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Friday, March 18, 2016

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A Fork In The Road For Grassroots Progressives

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 24 minutes ago
*Matt Cartwright moved the grassroots progressive agenda forward yesterday* Hillary won all 5 states last Tuesday, although, it's still really too close to call in Missouri, 310.602 to 309,071, a bit over 1,500 votes separating them. Each has been awarded 32 delegates. Illinois was also close... 68 delegates for Hillary and 67 delegates for Bernie. Even Ohio, which was a much bigger win for her, the delegate count was 79 for the establishment and 62 for Bernie. The two Confederate states, of course, were much more strongly in Clinton territory. Although Bernie won most of the west... more »

CERN Wants Artists To Live At LHC Full Time – Merging Science & Art

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 27 minutes ago
In yet another addition to the long, long list of bizarre things happening at CERN and it’s Large Hadron Collider facility in Switzerland, where scientists are in search of things like the “God particle”, the researchers at the facility are producing “small” black holes in order to find their elusive particles. This is the same thing that Stephen Hawking famously said could wipe out our planet forever. A 2014 report on Hawking and his thoughts about the Higgs Boson particle’s discovery stated: “[Hawking] is warning that the particle could one day be responsible for the destruction o... more »

Time Is Running Out, UK Wants To Send Warships To Libya

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 34 minutes ago
*An excerpt from, "The Islamic State Is Pretext To Again Mug Libya" by b, Moon of Alabama, March 18, 2016: * There are currently two governments in Libya. A "moderately Islamist" one in the west in Tripoli and one in the east in Tobruk. The eastern one is internationally recognized and "secular" but also supported by some Salafist groups. Both governments have their own parliament and various supporting militia. In the middle of the long east-west coastline the Islamic State led by some cadres from Iraq and Syria has taken a foothold in Sirte. It is recruiting followers from north... more »

A Look At How The U.S. Air Force May Pay For The B-21 Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
An artist rendering shows the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber B21 in this image released on February 26, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. AIR FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *Martin Matishak, Fiscal Times:** How Will the Air Force Pay for its Budget-Busting Next-Generation Bomber?* Top Air Force official on Wednesday floated a potentially controversial scheme to pay for the service’s pricey next-generation bomber, one that could see the entire Defense Department fund the expensive effort. The estimated $100 billion lifetime price tag for the nuclear-capable aircraft, rece... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 40 minutes ago
The Great Wall of Chinese *and the Internet Resources to Help You Over it * Jenna Orkin [image: chinese] Somewhere in his autobiography, Malcolm X says he studied Arabic to escape feeling stupid when among people who were speaking it. That explanation resonated with me; for similar reasons, I had paid particular attention in French class in high school. There's something deeply unsettling about being surrounded by people talking rapidly to everyone else while you look on in clueless dorkhood. You feel like the new kid in school and realize you'd better get up to speed "vite." The... more »

(Bernie Sanders' State of the Primaries Speech Finally Highlighted)  Antonin Scalia Ungowned  (Tea Baggers Media/Trump Masquerading As Rebels/Fools)  Sander's Legacy

In New Shock Poll, Bernie Swamps Both Trump and Bush It is shocking that the data suggests that Sanders has a lead over Trump that could be so huge that he would win a landslide victory in the presidential campaign, with margins that would almost certainly lead Democrats to regain control of the Senate and could help Democrats regain control of the House of Representative — if, of course, the

A Sustainable U.S.-China Security Relationship

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Title: A Sustainable U.S.-China Security Relationship. Source: CarnegieEndowment. Date Published: March 14, 2016. Description: * While Washington shouldn’t alter its general strategy toward Beijing, it should rethink some approaches in order to minimize the chance that the two countries will be drawn into competition for strategic primacy in the Asia-Pacific region.

Surprise: Poll Finds Democrats More Likely To Support Free Trade Than the Party of Freedom

Guy Bentley at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: DNC RNC Democrat Republican] Democrats are more likely to think free trade has been good for the economy while Republicans and Independents are more skeptical, a new poll shows. A YouGov poll released Thursday shows 49 percent of Democrats think free trade is good... more »

President Obama To Nominate U.S. General Lori Robinson And First Woman To Head A U.S. Combat Command

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
General Lori Robinson, Pacific Air Forces commander, addresses U.S. and Singapore Airmen in front of an F-22A Raptor during the Singapore International Airshow, at Changi International Airport, Singapore, in this file photo taken February 17, 2016. Robinson has been selected as the next head of the U.S. military's Northern Command, which would make her the first woman to head a U.S. combatant command, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday. REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy/Handout via Reuters *Reuters*: *U.S. general Lori Robinson to become first woman to lea... more »

Law Professor Outlines Strategy to Snatch Presidency From Trump

Blake Neff at The Stream - 3 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)] A law professor at Pepperdine University has authored a column suggesting that, if Donald Trump wins November's presidential election, state legislatures should consider undermining democracy by rigging the Electoral College. "It is increasingly likely that we will reach precisely the... more »

Art Can Make the Conversation Messy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
In this episode of Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges sits down with political cartoonist Dwayne “Mr. Fish” Booth to discuss the use of art as a language to tell truth in an age of corporate domination of information. With his cartoons, Mr. Fish confronts systems of power, exposing their brutality and folly in a way that words cannot.

U.S. Air Force Investigating Drug Use Among Soldiers Protecting Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Main Entrance to F. E. Warren AFB. Photo Credit: Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force *Washington Post:* *Air Force launches investigation into drug use among troops protecting nuclear weapons* The U.S. Air Force has launched an investigation into illicit, off-duty drug use by troops who protect its nuclear weapons, senior service officials said Friday, the latest black eye for a nuclear force that has suffered several scandals in recent years. The probe centers on 14 enlisted troops between the ranks of airman and airman first class who serve with the 90th Security Forces Group at F.E. ... more »

Blue America Endorses Darcy Burner

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
In February an old friend of this community's, Darcy Burner, let us know that she is running for the Washington state legislature. With Pramila Jayapal likely headed off to Congress, the legislature is going to need a thoughtful can-do, bold progressive. That's Darcy. Washington has long been a leader in progressive change-- and she intends to make sure that tradition stays strong and vibrant. She likes to point out that *•* Women in Washington gained the right to vote in 1910, kicking off the campaign that led to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 giving all America... more »

Not Counting Mexicans and Indians

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 3 hours ago
THE VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G2ZAwKOCKA&feature=youtu.be

Senator Whitehouse acquires another Fishy Income Stream

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 4 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://defyccc.com/senator-whitehouse-acquires-another-fishy-income-stream/ Fishy news from the States, as Resist Climate Alarmism reports: The wife of Senator Whitehouse, notorious for his calls to lynch climate skeptics, Sandra Whitehouse, PhD, got a new job as the Chief Scientific Officer of AltaSea (Los Angeles, CA), according to this press release. She […]

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“A familiar, zigzag, W pattern in northern constellation Cassiopeia is traced by five bright stars in this colorful and broad mosaic. Stretching about 15 degrees across rich starfields, the celestial scene includes dark clouds, bright nebulae, and star clusters along the Milky Way. In yellow-orange hues Cassiopeia's alpha star Shedar is a standout though. The yellowish giant star is cooler than the Sun, over 40 times the solar diameter, and so luminous it shines brightly in Earth's night from 230 light-years away. A massive, rapidly rotating star at the center of the W, bright Gamma... more »

"A Home Beyond What This World Knows..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"You can chain my body But you cannot chain my soul. You can enslave my body But you’ll never own my soul. You can whip my body, But you cannot touch my soul. For my soul is mightier than your chains, My soul endures all your blows, My soul is eternal, eternally remains, My soul has a home beyond what this world knows. You can imprison my body, but you cannot jail my soul. You can break my body, But you’ll never break my soul. My soul is free as the eagle flying so high, Vast like a dark, starry sky, Deep as the ocean, wider than the sea, My soul is forever, eternally free, my soul is fore...more »

"Finding Time for You: Your Most Vital Commitment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Finding Time for You: Your Most Vital Commitment"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. Within each of there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care for ourselves, or "you time." Most ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The people of today have no nobility. They do not even know what it means to be noble of heart. There is no strength of character; there is only emotion. We live in a worldwide society of emotion-based actions, emotion-based thinking, emotion-based words. People do things because they feel like it, they think things ruled by their emotions to think it and they say things because in that moment it's what they are feeling. Character does, thinks and says from a place of core identity and truth. "This is my truth, thus I will do it, think it, speak it." Nobility means strength of cha... more »

Tonight's Movie is Cleopatra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago

“Touched With Fire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Touched With Fire”* by Paul Dalio “My name is Paul Dalio. I’m a filmmaker, husband of my NYU film school classmate, father of two children and bipolar. Of these labels, the one I’m certain stands out in your mind is bipolar — and not in a good way. That’s no fault of your own, since you probably don’t know much about it other than what you’ve heard. I’m either right about this assumption or wrong about it. But either way, I’m certain of it because of my past experiences with the stigma that surrounds it. So how do I deal with this label? I could remove the “I am” part to avoid i... more »

Pensions Drive Global Debt Three Times Higher Than Previously Estimated

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: pension - 900] Bloated pension funds are a growing problem among many industrialized countries and may be driving global debt to three times previous estimates, according to a report Tuesday. Pensions are a popular investment plan that require regular payments by both recipient... more »

Iain Duncan Smith Resigns As Work And Pensions Secretary

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Iain Duncan Smith, the work and pensions secretary has said he is stepping down from his post because of pressure to make cuts to disability benefits. Sounding almost like he cared, IDS said the cuts were a “compromise too far” in a Budget that “benefits higher earning taxpayers” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “The resignation of Iain Duncan Smith reveals a government in disarray and a chancellor who has lost the credibility to manage the economy in the interests of the majority of our people. “The Budget has exposed George Osborne’s record of profound unfairness and economic fai... more »

