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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 32 minutes ago
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What is Marie Henein's end game?

noreply@blogger.com (deBeauxOs) at DAMMIT JANET! - 34 minutes ago
The trial of the former Q host on CBC is well underway. Five days so far of mediocre prosecutorial presentations while on the adversarial side, the best Grand Guignol cross-examination that defence lawyer Marie Henein is capable of executing. What if Henein's agenda were to expose how the Canadian (in)justice system, with regard to crimes of sexual assault and trials, is fundamentally patriarchal? Here's one account of the grim proceedings. As well, _Chatelaine_ has produced formidable coverage of many aspects of the trial. This insight into the first days of the trial came from ... more »

The Consistency of Official Iranian Commentary:What 'Death to America' Means Is Obvious

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 59 minutes ago
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Photo Credit: Bloomberg) In a meeting with students this week, Iranian leader Ali Khamenei addressed the meaning of the phrase "Death to America," which gained popularity as a revolutionary slogan over three and a half decades ago in defiance of the U.S.-backed Shah. "Obviously by 'Death to America', we don't mean death to the American people," Khamenei said. "The

Alan Grayson Explains Why He's Supportive Of Both Bernie And Hillary-- But Not Endorsing Either Over The Other

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Yesterday Alan Grayson was interviewed by the Real News Network. You can watch it above and read some of it below. Alan is running for the U.S. Senate seat in Florida that Marco Rubio has abandoned. One of the most right-wing House Democrats, Patrick Murphy-- a "former" Republican with a very rich and very crooked Republican pappy who pays for his campaigns-- is running against Alan on behalf of Wall Street. The banksters have given Murphy more money than any other candidate for Senate who isn't already in the Senate-- a *lot* more. Getting Murphy into the Senate is the #1 priori... more »

Fears Mount On The Health Of The World's Global Banking System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A file picture of the New York Stock Exchange. Bank shares are falling as investors question whether they can profit from continued low interest rates. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters *New York Times:* *Nervousness About Global Banking Giants Intensifies* An unsettling trend has emerged from the heavy selling that sent global markets tumbling this year: Investors are getting nervous about the world’s biggest banks. The concerns about the banks are clearly reflected in the stock markets, where shares in banking giants are plunging. But there are also ominous signs in markets that... more »

Assassination Attempt On Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
International media outlets have reported that an assassination attempt on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad occurred on Tuesday evening whilst he attended his mothers funeral. According to reports, the funeral procession was shelled from mortars, during the funeral of Anisa Makhlouf. Radio station Shems FM report that at least five mortar shells and grad rockets were fired in the direction of Assad’s motorcade in the district of Qardaha. Several relatives have been reported as injured or killed. Qardaha (Arabic: قرداحة‎ / ALA-LC: Qardāḥah) is a village in northwestern Syria, in the... more »

UK Deploy 6,000 Troops And Five Ships Towards Russia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The UK are sending up to 6,000 British troops and five warships to the Baltic as part of an operation to buildup Nato’s military presence against Russia. Amid escalating tensions between Russia and NATO-backed allies, the UK have decided to significantly increase its presence with other European countries in the region, including Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. NATO say the increase in military on the Russian border is a more “muscular approach” against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Guardian reports: After years of steady military withdrawal from E... more »

Australia Develop Mind Control Device That Sits Near Your Brain

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Researchers in Australia have developed the “holy grail” of biotechnology – a device that is capable of mind control in humans. The device is the size of a paper clip, and it sits inside a blood vessel next to the brain. Researchers say the tiny device may help people with paralysis to walk again, amongst other things. ABC.net.au reports: The stentrode, described as a “bionic spinal cord”, records brain activity and converts the signals into electrical commands. In trials, the device has been shown to control bionic limbs, and doctors say it could also let a person move a wheelchair... more »

US Director Of Intelligence: These Are The Main Global Threats For 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Business Insider*:* US intelligence chief: These are the main global threats for 2016* Director of National Intelligence James Clapper gave a chilling threat assessment today to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Clapper's testimony to the committee reflected the US Intelligence Community's Worldwide Threat Assessment for the coming year. Based on the insights of the various branches of the US Intelligence Community (IC), Clapper provided a rundown of the major global and regional threats. Based on his released statements, we have summarized the main global threats facing th... more »

Astronomers Report ‘Intergalactic Force’ Moving Milky Way Inward

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
A mysterious intergalactic force is drawing the Milky Way galaxy inward, according to a group of Australian astronomers. Nobody knows what, or why, is causing the immense gravitational pull, but a swarm of hundreds of nearby galaxies may help astronomers reveal the identity of the ‘Great Attractor’. News.com.au reports: This pack of galaxies has been spotted by astronomers using CSIRO’s Parkes Observatory in NSW. The international study involved researchers from Australia, South Africa, the US and the Netherlands, and was published today in Astronomical Journal. Despite being ‘just... more »

U.S. Intelligence Director: The Islamic State Has Made And Used Chemical Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Activists say that somewhere between 200 and 1,300 were killed in the chemical weapons attack near Damascus. August, 2013 *FOX News:* *Top intel official confirms ISIS made, used chemical weapons* The nation’s top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria -- calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades. The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, w... more »

CNN Gets IAEA Parchin Visit Dead Wrong

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 2 hours ago
CNN reported today on what they apparently thought was really big news. The United Nations' nuclear watchdog [sic*] has carried out its first-ever inspection of Iran's Parchin military site -- with Iranian help, the agency announced Monday.According to CNN, the investment in diplomacy with Iran is already paying dividends, with Iran finally allowing inspectors from the International Atomic

Viewer’s Guide: What to watch on the day after New Hampshire

NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich visits a polling station at the high school, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. as voters cast their ballots for the first in the nation presidential primary. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time to trade in those boots and head south and west. After Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump cruised to victory in snowy New Hampshire, the presidential race sprints on to South Carolina and Nevada --... more »

Important Health News: Doctors Who Discovered Cancer Enzymes In Vaccines All Found Murdered!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 3 hours ago
Everyone who has been reading the alternative media outlets over the last while have all seen the strange reports about so many biologists and doctors "mysteriously" found dead everywhere around the world.... Many in the alternative media came forward with their own thoughts about these deaths and yes, in many cases these murdered biologists and doctors were indeed doing research into viruses and other infectious diseases that could be weaponized for the intentional murder of millions.. And others were working on cures for diseases and were most probably murdered to stop their resea... more »

The Backstory of Operation Choke Point

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Operation Choke Point - 900] Last week, the House of Representatives took the first major step toward ending Operation Choke Point, a government program that critics say has been used to target legal business owners. The Daily Signal began covering Operation Choke Point 18... more »

Kim Davis Obeying Orders in Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ Case, Judge Rules

AP at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, listens to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz as they speak with her at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic Christian, has refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling.] LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has obeyed orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the months since she spent five nights in jail for refusing to do so, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. United Sta... more »

Iraq Claims To Have Driven Out The Last Islamic State Forces From Ramadi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Rudaw*: *Iraqi army says Ramadi cleared of all ISIS remnants* BAGHDAD—The Iraqi army announced on Tuesday that it has regained full control of the city of Ramadi in western Iraq after weeks of battling remnants of Islamic State militants. An army statement said that counterterrorism forces, local police and Shiite militia took part in several operations to drive ISIS militants from three main quarters of the city and surrounding areas among them Sajariyya, Jubiyya and Hasibah. The militants had remained in the city and fought the Iraqi security forces after it was declared free ... more »

Under NATO Bombing Islamic Extremists Gain Power, Under Russian Bombing Islamic Extremists Lose Power

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*The saviour of Syria. But to what end?* A big reason why American, Zionist, and Western propagandists are mad at Russia's victory in Syria is because Russia is doing what Washington promised it would do after 9/11, which is defeat Islamic extremism. The defeat of Islamic extremism on the Syrian battlefield has not been welcome news in the American, Western and Israeli press. They have tried their darnedest to portray Russia's airstrikes against ISIS in a bad light, even going so far as to say that Russia is directly bombing civilians. Their pathetic propaganda never ends. They s... more »

Utah Red Cross to Honor Veterans Home Therapy Kangaroo

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Kangaroo - 900] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Red Cross plans to honor a year-old red kangaroo that works as a therapy animal at a Salt Lake City veterans home. Charlie is one of about a dozen therapy animals at William... more »

Trump, Sanders Victorious in New Hampshire Primaries

JULIE PACE & KATHLEEN RONAYNE at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump Bernie Sanders - 900] MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters’ insistence on shaking up American politics. Trump and Sanders entered Tuesday’s... more »

Pope Tells ‘Missionaries of Mercy’ Priests: Don’t Be Smug and Judge Sinners

Frances D'Emilio at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis smiles during a special audience with the missionaries of mercy, in the Regia Hall at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A specially-recruited group of about 700 priests from around the globe heard Francis on Tuesday stress the welcoming image he wants faithful to have of the church and how priests should act when hearing confessions. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A specially-recruited group of priests received last-minute instructions from Pope Francis Tuesday before fanning out through the world to show a more merciful face of ... more »

Hillary's Desperate And Divisive Campaign Continues To Destroy Democratic Party Unity

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Gloria Steinem Can Afford A Hillary Presidency!-by Dorothy Reik,President, Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains* And so can Madeleine Albright! Both attacked women who support Bernie Sanders. Gloria did it Friday evening on *Real Time With Bill Maher*, where even sexist Playboy Mansion devotee Maher was shocked. Looking like a zombie relic from the Haight with her smoky eyes and gaucho belt, 81 year old Gloria laid into young women who support Bernie, accusing them of "going where the boys are!" Results in New Hampshire tonight indicate that all the vile negati... more »

Cop-Killing Illegal Immigrant Says Sanctuary Cities Helped Him Avoid Capture

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Quintero - 900] Sanctuary cities provide a safe haven for criminal immigrants crossing the border illegally, according to a man convicted of capital murder in the death of Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson in 2006. Juan Leonardo Quintero, a Mexico native, was deported... more »

Fiction: the hottest topic of all (Published in Literacy Today)

skrashen at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Published in Literacy Today, Jan/Feb 2015 The Sept/Oct, 2015 issue of Literacy Today contains somewhat contradictory messages: reading "informational texts" is considered "a hot topic" that "should be hot," a view that coincides with the common core's heavy focus on nonfiction ("What's hot in 2016"). Fiction is not mentioned. But college student Brandon Dixon ("Literacy is the answer") tells us that fiction has made the difference in his life, contributing not only to his knowledge of the world but also to his ethical development and understanding of other people's views. Mr, D... more »

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Aleppo -- News Updates February 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: Damascus vows to recapture Aleppo from rebels* Damascus aims to secure Syria's border with Turkey and recapture the city of Aleppo with its latest military offensive, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday. In an interview in her Damascus office, Bouthaina Shaaban held out little hope for diplomatic efforts to end the five-year civil war, telling Reuters proposals for a ceasefire were coming from states that "do not want an end to terrorism" and wanted to shore up insurgents who are losing ground. The Syrian army, backed by Russian air st... more »

Former Sex Slaves Pick up Weapons to Crush ISIS

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Yazidi fighters - 900] More Yazidi women who escaped sex slavery under ISIS are now preparing to launch a major assault on the terror group as revenge for the slaughter of their friends and families. The "Force of the Sun Ladies" is comprised of 123... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( February 9 , 2016 ) Europe In focus ( 1. Greece Items Of Note - EG Looms Thursday , Greek Bonds Collapse Today / Pensions In Focus / Farmer Protest Ramps Up Further / Refugee Related Matters . 2. Deutsche Bank Still In Focus , Will Continue To Be In focus As Many Wonder Whether " DB" Is Lehman Bros 2016 . 3. Brexit / EU-UK Negotiation Items Of The Day - Cameron Panned For Flimsy Negotiation . 4. Russia / Ruble/ Oil - Collapse In Oil Prices And Associated Collateral Damage. 5. Banks Under Pressure - Falling Down In 2016 Club . 6. Refugee/ Migration / Border Security. 7. NIRP News Of The Day. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Evening Wrap ...... Europe In Focus ...... *Bloomberg Business* ‏@business 2h 2 hours ago Greek bonds extended losses ahead of Thursday’s Eurogroup meeting http:// bloom.bg/1RlzhK0 [image: Embedded image permalink] *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 7h 7 hours ago fred walton Retweeted MacroPolis Excellent missive on Greece's pensions - political third rail & gordian knot. fred walton added, *MacroPolis* @MacroPolis_gr Greek #pensions: The unsolvable equation. @YiannisMouzakis on why #Greece's politicians are running out of options https://shar.es/147Mbp ... more »

Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Drastic Climate Change Plan

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: coal miner hands - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move on Tuesday is a blow to the administration and a... more »

World News Briefs -- February 9, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *Syria conflict: UN fears Aleppo assault could cut off 300,000 civilians* Up to 300,000 people could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo, the UN says. A road from Turkey used by the World Food Programme to reach eastern Aleppo was blocked last week after the government launched a major offensive. The agency currently has an alternative route, but it may soon be severed too. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* U.S. spy chiefs: Saudi, UAE ground troops *won’t help in fight against ISIS.* Official: Re... more »

