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Saturday, March 12, 2016

12 March - Blogs I'm Following

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One Never Forgets Their First Love

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 31 minutes ago
An old friend called this morning to tell me he was running for Congress against a right-wing Republican in a fairly red district. He felt he had a chance to win because Hillary is popular in the area and he expected her to have strong coattails. "Bernie too," I offered, an offering which he was dismissive of. And that led to a discussion about what the value is of lifelong Democrats imbued with the progressive values and principles of the Democratic Party. He's a committed, lifelong Democrat and, although he hangs out with some shady establishment types these days, the values and ... more »

Top US General in Africa describes Libya as "failed state"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 49 minutes ago
"State failure threatens global stability because national governments have become the primary building blocks of order. International security relies on states to protect against chaos at home and limit the cancerous spread of anarchy beyond their borders and throughout the world. States exist to deliver political (i.e., public) goods to their inhabitants. When they function as they ideally should, they mediate between the constraints and challenges of the international arena and the dynamic forces of their own internal economic, political, and social realities. . . Failed states ... more »

Associated Press ‘Corrects’ Trump For Saying Islam Treats Women Badly

Blake Neff at The Stream - 56 minutes ago
[image: Muslim - 900] The Associated Press published a "fact check" of Donald Trump's claim during Thursday's GOP debate that "Islam treats women horribly," saying it is untrue, even though there is ample evidence for such a statement. "No such generalization is supported by... more »

Armageddon: America And The World Under A Hillary Clinton Presidency

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
As Hillary Clinton keeps repeating her years-of-experience mantra, she, to put it lightly, stretches the truth. A quick look at Ms. Clinton’s record suggests that she is not only unqualified for the role of commander-in-chief, but could even be as or more dangerous than George W. Bush on an international scale. Her entirely false claims about Tuzla, Bosnia, of “landing under sniper fire” and “running for cover” are well-known. So too are her lines on Northern Ireland where Nobel Peace Prize winner Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey, Ireland, said she was “a wee bit silly” for exaggerating ... more »

What it's like to phonebank for Bernie Sanders

Real History Lisa at Real History Blog - 1 hour ago
I spent the afternoon phonebanking for Bernie. I have to tell you, the tools the Bernie Sanders campaign are using are much more sophisticated than what the Obama campaign had. Then, we were still working off of paper lists which volunteers had to type into computers. Bernie's team has built an incredible app you can do from a phone alone or from a phone and computer. This was the most

Brazil’s Coalition Government On The Verge Of Breaking Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (R) listens to Vice President Michel Temer during a ceremony for the launch of the National Plan for Export at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, June 24, 2015. REUTERS/BRUNO DOMINGOS *Washington Post:* *Brazil’s coalition government may break apart in 30 days* BRASILIA — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s main coalition partner served notice Saturday that it could break from her embattled Workers’ Party government in 30 days and join opposition efforts to unseat the leftist leader. At a rowdy convention of the fractious Brazilian Democrat... more »

White House: President Obama Did Not Mean To Criticise British PM Cameron Over Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*New York Times*: *White House Backs Off From Obama’s Critique of Cameron* WASHINGTON — In his much-discussed interview with The Atlantic magazine, President Obama unloaded on a number of American allies: Britain, France, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and other Persian Gulf countries. On Friday, a White House official walked back Mr. Obama’s comments about the closest of the allies, Britain, and its prime minister, David Cameron. “President Obama values deeply the special relationship between the United States and our allies in the U.K.,” the White House press secretary, Josh Earnest, tol...more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Falling Through Time"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, "Falling Through Time" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5SjXaxc74

President Obama Will Travel To The U.K. To Push For Britain Staying In The European Union

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Spectator *The Independent:* *EU referendum: Barack Obama to urge Britons to back remain vote on UK visit* Exclusive: Prospect of intervention is major coup for the pro-EU campaign, but has prompted fury from Brexiteers Barack Obama will jet into the UK next month and use his star power to convince Britons they should vote to stay in the European Union. The timing of the US President’s intervention, a major coup for the Remain campaign, is revealed by The Independent on Sunday, as a ComRes poll for this newspaper finds that Boris Johnson, unofficial leader of the Leave campaign,... more »

Yemen War News Updates -- March 12, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *President's troops break siege of Yemen's third city* Forces loyal to Yemen's president have broken a siege by the Iranian-allied Houthis around the strategic Yemeni city of Taiz, local fighters and residents said on Saturday, as the United States raised the possibility of a Syrian-style truce in Yemen. At least 48 people were killed in heavy clashes in Yemen's third biggest city, medics and local fighters said, and at least 120 were wounded. Witnesses said there were bodies scattered in the streets. Supporters of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, backed by a Saudi-led... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"It is bigger than a bread box. In fact, it is much bigger than all bread boxes put together. Galaxy cluster ACT-CL J0102-4915 is one of the largest and most massive objects known. Dubbed "El Gordo", the seven billion light years (z = 0.87) distant galaxy cluster spans about seven million light years and holds the mass of a million billion Suns. *Click image for larger size.* The above image of El Gordo is a composite of a visible light image from the Hubble Space Telescope, an X-ray image from the Chandra Observatory showing the hot gas in pink, and a computer generated map showing ... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Universe Becomes Conscious of Itself” * by Chet Raymo "By now most of us will have seen this spectacular photograph of a dusty star-birthing region of the Carina Nebula, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope. I offer a slightly different cropping from what you may have seen in the media or on APOD. Please click the image to see it it all of its glory. *Click image for larger size.* Let me add some context. The image shows an area of the sky that you could cover with the intersection of two crossed sewing pins held at arms length. Think about that for a... more »

"The Duty..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago

"A Single Thought Or A Single Act..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Looking at the people, listening to the breathing, heaving, laughing, struggling music of the slum, all around me, I remembered one of Khaderbhai's favorite phrases. “Every human heartbeat,” he'd said many times,” is a universe of possibilities.” And it seemed to me that I finally understood exactly what he'd meant. He'd been trying to tell me that every human will has the power to transform its fate. I'd always thought that fate was something unchangeable: fixed for every one of us at birth, and as constant as the circuit of the stars. But I suddenly realized that life is strange... more »

“Experiences We Don’t Understand: Hidden Gems”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Experiences We Don’t Understand: Hidden Gems”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “All of the events in our lives lead to other events, they are all connected. Sometimes we have an experience that we don’t understand, but if we look deeply, or wait long enough, a reason for that experience will usually reveal itself. All the events in our lives lead to other events, and all that we have manifested in this present moment is the result of past events and experiences. We cannot easily tease apart the many threads that have been woven together to create our current reality. Experiences t... more »

Thomas Berry, "The Meadow Across the Creek"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"The Meadow Across the Creek"* by Thomas Berry "I was a young person then, some twelve years old. My family was moving from a more settled part of a Southern town out to the edge of town where the new house was still being built. The house, not yet finished, was situated on a slight incline. Down below was a small creek and there across the creek was a meadow. It was an early afternoon in May when I first looked down over the scene and saw the meadow. The field was covered with lilies rising above the thick grass. A magic moment, this experience gave to my life something, I know n...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Spring Hill, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Real Power..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." - Clint Eastwood

"Nuggets From the Net: Resources You May Enjoy"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Nuggets From the Net:* *Resources You May Enjoy"* by CP ◆ "The project aims to create high-quality, most complete and well-structured online repository of fine art. We hope to make classical art a little more accessible and comprehensible, and also want to provide a new form of interaction between contemporary artists and their audience. In the future we plan to cover the entire history of art — from cave artworks to the new talents of today. The project is non-profit. WikiArt filling system is based on the principle of wiki, i.e. free filling and editing the contents of the site... more »

Israel Wants The U.N. To Punish Iran For Missile Tests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A ballistic missile is launched and tested at an undisclosed location in Iran in this handout photograph released by the official website of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps March 8, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS/SEPAHNEWS.COM/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *IBTimes*: *Israel’s Netanyahu Calls On UN To Punish Iran Over Missile Tests* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the United Nations on Saturday to punish Iran over the country’s reported ballistic-missile tests last week. Western officials indicated they believed the ideologically driven Iranian Revolutionary Guards conducted the... more »

Wide Differences Between All Sides Before Start Of The Syrian Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Government and opposition far apart over Assad before Syria peace talks* Syria's government on Saturday ruled out any discussion of the fate of the presidency at peace talks this week, just as the lead opposition negotiator said a political transition could not even start unless Bashar al-Assad was no longer president. The statements reflected the huge challenges facing diplomats as they prepare for talks to resume in Geneva on Monday, trying to build on a ceasefire deal that has reduced violence sharply since Feb. 27. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem confirmed his g... more »

Islamic State Launch Chemical Attack In Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*VICE News*: *Islamic State Chemical Weapons Attack Said to Injure 600 and Kill 3-Year-Old Girl in Iraq* The Islamic State (IS) launched two attacks using chemical weapons on a town in northern Iraq early on Saturday, Iraqi officials told the Associated Press, a week after US-led coalition airstrikes targeted the militant group's chemical facilities. A 3-year-old girl was killed and around 600 people were reportedly injured in the small town of Taza, not far from Kirkuk. Hundreds more are said to have fled their homes. Helmi Hamdi, a nurse at the Taza hospital, told the AP that t... more »

New York State of Mind

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
*-by Tracy B Ann* Some people have no sense of place, nowhere that they feel strong ties to, nowhere they can call home. I have a couple. Michigan is where I was born and grew up and it will always be home to me. I live in Tennessee and it’s all right. There are a lot of things that I like about it here. It’s a lot warmer than Michigan, there are nice hills, and, um, it’s warmer than Michigan. I think I’ve been to most states in the country, except Texas. Sorry, but Texas just freaks me out. I was on a tour bus close to getting there once when I had to stop, get off and fly home... more »

Owned & Operated

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 3 hours ago

Peg with Pen: Do Aurora Public School Parents Know they can REFU...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
Peg with Pen: Do Aurora Public School Parents Know they can REFU...: Next week my school begins PARCC testing (it may be called CMAS in some schools). And for the most part, very few parents know that they can... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
And about time, too...

