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Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, February 28, 2016

28 Feb - Blogs I'm Following

10:11pm MST

Russian Report: Freemasonic Forces Led By Trump To Launch Coup On America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 minute ago
A 500-page Security Council report released this weekend warns that the United States is about to become embroiled in a coup in which Freemasonic forces led by Donald Trump are going to launch a deadly attack on the Federal Reserve System and shadowy elite. Following the 2008 financial collapse which benefited “shadow government”, an American-British Freemason cabal rose to power, headed by Donald Trump, in order to restore order to the chaos. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: Having begun large land purchases in Scotland, this report continues, Donald Trump, in 2010, gathered around him ... more »

EU Plan To Abolish British Army If UK Vote To Stay In Europe

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 minute ago
The EU plan on merging all of Europe’s militaries into one giant Euro Army, and have said they will dismantle the British Army if Britain votes to stay in the EU in the upcoming referendum in June. If Britons vote to stay a part of the European Union then the UK military will be forced to share sensitive weapons technology with the rest of Europe under a new agreement. Express.co.uk reports: Britain would also be expected to contribute around £375million to the scheme – enough to rehire all of the 20,000 soldiers the Government sacked in its last defence spending review. Last night ... more »

Documents Reveal Dick Cheney Allowed Flight 77 To Fly Into Pentagon

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 minute ago
A Secret Service log taken from the morning of the 9/11 attacks details how Vice-President Dick Cheney had issued an order to not shoot down Flight 77 – allowing the Pentagon to be struck. The document confirms the testimony given by former Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta to the 9/11 Commission Report, which was subsequently deleted from the published report. Abreureport.com reports: Mr. Mineta told the Commission that Vice-President Dick Cheney issued an order regarding Flight 77 not to be shot down, and that this allowed the Pentagon to be struck. The Secret Service log...more »

New Cannabis Pill May Replace Traditional Painkillers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 minute ago
A company has created the first ever cannabis pill designed to relieve menstrual camp pain in women. Foria Relief have created a suppository that some are saying is more effective a pain relief than Ibuprofen, Midol, or Viodin. According to pill’s description: FORIA Relief has been carefully crafted using a delivery system intended to maximize the muscle relaxing and pain relieving properties of cannabis without inducing a psychotropic “high.” Cannabis has a long, cross-cultural history of use as a natural aid in easing symptoms associated with menstruation. Our intention is to share... more »

Keeping Score On Which Democrats Have Been Naughty And Which Have Been Nice

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 minutes ago
The Republicans gave their base a little smooch Friday by passing Bob Wittman's H.R, 2406, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement (SHARE) Act. The first thing I noticed about the bill is that it passed 242-161 with all but 4 Republicans backing it and all the Democrats except 12, mostly Blue Dogs and New Dems, voting NO. Sometimes the easiest way to figure out the toxicity of a bill is to see who the co-sponsors were. In this case there were 37, primarily far right kooks like Tom Emmer, the Minnesota crackpot who took over Bachmann's seat when a scandal forced her to ... more »

Some Composers Were Just Sorta.....Weird

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 20 minutes ago
This is a post that's been playing around in my head for some time now, mainly because I keep finding out new information and, as a side effect, the number of composers I initially wanted to look at has expanded. There's the old stereotype of your "classical" composer as a starched-collared wearing killjoy, conducting music in a grand hall full of other starch-collared wearing killjoys.....and God help you if you fidgeted in your seat or clapped between movements. I've always found this picture amusing particularly when you start to take a look at the private lives of some of th... more »

More to rates than just the rate, Mr Palino

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 28 minutes ago
*Guest post by Affordable Auckland mayoral candidate Stephen Berry* Following John Palino’s official announcement that he intends to run again for the Auckland mayoralty, I would describePalino’s pledge to cut rates by 10% over three years as “refreshing.” The three media favourites have tried to get by on policy-free platitudes about waste cutting and fat trimming. Now a proper contest of ideas can begin. I myself recognise a two-pronged approach to controlling rates is necessary, and suggest that Palino’s plan will only be successful if he looks beyond the percentage charg... more »

Defiant Erdogan Says He Will Ignore Court Ruling On Jailed Journalists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 29 minutes ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said that he will ignore a constitutional court ruling that says his detention of two journalists who were critical of the Turkish leader had violated their rights. In an act of defiance, Erdogan dismissed the ruling saying that he does not accept it, and announced that he had no intentions of obeying it. Dailystar.com.lb reports: Can Dundar, editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet, and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gul were released pending trial Friday after the constitutional court ruling. Their arrest last November, after Cumhuriyet published video footag... more »

ISIS Caught Selling CIA Weapons Online

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 30 minutes ago
ISIS militants in Syria have been caught using social media in order to buy, sell and barter a variety of CIA-made weapons and munitions. The American-made weapons include rocket launchers, machine guns, and grenade launchers. Hangthebankers.com reports: As The Foreign Desk News’ Lisa Daftari explains, Jihadists in Syria are using Facebook as a marketplace to buy, sell and barter a wide variety of American-made weapons and munitions ranging from rocket launchers to machine guns. An AGS-17 Soviet-era grenade launcher is listed for $3,800 and below that a thermal camera made by Orego... more »

Secret Skulls Found In Victorian Painting Reveal England’s Occult Past

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 30 minutes ago
New X-ray imaging has revealed that a ring of secret skulls originally encircled a depiction of the 16-century English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, imperialist, and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I John Dee – by artist Henry Gillard Glindoni. Glindoni had been forced to censor the image when he created it in the 19th-century, disguising the rich occult symbology in order to transform it into a more scientific depiction. Hyperallergic.com reports: The discovery was made in research for Scholar, Courtier, Magician: The Lost Library of John Dee, opened this w... more »

How The U.S. Failed In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 54 minutes ago
*Scott Shane and Jo Becker, New York Times*: *A New Libya, With ‘Very Little Time Left’* *The fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi seemed to vindicate Hillary Clinton. Then militias refused to disarm, neighbors fanned a civil war, and the Islamic State found refuge.* IT WAS A GRISLY START to the new era for Libya, broadcast around the world. The dictator was dragged from the sewer pipe where he was hiding, tossed around by frenzied rebel soldiers, beaten bloody and sodomized with a bayonet. A shaky cellphone video showed the pocked face of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, “the Leader” who had...more »

Some Ugly Truths About Ukraine's Maiden Revolution Are Becoming Public

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 54 minutes ago
Photo credit: Hromadske *Katya Gorchinskaya, Foreign Policy:* *He Killed for the Maidan* *Here's why my news organization decided to shed some light on a dark moment in Ukraine's revolution.* My television station had a murderer on air last week — a self-confessed one. Ivan Bubenchik was calm and collected, his demeanor was open, and he spoke confidently of his actions on February 20, 2014, like he had known exactly what he was doing. After all, he was on the good side of the Euromaidan revolution, which was raging in Ukraine at the time, and which eventually swept a corrupt presi... more »

Zika Propaganda: Authorities Say It Now Causes ‘Autism’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
In a bid to promote a new Zika vaccine authorities are now claiming that the Zika virus may cause mental disorders and developmental disorders such as autism. Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, director of The Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University, told The New York Times, “I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a big upswing in A.D.H.D., autism, epilepsy and schizophrenia,” in an interview about the potential consequences of the virus. Truthkings.com reports: And he added, “We are looking at a large group of individuals who may not be able to function in this world.” This is an unima... more »

al-Shabab Violence Intensifies In Somalia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*VICE News*: *Dozens Reported Killed by Bombings at Restaurant and Busy Intersection in Somalia* The Somali militant group al Shabaab bombed a busy junction and a nearby restaurant in the town of Baidoa on Sunday, killing as many as 55 people. "The restaurant and the junction were very busy and the death toll may rise," Police Major Bilow Nurr told Reuters from Baidoa, which is located about 150 miles northwest of Mogadishu. Another police officer said a suicide car bomb blew up at the junction while a second blast, possibly a bomb that had been planted or a suicide bomber, struck... more »

Islamic State Launches Two Suicide Bombing Attacks That Kill 70 In Baghdad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Al Jazeera: **ISIL bombings near Baghdad kill scores of Iraqis* Roadside bombs near Iraq's capital kill at least 70 while military comes under assault in Abu Ghraib and near Fallujah. Two bomb blasts have killed at least 70 people at a market just outside Baghdad and security forces have been targeted elsewhere in one of Iraq's bloodiest days in recent weeks. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group claimed responsiblity for Sunday's attacks, the deadliest of which hit the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of Sadr City, just north of the Iraqi capital Baghad. The exp... more »

Ethical Guidelines Related to Mental Health Care

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 2 hours ago
For the record... Mental health professionals need to be certified or licensed to practice in a given country according to that country’s professional regulations (Fraser, 2009b; Pope & Vasquez, 2011). Professionals must adhere to the ethical codes of their professional licensing or certifying organizations in all of their work with trans- sexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming clients. *Treatment aimed at trying to change a person’s gender identity and lived gender expression to become more congruent with sex assigned at birth has been attempted in the past (Gelder & Mar... more »

The Values-Free Schumercrat Candidates Oppose Obama On Guantánamo

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
This is probably a bad year for a candidate to be counting on establishment endorsers. But the DC Democratic establishment hasn't figured that out yet. The wretched pro-Wall Street Schumercrats the establishment is running against progressives are all bragging about endorsements they've gotten from pathetic figures who are despised by the Americans who have heard of them. A candidate telling someone they have the endorsement of someone like a Harry Reid or Chuck Schumer (or on the other side of the aisle, Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan) is a net loser and possibly, all things being ... more »

Remembering The Last Great Tank Battle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty:* *‘The last great tank battle’ was a slugfest of epic proportions* The men of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment spearheaded one of the American columns that invaded Iraq on Feb. 23, 1991. After three days of light fighting they stumbled into one of the largest Iraqi armored formations and annihilated it with cannons, TOW missiles and mortars in the Battle of 73 Easting, often called “the last great tank battle of the 20th century.” Then-Capt. (now Lt. Gen.) H.R. McMaster, commander of Eagle Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd ACR, literally wrote the book on the battle and... more »

Corruption Is Still A Huge Problem In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *The corruption that fueled Ukraine’s 2014 revolution won’t go away* KIEV — From a wood-panel office overlooking Kiev’s Victory Avenue, Andriy Pyvovarsky, a former chief executive turned government reformer, earns $300 a month to manage a vast ministry more reminiscent of a “holding company.” The Ministry of Infrastructure’s bloated portfolio of almost 300 state-owned enterprises, including a railroad, seaports and roads, funnel cash to corrupt businessmen with connections to Ukraine’s parliament, he says. For months, they have blocked his attempts to privatize t... more »

3 Stabbed When Violence Erupts at KKK Rally in California

Amanda Meyers at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: This photo provided by the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism shows, a counter-protester, second from left, and a Ku Klux Klansman, center, scuffling as members of the KKK tried to start an anti-immigrant rally at Pearson Park in Anaheim on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. The event quickly escalated into violence and at least two people had to be treated at the scene for stab wounds.] ANAHEIM, California (AP) -- The home of Disneyland, the self-proclaimed Happiest Place on Earth, is also the town where the Ku Klux Klan once ran the City Council, patrolled city streets and rall... more »

Ukraine President Poroshenko Orders The Military To Make Plans To Retake Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Crimea (BBC)* *Eurasianet.org*: *Poroshenko Orders Ukrainian Military Focus On Crimea, Black Sea* Ukraine is planning a "substantial enhancement" of its military position around the Black Sea and on the border of Crimea as part of a strategy of regaining the territory that Russia annexed two years ago. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced the initiative on Friday, commemorating the second anniverary of the Russian annexation. "Crimea was, is and will be an integral part of the Ukrainian state and the country-criminal will be forced to return the loot," Poroshenko said. ... more »

Cruz, Rubio Escalate Case Against Trump

Bill Barrow & Thomas Beaumont at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at Mount Paran Christian School, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Kennesaw, Ga.] ATLANTA (AP) -- With Super Tuesday approaching, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz escalated their argument Saturday that Donald Trump is a conservative impostor, trying to make the case to voters they can keep the ascendant billionaire from claiming the Republican... more »

AP News Guide: Super Tuesday Is Super Nail-Bitey

CALVIN WOODWARD at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Voting, Vote Here, Election, Primary Election, Caucuses] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Super Tuesday is the big gulp moment for any presidential candidate who makes it that far. It’s the biggest day of competition in American democracy except for Election Day itself. It’s super nail-bitey, super expensive and often... more »

Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 3 hours ago
Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities Olsen et al *Pediatrics* March 2016 *CONCLUSIONS:* Socially transitioned transgender children who are supported in their gender identity have developmentally normative levels of depression and only minimal elevations in anxiety, suggesting that psychopathology is not inevitable within this group. Especially striking is the comparison with reports of children with GID; socially transitioned transgender children have notably lower rates of internalizing psychopathology than previously reported among children ...more »

Musical Interlude: 2CELLOS, “Live at Exit Festival 2014”, Full Concert

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
2CELLOS, “Live at Exit Festival 2014”, Full Concert - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGU2BBeKaXM

Kingdom of Women

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
Reuters: China's women struggle for power One fifth of Chinese NPC parliamentarians are female, higher than the 17 percent of the U.S. Congress who are women. But China's parliament comes under the firm thumb of the Communist Party, where real power lies. * All nine members of the Party's top ruling body, the Politburo Standing Committee, who marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day on Sunday, are men.* At Ketagalan media: Gwen Wang on Taiwan's legislature: *On gender balance, the percentage of women in the Legislature has increased to 38 per cent (43 seats), fro... more »

Musical Interlude: 2CELLOS, “Celloverse”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2CELLOS, “Celloverse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPeo_X7hVe8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Stars are forming in the Soul of the Queen of Aethopia. More specifically, a large star forming region called the Soul Nebula can be found in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia, who Greek mythology credits as the vain wife of a King who long ago ruled lands surrounding the upper Nile river. *Click image for larger size.* The Soul Nebula houses several open clusters of stars, a large radio source known as W5, and huge evacuated bubbles formed by the winds of young massive stars. Located about 6,500 light years away, the Soul Nebula spans about 100 light years and is usual...more »

Chet Raymo, “In A Dark Time...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“In A Dark Time...”* by Chet Raymo “I've quoted a few of these lines before, from a poem by Charles Simic: "It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our heart the raw bait. We cast the line past all believing Into the night sky Until it's lost to sight." In a sense, that's the story of my life: a long love affair with the night sky. My first book of popular science was “365 Starry Nights”. My first book of personal prose was “The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage”. “An Intimate Look at the Night Sky” followed much later, but every book in between, fic... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Change and Renewal”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Change and Renewal”* by Paulo Coelho “When winter arrives, the trees must sigh in sadness as they see their leaves falling. They say: ‘We will never be like we were before.’ Of course. Or still, what is the meaning of renewing oneself? The next leaves will have their own nature, they pertain to a new summer that approaches and which will never be like the one that passed. Living means changing– and the seasons repeat these lessons to us every year. Changing means going through a period of depression: we still don’t know the new and we have to forget everything we used to know. Bu... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Orison Swett Marden, “The Joys of Living”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Joys of Living”* by Orison Swett Marden “Resolve every morning that you will get the most out of that day, not of some day in the future, when you are better off, when you have a family, when your children are grown up, when you have overcome your difficulties. You never will overcome them all. You will never be able to eliminate all the things which annoy, trouble, and cause friction in your life. You will never get rid of all the little enemies of your happiness, the hundred and one little annoyances, but you can make the most of things as they are. The reason why our liv... more »

Florida Clinics Must Enforce 24-Hour Waiting Period Before Performing Abortions

Casey Harper at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Abortion Law, Judge's Gavel, Pro-Life] A Florida appellate court lifted an injunction Friday against a contentious law that states women must wait 24 hours before getting an abortion. Florida passed a law last year that requires women seeking an abortion see a doctor and then wait... more »

Ohio Pastor Murdered at His Church, Police Take His Brother Into Custody

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Daniel Gregory (pictured) was arrested Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of his brother, William Schooler.] DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio pastor with deep roots in the Dayton community was shot and killed at his church, and police have taken his brother into custody for the slaying. Dayton police say 70-year-old William B. Schooler was shot...more »

Apple Hires Engineer Behind Snowden’s Favorite Secure Chat App

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
After the recent attempt by the FBI to force Apple to take an iPhone and open it up for inspection (looking for San Bernardino terrorist associates), the Tech giant has hired Frederic Jacobs, the developer behind Edward Snowden’s favorite chat app “Signal” The security engineer responsible for Signal’s tough encryption will join Apple this summer, and will likely come up with a foolproof encryption software that will deter further temptation by those thinking of breaking into an Apple and compromising its integrity. Tech Crunch reports: Frederic Jacobs, a Switzerland-based develope... more »

Young Girl Faces Criminal Charges For Using Emojis

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A 12-year-old girl faces criminal charges for posting a message with emojis of a🔫, 🔪, 💣 and a 👮. The schoolgirl from Fairfax Virginia is accused of “threatening her school.” Business Insider UK reports: The 12-year-old from Fairfax, Va., has been charged with threatening her school after police said she posted a message on Instagram in December laden with gun, bomb and knife emojis. It read in part: Killing 🔫 “meet me in the library Tuesday” 🔫🔪💣 As emoji and their relative the emoticon have rocketed from web slang to the unofficial language of the Internet age, the case is on... more »

February 29th Special Humour.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
*by Kathryn Drake* with a little help from W. S. Gilbert I am the very model of a modern climatologist I’m partly statistician, partly paleo-phrenologist I’ve temperature readings from thermometers coniferous My data are the same (or not, well, maybe) as Keith Briffa has I bought them from a bloke who brought them hotfoot from Siberia And mixed them with some algae from the mud in Lake Superior. When counting different isotopes I’m really in my element And sucking up to journalists from Guardian Environment I know what makes the tree rings from Siberia to the Rockies tick And ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 4 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* The Global Run On Physical Cash Has Begun: Why It Pays To Panic First Ku Klux Klan rally in Anaheim erupts in violence; three stabbed, 13 arrested This 19-year-old started a massive protest movement in Hong Kong — and now the government is putting him on trial STRATFOR founder George Friedman gave us some jarring predictions for the future A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges for using emoji, and she’s not the only one Reindeer are still very radioactive 30 years after Chernobyl Pot is power hungry Why the marijuana industry's energy footprint is growing ... more »

February 28: Catching up.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 4 hours ago
There's a great deal I've had to leave out over the past week. (In fact, I'm still leaving some out. Too much is going on in the world.) But here's a start. First - I've been taking a look at the site UNZ. It has a wealth of material. And what I've read of it is pretty good. There's far too much in it for me to cover in a single blog - and maybe not even in a year of blogs. Now, we'll start with some pictures from The Guardian. I was particularly struck by the photo of two refugee children, alone and living on the street. They're among the thousands who live like that so that ... more »

Swiss Reject Plan to Automatically Expel Foreign Criminals

JAMEY KEATEN at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: People cast their ballot at an election office in Appenzell, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Swiss voters headed to the polls Sunday to decide on a controversial initiative sought by a right-wing, nationalist party that could lead to automatic expulsions of foreigners who commit even low-level crimes.] GENEVA (AP) -- Swiss voters have rejected a proposal to automatically expel foreigners who commit even low-level crimes, according to results, handing a setback to a popular nationalist party that had put forward the measure. The initiative was rejected Sunday... more »

Protests After Utah Police Shoot Teen Who Was Carrying A Broomstick

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Protests erupted after Utah police shot a 16-year-old boy in the chest and stomach because he was brandishing a broomstick. Abdi Mohamed was hospitalized in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday night and is said to be in a critical condition. About 100 riot police tried to the disperse angry crowds who started throwing glass and rocks following the incident. According to witness accounts, excessive force had been used by the police and the teenager had not given time to comply with their orders The officer who shot the boy had been responding to an unrelated call on Saturday when two...more »

Gun Smoke for the Nintendo Entertainment System

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
It's true to say Western/cowboy-themed video games have always been thin on the ground. Off the top of my head I can name *High Noon* for the Spectrum, Konami's *Sunset Riders* from the 16-bit era, and more recently there was Rockstar's *Red Dead Redemption*. And there is this from Capcom: *Gun. Smoke*. Thus styled with the dot for copyright reasons (it was *definitely not* not a video game revival of the old US TV show), *Gunsmoke* hit the arcades at roughly the same time as the fondly remembered *Commando*, and the premise is basically the same. Guide your guy up the screen and ... more »

Notice requirements for Charter applications unconstitutional and no applicable where such requirements undermine Charter rights

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 5 hours ago
R. v Kalleo, 2016 CanLII 7716: [25] In circumstances like these there is a right for an in-custody accused to have immediate access to the *Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms*. The notion that a person bears the constraint of Rule 14 of the *Rules of the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador*requiring an in-custody accused to give significant notice to the Crown of a constitutional argument is questionable. Such a rule must, necessarily, be unconstitutional, under such circumstances. Otherwise, the *Charter *and access to justice remain illusions. If the Defence raises... more »

The Fed's phony boom is becoming a real bust

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Guest post by *Bill Bonner, Editor, **The Bill Bonner Letter* *Editor's Note*: All along, we’ve known the Federal Reserve's actions to "goose" the economy would cause a financial disaster. Although these actions created a “fake” recovery from the 2008 financial crisis, they’ve set us up for an even worse collapse today, says *Bill Bonner *in this guest post. Right now, it's all starting to fall apart - and this bust is just getting started... [Bill originally wrote this essay on January 18, 2016, in *Bill Bonner’s Diary.]* ------------------------------ *The Fed's Phony Boom Is... more »

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Waking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Waking”* “I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being dance from ear to ear. I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Of those so close beside me, which are you? God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there, And learn by going where I have to go. Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how? The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair; I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. Great Nature has another thing to do To you and me, so take the lively... more »

Obama Signs Israel Anti- Boycott Provisions into Law, Settlements and All

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*With all the focus on Syria, here's an interesting bit of news readers may have missed:* *The relevant provisions require that the president make preventing such boycotts a “principal trade negotiating objective” *of the United States in dealings with other countries. Under the Constitution, the president has the authority to “make” treaties, and Congress cannot dictate their terms or micromanage their negotiation. Congress can of course tell the president what to keep in mind, which is exactly what the law does. And the signing statement merely makes clear it will be interpreted i... more »

America Is Preparing For A Future War With Russia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Operation Barbarossa 2 – As the U.S. makes preparations to face a Russian threat in eastern Europe and Syria, Russia feels that the past is about to repeat itself and sees an invasion plan in place that looks very much like Nazi Germany’s build up of forces prior to Operation Barbarossa. Except this time, Russia is different from the former Soviet Union and the Nazis and their allies are the Americans and their friends in Ukraine and the Islamic State. Global Research reports: On February 1 the New York Times ran a front page story by two of their journalists confirming the intenti... more »

Lawmakers In Iowa Approve Bill To Let Children Have Guns

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A bill that that would allow children of all ages to handle guns passed Iowa’s house of representative last week. The bill which was approved on Tuesday by a 62-36 vote, would allow children 14 or younger to possess “a pistol, revolver or the ammunition” under parental supervision and is now headed for the state Senate. Press TV reports: The bill sparked an intense debate in the state about the proper balance between gun rights and basic child safety both with Republican and Democratic members. “What this bill does, the bill before us, allows for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds... more »

Update on Webcam Anomalies

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 6 hours ago
This morning I posted on what looked like heavy emissions at Fukushima Daiichi. The apparent emissions don't look very much better during the day time, as you can see from these cropped images pasted below from 3 screenshots taken within a 90 second period starting at 7:00 AM 2/29/2016: What is the mauve haze?

