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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, March 19, 2016

19 March - Blogs I'm Following

Non Commissioned Officers of the Afghan Nation...
Non Commissioned Officers of the Afghan National Army, recite the oath ceremony of the first term bridmals, July 15th, at the Gazi Military Training Center, Kabul, Afghanistan. Gazi Military Training Center was established February 2, 2010, by Turkish Armed Forces, Afghan National Army Training and Doctrine Command's, and NATO's Training Mission-Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Bradley Lail) (Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
a Czech BVP-2 in Logar Province, Afghanistan.a Czech BVP-2 in Logar Province, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers move to...U.S. and Afghan National Army soldiers move toward their objective during a cordon and search operation in Nani, Afghanistan, on March 29, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A U.S. Army member of a Counter Improvised Exp...A U.S. Army member of a Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) Team combs through a river bed of a nearby bridge to ensure safe traveling for both the local national and International Security Afghan Forces in Pul-e Alam District, Logar Province, Afghanistan, 29 June, 2010. This particular bridge was used by the enemy several incidents as a favorite site for roadside bombs against ISAF patrol. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Theodore Schmidt/Released) (100629-A-0230S-149) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Afghan National Army soldiers depart in armore...Afghan National Army soldiers depart in armored vehicles for a patrol in Tagab Valley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Afghanis Waiting to be clearedAfghanis Waiting to be cleared (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen M. Netzzley and his mil...U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen M. Netzzley and his military working dog check for explosives in an area where a weapons cache was found in Logar province, Baraki Barak, Afghanistan, March 26, 2009. Netzzley is assigned to the 10th Mountain Division, 3rd Battalion, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Joshua LaPere. See more at Army.mil (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Afghan National Army (ANA) doing a route clear...Afghan National Army (ANA) doing a route clearence patrol exercise at the Kabul Militairy Training Centre (KMTC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
M777 Light Towed Howitzer in service with the ...M777 Light Towed Howitzer in service with the 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Logar Province, Charkh District, Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Security patrol in the village of Bakshikhala,...Security patrol in the village of Bakshikhala, Kherwar District, Logar Province, Afghanistan, 12 April 2010 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
U.S. Soldiers from Cherokee Troop, 3rd Squadro...U.S. Soldiers from Cherokee Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, and Afghan National Army soldiers near the end of a two-day patrol into the western Kherwar district of Afghanistan's Logar province, July 2, 2009. Photo credit Spc. Jaime' D. DeLeon See more at www.army.mil Joint missions lay groundwork for brighter future in Afghanistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Johnny Hazard : The Mexico City area has been hit by a major ozone crisis

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 18 minutes ago
One reason: Mexico City’s five million people simply won’t give up their cars. By Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2015 MEXICO CITY — After a couple of days of unusually cold, windy, and rainy weather made … finish reading Johnny Hazard : The Mexico City area has been hit by a major ozone crisis

Do You Want To Help Put A NeoCon Administration Back Running The White House?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 minutes ago
Hillary Clinton's mindset, borne out by her record, is extremely dangerous to world peace. Democratic voters should understand who she really is-- aside from being a woman whose turn it is and aside from spurious and absurdist claims worthy of a *House of Cards* episode that she's dedicated her life to helping children-- before they help set up another ugly lesser-of-two-evils election between her and Trump. Deciding you must vote for her in November to stop Trump (or Cruz or Ryan or whatever monster emerges out of the riots of the Cleveland GOP convention in July), that's an und... more »

U.S. Increases Air Strikes Against ISIS Targets In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
Afghan National Army soldiers keep watch at a checkpoint in Logar province, Afghanistan, Feb. 16, 2016. Afghan forces and U.S. airstrikes targeted ISIS fighters Tuesday. PHOTO: REUTERS/OMAR SOBHANI *New York Times:* *U.S. Steps Up Airstrikes Against ISIS After It Gains Territory in Afghanistan* WASHINGTON — The United States has significantly intensified its bombing campaign in Afghanistan in the past two months as part of President Obama’s widening war against the Islamic State militants who have seized territory outside of Iraq and Syria, according to senior military commanders. ... more »

U.S. Republican Leaders Plot To Stop Donald Trump From Winning The Presidency

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
US Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump. (Reuters / Brendan McDermid) *New York Times:* *Republican Leaders Map a Strategy to Derail Donald Trump* Republican leaders adamantly opposed to Donald J. Trump’s candidacy are preparing a 100-day campaign to deny him the presidential nomination, starting with an aggressive battle in Wisconsin’s April 5 primary and extending into the summer, with a delegate-by-delegate lobbying effort that would cast Mr. Trump as a calamitous choice for the general election. Recognizing that Mr. Trump has seiz... more »

President Obama Travels With His Family To Cuba On Sunday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail:* *Obama family on travel to Cuba tomorrow for historic trip that will see the president sit down with Castro and use his 'bully pulpit' to advocate for human rights* * The president, first lady, their daughters Sasha and Malia, and Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, arrive in Havana on Sunday * Historic trip will 'deepen' America's relationship with the communist government that has a long history of human rights violations * Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the communist country in nearly 90 years during the three-day visit * President... more »

Russian - Syrian Bombers Launch Airstrikes On The Islamic State Stronghold At Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters*: *Dozens killed in air strikes on Syria's Raqqa: monitor, activists* Dozens of people were killed in a series of air strikes on the city of Raqqa in northern Syria on Saturday, a monitoring group and activists said, as Damascus and Moscow waged attacks on areas controlled by Islamic State. A cessation of hostilities in Syria took effect three weeks ago, reducing violence but not halting the fighting as peace talks take place in Geneva. The deal does not include al Qaeda or Islamic State militants, whose de facto capital in Syria is Raqqa. Russia has been pulling out its... more »

Suicide Bomber Kills 4 In Istanbul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters:* *Suicide bomber kills four, wounds 36 in Istanbul shopping district* A suicide bomber killed four people on Saturday in a busy shopping district in the heart of Istanbul, pushing the death toll from four separate suicide attacks in Turkey this year to more than 80. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the blast was "inhumane" and would not stop Turkey, which has been targeted by Kurdish and Islamic State militants, from fighting "centers of terrorism". Israel said two of its citizens died in the attack, Washington said two Americans had been killed and a Turkish officia... more »

Kate Braun : The Spring Equinox falls on Palm Sunday this year

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 hour ago
The Zodiac begins its cycle as Lord Sun moves into Aries, sign of the Ram. By Kate Braun | The Rag Blog | March 19, 2016 The Vernal or Spring Equinox, also known as Ostara and Lady Day, falls on … finish reading Kate Braun : The Spring Equinox falls on Palm Sunday this year

Islamic State Takes Responsibility For Today's Attack In Sinai

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Voice of America*:* Egypt: Militants Kill 13 Police at Sinai Checkpoint* Islamist militants killed at least 13 policemen Saturday in an attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian authorities said. Egypt's Interior Ministry said a mortar round hit the checkpoint, located near the North Sinai state provincial capital, El-Arish. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack but said it had deployed a suicide bomber who blew up a car filled with explosives. *Read more* .... *More News On Today's Islamic State Attack In Sina* At least 13 Egyptian... more »

What Will China's Military Space Station In Argentina Be Doing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Mystery surrounds plans to build Chinese military 'space station'... on land in Argentina * * Leaders from countries worked on a deal to build space station years ago * Deep space station' could be finished in the Patagonia region in months * Concerns the base will focus more on military than space exploration A secret Chinese 'space station' built deep in Argentina's Patagonia region could be finished by the end of the year. Four years ago leaders from the two countries worked on a deal to build the 'Deep Space Station'. The counties have talked about a 'ground st... more »

Plagues

Spike EP at News Spike - 2 hours ago
*"When pestilence swept through the whole known world and notably the Roman Empire, wiping out most of the farming community and of necessity leaving a trail of desolation in its wake, Justinian showed no mercy towards the ruined freeholders. Even then, he did not refrain from demanding the annual tax, not only the amount at which he assessed each individual, but also the amount for which his deceased neighbors were liable."* *- Procopius*

Ryan Political Daddy, Mitt Romney Says He'll Hold His Nose And Vote For Cruz To Derail Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Mitt Romney is one of the men behind the curtain in the Paul Ryan For President non-campaign. He so wants to guarantee a deadlocked, brokered convention-- with or without rioting-- that he's actually caucuses for Ted Cruz next week. It's not that he wants or expects Cruz to win, it's just that he figures that's the best shot to keep Utah's delegates out of Trump's clutches. Mittens' faux-endorsement of Cruz: "At this stage, the only way we can reach an open convention is for Senator Cruz to be successful in as many of the remaining nominating elections as possible." Today, there ... more »

Jewish vigilantes jailed over Paris ‘savage gang attack’ on pro-Palestinians at Gaza fundraiser

