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Thursday, March 10, 2016

10 March - Blogs I'm Following

Reuters clipping of Ali Masjid battle

Reuters clipping of Ali Masjid battle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10:34pm MST

A U.S. Army Program That The Pentagon Claimed Was 'Killed' Is Actually Growing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
© Erik De Castro / Reuters *Daily Mail:* *The Army lied about ending controversial $725m program that embedded social scientists with troops fighting overseas* * The Human Terrain System sought to improve understanding of local cultures in overseas battlefields * Critics say the program was marred by fraud and put civilians at risk * A new study says the program is alive and well under another name The Army lied about ending a controversial program that embedded social scientists with troops fighting overseas, according to a USA Today investigation. The Human Terrain System, whi... more »

How To Fight Corruption In South Jersey And South Florida

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 34 minutes ago
The DC establishment has long ago decided that the way they want campaigns to unfold is for people to pick a team-- red vs blue or conservative vs progressive, say-- and then vote based on "identity politics." Most voters prefer campaigns that are based on issues that concern them. Tuesday night the Clinton Machine sputtered in Michigan when voters decided to cast their ballots on the clear, simple issues Bernie had been talking about-- particularly job-killing trade pacts the Clintons and their allies have been shoving down Americans' throats for decades. Remember, George H.W. Bu... more »

Sterling Allen's Arrest and the crack in the dam

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 1 hour ago
This is a very interesting news report that has very L O N G ramifications that span not just countries, but continents, and seems to be leading down a very dark alley that could very well end up taking down a vast network of seemingly unassociated people, groups and networks, even to the highest levels. Many many months ago- probably around spring time of 2015, a discussion broke in my RTS skype room. One that involved a good friend of mine bringing forward information about the owner of the Peswiki "free energy" website, Sterling Allen, and claims by Mehran Keshe, that there wa... more »

Why North Korea's Possible Nuclear Warhead Design Is Concerning

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
#NorthKorea #nuclear warhead design indicates intended use on intial KN-08 (Hwasong-13) road mobile ICBM design pic.twitter.com/BONaKSe2yG — Joseph Dempsey (@JosephHDempsey) March 9, 2016 *Adam Taylor, Washington Post*: *North Korea’s possible nuclear warhead looks silly — but it’s still concerning* North Korea can seem a surreal, even silly place. So perhaps it's fitting that the object it claims is a miniature nuclear warhead looks more than a little comical. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared standing by the purported warhead in images published by North Korean state med...more »

Competency-based education: No hard evidence

skrashen at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
Sent to the Sunshine State News, March 11. Re:"Senate Green Lights Competency-Based Education Program" Missing from the discussion of the Florida Senate bill supporting competency-based education (CBE) is the fact that there is no hard evidence supporting it. The following statement about CBE is from a National Governor's Association report, a document that aggressively promotes CBE: "Although an emerging research base suggests that CBE is a promising model, it includes only a few rigorous evaluations and analyses of current and ongoing CBE pilots and similar programs" (p. 6). ...more »

Being Alive!

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 2 hours ago

Former CIA Chief: If Not Handled Properly, Relations With China Could Turn Into A Catastrophe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Former NSA/CIA Director Michael Hayden (Reuters / Larry Downing) / Reuters *The Guardian*: *America’s former CIA chief: ‘If we don’t handle China well, it will be catastrophic’* *General Michael Hayden oversaw the NSA’s bulk surveillance programme and helped turn the CIA into a militarised force carrying out drone attacks. Why does he now think the obsession with counter-terrorism obscures more serious threats?* General Michael Hayden – the former chief of the US’s two most powerful and controversial intelligence agencies – is fearful of his legacy. The only person to head both th... more »

Is Now The Time To Declare War Against North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets his nation's nuclear scientists in an undated photo released Wednesday by the official North Korean news agency. *Mark Thompson, Time:* *Is It Time to Attack North Korea?* Pyongyang’s claim that it has shrunk a nuclear warhead brings it one step closer to striking the U.S. North Korea has been saying for years that it is striving to build a nuclear-tipped missile capable of attacking the U.S. It took a giant step toward that prize Wednesday when its official news agency asserted the nation’s scientists had miniaturized an atomic warhead capable... more »

McDonald’s Fights Feds for the Soul of Its Business Model

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: McDonalds - 900] McDonald's is expected to defend itself against federal labor officials Thursday in a case that could upend the franchise model by redefining decades of employment law. McDonald's is among a handful of companies wrapped in a legal battle to redefine... more »

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“A dark Sun hangs in the clearing sky over a volcanic planet in this morning sea and skycape. It was taken during this week's total solar eclipse, a dramatic snapshot from along the narrow path of totality in the dark shadow of a New Moon. Earth's Indonesian isle of Ternate, North Maluku lies in the foreground. *Click image for larger size.* The sky is still bright near the eastern horizon though, beyond the region's flattened volcanic peaks and outside the Moon's umbral shadow. In fact, near the equator the dark lunar umbra is rushing eastward across Earth's surface at about 1,700 ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Supernatural and Metanatural”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Supernatural and Metanatural”* by Chet Raymo "I first wrote about Jan Vermeer's "The Milkmaid" back in the late-summer of 2009, when the painting was the star of a show at New York's Met. I was so enchanted with the painting that I made it the desktop on one of my laptops, where it has remained ever since. (Click image to enlarge.) What I like about the painting is the way it celebrates the commonplace, especially the way it illuminates simple material things - bread, milk, wicker, brass, cloth, ceramic, wood, plaster, skin. We see these things as they are, but also - though the ... more »

Shocker: Russian RT founder and media oligarch was murdered

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*Mikhail Lesin - Founder of Russia Today* *discovered bludgeoned to death* *in a Washington DC hotel Room* After initially saying that Russian news network RT founder Mikhail Lesin's death in a hotel room in Washington, DC last November 5, 2015, was due to an apparent heart attack. Now forensic evidence has been released by Washington's chief medical examiner that indicates Lesin died as a result of blunt weapon injuries to the head. He also suffered injuries to other parts of his body. This really makes you wonder about the US justice system. How could they have hidden this infor... more »

North Korea's Leader Orders More Nuclear Tests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets scientists and technicians in the field of researches into nuclear weapons in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang March 9, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA *Reuters*: *North Korean leader Kim orders more nuclear tests: KCNA* North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a ballistic missile launch test and ordered the country to improve nuclear attack capability by continuing to conduct more tests, the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday. The report did not say when the test took place but it was like... more »

The Poet: Rainer Maria Rilke, "Do You Remember?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Do You Remember?"* "Do you remember still the falling stars that like swift horses through the heavens raced and suddenly leaped across the hurdles of our wishes - do you recall? And we did make so many! For there were countless numbers of stars: each time we looked above we were astounded by the swiftness of their daring play, while in our hearts we felt safe and secure watching these brilliant bodies disintegrate, knowing somehow we had survived their fall." - Rainer Maria Rilke

Obama Mocks GOP ‘Crack-Up’ and ‘Circus’ During News Conference With Canadian PM

Stream Staff at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Rose Garden of White House in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)] President Obama used the occasion of a news conference with new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Thursday to mock the GOP primary “circus,” the party’s “crack-up” and blame them for the rise of Donald Trump. He dismissed the argument that the anger within the GOP has... more »

Chart: EPA’s Own Data Blows Away Claims That Natural Gas Causes Global Warming

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Natural Gas Pipe, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing] Green claims that America's natural gas boom is contributing to global warming just got blown away by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data. The Sierra Club and other enviromental groups have long claimed that the environmental advantages of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,... more »

Obama to Clamp Down on Fracking to Reduce Global Warming 0.004 Degrees Celsius

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Trudeau and Obama - 900] President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will clamp down even more on methane emissions from oil and natural gas wells as part of a broader effort to tackle global warming. Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will now... more »

Enduring Marriages Mean Less Child Poverty

Nicole M. King at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Child Poverty, Poor, Homelessness] The News Story -- U-turn By Government Over Changes to Measurements of Child Poverty "The government has been forced into retreat after agreeing that it should continue to report lack of money as a measure of child poverty," snipped the... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Willow Springs, Missouri, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

“Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive in Times of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Life's Crossroads: * *How To Thrive in Times of Change”* by Linda Durnell “Life's crossroads create opportunity for us to choose between different options, and when we see someone embracing the moment when choices are decided upon, it can be awe-inspiring. A crossroads is about change. Choices must be made - not just when things are not working out as we had planned, but also during positive moments when we must choose to continue the course or veer off into something new. When we experience an ending in a marriage, a change in careers, political upheavals, the end of childrearin... more »

“5 Choices You'll Regret Forever”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“5 Choices You'll Regret Forever”* by Dr. Travis Bradberry “Our days are filled with a constant stream of decisions. Most are mundane, but some are so important that they can haunt you for the rest of your life. A recent study from Columbia University found that we're bogged down by more than 70 decisions a day. The sheer number of decisions we have to make each day leads to a phenomenon called decision fatigue, whereby your brain actually tires like a muscle. A new study from the University of Texas shows that even when our brains aren't tired, they can make it very difficult for... more »

Did You Know Herr Trumpf Owns A Modeling Agency?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Herr Trumpf, the Republican Party front-runner, is very hands on with his modeling agency, which imports foreign models and uses them as slaves. He founded the firm, Trump Model Management, in 1999. Paris Hilton and Isabella Rossellini were two of their models. So was Melania, now Herr's wife and a potential First Lady. He uses the H-1B visa program to import them, which has proven very profitable. You may recall that Herr Trumpf has been an outspoken critic of the program and beat up on Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and, at a debate, on Little Marco, knowing full-well it was part ... more »

Will Iran Send Forces to Yemen?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, Asharq Al-Awsat*: *Will Iran Send Forces to Yemen?* When the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces was asked if his country will send military advisers to Yemen as it had to Syria, his answer came far from negative. He said that Tehran acknowledges its responsibility in both countries. Iran has been present in Yemen before the coup against President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government last year, and its expanded presence is a major reason why Saudi Arabia built a military alliance and launched a war there, especially when Saudi Arabia confirmed ... more »

HELP...End Corruption.

ancient clown at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago
*Please SHARE...Discuss...Think About.* In TRUTH, "EVIL" simply means; "Live Backwards", both in presentation and definition. The rich like to accuse the poor of being lazy, but keep denying how they REFUSE to let them do anything, other than being a SLAVE.Without TRUTH, there is no JUSTICE.Without JUSTICE, there is no FREEDOM. *PLEASE, *Sign my Petition, to be sent to the Prime Minster of Canada. *FAQ:* ancient,I read your reply and understand the principles,but still have a question.If Country Grocer is a private business on private propertydoes he not have t... more »

Eagles of Death Metal Singer: Paris Attacks Were An Inside Job

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
The singer of the Eagles of Death Metal band issued a bombshell statement on Thursday, claiming that the Paris attacks were an inside job. The singer says he saw security guards at the Bataclan club show signs of having foreknowledge the attacks were going to take place before the audience arrived. Jesse Hughes said he felt uneasy whilst the band were setting up for their November 13 show, when he realised one of the backstage guards refused to make eye contact with the band. “I didn’t like him at all. And so I immediately went to the promoter and said, ‘Who’s that guy? I want to pu... more »

Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg To Star In 9/11 Truth Film

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
9/11 activist Charlie Sheen and actress Whoopi Goldberg have announced their plans to star in a film about the September 11 attacks, which starts filming on Monday. “Nine Eleven,” Written and Directed by Martin Guigui and co-written by Steven Golebiowski, will depict five people trapped in the elevator in one of the World Trade Center buildings, following their struggle to survive. It hasn’t been made clear whether the film will question the government’s official narrative of the 9/11 attacks – but with Charlie Sheen being such a vocal 9/11 activist, it is likely that the film will... more »

Apple: FBI Could Force Us To Activate iPhone Cameras, Microphones Remotely

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Apple have warned users that if the FBI wins its lawsuit and forces them to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino killer’s – it won’t be long before the U.S. government can also force them into enabling the cameras and microphones remotely on users iPhone’s. Apple’s head of services, Eddy Cue, said that the FBI’s demands will create a “dangerous precedent” in offering backdoors into users’ smartphones. The Guardian reports: Cue said to Univision: “Someday they will want [Apple] to turn on [a user’s] camera or microphone. We can’t do that now, but what if we’re fo...more »

US Judge Admits Existence Of NSA PRISM Program

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A U.S. federal judge has confirmed that the NSA’s infamous PRISM program does exist – allowing the agency to collect user data directly from major technology companies such as Yahoo, Google, Apple and Microsoft without the users’ knowledge and without a court order. The stunning admission by the judge means that the PRISM program, originally leaked by Edward Snowden, has given the American government the ability to physically access the servers of numerous internet companies since 2007 in order to snoop on U.S. citizens. Vocativ.com reports: Since the program’s disclosure, most gov... more »

"Only One..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences." - P. J. O'Rourke

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." - P. J. O'Rourke

One People Rountable Discussion: March 1 & 8

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 4 hours ago
Well my friends, better late than never, lol! Here are the archive videos of the past two weeks of the One People Roundtable Discussion: March 1 and March 8th. You may have noticed that there are two weeks of shows missing from the archives. We haven't released those videos yet... but we're working on it. The last few shows our live audience has flooded over the current limit of 50 people, and a lot of people were unfortunately able to join us live. This is something we are working on, but we have to upgrade our current Zoom account to allow for a much expanded live audience... more »

