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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 minutes ago
U.S. soldiers participate in small arms training with French Foreign Legion soldiers at a firing range in Djibouti, March 5, 2016. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo

Jimmy Lohman : Trump rallies: The case for silent protest

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 19 minutes ago
This is not about ‘freedom of speech.’ It is about proper tactics for confronting an enormous evil. By Jimmy Lohman | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2016 It is a mistake to shout down Trump and disrupt his rallies. … finish reading Jimmy Lohman : Trump rallies: The case for silent protest

That boon to mankind: The drinks trolley

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 29 minutes ago
Did you know that one of the twentieth-century’s greatest inventions didn’t appear until 1938? I’m talking about that essential addition to any real home: the drinks’ trolley. What domestic cocktail hour would be complete without one? (And what home without a cocktail hour or two?) [image: Capture] In the 1940s, the barcart when you had one was merely an adapted tea trolley 1, but the designer of the original dedicated drinks’ trolley, bless her, was modernist Hungarian designer Susan Kozma, who designed this boon to humanity (above) for the fit-out of Budapest apartment of Eug... more »

Ralph Tortorici

Spike EP at News Spike - 31 minutes ago
"Stop government experimentation!" Gunman Terrorizes Students in Campus Siege *ALBANY, Dec. 14— *Thirty-five students at the State University here showed up this morning for the last day of class in the History of Ancient Greece, expecting the usual fare, bloody but distant: wars, empire, Alexander the Great. Instead, the police said, they were held hostage for two and a half hours by a rifle-wielding psychology student who ranted about a microchip in his brain, threatened to kill the students and demanded to speak to President Clinton, Gov. Mario M. Cuomo, members of Congress, th... more »

Is The Fix Already In To 'Steal' The Nomination From Donald Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 33 minutes ago
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference before a campaign town hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire August 19, 2015. REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER *Sasha Issenberg, Bloomberg*: *How to Steal a Nomination From Donald Trump* An insider’s guide to what could be the struggle to win a contested convention. Donald Trump has spent much of his campaign selling himself as a maker of great deals. But in the next phase of the campaign, the author of The Art of the Deal may be confronted with the ultimate dealmaking challenge, gaming the rulebook and horse-t... more »

If You Don't Call It A "Brokered Convention," Maybe No One Will Notice You're Stealing Trump's Nomination

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 33 minutes ago
Friday the *Washington Post* cobbled together a mini-*National Review* Against Trump OpEd featuring American right-wing luminaries-- overwhelmingly proven crackpots-- like Haley Barbour, William Kristol, the Newtster and Eric Cantor. It was a wide array of establishment GOP positioning on what to do about the existential threat a Trump nomination poses to their party, if not their nation. Barbour, an RNC chair in the mid-90's and then governor of the Great State of some secessionist hell hole from 2004-2012. He got the OpEd off the ground by spouting the official GOP establishment... more »

A U.S. E-6B Doomsday Plane is using “Trump” as radio callsign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *The Aviationist*: *A U.S. E-6B Doomsday Plane is using “Trump” as radio callsign while flying over central U.S. right now* By accident or not, a U.S. Navy E-6B is flying over CONUS using callsign “Trump.” This is really interesting: at 18.15 GMT an E-6B Mercury (TACAMO – “TAke Charge And Move Out”) that appear to have departed from Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is flying at 29,000 feet over central U.S. Based on the information gathered by Planefinder.net via ADS-B, the aircraft is serialled 162784 and it is flying more or less southbound over Ar... more »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 hour ago

UN Rights Expert: Prosecute North Korean Leader for Crimes Against Humanity

AP at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Marzuki Darusman, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, speaks to the media, after the presentation of his report at the Human Rights Council, during a press conference, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 14, 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)] GENEVA (AP) -- A U.N. expert on human rights in North Korea said Monday supreme leader Kim Jong Un and other top officials should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, asking a key rights body to authorize t... more »

Are Top Military Officials At CENTCOM Intimidating Witnesses During A Congressional Investigation On Skewed ISIS Intel?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Shane Harris & Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast: **CENTCOM Embroiled in Climate of Fear* *Analysts at U.S. Central Command say top officials have created a culture of intimidation during a congressional investigation into skewed ISIS intel.* Army Gen. Joseph Votel is expected to take over as the head of U.S. Central Command later this month, and he’ll be leading the military campaign against ISIS at a troubled time for his own organization. In interviews, half a dozen current and former officials have described the environment at CENTCOM headquarters as “toxic” and “hostile” owing to ... more »

Turkey Invades Syria And Digs In To Create A Safe Zone - Episode 918b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 2 hours ago
*When will NATO take the False flag stick away from Erdogan or at least distance themselves from his criminal regime? This is getting too ridiculous. * *Title: Turkey Invades Syria And Digs In To Create A Safe Zone - Episode 918b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 14, 2016. Description: * NSA will soon hand over personal information not obtained with a search warrant to local law enforcement. Spanish authorities conduct large scale surveillance on the people. US and corporate play up North Korea propaganda of a nuclear strike. Iran missile test is not in violation of the nuc... more »

Quote of the Day: On fully developing ‘human capital’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 2 hours ago
*“Outside of STEM [i.e., learning Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths], I believe work experience is a more important means of developing human capital than is most academic coursework. But between laws against unpaid internships, rampant occupational licensing, and minimum-wage legislation, we are asymptotically approaching a point at which we have de-facto outlawed work experience for young people who have not yet graduated from college. “The quasi-religious belief in ‘education’ then supports the shenanigans of rent-seeking universities with bloated a... more »

House of Representatives Declares ISIS’s Targeting of Religious Minorities ‘Genocide’

Stream Staff at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Islamic State militants shot, beheaded 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya in April 2015.] In a unanimous vote, 393 members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted tonight to call the United States government, as well as the member states of the UN, to recognize crimes against ethnic and religious minorities in the Middle... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“Sometimes even the dark dust of interstellar space has a serene beauty. One such place occurs toward the constellation of Taurus. The filaments featured here can be found on the sky between the Pleiades star cluster and the California Nebula. This dust is not known not for its bright glow but for its absorption and opaqueness. Several bright stars are visible with their blue light seen reflecting off the brown dust. Other stars appear unusually red as their light barely peaks through a column of dark dust, with red the color that remains after the blue is scattered away. Yet other ... more »

"And In All That..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"In this galaxy there’s a mathematical probability of three hundred million Earth-type planets. And in the universe, 100 billion galaxies like this. And in all that, and perhaps more... only one of each of us." - Dr. Leonard McCoy, "Star Trek"

"People Who Don’t Get It: Living with It"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* "People Who Don’t Get It: Living with It"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When dealing with people who seem very unaware, remember that everyone must find their own way to awakening. You may be someone who understands the true nature of reality, perceiving deeply that we all emanate from the same source, that we are all essentially one, and that we are here on earth to love one another. To understand this is to be awakened to the true nature of the self, and it is a blessing. Nevertheless, people who just don’t get it are seemingly everywhere and, often, in positions of power. It... more »

"If That Be So..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"You cannot run away from weakness, you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" - Robert Louis Stevenson

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brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
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The Poet: gk thomas, “Wretched of the Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Wretched of the Earth”* “Poor kids, wretched of the earth, why should we feed you? Why shouldn't we empty our sea of bullets into your swollen bellies or poison you with toxic chemicals or depleted uranium? Why should we care, we who are living well? Where is it written in stone that you deserve better? Or that we are not animals subject to the law of nature: kill or be killed? You suspect us of being cruel, but we are kind. Our god tells us so. It is yours that lies. So you cry at night, shivering in the cold or sell yourselves for a slice of bread. What is that to those of us who a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Tomorrow's Non-Presidential Primaries

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The corrupt Democratic establishment has been far more successful shutting down primaries than has the corrupt Republican establishment. Primaries are usually the only way it ever challenge entrenched incumbents in gerrymandered safe districts. All Americans actually owe the Tea Party a debt of gratitude for scaring the congressional Republicans and for cleaning out some trash, particularly Wall Street whore Eric Cantor. This cycle, the most comparable action on the Democratic side of the aisle is Tim Canova's challenge to a Democrat as vile and deserving of ignominious defeat as... more »

First Signs Of Protest In Russia On The State Of The Country

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A man reads a newspaper under signs with currency exchange rates in Moscow, November 28, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov *Washington Post*: *As energy prices drop, ordinary Russians are protesting* MOSCOW — The men and women who protested in front of a Moscow bank one recent afternoon would never have imagined, just a few years ago, that they’d one day take to the streets to demand help from the Kremlin. Once prosperous enough to afford expensive Moscow apartments, they are now staggering under an economic burden fueled by geopolitical conflict and the plummeting price of oil.... more »

"Those Who Willingly Accept..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Those who willingly accept being conned are as corrupt as those who con them." - Tom Robbins

Government/Economics: "On The Brink of Complete Meltdown"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"On The Brink of Complete Meltdown"* by Rory Hall "We live in a time when the rule of law has been suspended for the ruling class and banking class. When the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, made the following statement he turned the “too big to fail” banks into “too big to jail”. Criminal in every way imaginable. “I am concerned that the size of some of these institutions becomes so large that it does become difficult for us to prosecute them when we are hit with indications that if you do prosecute, if you do bring a criminal charge, it will have a negative im... more »

GOP Senator’s Energy Bill Is Not So ‘Clean’

Katie Tubb at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: July 19, 2012 - Senator Lamar Alexander speaks during the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Full committee hearing on "Making College Affordability a Priority: Promising Practices and Strategies."] Some Senate appropriators are already settling for business as usual going into the federal budget process. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has stated only a "clean" energy and water development appropriations bill will be considered by the subcommittee, according to a... more »

I am in Taipei Times today. Sadly.