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 3 hours ago
Wow! First I've heard of this! And how is that even possible? Savage attacks on unsuspecting persons, minding their own business. Trials that take 7 years? Je suis Charlie and other rubbish memes- Where is the free speech rights of the people at the music festival to raise money for as they choose? How about the rights of the people to protest freely? Without being attacked by these JDL thugs? Who once the tables are turned, turn and run and receive protection from the police- Lots wrong with this story. The first wrong is the lack of media coverage, globally. The second wrong is the ... more »

Rabbis Plan To Boycott Donald Trump At AIPAC Summit

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Rabbis and Jewish religious leaders are planning to boycott Donald Trump’s upcoming speech at the AIPAC conference in Washington on Monday. They accuse the Republican front runner of encouraging “bigotry, racism, xenophobia, and misogyny.” Press TV reports: Rabbis David Paskin and Jesse Olitzky have organized the “Come Together Against Hate” campaign to protest Trump’s speech. “This is not about policies, this is not about parties, this is about one particular person, Donald Trump, who has encouraged and incited violence at his campaign rallies,” said Paskin, a rabbi in Palm Beach G... more »

Russia Say CIA Agent Was Killed On Dubai Plane Carrying Millions Of Dollars

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A Russian investigation into the FlyDubai Flight FZ981 crash has revealed that the Dubai plane had been carrying a top CIA official who had an estimated $27 million in his possession. The CIA agent was travelling on a forged British passport under the name of Larisa Allen. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, this FlyDubai Boeing 737-800 aircraft that had taken off from Dubai Airport exploded this morning at about 03:50 Moscow time (00:50 GMT) while landing at Rostov Airport killing all 55 passengers and seven crew members aboard. Flights from Dubai to the Federati... more »

Rockefeller Boasts About 9/11 In 1967

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
Forty Seven years ago Rockefeller laid out the reasons for the timing of the 9/11 attacks on a magazine cover. This video explores why a 1967 magazine cover featuring Rockefeller reveals how the illuminati had planned the 9/11 attacks before the twin towers had even been built. Filmmaker Aaron Russo confirmed that the elite players, such as Rockefeller, knew the plan for 9/11 in advance. Nick Rockefeller told Russo about the plan to microchip the population, warned him about ‘an event that would allow us to invade Afghanistan and Iraq’ some eleven months before 9/11 and foretold the... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Liquid Mind, “Awakening (Cosmic Sea)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCa4dpKyzwo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“NGC 2685 is a confirmed polar ring galaxy - a rare type of galaxy with stars, gas and dust orbiting in rings perpendicular to the plane of a flat galactic disk. The bizarre configuration could be caused by the chance capture of material from another galaxy by a disk galaxy, with the captured debris strung out in a rotating ring. *Click image for larger size.* Still, observed properties of NGC 2685 suggest that the rotating ring structure is remarkably old and stable. In this sharp view of the peculiar system also known as Arp 336 or the Helix galaxy, the strange, perpendicular ring... more »

"Oh, The Humanity!"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings.” - Christopher Morley, “Hide and Seek” “The truth is... that human beings have neither kindness, nor faith, nor charity beyond what serves to increase the pleasure of the moment. They hunt in packs. Their packs scour the desert and vanish screaming into the wilderness.” - Virginia Woolf, “Mrs. Dalloway” “The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky, “The Brothers Karamazov” "Hell is other people." - Sartre

Chet Raymo, "Six Things"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Six Things"* by Chet Raymo "My mother was part of the last generation of Americans who were welded into a national cohesiveness by the classroom memorization of poems by English language poets - Longfellow, Whittier, Riley, Lowell, Field, and all the rest. All her life, lines of verse were on her lips... "All at once, and nothing first, Just as bubbles do when they burst." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The One Hoss Shay" "Each morning sees some task begin, Each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, Has earned a night's repose." - Longfellow, "The Village B... more »

“How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How to Stop the Negative Voices in Your Head from Ruling Your Life”* By Melanie Greenberg “’Loser! You messed this up again! You should have known better!’ Sound familiar? It’s that know-it-all, bullying, mean-spirited committee in your head. Don’t you wish they would just shut up already? We all have voices inside our heads commenting on our moment-to-moment experiences, the quality of our past decisions, mistakes we could have avoided, and what we should have done differently. For some people, these voices are really mean and make a bad situation infinitely worse. Rather than e... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Thanks for stopping by!

Multiple Sclerosis Is Actually Lyme Disease. Here’s Why

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
One of the biggest medical scandal’s of the last 100 years is the fact that since 1911 the medical establishment have known that Multiple Sclerosis is caused by a bacterium, and that Big Pharma have covered this up in order to profit from so called “MS patients”. Medical research shows that the living Borrelia bacteria were found in the brains of people who had been diagnosed with MS. Time and time again. By at least a dozen medical researchers. In at least ten countries. Since 1911 – the past one hundred years. Several older but also recent autopsy findings linked to in this artic... more »

Domino’s Unveil Robot Pizza Delivery Guys

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Domino’s have joined the Artificial Intelligence (AI) bandwagon by announcing plans to replace their pizza delivery drivers with robots. The pizza company revealed their idea for “delivery-person-free-future” on their website, saying: “Imagine a world in which your pizza is delivered by a driverless vehicle. A world in which you collect your piping hot Pepperoni Pizza and Garlic Bread from the compartment of a four wheeled robot named DRU. It might not be as far off as you first thought…” Popsci.com reports: While it’s clearly not quite there yet, Domino’s has been working on remov... more »

Antidepressants Double The Risk Of Suicide And Violence In Young People

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A new study on antidepressants published in The BMJ has revealed that the risk of suicide and aggression in children and teens increases two-fold when they are prescribed drugs to treat depression. The risk of a violent outburst is much higher than researchers previously thought, and much of the data outlining the dangers of these drugs have been deliberately withheld from the medical community and the public by pharmaceutical company’s. Jakeshealthsolutions.com reports: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors antidepressants (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors... more »

Two Comets Will Come “Dangerously Close” To Earth On Monday

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Next week the Earth will experience one of the closest encounters ever recorded with two passing comet’s that scientists claim will fly “dangerously close” to the planet. Two twin emerald comets are due to fly past Earth starting on Monday March 21, followed by its sibling the next day. Dailymail.co.uk reports: Nasa astronomers say these two objects will come ‘remarkably close,’ with the latter comet approaching 2.2 million miles from Earth, the third closest flyby in recorded history. The first comet to pass by is known as 252P/LINEAR. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of... more »

Wikileaks Expose Clinton’s Plan To Overthrow Assad On Behalf Of Israel

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Wikileaks have released an email from US Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton detailing ways Israel could marginalize Iran by overthrowing Assad in Syria. In the email, dated 11/30/2015, Hillary Clinton outlines to an undisclosed recipient how to deal with the “growing threat” of Iran’s nuclear program: “The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad.” Full email transcript: UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05794498 Date: 11/30/2015 RELEASE IN FULL The ... more »

Chinese Military Space Station In Argentina Worries Experts

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Rumors are circulating about a Chinese space station is being built deep in Argentina’s Patagonia region. Beijing and Buenos Aires signed a deal in 2012 to build the “Deep Space Station”, due to be completed by the end of 2016. While both countries maintain that “the ground station in the Southern Hemisphere to support the program for moon exploration and other space activities,” there is a concern that the Chinese facility may harbour military ambitions. Fox News reports: During the recent presidential election, the winner, Mauricio Macri, claimed that he would make public the “se... more »

The Poet: Arlene Gay Levine, "The Road"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"The Road"* "Here is the road: the light comes and goes then returns again. Be gentle with your fellow travelers as they move through the world of stone and stars whirling with you yet every one alone. The road waits. Do not ask questions but when it invites you to dance at daybreak, say yes. Each step is the journey; a single note the song." ~ Arlene Gay Levine

Computer Models Can't Work

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Dr Tim Ball writing for TheRebel:Media Dr Tim points out a 2008 statement by Tim Palmer, climate modeler at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts in Reading England in *New Scientist*: I don’t want to undermine the IPCC, but the forecasts, especially for regional climate change, are immensely uncertain. Delegates at Paris Climate Conference were all led to believe the long-term predictions were possible and accurate.Tim Ball then wrote: With global climate models, it is worse because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leave out major mechanisms... more »

"Butterflies..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

Clintons Receive More Than $25 Million From Speeches in Past 16 Months per WSJ

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 4 hours ago
A fact that you won't hear reported by the pro Hillary Clinton BBC. 'Hillary and Bill Clinton earned more than $30 million in the past 16 months, with $25 million coming from the delivery of 104 paid speeches and more than $5 million coming from Mrs. Clinton's book, "Hard Choices."' More here http://www.wsj.com/articles/clintons-received-more-than-25-million-from-speeches-since-january-2014-1431730968 The BBC would rather tell you that Donald Trump is very rich... Why?

