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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

1 Mar - Blogs I'm Following

English: A flight of Aggressor F-15 Eagles and...English: A flight of Aggressor F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons fly in formation, June 5, 2008, over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges. The jets are assigned to the 64th and 65th Aggressor squadrons at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Orthographically projected diagram of the F-16.Orthographically projected diagram of the F-16. (Photo credit: Wikipedi

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F.B.I. Director: The Bureau Made A Mistake When Retrieving Information From The San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 minutes ago
*New York Times*: *F.B.I. Error Locked San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone* WASHINGTON — The head of the F.B.I. acknowledged on Tuesday that his agency lost a chance to capture data from the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers when it ordered that his password to the online storage service iCloud be reset shortly after the rampage. “There was a mistake made in the 24 hours after the attack,” James B. Comey Jr., the director of the F.B.I., told lawmakers at a hearing on the government’s attempt to force Apple to help “unlock” the iPhone. F.B.I. personnel apparently beli... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 30 minutes ago
An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft is parked on the flightline during exercise Red Flag 16-1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26, 2016. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor

U.S. Captures Key Islamic State Operative But Raises Questions On How Will These Prisoners Be Held

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 38 minutes ago
REUTERS/GORAN TOMASEVIC *New York Times: *U.S. Captures ISIS Operative, Ushering in Tricky Phase WASHINGTON — An elite American Special Operations force has captured a significant Islamic State operative in Iraq and is expected to apprehend and interrogate a number of others in coming months, ushering in a new and potentially fraught phase in the fight against the extremist Sunni militant group. American defense officials described the capture as a crucial development in battling the Islamic State but said it also raised questions about handling what is likely to be a growing grou... more »

Rolling Stones To Give A Free Concert In Havana On March 25

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 47 minutes ago
*Reuters:* *Rolling Stones announce historic free concert in Havana* The Rolling Stones will perform a free outdoor concert in Havana on March 25, the band announced on Tuesday, a milestone event in a country where the communist government once banned the group's music as an "ideological deviation." The band added the Concert for Amity show - likely to be the biggest rock concert ever staged in Cuba - to a Latin American tour that had been due to end on March 17 in Mexico City. The performance will come three days after U.S. President Barack Obama is due to conclude a visit to Cu... more »

Court Case To Decide On Who Invented Stealth Technology Grinds On

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN*: *Who really invented stealth technology?* (CNN)Decades after the U.S. Air Force unveiled one if its first stealth combat planes, the B-2 bomber, lawyers are still arguing over the origins and legal ownership of the technology that allows pilots to fly virtually undetected by enemy radar. On February 19, a federal appeals court ordered a hearing to determine whether the Pentagon infringed on a patent owned by Zoltek, a materials company from St. Louis, when it developed the stealthy coating for the F-22 fighter plane and B-2 bomber. In the latest development in a case that ... more »

Donald Trump as GOP Nominee? Welcome to Europe

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Donald Trump2 - 900] Donald Trump will never be mistaken for a cosmopolitan, but he will bring a distinctively European flavor to the 2016 presidential election, should he win the Republican nomination. As in continental Europe, the two parties in a Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton... more »

Exit Poll: Clinton Expands Base, Trump Appeals to Angry Voters, Sanders Gets Voters Who Want Honesty

NANCY BENAC & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Voters are lined up into parking lot at Flint Baptist Church waiting to vote in the primary election in Flint, Texas Tuesday afternoon March 1, 2016. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton held on to older people and ate into Bernie Sanders’ support among the 30-to-44 crowd on Super Tuesday as her rival claimed a clear advantage with only one age group: his devoted under-30 followers. On...more »

Who's More Mobbed-Up, Herr Trumpf Or The Clintons... Does It Matter?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Paul "Big Paul" Castellano, Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, Roy Cohn, Herr Trumpf* Of the times we've covered Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno, then of the Genovese crime family, currently enjoying the hospitality of a federal penitentiary, one batch of stories was about a Mafia-affiliated Republican congressman from Staten Island, Michael "Mikey Suits" Grimm (currently in federal prison on a variety of fraud convictions) and one was about Herr Trumpf's mob connections. The Mafia connections to each man have been more or less swept under the rug with some consistency, even though the Mob co... more »

Latest: Trump Wins Vermont, Cruz Wins Minnesota, As Does Sanders

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Election workers register participants before the start of the Democratic caucus in Boulder, Colo., Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Voters from Vermont to Colorado, Alaska to American Samoa and a host of states in between took to polling places and caucus sites Tuesday, on the busiest day of the 2016 primaries. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 on Super Tuesday (all times Eastern Standard Time): 11:55 p.m. Donald Trump has won the Republican presidential primary in Vermont, claiming his latest victory in the string of nomination contests known... more »

FBI, Apple Clash Before Congress as Encryption Fight Simmers

ERIC TUCKER & TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy.'] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers. As the debate over built-in iPhone encryption has deadlocked in the courts,... more »

Lands’ End Steinem Debacle Loses Customers Left and Right

Dustin Siggins at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Gloria Steinem Cover Red Close Up - 900] Customers on the political left and right are abandoning clothing company Lands’ End after its spring catalog featured an interview with radical abortion activist Gloria Steinem juxtaposed with a cover showing families on Easter. She was featured as part of... more »

Catholic College President Resigns After Massive Uproar

Blake Neff at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: The entrance sign to Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, United States.] Simon Newman, the embattled president of Mount St. Mary’s University, has resigned after complaints he wanted to purge low-performing students and gut the religious identity of the country's second-oldest Catholic college. Newman, who cut his teeth in the business world rather... more »

Locally Famous Sheriff Issues Best Resignation in Law Enforcement History

Casey Harper at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Untitled-4] WATCH: A Louisiana sheriff's captain has resigned after pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and his resignation statement is incredible. Former St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Officer Clay Higgins has made a string of incendiary videos for a weekly Crime Stoppers... more »

South Dakota Governor Vetoes Bill Protecting Students From Sharing Locker Rooms With ‘Transgender’ Students

Stream Staff at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard thanked the Airmen of Ellsworth Air Force Base, past and present, for the vital role they have played in our nation’ defense, during a 70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner in Rapid City, S.D., May 19, 2012. The event began with a social hour, followed by dinner and addresses by Daugaard and Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Norton Schwartz.] In a surprising move overshadowed by the Super Tuesday primaries, the governor of South Dakota vetoed a bill preventing students who claim to be “transgender” from using the bathrooms or locker rooms of the o... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Dietro Casa”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Dietro Casa” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z6JN6UVa3c

Machine of the Day: The ‘zipper truck’ that makes building tunnels a breeze!

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
This beauty makes cut-and-cover tunneling a breeze! [Hat tip Jeffrey Perren] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

A Look At How One Young Afghan Contractor Became Spectacularly Rich

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Matthieu Atkins, The New Yorker*: *The Bidding War* How a young Afghan military contractor became spectacularly rich America’s war in Afghanistan, which is now in its fifteenth year, presents a mystery: how could so much money, power, and good will have achieved so little? Congress has appropriated almost eight hundred billion dollars for military operations in Afghanistan; a hundred and thirteen billion has gone to reconstruction, more than was spent on the Marshall Plan, in postwar Europe. General David Petraeus, a principal architect of U.S. counterinsurgency strategy, encourag... more »

Trusted Institutions? Be careful... And Always Read The Small Print And Between The Lines

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Color of Change I trust. The Congressional Black Caucus PAC... uh, no. Color of Change sent this out yesterday to its members regarding the Senate race in Maryland which pits an inspiring black woman with a proven super-progressive record in Congress, Donna Edwards, against an unaccomplished white-bread hack and captive of Wall Street, Chris Van Hollen, the former failed DCCC chairman who lost 36 House seats running the inept and corrupt organization. A Washington, DC Political Action Committee (PAC) that claims to speak for Black people but is really a mouthpiece for corporate p... more »

The Article That Has Caused So Much Controversy In The Alternative Media: John Kaminski's "The Third Rail", And My Own Take....

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 4 hours ago
With the momentary lull in the fighting in Syria (However, News reports already claim "ceasefire" has failed..) and with the attention of the American public so focused in on this being 'Super Tuesday' in the farce of the American Presidential campaigns, I figure I would take a closer look at one major article that has opened up so much controversy in the so called "truth movement"..... Just over a week ago, John Kaminski released a new article at "The Rebel" online site, at www.therebel.is, that has opened up a massive "fire storm" of dissent across the entire "truth movement".... ... more »

Musical Interlude: Pink Floyd, “Comfortably Numb”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Pink Floyd, “Comfortably Numb” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEmTMkx7SLE

"Choose Your Side..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
○ "We Americans have a saying: "It's more important what you stand for than who you stand with." I do not rely upon peer opinion to decide what is right and what is wrong. I make those decisions for myself, and even if I discover that every other human alive chose differently, that doesn't mean I was wrong. There comes a time in every man's life when he has to choose sides. I have chosen my side. I am comfortable with my decision. I do not think everyone on my side is a saint, but I know that those on the other side are much, much worse. Sometimes a man with too broad a perspectiv... more »

Trump Grabs 6 Super Tuesday States, Cruz Wins Texas and Oklahoma, Rubio Takes Minnesota

STEVE PEOPLES & THOMAS BEAUMONT at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Trump - Cruz - 900] MIAMI (AP) -- Donald Trump claimed six Republican victories on Super Tuesday as the New York businessman extended his dominance in the 2016 primary. Ted Cruz won his home state of Texas and neighboring Oklahoma, while Marco Rubio notched a single... more »

The Saudis Are Pissed Off With The American Quran

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The American Quran is a new English translation of the Muslim holy book, that believers believe was dictated by god to his prophet Muhammad in a serious of visions. The book aims to explain Islam to the world in a way that is not confined to the rigid Wahhabi interpretation of a typical Saudi version. The Daily Beast reports: A new translation of the Quran, with commentary, is causing a stir—and maybe something of a revolution—in the world of English-speaking Muslims. Why’s that? Because Salafists—adherents of a very conservative brand of Islam—have dominated the world market for Qu...more »

Patent: Nikola Tesla Invented UFO Spacecraft Following ET Contact

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
It is not widely known or reported that Nikola Tesla believed he had communicated with extraterrestrial beings during his career, and as a result he had been influenced to invent a UFO device which was patented with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Tesla described his first alien encounter as being like the “revelation of a great truth”: “I can never forget the first sensations I experienced when it dawned upon me that I had observed something possibly of incalculable consequences to mankind. I felt as though I were present at the birth of a new knowledge or the revel... more »