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
*A display at the historical site of Tai-An station.* Hi friends. I am in the Taipei Times today. The piece contains made up/rewritten quotes, falsely labels me a polymath, epicure, and SF writer (I am none of those things), calls me a "shock jock", doesn't understand the context of anything I said, and even includes a juvenile remark about me refusing a bet. I knew that one was a set up; was absolutely furious when it came up. But let me put the writer in perspective. As we sat down to talk, I told him I was going back in the evening to because I wanted to bike on the morrow. He ... more »

Allow The Bard to insult you

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Shakespeare wasn’t just a master dramatist, he was a master too of the Ancient Art of Insults—a Fine Art now all but dead. To mark the fabulous Pop-Up Globe’s extended season, here’s a selection of his bellicose wit form his finest plays *It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.* *I'll beat thee, but I should infect my hands.* *I must tell you friendly in your ear, sell when you can, you are not for all markets.* *Tempt not too much the hatred of my spirit, for I am sick when I do look on thee.* *She hath more hair than wit, and more faults t... more »

Survey: Clinton Supporters Have Worst Credit Scores, Kasich’s the Best

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina on March 10, 2016.] According to a survey released by WalletHub Monday, Hillary Clinton supporters have the worst credit scores and Ohio Gov. John Kasich's supporters have the best. Just less than 26 percent of those who back Clinton had poor credit, followed by Sen. Bernie Sanders with... more »

Iron Mike Tyson Backs Donald Trump For President

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson endorses his old friend Republican candidate Donald Trump for president. Daily Mail reports: Iron Mike, the most feared champion in boxing history, has given his heavyweight endorsement to The Donald in two major interviews in New York. Asked if he was in Trump’s corner, Tyson replied emphatically: ‘Yes. All day. Every day. Vote Trump.’ The youngest ever world heavyweight champion also told the ‘Good Day New York’ show on Fox television: ‘If you want to get this city out of a dump you better vote on Trump. OK.’ Of Trump’s controvers... more »

my lover

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago
Lettuce Prey Four Whirled Peas

Russian President Putin Orders A Partial Military Withdrawal From Syria (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*TASS*: *Putin orders to begin withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria starting March 15* *The Russian leader hopes the withdrawal of Russian troops will become a good motivation for launching negotiations between political forces in the country* MOSCOW, March 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued an order to begin withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria starting from March 15. "I think that the tasks set to the defense ministry are generally fulfilled. That is why I order to begin withdrawal of most of our military group from Syria starting from tomorrow," Put... more »

Chief Rabbi Calls For Israeli Troops To Ignore Laws, Kill Palestinians

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef has urged Israeli soldiers to fulfill their religious duties by ignoring laws and orders and to kill any armed Palestinian. It is not only permissible to kill them, but also a religious imperative. The Rabbi’s comments came after the Israeli Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot expressed his opposition to needless killings. “I don’t want a soldier to empty a magazine on a girl with scissors,” he said last month. Sputnik reports: Israeli’s chief Sepherdic Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, in his weekly Torah lesson, urged soldiers to ignore the Army Chief’s orders for re... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 14 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. North Korea Plans Another Test Explosion. 2. Russia Announces Partial Withdrawal Of Russian Forces From Syria. 3. S&P 500 Clinging To Technical Support - Oil and Gold Down Day. 4. Europe Indices Have A Touch Of Vertigo. 5. Chinese Financial Plan Take Over Of Russian Banks. 6. March 15th GOP / Democrat Run-downs ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Spain In Focus - Internal Political Drama , Spain Signals Possible Veto Of Mass Return Aspect Of EU-Turkey Plan. 2. German Election Aftermath . 3. Refugee Situation - Today's News Of Note. ) MENA. ( 1. Libya GNA - Break Through At Last Or Huge Roll Of Dice By the West. 2. Syria Updates - Non Peace Process Related. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Overview..... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted Yair Rosenberg Humor break ! Let's take break from being headlines of the day and have a chuckle ! fred walton added, *Yair Rosenberg* @Yair_Rosenberg Here it is, the best GIF of this entire election cycle: *FiveThirtyEight* ‏@FiveThirtyEight 9m 9 minutes ago What's at stake for Democrats in the March 15 primaries: http:// 53eig.ht/1XrvFGy *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 2h 2 hours ago fred walton Retweeted FiveThirtyEight This is a nice run down for latest Super Tuesda... more »

A Political Scientist Asks: Can Trump Win a General Election?

Michael Coulter at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - 900] This is not an argument for what should happen or what I’d like to happen in the November presidential election, but about what would likely happen in a Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton race: Clinton would win, and probably by... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico:** 5 takeaways from Merkel’s election drubbing* The stinging results of regional polls in three German states test the chancellor’s refugee policy — and her rule BERLIN — German voters, going to the ballot box for the first time since Angela Merkel’s decision last fall to open the country to refugees, inflicted crushing defeats on the chancellor’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in two western German states. Sunday’s regional elections in three of Germany’s 16 states were widely seen as a barometer of the public’s views on Merkel’s controversial refugee ... more »

Saudi Arabia: The Shame of The Arabs And Muslims

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*The Saudis suffer from an inferiority complex. Poor guys can't wipe their asses without American aid. * *An excerpt from, "Fraught with defeat and shame in Yemen, the Saudi regime employs private military firms" Veterans Today, March 14, 2016: * Amid the intense public pressure in Saudi Arabia after a year of all but unsuccessful Saudi-led Operation ‘Decisive Storm’ against Yemeni civilians, the hapless Saudi regime pleads 1400 Academi security servicemen for help ,signing a long-term deal worth $ 539 million. Riyadh desires to subdue the local Yemeni tribes which petrodollar held... more »

NC Considering ‘Inciting a Riot’ Charges Against Trump or Campaign

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 file photo, protesters are removed as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C. Authorities in North Carolina say they are looking at Trump’s behavior as they continue their probe of a violent altercation at one of his rallies last week. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said in a March 14 statement that it’s investigators are continuing to look at the rally in Fayetteville, during which a man was hit in the face while being escorted out.] FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities in ... more »

Heroic Maryland Officer Killed After ‘Drawing Fire to Himself’

JESSICA GRESKO at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: This undated photo provided by the Prince George's County Police Department shows officer Jacai Colson, a 4-year veteran of the Maryland county's police force. A gunman fired outside a Maryland police station on Sunday, March 13, 2016, prompting a gun battle that killed Colson and wounded the suspect, authorities said. (Prince George's County Police Department via AP)] CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) -- An undercover police officer was killed by his own colleagues’ fire as he responded to the ambush of his police station by a gunman with a death wish, a police chief said Monday. While off... more »

Top VA Hospital Bosses Would See Pay Doubled Under Proposal to Congress

Luke Rosiak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Sloan Gibson - 900] Department of Veterans Affairs officials want to double the pay of top administrators and move them into the same employment classification as medical doctors. They say the new, lucrative employment classification, Title 38, would help retain talent and make it easier... more »

Europe And Russia Launch Rocket To Find Life On Mars

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The European Space Agency in collaboration with Roscosmos have launched a joint mission to explore the atmosphere of Mars and hunt for signs of life. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) took off from Baikonur in Kazakhstan on Monday and is due to reach the red planet in October. The Scotsman reports: The probe will investigate whether methane in the Martian atmosphere is coming from a geological source or is being produced by microbes. If all goes well, the two space powers expect to follow up this venture with a rover, to be assembled in the UK, which will drill into the surface. Th... more »

Cop Who Admitted Downloading Child Porn Suspended On Full Pay

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A Metropolitan police officer who was caught downloading the highest category of child abuse images is still receiving a full salary of £40,000 a year Even though the officer had pleaded guilty, he remains employed by Scotland Yard after an internal misconduct hearing which was due to take place in February, was suspended for another month. The Evening Standard reports: PC Rupert Watkins, 45, downloaded over 100 images on his phone including Category A, which depict penetrative sexual activity with children. Scotland Yard has still not sacked the officer and in February his internal... more »

March 14: What can I say?

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
The headline in today's Irving press is a gripping of story of how somebody, maybe, is thinking about buying a piece of land in Dieppe (a suburb of Moncton) to build an apartment. I was spellbound. It was followed by the earth-shaking news that somebody in Moncton has a dog, chickens and cats living together in peace in the backyard. And it just keeps going like that. Nothing in 'Canada and World' sheds any light on Canada or the world. The one, notable feature of this section is what it tells us about our news as propaganda. Page 1 of section A has the story of how a car bomb in... more »

Make way: Move the port

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
Auckland was born and grew up because of its port, but in its maturity that doesn’t mean its harbour should be saddled with it. Oliver Hartwich wonders whether “having a port in the middle of Auckland is really the best possible use of land. *Or more to the point, whether having a giant car park filled with Japanese used vehicles makes much sense just 500 metres away from busy Queen Street. I readily admit that I find the whole discussion about the Auckland port expansion rather odd. Not just for aesthetic reasons. Auckland is blessed with a stunning natural harbour. Why ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

"Voting To Destroy The Establishment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Voting To Destroy The Establishment"* by Jim Quinn “The inability to predict outliers implies the inability to predict the course of history” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" “I know that history is going to be dominated by an improbable event, I just don’t know what that event will be.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb, "The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable" "Nassim Taleb is a prickly arrogant SOB who doesn’t give a crap what intellectuals, academics, and other establishment elitists think about him. He has an Ivy league MB... more »

World News Briefs -- March 14, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Turkey struggles for response as violence spills beyond Kurdish southeast* The second suicide bombing in a month in the heart of Turkey's capital has raised fears of a dangerous new phase in its war with Kurdish militants, bringing deadly attacks to its biggest cities in violence fueled by the wars in Syria and Iraq. Security officials say the two perpetrators of Sunday's car bombing, a man and a woman, were linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a three-decade insurgency for Kurdish autonomy in southeast Turkey. *Read more* .... *MIDD... more »

Putin Orders Military Pullout From Syria

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Syrian peace talks - 900] GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on Syrian peace talks that resumed in Geneva on Monday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the start of the pullout of the Russian military from Syria starting Tuesday. Putin... more »

Apple Insider Claims Steve Jobs Used Alien Technology

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
An ex-Apple employee has written a letter online saying that founder and former CEO Steve Jobs used alien technology to innovate and advance Apple’s product line. The insider says that in 1972, Apollo 20 astronauts discovered a mysterious device of alien origin laying on the surface of the moon. In 1978, Steve Jobs was contacted by NASA to investigate what the device was. It was shortly after this that Apple began developing technology that was “way ahead of its time” with Steve Jobs at the helm. Steve Jobs and the aliens – Simon Apocryphal: “I am a former Apple employee. I do not ... more »

Canada Gives Free Computers To Syrian Refugees

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Canada has announced that it will provide 7,500 refurbished computers through resettlement organisations to Syrian refugees to help them with schooling, jobs and skills. Israel National News reports: The computers are to be distributed by resettlement organizations through an existing Computers for Schools program that makes computer equipment available “at little or no cost to those who may not otherwise have access to technology and opportunities to learn digital skills,” said a statement. The government also said it would pick up the Can$1.25 million tab ($940,000 US). Program pa... more »

Thousands Protest In Paris Against Ongoing State Of Emergency In France

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Thousands took to the streets of Paris over the weekend to protest the French government’s ongoing “state of emergency” – accusing the government of allowing France to become a police state. Protestors on Saturday expressed concern that emergency measures introduced by President Francois Hollande following the November 13 Paris Attacks, have stripped away the rights of citizens and turned France into a tyrannical police state with no due process. Aljazeera.com reports:. Backed by the new powers, authorities have carried out about 3,400 raids on mosques, homes, and businesses with m...more »

Lord Rothschild Warns Of ‘Big Problems In 2016’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Lord Rothschild has issued a stark warning to investors, saying that 2016 is likely to be a very difficult year for the world economy. In his letter to investors, Rothschild warns, “not surprisingly, market conditions have deteriorated further…So much so that the wind is certainly not behind us; indeed we may well be in the eye of a storm.” On this basis, Rothschild highlights a “daunting litany of problems,” warning those who are optimistically sanguine about the US economy that “2016 is likely to turn out to be more difficult than the second half of 2015.” Lord Rothschild Letter ... more »