Egypt Court Sentences Blogger to 3 years for Insulting Women

MARAM MAZEN at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: egyptlaw] CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court sentenced a blogger to three years in jail with hard labor on Saturday for “spreading false news” after he said about 45 percent of married Egyptian women have the readiness for “immorality” and to... more »

SpaceX Facing Off Against Russia to Supply Rockets to US Military

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: SpaceX's Falcon 9 ORBCOMM 2 Launch on December 28, 2015.] Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX and Russian company NPO Energomash are locked in a struggle to supply rocket engines to the U.S. military. NPO Energomash currently sells RD-180 rocket engines to American company United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between... more »

WhatsApp Strong Encryption Frustrates US Prosecutors

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
The Justice Department has opened another front in the war against secure encryption by going after WhatsApp. The DOJ is frustrated with the popular messaging app’s strong encryption and might go after its parent company, Facebook, in a case similar to Apple-iPhone Vs FBI. Ars Technica reports: According to a Saturday report in The New York Times, prosecutors have gone head-to-head with WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook. Citing anonymous sources, the Times reported that “as recently as this past week,” federal officials have been “discussing how to proceed in a continuing... more »

Syrian MiG-21 Jet Downed In Hama, Pilot Shot Dead

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A Syrian Air Force MiG-21 was downed near a military airfield in Hama Governorate. Armed Islamic State militants shot and killed the pilot. Sputnik reports: Syrian Air Force MiG-21 has been downed by armed militants near a military airfield in western Hama Governorate, a military source told Sputnik. The pilot had been shot dead from the ground while parachuting, according to the source. “A Syrian warplane MiG-21 was shot down near the Hama military airfield,” the source said. The pilot was able to eject but died when militants opened fire at him. “The militants shot at the pilot wh... more »

How Israel Keeps Getting Away With Duping U.S.

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Six decades and eleven presidents later; from Eisenhower to Obama, Israel has been duping U.S. presidents, using and abusing America’s power and influence for their own gain while the media dupes the public into thinking it’s for the greater good. The American Government has sacrificed countless lives and the welfare of its own people for Israel’s sake. How does this keep happening and who’s to blame? Morgan Strong, Consortium: Manipulating Icke In the 1950s, President Dwight Eisenhower was a strong supporter of the fledgling Jewish state and had supplied Israel with advanced U.S. w...more »

USDA Stops Itself From Coercing People Onto Food Stamps

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Food Stamps Sign, SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Welfare] The main federal agency tasked with providing food stamps proposed a rule Friday aimed at restricting funds from being used to recruit people into the program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the food stamp program -- officially known as... more »

House Votes Monday to Name as Genocide ISIS Persecution of Christians

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: August 13, 2014 - Iraqi Yazidi refugees receive help from International Rescue Committee at Newroz camp in Al-Hassakah province, north eastern Syria after fleeing Islamic State militants.] The House is set to vote Monday on whether the Islamic State is committing genocide against Christians and Yazidis in Syria and Iraq. GOP Rep. Jeff Fortenberry's resolution, which argues ISIS most certainly is genociding Christians and Yazidis, will hit... more »

Top Scholar Says Common Core Math Is Making Our Children Really Dumb

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The President of the National Associated of Scholars has slammed Common Core saying that its program currently implemented in schools across America is deliberately dumbing down our kids, leaving them unprepared for further education and work. Parents and teachers alike have already criticised the Common Core States Initiative program, which was started in June 2010 as part of Obama’s Race-To-The-Top (RTTT) program. They say its method of teaching and testing hold back smart students and stifle creativity. Wakingtimes.com reports: The US federal Government has stated that their goa... more »

Are Chemtrails Giving You The Flu?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A medical researcher has said that American citizens are currently being made sick by a “mystery” flu as a result of a government-pharmaceutical campaign of spraying poisons into our atmosphere via chemtrails. According to Dr. Len Horowitz elements of the U.S. government and Big Pharma are conspiring to make large portions of the population sick by slowly and deliberately destroying the immune system of millions of Americans. People have been hacking and coughing with this bizarre illness that does not seem to follow any logical viral or bacterial onset and transition period. If it ... more »

Scientists Say Contracting Ebola Means Lifelong Disease

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
New research conducted in Liberia by U.S. neurologists has found that anyone who contracts Ebola will likely face a lifetime of disease and serious long-term neurological problems if they survive. The study says that survivors will continue to suffer the affects of Ebola, even after they have been declared “Ebola-free” – meaning that contracting Ebola is for life. Naturalnews.com reports: The preliminary results of the study were made public within days of the news that Pauline Cafferkey, a nurse who contracted the disease while volunteering in Sierra Leone, had been admitted to th... more »

Government Study Finds Sucralose Causes Leukemia

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A new study published by the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health has warned consumers that one of the most popular sugar alternatives ‘Splenda’, also known as sucralose, causes leukemia. The artificial sweetener was fed to mice during a trial, and they developed leukemia and other blood cancers as a result. Local10.com reports: Nutrition watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest is formally recommending that consumers avoid sucralose. Artificial sweetener Splenda is sucralose-based. It’s a big deal considering this is the same company that ...more »

North Korea Escalation: South Korea, U.S. Prepare For Nuclear Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The United States federal government have told authorities on the West coast to make emergency plans in case of a nuclear attack by North Korea, as the situation between North and South Korea have taken a dangerous turn this weekend. South Korea have warned that they may be forced to react militarily if North Korea continue to provoke them: “If the North continues to make provocations despite the stern warnings made by our military, it is inevitable for us to roll out a strict response that may lead to the destruction of the Pyongyang regime,” the South Korean Chiefs Of Staff said ... more »

France Arrest Woman For Wearing T-shirt Criticising Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
France has intensified its war on free speech this week by arresting a woman for wearing a T-shirt that criticised Israel by promoting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in support of Palestine. The woman was taking part in a march for International Women’s Day in Paris on Sunday, when undercover police grabbed her and detained her for wearing the ‘illegal’ t-shirt that had the words “Boycott Apartheid Israel” printed on it. The arrest confirms that France will no longer tolerate t-shirts it deems to be offensive, marching the once great nation towards all-out tyr... more »

Fire-breathing ‘Dragon’ Appears Over Scotland

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A startling cloud formation over the skies of Edinburgh, Scotland saw what appeared to be a fire-breathing dragon alongside the hand of God blaze across the skies. Nypost.com reports: Tom Foster, a 26-year-old physician, was photographing the Scottish capital when he captured the brilliant scene above. “When I first saw the cloud I knew it looked spectacular but it wasn’t until after I took the picture and looked at it on my camera that I started to see the unusual shape it made,” said the amateur shutterbug, who posted the image on Facebook. “What I see most often is the ‘hand of G... more »

Life In Al-Shadadi Under ISIL Exposed

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A chilling glimpse of life under ISIL in Syria was exposed to western journalists when they visited the northern town of al-Shadadi. The ISIL stronghold was recently liberated by Kurdish-led fighters of the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF). Euro News reports: One resident pointed out makeshift gallows. Elsewhere amid the destruction, bombs and explosives are found in the street and in buildings. Many of the abandoned houses contained bunkers and escape tunnels. The team from Britain’s Sky News was also shown a hotel said to have been used by the extremists to assault women. One witness...more »

Risk Of Severe Earthquake In California Greater Than Thought

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Scientists measuring the risk of severe earthquakes that could bring havoc to southern California warn of the dangers of the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults rupturing together. Data suggests that they may have ruptured together in the past leading scientists to call for a risk assessment review. The Guardian reports: The warning follows latest research from a US geologist who found that two large faults in the region – the San Andreas and the neighbouring San Jacinto fault to its south – might have ruptured together in the past, producing an earthquake that caused damage as far n... more »

Pending Fukushima Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Feb 27 to March 5, 2016"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*Pending Update: "Your Radiation This Week, Feb 27 to March 5, 2016"* By Bob Nichols "I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." - Morpheus (San Francisco) March 5, 2016 – "Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States and in your neighborhood. Let’s get right to it. Twenty-four [24] cities exceeded 1,000 CPM this week in Your Rad Weather. There are fifteen (15) cities between 900 and 999 CPM. Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’... more »

Rumors of War: “Unexpected ESCALATION in Korean Peninsula Situation Getting Dangerous”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Unexpected ESCALATION in Korean* * Peninsula **Situation Getting Dangerous” * by NewsRoom "Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon and Washington are quietly being told to make emergency preparations in case of attack by North Korea as the situation between the North And South Korea took a decidedly dangerous turn this morning when the South Korean Chiefs of Staff issued a terse warning. "If the North continues to make provocations despite the stern warnings made by our military, it is inevitable for us to roll out a strict response that may lead to the destruction of the Pyongyang reg... more »

"The Coin Of Your Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” - Carl Sandburg

Will Failed Obamacare Co-Ops Repay Taxpayers’ Money? Senate Panel Seeks Answers

Leah Jessen at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Sen. Ben Sasse speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, DC.] Top Obamacare officials told a Senate panel Thursday that they can't guarantee the government ever will recover billions of taxpayer dollars loaned to health insurance "co-ops." "Today's hearing is about the families who lost their health care plans, it's about... more »

FBI: “Devastating Witness” Will Destroy Hillary’s Presidential Bid

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The FBI have said that as part of their criminal investigation against Hillary Clinton they have lined up a witness that could potentially destroy her chances of becoming President. Former Clinton IT specialist Bryan Pagliano has told FBI officers about how the home email system was set-up, and according to FBI sources they say his testimony make him a “devastating witness” against Hillary: The source said Pagliano told the FBI who had access to the former secretary of state’s system – as well as when – and what devices were used, amounting to a roadmap for investigators. “Bryan Pa...more »