German Scientists Develop Teleportation

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
German scientists have announced that they have successfully developed a form of teleportation over short distances. The German physicists from the Friedrich Schiller University say they have used a series of laser beams to transmit information instantaneously without any loss of time. Pravdareport.com reports: The German scientists said that teleportation was possible in Newtonian physics, although its mechanism differs from physics of elementary particles. “Elementary particles such as electrons and light particles exist per se in a spatially delocalized state,” Alexander Szameit... more »

Fired Nurse Who Refused To Feed Patients Vaccine Propaganda Goes To Court

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
In April 2015 nursing student Nichole Rolfe was fired from her job after she refused to lie to patients and push pro-vaccine propaganda to them, as directed by her teachers. Nichole fought back against the college with a lawsuit. Baker College recently requested that the case be dismissed, but the judge presiding over the case denied the motion meaning that Nichole will finally be allowed to argue her case in front of a jury this summer. Olcplc.com reports: The Genesee County Circuit Court has denied the request of Baker College to dismiss or otherwise highly restrict the lawsuit b... more »

Ron Paul: Coming American Empire Collapse Will Spur Revolution

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Former Congressman Ron Paul has said that he believes the U.S. empire is on the verge of collapse, but that the imminent collapse will be the best thing that has happened to the country in recent history. Dr. Paul told attendees at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Texas that America is showing signs of collapsing, just like every other empire before it did. “I believe… what our contention has to be right now is what is happening to our country from within,” he said. “And actually it’s very encouraging. They’re disintegrating… We don’t have to go to war with them.” Ron Paul told th... more »

China Angry Over US Deployment Of Long-range Bombers To Australia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
China have expressed concern over plans by the U.S. military to deploy long-range B-1 heavy bombers to Australia, according to China’s foreign ministry. Commander of US Pacific Air Forces, General Lori Robinson, has confirmed that high-level discussions are underway to have American B-1 bombers and aerial tankers stationed in the Northern Territory. “We’re in the process of talking about rotational forces, bombers and tankers out of Australia (Tindal and Darwin) and it gives us the opportunity to train with Australia“, she told reporters. Farsnews.com reports: Gen. Robinson added t... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 10 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. ECB & Draghi Launch QE Bazooka and Interest Rate Move , Also ECB Staff Issues New Growth & Inflation Forecasts. 2. USD Index In Context. 3. US Treasuries VS German Bund - Divergence Over Yield Curve. 4. FX Watch. ) Europe In Focus (1. Finnish Parliament To Debate Eurozone Exit. 2. Ukraine Prime Minister throws Down Gauntlet To Ukraine President - "Back Me Or Sack Me." 3. France Hit Hard By Protests - Labor Law & Transport Workers. 4.Bulgaria Makes Voting Mandatory . 5. Refugee Crisis / Border Security. ) Odds & Ends ( 1. Libya Unity Gov't Quest Fruitlessly Ambles Along. 2. Puerto Rico Developments Of Note - Water Utility Restructure Law Approved , GOP Considering Board To Run Puerto Rico Gov't - But that's All ? 3. Greece Opens Door To Pension Reductions , Tax Revenues Miss 4. ISIS - Syria Battlefield Updates. 5. Oil Non News On Non Production Cuts. China Items Of Note To Consider . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Overview ......... ECB Decisions - Lots here , more at the T.L *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 10h10 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Nick Kounis As per Nick Kounis , here are the ECB's policy decisions made today... fred walton added, *Nick Kounis* @nickkounis Full list of #ECB policy decisions *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 10h 10 hours ago fred walton Retweeted zerohedge Meat of today's decisions -points 3 through 6. fred walton added, *zerohedge* @zerohedge Draghi Whips Out Bazooka: ECB Announces Surprise Refi, Marginal Lending Rate Cuts, Boosts QE, Adds IG Bond... more »

President Obama: 'Saudi Arabia And Iran Must Find A Way To Make Some Kind Of Peace'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about health insurance marketplace enrollments and the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 3, 2016. REUTERS/JONATHAN ERNST *Reuters*: *Saudi Arabia, Iran must shape 'cold peace,' Obama says* Wars and chaos in the Middle East will not end until Saudi Arabia and Iran can find a way to "share the neighborhood" and make some kind of peace, U.S. President Barack Obama said in a magazine interview released on Thursday. "The competition between the Saudis and the Iranians, which has helped to feed pr... more »

Labour Councillor Simon Parkes and the aliens

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Simon Parkes Interview

Trump Campaign Manager Accused of Assaulting Female Reporter Now Goes After Her on Twitter

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is refusing to apologize for reportedly roughing up a female reporter from Breitbart.com, and is now attacking her on Twitter as an “attention seeker.” The Trump campaign is attacking her as well. Politico first reported the... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Adam Taylor, Washington Post*: *A huge leaked list of Islamic State fighters sounds too good to be true. Is it?* It almost sounds too good to be true: a huge list of Islamic State fighters, leaked from inside the organization's own internal security division, potentially representing a treasure trove of detailed information on the group to be picked apart by intelligence agencies. On Wednesday, Sky News revealed that it had acquired this list, reportedly registration documents for Islamic State fighters from 2013. There were tens of thousands of names on the list from at least 51... more »

People Want Banks To Serve The Public & Not Giant Corporations

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
People Demand ‘Banks for the Common Good’ to Overthrow Multinational Behemoths A Common Dreams report: A coalition of social justice groups in Scotland looks at the economic and ecological dangers of corporate mega banks and mounts an argument for democratic reform In a new report (pdf) focused on Scotland but with global implications, a coalition of social justice groups in the U.K. outlines the risks inherent to an economic system built to serve mega banks, and advocates for the radical reform of replacing these multinational conglomerates with small, local, and not-for-profit “p...more »

Key Powers Mulling Possibility of Federal Division of Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*As mentioned in this post:* March 01/2016- V*ladimir Putin, Godfather of Kurdistan? Not a Parent of Kurdistan?* *Flashback:* *"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 ... more »

Women Remember Berta Caceres

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "No Bern Notice: The Imperial Myopia of Candidate Sanders" By Chris Floyd, March 10, 2016: * Meanwhile, the horror in Honduras goes on. As so often over the years, John Perry of the London Review of Books provides excellent background on the situation there. He notes that the Cáceres murder is part of an American-backed ethos that puts "business" before any and all other concerns -- community, environment, individual human lives. In this case, even the decidedly unsentimental Chinese investors -- and the equally bottom-line World Bank as well -- concluded that th... more »

Senator Mike Lee Endorses Ted Cruz for President, Urges Rubio to Get Behind Cruz

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Mike Lee2 - 900] Calling Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz a "friend to the American people," U.S. Senator Mike Lee endorsed the Texas senator in a press conference Thursday in Coral Gables, Florida. Lee is the first U.S. senator to endorse Cruz, saying that Cruz... more »

Expelling Gerry Downing

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
I don't recall the last time a micro-sect guru appeared on the BBC's lunch time politics programme to have his views in a seldom-read publication picked over, but it has finally happened. Of course, this does not signal Andrew Neil's conversion to lefty trainspotting, but rather the fact that Gerry Downing has some "forthright views" that were *deemed acceptable* to allow his admittance to Labour Party membership, before media pressure - and an attack by Dave in the House at yesterday's PMQs - saw his expulsion. As Trotskyism goes, there is a spectrum that runs from an uncompromisi... more »

Transpicuous News Relaunch from the Land of OZ!

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 5 hours ago
Good morning everyone! After a LONG hiatus, and massive move that took 43 hours, and a long recuperation from wild jet lag.... I'm BACK! So for our very first Transpicuous New Show from Australia, instead of tackling the topics I thought I'd be relaunching with, a hot news story fell into my lap Wednesday morning that I had to jump on: China-developed the world's first quantum satellite ready to be lunched this July By Huang Jin (People's Daily Online) 14:45, March 08, 2016 [image: China-developed the world's first quantum satellite ready to be lunched this July] *The first qua... more »

Truth After Truth From President Obama

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
President Obama is right on all of the points below. *An excerpt from, "Obama Deeply Proud of That Time He Broke His Promise on Syria, and 12 Other Revelations From His Unbelievably Frank Interview With The Atlantic" by Eric Levitz, New York Magazine, March 10, 2016:* *Washington’s foreign-policy Establishment is actually bad.* Obama told Goldberg that the foreign-policy Establishment "makes a fetish of 'credibility' — particularly the sort of credibility purchased with force," arguing, "dropping bombs on someone to prove that you’re willing to drop bombs on someone is just about ... more »

Erdogan’s Wife Praises Ottoman Harems

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The wife of Turkey’s President Erdogan has compared an Ottoman harem to a woman’s educational establishment. According to reports, Emine Erdogan thinks that a private Harem during Ottoman rule was mostly used as an “educational establishment that prepared women for life.” The BBC reports: Emine Erdogan was speaking at an official event on Ottoman sultans in Ankara, say Turkish TV stations. Her comments came a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said a woman was “above all a mother” in a speech to mark International Women’s Day. Family members, servants and concubines all lived ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 10, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Germany says stolen Islamic State files 'probably genuine'* Germany's interior minister has said stolen files detailing hundreds of recruits to the Islamic State militant group can be assumed to be genuine. Thomas de Maiziere said the information could help with prosecutions of IS fighters, and help prevent future recruitment to the militant group. Files obtained by German, UK and Syrian opposition media are said to identify IS recruits from at least 40 countries. Some 22,000 names appear to be listed but most may be duplicates. Names, addresses, phone numbers and skill se... more »

Is The Corrupt DC Democratic Establishment Trying To Take Over Your State's Democracy? It Is In Ohio

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
At tonight's SisterGiant/BlueAmerica progressive candidates forum (6pm, PT; 9pm back East), Marianne is interviewing congressional candidates Mike Noland from Illinois and Mike Manypenny from West Virginia. Last night she spoke with Rep. Ted Lieu (CA), Carol Shea-Porter (NH) and Rubin Kihuen (NV). That link just above allows you to watch the brand new interviews and the archived ones as well. Yesterday Bob Cesca brought a different race into focus in making a point Marianne has been making as well-- despite all the commotion about the presidential race and the Trumpf flying penis ... more »

Jewish Actor Dustin Hoffman Weeps After Discovering Great-Grandmother Escaped Soviet Concentration Camp (VIDEO)

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 6 hours ago
Here's something that you won't hear about on the BBC for whom the Russian revolution was still, on balance, a good thing. 'Famed actor Dustin Hoffman was reduced to tears on Tuesday after learning that his great-grandmother had escaped a Soviet concentration camp before starting a life for herself in America, People magazine reported. The Oscar-winning star, who is Jewish, found out about his great-grandmother, Libba, on the season finale of Finding Your Roots, a PBS show in which celebrities scour ancestral records to learn about their family's history. The show revealed that... more »

March 10: Time is running short

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
The cost of the war in Afghanistan has been wildly (under)estimated at something over a trillion dollars. Guess what the Iraq war cost. Start guessing at 3 trillion dollars. You're probably still on the low side. Little things add up. For example, the U.S. made extensive use of mercenaries rented out by a company called Blackwater (which just happened to be a company Vice-President Dick Cheney had founded, and still had a large interest in.) The pay for a Blackwater mercenary was and is well over a thousand dollars a day. A very high proportion of the wounded ( in their tens of th... more »

The Obama Doctrine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic:* *The Obama Doctrine* *The U.S. president talks through his hardest decisions about America’s role in the world.* Friday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss and stepped back from the consuming void—began with a thundering speech given on Obama’s behalf by his secretary of state, John Kerry, in Washington, D.C. The subject of Kerry’s uncharacteristically Chu... more »

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva Charged For Money Laundering

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil prosecutors charge Lula in money laundering probe* Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was charged in a money laundering investigation led by Sao Paulo state prosecutors on Wednesday, intensifying scrutiny of the politician questioned in a separate federal graft probe last week. A spokesman for the state prosecutors declined to specify the charges, but state investigators have said they suspect Lula's family owned an undeclared beachfront apartment in the city of Guaruja. Federal investigators echoed those allegations after they detained Lula fo... more »

The Individual vs. the Psyop Called Reality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - What of the individual, his mind, his unique perception, his independent ideas,h is originality, his life-force? The post The Individual vs. the Psyop Called Reality appeared first on Waking Times.