Abengoa Going To The Wall As The Subsidies Run Out

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/18/business/international/once-a-darling-spanish-solar-company-abengoa-faces-reckoning.html?_r=1 We’ve been following the final dying breaths of the Spanish renewable company Abengoa for the last few months. The NYT supply the latest update: Announcing government support for clean-energy projects, President Obama hailed a Spanish company, saying its new solar technology would supply tens of thousands of American […]

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Silver City, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The Economy: “Why Interest Rates Are NEVER Going Back to Normal”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Why Interest Rates Are NEVER Going Back to Normal”* by Bill Bonner BALTIMORE – “Let’s see… U.S. corporate earnings have been going down for three quarters in a row. The median household income is lower than it was 10 years ago. And now JPMorgan Chase has increased its estimated risk of a recession to about one in three. These things might make sober investors wonder: Is this a good time to pay some of the highest prices in history for U.S. stocks?Apparently, they don’t think about it… *Grotesque Mutants: *The Dow rose 156 points, putting it in positive territory for 2016. Hooray!...more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “You & Me”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Moody Blues, “You & Me” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Rl8zCYy7HU

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 17, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Russian Sukhoi Su-25 fighter jets after arriving from Syria, at an airbase in Krasnodar region, southern Russia. (Reuters) *Robert Coalson, The Atlantic*:* Syria Withdrawal: The View From Russia* *“Mission accomplished,” “unplanned improvisation,” or preparation for sandstorm season? Russian analysts parse Putin’s move.* As Russian warplanes continued their partial withdrawal from Syria two days after President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced that Moscow’s objectives in the country had been “generally accomplished,” observers debated how the move changes the situation in the ... more »

Angel Cloud Formation Appears In Sky Above Beach In Cornwall

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A man was walking along the coast at St Peter’s Point beach in Hayle, Cornwall when he saw this stunning cloud formation. According to strange sounds, meteorologists say the phenomenon is so rare it doesn’t even have a name. Ian Warne was walking with his dog, when he suddenly spotted something incredible in the sky. Angel wings started to form as the sun rose in the sky above a Cornish beach. Is it the sun or is it an angel?

No Room For Chumps Or Trumps In Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Blue America endorsed Sonny Palacios in a crowded TX-15 primary early in February. It's an open blue district-- Obama won 57% both times-- and the March 1 primary yielded two Democratic candidates, Sonny and the wealthy conservaDem Vincente Gonzalez, who put $1,000,000 into his own campaign. He outspent all 5 other candidates in the primary combined. Don't believe me when I say this guy is trying to buy the election? Look: We endorsed Sonny because his platform and campaign promises matched his public record. When we've talked with him over the moths he's been all about challen... more »

Obama Administration Sets Record for Failures to Find Files When Asked

TED BRIDIS & JACK GILLUM at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Obama sunshine week - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration set a record for the number of times its federal employees told disappointed citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn’t find a single page requested under the Freedom of Information Act, according... more »

Hillary Clinton Faces Challenge: Black Voters in Rust Belt

GREG MOORE & EMILY SWANSON at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Bradley Thurman, owner of Coffee Makes You Black, a well-known breakfast spot on Milwaukee’s predominantly African-American north side, talks Friday, March 18, 2016 in his Milwaukee shop. Thurman says he supports Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. in the upcoming Democratic primary in Wisconsin.] MILWAUKEE (AP) -- This month has brought a new challenge for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign: Black voters in Rust Belt states aren’t as solidly behind her as they’ve been in the South. It led to the Democratic front-runner’s surprise loss... more »

3 Franciscan Friars are Arraigned in Child Endangerment Case

MICHAEL RUBINKAM at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: friars - 900] HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three Franciscan friars charged with allowing a suspected sexual predator to hold jobs where he molested more than 100 children surrendered Friday in Pennsylvania, where they were confronted by the mother of one of his victims.... more »

March 17: The Irving Press....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
....required reading for those who don't know, and don't want to know. http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/17/politics/us-iraq-syria-genocide/index.html John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State has really made it big in the news with his statement that ISIS has been committing genocide. You can almost feel the shock waves circling the globe. I've watched solemn commentators on TV nod their heads and say, "Yes. This is evil. It must be stopped." And one can imagine followers of the news shaking their heads, and asking what this world is coming to. Too bad so few people understand what genocide is... more »

Obama Wins 2nd Nobel Peace Prize

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
*Donald Trump is the voice of peace. Barack Obama is the voice of war. Donald Trump has only proposed killing the family members of terrorists. Barack Obama actually does it and covers it up. Donald Trump wants to destroy ISIS. Barack Obama has elevated ISIS and armed it to the teeth. * *Title: Obama Wins 2nd Nobel Peace Prize. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 18, 2016. Description: * Obama has done it again. In honor of his killing nearly one million people during his presidency, he has been awarded a 2nd Nobel Peace Prize. Good job POTUS.

State Dept Rep: It's up to Syrians to decide on their future, except Assad and federative status

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 5 hours ago
Hediya Yousef (Kurd) & Mansur Selum (Arab) were elected as the co-chairs of the Rojava & North of Syria federation pic.twitter.com/lETmYeekYQ — Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) March 17, 2016 Rough Arabic to English translation of the final statement after vote was made for a federal system in Rojava. pic.twitter.com/QyvJCh9aQ0 — Dr Partizan (@DrPartizan_) March 17, 2016 The U.S. is alienating Assad supporters and PYD supporters*, *who are the only two groups in Syria that are fighting ISIS on both a political and a military level. The Saudi-Turkish-Qatari-led Sunni opposition is in fu... more »

On Iain Duncan Smith's Resignation

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 5 hours ago
When you're the head of a department that has meted out cruel and inhumane treatment to disabled people, when you've sat in the Commons and nodded through cut after sanction regime after tightened eligibility criteria, at what point do you say enough and call time over your complicity in these proceedings? Does one draw a veil over the old ministerial career by claiming principle and love for the charges you've spent six years abusing, or stick the boot in to cause maximum political damage? Iain Duncan Smith, the so-called quiet man who's done catastrophic harm to the position of d... more »

Congressmen: Obama Is Wrecking NASA With Global Warming Focus

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: NASA Sign, Kennedy Space Center] Lawmakers grilled National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charlie Bolden during a Thursday congressional hearing on President Barack Obama's 2017 budget plan. Republicans argued the budget hurts the space agency by diverting more money into global warming research. NASA's...more »

Fourteen at Nuke Base Probed for Illegal Drug Activity

ROBERT BURNS at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Missile - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fourteen members of an Air Force unit responsible for guarding nuclear missiles in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska are under investigation for possible illegal drug activity, including cases involving cocaine use, defense officials said Friday. The probe is... more »

Romney to Vote for Cruz in Utah Caucuses

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz - 900] Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Friday he will vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming caucuses in his home state of Utah, intensifying his attack against front-runner Donald Trump. “There is a contest between Trumpism and... more »

World News Briefs -- March 18, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC*: *Brussels raids: Paris attack suspect Abdeslam arrested* Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, on the run since November, has been wounded and arrested in a dramatic raid in Brussels. Belgian prosecutors said another man arrested, Monir Ahmed Al Hadj, was on a wanted list. Three members of a family accused of harbouring Abdeslam have also been detained. French President Francois Hollande said he expected Abdeslam to be extradited to France "as rapidly as possible". The raid in the district of Molenbeek came after Abdeslam's fingerprints were found in a flat in another Bru...more »

Hillary Clinton Admits Bush Bribed Her Into Iraq War Vote

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
During the latest Democratic town hall on MSNBC, Hillary Clinton once again defended her vote for the Iraq War. This time, Clinton expanded on her reasoning for the ‘yes’ vote when she was in the U.S. Senate representing New York. She stated that it was a favor for President George W. Bush. When responding to Chris Matthews’ question as to why she was wrong in voting for the Iraq War while Sanders was right in voting against, Hillary also admitted to having had “a different set of experiences” with ‘W.’ than Senator Bernie Sanders did. “I’m sitting there in the Oval Office, and Bush... more »

Never thought their could be a higher level of love

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 6 hours ago
Tha that was until I met you I put my lego in the closet as my most beloved playtoy

Yazidi Woman Kidnapped And Used As Sex Slave By ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Twenty year old Khalida from Sinjar in northern Iraq was sold eight times to different ISIS militants. She was kidnapped and purchased as a sex slave in a ‘meat market’ where women were paraded and could be bought for as little as the cost of a mobile phone. She was put on display for a potential ‘slave master’ like a car in a ‘showroom’. Khalida suffered rape and abuse at the hands of her captives. AlAlam reports: The most beautiful women are put into a separate ‘VIP’ room where leaders can take their time choosing their favorite three or four girls each. Khalida was bought by an o... more »

EU, Turkey Strike Deal to Ease Migrant Crisis

MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS & RAF CASERT at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Davutoglu - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- After months of acrimony, the European Union and Turkey reached a landmark deal on Friday to ease the migrant crisis and give Ankara concessions on better EU relations. In a final meeting high on smiles, handshakes and...more »

Russian President Putin Visits Crimea To Mark The 2nd Year Anniversary Of Its Annexation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Euronews/Reuters*: *Crimea ceremonies mark two years since Russian annexation* It is the second anniversary of Crimea’s reunification with Moscow. President Vladimir Putin is in Crimea to check progres on the construction of a bridge at the Kerch Strait which will link the pensinula with the Russian mainland. Work began on the 19-kilometre bridge in February. It is expected to open in December 2018 and will be the longest bridge in Russia. A day of concerts and parades has taken place in Russia to mark the anniversary. *Read more *.... *More News On Russian President Putin Vis... more »

