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Friday, February 12, 2016

12 Feb - Blogs I'm Following



10:23pm MST

Another Horribly Corrupt PAC Backs Hillary, Attacks Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 minutes ago
How does anyone determine who the most corrupt Member of Congress is? Not even counting Republicans-- another universe of self-justified ideological crookedness-- Congress is such a rat's nest of career criminals that every time you focus in on a Debbie Wasserman Schultz or a Steve Israel, up pops a Donald Norcross, an Alcee Hastings, a Patrick Murphy or a Sean Patrick Maloney. But no matter who draws up a list-- or what year it is we're looking at-- one name that is always mentioned in relation to grotesque serial corruption is Gregory Meeks, who represents NY-05, mostly in sout... more »

the game

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 49 minutes ago
bill hicks

Time For The End Of ‘Nice”. Time For Political Will.

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 2 hours ago
Time For The End Of ‘Nice”. Time For Political Will. *Written by Robin Mathews* One of the greatest errors of our time and place may well be the “*error*” revealed in Murray Dobbin’s post of Feb. 5, 2016, about the TPP (*Trans Pacific Partnership*) trade deal. Rich in information, the article uncovers real destruction of Canadian legislation. And - more importantly – it points to Canadian legislation which is knee-capped before even being made visible as possible, positive direction for the country to take. Murray Dobbin uses as evidence of the destructiveness of Investor ... more »

The Syrian Civil War: Ceasefire Agreement? What It Is Really All About...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 2 hours ago
The last vestiges of the American/Israeli/NATO criminal cabal "terrorist" or as they claim "rebel" forces are definitely surrounded in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo now, with no hope at all of escaping... The good guys (And yes, in this war for Syria, they are the good guys) the Syrian government forces and their allies have now basically cut off the last supply lines of these criminals back to Turkey, and it would be only a matter of time before they had to either surrender, or be destroyed.... But word came out the other day of a pending "ceasefire" agreement reached in Munic... more »

Will Russia Cause World War III?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Topol-M road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile.(RIA Novosti / Syisoev) *John R. Schindler, Observer:* *Mounting Evidence Putin Will Ignite WWIII* By letting Putin get away with whatever he likes in Syria, Obama has created a deeply dangerous situation. Relations between Russia and Turkey have been dismal since late November, when a Turkish fighter jet shot down a Russian bomber on the border with Syria, killing its pilot. That began a war of words between Moscow and Ankara that ought to concern everyone, since the former has several thousand nuclear weapons and the latter ... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 2 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* 10 Things They Won't Tell You About the Flint Water Tragedy But I Will - Michael Moore Must read. Austrians Need Constitutional Right to Pay in Cash, Says Deputy Economy Minister Canada Sells Nearly Half Of All Its Gold Reserves Lines Around The Block To Buy Gold In London; Banks Placing "Unusually Large Orders For Physical" HSBC Cancels Pay Freeze After Two Weeks Following "Staff Revolt" Here Is The Real Reason Why Authorities Want To Ban High Denomination Bank Notes Even WSJ Admits OPEC Production Cut Story "May Be Bogus" Harvard is one step closer to offering... more »

The Fear of Individuality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The fear of individuality comes from the apprehension that a human, unchained and alive, might create something that would expose the titanic hoax of the collective and the group. The post The Fear of Individuality appeared first on Waking Times.

Would north Korea's Generals Turn Against Kim Jong Un?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
KCNA / Reuters *Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast:* North Korea’s Generals Could Turn Against Kim Jong Un Kim Jong Un is making a habit of killing off his most senior military leaders. He thinks that will keep them in line, but it could be making some very powerful enemies. Heavy are the burdens of the men wearing four stars in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Ri Yong Gil, the chief of the General Staff of the North Korean military, has been executed, according to Yonhap News Agency and Reuters. CNN reports that a South Korean government source confirms the top general was p... more »

Will A Brokered Republican Convention Lead To Bloodshed In Cleveland?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Don't say Herr Trumpf didn't warn you. In a rare moment of self-awareness, he described himself to a bunch of entertainment-starved hicks in Iowa as a "very greedy person... Now, I’ll tell you, I’m good at that-- so, you know, I’ve always taken in money. I like money. I’m very greedy. I’m a greedy person. I shouldn’t tell you that, I’m a greedy-- I’ve always been greedy. I love money, right?" Cruz wanted to make sure South Carolina voters knew about it too... so he put out a new ad this week, emphasizing that particular aspect of the Trumpfian personality disorder: Sahil Kapur,... more »

That Word He Used To Trumpet

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 3 hours ago
http://waldo.wikia.com/wiki/ Stephen Harper has disappeared. He has not been showing up for work in the House of Commons. Perhaps, Michael Harris suggests, he believes he is the member for Las Vegas/Fort Myers. His party doesn't seem to mind. But they still have not come to terms with their defeat. And their cheerleaders, people like the peanut gallery at the *National Post, *keep shilling for more of the same. But Harris reviews the record: Under Harper the economist, 400,000 manufacturing jobs were lost. Worse than that, he presid...more »

MENA Report ( February 12 , 2016 ) 1. Syria Peace Talks And Battlefield Updates - Let's Not Kid Ourselves For A Moment - Nobdy is Going to Stop Shooting Or Bombing In Syria Anytime Soon. 2. Iraq In Focus - Move On Mosul Seemingly Set & Pushed Much Sooner , Rather than Later. We Shall See How Wise That May be. 3. Libya - Another " Dream The Impossible Dream " Situation - While The Leaders , Sherpas , Various Gov'ts Attempt To From Another Toothless Gov't , the Battles Rage , Jets Fly and People Die.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 3 hours ago
Evening Wrap...... Whenever I think of Syria , I think of this song - where have all the flowers gone ? Links...... *US Iraqi Allies Fighting US Syrian Allies* *World Powers Agree on Syria Ceasefire Plan* *Saudis Intervening in the Syrian Civil War Would Risk Russian Wrath* Russia Helps Mediate Local Deals With Rebels in Syria: Minister Tweets...... *Bob Reid* ‏@rhreid 2m 2 minutes ago #Russia hit 1,888 targets in #Syria in a week; US count? Just 16 - Middle East - Stripes http://www.stripes.com/news/middle-ea st/russia-hit... more »

"What Are These Department Of Homeland Security Devices On SF Streets?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"What Are These Department Of Homeland Security Devices On SF Streets?"* by Eve Batey "When SFist reader Matt Scully spotted this Department of Homeland Security device at New Montgomery and Mission, he had some questions. Is this thing — whatever it is — Super Bowl related? Is it a bomb sniffer? A radiation detector? Something else? All great queries, to which I will add, how important can it be if it can easily be unplugged (and if it needs to run non-stop, why not get a battery or a generator)? And, hey, can I charge my phone there? Plug in my curling iron? So, I started by ca... more »

Time Zones Should Give Way To Universal Time

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Researchers have concluded that having multiple time zones across the planet is a relic of the past and should be replaced with “Universal Time.” The new way of conducting human affairs via instant interaction on the internet necessitates a single unit of time, which is the true state of affairs anyway – everything is always happening now. Solar time could be applied locally in lieu of the fact that humans need sleep, while international trade and interactions could benefit from always being placed in the present time unit- “Universal Time.” The Independent reports: Last Summer, Nor... more »

Shadow CIA Warns Of Significant Russian Air Defences In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Should Turkey or Saudi Arabia attack Syrian forces they will be met with significant Russian Air Power, according to a report by Stratfor, the US-based intelligence think tank, often called the Shadow CIA. Sputnik reports: In its report, Stratfor points out that “when Turkey downed a Russian Su-24 warplane on November 24, it did not just sour relations between Ankara and Moscow: It gave Russia a reason to build up its air defense capabilities in Syria.” And build up they did. “Before the incident, the Russian air cover burden depended on four deployed multirole Su-30 aircraft – clea... more »

Former TV Entertainer Rolf Harris Facing Further Sex Charges

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Disgraced TV star Rolf Harris faces seven indecent assault charges, according to British prosecutors. Harris, who is currently serving a jail sentence at Stafford Prison, is to be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service with seven counts of indecent assault on women and girls aged between 12 and 27, dating from between 1971 and 2004. TVNZ reports: The 85-year-old Australian-born artist and musician is currently serving a term of nearly six years at Stafford Prison on similar charges. “We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service as part of O... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'The Recruit'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: The Recruit is a 2003 American spy thriller film, directed by Roger Donaldson and starring Al Pacino, Colin Farrell and Bridget Moynahan. It was produced by Epsilon Motion Pictures and released in North America by Touchstone Pictures on January 31, 2003. The film received mixed reviews from critics.[2] The film's tagline is: "In the C.I.A. nothing is what it seems."

From Aleppo to Munich and Back- The Ceasefire that isn't

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 4 hours ago
Quickly saved this article last night: *U.S. and Russia Spar Over Terms of Possible Syrian Cease-Fire* I`ll highlight the interesting bits *The U.S. and Russia on Thursday sparred over terms of a possible cease-fire in Syria*, as they and other world powers met in Munich to try to restart peace talks that had collapsed amid an escalation of military operations by Russia and Iran in aid of the Assad regime. *Russia has offered to halt some of its bombing* in support of the Syrian government’s forces by March 1, a U.S. official said. The U.S. has responded by calling for an immediate ... more »

Dine' Filmmaker Arlene Bowman to Obama: Racism and Sexism in Hollywood

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. By Arlene Bowman Dine' Filmmaker Copyright Arlene Bowman, Censored News February 12, 2016 President Barack Obama: Hello I write a rebuttal to GQ news article "President Obama Calls for TV Shows with 'Muslim Characters That Are Unrelated to National Security'" written by Nicole Silverberg, February 3, 2016. Article is off setting. First of all my intention is not to be rude on

Russia Destroys The CIA’s Arms Smuggling Operation In Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Perhaps this is why Washington is so keen for peace and calling very loudly for a ceasefire in Syria. The Russian military successfully closed the Azaz Corridor, a narrow strip of land that connected Turkey to the rebel forces in Aleppo. The corridor had been a major supply route for the “moderate rebels” in Syria and that it is now closed should be seen as a crippling military defeat for the United States. Russia Insider reports: As analysts have pointed out, US Secretary of State John Kerry repeatedly implored Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to keep the Azaz corridor open. T... more »