US Spy Chief Says Genetic Engineering Is New Weapon of Mass Destruction

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The Director of US National Intelligence has said that genetic engineering of human DNA is the new weapon of mass destruction, capable of doing more damage than conventional warfare. James Clapper claims that genome editing with the help of CRISPR technology is a national security issue. Pravdareport.com reports: New genetic technologies of genome editing allow to carry out some changes in the cells at the DNA level. Genetic engineers can delete or replace DNA chains in the human body, that allows to reduce diseases which are spread at the genetic level. However, taking into accoun...more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Beautiful emission nebula NGC 6164 was created by a rare, hot, luminous O-type star, some 40 times as massive as the Sun. Seen at the center of the cosmic cloud, the star is a mere 3 to 4 million years old. In another three to four million years the massive star will end its life in a supernova explosion. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning around 4 light-years, the nebula itself has a bipolar symmetry. That makes it similar in appearance to more familiar planetary nebulae - the gaseous shrouds surrounding dying sun-like stars. Also like many planetary nebulae, NGC 6164 has bee... more »

Chet Raymo, “Hummingbird and Heron”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Hummingbird and Heron”* by Chet Raymo "We have two regular visitors to our yard, a hummingbird and a heron. We sit on the screened porch and watch them. The hummingbird comes to the feeder like a tiny lightning bolt, darting so fast we can hardly follow its flight with the eye. It hovers, its wings a blur, dipping, again and again, its long curved beak into the sugary elixir. Dip. Dip. Dip. And then it's gone. Zip. Into the sea grape, or to its favorite perch on the telephone wire. Can its heart really beat as fast as its wings flutter? And the heron. The hummingbird is as smal... more »

"The Magicians Sheep"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Magicians Sheep"* by G.I. Gurdjieff "There is an Eastern tale that speaks about a very rich magician who had a great many sheep. But at the same time this magician was very mean. He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where the sheep were grazing. The sheep consequently often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines and so on, and above all, they ran away, for they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and their skins, and this they did not like. At last the magician found a remedy. He hypnotized his sheep and suggested t... more »

"The Most Important Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“There's a lot of things great about life. But I think tomorrow is the most important thing. Comes in to us at midnight very clean, ya know. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” - John Wayne

“Set Yourself Free: Letting Go of Perfection”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Set Yourself Free: Letting Go of Perfection”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection and aspire for imperfection instead. It is good to remember that one of our goals in life is to not be perfect. We often lose track of this aspiration. When we make mistakes, we think that we are failing or not measuring up. But if life is about experimenting, experiencing, and learning, then to be imperfect is a prerequisite. Life becomes much more interesting once we let go of our quest for perfection and aspire for imperf... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Baxley, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Clinton Solidifies Lead With Wins in 6 States, Sanders Takes Oklahoma, Vermont, Colorado

KEN THOMAS & LISA LERER at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Sanders and Clinton2 - 900] MIAMI (AP) -- Hillary Clinton widened her lead over Democratic rival Bernie Sanders as minority voters helped her secure key victories in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia in the Super Tuesday contests. Sanders won his home state of... more »

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there *is* such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Politics: “Hillary Clinton Loves Goldman Sachs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton Loves Goldman Sachs”* By Stephen Lendman *“At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”* - Attorney Joseph Welch to Sen Joseph McCarthy, June 9, 1954 “It’s hard imagining a more despicable candidate for any public office, unthinkable for the nation’s highest. Her presidency, if elected, assures endless wars of aggression, possible confrontation with Russia and China, letting Wall Street, other corporate bandits and war-profiteers continue looting the nation’s wealth, as well as likely advancing tyranny to full-blown, stripping the mask entirely off constituti... more »

Economic news , Data & Views ( March 1 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. High Yields Rally Continues. 2. EM FX Continues Slight Bounce . 3. Debt Watch - YTD Showing Improvement In Riskiest Sectors . 4. Fed Hike Expectations - Sept 2016 Coming Into View Rather Than June 2018. 5. Global Commodities - More Signs Of Improvement. 6. Global Equities- More Green Shoots. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee Crisis / Border Security . 2. Spanish Politics - PSOE Seems Unlikely To Be Able To Move Forward With Ciudadanos Gov't. 3. Greece In Focus - News Of The Day. ) Odss & Ends ( Global Items To Consider. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 6 hours ago
Asia as news comes online....... and updated as required ! *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 3s 3 seconds ago BOOM: CHINA GOVERNMENT BOND RATING TO NEGATIVE FROM STABLE: MOODY’S *Livesquawk* ‏@livesquawk 60m 60 minutes ago US Said To Impose 266% Tariff On Imports Of Steel From *China* -- BBG *Bloomberg View* ‏@BV 1h 1 hour ago Capital flight delivers a verdict on China. Will a normal slowdown follow, or a bust? http://bv.ms/1QlthPz *David InglesVerified account* ‏@DavidInglesTV 2h 2 hours ago Less talked about but more impt (it's now the biggest part of the economy... more »

Feb. 1: A normal day for the Irving press

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
There is no particular need to waste time on Section A news. There are issues worth research and reporting in Moncton. But they aren't in this paper. Among those issues.... 1. Most of the world now accepts it as fact that that climate change is on us. Has the city of Moncton given any thought to that at all? One of our great contributions of CO2 is our heavy reliance on the automobile in this city and on the most inefficient public transit system I have ever seen. Why do we have such big busses when they're usually either parked and/or empty? Have we ever considered what this mean... more »

A Look At What China is Building In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The runway at the Fiery Cross Reef, one of three China was constructing on artificial islands built up from seven reefs and atolls in the Spratlys archipelago, is shown in this IHS Jane's Satellite Imagery Analysis handout image released on January 4, 2016. REUTERS/CNES 2015. DISTRIBUTION AIRBUS DS / IHS: 1640203/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Derek Watkins, New York Times*: *What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea* China has placed runways and radar facilities on new islets in the South China Sea, built by piling huge amounts of sand onto reefs. The construction is straining al... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
In a screen grab from a video released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) on May 20, 2015, Osama Bin Laden is seen rehearsing a speech Ken Bredemeier & Jeff Seldin, Voice of America: *Bin Laden Predicted ‘Islamic State’ Would Fail* WASHINGTON — Osama bin Laden predicted the demise of the Islamic State (IS), warning before his death that any effort by jihadists to declare a caliphate before defeating the West would be doomed to fail. The insight is one of several emerging from 113 newly declassified documents, part of a trove found by U.S. Navy SEALs duri... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 6 hours ago
*The climate crew, alienating potential allies and worshipping false idols* *Featuring the brainless DiCaprio* So last night was the Oscars and, as expected, Leo DiCaprio won the best actor award and, as expected, he took time during his acceptance speech to discuss climate change. Now Canadians are aware of how knowledgeable Leo is on weather-related topic following his laughable outburst last year when he informed the world that a run-of-the-mill winter Chinook was something that had never happened before. Last night was no exception when he exclaimed “our production needed to mo... more »

Quote of the Day: ‘Nobody is Coming to Rescue You, America’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“I want a candidate who blames the people. Because the people, by and large, are to blame for this mess. I want a candidate who says, “This is your fault, America. You want politicians to have power over private wealth that the Constitution does not give them, and that they never should have been given. You keep giving it to them year after year, regardless of party. So long as you do this, you have no business complaining about the Establishment and all the corruption going on in Washington.’ “That would be real change. Not what we’ll be offered in 2016. Because the p... more »

Some good news if Trump does sweep the board

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
[image: Capture] So if Trump does sweep the board this afternoon, there is at least *some* good news. At least capitalist Americans don’t have to form a new party –- there’s one with policies already set up to go: the American Capitalist Party. The Know Nothings can keep the one he’s taken over. While the know-somethings can get behind this: [image: Capture] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Scientists Announce Discovery Of 8,000 Year Old Alien Hand Prints In Egypt

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Scientists say they have discovered 8,000 year old hand prints in an Egyptian cave that may be of alien origin. The anthropologists who discovered the prints in a Saharan cave say that the prints could not have been made by human hands. Mirror.co.uk reports: The cave, which is also known as Wadi Sura II, has been the focus of study for Emmanuelle Honoré of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research for years. She said she was stunned when she saw the shape of the small prints. “They were much smaller than human baby hands, and the fingers were too long,” she told National ... more »

Russia To Launch Artificial Star Into Space To Illuminate Parts Of Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A crowdfunding project in Russia hopes to launch an artificial star into space in order to illuminate parts of the Earth via a fake Sun. If the ‘Mayak’ (or ‘Beacon’) project goes ahead later this year, scientists will be able to create 24 hour long days in some parts of the world, via a satellite that will become the brightest object in our sky (apart from the Sun). Dailymail.co.uk reports: The launch is scheduled for the summer and is expected to be taken up in a Soyuz 2 rocket, with help from Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. The team is planning to place the spacecraft in a s... more »

Turkey Ignore Ceasefire And Attack Northern Syria As WW3 Moves Forward

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The Turkish army are ignoring the ceasefire in Syria as they continue to amass along the border and send in militants to attack targets in northern Syria. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said that the Turkish government actively support these militants who are helping Turkey to overthrow Assad. The Turkish government have also made it clear that the shelling of Kurds in Syria will not stop, as the hopes of averting WW3 in the Middle East look increasingly slim. Theeconomiccollapseblog.com reports: At times it is difficult to see the dividing line between the Turkish military and ...more »

Refugee Crisis In Greece Turns Violent, Government Asks Europe For Help

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Over 6,500 migrants are stuck on the border between Greece and Macedonia after the the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s (FYROM) reduced the number of refugees allowed to enter the country. Macedonian police fired tear gas in order to restrain the migrants being held at the metal fence, as former Greek diplomat Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos urged Europe to help deal with what he says is a ‘humanitarian crisis’. RT.com reports: RT: From your viewpoint does the current Greek crisis mark an apocalypse for the EU and the state itself? Leonidas Chrysanthopoulos: Yes, it is interrelated... more »

Trump Says Israel Is A ‘Victim’ Of Palestinian Aggression

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Donald Trump has said that he believes Israel is the biggest victim in the Israeli-Paelstinian conflict, and has vowed to support Israel 100% if it is attacked. In an interview with “Hannity” on Fox News, Trump was asked whether he would remain neutral on the issue of Israel and Palestine, and whether he views Israel as a “victim”? Uprooted Palestinians reports: Trump said that he does and that he’s “a great friend of Israel.” He added that making a deal between Israel and Palestine would be “the ultimate deal” if it was possible, and “I have been told by people, very high level peo... more »

World News Briefs -- March 1, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.N. aims to restart Syria peace talks on March 9* GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations will delay the next round of Syria peace talks by two days to allow the cessation of hostilities in force since Saturday to take hold, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said. International observers have acknowledged violations of the agreement intended to halt nearly five years of fighting while reporting that the level of violence has decreased considerably. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Russia, US stress need for cooperation in Syria, *UN reschedules peace talks to let ceas... more »

What U.S. Oil Production Crash?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *Sorry, OPEC: U.S. oil production at 43-year high* *Sorry, OPEC. The U.S. oil boom isn't dead yet.* The U.S. pumped an average of 9.43 million barrels per day last year, according to new government figures. That's the highest level since 1972 and represents an impressive growth of 89% since 2008. The crash in oil prices has caused production to slow a little in recent months. But shale oil producers have held up far better than many feared. "The U.S. oil industry has demonstrated remarkable resilience," said Jason Bordoff, a professor at Columbia University and a former ene... more »