UN Condemns Saudi Coalition Air-Strikes On Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA*: *UN Deplores 'Awful' Carnage in Yemen From Saudi Coalition Airstrikes* WASHINGTON—The United Nations has condemned recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, which have killed more than 100 civilians this week alone. Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said Friday that two air attacks Tuesday on a crowded market in northwestern Yemen were among the deadliest incidents since the Saudis and their Arab partners in the Gulf began attacking Yemen's Houthi rebels last year. Saudi Arabia announced late Thursday, just hours before the U.N... more »

North Korea Continues To Test Fire Ballistic Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC:* *North Korea fires ballistic missiles, US officials say* North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles, the latest in a series of rocket launches. US officials said the medium-range missiles, launched off the east coast, flew about 800km (500 miles) before falling into the water. Afterwards, the US called for Pyongyang to refrain from raising tensions. It comes a day after US President Barack Obama imposed new sanctions, following North Korea's "illicit" nuclear test and satellite launch. *Read more* .... *More News On North Korea Continuing To Test Fire Ballistic Miss... more »

Why I Don't Believe In Milankovitch Theory I: The Earth's Obliquity

Harry Dale Huffman at The Earth and Man: Setting the Stage - 7 hours ago
The wuwt site Wednesday had a post on "fractal patterns" purportedly seen, in "millions of years" of climate variations, by Peter Ditlevsen, Associate Professor of Climate Physics at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen, and Zhi-Gang Shao from South China University, Guangzhou in Kina. Along the way, Prof. Ditlevsen wrote: "The astronomical factors that affect the Earth’s climate are that the other planets in the solar system pull on the Earth because of their gravity. This affects the Earth’s orbit around the sun, which varies from being almost circular to being... more »

Obama Administration Steps Up Raids to Curb Illegal Border Crossings

ALICIA A. CALDWELL at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: border immigration3 - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is openly stepping up efforts to find and deport immigrants who were part of the 2014 surge of illegal crossings by unaccompanied children and families. The politically fraught endeavor is a follow-through on a... more »

Obama to Nominate 1st Woman to Head US Combatant Command

LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Lori Robinson] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter says President Barack Obama will nominate the first woman to head a major U.S. military combatant command. If confirmed by the Senate, Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson would be the seventh commander to... more »

Fact-Checking "10 Lies You Were Told about Islam"

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Title: Fact-Checking "10 Lies You Were Told about Islam" (Part 1). Source: Acts17Apologetics. Date Published: March 11, 2016. Description:* Recently, AllTime10s posted a video titled "10 Lies You Were Told about Islam" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq4BF...). The video attempts to respond to various false claims made about Islam and Muslims. However, the "research" for the video was incredibly sloppy, and a number of false statements were made. For instance, "10 Lies You Were Told about Islam" insists that Pew Research has found that only .006625% of Muslims "identify with extre... more »

Donald Trump GOP Brokered Convention Conspiracy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Title: Donald Trump GOP Brokered Convention Conspiracy. Source: AMTV. Date Published: March 18, 2016.*

The Investigation of the foreclosure process... 2011

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 8 hours ago
By American Kabuki This is a composite two relatively unknown videos on YouTube of the foreclosure eviction of Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf from her home, which she used as a test case to track the fraud in the foreclosure process in Pierce County Washington. I have edited the two videos together based on matching sound tracks which gives a two camera view of the entire event. The data gathered from the foreclosure resulted in the closure of the Pierce County Court system. The final report of all the data gathered from Mortgage foreclosure process, Department of Transportation... more »

Belgium Police Capture Main Suspect In Paris Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Anti-terror Belgium police arrested 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam on Friday, their top suspect in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people. He is the last of the suspected terrorists who carried out the atrocity last November, the other nine either got killed or committed suicide. VIDEO: Footage shows the moment #ParisAttacks mastermind is arrested in #Brussels earlier – @onlinemagazin pic.twitter.com/r1oSYyzj9k — Conflict News (@Conflicts) March 18, 2016 Fusion reports: A Belgian minister apparently tweeted “we got him” after the capture, but the tweet has since been deleted. “We got ... more »

Russia Is Now America’s Number One Threat Says Pentagon Chief

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Russia is now the United States’ number one threat, followed by China, North Korea and Iran according to Ash Carter The Pentagon Chief made his remarks during a a Senate hearing on the DoD’s (Department of Defense) 2017 budget request. ISIS appeared at the very end of the Pentagon’s ‘priorities list’. The terrorist group was overtaken by China, Iran and North Korea who were all described as “aggressive” countries. RT reports: Challenges arising from the “great power competition” and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) still require a $583-billion military budget, Carter said at a ... more »

Louise Benally: 'EPA ignores devastation to Navajos by mining'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
Louise Benally's letter to the US EPA Censored News Hello Reyes, I am a member of the Navajo Nation and lived out here all my life and our resources have been contaminated by Coal mining in the Black Mesa area , by Uranium mining in the New Mexico areas and some in the Arizona areas by Oil and Gas development too, in the New Mexico and Utah areas of our reservation lands and EPA has not

The Growth Of The Islamic State In Africa Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Bloomberg:** Islamic State Spreads in North Africa in Attacks Ignored by West* * First attempt to take Tunisia territory foiled by villagers * Algeria, Tunisia reject military action from outside region The Islamic State fighters appeared at dawn in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, attacking police and army barracks. Last week’s clashes killed at least 58 people, including 46 militants and a 12-year-old girl. Tunisia is no stranger to jihadist violence -- three large-scale assaults last year decimated its tourism sector -- but it’s the first time militants have attempted to sei... more »

Hinkley Point C nuclear deal contains £22bn ‘poison pill’ for taxpayer

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 8 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/18/hinkley-point-c-nuclear-deal-22bn-poison-pill-taxpayer The Guardian reports: The Hinkley nuclear power deal contains a “poison pill” which could leave taxpayers with a £22bn bill if a future UK government closed the plant before 2060, according to an official document seen by the Guardian. The huge liability shows Hinkley is a “terrible deal” […]

How much can you help a guy like you

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
I was born with seperation issues and I never knw my bioligical dad and I have to admit to the freely crawly its no big thang I found love early and am eternily gratefu; to the God in whicn i do not believe for that But that God in which I do not believe seems to have abonded me and for sure if you look z cv always there

It was always going to come down to this

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 9 hours ago
*Donald Trump and Son Eric Trump* Donald Trump’s son Eric receives threatening letter at his NYC home: report NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official says New York City police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of the adult son of Donald Trump. The envelope sent to Eric Trump’s apartment on Central Park South on Thursday contained a suspicious white powder and a threatening letter. There were no injuries and the official said preliminary tests indicated that the white substance was not hazardous. The law enforcement official spoke... more »

The Iraqi City Of Ramadi Is Still Not Secure Contrary To U.S. And Iraqi Claims That The City Was Secured 5 Weeks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Military Times*: *Ramadi was supposed to be rid of ISIS. That's not entirely true* Islamic State militants are mounting frequent guerrilla warfare-style attacks around a strategically important Iraqi city that U.S. military officials declared “clear” of enemy forces only five weeks ago. The militant group, alternatively known as ISIS or ISIL, has not seized any new territory in and around Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province. But an unknown number of militants maintain a presence in the area and regularly conduct attacks, exposing the Iraqi army's inability to keep the area sec... more »

Paris Attack Suspect And The World's Most Wanted Man Salah Abdeslam Has Been 'Arrested' In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'We got him!': Police capture world's most wanted man as ISIS fugitive behind Paris attacks is shot in raid on Brussels hideout* * Salah Abdeslam shot in the leg and captured alive by police commandos * The 26-year-old was wounded then 'retreated into a house in Molenbeek' * Terror suspect was with two other men and one of the men 'may be dead' * Abdeslam believed to have played key role in Paris attacks and had been on run for 126 days The world's most wanted man, a prime suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks, has been wounded and captured in a police raid in Brusse...more »

Trumph the religion

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 9 hours ago
Trump is the new pope of America and he rules with hate hate the losers and the people who work but never become rich cause they are losers everyone should be rich if they followed his lead that logical fallicy is communism in reverse In Europe they have no Tony Robbins they have no Oprah they know that life is just so it goes its that and if you get a chance make something more Trump in Canada is Iggy the loser that the backroom guys picked to be more Harper but a intellectual face that appealed to intellectuals because who could vote against a smart guy Turns out he was so smart he was... more »

Germany to Refugees — Leave Hatred of Jews at the Door as You Enter

Alan Eason at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: Refugees Welcome Germany Conditions - 900] The German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking at a Tuesday March 15 conference on anti-Semitism in Berlin, made a strong statement to the refugees flooding into Germany. He told them that if they came to Germany and brought a hatred of Jews... more »

Scientists Identify Cosmic Energy Accelerator at the Galactic Center

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - What lies at the center of our galaxy, and what effect is it having on human consciousness? The post Scientists Identify Cosmic Energy Accelerator at the Galactic Center appeared first on Waking Times.