Leaked Documents of 22,000 Jihadis Expose ‘Underlying Structures’ of ISIS

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Tens of thousands of documents, containing 22,000 names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts of Islamic State jihadis have been obtained by Sky News.] Leaked documents containing personal details of 22,000 Islamic State fighters marks an intelligence breakthrough in the fight against the organization. The documents were originally obtained by Germany's intelligence agency and later leaked to a number of news outlets in Germany and... more »

Massive Ice Arch Collapses In Patagonia

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
An ice arch 70-meters high and 250 meters wide had a spectacular collapse in Patagonia on Thursday. The natural display occurs once every few years and was captured on film at the tip of a glacier in southern Argentina. Phys.org reports: Thousands of tourists had gathered at the Perito Moreno glacier hoping to see the collapse of the pale blue bridge that had formed between the glacier and the shore of Argentino lake. Such arches form roughly every two to four years, when the glacier forms a dam of ice that cuts off the flow of water around it into the lake—until the water breaks th... more »

Live blogging my visit to the new Len Lye gallery

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
Sorry folks, no regular Ramble today (find your own reading, damn you), because I'm in New Plymouth visiting a new art gallery shod with stainless steel. This one, designed by Andrew Patterson: If anyone's genuinely keen, I can 'live blog' the visit. (How's that for high-tech.) First impression from Devon Street: it's almost anonymous until the sun comes out, and then you have to duck. I like to just wander when I visit a new building, and just see where the building wants to take me. Let's see where this takes me when it opens one minute from now. More later (if you want it)..... more »

Understanding Sustainability

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 Dearest Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a great honor to announce the release of my new book, *Understanding Sustainability*, a collection of seventy-four reviews of sustainability-related books. It’s vital that humankind develops a competent understanding of ecological sustainability, and pursues it with all deliberate speed. A sustainable way of life is one that can continue for millennia without causing permanent degradation to the ecosystem. The path we are on now is exactly the opposite. It has no long-term future. It’s not even fun. Mainstream society continues wobblin... more »

Rubio Relying on Super PAC to Attack Trump in Do-or-Die Florida

Chad Day at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., poses for photographs during a campaign rally in Hialeah, Fla., Wednesday, March 9, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Marco Rubio is taking a page out of Jeb Bush’s playbook -- letting his allied super PAC fight the advertising battle ahead of a must-win primary in his home state. After disappointing primary losses Tuesday, Rubio’s campaign... more »

Shocker: After Caving to Protests, Mizzou Has Big Enrollment Drop and Budget Gap

Blake Neff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: MU campus protests - 900] The University of Missouri (MU) is losing about 1500 students and is facing a huge $32 million budget shortfall four months after it attracted national attention as the site of massive race-based campus protests. "I am writing to you today to confirm... more »

What These State Environmental Officials Say Obama’s EPA Has Forced on Them

Natalie Johnson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Smoke Stacks, Industrial Plant, Environment] The Environmental Protection Agency has overstepped its legal authority by imposing a regulatory agenda on the states, environmental officials at the state level testified Wednesday to a Senate committee. Randy Huffman, cabinet secretary at the West Virginia Department of Environmental... more »

Campaign watch: Anderson Cooper rolls over again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016Donald Trump's favorite puppy:* Anderson Cooper was born to one of America's wealthiest families. Today, he's reportedly paid $11 million per year. Back in September 2014, we tried to help you understand the famous fellow's life style. In June of that year, "Coop" had purchased a new weekend estate. Emily Smith gave readers the feel of the place in the New York Post: SMITH (6/21/14): Anderson Cooper and his partner, Benjamin Maisani, will be relaxing in historic splendor in Connecticut’s affluent Litchfield County this summer. *Multiple sources tell us th... more »

The "Moderate Rebels" Are "Moderately" Using Chemical Weapons In Syria

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Only losers and terrorists build, maintain, and use weapons of mass destruction.* From Churchill to Saddam to ISIS, the go-to weapon against Kurds has always been chemical weapons. It's tough to say which bully used chemical weapons more barbarically and primitively, but ISIS definitely is an amateur so far. ISIS could, and most likely will, enhance its capabilities under Western, NATO, and GCC supervision, and unleash industrial-scale mass death via chemical weapons on its opponents like the Kurds, the Syrian army, and Hezbollah in the not too distant future. It is clear that a... more »

The Pentagon Wants To Retrain Syrian Opposition

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Authorities in the US hope to retain the Syrian opposition or so called rebels even though there is a ceasefire in place and despite their abysmal failure before. Top US commander, General Lloyd Austin said that Pentagon has requested permission to resurrect an effort to train Syrian opposition fighters for battles against ISIS, but on a smaller scale than a previous program that failed and was scrapped last year. Washington previously struggled to define which fighters ‘deserved’ to get US funds and equipment, which often ended up in the hands of the terrorists. According to Michae... more »

Letter to Trump from 8 year old boy

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
"Dear Mr Trump, I saw a video of you making fun of a handicapped reporter, and I thought that was TERRIBLE! You bragged that you 'could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody' and wouldn't lose any votes. I REALLY hope this is not true! You make kids afraid when they hear that someone who could be our next President would even think about doing something like that. I would like to know if you would want your young children or grandchildren hearing the things you say about people. Do you ever feel sorry about the things you say? Do you ever feel sorry about the th... more »

This is the Candidate of Choice for Big Pharma and the Medical Oligarchy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - Guess which presidential candidate is the paid for favorite of big pharma? The post This is the Candidate of Choice for Big Pharma and the Medical Oligarchy appeared first on Waking Times.

Native Lives Matter Justice for Lakota Gall Brightman

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
. Native Lives Matter Justice for Lakota Gall Brightman By Quanah Parker Brightman Censored News Watch this video by Quanah Parker Brightman, United Native Americans, seeking justice for the murder of his brother, Lakota Gall Brightman. Their father, Lehman Brightman, Lakota, is the founder of United Native Americans. https://youtu.be/4E-jEQA6P6Q https://www.facebook.com/

Iraq Is Broke

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Loveday Morris, Washington Post:* *Iraq is broke. Add that to its list of worries.* BAGHDAD — Some Iraqi officials refer to it as “the gap,” and it is becoming as pressing a concern as the fight against the Islamic State. Each month, Iraq’s government pays out nearly $4 billion in salaries and pensions to the military and a bloated array of public-sector workers. But with more than 90 percent of government revenue coming from oil, it is bringing in only about half that as crude prices plunge. The United States is stepping in to try to make sure the ... more »

Calif. Delta smelt population plunges to a new record low

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Photo of Delta smelt courtesy of Department of Water Resources Delta smelt population plunges to a new record low by Dan Bacher Censored News The population of Delta smelt, an indicator species that demonstrates the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, has declined to a new record low population level, according to the spring 2016 surveys conducted by

ISIS Registration Forms Leaked, 22,000 Terrorists Named, Inc. Canadians & Americans

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
Those Canadians undoubtedly recruited by CSIS..... *Conveniently the breaking news bolsters numerous official narratives.* *1-Framing Turkey- Check!* *2- ISIS works hand in hand with Syrian Government-Check!* *3- Finger Pointing at Iraq .ISIS heading back to Iraq (Going home)- Check!* * Particularly worrisome when we keep getting the Mosul Dam catastrophe news..* **Samantha Power “Chilling Briefing” Regarding Mosul Dam. Mosul Dam, Again!* ** Mosul Dam Set to Fail- Intentional Take Down? Disaster Capitalism to the Extreme? * *We know the US is prepping to move massively on Mosul- a... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 9 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* One of ISIS’s Top Commanders the U.S. Likely Just Killed Was a ‘Star Pupil’ of U.S. Special-Forces Training *SHOCK VIDEO: TRUMP SUPPORTER PUNCHES PROTESTER IN FACE* For Deutsche Bank This Is "The Most Challenging Central Bank Meeting In Living Memory" Markets go haywire after the ECB fires a 'bazooka' Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders just confirmed a significant break with Obama A top computer scientist told us the games that artificial intelligence can't win Bernie Sanders confronted with decades-old clip of him praising Fidel Castro 'Don't Drink The Wat... more »

Clemency for Leonard Peltier Petition

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Thank you Yvonne Swan for sharing this petition for clemency for Leonard Peltier! Granting freedom to a Native American Indian--a Lakota/Ojibwa--after he has done forty (40) years hard time in federal prison for crimes he did not commit will at last show the world community there is compassion and humaneness in the United States of America. https://www.change.org/p/

Brexit Is Bad For British Science Says Professor Hawking

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Britain could lose out on European scientific talent and progress in future if it chooses Brexit and leaves the European Union, according to Professor Stephen Hawking and 150 other distinguished scientists. Tech Week reports: The UK should stay within the European Union as an exit would be a “disaster” for British science. This was the stark warning from 150 scientists of the Royal Society, including renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who signed a letter to the Times newspaper. Disaster For Science “We now recruit many of our best researchers from continental Europe, including youn...more »

Study – ADHD Hugely Misdiagnosed, Many Children Are Just Immature

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Many Children are being misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and they could just be immature, according to a new study published in the Journal of Paediatrics. About 3 – 7% of children in Britain are believed to have ADHD, with many of them being prescribed drugs to try and improve their concentration at school. ADHD is a behavioral disorder with symptoms including a poor attention span, impulsivity, and restlessness. Some neuroscientists believe the condition does not exist at all and argue that most people will display some, or all of the sighs during... more »

Health Minister Philpott Blows a Dog Whistle

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 9 hours ago
Health Minister Jane Philpott blew an anti-choice dog whistle on Tuesday. Did you catch it? While pro-choice activists marched through Charlottetown's streets to protest the lack of abortion services on P.E.I., the issue received some attention in the House of Commons Tuesday. It came in the form of a question from the NDP MP from Nanaimo-Ladysmith, Sheila Malcolmson, who said the service must be available to all Canadian women. ... [Health Minister Jane Philpott] pointed out that abortion is not the only service not available across the country. "There are inequities in access ... more »

Exposed: ATF Spying on Occupy and 'Known Anarchists and Protestors' List

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Exposed: ATF Spying on Occupy and 'Known Anarchists and Protestors' List Intelligence agents reported Occupy movement was 'peaceful' but still surveilled it Federal ATF agreed to provide Oakland Police Department covert CCTV installation to spy on Occupy By Partnership for Civil Justice Fund Censored News Newly released documents show that the ATF, an agency that is supposed to

Bill Whittle: How the 2016 Election is Shaping Up...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 10 hours ago
*"will this year mark the end of the two party system?"*

Iraq - Islamic State War News Updates -- March 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Iraqi security forces ride in vehicles traveling to Mosul to fight against ISIS militants at an Iraqi army base in Camp Taji in Baghdad on February 21. A new Human Rights Watch report says ISIS bombings have killed more than 200 civilians in Iraq in the past two weeks. AHMED SAAD/REUTERS *Newsweek*: *ISIS Bombings in Iraq Kill 200 Civilians in Two Weeks: Human Rights Watch* More than 200 civilians in Iraq have been killed in bombings carried out by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group in the past two weeks, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch. The killing of civilian... more »

The Economy/Politics: “Republicans for Hillary”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Republicans for Hillary”* by Bill Bonner AIKEN, South Carolina – "The poor Republicans! A Washington Post story wonders if the party could “break in two.” Party stalwarts are threatening to desert to Hillary. And a Texas newspaper worries that the GOP could be “on the verge of extinction.” *Feeding Like Leeches: *Not much to report from Wall Street yesterday. The Dow is still teetering on the 17,000 level… like a school bus on the edge of a bridge. Several readers wrote in to complain about our fact-ish item: that $176,000 was the cost of “salaries” for the typical third-grade ... more »

Venezuela: UFOs Over Venezuela? Sightings Reported

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 10 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Informe 21Date: 02.11.2016* *Venezuela: UFOs Over Venezuela? Sightings Reported* Alleged unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have been seen over the Venezuelan cities of Caracas and Barquisimeto in recent days, generating reactions in the communications media and the population at large. Are we being visited from otehr worlds. The phenomenon was seen in Barquisimeto and recorded on a video. According to the *El Impulso* website, a phenomenon was seen this Wednesday over the city. "An orange wake could be seen descending in a southwesterly direction. Expe... more »

Iran’s Parliament Is ‘No Place For Women, Donkeys & Monkeys’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A hard-line Iranian politician celebrating his election victory made the following statement to his supporters: “Jackasses, women and monkeys have no place in parliament”. The hard-line Islamic man later apologized to all Iranian women. The country is going through a transition and the traditionally male dominated authorities feel the need to protect their position against any outside encroachment; that could include animals like donkeys and monkeys as well as the hidden and veiled parts of Iranian society, namely women. The Iranian MP is under mounting pressure to resign following ... more »

Shootout In Bastille Area Of Paris, Two Gunmen On Run

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
A shootout broke out on a major boulevard in the east of the French capital. One man was shot and seriously wounded on the Boulevard de la Bastille in Paris, according to French media. It is understood several shots were exchanged outside a restaurant called Chez Papa. Police have arrested near the scene but local media report that two gunmen are on the run. The motive behind the shootings has not been established The incident comes as Paris is on high alert following the terror attacks In November last year. More details to follow

Mohawk Nation News 'Onondaga Attack Trial: Sept. 20, 2016'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
ONONDAGA ATTACK TRIAL – SEPT.20, 2016 Posted on March 9, 2016 Please post & distribute. MNN. 9 Mar. 2016. After waiting for almost 20 years the trial of the beatings of the rotino’shonni by the New York State Troopers on May 18, 1997 will finally begin. Judge Scullin, we’re the victims & your Troopers tried to kill us!! On September 20th 2016, the victims plan for a one-year sojourn

Samantha Power “Chilling Briefing” Regarding Mosul Dam. Mosul Dam, Again!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*CNN* *Just left chilling briefing on Mosul dam in Iraq; failure could leave Mosul City under 15m of water in only hours*. pic.twitter.com/FqJuC4SiVy — Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) March 9, 2016 *"In the event of a breach, there is the potential in some places for a flood wave up to 14 meters high (45 feet) that could sweep up everything in its path, including people, cars, unexploded ordnance, waste and other hazardous materials," *Power said. * ISIS no longer controls dam* *Readers here are well aware of that fact- They haven’t controlled the dam, if they ever did, for two... more »

Canada's Worst Nightmare - North American Union

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Is Ted Cruz a "Change Agent" Puppet* *for the North American Union Agenda?* I've been saying over and over on this blog that the US presidential candidate I fear most is Ted Cruz...because he looks and smells like a "change agent" to bring on the long planned "North American Union" aka an absorption into the US cabal-owned vortex of Canada and Mexico. A Change Agent is not a leader. Far from it. A Change Agent is a bureaucrat trained and paid to deliver the often bad news that the real leaders (who anonymously remain in the background) are going to tighten the reins of control a... more »

