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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

17 March - Blogs I'm Following

English: Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs A...English: Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Brazil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Official photo of President Rousseff,...English: Official photo of President Rousseff, taken by official photographer, at Alvorada Palace on January 9th, 2011. Français : Photo de Dilma Rousseff, prise par un photographe officiel, dans le Palácio da Alvorada le 9 janvier, 2011. Português: Foto oficial da presidente Dilma Rousseff feita no Palácio do Alvorada no dia 9 de janeiro de 2011 pelo fotografo oficial. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of t...Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of the Federative Republic of Brazil. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Brazil In Political Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 minutes ago
*CNN:* *Brazil: Judge suspends swearing-in of Lula da Silva to Cabinet post* (CNN)A Brazilian federal judge moved Thursday to block the controversial swearing-in of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as chief of staff to President Dilma Rousseff -- the latest twist in the country's deepening political crisis. "Lula," as the two-time former president is known, was sworn into the Cabinet post amid heated protests by opponents, who say the move is an attempt to shield him from a corruption investigation. Under Brazilian law, senior political figures can only be tried in the ... more »

Trump and the Post-Truth Election

Heather Wilhelm at The Stream - 31 minutes ago
[image: Donald Trump1 - 900] On Tuesday, the New York Times ran a lengthy profile of America's GOP presidential front-runner, a man who is many things, but certainly never boring. Titled "A King in His Castle: How Donald Trump Lives, From His Longtime Butler," the... more »

America to Politicians: Please Lie to Us

Mona Charen at The Stream - 31 minutes ago
[image: LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 14: Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton (L) tastes ice-cream as she visits La Flor De Michoacan Ice Cream October 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton continued to campaign in the area one day after the first Democratic presidential debate.] “I trust in the good judgment of the American people.” So said a radio host I admire (not one of the screamers) about six months ago when the rise of Trump was still notional. At this moment, looking at both... more »

An Open Letter to Sen. Marco Rubio

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 31 minutes ago
[image: SIMI VALLEY, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz take part in the presidential debates at the Reagan Library on September 16, 2015 in Simi Valley, California. Fifteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the second set of Republican presidential debates.] When I read this morning that Marco Rubio had said that Ted Cruz is the only conservative left in the Republican presidential primary race, it reinforced my decision to write Rubio an open letter urging his endorsement of Sen. Cruz.... more »

Ruby, We Hardly Knew Ye-- A Pictorial Look Back

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 32 minutes ago
Rubio got wiped out on Tuesday, not just wiped out but wiped out by the creature from the black lagoon and on his own turf. Cruel! At least Rubio won Miami-Dade, the county where he and his family live and where he started his pathetic little career. The other 66 Florida counties... Don Trump won every one of them. Rubio almost got a third of the vote in Orange County (Orlando) but even there, Trump beat him 41,097 (39.8%) to 31,850 (30.8%)-- and that was the *best* Rubio could muster in his own state outside of the county where he was so beloved-- if if he *was* once caught and ar... more »

Growing Doubts That China Will Enforce North Korea Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 44 minutes ago
A North Korean man sits beside a pile of coal on the bank of the Yalu River in the North Korean town of Sinuiju in this December 16, 2006 file picture. REUTERS/Adam Dean/Files *Reuters:* *The coal loophole: doubts on China's will to enforce North Korea sanctions* Over two weeks after the United Nations slapped harsh new sanctions on North Korea, several Chinese shipping and trade sources say they have not been told of any curbs on the import of coal from the isolated nation - a lifeline for its struggling economy. China accounts for about 90 percent of North Korea's trade and its ... more »

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile Into The Sea Between The Korean Peninsula And Japan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 49 minutes ago
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, was shown a rocket warhead tip in a photo released this week. Under a series of United Nations Security Council resolutions, North Korea is barred from developing or testing ballistic missiles. Credit Korean Central News Agency, via Reuters *New York Times*: *North Korea Fires Missile Into Sea, South Korea Says* SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea flouted United Nations resolutions on Friday by firing what appeared to be a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, the South Korean military said. The projecti... more »

China Continues Its Reclamation Projects In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
PBS *Reuters*:* Exclusive: U.S. sees new Chinese activity around South China Sea shoal* The United States has seen Chinese activity around a reef that China seized from the Philippines nearly four years ago that could be a precursor to more land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea, the U.S. Navy chief said on Thursday. The head of U.S. naval operations, Admiral John Richardson, expressed concern that an international court ruling expected in coming weeks on a case brought by the Philippines against China over its South China Sea claims could be a trigger for Beijing to de... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st century astronomers would identify it as a planetary nebula, but it's not a planet either, even though it may appear round and planet-like in a small telescope. Messier 27 (M27) is an excellent example of a gaseous emission nebula created as a sun-like star runs out of nuclear fuel in its core. The nebula forms as the star's outer layers are... more »

David Whyte, “The Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Sea”* “The pull is so strong we will not believe the drawing tide is meant for us, I mean the gift, the sea, the place where all the rivers meet. Easy to forget, how the great receiving depth untamed by what we need needs only what will flow its way. Easy to feel so far away and the body so old it might not even stand the touch. But what would that be like feeling the tide rise out of the numbness inside toward the place to which we go washing over our worries of money, the illusion of being ahead, the grief of being behind, our limbs young rising from such a depth? What would th... more »

(What Happens When Good Candidates Enter the White House? Collateral Damage)  Hillary Doesn't Remember Dire History But She Is Very Sorry  (Not Enough Poison In NC's Water?)  Noah Treats US to Hillary Gaffe Laughs

Are you feeling the Bern yet? He's getting ready to make history quake in the upcoming primary battles. And speaking of his opponent . . . Hillary Clinton has been running for President as the best-prepared, most educated candidate since the 60's (just ask Bill who let us in on the family secret during his first run for governor of Arkansas). Funny how she has odd remembrances of pretty

"Recharging Your Batteries: Getting Run Down"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Recharging Your Batteries: Getting Run Down"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Getting worn out and run down robs you of receiving what you need from the universe. Our natural state of being is vibrant, happy to be alive. Yet, there can be times when we feel run down and worn out. This does not mean that we are lazy or unfit for the tasks in our lives; it means that we need to recharge our batteries and find a way of keeping them charged. Vitamins and extra rest can be very helpful in restoring our physical bodies. And if we are willing to delve deeper, we may discover that there i... more »

Chet Raymo, “Finding It Where You Are”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Finding It Where You Are”* by Chet Raymo “Yes, I've been to Walden. Been there several times, in fact. With students. We sat on the earth at the site of the cabin and read from the book. And the wind stirred the pines, and the hickories, and the oaks, and rippled the pond that shone like silver in the early morning sun. And then, to honor the spirit of the man we came to visit, we sat silently, as if on the stoop of his cabin with friends, knowing that any words, even his own, intruded on the haunting beauty of the place itself. Walden Pond Mary Oliver has a poem called "Going To... more »

Non-Fiction Review: Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 1 hour ago
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye" Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye - Billy Joel, "We Didn't Start the Fire" It's a bit of an odd experience reading a history book and having it reach the period where I'm alive... My memories of the 1970s are pretty fuzzy, especially the first part of the decade, what with me being concerned with things like being born and learning how to us... more »

Marco Rubio: ‘I’m Not Going to Be Anybody’s Vice President’

Stream Staff at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: Marco Rubio - flickr] Florida Senator Marco Rubio was surrounded by reporters Thursday as he returned to Capitol Hill. Speaking with reporters for the first time since withdrawing from the Republican presidential race, Rubio announced that he is looking forward to being a private citizen in... more »

Roger Baker : METRO | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
Widening roads in cities like Austin only makes congestion worse as political pressure works against smart transportation planning. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2016 Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to … finish reading Roger Baker : *METRO* | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game

Mass Psychosis and the Technological Race to Destroy Humanity

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Bernie Suarez - *Our obsession for technology is becoming a form of psychosis that threatens to destroy humanity. The post Mass Psychosis and the Technological Race to Destroy Humanity appeared first on Waking Times.

UN Seeking Full-Spectrum Biometric Dominance of the Human Race

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Will we be techno-servants of a new world order by 2030? The post UN Seeking Full-Spectrum Biometric Dominance of the Human Race appeared first on Waking Times.

The Godfather Trilogy Details How the World is Really Managed

WTStaff at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Jay Dyer* - The famous trilogy is an excellent insight into how the management of the world actually plays out. The post The Godfather Trilogy Details How the World is Really Managed appeared first on Waking Times.

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Midday Musical Interlude: Yanni, “World Dance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Yanni, “World Dance” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UlB1uOrmAY

Immigration and the British Labour Movement - by Paul Foot

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
Immigration and the British Labour Movement - by Paul Foot(Autumn 1965) ------------------------------ From *International Socialism* (1st Series), No.22, Autumn 1965, pp.8-13. Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the *Marxists’ Internet Archive*. ------------------------------ 1. Imperialism and Racial Ideologies Ever since the start of industrial history the ruling classes have sought propaganda methods to divert the attention of the workers from the ineptitude and savagery of capitalism. Imperialism and Race have been used with recurrent fervour for this purpose – a... more »

Yeltsin, The Family and the Russian Dark Age

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
No More Experiments - The Post-Soviet Russian Dark Age

Rocky Flats

Spike EP at News Spike - 3 hours ago
Frontline PBS episode on the secrets of Rocky Flats bomb factory. Many of the characters involved are still fighting for the truth to be revealed. The bomb factory has since been decommissioned and transfered to the Fish and Wildlife Service as a wildlife refuge. Many people who are privy to the plants history are concerned over the Fish and Wildlife's plan to open the refuge to the public. Since the transfer of the land as a wildlife refuge the history of the plant has been largely forgotten and several housing developments are springing up around the highly contaminated site. "... more »

US Stockpiles Military Assets Near China To Respond To Threats By Russia And China - Episode 921b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*Title: US Stockpiles Military Assets Near China To Respond To Threats By Russia And China - Episode 921b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 17, 2016. Description: * OSCE reports Kiev troops at the contact line. Victoria Nuland reports that Ukraine will not change the constitution, violating the Minsk II cease fire agreement.US is now stockpiling military assets in the Pacific to respond to Russian and Chinese threats. UN and Western countries object to Israel grabbing more land from the Palestinians, against international law. Sanctioned are placed on the Tobruk government... more »

Joint submissions should generally be followed

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 3 hours ago
R. v. McLellan, 2016 ONCA 215: This court has made it clear that joint submissions must be carefully considered and should be followed absent an articulable basis upon which the trial judge concludes that the proposed sentence would bring the administration of justice into disrepute: see R. v. Cerasuolo (2001), 151 C.C.C. (3d) 445 (Ont. C.A.). While the appellant's terrible record and the distinct possibility, if not probability, that he will reoffend justified a substantial sentence, we do not agree that those concerns were not adequately reflected in the 7-year joint submissi... more »

Where Is The Democratic Party Headed-- Will Party Elites Continue To Cling To Wall Street Or Re-Embrace Party Values?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
In just a few days we'll be looking at the Democratic results from Arizona's primary and the caucuses in Idaho and Utah and at the GOP results in Arizona (winner-take-all), Utah (winner-take-almost-all) and their caucus in Samoa. The media will have something to obsess over that isn't the subject of the inconvenient video just above. Or with inconvenient facts like that damned Ipsos poll showing that Bernie, of all the remaining presidential candidates, is the person most Americans would trust be be commander-in-chief. That sure doesn't fit in with any establishment-approved narr... more »

The Times of Hillary Clinton

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 3 hours ago
After the economy crashed in 2008, Wall Street got bailed out by Main Street. And the New York Times got bailed out by Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest men. Thanks to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the corporate coup orchestrated and signed into existence by the Clinton administration, Slim was able to corner the market on Central and much of South America's cell phone industry and extract billions of dollars from the Mexican people, whose lives and livelihoods have been irreparably damaged or even destroyed by NAFTA. When Wall Street later crashed and burn... more »

State Department Finds ISIS Guilty of Genocide. What’s Next?

Olivia Enos at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: genocide] Secretary of State John Kerry declared that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims. Genocide, as defined by the U.S., constitutes, "Whoever, whether in time of peace or in time of... more »

Sarah Palin Thanks Public for Their Prayers, Offers Update on Husband Todd’s Condition

Stream Staff at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump before Trump arrives at a campaign event in Tampa, Fla., Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] “Thank you for lifting Todd up in prayer,” Sarah Palin said in a lengthy Facebook post Thursday detailing her husband’s condition after a snowmobile accident Monday night left the champion racer seriously injured. The former Alaskan governor says the former “First... more »

Gas Line Explosions Bring New Safety Proposal

MATTHEW BROWN at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: In this Sept. 9, 2010, file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. U.S. officials are moving to strengthen natural gas pipeline safety rules following decades of fiery accidents including the 2010 California explosion that killed 8 people and injured more than 50.] BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. officials are moving to strengthen natural gas pipeline safety rules following numerous fiery accidents, including a 2010 California explosion that killed eight people and injured more than 50. Thursday’s... more »

OKC Judge Rewarded With Supreme Court Nomination - #NewWorldNextWeek

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 4 hours ago
*If you scratch the system's back, the system will scratch yours.* *An excerpt from, "Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee a Continuum of the Dubious War on Terror" by Christof Lehmann, nsnbc, March 17, 2016:* In a number of cases brought by inmates at the United States’ notorious prison in Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), Garland agreed with the lower court that *“there was reliable evidence that the detainees were associated to either Al-Qaeda or the Taliban”*. These cases include the cases of Mashour As-Sabri, Moath Al-Alwi, and Shawali Khan. Garland justified his rulings on the principle that s... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 17 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Crude Oil Marches On - Price Up 53% in 24 Trading Days. 2. VIX Down 45% Over Past 5 Weeks. 3. Dow Erases Loss For 2016. 4. S&P Green For 2016- Global Indices Continue Recovery. 5. Japan In Focus - Japan Post Rejects Wage Increase - Citing NIRP , Foreign Outflows Largest On Record. 6. Libya Updates On GNA , EU Sanctions Against Recalcitrants . 7. Brazil - Rousseff and Lula Boiling Slowly . 8. Kurds Declare Federal Region In Syria, ) Europe In Focus ( EU-Talks - First Day Ends , EU Trying To Come Together And Find Common Ground Before Meeting Turkey On Friday. 2. Greece In Focus - Troika / Quad Talks , Economic Items , Odds & Ends. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 4 hours ago
Overview..... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 57s 58 seconds ago Crude Oil up 53% over the past 24 trading days. Only comps: March 2009 and during Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 6h 6 hours ago Volatility Index is down 45% over the past 5 weeks, the largest 5-week decline in history. $VIX *Holger Zschaepitz* ‏@Schuldensuehner 6h 6 hours ago Dow Average Rises 0.6%, Erases Loss for 2016. *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 7h 7 hours ago S&P (total return) turns green YTD, now 50% of global equi... more »

There’s an Air of Menace About This Campaign

Charles Krauthammer at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Protesters at Trump rally - 900] WASHINGTON -- By international and historical standards, political violence is exceedingly rare in the United States. The last serious outburst was 1968 with its bloody Democratic convention riots. By that standard, 2016 is, as yet, tame. It may not remain so.... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Spending some quality time with GF and friends this evening. Blogging will return later tonight.