Detective From Sex Abuse Unit Charged With Child Sex Offences

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
A detective in the Metropolitan Police child abuse investigation unit has been charged with child sex abuse offences. Detective Constable Chris Maitland who worked in the force’s sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command is facing 14 charges. The 40 year old is charged with two counts of sexual touching of a girl under 13 years, five counts of taking an indecent image of a child and seven counts of making an indecent image of a child. The unit he worked for, also known as Sapphire, investigates rapes and serious sexual violence. It also has a child abuse investigation te... more »

Self-governing watch: The meaning of adult coloring books!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016Coloring inside the lines:* It isn't polite to criticize people for what they do for relaxation during their spare time. In our view, it isn't a great idea to criticize regular people at all, as opposed to people in positions of authority or power. That said, how did we manage to miss the latest major craze? Hard-copy headline included, Sarah Halzack penned this lengthy report in Sunday's Washington Post: HALZACK (3/13/16): *Relaxing outside the box of 64 colors* The amateur artists can be found coloring in airport lounges, doctor's office waiting rooms and... more »

Devices Explode Near Judge’s Home, Police Office in Indiana

AP at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison, Indiana] MADISON, Ind. (AP) -- Two devices have exploded outside a police department and a judge’s home in a southern Indiana city in less than two weeks, and investigators believe the local criminal justice system is being targeted. Madison Police Chief... more »

California Reservoirs Begin To Get Back To Normal

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-northern-california-reservoir-levels-20160314-story.html From the LA Times: A series of storms pushed California’s biggest reservoir past its historical average for mid-March this weekend and put the second largest one on track for doing the same by Monday afternoon, officials said. Together the Lake Shasta and Lake Oroville reservoirs have the capacity […]

The Kitten's Just to Get Your Attention

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 10 hours ago
But our current circumstances are more serious and analogous to poor kitty above. I've tried to hold back since late last year from asking for help because after seven years of constant bad luck, a lot of you have, understandably and justifiably, washed your hands of me. But last month and this month, financially, have been brutal for us when everything came due almost at once. A quick rundown: Biannual registration renewal: $60 Annual excise taxes: $45 Annual inspection sticker: $35 Last car insurance premium: $76+ (which will get my broker off my back ... more »

Self-governing watch: The latest in adult coloring books!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016Also, the latest from Marshall:* With the growth in the partisan web, the dumbing down of the various tribes has become a very large industry. The various tribes must be pandered to, served their favorite porridge. It isn't just for the ditto-heads any more! There's money in dumbing *us* down! We expect to review the dumbing down of the Maddow Show as part of a series next week. For today, we think Josh Marshall has hit rock bottom with this, the ultimate dumb-down. "Grassley Compares Garland to Foreign Dictator," Josh's tribalized headline screams. As he c... more »

John McCain Warns That Brexit Will ‘Strengthen’ Putin’s Hand

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
John McCain has become the latest critic from the US to intervene in the Brexit debate Wading into the EU referendum debate on Friday, the republican senator, who is no fan of Vladimir Putin, warned that if Britain should exit the EU it would leave Europe, America and the wider world at the mercy of Russian President. Important intervention by @SenJohnMcCain – UK membership of EU vital for security & prosperity of both Europe & U.S. https://t.co/0kzMz4zNWm — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 18, 2016 The British PM David Cameron described McCain’s statement as an “important inter... more »

Officials: Paris Attacks Fugitive Salah Abdeslam Captured in Brussels in Police Operation After 4 Months at Large

JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG & Lori Hinnant at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: fugitive captured - 900] BRUSSELS (AP) -- After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police on Friday captured the top fugitive in the Paris attacks in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up. Salah Abdeslam was shot in the leg and... more »

The Imminent Collapse of the CAGW Delusion.

Dr Norman Page at Climatesense-norpag - 10 hours ago
*1.**The Problems with the IPCC - GCM Climate Forecasting methods.* Harrison and Stainforth say in: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/eost2009EO13/pdf *"Reductionism argues that deterministic approaches to science and positivist views of causation are the appropriate methodologies for exploring complex, multivariate systems ... where the behavior of a complex system can be deduced from the fundamental reductionist understanding. Rather, large, complex systems may be better understood, and perhaps only understood, in terms of observed, emergent behavior. The practical imp... more »

Islamic State Claims To Have Killed 5 Russian Soldiers During Fighting In Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Haul: Pictured, the equipment found by ISIS which included a rifle, ammunition and various other items *Daily Mail:** ISIS kills five Russian soldiers during fighting in ancient Syrian city of Palmyra* * Terrorist group also claimed to have killed six members of Syrian Army * ISIS said that one of the Russians killed in Palmyra was a military advisor * Aamaq, a website linked to ISIS, then published clip of a bloodied corpse * Vladimir Putin ordered major withdrawal of forces from Syria on Monday ISIS has claimed to have killed five Russian soldiers during fighting in the ancient... more »

Russian Military Forces Assisting The Syrian Army In The Battle For Palmyra

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Syria conflict: Russia steps up strikes on IS at Palmyra* Russia says its warplanes are carrying out up to 25 air strikes a day around the Syrian city of Palmyra in support of Syrian forces trying to oust so-called Islamic State (IS). Defence ministry spokesman Lt Gen Sergei Rudskoi said the Syrian army was poised to defeat IS militants there. The strikes come days after President Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of most Russian forces from Syria. IS militants captured the ancient city of Palmyra last May. *Read more* .... *More News On Russian Military Forces Assis... more »

A Look At The Partial Russian Military Withdrawal From Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours 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 *Dimitry Gorenburg and Michael Kofman, War on The Rocks*: T*here is no Russian Withdrawal from Syria * With characteristic deadpan delivery, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the sudden withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria earlier this week, declaring their campaign a success. Before the day was through, Russian aircraft... more »

Iran To Build A Statue Of The U.S. Sailors That They Captured In January

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Telegraph*:* Iran to build a statue of captured US sailors* Iran's Revolutionary Guard likely to cause outrage in US with plans to build a statue of 10 American Marines captured in January as a "tourist attraction" Iran’s Revolutionary Guard is planning to build a statue of the US sailors who were captured in Iranian waters earlier this year, a senior officer said. The provocative proposal is likely to cause outrage in the US and be seized on by Republicans opposed to President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with Iran. Commander Ali Fadavi, the head of the Guard’s naval for... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 11 hours ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are going after activist hedge funds The man killed during a police raid in Brussels was involved in the Paris attacks Americans think the era of super cheap gas is over One of the prime suspects of the Paris attacks is 'likely' to have escaped a police raid We Are All Flint - Erin Brockovich These Workers Are Going Blind From Onions. Watch the Doc About a Small Town in Vietnam Global Temperatures Reach Alarming New Record Carl’s Jr. CEO Wants to Try Automated Restaurant Venezuela to Shut Down for a Week to Cope With Electri... more »

ALF 8, Toast to Douglas North

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 11 hours ago
During the Asia Liberty Forum (ALF) last February 18-20, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, one session at the Freedom Dinner was a toast to the "Lost Heroes of Liberty". These are known free market and freedom leaders who passed away in 2015, and few years ago in the case of Aslam Effendi. Baishali Boomjan of the Center for Civil Society (CCS, India), among the key organizers of the conference, asked me to be one of the presenters, I accepted. The presenters that night and the lost heroes they briefly discussed (about 3 minutes toast) were: Kumar Anand: S. V. Raju Nonoy Oplas: Douglas C. North... more »

Japan Unveils First Electric Car That Doesn’t Need A Battery

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
Japan’s Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp have unveiled what they say is the worlds first electric car that can run without a battery. The new vehicle can only run on electrified roads as it uses special tyres that draw power from the road surface. RT reports: The unveiling on Friday was in the form of a test drive in Toyohashi, in the Aichi Prefecture. The small vehicle moved over the electrified surface, which had two rail-like steel paths spaced to match the car’s special tires. The charge is derived from steel wires embedded in them, which serve as a conduit. Th... more »

Obama Hints Sanders Should Leave the Race. Why?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Members of the club, enjoying a round of golf. Do they fear a Trump presidency more than you do? Or less than you do? * *by Gaius Publius* Now that the halftime entertainment is over and we're starting the second half of the Democratic presidential primary — the Sanders half, mind you — President Obama tells Democratic donors that it's "nearing" the time for Sanders to get out. Quotes in a minute, but first, you could read this in two ways. One, Obama is sincere in thinking that Sanders can't win and is harming Clinton's chances (though, as you'll see, he fully understands that C... more »

After declaring autonomy, Syrian Kurds (behind the scenes) ‘open to ties with Israel’

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
Not the least bit surprising. Israeli professor says Jerusalem should endorse Kurdish aspirations in war-torn Syria, can help defeat Islamic State *“[The Syrian Kurds] are a community of people who are willing to cooperate with Israel,” Professor Ofra Bengio, head of the Kurdish studies program at Tel Aviv University, told The Times of Israel on Thursday.* *There have not been any pro-Israel public declarations by Kurdish Syrians leaders, Bengio said, “but I know some that some have been to Israel behind the scenes but do not publicize it.”* *The Kurdish expert said that she has m... more »

Pope Looking at Armenia Trip in June to Mark Genocide Anniversary

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Armenians_marched_by_Turkish_soldiers,_1915 - 900] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is planning to visit Armenia in June, a year after he termed the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a genocide. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, stressed Friday that the trip was still in... more »

Judicial interpretation of contract and surrounding factual matrix entitled to deference on appeal

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 11 hours ago
*Actuate Canada Corporation v. Symcor Services Inc*., 2016 ONCA 217: [37] At paras. 46 to 53 of his reasons, the motion judge set out the relevant principles to guide his interpretation of the parties’ commercial contract. He noted that the contract was to be interpreted as a whole, in a manner that gives meaning to all of its terms and avoids an interpretation that would render one or more of its terms ineffective; by determining the intention of the parties in accordance with the language they have used; with regard to objective evidence of the factual matrix underlying the ... more »

EINSTEIN MAKES EINSTEIN EASY: Albert Einstein's focus group!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016Part 4—Teen takes a look at the excerpts:* In 1916, Albert Einstein wrote a book aimed at the general reader. It bore a simple, straightforward title: Relativity: The Special and the General Theory. In 1920, Einstein's book appeared in English. How accessible—indeed, how easy—did Albert Einstein's slender volume make his world-famous concepts? We'd have to say that Einstein's book *didn't* make Einstein easy. We'd be inclined to support our claim by perusing some early excerpts. Einstein wrote quite concisely in his slender volume, which is still in print. ... more »

