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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

15 March - Blogs I'm Following

A MV-22 carries a HMMWVA MV-22 carries a HMMWV (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (July 19, 20...English: TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (July 19, 2009) A U.S. Marine MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261 (VMM-261) takes-off after unloading Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, during a Clear Hold Build Exercise at Quackenbush Training Area aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, at Twentynine Palms, Calif.,. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kelsey J. Green/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Marines and sailors from India Compan...English: Marines and sailors from India Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, make their way to a Marine Medium Tiltorotor Squadron 365 MV-22 Osprey near checkpoint 52 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. to fly out to Range 210 to conduct the Clear, Hold, Build Exercise 2H March 3. As the heloborne company, India was the only 3/3 company to fly into position for the exercise. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The U.S. Is Using Math To Target Islamic State Followers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
*Kimberly Dozier, Daily Beast*: *Anti-ISIS-Propaganda Czar’s Ninja War Plan: We Were Never Here.* *Forget Twitter wars with hard-core extremists—the U.S. is going after jihadis the same way Amazon targets your shopping habits.* The Obama administration is launching a stealth anti-Islamic State messaging campaign, delivered by proxies and targeted to individual would-be extremists, the same way Amazon or Google sends you shopping suggestions based on your online browsing history. At least that’s the plan, revealed Monday, of new anti-ISIS message czar Michael Lumpkin, now that the... more »

Trump: The first ‘post-knowledge’ candidate

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 43 minutes ago
As Donald Trump gains more delegates in today’s vote, several friends have been posting Steve Riker’s comment on The Donald, which perfectly complements what I posted this morning: *Donald Trump has positioned himself as the post-knowledge candidate. Virtually every stance he takes is the polar opposite of what he claimed last year, last week, or even ten minutes ago. * *Many electrons have been killed, trying to point this out to Trump fans. Literally thousands of articles have been written, pointing out that Trump is not what he claims to be, that he's not a conservative, ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft hovers over the desert before departing from Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Feb. 15, 2016, for an Integrated Training Exercise 2-16 training mission. The Osprey crew is assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 363. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez

Is Donald J. Trump The J. Parnell Thomas Of Today?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
My old pal Steven Baker was putting together the soundtrack for the film *Trumbo* a year or so ago and he was all excited about the story and told me about it and I did a brief post about, in effect, a film-in-the-making, Embracing the Darkness of our own History: Trumbo. The movie *Trumbo* is out now and has nominations in several categories for an Academy Award, a Critics' Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and, among others, a Writers Guild of America Award. The cast includes Bryan Cranston as Dalton Trumbo, Louis C.K., John Goodman and James DuMont... more »

All Of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites Have Been Damaged Or Destroyed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*RT:* *6 out of 6: ALL of Syria's UNESCO Heritage Sites damaged or destroyed during civil war* The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra has made a real impact, but in fact each and every ancient site in Syria inscribed on the World Heritage List has suffered during the five years of conflict. RT looks back at unique landmarks shattered by military action. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: A thousand years from now people will look back at this time and call this destruction of history in the Middle East as the "dark ages".

Saudi Arabia's Oil Weapon Is Back-Firing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Andrew Scott Cooper, New York Times*: *How Saudi Arabia Turned Its Greatest Weapon on Itself* FOR the past half-century, the world economy has been held hostage by just one country: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Vast petroleum reserves and untapped production allowed the kingdom to play an outsize role as swing producer, filling or draining the global system at will. The 1973-74 oil embargo was the first demonstration that the House of Saud was willing to weaponize the oil markets. In October 1973, a coalition of Arab states led by Saudi Arabia abruptly halted oil shipments in re... more »

Obama’s Misuse of Special Operations Forces Has Led to Larger ISIS Threat

Steven Bucci at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: A Soldier of the Rhode Island Army National Guard's Company A 2nd Battalion 19th Special Forces Group exits a CH-47F Chinook helicopter flown by the New York Army National Guard's Company B 3rd Battalion 126th Aviation during flight operations in Kingston, R. I. on May 3, 2015.] President Barack Obama is misusing our most elite forces. Since the onset of the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS), The Heritage Foundation has called for a greater use of American Special Operations Forces (SOF). This includes the Navy SEALs,...more »

9/11: Larry Silverstein Designed New WTC-7 One Year Before Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Larry Silverstein has been caught admitting on camera that he planned to build an entirely new World Trade Center 7 (WTC-7) building one year before the 9/11 attacks had occurred. Back in April 2000, one year and five months before the attacks, “Lucky Larry” held a meeting to discuss plans to replace building 7 in 2002. Veteranstoday.com reports: Latest example: In the above below, Silverstein says of the new WTC-7, which replaced the one he famously confessed to demolishing on 9/11/01: “We got the designs. And the first design meeting was in April of 2000. And construction began ... more »

Women with Zika in Tahiti Had 1 Percent Risk of Birth Defects, Lower than Expected

MARIA CHENG at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, Gleyse Kelly da Silva, 27, holds her daughter Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly, outside their house in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Women who got pregnant during a Zika outbreak in Tahiti two years ago had about a 1 percent chance of having a baby with an abnormally small head, according to a new study published Tuesday, March 15. It’s a surprisingly low risk that experts say might not match the threat of the epidemic now spreading explosively in the Americas. The World Health Organization declared Zika t... more »

Police Kill 1 Man in Belgian Raid Linked to Paris Attacks

RAF CASERT & JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: Special operations police take positions during a raid in Brussels on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Belgian police launched an anti-terror raid linked to last year's Paris attacks in a Brussels neighborhood on Tuesday. A police official, who requested anonymity because the operation was still ongoing, said the exact circumstances of the incident were still unclear, and that several police officers were injured.] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgian and French police investigating a suspected link with the November attacks in Paris stormed a Brussels house Tuesday after being fired upon, and k... more »

Why I Voted for Donald Trump (and F*ck Off If You Don't Like It)

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*All Hail Donald Trump!* *Title: Why I Voted for Donald Trump (and F*ck Off If You Don't Like It). Source: Red Pill Philosophy. Date Published: March 15, 2016.*

Insider Reveals The Shocking Person Who Is Trump’s VP Choice

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
One of the biggest things on people’s minds who are following the current 2016 US Presidential Election is “who will Donald Trump choose to be his running mate for Vice President?” Well now, YourNewsWire.com has exclusively learned from sources connected to the Trump campaign that Trump and his advisors allegedly have been having meetings as early as October, 2015 with one of his opponents – a person that Donald Trump feels will be the best bet for a running mate in what is sure to be a tight election. The Trump Card? “Trump and [John] Kasich had a meeting in October [2015] where th... more »

U.S. Making Cyborg Robots Reality With New Human-Brain Implants

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The United States government has been spending literally millions of dollars on something that has many scratching their heads: a human-robot cyborg program. The details of the cyborg program aren’t entirely known, except for the fact that the military is developing a chip for the human brain that communicates and controls a robot. CNN has reported on the future of this next-level cyborg warfare by explaining: If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality. The Pentagon’s research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes the implant will allow humans to directly ... more »

Fukushima: Disaster Zone Cleanup Aided By Complex Robots

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A 61 year-old retired engineer from Tokyo, Hiroshi Endo, was no stranger to creating robots for use in projects such as the International Space Station, but his biggest achievement came out of one of the worst disasters in human history. A Los Angeles Times article details how Endo created a robot to aid in the decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear disaster site: In space, “you’ve got the sun, the moon, the Earth, temperatures. These are very definite, very specific — they’re not going to change,” Endo said. “But nuclear [reactors] are man-made. What’s going on inside the reactor ... more »

Quote of the Day: On geniuses of every race

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
Turns out this probably can’t be said too often … [image: 10334354_10153890530547534_7969534302970330956_n] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Ukraine Is Selling Its State Assets At A Huge Discount

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
An exchange office worker changes numbers indicating the conversion rates outside a currency exchange office in central Kyiv. Photo: Reuters *RT:** Ukraine fire sale: 60% discount for state assets* Kiev has announced a massive discount on the sale of state assets which have failed to find foreign buyers. Ukraine’s State Property Fund says all of the assets have been put up for sale more than 10 times and have found no takers. As a result, 22 of 34 state assets are now being put up for sale at a 60 percent discount, nine with a discount of 50 percent, and three are up for auction a... more »

Is The National Security Council Too Big And Too Activist On Military Operations?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
President Barack Obama, center, Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter sit together at the Pentagon, Dec. 14, 2015, as they meet with the National Security Council about the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz *Colin Clark, Defense One:* *NSC Staff Too Big, Too Activist: Top Former Generals, Officials* WASHINGTON: The Senate and House Armed Services committees’ push to review the foundational law underpinning today’s US military, known as Goldwater-Nichols, was given a boo... more »

BOMBSHELL! Larry Silverstein designed NEW WTC-7 in April of 2000

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 3 hours ago
Larry had the new WTC-7 designed and ready-to-go 17 months before he “pulled” the old one He may just be a Silver-stein. But “Lucky Larry” sets the gold standard for chutzpah. Latest example: In the above video, Silverstein says of the new WTC-7, which replaced the one he famously confessed to demolishing on 9/11/01: We got the designs. And the first design meeting was in April of 2000. And construction began shortly thereafter, in 2002. One slight problem: If he hadn’t been planning the illegal, un-permitted, homicidal demolitions of WTC-7 and the entire World Trade Center compl... more »

Google Reveals 77 Percent of Its Online Traffic Is Encrypted

MICHAEL LIEDTKE at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: In this March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services is being protected from hackers as part of its push to encrypt all online activity. Encryption shields 77 percent of the requests sent from around the world to Google’s data centers, up from 52 percent at the end of 2013, according to company statistics released Tuesday, March 15, 2016.] SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is disclosing how much of the traffic to its search engine and other services i... more »

VIDEO: 2,500 Pound Great White Shark Caught Off S. Carolina Coast

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A man who was vacationing in South Carolina had the surprise of a lifetime when fishing. A man named Troy Bowman, a professor of mathematics at Walters State Community College encountered the real life ‘Jaws’ shark while on a fishing expedition. It took two men – Bowman and the captain of the expedition – to reel the beast up to the boat. Shark Was Like Submarine With Tail Alabama’s AL.com reported on the scary shark encounter by Bowman – a Tennessee native – with great detail: The pair fought the shark for four hours before they could bring it near the boat. “It’s like being at the... more »

Kasparov: Putin & Trump share an authoritarian spirit

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
“Hey, Bernie, Don’t Lecture Me About Socialism,” said chess wizard Garray Kasparov last week. “I lived through it. But just in case you thought he is only concerned about Sanders and socialism in the 2016 election, let him correct you: *My thoughts on Trump and his breed of authoritarianism are that is best represented today in the world by Vladimir Putin. If you think liberals like big government, just wait until you see an authoritarian (but it's better if you don't)!* Putin isn’t Hitler, he says, and Trump isn’t Putin (Putin is probably both cleverer and slipperier), but bo... more »

Marco Rubio Drops Out of US Presidential Race

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
After losing his home state of Florida, senator and former Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has dropped out of the race. Rubio announced he will be ‘suspending’ his campaign indefinitely. According to New York Times writer Jeremy W. Peters who is familiar with Marco Rubio’s exit from the race: Mr. Rubio made the announcement during a speech at his campaign headquarters in Miami after losing his home state by a large margin to Donald J. Trump. Mr. Rubio hushed the boos from the audience when he congratulated Mr. Trump. “No, no, no,” he said, interrupting the jeers. “Guys, we live in a... more »

VA Fires 3 More Phoenix Executives in Wait-Time Scandal

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 08: Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Department of Veteran Affairs has come under fire after reports of the deaths of 40 patients forced to wait for medical care at the Phoenix VA hospital.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three more executives were fired Tuesday from the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital where a national scandal erupted two years ago over secret waiting lists and unnecessary deaths, the Department of Veterans Affairs said. Dr. Darren Deering, the... more »

The Latest on the Primaries: Cruz Says ‘America Now Has a Clear Choice’

AP at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appears and speaks at a rally at Abbington Banquets, Monday, March 14, 2016, in Glen Ellyn, Ill. (Bob Chwedyk/Daily Herald via AP)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination (all times Eastern Standard Time): 11:00 p.m. Ted Cruz... more »

