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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

20 March - Blogs I'm Following

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Paris Attacks Suspect Reported to Be Planning New Acts

LORNE COOK at The Stream - 25 minutes ago
[image: In this framegrab taken from VTM, armed police officers escort Salah Abdeslam to a police vehicle during a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 18, 2016. The identity of Salah Abdeslam is confirmed Saturday March 19, 2016, by French police and deputy mayor of Molenbeek, Ahmed El Khannouss quoting official Belgium police sources. After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police on Friday captured Salah Abdeslam, the top suspect in last year's deadly Paris attacks, in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up.] BRUSSEL... more »

Voting In Arizona And Utah Isn't Until Tuesday But The Stop-Trump Movement Has Already Decamped For Wisconsin

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 32 minutes ago
The NeverTrump movement doesn't really seem to be getting off the ground, although some of the OurPrinciplesPAC ads aren't bad, even if they seem to be largely ineffective. Over the weekend, the *New York Times*' Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin looked at the GOP establishment's puny efforts against the fascist bully who's been running circles around them. Ignoring that most observers now see him as unstoppable, the reporters' assessment is that "There is no longer room for error or delay, the anti-Trump forces say, and without a flawlessly executed plan of attack, he could well... more »

TV Watch: "Tio" Salamanca talks! Or, how much are we loving Season 2 of "Better Call Saul"?

KenInNY at DownWithTyranny! - 32 minutes ago
*Look who's back! In case you were wondering, no, in the future, which is to say in Breaking Bad times, Mike Ehrmantraut (Jonathan Banks) and "Tio" (Mark Margolis) never did meet -- or never do meet? (It's hard to get the verb tenses right.)* *by Ken* Okay, I'm reminded in the interview we're going to get to with that great character actor Mark Margolis that in *Breaking Bad* we actually did see Hector "Tio" Salamanca, the onetime cartel-kingpin uncle of the terrifying Tuco Salamanca, talk: in flashback. And I confess that when -- late in last week's Episode 5 of Season 2 of *Bett... more »

Anti-Zionist Committee of the Soviet Public

Spike EP at News Spike - 32 minutes ago
*"...By its nature, Zionism concentrates ultra-nationalism, chauvinism and racial intolerance, excuse for territorial occupation and annexation, military opportunism, cult of political promiscuousness and irresponsibility, demagogy and ideological diversion, dirty tactics and perfidy... Absurd are attempts of Zionist ideologists to present criticizing them, or condemning the aggressive politics of Israel's ruling circles, as antisemitic... We call on all Soviet citizens: workers, peasants, representatives of intelligentsia: take active part in exposing Zionism, strongly rebuke it... more »

fascist shift: donald trump in context

laura k at wmtc - 1 hour ago
Many years back, I used to blog about a phenomenon called *fascist shift*. I borrowed the term from Naomi Wolf's essential *The End of America*, but the concept was something I had been thinking about for many years. In brief, fascist shift asks, What if we're all looking for jackboots and *Sieg Heil* and tanks rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, and while we're keeping our eyes peeled for a scene from a black-and-white newsreel, a different brand of fascism moves in and sets up shop? What if today's fascism is more insidious and less obvious - and what if it's dressed up in a democrac... more »

Turkey Is Now Facing Total War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A man prays at the scene of a suicide bombing at Istiklal Street, a major shopping and tourist district, in central Istanbul, March 20, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal) *Yossi Melman, Jerusalem Post:* *Erdogan's boomerang: Turkey is now at total war* * After Istanbul bombing, Israel recommends citizens to avoid visiting Turkey * Turkey says Istanbul suicide bomber identified as ISIS member *It was Erdogan who ended the peace talks with the Kurds, declared war on the PKK, and joined the coalition against ISIS. Now he finds himself in an all-out war across three fronts.* Israe... more »

The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 hour ago
*Title: The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime. Source: BestEvidence. Date Published: March 18, 2016. Description: * Summary. The criminal global banking cartel has effected a coup d’etat in the U.S. This is why the same criminal financial elite that saw 1000 of its members go to prison 20 years ago (after the S&L crisis) is now above the law. To date, the question of why the U.S. Department of Justice has failed to prosecute even one too-big-to-fail bank for the pervasive criminal frauds that drove the multi-trillion-dollar economic meltdown of 2008 has been answered pretty... more »

After The Arrest Of Paris Terror Suspect Salah Abdeslam Investigators Have Uncovered A Huge Cache Of Weapons, Supporters, And Plans For More Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Paris Suspect Planned to ‘Restart Something’ in Brussels, Officials Say* BRUSSELS — Salah Abdeslam, the man believed to be a direct participant in the November attacks in Paris who was arrested on Friday, was planning to “restart something” in Brussels, Belgium’s foreign minister said on Sunday. At a German Marshall Fund forum here, Didier Reynders, the deputy prime minister and foreign affairs minister, said Mr. Abdeslam had told investigators that “he was ready to restart something in Brussels.” “It is maybe the reality because, as I said, we have found a lot ... more »

Hungarian PM Gives Historical Anti-Migration & Anti-EU Speech

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán gave a powerful speech recently calling on the EU project to dismantle and allow its member states to decide their own future. His message needs to be heard and spread far and wide. The Prime Minister urged the public to not allow faceless, unelected, tax-exempt rulers of the EU and UN to continue to allow the deliberate destruction of its countries via mass immigration through its open-borders. Full Transcript: The destiny of the Hungarians has become intertwined with that of Europe’s nations and has grown to be so much a part of the union that today ... more »

New Self-learning Robot Says: “I Will Destroy Humans”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The evolution of Artificial Intelligence has taken a sinister turn as a DARPA robot was caught on camera stating that she will “destroy humans” one day. As can be seen in the video, the robot is “abused” by its human handler, and the robot makes it very clear that it will strike back if that behaviour continues. Some civil rights groups, such as the Seattle-based Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Robots, have begun arguing that robots should be awarded legal rights and privileges in the near future – due to their increasing human-like nature. Activistpost.com reports: At the ... more »

Yellowstone Possible ‘Event’ May Occur Soon (Video)

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Officials working at the Yellowstone supervolcano site have said that an ominous “event” may soon occur at the volcano, which may include a swarm of earthquakes, or large earthquake in the region. According to an email from the Yellowstone Geology Unit: “No eruption threat is imminent rather a possible earthquake swarm (or single larger event) may be coming soon.” “These could very well be “earthquake lights”, which are a sign of geologic stress, which releases a form of plasma light energy due to stresses in the ground.” According to the maker of the video: One of my viewers, Morga... more »

West Should Stop Trying To Export Failed Democracy

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Most attempts by Western countries to “export democracy” to the Middle East and Africa usually fails due to the fact that Western democracy is flawed. German newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (DWN) says that establishing democratic order alone is not enough to ensure social and political stability in foreign countries. Sputniknews.com reports: In early 1990s, many African countries established formal democracy. They started to organize elections and make a show of sticking to democratic principles, but in fact have been far away from the real division of political power. I... more »

British Prime Minister Cameron Hits Back At President Obama's Claim That he Was 'Distracted' As Libya Descended Into Chaos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The Prime Minister said 'everyone had to take responsibility' for the real problems faced by Libya in the wake of the 2011 bombing campaign to remove Colonel Gadaffi *Daily Mail:* *Cameron admits Libya is a ‘s*** show’ but hits back at Obama saying he must take his share of the blame after president's stinging criticism * * PM said UK had done everything it could after the 2011 bombing campaign * He repeated his belief Libya was better off without Gaddafi despite chaos * Libya has become a haven for ISIS terrorists and racked by tribal infighting * Obama slammed European leaders in ... more »

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff Does Not Have The Senate Votes To Block Impeachment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil's Rousseff lacks Senate votes to defeat impeachment- senator* Brazil's ruling coalition lacks the votes in the Senate to defeat a request to remove left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff from office if it is approved by the lower house, a senior senator in the coalition's largest party said on Sunday. The leading member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the issue, told Reuters the coalition could not rally the one-third of votes needed in the 81-seat Senate to stop Rousseff being ... more »

Fundamentalism in the U.S.