Almost Forgotten Clause in the Constitution May Determine Sen. Menendez’s Future

David Porter at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a news conference, in Union City, N.J. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in the corruption case of Menendez on Monday, Feb. 29.] NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- When three federal appellate judges settle into their seats Monday to hear arguments in the corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, they will be asked to delve deeply into an idea that, though little... more »

Rubio Condemns Trump for Refusing to Condemn Duke, and Other Campaign News

AP at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to the media before he speaks to a crowd at Mount Paran Christian School, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Kennesaw, Ga.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign as candidates in both parties look ahead to Super Tuesday, the biggest single-day haul of delegates on the election calendar (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Marco Rubio says Republican front... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Ah yes, truth. Funny how everyone is always asking for it but when they get it they don’t believe it because it’s not the truth they want to hear.” - Helena Cassadine “Beware of being too rational. In the country of the insane, the integrated man doesn’t become king. He gets lynched.” - Aldous Huxley, "Island"

Herr Trumpf-- Vicar Of Christmas Trees, Scourge of The U.S. Constitution

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
When I woke up and switched on the TV this morning, the first thing I heard was the bratty voice of an newly empowered Marco Rubio cracking school yard jokes. "Donald Trump likes to sue people; he should sue whoever did that to his face." And there was something about a spray tan. But don't get distracted by the canned jokes about Herr-Force One that Rubio's comedy writer is giving him. Truth: Trumpf is an authoritarian and a fascist. He may seem like a harmless bag of wind and a buffoon but his ability to tap into a vein of Hate Talk Radio's ginned up tight-wing victimhood is a r... more »

“Do Americans Live In A False Reality Ccreated By Orchestrated Events?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Do Americans Live In A False Reality Created By Orchestrated Events?”* by Paul Craig Roberts "Most people who are aware and capable of thought have given up on what is called the “mainstream media.” The presstitutes have destroyed their credibility by helping Washington to lie—“Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” “Russian invasion of Ukraine,” and so forth. The “mainstream media” has also destroyed its credibility by its complete acceptance of whatever government authorities say about alleged “terrorist events,” such a...more »

Hungary’s Orban: EU Leaders Don’t Want to Stop the Migrants

PABLO GORONDI at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers his annual 'State of Hungary' speech in Budapest, Hungary, Sunday, February 28, 2016. Orban says he has ordered the interior and defense ministers to begin preparing the construction of defenses on the border with Romania to prevent migrants from entering. He also said that the European Union bureaucrats and Germany’s welcoming culture are to blame for the migrant crisis on the continent. The inscription reads: "Hungarian Reforms Are Working".] BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Europe has the ability to stop the flow of migrants reaching... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Moral theories at a glance

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
This chart from *The Objective Standard* presents key aspects of four moral codes at play in the world today. Which one makes sense? 1. Supernatural Subjectivism (“God”-based, faith-based morality) 2. Social Subjectivism (consensus-based morality) 3. Personal Subjectivism (whim-based morality); or 4. Rational Egoism (life-based, reason-based morality)? [Click to enlarge] [image: Capture] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

China's Submarine Fleet Will Be Twice The Size Of The U.S. Navy's Submarine Fleet By 2029

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Chinese subs participate in a military exercise in the East China Sea. Photo from The Telegraph *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *Undersea Crisis: China Will Have Nearly Twice as Many Subs as the U.S.* The United States Navy needs more attack submarines to meet its global commitments. Worldwide, the service is only able to provide the Pentagon’s regional combatant commanders with less than two-thirds the number of submarines that they need. “The threats in the undersea environment continue to go up,” Vice Adm. Joseph Mulloy, the service’s deputy chief of naval operations for int... more »

Tens Of Thousands Join UK’s Largest Anti-Nuclear Demo In Decades

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Saturday in what has been described as Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear weapons demonstration in a generation. Organized by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and backed by Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon and Caroline Lucas, the rally comes ahead of a parliamentary decision on whether or not to replace Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system. Protesters opposing the renewal of UK’s expensive nuclear deterrent say there are better ways to spend the taxpayers’ billions. ‘We are not alone,’ Jeremy Corbyn told the crowd. ‘There a...more »

Mark McCandlish - ARV Flux Liner - working alien-recovered-vehicle prototype

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
ZERO POINT is the name of a documentary by independent film-maker James Allen about artist and illustrator Mark McCandlish's involvement with the working ARV or Alien Recovered Vehicle his colleague Brad Sorensson sees at a private eyes-only viewing at Norton AFB Air Show in November of 1988. James Allen died in 2013 (during the latter stages of editorial work on this film) from an extremely rare & virulant type of cancer. His bloodwork showed massive amounts of twelve radioisotopic heavy metals, only two of which could be attributed to his chemo. It's not even this crass & ... more »

Emptied Gestures - Heather Hanson - kinetic art

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
*Emptied Gestures* is an experiment by New Orleans *kinetic artist* Heather Hanson. She is "exploring ways to download her movement set directly onto paper," emptying gestures from one form to another. Mesmerising and poignant statement about the Art of You and How You're Doing...

WhatsApp Removing App From A Number Of Smartphones

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The popular and free WhatsApp messaging service is pulling its support on a number of smartphones later on in the year. Fans of the growing instant messaging client need to upgrade their phones to Apple or the latest generation of smartphones and operating systems. Daily Star Sunday reports: From the end of 2016 WhatsApp won’t work on Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1. But perhaps the biggest news is that WhatsApp will no longer work on Blackberry devices, including BlackBerry 10. WhatsApp recently turned seven and the firm says that peo...more »

Fact-Checking Trump on Trade

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
[image: 12803017_10153987421149060_7799195329090544668_n] *“Donald Trump is unfit to lead a great political party, let alone America. It's time to fire him. Our cover for Asia and the Americas this week”* ~ The Economist The Cato blog & *Washington Post* have been fact-checking Trump on trade: Watching the Presidential primary debates, there are numerous instances where I – and no doubt many others here at Cato and elsewhere – think, “I should really correct that inaccuracy in a blog post tomorrow.” But sometimes you wake up and find someone else has already done the job for you.... more »

Who Needs the Rothschild's?

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
Rupert Murdoch was born Keith Rupert Murdoch in Australia. He became a naturalised American citizen in 1985. He is Christian. He owns among others... Television[edit] - Foxtel- News Corp (50%) & Telstra (50%) Internet[edit] - Authonomy via HarperCollins - *BallBall*—Online soccer broadcasts to Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam[1] Magazines and inserts[edit] All titles sourced from News Limited – NewsSource: Magazines on 15 October 2010. - *Australian Golf Digest* - *Australian Good Taste* (with Woolworths Supermarkets) - *Australian Parents* (with Woolworths Su... more »

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov To Step Down

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Chechen strongman and president of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov is to step down and retire from public life. Kadyrov also leaked an opposition report that described him as a threat to Russia’s security. He called the report ‘blather’ saying he wanted everyone to see his disregard for it Russia Today reports: “My time is past. Every human has a limit. I believe Kadyrov has passed his peak,” the Chechen leader said, referring to himself in the third person, in an interview on Saturday. Kadyrov has been the president of Chechnya, a southern Russian republic with a turbulent and violen... more »

Was Life Better For Iraqis Under Saddam Hussein?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein admires a photograph of himself during an exhibition of gifts on June 2001. The photograph was presented to him for his birthday on April 28, 2001, by the Iraqi Information Ministry. (photo by REUTERS) *Adnan Abu Zeed, Al-Monitor*: *Were Iraqis really better off under Saddam?* BAGHDAD — The Baath regime led by former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein collapsed in September 2003 in the wake of the US invasion. Iraq has been uneasy ever since and has yet to recover. Every now and then, voices are heard measuring the current security chaos against the relat... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Always interesting to me to see what readers clicked in in Friday morning’s ramble. This week, these are what you most liked: - David v Jacinda: Density is our destiny – or is it? – STUFF - Has the 'child poverty' barrow stopped working for the Greens? – LINDSAY MITCHELL - The age of climate alarmism is coming to an end – WASHINGTON EXAMINER - Watch What Happens When You Ask Non-Creative Professionals to Work for Free – PHOTOGRAPHY BAY - CRL: The OLiver Twist project crippling Auckland - JO HOLMES BLOG - The Lure of Socialism – Thomas Sowell, JEWISH WORLD ... more »

Muslim Americans Murdered ‘Execution Style’ In Indiana

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Three young Muslim-American men were gunned down in the U.S. state of Indiana last week in what police describe as ‘execution-style’ murders – but the news has barely made a ripple in the mainstream media. 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab were all found dead in a house in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Wednesday. Police say the men, from Africa’s eastern Sahel region, had been shot multiple times. The murders came in the same week that other mass shootings in the US received widespread mainstream coverage across the world. Many people have... more »

Up With Outrage!

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
Abandon Hope, All Ye Who Enter Here. That's the message we're getting today from the mainstream media in the wake of Bernie Sanders's terrible, horrible, most epic defeat ever in the history of political history. It is the sad duty of the Punditocracy to gleefully inform us that Bernie has been smashed into South Carolina roadkill by the unstoppable Hillary Clinton juggernaut. And just on the off-chance that he's still barely twitching, there's always Super Duper Terror Tuesday. That is when Hillary's metaphorical drones are poised to finish the job with the old one-two punch, aka ... more »

The Real News: Prominent Wall Street Whistleblowers Announce New Initiative

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
"Gentlemen, we're talking about accountability. We're talking about the need to reinstate the rule of law in banking. We need accountability. At one time we had accountability. At one time we had a rule of law. At one time we had the processes in place such that the government would hold those accountable that needed to be held accountable. And we have not seen that here. And, all of us, on the Bank Whistleblowers United front, all of us are very concerned about this country and its future. History tells us that the collapse of every great civilization began with the erosion of co... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 9 hours ago
"Luigi Romersa, now 84 and living in Italy, described what he saw at the Skoda factory: "It was something exceptional, round with a central cockpit made from plexi-glass, and with jets all around it as means of propulsion". [image: Andreas Epp] One of the men who helped create this first flying saucer was Andreas Epp. He had invented a disc shaped flying gunnery target and sent the prototype to the Luftwaffe high command suggesting it could be adapted for manned flight. Epp discovered that his plans had been stolen and were being developed in Prague. He travelled to the Skoda f... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 9 hours ago
Al Mada republished my article on Iraq continuing to use the fake bomb detectors.

Russia’s T-90 Tank Makes The TOW Anti-Tank Missile Obsolete In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The new Russian T-90 tank, nicknamed “Vladimir” has effective anti guided missile defenses that could make the U.S. made TOW missiles, used by opposition factions in Syria, obsolete. Sputnik reports: In a report on the new weapons deployed to the Syrian conflict, Robert Fisk drew attention to tank-based anti-missile systems, as well as night vision and reconnaissance systems. The new tanks supplied to the Syrian army have the ability to deflect TOW-like missiles, although their full implementation has yet to be seen. A video released by rebels showed the T-90 surviving a hit by a TO...more »

Letter To My MP

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I have written to my MP, Angela Smith as follows: Dear Angela With regard to the Climate Change Act and decarbonisation targets, can I start by asking if you are aware of the following: 1) Legislation has already been passed for the Fourth Carbon Budget period of 2023-27, […]

Strong Words from Meg

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 10 hours ago
I don't know Meg Whitman well, but I have met her a few times and have always been impressed. So this statement from her, writing as former Finance Co-chair of the Chris Christie campaign, caught my eye: "Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism. Donald Trump is unfit to be President. He is a dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears. Trump would take America on a dangerous journey. Christie knows all that and indicated as much many times publicly. The Governor is mistaken if he believes he can now count on my support, a...more »

Has Syrian President Assad Won The War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Robert Fulford, National Post:* *Assad’s victory is at hand* More than a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed since the Arab Spring of 2011 set the stage for the civil war in Syria. About 11 million other Syrians have been forced from their homes by the fighting. About four million have left the country in an attempt to find safety elsewhere. As a UN report recently put it, Syria is a “fractured state on the brink of collapse.” Russia and the U.S. have jointly announced that a cessation of hostilities in Syria will, probably, come into effect at midnight Friday. Russia h... more »

BINGO! Monsanto and WHO are responsible for ZIKA virus + other vaccine concerns

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*World Health Organization plans vaccine for ZIKA virus* Evidence has been piling up ever since the JM$M started spouting the obvious staged lies about the ZIKA virus. The Evidence points to the usual culprits (Big Pharma/Cabal Deep State) lying behind this "Terror du Jour". *Problem, Reaction, Solution*...the one trick ponies don't have a lot of arrows in their quiver...but they do use them repetitively and for the most part successfully in slaying the Sheeple. This time...the solution is yet another vaccine...another needle poke in the arms of the sheeple, injecting them with who... more »

Photos Wounded Knee Liberation Day 2016

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
                                                Photo copyright Violet Bear Runner. Thank you for sharing with Censored News. . Photo copyright Jean Roach. Thank you for sharing with Censored News. . Photo above and photos below copyright Jean Roach. . . Liberation Day Wounded Knee 2016 Check back today for more photos.


Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 10 hours ago
*The basic underlying and uniting force of the universe is a psychic energy field of love and soul consciousness ( the **Unified Field** ) which lies not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears ~ and whose principle property is the universal urge to unite. Tap into this timeless and joyous energy field by surrendering to love and heal yourself in the process as countless others, both veterans and civilians, have already experienced: Allen L Roland, PhD* *“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who mak... more »

There Are 14 House Democrats And 3 Senate Dems Who The GOP Counts On To Vote With Them Against The Environment

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*A dozen Republicans have better environmental voting records than corporate whore Collin Peterson* The League of Conservation Voters has released it's national environmental scorecard for the first session of the 114th Congress. As they explain, it is meant to provide voters with "objective, factual information about the most important environmental legislation considered and the corresponding voting records of all members of the first session of the 114th Congress [and] represents the consensus of experts from about 20 respected environmental and conservation organizations who sel... more »

Growing Intrigue In The Kremlin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * A Mi-8 helicopter during Su-34, Su-27 and MiG-29 aircraft during the aerial rehearsal of the May 9 Victory Parade in Moscow. © Sputnik/ Vladimir Astapkovich *Stratfor:** Analysis: The Kremlin's Cracks Are All-Too Familiar* *Summary* Feb. 27 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Russian opposition heavyweight Boris Nemtsov. His killing sparked two weeks of intrigue in Russia's top political circles, laying bare previously obscured Kremlin infighting and putting President Vladimir Putin's continued control in question. The dispute, which went f... more »

Gaia coordinations are amplified at this moment

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 11 hours ago
New post on *GaiaPortal* Gaia coordinations are amplified at this momentby ÉirePort [image: gaia_energy1]Gaia coordinations are amplified at this moment. Illuminations on Cosmic scale have been enabled. Non-aligneds are referred and dissolved. Sol illuminations increase exponentially. Participations with the planetary ascension increase. *ÉirePort* | February 28, 2016 at 17:17 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xx Like Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from GaiaPortal. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. *Trouble clicking?* Copy and paste... more »

Will The Republican Party Stop Donald Trump?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Inside the Republican Party’s Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump* The scenario Karl Rove outlined was bleak. Addressing a luncheon of Republican governors and donors in Washington on Feb. 19, he warned that Donald J. Trump’s increasingly likely nomination would be catastrophic, dooming the party in November. But Mr. Rove, the master strategist of George W. Bush’s campaigns, insisted it was not too late for them to stop Mr. Trump, according to three people present. At a meeting of Republican governors the next morning, Paul R. LePage of Maine called for acti...more »

Who is Now the Biggest Threat?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
There are those in Washington who are projecting Russia as the latest 'biggest threat to the US'. The US always needs a #1 boogey-man and a couple smaller ones just to keep the fear factor alive back here at home. The endless war machine has become quite skilled at keeping the public distracted by their incessant fear-mongering that makes the war-mongering possible - along with the huge weapons production profits. This all goes back to the days when the weapons industry created false stories that Lakota warrior Crazy Horse was back on the war path after having actually been brou... more »

VIDEO: Iran-Iraq War Documentary

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago

Greece Overwhelmed With Refugees As Neighbouring Countries Close Their Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Europe migrant crisis: Thousands stuck on Greece's northern border after Balkan countries put cap on migrant arrivals* Some 6,500 people are stuck at the Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia after four Balkan countries announced a daily cap on migrant arrivals. The build-up began in earnest last week after Macedonia started refusing entry to Afghans and imposed stricter document controls on Syrians and Iraqis, slowing the passage of migrants and refugees to a trickle. The situation looked set to worsen significantly after EU members Slovenia ... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 13 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday... Almost the end of February already... And as usual time for my weekly rant... It definitely has been a most interesting week... I started out this week by posting up a most interesting article that claimed that women were the cause of the demise of our society... I showed clearly in my own interpretation of the video the facts that this claim was without merit, and that the real cause is obviously the criminal Jewish elitists and their tribe of thieves and scoundrels.. However, I came under a bit of attack by many women that somehow thought that I pe... more »

Webcam Anomalies Feb 29 2016

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Very high levels of steam/smoke/or whatever it is coming up from unit 1 and from (behind?) unit 3 on the webcams today: TBS cam view lacks the clarity that has prevailed over the past few days: TEPCO cam has what appear to be two new lights on the common spent fuel pool and I can see many sparks flying upwards

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago

Doing Duona

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 13 hours ago
[image: DSC01187] *Drew is ready to go* Great weather, so Drew and I grabbed the chance to drive down to Pingtung and do the gorgeous road from Gaoshu up to the aboriginal village of Duona, the Pingtung 132. Click on READ MORE to see more... [image: DSC01184] We left Taichung at 6:30 and made the visitor's center at Maolin around 9:30. Outside the visitor's center many local cyclists were taking a break. [image: DSC01188] We drove through the first cluster of houses. Drew forced me to skip the fatty pork being grilled at the roadside stands. This was heartbreaking. [image: DSC01195... more »

Kasich’s Answer on Religious Liberty is an Affront to the First Amendment

Matt Barber at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a town hall at a Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tenn., Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.] Much will be written about the utter thrashing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump took at the hands of the far-more prepared, knowledgeable, qualified and otherwise principled Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio during Thursday night's Republican presidential debate on CNN.... more »

How Britain Exiting the European Union Would Impact the U.S.: What the Experts Say

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Cameron: Britain's Referendum on EU Membership to be June 23] The British people will decide for the first time in 40 years on Jun. 23 whether they will leave the European Union (EU), and the consequences of their decision have an impact far beyond Britain's shores. Both Washington, D.C., and... more »

Islamic State Launches A Major Offensive On The Outskirts Of Baghdad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Daesh fighters in Iraq. (AFP/Azhar Shallal) *Al Jazeera*: *ISIL launches major offensive on outskirts of Baghdad* *Eighteen Iraqi forces killed in clashes after brazen ISIL attack near Abu Ghraib - just 20km from the capital.* Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters launched a major offensive against Iraqi forces in a town just 20km west of the capital Baghdad, killing at least 18 soldiers and militiamen backing the army. A separate ISIL suicide attack, meanwhile, near the city of Fallujah on Sunday left 14 Iraqi policemen dead and another 25 wounded. On the outskirt... more »

A Duke Theologian Attacks America for Being Un-Christian, but Betrays His Own Prejudices

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this photo take January 31, 2016, a man traveled from Monroe, Louisiana to Washington, DC riding on horseback carrying the Christian flag. When asked about his ride he said, ”Man, I’m just trying to aspire Christians to stand up for what they believe in, just kind of give America one last sight of hope."] Apparently upset over Donald Trump, and no doubt a lot more, a Duke University theologian writing in The Washington Post wants an end to hypocritical “Christian America.” “Though voters may speak piously and rather vaguely about Christian values and ideals,... more »

Beautiful Churches: Chapel of the Holy Cross in Arizona

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Chapel of the Holy Cross - 900] This is a Roman Catholic chapel built in Sedona, Arizona in 1956. It was designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. To learn more about the church and its history, click here.

Teachers Unions Bully the Very Teachers They Claim to Protect

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Rebecca Friedrichs waves to supporters after arguments at the US Supreme Court January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. Today the high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.] Rebecca Friedrichs spoke with fellow teachers and right-to-work advocates Saturday about her case against forced union dues and her years of allegedly being bullied for speaking out. Friedrichs ... more »

Syrian Ceasefire Enters Its Second Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*AFP*: *Syria's fledgling truce enters second day* Damascus (AFP) - Syria's fragile ceasefire entered a second day on Sunday with battlezones still largely quiet for the first time in five years, despite sporadic incidents including several air strikes. The truce, brokered by Washington and Moscow, is seen as a crucial step towards ending a conflict that has claimed 270,000 lives and displaced more than half the population. The convoluted patchwork of territorial control in Syria, wrapped up in a brutal civil war since 2011, has complicated efforts to implement the deal. Warplane... more »

New Jersey Political Bosses-- Very Bipartisan: Norcross Is The Glue That Binds Christie And Trumpf

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*During Christie's term, Democratic boss George Norcross has become more powerful than ever* So far this weekend, crackpot right-wing governor Paul LePage (R-ME) and crackpot ex-Governor Jan Brewer (AZ) endorsed Herr Trumpf in the wake of Chris Christie joining Team Trumpf. Herr was also endorsed by French Nazi Jean-Marie Le Pen. But the big story is still the bully bromance between Herr and Christie and how a combination of pure opportunism and Christie's psychotic hatred for Rubio drove the train. Pro-Publica star investigative journalist Alec MacGillis, writing for the *New R... more »

New Book Exposes the Horrors and Folly of China’s Brutal One-Child Policy

Shannon Roberts at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: China_one_baby] Many today almost forget, or were not around to remember, that back in the 1960s and 1970s concern about overpopulation was a serious and worldwide concern. Scientist, Paul Ehrlich, argued in his book The Population Bomb (1968) that "in the 1970s hundreds... more »

Trump: Judge’s Ethnicity Matters in Trump University Suit

JILL COLVIN & JEFF HORWITZ at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, center right, speaks with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center left, following a rally at Millington Regional Airport in Millington, Tenn., Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.] BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is trying to deflect attention from a class-action civil lawsuit involving the former Trump University by pointing to the ethnic background of the judge in the case. Asked on Fox News... more »

Chinese Pastor, Wife Who Opposed Cross Removals Sent to Jail

Gerry Shih at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this file photo, a church member shovels cement mix preparing to re-mount a cross on a Protestant church, which had been forcibly pulled down by Chinese government workers in Taitou Village, eastern China, July 29, 2015.] BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese husband and wife who led a Christian congregation that opposed a government campaign to remove crosses atop churches have been given long prison sentences for illegal activities, including corruption and disturbing social order, state media... more »

Two Women Accuse GCHQ Spy Of Rape

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A spy working at the heart of Britain’s security services at GCHQ has been accused of rape by two women who also accuse the police of not taking their allegations seriously. The Mirror reports: The spook’s first alleged victim, who met him through a dating website, today say detectives TWICE failed to act over her accusations – even after the second woman, who worked with him at the top secret GCHQ base, had come forward. The man was never even arrested. And in a further twist the intelligence expert was SACKED by his spy bosses after child porn was found on his computer. But he was...more »

Iran Executes All Adult Males In One Village For Drug Offensives

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi in August 2015. (Tasnim News Agency/Mohammad Ali Marizad)Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi in August 2015. (Tasnim News Agency/Mohammad Ali Marizad) *The Guardian:* *Iran executed all adult men in one village for drug offences, official reveals* UN anti-drug agency urged to stop funding Iran’s war on narcotics until Tehran ends use of death penalty for drug offences. The entire adult male population of a village in southern Iran has been executed for drug offences, acc... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*African studies* As I am sure most readers here will be acutely aware, many American universities and colleges now have schools of African studies. And at the core of such studies are claims that the role of Africans in history has been largely ignored or underestimated. And by recounting little-known stories of achievements by blacks in the past they certainly do no harm and may right a real imbalance in conventional history. Depending on the teacher, however, students may also be told that just about everything invented by whites was in fact invented by blacks. I though... more »

First Major Abortion Case in Nearly a Decade Headed to Supreme Court

Elizabeth Slattery at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: abortion - 900] On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the first major abortion case in nearly a decade. In the case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the Supreme Court will consider whether Texas's H.B. 2 law -- a common-sense... more »

Spiritual Warfare and Your Victory in Christ

Tony Evans at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: St. Michael Archangel - 900] The world is at war ... a conflict that is wreaking havoc on civilians, injuring and killing many, even innocent children. Countless lives have been lost in these battles, and many people are uncertain about a decisive victory. I'm not... more »

Immigrants Stalk, Circle, Menace Teenage Girls in Germany

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rapefugees.jpg - 900] Three teenage girls were sexually harassed Thursday by a large group of immigrants. The incident took place Thursday afternoon outside a shopping mall in the northern city of Kiel. Up to 30 men circled the girls -- aged between 15 and 17...more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Ah, those who complain that the BBC is obsessing about Westminster Bubble gossip about personalities and party splits - rather than focusing on the important issues surrounding our membership (or otherwise) of the EU - will doubtless have groaned loudly at Andrew Marr's opening words today, promising an even-handed focus on Tory splits and Labour splits: The knives are out and flashing. Leading Tories who want us out of the European Union are now in no doubt about the Prime Minister's anger. He thumped Boris in the Commons and Michael Gove has been warned off. Are the Outers up fo... more »

"It's all Europe all the time"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
"It's all Europe all the time. We'll find some other things to talk about", said Gavin Esler at the start of the mid-morning paper review on the BBC News Channel. And he did....eventually....with Nigel Nelson, political columnist at the *Sunday People*, and Vincent Moss, former political editor of the *Sunday Mirror *(so a Trinity Mirror Group re-union!). Mr Nelson, during the EU bit, mentioned the "obsession, almost an illness" of Tory Eurosceptics regarding the EU while Mr Moss suggested that wisdom and the Conservative Party "don't necessarily go hand in hand". It was an enjoy... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Bob "sea level" Kopp is at it again* *As we saw recently, Bob is the "semi-empirical" man -- i.e. he guesses a lot. One of Australia's far Left webzines seems not to have picked that up. Their article below meekly accepts the assertions of Bob and his friends about coastal flooding in the USA. In my usual pesky way, however, I have had a look at the source article to see where the numbers come from. Below is what I found in the Executive Summary: "Human-caused climate change is contributing to global sea level rise and consequently aggravating coastal floods. This... more »

Toddler Falls Out Of Bouncy Castle Blown Away By Wind

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A toddler was rushed to hospital after falling eight meters to the ground when the bouncy castle she was playing in was swept into the air by a strong gust of wind in Australia. Metro reports: The three-year-old girl fell from the inflatable castle after it was scooped 20 metres through the air. It’s believed the bouncy castle became airborne after one of the pegs securing it to the ground came loose. The child, from Australia, was knocked unconscious by the incident. 3yr old girl transported to LCCH fell approx 8m when the bouncy castle in which she was playing was blown into the a... more »

ISIS Unleash Chemical Weapons On Peshmerga Kurdish Forces

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
ISIS have fired rockets containing the choking agent chlorine at Kurdish forces in its latest chemical attack in Iraq. Iraqi authorities are looking into another suspected chemical attack by ISIS in northwestern Iraq this week. Daily Express reports: Dozens of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and civilians were treated for nausea and vomiting after homemade rockets, were fired at them in the Sinjar. The missiles appeared to contain the chemical substance and US-led coalition is helping with the investigation, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said. It’s believed the substance was chlo... more »

Iranian 'Moderates' Make Gains In Early Election Results

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Rouhani, moderates make big gains in Iran polls-early results* President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding vote of confidence and reformist allies won 29 out of Tehran's 30 parliamentary seats in elections that could speed Iran's post-sanctions opening to the world, early results released on Saturday showed. Tens of millions thronged polling stations on Friday for a twin vote for the 290-seat parliament and the 88-member Assembly of Experts, which selects the country's highest authority, the supreme leader. President Rouhani's reformist allies made gains in the races for... more »

Christianophobia in America: What Should Christians Do About It?