McAfee: Cracking San Bernardino Terrorist’s Phone Literally a ‘Half-Hour Job’

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: iPhone 5c, Apple] Cybersecurity expert and Libertarian Party presidential candidate John McAfee said Apple could unlock the San Bernardino terrorist's iPhone for the FBI in about half an hour. "I'm going to tell the world exactly how we do this," McAfee said in an...more »

Another Pillar of Global Warming Alarmism Comes Crashing Down

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Ocean, Sea, Coast, Rocks, Waves] A new study is calling on scientists to be more skeptical of research claiming man-made global warming is driving a phenomenon called "ocean acidification." Howard Browman with Norway's Institute of Marine Research calls "for a heightened level of organized (academic) scepticism to... more »

EPA Chief Says There’s ‘Good News’ About Spilling 3 Million Gallons of Mine Waste Into River

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Gina McCarthy - 900] Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy recently told students and faculty at Harvard University the "good news" about an agency-caused mine blowout in Colorado that polluted at least two rivers. "But, the good news about Gold King is that,... more »

“Too far.” Thank goodness.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
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Air Force Veteran Accused of Becoming ISIS Recruit Cites First Amendment as Defense

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Armed Marshal - 900] A U.S. Air Force veteran is trying to dodge charges of intent to take part in Islamic State terrorist activity by claiming protection under free speech rights. Tairod Pugh's lawyer pointed out to the jury Monday that although Pugh's views... more »

Rage Yoga Launches In Canada, ‘Swearing Is The New Zen’ Says Founder

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A new form of Yoga has arrived in Canada that employs shouting and swearing profanities in order to arrive at a zen like state. Rage Yoga founder Lindsay Istace says she decided to create this unconventional form of Vinyasa Yoga in order to stay in shape and become “Zen as f***”. Upi.com reports: Classes are held weekly at Calgary’s Dickens Pub on Mondays and Wednesdays and feature a slower paced yoga style “with more F-bombs” and welcomes students to stay around for a beer afterward. Istace first developed “Rage Yoga” as a way to change the culture of traditional yoga to better fi... more »

Is Labour Ready for Another Economic Crisis?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Ellie Mae O'Hagan writes that the Tories are politically prepared for another economic crisis, should one hit. Looking at the lack of profitable opportunities for capital presently, the ongoing investment strike, stock markets that went up and then came down, and the inflating credit bubble you'd be daft to rule one out with certainty over the coming years. Ellie talks about how she felt the left response the the crash(es) of 2008 were bland and complacent. My experience was different. I wrote at the time that there was a bit of energy and excitement about, even though we knew the ... more »

NASA And Lockheed To Resurrect Supersonic Air Travel

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
NASA in collaboration with Lockheed Martin are planning to make supersonic passenger travel a reality once again. Concorde, the last turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet that was made jointly by France and the U.K. was retired in 2003. The new supersonic passenger aircraft will be much quieter and more fuel efficient and could soon be quietly traversing the skies at mach 2 speeds. Geek reports: It took time for the turbojet-powered Concorde to become profitable, as both the hardware and maintenance were considerably more expensive than traditional jets. However, people were wil...more »

Obama’s Jobs Czar Absolutely Savages Feds: ‘Most Government Policy is Anti-Growth’

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Jeffrey Immelt - 900] Obama's jobs czar, General Electric Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt, reassured stockholders in a letter Friday the company is still a solid investment despite most government policies perpetuating a cycle of "slow growth, poor job creation, populism, low productivity, higher... more »

Obama, Congressional Leaders Talk Supreme Court Vacancy

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: congressional leaders meeting - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging. In an awkward Oval Office sit-down that lasted... more »

Blue America Endorses Maria Chappelle-Nidal

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Missouri's first congressional district-- the entire city of St. Louis and the mostly black northern suburbs-- Ferguson, Florissant, Black Jack, Spanish Lake-- is the 385th poorest congressional district of 435 nationally and the poorest in the state. It borders the second congressional district which is one of the richest in the country. MO-01 is a minority majority district (42.9% white) and MO-02 is 88.1% white. The district lines have been carefully drawn to concentrate as many likely Democratic voters into a single district and keep the second CD as Republican as possible. MO... more »

Syrian Truce Still Holding

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Courtesy ISW *Washington Post:* *Mapped: Russian airstrikes in Syria post-cease-fire* Russian airstrikes continued in Syria despite a shaky truce between factions fighting on the ground, according to a report published Monday. Though said to be hitting terrorist factions, some strikes have reportedly struck U.S.-backed opposition groups. The report, written by the Institute for the Study of War, compiles data based on open-source data including “local Syrian activist networks, Syrian state-run media, and statements by Russian and Western officials.” According to the report, there ... more »

Beethoven and equal non-opportunities

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
When I switched on the radio this morning something caught my attention. A woman was was saying: “I think there’s lots of progress that has been made, but not enough; and for me it’s about, first of all, a universal offer to every child. ... to offer them a chance to learn an instrument.” My ears pricked up. I know a bit about this. She went on: “That sounds very straightforward. It does happen in England, it doesn’t happen in Scotland or in Wales. But the offer, that it should be normal for every single child to learn an instrument and to participate in music, to me seems abs... more »

Police To Get More Surveillance Powers In New ‘Snoopers’ Charter’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The powers of British police will be extended in the new draft of the ‘snoopers’ charter’ to allow them to hack into phones and access people’s web browsing histories for routine investigations. The extension of police powers contained in the revised investigatory powers bill – which was published on Tuesday- shows just how determined the home secretary Theresa May is to get her legislation on to the statute book by the end of the year despite sweeping criticism by three separate parliamentary committees in the past month. Human rights campaigners, privacy activists and cross-party ...more »

Don’t like gangs? Then legalise cannabis.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Ever the populist, Police Minister Judith Collins has announced what she calls “a multi pronged attack on gangs” and a plan to “tackle drugs, illegal gains and firearms.” But you can’t talk sensibly about a War on Gangs without also talking about the government’s War on Drugs. Not properly. As the prohibition of alcohol proved so conclusively in America—coinciding as that sorry period did with the birth of big criminal gangs there – where you have prohibition, you have a ready income stream for criminal organisations. (It was prohibition, if you like, that caused the Greatness ... more »

Flood Expert Says We Ignore Historical Data At Our Peril

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Tony N http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-35685686 Just once in a while, you hear someone talk with a bit of commonsense about climate issues. Step forward, Professor Mark Macklin. (Roger Harrabin and his thought police must have missed this one!) Lives and homes are in danger because the flood risk […]

After 5 Years Of War Syria's Rebels Are Exhausted And Sidelined

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Vice News *NPR:* *5 Years On, Syria's Moderate Rebels Are Exhausted And Sidelined* At a rehabilitation center in Turkey, just over the border from Syria, Bassam Farouh raises and lowers leg weights, wincing and holding onto a rail. The gray-haired Farouh is a Syrian rebel fighter who battled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's army for years, until he was wounded in a Russian airstrike on his hometown across the border two months ago. "It wasn't a war at first, it was a revolution against the system," he says. "We were trying to take a stance against the system and that led us her... more »

Death camp dog satire retracted when German journal wasn’t in on joke

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
Totalitarianism and Democracy has removed a paper claiming that German Shepherds belonging to guards at the Berlin Wall descended from dogs used at concentration camps, after learning that the paper was a work of satire, The Guardian reports. The paper, and its author, are the creation of the anonymous group “Christiane Schulte and friends.” This isn’t the first hoax we’ve […] The post Death camp dog satire retracted when German journal wasn’t in on joke appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Ali G Represents Actors Of Colour At The Oscars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Ali G appeared at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony in defiance of the Academy’s ban. British born comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was to present the Oscars’ nominees for best picture as himself. However before the presentation on Sunday night, the famous writer/producer and comedian popped into the disabled toilets of the academy with his wife , Isla Fisher, and emerged minutes later as Ali G, a character who questions and demands answers on pressing issues. Ali G questioned the Academy’s lack of nominated talent among people of color, especially the intergalactic black movie legend Darth Vader ...more »

Not even a band-aid solution

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 10 hours ago
*R. v. T.Q.,* 2016 NUCJ 04 is a troubling case. Here a young man with good prospects for rehabilitation was sentenced to a term of incarceration without treatment because there was no treatment available. The central problem is as set out in this comment: *Essentially, what we have accomplished through the court process is to simply diagnosis and label a problem, but nothing further. The situation is similar to having a medical doctor diagnose a broken leg, recommend a cast, and then not have the resources available to put on a cast.* The Court writes: [36] I am now required to ... more »

Osama bin Laden’s Handwritten Will Directed Most of Fortune to Jihad

DEB RIECHMANN & ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: In this undated file photo Osama bin Laden is seen in Afghanistan. In his last will and testament, bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth, the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah." The will was released Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in a batch of more than 100 documents seized in a May 2011 raid that killed bin Laden at his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth -- the bulk of which he wanted to be used “o... more »

A Scientific Consensus on What Now?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
[image: ice] Authority versus Science in the Climate Change Debate *Guest post by Robert Murphy* When it comes to the climate change debate, many of the loudest voices are confidently making assertions that are not backed up by the actual evidence — and in this respect, they are behaving very *un*scientifically. One obvious sign that many people in the climate-change debate are appealing to emotions rather than facts is their reliance on pejorative terminology. For example, rather than make an informative statement that, say, they support subsidies for wind and solar, and ta... more »

Pennsylvania Grand Jury: 2 Bishops Hid Sex Abuse of Hundreds of Children

JOE MANDAK at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Kathleen Kane - 900] ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury... more »

Trump: ‘There’s Nobody That’s Done So Much for Equality as I Have.’ For Real? More Than These 5?

Stream Staff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: VALDOSTA, GA - FEBRUARY 29: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA on Monday Feb. 29, 2016.] Donald Trump continued to defend himself Tuesday over comments made Sunday on CNN where three times he refused to condemn former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, even remarking, “I don’t know anything about David Duke.” On Monday, the billionaire developer described... more »

It's the Geopolitics, stupid!

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 11 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD Geopolitics determines domestic policy. Geopolitics determines domestic policy. Geopolitics determines domestic policy. This is apparent in the client country "Canada", where no sovereignty is allowed, and where domestic policy is entirely about preventing any emergence of actual democracy. It is glaringly obvious, to anyone who escapes the constant institutional

The UN Vote On North Korea Sanctions Has Been Postponed Till Wednesday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New York February 26, 2011. REUTERS/ JOSHUA LOTT *Voice of America*: *UN Security Council Delays Vote on North Korea Sanctions* The U.N. Security Council has postponed until Wednesday a vote on resolution that would impose new sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test and long-range missile launch. The vote had been expected Tuesday afternoon but Russia invoked a 24 hour procedural review, according to the U.S. mission to the United Nations. The resolution, drafted by the United States and... more »

New York Times on Bolivia; journalism or malicious gossip?