Fox News Calls New Hampshire Hours Early, But Not Because They Actually Knew Something

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Fox News New Hampshire Mistake - 900] Fox News declared Donald Trump the winner of the New Hampshire primary with 28% of the vote. But they didn’t mean it. According to the Fox News website, Marco Rubio came in second with 15%, just ahead of Sen. Ted... more »

Immigration Is Part Of British History

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An animated short film made by two University of Kent historians challenges the present concept that immigration numbers are at a record high. Higher levels of migration was evident in Britain during recent and ancient history, according to researchers and archaeologists. EurekAlert reports: With migration now a major topic of debate across Europe, Professor Ray Laurence and Dr Julie Anderson, working with the University of Reading’s Dr Hella Eckardt, created a script and commissioned the film to provide the public, schools and policy makers with a better understanding of its histor... more »

Putin Deploys Troops Ahead Of Possible Tsunami In Pacific Northwest

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The sudden massive war drills ordered by Putin yesterday were in direct response to two major issues facing Russia – namely the fear of World War 3 being ignited by Turkish forces invading Syria, and the threat of a massive tsunami event occurring in the Northwest Pacific Ocean region. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has told commanders of the Southern Military District that they need to be prepared to deploy troops up to 1,860 miles away to reach either Syria, or the Northwestern American-Canadian coastlines in case of the need for rescue defenses. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: With ... more »

What Obama Got Wrong in 2017 Budget

Rob Kuhlman at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Copies of President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2017 federal budget are staged for display by Eric Euland, Republican staff director for Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.] President Barack Obama released his 2017 Fiscal Year Budget to Congress. Here is what Heritage Foundation researchers had to say about the president's budget: Energy Obama's 'Oil Fee' Is a Regressive Gas Tax President Obama's budget calls for a $10-per-barrel... more »

Henry Kissinger Warns Putin About The New World Order

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Henry Kissinger has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to warn him that Russia needs to cooperate with the Western plans for a “New World Order”. According to Kissinger, Russia and the U.S. need to develop a partnership, as each ‘superpower’ has an important role to play in shaping the new world order in the future, and both powers combined will ensure a more coordinated approach in its creation. Fort Russ reports: On January 20th 2012, he arrived in Moscow to give Vladimir Putin an ultimatum and “friendly advice” not to run again for President of Russia. Because ot... more »

France Announces War On Conspiracy Theories

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The French government has announced ‘war’ on the spreading of conspiracy theories in schools, saying that they believe conspiracies to give fuel to extremists who seek to radicalize young people. Authorities in France are desperately trying to battle the radicalization of young people in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, even though a significant portion of French people do not believe the official version of the story. Thelocal.fr reports: Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (pictured below) spent Tuesday hosting a conference on the topic of fighting the spread of c... more »

Scientists Confirm Antidepressants Worsen Mental Health Issues

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) have officially recognised that antidepressants, including the use of SSRI’s, risks the lives of mental health patients that take them. In a paper published by Professor Peter C Gotzsche, entitled “Suicidality and aggression during antidepressant treatment: systematic review and meta-analyses based on clinical study reports,” Gotzsche concludes that after studying 18,526 patients, those who were prescribed antidepressant medication had an increased risk of suicide and aggression. Wakingscience.com reports: What the researchers concluded from their... more »

FBI Publicly Announce Hillary Clinton Email Server Investigation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The FBI have formally confirmed that they are investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server at her home while she was Secretary of State. In a letter dated February 2, 2016, the FBI’s general counsel filed in court that the FBI “has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.” Msnbc.com reports: Baker says the FBI has not, however, “publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope or potential targets of any such proceedings.” He ends the one-paragraph letter by saying that the FBI cannot s... more »

Scientists Say Telepathic Influence Of People’s Dreams Is Possible

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A psychology professor at a California University has claimed that “dream telepathy” is a very real phenomena – and that humans may have the ability to communicate telepathically with another person while they are asleep. According to Stanley Krippner, professor of psychology at Saybrook University in California: A wealth of anecdotal and clinical material exist which supports the possibility of telepathic effects occurring in dreams (Krippner, 1974). However, an experimental approach to the topic did not become possible until psycho physiological laboratory technology became avail... more »

Shark Attacks On The Rise As Oceans Warm

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Shark attacks have increased worldwide according to a global tally. Sharks attacked people 98 times during 2015, setting a new record for unprovoked attacks from the hungry killing machines of the cold oceans on well-meaning human beach dwellers and seafarers. Population of both shark and human is going up, with signs of a worsening situation developing for the years ahead. South China Morning Post reports: Six people were killed by sharks, including a snorkeler in Hawaii. Two deaths were recorded off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, and shark attack victims also died in Australia... more »

Feds Investigate Corporate Sabotage At GMO-Free Chipotle Restaurants

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Chipotle have been forced to close the doors of two thousand restaurants in order to hold a meeting regarding the suspected outbreak of E. coli in some of their restaurants. Chipotle staff as well as authorities, including the CDC and FDA, have been unable to determine the source of the E. coli outbreak and have said that the GMO-free fast-food chain may be the victim of corporate sabotage due to their tough stance against genetically engineered food. Thesleuthjournal.com reports: You may remember that last year Chipotle was the first restaurant chain to announce that it would phas... more »

Teenager Finds Nazi Gold At Bottom Of German Lake

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A German teenager has found Nazi gold gold weighing 500 grams at the bottom of a Bavarian lake near Berchtesgaden. After months of investigations, local authorities were unable to determine the owner of the gold ingot, and allowed the teenager to keep it. Speroforum.com reports: It was not just an ordinary rock, but a gold ingot weighing 500 grams. It is valued at approximately $18,500 (17,000 euros). It is not clear how the bar ended up in the lake. Koenigsee is located in the extreme southeast corner of Germany, very close to the country’s border with Austria. Adolf Hitler and ot... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Deuter, “Black Velvet Flirt” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qWFCocIfXI&list=RD9qWFCocIfXI

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“What's happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but nearby light pillars, a nearby phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. *Click image for larger size.* In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun-pillar, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere. Usually these ice crystals evaporate before reaching the ground. During freezing temperatures, however, flat fluttering ice crystals may form near the ground in a form of light snow, sometimes known as a crys... more »

"Vitae Summa Brevis"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Vitae Summa Brevis" * *"*They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream." - Ernest Dowson “Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam” is a quotation from Horace’s “First Book of Odes”: “The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes.”

"Albanian Proverb"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"When you have given nothing, ask for nothing." - Albanian Proverb

Chet Raymo, "In the Cave"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"In the Cave"* by Chet Raymo "I have mentioned here before the ospreys that patrol our beach - or "fish hawks," as they call them here - generally in the afternoon at about the time I take my long walk to the palm point. Magnificent birds with broad wings that glide seemingly effortlessly on the wind. And here's the thing: As often as not I am startled by a bird's shadow before I see the bird itself. That wide-winged shadow, sweeping across the white sand, sometimes across me. That flicker of chill as the osprey blocks the sun. And generally when it happens I think of Plato's all... more »

One People Show: Feb 2nd & 8th!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 7 hours ago
Hi everyone! Sorry I've been sorta AWOL lately... a LOT going on in our house. Here is the unedited videos of the One Peoples Discussion from last Monday Feb 2nd, AND yesterday, Feb 8th. No fancy intros or anything else, lol. The Chat room dialogue from last nights audience is below! love d 23:06:41 From I_AM Shimalaii : Big Hug, Lisa!!! 23:06:54 From Barbara Karnes : you LOOK like you feel great D 23:08:04 From Willo Withywindle : Greetings everyOne <3 23:08:19 From Linda Bee : Hi, Willo 23:08:39 From maddtom : whazzup with those two .......? 23:09... more »

The Question CNN Refuses to Answer, and the Apology It Refuses to Give Ted Cruz

Michael Brown at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: On the Carson Campaign Report, CNN’s Hypocrisy is Exposed] I am not the only one calling out CNN for its self-righteous and even mendacious handling of the Ted Cruz-Ben Carson-Iowa caucus controversy, and it all comes down to a very simple question that CNN refuses to answer. The question... more »

Professor Hawking Proposes Mini Black Holes To Power The Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Professor Stephen Hawking has told the BBC that he believes the energy emitted from a mini black hole could provide the world with all of its energy requirements. However, harnessing the 10 million megawatts of energy from a black hole could destroy humanity in the process. Giving a lecture on BBC Radio 4, Hawking said that mini black holes could solve the never ending demand/supply problem we currently have with energy, and create a much greener planet. Ancient-code.com reports: On the second Reith lecture on BBC Radio 4, Professor Hawking explained that in the presence of a black ... more »

Jeremy Bowen criticises Emily Maitlis

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
Everyone's a critic. Including Jeremy Bowen. Here he is, twittering, on the subject of last night's *Newsnight, *criticising Emily Maitlis for failing to challenge her guests (feminist Nomiki Konst and *Time'*s Joe Klein): Jeremy must have forgotten the bit in the BBC's own 'Social Media Guidance for Staff' where it says: "Don't criticise your colleagues."

The Irish Question

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
*"Vote to leave the EU and woe betide Northern Ireland! * *Or so Ed Stourton led us to fear tonight".* I'm sure I read that somewhere recently, though for the life of me I can't think where! Is it true though? ****** Last night's *Analysis* on Radio 4, presented by Edwards Stourton, looked at the Irish view of Brexit, from both sides of the border: The programme worked its ways through various potential downsides that might follow a Brexit. The first section (the first 15 minutes) dwelt on the possible negative consequences of the closing of the presently 'open' border. The s... more »

Mr Mardell Goes to Lisbon

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
I wish I was Mark Mardell. Or at least I wish I had his ability to wangle an all-expenses-paid trip to Portugal during the UK's bleak midwinter. Yes, Mark wins this week's James Naughtie Memorial Award for 'Most Gratuitous License-Fee-Funded Jaunt by a BBC Presenter' with his trip to Portugal for this Sunday's *The* *World This Weekend - *narrowly beating James Naughtie himself. (The former *Today *had managed to wangle himself a jaunt to "picture postcard" New Hampshire, which was nice for him). Mark Mardell's report from Portugal told us one main thing: that the young, Anglop... more »

A 'must read' post - or else!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
If you don't read this post in full I'll set hired goons on you. And don't think I'm joking. I've already handed Edward Stourton some knuckle-dusters, and I've told Mark Mardell to aim for your knee-caps. ******* I was reading Steven Pinker's *The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century *last night. He wrote,* "Good writing starts strong. Not with a cliché, nor with a banality, but with a contentful observation that provokes curiosity."* I then read *all* the openings to my recent posts, and every last one of them begins with a whimper, not a ba... more »

Man Found On Fire Outside Kensington Palace, Home Of Prince William

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A man was reported dead on Tuesday after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the home of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton. The man, thought to have been in his 40s, was found alight next to the walls of the palace in central London home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. RT reports: Paramedics and firefighters were called to the palace at around 03:00 GMT. They attempted to extinguish the flames and give the man first aid. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not identified the man, but revealed that hours before self-immolating he had left a ... more »

North Korea's Satellite Is 'Tumbling In Orbit', Thereby Useless

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*ABC News*: *North Korean Satellite Tumbling In Orbit, Rendering It Useless* The North Korean satellite launched this weekend is tumbling in orbit, rendering it useless, just like another one of the country's satellites launched in December, 2012. A U.S. official told ABC News that while the Unha 3 rocket was able to get its payload into orbit, it has been tumbling ever since. While the North Korean satellite may not work, the U.S. official said North Korea considers the launch to have been a success because the payload reached orbit. That is of most concern, said the official, si... more »

TPP And You And Me... And Hillary

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Now that Democrats loudly and overwhelmingly oppose the TPP, Hillary claims that what she once called "the gold standard" of trade agreements is something that she too opposes. Once again, she's rushing to get to the head of a parade that started long ago-- and way after the bloodiest battles were fought. Are people catching on-- and by "people" I exclude those on her payroll or on the list of job-seekers-- to what she is, and always has been? Now she's an opponent of the banksters who have showered her political campaigns with $39,278,192-- and God only knows how much in speakers... more »

Feb. 9: Let's start happy

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 8 hours ago
The best column I have seen in a long time in the Irving press is on today's C4. It's by Jana Giles, a grade 12 student at Moncton High. Read it, Norbert. Read it and learn. It deals with an increasing problem that our schools have to deal with - mental illness. She suggests this is perhaps a product of the intensity of constant and instant contact that our young people have to live in. She's not an expert on cause or cure; and she doesn't pretend to be. But she draws attention to the probem, and suggests that it may have something to do with this electronic world. And I suspect she... more »

Intelligence Officials: ISIS is Determined to Strike US This Year

Deb Riechmann & Richard Lardner at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical... more »