Trump vs Kemp

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: In this September 7, 2007 photo, Jack Kemp lends some Republican support at D.C. Vote rally on Capitol Hill in support of S. 1257, the D.C. House Voting Rights Act.] Marco Rubio’s speech suspending his campaign after his crushing loss in the Florida primary was a requiem for an entire style of Republican politics. Rubio represented an upbeat, opportunity-oriented vein in the GOP that ran through George W. Bush’s compassionate... more »

The Latest: Anti-Trump Protesters Gather in New York

AP at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Demonstrators take to the street on during an anti Donald Trump protest, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in New York. Several hundred demonstrators gathered in New York City to protest Republican presidential hopeful Trump. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign trip to Arizona (all times Eastern Standard Time): 3:15 p.m. Several hundred demonstrators in New York City are continuing to protest Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The protesters gathered... more »

Coast Guard: 9 Cuban Migrants Die, 18 Rescued Off Florida

BRENDAN FARRINGTON at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Royal Caribbean International Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship.] MIAMI (AP) -- Nine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 others were rescued by a cruise ship after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles from the Florida coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The migrants were severely... more »

Qui Bono? Who is targeting Turkey?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 5 hours ago
*False Flag bomb goes off in central Istanbul tourist pedestrian street* Bombs have been rocking Turkey civilian centers for several months now. This latest one is the most brazen yet...in the heart of Turkey's tourist area....it's famous pedestrian walkway. What is my take on this campaign? It's a concerted false flag effort to cause instability in Turkey and perhaps cause a war with neighbours...who would be perceived by the Turkish government to be behind the bombings. I have said numerous times that certain entities would love to see Turkey close the Bosphorus Strait to Rus... more »

Cuba Can Tell America to F*** Right Off

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
Since President Barack Obama’s historic Cuba visit on March 20, some are speculating about whether he can pressure Cuba to improve its human rights. A comparison of Cuba’s human rights record with that of the United States, however, shows that the America should be taking lessons from Cuba, says Marjorie Cohn. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights contains two different categories of human rights – civil and political rights on the one hand; and economic, social and cultural rights on the other. Civil and political rights include the rights to life, free expression, freedom of r... more »

Top 10 Reasons Why Hillary Will Lose...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Read this article http://politicsandfinance.blogspot.com/2016/03/top-10-reasons-why-hillary-will-lose.html and ask yourself why you've read nothing like this on the BBC. Could it be because the BBC is running a vote Hillary Clinton campaign?

Does Islam have a problem with antisemitism?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Mehdi Hasan (New Statesman March 2013) wrote: "It pains me to have to admit this but anti-Semitism isn't just tolerated in some sections of the British Muslim community; it's routine and commonplace. Any Muslims reading this article – if they are honest with themselves – will know instantly what I am referring to. It's our dirty little secret. You could call it the banality of Muslim anti-Semitism."

March 19: Making America great again.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Yesterday, I mentioned that we seldom learn the truth of the history of Canada (or any other country). Then, I happened to find the item below on our first prime minister, John A. Macdonald. I don't entirely (but do mostly) agree with it. In fact, he was a good deal worse than this article suggests. That's why he and his maritime partner, Sir Charles Tupper, died wealthy men. (No, they didn't do it by brown-bagging it for lunch ever day). http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/jesse/2015/01/10-crimes-john-macdonald#at_pco=smlrebv-1.0&at_si=56ed73cec5ca5a01&at_ab=per-4&at_pos=1&at_tot=5 Tup... more »

Momentum Vs Workers Power

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
After the the outing of Gerry Downing as a useful idiot for our party's enemies, the race is on to find more specimens of the outrageous, the unhinged, and the anti-semitic. None of it has to do with the disinterested pursuit of a story, of course, and everything to do with inculcating guilt-by-association in the minds of the public, and is why Labour should not make a comfortable home for people of this ilk. The latest attempt to stoke a panic about far left idiocy was driven into the back woods last night by the unlamented departure of Iain Duncan Smith. What is the story I speak... more »

ISIS Rocket Attack Kills US Marine In Northern Iraq

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A U.S. Marine was killed when ISIS fired rockets at a military base near the city of Makhmour in Nineveh province. Iraqi and Kurdish forces are preparing an assault on the city to liberate it from IS. The Marine killed near the front line on Saturday is the second since U.S. military began advising and operating with Iraqi forces against ISIS militants. Middle East Eye reports: “Earlier today a US Marine providing force protection fire support at a recently established coalition fire base near Makhmur in northern Iraq was killed after coming under ISIL (IS) rocket fire,” a Pentagon... more »

If Liberal-Hawk Hillary Succeeds Obama, He Will be Missed

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Obama could have underscored the dangerous delusions of the neocons and liberal hawks in his 2 administrations, but why, instead, did he allow neocon/liberal-hawk disinformation to permeate the American political belief system without challenge? And what is it about Obama that precludes him form being transparent with the American public as originally promised? Perhaps Obama is an elitist, or wants the approval of the elitists because he protects the secrets even when transparency would better serve him and the public interest. For instance, even though he was told by U.S. intellige... more »

This Company Wants to Make It Harder for You to File Taxes

LaToya Rosario at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: H&R Block office] The tax preparation company H&R Block is lobbying Congress to heavily regulate the tax preparation industry. This seems surreal. How often do businesses lobby Congress for more regulation? Quite often, actually. Large companies can afford to comply with expensive regulations.... more »

Donald Trump: America Is A Third World Country

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has told a gathering in Salt Lake City that America is now a poor ‘third world country’ with infrastructure that is ancient compared to other countries. AlAlam reports: “We have become a third world country, folks!,” Trump told supporters at an election rally. “If you go to places like Dubai, China, you look at the roads, at the rail roads, they have the bullet trains that go 100s of miles an hour. And if you go to New York, they’re like 100 years ago,” he said. Trump pledged to change things if he is elected president in the November... more »

The Democratic Party Brand Is So Fouled By Blue Dogs And New Dems That Voters Don't Know The Difference Between The 2 Parties

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
*Tom Steyer* Yesterday, Greg Sargent reported on how climate change and the debate over the long-term fate of the planet might end up exerting a bit of influence over the political agenda in this election cycle. He interviewed climate activist Tom Steyer, a well-meaning but naive billionaire who wastes immense sums of money by strictly following wrong-headed Beltway conventional wisdom that he thinks is worthwhile because his sources are the "higher-ups." The Beltway-centric thought-process is always to go after Republicans and leave the primaries to the Chuck Schumers, Steve Israe... more »

“How to Quiet the Mind”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“How to Quiet the Mind”* From “How to Quiet the Mind On-Line Course” by Gina Lake, The DailyOM “The following is an excerpt from the "How to Quiet the Mind" on-line course. If you would like to take the entire course, click here." "The mind is a wonderful tool for thinking, but it has a dark side. There is an aspect of the mind that is not useful but pretends to be useful, which is called the egoic mind. It is the aspect of our mind that chats with us as we move about our day. It is the "voice in our head," as Eckhart Tolle calls it. Much of the time, this voice seems like our own ... more »

"All That Is Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

Protesters Block Main Road to Trump Rally in Arizona

NICHOLAS RICCARDI & JACQUES BILLEAUD at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: A supporter is told by police he can't wear his Trump face mask before a campaign rally with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)] PHOENIX (AP) -- Protesters blocked a main highway leading into the Phoenix suburb Saturday where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was staging a campaign rally alongside Arizona’s contentious sheriff, Joe Arpaio. For hours, the protesters -- about two dozen in... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Free Download: Kahlil Gibran, “The Madman: His Parables and Poems”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Last Watch”* by Kahlil Gibran “At the high-tide of night, when the first breath of dawn came upon the wind, the Forerunner, he who calls himself echo to a voice yet unheard, left his bed-chamber and ascended to the roof of his house. Long he stood and looked down upon the slumbering city. Then he raised his head, and even as if the sleepless spirits of all those asleep had gathered around him, he opened his lips and spoke, and he said: “My friends and my neighbors and you who daily pass my gate, I would speak to you in your sleep, and in the valley of your dreams I would wa... more »

"A Waking Dreamer..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Humanity today is like a waking dreamer, caught between the fantasies of sleep and the chaos of the real world. The mind seeks but cannot find the precise place and hour. We have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life." - Edward O. Wilson

Putin Succeeded In Syria Because He Had A Plan That Was Limited And Realizable

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*Assad has Putin. Erdogan has Obama. Netanyahu has both. King Salman has neither. Sooner or later, Middle Eastern dictators will have to stop relying on superpowers for the security of their horrible regimes.* *An excerpt from, "Putin’s Hardheaded ‘Realism’ on Syria" By Paul R. Pillar, Consortiumnews, March 17, 2016: * When the Russians first intervened, the Assad regime’s position had become so shaky that it looked like it might fall, and this situation was reflected in adamant postures among rebels to the effect that they were determined to fight on until the regime was forcefull... more »

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KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
*(Blogger's Note:* The following report is posted with permission and courtesy of Rob McConnell and 'X' Zone Radio/TV. Permission to repost must be requested from Rob McConnell.) *Multiple UFO Sighting in Hamilton, Ontario in February 2016 * *A HOAX* WATCH OUR VIDEO or CLICK THIS LINK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swBegU6vMzs *The following is an investigation by The 'X' Zone Radio/TV Show & REL-MAR McConnell Media Company into an alleged multiple UFO sighting in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada that was filmed on either Friday, February 19 2016 or Sunday, February 21, 2016.* *H... more »

The case for smugness in education

SPJ at @ THE CHALKFACE - 8 hours ago
On a near daily basis, educators are asked repeatedly to let down their guards and be “open” to feedback. Although, when someone asks you as a teacher to be open to feedback, I’d start to build that defensive wall quickly because trouble is coming. Teachers in schools within impoverished communities are inundated with feedback from […]

What Happened in Libya?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
On this day five years ago, a NATO-led coalition began its military intervention in Libya. French fighter jets were deployed over the African country on March 19th, 2011. The operation triggered a series of events that changed the face of Libya.