EU Slams Israel’s Latest Land Grab In West Bank

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The European Union has joined a chorus of international condemnation over Israel’s latest massive land appropriation in the West Bank. They say that the seizure of 579 acres near the city of Jericho is hindering the process towards a to a two-state solution and is an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. The EU issued a statement : “Israel’s decision to declare 234 hectares near Jericho in Area C of the West Bank as state land is a further step that risks undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and therefore calls into question Israel’s commitment to a two-state so... more »

Satire: “Republicans Refuse to Create Even One Job”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Republicans Refuse to Create Even One Job”* by Andy Borowitz WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)— “Contradicting their professed interest in creating jobs, Senate Republicans resolutely refused to put even one American to work this week. The Republicans, in fact, went to extreme lengths to prevent a single job from being filled, thus risking being called job-killers during an election year. “You have a job opening and a highly qualified applicant, but you’re blocking the applicant from taking the job?” Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said. “That doesn’t sound like you’re very int... more »

World News Briefs -- March 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN:* *Turkey, EU reps reach deal on plan for handling refugees* (CNN)European Union and Turkish officials reached an agreement Friday on how to deal with a flood of Syrian refugees. Preben Aamann, spokesman for European Council President Donald Tusk, tweeted Friday afternoon that the meeting involving Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and key European officials had ended. That set up the next step: A meeting with representatives from the 28 European Union member states to determine if they'll give their final approval. The talks were held to address the largest influx of r... more »

"What Is The Hegelian Dialectic?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"What Is The Hegelian Dialectic?"* by Earl of Stirling “Why is it important for you to understand the subject of the Hegelian Dialectic? Because it is the process by which all change is being accomplished in society today. More importantly, it is the tool that the globalists are utilizing to manipulate the minds of the average American to accept that change, where ordinarily they would refuse it. The Hegelian Dialectic is, in short, the critical process by which the ruling elite create a problem, anticipating in advance the reaction that the population will have to the given crisi... more »

Chinese battery investor pays to build Czech Musk killers

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Mr Jan Procházka [John Walk, the 2nd most widespread male given name and the 6th most frequent Czech surname] is a Czech inventor who has worked for Altair, a battery producer, in Nevada where they have utilized some his patents. Electric buses produced by Škoda here in Pilsen use his design, too, just to make you sure that this man has made things that really work and he's no Czech Andrea Rossi. ;-) But since 2015, the Czech media have talked about his purported game-changing invention. Procházka is the CEO of HE3DA and he's been looking for an investor who would allow him to b... more »

BWorld 49, John Locke and Jovito Salonga

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last March 15, 2016. When classical liberalism -- more individual freedom and personal responsibility, free trade, minimal government, and rule of law -- was formulated in Europe more than three centuries ago, the philosophy was caught by some Filipino intellectuals two centuries later. Not the entire philosophy but portions of it, like the people’s freedom of expression and assembly and freedom from (Spanish) colonialism. Politically, portions of the philosophy were adopted by some Filipino politicians when they formed the Liberal Party after ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

Italian Town To Fine Anyone Who Gives Money To Beggars

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
A town in northern Italy has made it illegal for people to give money to beggars. The decision was made after residents in the Ligurian coastal town of Bordighera, complained that they were being bothered by local beggars. The Local.It reports: Mayor Giacomo Pallanca said it was “pointless” to punish the beggars “who can’t or will never be able to pay” fines, and so the onus will now be on people to stop giving them money. The mayor ushered the rule in ahead of the tourism season, which usually gets underway over the Easter weekend. “Since real organizations are often behind this ph... more »

The Economy: “Credit Card Debt In The United States Is Approaching A Trillion Dollars”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Credit Card Debt In The United States Is Approaching A Trillion Dollars”* by Michael Snyder “For the first time ever, total credit card debt in the United States is approaching a trillion dollars. Instead of learning painful lessons from the last recession, Americans continue to make the same horrendous financial mistakes over and over again. In fact, U.S. consumers accumulated more new credit card debt during the 4th quarter of 2015 than they did during the years of 2009, 2010 and 2011 combined. That is absolutely insanity, because other than payday loans, credit card debt is ju... more »

Duplicate publication uprooted from plant journal

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
The American Journal of Plant Sciences has retracted a duplicate publication — and is considerately describing what happened in a checklist that accompanies the retraction note. The checklist is similar to one that friend of Retraction Watch Hervé Maisonneuve has proposed to the Committee on Publication Ethics. The retracted paper shares one author with the paper that it duplicated […] The post Duplicate publication uprooted from plant journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Newt Gingrich on Sean Hannity: "There's no virtuous middle way"...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*"I think he (Trump) will dismember the bureaucratic unionized structure of power." * Newt is first 12 or so minutes. Well worth a listen. And, yes, Newt likes Cruz, too. "Either one (Trump or Cruz) would be way better for the country than Hillary Clinton." (paraphrased) *More:* Selwyn Duke: *Death of America: Why This Presidential Election isn’t as Important as People Think*

GMO And The Right To Know: But What's Hidden Beneath The Label?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 13 hours ago
RINF, CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research Don't take free content on the web for granted. Please read *this *I could not continue to produce these articles without public support. Rachel Parent’s campaign (Kids Right To Know) on GMO labelling has been the subject of a GM industry strategy aimed at countering her message. Despite this, in January 2016, Rachel Parent managed to get an invite to Monsanto’s annual shareholders’ meeting in St Louis (listen from 31:45). From the floor, she had the opportunity to address Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant directly and began by saying: “O... more »

Zapatistas 'About CompArte: A few questions, a few answers'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Zapatistas 'About CompArte: A few questions, a few answers' Zapatista Army for National Liberation. Mexico March 14, 2016 Compas and non-compas: We write to tell you a little about how plans are going for the activities in July, October, and December of 2016. We have received a few questions, so here are a few answers, but only regarding the festival “CompArte for Humanity.” “How is the

Fukushima and the Anthropocene

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Enenews has a disturbing headline with photos: Local Official: Alarm over very sick animals washing ashore in Alaska — Fish bleeding from face, bloody entrails coming out of body — “We are very much aware of the possibility of radiation from Fukushima affecting ocean life” (PHOTOS). Enenews. http://enenews.com/local-official-alarm-very-sick-animals-washing-ashore-alaska-fish-bleeding-face-bloody-entrails-coming-body-concerned-fukushima-radiation-affecting-ocean-life I've posted the information below before, but its helpful to reiterate the data every time more evidence comes to lig... more »

American ISIS Fighter: “I Made a Bad Decision”

BALINT SZLANKO at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: This photo posted online by PUK shows the Virginia driver's license found on a man who turned himself in to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday, March 14, 2016.] IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The American Islamic State group fighter who handed himself over to Kurdish forces in Iraq’s north earlier this week said he made “a bad decision” joining IS, according to a heavily edited interview he gave to... more »

Interior Dept. Spent $15 Million on a Crime Database That Doesn’t Work

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, spoke at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)] House lawmakers had some harsh words for a top Department of the Interior (DOI) official over the agency's failure to create a functioning law enforcement database for federal lands after wasting $15 million over more than a decade. "This is... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 18, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian Defense Ministry *Washington Post*: *Syria shows that Russia built an effective military. Now how will Putin use it?* MOSCOW — As Russia turned the Syrian conflict into an exhibition ground for its newly robust military over the past six months, its neighbors were watching with rapt interest. This, after all, was a sterling opportunity to assess Russia’s new battlefield capabilities, in the form of ship-based cruise missiles, improved logistics and elite units. And on display, too, were Russia’s weaknesses. “It is like a game of football,” said Janis Berzins, the managing... more »

Former U.S. Defense Secretary: President Obama Vetoed His Entire National Security Team During The Egyptian Coup In 2011 That Ousted Hosni Mubarak

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *Gates: Obama Went Against ‘Entire National Security Team’ on Egypt Coup* Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Fox News that President Barack Obama ignored the advice of his “entire national security team” during the Egyptian coup in 2011 that ousted Hosni Mubarak, the country’s former president. Gates made his comments to Fox News’ Bret Baier during an interview for the network’s upcoming special, “Rising Threats – Shrinking Military,” and the preview clip can be seen on The Blaze’s website. Gates, who headed the Pentagon during the Egyptian co... more »

IDF General Calls Turkey a "Problematic Entity" for Israel. And Israel 2.0?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Sounds like much of the NATO msm and alt media.You know the "petition to kick Turkey out of NATO crowd'? Turkey will not be removed from NATO. * *The frame and blame Turkey for everything done by the US and Israel/ CIA/NATO crowd? * *Has Israel just shown it's hand in the creation of Israel 2.0 aka Kurdistan? * Deputy IDF Chief of Staff Yair Golan in August 2015 *Link and Link * *The Islamist regime in Turkey poses a series of challenges for Israel, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan said Thursday.Speaking at a security conference hosted by the Begin-Sadat Center ... more »

Politics: "Choose Your Side..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Choose Your Side"* "We Americans have a saying: "It's more important what you stand for than who you stand with." I do not rely upon peer opinion to decide what is right and what is wrong. I make those decisions for myself, and even if I discover that every other human alive chose differently, that doesn't mean I was wrong. There comes a time in every man's life when he has to choose sides. I have chosen my side. I am comfortable with my decision. I do not think everyone on my side is a saint, but I know that those on the other side are much, much worse. Sometimes a man with to... more »

Very High Emissions Today

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
It seems like a pointless task to check the Fukushima webcams everyday. I'm not sure why I do it other than to prove that "cold shutdown" is a lie because Daiichi remains hot enough to spew visible steam (and smoke?) into the atmosphere. Emissions have been high for the last couple of weeks. Today they are very high. After looking at the TEPCO cams this morning I suspected that it might be raining because the emissions were so thick. However, the Futaba intersection shows dry streets and a clear view of the horizon so the emissions cannot be explained by precipitation. It looks a... more »

Marcel Witte - nature - landscaped

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 13 hours ago
the paintings of dutch artist Marcel Witte always end with the addition of the name M.WITTE and always begin with a big wide brush laying down a non-descript background tone... [image: Marcel] *Ever since kindergarten it was clear to me; I wanted to become a forester and drawing could always be a hobby. I went to college and made my living as a landscape architect... In 2003, I started working this way and ever since 2004 I make my living as a professional artist.* [explains WITTE] Lovely stuff.