Newborn Pronounced Dead Wakes Up Before Cremation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A newborn baby boy from China who was declared dead and held in a morgue for cremation, came back to life and started crying just before he was going to be cremated. The Chinese newborn was prepared for the morgue by his father who wrapped some clothes around him and was kept in a morgue at temperatures of around -12C for 15 hours while awaiting cremation. NDTV reports: Workers at the crematorium in Pan’an in the eastern province of Zhejiang were preparing to cremate the baby on Friday when he suddenly starting moaning, provincial television reported. The boy had been declared dead ... more »

These are the streets I know: My walk to work, Los Robles to the far side of Bolonia

Jody Paterson at A Closer Look: Jody Paterson - 8 hours ago
Join me on my one-hour walk/bus to work in Managua through these 19 photos of the people and sights that I see most days as I walk along. It was a fun exercise collecting the pictures, as I'd never asked people's names before when I passed. Using the excuse that I was doing a "project" for my friends and acquaintances back home also made me feel more confident about just boldly asking people to pose, or letting me take a photo of their watch-goose. As seen on Facebook. But hey, not everybody's on Facebook. This is Ricardo, one of the two security guys who work the gate outsi... more »

Chris Christie’s Governors-Only Talking Point Doesn’t Wash

Berny Belvedere at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Chris Christie - 900] On Saturday night, in the early moments of the most recent GOP debate, Marco Rubio gave the Glitch Heard 'Round the World. Rubio's breakdown occurred amidst a withering attack from Chris Christie, who among other things raised doubts about Rubio's... more »

It’s Game Day in New Hampshire: The Case for Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Bush and Kasich

Stream Staff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: NH Primary 2016] It’s Election Day in New Hampshire, the voters are finally getting their say and the blizzard has mostly passed. By that, we mean the blizzard of political ads which have buried the state for months. As for the snow that... more »

U.S. Intelligence Director: North Korea Has Restarted Its 'Weapons-Grade Plutonium Reactor'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (center) reacts as he watches a missile launch in North Korea in this photo released Feb. 7, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/KYODO *Daily Mail*: *North Korea has restarted its plutonium reactor and could soon have enough for a nuclear bomb, says US intelligence chief, as Kim Jong-un carries out missile tests* * U.S. spy boss warns North Korea will soon begin stockpiling plutonium * James Clapper told the Senate North Korea had restarted nuclear facilities * He warned intelligence estimates suggested it would soon have reserves North Korea has expanded a uranium ... more »


Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 8 hours ago

2016's economy begins with a whimper

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*Global markets are showing they can't handle even a tiny bit of tightening by the Federal Reserve, observes David Haggith in this guest post, and other central banks are doubling down on rock-bottom interest rates. So after six years of "recovery" can we ever abandon endless easy money?* ------------------------------ January was the winter of our discontented stock market. It was the worst January since 2008, when the Great Recession officially began. It was, in fact, the worst January in the history of the New York Stock Exchange. According to Citigroup, Inc., it was also *th... more »

Carrie Dann Tribute by American Indian Genocide Museum

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
By Steve Melendez Pyramid Lake Paiute President, American Indian Genocide Museum February 9, 2016 An open letter to Carrie Dann, My family and I certainly enjoyed our recent visit with you and your family in Crescent Valley this past December. You are such an inspiration to us that we just had to come and see you. We are aware that for coming generations and for all eternity our

Sphere Alliance Message #132A Pure Love Meditation for the Red Dragons,A conversation with Isis (the being) & Nabrac New data on the Golden Dragon & Dr Fu, and additional data on the Chinese Red Dragon Clan

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 9 hours ago
Updated: Just got this data in from Jeff C. in Australia... don't know how accurate it is.... Hi Bill/AK/Terran I suspect Dr Fu is the modern embodiment of 伏羲 (Fu Xi), along with 神农 (Shennong, who taste all the medicinal Herbs and end up face turn green), and 黄帝 (Huangdi, is the one invented Compass, which I suspect is the one now called “Jade Emperor”), They are the first 3 recorded in history of Ancient Chinese Leader. At least this the version I learned when I grow up in Taiwan. There are many versions, supposed it’s something long time ago. Please refer to this Page: http:... more »

You Don’t Know What Obama Said at the Mosque

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama spoke to members of the Muslim-American community at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore, Md.] If you seek to understand Barack Obama and his views, the best place to go is his speeches. But you have to read them in their entirety, not rely on hearing them or on the media’s summary of them. When... more »

Zika Fear Falters as False Flag Fraud Fizzles

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Title: Zika Fear Falters as False Flag Fraud Fizzles. Source: corbettreport. Date Published: February 9, 2016. Description: * Zika is a bust. But it's accomplished its mission: $1.8 billion in funding, further trial runs of the medical martial law apparatus in another part of the world, and more adulation for the fearless WHO. Join me for today's thought for the day as we put the Zika hype to rest once and for all (hopefully).

Erdogan Needs To Be Taught Some Sense

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*It was undiplomatic of Erdogan to force Washington's hand and make it publicly choose between the Islamo-fascist thugs of Ankara and the secular liberators of Kobani. This shithead needs to be taught some sense. * *An excerpt from, "When The Wannabe Sultan Meets A Russian Airborne Division" by b, Moon of Alabama, February 9, 2016*: Erdogan is blackmailing the EU with the threat to send hundreds of thousands of refugees. I do not understand why the EU, and especially the German chancellor Merkel, allow such behavior. If the EU, or even Germany alone, would use the available economi... more »

Quote of the Day: Hemingway’s advice to tourists

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares; if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.”* ~ Ernest Hemingway, quoted in ‘To Have and Have Another Revised Edition: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion’ by Philip Greene Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Midday Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Qa02s34Hc "How small a portion of our life it is that we really enjoy. In youth, we are looking forward to things that are to come; in old age, we are looking backwards to things that are gone past; in manhood, although we appear indeed to be more occupied in things that are present, yet even that is too often absorbed in vague determinations to be vastly happy on some future day, when we have time." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Not Such An Easy Business..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“Over the years you get to see what a struggle life is for most people, how tough it is, how easy it is to be judgmental and criticize and stand outside of situations and impart your wisdom and judgment. But over the decades I've got more tolerant of people's flaws and mistakes. Everybody makes a lot of them. When you're younger you feel: "Hey, this person is evil" or "This person is a jerk" or stupid or "What's wrong with them?" Then you go through life and you think: "Well, it's not so easy." There's a lot of mystery and suffering and complication. Everybody's out there trying to... more »

Supplemental: It's time for Maddow to get off her asp!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016For information concerning Flint, please read an opinion column:* How should people understand the situation in Flint? Many questions remain unanswered. Indeed, most questions remain unasked, unaddressed. Here are a few examples: How serious are health effects likely to be for the children of Flint? How do rates of exposure to lead in Flint compare to rates in other communities? Also this: How do rates of exposure in Flint compare to nationwide rates over the past fifty years? Questions like these might help us assess the level of harm which has been do... more »

Video: The Zika False Flag Fraud Fizzles

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
The zika virus has been occupying the global media for weeks now, prompted by what appeared to be a huge spike in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads. The zika virus may be sexually transmitted, the zika virus has been detected in urine and saliva, we may need to nuke the zika mozzies…etc It looks like the fear of zika has been spreading faster than the virus itself. Now, Obama has asked Congress for emergency funding of $1.8 Billion to combat the dreaded virus. As James Corbett reports: Zika is a bust. But it’s accomplished its mission: $1.8 billion in funding, fu... more »

More Evidence ‘Fracking’ Has Done More for the Environment Than Obama

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Oil Well, Oil Rig, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil Industry] A new report by green energy groups once again confirms hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has done more to cut U.S. carbon dioxide emissions than all of President Barack Obama's global warming regulatory schemes. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy... more »

What Is The Risk Of An Unintended War With Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Martin Zapfe and Benno Zogg, Center for Security Studies *Max Fisher, VOX*: *The risk of an unintended war with Russia in Europe, explained in one map* Russia's aggression in Europe — its invasion of Ukraine, its military flights up the noses of NATO states, its nuclear saber rattling — has faded from the news. But it's still very much a threat, which is why the US is planning to quadruple its military spending in Europe, something NATO's European members have welcomed, to deter Russia. In other words, the dynamics that brought Cold War–style military ... more »

Sparks fly in Finland over misconduct investigation

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Researchers in Finland are criticizing an investigation by VTT Technical Research Centre into one of its scientists. The investigation followed allegations about the VTT’s plasma and serum metabolomics (QBIX) group, previously led by Matej Orešič (who is now based at the Steno Diabetes Center in Gentofte, Denmark) and Tuulia Hyötyläinen. Kai Simons, who conducted an […] The post Sparks fly in Finland over misconduct investigation appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Macedonia, Ohio, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Three Words..."

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

A Third VA Executive Gets Off Without Being Fired After Appeals Process

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson holds a press conference at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center June 5, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. Gibson was previously the President and CEO of the USO.] A third executive at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has won her appeal after being removed from her position in December for failing to ensure that patients received safe care. The VA has been thwarted yet again by the... more »

"LA/Aliso Canyon Methane Gas Blowout- Robert F. Kennedy Jr."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*View from Aliso Canyon. The tall buildings you see at the image top are downtown L.A.* Los Angeles County, California 2014 Population estimate: 10,116,705 San Fernando Valley, California 2014 Population estimate: 1,571,548 *"LA/Aliso Canyon Methane Gas Leak Blowout- * *Robert F. Kennedy Jr."* by ENE News "Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a famed environmental attorney and activist who joined our panel of experts to speak to the residents of Porter Ranch at our town hall meeting on January 22. His work for the environment has earned him recognition from Time magazine as one of the “Heroes o... more »

U.S. Director of National Intelligence: US And Russia Could Spiral Into A New Cold War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (R) testifies at a House (Select) Intelligence Committee hearing, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Cameron *AFP*: *US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War* Washington (AFP) - Russia is "paranoid" about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday. "They're greatly concerned about being contained," the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Clapper said that Russia fea... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Bum Steer by McGill'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/02/09/bum-steer-by-mcgill/

U.S. ED Gives Billions More for Segregation Than Diversity

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
After incentivizing segregation with billions in spending for charter schools over the past 7 years, Obama's 2017 proposed budget gives a one-time pittance ($120 million) in comparison to encourage socioeconomic diversity in schools. Part C of the new states rights version of ESEA "includes federal funding for charter schools, which would increase the annual commitment from $253 million in 2015 to $300 million by 2020." All of that comes on top of the $157 million that Arne Duncan arranged as his parting gift to the charter industry last September.

Politics: "The Deep State’s Top Choice for President Is…"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Deep State’s Top Choice for President Is…"* by Bill Bonner RANCHO SANTANA, Nicaragua – "We’re traveling home to the U.S. from our recent meeting with members of our family wealth advisory, Bonner & Partners Family Office. So, we’ll make this short. The Dow sold off again yesterday. At midday, it was down nearly 400 points. Then it recovered to end down only 178 points – or about 1%. As we’ve been warning, this market is extremely vulnerable. Watch out. *Less Popular Than Syphilis: *Meanwhile… who’s the crony? Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton is the Deep State’s top choic... more »

Tories Scrap Free Meals For Nearly 3,000 Infant Schools

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Ministers have withdrawn the funding which enabled smaller infant schools to provide children with free hot meals, claiming the measures were “always temporary.” Special cash grants for nearly 3,000 schools will end without being renewed next month The funding had been a help to infant schools with fewer than 150 pupils, many in rural areas, because their small size meant they could not buy bulk food cheaply enough to fit their budgets. RT reports: Prime Minister David Cameron previously said he was “proud” of the policy of Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM), which was brough... more »

$20 Oil in Six Months? That’s What Goldman Sachs Says

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: pumping gas - 900] Oil could drop below $20 a barrel due to lower than expected demand and excessive supply, according to research by investment bankers at Goldman Sachs. "Once you breach storage capacity, prices have to spike below cash costs because you have... more »

Secrecy Shrouds Obamacare Co-Op Investigation

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Obamacare - 900] New York regulators refuse to publicly release key documents that explain the failure of the nation's largest Obamacare health insurance co-op. New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) reportedly launched an official investigation in September 2015 of Health Republic of... more »

U.S. And NATO Commit To Building Up Their Military Forces Near The Russian Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Bobby McDonald sits in front of a large screen depicting a simulated battle field, to practice calling in precision airstrikes during joint U.S.-Latvian military exercises at a base in Ādaži, Latvia. CBS/CAMI MCCORMICK *CBS*: *America's "powerful signal to allies" -- and Russia* WIESBADEN, Germany -- At a base in Ādaži, Latvia, U.S. troops are using a sophisticated simulator to train Latvian soldiers to call in airstrikes. But today, it's an American in the hot seat. Technical Sgt. Jesus Torres, an instructor, challenges Air Force Staff Sgt. Bobby McDonal... more »

The Insider Game — Clinton Intervenes with IRS for Swiss Bank UBS. Bill Books Some Speeches.