60-Mile ‘Gap Of The Apocalypse’ Sealed Off To Avert World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Russia and the United States have reached an historic agreement to join military forces and close a 60-mile section of the border between Syria and Turkey nicknamed the “Gap of the Apocalypse” – which Prime Minister Medvedev has warned could spark World War 3 if it is not sealed off. The 60-mile border along the Turkish-Syrian border has allowed Turkey and Saudi Arabia to secretly arm ISIS militants and al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front terrorists up until now. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Upon the Obama regime witnessing for itself the full horror unleashed upon the Levant by thes... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( February 12 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Oil rips today. 2, NIRP-Land news. ) Europe In Focus ( Greece In Focus. 2. Refugee/ Migration / Border Security Items. 3. Deutsche Bank / Banks Of Europe Related Items. 4. EU- UK Talks / Brexit. 5. EZ Politics - Italy , Germany , Netherlands & Spain Items. 6. Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Evening Wrap....... Don's Speak ....... Really applies for so many things , when you think about it. Overview....... *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 1m1 minute agoLiverpool, England #Oil production in #Oklahoma was actually higher than what @EIAgov thought http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=24952 … #shale #OPEC *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 3h 3 hours ago #Oil prices jump as U.S. oil drillers cut rigs to least in 6yrs. http:// reut.rs/241i0uW *Javier Blas* ‏@JavierBlas2 3h 3 hours agoWandsworth, England WTI #Oil ... more »

Flint Gets Millions, While EPA-Caused Gold King Mine Disaster Victims are Ignored

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: EPA Gold King Mine Toxic wastewater Animas River__1440244989_70.119.142.63] A Native American community that was devastated by a flood of poisoned water released in a man-made pollution crisis is still waiting for compensation from the responsible agency -- months after the disaster happened. But that community isn't Flint, Mich., where... more »

Karolinska vice-chancellor resigns following criticism of Macchiarini investigation

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 5 hours ago
Anders Hamsten announced he would be resigning as vice-chancellor from Karolinska Institutet (KI) in the early hours of Saturday, February 13. In a press release we received at 12:16 a.m. local time in Stockholm, Hamsten issued the following statement: Following the criticism on the so called Macchiarini affair at KI I conclude it will be hard […] The post Karolinska vice-chancellor resigns following criticism of Macchiarini investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*The Economist*: *A questionable agreement to stop the war in Syria* A ray of hope amidst the darkness of the Syrian civil war, or a bit of political theatre that reflects Russian cynicism and American weakness? THE agreement reached late on Thursday night at the annual Munich Security Conference between John Kerry, America’s secretary of state, and Sergei Lavrov, his Russian opposite number—and a host of other regional states and international organisations—promises the delivery over the next few days of humanitarian aid to besieged Syrian towns where many of the desperate inhabi... more »

MH370 Pilot Resurfaces In Taiwan, Two Years After Flight Disappearance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The missing pilot of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared in March 2013, has mysterious reappeared in a Taiwan hospital on Monday, suffering from amnesia. Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was transported to the Taipei Adventist Hospital by villagers after they claim to have found a man lying unconscious on the banks of the Tangshui river. Worldnewsdailyreport.com reports: He finally woke up almost 16 hours after arriving at the hospital, but couldn’t remember his name or how he arrived in Taipei. He was rapidly identified, however, thanks to his fingerprints, instantly att... more »

Doctors Say Pesticides Are To Blame For Birth Defects, Not Zika Virus

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The so-called Zika virus might not be to blame for outbreak of birth-defects happening worldwide, according to journalist Jon Rappoport. The actual cause is likely to be the use of highly poisonous pesticides, intentionally added to the water supply in 2014. Jon Rappoport reports: As I’ve been telling you all along—look to the pesticides. The fake Zika story is a cover, to protect the pesticide companies, among others. What do we know so far in this trumped up Zika crisis? The actual number of microcephaly cases in Brazil, the “center of the epidemic,” is a gross unknown. At least t... more »

Israel Accused Of Apartheid As Workers ‘Priced By Ethnicity’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A leaflet offering cleaning services with different wages according to the ethnicity of workers, has sparked criticism and charges of racism after it was discovered in Tel Aviv, Israel over the weekend. The leaflet purports to help people who are looking for a legally documented cleaner, but who doesn’t wish to hire an Arab “for security reasons”. Timesofisrael.com reports: According to the ad, a cleaner of African origin costs NIS 49 ($12.69) an hour, while one of Eastern European origin is priced at an hourly rate of NIS 52 ($13.39). The highest hourly rate of NIS 69 ($17.77) is ... more »

Palestinian Groups Formally Submit Evidence Of Israeli War Crimes To ICC

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Four Palestinian human rights organisations have formally submitted evidence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) proving Israeli war crimes committed against Palestinian civilians during the war on the Gaza Strip in 2014. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights, Al-Haq and Aldameer said that they provided evidence of these war crimes being committed in Rafah between 1-4 August 2014. In a statement, the human rights organisations said: “The Israeli army has committed gross and systematic violations of the rules of international humanitarian la... more »

Donald Trump Warns That The ‘End Of Europe’ Is In Sight

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Donald Trump has predicted that the current influx of migrants in Europe will lead to the “end of Europe” in an apocalyptic interview with French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. “France is not what it used to be, and neither is Paris,” Trump told the magazine. Wnd.com reports: Trump also bemoaned the existence of “no-go zones” avoided by police that have been created by mass Islamic immigration. WND reported in January 2015 the French government listed 751 “Sensitive Urban Zones” the government does not fully control. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policy of welcoming Muslim migrant...more »

The USA’s Attempt To Destroy Syria Was Planned In 2003

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The U.S. government were pushing for a war with Syria as early as 2003, Congress documents reveal. Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell demanded that Syria sever its connections with organisations aiding Palestinians pursuing self-determination on May 2, 2003 – threatening the government with military action if they did not comply. In September 2003 the US Under Secretary Of State John Bolton warned that Syria may be pursuing a WMD program, urging the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that action needed to be taken. Gowans.wordpress.com reports: Documents prepared by US Co... more »

Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole For Kennedy Assassination, Despite Innocence

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Sirhan Sirhan, the man accused of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy almost 50 years ago, has been denied parole for the 15th time following a parole hearing in San Diego on Wednesday. Paul Schrade, a witness of the June 5, 1968 assassination at the Ambassador Hotel and friend of Kennedy, insisted to the parole panel that Sirhan Sirhan was innocent but his words fell on deaf ears. Washingtonpost.com reports: But the panel wasn’t swayed and Sirhan was denied parole for the 15th time, according to the Associated Press, which noted: Commissioners concluded after more than three hours of ...more »

Mustering the Emotional and Spiritual Maturity to Face the Satanic Cult

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - If we want to heal the world, humanity has to muster the courage & spiritual maturity to confront the Satanic cult and get the Satanists out of power. The post Mustering the Emotional and Spiritual Maturity to Face the Satanic Cult appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump Breaks Promise, Threatens to Sue Cruz Over Citizenship

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Happy Trump Sad Trump - 900] Despite promising mere weeks ago that he wasn’t going to sue Ted Cruz over the issue of Cruz’s citizenship, Donald Trump threatened today to do just that. If @TedCruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, & doing negative ads,... more »

Russian Military Experts: A Turkish Invasion of Syria Could Possibly Lead To A NATO-Russia War

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Turkish promise to ‘defend’ Aleppo may lead to direct conflict with Russia" by Mikhail Moshkin, Andrei Reznikov, Vzglyad, Russia Beyond The Headlines, February 11, 2016: * Konstantin Sivkov, vice president of the Moscow-based Academy of Geopolitical Problems, believes that Turkey is capable, if nothing else, of providing air support for Assad's opponents. This would become a problem for Russia, which would then find it necessary to repel such strikes and unleash an attack on the Turkish air force. *"But the Turks are also very capable of starting a ground operat... more »

Alex Jones On Why Bernie Sanders Is A Phony

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Rare Exclusive: Rand Paul on why Bernie Sanders won’t support his Audit the Fed bill" by Corie W. Stephens, Rare, January 11, 2016:* We asked Paul why he believes that only some of his Democratic colleagues are on board with Audit the Fed, particularly when they speak so frequently about the perils of income inequality. “It’s been disappointing, because people like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who rail against big banks, they have been more so protectors of the biggest bank in our country, which is the Federal Reserve,” said Paul. *“I’d hoped to get more ... more »

More controversy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The other area where the BBC has been highly controversial this week concerns *Newsnight *and Katie Razzall's report from Poland on the disquiet (among some) provoked by the newly-elected right-wing Polish government, which, as Katie described it, is "busy" promoting its "brand" of "patriotic, Christian conservatism". "Patriotic, Christian conservatism" doesn't sound very 'BBC' at all, does it? And it certainly *wasn't* here. I saw Katie Razzall's report at the time and thought it was *heavily* slanted against the new Law and Justice government... ...and re-watching it only conf... more »

Controversial

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 6 hours ago
The BBC has, controversially, been controversial this week. If Twitter is anything to go by (and it usually isn't), there's a 'trending' petition complaining about the BBC's 'pro-assisted-suicide bias' following Thursday's major one-and-a-half-hour documentary BBC Two How to Die: Simon's Choice (which - disclaimer! - I've not yet seen). Anti-euthanasia campaigners are furious at the BBC for, as they see it, campaigning *for* assisted suicide. They say that there have been six such major documentaries (sympathetic towards assisted euthanasia) in the past few years but next-to-none... more »

California Gas Leak ‘Capped’ Temporarily Say Gas Company

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The gas leak in Porter Ranch, Los Angeles, California has been temporarily capped, according to the Southern California Gas Company. Thousands of residents have had to evacuate their homes since the leak began last October, with huge numbers of residents complaining of illnesses linked to the gas leak at the utility’s Aliso Canyon facility. NBC reports: Residents complained of headaches, nausea, nosebleeds and other symptoms. Public health officials blame the ailments on an odorant added to the gas and have said there shouldn’t be long-term health problems. The blowout at the large...more »

The Economy: Gregory Mannarino, “Humanity At A Crossroads: Deliberately Created Systemic Risk Coming Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Humanity At A Crossroads: Deliberately Created Systemic Risk Coming Apart” By Gregory Mannarino - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2a-p5dMX_A

World News Briefs -- February 12, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russia keeps bombing despite Syria truce; Assad vows to fight on* Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who vowed to fight until he regained full control of the country. Although billed as a potential breakthrough, the "cessation of hostilities" agreement does not take effect for a week, at a time when Assad's government is poised to win its biggest victory of the war with the backing of Russian air power. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Syria conflict: Bashar ... more »

Paul Craig Roberts reviews all the ways your government is "consistently acting internationally and domestically as a criminal, disregarding its own laws, international laws, the sovereignty of other countries, and the US Constitution. A worse criminal government has never existed. Yet, Americans remain subservient to the criminals that they have placed in power over themselves." And much, much more. Wake up America!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 6 hours ago
------------------------------ *Are Americans Too Insouciant To Survive? — Paul Craig Roberts * ------------------------------ February 11, 2016 | Original Here Go here to sign up to receive email notice of this news letter Are Americans Too Insouciant To Survive? Paul Craig Roberts When one looks at the deplorable state of the world, one cannot help but wonder at the insouciance of the American people. Where are they? Do they exist or are they a myth? Have they been put to sleep by an evil demon? Are they so lost in The Matrix that they ca...more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWVgYrS_X0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Large galaxies and faint nebulae highlight this deep image of the M81 Group of galaxies. First and foremost in the wide-angle 12-hour exposure is the grand design spiral galaxy M81, the largest galaxy visible in the image. M81 is gravitationally interacting with M82 just below it, a big galaxy with an unusual halo of filamentary red-glowing gas. *Click image for larger size.* Around the image many other galaxies from the M81 Group of galaxies can be seen. Together with other galaxy congregates including our Local Group of galaxies and the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, the M81 Group is ... more »