Palm Oil And GM Mustard: A Marriage Made In Hell

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 11 hours ago
CounterPunch, RINF, Countercurrents, Global Research Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this* The current drive to get genetically modified (GM) food crops into India is being spearheaded by GM mustard. However, the decision to sanction the commercialisation of this crop has been delayed due to accusations of “unremitting fraud” and “regulatory delinquency.” These accusations are being strengthened with each passing day, as further evidence comes to light about the underhand, deceptive and corrupt tactics that have been used to fudge and manipulate data u... more »

Union Officials Admit They Let Veterans Die Rather Than Talk to Republicans

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Hines - 900] A former federal employee union president is wracked with regret because veterans likely died at a time when she knew about gross misconduct within her Department of Veterans Affairs facility but didn't tell congressional leaders because they were Republicans. "If... more »

ISIS Executes Dozens Of Syrian Media Activists

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The Islamic State terrorist group released a video on Wednesday claiming responsibility for the slaughter of dozens of Syrian journalists and media activists labelling them as spies of the ‘crusader coalition’. ABNA 24 reports: The ISIS-linked Al-Khair Media Center in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province released a short film documenting the execution of more than 100 Syrian media workers at the hands of ISIS fighters. The video shows footages for the journalists and media activists who have been killed by ISIS over the past two years in Syria, while others were shot dead in Turkey–... more »

Tornado Stats For 2015

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/#data NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center have now finalised their tornado data for 2015. The year finished with 481 tornadoes of EF-1 strength or greater, the fourth year in a row that has been below average. Perhaps more significantly, the number of EF-3 and stronger tornadoes was one of the […]

Poll: If authors don’t address mistakes, is that misconduct?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
In an interesting letter printed in today’s Nature, biologists Sophien Kamoun and Cyril Zipfel suggest that “failure by authors to correct their mistakes should be classified as scientific misconduct.” They note that this policy is already in place at their institute, The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL). We contacted Kamoun to ask what constituted a mistake, given that numerous papers have received queries, such […] The post Poll: If authors don’t address mistakes, is that misconduct? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Fears Continue To Grow That The Mosul Dam Will Collapse

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. warns Mosul dam collapse would be catastrophic* The United States and Iraq on Wednesday hosted a meeting of senior diplomats and U.N. officials to discuss the possible collapse of the Mosul hydro-electric dam, which U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said would create a catastrophe of "epic proportions." Mosul dam has sustained structural flaws since its construction in the 1980s. If it collapsed, a wall of water would flood the heavily populated Tigris River valley. Wednesday's meeting at the United Nations included Power and her Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Ali Alhak... more »

When Trump Talks Trade, Voters Listen

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Donald Trump talking about trade during his March 8 victory speech* *by Gaius Publius* Shorter Thomas Frank: *It's easier for liberals to blame Trump voters for racism than to blame themselves for the job-loss and pain of the working class.* I want to share a piece about Donald Trump, racism and working class voters. It's long enough (and good enough) to ask you to read the whole thing. It's by Thomas Frank, the *What's the Matter with Kansas* writer, looking at the Trump phenomenon and asking why. Before you read, though, take a moment to watch less than two minutes of Donald ... more »

CO2 Scare Campaigners Plumb Newish Depths by Pushing Children to the Frontline

JS at Climate Lessons - 11 hours ago
Photo: Clayton AldernHow low will they sink? CO2 Scare campaigners use children to push their case in an American court. They have been building up to this for a while. It is long since past time that I got this blog up and running with posts again. This disturbing news item will spur me to do just that. The harm that such campaigners have already helped bring to children includes starvation, energy poverty, suppressed economic development, and of course a terrible fear of the future. Meanwhile, the climate system continues to act just as it might if the rising CO2 levels, ... more »

Wikileaks - Obama Trump

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

Obama Proud of Erasing His Red Line in Syria, Blasts Allies

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Assad - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said he’s proud of the moment he pulled the U.S. from the brink of launching airstrikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling it the right decision to make. In interviews with...more »

Claim: Hillary Grand Jury Looking Into Political Corruption

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton3 - 900] Department of Justice officials have impaneled a federal grand jury in the Hillary Clinton email case and FBI agents have launched a second, separate investigation on political corruption involving the former secretary of state's official activities and the Clinton Foundation,... more »

Is Donald Trump a Modern Day Cyrus?

Michael Brown at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump6 - 900] Ever since Donald Trump began to surge as a candidate last year, Christians have been pointing to the book of Isaiah and comparing Trump with the ancient Persian king Cyrus. Some have even claimed that God has revealed to them... more »

A Summary On What Five Years of War Have Done To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A girl, with her father in a wheelchair, asks for help to pay a medical bill from passers-by, in Douma, Syria, on Feb. 3, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS *The Guardian*: *Five years of war in Syria: what happened and where we are now* Syria has imploded since pro-democracy protests shook the regime of Bashar al-Assad in March 2011. A brutal and complex war fuelled by sectarian, political and international divisions has killed hundreds of thousands of people and created millions of refugees *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: I originally thought the war would end within a year or two .... I expe... more »

Iran Claims Recent Missile Tests Violate No Agreements

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Iran says that it has the right to develop and test missiles for purposes of self defense and has no intention to fit the missiles with nuclear warheads and attack other counties, like Israel for example. On Thursday officials said recent ballistic missile tests did not violate any nuclear deal made with the international community. The latest missiles can reach Israel who already has an unofficial arsenal of nuclear weapons and delivery systems. USA Today reports: Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said the missiles were conventional armaments for “legitimate def... more »

Renowned Scholar Warns Common Core Education Dumbing Down Kids

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Educators and parents in the U.S. are becoming increasingly frustrated by the Common Core education program. The post Renowned Scholar Warns Common Core Education Dumbing Down Kids appeared first on Waking Times.

Pentagon Deployed Spy Drones Over US

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
More evidence that we have tipped into fascism: Gregg Zoroya, Pentagon Deployed Spy Drones Over US. Pentagon Deployed Spy Drones Over US. USA Today, March 10, 201, 1B. The Pentagon has deployed drones to spy over US territory for non-military missions over the past decade, but the flights have been rare and lawful, according to a new report. ...A senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union, Jay Stangley, said it is good news no legal violations were found, yet the technology is so advanced that it's possible laws may require revision... Thank goodness for the ACLU...more »

UN Envoy: Syrian Peace Talks To Continue On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (centre), flanked by his Special Advisor, Jan Egeland (left) and Yacoub El Hillo, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria briefing the press in Geneva. UN Photo/Anne-Laure Lechat *UN News Centre*: *UN: Syria talks to begin next week, as humanitarian aid reaches more besieged areas* he United Nations Special Envoy for Syria today announced that ‘substantive’ UN-mediated peace talks will begin next Monday, as humanitarian aid convoys continue to reach more people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas following a nationwide cessation of hosti... more »

Papers with simpler abstracts are cited more, study suggests

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Research papers containing abstracts that are shorter and consist of more commonly used words accumulate citations more successfully, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Informetrics. After analyzing more than 200,000 academic papers published between 1999 and 2008, the authors found that abstracts were slightly less likely to be cited than those that were half as long. Keeping […] The post Papers with simpler abstracts are cited more, study suggests appeared first on Retraction Watch.

More Threats From The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
An English-speaking ISIS jihadi has warned America they will be attacked 'very soon' and 'by Allah's permission do to your country what we did to Paris' *Daily Mail*:* English-speaking ISIS jihadi warns America they will be attacked 'very soon' and 'by Allah's permission do to your country what we did to Paris'* * Narrator warns America that ISIS will 'kill, slaughter and burn your people' * Jihadi tells US it can expect an atrocity similar to the massacre in Paris * 130 were massacred in wave of shootings and bombings in French capital * English speaker says: 'We will attack you v... more »

Islamic State Hit By Massive Leak That List The Details Of 22,000 Jihadists In Its Ranks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Guardian*:* Isis document leak reportedly reveals identities of 22,000 recruits* *Documents obtained by German intelligence thought to contain names of 16 Britons, in information stolen in Syria by fighter disillusioned with Islamic State* More than a dozen Britons and a handful of Americans are among Islamic State fighters reportedly named in a cache of 22,000 documents obtained by German intelligence. Britons identified in the documents so far had previously been revealed to the public and are dead, killed in US-led strikes, or their whereabouts unknown. Sixteen Britons a... more »

He Hath Risen

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
*"Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me?"*

Executive Order 13603 - National Defense Resources Preparedness

Spike EP at News Spike - 13 hours ago
Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 National Defense Resources Preparedness By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061 et seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows: PART I—PURPOSE, POLICY, AND IMPLEMENTATION Section 101. Purpose. This order delegates authorities and addresses national defense resource policies and p... more »

That would be "a Jewish question". Yes.

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
The re-exclusion from the Labour Party of Trotskyite Gerry Downing seems to be down to Mr Staines & Co. at *Guido Fawkes. * (For those not aware of the story, the Jewish Chronicle has a decent summary of it here.) The final straw seems to have been *Order Order*'s publication of tweets from Mr Downing, including one about "the Jewish question": Andrew Neil had the man himself on *The Daily Politics *today (beginning at 14:29) after David Cameron had condemned Mr Downing's re-admission into Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party at PMQs yesterday, citing his comments refusing to condemn 9... more »

Security In Iraq, March 1-7, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The start of March 2016 saw a decided increase in violence in Iraq. There was the highest number of reported security incidents the first week of the month since April 2016. That was due to heavy fighting in Anbar and Salahaddin, a large number of terrorist attacks in Baghdad, mortar fire in Diyala, an Islamic State crackdown in Kirkuk’s Hawija, and continued attacks upon the Peshmerga in Ninewa. There were 183 security incidents in the media from March 1-7. That was the most since April 22-28, 2015 when there were 187. The week before there were 153, 130 from February 15-21, 119... more »

Tell Israel That ISIS Is Not An Option: Syrian Christians’ Safety Comes First

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Israel Protest Flags - 900] It is only natural for Christians to be supportive of Israel. That’s "natural" in the best sense: We owe the Jewish people an inexhaustible debt for the gift of monotheism, for the faith that they treasured for millennia while our... more »

AUTHORITARIAN WATCH: The authoritarians are coming, the authoritarians are coming!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016Tribally, what's in a word:* In a very lengthy piece at Vox, Amanda Taub has made some sweeping claims. Her sweeping claims are also scary. (That's often the purpose of sweeping claims.) That said, do you understand what her sweeping claims mean? Do her claims make sense? Amanda Taub's sweeping scary claims concern the presence, in the U.S., of a hidden vast scary cohort. In this case, the hidden scary cohort in question *isn't* ISIS sympathizers. At present, *that* frightening group is being used by other parties to scare us the people witless. Taub ha...more »

Spook Central

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*Master Apartments at 310 Riverside Drive, * *New York, NY* *Egon Spengler*: The structure of this roof cap is exactly like the kind of telemetry tracker that NASA uses to identify dead pulsars in deep space. *Ray Stantz*: Cold riveted girders with cores of pure selenium. *Peter Venkman*: *[to jailbirds]* Everyone getting this so far? So what? I guess they just don't make them like they used to. *Stantz*: *[slaps Venkman up the head]* No! Nobody *ever* made them like this! The architect was either a certified genius or an authentic wacko! *Venkman*: Ray, for a moment, pret... more »

Tradition! - Talmudic Thinking from the Ghetto to the Steppe andtheYiddish Rennaissance

Spike EP at News Spike - 14 hours ago
*"Occasionally, this approach can end up producing great lawyers... * *But mostly what you get instead is a bunch of **neurotic schmucks.* *Because there is no content to it. **It's a completely Aristotelean approach to knowledge."* *- Harvey Schlanger* Oct. 2001 Harley Schlanger, Taking inspiration from Dante, & Cervantes, a few Jews , Mendele Mocher Sforim, I L Peretz, & Sholem Aleichem, decided to transform some kitchen jargon, Yiddish, into a literate form of language in order to transform the backwards and degraded culture of the Shtetl (ghetto). Earlier developments arou... more »


Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 14 hours ago
Read the entire outrageous report at Truthout: *Exclusive: Navy Secretly Conducting Electromagnetic Warfare Training on Washington Roads * Monday, 07 March 2016 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/35111-exclusive-navy-secretly-conducting-electromagnetic-warfare-training-on-washington-roads Without public notification of any kind, the US Navy has secretly been conducting electromagnetic warfare testing and training on public roads in western Washington State for more than five years. An email thread between the Navy and the US Forest Service bet... more »

The Fifth Anniversary Of The Fukushima Disaster: Radiation Hitting North America - California Shuts Down Crab Season "Indefinitely" Due To Fukushima Radiation

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
Tomorrow marks the 5th anniversary of the Israeli Stuxnet virus attack on the nuclear facility at Fukushima Japan... On that fateful day, the Siemens safety systems "malfunctioned" allowing the reactor cores in at least 3 nuclear reactor chambers at Fukushima to fail and go into meltdown.... On top of all that we have the suspicious "explosion" of Reactor #3 that blew the core and so much radioactive material sky high.. There has been constant speculation that reactor #3 was purposely blown by the usage of Israeli built "mini nukes", and I am still open to that possibility as well..... more »

Leaked Documents May Identify Thousands Of ISIS Militants

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Leaked ISIS documents with the names of 22,000 militants from 51 countries including the US, UK, Europe, Canada, North Africa and the Middle East have been passed to UK security services. The files, stored on a memory stick were reportedly obtained by Sky News via a defector who stole them from the head of Islamic State’s internal security police. The #ISIS documents from Sky News https://t.co/ygI6a9fvBB pic.twitter.com/CSkKlseIw3 — Henk van Ess (@henkvaness) March 9, 2016 Press TV reports: They were stolen from the head of Daesh internal security force by a former member of the so...more »