Homeless Activist Locked Up For Marijuana Possession, Dies in Jail

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
An investigation has been launched after a 26-year-old homeless man, who successfully sued police in two New Hampshire counties last year, was found dead in jail on Sunday. Last week, police arrested Jeffrey Pendleton for possessing a small amount of cannabis. Even though the plant is legal in some form in 23 states, Pendleton was jailed after a Nashua District Court judge set his bail at $100, an amount he was unable to raise as a homeless person. He was found dead in his cell just five days later. Activist Post reports: “There appeared no indication that Mr. Pendleton was in any fo... more »

Politics: “What The Establishment Fears”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“What The Establishment Fears”* by Karl Denninger “The plotting- and abject fear- continues... (CNN) “Prominent conservatives led by Erick Erickson on Thursday called for a unity ticket and a convention fight to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump, a sign of the growing desperation in the party establishment to find an alternative to the billionaire businessman. "We intend to keep our options open as to other avenues to oppose Donald Trump," the statement said. "Our multiple decades of work in the conservative movement for free markets, limited government, national defense, ... more »

Russia Has Started Testing A New Hypersonic Cruise Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
3M22 Zircon Hypersonic #Missile in Development Testing for #Russia Navy Kirov-class #Cruiser https://t.co/l2AoIXTzwK pic.twitter.com/2mIE4qeevM — NavyRecognition (@NavyRecognition) February 19, 2016 *Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *Breaking: Russia Tests New Hypersonic Cruise Missile* Russia has apparently started testing a new hypersonic cruise missile called the 3M22 Zircon. The new weapon will equip Moscow’s modernized Project 11442 Kirov-class nuclear-powered battlecruisers and its next-generation nuclear submarines. “The tests of the hypersonic Zircon missiles have begun... more »

Distribution Of Iraqi Forces Along The Frontline

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Dr. Michael Knights of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy recently released a new report, “The Future of Iraq’s Armed Forces,” for the Bayan Center for Planning and Studies. The paper broke down the distribution of Iraq’s forces along the frontline. A plurality, 48% of the total, is in the Baghdad belts stretching from the capital to Fallujah in the west and Taji in the north. 20,000 of those are holding the perimeter around Fallujah and in western Baghdad in places like Abu Ghraib. 14 army and Federal Police Brigades, around 28,000 are in Baghdad itself providing securi... more »

DC Mayor’s Donors Stand to Profit From Hotly Contested Shelter Plan

Steve Birr at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken January 11, 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington, D.C. spoke at the Brown & Black Presidential Forum at Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.] Major donors to the Washington, D.C. mayor's administration stand to make huge financial gains from the city's plan to put a homeless shelter in every ward of the District, despite fierce opposition from city residents. Most of the sites chosen... more »

The GOP’s Growing Protectionism is a Bad Sign

Joseph Sunde at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Work Strategy Meeting - 900] It's become rather predictable to hear progressives promote protectionist rhetoric on trade and globalization. What's surprising is when it spills from the lips of the leading Republican candidate. Although Donald Trump surely leads the pack on trade-war bluster, his rants... more »

Iraqi Priest Grateful That Kerry Recognizes ISIS Atrocities Against Christians as Genocide

Josh Siegel at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) listens to President Barack Obama address the Chief of Missions Conference in the Dean Acheson Auditorium at the Harry S Truman State Department building March 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.] Secretary of State John Kerry formally declared Thursday that attacks from the Islamic State terrorist group against Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East constitute genocide. Human rights and religious groups had long pushed for the State Department... more »

Sanders Says He Has a ‘Path Toward Victory’ Against Clinton

KEN THOMAS at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., spoke at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says he still maintains a “path toward victory” in his Democratic presidential bid against Hillary Clinton, rejecting suggestions that she has all but sewn up the party’s nomination. “I don’t believe they have... more »

NSA Privacy Officer: 'The Agency Has No Interest In Spying On Americans'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Hill:* *NSA 'not interested in' Americans, privacy officer claims* The National Security Agency’s internal civil liberties watchdog insisted on Thursday that the agency has no interest in spying on Americans under its controversial spying tools. “Our employees are trained to not look for U.S. persons,” NSA privacy and civil liberties officer Rebecca Richards said on Thursday. “We’re not interested in those U.S. persons. We’re trying to look away from those,” she added. “Instead, we’re looking for where are our targets?” Richards’s comments came up during a Capitol Hill panel ... more »

Top U.S. General: Trump Orders Would Hurt Troop Morale

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford testifies during the Senate Armed Services committee nomination hearing to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS *Reuters*: *Top U.S. general, without citing Trump, warns on troops' morale* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer told the Senate on Thursday that it would harm the morale of U.S. forces to order them to carry out activities such as waterboarding or targeting civilians, options previously cited by leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. ... more »

Snowy day

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 14 hours ago

Retracted anesthesia study “was not conducted in reality”

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
We’ve come across a new way to say the data in a paper are not reliable: It has been found that the study represented in the article was not conducted in reality. That’s from the retraction note for a paper that Anesthesia Essays and Researches has retracted for data falsification. The rest of the retraction note for “Intrathecal dextmedetomidine to reduce […] The post Retracted anesthesia study “was not conducted in reality” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Osborne Faces Commons Defeat Over Plans To Slash Disability Benefits

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
British chancellor George Osborne is facing the prospect of a politically damaging and financially costly U-turn as dissent within the Conservative Party grows over his plans to cut £4.4 billion from disability benefits. Osborne is now under pressure to compromise over his cruel plans to reduce Personal Independence Payments(PIP) to more than 600,000 people with long-term health problems. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused Mr Osborne of “declaring war on the disabled” and said he would be seeking to force a Commons vote as soon as possible. Party sources also predicted the meas... more »

New Report: 6 Million Americans Have Lead-Tainted Water

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
USA Today this past weekend reported in the wake of the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan that an estimated six million Americans have drinking water contaminated with much higher levels of lead than allowed by federal guidelines. The AFP via Yahoo! News reports that the crisis in Flint may only be the tip of the proverbial lead-tainted-water-crisis “iceberg”: With the nation focused on a major crisis in Flint, Michigan, where lead from aging pipes leached into the municipal water supply, the newspaper launched an investigation which found higher than acceptable lead levels in... more »

California Company Testing Beer Made From Used Toilet Water

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
California is suffering one of the worst droughts in history, which according to Oregon Live, is causing some companies to become very creative with what they use to make their products…particularly in the beer industry: Half Moon Bay Brewing created an IPA with gray water from toilets and showers. The water, of course, is treated using NASA’s system that allows astronauts, such as recently-returned Scott Kelly, to brew coffee with their sweat and urine. The beer isn’t for mass sale yet, according to the Guardian, just as Oregon’s experiments at turning wastewater to beer haven’t qu... more »

Another Arab Country Voices Their Displeasure At President Obama

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Kuwait's head of National Security Bureau H.E. Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah (L) and Bahrain's Hamad Ahmed Al-Amer, Undersecretary for regional and GCC Aaffairs, attend a NATO foreign ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels April 2, 2014. REUTERS/LAURENT DUBRULE (BELGIUM - TAGS: MILITARY POLITICS) *Reuters:* *Kuwait security chief to Obama: we're not free-riders* Kuwait is not a "free-rider" in U.S.-led campaigns against terrorism and other threats, a senior Kuwaiti security official said on Thursday, rejecting comments by President Barack Obama critical of some U.... more »

EU 'meddle' muddle

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
If you’re still undecided, not yet sure which way to jump, here’s something that might help you make up your mind. If you’re in the EU you’re funding illegal settlements. Not a lot of people (probably) know that, but something we *do* all know is that settlements are considered to be an obstacle to peace in the Middle East, if not *the* obstacle. The Palestinian side has managed to persuade many people who neither know nor care about the minutiae of the Oslo Accord and the status of areas A, B and C (or for that matter, the deviousness of the Palestinians) and has succeeded in convi... more »

Time To Stop Laughing At Trump's Buffoonishness?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
The *Economist*'s Global Forecasting Service is not talking the Trump Freak Show as a joke. This week, in an assessment of global risks, a Trump presidency rants between a European Union breakup and the tide of jihadi terrorism destabilizing the global economy. They cooly lay out their case without partisan rancor or hysteria: Thus far Mr Trump has given very few details of his policies-- and these tend to be prone to constant revision-- but a few themes have become apparent. First, he has been exceptionally hostile towards free trade, including notably NAFTA, and has repeatedly ... more »

Conflict of Interest

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 15 hours ago
The press has recently been full of allegations of conflict of interest. Most of the allegations misunderstand the concept. Having decided opinions about matters is not a conflict of interest. Having an incentive to make a decision on the basis of something irrelevant to its merits is a conflict of interest. An example may clarify. Let’s suppose I grew up in an alcoholic household and saw the terrible things that alcohol can do to a family. As a result, I become a strong campaigner against alcohol abuse. I protest the opening of liquor stores and argue that alcohol should be ... more »