Egyptian Philosopher Mourad Wahba Explains Why The World of Islam Is So Backward

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Title: Egyptian Philosopher Mourad Wahba: We Suffer from “Backwardness Virus." No Democracy w/o Secularism. Source: MEMRITVVideos. Date Published: February 11, 2016. Description: * Egyptian philosopher Mourad Wahba, speaking on the Egyptian Al-Hayat TV channel, said that secularism was a cornerstone of democratic society. He further said: "There is such a thing as a 'backwardness virus'," which "concentrates on disabling the mind," and that "when a political authority strikes an alliance with a fundamentalist religious authority, there is no end to the backwardness." The interview ... more »

Chet Raymo, "Why Not?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Why Not?"* by Chet Raymo "A few days ago a reader asked: "If we are all one and made out of the same material- then the things that we make are made out of the same material. But they are not animate. Why not?" At first glance, this might seem like a naive question, one that we all know the answer to. On reflection, it turns out to be terribly profound. Or should I have said, "wonderfully profound"? Yes, everything, animate and inanimate, is made of the same stuff - the 92 naturally-occurring elements - but all of the animate things we know about are made mainly of carbon compoun... more »

StemExpress, Buyer of Aborted Babies, Says It Will Fight Congressional Subpoena

Stream Staff at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: StemExpress CEO video 8] StemExpress, the company exposed for buying baby body parts from Planned Parenthood in the Center for Medical Progress's undercover videos, has indicated that it will fight a subpoena to be issued next week by the House committee investigating the illegal... more »

This Is Something That Only Terrorists Do

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
ISIS and the Pentagon share a similar loser's tactic: bomb civilians, destroy vital infrastructure, and then blame it on their enemies, Assad/Russia. Such devilish and dirty tactics do not work in this transparent age of warfare. Real warriors with real causes fight wars righteously. Terrorists, whether they lead big states or small groups, fight wars with every trick in the book, from launching propaganda campaigns to brainwash the public to practicing false flags. And they always fail in the end, as we have seen in Syria. The reason why ISIS and the so-called "Syrian rebels" a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

U.S. Steps-Up Air-Strikes Against ISIS In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in-flight over Afghanistan providing aerial security for coalition forces (Sgt. Aaron Allmon/USAF) *The Hill:* *US stepping up airstrikes against ISIS in Afghanistan* The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan has in recent weeks stepped up airstrikes against former Taliban members who have rebranded themselves as part of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "I can't give you a number, but I can tell you in the last roughly three weeks, we have significantly increased our pressure on Daesh in Afghanistan, particularly in the Nangarhar province," said Army ... more »

David Bowie sings the Joy Division classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 7 hours ago
Apparently - "A chance meeting in 1983 had David Bowie, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook chatting away over beers in the Kings Arms in Salford. "...So we were all there just having a laugh and we joked that he should come n have a jam with us, then next minute - well, it was the next day actually, but i didn't expect he'd definitely come by - and we were in the practice rooms and we were playing Love Will Tear Us Apart and i was like, f%$K we're playing Love Will Tear Us Apart with David Bowie singing, this is crazy. We never released it - Bowie took a recording of it, and just layere... more »

Always the Hell…And a Little Bit of Heaven

gail zawacki at Wit's End - 7 hours ago
The title for this post is taken from a video about the artist Jheronimus Bosch, which can be seen in an article that will send you to a wonderful interactive site, created to enhance appreciation for the exquisite details in his triptych, *Garden of Earthly Delights.* This masterpiece is unparalleled for its depiction of humanity's progression as it was seen in 1500, beginning with creation and original sin on the left, through a voluptuous orgy of carnal decadence in the center panel, to the deeply dark horror and tortures of hell on the right. Not at all unlike how reality is... more »

DCCC Starts Up Red To Blue-- 2016 Looks Like Another Disaster For Them

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Yesterday the DCCC brought back their Red-to-Blue program, almost a decade after Debbie Wasserman Schultz had so damaged its brand by backing 3 Republican pals of hers while he was head of the committee that it was consigned to the deep freeze. One of the inherent problems with the DCCC and their Red to Blue Program is that they use it to interfere in primaries, sabotaging progressives on behalf of the corrupt conservative candidates they prefer seeing in Congress. Until Rahm Emanuel, Chris Van Hollen and Steve Israel were given control of the DCCC by Pelosi, it was DCCC policy to... more »

Russian PM Medvedev Warns Of New World War If Troops From Saudi Arabia And Its Allies Are Sent Into Syria (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*RT:** Russian PM warns US, Saudis against starting ‘permanent war’ with ground intervention in Syria* Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev told German media that sending foreign troops into Syria could unleash “yet another war on Earth.” The warning follows increasingly aggressive statements made by Saudi Arabia and Turkey amid Bashar Assad’s gains in Aleppo. *“All sides must be compelled to sit at the negotiating table, instead of unleashing yet another war on Earth,” Medvedev told Germany’s Handelsblatt newspaper. “Any kinds of land operations, as a rule, lead to a permanent war. Look a... more »

How Ben Carson Can Win

John Zmirak at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Ben Carson speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Dr. Carson, you’re a great American and an inspiration to millions. Your personal story, scientific accomplishments, deep Christian faith and civic virtues make you eminently qualified -- for a seat in the U.S. Senate. That’s what you should seek, at... more »

NASA Study Concludes Global Warming is Actually Slowing Sea Level Rise

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Arctic Ice - 900] A new NASA study concludes global warming increases the amount of water stored underground which, in turn, slows the rate of sea level rise. At a time when scientists are worried about accelerating sea level rise, NASA scientist John Reager and...more »

Not Everyone Is Escaping Aleppo, Some Liberated Residents Celebrate

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The western media is drawing a miserable picture about civilians fleeing Aleppo in Syria as government forces encircle the city and liberate parts of it. According to veteran French journalist and geopolitical analyst Jean-Michel Vernochet some residents of Aleppo warmly received their liberators after suffering years of civil war. The duplicity of the Western-Arab coalition against ISIS/Daesh is beginning to come to light following Russia’s involvement in Syria and the success of the Syrian army. Sputnik reports: In an op-ed analysis for the independent French news and analysis web... more »

Ray McGovern On Why U.S.-Russian Cooperation On Syria Is So Important

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Lavrov and Kerry are dragging the kids to the table once again. * *An excerpt from, "‘US needs to talk turkey to Turkey, Saudis on Syria invasion’" RT, February 12, 2016:* According to *former CIA officer Ray McGovern* it’s good news that Russia and the US are cooperating on finding a solution to the Syrian crisis, but the bad news is that some US allies in the region seem to be out of its control, he told RT. *“The good news is that presidents Putin and Obama have given very clear directions to their foreign secretary and secretary of state to get their act together and exert jo... more »

The Syria Plan

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Wars and rumors of wars: The Pentagon has requested an unprecedented budget. What threatens the United States and its allies the most? Is Russia one of those threats, or is it more failed military interventions?

Tweet, tweet

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
How 'BBC' is this?:

Obama Recites Love Poem to Wife on National Television

DARLENE SUPERVILLE at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Obamas - 900] BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Someone call the fire department. It’s about to get hot at the White House. President Barack Obama, who is spending another Valentine’s Day apart from his wife, Michelle, did the next best thing short of celebrating... more »

Change Agent tells 1,500 folks their jobs are moving to Mexico

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Moment the announcement is made* How long are Americans going to put up with their phony baloney, military cannon-fodder economy? What are these workers going to do? Join Blackwater (or whatever it calls itself now?) The only real jobs still operating out of the US are the military/industrial complex jobs....jobs predicated on war and killing. When are Americans going to realize this? When are they going to get that they and their children (including females now) are being set up to become cannon fodder. Note the callousness of the Change Agent as he tells the sheeple they are ... more »

‘Finally!': Pope Meets Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, Declares ‘We are Brothers’

NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis (R) and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, greet each other during a historic meeting in Havana on February 12, 2016. Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill kissed each other and sat down together Friday for the first meeting between their two branches of the church in nearly a thousand years. Francis, 79, in white robes and a skullcap and Kirill, 69, in black robes and a white headdress, exchanged kisses and embraced before sitting down smiling for the historic meeting at Havana airport.] HAVANA (AP) -- Pope Francis met Friday... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Strong Coffee, Everyone'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
STRONG COFFEE, EVERYONE! Posted on February 12, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. Feb. 12, 2016. We’ve known there was a methodology to turn the natural people of the land into obedient slaves. The corporate thieves want to know our weaknesses so we can be placed in the New World Order. From communalism to control by their chosen few in our community by our own people. Read the attached

Saudi Arabia And Its Allies Continue To Claim That They Will Send Ground Forces Into Syria (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Al Arabiya:* *Saudi’s decision to send troops in Syria ‘final’* Saudi’s decision to send troops to Syria in an attempt to bolster and toughen efforts against militants is “final” and “irreversible,” the Saudi military spokesman announced on Thursday. Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, said that Riyadh is “ready” and will fight with its U.S.-led coalition allies to defeat ISIS militants in Syria, however, he said Washington is more suitable to answer questions on further details about any future ground operations. “We are representing Saudi’s [decision] only” in sending troops, he said. ... more »

“When Thoughtful People Think Illogically”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“When Thoughtful People Think Illogically”* by Missy Comley Beattie “This man with whom I corresponded believes Sandy Hook and the Boston Marathon were staged and that those involved, even the children, are “crisis actors”—employed by a government whose aim is seizing guns, passing gun control laws, and creating a climate of fear. I asked about hospital staff, those who treat the injured and the spokesperson that provides information about a patient’s condition. His answer, “Crisis actors.” I told him about Carlos Arredondo, a peace activist, whose son Alexander was killed in Iraq... more »

"All The Odds..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental- men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand. So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost... All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that hi... more »

Did Rubio Just Walk Back His Support for Making Women Eligible for the Draft?

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Marco Rubio - 900] Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio expressed support for drafting women at the GOP debate over the weekend, but he has since said he will co-sponsor a bill that would entrench the current male-only draft requirement, unless Congress expressly expands... more »

Machete Attacker in Ohio Deli May Have Been ‘Lone-Wolf’ Terrorist

Stream Staff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Police talk inside the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant where they say a man attacked several people with a machete on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. They say the man fled the scene and was later fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)] Police shot and killed a man who injured four people apparently at random in an Ohio restaurant last night after the suspect fled the scene. Witnesses at the Mediterranean restaurant in northeast Columbus gave a great description of the white... more »

America's Shiite-Iraqi Allies Are Now Battling CIA -Backed Rebels In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Muzaffar Salman/Reuters *Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast:* *Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels* Not long ago, U.S. jets and Shia militias worked together to battle ISIS. Today, those militias are trying to take down American proxies in Syria. Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials have told The Daily Beast. At least three Shia militias involved in successful battles against ISIS in Iraq—the Badr Brigade, Kata’ib Hez... more »

Interpolation

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
On a less flippant note - and to give praise where praise is due - Radio 4's *Inside Scien*ce broke away from its climate change obsession and gave a fascinating 'breaking news' take on the gravitational waves story. Presenter Tracey Logan was suitably excited.