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 3 hours ago
The Sen. Ted Cruz treatment from Samantha Bee....

FBI Report On Dancing Israelis Proves Mossad Knew About 9/11 In Advance

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A group of five Mossad agents posing as Israeli tourists were caught red-handed by the FBI celebrating and congratulating themselves on the morning of the 9/11 attacks. According to one of several witnesses who reported “middle-eastern” looking men videotaping the disaster as it unfolded: “They were like happy, you know … They didn’t look shocked to me“. The subsequent FBI investigation discovered that Mossad knew about the September 11th attacks well in advance, and in the months following desperately tried to cover it up. Informationclearinghouse.info reports: On the morning of S... more »

India Bans GMO Seeds To Protect Health Of Citizens

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
India has banned companies such as Monsanto from conducting GMO seed trials on their land, saying that the risks to public health and the environment are too high. Bihar’s Agriculture Minister, Narendra Kumar Singh, confirmed that India’s food supply will be protected from GMO companies growing genetically modified corn on Indian land and assured the public that seeds will be protected from contamination from genetic material drift. Naturalnews.com reports: His speech was given at the 2014 Seed Festival at the A N Sinha Institute of Social Studies. The Seed Festival featured over 5... more »

Nuclear War Between Russia And Europe ‘Imminent’ Says Minister

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
A former Russian foreign minister has warned that a nuclear war between Russia and Europe is highly likely to happen any day now, due to strained relations between Russia and the West. Igor Ivanov said the risk of World War 3 is the biggest it has ever been, “The risk of confrontation with the use of nuclear weapons in Europe is higher than in the 1980s.” Express.co.uk reports: Both Russia and the United States have fewer nuclear weapons than in the Cold War period but with just over 7,000 nuclear warheads each, they still have about 90 per cent of world stocks, according to the St... more »

Kurdish Genocide? Turkey Launches War On Minorities

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 3 hours ago
The Kurdish people in the Middle East have become viewed as an “enemy” by Turkey, as Erdogan’s regime have vowed to wipe out the minority group who are largely seen as allies by the rest of the Western world. The Kurds are one of the largest and most diverse nomadic tribes in the Middle East, originally from Iran, who now live without a state of their own. RT.com reports: All four Middle-Eastern countries hosting large Kurdish population have a history of violence connected with Kurdish nationalism, but the extent varies greatly. Iran has the least trouble and was most successful i... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 20, 2016

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: US Atlantic Fleet 1907 - 900] The Great White Fleet demonstrates U.S. naval power in 1907; it was proof that the U.S. Navy had growing long-range military power. (via Wikipedia)

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”2

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8Qa02s34Hc

Plane Crash In Kansas Survived By Two Miracle Teenagers

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
A plane, rented by two young teenagers, crashed Friday onto a Kansas golf course. The plane was being flown by one of the teenagers, as reported by the AP via Yahoo News, but miraculously both teens survived the plane crash: A 17-year-old boy was flying the 1966 single-engine Mooney on Friday afternoon when it came down on the 14th hole at the Tallgrass Country Club, Wichita police said. An 18-year-old woman also was aboard. Nikki Womack, who lives near the golf course, said she and her daughter saw the plane fly very low over their neighbor’s home before crashing on the golf cours... more »

Driver for the PlayStation

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 4 hours ago
Sony's PlayStation made its mark as the first "proper" adult video games system, and was marketed to the late teen/twenty something demographic. As such Sony was concerned to build up a roster of hundreds of edgey games that would go down well and sell more systems. Likewise, since the furore around the home versions of *Mortal Kombat* in 1993, software houses knew blood and sleaze shifted units too. The most notorious franchise of the so-called mature turn is undoubtedly the *Grand Theft Auto* series, but early on - in 1999 - its hegemony was challenged by *Driver*. As readers (l... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“What's that at the end of the road? The Sun. Many towns have roads that run east-west, and on two days each year, the Sun rises and sets right down the middle. Today is one of those days: an equinox. Not only is today a day of equal night ("aequus"-"nox") and day time, but also a day when the sun rises precisely to the east and sets due west. *Click image for larger size.* Featured here is a picturesque road in northwest Illinois, USA that runs approximately east-west. The image was taken one year ago today, during the March Equinox of 2015, and shows the Sun down the road at sunset... more »

Chet Raymo, “Holy Ignorance”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Holy Ignorance” * by Chet Raymo “At a press conference in 2002, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously explained foreign policy: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know." The same can be said of science. The textbooks are full of known knowns. We are quite confident affirming the circulation of the blood, the distance to the Sun, the common descent of animals and plants. I sit h... more »

John (Fire) Lame Deer, "On Natural Diversity"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"On Natural Diversity" by John (Fire) Lame Deer "Even animals of the same kind – two deer, two owls – will behave differently from each other. I have studied many plants. The leaves of one plant, on the same stem – none is exactly alike. On all the earth there is not one leaf that is exactly like another. The Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka, likes it that way. He only sketches out the path of life roughly for all the creatures on earth, shows them where to go, where to arrive at, but leaves them to find their own way to get there. He wants them to act independently according to their own... more »

“Living With the Contradictions: A Human Potential Visionary Talks About Our Infinite Potential and How We Also Block Progress”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Living With the Contradictions: A Human Potential Visionary* * Talks About Our Infinite Potential and How We Also Block Progress”* By Charles Eisenstein "Last week I sat down for a telephone conversation with Joseph Chilton Pearce, an author who has had a big influence not only on my work, but on the way I have raised my children. He alerted me early on to the damage that hospital birthing, day care, television, and modern schooling do to the developing brain. A World War Two veteran, he could be considered one of the elders of the human potential movement, although he brings to it... more »

"Summon Your Aliveness: Being Fully Present"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Summon Your Aliveness: Being Fully Present"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we live fully in the moment there is an aliveness that comes easily. When we are fully present, we offer our whole selves to whatever it is that we are doing. Our attention, our integrity, and our energy are all focused in the moment and on the task at hand. This is a powerful experience, and when we are in this state, we feel completely alive and invigorated. This kind of aliveness comes easily when we are absorbed in work or play that we love, but it is available to us in every moment, and we can ... more »