Spike EP at News Spike - 5 hours ago
Herrhausen letterThe murder of Alfred Herrhausen, chairman of West Germany's Deutsche Bank, on November 30,1989, has been treated as an open-and-shut case by the media on both sides of the Atlantic. The Red Army Faction (RAF) did it. It is difficult to question this foregone conclusion 'without seeming to defend a terrorist group which has been the German Public Enemy Number One for 16 years. But the evidence is thin consisting primarily of a note of confession found at the scene of the bombing, along with a letter written a month before by an imprisoned RAF leader and intercepte... more »

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Into Sea Of Japan

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
North Korea has fired a ballistic missile off its east coast into the Sea of Japan. A South Korean defence ministry spokesman said the missile was fired from Sukchon in the country’s southwest at 5.55am local time on Thursday. The South Korean military said it was closely tracking and monitoring the situation and maintaining a readiness posture for any North Korean provocation. The launch has been confirmed by U.S. officials. RT reports: The rocket flew some 800 kilometers before plunging into the sea, according to Yonhap. The type of the rocket was not immediately known, but the ag... more »

The Malaysian Flight MH17 False Flag Continues: The Ever-Curiouser MH17 Case

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 5 hours ago
It is now 20 months since Malaysian flight MH17 was purposely blown out of the sky over Ukraine, and many out there still do not get it... That downing of that Boeing 777 passenger jet was indeed a false flag attack, and to this day the US and their compliant Dutch minions are still attempting to cover up that false flag and are still trying to find a way to blame and vilify Russia for that botched operation... It is pathetic.... Now I want to present the following report that comes from the Global Research website out of right here in Canada, at www.globalresearch.ca, that is enti... more »

News you won't find reported on the pro EU BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
'On 4 June last year the European Court of Justice upheld a complaint against UK tax policy brought by the EU Commission. They argued successfully that the UK is not allowed to tax "energy saving materials" at just 5% but has to impose a full 20% VAT on them. A long list of green or energy saving products, including insulation, draught strip, central heating controls, hot water system controls, solar panels, wind and water turbines, ground and air source heat pumps, micro combined heat and power units and biomass boilers are all subject to our reduced rate and were all adjudged il...more »

Friday Morning Ramble–18.03.16

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
[image: Capture] So taxing the hell out of foreign companies will encourage them to do *more* business here? Really?! *The Apple Tax* – DIM POST One reason house-price inflation took off: QE.NZ. We may not have had QE officially, but compared to “New Zealand has had the second fastest rate of money supply growth” of all major developed countries – around half of which was borrowed into existence to buy houses. *A strange op-ed from a business lobby group* – CROAKING CASSANDRA “If spending money on Maori was the answer, they would be fixed by now. $1.7B a year.” *How much exactl... more »

The Kremlin is Not Enthused With Trump’s Barking Hillary, Judo Fighting Putin Ad

Russ Read at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MARCH,15: (RUSSIA OUT) Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the meeting with Morocco's King Mohammed VI (not pictured) in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia, March,15,2016. Morocco's King is having a state visit to Russia. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)] Donald Trump's recent ad featuring a judo-ing Vladimir Putin and barking Hillary Clinton has been viewed well over two million times, and has caught the attention of the Kremlin, which said the ad unfairly demonizes Russia. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov... more »

Putin's Syrian Withdrawal Mirage

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*Interesting? From Frederick Kagan. Husband of Victoria Nuland* * Vladimir Putin is not pulling all of his forces out of Syria or ending his military support to the Assad regime. His just-announced “withdrawal” serves political, military operational, diplomatic, and possibly strategic purposes, but its actual significance for operations in Syria is minimal.Its significance for the long-term correlation of forces in the Mediterranean, however, is dire.The intensity of Russia’s air campaign in Syria dropped markedly after the United Nations sponsored “cessation of hostili... more »

Mind Control through Tv

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

With Syria Moves Putin Proved He Is The Only Grown-Up In International Politics

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Photo of the leader of the free world.* *An excerpt from, "Moscow Announces “Mission Accomplished”. Russian Forces Withdraw from Syria?" by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, March 14, 2016: * *Ironically, this “official’ Russian withdrawal also coincides with Turkey’s “unofficial’ invasion of Northern Syria, which in turn coincides with the Geneva peace talks under UN auspices in which both Russia and Turkey are participating in. *“Theater of the absurd”. Though Erdogan’s own generals have strongly advised against an all-out invasion of Syria, knowing the grave conseque... more »

March 17: "I wish I loved the Human race;...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
I wish I loved its silly face; I wish I liked the way it walks; I wish I liked the way it talks; And when I'm introduced to one, I wish I thought "What Jolly Fun!" author Sir Walter A Raleigh (1861-1922) ________________________________________________________________________________ Below is an item I picked up from CBC news- yesterday. Today, the Irving press doesn't have it. The story is not really that David Suzuki has turned 80. The story is that he says environmentalism has failed. That's kind of important. Perhaps the Irving press missed it because it broke too late. But ... more »

Man Sectioned Indefinitely For Beheading Wife After Watching X-Factor

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A man has admitted beheading his wife at their Cambridgeshire home after watching an episode of the British reality singing show, the X-Factor. Timothy Allen, of Curlew Place, St Neots has been detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act after admitting manslaughter by diminished responsibility at Southwark Crown Court. His wife, Bio-scientist Samantha Ho, 39, was found dead at their Cambridgeshire home on 29 August. The BBC reports: The court heard that watching an episode of X Factor could have triggered the 40-year-old’s actions. Medical reports presented in court showed Al... more »

How Google Maps May Be Helping Illegal Immigrants Skirt Border Controls

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Border Patrol Checkpoint - 900] A series of user-published Google maps point out known border patrol checkpoints and stations along the U.S. border with Mexico in an apparent effort to help illegal aliens avoid border controls. One of the maps titled "Routes to Avoid," has close... more »

Acura Brings NSX Specialty Car Production to US

JULIE CARR SMYTH at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016, photo, technicians work on Acura's next-generation supercar, the NSX, at its new Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio. The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April. It’s the first time in the showcase car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside of Japan.] MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- The next generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line NSX is ready to begin full production in Ohio in late April -- the first time in the car’s 27-year history that it will be made outside... more »

Israel Declares War On Trump

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Israeli political forces in the U.S. have launched a media war against the Trump campaign in an attempt to destroy his candidacy due to his promise to bring about peace in the Middle East. Mark Glenn, co-founder of the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement, says that various Zionist media outlets are doing their best to prevent a Trump presidency in order to protect Israel’s interests in the Middle East. “The very same people, the very same Zionist media that was responsible for pushing America into these wars that have destroyed countries such as Iraq, such as Libya, such as Syri... more »

Top NASA Official Jailed/Missing Under Suspicious Circumstances

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A top NASA official has been jailed and has subsequently gone missing under suspicious circumstances. According to an article from June 2015, the NASA COMSEC Administrator was “fired” and put in jail after “admitting” to amassing child pornography whilst at work: “70-year-old NASA worker who was fired last month is in jail after admitting he amassed child pornography.” “He was in a mental hospital, where he was admitted because he was suicidal.” “He was fired May 29 from his job at Kennedy Space Center … as well as Science Applications International Corp., after they accused him of ... more »

Turkish Leader Says Democracy Is Officially Dead In Turkey

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared that democracy, freedom and the rule of law are dead – amid a government crackdown on “dissidents”. Following the recent bomb attack in Ankara, Turkey have declared all-out war against the freedom of its citizens by banning social media in the country, and declaring all journalists to be terrorist sympathisers. “Democracy, freedom and the rule of law,” have “absolutely no value any longer,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told local leaders on Wednesday. Dw.com reports: “Those who stand on our side in the fight against terrorism ar...more »

Pesticides Linked To Mental Disorders That Can Last “Three Generations”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Scientists have discovered that man-made chemical pesticides may be responsible for the decline in mental health among the human population in recent decades. Epigenetic researchers have found that chemicals such as the persistent pollutant DDT – found in most pesticide products – are altering gene expression through multiple generations of people destroying the health of entire bloodlines. Naturalnews.com reports: When a parent’s gene expression has been manipulated by pesticides, those changes can be inherited by the next generation. The pesticide poisons of the past century are ... more »

Homeless Sue LA For Violation Of Civil Rights & Property Destruction

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A group of homeless people filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and the police department on Monday over the wrongful seizure and destruction of their property and violation of their civil rights The plaintiffs’ attorney Shayla Meyers told Courthouse News.”We brought this suit to prevent the city from engaging in a practice of unlawfully seizing and destroying homeless people’s property. It is an ongoing issue that is only increasing in frequency, which is why we brought the case” RT reports: The federal civil rights lawsuit, filed in the US District Court in Los ... more »

Israel Follows Turkey In Banning Independent Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Israel is following Turkey’s lead in toughening media censorship in the country by cracking down on independent media outlets in the country. Israel’s military and domestic intelligence agency have been ordered to shut down Palestinian media and silence Palestinian journalists operating in the country. Electronicintifada.net reports: Before dawn on Friday, agents from the Shin Bet, accompanied by Israeli soldiers,raided the Ramallah offices of Palestine Today, confiscating the TV station’s equipment before ordering it closed until further notice. During the raid, the soldiers brief... more »

How Trump Will Stop The Election Steal

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*Title: How Trump Will Stop The Election Steal. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 17, 2016. Description: * Alex Jones talks with Trump insider Roger Stone about how he is helping Donald Trump to fight back against the dirty politics the Republican party uses to stay in complete control of who becomes the Republican nominee.

Richard Burton

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Hammersmith is Out

Government Declassifies Zombie Apocalypse Contingency Plan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
The National Security Agency (NSA) have declassified documents outlining plans the American government have already made in the event of a real “zombie apocalypse”. The response plan, called CONPLAN888, under directions of the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) uses bizarre scenario’s to prepare for real-world emergencies: [The training focused on how to] undertake military operations to preserve ‘non-zombie’ humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde. Because zombies pose a threat to all ‘non-zombie’ human life (hereafter referred to as ‘humans’), USSTRATCOM will be ... more »

Putin Says Russia May Deploy Military Forces Back To Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that Russia could deploy military forces back to Syria in a matter of hours if needed. “Of course, if such a need arises, Russia can, in several hours, build up its forces in Syria to a size capable of dealing with an escalating situation and use the entire range of means at its disposal,” Putin said. Almanar.com.lb reports: “We wouldn’t like that. A military escalation is not our choice. We hope the parties involved would show common sense and that both the government and the opposition will stick to the peace process,” he added. Putin wa... more »

Russia To Send Astronauts To Mars In Six Weeks Using New Nuclear Engine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Russia have announced plans to visit Mars in 2018 using a new nuclear engine that will allow them to reach the red planet in just six weeks. Using current technology it takes spacecraft 18 months to get to Mars, meaning that Russia will become the first country to get there in just over a month – and possibly the first nation to send humans to Mars. Dailymail.co.uk reports: The country is betting on nuclear propulsion because it weighs almost half as much as a chemical rocket without reducing thrust. This means larger payloads of cargo can be carried on the spacecraft and they can ... more »

Conservatives Gather in Washington to Plot Trump Demise

Steve Peoples & Nicholas Riccardi at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Lindsey Graham - 900] PHOENIX (AP) -- Fearful of a Donald Trump nomination to lead the GOP, conservative leaders huddled privately in Washington on Thursday in search of a plan to stop the billionaire businessman. His Republican rivals braced for another Trump victory, this... more »

Group of Rabbis Plan Boycott or Walkout of Trump AICAC Speech

JONATHAN LEMIRE at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Macomb Community College, Friday, March 4, 2016, in Warren, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of rabbis are planning to boycott a scheduled speech by Donald Trump to the nation’s largest pro-Israeli lobbying group to protest what they feel is divisive rhetoric by the Republican presidential front-runner. The rabbis plan... more »

Pentagon Can’t Answer a Question Because it Would Cost $660 Million

Mark Tapscott at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Ash Carter2 - 900] Ask the Department of Defense (DOD) how many Hotplugs it has on hand, and the answer will require government employees to devote 15 million labor hours to the task at a cost of at least $660 million. That's what Oregon... more »

Gates: Obama Ignored NSC’s Unanimous Advice on Egypt to be on the ‘Right Side of History’

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Obama Slightly-evil smile - 900] Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates revealed that President Barack Obama disregarded the near unanimous advice of the national security team and decided to depose then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak because he wanted to be on the "the right side of... more »

Scan Reveals Hidden Chambers In Tutankhamun Tomb

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Scans of the burial chamber of King Tutankhamun, an Egyptian Pharaoh who died at the age of 19 around 1324 B.C, have revealed two hidden rooms. The discovery has fueled speculation that the chambers might contain the resting place of Queen Nefertiti, the wife of Tutankhamun’s father, Pharaoh Akhenaten. Canoe reports: Mamdouh el-Damaty told reporters that the secret chambers may contain metal or organic material, but he declined to comment on whether royal treasure or mummies could be inside. Analysis of the scans made by a Japanese team showed chambers that would be scanned again at ... more »

Alan Butler - from ancient Yorkshire to dynastic Egypt - via freemasonic Washington DC

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 7 hours ago
ALAN BUTLER: connecting Ancient Egypt to Owlde N'rth Yorksh'r. this is truly fascinating, another great presentation from Megalithomania, and tells the story of the ancient measurement based on the swinging of a pendulum per second. Butler actually contends that the 'henge' or basic bank'n'ditch was more important to the ancient megalithic star-gazers than the stone (dead) and/or wooden (living) monuments that grew up around/inside them in later phases of socio-architectural development. He shows how the megalithic yard might just be the answer to the layout of the Giza Pyramids re... more »

No rule of disqualifying a surety merely on the basis of being a potential witness

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago
There is no rule of disqualifying a surety merely on the basis of being a potential witness, indeed, such disqualification is an error in principle. The practice has been created by the crown and mistakenly accepted by defence counsel, creating a "custom " of blindly rejecting such sureties. *E.K.*, [2006] O.J. No. 5852 (SCJ - bail review): 26 Finally, the learned Justice appears to reject proposed sureties on the basis that they are potential witnesses at trial. I agree with counsel for the applicant that to reject a surety on this basis without more amounts to error on prin... more »

Tired -- need a rest!!!

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 7 hours ago

When Trump Is In Charge... TPP

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Shouldn't Pres. Trump pick the next Supreme Court Justice?* The Republicans don't want Obama picking a replacement for Antonin Scalia-- and Don Trump agrees. Precedent shows no Negro, let alone a Democrat Negro illegitimate president, has ever picked a replacement for Antonin Scalia, at least not as a Supreme Court Justice, in the history of the planet. How about other things Obama should not dare do while he's still clinging to the office he only got into because so many non-white people dared to vote? Well, Thomas L. Friedman, writing yesterday for the *NY Times* Op-Ed page, sugg... more »

Quote of the Day, Follow-Up: Creating jobs with capital

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“**Yesterday* * I posted about the destructive consequences of Trump's protectionism. It turned out to be very controversial, because many people are unemployed or underemployed, and many more are scared about losing their jobs. Fear does not make for a good economics lesson. “They want to know what we can do. I have one idea. “Deregulate the raising of capital. Eliminate licensing, supervision, the artificial distinction of "accredited" investor, the Securities Act, the SEC, [Commerce Commision, CGTs] …The whole sorry mess. Get rid of it. “Then startups will be... more »

Close Proximity

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

Egypt Places Its Pyramids Under Military Protection

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Students from the Egyptian Military Academy hold up Egyptian flags at the opening of the Egyptian International Parachuting Championship, which is organized by the Egyptian Parachuting and Air Sports Federation (EPAF), in front of the great pyramids of Giza, Egypt, March 2, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh) *Al-Monitor:* *Why Egypt is placing its pyramids under military protection* CAIRO — Following years of disorder and neglect at Cairo’s great pyramids, Egypt is launching a renovation program to make the area safer, cleaner and easier to navigate for tourists, and more ... more »

Campaign watch: Rachel returns to her mugging and clowning!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016Let's stop her before she poofs more:* Last night, Rachel Maddow returned to her clowning. No more posing as a grown-up, perched right next to Brian. Rachel Maddow was back in her clubhouse and, needless to say, the clowning got started again. Here's how the program began: MADDOW (3/16/16): Good evening, Chris. Thanks, my friend. And thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. *We knew this day would come. We did not know exactly when.* As recently as yesterday, there are people paid to talk for a living who were assuring us that this day would defin... more »

learnign aboot the les

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 8 hours ago
Yep I did not spell that corrcedt but y undrestood cause your a sheep meat to be sheared and fucked and sold for gold Poeplle Pooopel ept Peoole go north cause it dont matter w2 is spouth its gone in the great big aatlasssssssssssss of the future with no internet but plenty of salt water

UN: Saudi-Led Air Strikes On Yemen Market Killed 119

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The Saudi-led air strikes on a market in Norther Yemen killed 119 people, nearly three times the number previously reported, the United Nations said Thursday. The UNICEF children’s agency said that among those killed in the Mastaba district on Tuesday were 22 children, while another 47 people were wounded. Press TV reports: The UN children’s agency in a statement strongly denounced the deadly airstrikes. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon also on Wednesday described the Saudi aerial raids as “one of the deadliest “ since Riyadh launched a military campaign against the impoverished Arab...more »

Report Confirms Suicidal Vets Abandoned at Phoenix VA

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Phoenix VA Medical Center] A leaked report from the Phoenix VA has vindicated whistleblower Brandon Coleman: The hospital consistently either turned suicidal veterans away without care, or ignored them entirely, as Coleman has long testified. No one really knows what happened to the veterans who were turned... more »

Putin: Russia Can Rebuild its Syria Forces in ‘a Few Hours’

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses members if the military in Moscow's Kremlin, Russia on Thursday, March 17, 2016. President Vladimir Putin says Russia can again build up its forces in Syria “in a few hours” if necessary, and will continue striking extremist groups. Putin made the statement in the Kremlin Thursday while honoring Russian military officers who have taken part in the Syrian campaign.] MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin warned Thursday that Russia can again build up its forces in Syria “in a few hours” if necessary, and will continue striking extrem... more »

Promissory estoppel cannot be used to estop a public official from applying a clear statutory provision, or from fulfilling a statutory mandate.