Anti-Fracking Activists Get Fracking Facebook Page Suspended, One Appears to Assault Journalist

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Facebook ban] The Fracknation Facebook page was suspended for 24 hours after anti-fracking activists pestered Facebook with complaints about the pro-fracking page. Journalist and filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who produced and directed the documentary FrackNation, is covering a trial over alleged fracking pollution in Dimock, Pa.... more »

Practicing Street Medicine to Help the Homeless

MICHAEL RUBINKAM at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 19, 2016, photo, physician assistant Brett Feldman walks through the parking lot of a shuttered club to meet with a homeless person that he sometimes provides cares for in Allentown, Pa. Feldman, 34, is one of the nation’s few practitioners of “street medicine.”] ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- They’re house calls without the house. Far from the sterile confines of a doctor’s office or hospital, Brett Feldman looks for homeless people where they’re most likely to be found -- in wooded encampments, under bridges,... more »

Islamic State 'War Minister' Injured Not Killed In U.S. Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC*: *IS commander Shishani 'survived US air strike in Syria'* A monitoring group says a top commander of so-called Islamic State was badly wounded but not killed in a recent US air strike in north-eastern Syria. On Tuesday, US defence officials said Tarkhan Batirashvili, a Georgian known as Omar Shishani, likely died in the attack near Shaddadi on Friday. But the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it had information he had been taken for treatment in Raqqa. There has so far been no comment from IS on the report of Shishani's death. Last year, the US offered a $5... more »

World News Briefs -- March 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Prosecutors file charges against Brazil ex-leader Lula* Brazilian prosecutors are filing charges against ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a money laundering probe, officials say. The charges, which are related to a major corruption scandal at state oil company Petrobras, still have to be formally accepted by a judge. Lula denies any wrongdoing and says the accusations are politically motivated. He is among 16 people who are formally being accused of money laundering by Sao Paulo prosecutors. Lula's son is also reported to be on the list. Lula and his wife, Maris... more »

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 10th March)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 14 hours ago
UK workers on zero-hours contracts rises above 800,000 ONS statistician Nick Palmer said: “This latest figure is rather higher than the 697,000 people who said they were on these contracts in late 2014. Though at least some of this increase may be due to greater public recognition of the term zero-hours contract, there’s also nothing to suggest this form of employment is in decline.” On

Meet Sellus Wilder, The Progressive Who Can Replace Rand Paul In Kentucky

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
I was excited last night because there were 4 special elections for Kentucky House seats. Although the GOP managed to hold onto Mike Harmon's Danville-based seat (very red Boyle and Casey counties), by winning the other 3 races, they keep their 53-47 majority in the House, despite the carefully planned and well-financed GOP operations to take over. The wins spurred me to call Sellus Wilder, the progressive in the Democratic primary to determine who the candidate will be to face Rand Paul in November. Schumer and the DSCC have recruited one of their typical self-funding old school ... more »

Clinton Calls For Sanctions Following Iranian Missiles Test

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Hillary Clinton has called for new sanctions against Iran over their recent test-firing of ballistic missiles. On Tuesday Iran test fired several long range ballistic missiles as part of an ongoing military drill in different parts of the country. The US Democratic presidential front runner said: “Iran should face sanctions for these activities and the international community must demonstrate that Iran’s threats toward Israel will not be tolerated“ Press TV reports: Her remarks run contrary to the Obama administration’s statement that the move is “not a violation of the Iran deal.” ... more »

More retractions bring total to 7 for neuroscience pair, 2 more pending

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Authors have retracted two papers about visual perception and working memory from the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, after the first author admitted to falsifying or fabricating data in four other papers. The authors have requested another two retractions, as well, which will bring the total for Edward Awh and his former graduate student David Anderson to nine retractions. (Earlier […] The post More retractions bring total to 7 for neuroscience pair, 2 more pending appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Good Golly Miss Molly, another debate...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*will my liver hold out?* My liver is already on a leash. *Where: University of Miami* *When: March 10, 2016* *Time: 8:30 ET* *Watch: CNN.com with no login * *Extras: Host bar and sardine spread compliments of Casa Adrienne*

Woman Receives HS Diploma at 93

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Student graduation ceremony] AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A 93-year-old Ohio woman has received the high school diploma she was denied because of rules that expelled married students. Dorothy Liggett was a few weeks from graduation from Akron’s North High School in 1942 when... more »

Senate Republicans Help Advance Obama Education Nominee Who Supports Common Core

Melissa Quinn at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Deputy Education Secretary John B. King Jr. (L) delivers remarks after being nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama (R) to be the next head of the Education Department in the State Dining Room at the White House October 2, 2015 in Washington, D.C.] Despite opposition from former educators, school boards and public officials for his "blind commitment" to Common Core, a Senate panel Wednesday voted in favor of confirming John King Jr. to serve as the secretary of education through the end of... more »

California Lawmakers Near Vote on Raising Smoking Age to 21

JONATHAN J. COOPER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this July 16, 2015 file photo, Bruce Schillin, 32, exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Spot, in Sacramento, Calif. California's Senate is poised to vote Thursday, March 10, 2016, on a package of anti-smoking measures that include raising the smoking age to 21 and to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco, setting restrictions on their use. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)] SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California’s Senate is poised to vote on a sweeping package of anti-smoking measures --including raising the smoking age to 21 -- as lawmakers try to crack down ... more »

Did Alan Johnson Lie On The Andrew Neill Show?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03b1c7c You may recall Piers Corbyn’s interview on Andrew Neill’s show last December. About 5 minutes in, Alan Johnson, MP, interjected that the House of Commons Library had confirmed to him that afternoon that 97% of climate scientists say “that climate change is real, that it’s happening and that it’s […]

Israel Steps Up Oil Drilling Plans In Occupied Golan Heights

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Despite warnings that the move violates international law, Israel is moving forward with its plans to drill for oil in the occupied Golan Heights. Last year Afek, an Israeli subsidiary of the US firm Genie Energy, announced it had discovered its first and huge reservoir of oil under Syria’s Golan, enough they said to supply all of Israel’s energy needs for many years to come. In February Israeli authorities granted the company the go-ahead to conduct more drilling. Electronic Intifada reports: In response, Palestinian legal rights group Adalah and Al-Marsad, the Arab Human Rights Ce... more »

Argentina: UFO Photographed in Catamarca

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 15 hours ago
*Source: El Ancasti (www.elancasti.com.ar)Date: 03.06.2016* *Argentina: UFO Photographed in Catamarca* The photo was taken at Paraje Chaschuil, Tinogasta, in the Catamarcan "Puna" (montane grassland region) by a group of youngsters traveling across Paso de San Francisco. The photo was taken by one of the youths, whose hobby it is to photograph the most desolate regions of the La Puna region, according to the *El Abaucán *Digital newspaper. The fellow took the photo, showing an unidentified flying object (UFO) around 17:30 hours on Sunday, 28 February at Paraje Chaschuil, Depart... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 10, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Beast*: *U.S. Attacks ISIS Chemical Weapons Program* Two facilities were destroyed in airstrikes thanks to intelligence provided by an Iraqi operative held in U.S. custody for the past month. The Iraqi man being held and interrogated by U.S. officials is a suspected mid-level Islamic State operative whose knowledge of the group’s chemical weapons program allowed coalition strikes to destroy at least two related facilities, two defense officials said. The man has been detained for roughly a month, according to the officials. And in that time, they said, he has given the U.S.... more »

Iran Fires Missiles That Read ‘Israel Must be Wiped Out,’ Insists Tests Don’t Break Nuke Deal

NASSER KARIMI at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari delivers a speech during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Tehran, Iran on January 25, 2016. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran’s foreign ministry insisted on Thursday that the missile tests carried out by the country’s Revolutionary Guard this week do not violate Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers or a U.N. Security Council resolution. According to... more »

Germany Says It Has Obtained ISIS Member Files From Stolen Memory Stick

DAVID RISING at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken November 18, 2015, German police officers with machine gun and bullet proof vests patrolled inside the departure terminal of Frankfurt International Airport. Police were in a heightened state of alert after the Paris terror attacks.] BERLIN (AP) -- Germany’s federal criminal police said Thursday they are in possession of files containing personal data on members of the extremist Islamic State group and believe them to be authentic. The announcement came after Britain’s Sky News reported... more »

The Simpson Option: Zionists Threaten Cartoon Armageddon

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 16 hours ago
by Kevin Barrett, TruthJihad.com For decades, Israel has been threatening to blow up the world if it is ever forced to end its apartheid system. Zionists call this plan to murder all of humanity “the Samson Option.” But the world, undeterred, continues to turn … against Zionist apartheid. On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu upped the ante, announcing a new, even worse plot to take revenge on the nations. Termed “the Simpson Option,” Bibi's plan consists of having the Zionist-dominated media replace current television, movie and internet content with endless re... more »

Cliven Bundy Court Appearance to Draw Demonstrators in Vegas

KEN RITTER at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2016, file photo, rancher Cliven Bundy stands along the road near his ranch in Bunkerville, Nev. Bundy, the father of the jailed leader of the Oregon refuge occupation, and who was the center of a standoff with federal officials in Nevada in 2014, was arrested in Portland on Wednesday, Feb. 10,, the FBI said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)] LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Backers of a Nevada rancher at the center of a fight over control of public lands in the West are promising a show of support outside a U.S. courthouse where he’s facing charg... more »

Trump Touts His Flexibility on Immigration and Support for Planned Parenthood

JULIE PACE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken February 22, 2015, Donald Trump spoke with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.] MIAMI (AP) -- In his own unorthodox way, Donald Trump is unmistakably evolving into a general election candidate. The over-the-top billionaire is talking about flexibility in his hardline immigration policies. He’s pledging to moderate his bullying tone, acknowledging that women... more »

North Korea to Liquidate South Korean Assets, Fires Missiles Into Sea

FOSTER KLUG & HYUNG-JIN KIM at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A TV screen shows a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 10, 2016. North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea responded Thursday to new sanctions from South Korea by firing short-range ballistic missiles into the sea in a show of defiance and vowing to “liquidate” all remaining South Korean assets at former cooperative... more »

Anti-Trump Republicans Come to Terms With Cruz Nomination

STEVE PEOPLES & MARY CLARE JALONICK at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pose for photographs during a campaign rally in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Anxious Republican officials are coming to terms with the idea that their second least favorite GOP presidential candidate -- polarizing Texas conservative Ted Cruz -- may be the party’s best last chance to stop Donald... more »

Rob Skiba - 2045 hybrids and immortality - forget all you thought you knew about your holy books

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 16 hours ago
but... but... Free Planet is a renowned as a stanchly agnostic place for You The People to start your journey into a non-profit patent-unprotected world of Creativity, Passion and Kinship that isn't ruled by the Corpo-Religious Oligarchy game of Constant Consumerist Capitalist War of Ownership... right? Right? So, why (the day AFTER global woman's day) is Free Planet condoning you watch this chimera-drenched biblical video presentation from The Prophecy Club, ffs? Well, agnostic means you can't actually prove the existence/or otherwise of a 'god' or 'demon' or 'hybrid' or 'gian... more »

"No Way Out- Brain Dead Zombies and Lawless Psychopaths"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"No Way Out- * *Brain Dead Zombies and Lawless Psychopaths"* By Jim Quinn "I know there are many people out there who don’t watch the daily drivel emanating from their 72 inch HD boob tubes. I don’t blame them. Most of the shows on TV are dumbed down to the level of their audience of government educated zombies. The facebooking, twittering, texting, instagraming generation is too shallow, too self-consumed, and too intellectually lazy to connect the dots, understand symbolism or learn moral lessons from well written thought-provoking TV shows. But there have been a few exceptions ...more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Primary school bans children from playing 'tag' claiming some have become upset during traditional break time game* *Australian kids call the game "tiggy" but regardless of what you call it, it has been played for generations without causing concern. It is a good outlet for kids' energies and promotes psychomotor skills. And it's FUN! That has to be stopped, of course* A primary school has banned children from playing 'tag' as it claimed the traditional playtime game had left some children upset and with torn clothing. Christ the King school in Bramley, Leeds, introduced... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Earth's 'delicate balance' has shifted: Emissions now far outweigh the amount of CO2 the planet can absorb, study finds* *What is claimed below may well be true but there is no demonstration that it has any effect on global temperature* Despite claims and reports blaming global warming on human activity, it has reached a point where Earth is itself contributing to climate change. Until now, the Earth's landmass had been considered a 'sink' for carbon dioxide, soaking up some of the emissions of the greenhouse gas from human activity. But after being overwhelmed by other greenhou... more »

Survey Shows Doctors Split on E-Cigarettes, But for Good Reason

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: e-cigarette] Physicians are split on the benefits of using e-cigarettes as a tool for reducing smoking-related harms, according to a study from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Researchers sent an anonymous online questionnaire to faculty, residents and fellows in the... more »

U.S. Deploys B-2 Bombers To Diego Garcia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
B-2A Spirit, photo by MSgt. Rose Reynolds. *Air Force Times:* *Air Force deploys B-2 bombers to Diego Garcia* The Air Force deployed three B-2 bombers to Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, defense officials tell Air Force Times. U.S. Strategic Command said Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to the atoll in the Indian Ocean on March 8 to "integrate and conduct training with ally and partner air forces," according to a release. While Diego Garcia sits closer to the Indian peninsula, the deployment comes at a time of heightened tensions with the Chinese over th... more »