Free movement across Commonwealth countries strongly supported

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
If membership in the British Commonwealth today is to mean anything at all beyond some Games every four years, then it should, it must *at minimum*, mean *this*: EU-style free movement between Australia, Canada, NZ and the UK. And, hey presto, *“Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Britons would like the right to live and work in each other's nations without the need for a visa, a new poll suggests.”* *The survey, carried out by The Royal Commonwealth Society, shows significant levels of support for a European Union-style system of free movement between the four nat... more »

UN Demands Prosecution Of North Korea Over ‘Crimes Against Humanity’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
The UN have demanded that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un be prosecuted for ‘crimes against humanity’ due to his ongoing pursual of nuclear weapons. Marzuki Darusman has urged the United Nations to hold Kim and other senior North Korean officials accountable for their ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction whilst ignoring the fact that many of its citizens lack access to sufficient food. Channelnewsasia.com reports: He was addressing the U.N. Human Rights Council at a session boycotted by the delegation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The European Un... more »

Turkish Airstrikes Kill Kurds In Iraq Following Ankara Attack

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Turkey have launched an attack on Kurds living in Iraq following a suicide car bombing on Sunday, that killed 37 in the Turkish capital. Ankara have launched airstrikes on Kurdish militants on Monday, despite no evidence that they were responsible for Sunday’s blast. Washingtonpost.com reports: There was no assertion of responsibility for the attack, but Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said “very serious and almost certain” findings point to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, Turkey’s main militant faction. The group has waged a violent campaign since the 1980s — with a b... more »

Scientists Discover Fossil Proving Dinosaur Evolution

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A team of scientists from Brazil and the United Kingdom have discovered a new type of dinosaur fossil in southern Brazil that lived 250 million years ago. The reptile, called Teyujagua paradoxa (meaning “fierce lizard” in English), was discovered when scientists found the skull of the new reptilian species near the city of Sao Francisco de Assis. Sputniknews.com reports: “The discovery of Teyujagua was really exciting. Ever since we saw that beautiful skull for the first time in the field, still mostly covered by rock, we knew we had something extraordinary in our hands,” said Dr F... more »

Tax Records Prove George Soros Funded Ferguson Riots With $33 Million

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Newly released tax records from the George Soros organisation Open Society reveals that Soros gave over $33 million dollars in funding to the Ferguson riots in order to encourage civil unrest. The funding allowed rioters to continue its civil disobedience campaign as well as push forward what some are calling a “socialist plan” for the United States. Dailyheadlines.net reports: Kenneth Zimmerman, director of the Soros owned Open Society explains why they funded the Ferguson riots: “Our DNA includes a belief that having people participate in government is indispensable to living in ... more »

Senior Breitbart Staffers Resign After Trump Assault

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Editor-at-large Ben Shapiro announced his resignation from Breitbart after the news organisation covered-up an alleged assault by Donald Trump’s campaign manager on a fellow Breitbart reporter. Michelle Fields claims a Trump staffer forcefully pushed her away from interviewing the Presidential candidate at a news conference in Florida, and as a result of Breitbart downplaying the incident both Shapiro and Fields announced their resignation on Sunday night. Haaretz.com reports: Four others, including national security correspondent Jordan Schachtel and editor Jarrett Stepman, left t... more »

Donald Trump The Wise

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*If a rapist, a snitch, a son of a CIA director, and a Muslim from Kenya can all become president, then why can't an American businessman? It is about damn time somebody normal becomes the leader of the free world. * *An excerpt from, "This new revelation should cripple Donald Trump. But it won’t. Here’s why." By Greg Sargent, Washington Post, March 14, 2016: * The Post report reveals that Trump, in setting up a new line of clothing named after himself (Trump really has an affection for naming things after himself, doesn’t he?), did not give any concern to whether the product would... more »

The Four Horsemen

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Ukraine President Poroshenko Wants A New Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Ukrainian Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko *Reuters*:* Ukraine's president sees finance minister as option to replace PM* Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko sees Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko as possibly taking over as prime minister, his spokesman said on Monday, having repeatedly urged the government to resign saying that it had lost the trust of the people. Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk's cabinet is on the brink of collapse despite surviving a no confidence vote in February, prolonging a political crisis that has stymied reforms and delayed disbursing new foreign loans i... more »

Which One Is Wall Street's Candidate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Over the weekend, NBC News posed the question Who Does Wall Street Want to Be President? Short version: anyone but Trump. One guy, Asher Edelman, who spent 30 year on Wall Street buying and selling distressed companies, even backs Bernie-- but he runs a New York art gallery now. He emphasized that Bernie's economic program would bring tremendous buying power to working families and that he's "the only person out there who I think is talking at all about fiscal stimulation and banking rules that will get the banks to begin to generate lending again, as opposed to speculation." He's ... more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | ‘Living on the Hyphen’

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 14, 2016 Event: ‘Living on the Hyphen’ Dates: Thursday-Sunday, March 31-April 3, 2016 Times: Thursday-Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m Where: Rollins Theater, The Long Center Address: 701 … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | ‘Living on the Hyphen’

Erdogan Owns The Pathetic Western Press Lock, Stock, And Barrel

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
well I spent two weeks trying to get some major US or UK newspaper to run an oped explaining war in SE Turkey but no one would take it — David Graeber (@davidgraeber) February 27, 2016

American ISIS Defector Mistakenly Walks Into Peshmerga Hands

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
An alleged American ISIS defector walked straight into Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Northern Iraq thinking he had reached the Turkish border. Muhammad Jamal Amin, 27, of Virginia was detained by Kurdish Peshmerga military as he approached a checkpoint near Shingal. Initially the Peshmerga suspected the American to be a suicide bomber and fired warning shots at him. Independent Journal Review reports: Amin instead identified himself as a ISIS defector and wished to turn himself in to Kurdish forces. He admitted that he defected from Virginia and made his way to Turkey and then Syria t... more »

RETURNING TOMORROW: The culture of incomprehension!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016Our plans for the rest of the week:* Before the week is done, we plan to complete our short, award-winning series of posts, AUTHORITARIAN WATCH. How the heck did Amanda Taub come up with her "astonishing" data about the number of authoritarians here in the U.S.? We'll show you the humble four-question test she seems to have used in pursuing that task. We'll ask you if you think it makes sense to talk politics in this way. We'll also continue our series of posts from our famous "self-governing" file. With our gatekeepers now long gone—with one party in the h... more »

Campaign Latest: Ted Cruz Delivers Classic Line to Trump Supporter Who Interrupted His Rally

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a caucus night rally Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern Standard Time): 5:44 p.m. A protester holding a Donald Trump sign has interrupted Texas Sen. Ted Cruz during a rally in Peoria, Illinois. The apparent Trump backer yelled at... more »

House Benghazi Probe: Report By Summer, Factor for Clinton

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 6, 2016 file photo, House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, after a closed-door hearing questioning former CIA Director David Petraeus in the investigation of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Nearly two years after it was created, the House Benghazi Committee is still going strong, interviewing witnesses, reviewing documents and promising a final report "before summer" that is certain ... more »

Obama Admin Wants to Restart Failed Program Training Syrian Rebels

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Rebel fighters from the 'First Battalion' under the Free Syrian Army take part in a military training on May 4, 2015, in the rebel-held countryside of the northern city of Aleppo.] The Pentagon wants to reboot a failed program designed to train Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State, even though this same $500 million dollar program had almost nothing to show for itself. The goal was to train... more »

Hellfire Missiles Bound for Portland Found on Serbian Passenger Plane

Russ Read at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Hellfire Missiles - 900] Serbian security personnel discovered two Hellfire missiles aboard a civilian passenger plane bound for Portland, Oregon. The package containing the missiles was found by bomb-sniffing dogs in the cargo hold of the plane. The Air Serbia flight originated in Beirut,... more »

Afghan Warlord Boasts On How They Defeated The Taliban Once U.S. Forces Left

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*AFP*: *Afghan strongmen tame Taliban bastion where US struggled* A captured Taliban rifle dangling at his side, commander Sultan Mohammed swaggers through a bomb-cratered district that was once a hornet's nest of insurgents, symbolising a rare Afghan military triumph where US forces failed. Panjwai was one of the centrepieces of US President Barack Obama's 2009 troop surge ambitiously aimed at crushing the Taliban, but the southern district soon became a poster child of the failed intervention. Strongmen including Mohammed, the Panjwai police chief with a reputation for brutalit... more »

The Failing Carbon Market

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/eu-has-failed-to-save-carbon-market-from-long-term-gloom-say-analysts/ I looked yesterday at the Telegraph’s report on the EU’s beleaguered carbon market. The price has effectively tumbled to nothing, just €5 a tonne of CO2. In the UK, an additional £18/tonne is added through the Carbon Price Support mechanism. To put these numbers into perspective, the […]

Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Changes His Tune

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Jesse Hughes, singer and guitarist in the Eagles of Death Metal, the band whose concert was targeted in the Paris attacks, has apologised for alleging the club’s security guards were involved, saying his remarks were the result of his struggle with trauma. In a statement he said: “My suggestions that anyone affiliated with the Bataclan played a role in the events of 13 November are unfounded and baseless – and I take full responsibility for them” The band front man had previously claimed guards at the Bataclan theatre in Paris showed signs of having foreknowledge that the attacks we... more »

GOP Congresswoman Introduces Bill to End ‘Zombie Programs’

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers introduced a bill Monday aimed to gradually cut federal funding over the course of three years as to phase out unauthorized programs. The program would be subject to a 10... more »

Iraq Has No Money To Take On The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Telegraph*:* Iraq runs out of money to take on Islamic State* *Just as Iraq's army, backed by local militias and western war-planes, turns the tide against Islamic State, region's oil price war leaves it searching for money to buy weapons.* Just as it is starting to turn the tide against Isil, Iraq is running out of money. Behind the front lines of the Iraqi desert, where the Nineveh provincial police are training to retake their homes in and around Mosul, they are short of one thing: weapons. “We have been regrouped here since the fall of Mosul,” said Major Ayman, standing ... more »

Melting Arctic Ice - Future Conflict Zone

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Many oil corporations and other business and military interests are excited about what 'opportunities' lie ahead as the Arctic ice rapidly melts due to climate change. The *Portland Maine Sunday Telegram* ran a story yesterday entitled Diplomacy forum in Portland will spotlight Arctic, Maine about an international conference that will be held in that city this coming fall. The newspaper reported: A forum about Arctic diplomacy slated to take place in Maine’s largest city will focus on issues like climate change and shipping, and put a spotlight on its host, organizers said. The... more »

First-Ever Dissolving Heart Stent Gets FDA Review

Matthew Perrone at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Dissolvable stent - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- A disappearing medical implant will get a closer look from the Food and Drug Administration this week. The FDA meets on Tuesday to review Abbott Laboratories’ first-of-a-kind heart stent that dissolves into the body after helping to... more »