George Yancey at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Christianity, Christians, Cross, Praise] The past three weeks here at The Stream I've been discussing the problem of Christianophobia in America: what it is, who tends to have it and their goals, and the evidence that it does real damage to Christians. In those... more »

"Is NCCU under martial law?"

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
The "jiao guan" -- a military official on every campus responsible for discipline, and in the old days, were Political officers charged with the task of making sure the students were politically reliable. The students at NCCU are putting up fliers about 2-28, which they apparently did not need, they say, to put up, when the jiao guan (woman in pink) comes to challenge them [UPDATE: commenter below notes she's the head of their jiao guans]. She rips down their fliers. When she is asked who she is, she says "never mind that, who are you?" The young man answers who he is, and she says ... more »

WTO rules against solar industry

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
In 2014 the United States *launched*a WTO case against India's ambitious solar program. The United States claimed that the "buy-local" rules of the first phases of the program, which say that power companies must use solar components made in India in order to benefit from the government-subsidized program, discriminate against U.S. solar exports. In its ruling, the WTO agreed that India's buy-local rules "accord less favorable treatment" to imported solar components, even while acknowledging that "imported cells and modules currently have a dominant share of the market for solar cell... more »

Interdependent, Universal and Indivisible

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://quotesideas.com/ As a sop to his evangelical base, Stephen Harper established the Office of Religious Freedom back in 2013. The tenure of its present Ambassador, Andrew Bennett, expires at the end of March. Bruce Ryder and Luka Ryder Bunting argue that, rather than replace Bennett, the Liberals should shut down the office. The office is problematic for a number of reasons: The international promotion of religious freedom by Western states risks repeating “civilizing” colonial missions, imposing fixed standards without sen... more »

How We Fell For Europe

Spike EP at News Spike - 18 hours ago
Michael Cockerell describes the low politics of the 1975 European Referendum, complementing his 1970s documentary on the same subject. Thirty years on, both sides were more willing to discuss the referendum openly. The original political debacle made strange bedfellows: *Enoch Powell, Harold Wilson* and *Tony Benn* opposed continued membership, whilst *Roy Jenkins, Shirley Williams* and* Margaret Thatcher *supported staying in the Common Market, as the EU then was. The BBC's coverage of the 5th June 1975 EEC referendum results, featuring the names and faces of the day. This... more »

India's First Nuclear-Armed Submarine Is Completing Its Final Trials

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
INS Arihant during sea trials, December 2014 NDTV/Wikimedia Commons *Samuel Osborne, Independent*: *INS Arihant: India nears completion of nuclear submarine 'Slayer of Enemies' - so what does it mean for the world?* *The submarine will complete India's nuclear triad, allowing it to launch atomic weapons from land, sea and air* India is conducting the final trials of its first nuclear-armed submarine, which would make it the sixth country in the world to possess a vessel capable of launching nuclear warheads from underwater. When deployed, the submarine will complete India's nuclear... more »

"What's your Christian case for staying in Europe?"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Before leaving *Sunday*, the programme closed with a discussion about the EU referendum with Michael Sadgrove, emeritus dean of Durham, representing Christians for the EU and Adrian Hilton (of Archbishop Cranmer fame) representing Christians for Britain. Obviously, that's an even-handed selection of guests and, to do him justice, Edward Stourton handled their political-theological discussion fairly. My one criticism here is that Ed did that thing that pro-Leave people find so infuriating - and he did it in a question to his pro-Remain guest: *Michael Sadgrove, what's your Christ... more »

Modest fashion

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
The third item on this week's *Sunday *was the inevitable upbeat, 'normalising Islam' feature. Here's how Ed Stourton introduced it: Here's a new phrase to conjure with: Modest fashion. It's a trend among Muslim consumers who want to look fashionable but within the framework of their faith. And it's been much in evidence in London Fashion Week these past few days. Trevor Barnes reports. We heard from Trevor's report how "smart young Muslim bloggers" have been driving the trend for "Islamic branding" (of the marketing kind, not the punishing kind). After "Sharia-compliant mortg... more »

Hillary v the 'nones'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Also on *Sunday *Ed Stourton interviewed Mark Silk, professor of religion in public life at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, about religion and the U.S. election. After inevitably starting with Southern evangelicals and the Republicans (Ted Cruz, Donald Trump), the interview eventually turned to the Democrats and brought out something I've very rarely heard discussed on the BBC. (In fact, I don't think I've* ever *heard it discussed on the BBC before - and, from Ed Stourton's question about it, I'm guessing *he'd *never heard it before either): *Ed Stourton*: What about ... more »

The Growing Russia-Armenia Alliance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Washington Post: **The Russia-Armenia alliance is threatening Turkey, a critical U.S. ally* The Feb. 21 front-page article “For Turkey, high stakes as troubles intensify” highlighted a critical development: The growing military alliance between Russia and Armenia is threatening Turkey, an indispensable U.S. ally and partner in the fight against the Islamic State. The announcement that Russia is sending a new set of fighter jets and combat helicopters to an air base only 25 miles from the Turkish border is just the latest example of this alliance. The two countries’ economic and m... more »

What about the Muslims?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
The splendidly-named John Pontifex from the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need was on this morning's *Sunday *backing the cross-party campaign to get the UN to declare the attacks on Christians in Syria and Iraq a genocide. He laid out in stark terms the sheer scale of the assault on Christians and Yazidis there. Here's a flavour of how it went, with Ed Stourton taking a familiar BBC line: *Ed Stourton*: You have described, quite properly, what's happening to Christians and indeed Yazidis in Iraq and Syria but it nevertheless remains a fact, does it not, that the *vast... more »

U.S Military Snubs Russia's Armed Forces Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Embassy of the Russian Federation on Wisconsin Ave NW in Washington DC. This complex includes 169 apartments as well as embassy functions. (Wikimedia) *CNN*: *U.S. military officials snub Russian Embassy* Washington (CNN)The Russian Embassy held its annual celebration of Armed Forces Day Thursday night in Northwest Washington -- but this year, things were a bit different. In a departure from tradition, representatives from both the U.S. military and NATO were no-shows. "They had a room set aside with photos of all their newest military equipment -- all kinds of their latest and g... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: "5 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: Trump Spews a 'Fruit Salad' of Crazy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"5 Right-Wing Lunacies This Week: Trump Spews a 'Fruit Salad' of Crazy"* By Janet Allon "We could easily write an opus just listing the crappyy things Donald J. Trump has vomited out this week, hell, even in the last two days. Earlier in the week, of course, it was the priceless nugget after his victory in Nevada, “I love the poorly educated,” a saying that should be embroidered in gold thread on a throw pillow in Mar a Lago. Really one for the ages. Who says something like that? The Trumpster, that’s who. So, we’ll start with a few Trump gems and move on from there as everyone els... more »

Seismic Faults Produce Deadly Levels Of Carbon Monoxide In California

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Deadly and unprecedented levels of carbon monoxide are being released into the atmosphere across the west coast of America due to unusual activity on seismic faults. Scientists have yet to confirm the cause, but experts are suggesting that the Earth may be emitting the dangerous gas via seismic fault lines – cracks in the earth’s surface where tectonic plates rub against each other. People across the West coast, including California, may have trouble breathing, feel tired and notice that their skin has taken on a bright red appearance. All of these are signs of carbon monoxide pois... more »

Gratuitous (II)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
In the second *BBC Breakfast *paper review, the BBC *did *make it clear where Edwina Currie stands before she made it rather clear herself: *Christian Fraser*: We're going to start with Europe, and we should remind people that you are firmly in the Remain camp. *Edwina Currie*: I'm 'In' and I always have been an 'In'. I think the European Union is the greatest association of free nations that the world has ever seen... *Christian Fraser (laughing)*: There's the slogan! *Edwina Currie*:...and it's been very, very successful and it will be for many years to come I hope. Edwina then ... more »

Wikileaks: Saudi Government Vow To Overthrow Assad But Leave Russia Alone

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A Wikileaks cable released as part of “The Saudi Cables” from 2015 outlines plans by Saudi Arabia to invade Syria in order to oust its leader President Bashar al-Assad. The cables also instruct that the Saudis will “not oppose Russian figures and to avoid insulting them,” whilst they attempt to fulfil their Syrian agenda. Levantreport.com reports: Saudi Arabia had further miscalculated that the “Russian position” of preserving the Assad government “will not persist in force.” In Saudi thinking, reflected in the leaked memo, Assad’s violent ouster (“by all means available”) could be... more »

Military Photo of the Day: February 28, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Korean War Fallen Soldier - 900] A grief stricken American infantryman whose friend has been killed in action is comforted by another soldier. In the background a corpsman methodically fills out casualty tags, Haktong-ni area, Korea. August 28, 1950. Sfc. Al Chang. - Wikipedia

Former CIA Director: Military Could Defy Donald Trump’s Orders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Ex-CIA chief: Armed forces would have to disobey Trump* The former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency said Friday that if the military would have to disobey Donald Trump if he followed through on certain campaign promises as president. Referring to Trump's suggestion to torture suspected terrorists and kill their families, Gen. Michael Hayden told TV host Bill Maher, “If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act.” “You’re required not to follow an unlawful order. That would be in ... more »

The same old story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
There's been a development overnight in the story of the murder of the imam from Rochdale. The BBC's first report on the story (19/2) left the impression that there could have been a racist motive for the murder - an impression encouraged by Greater Manchester Police. A week and a half later, however, it looks as if it *wasn't *racially-motivated after all, following the arrest of one Mohammed Hussain Syeedy. This breaking story, oddly, wasn't on either the BBC home page or its UK page when I got up first thing this morning. It was only to be found on the BBC's England page. I re... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
*BBC Breakfast, *unusually for them, has a former Conservative MP reviewing the papers this morning - namely Edwina Currie. Now, Edwina was very up front about the fact that she's strongly pro-In *vis-à-vis *the EU referendum. She made that clear from her opening words (which was especially helpful as neither of the BBC presenters had previously seen fit to mention the fact). This was presenter Christian Fraser's first question to her this morning, straight after the run-through of the front pages: I spoke to someone from the Czech government last week. He was very worried abou... more »

Shooting the messenger?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
The difference between BBC TV's *Newswatch *(with Samira Ahmed) and BBC Radio's *Feedback* (with Roger Bolton) continues to be striking. The former does the BBC some credit, the latter less so. This week's *Newswatch *saw a senior BBC News editor (Hilary O'Neill, deputy editor at BBC *News at Ten*) go head to head with a disgruntled BBC viewer over BBC One's coverage of David Cameron's post-deal press conference. Samira Ahmed took the viewer's side, made the BBC editor sweat a bit and forced her to concede that a mistake probably had been made over not mentioning that viewers cou... more »

(SC Serves Dims Purposes)  Which Is the Real Electability Gamble?  Sanders or Clinton?  Tony Blair Endorses Clinton (Enough Said!)