Clinton Wins Florida, North Carolina and Ohio, a Blow to Sanders’ Hopes for a Big Night

LISA LERER & KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally at The Family Arena Monday, March 14, 2016, in St. Charles, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)] WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton rolled up primary victories in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina on Tuesday, dealing a severe blow to Bernie Sanders’ bid to slow her march toward the Democratic presidential nomination. “We are moving... more »

Wall Street Journal Shows With Graphics What Can Happen if Trump Wins or Loses

Stream Staff at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: WSJ Super Tuesday - 900] With a changing graphic that plots the likely delegate counts from today through the end of the primaries, the Wall Street Journal has shown both how Donald Trump could barely get enough delegates to win the nomination (he has to...more »

Putin Pushes Peace In Syria, While The US Calls On The Coalition To Bring In Troops - Episode 919b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*Title: Putin Pushes Peace In Syria, While The US Calls On The Coalition To Bring In Troops - Episode 919b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 15, 2016. Description: * The FBI wants Apple's source code. The FBI is turning into the Gestapo. Obama urges the South Eastern of Ukraine to adhere to the Minsk II agreement, Putin then says the same thing to Kiev. Turkey blames bombing on the Kurds and pushes for war. Russia pulls part of the military out of Syria. Russia will continue to bomb the IS. The coalition forces are bringing in more military assets and troops into the area to... more »

Hillary Clinton Is Out of Her Mind

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*This is what the laugh of a crazy monster looks like.* CIA personnel and mercenaries are not considered "persons" by the nutty Hillary Clinton or the insane U.S. State Department. If they are martyred in the field they are discarded like trash for political purposes by cowardly politicians and high-level officials. *Title: Hillary: US “Didn’t Lose a Single Person” in Libya. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 15, 2016. Description:* During a town hall meeting in Illinois on Monday Democrat Hillary Clinton said the United States “didn’t lose a single person.” The... more »

Wasserman Schultz Works To Sabotage Tim Canova's Campaign, The Same Way She Worked To Sabotage Bernie

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Yesterday Ally Boguhn penned a post for *RH Reality Check* about the efficacy of primaries, focusing in on one of the most important challenges to an incumbent in the nation-- Tim Canova's battle to rid South Florida of the corrupt affront to democracy and the Democratic Party, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Boguhn has chosen, among the vast array of Wasserman Schultz sins, to focus on the corrupt congresswoman's relationship with the predatory payday-lending industry, a relationship currently on the minds of many astonished Democrats in Florida. She's cosponsoring standard Republican ... more »

Books of Their Own

Susan O at Schools Matter - 4 hours ago
New books at the Food Shelf * by Susan Ohanian* The library in our country village sits on the town's one main street, a street that is one block long. Kids who come to the library come by car, and the kids with the greatest need just don't have that transportation available. In short, the children whose parents seek help at the Food Shelf are not the kids who frequent the library. And so, my new mission is to make sure every child whose parent visits the Food Shelf gets needed books along... more »

Trump Wins Florida, Rubio Drops Out

JULIE BYKOWICZ at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump won a decisive victory in Florida’s primary Tuesday night, forcing home-state Sen. Marco Rubio to abandon the race for the Republican presidential nomination and narrowing the once-crowded GOP field to three candidates. “Do not give... more »

Here’s What A Donald Trump Presidency Would Be Like

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Donald Trump is on the lips of people around the globe. This is, arguably, one of the most discussed United States presidential contests in modern history. No matter where you are from or who you are, chances are you have heard that reality TV star Donald Trump is running for President of The United States of America. Whether he wins or not, what would a Trump presidency look like? The Era of Donald Trump While not everyone loves Trump, Quartz writer Gwynn Guilford believes that a Trump presidency would be “chaos”, pure and simple. Guilford backs up her opinion by writing a long ans...more »

Bernie Sanders Best For Privacy & Freedom, Trump Worst

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
According to an analysis of the Democratic and Republican U.S. presidential candidates’ campaign platforms by tech policy activists at the Free Press Action Fund Vt. Senator Bernie Sanders is the best bet for internet freedom and technological advancement while Donald Trump is the worst. “We’ve been scouring the transcripts of the debates produced by the networks that host them,” said Tim Karr, senior director of strategy for Free Press Action Fund. “We’ve gone through the candidates’ websites to see if there’s anything that relates to the issues in their campaign platforms, and we’v... more »

Russian Planes In Syria Defend Against Anti-Aircraft Missiles

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A Syrian Air Force MiG-21US was downed by armed militants near a military airfield in western Hama province, leading to military analysts questioning whether Russian planes are safe from surface-to-air missiles. Do the terrorists now possess anti-aircraft missiles? There are conflicting reports over the cause of the crash on Saturday. Sputnik reports: That same day, a military source told Sputnik that a Syrian Air Force MiG-21US was downed by armed militants near a military airfield in western Hama province (220 km from Damascus), with one pilot able to eject and a second killed whi... more »

Musical Interlude: Logos, “Fraternite Angelique”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Logos, “Fraternite Angelique” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgTMyHXRHFM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
As dawn broke the center of the Milky Way Galaxy stood almost directly above the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory. In the dry, clear sky of Chile's Atacama desert, our galaxy's dusty central bulge is flanked by Paranal's four 8 meter Very Large Telescope units in this astronomical fisheye view. *Click image for larger size.* Along the top, Venus is close to the eastern horizon. The brilliant morning star shines very near a waning crescent Moon just at the edge of one of the telescope structures. Despite the bright pairing in the east, the Milky Way dominates the sc... more »

"Sons Of The Cosmos..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“We are sons of the cosmos, but our conscience, our soul, make us strangers in that same cosmos, from which we were produced, and which still remains secretly intimate to us. Earth life is unique, or at least particularly rare in the cosmos, and our conscience is perhaps solitary in the living world. Man is a marginal creation in the animal world, the development of which has increased his marginality. We are alone on the Earth, among the known living beings. Our thought, our conscience, gives us knowledge of the physical world, but simultaneously drives it away from us.” - E. Morin... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Few Words Inspired By The Tomato Plant”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“A Few Words Inspired By The Tomato Plant”* by Chet Raymo "Mostly we think of life in terms of individuals - this person, this tomato plant, this frog, this oak tree, this gnat. And we talk about birth and death as the beginning and ending of life. But there is another sense in which life is just one thing, whose beginning is lost in the depths of time and whose end is not in sight. Life in this sense embodies itself in matter, temporarily, as a tomato or a frog, puts on matter and puts off matter as we might don or doff clothes. By this account, I am an ephemeral conglomeration o... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “The Spirit Likes To Dress Up”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Spirit Likes To Dress Up”* by Mary Oliver "The spirit likes to dress up like this: ten fingers, ten toes, shoulders, and all the rest, at night in the black branches, in the morning in the blue branches of the world. ․ It could float, of course, but would rather plumb rough matter. Airy and shapeless thing, it needs the metaphor of the body, lime and appetite, the oceanic fluids; it needs the body's world, instinct and imagination, and the dark hug of time, sweetness and tangibility, to be understood, to be more than pure light that burns where no ... more »

"It Is Easy..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"It is easy to overlook this thought that life just *is*. As humans we are inclined to feel that life must have a point. We have plans and aspirations and desires. We want to take constant advantage of the intoxicating existence we've been endowed with. But what's life to a lichen? Yet its impulse to exist, to be , is every bit as strong as ours-arguably even stronger. If I were told that I had to spend decades being a furry growth on a rock in the woods, I believe I would lose the will to go on. Lichens don't. Like virtually all living things, they will suffer any hardship, endure... more »

Former Top U.S. General In Afghanistan Wants To Resume Air Strikes Against The Taliban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks with U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell on Forward Operating Base Fenty in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Dec. 18, 2015. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Coronado *Washington Post*: *Senior U.S. general wants to start striking the Taliban again* A senior American general has proposed resuming offensive strikes against the Taliban, exposing a rift between the military and senior administration officials over the U.S. role in the war in Afghanistan, according to military officials. Senior Pentagon officials complained that Gen. John F. Campbell,... more »

Congresswoman Warns that ISIS Genocide Resolution Includes War Trigger with Syria

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Assad] For far too long, the Obama administration has resisted recognizing the persecution of Christians in the Middle East as what it really is: a genocide. Given that violence is being used against a whole group of people, with the aim... more »

Meet Euphonia, The Victorian Text-To-Speech Robot From 1846

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
If you thought text to speech was a relatively new phenomenon – think again. In the summer of 1846 in London’s Egyptian Hall, something truly bizarre was on display for people willing to pay one shilling a person: Joseph Faber’s invention – a robotic head named Euphonia. She was the first known robot that could mimic and replicate human speech. Text-To-Speech and Euphonia Upon paying to see her, you would be led into a dim light back-room to witness an incredible, albeit slightly horrifying site, according to multiple reports about Euphonia: “In the middle of the disheveled chamber ... more »

Video of Massachusetts UFO Has Nation Mystified

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A video of a UFO that is mysteriously shaped like the letter “T” and appears to be able shape shift and become invisible at will has many people across the world confused. The video, shot in Medford, Massachusetts, has caused an international sensation due to its bizarre subject – the UFO is very different than one usually sees in UFO sighting videos. A New Kind of UFO? Siobhan Mcfadden reports of the mysterious UFO sighting in Massachusetts: After shooting the footage close to the Mystic River the unnamed man immediately sent his film to Secure Team who have analysed every aspect o... more »

Kalamazoo Shooter: Mind Control Victim? ‘Uber App Controlled Me’

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Were the horrific shootings by an Uber driver in Kalamazoo, Michigan this year the result of mind control via the popular Uber ride-sharing app? Those are the claims of Uber driver James Dalton, the suspected shooter who went on a rampage in February killing six and injuring many more. New reports released by the Kalamazoo Sheriff’s department read like something out of a science-fiction novel. Mind Control? Dalton, whose shooting spree lasted over seven hours, claimed to police at the time that the Uber app he used on his iPhone was “like artificial intelligence” and the text on the... more »

Trump Wins Florida, Devastating Blow to Rubio; Clinton Wins Florida, Bad Hit for Sanders

JULIE PACE & THOMAS BEAUMONT at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] CLEVELAND (AP) -- Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton triumphed Tuesday in Florida’s presidential primaries, capturing the biggest prize on a crucial day of voting and showcasing the strength of the two front-runners. Trump’s victory was a devastating blow to Marco... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 15 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Foreign Gov's Sell Treasuries At Record Pace in January 2016 .2. Ukraine Financial Distress - 60 % Discount For State Assets , Can't Find Bidders. 3. Brazil Political Turmoil Weighs On Real & Stocks . 4. Soldiers Favor Trump In 2016 , Tired Of Endless War Policies , Additional US Political Nuggets . 5. Putin Shows Exquisite Timing With Announcement Of Partial Russian Military Withdrawal From Syria. 6. BOJ Theorizes Interest Rates Could Fall To Minus 0.5 % ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Greece Items Of Note - Domestic & International Politics , Bailout Talks , Economic Items. 2.Refugee/ Migration Situation . EU-Turkey Key Talks On 3/17-3/18 . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 5 hours ago
Superior Tuesday - US Primary Results...... Kasich, Clinton Take Ohio; Trump, Hillary Win Big In Florida, Rubio Drops Out - Live FeedSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 03/15/2016 - 10:17 http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-1 5/here-come-results-first-polls-closing-super-tuesday-3-live-feed … *ABC News* ‏@ABC 2m 2 minutes ago JUST IN: @ABC News projects Donald Trump will win Illinois Republican primary. http://abcn.ws/1U5NGfJ *Decision Desk HQ* ‏@DecisionDeskHQ 1m1 minute ago Trump way up due to Cook County in IL *Decision Desk HQ* ‏@DecisionDeskHQ 5m 5 minut... more »

The Campaign Latest: Most GOP Voters Support Muslim Ban, Most Dem Voters Happy with Either Candidate

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination: 5:15 p.m. About two-thirds of Republican primary voters in... more »

Syria: John Kerry’s Secret War Plot

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Barack Obama rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s urges to launch secret missile attacks inside Syria without the United States admitting responsibility. In recent months and without success, Kerry has sought to get Obama’s approval for cruise missile strikes against the Syrian government. Kerry’s strategy in promoting the Syrian peace negotiations in recent months was based on much heavier pressure on the Assad regime to agree that President Bashar al-Assad must step down than was apparent. Kerry, in fact, has been the primary advocate in the Obama administration...more »