No, a Pastor Didn’t Call for Executing Gays, Then Introduce Ted Cruz

Stream Staff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Kevin Swanson at Religious Liberty Conference 2015] There's a story careening around the interwebs that Ted Cruz has a pastor friend who wants to enforce capital punishment on gay people. The report is based on an edited video from a 2015 conference where Cruz spoke. He was... more »

L. K. Hanson

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago

“Ganging Up on Trump”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Ganging Up on Trump”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – “Not much to report this morning… The Dow rose 218 points on Friday- or just over 1%. Oil is closing in on $38 a barrel. And after hitting a 13-month high on Friday, gold is down slightly. This morning, an ounce of the yellow metal is trading at $1,257. *“They Call Me Mule”: *Our drive back from South Carolina took us up directly across North Carolina and then to Roanoke, Virginia. There, we left the highway. We were looking for “tobacco wood.” Of course, there is no such thing as tobacco wood. It is a description applied to variou... more »

Putin Orders Start of Russian Military Withdrawal From Syria

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Putin has ordered his military to start the withdrawal of the main part of Russia’s forces from Syria on Monday, saying that the Russian military intervention had largely ‘achieved its objectives’. The Russian president ordered Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu to start the withdrawal of forces from Syria starting on Tuesday: “The task that was set before our defence ministry and armed forces has as a whole been completed and so I order the defence ministry to from tomorrow start the withdrawal of the main part of our military contingents from the Syrian Arab Republic” According to Reu... more »

“I am really sorry:” Peer reviewer stole text for own paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
We’re sharing a relatively old retraction notice with you today, because it’s of a nature we don’t often see: A chemist apparently stole text from a manuscript he was reviewing. In spring of 2009, Yi-Chou Tsai, a chemist at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, was reviewing a paper for Nature Chemistry. At the time, he’d […] The post “I am really sorry:” Peer reviewer stole text for own paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Monster Energy Tries to Crush Small Business Brewery in DC

Steve Birr at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Monster - 900] Energy drink company Monster Energy is suing a Washington, D.C.-based craft soda brewery over trademark infringement in a case the defendant says exposes the corporation as a bully. Thunder Beast, a root beer brewery owned and operated by D.C. resident Stephen Norberg,... more »

Praying for Todd: Sarah Palin Cancels Florida Event for Trump After Husband Injured in Crash

Stream Staff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Sarah and Todd Palin - 900] Todd Palin, the husband of Sarah Palin, was involved in a “very serious” snowmobile accident last night and is currently hospitalized in intensive care. After a campaign event for Donald Trump in Florida, Palin cancelled the rest of her appearances and... more »

Breaking: Putin Orders Start of Withdrawal from Syria Starting Tuesday

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
*If this report is correct, troop withdrawal will begin: Tomorrow* Putin from Sputnik article Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that Moscow will begin withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria. *On Monday, President Putin indicated that the Kremlin will start withdrawing its main forces in Syria, saying that the military has largely achieved its objectives.* *The withdrawal will begin on Tuesday.* *According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has informed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of the decision.* Will Update Later- This is as reported by Sputnik Thoughts? *UPDAT... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Russian President Putin Orders Start Of Russian Military Withdrawal From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the National defence control centre in Moscow, Russia, March 11, 2016. REUTERS/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN *Reuters*: *Putin orders start of Russian forces' withdrawal from Syria* Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered his military to start the withdrawal of the main part of Russia's forces from Syria, saying that the Russian military intervention had largely achieved its objectives. Putin, at a meeting in the Kremlin with his defense and foreign ministers, said the pullout ... more »

New Report Seeks Securities and Exchange Commission Investigation of Misleading Climate Claims by Biomass Industry Giant

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.pfpi.net/new-report-seeks-securities-and-exchange-commission-investigation-of-misleading-climate-claims-by-biomass-industry-giant More on yesterday’s Mail story about Drax and Enviva. The Partnership for Policy Integrity have now published their report, which has been submitted to the SEC. Some of the detail from their press release below: Investors With $53 Billion in Assets Call On SEC To Scrutinize Bioenergy Sector […]

Who Owns The Weather?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - More light is shed on the global effort to manipulate the weather. The post Who Owns The Weather? appeared first on Waking Times.

Canada. The Colonial Curse. Part V...The Global Reach

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
Canada. The Colonial Curse...Part V. *The Global Reach* *Written By Robin Mathews, March 2016* *Symptoms of the diseased world disintegrating* (by design) *proliferate confusingly*. (The present, apparently endless War in the Middle East and its gigantic refugee crisis is just one, huge symptom. Other symptoms reach from the centre of *“international*” organizations down to the smallest municipalities.) All the more reason to see the fundamental core where the symptoms originate. Then non-governmental populations can organize and act. *Where It All Centres*... more »

Iraqi General: Palestinian-American Member of IS Surrenders

BALINT SZLANKO at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: IS militant - 900] IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- A Palestinian-American member of the Islamic State group gave himself up to Iraqi Kurdish forces in the country’s north on Monday, an Iraqi Kurdish general said, a rare instance of a voluntary surrender of a militant... more »

The Syrian War Started 5 Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Syria's civil war: five years of Guardian reporting* Five years after the start of the Syrian conflict, a collection of the Guardian’s most powerful reporting from world’s most intractable conflict Syria has imploded since pro-democracy protests first shook the regime of Bashar al-Assad in March 2011. A brutal and complex war fuelled by sectarian, political and international divisions has killed hundreds of thousands of people and created millions of refugees. What began as protests met by increasing violence spread across the region as refugees poured out and for... more »

Report: 161 Chemical Attacks Have Killed 1,500 In Syria Since The Start Of The War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A man being treated after what activists claimed was a nerve gas attack in the Damascus suburbs of Jesreen in August 2013. Photograph: Reuters *DW:* *Report: More than 160 chemical attacks documented in Syria* Chemical weapons attacks have killed nearly 1,500 people in Syria, according to a new report. A UN war crimes expert says the documentation of the attacks will allow for international prosecution in the future. The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) on Monday published a report detailing 161 chemical attacks in Syria since the conflict emerged in 2011. "Since the conflict... more »

Inside the Clinton Plan to Defeat Donald Trump

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*The Clinton campaign's strategy against Donald Trump, or Sherman's march to the sea? (Click to enlarge; source)* *by Gaius Publius* I'm just presenting this, and genuinely for your information. I'd be shocked if the Clinton team weren't preparing to take on Donald Trump should Clinton win the nomination. *New York Times* writers Amy Chozik and Patrick Healy (we've discussed some of his work here) have sussed out details on that plan — or have had been the recipients of a campaign-orchestrated "leak" describing it: This article is based on interviews with more than two dozen advis... more »

Is physics of the sixth place of decimals important?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
In his essay In Defense of Lord Kelvin, Michelson, and the Physics of Decimals, Tetragraviton starts with the well-known slogan attributed to Lord Kelvin, basically "everything in physics has already been discovered and only details are left". In reality, William Thompson hasn't made this statement. But Albert Michelson, the co-father of the Morley-Michelson experiment disproving the aether wind (and showing the need for relativity), has made a longer but extremely similar statement. The precise measurements and the "sixth place of decimals" are the future of physics, Michelson argu... more »

Getting a Grip on Letting Go

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Many are being faced with serious personal challenges and decisions right now. The post Getting a Grip on Letting Go appeared first on Waking Times.

Ben Shapiro, Michelle Fields, Others Quit Breitbart Over Handling of Trump Event Assault

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump - Michelle Fields- 90000] Michelle Fields, the Breitbart reporter allegedly assaulted by Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski last week, resigned last night over the pro-Trump website’s handling of the story. Also leaving, and not quietly, is Breitbart editor-at-large Ben Shapiro. Field’s statement Sunday night... more »

Beautiful Churches: St. Giles’ Cathedral in Scotland

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: St. Giles' Cathedral Outside - 900] Technically named the High Kirk of Edinburgh, it was founded in the 12th century. The oldest parts of the building (four central pillars) are said to be from 1124, but that is not 100% certain. ... more »

Hemp Seed: The Most Nutritionally Complete Food Source

Waking Times at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Everything you need to know about this versatile and powerful superfood. The post Hemp Seed: The Most Nutritionally Complete Food Source appeared first on Waking Times.

South Korea Abandons 2020 GHG Target

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://carbon-pulse.com/16177/ The ink on the Paris Treaty is barely dry! From Carbon Pulse: South Korea on Friday announced a raft of climate policy changes, including abandoning its GHG emissions target for 2020, stripping the Ministry of Environment of its responsibility for the emissions trading scheme, and lifting a cap […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 12 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* North Korean Submarine "Goes Missing" During "Largest Ever" US, South Korea Assault Drill Caught On Tape: "Enormous Crowds" Of Unemployed Chinese Miners Take To The Streets, Clash With Riot Police Right on the heels of: "There Won't Be A Wave Of Layoffs," "No Stimulus Is Needed": China Insists That No One Panic The Status Quo Plan – Convince The American Public To Accept Serfdom Caught On Tape: Secret Service Agents Storm Stage To Protect Donald Trump 'Eagles Of Death Metal' Frontman Says Guards Knew About Paris Attacks In Advance *Comment: The Moron's Guide t... more »

Iran Slams US 9/11 Court Ruling Calling It A Mockery Of Justice

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hossein Jaberi Ansari has slammed a US court ruling against Iran over the 9/11 terrorist attacks, calling them“unjust”, “ridiculous” and “absurd” On Monday he described the US court order as “the latest product of the US Judicial system in the race for blindly following Zionist Iranophobic scenarios.” He said “The ruling is ludicrous and absurd to the point that it makes a mockery of the principle of justice while further tarnishes the US judiciary’s reputation” Press TV reports: On Wednesday, Iran was ordered by a US judge to pay more than $10.5 b... more »

Undercover Behind Rebel Lines In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Clarissa Ward with Salma Abdelaziz, CNN:* *The truth about Syria* *Undercover behind rebel lines* Rebel-held Syria (CNN)There's a sickening moment between hearing the planes and waiting for them to drop their payload. A pit forms in your stomach. You know you could die, but you also know there's no way to divine where the strike will hit. On a hill overlooking Ariha, our guard Abu Youssef seems to have located the jet in the sky and is following it with his eyes. "Russian planes," he says. Suddenly he ducks. The sound of the explosion rings out with a "thwoomp." Where the strik...more »

EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout Was No Accident

Michael Bastasch & Ethan Barton at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Gina McCarthy EPA Chief_900] Obama administration officials called the Gold King Mine disaster in Colorado an "accident," but an analysis from The Daily Caller News Foundation of government documents and public statements makes clear the disaster was anything but accidental. The Environmental Protection Agency... more »

Desalination journal let a plagiarized paper — from the same journal — through its filter

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The editor of Desalination has retracted a paper that plagiarized from another article published in the same journal six years earlier. The papers describe desalination systems, of course. This retraction happened on a relatively quick timeline: The paper, “An integrated optimization model and application of MEE-TVC desalination system,” was published online in June, and pulled in January. Here’s […] The post Desalination journal let a plagiarized paper — from the same journal — through its filter appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Bottom Line About "Climate Science" and "Global Warming"