March 12: well, well, well,....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
The love-in between Trudeau and Obama has happened. And our news media have told us all about it. They agreed on climate change. What they agreed isn't clear. But they agreed; and that's nice. Mrs. Trudeau and Mrs. Obama got along just great. And Mrs. Trudeau just dazzled American viewers with her lovely dresses designed just for her. They've told us, oh, just everything - except why Obama made this meeting such a big deal. No president of the U.S. at this time could possibly afford to take off all this time or arrange all this coverage just to have a jolly good time. The news medi... more »

Who Likes Herr Trumpf? It May Shock You To Find Out

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
When presumptive Republican nominee, Herr Trumpf, remarks ominously-- as he often does-- that he hasn't even *started* on Hillary yet, what he means is that he hasn't started tearing the most ethically flawed Democratic nominee in decades to shreds. There is as much material for him to use to brand her with as is there for the Democrats-- who aren't nearly as good at it as he is-- to use to brand him with. If these two sub-par candidates is the best their parties can do, America is in more trouble than most scholars have supposed. Thursday, three scholars-- Alan Abramowitz, Ronald... more »

DoD Spent Nearly Half a Billion on Improper Travel Expenses

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: US pentagon building aerial view at sunset] The Pentagon blew through nearly half a billion dollars in improper travel payments to troops without expense receipts, according to a new inspector general report. Investigators found that despite the Pentagon's efforts to align itself with a 2010 law designed... more »

German Nationalist Party Wants to Ban Circumcision

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Joerg Meuthen, top candidate of the Alternative for Germany (AFD) for the state election in German state Baden-Wuerttemberg attends an election campagin event of his party in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on February 27, 2016.] Germany's surging anti-immigration party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) wants to restrict some religious practices for Muslims, including a ban on circumcision. Newspaper Bild will release leaked information from AfD's 72-page manifesto in its Saturday edition. The draft says circumcision on... more »

ART....by Alice Neel

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

How MSNBC Helps A Conservative Candidate In Maryland Raise Money

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
It's becoming harder and harder to watch MSNBC election coverage. I find myself flipping the channel whenever Chris Matthews comes on. His brand of corporate, establishment conservatism colors everything he says. His sly, vicious little jihad against Bernie has been turning more and more Bernie supporters off to MSNBC entirely. I honestly have no idea who Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell or Chris Hayes leans towards, if anyone. They are effortlessly fair (and, dare I say, balanced) in their reporting and commentary. Matthews is equally effortless in his crusade to elect the corru... more »

Young People Surging in Solidarity

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
- Young people by the hundreds protested inside a Donald Trump rally last night in Chicago and as a result the presidential candidate cancelled his event just prior to its start. Trump has repeatedly called for protesters to be punched in the face, dragged out of his rallies, and even once contemplated from the stage whether they should be killed. In recent days at one of his events in North Carolina a young black man who had been peacefully protesting inside the Trump rally was hit in the face by one of the right-wing Trump supporters who was later caugh... more »

MENA Watch - March 12 , 2016 - 1. Syria Peace Talks set to resume on March 14th even as fighting continues - additional items of note . 2. Iran missile test apparently don't rise to level of violation on Nuclear Pact. 3. Yemen's bloody war continues unabated. 4. Iraq continues to deal with myriad issues - domestic politics , sunni & shi'a divide manifests itself even with fight against ISIS , ISIS alleged to use chemical weapons in Iraq . 5. Refugee crisis - items of note. 6. Saudi Arabia items of note. 7. Turkey in focus - Plan for Deal on Refugees w/ EU , Turkey's own internal discord and political issues , Turkey involvement in ongoing Iraq & Syrian conflicts . 8. Libya political intrigue and is the UN overstepping its legal mandate ?

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 9 hours ago
Links..... *Syria Rebel Faction Agrees to Attend Peace Talks* *No Violation, But US to Complain About Iran Missile Tests* *57 Killed as Fighting Over Yemen's City of Taiz Picks Up* *Iraqi Shi'ites Averse to Sending Fighters to Sunni Areas Held by ISIS* *With New Deployment, Over 1,000 British Troops in Iraq Region* 49 Killed in Iraq; Dozens More Sickened by Chemical Agents Military Developing Plans to Move Troops Closer to Front Lines in Iraq Shi'ite Cleric Sadr Urges Iraq PM to Press on With Forming New Cabinet Iraq's Abadi Asks Political Blocs ... more »

Saudi Arabia Says It ‘Fights Torture’ & ‘Promotes Human Rights’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Saudi Arabia told the United Nations Human Rights Council that it fights torture and leads the way on human rights. While fibbing over its human rights record to the UN, the Kingdom currently plans to hang three juveniles on the basis of confessions that were extracted under duress. Bandar al-Ali, the Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, made his comments in a speech delivered to the UN in Geneva in response to a report delivered to the Human Rights Council by Juan Mendez, the special rapporteur on torture. RT reports: Al-Ali said the Gulf theocracy, which is closely allied... more »

UK To Deploy More Troops To Iraq

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
The UK is to deploy more troops to Iraq to help train Iraqi forces as they prepare for a new offensive against ISIS. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said on Saturday that Britain would send 30 extra troops to provide training in logistics and bridge-building as well as specialist medical staff. That would take the total number of UK personnel on training mission in Iraq to 300 Press TV reports: “Now is the time to step up our training of Iraqi forces, as they prepare for operations in key cities such as Fallujah and Mosul,” Fallon said, adding that Britain has made “solid progress”... more »

How Pointless "News" Took Over Television

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 10 hours ago
*Title: How Pointless "News" Took Over Television. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 12, 2016. Description:* TMZ now puts out more meaningful content than many news agencies.

The Night Chicago Died a Little More

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 11 hours ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari Goldstein) "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters." - Donald Trump, Iowa, January 23, 2016 "If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." - George Orwell, 1948, *1984* *S*ometimes, I wonder how Senator Bernie Sanders can stand the parallels, similarities and ironies that unite him with Donald Trump. It must be like someone perpetually horrified at the deformed vestigial twin attached to him with no chance of removing the loathsome appendage... more »

Shame on you, Ted Cruz...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*for not speaking the truth.* You claim to be an outsider - someone who is not part of the establishment. This brouhaha in Chicago was an opportunity for you to stand up against those insiders who organized and fomented violence in the hopes of hurting Trump. *MoveOn.org* orchestrated the whole protest in Chicago, along with their buddies BlackLivesMatter, and any other street thugs they could round up. On the heels of your calling Trump supporters "low-information" and "not engaged", may I point out it was not Trump supporters causing mayhem in the streets? It was uneducated th... more »

Campaign watch: The status of Mr. Lincoln's experiment!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2016Fast times at Tribal High:* Way back then, Mr. Lincoln was devoted to a noble if misdescribed experiment. In an address the world would little note, he expressed an ongoing desire—his desire that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Today we're engaged in one of those eras where sensible people might wonder if we the people have the tools to meet that famous challenge. In an attitude we'll steal from Lincoln, we'll suggest that the possible failure of that experiment is apparent today in the conduct of... more »

Time to Spring to Action: Daylight Saving Time in Most of US

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Two six-foot-tall clocks, built for the Florida hospital, are tested prior to shipment at the Electric Time Company in Medfield, Mass., Thursday, March 10, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time to spring into action: Daylight saving time is upon us. Maybe it’ll be a bit harder to drag yourself out of bed Sunday after losing an hour’s sleep Saturday night. But there’ll be an extra hour... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Blogging will return later tonight.

What? Watt?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
It's funny cos it's true... We had a little exchange here a couple of weeks back about the likely replacement for ex-*Guardian *journalist Allegra Stratton after her departure from ex-*Guardian *editor Ian Katz's *Guardian-*like *Newsnight*: And, yes, he would dare!...

Catherine Mitchell’s £1.3 Million Fellowship Grant

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Climanrecon As we know, Catherine Mitchell is Professor of Energy Policy at Exeter University. having spent most of her career in a variety of roles working for the climate establishment, many government funded. What is less known is that she is also the recipient of an Established Career […]

Can We Have Peace In The Middle East?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Kevin Sullivan, Real Clear World*: *Is Cold Peace Possible in the Middle East?* Saudi Arabia's recent decision to suspend billions in military aid to Lebanon has put the tiny Mediterranean nation on the edge of economic crisis, and has also left more than a few Saudi watchers scratching their heads. Why, if it is so intent on maintaining its foothold across the Middle East, would the Saudis seemingly surrender Lebanon to Iran? Lebanon's Sunni-backed Future Movement has historically enjoyed strong ties with the Saudi monarchy, but the Lebanese government's recent failure to unequi... more »

GOP Rivals Questioning Whether They’d Back Trump as Nominee

JULIE PACE at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Supporters wait for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Wright Brothers Aero Hangar for a campaign rally Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Vandalia, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)] PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and John Kasich suggested Saturday they may not support Donald Trump if he becomes the GOP nominee, as violence at the front-runner’s rallies deepened the party’s chaotic chasm. Rubio told... more »

President Obama Could Have Been Like Justin Trudeau

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada listen to the national anthem of Canada during the State Arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, March 10, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) *Dahlia Lithwick, Slate:* *Hope and Change, Canadian Style* *For President Obama, hosting Justin Trudeau must have felt like seeing the Ghost of Elections Past.* The first thing I noticed, standing on the White House lawn Thursday morning to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, was the absence of... more »

An Inside Look At The US Navy SEALs Code Of 'Brotherhood'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Maxim*: *The Brotherhood: A Navy SEAL Commander Explains The Essence Of Battle* *Decorated SEAL Rorke Denver opens up in his new book 'Worth Dying For.'Rorke Denver is a decorated former Navy SEAL commander who led Special Forces missions in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. He appeared in the movie 'Act of Valor' and stars in the upcoming Fox reality series 'American Grit.' Here, an exclusive excerpt from the 'Why We Fight' chapter of his new book, 'Worth Dying For', which comes out April 5. * I am committed to this team, the fellow warriors who fight at my side. Th... more »