Carlos at Viva Bolivia - 11 hours ago
For years we have passed information to the *New York Times* and other papers. They have ignored it, even when a Bolivian consul offered his house to a *NYT* journalist and offered to set up an interview with Evo Morales. A press reception in the Bolivian consulate in New York, on 30 June, 2010, was ignored by the *NYT*, the *NY Post* and the *NY Daily News*. A short cab or subway ride away from their offices, or a ten minute walk for any able bodied journalists, was too much to undertake. Even when Bolivian officials visited this city and spoke at major institutions, such as Colomb...more »

Media is not your friend...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*none of it.* Let's just focus on two recent stories that have dominated the news the past few days. The first one involves the secret service agent who allegedly, with no provocation, strong-armed a reporter at a Trump event. Of course, this proves that Trump is dangerous - or something. Depending on where you saw the videos, the secret service agent was justified or not justified in his actions. The story took on a life of its own and cascaded through the blogosphere and news sites like an octopus on steroids. There are now many videos available from many different angles, cle... more »

"How It Really Is- Cash Is King!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
◆ ◆ *And, of course, the brothel itself...* ◆ “The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go on a stage and whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy, then go back to the office and sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.” - Hunter S. Thompson *Any questions?*

“Cash Is The Currency Of Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Cash Is The Currency Of Freedom”* by Glenn Harlan Reynolds “Former Treasury secretary Larry Summers wants to get rid of the $100 bill. But I think he has it exactly backward. I think we need to restore the $500 and $1000 bills. And the reason is that people like Larry Summers have done a horrible job. Summers wrote recently in The Washington Post that the $100 bill needs to go. The reason, he says, is that it’s a favorite of criminals, along with the 500 euro note, which is likely to be discontinued. The New York Times editorialized in agreement, writing: “Getting rid of big bill... more »

Super Tuesday Latest: Court Refuses to Toss Trump University Fraud Lawsuit

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Manchester, NH on February 8, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 on Super Tuesday (all times local) 2:35 p.m. A midlevel New York court has refused to throw out a fraud lawsuit against Donald Trump over his former school for real estate investors. The...more »

General Says Terrorists in ‘Daily’ Refugee Flow to Europe

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Gen Philip Breedlove - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top NATO commander in Europe says terrorists, criminals and foreign fighters are part of the daily refugee flow into Europe. In congressional testimony Tuesday, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove says the refugee flow is “masking... more »

Obama-Backed Energy Company Ditches Green Assets

Chris White at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: NRG_Charging_Stations - 900] An energy company that received billions of dollars in green subsidies reported Monday it lost $6.4 billion this fiscal quarter, forcing the company to drop its renewable energy projects. As a result of the downturn, which was due in large part...more »

DECC Announce Changes To Capacity Market

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/energy/12179216/Households-face-higher-energy-bills-under-new-plan-to-keep-the-lights-on.html As promised, DECC have made a series of changes to the way that the Capacity Market works. This is the system whereby the government contracts for back up generation capacity, to cover for intermittent renewable operations. So far, auctions have been held for 2018/19 and 2019/20, but […]

Environmental Report from the U.S. POW Camps

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
In this episode of teleSUR's Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges and two Native American activists (Charmaine White Face from the Oglala Tetuwan Nation in South Dakota and Petuuche Gilbert from the Acoma Nation in New Mexico) discuss the violation of land and lives of Indigenous peoples, particularly the decades of open-pit uranium mining that is responsible for spreading nuclear contaminants across the continent today.

The Economy: “Always Watched, Always Monitored, Always Recorded”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Always Watched, Always Monitored, Always Recorded”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – When we left you yesterday, we were discussing the War on Cash – the push by governments to abolish physical currency. It is a fraud. The idea is not to fight crime or boost the economy, as its proponents claim. It is part of a bigger campaign by the Deep State to take more control over your money… and your life. We’ll return to our theme in a moment. But first… an update on the markets and the economy. *Trade Slump: *It came out last week that world trade did indeed fall in 2015. It was the first time... more »

A Look At How Opium Defeated America In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Afghan farmers harvested poppies last spring in the Nad Ali district of Helmand Province. Credit Bryan Denton for The New York Times *Alfred W. McCoy, Salon/Tom Dispatch:* *How opium defeated America in Afghanistan* *A pink flower has stopped the world's largest military juggernaut in its tracks* After fighting the longest war in its history, the United States stands at the brink of defeat in Afghanistan. How can this be possible? How could the world’s sole superpower have battled continuously for 15 years, deploying 100,000 of its finest troops, sacrificing the lives of 2,200 of ... more »

Why Many Young Afghans Are Starting To Support The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Noorullah Noori, 24, looks online for ways to jumpstart his logistics business. As Afghanistan’s economy flounders, he has struggled to find clients and now thinks the government should reconcile with the Taliban to turn things around. (Tim Craig/THE WASHINGTON POST) *Washington Post:* *Why disaffected young Afghans are warming to a Taliban comeback* KABUL — At this stage of his career, Ahmad Jawad would like to be selling the terraced estates that housed Taliban leaders before they were driven from the Afghan capital in 2001. But the 27-year-old realtor hasn’t sold a house in nea... more »

Clinton Will Build Her Biggest Lead on March 15. Sanders Will Erode It After That.

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Don't question the lizard. The lizard knows.* *by Gaius Publius* I'm keeping this short to put a very simple idea into your head. Because of the way the Democratic Party voting calendar is structured this year, *Clinton's largest lead will occur on March 15. After that, most of Sanders' strongest states will vote*. What this means is simple: - Hillary Clinton will grow her lead until the March 15 states have voted. - Bernie Sanders will erase that lead — partly or completely — after March 15. - How much of Clinton's lead he will erase depends on your not buying... more »

Ryan: GOP Nominee Must Reject Bigotry

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday anyone who wants to be the Republican presidential nominee must reject any racist group or individual. Ryan made the tacit swipe at GOP front runner Donald Trump as voters in 11...more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* China's Mass Unemployment Wave Begins: Six Million Workers To Get Pink Slips Must see:Watch Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane Debut Their Donald Trump Musical Caught On Tape: Aggressive Time Reporter "Choke Slammed" At Trump Rally By Secret Service BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren endorses Bernie Sanders This story was pulled shortly after. Trump Storms To Incredible 33 Point Lead Ahead Of Super Tuesday Caught On Tape: 500 Syrians Storm Greek Border Fence With Homemade Battering Ram Military Would Revolt Against Trump, Former CIA Director Says DEUTSCHE BANK: $328 b... more »

Vladimir Putin, Godfather of Kurdistan? Not a Parent of Kurdistan?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Brief but necessary ramblings:* Russia has sold Syria’s sovereignty down the river. As the US long did. Both the US and Russia claim Syrian sovereignty is non negotiable. Both are lying. *Would everyone feel better if I said- misleading? *Russia jumped into the Syrian fracas to block a split, a complete split, or a balkanization. Pushing for some type of federated Syria instead of the US fracture. Speaking for myself, I wanted Syria to remain the nation that stole my heart. But, pretty much figured Russia was not going to save Syria in the way I’d hoped. *We’re still looking at ... more »

Afghan Forces Abandon More Posts In Southern Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers patrol at an outpost in Helmand province, Afghanistan December 25, 2015. REUTERS/ABDUL MALIK *Reuters*: *Afghan troops pull out of more posts in volatile south* Afghan forces have pulled back from strongpoints in the southern province of Uruzgan, continuing a withdrawal which began last month when they abandoned two districts in the neighboring province of Helmand to the Taliban, officials said on Tuesday. Provincial government spokesman Dost Mohammad Nayab said around 100 troops and police had been pulled from checkpoints in two areas in Shahidi... more »

In Osama Bin Laden's Will He Wanted His Fortune To Continue Funding The War Against The West

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitive poster for Osama Bin Laden with the word “DECEASED” printed in red across it hangs on the wall at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Obama administration released another batch of documents Tuesday that were seized in a May 2011 raid that killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Photo by Larry Downing/Reuters *Washington Post*: *In secret will, Bin Laden wanted his fortune to keep funding war on West* Osama bin Laden left a will indicating that he had about $29 million in Sudan, with detailed instructions to “spend all the money I have ... more »

Apprehension of bias

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 13 hours ago
*R. v. Nero,* 2016 ONCA 160: ...bias must be reasonable, held by reasonable and right-minded persons applying themselves to the question and obtaining the required information about it. The test is "what would an informed person, viewing the matter realistically and practically – and having thought the matter through – conclude": Committee for Justice and Liberty v. National Energy Board, [1978] 1 S.C.R. 369, at p. 394; R. v. R.D.S., [1997] 3 S.C.R. 484, at para. 111; Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada, 2003 SCC 45, [2003] 2 S.C.R. 259, at para. 60. [30] Second, the standard ref... more »

Peru Sends In Military To Help Deal With Floods

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Peru continues to struggle with severe weather following the floods and landslides that left one dead and one missing earlier this month. Authorities are now sending the military to help areas affected by severe floods in several parts of the country. Intense rain and damage has also been reported in Puno, Apurímac and Cuzco regions, in south Peru Euronews reports: Scientists blame El Niño, the warm ocean current, for the heavy rains that turned roads into rivers in Arequipa, setting cars adrift in the torrent. The southern province has been particularly badly hit; at least two peop... more »

Rick Perry Exonerated. Has the Backlash Against Criminalizing Ordinary Politics Begun?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Rick Perry] Over two million dollars in legal fees later, former Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry has finally been exonerated from what many believe was a politically motivated criminal prosecution. The prosecution arose out of a threat Perry made to veto $7.5 million in funding for... more »

What is the Sanders Strategy Now?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Today is 'Super Tuesday' with Democratic Party primaries in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Sen. Bernie Sanders appears to be headed for a defeat in most of these primaries - the exception being his home state of Vermont and maybe a close race in Massachusetts and one other if his younger base turns out in big numbers. In the last couple of events in South Carolina and Nevada his touted young folks didn't turn out the way his campaign had hoped. It is true though that the Sanders campaign raised mo... more »

“Reality Check: No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Reality Check: No Matter Who Wins the White House, * *the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss”* by John W. Whitehead “The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy- then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.” - Hunter S. Thompson "Politics today is not about Republicans and Democrats. Nor is it about healthcare, abortion, higher taxes, free college tuition, or any of the other buzzwords that have become c... more »

George Orwell -1984 - NOW

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 13 hours ago

Attorney General Loretta Lynch Calls for ‘Open Dialogue’ Between Tech, Law Enforcement

ERIC TUCKER at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: US Attorney General Loretta Lynch testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 25, 2016. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Law enforcement and technology companies at odds over encryption and other issues of digital privacy need to have an “open dialogue” to try to resolve their differences, Attorney General Loretta Lynch will say on Tuesday. Lynch was... more »

Entire paper about cell division plagiarized

Jeneen Interlandi at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A paper about the role of specific proteins in the separation of newly replicated chromosomes is being retracted from the Chinese Medical Journal, after editors found out that the entire article was plagiarized. The study, “MreBCD Associated Cytoskeleton is Required for Proper Segregation of the Chromosomal Terminus during the Division Cycle of Escherichia Coli,” names Feng […] The post Entire paper about cell division plagiarized appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Researchers Develop Brain Stimulator That Can Teach Skills Instantly