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 8 hours ago
*Nunavut v Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.*, 2016 NUCA 02: [47] The hearing judge did not have the benefit of Robitaille, and did not apply the ratio of Mount Sinai, both cases establishing pivotal considerations that must be brought to bear when determining the availability of promissory estoppel in the public law context. In Robitaille, although dealing with promissory estoppel in a regulatory offence situation, the Supreme Court of Canada clearly held that the doctrine cannot be used to estop a public official from applying a clear statutory provision, or from fulfilling a statutory mand... more »

US Precipitation Becoming Less Extreme, Not More

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/temp-and-precip/uspa/?area=wet-dry&month=0&submitted=View I mentioned this NOAA graph earlier. They define it thus: The percentage areas of the contiguous United States are computed based on the U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset. Those climate divisions having the monthly average temperature/total precipitation in the top ten percent (> 90th percentile) of their historical […]

St Patrick’s Day Meteor Flashes Across Sky Over Britain

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
A bright meteor fireball was spotted over London in the early hours of St Patrick’s Day. A large piece of space rock left a greenish-blue trail as it streaked above London on Thursday morning. The fireball is said to be the biggest ever recorded by UK Meteor Observation Network. The green colour reported by many is a result of the rock interacting with the Earths atmosphere resulting in the gas or light refractions appearing to look green. The Week reports: Video caught from #London #sky tonight #Battersea @LBC pic.twitter.com/evfnLqHQ9i — Paul Gilbert (@PaulGilbertDj) March 17, 201... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
. http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2016/03/17/unsolved-murders-in-akwesasne-1990/

"The Right..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

Senate GOP Lawmakers Want Balanced Budget Amendment Added to Constitution

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Cornyn - Grassley - 900] During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing presided over by Texas Sen. John Cornyn Wednesday, GOP lawmakers called for the addition of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. With the national debt quickly approaching the $20 trillion mark, Republicans... more »

Where Does Your State Stand on the Right to Work? This Project Maps Out the Answers

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public-employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.] California schoolteachers appeared to be within striking distance of a landmark Supreme Court ruling that would uphold their right to free speech and end mandatory union dues. That was b... more »

Prince Harry: I Was ‘Broken’ When Removed From Afghanistan

AP at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Prince Harry - 900] LONDON (AP) -- Prince Harry has said he was “broken” when a security breach forced him to quickly leave his military deployment in Afghanistan in 2008. He told Good Morning America Thursday he felt he was abandoning men serving with... more »

US Navy Patent Provides Stealth Using Quantum Entanglement

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The U.S. government is to patent a new quantum photonic imaging device that will detect anything underwater while providing unprecedented stealth for its submarines. Currently, submarines travelling through Arctic waters have to use gyroscopes and accelerometers to measure the motion and rotation of the vehicle in order to estimate the current position, orientation and velocity of another submarine – as GPS signals are unable to reach underwater. International Business Times reports: They could use an active sonar array detection system in order to spot ice canopies underwater to pr...more »

The Big Lie: US homeless and drone assassinations

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News When you are traveling poor, homeless people cross your path often. Once there, in your memory, they do not leave. On the streets of San Diego, they sleep on the sidewalks, just outside the coffee shops selling over-priced lattes and stale scones. In the Amtrak station in Los Angeles, they sleep in the large stuffed chairs, clutching their minimum fare tickets

Into Perpetuity (Re-Write)

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
*it's the same old dramait's the same old scenebut the nightmare won't stopno matter how hard we scream* July 1st, 1916. in a matter of minutes, 20,000 British soldiers were killed with a further 40,000 wounded. This was one day's battle that would ultimately slaughter 500,000 British and an equal number of germans. A grand total of 37, 508, 686 died during world war one. *in the muds of Europe* *or some distant plain* *man kills man* *again and again* February 13th and 14th, 1945, somewhere in the region of between 30,000 and 130,000 innocent civilians were massacred when t... more »

Economist Intelligence Unit: Donald Trump Is A Major Global Risk

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
China experiencing a 'hard landing' topped the list of risks, while a 'Grexit' which provokes the break up of the Euro was ranked higher than Brexit *Daily Mail:** Donald Trump becoming US President is more dangerous to the world economy than Brexit - but they both rank in the top 10 according to analysts * * Economist Intelligence Unit ranked a 'hard landing' by China as top threat * Trump winning the White House listed sixth, two places ahead of Brexit * The new rankings come after Chancellor was criticised for encouraging G20 warning about the risk of Brexit to the world economy... more »

Artful Youth

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
This is the slate roof, Me beneath its flat depression. I sigh into silent relapse My mind on tilt. Here is the corner exit, The world lies adrift in terror. See all the people. There's the church, there's the steeple Groans heave them blighted Like shivering rabbits all. Watch that pendulum fall, Watch the Trumpeter trump as all. Confound the tight circle, Rigid in its claustrophobia, A dispatch from the high house High on High Hill. Like Maud and Mable, Drones to the killer Queen, The truth takes a nasty turn As it comes out perverted. I spit on the greasy palm Cool fingered, steel f... more »

Campaign watch: The butler said it!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016A bit of comic relief:* Don't be deceived. It's entirely possible that Candidate Trump will be elected president. We're not saying he *will* be elected. But yes, of course, he could be. In our view, our own tribe's relentless name-calling (we seem to know few other plays) tends to heighten that possibility. But let's leave that contentious point for another day. For today, some comic relief: For a reason that has gone unexplained, the New York Times recently scored an interview with Anthony Senecal, Trump's "longtime butler" at Mar-a-Lago, his foppish Pal... more »

Explaining The Extreme Weather Events That Did Not Happen

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www2.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/ Unable to persuade the public that a slightly warmer world is a bad thing, the climate establishment has turned to peddling the myth that global warming is leading to more extreme weather. There have been a number of studies which have attempted to connect the two. Even […]

Sperm paper impaired by “corporate company” analysis

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
Without a certain protein, mouse sperm have motility disorders. That’s the conclusion of a paper that has itself been stopped — by errors in the data analysis, carried out by a third-party company. The retraction note pins the analysis, which led to faulty data, on a “corporate company.” Aside from the companies that sell the kits used for […] The post Sperm paper impaired by “corporate company” analysis appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Republican Party’s Delegate Allocation Process Is Totally Bonkers

Blake Neff at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Angry Republican Elephant - 900] The hotly contested GOP nomination has brought increased attention to the intricacies of primary and caucus rules. While many people are aware of winner-take-all and proportional delegate states, the way Republicans allocate delegates has many bizarre quirks that have largely... more »

GOP-Led House Backs Legal Challenge to Obama on Immigration Executive Actions

DONNA CASSATA at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks at Prince George's Community College on March 15th, 2012.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House voted on Thursday to embrace the legal challenge to President Barack Obama’s actions on immigration in an election-year fight over executive authority and the 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally that has... more »

Pentagon Officials Admit That The F-35 Program Is 'F____ked Up'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Lockheed Martin)* *David Axe, Daily Beast:* *Military Admits Billion-Dollar War Toy F-35 Is F**ked* Officials are finally admitting the F-35 fighter has turned into a nightmare—but it’s too late to stop the $400-billion program now. Way back in the early 2000s, the U.S. military had a dream. To develop a new "universal" jet fighter that could do, well, pretty much everything that the military asks its different fighters to do. But the dream of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter turned into a nightmare. The program is six years behind schedule and tens of billions of dollars over bud... more »

Syria's Kurds Declare Their Own Federal Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Bureau members of a preparatory conference to announce a federal system discuss a "Democratic Federal System for Rojava - Northern Syria" in the Kurdish-controlled town of Rmeilan, Hasaka province, Syria March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Rodi Said *Reuters*: *Syria's Kurdish-controlled regions approve federal system* Syria's Kurdish-controlled northern regions voted to seek autonomy under a federal system on Thursday, angering both the Damascus government and neighboring power Turkey with a move that could complicate new U.N.-backed peace talks. The vote to unite three Kurdish-controlled pr... more »

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: 'Islamic State Committing Genocide'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*NBC*: *Kerry: ISIS Is Committing Genocide Against Yazidis, Christians and Shiite Muslims* Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that ISIS has been committing genocide against religious minorities in the Middle East — just the second time the executive branch has used the term in relation to an ongoing conflict. The formal designation comes days after the House passed a nonbinding resolution by a 393-0 vote condemning ISIS atrocities as genocide. "Daesh is genocidal by self proclamation, by ideology and by actions," Kerry said in a televised address, using another name for ...more »

Canadian Hockey Down the Swirly

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*National Hockey League Chief Commissioner Gary Bettman* I am writing this *lament for Canadian Hockey* mostly for foreign readers. Canadians already know the sad tale all too well. As a born and raised Canadian, I've been following hockey (what Europeans call "Ice Hockey") all my life. When I was growing up...*Saturday night was "Hockey Night in Canada" on the CBC*. We all gathered around and cheered for the NHL team closest to our region...in my case...the Toronto Maple Leafs...or as they later became known "Maple Laffs". The Maple Leafs won the championship "Stanley Cup" back i... more »

The Life of the Refugees

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Thug life moment from Aunty Ji Posted by Colonial Cousins on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Fuck up all of these bastards! They are bunch of animals pretending to be human!2016 Holland , this is how people have... Posted by No racism no war on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 This is disgusting - these people are refugees from a US-NATO war on Syria. The Dutch seem to have forgotten their own hunger during WW II when they were digging up tulip bulbs for food.... Western culture is very sick.

Another Proposed Canadian LNG Terminal Scrapped, No Gas Buyers, No Market, World LNG Glut

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 10 hours ago
*Grant G*Unfortunately there is a world glut of LNG, these energy companies and investors only have themselves to blame, these greedy entities swooped in like vultures on Asia(Japan) and figured they could make $billions providing natural gas.. They created a massive glut...With new gas discoveries in nearly every country, with renewable energy leapfrogging fossil fuel investment, with a warming planet along with an economic stall in China...These companies and shareholders are not prepared to lose $billions... Supply and demand, a massive supply glut AND LITTLE DEMAND...It really... more »

The bilingual education wars resume

skrashen at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
Sent to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Re: Republican Ron Unz joins race for Boxer's US Senate seat (March 16, 2016) In 1997, Ron Unz sponsored Proposition 227, which effectively dismantled bilingual education in California. State Senator Ricardo Lara has sponsored a measure that would overturn 227 and restore bilingual education. Unz has announced his candidacy for the US Senate, and plans to use his candidacy as a platform to opposite Lara's measure. Proposition 227 passed even though evidence in favor of bilingual education was strong. There is now more evidence that bilingual ed...more »

Before Obama Trip, US Eases Security for Ships Visiting Cuba

JOSH LEDERMAN at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Cuba - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States removed Cuba on Thursday from its list of countries deemed to have insufficient security in their ports, eliminating a major impediment to free flow of ships in the Florida Straits. The move marks one... more »

“5 Steps For a Full and Purposeful Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“5 Steps For a Full and Purposeful Life”* by Mark Ford “I woke up this morning in pain again. I injured my shoulder wrestling a few weeks ago, and it doesn’t seem to be healing. Certainly not as fast as it would have healed when I was in my 30s. This is one of the many execrable things that happen to you when you reach your 60s. But it’s hardly the worst. The worst is that you can’t avoid thinking about death. People you know – colleagues, friends, and family members – are seriously sick or dying. Eventually, we all come to a crossroad where we must decide: Should I continue to d... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Anti-Trump Groups Plot "Democracy Spring" - Largest Civil Disobedience Action Of The Century Study: Refugees Are At Alarmingly High Risk Of Developing Psychotic Disorders "It's All F**ked": Brazil Descends Into Chaos As Rousseff, Lula Wiretaps Trigger Mass Protests Hacker Group "Anonymous" Releases Trump's Social Security, Phone Numbers Chinese Coup Rumblings: Website Prints "Explosive" Letter Calling For President's Resignation "This Is An Extremely Serious Problem" - Dollar Funding Shortage Hits Record In Japan Turkey's Erdogan Goes Full-Dictator: Designa... more »

‘Winter Soul,’ by Tibor Nagy

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
[image: 7208org] *Winter Soul*, by Tibor Nagy oil on canvas, 11” x 20” Slovakian painter Tibor Nagy has the great ability to capture scenes with dramatic, minimal brush strokes and use of the palette knife– a quick glance at his canvas shows how well he does the capture; studying more closely (like the detail of the bottom right-hand corner, below) reveals just how abstract are the rough, dramatic daubs that achieve the effect. Brilliant stuff. [image: Capture] [Hat tip Jesper Sundwall, artist] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to rep... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"The Roots of Violence"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Roots of Violence"* "Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles." - Mohandas K. Gandhi

Politics: “Why Trump Triumphs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“Why Trump Triumphs”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "Dow up again yesterday! According to Wall Street analysts, investors were front running a non-event. The Fed is in a credit “tightening cycle” but without the tightening. Yesterday, it announced it was leaving short-term rates unchanged at 0.5%. Since not tightening is what investors are counting on, stocks rise… at least a little… in anticipation. But investors should watch out… We may be in a tightening cycle that goes way beyond the Fed’s control. *Out of Style: *“Germany is a disaster right now,” says Donald J. Trump. A lot o... more »

This Map Shows Where Zika Virus Could Strike America

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: mosquito - Zika - 900] The Zika virus could hit major U.S. cities this summer as the mosquito carrying the disease becomes active in the warmer months, according to a Wednesday study published by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The Zika-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito... more »

Easter Candy Vase

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 11 hours ago
I have never really decorated for Easter before. We have never been sure how long we were going to stay in one place and I didn't want to gather too many decorations I was just going to have to move. That is where this darling vase idea came from. It is really cute, perfect for Easter but it doesn't really take up much room after the holiday is over because the vases can be used for other holidays. You will need: - Two Vases, one bigger vases and one straight cylinder - A package of Peeps - Spring M&Ms - Flowers First decide on your colors. There are green, yellow... more »

Clinton: "Coal will be part of the energy mix for years to come"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Don Blankenship, coal baron and boss of Massey Energy (source). He made his money by exploiting miners. Should he and his kind be made to pay for his miner's transition out of his now-dying industry? It's one of the choices, right?* *by Gaius Publius* We talked a bit about coal recently, and how Oregon became the first state to ban its use for power generation. Seems like a good idea, if you're a climate-solutions kind of person. But there's still a lot of money to be made in coal, so those of us who like people who like money don't want to phase it out too fast. Which brings me... more »

Venezuela Shuts Down For A Week As Its Electricity Crisis Worsens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
People queue to try to buy basic food items outside a supermarket in Caracas March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *Bloomberg*: *Venezuela to Shut Down for a Week to Cope With Electricity Crisis* * President Maduro extends Easter holiday from two to five days * Drought has cut power generation at hydroelectric dams Venezuela is shutting down for a week as the government struggles with a deepening electricity crisis. President Nicolas Maduro gave everyone an extra three days off work next week, extending the two-day Easter holiday, according to a statement in the Official G... more »

Protests In Brazil After Bugged Phone Call Leaked Revealing Collusion To Avoid Corruption Charges

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Protesters storm Brazilian capital after bugged phone call goes public which reveals President gave senior government position to her predecessor so he could avoid arrest over corruption * * President Rousseff appointed Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as her chief of staff * She is battling impeachment attempt, recession and oil corruption scandal * Judge heading oil probe orders phone call between pair to be made public * Call seems to confirm Lula's job spared him possible arrest for corruption Protests have erupted in Brazil's capital after a recorded phone call between... more »

Hillary Faces National Security Establishment Uprising Over Emails

Richard Pollock at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, greets supporters with her husband and former President Bill Clinton at a Nevada Democratic caucus rally, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Las Vegas.] Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing an "uprising" in the national security establishment prompted by long-standing anger about her cavalier handling of classified materials and government secrets. As Clinton's case progresses, it appears the... more »