How To Let Your Kids Find Their Style

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 hours ago
All the clothes in this post come from Cents of Style. The first time someone told me I had such cute clothes I remember whipping my head up in surprise. I always felt like the little ugly duckling when I was young. I remember begging other girls to take me shopping to try and figure out what my style was and how to look like them. I didn't love the clothes my parents bought for me, but I didn't love what everyone else seemed to be wearing either. I was uncomfortable in my own skin and my clothes for a long time. I was an adult before I really and truly found my style and it surpris... more »

Legendary journalist Patrick Cockburn gives his unique insight into Syria's war

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 9 hours ago
*Title: Legendary journalist Patrick Cockburn gives his unique insight into Syria's war. Source: Russia Insider. Date Published: March 19, 2016. Description: * Then, the doyen of British foreign correspondents, Patrick Cockburn of the Independent, joins talks with George Galloway in the Sputnik. He has seen more clearly than any other what’s really going on in the maelstrom of the Middle East.

NASA To Experiment With Fire In Space

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
NASA is planning to start “the biggest man-made fire ever in space” aboard an unmanned Orbital ATK Cygnus cargo vehicle. In an experiment known as Saffire scientists want to find out how fire spreads in near-zero gravity in a bid to keep astronauts safe. International Business Times reports: The study is being developed by engineers at Nasa’s Glenn Research Centre, Ohio, and will be lit after the cargo vehicle delivers supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). The idea is to monitor the way that flames spread in microgravity so that future disasters can be avoided. The blaz... more »

"Does the Labour Party have an antisemitism problem?"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
https://youtu.be/iWgJQQlqdSs

UK Burger King To Serve Beer With Its Whopper

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
For the first time ever it is possible to order a beer with a meal at Burger King UK. The fast food giant has been granted a license by Lambeth Council to serve alcohol at its branch in Waterloo Station and may ask permission to introduce booze alongside its traditional food nationwide. Metro reports: The BK in Waterloo Station will be the first branch to get a touch more alcoholic, following approval from Lambeth Council. It’s the first time a fast food restaurant in the UK has been allowed to sell alcohol, and we’re all VERY excited. No longer will Burger King be just a stop for f... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Trouble at Daiichi?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
I'm not sure what is going on at Fukushima. Yesterday there was a boat in Daiichi's harbor (as I posted on my blog) and today there are unusual emissions around units 3-4. Here is a link to screenshots from the last couple of days: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xwl6cr7yx3j7v27/March%2018%20-%2020%20WEBCAM%20Boat%20in%20Harbor%20and%20Strange%20Emissions.pdf?dl=0 Today's screenshots start at the bottom of page 12. Here is a comparison of the view from Unit 1 on 3/18/2016 at 23:08: Here is a screenshot from today, 3/20/2016 00:03: Another screenshot approximately 2 1/2 hours later 3/... more »

Tesla Discontinues 10-Kilowatt-Hour Powerwall Home Battery

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company’s smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains. The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry insiders to speculate. Today, a Tesla […]

Video: Geoengineering And The Legalization Agenda

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 10 hours ago
In the video below Michael J. Murphy discusses geoengineering, the plans to legalize it, how the climate change agenda relates to agenda 21 and our loss of freedoms. Murphy is the Director and Producer best know for “WHAT in the world are they spraying?“and “WHY in the world are they spraying?“ This information is very important in moving forward with efforts to stop geoegineering. Youtube video by Truthmediaproduction www.unconventionalgrey.com

Damian Loses The Plot!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2016/mar/18/five-ways-to-power-the-uk-that-are-far-better-than-hinkley-point From Damian Carrington’s blog yesterday, in the failing Guardian: The planned £18bn nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Somerset are derided by critics as “one of the worst deals ever” for Britain, but defended as crucial to the UK’s energy policy by the government. Recent resignations and financial […]

The Heavy Cost Of Cancelling The F-22 Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
F-35 and F-22. Photo from Military Photos And Photoshops *Ryan faith, VICE News*:* Saving Money on the F-22 Fighter Jet May Cost America a Hell of a Lot* The United States Air Force is not in great shape. For starters, officials estimate it has 500 fewer pilots than it should ideally have. Plus, many of the planes those pilots would be flying aren't in great shape. The newest jet, the F-35, is continually hammered for schedule, cost, and technological issues. The slightly older F-22 is considered the best fighter jet in the world, but it was purchased in relatively small numbers. ... more »

The UN Is Planning To Biometrically Track Everyone

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
The United Nations has announced a plan to track all citizens wherever they maybe on the planet, biometrically Biometric identification is the means by which a person can be uniquely ‘verified’ by evaluating one or more of their biological traits The UN want to collect and store data about our facial features, fingerprints, iris codes, DNA and anything else that might help them to identify each one of us individually. Waking Times reports: This information would then be stored in a central database in Geneva, and ostensibly used to improve our lives and increase their capacity to bet... more »

The REAL REASON For The Syrian "Civil War": Psychotic Hillary Clinton And The Syrian Shoah

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
I have absolutely been watching the American political circus with some interest this last while... I have long said that the Democratic candidate for the American Presidency, Jewess Hillary "Killary" Rodman Clinton, is a psychotic murdering freak and mentally disturbed psychopath. If this vile creature is selected, by the Jewish criminal elite that run America, to be the country's next President then the nation is doomed and will either force the world into World War III with billions of lives exterminated, or the nation will truly become a despotic police state with Killary as the ... more »

Not News: Corrupt Establishment Democrats Don't Like Sestak Or Fetterman-- They Have Their Own Candidate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
Yesterday, centrist/establishment Pennsylvania senator, Bob Casey, joined all the other centrist/establishment figures who are trying to destroy Joe Sestak's career. Casey endorsed the latest anyone-but-Sestak candidate, establishment's 6th choice, Katie McGinty. Let me amend that-- McGinty is the establishment's anyone-but-Sestak-except-Fetterman candidate. The establishment types-- think people like Rendell and Chris Matthews-- have been desperate to turn their sinking ship around after the latest polling seems to indicate McGinty isn't battling with Sestak for first place but w... more »

Tribalism watch: Taking the Manteuffel Challenge!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016Sanders gets it right:* Rachel Manteuffel, roughly 31, "works in the Washington Post's editorial department." A few years back, she noticed that Dr. King was in effect being misquoted at D.C.'s new King Memorial. Last Saturday, she wrote a peculiar column in the Post, explaining why she's registered to vote as a Republican in D.C., where she lives. We were struck by the waste of time and energy involved in Manteuffel's decision to register that way and in her attendant conduct. We thought it odd that the Washington Post would publish such a peculiar column...more »

WHY Is THIS NOT Making The News: Total Cost For Russian Involvement And Winning In Syrian Intervention For 5 Months Was ONLY $460 Million!