The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470,000

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Time:* *The Death Toll From Syria’s War Is Actually 470,000, New Research Claims* *The Syrian Center for Policy Research says that 11.5% of Syria's population has been killed or injured* The five-year-old war in Syria has claimed 470,000 lives, according to new research that almost doubles previous estimates about the human cost of the conflict. The Guardian reported details of a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research, due to be launched in Beirut on Thursday, that says life expectancy in Syria has dropped to just 55.4 years. Before the conflict Syrians could expect to... more »

Police Confirm Two Girls Dead In Arizona School Shooting

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Two 15-year-old female high school students have been shot dead at a school in Glendale, Arizona on Friday. Police have put the Independence High School campus on lockdown while they investigate the school shooting. Glendale Police spokeperson Tracey Breeden said each of the two sophomoores sustained a single gunshot wound and were found dead next to eachother at the scene. Police have reassured parents that it is not an ‘active shooter scene’, and say the two victims were found in an isolated area of campus near the administration building leading some to speculate that this could ... more »

What day is it again?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
It's true: Sometimes I really don't know what day it is. But today I know it's Friday. And (getting my calendar out and tracing my finger back from today's date) I can even tell it's been getting on for six days since last Sunday. And I'm telling you this because? Well, I really wasn't going to write a post about last week's *Sunday *on Radio 4 but I am now. (Crack open the Prosecco folks!) You'd might have thought I'd have done so earlier (like last Sunday), but I felt as if I'd probably bored you more than enough about it over the past few years. So why am I doing it now? Wel... more »

Did U.S. A-10s Bomb The Syrian City of Aleppo?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN*: *Russia accuses U.S. of bombing Aleppo; U.S. officials deny it* Moscow (CNN)As battles continue to rage around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, so too does the war of words among two far-away countries involved in the fight -- Russia and the United States. The defense ministry for Russia, which has been lambasted for its own airstrikes in support of a Syrian government ground offensive around Aleppo, turned the tables Thursday with an accusation against the United States. Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said no Russian warplanes were within 12.5 miles (20 kilometer... more »

New Cruz Ad Slams Trump for Using Eminent Domain to Bully Old Lady

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits a caucus site, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in West Des Moines, Iowa.] The Ted Cruz campaign has released a new ad criticizing Republican front-runner Donald Trump for using eminent domain in an effort to seize an old lady’s property against her wishes. The commercial ends by asking voters to think about what could happen... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Connect" for money... isn't there another term for that?

3 Ways to Overcome the System and Start Your Own Revolution

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - As it stands, inside the system, you’ve been tranquilized by the trivial. Will you start your own revolution? The post 3 Ways to Overcome the System and Start Your Own Revolution appeared first on Waking Times.

Why Has The Syrian Army Stay Loyal To The Assad Regime?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (R) shakes hands with a military personnel during his visit to a military site at Darya area, on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of army day, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA on August 1, 2013. REUTERS-SANA-Handout via Reuters *Kamal Alam, National Interest*: *Why Assad's Army Has Not Defected* *The Syrian military's resilience should not be dismissed—nor should its support.* Four years ago, Turkey’s then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that within in a few weeks he would be praying in Damas... more »

A Look At The Assad Strategy To Win In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Liberation of the eastern and northern #Aleppo Both maps were made by @miladvisor; animated by @MahmoudAyad1984 pic.twitter.com/oOigyNbO7p — Warfare Worldwide (@WarfareWW) February 10, 2016 *Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post*: *How the Assad regime is winning in Syria, in three seconds* The animated GIF above details the strategic lay of the land in the area around the Syrian city of Aleppo, from the beginning of February to Thursday. The city, once Syria's most populous urban center and commercial capital, sits toward the bottom middle of the map. In less than two weeks, troops an... more »

Map Reveals Reality About World War 3 Between Russia And NATO

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A group of scholars with the Zurich-based Center for Security Studies produced a chilling map showing military exercises held by both Russia and NATO in 2014 and 2015. The map reveals some interesting facts as to what both sides could be planning for World War 3. Each circle seen in the map [below] represents an exercise. The larger circles mean more troops, and smaller circles means less troops. Vox.com reports: Russia’s aggression in Europe — its invasion of Ukraine, its military flights up the noses of NATO states, its nuclear saber rattling — has faded from the news. But it’s st... more »

Scientists Detect Einstein’s ‘Gravitational Waves’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
*View photos* This confirms as expected big gravity events. Such events are like waves in water where water is the media and the black holes are the wave driver. This is still quite different from the actual wave length of gravity itself which is radiated by all matter independent of actual movement relativistic or otherwise. I really do not think that we can actually detect that at all and it may not have a natural wave structure at all. I will not know until i attempt some subtle calculations which are naturally problematic. We are tackling empirical infinity head on with t... more »

Graphene Optical Lens a Billionth of a Meter Thick Breaks the Diffraction limit

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 9 hours ago
We are even getting much better optics from graphene. All welcome of course. Graphene is a continuing revolution and has also led to other elements been similarly mastered as well. It has made all materials science functionally obsolete and produced astonishing results as we investigate layer by layer fabrications. . * Graphene optical lens a billionth of a meter thick breaks the diffraction limit* * DAVID SZONDY* * JANUARY 31, 2016 * *The graphene lens developed at Swinburne University of Technology is one billionth of a meter thick (Credit: Swinburne University o... more »

The Economy: "Worse Than 2008"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Worse Than 2008"* by Bill Bonner *“Massive Deterioration”: *On Tuesday, Maersk Group, the world’s largest container shipping company, said it was suffering a “massive deterioration” in its business. “It is worse than 2008,” its CEO, Nils Andersen, told the Financial Times. But this is not even near the bottom for the world economy. Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass warns that the other shoe is a big one… and it hasn’t dropped yet. China’s economy is heavily dependent on capital investment. It puts its money into building factories, highways, offices, apartment blocks, railroads, por... more »

In A Major Blow To The Syrian Peace Talks, Syrian President Assad Vows To Continue The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad answers questions during an interview with al-Manar's journalist Amro Nassef, in Damascus, Syria, in this handout photograph released by Syria's national news agency SANA on August 25, 2015. REUTERS/SANA/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *The Guardian*: *Syrian president Bashar al-Assad vows to retake whole country* Assad’s comments, made just hours before agreement reached in Munich over cessation of hostilities, deal blow to hopes of negotiated solution to war Bashar al-Assad has dealt a swift blow to international efforts to secure a ceasefire, deliver aid a... more »

Reading about embattled trachea surgeon Paolo Macchiarini? Here’s what you need to know

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
The media has been abuzz in the last few weeks with developments in the ongoing story about “super surgeon” Paolo Macchiarini. We’ve been covering the allegations against him for years (and invited him to publish a guest post on our site). Below, we present a timeline of recent events, to keep you abreast of what we know […] The post Reading about embattled trachea surgeon Paolo Macchiarini? Here’s what you need to know appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is that justice?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
One of my old beefs on this blog was that the BBC kept failing to identify left-wing activists as left-wing activists and would keep presenting them merely as if they were disinterested academics. I was reminded of that by a report on the BBC website today headlined *Is it becoming harder for international firms to avoid tax?* Three people are cited in Jamie Robertson and Lucy Hooker's piece. Two are on one side, one is on the other. The one on his own, the pro-business one, is James Watson from Business Europe. The BBC reporters introduce him by saying that he's from "the lob... more »

Who Gives the $$$$?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Can we learn to say oil-i-garchy? In the Merriam Webster Dictionary they say Oligarchy is: Government in which power is in the hands of a few...

Severe Man Asshattery in Nevada

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 10 hours ago
The Usual suspects determined to stop the tide.

Israel To Dump United States And Make Pact With Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Russia and Israel are planning to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) very soon, Russian Deputy Agriculture Minister Sergey Levin confirmed on Friday. “Such decisions aim at maximizing cooperation between Russia and Israel in terms of agriculture and new technologies; creation of joint ventures, as well as the prospects of a free trade zone agreement which the government expects to sign with Israel as soon as possible,” Levin said following Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich’s meeting with businessmen from Israel. RT.com reports: = Israel’s Minister of Agriculture Uri Ar...more »

Russia And The U.S. Agree To A Syrian Cease-Fire Plan (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Politico*: *U.S., Russia agree to Syria cease-fire plan* U.S., RUSSIA ANNOUNCE PLAN FOR SYRIA CEASE-FIRE: The U.S. and Russia struck an agreement Friday intended to offer a path to a cease-fire in Syria. The New York Times has more here: “Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire. *Read more* .... *Previous Post*: U.S., Russi... more »

BP Energy Outlook 2016

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/energy-outlook-2035/energy-outlook-to-2035.html BP have published their latest annual energy outlook, looking ahead to 2035. The key points to note are : Global energy consumption to rise by 34% GDP to double, around 20% of the rise due to population increase and the rest improvements in productivity. China and India […]

The Hillary Servergate Scandal Just Got Bigger

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Servergate - 900] A U.S. government official close to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server said that at least a dozen other people saw “top secret” level intelligence within those emails. A second source who spoke off the record to Fox News said as... more »

KIPP Model Abuse Captured on Video at Success Academy--Again

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Story and video from the New York Times:

World News Briefs -- February 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*New York Times:* *U.S. and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria* MUNICH — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergey V. Lavrov, announced that they had agreed on the delivery over the next few days of desperately needed aid to besieged Syrian cities, to be followed by a “cessation of hostilities” within a week on the way to a more formal cease-fire. “We have agreed to implement a nationwide cessation of hostilities in one week’s time,” Mr. Kerry said early Friday morning, after all-day meetings. “That is ambitious.” “The rea... more »

America's Love Affair With Nuclear & Radioactive Weapons

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 10 hours ago
*February 13, 2016 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The United States would have the world believe that it is in mortal danger should nations like Iran or North Korea obtain operationally effective nuclear weapons. We are told that there is a grave risk of these weapons being used against another nation and that the US (with the support of the "international community") must confront these governments, and if possible undermine and overthrow them. Why? Since a nation has already used nuclear weapons against another state, ironically enough that nation being the United States itself, we alr... more »

To War or Not to War - That is the Question

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
*Maine Veterans for Peace members John Morris (top) and Peter Morgan (bottom photo) joined us in Bath on ash Wednesday for the start of the Lenten season vigils at the Navy shipyard. We carry on again this coming Saturday at 11:30 am and each Saturday in February through to the end of March. Thanks to the Smilin' Trees Disarmament Farm for their Lenten vigil coordination. (Photos by Roger Leisner)* To war or not to war that is the question Any answer other than a resounding NO is too frightening and insane to ponder Why though does the American war machine push on seemingly ... more »

Happy Lincoln's Birthday

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
What, too soon?