ALF 7, Panel on TPP, RCEP and other RTAs

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
I am reposting this article from the EFN Asia website, written by a friend, Sethaput. One of those pro-free trade but anti-TPP papers. As a free marketer like Sethaput, for me, the best action is unilateral, one-way trade liberalization. Just give the consumers and producers more choices, more options, more freedom where and whom to buy or sell. This is unpalatable to many sectors of course, similar to advocating significantly shrinking governments and foreign aid institutions, so its chance of being adopted is very small. So the second-best solution is multilateral, worldwide liber... more »

Saudis exiting Yemen

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Link* The spokesman for th*e Saudi-led military* (???) coalition says that major combat operations in Yemen are coming to an end, after which the coalition will work on "long-term" plans to bring stability to the country. Brig. Gen. Ahmed al-Asiri said that major military combats were coming to a close and that the next phase of rebuilding and reconstruction will be begin shortly. Assiri reiterated that Saudi Arabia and the coalition will “stand by the legitimate Yemeni government and offer support until it is able to restore stability in the country.” In Marib, Yemeni Deputy C... more »

A St Patty's Day Joke

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
*A*n Irishman was out golfing when he sliced his shot and drove the ball into the rough. Poking around in the woods, he came across a leprechaun caught in a hunter's snare. "Ah! kind Sir, please free me, for I am caught in this trap!" the leprechaun cried. Then the man kindly took the rope from his ankle. "I thank ye, dear man. And for your good deed, I will grant you one magic wish, I will. Anything you want, 't is yours." The golfer thought for a minute then said, "I would like to have twice as much sex, I would." "Granted!" the leprechaun said with a gl... more »

What to do when in Rome?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Did you hear Danny Savage talking about those refugees again on FOOC? The tale about the ham sandwich? The poor Syrian lady picked the meat out of her sandwich and handed it to her husband, who brought it over. “Jambon?” he asked. “Yup” I said. “Quite what anyone is thinking, giving out ham sandwiches to a field full of Muslims is beyond me ....Cock-up rather than conspiracy I think .... well-meaning people not quite thinking things through” emoted Danny into the mic. Thoughtlessness that knows no bounds! Inconsiderateness! Gross effrontery! Impudence! So the old adage ‘when i... more »

Trump is turning people inside out...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*and it's fun to watch.* Two hours. In two hours of perusing the internet, I have been bombarded with enough anti-Trump hysteria to last until November. A couple of articles that made Drudge were particularly funny. How about some *expert advice on how to cope with anxiety caused by the Trump campaign. * I'm not including a link because I think this is a worthy article to read. The link is just to prove I'm not making this stuff up. Moving on to Politico, telling us how *Democrats are sounding the alarm about Trump.* Notably quoted is Mary Kay Henry, the head of the Service Emp... more »

Same old same old

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
I haven’t even got a Twitter account, but some bot thinks certain Tweets will be of interest so it kindly emails them to me, which is thoughtful. (They’ve invented thoughtful A.I. now.) One such message, which arrived yesterday, was this: How strange to watch some Corbyn-supporters lament anti-Semitism when they have spent years assiduously feeding it: https://t.co/WiUYNanu6j — Douglas Murray (@DouglasKMurray) March 16, 2016 “How strange to watch some Corbyn-supporters lament anti-Semitism when they have spent years assiduously feeding it: “ Well, it *was* so interesting that at f... more »

Mistaken plagiarism? Journal retracts education paper that inadvertently included others’ work

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
An education journal is pulling a 2014 paper about how US funding partnerships in Africa could alleviate local poverty, after the author admitted to mistakenly lifting sentences from work presented at a 2012 conference. Author Christopher S. Collins at Azusa Pacific University took full responsibility for the plagiarism, and told us he suggested the journal retract the paper — but […] The post Mistaken plagiarism? Journal retracts education paper that inadvertently included others’ work appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Calling It Genocide — Finally

John Stonestreet at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: John Kerry - 900] Editor’s note: Fox News is reporting this morning that Secretary of State John Kerry will declare today that ISIS is committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities. In the mid-1940s, Raphael Lemkin, a Jewish lawyer born and raised in... more »

Gerry Downing Compares Labour Friends of Israel to Goebbels in Appeal to NEC per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
'My revolutionary Trotskyist views were taken into account by those who granted the appeal and all my political positions were available to them." According to Downing, Labour's NEC told him Trotskyists are welcome…' More here http://order-order.com/2016/03/17/gerry-downing-compares-labour-friends-of-israel-to-goebbels-in-appeal-to-nec/ but not at the Labour Party supporting and institutionally anti Israel BBC.

EINSTEIN MAKES EINSTEN EASY: How easy was Einstein's slender book?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016Part 3—Let's take a look at the excerpts:* By all accounts, Albert Einstein should be counted among the handful of greatest geniuses in all of what our scholars insist on calling human history. That said, Einstein's genius wasn't always completely helpful during his early years. His genius was apparently accompanied by an occasional air of disdain for his laggard professors. According to biographer Walter Isaacson, this attitude tended to slow Einstein's academic and professional rise. In 1905, at age 26, Einstein authored his famous "miracle year," presen... more »

Killing Qaddafi

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Washington is the judge, jury and executioner. Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Honduras, Venezuela, now Brazil....the list is endless. Mr. Big takes what he wants. Killing is incidental. Killary Clinton has signed up for the next round - taking over from Obama who gave the corporate oligarchy virtually everything that George W. Bush had given the ruling elite. Except Obama offered one key additional thing - he could demobilize much of the left while ensuring more foreign intervention and growing austerity budgets at home were possible without a big fight... more »

GAIA PORTAL: Necessary alignments of the Hue-manity/hu-manity collectives are in process

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 13 hours ago
*Necessary alignments of the Hue-manity/hu-manity collectives are in process* by ÉirePort Necessary alignments of the Hue-manity/hu-manity collectives are in process. Unfoldings of Light in-compass each and all. Inner sights are cleared. Outer sights are unveiled for what they are. ÉirePort | March 17, 2016 at 09:19 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xL

UK Lawmakers Warn Obama Not to Intervene in European Union Debate

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama spoke at the Staples Center in Omaha, Neb., in this photo taken January 13, 2016.] LONDON (AP) -- A handful of U.K. lawmakers have warned U.S. President Barack Obama not to intervene in the debate about whether Britain should remain in the European Union. In an open letter Thursday, five lawmakers and Nigel Farage, leader...more »

New Museum Honors Christian Poles Killed for Helping Jews in Holocaust

MONIKA SCISLOWSKA at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken April 20, 2009, members of Krakow's Jewish community write words from the Torah, the Jewish holy book prior to its installation at the Remuh Synagogue in the southern Polish city. The vast majority of the Jewish population were killed in the Holocaust by the occupying Nazi Germans during World War II. AFP PHOTO / JANEK SKARZYNSKI (Photo credit should read JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images)] MARKOWA, Poland (AP) -- A museum honoring hundreds of Poles killed for helping Jews during the Holocaust is set to be formally opened Thursday by the nation’s president... more »

What America Can Learn From Ireland’s Economy

Anthony B. Kim at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Ireland St. Patrick's Day] March 17 is St. Patrick's Day, when all things Irish get celebrated. Before we make another toast with a pint of smooth Guinness or whatever drinks you prefer, it's worth taking a look at the state of the Irish economy... more »

Rumor: Moriond denied new ATLAS almost 5-sigma evidence of \(750\GeV\) cernette

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Ms Els Koffeman, a physics professor in Amsterdam, has coined the term "cernette" for the hypothetical object that manifests itself as the diphoton excess of the apparent invariant mass of \(750\GeV\). One must be careful: there may be several cernettes. While these four Les Horribles Cernettes (LHC) surely exist (or existed when the LHC tunnel was filled with some outdated equipment), does the particle of mass \(750\GeV\) actually exist? Or are the 285 arXiv preprints (as of today) dedicated to a fairy? That's almost certainly the #1 question asked by participants of Recontres d... more »

World News Briefs -- March 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC*: *Kurds declare federal system* Kurdish parties have declared the establishment of a federal system in areas they control in northern Syria. The Kurds already operate "autonomous administrations" in three enclaves bordering Turkey: Afrin and Kobane in Aleppo province and Jazira in Hassakeh. The new federal region will also include mainly Arab and Turkmen areas captured from so-called Islamic State. The declaration was dismissed by the Syrian government, which insisted that it would have no legal basis. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Syria civil war: *Kurds declare federa... more »

"A Friendship Blessing"; Happy St. Patrick's Day!

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"A Friendship Blessing"* "May you be blessed with good friends. May you learn to be a good friend to yourself. May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness. May this change you. May it transfigure that which is negative, distant, or cold in you. May you be brought in to the real passion, kinship, and affinity of belonging. May you treasure your friends. May you be good to them and may you be there for them; May they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth, and light that you need for your journey. May you never... more »

When Parents Understand What "No Excuses" Means for Their Children

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
A new study just released examined the discipline records of 5,250 charter schools across the country. The findings are disturbing, to say the least: - Nearly half of all black secondary charter school students attended one of the 270 charter schools that was hyper-segregated (80% black) and where the aggregate black suspension rate was 25%. - More than 500 charter schools suspended black charter students at a rate that was at least 10 percentage points higher than that of white charter students. - Even more disconcerting, 1,093 charter schools suspended stude... more »

Security In Iraq, March 8-14, 2016

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
High levels of violence continued in Iraq during the second week of March 2016. While the number of reported incidents was down from the previous week, they were still above the months before. The government’s effort to clear Ramadi’s suburbs continued with new operations in Haditha and Hit in western Anbar. Baghdad remained the main target of the Islamic State, while it launched a new wave of attacks upon the Peshmerga and civilians in Kirkuk and Ninewa that included chemical rockets. Fighting also continued in northern Salahaddin, and the Turks claimed to have killed a large numb... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"So that's it. I've told you everything I know. Think clearly and think for yourself. Learn to use language to express those thoughts. Love somebody with all your heart. And with everyone, whether you love them or not, find out if you can be helpful. But really, it's even simpler than that. After all this time, and all these talks in public and in private, I think I get it now. If I were taking my friend Arnold's suggestion and spoke from my deathbed, I think I know what I'd say. I see now that I had my meaning all along, I just had to notice it. The meaning of life... is life. Not ... more »

Business 360-34, Hydropower in Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
* This is my article in Business 360, a magazine published monthly in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 2016 issue. -------------- *Hydropower in Asia* Asia being mostly tropical, the potentials of hydro power is big, in mainland Asia in general, and in mountainous countries in particular. Dams of hydro power plants not only serve as storage for electricity production, they also impound huge amount of flash flood that can inundate low-lying areas of a country near the rivers. The biggest producers of hydro power in Asia in terms of high percentage of hydro dependence are Nepal, Bhutan, ... more »

Man to Return Millions to People for Online Prayers

LISA BAUMANN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: online prayer] SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle man running a so-called Christian prayer website and other businesses will return millions of dollars to consumers nationwide who paid for prayers, the Washington state attorney general said. As part of an agreement, Benjamin Rogovy... more »

Fake email address — for author, not reviewer — fells another paper

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
We’ve seen many cases of researchers creating fake email addresses to impersonate reviewers that usher their paper to publication. But in the latest fake email incident, a journal is retracting a paper on liver cancer after the first author created a phony address for the last and corresponding author. Both are researchers at Zhengzhou University in China. This […] The post Fake email address — for author, not reviewer — fells another paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

BWorld 48, On unilateral trade liberalization

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last March11, 2016. Free trade and voluntary exchange of goods and services by people across villages, cities, islands, countries and continents is the hallmark of modernization and improvement of human condition. Goods and services of certain quality and quantity that are not available locally are made available by liberalizing their entry from many parts of the world. Protectionism and economic nationalism in various shades however, has limited the march of faster global economic integration. Thus, multilateral negotiations towards global fre... more »

Bullies, Cowards, or Heroes: GOP Senators Must Choose Which to Be on Obama’s SCOTUS Pick

Jason Jones & John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (L) and Justices Anthony Kennedy (2nd L), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (C), Stephen Breyer (2nd R) and Sonia Sotomayor listen to US President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2016.] The rise of Donald Trump has made it timely to ask ourselves: What's the difference between a bully and a hero? At first look, those two figures can be easy to confuse. Each one is strong, each is willing to... more »

CDC Survey Shows Americans Increasingly Disapprove of Divorce, But Approve of Cohabiting and Gay Relationships

MIKE STOBBE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this June 29, 2015 file photo, a gay couple holds hands during a news conference celebrating marriage equality in Austin, Texas. A government survey released on Thursday, March 17, 2016, finds growing acceptance of gay relationships, living together before marriage, and other changes in American family relationships. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)] NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans are more accepting of gay relationships and couples living together before marriage -- but they’ve grown less comfortable with divorce, a new survey shows. The government periodically asks thousands of teen... more »

John Kerry Determines ISIS’s Actions Against Christians in Iraq, Syria Are Genocide

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A picture taken on May 12, 2014 shows a damaged painting of Jesus Christ on the ground of Syriac Orthodox Um al-Zinar church in the Christian Hamidiyeh neighbourhood of the old city of Homs, central Syria.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry determined Thursday that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, meeting a congressional deadline for a decision. The declaration, while long sought by... more »

I'm Embarrassed To Repeat What Blaine Luetkemeyer Told The Banksters To Do To Elizabeth Warren

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)-- $1,837,210 in bribes* You may recall that about a month ago we were looking at the exertions ole Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)-- one of the less discreet bribe-takers on the House Financial Services Committee-- was making on behalf of his Wall Street financiers. He has nothing to worry about. His deep red, central Missouri district, stretching west from the St. Louis exurbs beyond Jefferson City, gave Obama a mere 36% of the vote in 2012 and he's won his reelection bids with around two-thirds of the vote. He beat back two coo-coo bird primary opponents in 20... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Army General Mark Milley © Jonathan Ernst / Reuters *Reuters*: *U.S. military leaders voice concern about readiness of forces* U.S. military leaders voiced concern on Wednesday about their ability to fight a war with global powers like Russia, telling a congressional hearing that a lack of resources and training was weighing on America's combat readiness. U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told a House Armed Services Committee hearing that if the Army were to fight a "great power war" with China, Russia, Iran or North Korea, he had "grave concerns" about the readine... more »

Russian President Putin: Forces Can Be Deployed Back To Syria 'In Mere Hours'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of government at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Aleksey Nikolskyi/Sputnik/Kremlin *RT:* *Putin: Russia may deploy forces back to Syria ‘in mere hours’ if necessary* While Russia is withdrawing most of its forces from Syria, they could be deployed there again in a matter of hours if such a need arises, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated. He added that the Russian bases in Syria are well-protected. “Of course, if such a need arises, Russia can, in several hours, build up its forces in Syria ... more »

PKK subsidiary TAK Claim Responsibility for Sunday's Anakra Bombing

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
* CNN* *A Kurdish rebel group has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital city that killed at least 35 people.* * March 12/16 - Car Bomb in Ankara- 27 Dead/ 75 injured. US warned of terror threat 2 days earlier* The bombing in Ankara on Sunday was the work of a female suicide car bomber, Seher Cagla Demir, who was identified in a statement posted Thursday on the website of the Kurdish Freedom Falcons, or TAK. * In the statement on its website, TAK -- an offshoot of the Kurdish separatist group, PKK -- confirmed that Demir led a team of attackers, refe... more »

Sometimes, You Have To Speak Ill Of The Dead

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
http://www.lapresse.ca/ Yesterday, Tom Walkom published an interesting piece on the trials and tribulations of Tom Mulcair. They are, Walkom wrote, not all Mulcair's fault. A lot of the blame can be laid at Jack Layton's feet: As someone with a record on the party’s left, Layton was uniquely positioned to drag the NDP rightward — which he did with great skill. Long-time policies that had little resonance with voters, such as one calling for Canada to pull out of NATO, were quietly jettisoned. On the symbolic side, Layton set in mot... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*So You Think Public Education Is Failing? It Helps to Understand Its Goals* Donald Trump’s base is widely characterized as “low-information voters.” As he continues to rack up primary wins, does this indicate that the majority of voters is now low-information? Meanwhile, a recent poll by the Harvard Institute of Politics of 18- to 29-year olds finds two-thirds of them neutral to Sanders’ self-identification as a socialist, while a McClatchy-Marist poll shows 25% of millennials saying they would “definitely vote for” any socialist presidential candidate: “As a millennial, I b... more »