Renewable Energy In The EU

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood One of the main planks of the EU’s climate policy is the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which mandates that 20% of the energy consumed within the European Union is renewable by 2020. However, as different countries in the EU had wildly differing circumstances, each was given their own national target. So, […]

Kasich Tops Trump in Ohio, According to New Fox News Poll

Stream Staff at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Republican U.S. presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks as he participates in a discussion with Javier Palomarez, president & CEO of theÊUnited StatesÊHispanic Chamber of Commerce, at the Newseum October 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.] With just a few days until the pivotal winner-take-all primary elections in Ohio and Florida, Ohio Governor John Kasich has taken the lead over Donald Trump in Ohio by a 34 to 29 percent margin, according to the latest Fox News...more »

Big Government Anti-Poverty Programs Just Don’t Work

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Poverty in America, USA, Poor Whites] In his continuing effort to pit races and classes against each other, Democratic presidential candidate and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) has said that if you are white, “you don’t know what it’s like to be poor.” He should drive... more »

Looking At Other Doors

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
http://www.ibtimes.com Today, Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama will trumpet the special relationship Canada and the United States enjoy. But, Tom Walkom writes, that relationship isn't quite so special anymore: Canada used to be America’s largest trading partner in goods. Now it is not. Since late last year, that honour has consistently gone to China. As my colleague Jennifer Wells has pointed out, Mexico — whose trade in goods with the U.S. is growing in leaps and bounds — is well on its way to edging Canada out of the number two spot... more »

This Is The Man Who Now Heads The U.S. Air Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Gen. John E. Hyten is Commander. US Air Force *WNU Editor*: *Eric Palmer* sums it up perfectly .... Next boss of the USAF .... Never deployed. No combat experience. Nothing. What a joke. *Read the bio.*

Who’s Best for Hispanics? Clinton, Sanders Debate

NANCY BENAC & LISA LERER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, shake hands before the start of the Univision, Washington Post Democratic presidential debate at Miami-Dade College, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Miami, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)] MIAMI (AP) -- Fighting for Florida and beyond, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled in an intense debate Wednesday night over who’s the true friend of American Hispanics, trading accusations over guest worker programs “akin to slavery” and the embracing... more »

London synagogue installs bulletproof entrance

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'West London Synagogue has installed a bulletproof entrance amid security concerns. The entrance will now allow only one door to be open at a time, allowing security to identity and investigate visitors more thoroughly. Shabbat locks were also installed. The steel-reinforced entrance was installed by a security company which said: "With the increasing threat of terror from around the world, synagogues need to take security more seriously than before."' More here http://everydayantisemitism.stfi.re/2016/03/09/london-synagogue-installs-bulletproof-entrance but not on the BBC.

‘Good at the Shootin’ Part:’ Unconditional Love For Your Family and Friends

Jeff Kemp at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Kid Shooting Basketball - 900] You know how good it feels to be accepted and affirmed when you don't feel like you deserve it. There is a way to spread this good feeling ... and it's not by wanting or begging people to treat... more »

Why Is The U.S. Army Teaching Soldiers On The Dangers Of ‘White Privilege’?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch*: *Documents Reveal US Army Indoctrinated Soldiers on Dangers of ‘White Privilege’* *‘Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and heterosexual.’* (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained documents from the United States Department of the Army revealing that in April 2015, 400 soldiers in the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon, Georgia, were subjected to a “white privilege” briefing, including a PowerPoint presentation instructing the attendees: “Our society attaches privilege to being white and male and hete... more »

Britain warned it wields no power in German-dominated EU - No Shit Sherlock

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'Britain has little or no say over decisions made in a European Union increasingly dominated by German interests, Iceland's prime minister has said. A leader of non-EU member state, Iceland's Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson warned larger member states like the UK wield "diminishing power" in institutions still under the sway of the Franco-German alliance. ' No Shit Sherlock More here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/09/uk-wields-no-influence-in-german-dominated-eu-warns-iceland

Iran fires 2 missiles marked with 'Israel must be wiped out'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
News you won't find reported by the institutionally anti Israel BBC... Iran fired two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew. Iranian media reported the test firings and the wording on the missiles. The BBC won't report this for three reasons. First because they don't want to acknowledge that Israel faces an existential threat, second because they support the narrative that Iran has moderated and can be trusted and thirdly because the BBC is institutionally anti Israel and wouldn't shed too many tears if it was 'wiped out'.

The USA?

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 19 hours ago
*"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances"* *Oh Yeah?*

Is Russia Running Out Of Oil?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
© Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters *RT:* *Russia may be running out of oil* Oil production in Russia will inevitably decline by 2035 according to an Energy Ministry report seen by the Vedomosti business daily. The different scenarios predict an output drop from 1.2 percent up to 46 percent two decades from now. The document, obtained by the newspaper and confirmed by a source in the ministry, says by 2035 existing oil fields will be able to provide Russia with less than half of today’s production of about 10.1 million barrels per day. The shortfall should be met by increased production... more »

Bombshell Missing Clinton Email Says Saudi Financed Benghazi Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
A Clinton email leaked by a Romanian hacker in March 2013 reveals that French and Libyan intelligence agencies had evidence that the Benghazi attacks were funded by Saudi Arabia. The four emails, released by a hacker calling himself Guccifer, were sent between Hillary Clinton and Sidney Blumenthal – a close friend and adviser to the Clinton family who worked in an unofficial capacity on intelligence matters to Hillary Clinton during her time as Secretary of State. Medium.com reports: Originally displayed on RT.com in Comic Sans font on a pink background with the letter “G” clumsily... more »

Europe judges could throw out David Cameron's deal

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
Despite David Cameron's desperate claims, the truth does emerge. 'David Cameron's controversial EU deal could be thrown out by European judges, according to a respected source of impartial research. The shaky legal status of last month's Brussels agreement means it 'cannot guarantee all the outcomes envisaged', said a report from the House of Commons library. The verdict flies in the face of the Prime Minister's insistence that his deal is legally binding. Commons Leader Chris Grayling will deliver a second blow to the agreement today, warning it will do nothing to reassert the ... more »

Police Insider Reveals Mass Civil Unrest Coming

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A person claiming to be a police insider has revealed that a civil war is coming to America and many people within police departments and in positions of authority are preparing for mass civil unrest this year. The anonymous insider reveals that citizens must prepare for the coming unrest by: keeping a gun in their possession at all times, evacuating any major cities, and preparing to be able to defend themselves without the assistance of the police. In the note, posted on a conspiracy forum this week, the insider cop outlines a timetable detailing how and when the events will unfo... more »

Edward Snowden Calls “Horse Sh*t” On FBI Claims It Can’t Unlock iPhone

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Edward Snowden has rubbished claims made by the FBI that it needs Apple to unlock the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Snowden says that the FBI is talking “horse sh*t” in claiming that it is technically unable to unlock the phone without Apple’s assistance, and claims the lawsuit is fraudulent. RT.com reports: Over a video link appearance at Blueprint for a Great Democracy conference on Tuesday, Snowden took Apple’s side. “The FBI says Apple has the ‘exclusive technical means’ to unlock the phone,” Snowden told the audience from Moscow.“Respectfully, that’s ...more »

Is The Ukraine Military Ready To Confront Russian Separatists In The East And To Retake Crimea From Russia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko *Samuel Bendett, The Compass*:* Is Ukraine's Military Ready for a Fight?* Two years ago, the Ukrainian military found itself badly outmatched and unprepared to fight Russian special forces who quickly took over the Crimean peninsula. They also struggled against Moscow-backed separatists in the Donetsk region of Eastern Ukraine in 2015. While Kyiv is finally getting much-needed training and limited support to its various military and security branches from NATO, its forces are far from reaching the desired de... more »

Corrupt DC Democratic Establishment Crumbling?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
The entire corrupt Democratic establishment and its media lackeys went full bore against Bernie in Michigan. The final Fox poll of Michigan Democrats, released Monday, showed Hillary ahead 61-34%. MSNBC repeated Hillary's well-rehearsed ugly debate smear of Bernie regarding the auto bailout for two solid days. I thought Chris Matthews had a tape of it implanted in his parched, ancient brain. But in the end Bernie beat her 50% to 48% and it looks like he'll walk away with 65 delegates to her 58. His win will only make the corrupt Democratic establishment dig its heels in even deeper... more »

Refugees NOT Welcome Here: 'Radical Queer' Commune Dwellers Oppose Plans To Turn Their Squat Into a Migrant Centre per Breitbart

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
You'd need a heart of stone not to laugh at this news - http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/03/09/refugees-not-welcome-here-radical-queer-commune-dwellers-oppose-plans-to-turn-their-squat-into-a-migrant-centre/ ' Pro-refugee activists have protested against the construction of refugee homes on a piece of public land – land on which they happen to squat in a "radical queer trailer park" and run an "anti-discrimination" workshop in.'

Thursday Short Shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
[image: AndrewAllison_DSC01376] *Retaining wall construction* Experiencing colonization by Chinese, Hong Kong is increasingly sympathetic to Taiwan, with rising support for Taiwan independence: Hong Kong people’s support for Taiwanese independence stands at 35 percent, the highest level since June 1995, a Hong Kong University POP survey shows. It also found that younger people were more likely to favour Taiwanese independence. Among 18-29-year olds, support for Taiwan nationhood stands at 67 percent. Overall, 52 percent of those surveyed oppose independence for the island. The noti... more »

An explicit model for complementarity in quantum gravity

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
*Restoring the global image out of a fragment of a hologram, QG edition* Since the early 1990s, the black hole complementarity has been a philosophical paradigm capable of solving the information loss paradox. The detailed information may get out of the black hole (in patterns of the Hawking radiation), after all, because the degrees of freedom inside the black hole are scrambled functions of some degrees of freedom outside. But in order for this picture not to contradict some well-known facts, the scrambling must be chaotic enough so that no patterns demonstrating the "equality" of... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 10, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Soldier and Son-900] A Wyoming National Guard soldier shares a special moment with his son. Photos like these remind us of the sacrifices made by so many U.S. service members and their families. Today and every day, we thank our military community and...more »

The Saudi War On Yemen Is Becoming A Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Daniel Larison, American Conservative*: *Eleven Months of the Appalling War on Yemen* Nasser Arrabyee *reviews *the effects of the appalling U.S.-backed, Saudi-led war on Yemen: *Yet Yemenis increasingly view Saudi intervention more as a campaign—in which they are collateral—to upgrade Riyadh’s own influence and an ill-conceived effort to promote Mohammed Bin Salman as a powerful future Saudi king. As such, Yemenis fail to see any moral or legal justification for the U.S.-backed Saudi war. What is evident to them is the deliberate destruction of people and capital—all to no end,... more »

Authorities In California Admit To Weather Modification

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Authorities in Los Angles have admitted to using weather modification techniques this week in order to boost water supplies amid a widespread drought in California. Los Angeles Country say they seeded clouds with silver iodide in order to increase the rainfall during Monday’s storm. Patch.com reports: Los Angeles County has used cloud seeding to boost water supplies since the 1950s, backing off in times of heavy rain or when wildfire devastation creates an outsized risk of flooding or debris flows. A 2009 cloud seeding contract for services was terminated following the Station Fire... more »

Comedian Kat Williams Says He Was Jailed After Exposing The Illuminati

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Comedian Kat Williams has said that his arrest and subsequent incarceration is because of his public exposure of the illuminati. According to the comedian, he is being punished for refusing to join the secretive organisation: “Some of us are against the Illuminati, and we are against the Illuminati at our own detriment. When people are against the Illuminati, then they get punched in the face all the time, the press hates them and nobody likes them. Dave Chappelle has never been a part of the Illuminati, they don’t want him or me or people like us. But now, it’s not necessarily for... more »

No President Obama - Fidel Castro Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A picture of former Cuban President Fidel Castro is seen inside a private shop under refurbishment in Havana, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/ALEXANDRE MENEGHINI *Reuters*: *No Obama meeting with Fidel Castro, dissident talks on track: White House* The White House has ruled out an encounter between President Barack Obama and revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Cuba this month and is confident the Cuban government will not create obstacles to a meeting between Obama and dissidents in Havana, a top adviser said on Wednesday. Despite the goal of improving ties between former Cold War foe... more »

“If You Don’t Warn The People, Their Blood Could Be On Your Hands”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“If You Don’t Warn The People, Their Blood Could Be On Your Hands”* By Michael Snyder "Why are so few voices warning the people about what is coming? We stand at the door of a period of distress that will be unlike anything that any of us have ever known before. And even though the signs are all around us, very few individuals appear to be willing to stand up and sound the alarm. Instead, there seems to be a large number of people that are quite eager to criticize the watchmen. Earlier today, I was having a conversation with a very prominent voice in the alternative media, and we w...more »

“The Most Beautiful People..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassions, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The Legend of the Starfish"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Legend of the Starfish"* Author Unknown "A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walking slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean. The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said, “I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize ...more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The U.S. may be an engine of the world economy, but perhaps not for long https://t.co/dfpRdmMsdx via @WSJEcon pic.twitter.com/3cHKc4ylGO — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 8, 2016

Gosar's Latest Attack on Apache Stronghold

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
. Apaches defend ceremonial grounds of Oak Flat from copper mine