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*For purposes of this story, notice the UBS entry. Source is a WSJ article (subscr. required).* *by Gaius Publius* Here's just one more look at the insider game that Sanders is threatening to break up. There aren't so many dots here that you can't follow them. Note, this is not about Clinton. This is about Sanders and the opportunity you have to say no to all this. Conor Friedersdorf wrote a piece for *The Atlantic* entitled: *Of Course Hillary Clinton Exemplifies the Establishment* Aspects of that piece were discussed in this space earlier. Here I want you to notice what "exempl... more »

The utter insanity of Woit's Rutgers colloquium

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
I did my PhD at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. Those were 4 interesting years – ending by the PhD defense on 9/11/2001, 9:30 am, some 50 miles from the Twin Towers. Shortly before I came to Rutgers in Fall 1997 (not counting a visit in Spring 1997), it was a powerful thinking machine, arguably a top 5 place in string theory in the world. (This comment does *not* say that Rutgers is not good today, it's very good; and it does *not* imply that a new graduate student like me was the cause why Rutgers ceased to be at the absolute Olymp of theoretical physics, I ... more »

Mixed News From The Front Lines In Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Nolan Peterson, Daily Signal*: ‘*A Real War Going On': Mixed News From the Front Lines in Ukraine* KYIV, Ukraine—The two-year-old Ukraine war has hit a grim milestone amid the longest and most durable lull in fighting since the conflict began. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko last week said 2,269 Ukrainian soldiers have died since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in spring 2014. That toll almost matches the 2,381 American troops killed during roughly 14 years of combat operations in Afghanistan. “Ukraine’s KIA [killed in action] rate in such a short amount of time shows... more »

The Mystery of the White House’s 3rd Most Frequent Visitor

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: 1whitehouseatnight] Who visits the White House? Who has been ringing the bell at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue since President Obama took up residence? Who has been there the most? Cue conspiracy music. Although it reserves the right to hold back the names...more »

A Russian - Kurd Alliance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Ariel Ben Solomon, Jerusalem Post*:* Analysis: Russia, US compete to ally with Kurds in ISIS fight* *Russian President Putin appears to be making another shrewd play for power in the Middle East by allying with the Kurds, in a step that undermines United States and Turkish policy in the region.* Russia-Turkey relations have deteriorated since the crisis over the downing of a Russian aircraft in November. Syrian Kurds announced on Saturday that they would open their first foreign office in Moscow, with a ceremony to be held on Wednesday in a ceremony to be attended by Russian fore... more »

The White House Does An About-Face On Defense Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Image: Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Army. *Politico:* *Republicans gloat over Obama’s about-face on defense spending* The administration will push for some of the same weapons it had earlier dismissed as not needed. NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Just three months ago, President Barack Obama blasted lawmakers for pumping billions of dollars into weapons the Pentagon hadn’t requested. Now his administration is touting some of those same weapons as crucial for combating the Islamic State and for deterring a rising China and a resurgent Russia. The turnabout is causing a major credibility... more »

Syrian Opposition: Arab State's Military Support Needed To Avoid Defeat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Arab states' military support needed to avoid defeat, says Syrian opposition* ‘The Russians will kill us all,’ say civilians forced to flee airstrikes in Aleppo but faced with gunfire at border with Turkey Opposition fighters in Aleppo’s besieged east have said they are counting on the military support of Arab states, which announced they will send ground forces to Syria to save them from defeat at the hands of Russian bombers and pro-Assad militias. With the war now in a decisive phase, rebel groups said they cannot hold ground without similar weapons and manpow... more »

Christy Clark's LNG Fantasy, The Day The Spin Cycle Went Out Of Balance

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 13 hours ago
Today the Christy Clark led BC Liberal Party will present another delusional throne speech... The Site C dam proposal will be front and center in the throne speech, false assumptions will made in trying to justify the $15 billion dollar project...$15 billion dollars BC Hydro will have to borrow to build the monstrosity.. Site C dam...Alberta will not buy that power...There is no transmission line even available, Christy Clark wants the federal Government to pay for the transmission line from Site C to Alberta...The feds won't pay for the line....Christy Clark's throne speech wi... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"Saudi Arabia Prepares To Send Special Forces To Syria; Will Fight As Part Of 'US-Led Coalition'"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Saudi Arabia Prepares To Send Special Forces To Syria; * *Will Fight As Part Of 'US-Led Coalition'"* by Tyler Durden "As we reported yesterday, in one of the most surprising developments involving the Syrian proxy war, Saudi Arabia and U.S. presence on the ground, the latest twist is that both Turkey and Saudi Arabia are now mulling a full-scale invasion while Russia and the Syrian government continue their progress in wiping out the US and Saudi-funded rebellion. To be sure, there was confusion when CNN Arabia reported first that the Saudis may send as much as 150,000 troops into... more »

Intelligence Chief: North Korea Restarts Plutonium Reactor

DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Nuclear Power Plant - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering spent fuel in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday in delivering the annual assessment by intelligence agencies... more »

Two German Trains Crash Head-On: 150 Injured, At Least Nine Dead

[image: Aerial view of rescue forces working at the site of a train accident near Bad Aibling, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Several people were killed when two trains collided head-on. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)] BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and... more »

10 Metre High Mock Drilling Rig Erected Outside Parliament

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Anti-fracking campaigners set up a ten-metre-high mock drilling rig in Parliament Square today in protest at the Government’s support for the controversial process. The rig, featuring a ‘flare’ that fires up every hour, was installed by Greenpeace and is located opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. RT reports: It was erected to coincide with the first day of a public inquiry into energy company Cuadrilla’s persistent applications to frack for shale gas in Lancashire. Last June, Lancashire county councilors rejected the firm’s application to frack on the grounds it would hav... more »

Chemist sues University of Texas (again) to keep PhD

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A chemist is suing the University of Texas a second time in an effort to keep the PhD she earned in 2008. In 2014, school officials revoked Suvi Orr‘s degree after finding it was based, in part, on falsified data. Some of the data were also included in a paper in Organic Letters that was retracted in 2011 after some steps […] The post Chemist sues University of Texas (again) to keep PhD appeared first on Retraction Watch.

He's So Vain

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
(optional soundtrack.) Poor Barack Obama. He went to all that trouble to break up the ragtag Occupy Wall Street movement during one hippie-punching, pepper-spraying police state week back in the fall of 2011. And now it's all come back to bite him in the ass. The elders of the Democratic Party thought that they'd accomplished, if not the death of OWS, at least its co-optation. After all, Obama handily won re-election the following year. But mirabile dictu! Occupy, the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for 15 and other activist groups have sneaked right back in to occupy the... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 14 hours ago
*Happy Mardi Gras! ~Library Chronicles* *Photos: Masking abounds ~N.O. Advocate*

All GOP Presidential Candidates but Cruz Afraid to Defend Women’s Combat Exemption

Jude Eden at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Female soldiers - 900] Saturday's GOP primary debate question about women and the draft highlighted the fact that most of the candidates are so terrified of the "war on women" label that they repeat the left's position on women in combat and the draft... more »

Christian Unity: The Most Important Evidence We Can Offer an Unbelieving World

J. Warner Wallace at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hands holding cross Peace Unity Christianity - 900] J. WARNER WALLACE -- I have a passion for what I call Christian Case Making. I spent a career making criminal cases as a detective in Los Angeles County. Christian Case Making is about making the case for Christianity, that... more »

UN Report Calls For ‘Global Response’ Medical Command Center

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
While the world’s attention is focused on the Zika virus, a new UN report warns that a future global epidemic could result in millions of deaths and could be far worse than the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa. The hard hitting report urges the World Health Organization to reform in order to be ready to combat future crises. Entitled “Protecting Humanity from Future Health Crises,” the study is critical of the World Health Organization (WHO) and its response to the Ebola outbreak, but also says there is a crucial need for the world to put in place systems to detect and fight new di... more »

Pulp Fiction

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://reports.climatecentral.org/pulp-fiction/1/ The EU is currently reviewing UK subsidies for biomass power, but mainly in respect of business and economic impacts. As we already know, there are much wider and potentially damaging ecological and environmental impacts. However, one issue that seem to be totally ignored is the question of whether biomass […]

THE YEAR OF THE LIBERAL: "A tone of ugliness creeping around the world!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016Interlude—David Brooks, in praise of Obama:* David Brooks writes a column today in praise of Barack Obama. (Also in praise of Barack Obama's wife.) Brooks *isn't* writing his column today in praise of Obama's policy views. "Obviously, I disagree with a lot of Obama's policy decisions," he says at the start of the piece. Instead, Brooks is writing in praise of Obama's disposition and character, especially in view of what he sees among the candidates in the current White House campaign. "Over the course of this campaign it feels as if there’s been a decl...more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Fed Lacks The Physical Cash, Legal Authority And Computer Systems To Implement NIRP, According To The Fed Deutsche Bank Stock Crashes To Record Low Saudi Arabia Prepares To Send Special Forces To Syria; Will Fight As Part Of "US-Led Coalition" State Department: Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice staffers received classified info via personal email European Sovereign Risk Soars As Bank Contagion Spreads Ron Paul Slams Government Plan For "Mandatory Depresssion Screening" Of All Americans France Just Enshrined Its "State Of Emergency" In The Constitution "We Can P... more »

KIPP Model Unfair to Teachers and Students, Alike

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Clip from Alternet's excerpts of *Work Hard, Be Hard*...: The human impacts of implementing the KIPP Model ideology come out clearly in the accounts of former “no excuses” teachers who were interviewed for this book. Their accounts are interspersed throughout the book, for reasons that include consideration for readers’ capacity to absorb all together the psychological brutality and physical stresses that are recounted. Those former teachers who were able to revisit some of their painful remembrances provide disturbing insights into schools where the “no excuses” credo is in prac... more »

The PKK’s Urban Warfare Tactics

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*The PKK’s Urban Warfare Tactics * For those who are delusional enough to support NATO backed terrorists in Turkey as they destabilize yet another nation. Turkey, in this case, specifically. Though the PKK is active and fully participant alongside the US/NATO special forces in Iraq and Syria. As I’ve mentioned, repeatedly here, *it was the PKK that took their terror into the neighbourhoods of south-eastern Turkey.* *Intentionally. **They could have and should have stayed holed up in their mountain hideaways*. But, *they CHOSE to enter the residential neighbourhoods, so civilians wo... more »

Hallmark Panders to LGBT Community in New Valentine’s Day Ads

Stream Staff at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Hallmark] Hallmark is catering to the LGBT community this Valentine’s Day with a new series of video ads. The campaign called #CareEnough kicked off in mid-January and features, among others, a gay and a lesbian couple. In the videos, six couples... more »

Gaia Portal : Nova Gaia grids descend

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 14 hours ago
*Nova Gaia grids descend* by ÉirePort *Nova Gaia grids descend.* Implantations of foreigns flee. Stagnations are *c r a c k e d* as Higher Elements impress. Stresses of Higher Energetics clear the way. ÉirePort | February 9, 2016 at 09:09 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xp

Islamic State Leader's Widow Charged In The Death Of American Aid Worker Kayla Mueller

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Isis widow charged for her role in the death of hostage Kayla Mueller* Umm Sayyaf could face life in prison for conspiring in the death of American aid worker Kayla Mueller, who was abused and raped by Isis leader US federal prosecutors have filed charges against an Iraqi woman accused of holding American aid worker Kayla Mueller hostage before she was killed in Syria. In an affidavit released on Monday, FBI special agent William Heaney charged 25-year-old Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, also known as Umm Sayyaf, with conspiring to provide material support to Islami...more »

Security In Iraq, Feb 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Heavy fighting continued for the second month in Iraq. That was mostly due to the Islamic State carrying out counter attacks in Anbar after it lost Ramadi. Crime and violence was on going in the capital Baghdad, while a combination of Peshmerga and local Arab tribes were able to free several villages in Ninewa. A mass execution was also announced in the latter province. There were 145 attacks reported in the media from February 1-7, 2016. That was on par with the levels seen in January, which was the highest amount recorded in five months. Baghdad led the country with 65 incident... more »

Yet Another Study Finds Fracking Isn’t Poisoning Water

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: gas pipeline fracking] A three-year study by the University of Cincinnati found that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for natural gas had no effect on water quality in five eastern Ohio counties at the center of the Utica shale boom. "The good news is that our study...more »

DoD: New Orders on Climate Change Will ‘Enhance Combat Effectiveness’

Russ Read at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment patrol a village prior conducting a simulated key leader engagement during exercise Allied Spirit IV at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, Jan. 22, 2016.] The Pentagon released a new directive outlining major changes to the way the Department of Defense (DoD) will address climate change issues within its ranks -- changes it believes will make the military a better combat force. The directive makes broad alterations... more »

How a Blue State Came to Love the Right to Work

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivered the 2016 State of the State Address on January 13, 2016 in the House Chamber at the State Capitol Complex.] At the end of a long political road, West Virginia may have arrived at the place conservatives think the Mountain State belongs. The Republican-controlled legislature has sent a right-to-work bill to the desk of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, a Democrat.... more »

5 Strategies for Getting Real About Your Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Being human isn’t easy. Mainly because we’re not perfect and most of our beliefs are based on pie-in-the-sky wishful thinking. The post 5 Strategies for Getting Real About Your Life appeared first on Waking Times.