Western Governments ‘Stunned’ After Putin Wins Syria War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The U.S. government have been left “in a state of shock” following Russian President Vladimir Putin announcing an end to all military operations in Syria yesterday – declaring that Russia had completed its objectives in the region and effectively won the war. The Ministry of Defense have reported that the Obama administration were ‘stunned’ after Russian Aerospace Forces ceased combat operations following the successful negotiation of a peace agreement with anti-government forces. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, President Putin, on 30 September 2015, and for th... more »

Edward Snowden Reveals CIA ‘Invented’ Global Warming Scam

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed that he possesses classified information that proves the CIA is behind the “Global Warming scam”. Snowden told the Moscow Tribune that the CIA deliberately orchestrated the myth of Global Warming in the 1950’s in order to distract the scientific community away from the dangers of the weapons race at the time and to solidify its control over research institutions. “I have documents showing that the CIA invented the whole thing,” Snowden claims. “Global Warming was invented to both scare people, and divert their attention from other human-... more »

FBI Warn They Can Force Apple To Disclose iPhone Source Code

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The FBI have threatened Apple with obtaining its source code to iPhone devices, if Apple to do not comply with their request to unlock the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters. The Department of Justice filed its defense to the ongoing San Bernardino case last week, increasing its pressure on Apple by saying the government will obtain the source code for the iOS, potentially allowing them to gain more access on proprietary apple software than originally planned. Extremetech.com reports: The Department of Justice’s latest filing is best classified as vitriolic. It does not hi... more »

Electroshock Therapy To Be Reintroduced On Millions Of American Teenagers

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) haver announced plans to reintroduce electroshock therapy as a viable psychiatric treatment, making it easier for doctors to prescribe its use on patients suffering from conditions such as depression and anxiety. The FDA downgraded Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) devices from Class III to Class II – meaning their use are now much less regulated. This follows the passing of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) which “relaxes scientific standards, virtually guaranteeing insufficiently tested drugs will hit the market only to be recalled after the... more »

Syrian Women Risk Certain Death to Film Life Inside ISIS Capital

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Raqqa Video - 900] Two women risked their lives to show life inside ISIS's stronghold in Syria in a new video published Monday. Swedish daily newspaper Expressen put hidden cameras on two Syrian women to illustrate life in ISIS-occupied Raqqa over the course of a... more »

Creek Defenders of Burial Grounds Removed from National Indian Gaming Conference

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
Breaking news! By Brenda Norrell Censored News Photos copyright Wayland Gray PHOENIX -- Wayland Gray said defenders of the burial grounds in Hickory Ground, Alabama, were removed from the National Indian Gaming Conference in Phoenix today at the Phoenix Convention Center. Bunny Echo Hawk was painting a live painting in defense of the Muscogee Creek ancestors who were unearthed and moved

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/Kremlin *Michael Birnbaum, and Hugh Naylor, Washington Post:* *Russia surprise withdrawal resonates from battlefield to peace talks* MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s snap decision to pull warplanes from Syria on Tuesday rearranged the lines of the grinding conflict — and solidified Moscow’s influence not only on the battlefield but also at the negotiating table. Russian aviators lifted off from air bases in Syria and ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 15, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*CNN*: *Raid of Belgian building tied to Paris terror attacks ends with 1 dead* (CNN)A raid of a building in the Belgian capital tied to last year's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris ended Tuesday evening with one suspect dead and four police officers wounded. A search is underway for others who got away. Police went to search a presumably empty apartment Tuesday afternoon in southern Brussels, only to have people inside begin shooting at them, according to one senior Belgian counterterrorism official. A man in Forest, the southern Brussels district where the raid occurred, heard... more »

Obamacare Repeal Tops Budget Committee’s 2017 Blueprint

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Committee chair Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) speaks during a U.S. House Budget Committee markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Top military officials testified on March 17th, warning the committee that the budget cutting measure called 'sequestration' will continue to adversely affect military readiness and put American lives at risk at home and abroad.] House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price introduced Republican's Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal Tuesday, sticking with the numbers agreed upon in the Bipartisan Budget A... more »

CDC Guidelines Aim to Curb Painkiller Prescribing

MATTHEW PERRONE at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: CDC guidelines - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prescription painkillers should not be a first choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of... more »

Climate Change Hoax Exposed, Scientists Admit No Warming For 58 Years

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
According to recent data by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) CO2 is having very little impact on climate change – according to their own data the earth hasn’t had an increase in warmth for the last 58 years. Realclimatescience.com reports: In their “hottest year ever” press briefing, NOAA included this graph, which stated that they have a 58 year long radiosonde temperature record. But they only showed the last 37 years in the graph. Here is why they are hiding the rest of the data. The earlier data showed as much pre-1979 cooling as the post-1979 warming. ... more »

China Secretly Purchases Hollywood

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Media industry analysts have warned that Hollywood has become so awash with Chinese funding that China now essentially owns and controls most of the Hollywood entertainment industry. A Beijing-based purchase of US film studio Legendary Pictures by Dalian Wanda Group represents the largest-ever film industry takeover by a Chinese company, with $3.5 billion spent on allowing China to become the second biggest box officer player in Hollywood. Yahoo News reports: Legendary, the maker of “Jurassic World,” “Godzilla” and the latest Batman trilogy, has grossed more than $11 billion worldw... more »

New Zealand Follow In Canada’s Footsteps And Introduce Free Money For All

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
New Zealand looks set to follow in Canada’s footsteps in providing unconditional money to all of its citizens. The country have announced plans to scrap benefits and to introduce basic citizens’ income, also known as Universal Basic Income (UBI). Leader of the opposition Labour party, Andrew Little, said his party were considering proposals to provide a basic, unconditional, fixed payment made to every single person in the country in order to combat the “possibility of higher structural unemployment”. Independent.co.uk reports: Mr Little confirmed his party would debate the idea at... more »

Saudi-led Airstrikes On Market In Yemen Kills Dozens

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed a restaurant and a crowded market place in rebel held Hajja province in northern Yemen shortly before noon on Tuesday, killing at least 41 civilians and wounding 35 others. The BBC reports: Witnesses said at least two missiles hit a busy market in the Mustaba district of Hajja province at midday. Video footage purportedly of the aftermath showed what appeared to be the bodies of several children. Hajja is controlled by Houthi rebels, who the coalition is battling on behalf of Yemen’s government. More than 6,200 people, half of them civilians, hav... more »

Experts Warn Artificial Intelligence Is Overpowering Humans

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Experts have warned that the technical capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rising at an alarming rate, and that humans need to keep robots under control before its too late. Following Google’s AlphaGo 3-0 victory against grandmaster Lee Sedol recently, experts have said the unexpected win highlights AI’s capabilities at outsmarting humans. Yahoo News reports: AlphaGo’s triumph “shows that the methods we do have are even more powerful than we first thought,” said AI expert Stuart Russell of the University of California’s Berkeley Electrical Engineering & Computer Scienc... more »

Obama Accuses Trump Of Scaring Children & Tarnishing America’s Brand

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
US President Barack Obama has attacked Donald Trump accusing the Republican presidential nominee of “tarnishing America’s brand” and scaring the country’s children. The Telegraph reports: Mr Obama said he was “dismayed by the vicious atmosphere in our politics” and the use of “vulgar and divisive rhetoric aimed at women, minorities and Americans who don’t look like us”. He said: “This is about the American brand. Why would we want to tarnish that? Who are we? How are we perceived around the world? The world pays attention to what we say and what we do. “This is not an accurate refle... more »

March 15: The things we cannot have.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 7 hours ago
The good thing about growing up poor (the only good thing) is that you get accustomed very, very young to the idea there are things you cannot have. As I thought of this topic, it occured to me that I didn't have a pair of winter boots until I was thirteen. What I had, from age five, was somebody's old pair of rubber boots. They were too big for me, of course, but over the years, I filled them, then overfilled them. By age ten or so, they had become annoying, then painful. Then, lucky for me, the war ended, and within a couple of years, the stores were filling up with cheap, war sur... more »

"Behind Every Great Fortune There Is A Crime"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "BOMBSHELL! Larry Silverstein designed NEW WTC-7 in April of 2000" By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today, March 15, 2016: * With the supreme chutzpah that has become his trademark, Silverstein breezes over the demolitions of 9/11/2001 as if they were not even worth remarking on, instead going straight from his new-WTC-7 design meeting in April 2000 to the beginning of construction in 2002. *Memo to Donald Trump: If you’re looking for people who were wildly celebrating the murder of 3,000 people on September 11th, 2001, that would include not only the famous dancing Is... more »

The Big Bad Wolf Huffed, Puffed, And. . .Walked Away

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Putin: Withdrawal Of Russian Forces From Syria Starting March 15" by b, Moon of Alabama, March 14, 2016: * Or is this, as announced, an "incentive" to put some urgency on progress in the Geneva negotiations? (An "incentive" that can be taken back should it not have the intended results.) One can also think of this as a message to the U.S. to get serious: "Don't take our help in fighting ISIS for granted. We can simply secure Assad and leave. Then you alone will have to clean up the Jihadi mess you created." *Title: The Real Reason For Russia's Withdrawal From Sy... more »

Trump’s Tough Talk on Trade Spooks Japan

Steve Birr at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: PM Japan - 900] Japanese leaders announced their concern of a potential Donald Trump presidency, fearing the business mogul's tough trade beliefs could negatively impact the Asian country. Japan is a frequent target of Trump's rhetoric, who referred to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other... more »

KKK Leader Says He Backs Hillary Clinton For President

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A senior member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) white supremacist group has said that he endorses Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Will Quigg the “grand dragon” of the KKK’s California chapter told the Telegraph that he was switching his support from Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump to Mrs Clinton because of her “hidden agenda” Press TV reports: Quigg bases his support on his belief that Clinton is making false promises in her presidential campaign. Once she gets elected, he says, her agenda will completely shift. “We want Hillary Clinton to win,” he sai... more »

The Ukraine Conflict’s Nazi Heritage

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Few Westerners, particularly Americans, understand the ugly history behind the Nazi-affiliated movements that have gained substantial power in today’s U.S.-backed Ukrainian regime. Western propaganda has made these right-wing extremists the “good guys” versus the Russian “bad guys” in the Ukraine Conflict, as Jonathan Marshall explains. Lviv, a city in Western Ukraine, has for nearly a century been a breeding ground of extreme Ukrainian nationalism, spawning terrorist movements, rabid anti-Semitism, and outright pro-Nazi political organizations that continue to pollute the country’s... more »

Costing the Earth: The Environment after Exit

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
This week's *Costing the Earth *on Radio 4 was called The Environment after Exit. It looked in turn at four key EU policies: the Habitats Directive, the Common Fisheries Policy, the Common Agricultural Policy and the European Renewables Directive. Was it biased? And if so in which direction? Let's take it section by section. 1. *Habitats* This section (which took up the first eight and a half minutes of the programme) looked at the EU's Habitats Directive. Presenter Tom Heap talked to three people: Andrew Blenkiron, estate director of the Euston Estate; former EU Commission of... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Catskill, New York, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Nancy With the Laughing Face

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Nancy Reagan Speaking and Smiling - 900] Why does it take death to bring us together? Why not life? Watching Nancy Reagan’s funeral on television, the front-row tableau was a picture of unity, in form, if not in substance. There was Gov. Jerry Brown of California, a... more »

"Life is Looking Out a Window"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Life is Looking Out a Window" * by David Cain "The other day my friend noticed aloud that she probably knows my face a lot better than I do. I suppose it’s true—I only see it a few minutes a day in the mirror, or occasionally in a photograph. But she sees it almost every time either of us says anything to each other. Of course, I’ve been seeing my face my whole life, much longer than any of my friends have been around. But our faces are constantly changing, and we only see them in certain contexts: primping, shaving, examining blemishes, checking for cars behind us. A person’s di... more »

