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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

22 March - Blogs I'm Following

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What Ever Happened To The Party of the People... Follow The Money

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 25 minutes ago
Many concerned Californians felt very let down when the establishment shills inside the California Democratic Party-- the Gavin Newsom wing basically-- backed away from holding reactionary New Dem Ami Bera accountable at the recent state convention by ending the short-lived withholding on the Democratic Party endorsement. As Thomas Frank explained Friday on Thom Hartmann's program and in his new book, Listen Liberal-- What Ever Happened To The Party of the People, the DC Democratic Party establishment power structure has made the very conscious decision to kick working men and wo... more »

North Korea Conducting Sub-Launch Missile Tests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the test-fire of a strategic submarine underwater ballistic missile (not pictured), in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on May 9, 2015. PHOTO: REUTERS/KCNA *Washington Free Beacon*: *North Korea Conducts Land Test of Sub-Launched Missile* *Ejection test comes amid heightened tensions* North Korea conducted a ground-test last week of its new KN-11 submarine-launched ballistic missile amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, defense officials said. The missile test March 16 i... more »

Brussels Airport Attack Is 2nd Major Bombing for Utah Teen

SALLY HO & BRADY McCOMBS at The Stream - 1 hour ago
[image: This undated photo provided by Chad Wells shows Mormon missionaries Mason Wells, 19, of Sandy, Utah, left, and Joseph Empey, 20, of Santa Clara, Utah. They both were injured in Tuesday's explosion at the Brussels airport. Mormon church officials say missionaries from Utah were seriously injured in the Brussels airport attack.] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Surviving a major bombing is the extraordinary -- and repeated -- situation that one Utah teen can live to tell about. Mason Wells, a 19-year-old from Sandy, Utah, is expected to make a full recovery... more »

Turkish Leader Days Before Attack: “Bombs Will Go Off In Brussels”

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appears to have predicted the Brussels attacks a few days ago, warning European countries that they were likely to become the victim of terrorist attacks similar to the car bombing in Ankara on March 13. Erdogan singled out Brussels in a speech last week, saying “There is no reason why the bomb that exploded in Ankara cannot explode in Brussels, in any other European city,” during a speech in Canakkale. Presstv.ir reports: A few days later on Tuesday, two bomb attacks at Brussels airport killed at least 14 people and left nearly 100 people wounded, ... more »

After France, Belgium Were Next In Line To Recognise Palestine

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The Paris attacks occurred shortly after France announced that they intended to officially recognize Palestine as its own sovereign state. Netanyahu had ominously warned France that they were making a “grave mistake” in making their decision shortly before the Charlie Hebdo attacks and Paris shootings in the months following. Is it a coincidence that Brussels has become the latest victim of a terrorist attack by ISIS militants shortly before their parliament was also due to vote on whether or not to officially recognise Palestine? Jpost.com reports: Belgium is the next country likel... more »

Scientists Successfully Destroy HIV-1 From Human T-Cells

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine have found a potential cure for patients infected with HIV. Scientists at the Temple University school published a study in the Nature journal earlier this month showing that they can now effectively completely remove the virus from the DNA of human cells. Medicalxpress.com reports: According to senior investigator on the new study, Kamel Khalili, PhD, Laura H. Carnell Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience, Director of the Center for Neurovirology, and Director of the Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center at the Lewis Katz Sch... more »

Security Chief Warns Brussels Attacks ‘Training’ For Something Bigger

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Russian security chief, Franz Klintsevich, has warned that the terrorist attacks in Brussels may just be a ‘training exercise’ in the run up to a much larger terrorist attack in Europe in the coming months. Klintsevich thinks that the UEFA European Championships this June may one of the possible targets ISIS are planning to attack. pravdareport.com reports: Those who carried out these terror acts, show a vast range of their abilities, Franz Klintsevich pointed out, as they managed to penetrate the take-off ground and underground in the country, where the EU headquarters, NATO’s off... more »

Turkish MP Tweets ‘May Your Kingdom Be Damned’ Following Brussels Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
Following the Brussels terrorist attacks on Tuesday, two MPs from Turkey made shocking remarks on Twitter, mocking Belgium and the rest of Europe. Kaan Albur, from Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) shared a photograph of the Brussels airport shortly after the attacks which was joined by a photo of a pro-Kurdish tent with Kurdistan Worker’s Party flags on it set up next to the EU council building in Brussels. Albur commented: “Life is like a boomerang, what you do will return to you”. Aryenhaber.org reports: Algur’s remarks seem to be suggesting that he justifies... more »

Russian Subs Are Near The U.S. Coast

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
B-237 Rostov-On-The-Don. Source : sevastopol.info *Washington Examiner*: *Dem says Russian subs 'dangerously close' to U.S.* Russian President Vladimir Putin is deploying nuclear-armed submarines "dangerously close" to the United States and European allies, a Senate Democrat said following a trip to the Arctic Circle. "No one is suggesting that Putin is contemplating a nuclear launch against a NATO country, but it's not clear how tethered to reality Putin is," Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy told reporters Monday. "And it should make us nervous that many of his submarines are startin... more »