Irish Pub Owner’s Discovery Of Bones Could Alter Irish History

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
A decade ago, Irish pub owner Bertie Currie was clearing land behind his pub in order to make room for a driveway. While digging behind McCuaig’s Bar in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Currie discovered the tomb of three human beings underneath a large, flat stone. As The Washington Post reports, Currie’s discovery could alter the way we look at Irish history forever: [W]hat Currie had stumbled over was an ancient burial that, after a recent DNA analysis, challenges the traditional centuries-old account of Irish origins. From as far back as the 16th century, historians taught that ... more »

Footage Shows Life Inside ISIS Capital Raqqa

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Two Syrian women secretly filmed inside the self proclaimed ISIS capital, Raqqa, to show the world what life is like under Islamic State rule. Expressen TV YouTube video: Exclusive footage from inside ISIS-controlled city Raqqa. Filmed by two brave women for Expressen. “We want the world to know,” they say. Using hidden cameras two brave Syrian women show us what life is like inside al-Raqqah, capital city of terrorist sect ISIS in northern Syria. They know they will be stoned to death if they are exposed. They are willing to risk their lives to help the rest of the world understand... more »

US Troops Reprimanded Over Afghan Hospital Attack That Killed 42

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The US military has disciplined over a dozen service members for the air strike on Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 42 people last year. The U.S. has acknowledged that the clinic was struck by mistake. No personnel will face criminal charges, according to the Pentagon. The BBC reports: The Associated Press reported that the sanctions, which were not made public, were mostly administrative. Some received formal reprimands while others were suspended from duty. Both officers and enlisted personnel were disciplined, but no generals were punish... more »

Los Angeles Construction Halted As Man Falls 53 Stories To Death

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
When construction on Los Angeles’ Wilshire Grand Hotel is completed, it will stand as the West Coast’s largest building. But, construction was stopped today when tragedy struck. An LA Times staff photographer, Mel Macon, happened to already be on assignment at the scene when a construction worker fell fifty-three stories to his death: At about noon, Melcon took a construction hoist from the 71st floor down to the first floor of the hotel, which will be the West Coast’s tallest building when it is completed. Melcon had taken only five steps off the hoist and was walking toward Wilshi... more »

Tens Of Thousands Of Tuna Cans Recalled Due To Deadly Bacteria

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
One of the most popular canned tuna fish brands, Bumblebee Tuna, has put out a warning that a deadly bacteria strain could be living in as many as 31,000 cases of recently shipped tuna cans. As recently as last year, we reported on the Bumblebee Tuna factory worker who was killed when he became trapped and cooked to death along with 12,000 pounds of tuna. KTLA has reported that possible food-spoilage is thought to be the culprit behind this new massive scandal for the company: The San-Diego based company initiated the recall amid concerns that the affected products were possibly und...more »

Amazing NASA Video Shows Solar Eclipse On Earth From Space

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
The recent solar eclipse was a fascinating event that many people around the planet observed from the ground. However, NASA has recently released an incredible view of the eclipse blacking out a portion of Earth as viewed from space as reported by GeoBeats News: On March 9, the moon passed before the sun, creating full solar eclipse. While many watched the crossing of the celestial bodies from the ground, the Deep Space Climate Observatory, or DSCOVR, was watching from above. NASA has put together a video showing what the event looked like from space. The animation is made up of 13 ...more »

film trailer - X-men Apocalypse - giants among us leading to nuclear annihilation

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
oh, the Hollywood FREEMASONIC DEATH MACHINE loves to tell you how it's going to go down... prior to 9/11 there were loads of references to the 'hits on the towers' prior to JFK there were loads of references to the 'hits on the president' prior to Arab Spring there were loads of references to 'hits on the west'... now, post-Fukushima, it's coming down to BLATANT NUCLEAR ANNIHILATION of the masses via the actions of the (Giant (Reborn (Militaristic i.e. *Homo Capensis*?))) Gods -- *Watchmen* (1988), *Gods of Egypt* (2015), now *X-Men Apocalypse* (2016). Giants, all giants, as blatant ... more »

Let's Hope They Understand That

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
The Trudeau government has vowed to "fix" Bill C-51 -- the bill which the Harper government claimed guaranteed Canadians national security. But that guarantee came with a price: the Canadian Security Intelligence Service and the Communications Security Establishment were allowed to operate outside the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In January, Ralph Goodale and David McGuinty headed to Britain to ask for advice about how to fix the bill. But, Michael Harris writes, if they were looking for best practices, Britain -- under David Cameron's government -- was not the place to go: T... more »

Cuba Rebukes Obama’s Call for Change But Will Nix Dollar Tax

[image: A worker walks past a mural of Cuban leader Fidel Castro playing baseball, at the Latinoamericano stadium where a friendly game will be played on March 22 between the Cuban national baseball team and the Tampa Bay Rays, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The game will be the first for a big league team in Cuba since the Baltimore Orioles played Cuba's national team in Havana in March 1999. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cuba’s government offered a rebuke Thursday of President Barack Obama’s plans to use his upcoming visit to promote change on the islan... more »

EU Renewable Energy Stats

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I looked at the EU’s progress in cutting GHG emissions the other day. Let’s now take a closer look at renewable energy stats. All figures are from the BP Energy Review. As far as wind power is concerned, the UK sits 7th on the list, with […]

Two New Ebola Cases Confirmed

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Just hours after WHO (World Health Organization) declared Sierra Leone’s most recent Ebola outbreak over, there are reports that two people have tested positive for the virus in Leone’s neighboring country of Guinea: Four people were tested and two of them were found to have Ebola, a government agency spokesman said. They were all from Korokpara, a village where three people from the same family have died in the past few weeks from diarrhea and vomiting. “All of the sick people have been taken to the Nzerekore treatment center,” the National Coordination of the Fight against Ebola i... more »

Chocolate Chick Pretzels

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 16 hours ago
My mom and sister are kind of cake and candy maker extraordinaire. They are always trying new and cute things for different holidays and I love helping them out, even thought I am nowhere near their baking level. These little guys are so easy to make that even I can do them. They are delicious too, who doesn't love a little chocolate with their pretzels? You will need: - Pretzels - Yellow Melting Chocolate - Orange Decorating Gel - Black Decorating Gel Place a handful of yellow melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolat... more »

Man Convicted of Terror Charge Tied to Muhammad Cartoon Contest

JACQUES BILLEAUD at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken May 4, 2015, an investigator works a crime scene outside of the Curtis Culwell Center after gunmen affiliated with Islamic State opened fire the day before in Garland, Texas.] PHOENIX (AP) -- The U.S. government landed its second conviction of someone charged with supporting the Islamic State terrorist group after an Arizona man was found guilty of charges that he plotted last spring’s attack at a Muhammad cartoon contest... Continue reading *“Man Convicted of Terror Charge Tied to Muhammad Cartoon Contest”* at *apnewsarchive.com*.

Homeland Security Begins Sharing Cyberthreats With Business

TAMI ABDOLLAH at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Va.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department on Thursday formally began sharing details of new digital threats with private business and other government agencies, a culmination of a longtime effort to improve cybersecurity. “This is the ‘if you see something,... more »

North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile into Sea

HYUNG-JIN KIM & KIM TONG-HYUNG at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 18, 2016.] SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea defied U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and Washington officials said, days after its leader Kim Jong Un ordered weapons tests linked to its pursuit... more »

Dichotomy paintings - March 17th update - three large wide abstract landscapes

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 17 hours ago
*the March 2016 set* Today, Thursday 17th of March was the hottest day so far in 2016, and inspiration finally struck. I decided to stick to my original plan for my 100 cm by 50 cm landscape two-colour three-bordered paintings with the dream-circle, or Oggam-circles, added. I wanted these three new paintings to be gold, silver, bronze but you can't really do that with two colours, so the choice of colours for these three new works was made on the spur of the moment in the shop with these three tones in mind. But not restrcited to or restrained by thoughts of Olympic medallion A, B... more »

Because of Easter You Can Be Confident In Your Faith

Tom Gilson at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Jesus Hand Out - 900] It hasn't happened yet this year. It still could, although maybe not this time since election news is so hot right now. There was a time, though, when it was almost as predictable as Easter egg rolls on the White House... more »

"I'm the Slime" - Frank Zappa

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 17 hours ago

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/18/2016”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/18/2016”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “The mainstream media (MSM) is at it again, this time trying to trash Trump on a big primary day. It didn’t work because trump won just about every contest. The MSM also tried to bolster Hillary Clinton. USA Today was particularly blatantly unfair and biased. This is nothing more than telling people how to vote and the USA Today trying to thought shape and distort the election process for its political criminal cronies. When this happens, it is not journalism, and USA Today ceases being a bona fide news organizat... more »

"8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"8 Things to Remember When Everything Goes Wrong"* by Marc Chernoff “Today, I’m sitting in my hospital bed waiting to have both my breasts removed. But in a strange way I feel like the lucky one. Up until now I have had no health problems. I’m a 69-year-old woman in the last room at the end of the hall before the pediatric division of the hospital begins. Over the past few hours I have watched dozens of cancer patients being wheeled by in wheelchairs and rolling beds. None of these patients could be a day older than 17.” That’s an entry from my grandmother’s journal, dated 9/16/19... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Vangelis, "A Tour of the Universe" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDXp1tpPD38 "I loved looking at the stars— they put in perspective how small I was compared to the Universe. Each of those hundreds of billions of stars was its own sun. It could have its own solar system of planets orbiting around it, and some of those planets could even contain life. The vastness of possibilities in space reminded me that while my life felt important, it was tiny in the scheme of things. Human civilization was only a blink on the radar of time. Did anyone else have these moments of amazement over ... more »

How Easter Killed My Atheism

Lee Strobel at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Jesus Risen - 900] It was the worst news I could get as an atheist: my agnostic wife had decided to become a Christian. Two words shot through my mind. The first was an expletive; the second was "divorce." I thought she was going... more »