Giant Texas Cross Sparks Atheist Lawsuit (And You Won’t Believe Why)

Todd Starnes at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Corpus Christi Cross - 900] Lifelong atheist Patrick Greene has a huge problem with a giant cross under construction alongside Interstate 37 in Corpus Christi, Texas -- a city whose name literally means "Body of Christ." "It's tacky as h***," Mr. Greene told me. The...more »

GOP Leaders Grapple With Grudgingly Accepting Trump

JULIE PACE & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this March 14, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders are wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about Donald Trump’s likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination. With at least three more states in his win column, Trump is now the only candidate with... more »

Governor, EPA Chief Agree: Michigan Agency Failed Flint

MATTHEW DALY at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this March 1, 2016 file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks as Food Bank of Eastern Michigan President and CEO Bill Kerr listens in Flint, Mich. Emails obtained by The Associated Press show McCarthy warned in September that the Flint water crisis could "get very big very quickly." McCarthy responded Sept. 26 to messages notifying her that the city's water had high levels of lead and that it had been detected in the blood of some children. McCarthy is scheduled to testify Thursday March 16, 2016, before a U.S. House committee looking i... more »

More Than 12 U.S. Military Personnel Punished for Mistaken Attack on Afghan Hospital

ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Oct. 16, 2015, file photo, an employee of Doctors Without Borders walks inside the charred remains of the organization's hospital after it was hit by a U.S. airstrike in Kunduz, Afghanistan. More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined but face no criminal charges for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42 Afghans, U.S. defense officials say. (AP Photo/Najim Rahim, File)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined, but face no criminal cha... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*February global temperature rise proves nothing* *The shrill article below is panicking over February temperatures so I suppose I should point out a few obvious things. I have really dealt with this nonsense before but a few comments anyway.For a start, hanging anything on the figures for one month is dumb. You can have unusually hot months in a year where there is no overall change. Even figures for one year are rubbery. Figures for years can go up and down but still show no overall trend. You need a trend over a period of years to conclude anything. 2015 was a ... more »

Democrats Push for Senate Hearings on Obama’s Liberal Supreme Court Nominee

ALAN FRAM at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, whose panel is responsible for vetting judicial appointments, waits for the start of a hearing shortly after President Barack Obama announced Judge Merrick Garland as his nominee to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a name, face and judicial record finally fleshed out, President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court vacancy is ready to commence courtesy calls with senators ... more »

DC Subway Emergency Shutdown Ends, But Systemic Problems Remain

BEN NUCKOLS & JESSICA GRESKO at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: An aide to Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, left, holds up a photo of a track damaged by fire as Wiedefeld spoke during a news conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Commuters in the nation’s capital were able to return to their regular routines Thursday morning after an unprecedented daylong shutdown of the Washington subway system. Metro tweeted early Thursday morning that it has resumed service on all... more »

Has The U.S. Military Lost Its Edge In Electronic Warfare?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Army Rangers set up radio communications before live-fire training at a range on Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Jan. 26, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade *Loren Thompson, Forbes*:* Electronic Warfare: How The U.S. Army Could Lose Its Next War* The digital revolution has transformed America’s Army. In the years since 9-11, Army ground and aviation units have acquired a host of new sensors and communications systems that allow soldiers to quickly establish information dominance in the fight against terrorists. Those units now train on the assumption they can run rings ar... more »

U.S. Marine General Worries That The U.S. May Not Win The Next War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Military.com/Stars and Stripes*: *Marine General to Congress: We Might Not Be Ready for Another War* WASHINGTON -- If the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready, a top Marine general told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Gen. John Paxton, assistant commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, testified to lawmakers that the Marines could face more casualties in a war and might not be able to deter a potential enemy. "I worry about the capability and the capacity to win in a major fight somewhere else right now," he said, citi... more »

Are Doctors Experts On Vaccines? - Video Presentation

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*Published on March 14, 2016* One common argument made on the vaccine debate is, "I do whatever my doctor tells me to do". Watch and find out what doctors really know about vaccination! *Youtube link below:* *https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM0Br6YXlEA*

Kurds Set Example In Syria, Declare Federation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
Kurds in northern Syria plan to declare a federal region under their control as a way of encouraging Damascus to the idea of a more decentralized form of government in which all ethnic groups could have representation. A conference is to be held in Rmelan to declare the federation of three Western Kurdistan enclaves. Russia Today reports: Barzan Iso, a Kurdish journalist, has confirmed the news to RT. “Now the conference has just started in Rmelan, about 200 representatives of Rojava have joined [the event]. They represent different ethnicities and nationalities. There are Kurds, Ar... more »

Pentagon Points Finger At Russia & China Planning Space Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 18 hours ago
The Pentagon needs to have external “threats” to justify its huge budget. U.S. Generals are looking beyond the planet and at the boundaries of outer space and the security of their space assets. They fear Russia and China might have plans to attack U.S. satellites. Sputnik reports: “Adversaries are developing kinetic, directed-energy, and cyber tools to deny, degrade and destroy our space capabilities,” Air Force Gen. John Hyten, head of the Air Force Space Command, told the US House Armed Service strategic forces subcommittee on Tuesday. “They understand our reliance on space, and t...more »

A Visual Celebration of St. Patrick on His Feast Day

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: St. Patrick Stained Glass - 900] Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Beyond the green beer, leprechauns and jolly sing-a-longs, there is a real commemoration of a real man whose impact stretches far from the Emerald Isle. He is St. Patrick. Patrick was born in the 5th Century in... more »

The Islamic State Is Losing Territory

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
The Islamic State has lost 8 percent of its territory since December, @HenryJohnsoon writes https://t.co/mDEBw2Dd6k pic.twitter.com/xWihUJvofE — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) March 16, 2016 *Henry Johnson, Foreign Policy: **Mapped: The Islamic State Is Losing Its Territory — and Fast* At the end of 2014, the Islamic State controlled one-third of Iraq and one-third of Syria — a land mass roughly equal to the area of Great Britain — where the extremist group ruled over upward of 9 million people. Less than two years later, the self-proclaimed caliphate has lost 22 percent of that... more »

Are The Saudis Getting Ready To Invade Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Saudi land forces prepare for a training exercise in this file photo. Some 20 countries are joining a major military exercise in the northern part of the kingdom this year. (SPA) *James Stavridis, Foreign Policy*:* Was a Fake War in the Saudi Desert a Dress Rehearsal for a Syrian Invasion?* *Vladimir Putin’s abrupt Russian departure could open a door for Arab intervention against the Islamic State and Bashar al-Assad.* In yet another surprising tactical maneuver, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday, March 14, that he is withdrawing the main part of his forces from... more »

As Libya Descends Into Chaos, The Islamic State Expands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Spiegel Online *Christoph Reuter, Spiegel Online*: *The Next Disaster: Islamic State Expands as Libya Descends into Chaos* With two separate governments waging war against each other, Libya is crumbling. Islamic State is taking advantage of the turmoil to put down roots in the country. The US is weighing intervention. The brass band starts playing. The musicians march along the Corniche, their blue uniforms starched and instruments polished and shining. The foreign minister has arranged for the celebration of several grand openings. Shops and cafés have opened their doors and red-... more »

Video of Whale With No Tail Flukes Mystifies Scientists

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A whale that was completely lacking any tail fluke was recently spotted off of the coast of South Island in New Zealand. According to a report about the whale’s lack of tale fluke from GeoBeats News says: On Monday, Mike Morrissey, a ranger with the Department of Conservation received a rather unusual report. Someone had spotted a whale with no tail flukes swimming of the coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Morrissey went to investigate and also caught a glimpse of the mostly tailless animal. According to him, the 2 or 3-year-old sea dweller appears to be doing just fine without the... more »

South Korea: Earthquake Caused By North Korean Blast

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A 2.2 earthquake has been caused by a North Korean blast according to South Korea agencies. A report about the Korea earthquakes in The International Business Times reports: The Yonhap report said that the tremor was detected in an area about 21 miles, southeast of Pyongyang at about 12:30 p.m. local time (11:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday). A source from KMA also told Yonhap: “The quake is not believed to be the result of a nuclear test, considering its location or magnitude.” The latest information from KMA follows North Korea’s announcement Monday about successfully lab-testing a nuclear wa...more »

Step2 Corvette Z06 Toddler to Twin Bed Giveaway

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 21 hours ago
*Welcome to the Step2 Corvette Z06 Toddler to Twin Bed Giveaway!* Your little racing fan can relax at the end of a long day in the Step2 Corvette Z06 Toddler to Twin Bed, which features a convertible toddler-to-twin size design that grows with your child. Designed to look like the sleek and stylish Corvette Z06, the bed has silver rims and Corvette details with headlights that can be tapped on and off for use as a night-light. Complete the look with Step2's Corvette Dresser and Corvette Room Organizer (sold separately). Product Highlights - Can be used as a toddler-size bed... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 17, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Flyby-900] An F/A-18E Super Hornet performs a flyby during an aerial change of command ceremony above USS John C. Stennis in the Philippine Sea on March 7, 2016. Thank you to the command and crew of the USS John C. Stennis!

12 U.S. Military Personnel Punished For Mistaken U.S. Strike On Afghan Hospital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*ITV News:* *Over a dozen US military personnel punished for mistaken Afghan hospital attack* Over a dozen US military personnel have been disciplined for mistakes that lead to the bombing of a Doctors without Borders hospital that killed 42 people in Afghanistan last year. None of the individuals face criminal charges and the punishments are largely administrative, but in some cases will effectively end progression through the military ranks for some, the Associated Press reports. Those disciplined do not include any senior generals, US officials said. *Read more* .... *Update ... more »

Frank Sinatra, Jr. Has Died

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
Frank Sinatra, Jr. has died. The son of the famous Sinatra, Sr., who followed in his father’s footsteps, died at the age of 72. Sinatra Jr.’s kidnapping added a very bizarre chapter to his father’s legacy. The New York Times writes of Frank Sinatra Jr.’s death: The younger Mr. Sinatra died of cardiac arrest while on tour in Daytona Beach, Fla., the Sinatra family said in a statement to The Associated Press. The statement said the family mourned the untimely passing of their son, brother, father and uncle. No other details were provided. His real name was Francis Wayne Sinatra — his ... more »

David Icke: 3 Years Left To Save Mankind

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
Disgraced former sports presenter and Green party spokesman-turned conspiracy theorist David Icke shocked the world almost two and half decades ago by declaring he was the ‘son of God’. Years later, Icke is beloved among conspiracy communities for his countless books and lectures. Jon Austin of The Express writes of Icke’s latest venture: Although Mr Icke disappeared from mainstream media after the initial shocking story died, he went on to become something of an “awakening guru” on the conspiracy theory circuit and within alternative media. Icke has written countless books and tour...more »

Russia's "Mission Accomplished" Moment in Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
But unlike America's in Iraq, Russia actually has accomplished its mission. *March 17, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - In what appears to be another carefully planned masterstroke vis-a-vis the US, NATO, and its Persian Gulf allies upon and around the Syrian battlefield, Russia has announced that it is withdrawing its forces after its 5 month long intervention on behalf of the Syrian government in Damascus. The BBC reported in its article, "Syria conflict: Russia's Putin orders 'main part' of forces out," that: *In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his ... more »

The U.S. And China Are Moving Towards A Dangerous Showdown Over The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, meets with Xi Jinping, the incoming leader of China, at the White House on Feb. 14, 2012. Photo credit: Bloomberg News *David Ignatius, Washington Post:* *The U.S. is heading toward a dangerous showdown with China* The Obama administration is moving toward what could be a dangerous showdown with China over the South China Sea. The confrontation has been building for the past three years, as China has constructed artificial islands off its southern coast and installed missiles and radar in disputed waters, despite U.S. warnings. It could come to... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The Islamic State group lost a fifth of its territory since January 2015, analysts say https://t.co/TplaZBCKwr pic.twitter.com/ccVp7jbTxQ — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 16, 2016

U.S. Commander Of The Pacific Fleet Warns Of China's Strategy To Control The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
US Pacific Fleet Commander Scott Swift. Photo: Xinhua *The Australian*: *South China Sea: Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet sounds alarm* Growing alarm about China’s “aggressive” activities in the South China Sea is provoking an unprecedented military build-up in the region, the commander of the United States’ Pacific Fleet has warned. Admiral Scott Swift, one of the US Navy’s most senior commanders, said the acceleration of China’s “disruptive activities” in contested waters was causing widespread anxiety in the Indo Pacific region. Combined with a lack of transparen... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Returning Fire* Soldiers return fire at simulated enemy position with an assault attack during a live-fire exercise at Tapa Training Area in Estonia, March 12, 2016. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Steven M. Colvin

Donald Trump Warns Of Riots At The Convention If The Republican Leadership Deny Him The Nomination Even If He Has The Most Delegates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Trump warns of riots, pulls plug on Republican presidential debate* Republican front-runner Donald Trump warned on Wednesday of riots if he is denied the party's presidential nomination and pulled the plug on a scheduled debate among candidates, raising the temperature even more in a heated White House race. The outspoken New York businessman scored big wins in primaries in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina on Tuesday, bringing him closer to the 1,237 convention delegates he needs to win the nomination. Trump also claimed victory in Missouri but lost the crucial st...more »

Is This Video Proof Of A UFO In Area 51?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
A UFO researcher has claimed he has found a UFO in the mysterious Area 51. His reasoning? UFO Sightings Daily founder Scott Waring claims to have found the UFO thanks to… Google: “It will be a matter of about 3 months or less before Google sees this video and deletes the UFOs from their satellite mapping system,” he wrote at the time of the sighting. In a video posted March 11, Waring gives instructions on how to find an alien spacecraft via Google Maps. “I made a video back in 2010, but since then apparently you put these coordinates in, you copy and paste them, it won’t take you ... more »

The Secret “King Elizabeth” Disease Killing Everyone In Wisconsin

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 22 hours ago
An “alien” illness has made 54 people ill since November 2015 in Wisconsin. The disease comes from a rare strain of bacteria called “ElizabethKingIa”. Many refer to it as the “King Elizabeth Killer” – it has claimed 15 lives so far, as reported by wired.com: Elizabethkingia is common in the environment—in soil, in water—but it rarely gets people sick. Cases pop up in ones and twos, usually in people with weak immune systems, says Michael Bell, deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s healthcare quality division. “The fact that we’re seeing more than four d... more »

Emails: Clinton Sought Secure Smartphone, Switched to BlackBerry After Being Rebuffed by NSA

Michael Biesecker at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Hillary Clinton4 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly released emails show a 2009 request to issue a secure government smartphone to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was denied by the National Security Agency. A month later, she began using private email accounts accessed through... more »

Conservatives Raise Alarms Over Liberal Record of Obama’s Supreme Court Pick

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, right, departs with President Barack Obama after being introduced as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, March 16, 2016.] President Obama nominated a longtime federal appeals court judge to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. But even before the announcement became official Wednesday morning, conservative groups quickly expressed concern. Conservatives raised the alarm... more »

Monsanto Furious As U.S. Senate Defeat GMO Dark Act

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The DARK Act was defeated in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, infuriating Monsanto who had lobbied to make it illegal for food producers to label GMO ingredients on their products. The failure to outlaw GMO labeling represents a huge victory for American consumers and for the Environmental Working Group, which helped organise opposition against the bill. Naturalnews.com reports: I spoke to industry insiders this morning who confirmed that the offices of many U.S. Senators were hit hard with a “tidal wave of calls” from concerned Americans. Even many Republican senators are starting to... more »

Pentagon Prepare For Underground War In Major Cities

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 23 hours ago
The Pentagon have announced plans to prepare for wars in megacities such as New York by building huge underground military bases. The U.S. government have said that a war in a major city is likely to be fought underground and have asked technologists to come forward to help them innovate and prepare for such a scenario. Popsci.com reports: Megacities are a relatively new phenomenon. When the Marines stormed the Halls of Montezuma in 1847, the entire population of the United States was just over 20 million. Today, 20 million people live in or around Mexico City itself. Underground tr... more »

Trump: Time to Rally Around Me — or Expect Voter Riots

JULIE PACE & STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters at his primary election night event at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- After yet another round of convincing victories for Donald Trump, Republican leaders spent Wednesday wavering between grudging acceptance and deep denial about the businessman’s likely ascent to the GOP presidential nomination. An emboldened Trump warned that if... more »