Islamic State Selling Decapitated Heads To Raise Funds

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Islamic State/ISIS are running out of funds and are resorting to new income streams. The terrorists are allegedly shrinking the heads of their beheaded victims and selling them to collectors in order to fund their terror campaign. Their stockpile of decapitated Syrian and Iraqi heads are reportedly being sold for £350 each to shrunken heads collectors online. The Daily Express reports: The militants have worked out that shrunken heads are worth hundreds to morbid collectors online, according to an American pastor. Harry Walther, from Montana, believes that the group is now making a ... more »

Should there be “data authors?” Q&A with NEJM editor Jeffrey Drazen

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Would designating a set of authors as responsible for data production – separate from those who conduct the analysis – help boost the reliability of papers? That’s a question raised by the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, Jeffrey Drazen. Along with many other editors of top medical journals, Drazen recently signed a […] The post Should there be “data authors?” Q&A with NEJM editor Jeffrey Drazen appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Only Time Will Tell

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.nationalww2museum.org/ The Right is up in arms. Rona Ambrose calls the changes Justin Trudeau has made in the battle with ISIL "shameful." John Ivison claims that, "Canada is not playing its full part in the battle against ISIL," and Andrew Coyne writes that "what Canada is about is standing by while others engage in combat on our behalf." They are aboard the bandwagon -- the same bandwagon that claimed its mission was to destroy Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction -- and which gave rise to ISIL. Shock and Awe didn't wor... more »

Hide Your Daughters — Here Comes Draft Registration

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Female Soldiers, Women in Combat, Israel Defense Forces] Hide your daughters -- our deluded and cowardly political elites are a clear and present danger to common sense. A proposal from the chief of staff of the Army and the commandant of the Marine Corps to require that women... more »

Obama to Release $4 Trillion-Plus Budget for 2017 That Ignores Deficit and GOP Congress

ANDREW TAYLOR & MARTIN CRUTSINGER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and fi... more »

Obama Administration Plans New High-Level Cyber Official and ‘Cybersecurity National Action Plan’

TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday. The $19-billion increase in... more »

Inmate Recaptured After Mistaken Release in Los Angeles

AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this undated photo released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Steven Lawrence Wright. Los Angeles County authorities say they've accidentally released Wright who was awaiting trial for a gang-related murder. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, that Wright was mistakenly released from Inmate Reception Center (IRC) custody on Saturday, Jan. 30. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, a... more »

Snowstorms in New Hampshire Could Potentially Jostle GOP Race

Chris White at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Supporters stand in the falling snow as Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at an election eve rally on February 8, 2016 at Robie's Country Store in Hooksett, New Hampshire.] A snowstorm expected to slam New Hampshire's coastal region could effect the results of Tuesday's Republican primary vote in the Granite State. According to New Hampshire's ABC affiliate WMUR, the state should gear up for a nor'easter, which could bring... more »

Sometimes I feel this way too!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 16 hours ago

Angus Dalgleish warns health tourist migrants are leaving the NHS at breaking point per Daily Mail Online

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
Something you won't see or hear reported by the pro unlimited immigration BBC. 'The NHS has been left 'on its knees' by uncontrolled migration from the EU, a leading cancer expert will warn tomorrow. Professor Angus Dalgleish, the principal of the Cancer Vaccine Institute, says the NHS is being bled dry of resources by health tourists denied care at home. Cancer treatment can cost £200,000 and, under Brussels rules, Britain has to offer it to all EU nationals. Professor Dalgleish says this partly explains the NHS's £3billion deficit. He will also claim the Government has hinder... more »

World News Briefs -- February 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.N. fears for hundreds of thousands if Syria troops encircle Aleppo* Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food supplies if Syrian government forces succeed in their offensive to encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning of a massive new flight of refugees. Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air strikes and Iranian and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, have launched a major offensive in the countryside around Aleppo, which has been divided between government and rebel control for years. The assault to sur... more »

New Hampshire Now: What Voters Should Be Thinking About As They Make Their Final Decisions

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Lots of progressive organizations are making a big deal out of Hillary Clinton taking a pledge to not cut Social Security. MSNBC Maddow blogger Steve Benen featured it on their blog yesterday. What's next? "Hillary Clinton is not still a Republican?" Yes, it's good she made the pledge-- second nature to progressives like Bernie but a real stretch to a multimillionaire corporatist like her-- especially when so many of her congressional Leadership Team back cuts. Benen explains why he thinks it's significant and a big deal. In most of the major debt-reduction plans put forward in r... more »

Two British Ghost Ships Sail To Japan To Pick Up Plutonium

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Two British ‘ghost ships’ are on their way to Japan to collect enough plutonium for 80 nuclear warheads. It is reported that the vessels are guarded against terrorists by commandos and and armed with 20mm cannons They ships are also being shadowed by a Royal Navy submarine. The two huge container ships, the Pacific Heron and the Pacific Egret, left Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, last month on the first leg of their journey. The Mail Online reports that they will travel across the Atlantic before passing through the Panama Canal and into the Pacific. RT reports: Once the ships arrive in... more »

Easy Sprinkle Oreo Pops

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
Pink and red have been every where in our house this month. We love adding a little bit of Valentine's Day love to all of our favorite treats and cookies are no exception. These Oreo pops are easy to make, and more fun than just a single cookie usually is! You will need: - Popsicle sticks - white melting chocolate - Valentine's Day Sprinkles - Oreos or Jo Jos Add a stick to each cookie. You can either simply slide a stick up the middle, making sure to stop halfway so the cookie doesn't split apart, or you can split the cookie, add the stick and then use a small ... more »

NASA Bans the Word ‘Jesus’

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A 3D NASA logo displayed at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.] The name of Jesus is not welcome in the Johnson Space Center newsletter, according to a complaint filed on behalf of a group of Christians who work for NASA. The JSC Praise & Worship Club was directed by NASA attorneys to... more »

“JP Morgan Chase: New Cash Policies Starting March 2016”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“JP Morgan Chase: New Cash Policies Starting March 2016”* by RP "Want to deposit cash at JPMorgan Chase? Then prepare to be treated if not like a criminal, then certainly a suspect of a very serious crime. The charge: being in possession of that “barbarous relic” known as cash. 20 years ago I was working a summer job where we would only accept a credit card with a state issued ID or passport. A coworker of mine once joked with a cash paying customer that we would only accept cash with two forms of ID. He relented after about 5 seconds and happily took her cash without any ID. I had ...more »

Satire: “Christie Quits Race to Focus on Tormenting Rubio”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Christie Quits Race to Focus on Tormenting Rubio”* by Andy Borowitz NEW HAMPSHIRE— “In a stunning announcement on the eve of the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said that he was dropping out of the Presidential race to focus his energies on tormenting Florida Senator Marco Rubio full-time. “At the end of the day, running for President was interfering with what I really love, which is making Marco Rubio’s life a living hell,” he said. “Now I can get up every morning and spend all day just doing that.” Christie said that he had tired of fielding questions ...more »

Musical Interlude: Arnd Stein, “Besinnlichkeit”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Arnd Stein, “Besinnlichkeit” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZKqtJBE0dY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“Namibia has some of the darkest nights visible from any continent. It is therefore home to some of the more spectacular skyscapes, a few of which have been captured in the below time-lapse video. We recommend watching this video at FULL SCREEN (1080p), with audio on. The night sky of Namibia is one of the best in the world, about the same quality of the deserts of Chile and Australia. Visible at the movie start are unusual quiver trees perched before a deep starfield highlighted by the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy. This bright band of stars and gas appears to pivot around t... more »

The Poet: Theodore Roethke, “The Waking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“The Waking”* by Theodore Roethke “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 m... more »

Eckhart Tolle, “The Beggar”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“The Beggar”* by Eckhart Tolle “A beggar had been sitting by the side of the road for thirty years. One day a stranger walked by. "Spare some change?" mumbled the beggar. "I have nothing to give you," said the stranger. Then he asked: "What's that you're sitting on?" "Nothing " replied the beggar. "Just an old box. I've been sitting on it for as long as I can remember." "Ever look inside?," asked the stranger. "No," said the beggar. "What's the point, there's nothing in there." "Have a look inside," insisted the stranger. The beggar, reluctantly, managed to pry open the lid. With ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- February 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Reuters*: *North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia* North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between Beijing and Seoul. North Korea says it put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, but the United States and its allies see the launch as cover for Pyongyang's development of ballistic missile technology that could be used to deliver a nuclear weapon. *Read more *.... *M... more »

SSRIs & Antidepressants Increase Suicidality and Mental Health Issues

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - A recent medical study supports the concern that antidepressants increase the likelihood of dangerous behaviors. The post SSRIs & Antidepressants Increase Suicidality and Mental Health Issues appeared first on Waking Times.

U.S. Begins Battle Against the Zika Virus Mosquito, One Backyard at a Time

RUSS BYNUM at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Joe Conlon, technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, discusses challenges associated with fighting the mosquito that carry the Zika virus during the association's annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Experts say the mosquito species known to spread the Zika virus live and breed in people's homes and yards, making them tough to reach with sprays and often requiring labor-intensive door-to-door interventions. (AP Photo/Ross Bynum)] SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Mosquito-control workers are asking automotive retailers to get rid of old... more »

Female ISIS Agent Charged With Role in American Kayla Mueller’s Death

ERIC TUCKER & DEB RIECHMANN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this May 30, 2013, file photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. The wife of a former senior leader of the Islamic State has been charged in federal court with contributing to the death of Mueller. The Justice Department on Feb. 8, 2016 announced charges against 25-year-old Nisreen Assad Ibrahim Bahar, who's also known as Umm Sayyaf. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Jo. L. Keener, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American K... more »

New Hampshire Votes Today in Nation’s First Primary

HOLLY RAMER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 10, 2012, file photo, ballot inspector Connie Bell, right, holds open a curtain on a voting booth during voting in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary at Memorial High School in Manchester, N.H. It’s been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)] CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- It’s been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hang... more »

Trump, Sanders Look for Big Wins in New Hampshire Today

JULIE PACE & KATHLEEN RONAYNE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., grimaces as he delivers his stump speech during a campaign stop at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore Center Arena, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)] MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would lend needed credibility to the unexpected contenders’ pursuit of their parties’... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The biggest problem with "free college for all" is that college degrees would become as expensive and meaningless as many high school diplomas are today* There's no such thing as a free lunch, or free college. But that didn't stop President Obama from pushing it (again) in his final State of the Union Address, or presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in a recent interview. The biggest problem with "free college for all" is that college degrees would become as expensive and meaningless as many high school diplomas are today. American public elementary and secondary schools spend ... more »

Updated Coal Power Capacity

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Following yesterday’s announcement that the Rugeley coal fired power station will close this year, I have updated the current capacity situation for coal power. Capacity MW MW to close in 2016 Notes Ratcliffe 2000 Cottam 2008 West Burton 2012 Eggborough 1960 1960 […]

Argentina: Seeing is Believing - Family Photographs an Alleged UFO at La RInconada

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and LMNeuquén.comDate: 02.09.2016* *Argentina: Seeing is Believing - Family Photographs an Alleged UFO at La Rinconada* The members of a family from Cutral Co claim having been able to see an unidentified flying object (UFO) for fleeting seconds at La Rinconada, not far from Junín de los Andes. They took photographs of the event, which frightened them. The* Cutral Co al Instante* web portal conveyed the statements made by Verónica, one of the protagonists of the incredible story, who noted that [the family] was on its way to Junín and stopped at La Rinconada... more »

US To Deploy Anti-Missile System On North Korea’s Doorstep

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The US Department of Defense has announced its plan to deploy an advanced missile system to South Korea “as quickly as possible” to counter the growing threats of weapons capabilities and recent provocations from the North. The Pentagon confirmed on Monday that it will start formal talks with South Korea on placing the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) on North Korea’s doorstep. Press TV reports: THAAD is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles in their terminal phase using a hit-to-kill approach. “Without getting into a timeline, we’d like to see this move as qui... more »

U.S. Defence Intelligence Chief: The Islamic State Will Increase Its Transnational Attacks In The Coming Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
DIA Director Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, center, testified before the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 3, 2015 about worldwide threats. Stewart joined Army Lt. Gen. William Mayville, Joint Staff director for operations, and Mark Chandler, acting director for intelligence for the Joint Staff, for the open and closed sessions. (Photo by DIA) *Reuters*: *U.S. defence intelligence chief predicts increased ISIS attacks* Islamic State is likely to step up "the pace and lethality" of its attacks in the months ahead as it seeks to fan the flames of international conflict, the direc... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Wot! No hockeystick?* *When Mike Mann's proxy-based "hockeystick" picture of the earth's climate history over the last 1,000 years came out, it was greeted with wild acclaim by Warmists. It even featured at the front of an IPCC report or two. It showed an unchanging temperature until the late 20th century, when the temperature suddenly shot up -- exactly the Warmist dream. It was however soon shown as a botch and the IPCC no longer mentions it. But Mann and some others still find hockeysticks wherever they look so I thought a careful proxy study of the last 1,000 years ... more »

Deep State Investing and The Commodification of Our Children

WTStaff at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
* Katherine Carroll* - The essence of the Deep State is "a combination of government and private businesses, working arm in arm to take advantage of the public. The post Deep State Investing and The Commodification of Our Children appeared first on Waking Times.