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 12 hours ago
The war of words over "climate change" and "global warming" continues to be a fragmented one, with a wide diversity of opinions and little focus overall. Most writers on the subject are set in their views now, as the consensus authorities--alarmist propagandists all--have been all along, in the interest of their own favored positions and of the political power these radical activists see now being wielded by an insane Left under President Obama. Another example of set opinion is Dr. Roy Spencer, who puts out a satellite-based global temperature record and is a harsh skeptic of the ... more »

Self-governing watch: The Others, the mainstream press and Us!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016Our pursuit of the truth from the files:* Are we the modern American people "too dumb to be self-governing?" Now that someone like Donald Trump is allowed to run for president within one of our major parties; now that people like Anderson Cooper are allowed to pretend to interview Candidate Trump on TV; are we the people sharp enough to make sensible judgments about what is happening around us? Increasingly, the answer seems to be no. But for those of us who live Over Here within the tents of Our Own Liberal Tribe, that answer masks a possible problem: Our ...more »

No place for antisemitism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
'Second of kind' Oh look, an impartial article about an Israeli on the BBC News website! Of course I didn’t come here to write about impartial articles. I came here to write about Andrew Neil’s interview with John Mann on the Sunday Politics. (Tony Greenstein calls him a right-wing Zionist MP) if you want a little chuckle.) Having been trailed at the beginning of the programme the item itself was a bit of an anti-climax. Andrew Neil didn’t really probe. He hardly ever probes these days. We wanted to hear not just that Jeremy Corbyn is not an antisemite - everyone seems to say tha... more »

UN Syria Envoy: Only Plan B to Talks Is ‘Return to War’

JAMEY KEATEN at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura , informs the media at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, March 14, 2016. Mistura calls peace talks "a moment of truth," says the "only Plan B available is return to war." Steffan de Mistura spoke to reporters just moments before resuming "proximity talks" in Geneva slightly over a month after suspending them in an upsurge in violence in Syria. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)] GENEVA (AP) -- U.N.-mediated peace talks between the Syrian government and oppos... more »

Hillary's Miracle Cure: Shop Around

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
(Optional soundtrack) Happy Ides of March Eve of the third Super Duper Terror Tuesday of the year, everybody! I must confess that, suffering as I am from a severe case of Presidential Horse Race overload, I paid only scant attention to last night's Democratic town hall from Ohio. But this exchange between Hillary Clinton and a middle-aged woman from the audience,named Joyce, really got my ear. It enca psulates the cynicism, cluelessness, and utter lack of empathy beneath a thin mask of technocratic concern that is at the very heart of the Clinton candidacy: QUESTION: I have voted... more »

Can Russia And The U.S. Bring Peace To Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state John Kerry. Photograph: Alexander Shcherbak/TASS *Japan Times/AFP-JIJI, Reuters:* *U.S., Russia pull the strings as Syria war enters sixth year (Analysis)* The United States and Russia are pulling the strings in Syria’s five-year war, experts say, pressuring opposing sides and leveraging rival regional powers to reach a settlement. As the conflict enters its sixth year, the embattled regime and fractured opposition are in Geneva for indirect peace talks hosted by United Nations peace envoy Staffan de Mistura. The o... more »

Turkish War Planes Bomb Kurdish Positions In Northern Iraq After This Weekends Terror Attack In Ankara

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Turkish warplanes strike northern Iraq after Ankara bombing blamed on Kurdish militants* Turkish warplanes struck against Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq on Monday after 37 people were killed in an Ankara car bombing that security officials said involved a female fighter of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Sunday's attack, tearing through a crowded transport hub a few hundred meters (yards) from the Justice and Interior Ministries, was the second such strike at the administrative heart of the Turkish capital in under a month. Security officials told Reuters... more »

Forest is Life

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Stop the destruction of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.

The Economy: Greg Hunter, “Gerald Celente Predicts ‘The Panic of 2016’”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Gerald Celente Predicts ‘The Panic of 2016’”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trends forecaster Gerald Celente says former Fed President Richard Fisher dropped an ominous truth bomb last week on CNBC. Celente says, “Last week, when it was a celebration of 2009 and the markets started going up, Fisher says, quote, ‘We injected cocaine and heroin into the system to enable a wealth effect, and now we are maintaining it with Ritalin.’ Fisher also said, a few weeks ago, that ‘the Fed is a giant weapon that has no ammunition left.’ Let’s take his quote, and this is very important, ‘We ... more »

Tour de Force

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 13 hours ago
Friday's concert with the Calgary Philharmonic involved another Beethoven Piano Concerto, his second, (boy, I'm getting spoiled) and some Rachmaninoff. Two great orchestrators performed by a wonderful symphony. I had heard in the pre-concert talk that the CPO was fast becoming one of the great performers of Beethoven in Canada and it really did show. I'm hesitant to compare the contrast the CPO with the Edmonton Symphony after seeing two back-to-back Beethoven works. I'm actually much more familiar with the Piano Concerto 4 than the number 2 and they are very different from eac... more »

Feeding The Bank Balance Or Feeding The World: GMOs, Development And The Politics Of Unhappiness

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 13 hours ago
The Ecologist, RINF, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, Global Research Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this *I could not continue to produce these articles without public support. Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system which by its very nature is designed to benefit a minority at the expense of the majority. This model thrives on the exploitation of peoples and the environment by powerful transnational... more »

Devil in the detail

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
I switched on the radio halfway through a FOOC about the Golan Heights. The speaker was obviously coming from the ‘Arabist’ perspective, and when she said: It [Israel] has recently completed a big barrier along its border with Syria – similar to that on the West Bank – citing security concerns and the need to bring stability to the region.” my hackles rose. “*Citing* security concerns”? Why would one use the word “citing”? Is it hyper sensitive to suspect that ‘citing’ was a little gratuitous; a little emotive? I looked up the definition of *‘cite’ ***refer to (a passage, book,... more »

I've had just about enough of the crazy talk...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*from everyone.* I don't care anymore who you support, or who you hate. It's irrelevant. People on both sides of the aisle are starting to sound completely unhinged. I present to you two articles from people who are most clearly* not* unhinged. I'm taking the rest of the day off. Looking forward to dining at Costco. Can you say Polish dog? * Berserkers * by Political Clown Parade The stench of American politics has left me with a sick-to-my-stomach feeling. The GOP and the so-called “conservative movement” has descended into schizophrenia. I get that our leftist overlord... more »

Islamic State’s Raid On Iraq’s Abu Ghraib

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
As the Islamic States loses more ground in Iraq it has reverted to high profile terrorist attacks and raids to keep itself in the headlines and promote an image of constant victory. One such operation was an all day assault upon Abu Ghraib in western Baghdad province. The insurgents seized several buildings, and successfully brought food back to Fallujah from which the raid was launched. Al Mada talked with an Iraqi security source that gave a detailed breakdown of the Abu Ghraib assault. The operation consisted of six Islamic State detachments. It started at 5 am with five suici... more »

Three Million Take Part In Anti-Government Protest In Brazil

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Three million people took to the streets across Brazil on Sunday to demonstrate against the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff. According to reports, protests took place in at least 17 cities across Brazil with about 1.4 million people participating in the demonstration in Sao Paulo, and another million in Rio de Janeiro. RT reports: The nation’s capital, Brasilia, saw some 100,000 demonstrators surround the National Congress building in the biggest protest since last March, when about 1 million people took to the streets. Protesters blame the country’s president for Brazil’s econo... more »

German Government Says It Will Not Change Its Migration Policy After Suffering Losses In Regional Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *No change to Merkel's migrant policy despite election setbacks* The German government has said there will be no change in the country's immigration policy despite right-wing gains in three state elections. The anti-immigrant AfD party had campaigned against what it called Chancellor Merkel's "catastrophic" decision to welcome a million migrants and refugees last year. But the AfD remains a minor force, especially in western Germany. The poll was seen as a test of support for Mrs Merkel's refugee policy. *Read more* .... *Update #1*: Germany 'won't change policy' after gai... more »

World News Briefs -- March 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Turkish warplanes strike northern Iraq after Ankara bombing blamed on Kurdish militants* Turkish warplanes struck against Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq on Monday after 37 people were killed in an Ankara car bombing that security officials said involved a female fighter of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Sunday's attack, tearing through a crowded transport hub a few hundred meters (yards) from the Justice and Interior Ministries, was the second such strike at the administrative heart of the Turkish capital in under a month. Security officials told Reuters... more »

What did retractions look like in the 17th century?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
We always like to get a historical perspective on how scientists have tried to correct the record, such as this attempt in 1756 to retract a published opinion about some of the work of Benjamin Franklin. Although that 18th century note used the word “retract,” it wasn’t a retraction like what we see today, in […] The post What did retractions look like in the 17th century? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Pat Frank's Review of A Pail of Oysters

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
[image: AndrewAllison_DSC01395] The text of the review of A Pail of Oysters cited above. Many of you will know Pat Frank for his novel *Alas, Babylon*, the tale of a nuclear war between the USSR and the US, and its aftermath. +++++++++++++ *Light on Formosa "A Pail of Oysters," by Vern Sneider (G. P. Putnam. 311 pp. $3.50), records the lije and aspirations of a simple Formosan peasant. Pal Frank, who reviews it here, is the author of "Hold Back the Night," a novel of the Korean War, and "The Long Way Round," the memoirs of a Far Eastern correspondent. * By Pat Frank IT is not of... more »

US Embassy Warned Of Ankara Attack Two Before Deadly Explosion

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Two days before the deadly blast in Ankara, the US embassy in Turkey issued a security warning to US citizens about the threat of a terrorist attack in the Turkish capital. The notice was published on March 11 on the website of the US Embassy in Turkey. At least 37 people were killed and 125 injured in a car bomb explosion on Sunday RT reports: The American embassy had warned on its website about a “potential plot to attack Turkish government buildings and housing in the Bahcelievler neighborhood,” in Çankaya District, where the Turkish National Library is located among other landma... more »

Obama’s Lobbying Against British Exit of European Union Infuriates British Lawmakers

Russ Read at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Dallas Love Field Airport March 12, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Obama spoke a day after protesters forced Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to cancel a campaign event in Chicago. (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images)] President Barack Obama is set to visit London in April to lobby against the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, leaving some British lawmakers furious. The trip will come approximately one month before British voters go to the polls in... more »

Tons Of Unregistered Radioactive Waste Stored Across Japan

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
At least 3,100 tons of unregistered radioactive waste is being stored in temporary depots across Japan The toxic waste lacks proper registration because local officials are reluctant to report it. RT reports: Tons of contaminated soil as well as other radioactive garbage are being stored at temporary depots across the country, Japanese NHK TV-Channel reports. The level of radiation at the storage sites is higher than 8,000 Becquerels per kilogram, while the norm is 10 Becquerels per kilogram. NHK gathered the data by questioning local administrations of the Ibaraki, Iwate, Miyagi, S... more »