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Researchers exploring the world of neuroscience claim they have developed a new ‘matrix-style’ brain stimulator that can instantly improve an individual’s ability to learn new skills. Scientists believe that seeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in the The Matrix movie, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep. In the film, Neo was able to learn kung fu in seconds after the martial art was ‘uploaded’ straight to his brain. The researchers at HRL Laboratories, LLC, have discovered that low-current electrical brain stimulation can modulate the learning of compl... more »

Bible Removed from POW/MIA Display Inside VA Clinic

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Bible military dog tags] A Bible and Bible verse were removed from a POW/MIA display inside an Ohio Veteran's Administration clinic after the notorious Military Religious Freedom Foundation complained. The religious artifacts were part of a "Missing Man Table" recently erected by volunteers at an... more »

Nearly 20% Of Top U.S. Military Medals Have Been Awarded For Classified Missions Since 9/11

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Almost 20% of top medals awarded secretly since 9/11* WASHINGTON — Nearly 20% of the military’s most-treasured medals have been awarded for classified missions since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, according to data obtained by USA TODAY. The secrecy surrounding more than 200 Service Cross and Silver Star awards reflects the reliance on special operations forces involved in classified missions to capture or kill terrorists and free hostages, according to a senior Defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because officials were not authorized to characterize th... more »

This Medal Of Honor Recipient Still Wants To Serve

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. gives remarks outside the West Wing after a ceremony honoring him with the Medal of Honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Feb. 29, 2016. DoD photo by EJ Hersom *Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast*: *Is This a Hero SEAL’s Final Mission?* *Edward Byers, Jr. just became the first SEAL in 40 years to win the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military award. It won’t be his last fight, if he has a say.* Navy SEALs are supposed to operate in the shadows. Once their names are known—once they come into the light—their careers on the ... more »

Britain Deploys Troops To Tunisia To Stop ISIS Crossing Libyan Border

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Britain says it has sent troops to Tunisia to help stop ISIS from crossing the border from neighboring Libya. The British defense minister Michael Fallon said : ” A training team of some 20 troops from the 4th Infantry Brigade is now moving to Tunisia to help to counter illegal cross-border movement from Libya in support of the Tunisian authorities.” Press TV reports: Michael Fallon told parliament on Monday, “I … am extremely concerned about the proliferation of Daesh along the Libyan coastline, which is why we have been urgently assisting the formation of a new Libyan government.”... more »

Mathews Reviews His Own Book

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
When Jay Mathews rushed out a response to his *WaPo* editors before my book was even on sale, I wasn't surprised that he would disparaging in his assessment of this, or any, book that provides a critique of the segregated corporate KIPP schools. What did surprise me, however, is that he would post a picture of his own book, which was published six years ago as a exuberant paean to the "founders," Feinberg and Levin, as they are referred to by their acolytes. At the end of Part 2 of his review, published yesterday, he invites the reader to read his book, as well as mine, and decid... more »

Did Trump Just Whistle a Different Tune on Immigration to The NYTimes? Cruz, Rubio Want the Tape.

Stream Staff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.] Buzzfeed reports that an off-the-record meeting between Donald Trump and the New York Times editorial board may have included Trump telling his Manhattan media friends that his views on immigration are more flexible than they appear. According to Buzzfeed, the recording and... more »

Proud To Be a Goldwater Girl in Blackface

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Here's the lady currently running on the promise of becoming the nation's third black president: (h/t US Uncut) She admitted in 1996 (the same year as her "super-predator" speech castigating black kids) that her beliefs are deep-rooted in conservatism. She chillingly lamented that the current GOP was "too reactionary" for her, as though the rabidly racist free market ideologue Barry Goldwater himself was not the epitome of right wing extremism. Therefore, when she now brags that she is a "progressive who can get things done," I take her to mean that she will be concocting the m... more »

World News Briefs -- March 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura speaks to the media during a news conference after briefing the Security Council in Geneva, Switzerland, late February 26, 2016. REUTERS/PIERRE ALBOUY *Reuters:* *Exclusive: U.N. may delay Syria talks, says U.S., Russia must guarantee truce* The United States and Russia must make Syria's cessation of hostilities work or else it may become necessary to delay the resumption of peace talks, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told Reuters on Tuesday. Since the agreement to halt nearly five years of fighting came into force on ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 1, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discuss progress made against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and lessons learned in Afghanistan during a Pentagon press briefing, Feb. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro *Washington Post:* *Pentagon developing plans for expanded U.S. role against Islamic State in Iraq* The U.S. military is developing proposals for augmenting the American role in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq, senior Pentagon officials said o... more »

Iraq’s Continued Displacement Crisis

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Iraq’s displaced population has passed 3.3 million. Over 90% of those internal refugees reside in the center and north of the country. That places a huge burden on those provinces in the time of a financial crisis. The larger problem is that there is no process or timetable for when these people will be able to return to their homes, and more displacement is expected in the future as more cities are freed from the Islamic State. 90% of Iraq’s 3.3 million internally displaced are in the central and northern provinces. The International Organization of Migration counted 3,320,844 d... more »

High-profile critic slams Nature letters about dinosaur growth following corrections

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Authors of a pair of letters in Nature that concluded dinosaurs reached their full size surprisingly quickly are standing by their conclusions, despite challenges from a high-profile critic. In the letters, researchers led by first author Gregory M. Erickson, a paleobiologist at The Florida State University, concluded that massive dinos grew fast — for example, a 5.5 […] The post High-profile critic slams Nature letters about dinosaur growth following corrections appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Nuclear Materials Flown Between UK & US 23 Times In 5 Years

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The British Ministry of Defence has admitted that materials used in nuclear weapons have been flown between the UK and the US 23 times in the last five years. The information was revealed in an answer to a Parliamentary Question asked by the Scottish National Party’s Westminster group defence leader Brendan O’Hara. Though the MoD did not give details, the flights are believed to have carried tritium, plutonium and enriched uranium, which are needed for UK’s Trident nuclear warheads. The shipments reportedly started or ended at the RAF base at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. RAF Brize No... more »

photorealism - Modesto Trigo Trigo - amazing cityscapes

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
here's another example of mind-blowing excellence in photorealist art from yet another Spanish painter, this time Madridian Modesto Trigo Trigo -- remember, these are all PAINTINGS.


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*Saints Rewind: Marques Colston says goodbye after 10 seasons ~Larry Holder*

Slippery Slopes to Extinction

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
More problems with reactor re-starts in Japan: Latest mishap at restarted Takahama reactor leaves Kansai Electric in the dark, The Asahi Shimbun, March 1, 2016, http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201603010066 Just three days after restarting, a reactor at the Takahama nuclear power plant came to a sudden halt when an automatic stop signal activated Feb. 29, the second recent incident that has local officials concerned. The stoppage occurred in the No. 4 reactor at the plant in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, in which radioactive water had been found leaking fro... more »

Hold On - A Pueblo Indian Blessing

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 15 hours ago

Justice Thomas Breaks Court Silence, Asks String of Questions on Gun Rights Case

SAM HANANEL at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: US Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas (L) and Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia participated in the court's official photo session on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Clarence Thomas broke 10 years of courtroom silence Monday and posed questions during a Supreme Court oral argument, provoking gasps from the audience. And it wasn’t just one question; it was a string of them in... more »

Minnesota Kindergarten Students Forced to Confront Gender Identity

Kelsey Harkness at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: kindergarten] It all started with a book: My Princess Boy. On Oct. 14, 2015, the elementary school principal of a Minnesota charter school informed parents that in the coming days, the school would be taking steps to "support a student who... more »

Trump Talks the Talk, But Cruz Walks the Walk

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 15: Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump (L) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), interact during the CNN republican presidential debate at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the fifth set of Republican presidential debates.] Just what is the Trump movement all about? I’ve tried to get to the bottom of it by conversing with various Donald Trump supporters on Twitter. I have found that most outside the movement are having great difficulty understanding it. I... more »

More Than 7,000 Migrants Stuck on Greek-Macedonian Border

COSTAS KANTOURIS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Refugees walk past tents near the Greek-Macedonian border, in the northern Greek village of Idomeni, on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.] IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- On foot or in taxis, hundreds of exhausted refugee families trying to reach central Europe flocked Tuesday to a burgeoning tent city on Greece’s border with Macedonia, which has not allowed anybody in for 24 hours... more »

The Republican Party Is Drumpf

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Heading into Confederate Super-Tuesday today CNN showed Herr Trumpf with more support than the 2 junior senators and the confused Ohio governor *combined* (49-37%). One polling question asked how likely would voters be to back Trumpf in the general election. 48% of registered Republicans said they would either "probably not" (13%) or "definitely not" (35%) support Herr Trumpf. That's 48% of registered *Republicans*. If you haven't laid down your bets on today's results yet, the odds-makers at www.SportsBettingDime.com are awarding Herr Trumpf wins in 9.5 states (of 11) and 390 de... more »

Dipper Renewal

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://www.bgos-ndp.ca/ At the end of the last election campaign, the Liberals knew that the wind was at their backs. The Conservatives knew that the game was over. But Tom Mulcair's New Democrats thought that they would do well -- particularly in Quebec. Gerry Caplan writes: The leader waxed excitedly about the huge turnout for his meetings in Quebec, surely presaging the NDP’s second successive sweep of the province. A senior adviser assured anguished New Democrats that 50 Quebec seats were in the bag. Since virtually every publi... more »

Taking Apart Psychiatry: Fraud-Kings of the Mind

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The so-called "chemical-imbalance" theory of mental illness is dead. The post Taking Apart Psychiatry: Fraud-Kings of the Mind appeared first on Waking Times.

Gates Foundation To Pay Students To Take Part In GMO Banana Trial

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Twelve students will be paid to eat genetically modified (GMO) bananas as researchers at Iowa State University start moving forward with a long-delayed project. The project which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation would pay each student $900. Thes tests are to be carried out on the students without any previous animal testing, so it is not known what the impact would be to the students’ health. According to The Des Moines Register, the bananas were created by a Australian scientist and contain a gene that is supposed to help people living in Africa make vitamin A. W... more »

Obama to Meet With GOP Leaders Over Supreme Court Fight

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Supreme Court-900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is due to meet face-to-face Tuesday with the Senate Republican leaders vowing to block his Supreme Court nominee -- no matter who it is -- with the hope of keeping the seat open for a Republican...more »

Ohio District Closed for School Shooting Investigation

LISA CORNWELL at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A child is comforted Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Madison Township in Butler County, Ohio after a school shooting at Madison Local Schools.] HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio school district was closed and all extracurricular activities cancelled as authorities investigated a shooting by a 14-year-old boy that injured four students, including two who were hit by gunfire. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones... more »

BREAKING: American people now living in Babel!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016Full services to resume:* We're hurrying back to our sprawling campus on this less-than-super Tuesday. Full services will resume tomorrow. For today, we only have questions, most of which revolve around Charles Blow's recent New York Times column and Josh Marshall's reaction to same. Some questions: Does Marshall really think Blow's column was "a very good piece?" Does he really feel he has to apologize for "sounding like a middle-aged man lecturing the younger generation about not knowing how it was?" Here's another question: Does anyone think it really m...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Louisiana Shows Why 'Free' College Education Doesn't Work* “Free” college education sounds easy enough. A few dollars shuffled here, a few tax raises there, and — voilà! — you're set to earn a college degree without the burden of student loans. This mentality explains much of Bernie Sanders' appeal, particularly among young Americans. On the Socialist's own website is a section called “It's Time to Make College Tuition Free and Debt Free,” in which he spells out a six-step plan to eliminate tuition costs. After all, he writes, “The University of California system offered free tui... more »

Medical Marijuana Legalized on Entire Continent of Australia

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Australia is now a medical marijuana nation. Will the US be next? The post Medical Marijuana Legalized on Entire Continent of Australia appeared first on Waking Times.

