problem or leading to the right direction were the solution will eventually be found. In the past few weeks I have read -- and posted to this blog -- stories regarding gene editing using the new CRISPR9 technology which I think portend w... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What surrounds the florid Rosette nebula? To better picture this area of the sky, the famous flowery emission nebula on the far right has been captured recently in a deep and dramatic wide field image that features several other sky highlights. Designated NGC 2237, the center of the Rosette nebula is populated by the bright blue stars of open cluster NGC 2244, whose winds and energetic light are evacuating the nebula's center. Below the famous flower, a symbol of Valentine's Day, is a column of dust and gas that appears like a rose's stem but extends hundreds of light years. *Click... more »

Chet Raymo, "The Avid Pursuer"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Avid Pursuer"* by Chet Raymo "In his autobiography, "Speak Memory," the novelist and lepidopterist Vladimir Nabokov writes of the joys of butterfly collecting: "The highest enjoyment of timelessness...is when I stand among rare butterflies and their food plants. This is ecstasy, and behind the ecstasy is something else, which is hard to explain. It is like a momentary vacuum into which rushes all that I love. A sense of oneness with sun and stone. A thrill of gratitude..." The possibility of learning more and more about butterflies - those tiny truths - drew Nabokov, the avid... more »

“25 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“25 Life Lessons By An Old Greek Shepherd”* by George Giotis, Greece by Greeks *“The road to the destination is never straight.* To reach out to the winter shelter someone must take a lot of turns, travel along rough roads, suffer losses. You have to make sure that you always take food supplies with you. *Leave the past behind.* If a wolf eats your goat, you can't do anything about it. Just make sure that next time you will be more careful. *Don't live just for saving money and don't be stingy.* Don't postpone the tasting of joy for future times. Do it now, while you are still yo... more »

Theory Predicts....

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 1 day ago
Something that I think will stretch everyone's boundaries. "Brain Sex" theory says the following - 1. The human brain is not homogenous 2. Some bits are sexually dimorphic - though they may also conform to neither stereotype 3. Some of the sexual dimorphism is due to current hormone levels 4. Some of the sexual dimorphism is set before birth, and will develop within narrow bounds later 5. Sexual dimorphism is anything but binary 6. Certain parts of the brain determine gender identity (by organisation-activation) 7. Certain parts of the brain determine body map, in particular, appropria... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"A Positive Attitude..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - Herm Albright

Thorne Dreyer : RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Documentary photographer Ken Light; Author & sociologist Aldon D. Morris

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Light discusses the turbulent ’60s and Texas’ Death Row; Morris tells us how W.E.B. Du Bois founded modern sociology but was marginalized due to race. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2016 The following podcasts … finish reading Thorne Dreyer : *RAG RADIO PODCASTS* | Documentary photographer Ken Light; Author & sociologist Aldon D. Morris

Top 1,000 corporations 2015

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
BusinessWorld published the Top 1,000 corporations 2015 last month, representing data for 2014. They are selling it, a thick report. I don't know if it's available online to their subscribers. Anyway, here are the top 400, I took photos per page. The top 20 biggest corporations in the Philippines in terms of gross revenues in 2014 were: (1-5) Petron, Meralco, Shell, TI, Nestle; (6-10) Mercury, Toyota, PAL, PMFTC, SanMig Foods; (11-15) Globe, PLDT, Smart, BDO, Chevron; (16-20) Robina, Puregold, SanMig Brewery, PASAR, Metrobank. Meralco suffered an 11% decline in revenues in 2014 vs ... more »

“10 Things You Should Know About Life’s Most Important Questions”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“10 Things You Should Know About Life’s Most Important Questions”* by Marc Chernoff "It’s a harsh fact that every one of us is ignorant in some way. Although we tend to pretend otherwise, it’s impossible to know it all. Ignorance is our biggest collective secret. And it’s one of the scariest and most damaging realities of life, because those of us who are most ignorant – and thus most likely to spread ignorance – are also the ones who often don’t know it. Here’s a quick test: If you have never changed your mind about one of your learned beliefs, if you have never questioned the fu... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

body parsts

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
they never meant nothing to me I have to admityou got something but no matter wjat O wo;; gp mef;eofd

did it like a rouge wave

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I loved you like a wave that wiped out everything but I foolishly believed

The Poet: William Stafford, "Today"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Today"* "The ordinary miracles begin. Somewhere a signal arrives: “Now,” and the rays come down. A tomorrow has come. Open your hands, lift them: morning rings all the doorbells; porches are cells for prayer. Religion has touched your throat. Not the same now, you could close your eyes and go on full of light. And it is already begun, the chord that will shiver glass, the song full of time bending above us. Outside, a sign: a bird intervenes; the wings tell the air, “Be warm.” No one is out there, but a giant has passed through town, widening streets, touching the ground, shouldering a... more »

"If The Majority Are Insane..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If the majority are insane, the sane must go to the hospital.” - Horace Mann

WHAT IS 90 FOR 90? WHAT IS 90for90.org? WHAT THE HELL IS IT ???