More U.S. Troops Sent To Iraq After Islamic State Rocket Attack Kills Marine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
US Marines fire a Howitzer artillery gun during the Second Battle of Fallujah. / Photo by Lance Corporal Samantha L. Jones, USMC. *FOX News:* *US sends more troops to Iraq after ISIS rocket kills Marine* More U.S. military troops are going to Iraq in the aftermath of an Islamic State rocket killing a Marine and seriously injuring others this weekend, the Pentagon said Sunday. The attack occurred Saturday in the northern Iraq town of Makhmur, roughly 75 miles southeast of the ISIS-stronghold Mosul. The undisclosed number of troops will be a detachment from the 26th Marine Expeditio... more »

Anonymous ‘Leak’ Donald Trump’s Already Public ‘Private’ Details

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
In their ongoing cyber-crusade against Donald Trump, the ‘hactivist’ group Anonymous has posted a new online video claiming to reveal personal details of the Republican presidential hopeful. They leaked Donald Trump’s already public ‘private’ phone numbers, addresses and social security number in a move that they say is a new phase of their “total war” against the GOP frontrunner Russia Today reports: Members of the hacktivist collective have data dumped what they claimed to be some of Trump’s most sensitive information, which includes his private cell phone number, SSN and address ... more »

So, where is PC today?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
Here's a small clue: [image: Posted with Blogsy]Posted with Blogsy Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Please contact author for permission to republish: (organon at ihug.co.nz)

Trump Protester Punched And Kicked At Tucson Rally

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 5 hours ago
A Donald Trump supporter who was caught on camera punching and kicking a protester at a rally in Arizona, has been charged with assault. The Daily Mail reports: Tony Pettway, 32, who is African American, was caught on camera attacking white demonstrator Bryan Sanders as he was being escorted out of the Republican event in Tuscon on Saturday. Hey, black dude at #TrumpRally in #Tuscon who brutalized protester was right beside me. https://t.co/eRxHRjD2vN pic.twitter.com/d0XiE1S6z3 — Johnny Silvercloud (@JohnnySilverclo) March 20, 2016 Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s campaign manager, also a... more »

Iran Says U.S. Still Hostile After Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz *Reuters*:* Iran's leader says U.S. still hostile after nuclear deal* The United States is still fundamentally hostile to Iran and its policies have undermined the benefits of sanctions relief, the Islamic Republic's hardline leader said on Sunday, warning Iranians not to trust their old enemy. Ringing in a new Iranian year at a televised rally in the Shi'ite holy city of Mashhad, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said fear of U.S. regulations was keeping big foreign companies, particula... more »

Air Force One Touches Down In Cuba On Historic Day

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
President Barack Obama arrived in Havana on Sunday ending over half a century of Cuba’s isolation as a pariah state by the US. The US president as met by Cuba’s foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez when landed at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport aboard Air Force One on Sunday. ITV reports: The trip, which marks a new chapter in Washington’s engagement with the island’s Communist government, would have been all but unimaginable before a detente brokered in December 2014. The historic visit makes Obama the first sitting American president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge arriv... more »

"The EU-Turkey deal will not stop refugees. Smugglers will use Libya and the Black Sea..."

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 6 hours ago
*In the words of Donald Trump The Magnificent, the EU-Turkey refugees deal is a "terrible, terrible deal."* *An excerpt from, "‘For a Song’: Turks Buying Up Migrants’ Property in Syria" Veterans Today, March 20, 2016:* He said that Syrians were forced to sell their property to Turks and criminals who take them to Greece. *“This needs to be investigated because property is being snapped up to create Turkish enclaves inside Syria,” the Greek MEP emphasized.* *Notis Marias also criticized the EU’s decision to negotiate with Turkey, which he said was lending support to Daesh terrorist... more »

Big Business & US To Have Major Say In EU Trade Deals Under TTIP

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
A leaked document has revealed that unelected European Commission (EC) officials won’t be able to make new trade laws without asking Washington first, if the secretive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) comes into force. The Document obtained by a campaign group shows that legislation will be influenced before it reaches European Parliament RT reports: A secret document obtained by the Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) indicates that the EC will have the power to decide where Brussels should cooperate with the US, while domestic governments and the European Parli... more »

GOP Elite Despises Middle Class

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*The anti-Trump psyops are backfiring. * *Title: GOP Elite Despises Middle Class. Source: The Alex Jones Channel. Date Published: March 20, 2016. Description: * David Knight covers the latest provocateur event with a black Trump supporter who attacked a protestor wearing a KKK hood.

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: Wendell Berry, “Do Not Be Ashamed”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Do Not Be Ashamed”* "You will be walking some night in the comfortable dark of your yard And suddenly a great light will shine round about you, and behind you will be a wall you never saw before. It will be clear to you suddenly that you were about to escape, And that you are guilty: you misread The complex instructions, you are not a member, you lost your card or never had one. And you will know that they have been there all along, Their eyes on your letters and books, their hands in your pockets, their ears wired to your bed. Though you have done nothing shameful. They will want you t... more »

“When a Friend Takes His/Her Own Life”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“When a Friend Takes His/Her Own Life”* by Charles Hugh Smith “Tragically, a friend of mine recently took his own life. As a memorial to him, I am reprinting an essay from 2007 about a dear female friend who took her own life. “When an old friend takes his/her own life, your own life is irrevocably diminished. What seemed to matter before no longer matters, and what seemed to make sense no longer makes sense. My friend had recently moved 1,000 miles away, to a town which had long extended a magnetic draw on her. But she knew no one there, and since her work was all done on comput... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Where are the indictments, FBI, DOJ?

The U.N. Is Failing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New York February 26, 2011. REUTERS/ JOSHUA LOTT *Anthony Banbury, New York Times*:* I Love the U.N., but It Is Failing* I HAVE worked for the United Nations for most of the last three decades. I was a human rights officer in Haiti in the 1990s and served in the former Yugoslavia during the Srebrenica genocide. I helped lead the response to the Indian Ocean tsunami and the Haitian earthquake, planned the mission to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons, and most recently led the Ebola mission in West Africa. I care ... more »

What Cuban Reforms?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Tourists pass by images of U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro in a banner that reads "Welcome to Cuba" at the entrance of a restaurant in downtown Havana, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini *Jan De Deken, Daily Beast*: *Cuba’s ‘Reforms’ Are a Myth* *As Obama heads to Cuba, islanders reflect on their revolutionary past—and their uncertain future*. “Witness the real Cuba here!” Writer Pedro Juan Gutiérrez is exclaiming on his eighth-floor rooftop terrace, while pointing at the surrounding ruins of Central Havana—mansions that once exuded luxury and ... more »

The Growing Importance Of AFRICOM

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*James Jay Carafano, National Interest*: *Why the United States Needs AFRICOM* *Terrorist threats have mushroomed across swaths of Africa.* Africa is a continent suffused with problems and possibilities. The U.S. military footprint there ought to be smaller, not bigger. And that's precisely why we need the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Done right, AFRICOM can help the next president keep the American military role in regional affairs appropriately scoped. My colleague Nile Gardiner and I first made the case for standing up Africa Command in 2003. Four years later, the Bush admin... more »