Perfect Couple? We Will Love And Marry Robots In The Future, Says Scientist

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A top computer scientist has predicted that as robots become more human-like, people may turn to artificial intelligence for life-long companionship and marriage in the near future. Dr Kevin Curran says that robots will soon have the ability to interact with humans on an emotional-level, and says cloud computing has the potential to transform AI so that robots can become much more lifelike and an ideal candidate for love. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Speaking to MailOnline, he said: ‘It seems that when these machines do act in ways just like adults, where they can interact and talk in ... more »

Mark Easton wins it for the EU?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I imagine that some of you may have seen Mark Easton's report from Lichfield Cathedral on BBC One and the BBC News Channel (throughout Wednesday evening). That was the report where a group of 'undecided voters' were guided through the issues by Mark Easton (and someone from former Gordon Brown pollster Deborah Mattinson's *Britain Thinks*) and then gave their views on what they'd heard. They then voted 9-7 to stay *in* the European Union when asked, "In or out?" (As you may be aware, *that *question was judged too biased and replaced by 'Leave or remain?', but that obviously did... more »

Testament of Bias

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I bet you could have guessed it was Shirley Williams! She's about as 'BBC' as it gets!! *(Note to self: Too many exclamation marks = not good!!!)* BBC One's *Question Time *has tweeted a list of its top 50 guests (click to enlarge) and Baroness Williams - - the daughter of the woman who wrote the most tedious book I've ever* had *to read (Vera Brittain's coma-inducing *Testament of Youth - *read for school {many years ago}) - - emerges in poll position, just beating jazz-loving, EU-loving Ken Clarke: It was prudent of *BBC Question Time* to publish the top 50 rather than the top... more »

Making waves

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Barn owl's face discovered in space You may have seen the announcement... Yes, all over our screens over the past couple of days has been played (and replayed) that delightful clip of a slowly-enunciating chap saying, with barely suppressed glee, "We've done it.....We've appointed Dan Walker to replace Bill Turnbull on *BBC Breakfast*", and a roomful of scientists immediately breaking into applause and cheering. For the first time ever a couple of supermassive black holes (known informally at Caltech and MIT as 'Mardell' and 'Stourton') have been seen spiralling in towards each oth... more »

Why Is No One Bringing Up Hillary's "BRIAN WILLIAMS MOMENT" ??? And The Introduction Of The Phrase: "MISSPOKE"

Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 10 hours ago
Since I seem to be one of the very few people who can remember things from more than a week ago, and since I've noticed Hillary's Democratic Machine surrogate attack dogs beginning to be let loose on Bernie Sanders in the media, I'd like to remind everyone with short attention spans, and especially the media, of Hillary Clinton's "Brian Williams Moment". Here it is: Hillary totally LIED and got SNAGGED by no less than CBS news. She said she landed in Bosnia under heavy sniper fire. Problem is, IT NEVER HAPPENED!!! And this also introduced the phrase: "MISSPOKE". This was also ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Fighting ISIL * Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses efforts to accelerate the counter-ISIL operation in Iraq and Syria during a meeting he hosted in Brussels, Feb. 11, 2016. During his trip, Carter also attended a NATO defense ministers meeting. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz *US Department of Defense*: *Carter: Counter-ISIL Defense Ministers Unanimously Support Objectives* WASHINGTON, February 11, 2016 — After meeting in Brussels today with defense ministers whose nations participate in the U.S.-led coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq ... more »

THE YEAR OF THE LIBERAL: The ridiculous claims Those People will make!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016What the Trump voters said:* A fascinating moment occurred at the end of Wednesday night's All In. Chris Hayes was speaking with Linda Sarsour, "executive director of the Arab Association of New York." Also with "my good friend Ezra Klein, founder and editor-in-chief of Vox.com." Hayes turned to Sarsour first. In this exchange, she described Candidate Trump: HAYES (2/10/16): Linda, let me start with you. As a proud Muslim-American woman, a woman who wears a hijab, who works in the space of sort of Muslim-American political power, your reaction to last n...more »

How teachers are getting it wrong on climate change

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 11 hours ago
There is, sadly, nothing surprising in the results of “a major new survey of U.S. middle school and high school science teachers” regarding the teaching of climate change. While it is being taught, most teachers don’t understand that there is an overwhelming (greater than 95%) consensus that it is due to human activities, many are teaching it as if it is or might be “a natural process,” and some “science” teachers are teaching the line of the oil companies. *One of the most striking findings: 30 percent of teachers said in the survey that they tell students that the current warm... more »

Clinton Refuses to Pledge Not to Take Fossil Fuel Money

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*These are the agents of money. We call them lobbyists today, powers behind the throne. Size is a clue to relative importance (source; click to enlarge).* *by Gaius Publius* Hillary Clinton has rejected a Greenpeace challenge to pledge not to accept campaign contributions from the coal, oil or natural gas industries. The Greenpeace pledge is here. In part it reads: I will prove that I work for the people by refusing money from fossil fuel interests... While her response to Greenpeace affirms the general goals of the pledge, she has refused to take it. Greenpeace had argued (my ... more »

Illegal Cannabis Oil Cures Father’s Terminal Brain Cancer: He Will Continue Dosing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Cassius Methyl* - Another life saved by cannabis oil, and another senseless victim of prohibition. The post Illegal Cannabis Oil Cures Father’s Terminal Brain Cancer: He Will Continue Dosing appeared first on Waking Times.

Scientists Warn Public To Prepare For Worldwide Food Shortages

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A group of British and American scientists have said that the world needs to prepare itself for global food shortages in the near future. Speaking at an annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the scientists unveiled disturbing new research that suggests future extreme events could affect the global food system so dramatically that it will result in ‘food shocks’ across the world. Eurekalert.org reports: Food shocks have the potential to wreak havoc on food markets, commodity exports, and families around the world. Because distant regions a... more »

Welsh village to sue government over ‘alarmist’ rising sea level claim

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Paul2 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/climatechange/12152240/Welsh-village-to-sue-government-over-alarmist-rising-sea-level-claim.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter We often moan about things climate change related, but sometimes my blood really boils. From the Telegraph: House prices in Fairbourne have plummeted A Welsh village is to sue the government after a climate change report suggested their community would soon be […]

Valentine’s Day Rituals Are Banned In Islamic Republic Of Iran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Police in Iran are cracking down on Valentine’s Day celebrations and warning shops not to engage in the traditions of a “decadent Western culture,” otherwise they could be found guilty of a crime. Time reports: Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting “decadent Western culture through Valentine’s Day rituals.” Police informed Tehran’s coffee and ice cream shops trade union to avoid any gatherings in which boys and girls exchange Valentine’s Day gifts. The annual Feb. 14 homage to romance, which tradition says is named after an ear... more »

Los Angeles Bans Immigration Agents From Raiding Schools

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Officials from public schools in Los Angeles, where 50 percent of the students are Latino, are providing safeguards for their students and their families by restricting unauthorized access by immigration officials. There had been fears that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials were about to raid schools in L.A. to crackdown on undocumented immigrants, mainly from central America, in lieu of recent policy changes and attitudes towards immigration into the United States. teleSUR reports: The Los Angeles Unified School District board decided Tuesday to name schools, from kinde...more »

Journal retracts three bone papers for duplication by same author

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A journal is retracting three papers after a biomaterials researcher duplicated his own work, sometimes using the same figures to describe different experiments. Two of the papers are on bone regeneration; one is about targeting tumors. In addition to issues with figures, two of the retraction notes explain that the papers contain “widespread plagiarism of text” from […] The post Journal retracts three bone papers for duplication by same author appeared first on Retraction Watch.

As NATO Proxies Lose Ground In Syria, Kerry Calls For Ceasefire

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
US Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for a ceasefire in Syria and more aid access to Aleppo where the rebel-held areas are being cut off. As Syrian forces and their allies complete the encirclement of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, it is becoming increasingly obvious the US and its allies are responding directly to the collapse of their proxy forces across the country. When the NATO proxies are gaining ground, the calls are unanimous in wanting Assad to go….but when the SAA (Syrian Arab Army) starts gaining ground however, the calls are for a “ceasefire.” Activist post reports:... more »

Even With An Agreement For A Syrian Ceasefire To Begin In A Week, The Bombing Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian Sukhoi Su-24 bomber in Syria. © Vadim Savitsky/TASS *Reuters*:* 'Cessation of hostilities' in Syria lets Russia keep bombing* Major powers agreed on Friday to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a week, doing nothing in the meantime to halt Russian bombing poised to give government forces their biggest victory of the five-year-old war. If implemented, the deal would allow humanitarian aid to reach besieged towns. It has the potential to be the first diplomatic breakthrough in a conflict that has fractured the Middle East, killed at least 250,000 people, made ... more »

More Cyber Breaches In U.S. Government Systems

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Cadet 1st Class Jordan Keefer, center, coordinates cadet efforts to defend their network during the National Security Agency's Cyber Defense Exercise April 17, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Raymond McCoy). *The Hill:* *Lawmakers unnerved by reports of new cyber breaches* Lawmakers in both parties say breaches reported this week at the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service are the latest indication of the government’s weak defenses against cyber criminals. While the administration has sought to downplay both incidents, some lawmakers are hitting the White House, argui... more »

US to Lead Ground Op In Syria- Turkey summons US Ambassador/Betrayal

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
February 10, 2016 RIYADH: The United States welcomes a Saudi *offer* to deploy special forces to support a coalition ground operation against the Daesh group inside Syria, the kingdom’s foreign minister said. Speaking after a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, *Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said any operation would be US-led but that Saudi Arabia would play a leading role.* *The US will lead any ground operation inside Syria* *“The United States government was very supportive and very positive about the kingdom’s readiness to provide special forces to the operation... more »

Russia And China Were Primarily Responsible For Last Year's Increase In Military Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Reuters *Business Insider*: *2 superpowers were responsible for a big chunk of last year's increase in military spending* The 2016 edition of The Military Balance, the Institute for International and Strategic Studies' (IISS) definitive annual report on the state of the world's various armed forces, has some encouraging and not-so-encouraging news about global-defense spending. On the one hand, growth in military spending is slowing down in the volatile Middle East and is even contracting in Latin America thanks to plunging oil prices. But at the same... more »

Trump and Sanders are Peddling Gnostic Snake Oil

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Welcome to Infomercial America, or, if you prefer, the United States of Spam. Whenever political conspiracy theories break out into the open, pundits and intellectuals name-check the brilliant but flawed essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” by Richard Hofstadter.... more »

Fukushima Alert Update

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
I tried to post an alert regarding the heavy emissions at Enenews but received an error message that the site was under brute attack. I also am not able to get Dropbox to work for me so that I can share pdfs of my screenshots. I'm not sure whether this problem is related or not but it is coincidental. The source of visible emissions may be to the left of unit 1, which is on the far left of the TBS screen shots in the post below. Heads Up Everyone in Japan and Downwind!