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Dr. F. Reid, Jr.* 90 for 90 is a website and a grassroots movement. It's a voter education and advocacy project, started in Virginia, in anticipation of Virginia's 2015 elections for state legislative offices. It honors and acknowledges the work of a man who, at 30 years of age, in 1955, began helping and educating voters, as well as potential voters, in Richmond, Virginia. Uh huh... Yeah... Right... So what? The 30 year old gentleman was Black; he and his partners helped Black folks in Richmond, (as well as Roanoke, Lynchburg, Norfolk, and Newport News), navigate the poll ... more »

I am sad I am MAD

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
Everything I always knew is still online it makes me happy to think at my age I am still worthwile But because I have seen so many things I am worried that the little prince and in so few countries the princess are going all mean girls when the should be thinking Disney things n o matter that Disney was facist being born We are so far off the script for excellece we need a hoolwood profesional to get us back to the white picket fence and teh perfec girl and I am one for sure that got into that senario wed Its perfect myfriends a girl you love and who you can always depend this is what li... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*St. Bernard hiring of lawyers to sue oil firms hits snag ~Mark Schleifstein*

Quote of the Day: On progressive economists, racism and the minimum wage

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*[image: Capture]* *“The first generation of American economists were not laissez-faire capitalists …. In fact, they were anything but. ‘As Christians they judged laissez faire to be morally unsound, and as economists they declared it functionally obsolete.’ The British mode,l they said, (think Adam Smith) was unsuited for the era of railroads, labour unions, and scientific management. They much preferred the German idea of society as a single organism. Granted the premise that individuals were shaped by the nation and not the other way around, progressive economists had to dec... more »

Jan. 27: some people annoy me.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Even good newspapers will occasionally run a trivia story. They do it because, when setting out the pages, they see an empty area. So they stick in a story (sometimes a photo). It's a story of no news value. It's just to fill the empty space. So it's called a filler. All today's news in Section A of the Irving press is filler, with the exception of the story on A7 in which a professor says New Brunswick has to revive its mental health court ( a court to deal with people charged with crimes and who are mentally ill.) Putting them in jail does nothing to help them and, certainly, it d... more »

Which Christianity? Following Scripture or the HuffPo

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Christianity - 900] The big religion story of last year? Christianity is in decline in America. The sensational headlines were based on data from the Pew Research Center. But as Ed Stetzer of Lifeway Research observed in the USA Today, the folks writing... more »

Everett Piper Won’t Be Endorsing Donald Trump

Jay Richards at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Dr. Everett Piper OK Wesleyan - 900] Dr. Everett Piper, the president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, doesn’t mince words. He made national news a while back with his commentary aimed at the culture of victimization pervading so many American campuses. A student had complained to the campus chaplain after hearing... more »

Donald Rumsfeld Won’t Accept Responsibility For Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, during an interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, refused to accept US responsibility for creating the so called Islamic State. Rumsfeld told Stephen Colbert that the instability in the Middle East is due to a Shia-Sunni conflict and not the interference of the Bush administration in Iraq. Stephen Colbert accuses the former Defense Secretary of deliberately not revealing “unknown knowns” that could have stopped the advent of war in Iraq and the subsequent rise of Daesh. Sputnik reports: On Monday evening’s episode of The Late ... more »

Paying Homage to the King

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
- I've said this many times... look how far the US has fallen since its revolution against the British monarchy. The US is engaged in a love fest with the head-choppin, money wasting, war-making monarchy in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis make war on Yemen and Obama steps up and says, "Yes sir, what can we do to help!" - One commentator recently wrote about Saudi Arabia for Sputnik: The reality is that the real threats to the monarchy, domestic in nature and beyond Washington's reach, include the kingdom's general repression and particular mistreatment of its Shia ... more »

Children addicted to smartphones & tablets- Stunting emotional/social development

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Children addicted to smartphones & tablets-* Nearly half of youngsters are addicted to their tablets and smartphones, according to parents in a new poll. Some 47 per cent of mums and dads said their children spend too much time in front of their screens, while 43 per cent said this was akin to emotional dependency. Damaging children one smartphone and tablet at a time- Making anti social miscreants out of your own offspring. That’s not helping your children, it’s harming them. And it’s harm you as a parent are responsible for. *Is Technology Ruining Our Ability to Read Emotio... more »

Alabama Leads the Way toward 19th Century Education

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
Ever heard of an adjunct K-12 teacher? I had not, either, until Alabama defined it for me, as someone with at least a high school diploma teaching part-time in an Alabama public school. Someone who is not a certified teacher can now teach your children in Alabama. The State Board of Education approved a new category of educators called adjunct teachers. The board says it is a way to solve the teacher shortage in Alabama for certain subjects. An adjunct teacher is someone who has worked in a career field other than education, will work part time under a licensed teacher and has a ... more 

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