Departing Top General From Afghanistan Wanted To Change The Rules Of Engagement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Outgoing Commander of Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Campbell, walks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/RAHMAT GUL/POOL *Reuters:* *U.S. general sought greater powers in Afghanistan before exit* The U.S. general who until last week commanded the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan said on Friday he recommended broader scope for U.S. military activity as the country fends off a resilient Taliban insurgency. Army General John Campbell declined to disc... more »

Some Of The Paris Attackers Are On The Leaked ISIS File

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *German media: Paris attackers mentioned in leaked ISIS documents* (CNN)The names of three Paris attackers are found among 22,000 purported ISIS documents that surfaced this week, German public broadcasters reported Friday. The trove of documents includes mentions of Samy Amimour, Ismael Omar Mostefai and Foued Mohamed Aggad, regional broadcasters NDR, WDR and BR reported, according to the Tagesshau news service. Amimour and his co-conspirators attacked the Bataclan theatre on November 13, killing 89 of the people who died in the series of terror attacks that night in Pari... more »

Dubai Security Chief Warns Of “Clash Of Civilisations” After Trump Victory

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
A security chief for the Emirate of Dubai has issued a warning over the prospects of a Donald Trump presidency in the United States. The deputy chairman of police and general security in Dubai, Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, took to Twitter warning of a “clash of civilisations” if the Republican candidate wins the US election Arabian Business reports: Referencing political scientist Samuel P Huntington’s theory that future wars would be fought between cultures, Tamim warned that a Trump win could see him face ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. “If Trump beats Hillary (Clinton), that me... more »

F*ck the Habermasian-Beckian Project of a Homogeneous World Culture: We Require a Bioregional Hellenization Instead of an Unrepresentative Globalist Elitism

Mark at Toward a Bioregional State - 13 hours ago
*Castells en Tarragona, España* Pardon my French. Or Spanish. I was riled--riled like only one can be riled when you have much in common with a thinker though you differ on many small points. Only small points of disagreement between like minds seem to prickle sharper for their rarity. They go against what you thought was a common smooth grain shared between like minds. However, sometimes a tiny painful splinter rushes unexpectedly up into the moving hand or eye across the page. It seems to be at an angle so unexpected and dissonant, because the interruption of a tru... more »

Welcome to the Empire of Chaos

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*March 12, 2016* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) When globe-trotting journalist and keen geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar refers to the United States as the "Empire of Chaos," it may seem like hyperbole. But upon looking deeper at both Escobar's coverage and the United States' foreign policy itself, it is perhaps the most accurate title for this political entity and its means of operation, perhaps more apt than the name "The United States" itself. In the wake of World War II, the US and its allies set out upon the reclamation of the West's lost colonies, many of which took advantage of Euro... more »

Teacher May Lose Job for Offending Black Lives Matter Actvists

Blake Neff at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Black Lives Matter protesters marched from the Minneapolis 4th precinct police station to downtown on a circuitous route to the Hennepin County Government Plaza near City Hall on December 3, 2015.] A teacher in St. Paul, Minn. has been placed on leave and may lose his job after a Facebook post complaining about subpar discipline in his school offended Black Lives Matter activists. Meanwhile, the same day he was suspended, another... more »

Obama Wants Access To Digital Devices To Prevent Terrorism & Tax Cheats

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
President Barack Obama told a Texas audience that mobile devices should be built such a way that the government can access them in order to prevent terrorist attacks and as a means to enforce tax laws. Speaking during a Q&A session, Obama declined to comment specifically on the efforts by the FBI requiring Apple’s help in gaining data from an iPhone used in the December attack in San Bernardino. RT reports: “The question we now have to ask is: If technologically it is possible to make an impenetrable device or system where the encryption is so strong that there is no key, there’s no ...more »

Get the evidence before you pass the law, not afterward.

skrashen at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
Sent to the Orlando Sentinel, March 12, 2015 The picture accompanying "Florida Senate passes competency-based education bill," (March 10) contains this description: "Windy Hill Middle School is piloting a competency-based education format for the Lake County School District and the State of Florida." Shouldn't the Florida Senate wait to see the results of this study before they pass a bill approving competency-based education? Stephen Krashen original article: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-florida-senate-competency-based-education-20160310-story.... more »

Spring Ahead

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead tonight, so that one more hour of your time can be extracted in the name of capitalism. But don't worry. It usually happens while you're asleep. You won't even feel a thing. Unless, of course, you're one of those drivers who gets into a car accident on the way to one of your precarious jobs due to you or a fellow motorist being exhausted as well as broke, hungry, and road-raged. *** Speaking of rage, did you catch the Benito Trump Cancelled Rally last night? I watched it unfold on MSNBC as the ridiculous Chris Matthews did the play-by-play. ... more »

Breitbart Reporter Files Criminal Complaint Against Trump Campaign Manager

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - Michelle Fields- 90000] Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields has filed a criminal complaint against Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for alleged battery. As The Stream has been reporting, Fields was grabbed and shoved aside while trying to ask Trump a question after his press conference... more »

Obama to Chop Down More Cuba Barriers, But Is Havana Ready?

JOSH LEDERMAN & MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama stands with Cuba's President Raul Castro before a bilateral meeting at the United Nations headquarters. President Barack Obama will use his historic trip to Cuba to chip away at key remaining U.S. obstacles to travel and commerce with the communist island, working to push his rapprochement past the point of no return before he leaves office. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- On his history-making trip to Cuba, President Barack Obama plans to chop down another set of barriers that for generations kept A... more »

The Latest: Rubio Has Sharp Words About Trump’s Candidacy

AP at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. greets supporters in Naples, Fla., Friday, March 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern Standard Time): 9:35 a.m. Sharp words from Marco Rubio about Donald Trump and the mess at Trump’s canceled rally in Chicago. Rubio is still hoping to be... more »

Big Pharma Companies Charged With Supplying Drug Cartels

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Executives from pharmaceutical companies in Belgium are to be charged with knowingly supplying drug cartels with prescription drugs that were used to manufacture methamphetamine, prosecutors have announced. Seven top executives at three Belgian pharmaceutical giants are accused of providing several tons of ephedrine to the Mexican drug kingpin Ezio Figueroa Vazquez knowing it was going to be used in the production of crystal meth. It would seem that there isn’t much difference between the pharmaceutical industry and organized crime The Free Thought Project reports: Prosecutors have s... more »

Keeping tabs on 'The World Tonight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
As well as looking at *Newsnight*'s coverage of the EU referendum, I've also been taking a look at its counterpart on Radio 4, *The World Tonight, *reviewing all the editions since the announcement of the date of the EU referendum to see how they've covered it. I'll also go out on a limb and pass judgement on the bias (or lack of bias) found on each episode. (Feel free to question any of them). ******** The first post-announcement edition, on Monday 22 February, had three features on the subject. First came an *interview* with *Alex Forsyth*, BBC political correspondent. This d... more »

ISIS’ Crimes Against Christians Detailed in New Report

Kristiana Mork at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq and Jordan, Spanish born Archbishop Alberto Ortega Martin (2ndR) arrives to visit the Ashti camp housing displaced Iraqis who fled the violence in the northern city of Mosul after Islamic State (IS) group militants took control of the area, on March 4, 2016.] "'How is the life there in Iraq?'" That's what people ask, said Father Douglas al-Bazi, a priest at the Mar Elia refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq. "Actually, the easy answer is, there are no life in Iraq." Al-Bazi, a former... more »

5 Years After the Spark, Syria War at a Critical Juncture

ZEINA KARAM at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this file photo taken on Sunday April 20, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, talks to government soldiers during his visit to the Christian village of Maaloula, near Damascus, Syria. (SANA via AP, File)] BEIRUT (AP) -- After five years of bloodshed -- after a quarter of a million deaths, and the flight of millions of refugees -- Syria has arrived at a critical juncture: A diplomatic framework is in place to end the... more »

Elevated Levels Of Lead Forces Water Ban In 30 New Jersey Schools

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Public schools across Newark, New Jersey, were forced to shut off water fountains on Wednesday after annual testing results revealed high levels of lead in the water supply Officials say they do not know how long students at nearly half of the schools in Newark had been drinking the water, but added that they did not believe the contamination was likely to pose any serious health risks. Common Dreams reports: The water supply at a total of 30 Newark schools tested higher for lead than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s “action level,” 15 parts per billion, at which point th... more »

Weekend reads: Science reporter fired; crappiest fraud ever; are journals necessary?

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
This week at Retraction Watch featured a big new study of retractions, another that looked at scientist productivity over time, and a new statement on how to use p values properly. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: A freelance reporter for Science, Michael Balter, has been fired shortly after publishing a story on sexual harassment allegations. A statement […] The post Weekend reads: Science reporter fired; crappiest fraud ever; are journals necessary? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Babiš's Stork's Nest and the rabble's double standards

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
The silence surrounding the scandal of the Czech finance minister's fraudulent $2 million EU subsidies is deafening, especially in comparison with the tiny sins that were apparently enough to remove some governments in the past. The rabble has apparently chosen its new king, the Slovak billionaire Andrej Babiš, who fights against the richer and prettier neighbors of the members of the rabble. And that's why this rabble forgives everything to this giant aßhole, including his unusual wealth. Years ago, billionaire and former communist snitch Babiš boasted that the Stork's Nest was ... more »

Did Protesters Just Give Donald Trump The Republican Nomination?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Spilling into the streets: Protesters and attendees at the trump rally fought in the streets after the rally was cancelled due to what Trump said was a safety concern *Daily Mail:* *Trump credits the 'organized group of thugs' with 'ENERGIZING America' after they shut down his Chicago rally amid simmering racial tensions as GOP frontrunner now cancels CINCINNATI rally* * Scuffles broke out inside the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion last night, an hour before Trump's appointed 6:00 p.m. starting time * 'It's like 10 per cent of them are here to shut it down,' a Chicago p... more »

Rubio to CNN: Proposed C02 Laws Won’t Change Sea Levels One Inch, But Will Kill Jobs