FBI Confirms For The First Time That They Are Investigating Hillary Clinton's Private Server

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*MSNBC:* *FBI formally confirms its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server* In a letter disclosed Monday in a federal court filing, the FBI confirms one of the world’s worst-kept secrets: It is looking into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Why say this at all, since it was widely known to be true? Because in August in response to a judge’s direction, the State Department asked the FBI for information about what it was up to. Sorry, the FBI said at the time, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigation. Now, in a letter dated February... more »

Douglas Murray Reacts to Liberal Hypocrisy on Islam

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago

Why The Pentagon Wants Swarms Of Unmanned Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
This artist’s rendering shows how unmanned aerial drones known as “Gremlins” could assist the U.S. military. (Image courtesy DARPA) *Washington Post:* *Why drone swarms will buzz to the forefront in the new Pentagon budget* When the Defense Department unveils its budget for 2017 on Tuesday, expect a buzzing noise in the background. Unmanned drone swarms appear to be one of the big winners in Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter’s plans for the future. The Pentagon chief tipped his hand that drone swarms could get a funding boost in a speech last week, predicting they could be used i... more »

Stay True To Your Heart's Light - A Short Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
Artwork by John Finn *I sometimes think of all the sickness in this world. If one becomes overly engaged in this sickness, over time, one will become sick.* *A way out is to live within the darkness of men yet hold on tightly to the Light. Never wonder too far from the heart's light while you live amongst men of dark intentions who manipulate others for their own purposes.* *Stay true to the heart's light within yourselves so that you shine a way out of the madness that has gripped the minds of men.* M.N. Hopkins *Note: * I wrote this last month and published it for the first t... more »

Hoaxes: The Bigfoot that Wasn't

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
INEXPLICATA contributing editor *Manuel Carballal* has written on his Facebook page (El Ojo Crítico) that Spain's "Formigal Bigfoot" is simply a viral PR tool from the Madrid-based Marketing Directo company. "It will become common knowledge in a few days," he writes. El *Yeti de Formigal*, as it was dubbed in Spanish, appeared in footage allegedly recorded in the Pyrenees mountain range, separating Spain from France. The owners of the ski resort where the incident occurred supposedly combed the area for the elusive creature, "to no avail." A similar viral marketing campaign involv...more »

President Obama Rrequests $1.8 Billion From Congress To Combat The Zika Virus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic* President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but Obama also said there was no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus. Zika, spreading rapidly in South and Central America and the Caribbean, has been linked to severe birth defects in Brazil and public health officials' concern is focused on pregnant women and women who may become pregnant. Obama's request to Congress inc... more »

Amy Schumer - Before She was Famous - because I need a laugh this morning

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago

US Claims its Anti-China US-ASEAN Summit "Not Anti-China"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*February 9, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - For decades the US has sought to stitch together a united front stretching from Central Asia, across Southeast Asia, and even into East Asia itself to encircle and contain China. From the 70 year occupation of Japan, to the Korean and Vietnam wars, to the 15 year occupation of Afghanistan, to political meddling and attempted regime change in Southeast Asia up to and including today, the United States has invested untold of sums in its bid to maintain what US policymakers openly call American "primacy" in Asia. The most recent manifesta... more »

The #feelthebern Hashtag Mushrooms - JEB Making Comeback - Lucky Hillary Fades to Gray?  (Aren't Payroll Jobs Reports Just Propaganda Until Doomsday?)  Global Economic Turmoil Continues to Worsen in 2016

He never really went away. You just thought he did. Is JEB Making a Comeback? One Pollster Is Much More Convinced Than the Others. I've felt from the first that it will be Bush v. ? (probably Clinton due to strength of campaign propaganda versus relatively ignorant camp followers). They don't give up, you know. No matter how foolish they look. That's the perspective of the entitled. And

Islamic State Continues To Seize Territory In Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*L.A. Times*:* Islamic State-linked fighters seizing oil-rich land in Libya* As Islamic State forces lose ground in Iraq and Syria, fighters loyal to the group have seized territory in oil-rich Libya, levying taxes at gunpoint and creating sanctuaries to launch possible attacks in North Africa and Europe, U.S. officials say. The Pentagon has sent special operations teams to gather intelligence and launched at least one airstrike. But the White House so far has resisted calls from some senior aides to escalate the U.S. military role in another Muslim country to counter the potentia... more »

GOD's Mercy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am sharing with you a remarkable story that needs to be told. The source is a friend who was guided to me in order that i could interview him extensively. He was originally met out providing care and sustenance to those in trouble as best he could where the need was greatest. Conversations led to an introduction and that led to a number of pleasant conversations over several months that ultimately formed up to provide an interview. The story is truly extraordinary not so much the miracle of his survival as for the direct confirmation of the reality of divine mercy. Our f... more »

What Our Breasts Are Telling Us

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What they are telling us is that exposure to hormone imitators produces negative effects. That is the immediate actionable effect. Thus already flame retardants have largely dropped out of the production tool kit.. This is good news. It also must be said that these chemicals are operating at a low enough level that seems to avoid serious impact. Yet that is no license either. The truth is that we have enough options to produce valid products without anu exposure and cost is really no barrier. Consumers will pay for clearly clean product. Better yet, not showing up in brest ... more »

How Asthma Develops From Exposure to House Dust Mites

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The good news is that we are developing biological pathways to explain it all. dust mites are persuasive everywhere and this makes localizing its effect difficult. On top of all that, most dust is also heavily laden with various mold spores which also trigger allergic effects. My own book collection had become both dusty and hit with mold in the shelving. This made actual handling impossible for myself. I then applied a saturation ozone treatment. This had the effect of eliminating all allergic response. The ozone would attack both sources successfully. Do not try this... more »

Mushy Peas? No. Peas Are Now a Superfood!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Hampton Creek Foods CEO Josh Tetrick holds the yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, in San Francisco, on Dec. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)] This is a measure of our times. As the public wakes up to the bad choices in their diet, they are paying attention to those other foods long taken for granted and ignored. Pea protein allows a lot of variation and processing opportunities for industrial food producers and they need just that. It appears we are on the way to serious growth. Just blending with wheat flours will be helpful. We will also se... more »

Almonds Are Getting Cheaper, But Here's the Catch with Tom Philpott

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The rapidly changing terms of international trade has knocked down almond prices. This must obviously be happening across the board in other commodities. The swings are big enough to force decissions. Add in the collapsed oil market likely to be with us for at least another year and suppliers will be looking for an adjustment down in costs as well. all this makes market prediction very dicey. Then let us talk about water. The aquifer draw down must end and likely this hits in ten years by regulation. That actually provides enough time to convert to atmospheric water productio... more »

The World Is More Educated Than It’s Ever Been—How?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is one trend that keeps rising as it should. Whether it produces the same quality is almost irrelevant. What it does do is establish who can be trusted with leadership. After college, skill levels become for specialized and specific and reach demanded standards. It continues to be the best capital investment possible for a government. Simply put, it determines professional income production as against trade income production. A factor of two easily applies and over at least forty years. That translates into a tax recovery several times greater for the professional. ... more »

Where did Zika Virus Come from and Why is it a Problem in Brazil?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Mosquito borne disease vectors continue to plague us but also are susceptible to concentrated control measures. A global public health initiative is likely the surest way to ultimately minimize human exposure. We have not got to that yet but we will. In the meantime we do have panic promotion out of the press. I do not think Zita will amount to much. however we still have Malaria to defeat//v. *\ * *Explainer: Where did Zika virus come from and why is it a problem in Brazil? January 27, 2016 5.48am EST http://theconversation.com/explainer-where-did-zika-virus-come-from... more »

What Happened When Saudi Arabia Closed its Borders to Christian Immigrants

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The take home is that you cannot win this game. The only restraint that works is the actual cost and even that is almost meaningless when folks sell themselves into slavery in order to go. In fact over the past fifty years, it has become progressively easier to migrate and so hey have. What drives migration is actually failure at home to provide sufficient employment. Who migrates out of Europe anymore? It is a rare European. What this means though is that if we solve poverty on a global basis all immigration disappears unless actively promoted and supported. *What happ... more »

How Corrupt Is the American Government?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a catalog of abusive practice. Read and weep. The small stuff is unfortunately just that. I cannot say that they do not matter because it displays a serious lack of leadership foresight and effective oversight. It may well indicate compromised leadership and the quick solution is always to fire the immediate superior. That at least stiffens the rest up. Corruption of big money is far more serious because we are now discussing true treason. Yet Big money has made the simple calculation that all decisions that affect them are in the hands of a finite number of indiv... more »

Nanoparticles Used to Take on Late-Stage Liver Cancer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: The researchers used nanoparticles to deliver microRNAs to tumors, avoiding the pitfalls of previous treatment attempts] It is not a cure but it is a life extender through delivery of critical microRNAs. As late stage liver cancer is at best terminal, this is welcome. Other protocols may in fact cure, but their efficiency is not consistent or sure to date. Yet extending the time window allows more opportunity to heal and make a difference. All good stuff. Better we are now really exploring nano particle drug deliveries which must be naturally more productive and nat... more »

6 Frequencies Used by Ancient Cultures to Heal and Connect to the Divine

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This outlines what we know regarding sound as a potentially therapeutic tool. The effect has been at least creditable but also not overly powerful. It needs to be carefully mapped out and applied to discover successful protocols. It would be nice to put earphones on in order to slip into deep meditation. That would obviate the usual settling down and distractions experienced by most. We need a concentrated effort to discvover all we can on this. . *6 Frequencies Used by Ancient Cultures to Heal and Connect to the Divine* * by Time Wheel* *Can sound affec... more »

Theorists Propose a New Method to Probe the Beginning of the Universe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
My own Cloud Cosmology begins with a first action and near exponential expansion that is time and volume dependent in the three dimensional world. The first action produces a neutral neutrino and a sphere of complex curvature producing geometry capable of decaying into additional neutral neutrinos on an ongoing basis. I call this the first tier of matter and it is plausible that it is continuously producing new neutral neutrinos at a decaying rate. Thus the first tier of matter may be considered as the tier of continuous creation. I propose this conjecture because is it plaus... more »

'I Saw A Wolfman'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is a powerful tale that is right outside the box in terms of my expectations. However a couple of things can be noted before this is simply dismissed. 1 The movement appears to conform to the movement of a projected image. That it clearly knew that it had an audience further supports just that conclusion. Add in the switching on of an additional light coinciding with its immediate disappearance and it really looks like a deliberate act that is essentially beyond our present technology. 2 The bright lighting allowed excellent observation and this all conforms to th... more »

The Insanely Complicated Logistics of Cage-Free Eggs for All

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Chickens_2-01]* What we really need is modern inefficiencies built into organic methods. that needs to mean one hundred bird flocks along with a mobile coop egg laying house along with a portible fence system able to contain the flock inside an appropriate section of sod. My guess is that a thousand birds can with ten coops process twenty acres in ten weeks.The purpose of all that is that the birds will dig up all that dirt and strip it of all plant material and all insects to depth. Significant fertilization takes place as well. In short the field is effectively sterili... more »

How Rockefeller's Oil Industry Conquered Medicine, Finance and Agriculture

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is an interesting read and certainly the nature of profit seeking drives all decisions described herein. how willful it ever was is quite another matter. Putting that aside, it is also inevitable that large capital pools will focus of profitability and into just those enterprises which have the broadest possible public distribution. It does not have to be planned at all and it is actually better if it is not planned as failures are then easily absorbed. Again the oil age is now ending. and the whole global economy will be shifting. This first means an expansion of cash f... more »

Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does to Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I personally fast three separate days each week. This item helps me to modify even that to generate better responses. More critically we learn here that fasting is when the body works at restoration of your body. The garbage is cleaned up and fresh stem cells are fired up. This is a huge insight. As posted before, we naturally hold 125% of our true needs. Thus if we do not fast, we are inclined to be around 150% of what is best. All the dieting in the world will be defeated by such a demand. Thus it is now becoming clear that we need to popularize a completely new eatin... more »

Research Claims that Vegetables Fried with Olive Oil have more Healthy Properties than Boiled Ones