Tory Plan To Cut Disability Benefit Defeated Again By House Of Lords

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
The House OF Lords have rebuffed Tory plan to cut Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) for the second time. In January peers voted to remove the cuts to ESA from the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, but MPs in the Commons reinstated the measure. On Monday, the Lords defeated the government again over the bill which proposes to cut £30 a week from the benefits of ill and disabled people who have been found unfit to work. The Guardian reports: Peers passed an amendment that calls on ministers to deliver a formal assessment of the likely impact of the cut on the health, finances and work... more »

Clinton, Trump Look for Super Tuesday Romp, Cruz Aims for Big Win in Texas

JULIE PACE & JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton are eyeing an opportunity to pull away from their rivals on Super Tuesday, a delegate-rich dash across the country that could accelerate their march toward the general election. Voters from... more »

Last Chance for America?

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump] The “Super Tuesday” primaries may be a turning point for America -- and quite possibly a turn for the worse. After seven long years of domestic disasters and increasing international dangers, the next President of the United States will need... more »

Mizzou Diversity Director Tells Protesters to Grow Up, Stop Making Insane Demands

Blake Neff at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Members of Concerned Student 1950 celebrate after the resignation of Missouri University president Timothy M. Wolfe on the Missouri University Campus November 9, 2015 in Columbia, Missouri.] The chief diversity officer at the University of Missouri (MU) has authored a letter sharply reprimanding the school's black activist movement, urging it to stop relying on threats and impossible demands. "If you sincerely want better relationships, the time for demands, threats... more »

The Case Of Sgt. First Class Charles Martland Who Defended An Afghan Boy From His Rapist Is Delayed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News:* *Justice delayed for Army sergeant who defended Afghan boy from rapist* The old Army adage, “Hurry up and wait,” applies once again to a decorated Green Beret who protected an Afghan boy from a child molester only to see his actions jeopardize his military career. A decision from the military on the fate of Sgt. First Class Charles Martland was due Tuesday, but now has been put off for a third time, until at least May 1. Martland, an 11-year Special Forces veteran, was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011 when he confronted a loca... more »

GOP Rep. Lamar Smith: Inspector General’s Office Botched EPA/Pebble Mine Investigation

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, welcomes guests before a panel discussion about NASA's journey to Mars and the film "The Martian," Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, in Grosvenor Auditorium at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington.] The Environmental Protection Agency inspector general's office completely botched an investigation into the agency's decision to kill a mining project before it could even apply for permits -- that's according to two newly-released reports. "Unfortunately, the EPA OIG's report suffers... more »

Sewer Politics

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Trump - Pointing Chipmunk - 900] I was going to write about how the Republican presidential campaign has become gutter politics, but given Donald Trump’s horrid statements, the gutter would be a step up, because things have descended into the sewer. Never in modern times has... more »

Research Shows the Power Your Thoughts Have on Health and Longevity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*April McCarthy* - Researchers around the world are integrating research on how energetic and emotional states cause health or disease. The post Research Shows the Power Your Thoughts Have on Health and Longevity appeared first on Waking Times.

China’s Arms Exports Have Almost Doubled In Five Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Paramilitary policemen and members of a gun salute team fire cannons during a training session for a military parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the World War II, at a military base in Beijing, China. China is now the world’s third largest arms exporter behind the U.S. and Russia, and the country accounted for nearly six percent of arms exports between 2011 and 2015. *Voice of America:* *China Arms Exports Double as Regional Tensions Mount* HONG KONG—A research group says China’s arms exports have almost doubled in five years as the country has moved to become a majo... more »

Norwich’s Generation Park halted, with creditors owed £3m

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/norwich_s_generation_park_halted_with_creditors_owed_3m_1_4437972 For the past year, we have been following the story of Norwich’s proposed straw burning plant at the yet to be built Generation Park. From the start, the scheme has been the brainchild of the University of East Anglia. As the EDP reported in January […]

You’re Free To Raise Your Hand

Dudley Hall at The Stream - 19 hours ago
[image: Black Teen Hand Raised - 900] It was my first day of school. I was in first grade, going to a consolidated school out in the county where there was no kindergarten. The teacher asked, "Who can spell your name?" I was sitting by a distant... more »

China Is About To Announce A Substantial Increase In Its Military’s Budget

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Minnie Chan, Business Insider/South China Morning Post*: *China is about to pour even more money into its military* China is likely to announce a substantial increase in the military’s budget, according to analysts, amid a massive reorganisation of the PLA and increased tensions over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. The government is expected to reveal its proposed annual budget for the world’s biggest army this Saturday, when the National People’s Congress opens its annual session. Analysts said spending was likely to be much higher due to the expense of lay... more »

Five Most Popular Posts in February

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 19 hours ago
The most popular posts last month were ... 1. Boris Johnson: Vanity and Opportunism 2. Michael Gove's Fairy Tale 3. The Idiocy of Jeremy Hunt 4. Notes on Peter Tatchell and No Platform 5. Hillary Clinton: It's the Politics, Stupid It's pleasing to see a combination of Tory infighting and Tory incompetence make the running this last month. Since my screed on Boris was published, it has transpired that Johnson drafted another *Telegraph* article setting out the argument for remaining in the EU. If that doesn't underline how his position-taking is all about ambition and nothing to do wi... more »

Al Bielek - Phil Schneider's friend - interesting background information

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
*SEVEN FOOT TALL GREYS AT THE U.N.* that's the really interesting revelation in this *background information interview* with long-time friend Al Bielek about (the late i.e. *murder by suicide*'d) NATO-geologist and DUMB or Deep Underground Military Base engineer Phil Schneider. Phil's dad Oscar Schneider was (allegedly) a Commander in the Germany's WW2 U-boat fleet and became (allegedly) a Chief Medical Officer in the US Navy, or that's the cover story of the cover story of the cover story... so, what's the real story?

So, Plutocracy Now One Seat Short  (Trump Campaign Worst Ever in Tolerance:  A War Against Journalism)

Forget 'Spotlight:' There's a War Against Journalism What is called for is a really smart radical progressive to be the first of Obama’s nominees to be sent up to the Hill. A nominee who has no particular ambition of actually becoming a judge, but who would relish the chance of carrying the same Sanders message of revolution against plutocracy into the Senate chambers in order to do on

U.S. Infantryman Explains Why The A-10 Warthog Is Battle Tested And Soldier Approved

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
An A-10 Thunderbolt II undergoes pre-flight inspections at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. on March 23, 2006. The retirement of the A-10 is being pushed back to 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by/Airman 1st Class Jesse Shipps) *Scott Beauchamp, Task & Purpose*: *An Infantryman’s Defense Of The A-10* *The A-10 Warthog is battle tested and soldier approved, this infantryman says. * I admit it, as a former infantryman, I’m a partial to the A-10 Thunderbolt II. I don’t mind that it’s ugly. I don’t mind that it entered service all the way back in the mid 1970s, making it older than me.... more »

Putin: Smart Technology Is A New World Order Plot To Control Our Lives

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
SMART technology is a tool being used by the New World Order to spy on you and we should be ‘very, very careful’ about how much SMART technology we allow into our lives, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The “genius” of the New World Order surveillance project lies in the fact that “consumers have been conned into paying out of their own pockets for the instruments that will spy on them and their families,” Putin said, speaking to an assembled tour group in the Kremlin last week. “The average American home is now rigged like a maximum security prison with surveillance in... more »

US Army To Deploy Laser Weapons In 2023

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
USS Ponce AFSB(I)-15 transits in the Arabian Gulf with the newly installed Laser Weapon System (LaWS) Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young *Daily Mail*: *US Army will have laser weapons by 2023 as research bosses say killer technology is 'very close'* * Initial trials of laser weapon revealed 'unprecedented power' of system * First demonstrations expected to take place in 2020 * Team now building full powered unit for lab tests The US Army is planning to deploy the first laser weapons in 2023, it has been revealed. Mary J. Miller, deputy assistant secret... more »

The Economy: Greg Hunter, "Bix Weir: Default on Global Monetary System Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Bix Weir: Default on Global Monetary System Coming"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial analyst Bix Weir says the mother of all money meltdowns is a sure thing. Weir contends there is one big question everybody should be asking. Weir says, “What’s the dollar going to be worth? What’s fiat money going to be worth after the banks crash?” So, can the financial powers keep manipulating the U.S. dollar forever? Weir say, “I think they can, they have and they will as long as it is in the United States’ advantage. It’s been our advantage to run this un-backed fiat system. We... more »

Major Earthquake Warning As Carbon Monoxide Levels Explode On West Coast

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A huge widespread carbon monoxide (CO) spike has occurred over the entire West Coast of America – stretching from British Columbia, through Washington and Oregon, and on over most of California. Very little media coverage has yet been given, but early indications suggest that this might be a precursor to a major earthquake about to occur. Dailykos.com reports: Some theory on a possible earthquake connection from Natureasia.com: Earth emits a burst of carbon monoxide (CO) a few days before an earthquake, according to geophysicist Ramesh Singh. He and co-workers from France and the Un... more »

Mysterious Bloodsucking ‘Vampire’ Creature Kills 200 Birds In China

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A mysterious bloodsucking creature has killed over 200 birds in China, with authorities baffled as to who or what is causing the gruesome deaths. Experts say the only clue they have as to its identity is the fact it leaves a four-toed webbed footprint, around the size of a kids hand, near the scene of the crime. Ibtimes.co.uk reports: South China Morning Post reports that the predator had left large bite marks in the birds but had not eaten the flesh. Instead, it had sucked out the blood of its prey. Attacks have been occurring over the last few weeks and while people have tried to... more »

London Schedule’s Largest Ever Major Incident ‘Drills’ This Week

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
London is conducting a series of ‘major incident’ drills this week – the largest of its kind ever conducted in Europe – putting the emergency services to the test in a number of disaster training exercises. On Monday seven Tube carriages were buried under thousands of tons of rubble that poured into Waterloo station following a mock collapse of a tower block on the station. Emergency services had to deal with the hundreds of ‘dead’ bodies scattered throughout the ‘disaster zone’ in day one of upcoming emergencies scheduled for this week. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Over the next four ... more »

Sometimes you win...