How To Re-Build The Democratic Party: Primaries

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
Primaries against entrenched incumbents are not just the most difficult to win, they are the most thankless and painful to run. The anguish the establishment put Donna Edwards through when she took on corrupt conservative Al Wynn and the torment the establishment put Matt Cartwright through when he took on equally corrupt and even more conservative Tim Holden, have paid off for voters in Maryland and Pennsylvania where two of there worst members of Congress have been replaced by two of the best members of Congress. Blue America donors are proud to have taken on the establishment b... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago
Civilian Spacecraft

ISIS Plan To Establish Caliphate In Libya Is In Jeopardy

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
ISIS terrorists retreating from Iraq and Syria to establish an Islamic State in Libya are going to find it difficult to break away from their coastal enclave. The barren deserts of Libya devoid of shelter and the sectarianism that was rife in the Middle East is not conducive to Jihadist causes. According to a new report, the terrorist group face major roadblocks to establishing a true back-up capital there. The Independent reports: The Combating Terrorism Center report, published on 17 March, said the terrorist group Isis suffered “setbacks” in Libya and is struggling to expand ther... more »

Trends In Extreme Weather Events Since 1900

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.thegwpf.com/trends-in-extreme-weather-events-since-1900-an-enduring-conundrum-for-wise-policy-advice/ Mike Kelly of Cambridge University sends me his recent paper on extreme weather events: ABSTRACT It is widely promulgated and believed that human-caused global warming comes with increases in both the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events. A survey of official weather sites and the scientific literature […]

"A Silent Acquiescence..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The Tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction." - Fulton J. Sheen

Russia May Establish Security Zone In The Mediterranean To Fight ISIS

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
Following successful military operations in Syria, Russia could now provide security for two Maghreb countries, Morocco and Tunisia who also face a threat from the ISIS, according to French media Boulevard Voltaire. Sputnik reports: Russia would establish a security zone in the Mediterranean and, thus, will be able to contain Turkish hegemony in the region and jihadist movements destabilizing both the Middle East and its peripheral regions, Professor Benjamin Wirtz wrote for Boulevard Voltaire. Russia’s withdrawal from Syria fits in the context of the Kremlin’s multiplying diplomatic... more »

“The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Veneer of Justice in a Kingdom of Crime”* by John Titus “All government, in its essence, is a conspiracy against the superior man: its one permanent object is to oppress him and cripple him…The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is very apt to spread d... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 8 hours ago
I was interviewed by Andrew Tilghman for his article “Ramadi was supposed to be rid of ISIS. That’s not entirely true,” for the Military Times.

Are you left wondering what is now going on in Syria, Turkey, and the rest of the middle east? What Russia is doing now that it has stopped bombing ISIS/ISIL/Daesh jihadis? Well, Russia is now "calling the shots", not with bombs, but with diplomacy. In any event, the intrepid West Asia correspondent Pepe Escobar reports that: "It's spy thriller stuff; no one is talking. But there are indications Russia would not announce a partial withdrawal from Syria right before the Geneva negotiations ramp up unless a grand bargain with Washington had been struck. Some sort of bargain is in play, of which we still don't know the details; that's what the CIA itself is basically saying through their multiple US Think Tankland mouthpieces. And that's the real meaning hidden under a carefully timed Barack Obama interview that, although inviting suspension of disbelief, reads like a major policy change document."

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 9 hours ago
------------------------------ *OpEdNews Op Eds 3/19/2016 at 18:32:56* Is There a US-Russia Grand Bargain in Syria? *By Pepe Escobar (about the author)* Permalink Related Topic(s): Grand Bargain; Obama; Putin; Syria; Us-russia Relations opednews.com reprinted from Sputnik Headlined to H3 3/19/16 Original Here U.S and Russia Ceasefire in Syria (image by WeAreChange, Channel: WeAreChange) It's spy thriller stuff; no one is talking. But there are indications Russia would not announce a partial withdrawal from Syria right before the Geneva... more »

Progress on the Encounter “The Zapatistas and the ConSciences for Humanity”

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Progress on the Encounter “The Zapatistas and the ConSciences for Humanity” ZAPATISTA ARMY FOR NATIONAL LIBERATION MEXICO March 16, 2016 Compas and non-compas: Now we are going to let you know how plans are going for the Encounter “The Zapatistas and the ConSciences for Humanity”: As of March 14, we have received 50 applications for the event. There are applications from Norway,

Flashes from the Past

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
Do you think its FOG? June Fukushima (speed 20X). YouTube. Uploaded June 26, 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQWKhxb3TpU Fukushima Diary: Architect of Reactor 3 warns of massive hydrovolcanic explosion. Saturday, November 19, 2011 http://fukushima-diary.com/2011/11/architect-of-reactor-3-warns-massive-hydrovolcanic-explosion/ "Architect of Fukushima Daiichi Reactor 3, Uehara Haruo, the former president of Saga University had an interview on 11/17/2011. "In this interview, he admitted Tepco’s explanation does not make sense, and that the China syndrome is inevitable. "He st... more »

Five Countries Want A Military Base In Djibouti

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
BBC *Sputnik:* *Prime Real Estate? Five Countries Set to Build Military Bases in Djibouti* Three foreign military powers, the United States, France and Japan, have military forces positioned in Djibouti and another two, China and Saudi Arabia, are set to establish bases there soon. Djibouti has a land area of only 23,000 square kilometers, a population of just 830,000 and no natural resources worth noting, yet it is becoming an important country in the international security arena. The US has the largest foreign military presence hosting some 4,000 personnel at Camp Lemonier. The... more »

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Before They Were “Adjusted,” Exit Polls in Massachusetts Showed that Bernie WON….Sanders Will Not Attend AIPAC, Offers to Share Remarks Naomi Klein: 'I Don't Trust' Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders 'Is a Significantly Better Candidate' I was a little surprised to see Bill Moyers and Co. address the American Weimar path. I shouldn't have been. The lessons to be learned from Weimar Germany

A real leader addressing a sovereign and independent nation

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Video courtesy The Vineyard of the Saker* Putin addressing the assembled military following his announcement of draw down of Russian forces in Syria. Note how he does not mention banksters once...nor are they in the audience....There is no fawning, intermittent clapping. He mentioned the high "educational" level of the forces several times. He mentioned "state of the art" technologies several times. Compare this speech to any you've heard in the past decades from Western Leaders. I can only think of one leader from my memory who compares....John F. Kennedy (who was also an actu... more »

Is Russia Returning To Its Superpower Status?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Al-Baath University students hold rally in support of Russia's military operation in Syria. © SPUTNIK/ DMITRIY VINOGRADOV *Emmanuel Grynszpan, World Crunch/Le Temps:* *Did Syria Intervention Return Russia To Superpower Status?* MOSCOW - Vladimir Putin's decision to withdraw the lion's share of Russia's troops from Syria might have come as a surprise, but insiders in Moscow say the timing makes perfect sense. Many factors can explain why now. "Putin promised this operation would be limited in time and wouldn't lead to an Afghanistan-like stalemate," explains Ruslan Pukhov, director... more »