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 5, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.] CNN host Chris Cuomo's Friday attempt to cast Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as a global warming denier didn't go well. Rubio responded to the charges and said that reducing American carbon dioxide emissions won't prevent global warming or slow sea level rise. Rubio argued reducing... more »

UN Adopts 1st Resolution Tackling Sexual Abuse by UN Troops

EDITH M. LEDERER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon(L) flanked by Herve Ladsous Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations, speaks during a press conference in Kinshasa on February 24, 2016.] UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Friday approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians in some of the world’s most... more »

Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ Campaign Helped Halve Number of Teens on Drugs

Brian Blake at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Nancy Reagan] When the Reagans moved into the White House on Jan. 20, 1981, drug use, particularly among teenagers, was hovering near the highest rates ever measured. Of that year's graduating class, 65 percent had used drugs in their lifetimes and a... more »

U.S. Will Not Detain Islamic State Fighters For More Than 30 Days

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province. Reuters *FOX News*: *US military won't hold ISIS detainees more than 30 days, policy not 'nailed down'* The U.S. military has no plans to hold captured Islamic State operatives for more than a month before turning them over to the Iraqi government, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition based in Baghdad told reporters Friday. “Fourteen to 30 days is a ballpark figure, but even that is not really completely nailed down,” said Col. Steve Warren, a U.S. military spokesman based in Bag... more »

Lesser-Of-Two-Evils Politics Doesn't Serve America Well

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Yesterday at this time we asked, rhetorically if you wonder why voters hate politicians, focusing on Republican conservatives. However, there's a prominent conservative *Democrat* who voters are growing less and less enamoured with the more they see her in action. The *NY Times* editorial board, a bastion of her kind of status quo establishmentarianism, warned her to stop the ugly, deceitful tactics that have come to define her smear campaign against Bernie. Even late night comedy hosts, who sympathisize with her politically, can't help but comment on her awkward, unsavory charact... more »

Almost Half of Chattanooga School Opts Out

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
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Up To 57 Different Pesticides Are Poisoning Honeybees In Europe

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
According to new research European honeybees are being poisoned with as many as 57 different pesticides. The alarming discovery was made by a team from the National Veterinary Research Institute in Poland using a method, more commonly used to detect pesticides in food, to analyse poisoned bees for a range of substances. Using the new method researchers hope they may be able help unravel the mystery behind the widespread decline of honeybees in recent years and develop an approach to saving them. The study has been published in the Journal of Chromatography Phys.org reports: Honeybee... more »

EDF could axe Hinkley Point unless France increases funding

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/03/11/edf-could-axe-hinkley-point-unless-france-increases-funding/ From the Telegraph: EDF could scrap its plan to build the £18bn Hinkley Point nuclear plant in the UK if the company fails to receive further funding from the French government, its chief executive has revealed. Jean-Bernard Lévy wrote to staff explaining that he was in talks to […]

Out Of Touch

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
http://eivtv.com/ Throughout North America, conservatives are up the creek. Andrew Coyne writes: Across North America, the right is in disarray. It isn’t only at the ballot box that conservatives are in retreat. It is in the broader contest of ideas. On issue after issue, the left has been running the table, whether overturning orthodoxies long considered invincible, like the taboo on deficits, or opening new territory for the expanding state, from pensions to pharmacare to a guaranteed annual income. Perhaps the most start... more »

Iraqi Officials: Islamic State Chemical Attacks Kill Child, Wound 600

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Iraqi Sameer Wais (R) carries the coffin of his three-year-old daughter, Fatima, who was killed following a chemical attack by the Islamic State (IS) group against the town of Kirkuk, during her funeral on March 11, 2016.] BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group has launched two chemical attacks near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing a three-year-old girl, wounding some 600 people and causing hundreds more to flee, Iraqi officials said Saturday. Security and hospital... more »

Americans Have Lost Our Moral Consensus. Will It Ever Return?

Mark Tooley at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Eisenhower Presidential Portrait - 900] In 1960 President Eisenhower’s motorcade, returning him from a golf game one balmy afternoon, instead of its customary weaving through residential avenues, churned down the thoroughfare of Washington’s busy Connecticut Avenue. Ike was stunned by the casual dress of pedestrians,... more »

US Judge Ordered To Stop Jailing Poor People Over Court Fines

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Michigan judge has been ordered by a circuit court to stop putting defendants in jail because they can’t afford to pay court fines. The district judge will now consider a defendant’s job status, assets, basic living expenses and any other special circumstances that might affect their ability to pay. RT reports: The court order was a victory for the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, which sued Eastpointe Judge Carl Gerds III over what it called an unconstitutional practice. We’re elated about the court’s order because it upholds a basic principle of fairness i... more »

Fukushima Coverup – Radiation Still Ruining Japanese Lives

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - A brief personal story about how the Fukushima cover up is affecting Japanese people. The post Fukushima Coverup – Radiation Still Ruining Japanese Lives appeared first on Waking Times.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Can Our Colleges Be Saved?* The public is steadily losing confidence in undergraduate education, given that we hear constantly about how poorly educated are today’s graduates and how few well-paying jobs await them. The cost of college is a national scandal. Collective student loan debt in America is about $1.2 trillion. Campus political correctness is now daily news. How could higher education be held accountable and thereby be reformed? Just as expensive new roofs are not supposed to leak, $100,000 educations should not leave students unprepared for the real world upon graduati... more »

David Cameron’s Mother Loses Job Thanks To Tory Cuts

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
David Cameron’s mother has lost her job as austerity measures imposed by the conservative government have forced a local authority to close the children’s center she worked at. The Berkshire children’s centre where the Prime Ministers’s 81-year-old mum volunteers is being shut down at the end of the month. Mary Cameron said she was “very sad” that the centre is closing. RT reports: “I am very sad that it is being closed down but if there’s not enough money to pay for it things have to go. I don’t really know what can be done really as I’ve just heard about it. If it closes down then... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*New Report Says Science Can Estimate Influence of Climate Change on Some Types of Extreme Events * *"For years scientists have given almost a rote response to the question of whether an instance of weird weather was from global warming, insisting that they can't attribute any single event to climate change. But "the science has advanced to the point that this is no longer true as an unqualified blanket statement," the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has reported". So says good ol' Seth Borenstein of AP. The Academy press release below tells more.But ... more »

Here’s How to Phony-News Proof Yourself

Michael Brown at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Phony Key Mac Keyboard - 900] Yesterday, a concerned woman named Tonia posted this on my Facebook page: "Dr. Brown would you please investigate and address the U-tube videos where the father of Ted Cruz is advocating non-Christian and atheistic internment camps with plans for them... more »

SPHERE ALLIANCE MESSAGE #136 ASHTAR SHERRAN'S LAST MINUTE GAMBLE

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 17 hours ago
[2/23/16, 10:28:49 PM] AK/Terran: *Feeling more and more of Nabrac. Have you heard from him lately?* [2/23/16, 11:38:28 PM] *TERRAN. YOU ARE WHERE YOU NEED TO BE NOW. FROM THIS VERY MOMENT FORWARD ALL IS PREPARED. ALL THAT ARRIVES IN YOUR LINE OF VISION IS THE ABSOLUTE PLAN. I CONTINUE OUR WORK TOGETHER. NABRAC.* [2/24/16, 6:29:36 PM] AK/Terran: *How's the tentacle ball?* [2/24/16, 6:29:48 PM] DENICE: *did you get my email this am?* [2/24/16, 6:29:52 PM] DENICE:* it is in the Baltic sea* [2/24/16, 6:30:12 PM] AK/Terran: *The Baltic anomaly?* [2/24/16, 6:30:20 PM] DENICE: *I don'... more »

Oberlin College Appalled by Junior Professor’s Anti-Semitic Remarks, But She’s Unrepentant

Stream Staff at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Oberlin College students attend a demonstration in this photo taken in March 2013.] At least the college’s board of trustees reacted, calling the new professor’s Facebook posts “anti-Semitic and abhorrent." Oberlin College teacher Joy Karega was recently outed for Facebook comments that included calling ISIS “a CIA and Mossad operation” and blaming Mossad, the... more »

Academia and Mainstream Media Attack “Conspiracy Theorists” Again

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 17 hours ago
*Cassius Methyl* - If you don't believe every government story, then something must be wrong with you. The post Academia and Mainstream Media Attack “Conspiracy Theorists” Again appeared first on Waking Times.

Diesel Drivers ‘Should Pay Up To £800 More Tax’

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Black Pearl http://news.sky.com/story/1657841/diesel-drivers-should-pay-up-to-800-more-tax From Sky: Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for new diesel cars should be raised by up to £800 to help improve air quality, a think tank has said. Policy Exchange also proposes that the higher tax fund a scrappage scheme for older diesel models. It […]

Do you get the feeling that they're hiding something?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'The true scale of immigration to Britain by EU citizens is being kept secret by Government officials, it emerged last night. Top civil servants, led by HMRC boss Lin Homer, are refusing to publish figures that could reveal up to 1.3million extra migrants living in the UK. If revealed, the data could have an explosive impact on the EU debate. MPs said the public were at risk of being 'misled' ahead of the 'once-in-a-lifetime decision' over whether Britain should re-take control of its borders. Requests to get to the truth have been thwarted for more than three months, with time no... more »

Trump calls off Chicago rally following violent clashes per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
A US Presidential candidate has to call off a rally and the BBC's question is 'Will it harm Trump's prospects?', not what does this say about the intolerance of the left in America. But then the BBC's hate for Donald Trump is visceral. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-us-2016-35791008

The Reality of the ‘Light Yoke’

Christie Jean Saunders at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Man Carrying the Cross through the Field - 900] Christie Jean Saunders is a mother of four and author of the blog A Beautiful Window. In 2012, her son Bennet was born with half a heart. Next month, Bennet faces a precarious operation she and her doctors have known was... more »