I loves me some Zandar (the not stupid). . . where they've uncovered the fact that the SC race was decided months ago. Which as an SC ex-resident myself I could have guessed. Nothing is left to chance when run by the bosses there. And why in the rational world would anyone want their choice for President of United States to be decided by voters in South Carolina? How really stupid do we

Comparing Donald Trump To Hitler

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Felipe Calderon, former Mexican president, delivers a speech during the High Level Segment of the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 20 in Lima in this December 11, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil *Reuters*:* Two former presidents of Mexico compare Trump to Hitler* U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's political rhetoric is "racist," and evocative of Adolf Hitler, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told reporters at an event in Mexico City on Saturday. "This logic of praising the white supremacy is not just anti-immigration," Calderon said.... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Our experts created a playbook of strategies to tackle threats facing the US: https://t.co/ODSWz1YgjS #RANDRethink pic.twitter.com/RSOHrE7o0X — RAND Corporation (@RANDCorporation) February 28, 2016

Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Says He Is Ready To Step Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
WSJ: *Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Says He’s Ready to Step Down* *Announcement comes as thousands march to mark first anniversary of Boris Nemtsov murder* MOSCOW—The Kremlin-backed leader of Russia’s southern Chechnya region announced that he wants to step down, as Russians commemorated the first anniversary of the murder of a prominent opposition leader, allegedly killed by a group of Chechens. Ramzan Kadyrov, the 39-year-old leader of Chechnya, said in an interview with the Russian television network NTV that the time had come for the Russian government to find his replacement... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter meets with Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr., selected to receive the Medal of Honor, and his family at the Pentagon, Feb. 26, 2016. President Barack Obama is scheduled to present the medal to Byers Monday. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee

Thousands March In Moscow To Commemorate Slain Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*RT:* *1 year since murder: March to commemorate Boris Nemtsov draws thousands in Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)* Thousands marched in Moscow in memory of prominent opposition figure Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down in the heart of the Russian capital last year. Preliminary media reports estimated that up to 30,000 people took part in the memorial, with the march sanctioned by the capital’s authorities. Police put the number of attendees at around 7,500. The march finished at around 4pm Moscow time, reaching the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge, where the politician was murdered. *Read more... more »

South Carolina Voters Brought Trump One Step Closer To The White House Yesterday By Voting For The Candidate Whose Name They Recognized

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
After the South Carolina primary, Herr Trumpf said, referencing his own the feelings and thiose of his family, "We love the poorly educated." They are, after all, his base. He won all 50 delegates in South Carolina after receiving the votes of 239,851 people (32.5%), not just winning statewide but also in every congressional district. Hillary also owes a debut of gratitude to the poorly educated, which was also her base of support today in South Carolina although her win this evening was broader-based than just low-info voters. And, like Herr Trumpf, she won statewide and in every ... more »

The Next U.S. Administration Will Be Facing The Same Iraqi Quagmire That Has Plagued The 4 Previous Administrations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Perry Cammack, National Interest:** America’s Twenty-Five-Year Fiasco in Iraq* A problem that has confounded four presidents, and perhaps soon a fifth Twenty-five years ago this week, on February 24, 1991, the first United States ground invasion of Iraq began. The first Bush administration had clear UN and congressional mandates to liberate Kuwait. More than thirty countries contributed ground forces, and the Soviet Union was a critical diplomatic partner. After a punishing six-week air campaign, the ground battle seemed to be over almost as soon as it had started, displaying the... more »

The Malahat LNG Story....Game Over...The Wisdom of Doug White

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*MALAHAT LNG PROPOSAL RAISES PRE-CONFEDERATION TREATY RIGHTS AND CONSENT CONCERNS* * http://www.saanichinlet.net/blog/2016/2/27/doug-white-the-malahat-lng-story* *Written by Doug White * *The Malahat First Nation and its partner Steelhead LNG announced on August 20th, 2015, a proposal to build a floating liquefied natural gas plant in Saanich Inlet at Bamberton along with an underwater supply pipeline across the Salish Sea that would cross both American and Canadian waters. Steelhead LNG has also been working toward another major LNG project with the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the... more »

Comparing Donald Trump To Hitler

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Felipe Calderon, former Mexican president, delivers a speech during the High Level Segment of the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP 20 in Lima in this December 11, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil *Reuters*:* Two former presidents of Mexico compare Trump to Hitler* U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's political rhetoric is "racist," and evocative of Adolf Hitler, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon told reporters at an event in Mexico City on Saturday. "This logic of praising the white supremacy is not just anti-immigration," Calderon said.... more »

What Is The Difference Between A Navy SEAL And An Army Ranger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Navy SEAL and an Army Ranger. Department of Defense/Amanda Macias/Business Insider *Jack Murphy and Brandon Webb, Business Insider/SOFREP*: *The Difference Between Navy SEALs and the 75th Ranger Regiment* The internet has no shortage of basement-dwelling commandos beating at their keyboards like chimpanzees as they forcefully insist upon one incorrect factoid or another regarding Special Operations units. All SEALs are considered Tier One, right? No. Rangers pull security for Delta, correct? Time to throw away that scratched-up "Black Hawk Down" DVD, hero. Since the internet st... more »

New Cold War Update

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Earlier this week I posted about the US decision to "modernize" its nuclear arsenal at a cost of $1 trillion dollars here: http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/new-cold-war-we-people-of-world-dont.html On Thursday (Feb 25, 2016) I read in the Wall Street Journal that "US Warns Banks Off Russia Bonds" (p. A1, A8). The article states that the US government is urging US banks to avoid bidding on "potentially lucrative but politically risky" Russian bonds. The US apparently is already in a kind of financial warfare with Russia, in addition to the proxy war being waged in Syria. And ... more »

The Bad Science Behind Trump’s Opposition

William M Briggs at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] Before I begin, let me remind you of the ancient wisdom of not shooting the messenger. Given that … Many folks aren’t too happy with the way the primaries are going. To say that angst, agitation, and anxiety are on... more »

This Is Why Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr. Will Receive The Medal of Honor This Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Military.com*: *Navy SEAL Details Harrowing Mission to Rescue Hostage in Afghanistan* Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers is just looking forward to getting back to work. On Monday, the 36-year-old SEAL will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, for his role in the daring 2012 hostage rescue of an American aid worker, Dr. Dilip Joseph, in Afghanistan. But don't expect him to rest on those laurels. In a Feb. 25 interview with Military.com, Byers said he has no intention of drawing his 17-year military career to a close, and may choose to ... more »

Why Pelosi's DCCC Has Lost Several Dozen House Seats In Recent Cycles

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Schneider (New Dem) & Dold (R)-- same gray flannel suit garbage It shouldn't surprise anyone that DCCC Chair Ben Ray Luján endorsed Hillary Clinton yesterday. Corrupt conservatives stick together-- and who cares who Luján endorses anyway? His silly statement claimed that "Hillary embodies New Mexico values. She puts people first and will roll up her sleeves to change their lives for the better." Yeah... More impactful is how Luján continues to put his fat finger on the scale to advantage Republican-lite candidates over progressives. The DCCC used to keep out of tightly contested pri... more »

Moskowitz Sought "Compassion" for Abusive Teacher

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The NYTimes has the latest on the Success Academy abuse story involving a video of a Success Academy teacher berating and humiliating a young student whose work did not measure up to expectations. This clip offers details from the perspective of the the child's mother, Ms. Miranda: In two lengthy interviews, she [Ms. Miranda] said that she did not know what was happening in her daughter’s classroom before she saw the video. She said that she was so upset by what she saw — and by the network’s rush to rally around Ms. Dial, while showing little concern for her daughter or other stud... more »

Earl Moran

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

Clinton Thunders to Big Win Over Sanders in South Carolina

JULIE PACE & LISA LERER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton gestures to the crowd as she takes the stage for a campaign event at Miles College Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Fairfield, Ala. (AP Photo/David Goldman)] COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton sailed to a commanding victory over Bernie Sanders in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, drawing overwhelming support from the state’s black Democrats and putting her in strong position as the race barrels toward Super Tuesday’s... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Topaz”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Topaz” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApyaOs6Omkk

America And Russia's War By Proxy In Syria Laid Bare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *America and Russia's war by proxy in Syria laid bare: The moment a $60k US-made missile hits a $4.5m Russian T-90 battle tank* * The CIA has been supplying vetted rebel groups with American weapons * Mountain Hawks Brigade, fighting near Aleppo, have filmed themselves firing a TOW anti-tank missile system * Target was a $4.5million T-90 tank, though it is not clear if it was being operated by Russian troops or Assad's forces * Video shows missile hitting the tank, before crew are forced to flee moments later, suggesting it was badly damaged by the impact * Video highli... more »

Twisted Science, Altered Truth: Inside The Church Of Pro-GMO Activism

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 1 day ago
RINF, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research Do you value my work? *Please read this* Last year on Twitter, Monsanto Vice President Robert Fraley provided a link to an article that implied those who are suspicious of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), among other things, are confused, motivated by ideology or misinformed as a result of access to the ‘university of Google’, or they are simply conspiracy theorists. Fraley asked why people doubted science and seemed to be taking a swipe at critics of GMOs, who the GM sector and its mouthpieces like to depict as dealing in ... more »

"A Long Galactic Break"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Long Galactic Break"* An 8-minute excursion through the vastness of the Milky Way. By Robby Berman "Have you ever seen a photograph so detailed, you could stare at it for 8 solid minutes? As this video shows, at least one image qualifies. The image featured is of the southern galactic plane, as observed from Earth’s southern hemisphere. It was created by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) under the project name APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy, or ATLASGAL. ATLASGAL is basically a compilation of several images. The reds were captured by the Large Bolometer Ca... more »

Steve Israel Is Retiring. Will Long Islanders Replace Him With A Genuine Democrat? Meet Jonathan Clarke

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
If you define Long Island as Nassau and Suffolk County, as most New Yorkers do, you're looking at 4 congressional districts, all won by Obama both times he ran. All 4 current congressmembers are more conservative than their constituents. Failed PR executive and former Blue Dog Steve Israel has represented NY-03 for 16 years since winning the open seat by defeating an African-American woman, Joan Johnson. About a third of the district is in Suffolk County (from Kings Park and Commack west to Huntington), another 10% is in eastern Queens (Glen Oaks, Little Neck, Bay Terrace, Beechhur... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. * Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Why Cranes Fly”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Why Cranes Fly”* by Chet Raymo "There were a few Comments here recently about herons, from right around the world. What is the power of this bird to touch our minds and hearts? The naturalist Aldo Leopold was intimately familiar with the cranes of Wisconsin, cousins of our New England great blue heron, the Irish gray heron, and Adam2's aosagi from Japan, and wondered about their ability to move us so deeply. In A Sand County Almanac he watches as a crane "springs his ungainly hulk into the air and flails the morning sun with mighty wings." Our ability to perceive beauty in nature... more »

Paulo Coelho, “May We All Be Forgotten”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“May We All Be Forgotten”* by Paulo Coelho “In the monastery of Sceta, Abbot Lucas gathered the brothers together for a sermon. ‘May you all be forgotten,’ he said. ‘But why?’ one of the brothers asked. ‘Does that mean that our example can never serve to help someone in need?’ ‘In the days when everyone was just, no one paid any attention to people who behaved in an exemplary manner,’ replied the abbot. ‘Everyone did their best, never thinking that by behaving thus they were doing their duty by their brother. They loved their neighbor because they understood that this was part of... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Decline of Critical Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Decline of Critical Thinking"* by Lawrence Davidson "In 2008 Rick Shenkman, the Editor-in-Chief of the History News Network, published a book entitled "Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth about the American Voter" (Basic Books). In it he demonstrated, among other things, that most Americans were: (1) ignorant about major international events, (2) knew little about how their own government runs and who runs it, (3) were nonetheless willing to accept government positions and policies even though a moderate amount of critical thought suggested they were bad for the country... more »

Rubio, Cruz Release Tax Summaries in Challenge to Trump

JEFF HORWITZ & CHAD DAY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks to the media before he speaks to a crowd at Mount Paran Christian School, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Kennesaw, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz released summary pages of their recent tax filings on Saturday, seeking to capitalize on GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s refusal to release similar information. Despite making promises to release his... more »

"A Lion Fight..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It's good to be scared. It means you still have something to lose. So chin up. Put your shoulders back, walk proud, strut a little. Don't lick your wounds: celebrate them. The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor. You're in a lion fight. Just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar." - "Dr. Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

"back to the issues"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago

Feb.27: making no sense

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Page 1 headline, "Library move to Moncton High makes sense: deputy mayor." The importance of this statement is underlined by a large photo of the deputy mayor standing outside the school so that we can get important information about what the deputy mayor looks like, and what a school looks like. And why does the move make sense? Well, because it's closer to the museum than the library is now. Duh, yeah; but it's also further from that other pillar of the arts in Moncton, the new hockey rink. In fact, the deputy mayor gives no coherent idea of why the library move makes sense. And,... more »

Why is Paypal Blocking Aid to Syrian Refugees?