The New George Wallace?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.ep.tc/ I devoted space yesterday to Donald Trump -- a man whose pronouncements are not just untrue but hateful. I did not intend to return to him this morning. But, having read Michael Harris' column today at *ipolitics*, I once again return to a loathsome subject. Harris makes the point that there are several disturbing parallels between the late governor of Alabama and presidential candidate and the present blowhard: Wallace’s campaign was thinly disguised as the protection of states rights. In fact, it was a big... more »

Trump On The Warpath... Against The World

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Two days ago Trump claimed "people from Bernie's crowd"-- meaning what? people with college degrees-- were protesting at his rallies. Within 24 hours the fascist bully was urging his thuggish fans to attack Bernie rallies. He doesn't have it dispatch his racist followers to rivals like Kasich and Rubio because it's now apparent to everyone that he knows exactly how easy it is to turn these GOP pipsqueaks' campaigns into smoldering ashes. Over the weekend, he was successfully defining Ohio Governor John Kasich as the cause of the economic collapse because of his support for NAFTA ... more »

When Parents Get to Choose Their Kids’ School, More Kids Stay Out of Jail

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Public Private Schools Choice - 900] I grew up in a blue collar home in the inner city Boston neighborhood of Dorchester. My parents struggled to give me the first four primary school years in a parochial school. Then they had to send me to a... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Prospects for young people are worse than their parents even after 50 years of sweeping educational reforms, says expert* *Surprise, surprise! Dumbed-down education does nobody any good* The prospects for the 'Millennial generation' is worse than both their parents and their grandparents - despite being better educated, one of Britain's leading sociologists has said. Dr John Goldthorpe concludes that despite decades of educational reforms and a push for university degrees, social mobility has not improved, and for young people in Britain today, it has worsened. A recent survey ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 14, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Defense News*: *Exclusive: F-35 Ejection Seat Fears Ground Lightweight Pilots* WASHINGTON — Concerns about increased risk of injury to F-35 pilots during low-speed ejections have prompted the US military services to temporarily restrict pilots who weigh less than 136 pounds from flying the aircraft, Defense News has learned. During August tests of the ejection seat, built by Martin-Baker, testers discovered an increased risk of neck injury when a lightweight pilot is flying at slower speeds. Until the problem is fixed, the services decided to restrict pilots weighing under 136 p... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*February spike in global temperatures stuns scientists* *Rubbish. The recent temperature rise was a long expected effect of the cyclical El Nino weather process. * Global temperatures leapt in February, lifting warming from pre-industrial levels to beyond 1.5 degrees, and stoking concerns about a "climate emergency". According to NASA analysis, average temperatures last month were 1.35 degrees above the norm for the 1951-1980 period. They smashed the previous biggest departure from the average - set only in the previous month - by 0.21 degrees. "This is really quite stunning .... more »

Garden Snack Pack®

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
This post is sponsored by Snack Pack® Easter is on its way! The snow is finally melting and it looks like spring is just around the corner. My kids are excited for dyeing Easter eggs, going on egg hunts, and of course, planting our garden. We usually plant around Easter, but since Easter is so early this year we decided to make little garden Snack Pack®s instead. We had so much fun making these and we can't wait to be able to plant the real thing! For all of the Snack Pack® cups you will need: - A Popsicle stick - chocolate cookies with the middle scraped out and crushed... more »

Free Speech: Who’s Right? Trump or the Chicago Protesters?

Joshua Charles at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, face off with protesters after a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago was cancelled due to security concerns Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago.] Believe it or not, it is possible to disagree with both Donald Trump and the Chicago protesters. And that is exactly where I stand -- and quite a difficult position it is to take. It's like answering the question, "Who...more »

Rubio’s Do or Die Moment Arrives in Florida Primary

Steve Peoples at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this March 11, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. greets supporters in Naples, Fla. After a brutal run of results in his campaign for president, Rubio's political future will be decided by voters in his home state of Florida on March 15. Given the change to breathe new life into his White House bid, they may instead deliver a loss staggering enough to push him out of politics.] MIAMI (AP) -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was among the Republican Party’s biggest stars when he burst onto the national stage in the tea party wave of 2010. Now, ... more »

Trump and Kasich Prepare for Tight Race in Ohio

BILL BARROW & KATHLEEN RONAYNE at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Trump supporters line up to enter the venue to hear Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speak at a campaign rally at the I-X Center Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)] HANOVERTON, Ohio (AP) -- GOP front-runner Donald Trump tried to prove over the weekend that no perceived misstep can derail his march to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump enjoyed a relatively controversy free multi-state tour Sunday ahead of primaries that... more »

When Did Rubio Fail?

John Yoest at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.] Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? Job 12:11 It is not fair. Trump was vulgar. Rubio was vulgar. Trump's numbers go up. Rubio is down. Why? The answer is in the marketing of the candidates. Trump is... more »

Planned Parenthood and Joe Biden Come to Catholic™ Campuses

John Zmirak at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: 1notredame] Catholic political influence in America has not been so weak in many decades, as the Church’s public witness is refracted through mutually hostile factions, and voters who identify as Catholics make up their minds with little guidance from bishops, pastors,... more »

The Latest: NTSB Headed to Scene of Kansas Amtrak Derailment

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Amtrak] CIMARRON, Kan. (AP) -- The Latest on an Amtrak passenger train that derailed in southwest Kansas. (all times local): 8:15 a.m. Federal investigators are headed to the scene of an Amtrak train derailment in southwest Kansas. National Transportation Safety Board... more »

UNICEF: Syrian War Has Created 2.4 Million Child Refugees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *One-Third of Children in Syria Were Born During War, Unicef Report Finds* One-third of all Syrian children were born in the five years that conflict has convulsed their country, the United Nations said on Monday in a report that suggests a new lost generation. More than 300,000 of these children, who total about 3.7 million, were born as refugees, according to the report by Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund. It said their lives had been “shaped by violence, fear and displacement.” In all, Unicef estimated that 8.4 million Syrian children, or 80 percent... more »

The Sustainable Biomass Partnership

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood In yesterday’s post, Wood-pellet fuel emits more carbon than coal’: U.S. watchdog to probe shock claims on power giant Drax’s ‘green’ supplier , it was reported in the Mail that the wood pellet supplier, Enviva, was being audited by the Sustainability Biomass Partnership (SBP), chaired by Drax chief executive Dorothy […]

Survivors Describe Horror of al-Qaida’s Ivory Coast Beach Attack

ROBBIE COREY-BOULET & CHRISTIN ROBY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A body lays on the beach were gunmen attacked people in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, Sunday, March 13, 2016.] GRAND-BASSAM, Ivory Coast (AP) -- Survivors of the first attack by Islamic extremists in Ivory Coast described scenes of confusion and fear as the jihadists gunned down defenseless civilians at a beachfront resort area. The attack left 16 dead. Those... more »

Flooding Damages Thousands of Homes in Louisiana and Mississippi

CAIN BURDEAU at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: A sign marks high water in a flooded section of in Oil City, La., Sunday, March 13, 2016. President Barack Obama has signed an order declaring Louisiana's widespread flooding from heavy rains a major disaster. (Lee Celano/The Shreveport Times via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT SHREVEPORTTIMES.COM; NO SALES] NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began last... more »

Salter House by Walter Burley Griffin, 1922-24

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
[image: 404] Architect Walter Burley Griffin, formerly head of Frank LLoyd Wright’s Chicago office, introduced to Australia the humble bungalow. Using an inexpensive block sytem that he invented, his ‘knitlock’ bungalows were deceptively sophisticated, spaces nesting and interweaving to make these small spaces something of wonder. [image: SalterHouse] Though much-delayed by council procrastination due to the innnovative system, his house in Toorak, Melbourne, for Stanley Salter was an early example (plan above). Bearing Griffin's distinctive Knitlock concrete construction, t... more »

Can Saudi Arabia Fight Two Wars At The Same Time?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A Saudi soldier fires a mortar toward a Houthi movement position, at the Saudi border with Yemen, April 21, 2015. (photo by REUTERS) *Frank Gardner, BBC:* *Can Saudi Arabia fight two wars at once?* In the vast deserts of northern Saudi Arabia, close to the borders of Iraq and Kuwait, Exercise Northern Thunder has just concluded. For nearly a month, the kingdom has been hosting forces from 20 allied nations, its first chance to practise integrating the Saudi-led Islamic Coalition announced last year to combat terrorism. This, say the Saudis, is the largest concentration of military ... more »

John Kerry to Decide Soon Whether ISIS Atrocities Against Christians Are Genocide

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this March 9, 2016, file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to reporters at the State Department in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is nearing a decision on whether to formally declare that Islamic State group atrocities against religious minorities, including Christians, constitute “genocide.” As impatient lawmakers and religious groups step up calls for action, Secretary of... more »

2001 - the Alchemical chronicle - Jay Weidner

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
yes, a Freemasonic financial *pyramid* aka *In God We Trust* remember, Kubrick and Clarke's film was called *2001*, and we all know what happened on September 11th 2001 -- and we've all heard the official 9/11 report that, "Muslims did 9/11." Is the Europe-invasive and godma-ruthless Sharia Law the Freemasonic NEW WORLD ORDER or *ordo ab chao* One World Religion? And how does it relate to the Black Monolith or Egyptian symbolism of the Dollar Bill that illustrates this post from 2001? Game, Set, Match... but first we must play our part: Beyond the Infinite - Kubrick's Odyssey I... more »

Another Labour Party member with questionable views on Israel has rejoined the Jeremy Corbyn lead Labour Party

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Guido Fawkes reveals http://order-order.com/2016/03/14/candidate-who-suggested-isis-should-attack-israel-readmitted-to-labour/ that the Jeremy Corbyn lead Labour Party has just readmitted another anti Israel member. Guido claims that: 'A Labour parliamentary candidate who was suspended for suggesting ISIS should attack Israel has been readmitted to the party. In 2014 Vicki Kirby, then Labour's candidate in Woking, was exposed by the Sunday Times for writing that Hitler was the "Zionist God" in a string of insane tweets, even asking why ISIS isn't attacking Israel, who she desc... more »

Happy pi day

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
March 14th is of course pi day...

BBC apologists

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
'Chris Evans has apologised for a Top Gear stunt which was filmed near a London war memorial over the weekend. Fellow show host Matt LeBlanc and a professional driver performed "donuts" near to the Cenotaph on Whitehall.' 'A London war memorial'? Show some respect BBC, maybe if it had been near a mosque you'd be more outraged. More here http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-35800187

Political correctness is not fair

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
Political correctness is not fairness, it's intolerance. George Carlin should make you think...