Is The FBI Director A Political Problem For The White House?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
FBI Director James Comey takes a question from a reporter during a news conference at the FBI office in Boston, Massachusetts November 18, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder *The Hill:* *Comey’s FBI makes waves* The aggressive posture of the FBI under Director James Comey is becoming a political problem for the White House. The FBI’s demand that Apple help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino killers has outraged Silicon Valley, a significant source of political support for President Obama and Democrats. Comey, meanwhile, has stirred tensions by linking rising violent crime ... more »

A Rainbow Appears After The Storm Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
Whenever I am going through something hard, it always seems like there is no end to it. It is only after the trial is over that I see the rainbow, the good things that it has brought. There have been many times in my life, where good things have happened BECAUSE of something hard I went through. If it hadn't been for the hard trial, the rainbow never would have appeared. This printable was made for everyone going through something hard. If you can remember that rainbows appear after the storm. Sometimes it makes it easier to get through. I initially designed it with St. Patrick's D... more »

Images From The Eerie Syrian Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Zero Hedge*: *"War Is A Drug": Images From The Eerie Syrian Ceasefire* Late last month, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov celebrated a “temporary cessation of hostilities” in Syria. Obviously, the “ceasefire” didn’t include ISIS, but more critically for peace, it didn’t include al-Nusra either. Nusra is of course al-Qaeda’s Syrian arm, and what’s important to understand is that unlike ISIS, their positions are difficult to distinguish from those of the FSA and other rebel groups that are a party to the US-Russian agreement. As we noted late last month: *“While the ISIS presence is co... more »

The Art of The Steal: How The GOP Plans To Rob Trump of The Presidential Nomination

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Trump’s Fear of a ‘Brokered’ Convention" by Peter W. Dickson, Consortiumnews, March 9, 2016:* *The Republican establishment’s last-ditch battle to stop Donald Trump may come down to whether convention rules can be rewritten, as ex-CIA analyst Peter W. Dickson explains.* The spectacle of a deadlocked Republican convention and perhaps a nomination “bought” or brokered in Cleveland in July is a prospect that pundits have begun to take seriously as the primary and caucus contests have unfolded over the past month. It is a scenario that particularly threatens front-... more »

Is This A New Kind Of World War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*From The BBC:* Five years after the peaceful uprisings against President Bashar al Assad peace talks aimed at solving the Syria conflict resume in Geneva later this week. The conflict has left more than 250,000 dead and half the population displaced. With four of the five members of the permanent UN Security Council members involved in the Syrian conflict the BBC's Jeremy Bowen asks is this a new kind of world war?

Musical Interlude: Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Suzanne Ciani, "Anthem" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnCl1zWYl6k

Nominee To Head U.S. Central Command Wants To Review The Afghan Draw-down Plan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Army General Joseph Votel testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Votel’s nomination to be commander of the U.S. Central Command on Capitol Hill in Washington March 9, 2016. REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE *Washington Post:* *Central Command nominee may push for additional revisions to Afghanistan exit* President Obama’s nominee to head U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday he would recommend extending the U.S. mission in Afghanistan if local forces don’t improve their record against the Taliban and other militants. Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, who currently heads ... more »

"Confronting Genocide in North America and the Middle East" conference

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
Conference held March 9th at McGill University and University of Lethbridge Hosted by NoLiesRadio and sponsored by False Flag Weekly News

NASCAR Faces Fallout After Chairman and Rookie Sensation Endorse Trump

JENNA FRYER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Feb. 29, 2016 file photo, NASCAR Driver Chase Elliott, accompanied by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, and NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, second from left, speaks at a Trump rally at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. France’s decision to personally endorse GOP front-runner Donald Trump has roiled a sport his family built from the ground up, threatening to undo a decade of work to broaden the its appeal among minorities and risking a break with the corporate sponsors that are its financial lifeblood.] CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- When Br... more »

Top U.S. Military Commanders Give Testimony On The Current Wars In Africa And The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Army General David Rodriguez (C), commander of the US Africa Command, and Army General Joseph Votel (R), commander of the US Special Operations Command, wait with others for a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. © Brendan Smialowski / AFP *RT:* *US generals to lawmakers: Libya a failed state, Iran a long-term threat* Three top US military commanders told the Senate that the struggle against terrorists in the Middle East and Africa is going well, while explaining their strategic priorities. However, the sea of Pentagon jargon contained ... more »

UN Agenda 2030 Revealed: They Want A One World Government

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The UN have unveiled their masterplan for the next 14 years – saying that they wish to implement global socialism and corporate fascism as part of their “Agenda 2030” plans. Part of their plans, officially dubbed “Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals,” aims to reduce inequality worldwide by forcing individual governments and citizens alike to share their wealth under the guidance of a one world government. Naturalnews.com reports: In simpler terms, Western taxpayers should prepare to be fleeced so that their wealth can be redistributed internationally as their own economies are c... more »

New World Order Unveil ‘Cashless’ RFID Monopoly Board Game

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Monopoly have announced a new version of its popular board game that will be completely cashless and which will feature RFID chip technology as well as scannable barcodes as part of a New World Order style “central bank” database. The makers of the game say the radical changes are supposed to reflect where society is heading, indicating that a cashless society where citizens’ data is stored in a central database is no longer in the realms of ‘conspiracy theory’. Activistpost.com reports: Monopoly presented its first digital versions in the post-2005 era beginning with cash replaced ...more »

Trump Is Crushing Rubio in His Own State By 23 Points

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Front runner for the Republican presidential nomination Donald Trump is on course to win all 99 delegates in the Sunshine State, with a Fox News poll putting the billionaire businessman 23 points ahead of his nearest rival. The Fox News poll... more »

Only One Party Supports Voting, Jobs And Helping ALL People

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Tracy B Ann* When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I chose the treatment I felt had the least side effects. I declined Chemo, Radiation and a nasty drug called Tamoxofin. It may indeed help with breast cancer but it’s been proven to cause other types of cancer. Umm..., no thanks. I did consent to two surgeries though, I mean, I had a malignant tumour in my body, of course I wanted it out. During surgery blue dye was injected into me to trace the cancer. Had it spread anywhere? Particularly lymph nodes? Turns out it had, so 2 lymph nodes were removed and sent to pathology.... more »

Obama Narrowing List of Possible Supreme Court Candidates

KATHLEEN HENNESSEY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: From right to left, Judge Merrick Garland and Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Paul Watford of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In his search for a Supreme Court nominee, President Barack Obama is zeroing in on a small group of appellate court judges whose bipartisan credentials and traditional judicial pedigree the White House hopes will increase pressure on Republicans vowing to block whomever Obama nominates in an election year.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his search for a Supreme Court nominee, President Barack ... more »

Putin Deploys Ballistic Missiles Ahead Of ‘Imminent’ ISIS Attack on US/EU

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the deployment of all of Russia’s RS-26 intercontinental ballistic missile systems, ahead of what the Russian Ministry of Defence say is an “impending” attack of the U.S. and Europe by ISIS militants. The RS-26 missiles are considered Russia’s “doomsday weapon”, packing in 1.2 megatons into its four 300 kiloton warheads. They are capable of hitting targets throughout the U.S. with their 11,000 kilometer range. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: President Putin’s order to deploy this fearsome “doomsday weapon”, this report continues, is due to t... more »

Jim Carrey Describes His Spiritual Awakening

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Jim Carrey is most widely known as a successful film star and all round funny guy. But the video below show a very different side to Jim Carrey that most of the world rarely gets to see. Carrey comes across as a deeply insightful guy who has had a massive spiritual awakening, and his eagerness to to share his insights with the rest of the world is compelling. He talks candidly about his battle with depression, and how battling through the dark times enabled him to find strength, wisdom, and discover his spiritual side. Recorded in Los Angeles in 2012, he shares insights into the huma... more »

Tunisia Continues To Battle Against Militants On The Libyan Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Tunisian troops kill 10 militants near Libyan border after Monday raid* Tunisian troops have killed 10 Islamist militants around Ben Guerdan on the Libyan border after an Islamic State attack on Monday that killed at least 55 people. In military raids late on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning around the town, one soldier was also killed. Two of the militants were killed after being tracked to a construction site, the defence and interior ministries said. About 50 Islamic State militants launched a dawn attack on army and police posts in Ben Guerdan on Monday, Tunisi... more »

New Vibe for Latest Debate After Sanders’ Michigan Upset

NANCY BENAC & LISA LERER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) show their support for him before his debate against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the Univision News and Washington Post Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on the Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus on March 9, 2016 in Kendall, Florida. Voters in Florida will go to the polls March 15th for the state's primary.] MIAMI (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders head into Wednesday night’s debate with a far different vibe than when they last squared off just a few days ago -... more »

Amnesty International Condemn Turkey For Shooting Syrian Refugees

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Amnesty International have expressed outrage at Turkey for routinely firing rounds of bullets at Syrian refugees, including children. According to reports, Ankara refused to allow wounded civilians from Syria enter their country, whilst Turkish border guards attacked refugees, forcing them to seek aid from illegal carriers. Pravdareport.com reports: “There have been many reports of incidents on the border. We collected information on this as early as 2014, when we received many reports of people being shot when they were trying to cross the border irregularly,” Amnesty International... more »

Student Senator Faces Impeachment for Conservative Beliefs

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Jacob Ellenhorn, Director of Public Relations of College Republicans, joins a panel in discussing California's education system at panel discussion hosted by the Unruh Institute at the University of Southern California on February 24, 2015.] There's a witch hunt underway for conservatives at the University of Southern California -- and Jacob Ellenhorn appears to be Public Enemy No. 1. Ellenhorn is a student senator at USC and president of the College Republicans. He is also... more »

Autopsy Report Reveals Whitney Houston And Daughter Were Murdered

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new autopsy report has revealed that both Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died under suspicious circumstances, as both were found with the exact same combination of drugs in their bodies and both were found face down in a bathtub. The murders resemble a ritualistic murder covered up by authorities, Vigilante Citizen notes. Vigilantcitizen.com reports: Whitney Houston’s last years were those of an ex-star who found herself at odds with the higher ups of the entertainment industry and who got stuck in its dark and toxic underbelly. As drug problems merged with... more »

US-NATO War on Eastern Ukraine Cranking Up Again

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Turkey and the Kiev puppet regime in Ukraine are being used as proxy forces for the US-NATO destabilization effort along the Russian border. This comes as pay back to Moscow for their efforts to support Syria which has been under unrelenting attack by the US-Saudi Arabia-Qatar-Turkey-Israel regime change program. It should be understood that the US and its war making allies are risking the big war with Russia. Russia has just decided to cut its military budget by 5% in 2016 - their total military expenditure will be less than $50 billion. When you add up all the various US mili... more »

Gnostic Media: Hans Utter-The [Secret] History of FM Radio, Part 2: Context & Networks

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
* Episode 245: Dr. Hans Utter returns to continue our investigational series into history of FM radio. With thanks to Jan @ Gnostic Media **Loved it!* *Citations:* *Chain-Links by Frigyes Karinthy* https://djjr-courses.wdfiles.com/local--files/soc180%3Akarinthy-chain-links/Karinthy-Chain-Links_1929.pdf *Connectivity of Random Nets by Ray Solomonoff and Antol Rapoport* http://world.std.com/~rjs/publications/50.pdf *Dr. Hans Utter's latest article*: www.gnosticmedia.com/txtfiles/HansUtter_DoWhatThouWilt.pdf *Additional info at Gnostic Media!* *If you missed Part 1....* You mig... more »

Saudi Arabia And Yemen's Houthi Rebels Enter Into Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Time*: *Yemen’s Houthi Rebels Are In Saudi Arabia for Peace Talks* The fighting to date has killed about 6,000 people, half of them civilians Representatives from the northern Houthi rebel movement travelled into neighboring Saudi Arabia this week to conduct talks on ending Yemen’s war, Reuters reported citing two officials. The meeting appears to be the most serious bid to end the conflict that ignited when the Houthis drove Yemen’s government from the capital, Sana’a, in Feb. 2015 triggering a Saudi-led military intervention a month later. Iran suggested Tuesday it may send mili... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Why is this galaxy so thin? Many disk galaxies are actually just as thin as NGC 5866, pictured above, but are not seen edge-on from our vantage point. One galaxy that is situated edge-on is our own Milky Way Galaxy. Classified as a lenticular galaxy, NGC 5866 has numerous and complex dust lanes appearing dark and red, while many of the bright stars in the disk give it a more blue underlying hue. The blue disk of young stars can be seen extending past the dust in the extremely thin galactic plane, while the bulge in the disk center appears tinged more orange from the older and redde...more »

US Deploys B-2 Bombers Towards North Korea Amid Escalating Tension

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. have dispatched three B-2 stealth bombers to the Asia-Pacific region amid escalating tensions with North Korea. U.S. Strategic Command announced the deployment on Wednesday morning, but said the exact destination of the bombers were a secret. Townhall.com reports: The deployment was announced Wednesday by U.S. Strategic Command, which is responsible for U.S. nuclear forces. B-2 bombers are capable of launching nuclear as well as conventional weapons. They are based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri. Strategic Command said the bombers will conduct training with the Aus... more »