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
Last December, on “Giving Tuesday,” I encouraged friends and family to send donations to three of my favorite charitable causes in lieu of birthday presents: low-income housing, domestic violence, and Syrian refugee relief. My son and I had signed up to compete that week in the Habitat for Humanity Gingerbread Build (see our prize-winning creation in […]

Top Secret! Feds Bury Agency’s Computer Failure, Lost Data

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Error 404, File Not Found, Data Loss, Computer Network Failure, Computer Crash, Computer Failure] Data was permanently lost after a computer network failed at the agency that protects federal employees against wrongful discipline, but officials there refuse to make public any documents related to the failure. The Merit Systems Protection Board lost data when its online... more »

China Starts To Build Its First Military Base In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China has signed a deal to open a military base in Djibouti. Above, Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh (R) and Chinese President Hu Jintao hold talks after a welcoming at the Great Hall of the People, July 18, 2012, in Beijing. Diego Azubel-Pool/Getty Images *Epoch Times*: *China Starts Building Military Base In North Africa* The Chinese regime has begun construction on a military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, that will be used to extend the reach of its military. “Currently, construction of infrastructure for the support facilities has started, and the Chinese si... more »

Putin: Russia Will Never Become A New World Order Cashless Society

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Brave Vladimir Putin is pushing for a gold-backed currency, ditching fractional reserve banking, and delivering a defiant rebuke to the Western world’s move towards a digital-only cashless society, according to a report circulating in the Kremlin on Friday. President Putin swears he will NEVER stop the circulation of cold hard cash because he considers digital-only cashless currency to be a New World Order tactic to gain control over the public. President Putin has stated his desire to destroy the Illuminati in 2016, and according to Kremlin insiders he believes disrupting the global... more »

U.S. Missiles Kill Russian Military Officials

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A CIA-backed militia has killed at least one senior Russian military official this week with a U.S. TOW anti-tank missile. Video footage shows U.S.-armed anti-Assad rebels using U.S.-supplied weapons to target senior Russian military officials in Syria. The video shows the Free Syrian Army using laser-guided BGM-71 TOWs anti-tank to fire a missile at the Russians. Thedailybeast.com reports: The location of the building under attack is likely Latakia province, where the rebels have lately suffered setbacks as a result of intensified Russian airstrikes and artillery shelling aiding f... more »

Poles Protest New Government, Defend Lech Walesa

Vanessa Gera at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A protester wears a mask showing former president Lech Walesa during an anti government protest, in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Thousands of Poles chanting "We will defend democracy!" and "Lech Walesa!" rallied to protest moves by Poland's three-month-old conservative government that they say undermine freedoms and the constitution.] WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Thousands of Poles chanting “We will defend democracy!” and “Lech Walesa!” rallied Saturday in Warsaw to protest moves by Poland’s three-month-old conservative government that they say undermine freedoms and th... more »

Stunning 1,285 Attacks on Religion in US in 2015, 100 Percent Increase Since 2013

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Stunning 1,285 Attacks on Religion in U.S. in 2015, 100 Percent Increase Since 2013] In 2015, religion in America suffered 1,285 attacks -- a 100 percent increase from only four years ago. The 2016 edition of First Liberty Institute’s Undeniable: The Survey of Hostility to Religion in America reveals an increasingly perilous atmosphere for Christians and... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* 1 of world's biggest banks prepares for massive layoffs Caught On Tape: U.S. Test Fires Nuclear ICBM, Warns "We Are Prepared To Use Nuclear Weapons" According To This, 2016 Is Set To Be The Most Volatile Year On Record Chesapeake's AIG Moment: Energy Giant Faces $1 Billion In Collateral Calls Economic Recovery? 13 Of The Biggest Retailers In America Are Closing Down Stores JOHN MCAFEE: The US may be violating the 13th amendment if it forces Apple to create a back door 'My party has gone bats**t crazy': GOP lawmakers are freaked out about Trump Here's what will ha... more »

NASA Warn That Earth Is Soon Going To Experience A Full Pole Shift

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
NASA have confirmed that the Earth’s weakened magnetic field is a precursor to the reversal of Earth’s magnetic poles, and that we could soon see a pole shift. A pole shift would cause compasses to point to the south instead of the north, and may have catastrophic consequences for humanity. Experts believe that pole reversals in the past have triggered mass extinction events, including the extinction of Neanderthals. Inquisitr.com reports: NASA’s MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) principal investigator Bruce Jakosky, with University of Colorado, Boulder, warned recentl... more »

Nintendo Specialist Publicly Advocates Pedophilia In Shocking Speech

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A Nintendo Product Marketing Specialist has publicly advocated pedophilia in a shocking social media rant, arguing for the “legalization of child pornography” and a relaxation on consent laws between children and adults. Ms Rapp says she is a “Product Marketing Specialist at Nintendo of America” specializing in “Public Relations and Communications” on her LinkedIn profile and Twitter, and has been very vocal on the cultural criticism of manga and gaming in Japanese culture. Medium.com reports: At the Japan Studies Association Conference in Honolulu in 2012, Ms. Rapp presented a spe... more »

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Always Use Your Cell Phone

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In today’s society almost everybody is glued to their phone almost all day and in every situation, and with a staggering six billion cell phone subscriptions worldwide the number is steadily growing. People are constantly checking their notifications from emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms, as well as sending and receiving text messages and making phone calls. Children are being enticed to use their cell phones more and more with the advent of apps for gaming. With cell phones emitting low-levels of radiation, here’s what happens to your body wit... more »

The U.S. Air Force's new Stealth Bomber Looks Like The Old Stealth Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Air Force *David Axe, Daily Beast:* *Air Force Unveils New Stealth Bomber, Looks Just Like Old Stealth Bomber* *The new B-21 is supposed to be the bomber of the future and will cost, as of now, $790 million a piece. But it looks awful familiar…* The U.S. Air Force has revealed the designation and shape of its new stealth bomber. The big, radar-evading warplane—the successor to the Air Force's iconic B-2 stealth bomber—has been designated B-21. And based on the single computer-generated image the flying branch has released, the B-21 looks a lot like ... well, the B-2 from 30 ... more »

Radiation Leak At New York Nuclear Plant Might Be “Worse Than Fukushima”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Radiation is leaking from the Indian Point nuclear power plant near New York City into the Hudson River at an uncontrollable rate, according to Joseph Mangano, Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project. Mangano says that cancers amongst workers and members of the public in the area are soaring at a disturbing rate, and has warned that the Indian Point leak may prove worse than the Fukushima disaster. Activistpost.com reports: The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River, approximately 25 miles North of NYC, and serves the electrical needs of an ... more »

Governments Stockpile Dangerous Vaccine For Coming ‘Emergency’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Over 300,000 doses of an untested Ebola vaccine have been stockpiled by non-profit organization Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance – whose members include the World Health Organization and the World Bank. Why are they stockpiling a vaccine that isn’t approved to be administered to the public? It appears as though they may be preparing for a global emergency in the form of a full-fledged outbreak of Ebola. Businessinsider.com reports: And part of the $5 million agreement is that Merck will submit the vaccine for approval by 2017. If and when it’s approved, Gavi would presumably purchase man...more »

McAfee: NSA Back Door Gives Top Secret Info To Terrorists

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The NSA’s obsession with planting backdoors on various operating systems, mobile phones, computer systems, and government networks has left the U.S. wide open for terrorists and spies to obtain top-secret information, American computer programmer John McAfee claims. According to McAfee Middle Eastern terrorist organizations, the Chinese, and the Russians have already obtained very sensitive data from U.S. government computers due to the NSA’s exploits of security systems designed to keep those very enemies out. Businessinsider.com reports: Deng Xiaoping, in 1979 – his second year a... more »

Here’s What Happens To People Who Meditate For The First Time

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Many studies have looked at what happens to the brain when a long-term meditator meditates, but up until now none have covered what happens to first-timers who decides to give meditation a go. A Harvard researcher has conducted the world’s first study on first-time meditators, detailing how the brain grows grey matter when a person meditates. Myscienceacademy.org reports: Other studies have shown that meditation improves IQ, and lessens depression. In addition to these benefits, meditation also: Reduces alcohol and substance consumption, reduces blood pressure (Chiesa, 2009), Decrea... more »

Saudi Sentences Man To 2,000 Lashes And 10 Years In Prison For Atheism

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A court in Saudi Arabia has ruled that terrorism can now be defined as “calling for atheist thought in any form” and has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheist beliefs on social media. The 28-year-old has admitted to being an atheist and refused to repent, saying that what he wrote were his personal beliefs and that he mistakingly believed he had the right to express them. Independent.co.uk reports: It added that ‘religious police’ in charge of monitoring social networks found more than 600 tweets denying the existence of God, ridiculing t... more »

A Sad Day For Canada: Last Chance To Free Canada From Criminal Jewish Banking Fraud Ends As COMER Case Against Criminal Bank Of Canada Comes To An End!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I last reported on the COMER case against the criminal Jewish controlled Bank of Canada earlier last year when that organization won an initial court case concerning the fraud Bank of Canada act of 1974 that handed total control over Canada's publicly owned banking to these scoundrels... The court case basically opened to further court cases that would have demanded that the 1974 act be repealed. The striking down of the 1974 act would have returned control over Canada's monetary policies directly to the Federal Government and thus promote the idea that Canada's money could once ag...more »

Inside View of VFP Asia-Pacific Trip

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
William Griffin here. Just wanted to share this video. I originally made this video just to show my local San Diego Veterans For Peace chapter a summary of our trip [last December], so it has some biases, showing more footage of Mike, Stan, and I. But a few people outside of San Diego have viewed the video and liked it. So, I thought I'd share with you all. You're welcome to share this video with your local chapters to give them a type of visual of our experience. This is NOT the mini-documentary. Its just a series of film I put together to give people an idea of what happened.

leaving vancouver: in which we discover the scary truth about canadian passports

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
This was an eventful day! We started at the Acme Cafe, for another BOGO breakfast. The food is great even without the discount. But a free goat cheese-portobello-sun dried tomato fritata, with potatoes and toast? Yes, please! The Acme Cafe is a few buildings down from the old Woodward's Building, which figures prominently in the rise and fall of this historic neighbourhood. We took a few photos, then packed up, and took the Skytrain back to the airport, getting to the airport quickly and easily for $8, total for two. This makes Toronto's $30 UP Express ripoff seem even more egregio... more »

Why I Call "Social Media" Programs Scams And Spy Programs: The Death Of Twitter - Thoughts By Greencrow And Myself...