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 11 hours ago
It is so amazing as to how much it has cost the United States of America for its constant wars of aggression around the world... For example, the US is still tallying its outrageous cost for their nice little war and invasion of Iraq in 2003. Some estimates have that illegal invasion and subsequent occupation of that innocent nation for over a decade at around $2 TRILLION dollars plus... And of course we have that nice little war and invasion of Afghanistan from 2001, until the US finally agreed to "withdraw" from that innocent nation as well just last year, at just over a TRILLION... more »

Sprang! Sprung! Sprong!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Equinox! by Theo Nelson* I found this in my *greencrowcreativeresources* inbasket (see gmail address above) this morning. The copy does not do the original artwork justice. Colours are just exploding on the page! Theo sent me a Christmas card a few months ago, which I have saved....but this needs to be shared. *What a pick-me-up and encouragement after a long, dreary (in more ways than weather) winter!* Thanks Theo!!! gc

Kay-sick

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Even they know they're doing it. And they know we know they're doing it. And now they're joking about doing it, and still doing it. Maxine Mawhinney, changing the subject on today's *Dateline London*, said: *Now I want to go to the United States, because we couldn't have a programme without talking about Donald Trump.* ...as *Dateline *has been proving lately. ****** As a possible sign that the BBC has largely forgotten the other candidates because of their Trumpomania, Maxine mentioned Republican candidate John Kasich. Has she ever mentioned his name before on the BBC News Cha... more »

FlyDubai Plane Crashes In Russia Killing All 62 Aboard

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
All 62 passengers and crew that were aboard have died after a FlyDubai plane crashed during an attempted landing in the Southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don. The flydubai Boeing jet crashed at the Rostov-on-Don airport after traveling from Dubai. RT reports: Air-traffic control and local emergency services confirmed that the Boeing 737-800 jet crashed near the runway during a second approach in conditions of poor visibility. “According to preliminary data, the Boeing 738 crashed in poor visibility conditions, some 50-100 meters left of the runway,” the source said. A video recorde... more »

Will China's New Warship Tilt The Naval Balance?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A boarding team from the People's Liberation Army (Navy) Haikou (DD 171) makes way toward the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche (WMSL 751) July, 16, 2014, during a Maritime Interdiction Operations Exercise (MIOEX) as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Wikimedia Commons National Interest: *Can China's 'Dreadnought' Tip the Naval Balance?* *Beijing is dropping hints about its mysterious new warship.* As the U.S.-China naval rivalry unfolds across the Asia-Pacific, Washington sails with significant confidence through these turbulent waters. After all, the U.S. Navy still... more »

U.S. Soldier Killed By Islamic State Rocket Attack In Northern Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*FOX News:** American soldier killed in ISIS rocket attack in northern Iraq, official says* An American soldier was killed within the past 24 hours when a rocket fired by ISIS landed near his position in the town of Makhmur, 75 miles southeast of Mosul, a U.S. defense official told Fox News Saturday. "It was a lucky strike by ISIS," the official said.. The Pentagon is expected to make an announcement shortly. The US-led coalition fighting ISIS released a statement about the attack Saturday morning, but the nationality of the soldier was withheld. It said the soldier was killed by ... more »

Obama’s Historic Trip to Cuba on Sunday Rife With Risk, Opportunity

JOSH LEDERMAN & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Tourists ride a vintage American convertible as they drive next to the American flag and a Cuban flag at the United States embassy in Havana, Cuba, Friday, March 18, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to the island on March 20, the first U.S. presidential trip to Havana in nearly 90 years. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will open a new era in the United States’ thorny relationship with Cuba during a history-making trip that has two seemingly dissonant goals: locking in his softer approach while also pushing the islan... more »

Environmental Levies

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Following last week’s budget, the Office for Budget Responsibility has published its Economic & Fiscal Outlook Tables, ie the detailed forecasts and assumptions for the economy and the public finances. Under the heading Environmental Levies, we can see the ongoing cost of meeting climate targets. For the coming financial year, […]

Cancer Research Doctor Found Dead In Norfolk Village

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Yet another cancer doctor has been found dead, this time in a Norfolk village in the UK. The body of Dr Nadeera De Silva who had been reported missing since Monday, was discovered on a patch of land at Old Buckenham, near Attleborough, on Thursday Dr De Silva was a clinical researcher at the MRC Cancer Unit linked to the University of Cambridge and an honorary specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals. Despite the fact that he was found dead in a field by a passerby and the fact that the autopsy was inconclusive, the police have said that Dr De Silva’s death is not being treated ... more »

Economic News & Views March 19 , 2016 ) Saturday Overview ( 1. Brazil Political Corruption Scandals - The Protests , Both Lula and Rousseff Revealed As Shameless , Lula blocked From Taking Political Appointment , Rousseff Facing Impeachment - Out Of Office Before The Summer Olympics ? 2. Libya In Focus - Three Gov'ts - GNC In Tripoli , HoR In Benghazi , GNA Blessed By West & UN In Tunis , ISIS in The Middle Of Country & Along Coastline . 3. EU-Turkey Deal On Migration / Refugees , Refugee/ Migration / Border Security Item Of Note. 4. Syria Peace Talks Items Of Note , State Of Play At Battlefields. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 13 hours ago
Overview ...... *dwnews* ‏@dwnews 4m 4 minutes ago There were five major terror attacks in #Turkey this year alone. #IstanbulBombing http://dw.com/p/1IGMY Brazil .... *The Int'l Spectator* ‏@intlspectator 11s 11 seconds ago Brazil President, Dilma Rousseff, approval rating. March, 2012: 72% March, 2016: 11% *ian bremmer* ‏@ianbremmer 4h 4 hours ago Lula, 1988: “In Brazil, when a poor man steals he goes to jail. When a rich man steals he becomes a minister.” *The Guardian* ‏@guardian 11h11 hours ago Brazil judge strips Lula of office a... more »

Close Call: Drone Comes Within 200 feet of airliner Near LA Airport

AP at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: An Airbus A380 airplane that had just been christened 'Berlin' sat at Tegel airport prior to takeoff on May 22, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A drone came within 200 feet of hitting a Lufthansa jet near Los Angeles International Airport on Friday -- the latest run-in between aircraft and the increasingly popular unmanned flyers. The pilot of a Lufthansa A380... more »

Liberals Told Senators ‘Do Your Job’ on Court Nominee. What the Constitution Says.

John G. Malcolm at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: Sen. Harry Reid met with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland on March 17, 2016, in the Capitol building, Washington D.C.] Following President Barack Obama's nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit to fill the vacancy left by sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, there has been an intense clamor from the left for the Senate to "do your job!"... more »

Why Are Police at Political Rallies — and Who Pays for Them?

LISA MARIE PANE at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: In this Wednesday, March 9, 2016 file photo, protesters are removed as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Fayetteville, N.C.] The scene was violent and chaotic: protesters being forcibly removed from a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The image reinforced a common complaint that police can be callous toward the free-speech rights of demonstrators when seeking to preserve... more »

Richard Gage on FFWN: Silverstein’s confession to designing new WTC-7 BEFORE 9/11 incredible!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 13 hours ago
Richard Gage, AIA, leads the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. The group includes thousands of professionals debunking the government’s version of what happened to the World Trade Center. On Friday, Gage – who has considerable experience designing large buildings – spoke out about WTC owner Larry Silverstein’s bombshell revelation that the new World Trade Center Building 7 was designed BEFORE 9/11. “It is pretty incredible,” said Gage, interviewed on False Flag Weekly News. Gage pointed out that for construction on the new Building 7 to begin in May of 2002, the official time ... more »

Turkey: Suicide bomber/s attack Istanbul’s Pedestrian Mall- Car bomb defused Thursday

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*Just as the PKK warned. * *US Embassy Warns, AGAIN, of Possible Terror Attack in Turkey* *"At this moment in the struggle, anything our guerrillas are ordered to do will be legitimate," said Bayik.** Now there will be fighting everywhere," *he added. *Bayik- " so our main aim now is the fall of Erdogan."* And Israeli's IDF hinted at? Yair Golan *-**“I wouldn’t go for direct hostilities, that’s not wise"* To which I queried?: * But, how about indirect hostilities?* *Link* *Five people have been killed and at least 20 wounded after the explosion, the city’s governor confirmed.* *... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 13 hours ago
*British Primary school where the children are made to run a mile every day has NO overweight pupils - and their behaviour is better too* *This is actually a traditional idea. At certain ages during my primary school education in the '50s, the kids in my class were all made to run around the sports oval before classes began. It burnt off restless energy and settled kids down* A primary school where children are made to run a mile every day has proved so successful in tackling obesity it could soon be introduced nationwide. Teachers at St Ninians school in Stirling have sent pup... more »

The Worst Case Scenario For U.S. Democrats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
(L-R) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, and Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders REUTERS *The Hill*: *The chaos scenario for Democrats* It’s the scenario that Republicans dream of and Democrats believe is all but impossible: Hillary Clinton being forced to drop out of the presidential race due to criminal charges over her email server. Any bombshell findings in the FBI’s investigation of Clinton could plunge the Democratic race into chaos. Bernie Sanders could stand to gain. As the only other candidate in the De... more »

Democrats Are Worried About A Clinton Nomination. Republicans Are Worried About A Trump Nomination

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Hillary Clinton warned President Bashar al-Assad of the risk of sparking a regional war if he is found to be supplying long-range Scud missiles to Hezbollah. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty *H. A. Goodman, Salon:* *Our nominee is a disaster: Time may be running out, but Democrats will come to rue Clinton over Sanders* Why there's no chance in hell I'm voting for Hillary — and you shouldn't either Bernie Sanders is the only Democrat not linked to an FBI investigation. If this doesn’t mean anything to you, then you’re too terrified of Trump’s rallies to realize that Clinton could g... more »