The Father’s Heart of Forgiveness and Compassion

Sheila Walsh at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Father and son playing on the beach at the sunset time. Concept of friendly family.] We were three seminary students looking for a break from study and so we decided we'd go see a movie. There wasn't much that appealed to us playing that day but the thought of popcorn and a shift from New... more »

Report: Islamic State's 'War Minister' Omar al-Shishani Is Dead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Chechen Omar al-Shishani (centre) led Jaysh al-Muhajirin before it split, and is now part of the al-Qaeda-affiliated ISIS. BBC *The Guardian:* *Islamic State's 'war minister' Omar al-Shishani 'clinically dead'* Senior Isis commander is reportedly not able to breathe on his own, following a US air strike in northern Syria Senior Islamic State commander Omar al-Shishani has been “clinically dead” for several days following a US air strike in northern Syria, according to a monitoring group. Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said on Sunday: “Shishani... more »

JRR Tolkein - Lord of the Rings - European history in the Ice Age?

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
map of old Europe, as envisioned by Tolkein 12,000 years ago, (ice age) Europe was a rather different place due to the global seas and oceans being lower and JRR Tolkein researched all the Ancient Kings of Europe of that era via the vast swathes of historical documentation written in ancient languages he found in the basement of the Bodleian Library here in Oxford. Free Planet always suspected that Tolkein's world was based on a map of the UK, but the above map suggests that the Lord of the Rings had a much wider geographical scope, that of All of Western Europe. You can just make ... more »

Lisa Gawlas: God Is BECOMING YOU!! …if you made room.

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
https://lisagawlas.wordpress.com/2016/03/12/god-is-becoming-you-if-you-made-room/ *God Is BECOMING YOU!! …if you made room.* I stumbled onto an article yesterday, a mans near death experience, that completely changed what I thought I was seeing thru you. The man’s name is Mellen-Thomas Benedict and if you click his name it will take you to his near death (he actually totally died) story. One of the clip arts that was used in telling his story, changed everything I thought I was seeing thru some of you, thru the field, which also changes what is truly happening. The clip art n... more »

DARPA Is Paying Techies To Think Like Terrorists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Scientific American:** Pentagon Paying Techies to Think Like Terrorists* DARPA’s new “Improv” program encourages hackers to weaponize common gadgets to help anticipate the next big threats. To stop a terrorist, it helps to think like one. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is channeling that philosophy with its new Improv program that encourages engineers, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiasts to imagine how someone might repurpose commercially available devices as weapons. The Pentagon is even offering to fund the process so that some inventors can turn their idea... more »

1000 Years Time-Lapse Map of Europe (1000 - 2000 AD)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago

GAIA PORTAL: Enlightened channels carry sparkles of crystalline Higher Energies to all Gaia beings

Americani Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 19 hours ago
*Enlightened channels carry sparkles of crystalline Higher Energies to all Gaia beings* by ÉirePort Enlightened channels carry sparkles of crystalline Higher Energies to all Gaia beings. Illuminations are commonplace with each hu-being. Waves of transformation pervade all hu-being affairs. The lamps of Inner Truth are lit for all. ÉirePort | March 14, 2016 at 08:31 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xK

Military Photo of the Day: March 14, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: South Korea-900] U.S. Army soldiers detonate mines during a live-fire exercise in South Korea on March 2, 2016. These are dangerous times on the Korean peninsula. The thousands of American troops serving there are in our thoughts and prayers.

The USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Arrives In South Korea To Participate In War Exercises

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Korea Herald:* *U.S. aircraft carrier joins joint drill with Seoul* BUSAN -- A U.S. nuclear-powered supercarrier John C. Stennis arrived in South Korea on Sunday to participate in the allies’ joint military exercise this month, amid rising inter-Korea tensions sparked by repeated provocations from North Korea. The USS John C. Stennis strike group, led by Rear Admiral Ronald Boxall, docked in Busan harbor in the morning. The fleet had sailed through the South China seas en route to Busan, possibly sending a message toward China. Rear Admiral Bill Byrne, the commander of U.S. Nav... more »

U.S. And Israel Are Collaborating To Develop A Weapon That Will Thwart Hamas' Tunnel Network

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
An Israeli army officer during an army-organized tour in a tunnel said to be used by Palestinian militants for cross-border attacks. Credit: Jack Guez/Reuters *Yardena Schwartz, Foreign Policy*:* Israel Is Building a Secret Tunnel-Destroying Weapon* *As Hamas expands its tunnel network in Gaza, Israel, and the United States are collaborating on a clandestine project to thwart the Islamist group’s subterranean advantage.* KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza — Bassem al-Najar has been homeless since August 2014, when Israeli warplanes demolished his house during the 50-day conflict that killed more ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
#NEWSGRAHIC More than 270,000 killed, 4.8 million refugees in Syria's 5 years of conflict @AFP pic.twitter.com/a82pD86rez — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 14, 2016

Jean-Claude Van Damme Exposes Rothschilds and Rockefellers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Jean-Claude Van Damme went wildly off-script during a French TV news interview in which he discussed how the Rothschilds and Rockefellers control the world. The news program invited Van Damme on to talk about the U.S. elections, but the actor had other ideas when he began talking about “the people above” the politicians who “control continents”. Here is a transcript of the interview which was originally broadcast in French: C.Ockrent: Ted Cruz, religious evanglist right, etc. And the other Marco Rubio (interrupted) JCV: he (T.Cruz) is the individual that said Putin is a gangster. C... more »

Kardashian Sister Kylie Jenner Exposes Vaccine Industry

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
The youngest Kardashian sister Kylie Jenner posted an anti-vaccination photo on Saturday on her Twitter account, criticising the Big Pharma vaccine industry. Moments after the photo was posted, Jenner deleted the picture amid a furious backlash from fans and mainstream media outlets who labelled her a ‘conspiracy theorist’. The picture showed a child getting a vaccine with the caption, “Lack of food. Lack of shelter. Lack of clean water. But don’t worry… Billions of Dollars in Vaccines Have Arrived!” Jenner, who has shown support for alternative media in the past by speaking out ag... more »

Protesting Donald Trump Is Now A Federal Crime

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
GOP front-runner Donald Trump has vowed to arrest anybody who protests his bid to become President – taking advantage of a loophole in the law that makes it illegal for citizens to protest at Presidential rallies. Following the stage invasion earlier this week in Illinois, Trump has said he will force police officers to enforce the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act (H.R. 347) – which makes it a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison to “willfully and knowingly” enter a restricted area or to engage in “disorderly or disruptive conduct” that in an... more »

U.S. Intelligence Agencies Are Instructing Their Staff To Spy On Each Other

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*James Bamford, Foreign Policy*: *Watch Thy Neighbor* *To prevent whistleblowing, U.S. intelligence agencies are instructing staff to spy on their colleagues.* Elham Khorasani was sitting in her car at a stoplight in Northern Virginia when she got the call. It was April 16, 2013. “I’m with the FBI,” a man on the line said, “and we’re at your home executing a search warrant.” Khorasani was flummoxed. (A pseudonym is being used to protect her privacy.) The Iran native, a U.S. citizen since the 1990s, had worked as a Farsi and Dari language analyst at the National Security Agency (NSA... more »

City of Davis Fire Department fleet costs and Chief's statement

Rich Rifkin at Lexicon Daily - 23 hours ago
Upon a public records request I was given the following information regarding the cost of fuel, repair and maintenance of the Davis Fire Department's five fire engines and how many miles each was driven in 2015: *Vehicle* Miles Gallons of fuel Cost of Fuel Repair/Maintenance Total fuel + repair *330-E31* 10,023 2,221 $6,721.12 $29,841.23 $36,562.35 *330R-E231* 2,908 470.28 $1,333.61 $39,052.26 $40,385.87 *320-E32* 7,793 1,923.09 $5,700.30 $17,227.08 $22,927.38 *325-E33* 13,962 2,260.07 $6,661.79 $13,788.76 $20,450.55 *315R-E233* 4,235 648.15 $1,887.23 $11,358.41 $13,245.64 *Totals* 38,9... more »

The New York City Police Museum

Geezer Power at Home Nature Report - 23 hours ago

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A B-1B Lancer takes off on the first day of Red Flag 16-2 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 29, 2016. The Lancer is assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keven Tanenbaum

Former Saudi Intel Chief And A Member Of The Saudi Family Is Furious At President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Former Head of Saudi intelligence and current Saudi King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies Chairman Prince Turki Al-Faisal attends a closed session meeting at the IISS Regional Security Summit — The Manama Dialogue in Manama, Dec. 8, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed) *Prince Turki Al-Faisal, Arab News:* *Mr. Obama, we are not ‘free riders’* *No, Mr. Obama. We are not “free riders.” We shared with you our intelligence that prevented deadly terrorist attacks on America. * We initiated the meetings that led to the coalition that is fighting Fahish (ISIL), and we t... more »

The Girl With No Voice Became The Spokesperson For The People of Missouri

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Tracy B Ann* For Missouri state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who is running for Congress in Missouri’s 1st congressional district, education is a top priority. In this district, the high poverty areas have the worst school systems, the worst outcomes for students, and the largest number of unaccredited schools. This is an issue near and dear to the senator; it’s personal. As eloquent and articulate as she is now, she was born with a speech impediment. It was 8 years of speech therapy and public school that helped her overcome this disability. Boy, did she overcome it. Mari... more »

Laser Weaponry Will Revolutionize The Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *How the Military Will Be Revolutionized By Laser Weaponry* ​Silent, searing hot, and moving at the speed of light, today's military lasers will change how tomorrow's wars are fought. There's a technological revolution brewing in warfare. Silent and invisible, it relies on high intensity pulses of light to kill or incapacitate, all at the speed of light. After decades of promises and false starts, lasers are at last finally entering military service. And warfare will never be the same. The first laser was demonstrated by Theodore Maiman in California's Hughe... more »

U.S. Authorities Consider Mandatory Mental Health Screening For Teenagers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
U.S. authorities are considering proposals by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPTF) to screen all teenagers in America for mental health problems – in what some are saying is a push to increase the prescription of psychiatric drugs among the population. The USPTF recently updated their recommendations on the screening of children and teenagers for major depressive disorder (MDD) in an article in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. They demand that children aged 12 and older be routinely screen for MDD. Naturalnews.com reports: The USPSTF reviews scientific...more »

North Korea Threaten To Wipe Out Manhattan With Hydrogen Bomb

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
North Korea have threatened to wipe Manhattan off the map on Sunday, saying they are capable of sending a hydrogen bomb on a ballistic missile directly to New York. “Our hydrogen bomb is much bigger than the one developed by the Soviet Union,” DPRK Today, a North Korean state-run outlet reported on Sunday. “If this H-bomb were to be mounted on an intercontinental ballistic missile and fall on Manhattan in New York City, all the people there would be killed immediately and the city would burn down to ashes,” Pyongyang boasted, referencing nuclear scientist Cho Hyong Il as the source o... more »