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
I have long been asked WHY I do not use "social media" outlets to promote my work here at this blog.... I have absolutely no use for these platforms and I think of them only as a detriment to my efforts and an abomination overall... I have already proven beyond any shadow of a doubt in so many previous articles that the so called "social media" platform called 'Facebook' is indeed nothing more than a spy program built upon an Israeli developed piece of software that their Mossad agent known as Mark Zuckerberg took and sold it to the public as a "social program"! There are now some... more »

DARPA's Priority This Year Is To Develop A Reusable Military Spaceplane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Boeing is one of three teams designing a new spaceplane for DARPA's Experimental Spaceplane-1 program, known as XS-1. The program leads DARPA's space-related budget requests for fiscal year 2017. Credit: Boeing Artist’s Concept *Space News:* *Reusable spaceplane tops DARPA’s budget request, again * WASHINGTON — For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s top-funded space program is an experimental spaceplane intended to make frequent trips to orbit. DARPA asked for $50 million in the Pentagon’s 2017 budget request for its Experimental Spa... more »

GOP Congressmen, Seeking Reelection, Try to Figure Out What to Do About Trump

DONNA CASSATA at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Fort Worth, Texas. Fear and loathing strikes congressional Republicans faced with the distinct possibility of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fear and loathing is striking congressional Republicans faced with the distinct possibility of Donald Trump as their presidential nominee. “My party has gone bats**t crazy,” says South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who called Trump a “nut job”... more »

Bill Clinton Tells Veteran To Shut Up And Listen

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Former President Bill Clinton snapped at a veteran during a campaign event in South Carolina on Friday, telling him: ‘If you’ll shut up, I’ll give you my answer’. While campaigning on behalf of his wife Hillary, Clinton was interrupted by a former Marine sergeant who questioned Hillary’s integrity and demanded answers from the former president about the lies the former Secretary of State told the public about the 2012 Benghazi attack. The Gateway Pundit reports: Hillary lied to the Families of the Benghazi Four – Stevens, Woods, Smith, & Doherty. She lied over and over to the America... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H.L. Mencken

Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Feb 20 to Feb 27, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Your Radiation This Week, Feb 20 to Feb 27, 2016"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) February 27, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. Twenty-two [22] cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week in Your Rad Weather. There are Seventeen (17) cities between 900 and 999 CPM. *All Radiation Counts reported are partial Counts. Uncounted types of radiation inc... more »

MENA Report ( February 27 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Links Covering Items Of Note Spanning Middle East , Recent Articles for : Syria Peace Holding - March 7th Talks Loom ; Iran Election Item ; ISIS News Of The Day ; Al Qaeda In Syria ; Turkey In The Middle Of Everything ; , Iraq - Political and Battlefield Items ; Refugee Crisis In Focus ; Bahrain News Somewhat Leaches Out ; Israel In Focus . ) Tweet Additions Syria ( 1. Ceasefire Largely Holding On Saturday. ) Tweet Additions Libya ( 1. Additional Items Of Note touching On Libya Situation. ) Tweet Additions - Iraq ( 1. Political Dynamica And Battlefield updates. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Links...... *Ceasefire Holds, Calm Prevails Across Syria* *Moderates Win 29 of 30 Seats in Early Iran Polls* *US Military Launches 'Cyberwar' to Keep ISIS Off Twitter* *Al-Qaeda Rejects Syria Ceasefire, Urges More Fighting* *Turkey Has 'Serious Worries' on Syria Ceasefire* Dozens Sickened After Rocket Attack; 64 Killed in Iraq Powerful Iraq Shi'ite Cleric Says PM's Position at Stake Unless He Reforms Kurds Say Investigating Suspected ISIS Chemical Attack in Iraq Chaos as Migration System 'Close to Collapse' Slovenian Police Say There Is Regional Agreem... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*The Dream Team* "I object to these arrangements, not as a British person but as a European, because they destroy democracy in Germany and France, too. For example, the German people will be unable to influence the decision of their bankers. My hon. Friend referred to the limitation on our opportunity, as a nation, to try to influence the European central bank, but it applies also to attempts to influence our own Bank. *To summarise, we are tonight consenting to an act of unilateral economic, industrial and financial disarmament. * From now on we are saying to our electors--who ... more »

President Obama Approves Greater Sharing Of Intelligence Between The NSA, FBI, And The CIA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Obama, meeting Thursday with his National Security Council, wants more intelligence experts to see information intercepted by the National Security Agency. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times *IBTimes*: *White House moves to expand 'sharing intelligence between NSA, FBI and CIA'* The Obama administration is reportedly moving to broaden the current scope of information sharing between the National Security Agency (NSA) and other US intelligence agencies by stripping away existing restrictions on who exactly has access to communications data scooped up by surveillance pr... more »

Experts at The Atlantic Conference Reveal Fascinating Future Developments in Health Care

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Future Collage - 900] In the near future, medical care will shift from the current emphasis on treating disease to preventing it, as the health care industry increasingly turns to getting people to modify their behavior. So said a range of health care experts brought together by... more »

5 Major Political Issues Facing Evangelical Believers

Ronnie Floyd at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Holy Bible American flag] God-talk is filling the campaign trails across America. The candidates and their public conversations about God range from comfortable to unfamiliar. Often, this results in confusion within the minds of Christian voters about whom they should support. A Biblical Worldview... more »

Local Council By-Elections February 2016

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Jan Average/ contest +/- Jan +/- Seats Conservative 21 8,856 28.5% +3.0% 422 +94 -3 Labour 18 9,670 31.1% -7.0% 537 -14 0 LibDem 15 4,961 16.0% +3.7% 331 +128 +1 UKIP 13 3,256 10.5% +3.6% 250 +91 0 Green 11 1,428 4.6% +1.4% 133 +59 +1 SNP* 1 1,113 3.9% -5.5% 1,113 +24 +1 PC** 0 0 TUSC 0 0 Ind*** 8 1,788 5.8% +1.1% 223 +101 0 Other**** 1 ... more »

FFWN: WWIII coming soon to a theater of annihilation near you

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
For links to all the stories we covered, click HERE.

Woman Forced To Move Seat On El Al Flight For Religious Man

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An ultra-orthodox religious man objected to being allocated a seat next to a woman on an El Al flight. The airline removed an 81-year-old woman passenger from her seat to make room for an ultra-orthadox Hasidic man. Renee Rabinowitz reluctantly gave up her seat so that the flight from Newark to Tel Aviv would depart on time but says she plans to sue the airline. Metro reports: Ms Rabinowitz is an 81-year-old retired lawyer whose family relocated to Isreal while fleeing Nazi rule during World War Two. She said: ‘Despite all my accomplishments – I felt minimised.’ ‘I think to myself,... more »

Gunman Kills 4 People & Himself In Third U.S. Mass Shooting In A Week

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A gunman is believed to have killed four members of his own family in rural Washington state before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. Police were at an hours-long standoff with a gunman at a home near Belfair, Mason County, 70 miles west of Seattle on Friday. This is the third multiple shooting incident in the U.S. in less than a week. The Telegraph reports: The latest incident took place at Belfair, around 70 miles west of Seattle. A man rang the local police telling them he had shot two children, a woman and another person. Police rushed to the scene and surrounded... more »

Particle Feed

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 1 day ago
I ate blueberries from Chile. Might as well been solyant green.

Can We Go to Mars? Returning Spaceman Might Have Some Answers

MARCIA DUNN at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Jan. 21, 2016 photo made available by NASA, one-year mission crew members Scott Kelly of NASA, left, and Mikhail Kornienko of Roscosmos celebrate their 300th consecutive day in space. By spending 340 days aboard the International Space Station, the astronauts will help scientists understand what happens to the human body while in microgravity for extreme lengths of time. Kelly is holding a zinnia plant grown in space as part of the Veggie experiment on the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)] CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- As soon as he returns from the Internati... more »

How Secure Are Britain's Nuclear Weapons Systems?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© Flickr/ UK Ministry of Defence *The Independent:* *Trident whistle-blower says 'all it takes is a fake ID' to access UK's nuclear weapons systems* *William McNeilly raised several security concerns about Britain's nuclear weapons systems, including missing IDs and unchecked bags.* A former Royal navy submarine engineer turned Trident whistle-blower has alleged a fake ID is all it takes to access Britain's nuclear submarines. William McNeilly raised several security concerns about Britain's nuclear weapons systems in Scotland in an interview with RT (formerly Russia Today). "Al... more »

Dead Sea Lions Wash Up On Beach In Chile

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hundreds of dead sea lions have washed up along Chile’s northern shoreline, most of them newborn pups. Marine researchers are looking into the strange occurrence that is also taking place elsewhere on South America’s Pacific coastline. The aftermath of the recent El Niño weather phenomenon in the Pacific has been blamed for causing starvation among sea lion population, by disrupting their food chain. Latin One reports: For the past three moths, dead sea lions are dying and washing up ashore. The American sea lions are called Otaria flavescens. Most of those that are dying off are ne... more »

Bert Jansch - Folk Legends 1

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Bert Jansch 3 November 1943 – 5 October 2011 Highly rated guitar player. Jimmy Page massively influenced by his style.

Noam Chomsky - Political biography

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Here is a man who challenges thought manipulation more than anyone else. Not for him the easy option of playing the 'the things THEY haven't told you. His ego is not that small. He broadens the spectrum of accepted debate going into areas others don't. His contribution to having a better-informed society is immeasurable. Chomsky's political views have changed little since his childhood, and he adopted the emphasis on political activism that was ingrained in *Jewish working-class tradition*. He is usually characterized as an anarcho-syndicalist and/or a socialist libertarian. He ... more »

The Death of Twitter

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*The Death of Twitter* Video courtesy of "We Are Change" *"The Death of Twitter"..*..so read a recent Internet headline. If true...thank Gawd these awful silos of communication are dying. Twitter and Facebook are Big Corporatism/secret government's attempt to *funnel dissent and commentary into minute silos and then minimize and degrade the content. Is it over yet?* Here are some recent examples of Twitter garbage that I picked up from the Internet roadside. They prove, without a doubt, how Twitter merely serves to stir up trivial mock dissent and conflict...and ends up making all... more »

A Look At America's Nuclear Triad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*PBS News Hour:* *See inside the underground bunker that could launch a nuclear war* MINOT, N.D. — During the Cold War, the United States developed a vast nuclear arsenal with weapons on aircraft, submarines and land-based missiles. These three ways of delivering nuclear weapons became known as the triad, with the Soviet Union was the primary target. The strategy was to deter an attack on the United States by having enough nuclear weapons that could survive a strike and retaliate. Over the next three decades, the Pentagon plans to spend $1 trillion to rebuild the triad. Military ... more »

Flipped-Out Flappers

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 1 day ago
(Optional soundtrack) I've been trying to ignore the saga of Paul Krugman and the Four Wonks of the Apocalypse (or as Bill Black hilariously calls them, The Gang of Four.) To briefly recap this epic of wonkishly Wagnerian proportions, the Fab Four wrote a letter earlier this month to an economist (not affiliated with or even *backing *the Bernie Sanders candidacy) who'd predicted mega-growth if Bernie's New Deal of a stimulus package ever got passed. They debunked the math without even bothering to supply their own counter-math. Krugman jumped right in, and the resulting opera of ... more »

The White House, Congress, And Tthe Pentagon Agree To Modernize And Maintain America's Nuclear Arsenal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Nuclear Arsenal by Country | FindTheData *The Hill:* *On Nuclear Weapons, Hill Shows Bipartisan Support* WASHINGTON — The government is preparing to spend upwards of $350 billion over the next ten years to modernize and maintain America’s nuclear arsenal, at a time when the Pentagon is openly stating a need to save money. But while partisan divides run deep in 2016, Republicans and Democrats on the Hill, as well as the administration and Pentagon leadership, seem able to find common ground in support for a strong nuclear deterrent, regardless of the price tag that accompanies it. T...more »

Chris Christie Makes A Bid For Vice President... While Marco Rubio Campaign Hires A Comedy Writer

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Maybe that headline isn't fair. Christie, who has no chance of being elected to anything in New Jersey ever again, and will need gainful employment in after next year, might be angling for the Attorney General job. Although... would a Senate-- any Senate-- confirm the Bridgegate guy? Dunno, but his endorsement moment with Herr Trumpf (at the bottom) was better than the Palin one. Since Thursday night's Texas debate, Michael Steele has been repeating things along this theme: "There was nothing presidential about that debate. Americans got to see kids on the school playground." Som... more »

Did Trump Just Trash the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Did Trump Just Trash the First Amendment and Freedom of the Press?] One of our most cherished rights in this country is the First Amendment’s right to free speech and freedom of the press. It is no coincidence that these rights are protected in the First Amendment. The Founding Fathers fled their... more »

DECC’s Latest GHG Projections

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood DECC have just updated their latest projections for GHG emissions in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/updated-energy-and-emissions-projections-2015 Projections through to 2030 are based on the “Reference Scenario”, defined as: Based on central estimates of economic growth and fossil fuel prices. Contains all agreed policies where decisions on policy design are […]

Commander of U.S. Pacific Command: U.S. Will Ignore A Chinese South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*USNI News*: *PACOM Harris: U.S. Would Ignore A ‘Destabilizing’ Chinese South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone* A Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea would ratchet up regional tensions and be ignored by U.S. forces, said the head of the U.S. military forces in the Pacific during a press conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. Adm. Harry Harris, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, is concerned Beijing would declare an ADIZ over its disputed holdings like it did over the East China Sea in 2013. “I’m concerned, in the sense that I would fin... more »

vancouver, day four

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Our last day in Vancouver was a full one. It included a library, great art, a meet-up with an activist-friend... and noodles! I didn't want another breakfast at the hotel, so we poked around a bit online and found something nearby. This place didn't open til 10:00 (I guess hipsters don't wake up early) but we noticed the Acme Cafe next door. It looks like a diner - an authentic diner, not a fake retro ironic diner - but with a contemporary menu. The food was very good - I had a truly excellent frittata with portobello mushrooms - but the best treat came with the bill. We unintention... more »

NOAA Is Losing Arctic Ice

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/02/27/noaa-is-losing-arctic-ice/ Ron Clutz takes a look at the differences between MASIE and NSIDC’s Sea Ice Index: Something strange is happening in the reporting of sea ice extents in the Arctic. I am not suggesting that “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” That issue about a 

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