The Passing of Professor Reuben Hasson

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
I was deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Reuben Hasson on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Anyone who knew Professor Hasson knew a man of great wit and character. I will admit to disagreeing with him more often than not but he was always fair, courteous and respectful (even when, to my mind, totally wrong!!!). He somehow managed to make social justice a factor in areas of commercial and consumer law insurance and personal income security. Professor Hasson had passionate concern for poor and vulnerable members of society. He was an academic lawyer to the highest degree... more »

US lawmakers Denounce ISIS Crimes As ‘Genocide’

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The United States House of Representatives have labeled the ISIS atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities “genocide” and have called for the establishment of local and international tribunals. Jurist reports: The resolution stressed that attacks on religious and ethnic minorities have been conducted with the intent to eradicate, displace and destroy these groups in “violation of local laws, the laws of war, laws and treaties that punish crimes against humanity, and the [UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide]” The resolution also commended ... more »

EPA Memo: Officials Didn’t ‘Want to Go out on a Limb’ for Flint

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Chaffetz - 900] Environmental Protection Agency officials apparently weren't willing to "go out on a limb" for Flint, Mich., as it became apparent the city's water supply had been contaminated with high levels of lead, according to an internal agency memo revealed at...more »

Brazil's Ex-President Lula Has Accepted A Cabinet Post Shielding Himself From Some Levels Of Prosecution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian/Reuters*: *Brazil's former president Lula 'likely to take cabinet position'* *Re-entry into politics would shield Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from some levels of prosecution over alleged kickbacks and money laundering* Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will probably accept a position in president Dilma Rousseff’s cabinet but plans to travel to Brasilia on Tuesday to discuss his options with her in person, a source has said. Brazil’s top three newspapers reported late on Monday that Lula was expected to accept a ministerial position in the coming days... more »

Good News Out Of Maryland

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Donna Edwards is giving up a safe congressional seat in a deep blue district (MD-04) in Prince George's County, where Obama won in 2012 with 78%, to run for the open Senate seat of one of her mentors, Barbara Mikulski. Last year Donna won her own reelection bid with 70%, the best of any incumbent in Maryland. But she's being challenged for the Senate seat by an establishment careerist heavily financed by the Wall Street banksters who are grateful for his assistance to their cause while serving as Ranking Member of the House Banking Committee and as the spectacularly failed DCCC ch... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“Does gravity make exceptions, pass judgment, or behave subjectively? Does light make exceptions, pass judgment, or behave subjectively? Does electricity make exceptions, pass judgment, or behave subjectively? No. No. No. And neither does thought. It's cold, hard, and unfeeling. Think whatever you like, big or small, rich or poor, fair or unfair, and those thoughts will still strive to become the things and events of your life. It's an immutable law, and you get to choose how it will serve you, or not.” "TBT," The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - ww... more »

Oak Island Revisited

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
Since it has come up in some of the comments, and because there is a real interest in the Oak Island treasure hunt, I thought it might be time to revisit all of this. I first became interested in Oak Island in the mid-1960s (which I hesitate to mention since that dates me) when I bought John Godwin’s *This Baffling World*. It was a compilation of stories of the strange and the weird including the Bermuda Triangle and UFOs but also a section on Oak Island. Later I bought D’Arcy O’Connor’s *The Big Dig*. And, back in the days before the Internet, I would look up magazine articles usin... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, "Bluesberry Jam"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Juzzie Smith, "Bluesberry Jam" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

Conservatives Block Budget; Ryan Cites Anxiety Among Voters

ANDREW TAYLOR at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talks to reporters following a closed-door caucus meeting at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Tea party conservatives have blocked a budget plan backed by GOP leaders, a blow to Speaker Ryan and a reflection of the anti-Washington mood pushed by GOP front-runner Donald Trump. The move by the House Freedom Caucus, the same band of conservatives that toppled his predecessor, would mean that the House would fail to pass a budget for the first time since Republicans reclaime... more »

FBI Destroyed pictures taken by Dancing Israelis

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
"It did happen, I saw it with my own eyes. There were thousands of people that were cheering, on the other side of the river [in Jersey City]... I know it may not be politically correct to talk about, but there were people cheering as those buildings came down. And that tells you something. It was well covered at the time, I know they don't like to talk about it, but it was well covered at the time. There were people over in New Jersey that were watching it, heavy Arab population, that were cheering as the buildings came down. Not good." - *Donald Trump The Magnificent*. Donald ... more »

NATO Admits It Is Allied With Islamic Terrorists In The Global War On Terror

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
Stavritis, former NATO Commander, says US can tolerate its allies, Turkey & Saudi, working with #Nusra & #AlQaida. pic.twitter.com/jT2bXVqn09 — Joshua Landis (@joshua_landis) March 13, 2016 It should be remembered that the US, the West, and NATO made an alliance with Islamic terrorists during the Cold War against secular, liberal, and communist groups, so it's not like this is a huge revelation. But it is a reminder that the US-initiated Global War on Terror is a huge fraud. *An excerpt from, "To U.S. Allies, Al Qaeda Affiliate in Syria Becomes the Lesser Evil" By Yaroslav Trofim... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Oh yeah baby, you're the best, our favorite... And a bargain, too!"*

Trump, Sanders, Clinton … who votes for these people? And who made them so dumb?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one outraged, appalled or enraged by the American presidential primaries. ‘“This is not a fucking game show,” the rest of the world reminds America.’ Yes, that’s satire, but it’s satire that reveals much truth. How did America get here? Well, you’ve seen the people who vote for them . . . How did the voters get so dim they’d be ready to choose almost anyone? Easy: They were made that way. They were made that way by their government schools. This wsa explained, as it happens, by one perceptive philosopher who saw it happening over a generation... more »

Scientists Make Spongy Polymer That Helps Repair The Spine

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Scientists from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota have created an expandable polymer that is strong enough to replace bone tissue. Motherboard reports: Lichun Lu and Xifeng Lu, scientists at the Mayo Clinic’s college of medicine, have developed special biodegradable polymer bone grafts that will grow to a specific size and shape once surgically placed in the body. The research was presented today at the American Chemical Society’s spring meeting in San Diego. “We are working on a solution to improve surgical cancer treatments,” Lu said Tuesday. “Removing spinal tumors sometimes requires ... more »

Jorn van Deynhoven - Headliner

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
The flu has left me too bollocksed to write anything substantial, so have this instead.

NEJM corrects 3 papers after prominent cancer scientist left off credit for breakthrough

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
The New England Journal of Medicine has corrected three highly cited papers to credit researchers who played a role in the work. The papers describe a treatment in which engineered T cells fight leukemia, originally hailed as a “major advance” in the New York Times. Since the first paper appeared in 2011, co-author Carl June at the University of Pennsylvania has received more […] The post NEJM corrects 3 papers after prominent cancer scientist left off credit for breakthrough appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Iran Claims To Have Retrieved Information From The Electronic Devices Of The US Navy Sailors That They Detained

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Iran claims it retrieved 13,000 pages of information from electronic devices carried by US Navy sailors detained in January* * Iran says it seized 13,000 pages of information from the US navy sailors * Revolutionary Guard took information from laptops, GPS devices and maps * They added that the move falls within Iran's rights under international law * Ten sailors were detained overnight by Iran when they strayed into occupied waters Iran has claimed they have retrieved thousands of pages of information from electronic devices used by 10 U.S. Navy sailors who were br... more »

Obama opens Arctic and Gulf to more offshore drilling

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Obama Administration Opens Arctic and Gulf of Mexico to More Offshore Drilling 5-Year Draft Plan Protects Atlantic but Continues to Sacrifice Other Regions March 15, 2016 By Indigenous Environmental Network Obama Administration Opens Arctic and Gulf of Mexico to

Iran-NZ: Trading with the enemy?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Iran wants to “do business” with New Zealand again, its very smooth ambassador here glossing over what he acknowledges are some human rights “problems” – you know, minor stuff like executing children, turning a blind eye to attacks on unveiled women, and throwing gays off tall buildings – which should all be ignored, he blandishes, in favour of all of us looking at the bigger picture: more NZ lambs on Iranian plates for more Iranian oil in New Zealand cars. A very specific piece of business. Not for us then, fortunately, the very particular sort of business its “guest network”... more »

Experts Say Obama’s Foreign Policy Doctrine Reveals President’s ‘Arrogance’

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Obama - 900] President Barack Obama discussed the legacy of his foreign policy, the Obama doctrine, in an interview with Jeffrey Goldberg for The Atlantic. Obama openly shares his thoughts on the foreign policy issues that have been plaguing his two terms in...more »

Campaign Latest: Obama Concerned About ‘Vulgar and Divisive Rhetoric’

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump holds a plane-side rally in a hanger at Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna, Ohio, Monday, March 14, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign, with primaries in five states Tuesday and Republican front-runner Donald Trump trying to move closer to nailing down his party’s nomination: 1:22 p.m. President Barack Obama says he is deeply... more »

Iran Says It Recovers Information From US Sailors’ Devices

AP at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: US Sailors - Iran reenactment - 900] TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has retrieved thousands of pages of information from devices used by U.S. Navy sailors who were briefly detained in January, the country’s state television reported Tuesday. The report quotes Gen. Ali Razmjou, a naval commander... more »

It's Just Passion?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Samantha Bee sat down with a pack of young, college-educated Trump supporters to hear why they've so staunchly backed the candidate on 'Full Frontal.'

Ayotzinapa Mother Speaks Out in Juarez

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
March 15, 2016 By Kent Paterson Frontera NorteSur FNS Feature Ayotzinapa Mother Speaks Out in Juarez Ciudad Juarez writer Armine Arjona, whose poems have long given voice to the murdered and disappeared women of the Mexican border city, delivered words the woman next to her on the park stage knew all too well. Standing proud and unbending, Cristina Bautista Salvador clutched a large

(GO VOTE!)  Now Is the Time to Make Real the Promise of Democracy - MLK, Jr.   (Hillary and Trump's Long Cons)  End-Stage Reagan Disease Raises Ugly Head  ('We Must Seize The Means of Communication' to Protect Basic Freedoms)  MAX MAX MAX

What would Hillary Clinton's campaign look and sound like without the campaign of Bernie Sanders? You might want to think deeply about this question. Now Is the Time to Make Real the Promise of DemocracyNow is the time to make real the promise of democracy – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I Have a Dream 1963A powerful, must watch video has emerged. While it represents a compelling argument on

5-0 to the pro-EU side in a BBC Scotland debate

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
According to Buzzfeed UK: An entirely pro-Europe BBC panel will have free rein to discuss the EU referendum just eight weeks before voters across the UK go to the polls, despite impartiality guidelines that require balanced coverage. BBC Scotland is due to host two leaders debates ahead of May’s Scottish election, including one on 1 May in which all five panellists will be campaigning for the UK to stay within the EU. The only Scottish party leader backing a Leave vote, UKIP’s David Coburn, has not been invited. The debate falls within the official 10-week campaign period for J... more »

Manhunt In Brussels: Police Besiege House After Shootout

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
Armed French and Belgian police are involved in a major operation in Brussels after gunmen wounded four officers during a raid on Tuesday. A manhunt is under way on the streets of Forest district after shots were fired in a raid related to November’s Paris terror attacks. ITV reports: Two suspects in the raids in Brussels are still at large after one was “neutralised”, local media has reported. Armed officers launched a manhunt on the streets of the Forest district after at least one gunman opened fire through the door of an apartment, as police carried out a raid linked to November... more »

Anti-Terror Raid In Brussels Results In Shoot Out, Police Officers Wounded, Suspects On The Run

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Hunt for Paris massacre jihadists after shootout in Brussels: Three police officers injured and gunman on run following anti-terror raid * * Two men with AK-47 assault rifles opened fire on police officers as they prepared to storm house in Belgian capital * Armed police lock down the area and order residents to stay indoors after one of the gunmen fled during shootout * Police commandos deployed and snipers climb onto rooftops to surround building where suspects are holed up * Officers said to be acting on tip off related to November's attacks in Paris when 130 peop... more »

Obama Administration Punches New Holes in Embargo on Cuba

MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Workers repair the street in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 14, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Cuba on March 20.] HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration punched a new series of holes in the U.S. trade embargo on Cuba on Tuesday, turning a ban on U.S. tourism to Cuba into an unenforceable honor system and paving the way for Cuban... more »