Low Oil Prices Is Forcing Russia To Cut Its Defense Budget

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal:* *Low Oil Prices Force Russian Defense Cuts, Top Military Business Boss Says* Procurement will fall by 10% this year even as Russia displays its military might in Syria MOSCOW—Russian defense procurement will drop by about 10% this year as low oil and gas prices drain income from the state budget, according to the powerful head of the conglomerate that controls the key pieces of Russia’s military-industrial complex. Sergei Chemezov, chief executive of the Russian state industrial holding Rostec—the maker of weapons including Kalashnikov assault rifles and Pa... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 12 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Charts of the Day From Charlie Biello - Global Equities and Fed Expectations. 2. US Political Intrigues - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. 3. Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - 5 Years Later. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. German State Elections Set For March 13th - Recent Polling Data & Related News / Views. 2. EU- Turkey Refugee Plan For A Deal Updates. 3. Refugee Crisis Items . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 19 hours ago
Overview....... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 10h 10 hours ago .@MktOutperform Update: world did not end, S&P +12% off the lows, down <1% YTD. 14 Global equity indices pos YTD... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 17h 17 hours ago What a difference a month (and an 11% S&P 500 gain) makes. Fed hike expectations move from June '18 to June '16. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 6h 6 hours ago FBI Morale "Very Good" As 'Immune' Hillary IT-Staffer Reportedly A "Devastating Witness" http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-1 1/fbi-morale-very-good-immune-hillar... more »

The History of Ocean Software

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 20 hours ago
People under a certain age won't have heard of them, but there was once a time when Ocean was the premiere software house in the UK. Cutting their teeth on the Sinclair, Commodore, and Amstrad machines and having their name associated with some truly classic titles, for a short while in the late 80s and early 90s they were poised to conquer the world. Alas, that didn't come to pass. In the documentary below, @kimjustice takes her scalpel to this forgotten episode of the British video game industry, while visiting some of the games that made Ocean their name. Enjoy!

Why U.S. Intelligence Has Trouble Predicting What Russian President Putin Will Do Next

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on agriculture in Rostov region, Russia, September 24, 2015. REUTERS/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/RIA NOVOSTI/KREMLIN *NPR: Spy Vs. Spies*: *Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence* American intelligence officers are trained to tackle tough targets. But there are tough targets, and then there's Russian President Vladimir Putin, who plays his cards so closely that it's hard for his own advisers to divine what he's thinking, says Gregory Treverton, chairman of the National Intelligence Council. "Putin is so isolated that the chanc... more »

Is There A U.S. - Saudi Plan To Drive Down The Price of Oil To Destabilize Russia And Iran? And Has It Backfired?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Nick Giambruno, International Man:* *The Coming Collapse of Saudi Arabia* They met in secret to plan a devastating attack… Two powerful men, colluding at a palace in the Middle East. In September 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Saudi Arabia. He was there to meet with King Abdullah, the country’s ruler and one of the richest men in the world. Informed observers say Kerry and Abdullah drew up a plan at this meeting to destroy their common enemies: Russia and Iran. To carry out the attack, they wouldn’t use fighter jets, tanks and ground troops. They would use a mu... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 12, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: May 1, 1944. Members of the US 93rd (93d) Infantry Division, the first African American infantry unit to see action in World War II, on the Numa-Numa Trail, Bougainville (Territory of New Guinea).] May 1, 1944. Members of the US 93rd (93d) Infantry Division, the first African American infantry unit to see action in World War II, on the Numa-Numa Trail, Bougainville (Territory of New Guinea). - Wikipedia

What The Military Of The Future Will Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Tech Insider:* *What the military of the future will look like, from hypervelocity weapons to self-driving boats* The Pentagon may win the next war because of cutting edge technology. From using deep learning to strategize wars before they even begin to outfitting self-driving vehicles to move without human control, the US military is trying to master a number of exciting technologies. Some, like artificially-intelligent "killer robots" bring up ethical dilemmas. The Brookings Institution recently interviewed Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
59% of surveyed Germans said they are dissatisfied with Angela Merkel's refugee policy https://t.co/fKWykBtBe4 pic.twitter.com/aAkXwi6cGM — Gerard Baker (@gerardtbaker) March 11, 2016

Saudi Arabia Suicide Bomb Prank

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *A ‘prank’ video featuring a fake Saudi suicide bomber was definitely not funny* TubeUp, a YouTube channel that shares short videos, is remarkably popular in Saudi Arabia, with the channel's signature hidden-camera prank videos in particular gaining a wide audience. However, one recent prank, in which unsuspecting Saudis were tricked into believing they were about to die in a suicide bombing, may have gone too far. The three-minute video starts with an actor in a fake taxi picking up real passengers. In each case, the fake taxi driver begins talking to his pas... more »

ISIS Smartens Up In Obama's Shitshow; Pakistan Fumbles The Ball In Afghan Peace Talks; "Moderate Rebels" Stupidly Reject Reasonable Federalist Solution To End Syria's Crisis

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*I. ISIS Smartens Up In Obama's Shitshow* A big reason why ISIS hasn't been successful in retaining captured territory in Syria is because many of the foreign elements in the terrorist group have alienated local Syrians with their reckless and domineering actions. ISIS's lack of political pragmatism and inability to adapt its extremist ideology to local customs and beliefs, which are generally more moderate and liberal than those held by its hardcore members, caused resentment and anger in Syria's diverse ethnic and religious communities. These terrorists invaded Syrian towns w... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Cavalry Camouflage* Army Cpl. Andrew Hernandez provides security for his team during a live-fire exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 24, 2016. Hernandez is a cavalry scout assigned to the 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Sgt. William A. Tanner

Ali G Loves Romans... And Brunch; Caitlin Jenner Really Hates Hillary; And Marcy Kaptur Endorses Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
No matter how horrid a monster, Ted Cruz acknowledges all his fanatic racist and bigoted endorsers. He's always "proud" to be endorsed by someone advocating stoning gay people to death or firebombing women's health clinics. But Caitlin Jenner was a step too far. When the reality show celebrity endorsed him he ignored the vote of confidence. And when she offered to be his "trans ambassador," he refused to comment. Undaunted, she's been pretty vicious towards Hillary Clinton, even using her Kardashian spin-off show-- one of the most universally panned TV shows in the history of the... more »

U.S. Defense Officials: North Korean Sub Is Missing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Source: North Korea State Media *FOX News*: *North Korea lost a submarine, defense officials say* North Korea has a missing submarine, two defense officials told Fox News Friday. One official told Fox the submarine is a 70-foot Yono class "midget" submarine that is diesel powered and has a crew of two, with room for a squad of saboteurs. It was unclear who may have been onboard. North Korea does not operate large ballistic missile submarines, such as the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class fleet. Fox News has learned North Korea has not asked the United States to assist in search and rescue e... more »

Developing a Superhero Campaign: Finalized Rules Decision

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
After a number of iterations. I've settled on a game engine for a superhero campaign. In the end I'll be using Steven Kenson's Icons. For those unfamiliar with Icons, it is a bit of a hybrid of Fate and TSR's Marvel Superheroes RPGs. Let's take a look at a sample character in Icons, an adversary taken from the main rulebook. Fate uses Fate (or Fudge) dice, 4dF. The Fate dice are six sided dice, with 2 sides marked with a plus, 2 with a minus, and 2 blank. A 4dF roll gives a range of -4 to 4. Icons uses a similar mechanic - essentially it involves rolling d6-d6 to generate a range... more »

Free Download: Olaf Stapledon, "Star Maker"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Sharp Tang and Savor of Existence"* "The thought of the disaster which almost certainly lay in wait for the Other Men threw me into a horror of doubt about the universe in which such a thing could happen. That a whole world of intelligent beings could be destroyed was not an unfamiliar idea to me; but there is a great difference between an abstract possibility and a concrete and inescapable danger. On my native planet, whenever I had been dismayed by the suffering and the futility of individuals, I had taken comfort in the thought that at least the massed effect of all our bl... more »

Musical Interlude: Karl Jenkins, "Benedictus"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Karl Jenkins, "Benedictus" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibwxzxER_pY

FBI Bugged Binders To Penetrate A Russian Spy Ring In New York City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail*: *Voice recorders in binders and secret meetings with undercover agents: How FBI penetrated Cold War-style Russian spy ring in New York City * * Evgeny Buryakov, 39, is one of three Russians accused of operating in New York to gain 'economic intelligence' and recruit sources * Undercover FBI agent posing as analyst at energy firm slipped one of Buryakov's associates binders containing voice recorders * Devices eavesdropped on private conversations between accused spies dating back to 2013 * Russian attache Victor Podobnyy and trade representative Igor Sporyshev avoide...more »

Declassified Docs Reveal Full Horror Of CIA Mind Control Program

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Recently declassified CIA documents reveal the horrific depths to which a U.S. government-sponsored mind control program (MK Ultra) sank to in the 1950’s and 60’s. Project MKUltra was designed to create assassins and “super spies” out of ordinary U.S. citizens – who underwent traumatic experimentation by the CIA without consent or knowledge of what was taking place. Cultureofawareness.com reports: I’ve decided to copy the declassified CIA documents directly from WantToKnow.info instead of paraphrasing them so they sink in. Here’s some information from Want to Know about these docum... more »

"A Look From The Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This snapshot from deep space captures planet Earth on March 9. The shadow of its large moon is falling on the planet's sunlit hemisphere. Tracking toward the east (left to right) across the ocean-covered world the moon shadow moved quickly in the direction of the planet's rotation. *Click image for larger size.* Of course, denizens of Earth located close to the shadow track centerline saw this lunar shadow transit as a brief, total eclipse of the Sun. From a spacebased perspective between Earth and Sun, the view of this shadow transit was provided by the Deep Space Climate Observato... more »

Chet Raymo, “Into The Night”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Into The Night”* by Chet Raymo “I first became intimate with the night sky on the sleeping porch of my grandmother's house on Ninth Street in Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the early 1940s. A screened sleeping porch might be found attached to any southern home of a certain vintage and substance, usually on the second story at the back. On sultry summer nights you could move a cot or daybed onto the porch and take advantage of whatever breezes stirred the air. I slept there when I visited because it was the only place to find a spare bed. I was usually alone in that big spooky spa...more »