Venezuela Issues 'Chavista Cards' To Identify And Reward Loyal Followers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
People queue to buy staple items in a Mercal, a subsidized state-run street market, in Caracas August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins *FOX News:* *Venezuelan government to issue 'Chavista cards' to identify, reward loyal followers* As the opposition makes arrangements to call a referendum on President Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan government has launched a preemptive strike that looks to reinforce the ailing Chavismo by rewarding loyalty. Focused on securing power, the socialist ruling party will start issuing so-called “Bolivarian cards” – with not yet disclosed privileges... more »

Georgia Guts Religious Freedom Bill

Ryan T. Anderson & Roger Severino at The Stream - 13 hours ago
[image: House of Representatives Chamber in the Georgia State Capitol] On Wednesday night, the Georgia legislature introduced new language to its religious freedom bill and passed the bill in mere hours. Haste makes waste. This new language significantly waters down a religious freedom bill that had real force even though it... more »

8 U.S. Sailors Injured On The Aircraft Carrier USS Harry Truman When The Landing Cable Snapped

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Virginia Pilot*:*Navy: 8 sailors aboard USS Eisenhower injured when cable breaks during E-2C Hawkeye landing * Eight sailors working on the flight deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower were injured Friday when a cable used to catch a landing aircraft’s tailhook broke, according to the Navy. Four of the sailors were flown by helicopter to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening, while two were taken to Portsmouth Naval Medical Center. Norfolk General has the only Level 1 trauma center in the region and handles the most severe injuries. When ... more »

Former Russian Foreign minister: Risk Of Nuclear War In Europe Growing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles. © Photo Defense Ministry press service *Reuters:* *Risk of nuclear war in Europe growing, warns Russian ex-minister* The East-West standoff over the Ukraine crisis has brought the threat of nuclear war in Europe closer than at any time since the 1980s, a former Russian foreign minister warned on Saturday. "The risk of confrontation with the use of nuclear weapons in Europe is higher than in the 1980s," said Igor Ivanov, Russia's foreign minister from 1998 to 2004 and now head of a Moscow-based think-tank founded by the Russian government. While Russ... more »

President Obama Wants To Defeat The Islamic State By The End Of His Term

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) sits down to a meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey (R), for an update on U.S. efforts against the Islamic State (ISIS), at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *The Hill:* *Pentagon chief: Obama wants to defeat ISIS by end of his term* President Obama wants the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) defeated by the end of his term, Defense Secretary Ash Carter says. "That's what he said he wants. That's what he told me and [Chairm... more »

Bill Gates Invests In Fake Toxic Meats

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
It looks like a new era of fake meat has arrived and Bill gates is investing in the toxic alternative. While tofu, seitan etc have been around for years to satisfy the growing vegetarian and vegan community, the food industry has been on a mission over the past few years to win the hearts of health-conscious meat eaters as well According to the producers the new lab produced meat alternatives taste, look and feel the same as real meat and could be the next big food revolution. Or is this just another sneaky way to slowly reduce our growing population as Natural News suggests: In 20... more »

Thread about some of my worries etc

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Does anyone else worry about the way people like Laura Kuenssberg or Norman Smith are called in on every occasion to* interpret* all political news? It’s as though they hold themselves superior to the lot of us, (the ignoramuses) speculating on the motives of the likes of Iain Duncan Smith, Boris Johnson or whoever. Do they know what’s inside the head of IDS? Does IDS even know? As soon as something happens, along comes Laura to tell us what we should think, and it’s getting ridiculous. Analysis is one thing, but imperious interpretation is superfluous to requirements. It's overpower... more »

Trumping Free Trade

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 14 hours ago
There's not much to like about Donald Trump. But, Tom Walkom writes, Trump may bring a new perspective to the present conventional wisdom on Free Trade: As journalist Thomas Frank noted this week on CBC Radio and earlier in the Guardian, Trump’s success with white working-class voters in the U.S. stems less from his racism and more from his recognition that free trade has cost too many people their jobs. In his rambling, stream-of-consciousness speeches, Trump returns again and again to free trade. Does Ford want to build cars in another country? Go ahead, Trump dares the auto gia... more »

Weekend reads: Publishing hypocrisy; false truths; scientists go rogue

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
This week at Retraction Watch featured a heartfelt essay by John Ioannidis on what he called the hijacking of evidence-based medicine, as well as the story of a peer reviewer who stole text for his own paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “When it comes to publishing research, I have to come clean,” says Philip […] The post Weekend reads: Publishing hypocrisy; false truths; scientists go rogue appeared first on Retraction Watch.

China does the Gambia Gambit

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 14 hours ago
*The Abbot's house at the old Shinto Temple in Tunghsiao.* First, from the Nelson Report, the Washington Insider Report: *+++++++++++++++++++++* THE TAIWAN FACTOR...In recent years, there has been something of a "working understanding" that so long as Taipei didn't make too much trouble about joining international institutions requiring national state status, Beijing would not resume its campaign to take-away the couple of dozen foreign countries which still extend official, formal diplomatic recognition to the Republic of China. So if for various reasons this implicit deal collap... more »

Continuing to keep tabs on 'The World Tonight'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Following on from last week's survey of the EU referendum coverage on Radio 4's *The World Tonight, *here's a review of this week's editions of the programme - following the same pattern. ****** The *Monday 14 March edition* featured an *interview* with former U.S. assistant secretary of state under President Obama, *P.J. Crowley*. Mr Crowley discussed whether the U.S. president should intervene in the debate and put the administration's position: that they are happy with the current make-up of the European Union, especially given the current challenges arising from the migrant cr... more »

Supporters, Protesters Clash Outside Trump Rally in Utah

MICHELLE L. PRICE & LINDSAY WHITEHURST at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: A protester confronts a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in downtown Salt Lake City as Donald Trump gave his first campaign speech in Utah on Friday, Mar. 18, 2016. (Benjamin Zack/Standard-Examiner via AP)] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Protesters clashed with supporters of Donald Trump after he gave a speech in Utah on Friday, ending a day full of presidential candidate appearances that also saw Mitt Romney intensifying his criticism of the GOP... more »

Brazil Supreme Court Blocks President’s Move to Shield Ex-President From Prosecution

MAURICIO SAVARESE & PETER PRENGAMAN at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva speaks during a rally in support of him and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, March 18, 2016.] RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Supreme Court judge suspended former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s nomination to a Cabinet post amid corruption investigations, a decision likely to stoke tensions in a country already rocked by dueling pro-... more »

Successes And Failures In The Counterinsurgency War Against Radical Islam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Aaron MacLean, Washington Free Beacon*: *Two Sides of the COIN* *Review: John Nagl, ‘Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice’* Shortly after 1st Lt. John Nagl led the tankers of Red Platoon, Alpha Company, First Battalion, 32nd Armor to their share of a crushing victory over the hopelessly outmatched Iraqi army in Operation Desert Storm, the leadership of the U.S. defense establishment allowed itself a moment of self-congratulation. The stain of Vietnam had been washed away. The military, and in particular the Army, had finally been able to fight the war it ha... more »

Will Kasich Try To Steal The Ability To Steal The GOP Nomination From Paul Ryan? Multi-Dimensional GOP Riots?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Do you remember the crackpot-- "I'm not a witch"-- teabagger Christine O'Donnell from Delaware? She has no illusions about stopping Trump but indicated to CNN's Brooke Baldwin that the Democrats' conservative establishment pick might be a better option than Trump. "Clinton, if you look at some of her policies, she's a moderate. She's not a far-left liberal... I don't know what I would do if Trump became the nominee... He did nothing to liberate the middle class from political correctness until he decided to run for president. He's not actually doing anything except inciting riots.... more »

Lockheed Martin Laser Guided Bomb And Hellfire Production Lines Are Booming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel M. Young/Released *Marcus Weisgerber, Fiscal Times/Defense One*: *The Bomb Business Is Booming for Lockheed Martin* Lockheed Martin is expanding various munition factories to meet rising demand from the U.S. and its partners fighting the Islamic State — and to start equipping American warplanes for great-power wars at sea. “We are seeing a lot of international demand for our product set,” Frank St. John, Lockheed’s vice president of tactical missiles, said Tuesday. “That’s causing us to do a lot of work in internati... more »

Bernie Sanders Turns Down Invitation To Address AIPAC Conference

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
America’s most influential pro-Israel lobby group, AIPAC is hosting its annual policy conference in Washington next week. All the presidential candidates were invited and all will be attending, except for one: Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, who also happens to be the only Jewish candidate ever to win a presidential primary. Mr Sanders said he would be unable to attend because of his campaign schedule. “I would very much have enjoyed speaking at the AIPAC conference,” Sanders said in a letter released to AIPAC’s President Robert Cohen on Friday. His decision ... more »