Zoe Brain at A.E.Brain - 22 hours ago
With such a document, I can apply for a correction of my UK birth certificate under the UK Gender Recognition Act (Overseas Track). I've been waitimg (and agitating and lobbying, and informing, and educating, and persuading) for ten years. I can wait another 6 months.

Massive Corruption Case Rocking Malaysian Politics

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, left, set up a state fund known as 1MDB several years ago to spur economic growth. The fund is now the subject of investigations. PHOTO: OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS *WSJ:* *1MDB Scandal: Deposits in Malaysian Leader Najib’s Accounts Said to Top $1 Billion* Global investigators believe much of it originated with state development fund and moved to Prime Minister Najib Razak’s accounts via offshore entities Deposits into personal accounts of Malaysia’s prime minister totaled more than $1 billion—hundreds of millions more than previously identified—an... more »

FBI Admit They Had Conspiracy Author Bill Cooper Under Surveillance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A FOIA request has revealed that the FBI had former alternative researcher, author and broadcaster William (Bill) Cooper under heavy surveillance prior to his murder in 2001. Hundreds of unclassified documents reveal that the FBI viewed Cooper as an “armed and dangerous” person who harboured “anti-government” views. The documents describe Bill as being “convinced there is a government sponsored socialist conspiracy to establish a ‘new world order’“. Therundownlive.com reports: Cooper, best known for his underground best seller, “Behold a Pale Horse”, caught the FBI’s attention in 1... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 1, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Marine Fire Training-900] U.S. Marines practice vehicle fire extinguishing techniques in Twentynine Palms, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2016. Wow! Thank you to Cpl. Danielle Rodrigues for taking this amazing photograph!

Loaded language

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
Evan Davis's semi-editorial introduction to the migrant story on last night's Newsnight promoted the same line as the *BBC News at Six. * Instead of noting that the authorities in Macedonia and Calais used tear gas in reaction to violent disturbances by large groups of migrants, Evan gave us this (including some strikingly loaded language): At different ends of Europe *migrants have been meeting tear gas today,* as Europe fashions a more forceful response to its refugee crisis. In Calais the new fences around the Eurotunnel terminal have made it significantly hardly to get into Bri... more »

America's Afghan Policy Is In Tatters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Army 1st Lt. David T. Broyles watches as his men leave Observation Post Rocky with Afghan National Army Soldiers in Kunar province, Afghanistan, July 19, 2010. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Gary A. Witte *Daniel L. Davis, National Interest:* *America's 'More' Law in Afghanistan: More Money, Violence, Insecurity* September 11, 2001. It was one of those defining generational moments. It shattered America’s belief in its invincibility and, for many, ushered in an unaccustomed sense of fear. Throughout all of President George W. Bush’s eight years and now seven under the Obama Admi... more »

To BoM and MSM, Anything above Average is a Scorcher.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
*Chris Gilham* Leo's small carbon footprint rowboat at the World CupLeonardo DiCaprio probably bases his greenhouse beliefs on what he hears and reads in the mainstream media (MSM) to determine that the climate has never been hotter and is threatening our entire species. Example from page 3 of The West Australian newspaper this morning … The four days of 40º+ were established because Perth Metro snuck over 39.9ºC for about 10 minutes on 10 February. The four days averaged 41.1ºC vs 42.8ºC in the 1933 four day run to which they refer. Perth Metro's seven summer days above 40ºC don’... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
I've not watched it yet, but the blurb beneath the BBC iPlayer for last night's *Newsnight *suggests the programme might touch a few familiar bases from some very predictable BBC angles:

A fan of Uncle Bob's?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
Here's an odd one from Charles Moore in the *Telegraph*: *Happy Birthday Mr Mugabe* Many happy returns, too, to Robert Mugabe, the tyrant and murderer who has ruled Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980. His 92nd birthday this month is being compulsorily celebrated in his country. On the BBC News channel, I watched an astounding dispatch from the festivities. The reporter, Nomsu Maseko, explained how thousands, their spirits undampened by rain, had turned out to cheer and “some couldn’t contain their excitement”. She noted that Mugabe was “in remarkably good shape” with “asto... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. shale producers cut back production amid global oil glut https://t.co/O6vUZwUILe pic.twitter.com/XjZHqRzeMQ — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 1, 2016

"Just three per cent of BBC guests back Brexit"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Just in case any of you missed it... There's a striking article at *The Conservative Woman *by the Institute of Economic Affairs's Ryan Bourne. *TCW*'s headline writer, as ever, captures the point succinctly: *Just three per cent of BBC guests back Brexit*. That's specific to the *Today *programme and is based on over ten years of comprehensive listening by the good folk at News-Watch. It's a dramatic and damning figure, isn't it? The BBC itself is well aware that it's going to be watched very closely in the next few months. so it will be fascinating to see News-Watch's findin... more »

Free Download: Richard Bach, "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“How much more there is now to living! Instead of our drab slogging forth and back to the fishing boats, there’s reason to life! We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!” - Jonathan Livingston Seagull "This is a story for people who follow their dreams and make their own rules; a story that has inspired people for decades. For most seagulls, life consists simply of eating and surviving. Flying is just a means of finding food. However, Jonathan Livingston Seagull is no ordi... more »

U.S. Navy Wants More Attack Subs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Virginia-class attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) is rolled out of an indoor shipyard facility at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Groton, Conn., in Sept. 2013. US Navy photo. *USNI News*: *Navy Revising Force Structure Assessment In Light Of Increased Attack Sub, Other Ship Needs* WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Navy will reexamine the assumptions behind its 308-ship requirement, as the operational landscape has changed drastically since the previous Force Structure Assessment (FSA). The Navy released a new FSA in 2012 and amended it in 2014, but Navy leadership and combatant com... more »

Musical Interlude: John Lennon, “Nobody Told Me”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
John Lennon, “Nobody Told Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBCdlBrgEmE Strange days, indeed...

Women and children first

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day ago
Last night's *BBC News at Six* really took the biscuit. They *could* have reported the violence in Calais and on the Greek-Macedonian border in a neutral fashion, but didn't. On the Greek-Macedonian border, a largish group of migrants smashed down part of the border fence, defended by a small number of Macedonian police. Stones were thrown in one direction, tear gas in the other. In Calais, the authorities' softly-softly approach to clearing 'the Jungle' was thwarted and stones being flying in one direction, water cannon in the other - and it's widely reported that far-left activi... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Edward C. Byers Jr. during a White House ceremony, Feb. 29, 2016. Byers received the medal for actions while serving as part of a team that rescued an American civilian held hostage in Afghanistan in 2012. DoD photo by EJ Hersom

Los Angeles: City of Ancient Lizard People?

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Deep beneath the heart of Los Angeles’ financial district, hundreds of feet below the huge downtown edifices that house banks, corporate offices, and government agencies, lies another city remembered only in obscure Indian legends, an underground world built by a purportedly strange race of lizard people that vanished five thousand years ago. At least that’s what mining engineer W. Warren Shufelt claimed in the January 29, 1934 edition of the Los Angeles Times. According to reporter Jean Bosquet, Shufelt was ready to dig up downtown L.A. in search of this ancient subterranean civiliz... more »

The Assassination of Russian Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov Still Reverberates One Year After His Killing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A portrait of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday night, is seen during a march to commemorate him in central Moscow March 1, 2015. The words under the portrait reads “These bullets are meant for each of us.” REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov *Ilya Yashin, Moscow Times*: *Nemtsov Investigation Paves Way For More Assassinations in Russia* Boris Nemtsov never believed he would be murdered. Of course, he understood he might be harassed in one way or another. He knew the authorities might have plans to send him to prison. He felt this even more keenly after they called him ... more »

Grassroots Dems Standing Up Against The Oligarchs Who Have Purchased DC

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Wall Street already owns one political party outright and since 1993 has made powerful inroads into the Democratic Party through the corrupt conservatives at the DLC, the New Dems and Blue Dogs. Now, with the possiible nomination of Hillary Clinton, the banksters are inches away from owning both parties outright. Many of her incredibly low-info Democratic supporters would be aghast if they had any idea what they were doing by backing this horribly compromised candidate. And there are Clinton-conservatives vying against progressives everywhere in the country. It's heartening to see... more »

Harry Targ : Hillary Clinton and the declining American empire

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The war against the Qaddafi regime that destroyed Libya’s social fabric was enthusiastically endorsed by Secretary of State Clinton. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | March 1, 2016 “I think President Obama made the right decision at the … finish reading Harry Targ : Hillary Clinton and the declining American empire

Developing a Superhero Campaign: Finalizing System Considerations

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
After a lot of discussion and examination we've come down to our final candidates for a superhero game system - and also we're narrowing in on elements of the campaign and the setting. Our two final candidates are *Supers! *and some form of *Fate*. I've talked about *Supers! *before. In its favor is a very straightforward game engine. When you want to do something you determine what stat it is you want to use and you roll a bunch of six sided dice, based upon that stat. That stat could be some skill, a superpower, your ability to resist something, etc. It encourages some creative n... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "Until the Last Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Yanni, "Until the Last Moment" - https://www.youtube.com/

B-21 vs. The B-2 Stealth Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Image: Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Department of Defense. *Dave Majumdar, National Journal:* *America's Lethal New B-21 vs. the B-2 Stealth Bomber* With the U.S. Air Force revealing concept art and a designation for its shadowy Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) last week, there are many details that we can now glean about the new warplane. First and foremost, the new B-21 looks very similar to its B-2 Spirit predecessor. In fact, the new aircraft look startlingly similar to the original Advanced Strategic Penetration Aircraft (ASPA) and the later Advanced Technolog... more »

NY Judge: US Cannot Make Apple Provide iPhone Data

LARRY NEUMEISTER & TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows an iPhone in Washington. A schism has emerged among family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, with at least a couple supporting Apple Inc. in its battle against a federal court order to help the FBI hack into a shooter’s locked iPhone.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data, dealing a blow to the government in its... more »

Discredited Anti-Fracking Activist Endorses Sanders

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Josh Fox speaking during an interview at the Environmental Media Association's EMA Awards held at the Warner Bros. Studios Lot in Burbank, CA. on Saturday, October 16, 2010.] Anti-fracking activist Josh Fox endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president Sunday. Fox, who directed the two Gasland films, is one of the most prominent public opponents of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling. Fox endorsed Sanders because "simply put, Bernie Sanders wants to ban fracking... more »

Experts Explain Why the So-Called Moderate Victory in Iran is Wrong

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader of Iran.] The Iranian elections are being hailed as a victory for moderates, and therefore President Barack Obama's nuclear deal, but according to experts, the so-called moderate victory is not what it seems. Iranians took to the polls Friday in what could be one... more »

February 29, 2016 – White Hats Report #51 – The Trump Factor – More obfuscation, this time by the alternative media