This would be cool if it was CGI

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago

From Clean for Gene To Learn From Bern

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Note from Karen: Peter Smith, a friend from Buffalo, sent me this piece he wrote for Artvoice, an independent weekly. (Originally published by *ArtVoice*. Reprinted with permission.) Can "Clean For Gene" Become "Learn From Bern?" *By Peter Smith* Once upon a time I introduced Senator Gene McCarthy to an audience of students at Dartmouth during the 1968 primary season. The largest auditorium at the College was packed to overflowing – the stage was full of people as well as all the seats and aisles. When “Gene” came on stage the audience exploded. Fifty years later another ins... more »

Fukushima Alert

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Very Heavy Emissions coming from the plant. Compare with clarity of atmospheric conditions at Futaba intersection, quite close to the plant: Something has changed to produce this much visible discharge: Weather conditions show only a 30% chance of precipitation. Atmospheric conditions did not look like this yesterday.

China Urges US Not To Deploy THAAD Missile System In Korea

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Beijing has urged Washington not to deploy its THAAD missile system to the Korean Peninsula, saying it could also be used to target China. Wang Yi , the Chinese foreign minister said on Friday that his country has urged the United States to refrain from the deployment to South Korea. He said: “The facts are clear. The deployment of the THAAD system by the United States … goes far beyond the defense need of the Korean Peninsula and the coverage would mean it will reach deep into the Asian continent…. “This directly affects the strategic security interests of China and other Asian cou... more »

The MAN Checkmate

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 13 hours ago
Its a cashless society and negative interest rates are the check move. TPP set the board against humanity.

Investigation leads to 5th retraction for drug researcher

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A pharmaceutical researcher has received his fourth and fifth retractions for duplicating papers. Last we saw Giuseppe Derosa on this blog, he was notching retractions after publishing results from the same clinical trial in six different papers; as part of that fallout, a journal has pulled a fourth paper associated with the trial. Here’s the note for “Effects of an […] The post Investigation leads to 5th retraction for drug researcher appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Imágenes de Amor y Amistad para el 14 de Febrero (Parte 5)

José Luis Ávila Herrera at Foto Frontera - 14 hours ago

In Dem Debate, Sanders Used an the Old Demagogic Trick: Blame Someone Else

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Sanders and Clinton - 900] In last night's debate, our Democratic friends seemed intent on telling a story that historically everyone has fallen for, but which no one should -- the story of how everything you want can be had for free (because it's from... more »

Olympics 2016: Chair Says Countries Won’t Pull Out Because of Zika Virus

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, 3rd right, front row, poses for the medida with the torch of the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games with Olympic Gold medalist Kjetil Jansrud of Norway, center, and young ambassadors and volunteers of the games, in Lillehammer, Norway, Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (Jed Leicester/IOC via AP)] LILLEHAMMER, Norway (AP) -- IOC President Thomas Bach says there is “no intention” by any countries to pull out of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over concerns about the Zika virus. Bach, speaking ahead of the opening ceremony of... more »

Trump Runs Free; Where’s the Concerted Counterattack From His Rivals?

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Clemson University Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C.] Donald Trump’s crushing across-the-board victory in New Hampshire had the breadth and depth that one would expect of a future nominee. If the result doesn’t shake the lazy complacency about Trump that has held in Republican circles for months --... more »

Congress Bans Import of Forced Labor Products

MARTHA MENDOZA at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 file photo, workers react during a raid on a shrimp shed conducted by Thailand's Department of Special Investigation in Samut Sakhon, Thailand.] A bill headed for President Barack Obama this week includes a provision that would ban U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing... more »

Obama Should Call ISIS’s Actions Against Christians ‘Genocide’

Travis Weber at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Islamic State militants shot, beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya in April 2015.] The European Parliament has unanimously passed a resolution referring to the Islamic State (ISIS)'s killing of religious minorities under its control as “genocide” in the Middle East. Now, it is the United States' turn to act. In its resolution, the parliament... more »

Heidi Cruz Under Attack for Christian Beliefs

Anika Smith at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: IOWA CITY, IA - JANUARY 31 : Heidi Cruz speaks about her husband Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a campaign event at the Johnson County Fairgrounds January 31, 2016 inIowa City, Iowa. Cruz is campaigning across the state on the eve of the Iowa caucuses. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)] Ted Cruz's wife Heidi has been working hard, talking with supporters and going on the air to discuss her husband's campaign. Like Ted, Heidi often talks openly about her faith -- and that has some up in arms this week. Mrs. Cruz was... more »

David Cameron’s mum Mary has signed a petition against the cuts in Tory Oxfordshire

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
SOURCE BBC NEWS: David Cameron's mother signs anti-cuts petition Mary Cameron, 81, has put her name to a campaign against plans by Conservative-run Oxfordshire County Council to close a number of the centres. Retired magistrate, Mrs Cameron, told the newspaper: "My name is on the petition but I don't want to discuss this any further." She reportedly signed the petition while visiting her

The Most Pressing National Security Issue That Nobody's Talking About

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Epic Times*: *America’s “China Trade Deficit” Reaches Critical Mass* The most pressing national security issue that nobody's talking about The US trade deficit with China hit a critical milestone in 2015. It now stands at a mind-numbing $1 billion a day, and that $365 billion annual trade deficit continues to rise with the lift of China’s illegal export subsidies, sweatshop labor, pollution havens, and undervalued currency. The failure to understand that America’s Chinese import dependence has now reached critical mass as a national security issue comes from the very mind-numbing ... more »

Pentagon may Miss Deadline To Present To Congress Their Plan To Defeat The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Examiner: **Pentagon may miss deadline for plan to defeat Islamic State* The Pentagon is not committing to meeting a congressionally mandated deadline to present lawmakers with the Obama administration's plan to "defeat" the self-proclaimed Islamic State, just days before that plan is due to be delivered to Congress. President Obama in November signed the annual defense policy law that included a 90-day window for the administration to provide Congress with its plan to beat the radical Sunni terrorist group militarily. "We are aware of the report and are actively worki... more »

House Conservatives: Budget Using Boehner-Obama Spending Levels Is Unacceptable

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Speaker John Boehner greets U.S. President Barack Obama before the 2011 State of the Union Address.] House conservatives are closing ranks as the next battle over the federal budget looms. They're pushing Republican leadership for a budget that lowers the top-line spending number and reflects conservative policy priorities. They want what Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., called "a... more »

New California Law Forces Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Abortions

Chuck Donovan at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Gov. Jerry Brown] Did you hear about the new bill that California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law? Under penalty of whopping fines, the new law orders the abortion giant Planned Parenthood and every other abortion facility in the Golden State to... more »

Seoul, U.S. to Open Talks on Missile Defense Aimed at N. Korea

HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A South Korean man shouts slogans during an anti-North Korea rally in downtown Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Under the gaze of armed soldiers, large white trucks streamed across the world's most armed border Thursday as South Korean workers on Thursday began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea. The South's suspension will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas' last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang's recent rocket launch. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Looking to take a harder line after North Kore... more »

Audubon Goes over the Edge (Jan/Feb 2016 issue promotes anti-science alarmism)

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.audubon.org/magazine/january-february-2016 Meteorologist Bob Endlich has written a highly critical response, which dismantles Audobon’s latest claims about global warming: The cover of the January-February 2016 issue of Audubon Magazine proclaims: Arctic on the Edge: As global warming opens our most critical bird habitat, the world is closing in. In reality, […]

Women Candidates

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
I love all our Blue America candidates. Some, however, are a little further along in their evolution towards being... the next Elizabeth Warren or the next Alan Grayson or the next Donna Edwards. After all, that *is* what we're looking for in candidates. Not John, not Digby, not Jacquie and not yours truly is looking for a candidate we can-- or have to-- tell what to do. I've had hot-under-the-collar disagreements with Donna, with Ted Lieu, with Joe Sestak... but those are people with the brains and the moral fiber to make up their own minds on issues and when they come to a diffe... more »

The Kremlin's Biggest Fear Is Not What NATO Or The Pentagon May Think, But It Is What U.S. Shale Frackers Arel Doing To Oil Prices

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Roughnecks wrestle pipe on a True Company oil drilling rig outside Watford, North Dakota, October 20, 2012. Thousands of people have flooded into North Dakota to work in state's oil drilling boom. Reuters *Mark P. Mills, Manhattan-Institute/Forbes:* *Russia's Big Worry Is Not What the Pentagon Thinks but What Shale Frackers Will Do to Oil Prices* Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ruffled feathers this week when, in a February 2nd speech at the Economic Club of Washington D.C., he demoted ISIS and terrorism, to the bottom of a list of key threats to America’s national security. At... more »

Was Ohio Restaurant Targeted In Machete Attack over Israel? Per PJ Media

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
PJ Media https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/02/12/was-ohio-restaurant-targeted-in-machete-attack-over-israel/ report something of interest: 'A suspect who attacked patrons and staff at the Nazareth Restaurant in Columbus, Ohio with a machete last night was shot and killed by police minutes later, and some indications that the attack may have been motivated by the owner's Israeli heritage.' Apparently the suspect has been identified as a Mohammed Barry, a man of Somali heritage. This would explain why the institutionally anti Israel BBC are not reporting this news.

Axe Man - another ignorant, hate-filled Twitterer?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
I have had an interesting Twitter conversation with @Axe_Man_says over recent days.He made some rather wild and vile accusations about Jews. Oddly he had no facts to back up his claims.