Secret Service Clarifies Role Regarding Violence at Trump Rallies

ALICIA A. CALDWELL at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this March 14, 2016, photo, Secret Service agents surround Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as he greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event in Tampa, Fla. The security ring protecting Trump includes Secret Service agents, his own private bodyguards, local police, sometimes even the Transportation Security Administration.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The security ring protecting Donald Trump includes Secret Service agents, his own private bodyguards, local police, sometimes even the Transportation Security Administration. But even that show of force has not... more »

Obama, Republicans Take Supreme Court Fight to Airwaves

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: In this March 16, 2016, photo, federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland, center, speaks as President Barack Obama, right, and Vice President Joe Biden listen after he was introduced as Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court during an announcement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama called again Saturday for Senate Republicans to consider his nominee for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland. Republicans countered by warning Democrats not to “seek to further divide our nation” by using the Supreme Court... more »

Russian Official Fired for Exposing Russia’s Greatest WWII Heroes as A Myth

Blake Neff at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Russia posthumously awarded this Heroes of the Soviet Union medal to 28 men in Gen. Ivan Panfilov’s 316th Rifle Division that according to the traditional narrative were attacked by a staggering 54 German tanks, but instead of retreating, fought to the bitter end, destroying 18 tanks and inflicting hundreds of casualties on the German army.] Russia has fired the longtime director of its state archives, less than a year after he made the uncomfortable revelation that the story of some of the country's greatest World War II heroes was simply a newspaper-concocted fiction. The s... more »

Muslim Group Objects to Police Efforts to Protect Themselves in the Event of Riots at RNC Convention

Casey Harper at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Cleveland police] Muslim activist group, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the American Civil Liberties Union and others have formed a coalition questioning Cleveland police and their plan to use riot response equipment at the upcoming Republican National Convention. The groups will hold... more »

Heated Rhetoric Continues to Swirl Around Trump Candidacy

John Zmirak at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Trump - 900] This presidential campaign season has seen an upsurge of acrimonious commentary within the Republican party, unparalleled in my lifetime -- and I’ve been part of three Pat Buchanan races. Some observers think that the fissures within the Republican coalition exposed... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 15 hours ago
*New Orleans Metro area St. Joseph Altars for March 16-20, 2016*

A Better Railgun Has Been Developed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Blitzer railgun (pictured) designed by San Diego-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), uses electromagnets to send its projectiles hurtling off at thousands of miles per hour *Daily Mail:* *The military railgun that fires 'bullets' at SIX TIMES the speed of sound: Footage shows weapon reaching immense Mach 6 speeds* * US firm GA-EMS confirmed successful tests using five projectiles * The railgun exceeded accelerations of 30,000 times the force of gravity * It uses electromagnetic energy to propel a metal projectile at huge speeds * Weapon will be ready for tests... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Blame global warming, New Zealand is losing glaciers* *More lies below, and obvious ones at that. From Wikipedia: "The Franz Josef glacier ... exhibits a cyclic pattern of advance and retreat, driven by differences between the volume of meltwater at the foot of the glacier and volume of snowfall feeding the névé. The glacier advanced rapidly during the Little Ice Age, reaching a maximum in the early eighteenth century. Having retreated several kilometres between the 1940s and 1980s, the glacier entered an advancing phase in 1984 and at times has advanced at the phenomenal (by gl... more »

Is Google Scared Of Boston Dynamics’ Robots? May Sell Company

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Boston Dynamics, the robot and military artificial intelligence creator that has made waves over the past two years due to its release of videos depicting more and more advanced robots. Some of the more recent videos had people comparing the Google-owned company to “abusing” the robots in their films, which, some joked, would lead to a “robot rebellion” a la “Terminator”. Alphabetic, Inc., which is Google’s parent company, fear that the company may fail to make money in the company, Tech Crunch reports, adding that Amazon and Toyota are interested in acquiring the company: But even ... more »

India Gov. Official: Nostradamus Predicted Current Head of State

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
File this under “huh?” – According to The International Business Times, one of India’s highest elected officials, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, has announced that none other than Nostradamus predicted current Prime Minister Narendra Modi would lead india from 2014 to 2026: Rijiju mentioned Nostradamus’ “prediction” in a Facebook post, in which he also mentioned “amazing facts” about Lok Sabha seats, without explaining its relation with the prophecy about Modi. “French prophet Nostradamus wrote that from 2014 to 2026, a man will lead india, whom initially, pe... more »

Donald Trump’s New Video: Hillary Barks Like A Dog…Literally

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump has released a new campaign video via his Instagram account. As reported by Think Progress, the video attacks presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Rather than attacking policy, her record of service, or anything remotely political – the video shows her barking like a dog: The video, posted on Trump’s Instagram, begins with a martial drumbeat and a video of Vladimir Putin wrestling. It cuts to a jihadi, and then to a clip of Hillary Clinton barking. It follows that with a clip of Putin chuckling. “We don’t need to be a punchline!” it conclud... more »

Frightening New Video Shows Insect Robot Fly, Walk, And Crawl

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Alpha Go, a Google company has released video of an extremely versatile insect robot that can do most things any real flying insect can do. C|NET reports about the new creepy-crawly robot: Not can the robot only fly, being propelled in the air by quadrotor helicopters, it can also land on a vertical wall then climb up it using spiny feet. When it slips a little, it can adjust on the fly. It’s called the Stanford Climbing and Aerial Maneuvering Platform, or SCAMP, and it combines lessons learned from previous machines built at the university’s Biomimetics and Dextrous Manipulation La... more »

New US Police “Ghost Cars” Meant To Catch More Criminals

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A Maryland Police Department will be deploying a fleet of what they call “ghost cars”. GeoBeats reports that there is “excitement” in the air at Maryland’s Cecil County Sheriff’s Office: The vehicles are intended to give authorities a leg up in catching criminals, as from a distance they appear to be unmarked. At closer ranges, the law enforcement emblems become clearly visible. Cecil County opted to employ the semi-stealth paint job on Ford SUVs. In announcing the debut of the vehicles, the Sheriff’s Office posted a video on Facebook. It’s titled, “The Ghosts Are Here….. Turn your ... more »

14 Air-Force Nuclear Base Guards Probed Over Illegal Drug Use

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
In a shocking announcement reported in The Air Force Times, it has been revealed that 14 Air Force airmen who were the main line of defense between a nuclear disaster and regular life are being investigated. Their alleged crime? According to defense officials, the charge is “illegal drug activity” while on duty acting as security for a nuclear base: It’s the latest scandal to hit the Air Force’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile community, where morale and misconduct have been a top concern for Pentagon officials for several years. The Air Force is investigating 14 junior enlisted ... more »

Meet Josef Stalin’s Tattooed, Pierced, Punk Granddaughter

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Many know that Josef Stalin had one, much adored child – a daughter. But what of his daughter’s children, if any? The Daily Mail recently tracked down Stalin’s granddaughter in all of her “action tough girl”, bleached blonde, and tattooed glory: [T]he woman slowly exhaling smoke from her thick painted red lips, with a gun casually slung over her shoulder, had the kind of privileged public school upbringing most can only dream of. For this is evil dictator Josef Stalin’s unconventional granddaughter – the youngest child of his much-adored daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva. Exactly what t... more »

Russian Jets Pull Out Of Syria

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russia has pulled most of its strike aircraft out of Syria and is following through with its intention of withdrawing assets, according to U.S. military on Friday. Washington Examiner reports: A spokesman for U.S. Central Command also said that the Russians have not conducted any air strikes in Syria over the past week. “We assess that the majority if not all strike aircraft have left,” Col. Pat Ryder told reporters. The Russians still have helicopters and transport aircraft in the country, so daily deconfliction calls with Russia are ongoing to avoid any incidents in Syrian airspac... more »

CERN May Have Discovered Cousin Of Higgs Boson

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
There has been excitement at CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) after scientists discovered brief flashes of light inside the LHC (Large Hadron Collider). Physicists and engineers are fascinated at the hints of the discovery of a new particle that defies scientific theories and are fascinated at the prospect of more discoveries to fit their models and help probe the fundamental structure of the universe, 90% of which remains unexplained. According to scientists the new particle might be the ‘cousin’ of the Higgs Boson, the big discovery which made some of the pres... more »

Stray Lion Attacks Man In City Street

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
An escaped lion from Nairobi National Park attacked a man on one of Kenya’s major highways during morning rush-hour. Metro reports: Paul Udoto said the animal attacked the 63-year-old man after straying from Kenya’s Nairobi National Park on to one of the country’s major highways. The animal become agitated by motorists honking their horns and mauled the man, injuring him, before it was captured. A video circulating on social media appears to show the lion running on a pavement as the horns honked. The park, which covers an area of 45 square miles (117 sq km) is home to endangered bla... more »

Children asking about Earth Hour? Give them a copy of this.