Petition For Jerry Springer To Host Republican Presidential Debates

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Someone has launched a petition for Jerry Springer to moderate the GOP presidential debates, with 800 signatures already gathered. Sputnik reports: The petition was created by Donald Buchanan of Cleburne, Texas, following the last GOP debate where candidates name called and essentially argued over their penis size. The information for the petition simply asks: “Do you or do you not want to see Donald Trump throw a chair at Marco Rubio?” Nearly a thousand people do. The talk show host is known for his guests coming to blows and throwing fists or chairs, which, would not be a shocking... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 9 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. S&P 500 Data - Q4 Sales , S&P Operating Earnings and Y over Y Earnings. 2.Global Equities 200 Day MA & YTD Data. 3.Draghi Watch - Big ECB Meeting On Monetary Policy Set For Thursday. 4. Brazil's Lula Charged With Money Laundering. 5.China Items For Today. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Poland Constitutional Court Conflict Updates. 2. Refugee Crisis . 3. Brexit. 4. Spain - Budge Deficit Blues , Rajoy Hasn't Done His Homework Over Past 4 Years - Says EC ! )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview ..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 26m 26 minutes ago S&P 500 Q4 sales growth by sector. Health Care/Consumer Discretionary leading, Materials/Utilities/Energy lagging. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 33m 33 minutes ago With 98% of companies reported, S&P 500 sales down 3% year-over-year, the 4th consecutive YoY decline. $SPX *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 46m 46 minutes ago S&P Operating Earnings down 14% YoY, also declining for a 5th consecutive quarter. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 48m 48 m... more »

Chet Raymo, “Time and Constancy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Time and Constancy”* by Chet Raymo “I spent a lot of time in my grandmother's house when I was a little kid, in the late 1930s and early 1940s. A big house, on 9th Street (now Martin Luther King Boulevard) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, filled with Grandma, Aunt Nellie, my mother's seven younger sisters, and her brother, the youngest of all, only two years older than me. I could draw a detailed architectural plan of that house from memory. On the mantle in the living room was a big ornamental clock that you wound with a key in one of two holes in its face, one for the clockwork, one ... more »

US Support Of Israel Breeds Terrorism: Expert

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
American political analyst Richard Forer has said that he believes the US government to be “cultivating the seeds of terrorism” by giving Israel unconditional support which, in turn, allows groups such as ISIS to thrive. Speaking with Press TV, Forer noted that US Vice President Joe Biden’s vow to protect Israel at all costs, and his “deep and personal” friendship with Netanyahu means that America is aligning itself with ethnic cleansing policies and abuse of international law. Presstv.com reports: “If the United States is really a great friend to Israel, instead of supporting Isra... more »

"Simply No Answers..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"How is one to live a moral and compassionate existence when one is fully aware of the blood, the horror inherent in life, when one finds darkness not only in one's culture but within oneself? If there is a stage at which an individual life becomes truly adult, it must be when one grasps the irony in its unfolding and accepts responsibility for a life lived in the midst of such paradox. One must live in the middle of contradiction, because if all contradiction were eliminated at once life would collapse. There are simply no answers to some of the great pressing questions. You conti... more »

The King is Gone, But he's a Federal Narcotics Agent

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day ago
*President Nixon with Special Agent Presley in the Oval Office,* *January 1970* 1 Dear Mr. President. First, I would like to introduce myself. I am Elvis Presley and admire you and have great respect for your office. I talked to Vice President Agnew in Palm Springs three weeks ago and expressed my concern for our country. The drug culture, the hippie elements, the SDS, Black Panthers, etc. do not consider me as their enemy or as they call it the establishment. I call it America and 2 I love it. Sir, I can and will be of any service that I can to help the country out. I have n... more »

Is Rubio Dropping Out Before Florida if Polls Don’t Improve? ‘Yes,’ Say Donors. ‘No,’ Says His Staff.

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spekas at a campaign rally in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Gary McCullough)] A civil war has erupted within the Marco Rubio campaign, with some donors suggesting he drop out before Florida’s primary and his paid staff urging the Senator to stay the course. This, according to Fox Business Network. Earlier in the... more »

Trump: Cashing in on a century of fetid ideas

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: Trumpx] Okay now, a question for you for a bonus point: What’s the connection between the minimum wage, the idea of “race suicide,” of all those racist responses to the refugeee crisis (“they’re oubreeding us!”), and to the rise and the appeal of that man pictured above. Got it yet? To give you one big clue from which you might get all the rest, I’ll let Leonard Thomas explain the first part of it (from his recent highly-recommended book* Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era*), beginning with the rise of turn-of-the-centur... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 9, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*J. Weston Phippen, The Atlantic*:* Iran’s Message on a Missile* *The country has test-fired several long-range missiles this week, which may be in violation of a United Nations resolution.* Iran has test-fired several missiles in the past two days that are believed to have the long-range capability to hit Israel, and at least one of rockets included a message in Hebrew that read, “Israel must be wiped out,” according to state media. After the first round of tests on Tuesday, U.S. officials suggested the action may have violated a United Nations resolution and said they would rai... more »

Cleveland Clinic Says First Uterus Transplant in US Fails

LAURAN NEERGAARD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: uterus transplant - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation’s first uterus transplant has failed, the Cleveland Clinic announced Wednesday, saying doctors had removed the organ. A 26-year-old woman received the transplant on Feb. 24 and seemed to be doing well, even appearing briefly at... more »

As Killings Persist, New Orleans Parade Says ‘Stop Violence’

MATT SEDENSKY at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: In this Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 photo, brass band members march in an anti-violence parade in New Orleans. In a city torn by gun killings, New Orleanians turned to a cultural cornerstone to spread a message of non-violence: a second line parade, brassy but mournful, bringing together people touched by the pervasive murder rate.] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It bore trademarks of a classic New Orleans parade -- the blare of brass, the dipping and kicking of dance, the strutting of bodies moving in unison through the streets. But wearing no sequins or plumes,... more »

Baby Smuggled In Hand luggage On Air France Flight

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
French authorities are looking into the case of a woman who allegedly smuggled a baby on board an Air France flight. The small child aged between one and two years old was found hidden in carry-on luggage. The Evening Standard reports: The French company said in a statement the child was discovered on board the 1891 flight from Paris to Istanbul on Monday without a valid ticket. French website Planet.fr quoted a witness who said the child appeared to be about one or two years old. The passenger reportedly told the title: “The bag belonged to a woman sat near the back of the plane. “... more »

Watch The ‘Fall’ Of ISIS In Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The video below shows a fanatical ISIS fighter falling off a truck after attempting to shoot an artillery gun. Shouts of ‘Allahu Akbar’ (God is great) and laughter can be heard on the video as the man fires off a few rounds of artillery before tumbling off the back of the truck and onto Syrian soil. The Mirror reports: In the clip, the truck reverses towards a man walking along the road with a firearm in his hand. The man sees the vehicle heading his way and jumps onto the back. He then grabs hold of the artillery gun and appears to start firing at houses, shouting “Allahu Akbar.” S... more »

7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Makia Freeman* - It takes a determined spirit to weed out all the brainwashing and programming we have taken on. The post 7 Massive Misconceptions Many Never Question appeared first on Waking Times.

Economists Weigh in on Obama’s Claim Financial Regulations are Working

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Obama2 - 900] Following his meeting with financial regulators Monday, President Barack Obama released a statement in defense of regulations, like Dodd-Frank, aimed at preventing another financial crisis -- a sentiment Treasury Secretary Jack Lew doubled down on at a Senate Appropriations hearing Tuesday. Meanwhile, several... more »

Mourners Pay Respect for Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

JOHN ROGERS at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Nancy Reagan's casket - 900] SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Three days of formal mourning for former first lady Nancy Reagan began Wednesday as her casket was taken in a police-escorted motorcade up an empty freeway for a public viewing at the Ronald Reagan Presidential... more »

Air Force Vet Found Guilty of Trying to Join ISIS

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: An armed U.S. Marshal stands outside of a U.S. Federal court during the arraignment of Tairod Pugh, a former U.S. Air Force mechanic accused of attempting to join the terrorist organization ISIS, on March 18, 2015 in New York City. Pugh, 47 plead not guilty to charges of trying to enter Syria to join ISIS.] NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. Air Force veteran accused of trying to join the Islamic State group and die a martyr was convicted Wednesday of federal charges. An anonymous jury in Brooklyn had begun deliberations Tuesday in the case... more »

Watchdog Report: Nearly 500 Fired Nuke Regulators Still Have ‘Unauthorized Facility Access’

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: NRC headquarters - 900] Nearly 500 terminated federal employees could gain "unauthorized physical access" to Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) facilities because the agency didn't take back their security cards, according to a government watchdog. Of 1,452 terminated Personal Identity Verification cards, which NRC employees use... more »

KIPP Issues Smear in Reaction to New Book

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 1 day ago
The same day that my book was released the KIPP Foundation PR machine was ready with a false and deprecating statement about me and the contents of my book. It is a statement that tries to dismiss me, my research base, and the accounts of former teachers who gave so much to No Excuses schools before they came to realize their work would never be enough to satisfy corporate enterprises whose business model demands the exploitation of teachers and children to grow their enterprises and to reward their investors. Here is the statement posted on February 28 at the KIPP Foundation web... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* *Question of the Day* *Who Buys Bulletproof Sofas? * Paris preparing for once in 100 years flooding of the Seine River Study to mine social media to identify signs of mental illness Trump Deploys Plainclothes Guards To Crack Down On Protesters This is how hackers took down an entire power grid without breaking a sweat "Israel Must Be Wiped Off The Face Of The Earth": Iran Launches Missiles Inscribed For Netanyahu 'El Chapo' Guzmán's American daughter: 'My dad’s escape was an agreement' Italy isn't Greece — it's worse The number of people who need to be laid off ... more »

Severed Head Found Outside Amsterdam Cafe

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A severed head was found staring through the windows of the Fayrouz Shisha Lounge in Amsterdam at 7.30am on Wednesday. Police are checking to see if the head belongs to a headless body that was found in a burnt-out car earlier on the outskirts of the city. Belfast Telegraph reports: The car, found in the southeastern suburb of Amsterdam, was registered as stolen and had no number plates. It was found inside a blue bucket on the pavement and it was “turned so that his face looked through the windows”, according to Telegraaf. Detectives identified the body as 23-year-old Nabil Amzieb,... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *Biden: Iran under close watch amid reports of missile tests* JERUSALEM — Vice President Biden warned Wednesday that the United States would not hesitate to act against any “conventional” military activity by Iran outside of last year’s landmark nuclear deal, underscoring the Obama administration’s concern after apparent back-to-back missile tests by Tehran. The remarks by Biden, on a visit to reassure Israeli allies strongly opposed to last year’s nuclear pact, came as Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps reported the test firings of two ballistic missiles capable... more »

Mashable: Trump’s Victory Speech Promoted Fake Trump Products … Really

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A chef with the Trump National Golf Club arranges Trump steaks for a display prior to a scheduled news conference by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. Trump branded steaks, wine, and water were on display next to the stage. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)] Last night was a good night for Donald Trump, as he won three of four primaries -- even after Mitt Romney came out strongly against Trump and several of his businesses that Romney said were failures, frauds or both. Given the amount... more »

An Experiment about Page Views

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
A couple of days ago Rich Reynolds over at the *UFO Conjectures* blog put up a brief article that has something to do with Roswell. Apparently some of his readers took issue with his return to Roswell and made comment on it. Reynolds said that each mention of Roswell boosted the page views of the blog and he provided a screen shot to prove his point. There was a spike on it. And in the comments section, there was a post by Gilles Fernandez remarking that he had just posted to his website a rebuttal of one of Jaime Maussan’s expert’s latest comments on the Roswell Slides. I thought I... more »

Phoenix VA Employee Says Physicians Are Scheming to Keep Veterans Out of Appointments

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 08: Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire after reports of the deaths of 40 patients forced to wait for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital.] An employee at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Phoenix hospital just revealed physicians are blocking off open time slots so they can retain easy schedules, effectively increasing wait times for veterans, some of whom have waited over 400 days...more »

House Budget Proposal Falls Short on Defense

Justin Johnson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Support Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), flown by 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment and led by a Special Forces Team, posture for a night air assault raid during the culminating exercise for the Special Forces Basic Combat Course-Support in Guernsey, Wyoming.] House Republicans are trying to develop a budget that both is fiscally responsible and increases defense spending. Unfortunately, the latest proposal underfunds defense and overfunds wasteful domestic programs, and House Republicans are headed for a political... more »

March 9: Editors write headlines.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Editors write headlines. At least, that's what they're supposed to do. They read copy to see that it's well-written and to determine precisely what the story is about. Then they write a headline to tell us what it's about. Today's front page headline is "Medical community calls for public discussion on pot". But that's not what the story is about. Just think - what does the term 'medical community' mean to you? Surely it means doctors, nurses, hospital staff in general.... But the story isn't about those. It's about drug store chains. They want to be the ones selling pot. The New... more »

The Reserve Bank’s war on capital

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
So the Reserve Bank just lowered interest rates to a record low – making the price of debt cheaper than ever before, opening a new front on the war on savers ( a war that all but demands those living off their income look for riskier and risker places from which to yield it) – and giving the lie to all those bullshit stories spouted about this being a “rockstar” economy. The Reserve Bank’s move is predicated wholly and solely on the notion that if the price of debt is lowered, then more will be borrowed, more will be spent, and the economy will therefore produce stable inflation... more »

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noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
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The Islamic State's 'Minister Of War' Was Trained By U.S. Special Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VICE News/Reuters:* *Before the US Tried to Kill the Islamic State's 'Minister of War,' It May Have Trained Him* The Pentagon is reporting that it may have killed Abu Omar al-Shishani, a foreign fighter that the US government says served as the Islamic State's "minister of war." A Chechen militant, who may have received some training from the US Special Forces nearly a decade ago, al-Shishani emerged as one of the Islamic State's most recognizable faces over the past two years, and his death has been falsely reported by the Islamic State's enemies multiple times. The Pentagon sa... more »

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