The White Hat Reporters at The White Hats Report - 1 day ago
As we gear up for resumption of operations, it has been brought to our attention that a website has cited Lord James’ historic speech of February 16, 2012 as source material for an article that is filled with inaccuracies. Before we get to that, it should be pointed out that this is the second time his speech has been cited in a disinformation piece, the first being penned by Gordon Duff of Veterans Today. Duff has part of it right but it wasn’t Wanta’s money. It was created out of thin air using Yohannes Riyadi’s gold reserves held in an Indonesian bank as “collateral” to under... more »

The Battle For Mosul Is Now Underway

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kevin Baron, Defense One*:* The Battle for Mosul Has Begun* ISIS is under air, ground, and cyber attack as Iraqi and coalition troops encircle the group’s final stronghold in Iraq, the Joint Chiefs chairman says. WASHINGTON — The battle for Mosul ultimately will be the biggest U.S. operation in Iraq since the end of the last war. That was Monday’s message from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who said multinational forces have begun to cut off the city’s supply and communications lines, and to encircle and isolate Islamic State fighter... more »

Russia: Evidence Proves US, UK And Israel Orchestrated 9/11 Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A retired officer specialising in Israeli counter intelligence has claimed that nuclear devices were used on 9/11 – and were a modified version of the W-54 artillery shells that were provided to the Israeli’s between 1988 and 1998 from US stockpiles. According to the Russian insider – chemical analysis done on the fallout at ground zero has identified the chemical/radiation footprint of the warheads used in the attacks as being of US/Israeli origin. Usapoliticstoday.com reports: All plutonium based warheads have a chemical fingerprint that can identify the type of design and where ... more »

Woman Sues Big Pharma After Vaccine Made Her Cat Autistic

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An American woman is suing Big Pharma for $2 million after her cat turned autistic as a result of getting a vaccine for the Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). The vaccination is known to cause temporary side effects such as fever and swelling, and in some instances has caused seizures, but the woman from Cincinnati says she believes her cat has suffered permanent damage as a result of the vaccine. 38-year-old Jane Feathers told reporters, “It took me several weeks to identify the symptoms. There is hardly any literature on autism in animals so I had to figure this out by myself. It is w... more »

Donald Trump Ordered Assassination Of Vatican Secretary

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Kremlin have accused Donald Trump and his “army” of “Freemasonic forces” of masterminding the assassination of Pope Francis’ personal secretary Miriam Wuolou. The killing was ordered due to the Pope’s denouncement of Trump’s Christian values last month. The heavily pregnant secretary was the receptionist at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (a small hotel within the Vatican City) where Pope Francis has his main residence. She was also the Pope’s personal secretary. Wuolou was found dead under suspicious circumstances, after her body was reported as being in an “advanced state of decomp... more »

Pictures Of Extraterrestrial Beings Reveal Startling Human-like Appearance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An evolutionary biologist has said that he believes extraterrestrial entities are real, living on earth, and look almost identical to humans. Simon Conway Morris is among a handful of scientists, researchers, and experts who believe that aliens have lived amongst humans undetected in underground bases in the Earth. Collective-evolution.com reports: The picture to your left was released by a professor by the name of Bruno Sammaciccia. A Catholic historian with degrees in psychology and psychiatry, he was the author of more than 100 books and a well-known, distinguished figure in Ita... more »

Study Claims 50 Million Americans Live in Economically Distressed Communities

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Poverty, Poor] 50.4 million Americans live in economically distressed zip codes, according to a recent analysis by the Economic Innovation Group. The D.C.-based group's Distressed Communities Index (DCI), which used data from 25,000 zip codes and 312 million Americans, shows large portions of... more »

Economic News, Data & Views ( February 29 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Bond Watch. 2. Commodities In Focus. 3. Global Equities After Two Months. 4. FX Watch - February's Best - Worst Performers.) Asia Items From 3/1 & 2/29 ( 1.China PMI DATA Plunges , More Stimulus Demanded As Economist Cry for More Bourbon To Cure Alcoholism 2. Yuan Game Of The Day - Currency Strengthens Today , Offsets 50 BPS RRR Cut From Yesterday . 3. Aussie Housing Bubble Bursts - Building Approvals Crash Most In 4 Years. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee/ Border Security Items. 2. Greece News Of the Day. 3. Brexit Items. 4. Spanish Politics. ) Odds & Ends For Monday ( 1. Global )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview....... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago US High Yield Spreads have tightened over 100 bps in the past few weeks after hitting their widest levels since '11. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 3h 3 hours ago Biggest rally in CCC high yield bonds in almost a year. Good sign, want to see this continue in March. *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 13h 13 hours ago Germany's 2y yields hit fresh life-time low of -0.56% as pressure on #ECB rises after Eurozone turned into deflation *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 15h... more »

Watchdog Says Uncle Sam’s Financial Books Are Useless

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Capitol Hill, Congress, Washington D.C.] Uncle Sam's financial statements are so bad the Government Accountability Office (GAO) flunked him for the 19th year in a row. The Department of Defense, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Agriculture have books in such bad... more »

Murder? New Evidence Shows Clinton Attorney With ‘Bullet Hole’ In Neck

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Newly discovered evidence has been uncovered in the National Archives that suggest Deputy White House attorney Vincent Foster may have been murdered while working for the Clinton family. 23 years ago Foster was found dead in Virginia park after being discovered with a fatal gunshot wound in his head in Fort Marcy park in 1993. Both investigations into his death concluded that Foster had committed suicide. Now, new evidence suggests that Foster had an additional gunshot wound to his neck. WND.com reports: The smoking-gun information comes from two documents: a two-page letter of res... more »

U.S. Authorities Attempt To Ban GMO Labelling Via ‘Dark Act’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
U.S. Congress is attempting to pass the “Deny Americans the Right to Know” (DARK) Act which would make it illegal for food manufacturers to list GMO ingredients on their labels. GMO giant Monsanto are behind this push for secrecy in a last ditch effort to keep the public in the dark about the dangerous GMO ingredients being put into the food they’re eating. ` Naturalnews.com reports: Remember: These industry operators are the same “corporate science” cretins who also lobbied for the tobacco industry and who now promote chemical pesticides and herbicides. They’ve mastered the sinist... more »

Video: The Satanic Pursuit For A One World Government

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Researcher James Perloff explores the world’s political history in this video, looking at the unfolding satanic agenda being pursued by the elite for a One World Government . In the video, Perloff answers the following questions: Who benefited from the mysterious sinking of the USS Maine? Why did President Woodrow Wilson order the manifest of the torpedoed Lusitania hidden in the archives of the U.S. Treasury? After the official inquiry into the Pearl Harbor attack, why did Admiral Kimmel and General Short – the commanders at Pearl Harbor – want to be court-martialed? Why was the S... more »

U.S. Army's Delta Force Has Started To Target Islamic State Targets In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Army's Delta Force begins to target ISIS in Iraq* Washington (CNN)The U.S. Army's elite Delta Force operations to target, capture or kill top ISIS operatives have begun in Iraq, after several weeks of covert preparation, an administration official with direct knowledge of the force's activities told CNN. The official said the group has spent the last several weeks preparing, including setting up safe houses, establishing informant networks and coordinating operations with Iraqi and Peshmerga units. It's the same strategy that Special Operations forces have used in previous... more »

Military Industrial Complex Threatening A Coup If Herr Trumpf Wins?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A couple days ago we looked briefly at Herr Trumpf's threat to chuck the constitutional prohibition on churches and religions openly endorsing candidates. Will we see a big TV spectacular on Inauguration Day featuring a bonfire with slimy little Eric Trumpf burning copies of the Constitution while Ivanka, dressed as Tzeitel, does a scintillating dance to the Kushner family anthem? Not likely, but God only knows what U.S. military officers will be thinking if that unlikely day ever comes to pass-- the Trumpf inauguration, not the Ivanka dance. Watch the Bill Maher interview Friday... more »

British Politician Explains Why The World’s Banking System Is A Scam

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A British MEP stunned the European Parliament into silence as he explained the reality behind the global banking system. In 2013 MEP Godfrey Bloom told politicians in Europe that the banking system was a big scam, created in order to keep the majority of the population in servitude to the hidden elite who control it. Anonhq.com reports: You don’t need us to tell you that this guy deserves a round of applause for his honesty. Such is rare in politics. In addition, the importance of what he shared cannot be overstated. Whether you’re aware of it or not, money is an arbitrary inventio... more »

Bright Lights Appear Over Scotland Causing Public Frenzy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bright mysterious lights have lit up the sky over Scotland. People have reported seeing a bright flash of blue, white or green light, followed by a loud rumbling sound. The Herald reports: Police in Aberdeen and Inverness say they have been receiving a large number of calls about flash over northern Scotland. There is speculation it could have been a meteor burning up in the atmosphere or may have been a sonic boom. Some reports suggested it may have been seen as far south as Edinburgh. Highland councillor Ken Gowans said that he had witnessed the flash. “I was standing in my upstair...more »

Bonus Quote of the Day: Don Watkins on Trump

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
“He is an authoritarian whose only consistent aim is his own aggrandizement, and whose only consistent theme is that there should be no barrier between his will and the policies of the U.S. government. “ *‘But the establishment is rotten.’* Yes, it's rotten, but you can't fix it by electing an unprincipled bully who does not understand and value the principles of the Declaration and Constitution. … " *‘But he says what he believes.’* Maybe. But so have many would-be dictators throughout history. The question is: what does he believe? … " *‘Don't judge him by his campaign--he'... more »

Trump Is Either Racist, or Pandering to Racists. Evangelicals Should Reject This.

George Yancey at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: LYNCHBURG, VA - JANUARY 18: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University January 18, 2016 in Lynchburg, Virginia. A billionaire real estate mogul and reality television personality, Trump addressed students and guests at the non-profit, private Christian university that was founded in 1971 by evangelical Southern Baptist televangelist Jerry Falwell.] Like many people, I have been puzzled by the degree of support Donald Trump enjoys in the United States. I am in particular confused by how some o... more »

Growing Warnings That The Mosul Dam May Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Iraqi PM and US issue warnings over threat of Mosul dam collapse* US embassy advises any citizens in Tigris flood plain to leave, and Baghdad government urges Mosul residents to move away from river The Iraqi government and the US embassy in Baghdad have both issued urgent warnings about the possibility of the Mosul dam collapsing and sending a 20-metre-high flash flood coursing down the river Tigris, putting more than a million people at risk. The embassy on Monday issued a call for people to evacuate the Tigris flood plain, saying “proper preparation could sav... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Like a pearl, a white dwarf star shines best after being freed from its shell. In this analogy, however, the Sun would be a mollusk and its discarded hull would shine prettiest of all! In the above shell of gas and dust, the planetary nebula designated NGC 2440, contains one of the hottest white dwarf stars known. The glowing stellar pearl can be seen as the bright dot near the image center. The portion of NGC 2440 shown spans about one light year. *Click image for larger size.* The center of our Sun will eventually become a white dwarf, but not for another five billion years. The ... more »

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