Iran’s Missiles and the Nuclear Deal

Cal Thomas at The Stream - 23 hours ago
[image: medium range missile - 900] It seems like only yesterday -- and in diplomatic terms it was -- that the Obama administration and Democrats in Congress were assuring us the nuclear deal with Iran was something to celebrate, as one might laud the winning of a Nobel... more »

Top Scientist Confirms Aluminium Poisoning Via Chemtrails Is Real

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A renowned nuclear scientist has published a paper confirming that humans are being poisoned by traces of aluminium via chemtrails. Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD says that there is evidence of a secret government geoengineering program, injecting stratospheric particles/aerosoles into the atmosphere – endangering human health. Wakingscience.com reports: Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD., a nuclear chemist, geochemist, and cosmochemist – most noted for deducing the composition of the inner core of Earth as being nickel silicide, not partially crystallized nickel-iron metal – has published a ground... more »

Turkey Expands Definition Of ‘Terrorist’ To Include Alternative Media

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan has tightened his grip on Turkish media outlets by changing the definition of “terrorist” to include journalists who go rogue. Erdogan has said that journalists who report independently of the state, including those working within alternative or independent media, will now be classed as terrorist sympathizers. Other professions who come under the new ‘terrorist’ definition includes MPs, civil activists, and academics. Independent.co.uk reports: It comes after three academics were arrested on charges of terrorist propaganda after publicly reading ou... more »

Preparing For World War 3: US Army Stockpiles Weapons Near China

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. military will place large stockpiles of weapons in various countries bordering China, in a bid to prepare for a potential World War 3 scenario in the near future. The Army will place munitions in Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, and other “undisclosed locations” – as tensions between China and the West increase. Sputniknews.com reports: US officials state that the munitions caches, placed within areas China considers to be within its “sphere of influence,” are necessary to respond to regional “threats” by Russia and North Korea, and allow for more rapid deployment. Army... more »

Anti Trump Groups Threaten U.S. Civil War

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Anti-Trump groups are plotting mass civil disobedience in the next few weeks amid Donald Trump’s increasing popularity within the Conservative population and inevitability of becoming the Republican nominee. Various groups have promised “drama in Washington” and the “largest civil disobedience action of the century”, in what some are saying amounts to a likely all-out civil war in America. Breitbart.com reports: The operation, calling itself Democracy Spring, is threatening “drama in Washington” with the “largest civil disobedience action of the century.” The radicals believe this ... more »

Turmoil In Brazil: Millions Protest As Head Of Central Bank Quits

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Head of the Central Bank in Brazil, Alexandre Tombini, has said that he may resign just days after millions of protestors took to the streets of Sao Paulo demanding that President Dilma Rousseff resigns. Rousseff faced an impeachment bid following allegations that she defrauded the fiscal books in 2014, but rather than step down she promoted former disgraced President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to a ministry position – angering millions of Brazilian citizens. Zerohedge.com reports: In his new position, he plans to revive the flagging economy with what the market assumes will be... more »

U.S. General Says World War Against China, Russia Looms

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The U.S. army’s top General has said that America faces a very high risk of getting into a world war with Russia or China, and has warned that the military would be unable to cope in such a large-scale conflict. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley testified on Capitol Hill on Wednesday saying that years of military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan combined with budget cuts have left the U.S. military out of shape. Ap.org reports: Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says years of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, constrained budgets and tro... more »

This article was called to my attention by a Paul Craig Roberts' post, wherein he provided the following prolog to this article: "TPP Is Not A Trade Agreement. The sole purpose of TTP is to give global corporations immunity to the laws of the countries in which they do business. Indeed, TPP allows a private corporation to repeal soverign laws of sovereign countries, which no longer would be sovereign. All a corporation has to do is to sue the country for 'restraint of trade' if the corporations’ profits are harmed by the country’s laws. For example, Monsanto could sue France and force the French government to repeal its laws against GMOs. As Mike Masnick writes, we were promised a debate about TPP, but did not get one. The corporations have greased all the palms with big bucks. Every government that signs on to TPP flushes its sovereignty down the toilet. Corporations are transformed into Global Emperors against whom mere citizens have no recourse."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 1 day ago
PCR's prolog here: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/03/15/tpp-is-not-a-trade-agreement/ ------------------------------ Find original tech dirt article here. Countries Sign The TPP... Whatever Happened To The 'Debate' We Were Promised Before Signing? from the *now-the-ratification-fight* dept About an hour ago, representatives from 12 different nations officially signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TTP) agreement in Auckland, New Zealand. The date, February 4th (New Zealand time) is noteworthy, because it's 90 days after the official text was released. There was a 90 day clock... more »

A Brave Editorial in The Mainichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Japan Political Pulse: What will become of the nuclear burden? The Mainichi, March 14, 2016, http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160314/p2a/00m/0na/023000c .... [closing paragraph] Even if Japan sets out now on a path away from nuclear energy, it will have to move forward while shouldering the burden of a massive amount of nuclear waste. We have a moral responsibility to not create any more nuclear pollution than we have already, and to not place additional burdens on our future generations. (By Takao Yamada, Special Senior Writer)

St. Patrick as Our Model in a New Missionary Age

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: St. Patrick Statue Colorized Green shamrock - 900] Dr. Ben Carson has given us a great analogy for our life as Christians in the United States. He said that we live in "Roman Coliseum time." That's the time when "Rome was being destroyed and the people were just...more »

A Congenital Liar For President? Would You Flee?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I suppose the campaign could be he and Hillary whining that the other is the bigger liar. Or, maybe Paul Ryan's carefully laid plans to have himself declared the compromise salvation candidate-- salvation for the GOP, inasmuch as he saves the party from Trump, salvation for the country, inasmuch as he saves the country from Trump *and* Hillary-- is creeping towards fruition. This is what he told NBC's John Harwood: "You know, I haven't given any thought to this stuff. "People say, 'What about the contested convention?' I say, well, there are a lot of people running for president.... more »

Update on Debris Fire Hypothesis

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day ago
Well I don't think it was a debris fire but I'm not sure what is making the bright red light at night. Here are some screenshots from today 3/16/2015 23:33 Approximately 12 hours later, March 17 12:3: I'm bewildered, but I imagine that a crane is being illuminated orange-red. Emissions continued to be high last night despite lack of precipitation (dry streets at the Futaba intersection). I'm having trouble posting screenshots today so here is a link to pdf of images uploaded to Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xlh4096t0hts323/March%2016%20and%2017%202016%20.pdf?dl=0

Has Science Finally Solved The Bermuda Triangle Mystery?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
For decades, scientists, explorers, and regular people have tried to figure out the mystery of ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ to no avail – but now, scientists believe they may have found the answer to why so many planes and ships have disappeared in the dreaded area: massive methane bubble explosions. According to groundbreaking reports, the mystery may have been solved by an anomaly on the sea floor thousands of miles from the infamous Bermuda Triangle site – off of the coast of Norway, where giant craters emitting methane may have the answers to the long debated phenomenon of the Bermuda ...more »

Clinton Audio Leaked When She Thought Mic Was Turned Off

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
What does Hillary Clinton have to say about Donald Trump, Chris Christie and the general state of the election when she is not being recorded? Luckily for some, a recording has been leaked from her recent appearance on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews. Clinton Off The Record In the audio recording, the presumed Democratic candidate asks why Christie has decided to back Donald Trump, asking “did he have a debt?” The audio of Clinton ‘off the record’ has recently been released via USAToday.com, with writer Sam Lisker reporting: The Washington Post posted audio from a commercial break at...more »

AmCham Three Parter on the Defense Industry

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: AlishanByScooter_130] *Tea farms on Alishan.* AmCham's Taiwan Business Topics has published a series of articles on Taiwan's defense industry by Tim Ferry, who is competent and knowledgeable (and a great person to have a chat with). Giving them some good blog love today... go thou and read. The Future of Taiwan’s Defense Industry Part 1: Politics, Aircraft, and Missiles The Future of Taiwan’s Defense Industry Part 2: Submarines and Drones The Future of Taiwan’s Defense Industry Part 3: Cyber Warfare & Security _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below!... more »

U.S. Continues To Not Label Islamic State Violence As 'Genocide'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill*: *Kerry will miss deadline to label ISIS violence 'genocide'* The State Department won’t meet a legal deadline to decide whether or not the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) violence against minority groups amounts to genocide. Congress had given Secretary of State John Kerry until Thursday to decide whether to apply the label to the group’s killing of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities. “Given the scope and the breadth of the analysis he’s contemplating, he will not have a final decision completed by the congressionally mandate deadline tomorrow,” State D... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Awakening (Cosmic Sea)”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Awakening (Cosmic Sea)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCa4dpKyzwo

Facing Corruption Charges Brazil Ex-President Silva Joins Cabinet As Chief Of Staff

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil's Lula takes Cabinet post in bid to save Rousseff* Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will take over as chief of staff for his successor Dilma Rousseff in a bid to save her from impeachment, raising the prospect of a shift away from austerity to revive a moribund economy. The move, announced after a Wednesday meeting of Rousseff's closest advisors, offers Lula protection from prosecutors who charged him with money laundering. The government hopes that the instincts of Brazil's most influential politician may help Rousseff navigate a political c... more »

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | ‘War is Trauma’

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | March 16, 2016 Event: War is Trauma Exhibition Dates: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1-4 p.m. Where: First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin Address: 4700 Grover Ave., Austin, TX 78756 Admission: Free AUSTIN … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | ‘War is Trauma’

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 16 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Yen, Real, Ruble, and Euro All Higher vs. The US Dollar Thus Far In 2016. 2.Fed Holds rates , RBS Changes Fed Call From 3 Hikes In 2016 To 2 ( Jun+Dec .) 3. NIRP-Land - A Look At 5 Year Yields. 4. US Data For Today - Industrial Production Misses Expectations , Cap Utilization Off as well . 5. Oil In focus - News For Today . ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Latest On EU- Turkey Talks Set For March 17-18th , Developments Of The day. 2. Greece Items Of The day - Economic Developments , Political Intrigue. 3. Spain Political Updates. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview...... *Charlie Bilello, CMT* ‏@MktOutperform 10m 10 minutes ago Yen, Real, Ruble, and Euro all higher vs. the US Dollar thus far in 2016... *Haidi Lun 伦海迪* ‏@HaidiLun 12m 12 minutes ago Oooh. Post-Fed dollar dump, PBOC strengthens yuan fix by 0.32% to 6.4961. CNH extending losses. #roundandroundwego *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 5h 5 hours ago "Data Dependent" Fed Chickens Out Again - Blames Global Uncertainty For US Rate Hold http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-1 6/data-dependent-fed-chickens-out-again-blames-global-uncertainty-us-rate-hold … ... more »

Pesticides: The Unknown Dangers

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Industrialized Agriculture has a love affair the use of pesticides. The affair with pesticides began in the 1940s and was marketed to the American people, along with great post WWII miracle inventions such as nylon and the ball point pen. But are pesticides the root cause of modern day mental illness and other health concerns? Between 1947 and 1949, pesticide companies invested nearly $4 billion into expanding their production facilities, and made huge profits. By 1952-53, there were some 10,000 separate new pesticide products registered with the USDA, in what was labeled by journal... more »

Kerry Chooses to Miss Congressional Deadline on ISIS Genocide Question

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: John Kerry] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will miss this week’s congressional deadline for deciding whether atrocities by the Islamic State against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria should be designated genocide. State Department spokesman Mark Toner... more »

New blog by an old troll

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
You already know and love this entity (and you may even feel that you know it only too well!). Yet I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that the unacknowledged genius that is my troll calling itself *socialist hashasin* needs a much wider audience if it is going to achieve the fame and fortune its rich learning and thoughtful and *abundant* commentary thoroughly deserves. To date you have only seen a very small sample of this entity’s great wit and wisdom, its tart insights, its artful use of capitalisation, its creative sense of spelling and grammar. I have come to realise ... more »

The Islamic State Expands Its Ranks Of Child Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Maajid Nawaz, Daily Beast:* *The ISIS Army That’s Still Unborn* *In ISIS-land, mothers are given books telling them how to raise their offspring for ‘jihad.’ This includes telling bedtime stories about ‘martyrdom.’* LONDON — There are roughly five million children living under the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. As such, it was only a matter of time before the worst terror group of our lifetime set its sights on them. And now it has. Working with Child Soldiers Initiative, and endorsed by UNICEF, my counter-extremism organization Quilliam has released a seminal repor... more »

Is Bernie's Secret Weapon Asian Americans?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A couple years ago, when Blue America endorsed Ted Lieu for Congress, it wasn't because he was Asian-American any more than it was because he was a male or because he was in the Air Force Reserve. It was because he was the most progressive candidate in the race and because he had an eye-popping record of accomplishment in the state legislature as the most creative, effective and member dedicated to working families. This cycle Blue America didn't endorse Bao Nguyen because is Asian-American, nor did we endorse Pramila Jayapal because she is Asian-American. We endorsed the Bao, who ... more »

Hillary Clinton 2016: War Criminal For President

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Hardly discussed in the Hillary Clinton 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries race is Hillary’s actions in the illegal 2009 Honduras coup, a major human rights crisis, which lead to the recent murder of an esteemed human rights activist. There is a noteworthy difference between Senator Bernie Sanders and Secretary Hillary Clinton on their positions on whether children who fled violence in Central American countries, namely Honduras, two years ago should be deported or allowed to remain in the United States. Sen. Sanders said that without a doubt he would allow them to stay in... more »

Commander Of U.S. Air Force Space Command: 'Russia, China Planning Space Attacks On U.S. Satellites'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* General John Hyten, head of Air Force Space Command who said hina and Russia are planning to shoot down American military satellites with missilies, spacecraft and even lasers *Washington Free Beacon:* *China, Russia Planning Space Attacks on U.S. Satellites* *Critical space infrastructure faces crippling missile strikes, small satellites, lasers.* China and Russia are preparing to attack and disrupt critical U.S. military and intelligence satellites in a future conflict with crippling space missile, maneuvering satellite, and laser attacks, senior Pentagon and intellige... more »

Noncompliance With a Broken System, Why I’m Not Voting

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Stephen Parato* - What would happen if the majority of the population refused to vote? The post Noncompliance With a Broken System, Why I’m Not Voting appeared first on Waking Times.

As We Shift - Shit Gets Real

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
In 2012 we chose to do this ourselves; not surprising really. After countless generations of manipulation and control, we’ll handle our own world, thank you. What is becoming very clear now is that those who left (think, Poser) as a result of that choice; offered some cushion. They were protecting their assets. There was a gap between us and everything that wanted to capitalize on our energy. That cushion is now gone. Yet the “*everything that wanted to capitalize on our energy*” – is not. There is currently a barrier preventing everyone else from getting in or out of here. ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“All of the other aurora watchers had gone home. By 3:30 am in Iceland, on a quiet night last September, much of that night's auroras had died down. Suddenly though, a new burst of particles streamed down from space, lighting up the Earth's atmosphere once again. This time, unexpectedly, pareidoliacally, they created an amazing shape reminiscent of a giant phoenix. With camera equipment at the ready, two quick sky images were taken, followed immediately by a third of the land. The mountain in the background is Helgafell, while the small foreground river is called Kaldá, both located... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Thing With Feathers”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Thing With Feathers”* by Chet Raymo “Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights" triptych has been the subject of musings here before, particularly between January 7 and 12, 2008 (see archive). The panels are so rich in imaginative detail that everyone can find some image that resonates with their personal life. The painting plumbs the human psyche, rummages among primeval archetypes, stirs up the murky depths of desolation and consolation. One could spend a lifetime grazing its lurid landscape. *Click image for larger size.* And here, tucked into a corner of the orgiasti... more »

"Nothing But..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What is your life about, anyway? Nothing but a struggle to be someone. Nothing but a running from your own silence." ~ Rumi

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Warrington, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by.