Hillary Clinton Boasts That “We Didn’t Lose a Single Person” in Libya

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: BENGHAZI - SEPTEMBER 12: Libyan civilians help an unconscious man, identified by eyewitnesses as US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, at the US consulate compound in Benghazi in the early hours of September 12, 2012, following an overnight attack on the building. Stevens and three of his colleagues were killed in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city by Islamists outraged over an amateur American-made Internet video mocking Islam, less than six months after being appointed to his post.] First she blamed the Benghazi attack on a video. Now she’s erasing th... more »

Iraqi Priest Who Was Held Hostage By Terrorists Asks US to Declare ‘Genocide’

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Father Douglas al-Bazi, an Iraqi priest who was held hostage by terrorists, says the U.S. should declare that ISIS has committed "genocide" on Christians.] For eight years, Father Douglas al-Bazi says, he never spoke about the time he was held hostage by terrorists in Iraq. But now, al-Bazi is telling his story to inspire the United States to make the ultimate statement against the... more »

Campaign watch: Clinton said to show brazen disregard!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016Chozick does it again:* As she proves again and again, the New York Times' Amy Chozick is an amazingly bad reporter. Consider the campaign report which appears at the top of today's front page. In the hard-copy Times, it appeared under triple headlines. The headlines paired Candidate Clinton with Candidate Trump. 2 FRONT-RUNNERS FIND THEIR WORDS CAN BE WEAPONS, the top headline declared. Here's the way Chozick began her 1300-word report: CHOZICK (3/15/16): The vulnerabilities of the leading presidential candidates were laid bare on Monday as *rivals sough... more »

Car Bomb Kills Driver In Berlin

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
An explosion destroyed a car and killed the driver during rush-hour traffic in downtown Berlin. Police suspect a bomb was used inside or on the vehicle that caused the explosion in Charlottenberg. The Guardian reports: The explosion occurred at about 8am (7am GMT) on Tuesday on a busy street in the western district of Charlottenberg leading into the heart of the German capital. Photographs from the scene show the wreckage of a Berlin-registered silver Volkswagen Passat estate, with its windows shattered and its front end smashed in, about half a mile from the Victory Column monument... more »

EBook Available for "Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys through 'No Excuses' Teaching"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
EBook now available with "Look Inside" feature enabled. Promo code worth 20 percent off still applies: RLEGEN16

The Wrath of Trump

John Zmirak at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump describes how he was ready to punch a person who rushed the stage during an election rally earlier in the day, as he speaks to a crowd in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016.] One of the best things I've seen on the Internet in a long time is Andrew Klavan's recent video "I'm Angry, So I'm Voting For Donald Trump." In plain words, with humor and facts, it cuts to the heart of... more »

GOP Files More Lawsuits Seeking Hillary Clinton Records

Michael Biesecker at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks to media as during a visits to a polling place a Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, March 15, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican Party filed a flurry of new lawsuits this week seeking reams of government documents related to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. The Republican National Committee filed four complaints on Monday... more »

Roger Waters Urges Bernie Not To Speak At AIPAC Conference

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Thousands have signed a petition urging Bernie Sanders to refuse an invitation from AIPAC to speak at its upcoming policy conference in Washington, DC. The right-wing American Israel Public Affairs Committee invited all the presidential candidates to speak at the conference which is due to start on March 20th. Hillary Clinton was the first to confirm and Donald Trump followed closely behind her. Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd co-founder and bassist is among the 4,000 who have signed petition. On Friday, Roger urged the US Democratic presidential candidate not to speak at the upcoming ...more »

“Trump, Like Caesar, Still Rides High…”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Trump, Like Caesar, Still Rides High…”* by Bill Bonner “The Ides of March have come.” – Julius Caesar “Yes, Caesar… but not gone.” – A seer BALTIMORE – "The Dow was up a piddly 15 points yesterday. But nobody was watching. All eyes were on the U.S. presidential primaries… It’s another big day in the primaries. Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio all go to the polls today. Very likely, we will find out who will be the Republican and Democratic standard bearers in November’s presidential elections. Normally, it wouldn’t matter much. The two parties are close on t... more »

Self-governing watch: Two letters about our liberal protesters!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016Goofus and Gallant speak out:* Is it possible? Is it possible that we the liberals just swung the state of Ohio for Candidate Trump? Sadly enough, we'd say it *is* possible. First, though, consider a pair of letters in today's New York Times. These letters concern the heroic liberal fighters who heroically have been interrupting Candidate Trump's campaign events. In our view, the letters were written by Goofus and Gallant. The Times published Goofus first: LETTER TO THE NEW YORK TIMES (3/15/16): Re “Trump Cancels Chicago Rally Amid a Melee” (front page, ... more »

She Survived an Abortion. Now She’s Telling Lawmakers Her Story.

Marianna Barillas at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Pro-life activist Melissa Ohden testifies during a hearing before House Judiciary Committee September 9, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on 'Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider.'] Late-term abortion survivor Melissa Ohden sees Tuesday's Senate Judiciary hearing as an opportunity to let the American public know "what late-term abortion looks like." "As somebody who has lived to see the effects of abortion, I think it's incredibly important... more »

Our George Wallace

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: George Wallace - 900] George Wallace knew how to handle the hecklers who routinely disrupted his events. “These are the folks,” he declared at a rally in 1968, “that people like us are sick and tired of. You’ve been getting a good lesson in... more »

Secretary of State Kerry Says He Will Travel To Moscow Next Week To Discuss Russian Withdrawal, Syria Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks to US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) as Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov listens during their meeting in Moscow, May 7, 2013. (Reuters photo) *WNU Editor*: AP is carrying the story .... *Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to Moscow next week to discuss Russian withdrawal, Syria peace talks with Russian officials* (AP). Am I surprised by this U.S. move .... no .... and as I said in September last year .... *When It Comes To The Middle East All Roads Now Lead to Moscow.* *Update: *This Reuters analysis is now reali... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Devastating photos show lakes vanishing around the world "We Can Always Come Back": Video Shows Beginning Of Russia's Withdrawal From Syria February breaks global temperature records by 'shocking' amount The Newest Weapon Against Zika Virus May Be 'Genetic Control' The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do Brazil Currency, Stocks Tumble As Former President Lula Accepts Cabinet Position *There's something extraordinary happening with deadly diseases caused by unhealthy environments* Gunfire Breaks Out In B...more »

The Amerikan Way – A Study in Psychopathy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Looking honestly at this collective insanity is imperative to change perspectives. The post The Amerikan Way – A Study in Psychopathy appeared first on Waking Times.

A Crisis of the Heart

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago
On March 3 Peace Action Maine held an event in Portland linking peace and climate change. Bill McKibben - author, educator, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org - was invited to speak via Skype. Following his talk I was asked to present a question to McKibben about the Pentagon which has the largest carbon footprint on the Earth and yet is excluded from the Kyoto Protocols. His answer, let's say, was incomplete in my thinking. Following McKibben was a panel discussion on Creating a Climate for Peace which included Sherri Mitchell, Indigenous Rights lawyer and Executive Di...more »

The Matrix of Technocracy: the Roots of the Conspiracy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The cartels of the world become the cartels of the mind. The post The Matrix of Technocracy: the Roots of the Conspiracy appeared first on Waking Times.

Anti-ISIS Forces Close In On Raqqa

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Syrian Democratic Forces move in closer to the gates of Raqqa, the de-facto ISIS capital in Syria. The armed groups, made up mostly of Kurds from the YPG and YPJ fighting units, along with Arabs and Christians, are now just 20 miles from Raqqa Times of India reports: The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been celebrating a string of victories as they reclaim villages from ISIS control. In the hopes of retaking communities from Isis those suspected of being Isis militants are arrested and men are often taken aside for questioning. With the help of coalition air strikes, the soldiers... more »

Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Michael Snyder* - If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume so many prescriptions? The post Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers? appeared first on Waking Times.

The Whistle Stop: Biased journalism and plagiarism in Indian country

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News What are some of the worst, most biased newspapers in the United States, when it comes to Indian country? Censored News readers say the two most racist newspapers in the U.S. are the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, Arizona, and the Rapid City Journal in Rapid City, South Dakota. The coverage of the Indigenous Peoples Day proposal, and the Flagstaff Council's

A Look At the Cost Of The Syrian War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Deir al-Zour, like many sites in Syria, has been laid waste by the war, leaving more Syrians fleeing as aid runs low. Credit Khalil Ashawi/Reuters *Newsweek: **Syria's Five Years, 60 Months, 1825 Days or 43800 Hours of War, By The Numbers* Tuesday, March 15, marks five years since the start of the conflict in Syria. What began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has since morphed into a much greater monster, with civilians caught in the fighting between the government, opposition groups and militant organizations such as the Islamic State (ISIS) and th... more »

Iranian Reaction To The Partial Russian Military Withdrawal form Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif *Tasnim News Agency:* *Iran FM Hails Russia’s Decision to Withdraw Forces from Syria* TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Moscow’s move to begin withdrawing from Syria is a positive sign for the ongoing ceasefire in the war-torn Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday that "the main part" of Russian armed forces in Syria would start to withdraw, telling his diplomats to step up the push for peace as UN-mediated talks resumed on ending the five-year-old war. Speaking i... more »

Israeli Reaction To The Partial Russian Military Pull-Out From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian military jets fly above unidentied location after taking off from the country's air base in Hmeymin, Syria to head back to Russia, part of a partial withdrawal ordered by President Vladimir Putin, in this still image taken from video March 15, 2016. REUTERS/RUSSIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE VIA REUTERS TV *Reuters*: *Russia seeks to reassure Israel over Syria pullout plan* A Russian diplomat sought to reassure Israel on Tuesday that its security would not be harmed by the winding down of Moscow's intervention in the Syrian civil war, but Israel's armed forces chief said the ramif... more »

Sanders Wins Millennial Women Two-to-One; Clinton Would Have Millennial Problem in General Election

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Just some of the information from a new USA Today poll (source)* *by Gaius Publius* Buried in a *USA Today* polling story with the headline "Poll shows that Millennials would flock to Clinton against Trump" is some rather unusual data. It's that data I'd like you to notice. They lead with this: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has expanded his double-digit lead among Millennials in the Democratic presidential race, but a new USA TODAY/Rock the Vote poll finds a way for Hillary Clinton to solve her generation gap: Donald Trump. Opposition to Trump nearly unites the rising generation. ... more »

Russian Jets Strike Column Of Terrorists Entering Syria From Turkey

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The Russian Air Force tracked and targeted a column of terrorists crossing the Turkish border into Syria on Monday. The terrorists who were mostly Turkmen were caught by the Russian reconnaissance planes as they attempted to enter the Lattakia province from one of the Turkish border-crossings near Yayladagi. Fars News Agency reports: Upon the entry of Jeish al-Turkmen and al-Nusra Front into Syria, the Russian air fleet struck their convoy of vehicles in the Furniluk Forests, ending in the rebel fighters scattering around the border in order to evade the powerful aerial assault. Whe... more »

Super Tuesday 2 - Is this the beginning or the end?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*we'll know by tonight.* In the meantime, let me expound (briefly) on the worst part of this election cycle. *There's very little for me to read!* Not sure how others are reacting, but the sites that have picked their savior™, and do their best to insult people who don't share their vision, have been knocked off my reading list. This is both a positive and a negative. Positive because I have lots more time to do other things besides obsessively reading the political news. Negative because I'm not too sure what to do with the extra time I now have since I've formed the (mostly ba... more »

Will Hillary’s IT Guru Be a Superstar Witness Against Her?