“Chronic Stress: The Hidden Health Risks”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Chronic Stress: The Hidden Health Risks” * By Meryl Davids Landau “According to a recent American Psychological Association poll, nearly a quarter of Americans confessed to currently feeling under "extreme stress." Respondents especially blamed money, work, and the economy—a feeling 50-year-old Sue Wasserman knows all too well. In February, the public relations manager left Atlanta after her job was eliminated by a corporate restructuring and took a new post in Asheville, N.C. When that proved a bad fit, she struck out on her own as a freelance writer and publicist. Though Wasser...more »

Scholars Say ‘Lost City Of Giants’ Biggest Discovery In Recent History

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The discovery of the “Lost City of Giants” in Ecuador has been hailed as one of the most important discoveries of the 21st century by researchers in Ecuador. The mainstream media have been completely silent on the findings of megalithic structures that experts claim were home to giant race of beings years ago. Ewao.com reports: A Legend that turned into reality. Even before discovering the ancient megalithic city, many local legends spoke of a time when incredible GIANT beings inhabited the remote region of Ecuador. These giants created megalithic sites, and this ancient city is ju... more »

Guantanamo Bay Marine Reveals UFO Secrets

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A former U.S. marine has come forward claiming that the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay is a hotbed of UFO activity, but people working at the facility have been sworn to secrecy. In a report to MUFON – an American-based non-profit organization that investigates cases of alleged UFO sightings – the anonymous insider says that during his time as an officer in the late 1960’s he witnessed numerous UFOs at the facility. The former marine says that UFOs are almost a nightly occurrence at the facility, and that their appearance became so frequent that he was given the task of observing ...more »

Donald Trump’s New World Order Connections Revealed

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Is Donald Trump a New World Order stooge designed to fulfil the agenda of the Rothschilds? Presidential candidate and GOP front-runner Donald Trump has connections to some of the most wealthy and elite families in the world, including families commonly referred to as “illuminati” who have been accused of trying to bring about a new world order via their control of world finances, politics and media. Freedom-articles.toolsforfreedom.com reports: Many of the GOP line of nominees have ties to the Rothschilds, the key family of international banking and the NWO, and the owners of Israel...more »

13ft Sea Monster Washes Ashore In Mexico

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A mysterious 13 foot long (4 metre) sea monster has washed ashore on a tourist beach in Mexico, leaving beach-goers and experts baffled as to what it could be. The creature was discovered on Bonfil Beach in the city of Acapulco, Mexico, stunning witnesses who immediately began taking photo’s and posting them on social media. Yahoo News reports: The creature’s body was washed on the shore by strong currents that have been affecting parts of the Mexican coast. Rosa Comacho, the coordinator of the Civil Guard and Fire Brigade believes the animal had not been dead for a long time – but ...more »

Robots Sent Into Explore Fukushima Have Died

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Robots sent into detect radioactive fuel at Fukushima’s nuclear reactors have “died” – as the Japanese robots failed to survive the harsh climate around the reactors. Authorities sent in the robots in order to figure out how to build a subterranean “ice wall” around the plant in order to stop groundwater from being contaminated by the radiation leak. Newsweek.com reports: Five years ago, one of the worst earthquakes in history triggered a 10-meter high tsunami that crashed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station causing multiple meltdowns. Nearly 19,000 people were killed ...more »

Erdogan Threatens To Shut Down Constitutional Court

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has threatened the most senior constitutional court in Turkey with being permanently shut down after the court released two detained newspaper editors who had spoken out against Erdogan’s tyrannical regime. The constitutional court defied Erdogan’s orders last month by ruling that the detention of two senior journalists was “unlawful” and had violated their freedom of speech. Reuters.com reports: The two, who had been arrested in November on charges of intentionally aiding an armed terrorist organisation and publishing material in violation of state... more »

US To Release GM Mosquitoes In America Despite Zika Concerns

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The United States government have announced plans to introduce GM mosquitoes in Florida in an attempt to thwart the spread of the dengue and chikungunya virus. Some experts have slammed the plans, calling them “irresponsible”, amid mounting evidence that a similar batch of mosquitoes released in Brazil in 2015 caused the outbreak of the deadly Zika virus. Statnews.com reports: The US Food and Drug Administration issued a “preliminary finding” that the genetically modified insects, produced by Oxitec at its labs in Oxford, England, and shipped as eggs to Florida, would have essentia...more »

Is U.S. Air Supremacy About To End

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Air Force F-35s fly in formation over Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Photo: Air Force *Peter Layton, National Interest*: *America’s Air Supremacy Is Fading Fast* American air supremacy is in a bear market of long-term decline with no end in sight. The RAND Corporation recently determined: “continuous improvements to Chinese air capabilities make it increasingly difficult for the United States to achieve air superiority within a politically and operationally effective time frame. . . .” These improvements are part of the reason the Center for Strategic and International Studies co... more »

ISIS’ Crimes Against Christians Detailed in New Report

Kristiana Mork at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ISIS’ Crimes Against Christians Detailed in New Report] "'How is the life there in Iraq?'" That's what people ask, said Father Douglas al-Bazi, a priest at the Mar Elia refugee camp in Erbil, Iraq. "Actually, the easy answer is, there are no life in Iraq." Al-Bazi, a former... more »

North Korean Submarine Missing, US Officials Confirm

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Three senior U.S. military officials have confirmed that North Korea have lost contact with one of its submarines this week. According to U.S. spy satellites, ships and aircraft have monitored the situation over the past week, and observed that the North Korean navy have been struggling to find the missing sub. Usni.org reports: “About week ago it went missing and the speculation is that it sank,” the official told USNI News. “The North Koreans have not made an attempt to indicate there is something wrong or that they require help or some type of assistance.” The official was reluc... more »

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Getting There"* "You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want to be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder under a burning glass, A luminous point of change. The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon, Holding it firm till the arrival of stars In time with your heartbeats. Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression On the self you were, By having come all this way through all this welter Under... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

“If You Value The Truth...”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“If You Value The Truth...”* by Paul Craig Roberts “Truth is the enemy of the state, and always has been. But today the Western populations live in a world of total lies. Try to think of anything that the government has told you the truth about. "Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction" ... "Assad's use of chemical weapons" ... "Russian invasion of Ukraine" are not the only lies. Everything the government says is a lie. The unemployment rate. The GDP growth rate. The inflation rate. Payroll jobs. 9/11. Tonkin Gulf. Boston Marathon Bombing. Paris attacks. Consider the taxation... more »

"A Point Of No Return..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There is a point of no return, unremarked at the time, in most lives." - Graham Greene ○ "And it was pointless... to think how those years could have been put to better use, for he could hardly have put them to worse. There was no recovering them now. You could grieve endlessly for the loss of time and for the damage done therein. For the dead, and for your own lost self. But what the wisdom of the ages says is that we do well not to grieve on and on. And those old ones knew a thing or two and had some truth to tell... for you can grieve your heart out and in the end you are still ... more »

Important Video: ALL America's Wars Begin With False Flags (And World War III Will Too)

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Being a true student of history, I do find it remarkable that in the last 239 years of America's history, there has only been at most 30+ years where the American republic was not in an actual shooting war, or involved in a war by proxy or through "false flag" operations, across the planet.... It is hard to explain to most Americans that their nation is absolutely not a "peaceful" nation as they have always been taught in the brainwashing of the failed American education system, but has been involved in so many wars, and has actually started or been the direct cause of so many of the... more »

Donald Trump Calls Off Chicago Rally Following Violent Clashes

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Donald Trump has called off a rally in Chicago on the grounds of safety after widespread protests led to violent clashes. The billionaire tycoon was forced to cancel the event due to security concerns, raising important questions about his ability to dampen an increasingly hate filled atmosphere, of his own making Anti-Trump protest getting even bigger #TrumpRallyChi // via ABC sky cam pic.twitter.com/SJ2ANET1yO — dope, it’s tom (@DOPEITSTOM) March 12, 2016 A similar rally earlier in St. Louis, Missouri lead to protests and violence. A statement from the republican front-runners ca...more »

Free Education Is A Good Investment For Any Society That Wants To Stay Vibrant

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I was a little disappointed yesterday. One of the guys from the Progressive Caucus called and we went over the new progressive budget proposal. They have a good idea built into their budget... but it only goes halfway to where we need it to go. If Republicans and conservative Democrats don't team up to kill the proposal-- which they do every two years like clockwork-- it would reduce the cost of current loans while creating a system for debt-free higher education for college students. The piece that was missing-- the Bernie piece-- is free public universities and community colleg... more »

Does Anyone Still Feign Surprise When A Blue Dog Finally Comes Out As A Republican? Joe Baca's Running Again-- As A GOPer

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Joe Baca was one of the worst members of Congress when he was in Congress-- a corrupt, conservative Blue Dog and NRA shill. Although he voted with the Republicans against core progressive values and principles virtually all the time, there is such an utter lack of party discipline that he was able to cross the aisle with complete impunity. No one really doubted that his political *raison d'être* was maintaining his position as a member of the Houses two biggest founts of bribery-- the Agriculture Committee and the Financial Services Committee. He was using congressional funds to en... more »

The F-35 Is Still A Mess

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Capt. Brad Matherne inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission in Nevada in April 2013. Photograph by Brett Clashman — U.S. Air Force *Clay Dillow, Fortune:* *Pentagon Report: The F-35 Is Still a Mess* The Air Force wants to declare the problem-prone fighter ready for combat later this year. The U.S. Air Force plans to declare its first batch of Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II fighter jets ready for initial combat duties as early as August of this year. But a scathing new report from the Pentagon office in charge of testing and evaluating U.S. military weapons ... more »

Albert Woodfox and Robert H King interviewed by CNN's Christine Amanpour

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 1 day ago
*RELATED:* *Treating Humans Like Humans* *II* *Toward an Intellectual History of the Angola 3* *II* *The Big Issue* On March 2, Albert Woodfox and Robert King of the Angola 3, were interviewed by CNN. *Watch the video interview here, or embedded above.*