JS at Climate Lessons - 16 hours ago
Earth Hour: A Dissent by Ross McKitrick *In 2009 I was asked by a journalist for my thoughts on the importance of Earth Hour. Here is my response. * I abhor Earth Hour. Abundant, cheap electricity has been the greatest source of human liberation in the 20th century. Every material social advance in the 20th century depended on the proliferation of inexpensive and reliable electricity. Giving women the freedom to work outside the home depended on the availability of electrical appliances that free up time from domestic chores. Getting children out of menial labour and into schools ... more »

Because we say so

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
All this statistical monitoring of pro-EU bias on *Newsnight *is beginning to get into the papers. The *Daily Express* and the *Daily Mail *have both reported findings from News-watch (with a little help from *ITBB*). However compelling and/or clear-cut such findings, the BBC's response is inevitable. As it says in the print version of the *Mail*: A BBC spokesman said the figures did not provide a representative picture, adding; "The show provides impartial information about both sides of the argument". In other words: We're not biased - because we say so.

Obama Says ‘the Constitution is Pretty Clear’ on the Need for Hearings on His SCOTUS Pick. Wrong

Jonah Goldberg at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Garland - 900] Given the rancor and turmoil inside the GOP these days, even a bitter, partisan, hammer-and-tongs battle to the death over a Supreme Court justice seems almost quaint by comparison. The Republican-controlled Senate, which is empowered by the Constitution to offer... more »

Weinberg is right, historians are wrong

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 19 hours ago
*Hindsight and modern knowledge essential for a sensible evaluation of thinkers of the past* In Science News, Tom Siegfried reviews the (otherwise ordinary) 2015 book "To Explain the World" by Steven Weinberg Physicist’s story of science breaks historians’ rules in an interesting way, as an intellectual confrontation about the meaning of the history of science between scientists as represented by Weinberg and the historians of science as represented by more mediocre scholars without famous names. The basic difference is the following. The historians are obsessed with the histor... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Salah Abdeslam: pot-smoking enigma of Paris attacks https://t.co/Om3HUlhflS @guyjackson42 pic.twitter.com/Lj1NI9bm0f — AFP news agency (@AFP) March 18, 2016

A Rough Guide To President Obama’s Relationships With Other Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Andrew Kelly/Reuters *Jeffrey Goldbery, The Atlantic*: *How Obama Views the Men and Women Who (Also) Rule the World* A rough guide to the president’s relationships with other leaders During the course of reporting on the Obama administration’s foreign and defense policies over the past several years, I’ve gained a certain level of insight into its frustrations, proclivities, and predispositions in the international arena. President Obama himself is famously transactional when it comes to relations with other leaders; in my new article on his foreign policy, I make note of his stro... more »

France To Ban All Pesticides Amid Worldwide Bee Death Epidemic

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
France have announced plans to completely ban the use of pesticides due to unusually high bee deaths worldwide, which French authorities claims pesticides are responsible for. Lawmakers have approved plans to ban some of the most popular pesticide products on the market, going above and beyond European Union requirements. Reuters.com reports: The EU limited the use of neonicotinoid chemicals, produced by companies including Bayer CropScience and Syngenta , two years ago after research pointed to risks for bees, which play a crucial role pollinating crops. Crop chemical makers say t... more »

Vatican Warn Against ‘Evils’ Of Harry Potter And Yoga

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A senior Vatican priest has issued a warning to Catholics worldwide about the dangers of both yoga and Harry Potter – claiming that they can lead to demonic possession. Father Cesare Truqui, chief Vatican exorcist, says that there has been a marked increase in possession worldwide following the rise in popularity of fantasy novel books such as Harry Potter and the practice of yoga. Prophecy.news reports: Many popular modern television shows, movies and novels that glorify “demonic” creatures, such as vampires, zombies and magical wizards, have apparently led a lot of people to enga... more »

Turkish Academics Jailed For Signing Anti-Erdogan Petition

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Three academics in Turkey has been thrown in jail after they signed a peace petition in January 2016 criticising Erdogan’s regime. The academics were charged with “making terrorist propaganda” and jailed on March 15, 2016 amid an ongoing criminal investigation. Hrw.org reports: At least 30 other academics have been dismissed and 27 suspended by their universities pending investigation. The Istanbul prosecutor responsible for terrorism crimes is conducting a criminal investigation into all the academics who signed the petition and many local investigations are taking place. “Preside... more »

DJ Arrested For Playing NWA’s ‘F**k Tha Police’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A music DJ has been arrested and charged by police in the U.S. for committing the “crime” of playing the N.W.A song “F**k Tha Police” at a nightclub in Massachusetts. DJ Boogy, real name Kashawn Harris, was charged with disorderly conduct during a raid by cops. Countercurrentnews.com reports: Kashawn Harris, AKA DJ Boogy, couldn’t believe the ridiculousness of the police raiding a place for having a few more people than the fire department would like to see. So he began spinning the famous NWA track, which led to the officers giving charging the 25-year-old with disorderly conduct....more »

Erdogan Threatens Kurds With “Armenian Fate”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
A petition has been launched urging the UN’s human rights watchdog to investigate claims that Turkish authorities are indiscriminately killing Kurds living in Turkey. According to Russia Today, President Erdogan has authorised troops to commit atrocities against the Kurdish population – warning Kurds that they will suffer an “Armenian fate” in the near future. RT’s Anastasia Churkina spoke to members of the Kurdish community in London, to find out what they think about what’s going on in Turkey. According to the Change.org petition: #JusticeForKurds – WE URGE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCI...more »

Turkish Ship Loaded With Guns And Explosives Heads Towards Lebanon

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
According to Turkish and Greek news outlets, a cargo ship containing thousands of guns and explosives headed towards Lebanon has been seized by Greek authorities. The ship, named “Kukui Boy”, had left the port in Izmir, Turkey, destined for Lebanon. Greek authorities inspected the ship after it refused a warning stop and found thousands of undocumented weapons aboard. 21stcenturywire.com reports: Interestingly, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) today issued a formal declaration that decried Lebanon’s ruling political party and military group Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation. ... more »

Iran Deploy Warships To Atlantic Ocean

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has announced that Iran is going to send a fleet of warships to the Atlantic Ocean in the coming weeks. Sayyari said that after the Iranian new year (March 20) the Iranian Navy plan to have a presence in the Atlantic Ocean. Farsnews.com reports: He made the remarks on the sidelines of a ceremony to open an exhibition of Navy achievements in the Southern city of Khorramshahr city on Thursday. Sayyari told the Islamic republic news agency that presence in free seas indicates the Iranian Navy’s capabilities in establishment of sec... more »

Implied consent...

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 20 hours ago

Fleet Of UFOs Spotted Over ‘The Shard’ In London

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 21 hours ago
A large fleet of UFOs was spotted over London’s tallest building, The Shard, last December with some UFO enthusiasts claiming aliens were sightseeing the famous landmark. A tourist managed to snap a picture of the unidentified objects and forwarded the image for investigation by the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). Express.co.uk reports: The picture was taken in the capital last December. The eyewitness said: “On closer inspection of the photographs, I noticed that a progressive path off unidentified objects were recorded on the several images that were taken. They were clearly visible ... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 19, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Union soldiers entrenched along the west bank of the Rappahannock River Civil War - 900] Wikipedia: Union soldiers entrenched along the west bank of the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg in the Battle of Chancellorsville. This is a photograph misidentified by the National Archives as a Mathew Brady work, allegedly a view of Union soldiers in... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “The Land Of Make-Believe”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Moody Blues, “The Land Of Make-Believe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWSXDAAOxU

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Candle of Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Candle of Life” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=062qph0IqYE

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A group of special paramilitary policemen participate in a training session in Suzhou, Anhui Province, China. March 17. © REUTERS/ CHINA STRINGER NETWORK

The NSA Is Not Happy With Hillary Clinton

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*John R. Schindler, Observer:* *Hillary Has an NSA Problem* The FBI has been investigating Clinton for months—but an even more secretive Federal agency has its own important beef with her. For a year now, Hillary Clinton’s misuse of email during her tenure as secretary of state has hung like a dark cloud over her presidential campaign. As I told you months ago, email-gate isn’t going away, despite the best efforts of Team Clinton to make it disappear. Instead, the scandal has gotten worse, with never-ending revelations of apparent misconduct by Ms. Clinton and her staff. At this po... more »

A Fork In The Road For Grassroots Progressives

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 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)] 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

"Nobility..."

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

“Touched With Fire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: March 19, 2016* Donald Trumps' sister has today reported receiving a threatening letter similar to the one Eric Trump received. The letter had a Massachusetts postmark. These people mean bidness. *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 containe... 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Participants attend a ceremony to welcome Russian military jets and pilots upon their arrival from Syria at an airbase in Buturlinovka in Voronezh region, Russia, in this still image taken from video March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Russian Ministry of Defence *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 - 1 day 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 »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 Cl... more »

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

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

"Simply..."

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

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