The Poet: Robinson Jeffers, “The Answer”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Answer”* “Then what is the answer? Not to be deluded by dreams. To know the great civilizations have broken down into violence, and their tyrants come, many times before. When open violence appears, to avoid it with honor or choose the least ugly faction; these evils are essential. To keep one’s own integrity, be merciful and uncorrupted and not wish for evil; and not be duped By dreams of universal justice or happiness. These dreams will not be fulfilled. To know this, and know that however ugly the parts appear the whole remains beautiful. A severed hand Is an ugly thing... more »

How The Shitheads of Saudi Arabia Wrecked Lebanon

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "Towards a new war in Lebanon" By Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, March 15, 2016: * *The second crisis began with the cancellation of the 3 billion dollar gift from Saudi Arabia to the Lebanese Army. *In reality, this «gift» was the payment to the Lebanese Army for having destroyed the testimony of Majed el-Majed upon his arrest during his ambulance transfer on the 26th December 2013. The famous terrorist was Prince Bandar Ben Sultan’s representative for the Levant. He was suspected of knowing personally all of the politicians who secretly supported the jihadi... more »

History of U.S.- Iran Relations Since 1950: A Tragedy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
The audio is not perfect, but it is listenable. *Title: History of U.S.- Iran Relations Since 1950: A Tragedy (Part 1). Source: readchesterton1. Date Published: March 7, 2012. Description: * This is an informative speech I gave on U. S. - Iran relations in downtown Lynchburg, Virginia. Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5:

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 16, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enter a hall during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, October 20, 2015. (REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin) *Maria Snegovaya, Washington Post:* *Putin can’t last forever. Will a post-Putin Russia look like Syria today?* Russian politicians often suggest that a post-Putin future would look like Syria’s: a bloody civil war. During his address to the United Nations in 2015, for example, Putin suggested that the export of so-called democratic revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa le... more »

Obama Sanctions North Korea for Nuclear, Missile Tests

DARLENE SUPERVILLE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A TV screen shows a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 10, 2016. North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, South Korea's military said.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama levied sanctions against North Korea on Wednesday in response to the reclusive country’s recent “illicit” nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The sanctions blocks certain transactions on property belonging to the North Korean government and... more »

Emails: EPA Chief Warned Flint Crisis Could Get ‘Very Big’

JOHN FLESHER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Chaffetz2 - 900] As university researchers and local doctors went public with concerns of drinking water lead contamination in Flint, Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy ordered some top staff members to focus on the matter and said it could “get... more »

The Psychic Roots of Tyranny

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Alex Vandenberg* - A psychic split has emerged within the collective consciousness of humanity. The post The Psychic Roots of Tyranny appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- March 16, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gives a statement to the media after being detained for questioning in a federal investigation of a bribery and money laundering scheme in Sao Paulo, Brazil, March 4, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker *AFP*: *Facing graft charges, Brazil's Lula joins government in crisis* Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff named her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva her chief of staff Wednesday, sparing him possible arrest for corruption as she seeks to fend off the crisis rocking Latin America's biggest country. The two leftists... more »

Quote of the Day: Destroying jobs with protectionism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Trump says he wants to save American jobs with protectionist policies such as tariffs. Some people object and say that yes, but foreign retaliation will destroy jobs. “This isn't good enough, and it isn't accurate. “It is not a matter of jobs saved due to American protectionism VERSUS jobs lost due to foreign retaliation. It is jobs destroyed by American protectionism AND jobs destroyed by foreign retaliation.”* ~ Keith Weiner Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

March 16: Not a good day for the Irving press.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
There is no news in Section A. The editorial is about the old Moncton High which was too expensive to repair--- so we built a new one--- but now we've discovered the old one can be repaired--- so we can put the library in it--- but the library doesn't want to go there----- so we can sell it as an office/warehouse in a residential district--- or maybe we can make it something else that's been suggested---- but we don't know what it is. Ever get the feeling that there's something fishy about this? Of course, I can't imagine the original closing of the school and building of a new on... more »

George Osborne and Political Risk

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
And so the Tories' self-described political genius got up to deliver his budget speech this afternoon, he probably knew his announcement about added tax on sugary drinks would attract disproportionate coverage. It's more likely to be an audience question on tomorrow's *Question Time* than the hammering disabled people have taken, which of course was not part of Osborne's calculations at all. Apart from that it was an *interesting* budget. It was one part decadent, just like last summer's statement, because it still does not address Britain's underlying economic weakness, and one pa... more »


Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: THE REAL TRUTH OF ISLAM: William Federer. Source: Fellowship Church. Date Published: October 13, 2014. Description: * Noted Author and Historian William Federer is the host of "American Minute," heard on radio stations nationwide. He is also host of television's "Faith In History!" In this video message, Mr. Federer gives us a very brief look at the history and founding of the Islamic religion, and reveals many of the incredible 'Islamic' events that shaped the history of Christianity, Western Civilization, and the United States of America itself! From the 'Dark Ages, Sl... more »

A small but interesting ATLAS gluino/stop excess

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
The LHC is continuing its powering tests and the schedule says that on Tuesday, March 29th, after the Easter, the beam should be resuscitated just like Jesus Christ and it should return to the ring. Meanwhile, ATLAS and CMS are releasing additional papers. Most of them show good agreement with the Standard Model or less than 2-sigma excesses. But... But the ATLAS paper Search for top squarks in final states with one isolated lepton, jets, and missing transverse momentum in \(\sqrt{s} = 13\TeV\) \(pp\) collisions of ATLAS data released a few hours ago is interesting although the ... more »


Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Alert to the possibility that he may not gain sufficient delegates from the primaries to avoid a ‘contested convention’ – which may not give him the nomination, Trump warns of “riots” if he is not made the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. He’s not at all unaware of what he’s saying here. Not exactly a *direct* threat. But as Robert Tracinski sagely observes, we all know what he means: *Nice country you got there, be a shame if something were to happen to it.* *.* Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug... more »

Black Women Feel Jilted by Obama With Supreme Court Pick

JESSE J. HOLLAND at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Merrick Garland1 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black women’s groups said Wednesday they feel President Barack Obama jilted them by choosing someone other than a black woman as his newest nominee for the Supreme Court. Obama chose federal appeals court Chief Judge Merrick Garland,... more »

Court: Inmate Who Survived ’09 Execution Can Be Put to Death

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: This undated Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction photo shows death row inmate Romell Broom, whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours. The Ohio Supreme Court ruled 4-3 on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, that the state can try to put Broom to death again, rejecting arguments that giving the state prisons agency a second chance would amount to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy.] COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state can try again to put to death a condemned killer whose 2009 botched execution was called off after two hours, the Ohio Supreme C... more »

Attorneys seek clemency for Leonard Peltier

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. 15 March 2016 Contact: Peter Clark, International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, 202 Harvard SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, (505) 217-3612; contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info Attorneys seek clemency for Leonard Peltier On February 17, 2016, attorneys for Leonard Peltier submitted a formal application for executive clemency to the Office of the Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice.

Mayoral candidate says housing should grow ‘out’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Great to see an Auckland mayoral candidate recognising that if house-price inflation be tackled, then the city has to be ready to grow out. Au *ckland mayoral candidate John Palino is calling for the removal of the urban-rural boundary to improve housing affordability. The boundary, known as the metropolitan urban limit, was restricting land supply in Auckland and driving up house prices for ideological reasons, Mr Palino said today.* And he’s right, you know, it does, and is: - Land just inside this “urban fence” costs around ten times land just outside. For virtuall... more »

Known Nazi Collaborator Hates Trump

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*War criminal George Soros is doing the work of ISIS in Syria and of Neo-Nazis in Ukraine.* *Title: Known Nazi Collaborator Hates Trump. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 16, 2016. Description: * Known Nazi collaborator George Soros hates Donald Trump and is afraid of a Donald Trump presidency.

President Obama's Greatest Foreign Policy Achievement: No More Netanyahu Visits

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Killed Bin Laden: Who cares. Ended the Iraq war: Who cares. Made peace with Iran: Who cares. Stop Netanyahu from visiting and lecturing America: Finally, President Obama has lived up to his Nobel Peace Prize.* *An excerpt from, "AIPAC Is Coming to Town" By Philip Giraldi, The Unz Review, March 15, 2016: * Nothing illustrates the unbridgeable abyss between the media/talking head vision of Israel promoted by the Israel Lobby and folks like Hillary and the real thing more than the recent embarrassments and indignities being delivered by the Netanyahu government, which AIPAC really re... more »

Who is Defending the Rights of Women - Sanders vs Clinton

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: Who is Defending the Rights of Women - Sanders vs Clinton. Source: TheRealNews. Date Published: March 16, 2016. Description: * Susanna Walters says Clinton has a record of defending women and is the better candidate; Jan Rodolfo says Sanders Medicare for All and other policies that promote economic equality is what women really need.

Self-Sufficiency, Not Government Spending, Should Be the Measure of Antipoverty Progress

Robert Rector at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: wiping windows - 900] This week President Barack Obama's Department of Health and Human Services reached the startling conclusion that if massive welfare programs such as food stamps and the refundable earned income credit are counted as income, poverty is reduced. This should be... more »

Syrian Kurds Are Planning To Announce A Federal Region In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Syrian Kurds Hope to Establish a Federal Region in Country’s North* BEIRUT, Lebanon — Syrian Kurdish parties are working on a plan to declare a federal region across much of northern Syria, several of their representatives said on Wednesday. They said their aim was to formalize the semiautonomous zone they have established during five years of war and to create a model for decentralized government throughout the country. If they move ahead with the plan, they will be dipping a toe into the roiling waters of debate over two proposals to redraw the Middle East map... more »

As Predicted, Here Come the Gay Bullies

Michael Brown at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: bully - 900] For more than a decade, I've been warning that those who came out of the closet -- meaning, gay activists -- want to put conservative Christians in the closet. I've been saying that, in the LGBT activist lexicon, "tolerance" means the intolerance... more »

Don't conflate PKK terrorism with the Kurdish people- A "Kurdish Spring"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day ago
International media outlets keep wrongly portraying Turkey's war with PKK militants as a battle against the Kurdish community of the country International media conducts itself in a dishonest manner, always.* Assad was attacking "his own people" according to the media*. *That was not the case*. *Ghadafi was attacking Libyans who wanted freedom **. LIE. **According to the lying NATO media, msm and alt, Turkey is waging a war against the Kurd. **Just another media lie. * *FACT:The PKK is waging a war against Turkey, and it's people, including resident Kurds. The PKK waged a war again... more »

Video: ADHD -The Drugging Of Our Children

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A recent study published in the Journal of Paediatrics suggested that many children are being needlessly prescribed drugs to combat ADHD, when in fact they are just immature. Dangerous psychotropic drugs like Ritalin are widely used to treat children that are frequently misdiagnosed, yet it has been revealed that these drugs are not only ineffective but they also cause the child to suffer even further health problems. There are so many other problems that can look like ADHD, but far too often there is a rush to get a diagnose which prevents the exclusion of other possible causes. Tr... more »

That Merrick Garland Nomination-- Yuck!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Despite fulsome praise from the carefully orchestrated Democratic lapdog organizations, progressives are anything but impressed with Merrick Garland... although many progressives *are* impressed with President Obama's revitalization of his multi-dimensional chess game against the Senate Republicans. The video from Fox News above is important to watch if you want to follow and comprehend this kabuki theater as it unfolds over the next few months. As Fox's "senior judicial analyst," Judge Andrew Napolitano, explained above, "Garland is the consummate Washington, DC insider [and] th... more »

Police negligence disentitled Crown to adjournment

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 1 day ago
1. R v Josephee 2016 NUCJ 8: [12] In our free and democratic society, police and prosecutors are entrusted with tremendous legal power and discretion. On a day-to- day basis, both institutions operate as independent agencies of the state. Their employees are sworn to uphold the law, and to protect the public. In recognition of the difficult roles they play, each agency is afforded special protections to secure their independence from outside interference. The delegation of this power and discretion, though, also comes with a corresponding responsibility.... more »

Obama Audaciously Nominates Far Left Judge to Replace Conservative Icon Scalia

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland is introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama as the nominee for the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House March 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Merrick currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and if confirmed by the US Senate, would replace Antonin Scalia who died suddenly last month.] President Obama has nominated a very far left-wing judge to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Me... more »

Executives Received Massive Salaries From Failed Obamacare Co-Ops

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Affordable Care Act, ObamaCare, Health Insurance, Healthcare] Thirty-four top executives at 10 failed Obamacare co-ops were paid a whopping combined $8,211,384 in 2014, according to 990 tax forms obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. New York had the highest total, having paid four of its employees an... more »

“Hottest seasonally adjusted month EVER!”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: featured-image] The guitarist in *Spinal Tap* gets his amp to go louder by turning it up to ‘11.’ See. NASA achieve a “record highest temperature” by relying on a weather pattern: an El Nino, and then blaming it all on us. That’s like turning it up to 20. They did it back in 1998 when an unexpectedy powerful EL Nino drove temperattures to what they called then “record highs.” (They weren’t, they were still below temperatures from the 1940s.) They’re doing it again this year. From Radio New Zealand, who reported the news gleefully: *Last year's global average te... more »

Campaign watch: Two ways of describing Trump voters!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016Puzzled again by the Times:* Once again, we ask a basic question: What are Trump supporters like? Why do millions of our fellow citizens plan to vote for Candidate Trump? Yesterday morning, the Washington Post's Stephanie McCrummen took a humane approach to this important question. On the front page of the Post, she penned a 2200-word profile of Ralph Case, a 38-year-old Trump supporter from North Canton, Ohio. There are problems with this kind of reporting, of course. Ralph Case is just one person. Even if McCrummen is able to learn what makes him tick,... more »

Theresa May’s Cleavage Sparks Debate On Budget Day

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The dress worn by Home Secretary Theresa May during the 2016 budget in Parliament on Wednesday has caused a debate. Observers of George Osborne’s 2016 budget were distracted by the appearance of the Home Secretary sitting next to the Chancellor in a cleavage-boosting red outfit. The Mirror reports: As George Osborne ploughed through the budget, delivering a string of figures about the economy’s growth, it is hardly suprising some minds started to wander. And when Mrs May was wearing a striking red dress right next to him it was hardly surprising she caught the eye. People following ...more »

Disability Benefits Slashed To Fund Tax Cut For The Rich

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
British chancellor George Osborne is going to raise almost £4.4 billion from his cuts to disabled peoples benefit to fund a tax cut for the rich. The cruel blow to around 640,000 people who receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP) will be even worse than charities and the Labour party had predicted. Jeremy Corbyn criticised this years Budget saying it showed the Chancellor had failed to balance the books of Britain’s finances. The Mirror reports: When the move was announced last week, Iain Duncan Smith claimed it was a minor tweak worth £1.2billion to how benefits are calculated... more »

Top U.S. Army General: 'Military Will Face A High Level Of Risk In A War Against China, Russia, Iran, Or North Korea'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Gen. Mark Milley *WNU Editor*: AP is carrying the story .... *General says Army at high risk in war against China, Russia* (AP).

Mitch McConnell Won’t Consider Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Merrick Garland - 900] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday he won't consider President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, much to the dismay of Democrats. The commander in chief announced his pick to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia -- who died in February at... more »

3.6 Million People Take To The Streets, Demand Revolution In Brazil

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*Title: 3.6 Million People Take To The Streets, Demand Revolution In Brazil. Source: WeAreChange. Date Published: March 16, 2016. Description:* In this video Luke Rudkowski reports on the revolution taking place in Brazil right now as 3.6 million people took to the streets this week. People demand the resignation of the current president, end of the political system, end of police corruption and to stop putting the upcoming Olympics ahead of its people.