Greek Farmers Clash With Riot Police During Pensions Protest

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Greek riot police fired tear gas at farmers protesting against pension reform measures on Friday. The Greek farmers hurled stones at the agriculture ministry in central Athens ahead of a major demonstration outside parliament scheduled for later in the day. Farmers from across the country flocked to the capital to voice their outrage at Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s government plans to raise pension contributions and taxes to deal with Greece’s budget deficit. At one point, an outnumbered riot police unit was forced to flee up a street with Cretan farmers wielding staffs and piece... more »

NATO Sends Ships To The Aegean Sea In Attempt To Stop The Human Smugglers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Ursula von der Leyen of Germany and Ashton B. Carter of the United States described NATO's reasoning for sending ships to the Aegean Sea to stop the smuggling of migrants. *New York Times:* *NATO Will Send Ships to Aegean Sea to Deter Human Trafficking* BRUSSELS — With more than a million migrants having reached Europe in the last year and many more on the way, NATO stepped into the crisis for the first time on Thursday, saying it would deploy ships to the Aegean Sea in an attempt to stop smugglers. But while the hastily made decision reflected the growing urgency of the situatio...more »

Cliven Bundy to Remain in Jail in 2014 Nevada Standoff Case

KEN RITTER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation, and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 10,, the FBI said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The father of the jailed leader of a group that occupied an Oregon federal wildlife refuge was charged Thursday by federal authorities with leading a tense April 2014 armed st... more »

How Kasich Can Win

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich visits a polling station at the high school, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. as voters cast their ballots for the first in the nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)] No one will ever hire me as a political consultant. My brief stint in politics as a press secretary was marked by literary weirdness: I was reading All the King’s Men for my dissertation at LSU, and since the governor’s... more »

Air Force Major General Faints In The Middle Of A Press Briefing On The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Air Force Major General FAINTS in the middle of a press briefing about $120bn F-35 fighter program* * US Air Force General James Martin Jr, 52, was talking about future of F-35 program when he passed out * Aides rushed to official's side, offered him water and brought in a chair * His subordinate took over the briefing, joking with reporters: 'That's what the F-35 would do to ya' * It later emerged Martin was suffering from the flu or a cold * He was taken to a hospital as a precaution and returned to work Wednesday A Pentagon press briefing discussing the Air Forc... more »

The Growing Russia - Iraq Military Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari (R) and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (L) sign documents in Baghdad, Iraq February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily *Reuters:* *Russia boosts ties with Iraq in challenge to U.S. influence* Russia is ready to sell civil airliners to Iraq and keep providing it with military aid to fight Islamic State, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday, accompanied on a trip to Baghdad by the biggest Russian delegation in years. The mission by nearly 100 government and business officials was part of a drive by Moscow to ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
.@OIRSpox: Counter-#ISIL Progress Continues https://t.co/6ovfvOiOG0 pic.twitter.com/kK6WpdkQX4 — DoDNews (@DoDNews) February 11, 2016

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Wreath Laying * Canadian Governor General David Johnston lays a wreath as Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva looks on at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va, Feb. 10, 2016. Johnston also placed a wreath at the Canadian Cross of Sacrifice during his cemetery visit, honoring Canadian troops who served with U.S. forces. DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

Liberal Democrat Leader Says Legalise Cannabis For Recreational Use

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is set to become the first leader of one of Britain’s main political parties to call for the legalisation of cannabis for recreational use. Farron also declared that the war on drugs must end and he will endorse a motion which proposes extending legal cannabis use from medicinal to recreational. The Guardian reports: The motion, to be tabled by the former health minister Norman Lamb, will be debated after the release of the findings of an expert panel appointed by the Lib Dems to examine how a legal market for the use of cannabis would work in the ... more »

Kasich Works to Assure South Carolina of Conservative Record

KATHLEEN RONAYNE & BILL BARROW at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich meets with attendees during a campaign stop, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Pawleys Island, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)] NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he’s refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state’s... more »

U.S., Russian Diplomats Aim for Temporary Syria Truce in a Week

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference after the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) meeting in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Talks aimed at narrowing differences over Syria and keeping afloat diplomacy to end its civil war have gotten under way in Munich. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)] MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats agreed Friday to work toward a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war within a week, although efforts to secure a lasting cease-fire fell short. The deal appeared t... more »

Grow Up! Florida Legislators Need To Get Over Potty Issues

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 16 hours ago
Potty issues are apparently a big political concern here in Florida. When I first moved to Florida from the liberal Northeast, I became involved in the campaign to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. I thought it was a no-brainer. But while phone banking I encountered numerous people arguing with a straight face that passing the ERA would mean unisex bathrooms. I was astounded. Well, now we have plenty of unisex bathrooms in this country and the world didn't end. Yet Florida legislators haven't gotten over their potty issues. Last year, a bill that would have made it a crime to use a b... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/12/2016”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 2/12/2016”* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “The economy is in deep trouble and elites know it. I think it’s so dire that it’s safe to say the trouble coming is going to be unlike anything we have seen. It will be Biblical in nature. The headlines this week were touting plunging markets and spiking gold prices. You know people are nervous when Drudge Report has a main headline that talks about gold demand. Anybody with two neurons touching knows the economy is in trouble, and the Fed is totally out of options. James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, ... more »

Debate: Clinton, Sanders Vigorously Agree — Except When They Don’t

JULIE PACE & CATHERINE LUCEY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, and Hillary Clinton shake hands after a Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders vigorously agreed. Except when they didn’t. The rivals spent much of Thursday’s sixth Democratic presidential debate in a respectful discussion of their marginal differences on issues like immigration, criminal justice reform and... more »

Musical Quotes 3

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago
() () "It sometimes seems to me as if I did not belong to this world at all." () () *Franz Schubert*

GAIA PORTAL: Highlights of Inner Illuminations appear for all

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago
*Highlights of Inner Illuminations appear for all* by ÉirePort Highlights of Inner Illuminations appear for all. Letterings upon planetary parchments tell the tale. Blisterings* are deemed inappropriate *for the moment*. Protions* [portions??]* of Higher Vibrationals impress upon hu-manity. ÉirePort | February 12, 2016 at 10:10 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xq **Compassion is called for at this time with some confused characters of contrast. This is especially true of those of the "maji" bent who find their former controllers/handlers no longer issui... more »

Feb. 11: I haven't checked the spelling.....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 19 hours ago
...because I'm running late, and I have other exciting things to do - like feeding the cat. For years, the Irving press has been pimping for the privatization of medical care. After all, business people are so much more intelligent and efficient than civil servants. Just read Norbert Cunningham's columns. He'll tell you. So here's a heart-warming story about the efficency of privatized medical care in the U.S. It's also about racism in the land of the free. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/feb/11/cleveland-suing-tamir-rice-quintonio-legrier-racial-capitalism Norbert is... more »

Getting Ready for the Primaries (Take a Number!) And Prepare for Thrills  (Remember Whom You Replaced)  Will National Anger at Plutocrats Ordain Real Change?  Or Will Negative Interest Rates?

How about a little bit of history and economics today as we await the South Carolina and Nevada primaries? And if you want to work in those primaries, please click here. 500,000 white lives have been cut short since 1999. Remember what happened in 1999? The financialization of the American workplace: real jobs being replaced by derivative-based trading on Wall Street (not to mention the

BBC: "Bureaucratic, Arrogant and Introspective" Say MPs

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
A fascinating article at the TV Licensing blog http://tv-licensing.blogspot.sg/2016/02/bbc-bureaucratic-arrogant-and.html reveals something that the BBC have oddly not revealed. 'The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has slammed the BBC as "arrogant" and "lacking transparency" in its first report reviewing the broadcaster's Royal Charter. The 65-page document concluded that the broadcaster's governing body, the BBC Trust, had lost the public's confidence and should be replaced by a new unitary board with an independent head. Jessie Norman, Chairman of the Se... more »

Diono Radian RXT Convertible + Booster Car Seat Giveaway!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 20 hours ago
With the chilly temperatures outside, most of us are bundled into our winter clothes and snow gear to stay warm. If you have kids, it's pretty likely that at some time or another you've overdressed them to the point where they can't move. Unfortunately, even with the good intentions of keeping our little ones safe, we might be putting them in more danger by combining winter outerwear and car seats. Ruth from Viva Veltoro has all the information you need from Allana Pinkerton, Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor and Global Safety Advocate for Diono, to educate yourself abou... more »

The Legendary Hyperborea and the Ancient Greeks: Who Really Discovered America?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This item helps us catch up on current DNA work which is nicely confirming my conjecture regarding the general extent of the Atlantean world. What is missing of course is the subsuded land masses that represented the actual core of this world. This distribution is only possible by plenty of direct colonization over the thousand year span of the high Bronze Age in which Atlantean shipping became truly global. We now understand that significant colonization took place in the Mississippi valley. The mound builders were a dominant class able to supply trade goods and knowledge t... more »

Another High-profile Global Vaccine Conspiracy Exposed — This Time It’s the HPV Vaccine

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Can we have a small dose of common sense here? Vaccination is a proven protocol that naturally boosts a persons immune system allowing it to fend of specified disease vectors. So far, so good. The substance of the treatment happens to be a foreign substance that will solicit a reaction and may easily be made problematic. You are introducing a medium for foreign agents. By any model, this protocol will occasionally work well and occasionally backfire and mostly not at all. It is a model that is best used in a true emergency rather than as a first choice and that ... more »

Marvel Universe LIVE!

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
We just got back from opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE and I have to say it was a really fun show. My 7-year-old daughter dressed up like Captain America and she absolutely had a blast. She love the fireworks and the fire and of course all of the characters. She literally sat on the edge of her seat the entire time. It made my husband and I laugh quite a bit that she was so engaged in the show. We brought her and my 13-year-old sister and they both loved every minute of it. They were asking when we could go again the minute we walked out of the show. Marvel Universe LIVE is in... more »

One Of America's Greatest Jazz Pianists, Marcus Roberts, Feels The Bern

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Marcus Roberts is a jazz pianist and composer. And he's blind. He is self-taught but went to the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind in St. Augustine, where Ray Charles also studied (much earlier). Wynton Marsalis, with whom he toured, called him the "greatest American musician most people have never heard of." Ryan Lizza, writing for the *New Yorker* this week, broke the news that Roberts, who is also an eloquent teacher, has written songs about four of the presidential candidates, in an effort to show that art has a place in politics. He's releasing an EP, *Race for the W... more »

Draft Debate Highlights Feminist Contradictions

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidates, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (L-R) line up on the stage at the beginning of a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H.] Last Saturday's GOP debate was disastrous for many reasons -- Chris Christie's kamikaze snarling, Marco Rubio's deer-in-the-headlights moment, and the free pass granted to ... more »

Comics Review: New Frontier

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
Darwyn Cooke's *New Frontier *is a somewhat unusual concept. It bridges DC Comics' Golden Age and Silver Age. It makes the assumption that characters first became active the year their first appearance was published - for example, Superman began his career in 1938 and Batman in 1939. The comic takes us from 1945 to 1960. It does not suppose parallel Earths - there is no Earth-1 or Earth-2. The Batman of 1960 has been active for over twenty years (as a 40-something year old myself, I wish him luck). *New Frontier *begins very dark, with superheroes becoming distrusted - the Justic... more »

Syrian Kurds With Russian Backing Have Seized A Major Air Base From Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*AFP:* *Kurds, allies seize Syria air base backed by Russia: monitor* Beirut (AFP) - Kurdish and Arab forces backed by Russian air strikes captured a strategic air base and the adjacent town in northern Syria from rival anti-government factions, a monitoring group said Thursday. The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) and Arab allies on Wednesday night expelled Islamist and other rebel fighters from Minnigh air base and the adjacent town, north of Syria's second city Aleppo, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "The takeover of Minnigh air base and the adjacent town o... more »

U.S. Defense Secretary Carter: 'Anti-ISIS Coalition Has Agreed To Step Up’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Defense Secretary Says Anti-ISIS Coalition Has Agreed to ‘Step Up’* BRUSSELS — All but a few of the 40 countries in the coalition now fighting the Islamic State have “stepped up to do more in the last months and days,” Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said on Thursday after a meeting here with defense ministers from the group. Mr. Carter said 90 percent of the countries had made pledges, but he did not offer many specifics on what the contributions would be. It also remained unclear what effect any new assistance would have on the battlefield, or even how man... more »