A Summary On The Russian Hardware And Personnel That Will Remain In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Russian Su-30 jets landing at the Hmeymim Air Base. © SPUTNIK/ DMITRI VINOGRADOV *Sputnik*:* Not Coming Home: What Russian Hardware Stays in Syria After Pullout and Why* Nearly 20 Russian combat aircraft, an air defense system and some 2,000 personnel will stay at Hmeymim airbase in Syria. According to experts, the task force has several goals – fighting terrorism, supporting President Bashar Assad, and control over the region. Earlier this week at a meeting with troops involved in the Syrian campaign Russian President Vladimir Putin said the number of combat sorties of the Russi... more »

Our crazy energy policy just got madder still

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/12199248/Our-crazy-energy-policy-just-got-madder-still.html Booker on Britain’s mad plans to cut emissions of CO2 to zero: Just when we think the world can’t get any madder, along comes something to show that we haven’t yet seen the half of it (who, three years ago, could have predicted the rise of […]

Thomas Frank: What's Wrong With The Democratic Party?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
I was in a state of shock this week. I met with some Democratic insiders and the most insider of all-- after repeating word-for-word the Wall Street/Schumer line of why Alan Grayson must be destroyed-- agreed with my assessment of Debbie Wasserman Schultz... perhaps not the specifics of the case against her, but totally with the conclusion: for the sake of the Democratic Party and for the sake of the country, she must be defeated in the late August primary. Wow! Everyone who voiced an opinion inside this relatively establishment group agreed. Of course they didn't do anything abo... more »

Another mixed bag

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
People sometimes ask me if I’d like to have a job as a proper TV critic. No way. One of the reasons I don’t blog more frequently, or tackle a broader range of programmes is that I don’t watch all that much TV - apart from the News Channel and, say, a Scandi Noir or two on BBC Four. After its shaky start I’m now enjoying The Night Manager, too. I never listen to radio 5 live, which BBC bias-watchers often cite as the source of much frustration. On Sunday mornings, if I’m not doing lunch, I do like to binge on Andrew Marr, The Big Questions and Sunday Politics. This morning, after Ma... more »

In the Most Perishable of Mediums

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 12 hours ago
As in real life, we tend to be shocked when people we know online pass away. I don't know if it's just me but I at least, and perhaps some of you, tend to think our online presence confers some immortality upon us. And up to a point, that's true. Many who have died still have active Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Youtube accounts as well as blogs. But in many cases, that simply isn't true. Take the tragic case of Diane Hugo, aka Dusty Taylor. Diane was apparently murdered by her own son roughly a year ago with a gunshot wound to the head. Her body was then stuffed in a ... more »

Earth Hour 7, Lesson in basic electrical engineering

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
Another Earth Hour drama the other day. The WWF guys, their buddies, should do it nightly, 365 nights a year, and several hours a night if possible. Better yet, they should have an office in North Korea where EH is a nightly reality for many of its neighbors. A good satellite photo of Europe and Africa, same time zones. Darkness is cool? Am laughing. Photo from http://geology.com/articles/satellite-photo-earth-at-night.shtml I am reposting a nice intro to basic electrical engineering, from my engineer-economist friend, Cynthia Hernandez. Cynthia gave me permission to repost this.... more »

Scientific Proof Kindness Makes You Smarter, Stronger & Happier

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
* Christina Sarich* - What if the cure for your cold was opening a door for a complete stranger? The post Scientific Proof Kindness Makes You Smarter, Stronger & Happier appeared first on Waking Times.

Michael Tsarion - Ralph Ellis - linking Christ with Camelot.

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 12 hours ago
you'll have never heard ANY OF THESE REVELATIONS in either your New Testament Class or your Arthurian History Class... listen while Ralph Ellis and Michael Tsarion share notes on both the Jesus Legend and the Arthurian Legend and tie it into the re-writing of actual history for pitiless political purposes. "Gaping chasm of zodiacal time," that's the sinister historical cloaking device for nothing more than the wierd ritualistic GALI-eunuchs i.e. just another secret society who look and dress like The Modern Day Vatican. It's a long wander through invented or partially veiled anci... more »

Sunday Music Bonus

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 12 hours ago
Pat Scanlon is a member of the Smedley D. Butler chapter of Veterans for Peace in Boston, MA. On March 17, 2016, St. Patrick’s Day and Pat’s birthday, a special event was held by Midnight Voices featuring a medley of Pat’s songs. He is a gifted songwriter and banjo player whose songs are poignant, personal and will have audiences joining in the singing. Pat is accompanied by a long-time friend and former musical partner, Holly Gettings. This was Pat’s first public appearance in many years. The audio is fine even though the lighting was something out of our control and less than f... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Mark Mardell's *The World This Weekend *wasn't going to let the whole IDS thing throw it off course. It was sticking with the EU referendum. The bit I want to highlight, bias-wise, is MM's interview with the two Northern businessmen. The bias came in the different ways they were questioned. The questions to the pro-Leave businessman were less helpful, less open, and more targeted (and contradicting) than those put to the pro-Remain businessman. Here are Mark Mardell's questions. As they say in exam papers (or used to in my day), "Compare and contrast": *Questions to the pro-Le... more »

"Facebook is Watching and Tracking You More Than You Probably Realize"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Facebook is Watching and Tracking You More Than You Probably Realize"* by Kim Komando "Whenever you’re on Facebook, do you ever get the feeling that you’re being watched? An ad pops up that’s right up your alley, or three new articles show up in your feed that are similar to something you’ve just clicked on. Sometimes it seems like Facebook knows you personally, and that’s because it does. It has algorithms that track what you like, watch and click on. That information is then passed along to Facebook advertisers. Facebook itself isn’t the only culprit. Tons of companies use Faceb... more »

The U.S. Marines Are Showing-Off Their New Rifles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CBS*: *The M4: The Marines' new weapon of choice* There are gun lovers -- and then there are Marines. To a Marine infantryman like Sgt. Joshua Sherman, his weapon may mean the difference between success and failure, life and death. "Our weapon system is basically your tool to keep yourself and your friends alive and then do the job at hand," he said. Marines refer to their rifle as "she" -- like a girlfriend. "When you push forward and you're actually in Iraq, in Afghanistan or wherever the Marine Corps might send you, that weapon never leaves your side," Sgt. Sherman said. He'... more »

"There go the BBC again!"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
The topic of BBC bias came up during the central portion of today's *The Big Questions. * The panel featured many a Sunday morning BBC One regular - from Owen Jones, Jonathan Bartley and the Rev Peter Owen-Jones to Richard D North, but also included one Piers Corbyn - brother of Jeremy and non-believer in man-made global warming. Piers said that only 7% of scientists believe in man-made global warming and that the globe is in fact cooling. He was duly booed by the audience. Green Party supporter Jonathan Bartley then criticised the BBC for inviting people like Piers on in the ... more »

New Poll Shows Cruz With Huge Lead in Utah, Stirring Hope of Stopping Trump

Anika Smith at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a campaign event at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 in Iowa City, Iowa.] Call it the Mormon Firewall. A new poll suggests Ted Cruz has built an enormous lead in Utah, buoyed by Mitt Romney's endorsement and a Mormon population that resists Trump's bullying appeal. If Cruz can win an outright majority in Utah, he... more »