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton greets supporters at a campaign rally at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina.] Bryan Pagliano is not a household name, but he could become an unlikely superstar in the federal investigation of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she served as secretary of state. Fox News reported Friday that... more »

Meeting with Sen. Angus King on US Syria Policy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
A group of Maine peace activists met with Sen. Angus King (I-ME) on March 11 at the public library in Brunswick. The 45 minute meeting to discuss Syria was attended by Rosalie Tyler Paul (Brunswick), Mary Donnelly (Brunswick), Joanne Hardy (Brunswick), Dud Hendrick (Deer Island) and Bruce Gagnon (Bath). Sen. King sits on the Armed Services and Intelligence Committees in Washington and was a former governor in Maine. King told us that he spends 60% of his time on these issues. He is an Independent who caucuses with the Democrats in the Senate. Rosalie began the meeting saying, ... more »

SEC Charges Westlands Water District with 'Enron Accounting'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Photo of protest by the Yurok, Hoopa Valley, Karuk and Winnemem Wintu Tribes against a lawsuit by Westlands Water District blocking the release of Trinity River to save Klamath River salmon in Sacramento in August 2014. Photo by Dan Bacher. SEC Charges Westlands Water District with 'Enron Accounting' by Dan Bacher  Censored NewsWestlands Water District, considered to be the “Darth

Did Russian President Putin 'Outfox' President Obama On Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Michael Crowley and Nahal Toosi, Politico*:* Did Putin once again outfox Obama?* The Russian leader’s announcement that he will pull forces out of Syria caught Washington off guard. Vladimir Putin’s announcement on Monday that Russia will begin pulling out of Syria appeared to take the White House by surprise, and revived concerns that the Russian leader is outmaneuvering Barack Obama. Just six months after he threw international relations into a tailspin by launching airstrikes in Syria, Putin on Monday declared that "the tasks put before the defense ministry have been complete... more »

"Even Darkness Must Pass..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*Sam:* ”It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I kn... more »

John Oliver: “All the Reasons to Be on Apple’s Side in Encryption Fight With the FBI”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*John Oliver: * *“All the Reasons to Be on Apple’s Side in Encryption Fight With the FBI”* by TruthDig “The “Last Week Tonight” host delves into the complex issues Apple and the U.S. government are battling over since the FBI decided it needs a back door into the company’s products.” *Strong language alert.* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjZ2r9Ygzw

Blue Lives Matter?!?!@£$*%($)£)

Boris at The Galloping Beaver - 13 hours ago
What.the.fuck? Cops in the town of Port Hope, Ontario have launched a "Blue Lives Matter" campaign that critics argue is tone-deaf at best and an egregious form of appropriation at worst.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Reaction To The Partial Russian Military Pull-Out From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
1 *Michael Weiss, Daily Beast:* *Maybe Putin’s Telling the Truth About Winning Syria* Only suckers take the Russian president’s word at face value, but it’s hard to deny his intervention likely saved Bashar al-Assad—and that was always the goal. The war in Syria that the Russian government denied it was starting, then swore it was prosecuting against ISIS and “terrorists,” has suddenly been won and will come to an expeditious end, beginning today. Vladimir Putin, the man who said that local “volunteers” seized Crimea and who still disclaims any Russian military involvement in east... more »

Flawed Charter Attrition Comparisons from WNYC

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
I used to love public radio's WYNC. When I lived in New York, I listened all the time that I was driving around Long Island looking for schools where I was supervising interns. I found careful reporting and insightful hosts talking about important issues. That is why WYNC's most recent research raises such an alarm. Could they be so careless as to compare attrition rates at NY charter schools and regular public schools, while leaving out grade 5 in their data collection? After all, the Kipp Model middle school charters are grades 5-8, and that is where of the attrition happens... more »

‘We Didn’t Lose A Single Person In Libya’ Says Hillary Clinton

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Hillary Clinton appeared to forget the killing of four US citizens during an attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi when she insisted that “we did not lose a single person in Libya”. Clinton made the comment while defending her push for regime change in the war-torn North African nation at an Illinois town hall event on Monday. Talk about having a selective memory….. Could this be an early sign of dementia or has Mrs Clinton spent so much of her life lying that she now finds it hard to distinguish what is real from what is fantasy? (Scroll down for video) RT reports: Clinton... more »

Pope Says Mother Teresa to Be Made a Saint on Sept. 4

NICOLE WINFIELD at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Former President Ronald Reagan presents Mother Teresa with the Medal of Freedom at a White House Ceremony, on June 20, 1985.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Mother Teresa will be made a saint on Sept. 4. Pope Francis set the canonization date Tuesday, paving the way for the nun who cared for the poorest of the poor to become the centerpiece of... more »

Want to help us report? Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re working on

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
There are hundreds of retractions per year, and a constant stream of new developments in publishing and fraud — all of which keeps our small staff very busy. As a result, we can’t immediately post on every new retraction that we discover. So we’ve created a new page to show you some of what’s on […] The post Want to help us report? Here’s a sneak peek at what we’re working on appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Debris Fire at Fukushima?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Screenshot time-stamp 3/16/2016 00:22 I wonder if TEPCO is burning debris? Emissions look quite heavy today on TEPCO cams 1 and 4 (below). Notice the purplish color behind the large white crane. The purplish color is sometimes present and today it is quite noticeable: The Futaba intersection shows dry streets (no rain) and reveals a large flashing (warning?) light operating near Daiichi today.

“Hillary Clinton Should Stop Playing Dumb”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Hillary Clinton Should Stop Playing Dumb”* by Andrew Napolitano "What if Hillary Clinton is in legal hot water and she knows it but won't admit it? What if she has decided to go on the offensive and make her case that she did nothing unlawful with her emails that contained state secrets? What if the essence of her defense is that other secretaries of state used non-secure email devices and thus it was lawful for her to do so, as well as the point that none of her emails was "marked classified" at the time she sent or received them? What if these defenses do not hold up to even c... more »

Musical Interlude: Oxygene, “The Ocean”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Oxygene, “The Ocean” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI3yNckfSvU&html5=1

Russian Forces Begin Leaving Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *First Russian planes leave Syria after order to pull out, Moscow says* Deputy defence minister says remaining Russian planes will continue to carry out missions The morning after Vladimir Putin ordered the surprise withdrawal of Moscow’s military contingent in Syria, Russia’s defence ministry said a first group of planes had taken off for home from the Hmeymim airbase near Latakia. Putin’s announcement that Russia’s objectives had been “generally accomplished” after five and a half months of bombing raids, came in a televised meeting on Monday evening with his d...more »

Turkish Police ‘Crackdown’ On Anti Government Protesters

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Turkish police attacked protesters in Istanbul on Monday who were demonstrating against the government’s failure in preventing terrorist assaults in the country. Anti-government protesters gathered at Istanbul’s Taksim Square, chanting slogans and holding banners denouncing Ankara’s mismanagement, which they blame for the terror attacks, including the car bomb explosion k that killed 37 people on Sunday. Press TV reports: However, the gathering turned violent after security forces intervened, firing water cannon and rubber bullets at the demonstrators. Police forces also arrested se...more »

World News Briefs -- March 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Russian warplanes leave Syria, raising U.N. hopes for peace talks* Russian warplanes began leaving Syria on Tuesday as Moscow started to draw down forces that have tipped the war President Bashar al-Assad's way, and the U.N. envoy said he hoped the move would have a positive impact on peace talks under way in Geneva. As the first aircraft touched down in Russia, U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura called it a "significant development" and said he hoped President Vladimir Putin's move would advance progress towards a solution and a peaceful political transition in Syria. *R... more »

The Greater Israel Project Is Alive And Well: The Situation In Syria - Shockingly, Russia Announces Its Withdrawal From Syria!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
I have said in my last few articles that the so called "ceasefire" in Syria is a sham... The criminal United States government has been using that "lull" in the fighting to reorganize and re-arm their fraud "terrorist" forces in northern Syria as well as juggle their "terrorist" groups around with the audacity of moving some of their "ISIS" CIA/Mossad mercenaries into other "rebel" forces.... I for one can not understand WHY the Syrian government and their Russian allies would have ever agreed to a "ceasefire" in the first place... To me, when you have an enemy down and are about to... more »

The \(\pi\) day: what's the product of all primes?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*It is \(4\pi^2\) but don't stop reading.* Yesterday, on March 14th, we celebrated Einstein's birthday as well as the Pi Day (3/14). You could have bought Wolfram Mathematica at a discount, especially because it was the rounded \(\pi\) day, 3.1416. In Germany and countries influenced by Germany, we often use the term "Ludolph number" for \(\pi\) – the "Archimedes constant", as the English-speaking world tends to say – because 400 years ago, the director of a fencing school and mathematics professor Ludolph van Ceulen calculated 20 digits of \(\pi\) by approximating it with the regu...more »

Birding on the Bow

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 14 hours ago
I hadn't initially planned to do any bird watching when I was in Calgary but hearing the mercury was going to reach the mid-teens and having a good chunk of free time before seeing the symphony, I decided I'd bring along my field guide and binoculars and have a go. I wasn't really sure what I might see but on my two previous trips to Calgary I didn't get a chance to check out along the river this past Friday seemed as good a time as ever. As it turned out, the weather made if absolutely fantastic and I ended up walking all the way from 11th Street to the confluence with the Elbow R... more »

Remembering The 1991 Uprising In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
25 years ago the people of Iraq rose up against the government of Saddam Hussein. Following the cessation of the 1991 Gulf War, Iraqi soldiers in Basra began firing on Baath party offices starting a revolt that spread across southern Iraq. Four days later Kurds started their own uprising in the north. The rebellion was short lived, put down in bloody fashion, led to thousands being executed in retaliation afterward, and hundreds of thousands being displaced. In 1992, Human Rights Watchdocumented those days in a report that contained dozens of first hand accounts. Here is a selecti... more »

US Embassy Warns, AGAIN, of Possible Terror Attack in Turkey

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Baku – APA. The US Embassy has sent a warning letter to the US companies in Turkey due to possible terrorist attacks that are expected to take place in various parts of this country on March 20, Haberturk reported. * *So are we talkin' multiple terror attacks? Reads as if that's the case? * *The letter prepared on the basis of intelligence information recommends US citizens to stay away from administrative buildings, buildings of diplomatic corps, places of worship, entertainment and shopping centers.* *The US embassy in Turkey issued a security warning to American citizens two d... more »

EINSTEIN MAKES EINSTEIN EASY: Allegedly, a clear explanation!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016Part 1—Origins of a false claim:* I have here in my hand a slender, significant volume. As of this year, the original text of the book in question is exactly one hundred years old. The book was written by Albert Einstein, the last century's most famous physicist. In the United States, the book is now in the public domain. The edition of the book I own was originally published in 1961, by Bonanza Books, an offshoot of Crown Publishers, Inc., a subsidiary of Random House. I purchased my copy several decades after that date, for $2.98 (the price tag remains),... more »

Another paper by GM researcher pulled over manipulation concerns

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A researcher who published findings questioning the safety of genetically modified organisms has lost a second paper following concerns of image manipulation. Last week, the journal animal retracted a 2010 paper by Federico Infascelli, an animal nutrition researcher at the University of Naples, which claimed to find modified genes in the milk and blood of goats who were fed genetically modified […] The post Another paper by GM researcher pulled over manipulation concerns appeared first on Retraction Watch.