Back To Sandy Hook: The Sandy Hook Fraud Shooting - Paul Craig Roberts Article: Sandy Hook Puzzles

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Many across the United States still believe that on December 14th, 2012, the biggest "mass shooting" of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut was a real event.... It is so startling that with all the evidence that shows proof positive that this was a staged event, and that absolutely NO children died in that operation, that now over 3 years later few are willing to cope with the reality that they have been played as suckers by their own government.... Someone sent me an email last week asking me to take a look at an article that was released by Paul Craig R... more »

"Room"

thwap at thwap's schoolyard - 1 day ago

Valiant Thor

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Stranger at the Pentagon

Trump Cancels Chicago Rally Amid Protest, Cincinnati Rally Still On

Jill Colvin & Michael Tarm at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A protester holds up a ripped campaign sign for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)] CHICAGO (AP) -- Raucous cheers broke out among a large portion of the crowd that had gathered for a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The spark was Trump’s decision to cancel the event after protesters packed the arena... more »

Obama Pushes TPP Which Will Transform The US Into A 3rd World Country - Episode 916a

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*If NAFTA created Trump and Sanders, what will the TPP create? * *Title: Obama Pushes TPP Which Will Transform The US Into A 3rd World Country - Episode 916a. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 11, 2016. Description: * More layoffs hit the US. Food stamp beneficiaries exceed 45 million for 56 months. Government brings in record tax revenue but still not enough. There are many warning signs showing the economy is about to implode. Bulk rates will most likely flatten out next week, the rally is over. Saudi Arabia is quickly collapsing. Obama pushing the TPP regardless of what t... more »

Hung for Chair of The Rational Party

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Was in Miaoli scootering on Tuesday and came to the famous Longteng Broken Railroad Viaduct. The previous Miaoli tourism planner once explained to me that he set up the system so that vendors were kept away from the historical and tourist sites. That is one reason Miaoli was so enjoyable. Now that he is gone, vendors are swarming into public spaces where they were not allowed before...* Deep Blue reactionary Hung Hsiu-chu, the former presidential candidate, now running for Party Chairman, this week implied that the KMT helped the government financially.... However, Hung also said... more »

Trump Scared Of Hateful Muslims, Promotes Scarier Biblical Values

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
As Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump labels “most” of the billion and a half Muslims in the world as hateful and dangerous, he goes on to promote Christian values, oblivious of the dangers hidden in the Bible as in many other holy books. Since the dawn of time man has not known peace and has looked up at the sky in bewilderment looking for answers to his fleeting existence. Religious wars have been the cruelest in history and all the three major monotheistic religions are presently expecting their respective saviors to start or stop the prophesied Armageddon. Donald ... more »

Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump Encourages Violence At His Events

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump is encouraging violent behavior at his rallies. A black Ferguson activist was sucker-punched and bloodied at a Trump rally in St. Louis on Friday. Trump used tough words to incite the crowd while trying to remain within legal boundaries. “Part of the problem….is, nobody wants to hurt each other anymore.” “Our country has to toughen up!” “The audience hit back, and that’s what we need a little bit more of.” Sputnik reports: The protester, Anthony Cage, became an activist after unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was gunned down by wh... more »

Hannibal versus Rome (Movie Documentary)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago

"Conservative" site REDSTATE is encouraging protesters to take guns to Trump rallies...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 day ago
*have they gone completely bat guano nuts?* In my opinion, people who go to a rally in order to protest, are not wrapped real tight to begin with, and now* RedState is suggesting they take guns? *(screenshot below) I quit reading RedState quite awhile ago, but happened upon this story at *Gateway Pundit*. I headed over to RedState to check this out. Surely this couldn't be true. It is, and I'm appalled! We can only hope that the lunatic fringe who think screaming and shouting at an opponent's rally is normal behavior, don't read RedState. *Posted by Neil Stevens at RedState wh... more »

The game in Syria is only just starting

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
*Interesting oped* *The Syria war has set many countries against each other. If that wasn’t bad enough, it has now also started to set allies and friends at odds.About three weeks ago it became evident that something was simmering. First, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vowed to fight until he retook the whole country and won a victory. Upon this statement he was castigated by one of his main supporters, Russia. Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vitaly Churkin publicly warned al-Assad for the first time. He said the Syrian president had to follow Moscow’s leadership “if he wants to ... more »

PM "no combat" Trudeau- Shoot em first. Let God sort them out "Hostile Intent"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
The new, hip, trendy, peace Prime Minister Trudeau has made some changes for the Canadian troops in Iraq. Changes that are contrary to his promises... I know, your shocked, right?! *If you detect "hostile intent"- Just shoot!* *How is hostile intent defined?* If someone looks at a Canadian soldier in a questionable way is that h*ostile intent*? Might a pregnant woman be shot as a "suicide bomber" if a soldier interpreted her pregnant figure as carrying an explosive device. Hence* "hostile intent"* What if a young male child expresses anger at a Canadian soldier might that be* host... more »

ISIS Lovers Arrested at Mississippi Airport on Way to Join Jihad

Casey Harper at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: ISIS - 900] A Mississippi man pleaded guilty of conspiring to help the Islamic State after he and his girlfriend were arrested at an airport just before they boarded a flight to join ISIS, according to the Department of Justice. Muhammad Oda Dakhlalla,... more »

The Great Reagan Romance: Read the President’s Christmas Letter to His Wife Nancy

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Ronald Reagan kisses his wife Nancy after being sworn in as 40th president of the United States, Jan. 20, 1981. Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Ore.) is seen at right. (AP Photo)] President Ronald Reagan’s letter to wife Nancy on Dec. 25, 1981, their first Christmas in the White House. Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney read it at Friday’s funeral service for Mrs. Reagan. Dear Mrs. R, I still don’t feel... more »

Teacher May Lose Job For Offending Black Lives Matter Activists

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Black Lives Matter protests] A teacher in St. Paul, Minn. has been placed on leave and may lose his job after a Facebook post complaining about subpar discipline in his school offended Black Lives Matter activists. Meanwhile, the same day he was suspended, another... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 11, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) reacts as he watches a long-range rocket launch in North Korea, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kyodo *Andrei Lankov, Al Jazeera:* *Now North Korea has nothing to lose* *New UN resolution doesn't make the Korean Peninsula more secure and does not remove the nuclear threat.* Last Monday the North Korean government told the world that we should ready ourselves for a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula. According to the official statement, North Korean armed forces "have a military operation plan of our style to liberate south Korea and strike the US main... more »

US Army Now Conducting Rocket Attacks on ISIS Out of Jordan

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Army rocket - 900] U.S. Army forces have conducted strikes on Islamic State forces from Jordan, utilizing rocket systems for the first time, confirmed Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren Friday. The utilization of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) against ISIS... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Marching to the Ides of March ~Douglas Handshoe, Slabbed*

Friends, Family Say Final Farewells to Nancy Reagan

MICHAEL R. BLOOD at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Nancy Reagan's funeral - 900] SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Mourners from the top ranks of Washington and Hollywood paid final tribute to Nancy Reagan on Friday, recalling at her funeral how the former first lady and her husband made up “two halves of a... more »

US Used Intel From Captured ISIS Terrorist to Strike Two Chemical Weapons Facilities

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Iraq - 900] The Islamic State's captured chemical weapons chief provided intelligence to U.S. military officials that allowed Operation Inherent Resolve forces to conduct air strikes against two ISIS chemical weapons factories, the Pentagon revealed in a press conference Friday. Sleiman Daoud al-Afari, the... more »

World News Briefs -- March 11, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC:* *Brazil President Rousseff refuses to resign* The Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, has insisted she will not resign over her alleged mishandling of the economy after moves to impeach her. She accused her opponents of causing a political crisis which she said had damaged the economy. Ms Rousseff also defended her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, over money-laundering allegations. She said a prosecutors' request for his detention had no legal basis. The ongoing crisis has deepened the worst recession in decades in Brazil - Latin America's biggest economy. Ms Rous... more »

Auschwitz Survivor Is The World’s Oldest Man

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The world’s oldest man is a Jewish survivor of the notorious Auschwitz Nazi concentration and extermination camps in southern Poland. Mr Israel Kristal survived back-breaking slave labour at Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration camps. He was born in Poland and was awarded the title of the world’s oldest man on March 11, aged 112 years and 178 days, by Guinness World Records. The Express reports: Receiving his certificate at his home in Haifa, Israel, Mr Kristal said he did not know “the secret for long life”. He said: “I believe that everything is determined from above and we shal... more »

NOAA’s Misleading Tornado Graph

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/tornadoes/201513 Time for my annual moan! The graph above comes from NOAA’s Annual Tornado Report for 2015. (They also have monthly reports which show similar charts). Looking at the report, you would understandably believe that tornadoes have been getting steadily more common over the years, […]

(MI Clues?) Lowly Educated Really Loves Them Some Donald (Thieves on Wall Street Not Punished, Still Flourish)  Ellsberg Exposes Nixon Break-in To Silence Whistleblower  (BIS Warns of Coming Economic Storm)

(If you can throw a few coins at this site's maintenance budget, it will be hugely appreciated. See the sign below for further enlightenment.) The New York Times Endorses Hillary Clinton with a Banner Ad from Citigroup This One Photo Captures Why Americans Can’t Win Against Wall Street U.S. Senate Holds a Critical Hearing on the Stock Market on March 3, 2016 and 73 Percent of the Senators on

Walter Haut - Lost in the Roswell Minutae

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Over the years Walter Haut made many recorded statements about what he had done and seen in Roswell in July, 1947. For decades, all he had done, according to those statements, including many to me, was write the press release. He had taken that release to the various media outlets in Roswell… or he had called them and read the release to them over the telephone. He signed an affidavit to that effect and told the story to dozens of UFO researchers, reporters and documentary producers. Walter Haut on the set of "Roswell." Photo copyright Kevin D. Randle On April 20, 1989, I talked to H... more »

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