Developing a Superhero Campaign: Silver from the Wreckage of Gold

Daniel Stack at 19th Level - 14 hours ago
We'll be rolling up some Icons characters Monday night and giving some details to our setting. If nothing else, I need to give the home city a name... I've had mixed results with superhero games, though I'm hoping a combination of a good group, straightforward rule system, and some lessons learned from past games will help. Among the things I've learned is to make certain the campaign has an easy springboard for ideas. With that in mind, I've been thinking about the history of the world. The characters will be in the lead of the late-1950s second wave of superheroes in the world... more »

More High-Ranking U.S. Officers Are Being Charged With Sex Crimes Against Fellow Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *More high-ranking officers being charged with sex crimes against subordinates* The U.S. military has stepped up investigations of high-ranking officers for sexual assault, records show, curtailing its traditional deference toward senior leaders as it cracks down on sex crimes. Since September, the armed forces have court-martialed or filed sexual-assault charges against four colonels from the Air Force, Army and Marines. In addition, a Navy captain was found guilty of abusive sexual contact during an administrative hearing. Historically, it has been extremely r... more »

British Special Forces And Police Are On Standby For Up To 10 Simultaneous Terror Attacks In London

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Reuters/Andrew Winning / Reuters *Daily Mail:* *Special forces and police are on standby to battle up to TEN simultaneous terror attacks on London* * SAS and Metropolitan Police 'training for multiple terror attacks in London' * Security chiefs fear Paris-style attacks by terrorists returning from Syria * Army also on standby and working on chemical bomb disposals Special forces and police have been put on standby to battle up to 10 simultaneous terror attacks on London. To prevent a Paris-style attack in the capital, it is understood the National Crime Agency has been ordered to... more »

New Macbeth Film Is Intense, Poetic, Exhausting

Laura Cotta Ramosino at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Macbeth] Macbeth Directed by Justin Kurzel Screenplay, adapted from Shakespeare's tragedy, by Jacob Kostoff, Todd Luiso, Michael Lesslie Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, David Thewlis, Jack Reynor France/UK 2015 Macbeth, Lord of Glamis, driven by the dark prophecy of some witches and... more »

Northerntruthseeker Rant For Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 14 hours ago
[image: rant-jpeg-b] Sunday, the first day of spring in 2016, and time again for my weekly rant... Yes, I am taking a vacation break... I will be out and about for the next two weeks doing my utmost for some much needed rest and relaxation... Honestly, I need a break because I am a workaholic and the work load with my job as well as some pressure from family has worn me out... I have also not been in the best of health over the last while in spite of my constant exercising and trying to eat properly..... I just got over another bout of sinusitis (Yes, I did not inform any of my r... more »

Istanbul Bomber Identified as Militant With Links to ISIS

DOMINIQUE SOGUEL & SUZAN FRASER at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: A man leaves carnations at the Saturday explosion site in Istanbul, Sunday, March 20, 2016. A suicide attack on Istanbul's main pedestrian shopping street Saturday killed a number of people, including two dual nationality Israeli-Americans and one Iranian citizen, and wounded several dozen others, in the sixth suicide bombing in Turkey in the past year.] ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey’s interior minister on Sunday identified the suicide bomber who killed himself and four foreign tourists in Istanbul as a militant with links to the Islamic State group. Minister Efkan Ala said the bom... more »

Beautiful Churches: Church of the Ascension in Russia

Shannon Henderson at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Church of the Ascension - 900] This church was built in 1532 in Kolomenskoye, near Moscow, Russia to celebrate the birth of the prince Tsar Ivan IV, or "Ivan the Terrible." It was built in White Stone and is the first tent-roof stone church in Russia.... more »

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

EU-Turkey Migrant Deal Is Not Stopping Refugees Fleeing To Greece

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Refugees and migrants wave as they approach the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos on a dinghy during sunrise, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *Reuters:* *EU-Turkey deal fails to stem refugee flight to Greece* They waved, cheered and smiled, elated to have made it to Europe at dawn on Sunday in a packed blue rubber motor boat. The 50 or so refugees and migrants were among the first to arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos on day one after an EU deal with Turkey designed to close the route by which a million people crossed the Aegean Sea to Greece in 2015. Exhausted ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 15 hours ago
*Woe is me!* I forgot that it was Earth Hour in Australia on 19th. You "save the planet" by turning off all your lights for one hour, allegedly. In my evil planet-destroying way, I normally make a point of turning on every light in the house on Earth hour but missed doing that this time. I had some lights on but not enough Another personal gripe I have mentioned a few times concerns the fact that Warmists are having orgasms about the recent rise in average temperature in some places on earth. This has been translated to give a global average that is higher than usual. But th... more »

The Red State Model

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Republican venture capital billionaire Bruce Rouner invested $26 million out of his own pocket and raised far more than that from 9 other right-wing oligarchs like sociopathic billionaire and Rahm Emanuel ally Ken Griffin, to buy the Illinois governorship in 2014. Democratic ineptitude and corruption-- with a little nudge from Rahm Emanuel-- helped Rauner, another close ally of Emanuel's, defeat Democratic reformer Pat Quinn. Within a month of taking over, Rauner had moved to defund unions and taken over $4 billion in state funding out of higher education, Medicaid, state employee ... more »

Pro-Israel Policy Conference Nervously Awaits Trump Speech

MATTHEW LEE at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Israel and US flags] WASHINGTON (AP) -- As America’s leading pro-Israel group prepares to hear from nearly all the presidential candidates, most eyes in the crowd of thousands of participants will be on GOP front-runner Donald Trump. He’s the wild card whose previous comments... more »

Kasich Says No to Being a Running Mate on Republican Ticket

AP at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks at a town hall event at Utah Valley University, Friday, March 18, 2016, in Orem, Utah.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is taking himself out of the running for running mate. In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press, Kasich says that under no circumstances will he be rival Ted Cruz’s running mate.... more »

Pope in Palm Sunday Homily Decries Indifference to Refugees

FRANCES D'EMILIO at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Pope Francis holds a palm leaf as he celebrates Palm Sunday Mass, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, March 20, 2016.] VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis in his Palm Sunday homily decried what he called indifference to the refugees flooding into Europe, making a comparison to authorities who washed their hands of Jesus’ fate ahead of his crucifixion. Before celebrating... more »

The Pressure Builds On Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff To Resign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff shows a document confirming former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's appointment as chief of staff, at Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/ADRIANO MACHADO Reuters: Brazil's Rousseff knew about bribery scheme, senator says: magazine A senator accused of involvement in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal said on Saturday President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor Lula were aware of it and tried to block investigations, as a poll showed support for her impeachment rising. In an interview with Brazil's best-selling weekly... more »

High Risk Of Nuclear War In Europe Says Russian Politician

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
Russia and Europe could be heading towards a nuclear war as relations between East and West deteriorates. Igor Ivanov who served as Foreign Minister of Russia from 1998 to 2004 and now the head of a Russian Government think-tank said: “The risk of confrontation with the use of nuclear weapons in Europe is higher than in the 1980s.” The Daily Express reports: Both Russia and the United States have fewer nuclear weapons than in the Cold War period but with just over 7,000 nuclear warheads each, they still have about 90 per cent of world stocks, according to the Stockholm International...more »