We're No Longer In Charge

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.forbes.com/ With all of the sound and fury taking place south of the border, it's easy to have missed what was really significant about Justin Trudeau's meeting with Barack Obama. Glen Pearson writes that what the meeting represented was a power shift from baby boomers to millennials: When the two leaders summited in Washington D.C. last week, there was the unmistakable sense that something new was brewing and that the brief moment in the sun between Obama’s retirement and Trudeau’s arrival was a kind of passing of... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 15, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Military delegates arrive at the Great Hall of the People for the third plenary session of the National People's Congress (NPC), in Beijing, China, March 13, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj *Reuters*: *China's Xi says military must develop cutting edge technology* China's military must pour efforts into developing cutting edge defense technology, which has strategic significance, China's President Xi Jinping said on Sunday, according to state media reports. Xi also stressed professionalizing the country's military brass, the official China Daily reported on Monday. The armed forces have... more »

Brother to Be Arraigned in Fatal Shooting of Ohio Pastor

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rev. William Schooler of St. Peter's Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton, Ohio was killed in February.] DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- The younger brother of an Ohio pastor who was shot in a church office near the end of Sunday services is scheduled to be arraigned on murder and other charges. Daniel Schooler was arrested at St.... more »

Forget Favorite Candidates, Some People Embrace Strategic Voting

NANCY BENAC at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Audience members watch Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speak during a campaign rally at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kennedy Copeland is a Marco Rubio fan who voted for John Kasich in Ohio. Ann Croft is all in to elect Hillary Clinton president but cast her ballot for Rubio in Virginia. Julia Price will back the...more »

US Attorney General Wants To Prosecute Climate Change Deniers

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
The US Attorney General wants to make challenging climate change a criminal offence. The US Department of Justice has been considering whether people should be prosecuted for the offence of climate change denial. Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that not only had she discussed internally the possibility of pursuing civil actions against so-called ‘climate change deniers’ but that she had asked the FBI to examine whether or not it met the criteria for which legal action could be taken Ron Paul Institute reports: Attorney General Lynch is not responding to ... more »

Electoral Politics Further Devolves: Neither Trump's Nor Hillary's Die-Hard Fans Care About The Lies And Hypocrisy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
There is fear among progressives that if Hillary becomes president she will hire Wall Street predators to staff key positions in her administration-- including, for example, Larry Fink as Treasury Secretary-- and, by now, we've all learned that personnel is policy. Trump supporters-- I hate to generalize but, alas, life's losers-- think they are, collectively, hiring someone for the presidency who will destroy everything that has dealt them a bad hand and made their brutish, meaningless, ugly existences brutish, meaningless and ugly. Greg Sargent explained it to *Washington Post* ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Hillary's Federal Education Jackboot Squad* Brace yourselves, parents: Hillary Clinton's Fed Ed jackboot squad is from the government and is here to "help." Clinton wants a cadre of new government educrats to undo the decades-old damage of old government educrats in America's worst public schools. She pitched her creepy proposal at the Democratic presidential debate in Michigan on Sunday for an "education SWAT team" to swarm down and rescue students from failing districts in decrepit cities such as Detroit (run by whom? Oh, yeah. Democrats!). "I want to set-up inside the Departme...more »

Sarah Palin Rejects ‘Punk Ass Thuggery Stuff’ At Trump Rally

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin says “we don’t have time for is all that petty punk-ass little thuggery stuff.” The former Republican vice presidential nominee was referring to recent violent protests that have erupted during Donald Trump campaign rallies. The Daily Caller reports: While stumping for Trump in Tampa, Florida on Monday, Palin criticized the media for “being on the thug’s side” asking, “What the heck are you guys thinking, media?” Sarah Palin: “What we don’t have time for is all that petty punk-ass little thuggery stuff that’s been going on with these quote end... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Cherrypicking is bad -- except when I do it* That seems to be the Warmist idea. The amusing Phil Plait has praised to the skies a long article by Tamino, an inveterate Warmist, which sets out incontrovertible evidence that global warming is real. So I had a look at that article. Tamino says: *"The satellite data for temperature in the troposphere is what senator Ted Cruz likes to use when he claims global warming isn’t happening. But he doesn’t show all of it — just the part after 1997. That way, he can start his graphs with that big fluctuation in 1997-1998, so that fluctuat... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 16 hours ago
*Guard rescues thousands during flood ~WWL* *How to donate to Tammany, Tangipahoa flooding victims ~Advocate*

House Conservatives Reject Republican Budget in Current State

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) March 3, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.] Conservatives in the House announced Monday night they are unwilling to get behind the Republican Fiscal Year 2017 budget, which is set to be marked up by the House Budget Committee Wednesday. Following a meeting held by the House Freedom... more »

ISIS Leader al-Shishani Dies of Wounds From U.S. Strike in Syria

QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA & BASSEM MROUE at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: This image made from undated video posted during the weekend of June 28, 2014 on a social media account frequently used for communications by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Omar al-Shishani standing next to the group's spokesman among a group of fighters as they declare the elimination of the border between Iraq and Syria.] BAGHDAD (AP) -- A top Islamic State commander and feared ethnic Chechen jihadi fighter Omar al-Shishani has died of wounds suffered in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, a s... more »

As Florida Votes, There’s a Difference Between North, South

BRENDAN FARRINGTON & SERGIO BUSTOS at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this Feb. 29, 2016, file photo, David Labrie prepares to cast his ballot during early voting in Miami.] BONIFAY, Fla. (AP) -- There’s a big difference between north Florida and South Florida. As different as Alabama and New England. And on Tuesday, those distinctions will likely play out as Florida voters decide who to give 99 Republican delegates... more »

The Stream‘s John Zmirak Debates Merits of Donald Trump with Eric Metaxas

The Eric Metaxas Show at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Eric Metaxas]

Putin throws down the gauntlet on Syria. Any takers? - UPDATED!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
By M.K. Bhadrakumar *on* March 15, 2016 in Asia Times *I'm posting this piece entirely for us to read and discuss- Bhadrakumar raises some interesting points of view- His points of view. What are your thoughts?* *An order to withdraw forces in the middle of an indeterminate war is extremely unusual. But the prerogative lies with the commander-in-chief.* [image: Russian President Vladimir Putin with Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu (R) and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov] Russian President Vladimir Putin with Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu (R) and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov *It... more »

Climate change deal: ‘Zero carbon’ laws promised by government

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It looks like we’re going to opt for a quick death, rather than a slow, lingering one. Comrade Harrabin reports (with the obligatory misleading photo): Climate laws will be tightened to cut carbon emissions effectively to zero, the government has said. Under current law, emissions must be cut by 80% […]

Sunni Ways

Alison at Creekside - 17 hours ago
*G&M : Saudis defend human rights record over $15-billion arms deal with Canada * “The kingdom of Saudi Arabia believes that call[s] for universality of human rights does not mean imposition of principles and values that go against our Islamic values and religion.” Here in Canada, we don't believe calls for universality of human rights means imposition of principles and values that go against our corporate values and profits religion. Unreported in Canadian media was last week's "eleventh session of the Canada - Saudi Joint Committee" - see photo above - where the "importance ... more »

Anonymous To Launch Cyber Attack On Donald Trump

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 17 hours ago
Anonymous hacktivists have declared “Total War” on presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” In a serious of coordinated DDoS attacks hacking group Anonymous plans to sabotage and ‘dismantle’ Donald Trump’s US presidential campaign. “Donald Trump – it is too late to expect us.” Neowin reports: The renewed war on Trump comes about as Anonymous claims that his “inconsistent and hateful campaign has not only shocked the United States America, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ... more »

Humans of New York on Trump

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 17 hours ago
In case you missed it Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York ( *http://www.humansofnewyork.com/*) just published an open letter to Mr Trump which is going viral on facebook and IMHO sums things up nicely. An Open Letter to Donald Trump: Mr. Trump, I try my hardest not to be political. I’ve refused to interview several of your fellow candidates. I didn’t want to risk any personal goodwill by appearing to take sides in a contentious election. I thought: ‘Maybe the timing is not right.’ But I realize now that there is no correct time to oppose violence and prejudice. The time is always no... more »

Will North Korea Act On Its Threats?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un talks with officials at the ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at an unknown location, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 11, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA *Washington Free Beacon*: *U.S. Says North Korea Rhetoric a Prelude to Attack* *New long-range missile or nuclear tests likely.* Escalating threats from North Korea’s communist regime are indicators of a future military attack or another nuclear test in the coming days, according to a re... more »

Iran Foreign Minister Denies Missile Test Breached UN Rules

ROD McGUIRK at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Iranian Ambassador to Australia Abdolhossein Vahaji (2L), Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif (2R) and Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (R) meet for talks at Parliament House in Canberraon March 15, 2016. / AFP / MARK GRAHAM (Photo credit should read MARK GRAHAM/AFP/Getty Images)] CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday that he had negotiated the wording of the latest United Nations resolution restraining his country’s nuclear program to ensure that the test-firing of nuclear-capable Iranian missile... more »

Brothers Accused in Recording Attack That Killed Maryland Police Officer

JESSICA GRESKO at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Prince George's County police chief Hank Stawinski comfort the parents of police officer Jacai Colson, James and Sheila Colson during a news conference at Prince George's County Police headquarters Monday, March 14, 2016, in Hyattsville, Md. Colson, a four-year veteran of the force and a undercover narcotics officer was mortally wounded by his own colleagues as he responded to an attack on his police station by a gunman with a death wish, their police chief angrily explained on Monday. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)] CHEVERLY, Md. (AP) -- Police may never be able to satisfactor... more »

A Look at the Delegate Math for Clinton, Sanders on Tuesday

HOPE YEN at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives to a cheering crowd to speak at a campaign event at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton can’t win enough delegates to wrap up the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s elections, but she can nonetheless take a big step forward. Owing to her big primary wins in the South, Clinton has 214 more... more »

North Korean Leader's Uncle Was Executed Because He Wanted To Implement Reforms

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, right, and his uncle Jang Song-thaek, who was widely considered the second most powerful figure in the country, at a military parade in Pyongyang in February 2012. Mr. Jang was convicted of treason and executed the next year. Credit Kyodo, via Reuters *New York Times*: *In Hail of Bullets and Fire, North Korea Killed Official Who Wanted Reform* SEOUL, South Korea — In late 2013, Jang Song-thaek, an uncle of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was taken to the Gang Gun Military Academy in a Pyongyang suburb. Hundreds of officials were gathere... more »

Blaming Extreme Weather On Climate Change

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists have given almost a rote response to the question of whether an instance […]

Rubio, Kasich Fighting to Keep White House Hopes Alive

JULIE PACE & THOMAS BEAUMONT at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during a campaign stop on Monday, March 14, 2016, at Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)] YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Republicans Marco Rubio and John Kasich are fighting for their political futures Tuesday, desperate for wins in their home states of Florida and Ohio to keep their White House hopes alive and complicate Donald Trump’s path... more »

U.S. Intelligence Is Now Embracing LGBT Spies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Reuters*: *'Secret agents of change' say U.S. intelligence embracing LGBT spies* *A U.S. intelligence community that once forced out gays and lesbians for security reasons now sees inclusivity as the best way to protect the country, and seeks to recruit spies from a wider talent pool that includes the LGBT community.* At a session titled America’s LGBT Spies (Secret Agents of Change) held at the South by Southwest tech summit in Austin, Texas, the panelists said for the U.S. intelligence community - with a $60 billion-plus budget and more than 100,000 employees - to attract the ... more »

At What Point Must Casualties Be Reached Before A War Ends

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Battle of Aegospotami, Peloponnesian War *David P. Goldman, Asia Times*: *The 30% solution — when war without end ends: Spengler* During the Cold War, the assumption that nations are rational actors dominated foreign policy research, and with good reason: the United States and the Soviet Union pursued their rivalry by rational means. Mathematical simulation provided baseline scenarios for conflict management. Today, the emergence of militant Islam as a major (and perhaps the most important) strategic threat to the United States challenges the old assumption of rationality. Where t... more »

Odin Rising - Human Origin, Purple Dawn & Saturn Theory - water world inhabitants

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
so, I'm looking at all-other-kindsa Saturn-based or Saturnalia or Set-god videos. I know, I know, this is a massive dirty filthy steaming crock of shit-storminess, right ... then I found this Purple Dawn video from youtuber Odin Rising about man's origins close to the planet of Saturn, actually within its glowing plasma sheath; Saturn began its life as a brown dwarf star. This theory of the amalgamating-formation of the (current) Solar System via competing plasma ejections is mad and wild and crazy and maybe that's one reason why I'd never heard of it before. But it's (il-logical... more »

Mexico: VIdcaps of UFOs Over Mexico

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Mexico: Vidcaps of UFOs Over Mexico* *Date Received: 03.14.2016, 10:22 PMINEXPLICATA* contributing editor *Ana Luisa Cid* reports: "There was a spectacular sighting in my locality. A large luminous object seemingly hovered over the tops of buildings as it changed colors. It then approached the air corridor as an airliner flew past. My sister Beatriz and our friend Carlos Rodriguez took a video using a cellphone. I am currently conducting an investigation with Ing. Villafuerte and the airport control tower (Centro México) and will upload the video shortly." NOTE: No link to th... more »


Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Mexico: Vidcaps of UFOs Over Mexico* *INEXPLICATA* contributing editor *Ana Luisa Cid* reports: "There was a spectacular sighting in my locality. A large luminous object seemingly hovered over the tops of buildings as it changed colors. It then approached the air corridor as an airliner flew past. My sister Beatriz and our friend Carlos Rodriguez took a video using a cellphone. I am currently conducting an investigation with Ing. Villafuerte and the airport control tower (Centro México) and will upload the video shortly." Inexplicata Podcasts covering items from UFO / paranormal hi... more »