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Research claims that vegetables fried with olive oil have more healthy properties than boiled ones January 20, 2016 Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-01-vegetables-fried-olive-oil-healthy.html#jCp Research claims that vegetables fried with olive oil have more healthy properties than boiled ones January 20, 2016 Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-01-vegetables-fried-olive-oil-healthy.html#jCp I deserved this. I have been beating myself up for years because i fry my veggies whenever possible. I dislike boiled veggies and meat while preferring fried or steamed. Tur... more »

Time-saving Green Tech Kills those "Blasted Weeds" Without Chemicals

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: The abrasive weeding rig used in the experiments] * The rig we see is a practical prototype providing proof of concept Way more important is that it clearly lends itself to robotization. Nozzle design art should also solve the problem of collateral damage. Thus we finally can see the future of robotic weeding and it is excellent. It shreds the weed and adds organics and even fertilizer while doing this. The sensing technology is surely now up to the needed levels as well. I have considered this to be the most important unsolved problem in agriculture and th... more »

Topchair-S wheelchair has no problem with stairs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: The TopChair-S keeps the occupant face-forward when ascending or descending] This problem has been worked on continuously for decades and is naturally cumbersome. This almost looks good enough. On the other hand we are less that a decade away from medically resolving most of these situations as well. That will then make all this truly obsolete. In the meantime good enough can do well enough . . *Topchair-S wheelchair has no problem with stairs* * Aaron Heinrich * * January 21, 2016 * *The TopChair-S keeps the occupant face-forward when ascending or descending (Cred... more »

The Forgotten History of Cofitachequi, Cofaqui and the Cofitachete’s

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: 1703-Cofitachite-DeLisle] Rather interesting walk through the changing locales of the various peoples. I was surprised to find that the Carribs has a presense here as well and not a well recieved one. All this merely confirms that the Caribbean was no barrier to migrating peoples. Far too much scholarship has ignored that fact. Showing up from the sea allowed you to marshal a larger army than could ever be marshaled by land. It took robust easily made canoes and a plan to concentrate on the target, In fact we should take our cue from the Illiad. That army would ha... more »

This Time, Cheaper Oil Does Little for the U.S. Economy

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Quite seriously, it is way too soon. Pump prices have not bottomed yet and then it takes time for those benefits to show up. Previous experience shows that this adjustment takes many months. On top of all that the actual fallout from the industry could be much worse than anyone now imagines. We have massive oil oversupply jamming the whole system and uptake is not able to expand. That means closures of major production facilities. There is also nothing to stop prices to sink much lower and stay there until all above ground inventory is worked off. How about $12.... more »

Is Your Food Cooked in Toxic Crap?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
There are plenty of excellent uses for teflon, just not on the top of a sheet of metal likely to have occasional hotspots. Of course the company has claimed otherwise for decades. The fact is that all carbon based compounds will reduce to a layer of carbon period at around 600 degrees or much sooner. I have mostly avoided Teflon all my life because of just that. In fact i use a cast Iron Skillet almost exclusively. Now the science is making things even less attractive. I know that they are heavy. Maybe you need strengthening exercise. Otherwise go out and buy on and to... more »

How To Help Others Spiritually Awaken

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The first problem that we all face regarding this entire phenomena is that because it is neither taught nor really condoned as a rational enterprise, is that our own initial instinct is to dismiss the whole business. This holds true actually for most new knowledge unless it is instantly compelling. What changes for most is that expanding life experiences show us that we really should pay attention. And then that process is usually interrupted several times by false leads or poorly thought out teachings. I consider religion guilty of that sin in particular. Most reject the id... more »

News Report Suggests Chinese Leadership Disavows Persecution of Falun Gong

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Former leader of China Jiang Zemin (L) and current leader Xi Jinping. (Wang Zhao & Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)] It is noteworthy that when China changes course, it tries to do so while avoiding the stirring up of factions with real skin in the game. This means that there is a longish process of elimination of key participants. At least losing an election all anticipate a clean and quick sweep. Here we have a slow sweep. Without much question, this purge has everything to do with the methods used in suppressing Falun Gong which can never be disclosed. However, the prese... more »

Military Photo of the Day: February 9, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Whiteout Landing-900] A CH-53 helicopter performs a whiteout landing during recent avalanche training in Bridgeport, Calif. Thanks to Cpl. Dalton A. Precht for taking this amazing photograph!

A Photo Gallery Of The Vietnam War From The North Vietnamese/Viet Cong Side

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
June 1972 Militia members sort through the debris of an American plane downed by small-arms fire in the Hanoi suburbs. The pilot had been flying at treetop level to avoid radar detection, but such low-flying planes were more vulnerable to small arms. U.S. planes targeted Hanoi industrial sites, but most industries were relocated to the countryside. IMAGE: DOAN CONG TINH/ANOTHER VIETNAM/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS *Alex Q. Arbuckle, Mashale*: *1965-1975: Another Vietnam, Unseen images of the war from the winning side* For much of the world, the visual history of the Vietnam War has be... more »

Did Turkey's President Erdogan Threatened To Flood Europe With Migrants?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (L) at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels on Oct. 5, 2015. (Photo: Cihan) *Reuters:** Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website* Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan threatened in November to flood Europe with migrants if European Union leaders did not offer him a better deal to help manage the Middle East refugee crisis, a Greek news website said on Monday. Publishing what it said were minutes of a tense meeting last November, the euro2day.gr finan... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Syria & Russia haven't banned cluster munitions but that's no excuse for using them - @hrw https://t.co/KYkP2obPNf pic.twitter.com/jgVEkPN0Jy — Mary Wareham (@marywareham) February 8, 2016

Saudi Invasion Of Syria May Spark World War 3

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Saudi Arabia plan to send ground troops into Syria could be a cover for sparking military action between Russia and the United States – a situation that will likely spiral into World War 3. Saudi Arabia have threatened to send in 150,000 troops to invade Syria on the pretext of ‘fighting terrorism’ and to defeat ISIS. Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem has warned that Saudi’s presence in Syria would be interpreted as an “act of aggression” and that Syrian forces would respond by sending troops back in “wooden coffins”. RT.com reports: Nevertheless, US President Barack Ob... more »

Mandatory Depression Screening Coming To America

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Ron Paul has slammed plans for a “mandatory depression screening” for all Americans – which is currently being proposed by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Ron Paul says that these mandatory screenings will allow the government to keep a big brother style central database that lists every ‘mentally ill’ person in America, which could then be used to deprive individuals of their Second Amendment rights. Ronpaulinstitute.org reports: Basic economics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Am... more »

Rioters Clash With Police In Hong Kong

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Rioters in Hong Kong clashed with police on Tuesday amid violent scenes during the three-day Chinese New Year holiday. As rioters set fires and threw bricks at cops, police fired warning shots in the Mong Kok district in order to contain the crowds. Bloomberg.com reports: Forty-four officers were injured, with 24 people arrested. A government statement said there were several hundred rioters involved. “The situation ran out of control and became a riot,” Yau said. “As police officers saw their lives under serious threat, without any other alternatives, two gunshots were fired as a ... more »

Will The Russian - Turkish Crisis Escalate?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Sukhoi Su-34 jets at the Hmeimim airfield in Syria. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti *Al-Monitor:* *Will Turkey, Russia fan flames into an inferno?* On Jan. 30, Turkey said its airspace was again violated by a Russian warplane. A statement by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said a Russian Su-34 warplane on Jan. 29 had violated Turkish airspace despite repeated warnings in Russian and English. The statement said this was yet another concrete indication of Russia’s escalation despite clear warnings by Turkey and NATO. The statement said, “We are calling on Russia clearly to a... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Spectators watch as colorful fireworks light up the night sky welcoming the Chinese New Year at the Chinatown in Manila, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Recession Looms

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
More evidence that we are in an expanding recession: Theo Francis, "Big Firms Hit Brake as Profit Slumps," The Wall Street Journal, Feb 8, 2016, A1, A2: "Overall, companies in the S&P Index are on track to report adjusted fourth-quarter profits down 4.1% from a year earlier, and sales down 3.5% according to Thompson Reuters. That would mark two consecutive quarters of shrinking earnings for the first time since 2009, and four straight quarters of falling sales." (A2) Much of the falling earnings is attributable to the energy sector. Employees in this sector have wages that are ... more »

Zika Virus Can Be Purchased Online Courtesy Of Rockefeller Foundation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Over the last few days it has emerged that the Zika virus can be traced back to the Rockefeller Foundation, and that the virus itself can being purchased online to anybody holding a level-2 biohazard qualification. It’s conceivable that a bioterrorist organization could easily set up a level-2 biohazard lab in order to acquire the Zika virus and use it against humanity. Naturalnews.com reports: Some of the alt. media have misreported the Zika virus as being “patented” by the Rockefeller Foundation. We have not been able to find any patent on the virus, but we have found numerous re... more »

Why The Saudi-Iran Conflict Will Not Escalate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Saudi soldier fires a mortar toward a Houthi movement position, at the Saudi border with Yemen, April 21, 2015. (photo by REUTERS) *Ali Omidi, Al-Monitor*: *Five reasons why Iran-Saudi conflict won't escalate* Relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia have been tense ever since the establishment of the Islamic Republic back in 1979. Initially, Iran’s doctrine of exporting its revolution and its leaders’ negative view of countries such as Saudi Arabia, together with Riyadh’s creation of the Gulf Cooperation Council and support for Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime during its 1... more »

Does Rubio's Malfunction Mean The Brokered Convention Is The Only Hope The GOP Establishment Has Left?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Not even Herr Trumpf calling Cruz a "pussy" tonight at a rally in Manchester-- for not being as gung-ho as he should be about torturing people-- could knock the Rubio robot out of the news. But no one could have gotten more of a hard-on from Rubio's agony at the hands of Chris Christie Saturday night than Paul Ryan. Christie may not have ever persecuted Al Qaeda or the Taliban or ISIS successfully, but he absolutely *skewered* former coke runner and ex-gay prostitute Marco Rubio, even if not in a way that will save Christie's own moribund campaign. And speaking of moribund campaig... more »

Two Maps On Who Controls What Territory In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters* *(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *ISW* *(Click on Image to Enlarge)*

Beware: Teachers in Okay, Oklahoma, May be Armed — and Dangerous

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Okay Public School - 900] The superintendent of a rural school district, taking zero chances should an active shooter trespass his grounds, has posted large signs to alert intruders that staff members could have a firearm on hand. "Attention: Please be aware that certain staff... more »

FBI Officially Confirms Its Investigation into Hillary Clinton’s Private Server

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak during a campaign stop, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at Manchester Community College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)] The FBI has formally notified the State Department that it is investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a primary email server while Secretary of State. The confirmation of what MSNBC calls “one of the world’s worst-kept secrets” comes just one day before... more »

UN Report: All Sides In Syria Killing Thousands Of Detainees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of "extermination" - UN* Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said on Monday. The U.N. commission of inquiry called on the Security Council to impose "targeted sanctions" on high-ranking Syrian civilian and military officials responsible for or complicit in deaths, torture and disappearances in custody, but stopped short of naming the suspects. The independen... more »

War in Syria: "Thank God the Russians intervened"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: War in Syria: "Thank God the Russians intervened." Source: FRANCE 24 English. Date Published: February 8, 2016. Description:* Angela Merkel is in Ankara to bargain over billions in aid for refugees pledged by Europe. She needs Turkey and the EU to be working together ahead of a Brussels summit next week. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a Russian-backed government offensive are blocked from entering Turkey. What should Merkel be telling her hosts in Ankara? What should she be telling Vladimir Putin? What will she say to her EU partners next week? The journalis... more »

Why does anybody join ISIS? And who really created it?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
*Al Etejah TV Panel Discussion * *Part 1: Who created ISIS?* *Part 2: The Arab Spring, Syria and Khilafah * In this episode of Panorama, Al Etejah’s Hassan Alkatib discusses the Arab Spring, the Syrian revolution and the Caliphate. Hassan is joined by four guests: deputy editor of 5Pillarz, Dilly Hussain, economist and author Rodney Shakespeare, Iraqi analyst and human rights activist Zaid al Isa, and via Skype, academic and author Dr Kevin Barrett. In part 2 of this show, the guests discuss what the Arab Spring has achieved, the role of the west and regional powers in manoeuvring ... more »

Is The Islamic State Running Out Of Money?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo from Langer Report *Reuters*: *Air strikes help force ISIS to halve fighters' pay: Glaser* U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money Islamic State (IS) makes from oil, and have helped force the militant group to cut its fighters' pay by up to 50 percent, a senior U.S official said on Monday. Daniel Glaser, assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the U.S. Treasury Department, said the strikes had hit the group's ability to extract, refine and transport oil from territory it controlled in Iraq and Syria. "When you look at difficulties that we know ... more »

Because Banning Butt Sex is More Important Than Tainted Water

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
There's a curiously fascistic strain in the Michigan GOP. An unimaginative wag would perhaps say it's due to something in the water but whatever the cause, the Michigan Republican Party is becoming indistinguishable from Hitler's Nazi party. Take this news item that just came screaming out of Lansing, Michigan/1930's Berlin, Germany: "Bill criminalizing anal and oral sex passes Michigan Senate." Like a typical Republican scumbag stealth legislator, the fat fuck above, one State Senator Rick Jones, inserted a rider in an animal cruelty bill that banned oral and anal sex bet... more »

Top 5 Reasons Why Hillary Will Not Reform Wall Street

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by j. darcy* In the most recent Democratic debate of what is quickly degenerating into the political counterpart of bare-knuckle boxing, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders went at it toe-to-toe, all snippy like, to the delight of the assembled audience and anybody else not in the punditry business who happened to be watching. Which, if the ratings are to be believed, weren't quite as many as MSNBC probably would have liked. That said, there was one part that stuck out rather curiously. It was the part where Hillary took apparent umbrage at the notion (oh, just floating ... more »

MENA Report ( February 8 , 2016 ) Around the Horn : 1. Syria War Updates ; 2. Turkey - Kurds Aspect Of Syria War ; 3. UAE Cost Cutting Due To Low Oil Prices - Trimming Ministries / Outsourcing Most Gov't Services ; 4. Jordan & Lebanon - Syria War Aspects ; 5. Libya In focus ; and Iraq In focus.