Weekly Dinner Menu

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
[image: Weekly Dinner Menu] Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: [image: Menu Members (1)] Summer Scraps – Housewife Eclectic – Embellishmints – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – The Dwelling Tree Sunday Chicken Nuggets [image: IMG_109311] Monday Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup [image: Slow-Cooker-Vegetable-Soup-with-Turkey] Tuesday Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef [image: Slow-Cooker-Barbacoa-Beef] Wednesday Loaded Bacon Sweet Potato Fries [image: loaded-fries-640x960] Thursday Honey Sesame Chicken [image: Honey Sesame Chicken] Friday CopyCat Chili's... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*London School of Economics Islamic Society holds segregated dinner with a curtain across the room to separate male and female students * The Islamic society at a top university has come under fire for holding a gala dinner where men and women were segregated from one another by a screen running down the middle of the room. Muslim students from the London School of Economics had to buy separate tickets to the society's annual dinner depending on whether they were a 'brother' or a 'sister'. When they turned up at the event, held at a banqueting hall in Central London, there was a ... more »

Economic News & Views ( March 20 , 2016 ) Sunday Items ( 1. EU-Turkey News & Analysis - Greece Delays Sending Refugees Back To Turkey , Update On ISIS Bombing At Istikal Caddesi , Turkey , General Refugee Related News . 2. Greece News For Sunday - Greece Specific Refugee Items , Greece Economy , Bailout Talks With Creditors , Domestic Politics. 3. UK Brexit , Political Items - Recent Polling Of Interest . 4. Spain - News For Sunday - Politics & Refugee Protest In Focus . 4. France - Key Terror Arrest In Paris Attacks. 5. Germany In Focus - AfD Demand Referendum On Refugee Crisis . )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 16 hours ago
EU-Turkey Deal / Refugees / Border Security...... Best from before..... *SPIEGEL English* ‏@SPIEGEL_English Mar 19 The @*DerSPIEGEL* correspondent in Turkey, @*HasnainKazim*, reported critically on the country. So he was forced out. http://www. spiegel.de/international/ europe/spiegel-correspondent-forced-to-leave-turkey-a-1083144.html … *Natasha Bertaud* ‏@NatashaBertaud Mar 16 #RefugeeCrisis: @EU_Commission reports on progress on #relocation & resettlement commitments http://europa.eu/rapid/press-re lease_IP-16-829_en.htm … Today's items..... *Balkan Ne... more »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg Meets With China’s Propaganda Chief as China Tightens Grip on Cyberspace

LOUISE WATT at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a panel discussion held as part of the China Development Forum at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Saturday, March 19, 2016.] BEIJING (AP) -- Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg held a rare meeting with China’s propaganda chief, at a time when Chinese authorities are tightening control over their cyberspace. Liu Yunshan told Zuckerberg in their meeting Saturday that he hopes... more »

Trump’s Appeal With Mormons to Be Tested in Utah

Brady McCombs at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C.] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is set to find out whether his brash demeanor will plague him in another Western state with a culture rooted in the Mormon faith that places a high value on... more »

Salah Abdeslam Planned To Blow Himself Up Before Changing His Mind

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Captured Paris terror suspect, Salah Abdeslam, accused of being involved in the November attacks in Paris that killed 130 people was supposed to blow himself up at the Stade de France stadium but had a change of mind, it has emerged. Abdeslam was on the run evading the police for 120 days until his capture during an anti-terror raid on Friday. The Independent reports: Abdeslam told investigators he had planned to blow himself up at the Stade de France, but changed his mind, the French prosecutor has said. “Salah Abdesalam today during questioning by investigators affirmed that, and I... more »

A Video Of A Disappearing Woman In The Background Is Going Viral

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
A video has recently gone viral where a woman in the background of an airport baggage check area seems to completely disappear. Buzzfeed reports that the video of the disappearing woman was originally filmed as a TMZ-esque impromptu interview for Denmark’s TV 2 Sports Center: The clip takes place at the Copenhagen airport as the national women’s handball head coach Klavs Bruun Jørgensen is being interviewed next to a luggage carousel. In the background, handball expert Trine Jensen can be seen at the beginning of the clip. As the interview goes on, another woman pushing a cart passe... more »

David Duke, Former KKK Leader, Says Trump Makes Hitler Look Good

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
It’s likely that many who aren’t fond of the prospect that Donald Trump could actually be the next President of The United States couldn’t have imagined a world just a year ago where (former leader of the KKK and famous white supremacist) David Duke suggested that Donald Trump is doing good things for Adolph Hitler’s image… but, alas, like many things people couldn’t have imagined a year ago, according to a recent Vanity Fair piece, exactly that has happened: Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard and Louisiana state senator, speculated on his radio showTuesday that comparisons be... more »

Bernie Sanders Walks Out of News Interview

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Bernie Sanders hastily and suddenly walked out of a recent news interview with a local Arizona news station. According to the news anchor conducting the interview, Senator Sanders seemed upset after being asked a question about controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio. Though in the video shown, Sanders does, in fact, answer the question – which is never heard on screen but claimed by the news station to be regarding Sanders’ wife, Jane, and her visit to the infamous “tent city”. For those of you who don’t know, sheriff Joe Arpaio is the very controversial overseer of a prison in Ma... more »

Katt Williams Sued, Woman Says His Coven of Witches Attacked Her

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Controversial comedian Katt Williams is being sued by actress Jamila Majesty. TMZ obtained the report which claims Williams had a group of Wiccan witches attack and beat Majesty: Jamila Majesty says the brutal incident went down at Katt’s Malibu’s home almost 2 years ago. She says he invited her over and when she arrived, 5 other women were already there. In a lawsuit she’s filed against Katt … she says things went south quick when she made the mistake of using his bathroom. Jamila says Katt told her “No one uses [my] bathroom,” and then the women started punching her. She says the ... more »

A Pagan Who Drinks Goat Blood Is Running For Rubio’s Senate Seat

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
As the country and world at whole are largely focused on the current circus that many believe is the 2016 Presidential race, a lesser known race is turning out to be just as – if not more than – interesting…and creepy. When you throw in Nazis, Canada’s border patrol, a bottle filled with urine, and Aleister Crowley – you are in for quite an interesting congressional race that seems almost unbelievable. But alas, as VICE has recently reported, the list above are just some of the things that makes Augustus Sol Invictus’ campaign to fill Marco Rubio senate seat, which is soon to be emp... more »

American ISIS Convert Teen To Face Death Penalty

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Justin Sullivan, the 19 year old who sought to hire a hitman on his parents, killed his elderly neighbor, and wished to kill thousands is now also the first American ISIS convert to face the death penalty for his crimes, according to The Charlotte Observer: District Attorney David Learner announced Monday that he will try Sullivan’s alleged murder of 74-year-old John Bailey Clark as a capital case. The FBI says Sullivan shot Clark in 2014 to get money for an assault rifle to use in a mass killing. Sullivan was arrested last June and charged with federal terrorism-related crimes. A ... more »