Major Websites Infected By Malicious Adverts

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Ransomware has been found in malicious adverts displayed by major news and high-traffic websites. Visitors who used the sites over the weekend could have infected their computers with malware and ransomware. PC Mag reports: As first reported by Trustwave, and confirmed by several other security firms, these and other sites—including AOL, MSN, Answers.com, ZeroHedge.com, and Infolinks.com—were hit by malicious ads served up by once-legitimate networks that were taken over by scammers. “It seems that an experienced actor has acquired an expired domain of a small but probably legitimat... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* A pair of mathematicians have discovered a prime number conspiracy JOHN McAFEE: Hacker group Anonymous just declared war on Trump — here's why he'll soon have a different view of cybersecurity Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers? Head Of Brazilian Central Bank Ready To Quit Amid Political Insanity UNICEF Donates Water Every Time You Don't Use Your Phone Largest U.S. Coal Producer Skips Interest Payment, Warns Of Bankruptcy; Stock Crashes Deutsche Bank Tumbles After CEO Says Bank Won't Be Profitable This Year US Industrial Producti... more »

Britain has a new tax.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
Governments tax tobacco to discourage people smoking. They have “carbon taxes” to discourage emissions of carbon dioxide. And the British Government has announced overnight it will now be taxing soft drinks, to discourage Britons drinking so much sugar. Taxes like these are levied to discourage a particular activity the government would like to discourage. And they do. So my question is: *What on earth do they think taxes on business do?* And does the implication of that bother them in any way at all? . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission...more »

‘Ariadne,’ by John William Waterhouse

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
[image: john_william_waterhouse_gallery_26_large_27a] Ariadne was King Minos’s daughter, who in legend helped Theseus slay the Minotaur and save the would-be sacrificial victims. (Among other assistance, it was her who suggested Theseus unspool a roll of thread to help him find his way back through the labyrinth.) Waterhouse captures the moment, after a whirlwind romance and elopment, Theseus abandons her on Naxos – to be later rediscovered by Dionysus, the god of wine whose symbol was a leopard. You can see him already prowling at the end of her bed. But what about that *othe... more »

Casey Camp joins Amazonian Women for Defense of Earth

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
     by WECAN International Dear Friends and Allies,  Last week, a Women's Earth and Climate Action Network delegation joined Indigenous women of the Ecuadorian Amazon for a historic International Women's Day mobilization in the jungle town of Puyo and the country's capital, Quito. Women leaders

Turkey Has Gone To Hell Under Muslim Tyrant Erdogan

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
A virtually *nationwide* ban in #Turkey on celebrations of the Kurdish New Year (March 20). https://t.co/ikDAPdsrw0 — IrmakYenisehirlioglu (@Irmak_Ye) March 16, 2016 Turkey has gone to hell, just like Iran did in 1979. It's very sad. Another Middle East country bites the Islamic dust. Turkey and Iran went from secular tyrants Ataturk and the Shah to religious tyrants the Caliph Erdogan and the Shia Imam. Syria and Libya will suffer the same fate. The Saudi/Turkish/NATO-led ISIS terrorist groups have teared both countries apart, and nothing in Geneva will stop that process because... more »

Argentina Sinks Chinese Fishing Boat After It Attempted To Ram A Coast Guard Ship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Argentina sinks Chinese vessel, cites illegal fishing* Buenos Aires (CNN)Argentina's coast guard says it sank a Chinese fishing vessel that was fishing in a restricted area off the South American country's coast. The Argentine Naval Prefecture chased and eventually sank the Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010 vessel after detecting it illegally fishing within the country's exclusive economic zone, officials said Tuesday. First, according to a statement from the Argentine coast guard, warning shots were fired. The Chinese vessel, Argentine authorities said, responded by turning off its lig... more »

Syrian Rebel Spy Chief: Claims CIA Ignored Intelligence On The Rise Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *CIA has ignored intelligence on ISIS since 2013 and could have halted its rise when it only had a handful of recruits, Syrian rebel spy chief claims* * Syrian rebel spy chief says the CIA has ignored his operatives' intelligence * He claimed he has provided GPS coordinates, photos and phone numbers * But when he asked the CIA if they were used, he received 'zero response' * The spy chief claimed his network received $10,000 a month from the U.S. The CIA has ignored crucial intelligence since 2013 from within ISIS ranks that could have helped prevent its rise, a Syrian ... more »

These Are The Most Wanted Members Of The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
MOST WANTED: Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and five top commanders. Daily Star *Tara John, Time*: *These Are the Most Wanted Members of ISIS* And why picking off top leaders won't be enough U.S. forces killed another to ISIS leader this week, but experts say removing top officials won’t be enough to take the terror organization down. The U.S.-led coalition against ISIS confirmed the death on Tuesday of one of the group’s biggest operatives, Omar al-Shishani. The Georgian national, who is also known as Omar the Chechen, is believed to have died from injuries sustained in a U.S. ... more »

Building social science knowledge on public attitudes and autonomous weapons

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 1 day ago
This is a guest post from Michael C. Horowitz (@mchorowitz), Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of Perry World House, University of Pennsylvania Last week, Charli Carpenter published an important piece advancing the conversation about public attitudes, public conscience, and autonomous weapons. Her post critiqued my recent article in Research & Politics on public […]

Iran’s Executions and Human Rights Abuses Reach Record Levels After Nuclear Deal

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Protesters hold a weekly vigil against Iran's human rights violations and political executions on March 6, 2010 at Trafalgar Square in Westminster, London.] Iran showed few signs of moderating its human rights policies after inking a nuclear agreement with the permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany last July. The Islamic Republic engaged in several human rights abuses and executed nearly... more »

General Says Army at High Risk in War Against China, Russia

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, returns fire with an M240L machine gun during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, at Chinchilla Training Area, Spain, Feb. 29, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army’s top general says military forces on the ground face a high level of risk if the United States gets into a large-scale conflict against a power such as Russia or China. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol... more »

Egyptian Christian Teens Sentenced to Prison for Mocking ISIS

Casey Harper at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Three male family members who are also Coptic Christians put their arms together and display their Coptic cross tattoos. Most of Egypt's several million Christians have these wrist tattoos.] A top human rights group is fighting to save Egyptian Christian teenagers sentenced to prison for making a video mocking ISIS. Human Rights Watch called on Egypt to release four teenagers Monday convicted of “blasphemy” for making a video mocking ISIS, the Associated Press reports. The video... more »

Oxford Professor Wins £500,000 For Proving Old Math Equation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
University of Oxford professor Sir Andrew Wiles has solved an old mathematical problem and been awarded the Abel Prize, one of the most prestigious awards in the field. Sir Andrew Wiles’ proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem also earned him the prize of £500,000 for proving a theory that has bewildered mathematicians since it was proposed by its creator nearly 400 years ago, and who ran out of jotting paper before finishing the proof of his own theory. Tech Times reports: Sir Andrew Wiles, a 62-year-old number theorist, was awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters with the ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'NYS Troopers 2006 Report'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

Paul Ryan Won't Shut The Door On Contested GOP Convention

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "We choose the nominee, not the voters: Senior GOP official" by Matthew J. Belvedere, CNBC, March 16, 2016:* Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories. "The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here," Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held. Title: ... more »

Argentinian Navy Sinks Chinese Boat For Fishing Illegally

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Argentina has announced that one of its warships sank a Chinese-flagged boat that was fishing illegally in Argentinian national waters. They said that four people on the boat were rescued and arrested as sailors shot holes into the boat’s hull, causing it to sink. China has meanwhile expressed its serious concern to Argentina and the government has called for an investigation. Al Jazeera reports: The navy statement said on Tuesday that the boat was intercepted a day earlier off the coast of Puerto Madryn, about 1,460km south of Buenos Aires. The statement said the boat did not heed ... more »

"U.S. Becomes Laughingstock of World for Something Other Than Gun Laws"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"U.S. Becomes Laughingstock of World for Something Other Than Gun Laws"* by Andy Borowitz MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)— "In an indication of shifting global attitudes toward the United States, the nation has become the laughingstock of the world for something other than its gun laws, a new survey of foreigners indicates. According to the survey, which was conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, America’s gun laws, which used to inspire the most derision toward the country from people around the world, now place a distant second. In another startl...more »

Marco Rubio Suspends Campaign; Says ‘It’s Not God’s Plan’

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on March 5, 2016 in National Harbor, Maryland.] Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio suspended his campaign Tuesday night following his defeat in Florida’s primary, a winner-take-all caucus that awarded all delegates to Donald Trump. In his concession speech from Miami, Rubio thanked supporters for fighting a good fight. He...more »

Did Racism Cost Trump Delegates in Illinois?

Blake Neff at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Donald Trump in Iowa] Donald Trump appears to have lost out a few delegates he probably should have won in Illinois, all because GOP voters were apparently wary of voting for people with unusual names like Nabi Fakroddin. In Illinois, only a handful of delegates were... more »

“Evidence-based medicine has been hijacked:” A confession from John Ioannidis

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
John Ioannidis is perhaps best known for a 2005 paper “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False.” One of the most highly cited researchers in the world, Ioannidis, a professor at Stanford, has built a career in the field of meta-research. Earlier this month, he published a heartfelt and provocative essay in the the Journal […] The post “Evidence-based medicine has been hijacked:” A confession from John Ioannidis appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Economy: “Bigger Than a Bear Market”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Bigger Than a Bear Market”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – "Again, not much movement in the U.S. stock market. All eyes were on U.S. politics. The Ides of March came… and yea, went… with poor Marco Rubio out of the race. Yes, it was “Goodbye, Rubio Tuesday”… leaving Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton way ahead of the pack in the race to win their parties’ nominations. Meanwhile, a dear reader wrote in to complain that the Dow was up some 1,500 points since he acted on our gloomy view… and sold out of the market. But we hold to our opinion: This ship is sinking. As an investor, you face... more »

In Memoriam: Rachel Corrie - MURDERED By Criminal Israeli IDF Forces On This Day, March 16th, 2003

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 1 day ago
Today is a solemn day in history... On this day, March 16th, 2003, an innocent American working for the Palestinian Solidarity Movement in the Israeli occupied Gaza Strip, Rachel Corrie, was murdered by the criminal and psychotic Israeli Defense Forces... Rachel was crushed by an American built and paid for "armored" Bulldozer while trying to prevent the wrongful demolition of a Palestinian doctor's home in the Gazan city of Rafah... It was a travesty and an outright act of cold blooded murder.... To honor Rachel once again, I want to present the fabulously done video "Rachel Corrie... more »

Karuk Tribe, Allies add Forest Service to Lawsuit Protecting Salmon

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Karuk Tribe, Allies Add Forest Service to Lawsuit Protecting Salmon by Dan Bacher Censored News The Karuk Tribe and four environmental groups today expanded their complaint challenging the Westside Post Fire logging plan to include the United States Forest Service and Klamath National Forest over allegations that they violated federal law protecting imperiled salmon and their

Obama Nominates Merrick Garland To U.S. Supreme Court

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
President Barack Obama has announced federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland as his nomination for the vacancy at the U.S. Supreme Court left by the passing away of Justice Antonin Scalia. Mass Live reports: The president, who appeared with Garland for the morning Rose Garden announcement, praised the 63-year-old Washington lawyer and jurist’s history of public service as a federal prosecutor, his work for the Department of Justice and as the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Stressing that he took the nomination process seriously, O... more »

Budget 2016: Britain Introduces Sugar Tax On Soft Drinks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer unveiled a new tax on sugary drinks as part of the 2016 budget. George Osborne said drinks with more than five grams of sugar per 100 milliliters will be taxed saying that sugary drinks serve as “one of the biggest contributors to childhood obesity” Drinks will fall into two bands, one for total sugar content above 5g per 100ml, and a second, higher band for the most sugary drinks with more than 8g per 100ml. The tax which is to be imposed on the makers of sugary soft drinks, will come into force in 2018. “I can announce that we will introduce a ... more »

Preparing for War with Russia Over Arctic

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
US and Norwegian pilots boast about their helicopters during NATO war exercise Cold Response 2016 held in Norway near the Russian border. The US-NATO military operation is preparing for war with Russia over control of the Arctic Ocean as climate change allows for oil corporation drilling due to melting ice. The US-NATO are routinely leaving many weapons systems in Norway after the war games thus building up stockpiles for later use.

Oregon to Ban Coal Completely for Energy Generation

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Dirty coal is going down in Oregon (source)* *by Gaius Publius* Short and very sweet. There are two states that don't use coal at all to generate energy, Vermont and Hawaii. All of the rest burn some coal, and no state has banned coal completely; until now; until Oregon. My emphasis below: *Coal phased out* *Oregon governor signs landmark bill* PORTLAND, Ore. – With the stroke of Gov. Kate Brown’s signature Friday, *Oregon became the first state to eradicate coal from its power supply through legislation* and now boasts some of the most stringent demands for renewable energy amo... more »

EU GHG Emissions Stats

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 1 day ago
By Paul Homewood Under the Paris Climate Treaty, the EU has committed to reduce emissions of GHG by 40% from 1990 levels by 2030. Let’s tale a look at progress so far. The latest available numbers from Eurostat are for 2012: Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU- 28 (including international aviation but […]

These 4 Nations Prove Decriminalization Works Better than Prohibition

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
* Kristen Gwynne* - These countries are leading the way out of the drug war. The post These 4 Nations Prove Decriminalization Works Better than Prohibition appeared first on Waking Times.

Israeli PM Netanyahu Will See Putin But Not Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu And Russian President Putin *Times Of Israel*: *Netanyahu to visit Kremlin to talk security, Putin tells Rivlin* President Reuven Rivlin and Vladimir Putin hold a short press conference before they meet in the Kremlin, with Putin saying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will also visit Moscow soon to discuss defense issues. “The ties between our countries are based on friendship and mutual understanding,” Putin says, according to Haaretz. “Israel has 1.5 million Russian citizens who speak Russian and have Russian culture. The number of Russian tou... more »

After Super Tuesday 2 — Can We Unite Even When Disagreeing? What Does that Feel Like?

Lael Arrington at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gets a hug from his family following a primary night rally on March 15, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rubio announced he was suspending his campaign after losing his home state of Florida to Republican rival Donald Trump. In an impassioned speech, Rubio called for unity among conservatives.] Everyone interested in the Republican presidential primary hopes that at some point we can pull together. But at this point, it's getting harder and harder to see how that will happen. The challenge to resolve deep differences te... more »

NATO (via member Turkey) destroying Peace Agreement

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Syrian Balkanization* You can't have it both ways, folks. Well...maybe in the two dimensional world of the Western Presstitute media you can. But only there. In the real three dimensional world...you're either supportive of something--or you are not. The US agreed to the Syrian Peace Treaty which was initiated by Russia. Living in the three dimensional world as it does, Russia announced a few days ago it was withdrawing it's military, with the exception of personnel manning two bases, one of which it has held for decades. IMO, the sole reason for this move was to shore up the P... more »

Argentina: A Community of Earthbound "Pleiadans"?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 1 day ago
*Source: El Popular.pe (Perú)Date: November 16, 2015* *Argentina: A Community of Earthbound "Pleiadans"?* Less than 70 miles from the provincial seat of Salta, between the communities of Cachi and La Poma, along Route 40, can be found a "Pleiadan base" whose occupants claim to be the embodiment of extraterrestrial beings from some distant corner of the universe. Amid messages and entreaties to return to primitive simplicity, the residents claim having reached this northern Argentinean province to herald "the end of an evolutionary cycle". Reaching this location is not easy, as t... more »

Iain Duncan Smith Is ‘Proud’ Of Tories Record On Disability Benefits

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Iain Duncan Smith says he is proud of his governments record on disability benefits,. Yes, he had the gall to say that despite his government making cuts to two key support streams that were meant for disabled people. The Independent reports: The Government last week voted to take £30 a week from disabled people claiming Employment Support Allowance in the so-called “work-related activity group”. It is now proceeding with cuts to the Personal Independence Payment which will see payments reduced for people who need adapted equipment to live independent lives. But Mr Duncan Smith defe... more »

Campaign Latest: Nikki Haley Says Her Prayer Is With Cruz Campaign

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Nikki Haley discussing the FY 2017 Executive Budget on January 15, 2016.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest on the race for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations a day after critical primaries in five states (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Exit polls from Tuesday’s primaries are suggesting that Democratic voters aren’t willing... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Lady Labyrinth” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZDC1QvMhNs

"How It Really Is"

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

"Prescription Painkiller Crisis: Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Prescription Painkiller Crisis: * *Why Do Americans Consume 80 Percent Of All Prescription Painkillers?"* By Michael Snyder "If Americans are so happy, then why do we consume 80 percent of the entire global supply of prescription painkillers? Less than 5 percent of the world’s population lives in this country, and yet we buy four-fifths of these highly addictive drugs. In the United States today, approximately 4.7 million Americans are addicted to prescription pain relievers, and that represents about a 300 percent increase since 1999. If you personally know someone that is suffer... more »

When Did Russia Make The Decision To Withdraw Its Forces From Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Russian military jet takes 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 *Defense News*:* Jordan Says It Knew of Russian Drawdown Plan in Syria* DUBAI — Despite Gulf Cooperation Council states remaining silent about Russia's unexpected drawdown from Syria, their staunch ally Jordan has stated that their government has known about President Putin's plans. A Jordanian official said that ... more »

Russia Has Already Flown Out Half Of Its Syrian Strike Force

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Participants attend a ceremony to welcome Russian military jets and pilots upon their arrival from Syria at an airbase in Buturlinovka in Voronezh region, Russia, in this still image taken from video March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Russian Ministry of Defence *Reuters*: *Russia flies out almost half Syria strike force: Reuters analysis* Just under half of Russia's fixed-wing strike force based in Syria has flown out of the country in the past two days, according to a Reuters calculation which suggests the Kremlin is accelerating its partial withdrawal. President Vladimir Putin on Monday... more »

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