On The Front Lines Of The Battle For Aleppo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *From stalemate to slaughter: On the front lines of the battle for Aleppo* Aleppo, Syria (CNN)Years of combat have turned Aleppo's old town into a neighborhood of rubble and dust. What's left of this once-beguiling maze of narrow alleys and covered souks is a reminder of its tragic location at the heart of Syria's five-year civil war. The city's once-famous Khan al-Wazir inn lies completely burned out; as we walked through one of its halls, eerie beams of light shone in through the broken windows. On the streets nearby, we glimpsed movement inside buildings that looked, ... more »

Intent in Murder

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
Murder is the intentional killing of another human being. The key is intention – an action that results in the death of another person without intent is homicide and can be manslaughter (a very serious crime) but it is not murder. The Criminal Code provides: Culpable homicide is murder (a) where the person who causes the death of a human being (i) means to cause his death, or (ii) means to cause him bodily harm that he knows is likely to cause his death, and is reckless whether death ensues or not; Notice it is possible to commit murder without caring one way or the other ... more »

U.S., Russia, And Other Powers Agree To Implement A Cease-Fire In Syria Within The Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S., Russia and other powers agree on ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria* MUNICH — The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war, to take place within the next week, and immediate humanitarian access into besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here early Friday morning. “It was unanimous,” Kerry said of a communique issued after hours of meetings among participants in a group of nations that have supported and armed one side or the other in the four-year war. “Everybody today agreed,...more »

Russia Warns Of 'New World War'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) speaks during an interview at the Gorki state residence outside Moscow, Russia, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ekaterina Shtukina/Sputnik/Pool *The Telegraph:* *Russia warns of 'new world war' starting in Syria* *Foreign and defence ministers of the leading international states are meeting in Munich and Brussels following the collapse of the latest round of peace talks.* Russia warned of “a new world war" starting in Syria on Thursday after a dramatic day in which Gulf states threatened to send in ground forces. Foreign and defence ministers ... more »

Punch, Counterpunch: GOP Hopefuls Bare Knuckles in Carolina

Bill Barrow at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Beverly Gail, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., center, watches as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks during a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thursday Feb. 11, 2016.] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the “establishment” label. Marco Rubio is unloading on nearly all of his presidential rivals, Trump and... more »

Clinton Aims to Boost Campaign With Focus on Black Voters

LISA LERER & KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton applauds while speaking in Las Vegas. Now that Iowa and New Hampshire are in the rear-view mirror, the Democratic presidential contest shifts to markedly different terrain in Nevada, whose largely urban and diverse electorate will test the breadth of Bernie Sanders’ appeal and the durability of Hillary Clinton’s coalition.] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach... more »

Nigeria Girl Suicide Bomber Gets Cold Feet, Refuses to Kill

Haruna Umar at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Rescue workers transport a victim of a suicide bomb attack at a refugee for treatment at a hospital, in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeast Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 56 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.] ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Strapped with a booby-trapped vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the young teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out...more »

Geopolitics: “Russia May Use Nukes to Oppose Saudi Invasion of Syria”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Russia May Use Nukes to Oppose Saudi Invasion of Syria”* By GPD "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." - Albert Einstein “As Turkey and Saudi Arabia edge closer to sending ground forces into Syria at the behest of the United States, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that an escalation of the conflict could lead to world war. During an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt, Medvedev warned of dire consequences if the United States and its allies abandon Syrian peace talks in favor... more »

Darwin’s Finches Are Evidence for Evolution? Think Again

Michael Denton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Darwin's finches or Galapagos finches. Darwin, 1845. Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world, under the Command of Capt. Fitz Roy, R.N. 2d edition.] Today is Darwin Day, marking the birthday of Charles Darwin. As the world looks back on the achievements of the great man, you are likely to see many "icons of evolution" triumphantly displayed. These famous, yet often flawed, success stories... more »

Jury Rules Against Montana Woman’s Wrongful-Birth Lawsuit

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Kerrie Evans of Gardiner, Mont., right, testifies in District Judge Mike Salvagni's courtroom during her negligent birth civil trial at the Gallatin County Law and Justice Center in Bozeman, Mont. A jury on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ruled against Evans, who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she accused of failing to diagnose her unborn daughter’s cystic fibrosis.] BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnos... more »

Australia To Forcibly Vaccinate Citizens Via Chemtrails

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Australia have approved a license application from Big Pharma company PaxVax for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into Queensland, via chemtrails. The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) says that the vaccine qualifies as a limited and controlled release under section 50A of the Gene Technology Act 2000. Preventdisease.com reports: PaxVax is seeking approval to conduct the clinical trial of a genetically modified live bacterial vaccine against cholera. Once underway the trial is expected to be completed within one year, with trial site... more »

U.S. Launch Military Offensive Against Turkey For Killing 12 Marines

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Ministry of Defence report says that the U.S. was granted permission by the Russian Aerospace Forces (AF) to fly over the Syrian city of Aleppo in order to completely obliterate 7 command and control centers operated by Turkish intelligence. The reason for the attack is due to the Turkish air force downing 2 US Marine helicopters, killing all 12 soldiers aboard, on the 14th January. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Though the Obama regime has kept hidden from its citizens Turkey’s deliberate murdering of these 12 US Marine heroes, this report notes, yesterday’s events prove that it was... more »

Parents Being Thrown In Jail For Homeschooling Their Kids

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Two families from Ohio who chose to legally give homeschooling to their children are facing jail time and thousands of dollars in fines, under an attempt by authorities to punish parents for not following the system. At the same time, Republican governor, John Kasich, is seeking to outlaw homeschooling so that all parents who choose to keep their kids out of the traditional school system are sent to jail. Naturalnews.com reports: The charges are as ridiculous as the filings – “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” despite the fact that state nannies acknowledged the children ... more »

German Government Urge Citizens To Embrace Migrant Crisis

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Germany have begun an aggressive advertising campaign urging citizens to overcome their supposed “dark side” and embrace the current migrant crisis engulfing Europe. The propaganda billboards say, “Germany, stay strong! With humanity towards your dark side” and “Against Hate & baiting – no ifs or buts”. Breitbart.com reports: The text is written over a German flag dripping with black paint. Organisers say they hope to “retrieve” the flag from “right wing” and “nationalist” groups such as the PEGIDA and the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD), represented on the poster by the ... more »

North Korea Expel South Koreans From Kaesong Amid Military Tension

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
North Korea have expelled all South Koreans from the Kaesong industrial zone on Thursday, seizing their factory assets and blaming Seoul’s earlier decision to shutter the complex as being a “declaration of war”. Pyongyang has said it is placing Kaesong under military control and cutting communication lines with Seoul. Atimes.com reports: The measures mark a significant escalation of cross-border tensions that have been elevated since North Korea carried out a nuclear test last month and a long-range rocket launch on Sunday. Seoul had announced on Wednesday it was closing down opera... more »

Russia Accuse Obama Of Covering-Up The Truth Behind MH17 Crash

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Russian military expert has said that whilst Obama remains in power, the truth about what really happened with the Malaysian MH17 plane crash in July 2014 will never be disclosed to the public. Vladimir Yevseyev says that Ukraine are likely to be responsible for the crash, and accuses America of being complicit in covering it up. Pravdareport.com reports: Vladimir Yevseyev believes that the tweets that Dutch MP Pieter Omtzigt made from the courtroom during the hearings on the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing over Ukraine were obviously interesting, although they can hardl... more »

Will Russia And America Obliterate Each Other In Coming World War?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As NATO leaders prepare to deploy thousands of troops to Eastern Europe and the Baltic States, Russia has criticized the massive buildup of Western military on its doorstep as being a deliberate provocation towards World War. Russia’s Permanent Representative to NATO, Alexander Brushko, has accused NATO of using these military drills as a pretext to justify justify its actions on the eastern flank. pravdareport.com reports: Moscow took NATO’s recent exercises as a clear signal. “NATO’s largest maneuvers [of airborne troops] since WWII send a clear signal to the world about the peac... more »

Hall And Coates (CA-44)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
California state Senator Isadore Hall, widely considered the most corrupt politician in Sacramento, must have been feeling his oats when he snagged a cushy deal at the Alameda Court apartments development he helped push through... with a nice subsidy from the City of Compton. Shortly after the initial approval, the developers contributed $10,000 to Hall. Can you spell *quid pro quo*? Or you thought only Republicans engage in this kind of bribery? Did he get his place rent free while the other tenants were subjected to leases based on the old racist "rent-to-own" program historical... more »

Trump Criticizes Pope Francis for Visiting Mexico-Texas Border

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Pope Francis] In a telephone interview with Stuart Varney of Fox Business’ Varney & Company Thursday, Donald Trump criticized Pope Francis for visiting areas near the Texas-Mexico border and not understanding the predicament the United States is in concerning border control. According... more »

Rubio Considers a Brokered Convention, Hits at Trump

Steve Peoples at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. talks with George Meyers, 71, of Bluffton, S.C., as the candidate arrives for lunch at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Okatie, S.C.,Thursday Feb. 11, 2016, after attending a campaign event at the Sun City community. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)] OKATIE, S.C. (AP) -- The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party’s presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention. That’s according to Rubio’s campaign manager, Terry... more »

Sanders and Trump: Magic Sells

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a town hall event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday, February 20, 2015.] WASHINGTON -- The New Hampshire results have solidified the reigning cliche that the 2016 campaign is an anti-establishment revolt of both the left and the right. Largely overlooked, however, is the role played in setting the national mood by the... more »

“Willie Nelson Comes to Jocotepec: The Internet and Social Fragmentation”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Willie Nelson Comes to Jocotepec: * *The Internet and Social Fragmentation”* by Fred Reed “The existence of the internet may not be news in most places, nor that it does things astonishing to those alive before the net and boring to those who came after. But I wonder whether the net might have underlying consequences perhaps not well understood. In particular, I wonder how to measure the influence of the internet in Battambang, Bali, Bukittinggi, or Tierra del Fuego. Or in small towns in Mexico, such as Jocotepec, down the road from me. Fifty years ago, such places existed in nea... more »

"Strange..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Strange, how the best moments of our lives we scarcely notice except in looking back.” - Joe Abercrombie Hans Zimmer, "Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU

Syria To Send 15 Million More Refugees To Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A senior Syrian rebel commander has blamed a lack of support from Britain as being responsible for the impending 15 million refugees about to flee Syria and into Europe. The commander says that the lack of support shown by the West has allowed Assad’s regime to tighten its grip on Aleppo, which is going to make the refugee crisis worse. Express.co.uk reports: Major Yasser Abdulrahim told the BBC the West has “abandoned” the rebels, saying: “The West is so scared of the [Islamic State] ghost they have chosen Bashar al-Assad. He added: “The rebellion won’t be over [if the regime takes...more »

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