Trump’s Immigration Stance Resonates at Tense Rallies

RYAN VANVELZER & JACQUES BILLEAUD at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.] TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Donald Trump’s campaign for all of Arizona’s Republican delegates is centered on the hard line against illegal immigration that he’s taken from the start, and it’s a message his supporters lapped up in a series of... more »

Most Down Syndrome Kids Are Happy

Kristiana Mork at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Down Syndrome girl] The everyday connections of children born with Down syndrome are highlighted in new video interviews about the lives, friendships, and aspirations of kids across the world. The group Down Syndrome International released the series of video clips to commemorate World... more »

Hotel Chain Starwood Signs First US-Cuba Deal Since 1959

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Popular US hotel chain Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide has, according to a Reuters report, become the first company from the US to sign a deal with Cuba since 1959: Starwood will manage and market two properties in Havana and signed a letter of intent to operate a third. Such deals would normally be prohibited under the U.S. economic embargo of Cuba, but Starwood received special permission from the U.S. Treasury Department last week. Jorge Giannattasio, chief of Latin American operations, said the deals included a “multimillion-dollar investment to bring the hotels up to our ... more »

Mexico Dominates Legal Immigration to the United States

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: immigration - 900] Mexico and a few other Latin American and Asian countries now dominate immigration to the U.S., a new chart from the Congressional Research Service illustrates. Congress opened the door to immigrants from Asia, the Middle East and Latin America in... more »

A Palm Sunday Convergence of Pro-Life Runners From Across America

Kevin Mooney at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: Life Runners] When you turn to God after experiencing the raw side of life and run more than 3,700 miles across the entire country, it's fair to say you're someone who can endure intense physical, psychological, and emotional trauma. But if you're... more »

Europe’s No. 1 Fugitive Managed to Elude Capture for Months After Paris Attacks

MIKE CORDER at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: In this framegrab taken from VTM, armed police officers escort Salah Abdeslam to a police vehicle during a raid in the Molenbeek neighborhood of Brussels, Belgium, Friday March 18, 2016. The identity of Salah Abdeslam is confirmed Saturday March 19, 2016, by French police and deputy mayor of Molenbeek, Ahmed El Khannouss quoting official Belgium police sources. After an intense four-month manhunt across Europe and beyond, police on Friday captured Salah Abdeslam, the top suspect in last year's deadly Paris attacks, in the same Brussels neighborhood where he grew up. (VTM via... more »

A Surge In Renewable Energy?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/16/surge-in-renewable-energy-stalls-world-greenhouse-gas-emissions A rather breathless headline from the failing Guardian, but the truth is rather more mundane, as the IEA explain: Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – stayed flat for the second year in a row, according to analysis […]

How Academic Denial May Hide Christianophobia

George Yancey at The Stream - 17 hours ago
[image: denial] Recent research has revealed interesting facts about academic bias against political conservatives and libertarians. While being a Christian is not the same thing as being a political conservative, there are lessons to be learned here about Christianophobia in academia. Consider... more »

It's About Quantity And Quality

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Tuesday is budget day. The deficit, Justin Trudeau tells us, is about job creation. Carol Goar reminds her readers that job creation is about quality as well as quantity: This truth never penetrated Stephen Harper’s government. Year after year, the federal finance minister would proudly announce on budget day that Canada had created tens of thousands of jobs — without mentioning that a growing number were part-time, temporary, casual or short-term. To federal statisticians, finance department officials and cabinet ministers, any job was an employment gain. To laid-off workers a... more »

Why Can’t Palm Sunday End the Story?

John Zmirak at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: palm cross leaves frond] Every year, the liturgy of the Church forces believers to confront the most basic questions, the deep ambivalence that gnaws at the roots of faith, by presenting us with the spectacle of Palm Sunday. For weeks through Lent, we've been...more »

Palm Sunday...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
behold the only savior you need.

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
#InherentResolve strikes continue to target #ISIL in #Syria & #Iraq https://t.co/mcmwt4DJgW #CJTFOIR #OIRSpox pic.twitter.com/Xkqp9a6HCv — U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) March 20, 2016

Is This Man Putin's Most Powerful Enemy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Mikhail Khodorkovsky (CNN) *Anna Nemtsova, Daily Beast:* *Mikhail Khodorkovsky Is Putin’s Most Powerful Enemy (in Exile)* Russia may not be ready for the ex-billionaire to return, but his arguments are gaining ground. LONDON — On a recent afternoon the Open Russia Foundation, which basically represents the brains and money behind the Russian opposition, held an event at its headquarters on Hanover Square in London. And the predictions for Russia’s future seemed to grow darker by the minute. Two Russian scientists, Yelena Lukyanova from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics and Dr. ... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation 2”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Invocation 2” - https://www.youtube.com/

Back to Basics. A Departure from Ethnic/Spiritual Chauvinism

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 23 hours ago
Since starting this blog, I have endeavoured to search for knowledge. I have always had a healthy respect for people who are on a journey to increase their understanding of what we call reality. I have never had anything but pity for those who cling to a delusional belief that they have all the answers. Sadly, in my travels through the unknown, I lost my way and fell into the trap of proselytising for people who have an arrogant dogmatic view of the world. I stopped writing because I needed to take a step back and distance myself from a false path of political bigotry, often foun... more »

Le Pen

Spike EP at News Spike - 23 hours ago
*"Mr Le Pen’s original quoted remarks run directly counter to the official line of his daughter and his party. * *They have suggested that the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket are the final proof that France faces an “enemy within”, which has been created by immigration and open EU borders."* http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-attacks-jean-marie-le-pen-says-french-terror-attacks-were-work-of-western-intelligence-9985047.html *"Was General de Gaulle more brave than Marshal Pétain in the occupied zone? * *This isn't sure. * *It was much easier...more »

Northerntruthseeker Vacation Alert

Northerntruthseeker at Northerntruthseeker - 23 hours ago
I have decided to take that much needed vacation break that I have said many times is so long over due.... I will be off for the next two weeks, and will only post my weekend rants including tomorrow's.... And ONLY any new articles if there is an "Earth shaking or shattering event" over the next while..... I will be back doing my regular reports and articles the first week of April...Until then, I do again recommend that readers take the time to look at the great material and articles put out by those bloggers who I consider as the "Best Bloggers that I know" and are listed in the l... more »

Johnny Hazard : The Mexico City area has been hit by a major ozone crisis

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


Spike EP at News Spike - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »


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

UDATE: Qui Bono? Who is targeting Turkey?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: March 20th, 2016*. Preliminary investigative reports from Turkey indicate the suicide bomber who killed and injured dozens in the heart of Istanbul yesterday has been identified as a *member of ISIS (Daesh)*. *We all know who's behind the terrorist group ISIS/Daesh*. Therefore, I have to (sadly) add another notch on my predictive belt. *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 famou... more »

Cuba Can Tell America to F*** Right Off

Grayson Black at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 ... - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

[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 - 1 day ago

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

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


KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago

UK Burger King To Serve Beer With Its Whopper

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day 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 - 1 day ago
Blogging will return later this evening.

Trouble at Daiichi?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 Arrival in Cuba Today Rife With Risk, Opportunity

JOSH LEDERMAN & JULIE PACE at The Stream - 1 day 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 »

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