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Evening Wrap ...... *Al Arabiya EnglishVerified account* ‏@AlArabiya_Eng 38m 38 minutes ago U.S., #Saudi push ceasefire ahead of #*Syria* talks http://ara.tv/cbxmy [image: Embedded image permalink] This Masquerade - George Benson .....background music while reading *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago Turkey, Saudi Arabia Mull *Syria* Ground Invasion As Russia, Hezbollah Decimate Rebels http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-0 8/turkey-saudi-arabia-mull-syria-ground-invasion-russia-hezbollah-decimate-rebels … *Sami* ‏@Parado... more »

The Deterioration of American Politics Continues With The Smearing of Young Women By "Mainstream" Figures

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The Wicked Witches of the West.* *Title: Genocide Promoter Endorses Hillary Clinton. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: February 8, 2016. *

Chet Raymo, “At Home In An Infinite Universe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“At Home In An Infinite Universe”* by Chet Raymo “They are questions that bedeviled thinkers for thousands of years: Is the universe infinite or finite, eternal or of a finite age? It is certainly hard to imagine a universe that extends without limit in every direction, or a universe without a beginning or end. It is equally difficult to imagine a finite universe; what is beyond the edge? Or a beginning or end in time; how can something come from nothing? how can what is cease to be? The problems are so intractable philosophically that their resolution has generally been left to ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "DOW 6,000 Extreme Sell-Off Coming- Gregory Mannarino”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“*DOW 6,000 Extreme Sell-Off Coming- Gregory Mannarino”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Trader/analyst Gregory Mannarino called the top of the DOW in May 2015. The market was well over 18,000 then and currently more than 2,000 points lower. Mannarino now says the Dow is going to “6,000–or lower.” Mannarino warns, “People need to be ready for a major, extreme sell-off in equities which are inflated in a bubble.” Mannarino also says that the current stock market is, “the biggest bubble of them all that was inflated by a runaway central bank, and I believe it is bursting now. There i... more »

Satire: "Jeb Hopes to Woo Voters with Ad Featuring Worst President in U.S. History"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Jeb Hopes to Woo Voters with Ad * *Featuring Worst President in U.S. History"* by Andy Borowitz NEW HAMPSHIRE (The Borowitz Report)— "The former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is hoping to jump-start his lagging Presidential campaign with a new television ad featuring the worst President in U.S. history, campaign aides confirm. With the crucial New Hampshire primary just hours away, the Bush campaign believes it can finish strong by reminding voters of Jeb’s connection to a man who left the nation in smoldering ruins. In the ad, which Bush aides are calling “a fantastic closing argumen... more »

Has Russian President Putin Chosen His Successor?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
‘He is always somewhere next to Putin': The Russian President previously awarded Dyumin the Hero of Russia honour for courage *Daily Mail:** Vladimir Putin is grooming ex-bodyguard and military hero, 43, to become future Russian president, experts claim* * Vladimir Putin is grooming Alexei Dyumin to be his Kremlin successor * Hard-man Dyumin, 43, is currently Putin's deputy defence minister * Dyumin commanded Special Operation Forces of the Russian Army * He is also believed to have served in the GRU military intelligence unit Vladimir Putin is grooming an action man ‘military hero... more »


James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago

Economic News , Data & Views ( February 8 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1, Equities - Global Perspective . 2. BOJ vs FED - Currency Tussles . 3. Bond Land - Global Topics. 4. Chines New Year Closures through Much Of Asian Markets . ) Europe ( 1. ECB Late Afternoon Chatter On Global Coordination At G-20 . 2. Greece Items Of Note . 3. Refugee / Migration / Border Security Items Of Note. 4. Major Market Sell-offs. 5. Russia To Issue Debt - first time Since 2013. 6.Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Evening Wrap.... Overview..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 55m 55 minutes ago Equities, % off 52-wk high China: 47% Italy/Brazil: 31% Germany: 28% France: 23% UK: 20% Canada/Japan: 19% US: 13% [image: Embedded image permalink] *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 1h 1 hour ago The BOJ is doing everything in their power to crash the Yen and it is flat vs. the Dollar since November 2014. [image: Embedded image permalink] *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago "the Federal Reserve computer systems used to manage interest on reserves do n... more »

Obama Will Ask Congress for Billions More to Spend on Global Warming Schemes

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama gestures during his meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.] President Barack Obama is preparing to unveil his 2017 budget request, and already reports have surfaced the president is planning on asking Congress for billions of dollars more to spend on global warming programs. "One of the greatest challenges of... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- February 8, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Reuters *Alexander Kudascheff, DW*:* Endgame in Syria?* While plans are being made for more talks in Geneva, Russia and Assad are creating facts on the ground by attacking Aleppo. But one player in particular will emerge the winner, says Alexander Kudascheff. Syria's conflict appears to be approaching an endgame. Bashar al-Assad is regaining the upper hand - with Russian help, partly in the guise of massive air support, and probably also with massive logistical and technical assistance for the Syrian army on the ground. The struggle for Aleppo has taken on the character of a decis... more »

George Osborne’s Psychiatrist Brother Admits Inappropriate Behaviour

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The psychiatrist brother of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has admitted having sex with a vulnerable patient under his care to a disciplinary panel of the General Medical Council. Dr Adam Osborne engaged in an “inappropriate” emotional and sexual relationship with a vulnerable patient. This is the second time the General Medical Council has had to take disciplinary measures against the psychiatrist. Dr Osborne was previously suspended for behaving “dishonestly” over another matter. The Guardian reports: Dr Adam Osborne, who is currently suspended by the GMC, admitt... more »

Sea Level Sanity

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/sea-ice-and-sea-level-update/ Ron Clutz offers a bit of sanity: Post Paris sea level alarms are ramping up: As global temperatures rise, scientists know that sea levels will follow suit. Today, global sea level is the topic of two new papers, both published in Nature Climate Change. Source: Carbon Brief, today’s […]

Maine Required Childless Adults to Work to Get Food Stamps. Here’s What Happened.

Robert Rector & Rachel Sheffield at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Sales Clerk Talking to Customer, Grocery Store, Supermarket, Shopping, Customer, Dairy Counter] One trillion dollars -- that's how much the government spent last year on means-tested welfare aid, providing cash, food, housing, medical care, and social services to poor and low-income individuals. The food stamp program is the nation's second largest welfare... more »

Federal Employees Spent $1 Million in Taxpayer Money at Casinos, $100,000 at ‘Adult’ Entertainments

Christopher Oleska at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: tablegames - 900] The federal government is no stranger to waste -- some examples are egregious. From July 2013 through June 2014, over 4,000 transactions, worth just short of $1 million, were conducted at casinos using the Department of Defense's government travel cards. Furthermore,... more »

College Bans ‘Lord,’ ‘God’ and ‘Jesus’ in Football Locker Room

Casey Harper at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: The Steihauer Field House at Colorado School of Mines in Golden Colorado.] A college in Colorado has decided to cancel an entire donor program rather than allow Bible references in its football locker room. Former college football player Michael Lucas donated $2,500 in 2015 to his alma mater Colorado School of Mines. As part... more »

US Faces Shortcomings in ‘Our So-Called Coalition’ for Anti-ISIS War

Robert Burns at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ash Carter2 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration... more »

World News Briefs -- February 8, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *Citing Betrayal, Some Syrian Rebels Withdraw From Front* GAZIANTEP, TURKEY — Syrian rebels in northern Syria have come under an intense weeklong bombing campaign by Russian warplanes. The insurgents, who also have been trying to hold on in the face of a coordinated ground offensive by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, have sheltered in tunnels or taken cover in blast craters. One young rebel fighter told VOA about his ordeal and why he and many other fighters are withdrawing from the front. For almost a quarter of his young life, 20-year-old Ahmad has been a figh... more »

Why Iraq Will Get Nowhere Even If It Manages To Defeat ISIS

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Iraqi MP Mish'an Al-Jabouri: I Took Millions of Dollars in Bribes, All Iraqi Politicians Do. Source: MEMRITVVideos. Date Published: February 7, 2016. Description:* In a TV interview, Iraqi MP Mish’an Al-Jabouri admitted that he had taken millions of dollars in bribes. In a January 26 interview with Al-Etejah TV, MP Al-Jabouri claimed that all Iraqi politicians take bribery and that only a coward would not. He claimed that the entire political echelon is corrupt and responsible for the destruction of the country. Al-Jabouri is a member of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity, ta... more »

Jay West and Lieutenant Colonel Duran

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
I have often wondered why it was that Karl Pflock went after me in his anti-Roswell book. I have often wondered why there are those who quote from it as if it had been written in stone but ignored the mistakes he made in it. I have wondered why the fourth note on the map included on the inside covers of the book said, “The ‘revisionist’ Randle – Schmitt/first Ragsdale/ ‘true’ Kaufmann crash site,” when it was, in fact, the first site that Ragsdale identified. Wouldn’t the new site, out by Boy Scout Mountain and championed by the late Max Littell, be the “revisionist” site since it c... more »

North Korea’s Missile Launch Shows It Could Target US Homeland

Bruce Klingner at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Kim Jong Un - 900] North Korea has again successfully put a satellite into orbit, demonstrating the same technology needed to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and showing that its long-range missile program is becoming increasingly reliable. In 2015, the U.S. commanders of U.S.... more »

Russell Wilson Honors Peyton Manning With Heartfelt ‘Thank You’

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 21: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) shakes hands with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) after the overtime win 26-20 September 21, 2014 at CenturyLink Stadium. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)] Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, commemorated Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl victory Monday with a sincere thank you note. In the letter published by The Players’ Tribune titled “If This Is It” Wilson wrote: From all the wins, to the few... more »

Is Syria Worth World War III?

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Those who want a Turkish-NATO-Saudi invasion of Syria should be careful what they wish for. This war is not simply about overthrowing a dictator. It never was. But even if Assad is somehow magically overthrown, that will open a bigger can of worms like in Libya. None of Syria's neighbours will be able to control the territory as they like to presume.* *An excerpt from, "Invasion in Syria? Riyadh ‘Dangerously Leaning Toward Military Adventurism’" Sputnik News, February 8, 2016: * Saudi Arabia is notorious for its attempts to spread radical Islam and support its adherences all aroun... more »

Hillary Clinton: It's the Politics, Stupid

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
Time bullshit was called on Hillary Clinton's cheerleaders. You know what I'm talking about, the avalanche of comment saying that she *must win* the Democrat nomination for presidency, regardless of her record and views. And to a piece those defences are, at best, willfully clueless, and, at worst, bad faith. Before we go there, let's get the caveats in. Were I a registered Democrat with a vote at an upcoming caucus, my support would go to Bernie Sanders. This is because his politics are closer to mine than Hillary Clinton's, and the chance of him burying the Republican contender -... more »

Mysterious Epidemic Sweeping Through ISIS Territory & Middle East

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
ISIS in Syria and Iraq are facing an epidemic of Swine Flu which last raised its head in Britain during the ‘pandemic’ of 2009/2010. The Islamic jihadists have issued health warnings to citizens under their control, after the virus killed dozens and threatens to wipe out ISIS fighters across Syria and Iraq. The “mysterious epidemic” is sweeping through the Middle East, according to reports. The Daily Express reports: A human rights monitor group based in ISIS-ruled territories revealed the outbreak had infected “dozens of civilians in the countryside of Raqqa”, where the terror grou... more »

In the Safe Spaces on Campus, No Jews Allowed per The Tower

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
This article is a must read here's a small extract. 'Over the course of what was probably no longer than an hour, my history was denied, the murder of my people was justified, and a movement whose sole purpose is the destruction of the Jewish homeland was glorified. Statements were made justifying the ruthless murder of innocent Israeli civilians, blatantly denying Jewish indigeneity in the land, and denying the Holocaust in which six million Jews were murdered. Why anyone in their right mind would accept these slanders as truths baffles me. But they did. These statements, and o... more »

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