Francis Richard Conolly - JFK to 911 - Everything Is A Rich Man's Trick

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 18 hours ago
"All Terrorism is Fake," is only one of the big bold statements in this big bold THREE HOUR re-investigation of Corporate American (Mafia (Global)) History from the early 1900s to the present day, courtesy of big bold and fearless writer/historian Francis Richard Conolly. It's all very MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE to invoke Philip K Dick's fascist-coup novel, but it's well worth watching if you're still not happy with how 9/11 or the military-nullifiying and physics-defying September 11th 2001 event was investigated... or London's July 7th post-Gladio bombings. Literally, for three hou... more »


Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 18 hours ago

Young Western Europeans begin to emigrate to Czechia

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
On Wednesday, the Czech news server Novinky.cz published the article Western youth is targeting Czechia. They feel safer here. As John pointed out, the story has also made it to Breitbart: White flight: young professionals flock to conservative, mass migration-free Czech Republic Well, to call my homeland (the ultimate egalitarian country) where right-wing parties have some 15% in the Parliament – and it's been like that throughout most of our history – "conservative" sounds a bit comical but I don't want to laugh too much because the "conservativeness" that they refer to is a cert... more »

L.A. Chuck - The Catastrophe of 12,500 years ago - Ancient Equator of the Earth

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 19 hours ago
"Take the lines out of Nazca and extend them all around the Earth and they all converge at Angkor Wat in Cambodia," says L.A. Chuck, the creator of the following (mind-blowing) youtube video linked to Graham Hancock's global catastrophe of 12,500 years ago, you know Noah's floods and all that asteroid shrapnel hitting ice-age North America and Western Europe and wiping out nearly all indigenous species in its path, and the Clovis people, for example. Okay, okay, we all know that (certainly on such a global scale) geographical coincidences happen and one can draw any old line arou... more »

Syrian Girl Explains The Real Reason For Russia’s Withdrawal From Syria

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
Maram Susli also known as SyrianGirl explains why Russia decided to withdraw troops from Syria, and analyses how this decision will affect the situation on the ground. We are of the view that a geo-political deal has been struck with Russia over Syria but until the details of that deal are made public Syrian Girls explanation are the most rational short term explanation of Russia’s moves. Geo Politics is about external relations between states and not the internal contradictions like class struggle – hence Geo Politics alone cannot solve the Syrian Crisis that depends on the resolu... more »

Kim Kardashian ‘Furious’ As Sister Comes Out As Conspiracy Theorist

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The Kardashian family are trying to silence and control Kylie Jenner as she bravely attempts to speak out about the dangers of chemtrails and the vaccine agenda. Close friends are frightened for Kylie Jenner, claiming she is being controlled, manipulated, and threatened by her family as they desperately attempt to silence her and protect their elitist corporate sponsorship interests. “We are talking big money here. The Kardashians stand to lose a lot of money if a member of their family embarrasses them like this,” said a friend of Kylie Jenner. “Kylie is basically doing the only ... more »

Portland Sue Monsanto For Poisoning City’s Water

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
The city of Portland are suing GMO giant Monsanto for poisoning the city’s water supply with PCBs. City Attorney Tracy Reeve has filed a suit claiming that traces of cancer causing PCB chemicals were found in Portland’s waterways. Kgw.com reports: Reeve says the city has already spent a significant amount of public money to clean up the PCB contamination in the Willamette River and Columbia Slough and will continue to do so. It has known for years of the contamination. “In our case there are PCBs widely distributed throughout Portland Harbor and that’s one of the main reasons it wa... more »

Carl’s Jr To Replace All Workers With Robots

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The CEO of fast food restaurants Carl’s Jr. has announced plans to replace the entire workforce with robots, following in the footsteps of Eatsa – a San Fransisco based restaurant staffed entirely by machines. CEO Andy Puzder told the Business Insider, “We could have a restaurant that’s focused on all-natural products and is much like an Eatsa, where you order on a kiosk, you pay with a credit or debit card, your order pops up, and you never see a person.“ Foxnews.com reports: The move could help the fast food giant cope with rising minimum wages across the country. “With governmen... more »

Osama bin Laden’s Was Committed To 'al Qaeda’s Long Game'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
From Times Online: *Daily Beast*: *Osama bin Laden’s ‘Bookshelf’ Reveals al Qaeda’s Long Game* Captured documents released by the U.S. reveal the extent of al Qaeda’s strategy, which may include negotiated ‘truces’ in Syria and elsewhere. When 113 new documents recovered in 2011 during the fatal raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, became publicly available this month, perhaps the most noteworthy insight they offered was the extent of the strategic patience, to borrow a phrase from the Obama administration, possessed by al Qaeda. Along with other captured do... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 18, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Parachute Jump-900] A U.S. Air Force airman jumps out of a C-130 Hercules while flying over Yokota Air Base in Japan on March 2, 2016. What a perfect photograph to start off the weekend! Thanks to Senior Airman David Owsianka for capturing this amazing...more »

Back in the USA

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 21 hours ago
By American Kabuki Hi everyone! Just a quick update and a thank you to all of you. I am now back in the USA, for the moment at least, in Seattle. I don't know how long I will be here, but this is home for the moment and a place to readjust to life here. Its strange to be able to understand all the conversations occurring around me after being buried in foreign languages for the last 30 months. Thank you all so much for all your help in getting me home! Its truly appreciated! I stayed longer in Italy than I expected, but I was able to see the sights in Florence and found... more »

Continent’s Biggest Coal Power Plant To Become Solar Plant

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
The largest North America coal-fueled power plant is about to go under some major changes according to a report from The Christian Science Monitor. They say Canada’s Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station, located on Lake Erie, was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts. The site, however, has been closed since 2013, but is about to become something very different – a solar plant: [T]he site is to be re-purposed for a 44-MW solar farm, as part of a larger effort to replace coal with renewable sources, according to Cleantech Canada. The new solar farm is one... more »

FBI: California Student Who Went on Stabbing Rampage Was Inspired by ISIS

Scott Smith at The Stream - 22 hours ago
[image: UC Merced terror attack- 90000] FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A California college student who went on a stabbing rampage that wounded four people before he was shot down by a campus police officer was inspired by the Islamic State group but acted alone, the FBI...more »

General Leading The U.S. Air War Against The Islamic State Dismissed Over ‘Sexually suggestive’ relationship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Lt. Gen. John W. Hesterman (right) listens as Gen. Lloyd J. Austin gives remarks during the Air Forces Central Command change of command ceremony at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 11, 2013. Hesterman was taking over the command at the time. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Blackwell/ Air Force) *Washington Post:* *‘Sexually suggestive’ relationship ends career of Air Force general who ran air war* The Air Force has fired one of its most senior generals after an investigation into whether he had an affair with a married female officer found that they had exchanged emails that were... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Kurds declare federal region, muddying Syria peace efforts https://t.co/Rh1UPGn4zK pic.twitter.com/JaavFUJqok — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 17, 2016

Eqbal Ahmad On The Five Types of Terrorism

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
"Eqbal Ahmad (1933/34 – 11 May 1999) was a Pakistani political scientist, writer, journalist, and anti-war activist. He was strongly critical of post-colonial power formations, including the Middle Eastern strategy of the United States, and of what he saw as the "twin curse" of nationalism and religious fanaticism in such countries as Pakistan." (*Wikipedia*). An excerpt from Eqbal Ahmad's 1998 lecture at the University of Colorado, Boulder, called,* "Terrorism: Theirs and Ours"*: Terrorists change. The terrorist of yesterday is the hero of today, and the hero of yesterday becomes ... more »

As Russian Fighter Jets And Bombers Leave Syria Their Advanced Attack Helicopters Arrive To Take Their Place

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Mi-28s in action. Photo credit Yevgeny Volkov/wikicommons *Foxtrot Alpha*: *As Russia's Tactical Jets Leave Syria, Its Most Advanced Attack Helicopters Arrive* Russia says that its pullout from its air base in Syria will be complete in just two or three more days, but it is leaving behind a more potent attack helicopter force than what was ever there before. Both the Mi-28 and the KA-52 attack helicopters have been spotted around the base within the last 24 hours. Here’s why the Kremlin is upping its combat helicopter capability just as it is pulling its fixed wing fighter and att... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The USS Lassen patrols the eastern Pacific Ocean, March 10, 2016. The guided-missile destroyer is supporting Operation Martillo, a joint operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and partner nations within the 4th Fleet area of responsibility. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Huey D. Younger Jr.

President Obama Orders The Declassification Of Military Records On Argentina's “Dirty War”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A man looks at pictures at the Naval Mechanics School (known as the ESMA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 17, 2009. The ESMA was the government's principal clandestine detention center, where thousands of suspected leftists were tortured and killed during Argentina's last military dictatorship. REUTERS/MARCOS BRINDICCI *New York Times**: Obama to Unseal Files on Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’* WASHINGTON — President Obama is moving to declassify American military, intelligence and law enforcement records that could reveal what the United States government knew about Argentina’s bru... more »

Brazil In Political Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
No More Experiments - The Post-Soviet Russian Dark Age

Rocky Flats

Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 had been able to corner the market on Central America's 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 c... more »

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

Olivia Enos at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Spending some quality time with GF and friends this evening. Blogging will return later tonight.


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*Interesting? From Frederick Kagan. Husband of Kimberley Kagan. Brother in law of Victoria Nuland* *Thanks Wiz Oz! :)* * 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 ... more »

Mind Control through Tv

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

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

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Hammersmith is Out

Government Declassifies Zombie Apocalypse Contingency Plan

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

When Trump Is In Charge... TPP

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

Egypt Places Its Pyramids Under Military Protection

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

Senate GOP Lawmakers Want Balanced Budget Amendment Added to Constitution

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

"The Roots of Violence"

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

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