Stonehenge Discovered Under Lake Michigan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A researcher has found a Stonehenge style megalithic site at the bottom of Lake Michigan, alongside a boulder with a prehistoric carving of a mastodon. Mark Holley, professor of underwater archeology at Northwestern Michigan University College, discovered the megalithic site as he travelled across the lake in a ship equipped with sonar technology to examine old shipwrecks. Americanintelligencereport.com reports: While combing Grand Traverse Bay they observed unique rock formations resembling Stonehenge, and rocks with strange engravings, one which Holley believes to be a Mastodon. ...more »

Researchers Say Ritalin A Dangerous ADHD Treatment

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A children’s research organisation has said that the use of drugs such as Ritalin to treat children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has no long-term health benefits. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute say that early research shows that Ritalin is ineffective at helping children academically and mentally as they get older. They followed 178 children suffering from ADHD and 212 children without ADHD for three years to identify what factors effect the development of children suffering with the disorder. Their findings found that children taking R... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind V: Serenity” (Full Album)

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Liquid Mind V: Serenity” (Full Album) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0xxaXxXBW8

A Pail of Oysters: Camphor Press, you rock

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*A Pail of Oysters* Vern Sneider 246 pages Kindle and epub formats available Amazon link The latest offering from Camphor Press is Vern Sneider's A Pail of Oysters, an incredibly moving novel of Taiwan in the White Terror years. Camphor's own description is spot-on: Vern Sneider’s *A Pail of Oysters* is the most important English-language novel ever written about Taiwan. Yet despite critical acclaim, this exciting and controversial book has long been unavailable to readers. Unlike Sneider’s previous novel, the humorous bestseller The Teahouse of the August Moon, this 1953 publicatio... more »

u.s. iraq war resisters are still in canada. call on justin trudeau to let them stay.

laura k at wmtc - 1 day ago
Remember the war resisters I used to blog about all the time? It may surprise you to learn that many are still in Canada. And are still fighting to stay. For these men and women, it's as if the recent change of government never happened. Of course I realize that a handful of people from the US are not Justin Trudeau's top priority. Still, they are people of peace and conscience. They make Canada a better country. *Accepting them* makes Canada a better country. Their cause is just, and the help they need can be so easily provided. * * * * Justin Trudeau's Liberal government has ma... more »

The Secret Origin of Kkumi

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 day ago
So in keeping with diving into Icons, let's go ahead and take random character generation out for a spin... Phase 1 - Origin Phase 1 has us rolling for our character's origin... So rolling 2d6 I got an 8, which means my character has a gimmick. Phase 2 - Attributes So for Phase 2 I roll 2d6 and look up on a table for my Prowess, Coordination, Strength, Intellect, Awareness and Willpower. *Attribute* *Roll* *Adjective* *Lev*el *Prowess* 10 Great 6 *Coordination* 6 Fair 4 *Strength* 6 Fair 4 *Intellect* 10 Great 6 *Awareness* 11 Incredible 7 *Willpower* 9 Great 6 Some extreme... more »

Study Links Meditation To Increased Wisdom

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A new study by the University of Chicago has confirmed the link between meditation and increased wisdom. Researchers working in the Department of Psychology say that they have found evidence that suggests performing activities such as meditation and ballet leads to an overall increase in wisdom. Activistpost.com reports: The researchers gave 298 participants a survey that asked about their experiences practicing meditation, the Alexander Technique (a method for improving posture, balance, coordination, and movement), the Feldenkrais Method (a form of somatic education that seeks to... more »

Is This The New American Way Of Conducting War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An American military trainer instructs an Iraqi soldier at the Taji base complex on January 7, 2015 (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye) *Tom Engelhardt, Tom Dispatch*:* Been There, Done That. The American Way of War as a Do-Over * With General John Campbell’s tour of duty in Afghanistan finished, a new commander has taken over. Admittedly, things did not go well during Campbell’s year and a half heading up the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) there, but that’s par for the course. In late 2015, while he was in the saddle, the Taliban took the provincial capital of Kunduz, the ... more »

A Feminist’s Advice: When You Have Your First Abortion, Don’t Look

David Mills at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Peeking Woman Don't Look - 900] When you have your first abortion, go home and make jokes. Sit down and talk about "how you were 'killin' it' today and laugh with your friends." That's the advice of "a waitress in Minneapolis" with the improbable name of... more »

Photos Jane Sanders at Oak Flat with Apache Stronghold

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Photos above copyright Sandra Rambler, San Carlos Apache Censored News Jane Sanders, wife of US Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders, at Oak Flat today. Sanders was welcomed by San Carlos Apache Councilman Wendsler Nosie. Delores Rambler Cassadore, the first San Carlos Apache to receive a master's in education, was at the ceremonial grounds of Oak Flat to meet Sanders. Cassadore

The Pentagon Strategy To Counter Both Russia And China Is Taking Shape

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *Sandra I. Erwin, National Defense:** Pentagon’s Strategy to Counter Russia, China, Begins to Take Shape* The nation’s top generals and admirals will gather in the coming weeks to mull over ideas on what the Pentagon must do to close the gap as Russia and China continue to push the edge of their military capabilities. These talks are likely to shape decisions on what investments, policy and organizational changes the Defense Department would have to make to offse... more »

BBC: Ok to whack dissidents if they are commies? + forwarding the propaganda under the guise of "balance" *sigh*

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Study carefully all the things in this picture. Then: don't.* BBC writes on the White Terror -- no kidding, BBC feels it needs to publish "the other side" of a government program of mass murder, torture, intimidation, censorship, and colonial control of food, energy, education, the economy, and finance. Sick: While victims' families label Chiang "the murderer", others, especially those whose families fled with him from communist China, credit him with liberating Taiwan from Japanese colonial rule. They argue he had to consolidate control over the island and keep it from descendin... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Fields of Coral”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Fields of Coral” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ad1wFWdmZUs

Weekly Dinner Menu

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 1 day ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu (2)] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: What's for dinner? Let me help! Every week I share a weekly dinner menu that you can use to save you time from planning your own recipes.] Summer Scraps - Housewife Eclectic - Embellishmints - The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain - Mom's Messy Miracles - It's Me Deb CB - The Dwelling Tree Sunday Slow Cooker Spicey Sausage Bean Stew [image: Slow-Cooker-Spicy-Sausage-and-Bean-Stew] Monday Pecan & Cranberry-Crusted Salmon with Cran-Apple Drizzle [image: salmon600x450] Tuesday Porcupine Meatballs [image: Porcupine-Mea... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* "Blunt Force Injuries To The Head" - Putin's Multi-Millionaire, Media Mogul Was Murdered In A Luxury DC Hotel FBI Morale "Very Good" As 'Immune' Hillary IT-Staffer Reportedly A "Devastating Witness" Fukushima Five Years Later: "The Fuel Rods Melted Through Containment And Nobody Knows Where They Are Now" Israeli Placental Cell Therapy Could Cure Radiation Sickness WATCH: British lawmaker confesses to being a spy South Sudan lets fighters rape women in place of wages Rubio "Drops Out" Of Ohio - Tells Voters To Support Kasich JOHN MCAFEE: Either President Obama’... more »

This Nigerian Conflict Has Killed More People Than Boko Haram

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Philip Obaji JR., Daily Beast*: *The Nigerian War That’s Slaughtered More People Than Boko Haram* The fight between Muslim herdsmen and mostly Christian farmers has killed more than 60,000 people in the last 15 years. It’s a situation jihadists mean to exploit. JOS, Nigeria — It may well have been the bloodiest seven days in recent times. In north-central Nigeria, cattle herders and four farming communities armed with guns and machetes waged pitched battles last month. It was the latest round of violence in a long-running fight over grazing rights in the region. Anyone who’s wa... more »

Bernie Started The Congressional Progressive Caucus But... They've Moved In Other Directions

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has between 70 and 80 members. It was started in 1991 by Bernie Sanders (I-VT) along with Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Tom Andrews (D-ME), Pete DeFazio (D-OR) and Maxine Waters (D-CA). Members still in Congress now who were the very first to join up were Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and-- believe it or not-- Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Bernie was elected chairman. I woke up this morning thinking, "what fucking good are they?" The current batch aren't even all progressives. The CPC is very... lenient abo... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. *Click image for larger size.* Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it tak... more »

Chet Raymo, “Try To Remember…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Try To Remember…”* by Chet Raymo “In a sleepless hour of the night, I was trying to remember the last name of a person I have known well for more than forty years. When my spouse stirred in her sleep, I asked her. She couldn't remember either. One again I started mentally through the alphabet. "I think it starts with B," I said. Ten minutes later she rolled over and said, "The next letter is R." Bingo! The name popped into my head. Or I should say, "popped out of my head." Because it was in there somewhere, recorded in a tangle of neurons as materially as if it were written on a ... more »

The Poet: Galway Kinnell, “Another Night In The Ruins”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Another Night In The Ruins”* “How many nights must it take one such as me to learn that we aren't, after all, made from that bird that flies out of its ashes, that for us as we go up in flames, our one work is to open ourselves, to be the flames?” - Galway Kinnell

"Human Nature: What Kind of Creature Are We?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Human Nature: What Kind of Creature Are We?" by John Robbins "What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts." - Arthur Conan Doyle "These days, many of us tend to think that human nature is inherently competitive and destructive. We hear about “selfish genes,” as if our genetic makeup predetermines that we will be egotistic people and that we will fight with one another. We’re told that our species contains a built-in “killer instinct,” that we are descended from apes who nee... more »

Anti-Migrant Candidates Win Big in Germany

GEIR MOULSON at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Frauke Petry, chairwoman of the AfD, second left, celebrates with member of the European Parliament Beatrix von Storch, left, at the gathering of the right-populist AfD (Alternative for Germany) after the closing of the state elections in the German federal states of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, March 13, 2016. Three German states were voting Sunday in the first significant political test since the country saw a massive influx of migrants.] BERLIN (AP) -- A nationalist, anti-migration party powered into three German s... more »

History: "The Battle of Watling Street"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Battle of Watling Street" by Wikipedia "In AD 43, Rome invaded south-eastern Britain. The conquest was gradual. While some kingdoms were defeated militarily and occupied, others remained nominally independent as allies of the Roman empire. One such people was the Iceni in what is now Norfolk. Their king, Prasutagus, secured his independence by leaving his lands jointly to his daughters and to the Roman emperor, Nero, in his will. But when he died, in 61 or shortly before, his will was ignored. The Romans seized his lands and violently humiliated his family: his widow, Boudica... more »

"Don't, Don't, Don't..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Nobody can save you but yourself. You will be put again and again into nearly impossible situations. They will attempt again and again through subterfuge, guise, and force to make you submit, quit and/or die quietly inside. But don't, don't, don't. It's a war not easily won, but if anything is worth winning then this is it. Nobody can save you but yourself, and you're worth saving." - Charles Bukowski ○

The Daily "Near You?"

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


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It is easy to be disgruntled if you are denied rights and freedoms to which you feel entitled. But if you are not coherent, if you cannot put into words what it is that displeases you and why it is unfair and should change, then you are dismissed as an unreasonable whiner. You may be lectured about perseverance and patience, life as a test, the need to accept the higher wisdom of others." - Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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