Will Saudi Arabia's Oil Policy Result In A Period Of Boom And Bust Cycles For The Foreseeable Future?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
A pumpjack brings oil to the surface in the Monterey Shale, California, April 29, 2013. REUTERS/LUCY NICHOLSON *Robert Mosbacher, Foreign Policy*:* Saudi Arabia’s Destructive Oil Freeze* *Riyadh has positioned global oil markets for a never-ending series of boom-and-bust cycles.* At OPEC’s December meeting in Vienna, the delegation from Saudi Arabia ignored the pleas of some of the bloc’s more economically fragile members, whose ranks include Nigeria and Venezuela, to cut output in order to halt the drop in crude oil prices. Instead, the Saudis insisted on maintaining production a... more »

Russia "Withdrawing" From Syria?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*March 15, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) Russia spent only 1/50th of its annual defense budget during its ops in Syria - that is based on the most upward estimates of what would be the annual costs and Russia has only been in Syria for 5 months. Its defense export agency, Rosoboronexport, brought in 15 times the amount of money estimated to have been spent on Syria in 2015, and expects to bring in a similar amount in 2016. Despite claims - or perhaps hopes - that Russia's latest move was predicated on financial woes, it is much more likely it is a grand gesture of deescalation in Sy... more »

US Invites Thai Fugitive Mass Murderer to NYC

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 20 hours ago
*March 15, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - US special interests have been pursuing a decades-long regional agenda in Southeast Asia in an attempt to create a united supranational front with which to confront Beijing. Exposed first in the "Pentagon Papers" in the 1970's, it was revealed that three fronts existed along which the US sought to "contain" China; the Japan-Korea front; the India-Pakistan front; and the Southeast Asia front. America's military occupation of Afghanistan, Japan, and South Korea, along with the South China Sea confrontation it is cultivating against Beijing i... more »

Does President Obama Believe That America Can Win The Wars That It Is Engaged In?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
President Obama, meeting Thursday with his National Security Council, wants more intelligence experts to see information intercepted by the National Security Agency. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times Kori Schake, The Atlantic: *Obama: Fighting Wars He Believes Unwinnable* *What’s behind the president’s inaction?* There is much to unpack in Barack Obama’s remark to Jeffrey Goldberg that Saudi Arabia needs to “share” the Middle East with Iran. Note that he makes little distinction between the claims of an American ally and a state sponsor of terrorism, or their respective methods... more »

New-Left Fascism, Squaddism and No Platform

Spike EP at News Spike - 21 hours ago
*Anti-Fascist Squadism in Theory and Practice* *Remember, it is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt.* *What does that mean? Better say something or they'll think you're stupid.* Homer: *Takes one to know one!* *Swish*! *You can be the lions, and I'll be Daniel.* *You will not stop me from speaking.* *"You're not welcome here!! You're not welcome in London"* *You will not stop me from speaking however much you shout, because when the Charlie Hebdo affair erupted, there were millions of people demanding that Freedom of Speech sho... more »

Queen Elizabeth Ordered Princess Diana Murder Says Diana’s Best Friend

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Speaking ahead of an exclusive video interview, Princess Diana’s close personal friend and confidant Christine Fitzgerald has gone on the record for the first time and what she has to say will send shockwaves around the world. • Christine Fitzgerald confirms Diana was ‘murdered by MI6 at the behest of the Windsors’ • Claims the Royal Family will ‘take out anyone who stands in their way’ • Says Phillip is a psychopath, and Queen Elizabeth holds a veto on decisions • Believes the Royal Family are beginning to lose control again, and • The BANNED film Unlawful Killing got close to the ... more »

Climate Change Scientist Arrested For Defrauding The Public

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A climate change scientist has been arrested in Australia on charges of defrauding taxpayers out of $556,000 in false expenses since 2008. Daniel Alongi has admitted to creating false invoices, credit card statements and emails, and his arrest has raised serious concerns over the validity of his climate research. Heartland.org reports: During the period of Alongi’s alleged fraud, his research focusing on the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, coastal mangroves, and coastal ecosystems was published in numerous national and international journals. Meteorologist Anthon...more »

Japanese Earthquake Survivors Report Being Haunted By Tsunami Ghosts

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Survivors of the 2011 Japanese tsunami continue to report sightings of what they have dubbed ‘tsunami ghosts’ five years after the devastating earthquake that killed over 20,000 people in Japan. NPR’s Rachel Martin interviews Richard Lloyd Parry of The Times of London about this phenomena: Npr.org reports: RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: It’s been a little more than three years since the biggest earthquake in Japan’s history, a quake that caused an unforgettable tsunami that killed some 20,000 people. But the earthquake also had quieter consequences that didn’t make headlines. In the London R... more »

Theater Of Politics Encapsulated In One Photo

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A photo posted on twitter of George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton posing together at Nancy Reagan’s funeral has gone viral after it was posted on Sunday, with many people claiming the photograph encapsulates the phoney nature of politics. The photo, which shows the former U.S. president embracing the former first lady’s shoulders while holding a tea cup, was posted by David Chalian, CNN’s political director, with a caption reading: “This may be the best photo from Mrs. Reagan’s funeral.” Theblaze.com reports: In the picture, the two ideologically-opposed funeral attendees are capture... more »

"Desperate refugees"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Emotional language has become routine in the BBC's reporting of the migrant crisis. I've lost count of the number of times I've heard those on the Greek-Macedonian border described as "desparate" by BBC reporters. The opening headlines on yesterday's *BBC News at Six *gave yet another example of this *Desperate refugees have found another way out of Greece on their journey northwards,*

Russia's Advanced Armata T-14 Tank 'Already in Serial Production'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Sputnik*: *Tanks A Lot: Russia's Advanced Armata T-14 'Already in Serial Production'* Russia's state-of-the-art T-14 tank, part of the Armata family of armored combat vehicles, is already being mass produced, according to the US magazine The National Interest. Dave Majumdar, Defense Editor of the US magazine The National Interest, quoted a top Russian defense industry executive as saying that Russia's Armata family of combat vehicles, including the advanced T-14 tank, is already in serial production. According to Majumdar, the news will certainly come as a surprise for many Wes... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 15, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Amphibious Assault-900] An assault amphibious vehicle prepares to launch from the USS Essex to the shore of Camp Pendleton in California on Feb. 24, 2016. Thank you to Lance Cpl. Timothy Valero for capturing this image!

Babar and the elephant in the room

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
The *Victoria Derbyshire *programme (BBC Two/BBC News Channel) gave over the bulk of its one-and-a-half hours yesterday to an extended interview with Babar ("I joined Taliban in good faith but I was naive") Ahmad. The interview was broadcast shortly after Andrew Gilligan posted a piece at the *Telegraph *headlined "Babar Ahmad - a convicted terrorist - is pulling the wool over the liberal media's eyes: Freed from jail, bin Laden’s fund-raiser appears to be contrite, but falls back on the old 'good faith’ excuse". The BBC is evidently part of the 'liberal media' then. One odd thi... more »

Under the recycling bin

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
*Order, Order *is doing some sterling work at the moment in lifting the Labour Party's recycling bins and exposing the 'anti-Zionist' creepy crawlies underneath. The case of Vicki Kirby is another example of that. She's the Labour candidate who was suspended after her call for Islamic State to attack Israel - and who's made some eye-popping, derogatory tweets about Jews. Guido found that she hasn't only been re-admitted to the party but has now been made the vice-chair of Woking Labour Party. Alan at *Biased BBC* notes that the BBC website *did* report this yesterday: The trouble... more »

Olof Palme and the Phantom Russian Submarines

Spike EP at News Spike - 22 hours ago
Why a suspected Russian submarine is a reminder of Cold War embarrassment for Sweden Over the past few days, the Swedes has been perturbed by ominous signs that appear to show a foreign submarine may have infiltrated their waters. On Friday and Saturday Swedish forces searched the waters for '‘foreign underwater activity’' in the Baltic Sea, by Sunday there were reports of three "credible" sightings. By Tuesday there were two more. While Swedish officials haven't speculated too much about what could be out there, Swedish media has. Svenska Dagbladet has reported that radio transmi... more »

The Left May Well Get Trump Nominated

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump describes how he was ready to punch a person who rushed the stage during an election rally earlier in the day, as he speaks to a crowd in Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, March 12, 2016.] This past Friday, a left-wing mob shut down a Donald Trump rally in Chicago. Most Americans viewing what happened saw it for what it was -- another left-wing assault on the speech of those with whom they differ and on... more »

Cast of Hamilton Takes Broadway Hit to the White House

Josh Lederman at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: As President Barack Obama applauds in the foreground at right, actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, right, gestures to the rest of the cast after singing "Alexander Hamilton" from the Broadway play "Hamilton" in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Monday, March 14, 2016. At left are actors Daveed Diggs and Okieriete Onaodowan.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eying the multiethnic troupe of 20-somethings rocking out in the East Room to tales of the American Revolution, President Barack Obama wagered a safe guess: The Founding Fathers never dreamed of this. The cast of the Broadway... more »

March Madness Brackets: Leaks Led to Early Disappointment for Several Teams on the Bubble

Eddie Pells at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: Kansas head coach Bill Self as he speaks to media members during a news conference following the NCAA Tournament selection show on CBS, Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan. The Jayhawks were given the No. 1 seed in the South Regional and will play Austin Peay on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa.] Players from Monmouth, St. Bonaventure and even Michigan State got the bad news the way so many folks do these days -- through social media. The bracket that leaked on Twitter while CBS was in the middle of unveiling the...more »

The Dangers of Trudeau's 'postnational Canada'

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*Justin Trudeau with members of Canada's Sikh Community* Rarely do I copy a sourced link in full but this is one of those exceptions. Douglas Todd in his Vancouver Sun analysis, has captured exactly my concerns about Justin Trudeau and is able to express my vague doubts in very clear language that will speak to (almost) every Canadian and particularly Vancouverites like myself...who have been appalled at what has been going on in our local housing market. My partner and I purchased our suburban Vancouver home 28 years ago for a little over $100,000.00. Today, it is worth close to... more »

Russia Claims To Have Developed A New And Better Smart Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Image credit: Russian MoD *Michael Peck, National Interest*: *Did Russia Really Build a Smarter Smart Bomb?* News of a new targeting system seem too good to be true. Russia claims to have developed an ingenious new smart bomb. Or rather, instead of making the bomb smarter, it's the aircraft carrying the bomb that has all the brains, according to the Russian news site the Saker. The Saker article attributes the "amazingly accurate" and "quasi-miraculous" Russian bombing in Syria to a weapon called the SVP-24. The SVP-24 is a system that turns unguided conventional bombs into prec... more »

Marilyn Katz : Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 23 hours ago
Faced not with the threat of violence but lack of control of the message or the montage, Trump retreated. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | March 15, 2015 CHICAGO — Congratulations to the people of Chicago — young … finish reading Marilyn Katz : Stopping Trump: The Chicago model

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Putin says Russian armed forces will withdraw from Syria: https://t.co/CumDoyr69v pic.twitter.com/x1bkxpePpS — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 14, 2016

Is 'Blowing Off' Orders Becoming The Norm For The U.S. Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his wife, Stephanie, meet with coalition troops on Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 15, 2015. The secretary spoke about the push to accelerate the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Carter is on a weeklong trip to the Middle East. DoD photo *Marine Times:* *Marine infantry officer: Blowing off orders has become a troubling norm* I think I'll grow a beard. It is increasingly apparent that more and more Marine Corps orders are set aside because we are so busy answering higher-ups' mail and adding new requirements... more »

Happy Primary Elections Day! (Feeling the Bern Yet?)  Was First Obama Election Fixed?

Not really a world changer, of course. Or is it. Primary jitters, anyone? George W. Bush and Hillary Clinton share a hug at Nancy Reagan's funeral. (photo: Twitter) Photo Shows Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush Together at Reagan's Funeral By Rebecca Savransky, "The Hill"14 March 16 photo has been posted on Twitter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President

Voting at a Crossroads

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Hillary Clinton Donald Trump - 900] It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. That is because the... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 (not-so humble) drinks trolley

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 day 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 day ago

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

AP at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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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The Poet: gk thomas, “Wretched of the Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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?"

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East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Tomorrow's Non-Presidential Primaries

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

"Voting To Destroy The Establishment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

Ukraine President Poroshenko Wants A New Prime Minister

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 14, 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 ha... more »

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

AP at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

“Ganging Up on Trump”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.

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