Former Nixon Aide Admitted ‘War On Drugs’ Is Really ‘War On Blacks’

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 hour ago
The “war on drugs” is actually a way for the federal government to target “black people”, a former Nixon White House adviser admitted a few years ago. John Ehrlichman, who acted as counsel to former President Richard Nixon, explained the unfortunate use of the policy in a new article for Harper’s: “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying”. “We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marij... more »

FBI Hire Hackers To Open San Bernardino iPhone

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
The FBI have said that they may found help from a “third party” who will be able to assist them in unlocking the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Despite Apple’s refusal to comply with demands from the FBI to unlock the iPhone and supply them with the source code – the federal agency may have found a possible way in which to hack open the encrypted iPhone without the need for Apple to cooperate. Cloudtweaks.com reports: “On Sunday, March 20, 2016, an outside party demonstrated to the FBI a possible method for unlocking Farook’s iPhone,” the Justice Department... more »

Brussels ‘Regret’ Pro-Islamic Video Released Two Months Prior To Attacks

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
Following on from Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels that killed at least 34 people, authorities in the country may regret a commercial released two months ago in which they ridiculed the idea that the city was a hotbed for ‘Islamic radicalism’. In January the city’s tourism department, VisitBrussels, unveiled a #CallBrussels campaign – reassuring tourists that Brussels was a safe place to visit even though the city housed terrorists linked to the Paris Attacks. Dailycaller.com reports: As part of the campaign, VisitBrussels set up telephones across the city and invited people... more »

Johnny Hazard : Crisis de ozono en la zona metropolitana de la capital de México

Cecilia Colome at The Rag Blog - 2 hours ago
Una razón: los diez millones de personas de la Ciudad de México no piensan dejar sus carros. Por Johnny Hazard | The Rag Blog | 20 de marzo, 2015 Leer este artículo en inglés CIUDAD DE MÉXICO — Después de … finish reading Johnny Hazard : Crisis de ozono en la zona metropolitana de la capital de México

Brazilian President Rousseff Vows She 'Will Never Resign'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Brazil's Rousseff says 'will never resign,' urges impartial courts* Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff said on Tuesday she will not resign under any circumstances and equated a bid to impeach her to a "coup d'etat" against democratic rule because she had committed no crime. Rousseff urged Brazil's Supreme Court to remain impartial in the political crisis that has threatened to topple her government as opponents seek her impeachment in Congress amid a widespread corruption scandal that has reached her inner circle. "I will never resign under any circumstances," the emba...more »

Fearing Copycat Attacks, U.S. Officials Step Up Security

BRADLEY KLAPPER & ALICIA A. CALDWELL at The Stream - 2 hours ago
[image: A K9 security officer and his dog walk through a terminal at O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in Chicago. The airport attack in Brussels highlights one of the most vulnerable stages of aviation security: the time travelers spend between the curb and the checkpoint.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration stepped up security at major transit hubs across the country after Tuesday’s airport and subway bombings in Brussels, as top U.S. intelligence officials warned of the risk for copycat attacks at home. President Barack... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 22 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. Europe Banks In Focus - Credit Suisse And Deutsche Bank - Struggles With NIRP , Slumping Commodities and EMs Hitting Both Banks Hardest. 2. Global Stocks Erase Most Losses In Aftermath Of Brussels Attacks. 3. Subdued Pace Of US Manufacturing Growth Persists.Flash US PMI At 51.4 (Feb: 51.3) 4. Eurozone Growth Turns Higher For First Time In 3 months As PMI Rises To 53.7 (53.0 in Feb) 5. Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI drops to 49.1 in March (50.1 in Feb). First Below-50 Reading Since April 2015. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Brussels Attacks - Most Recent News. 2. Ukraine Set To Snub IMF & US On Selection For Next PM - As In Not Jaresko. 3. National Bank Of Hungary Unexpectedly Cuts Rates . 4. Refugee Crisis & Greece Items De Jour. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 2 hours ago
Overview........ Asia News - March 23rd..... *Simon Ting* ‏@simonting 3m 3 minutes ago Beijing Existing Home Sales YTD 56,557 units, +103% YoY. *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 10m 10 minutes ago Bank Of Japan Unleashes Yield Curve Chaos: JGBs Inverted At Short- And Long-End http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-03-2 2/bank-japan-unleashes-yield-curve-chaos-jgbs-inverted-short-and-long-end … *Patrick Chovanec* ‏@prchovanec 24m24 minutes ago Patrick Chovanec Retweeted Haidi Lun 伦海迪 Who possibly could have seen this coming? In, say, 2011? https:// chovanec.wordpress.com/201... more »

Footage Purporting To Show Brussels Explosions Was Shot In 2011

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 2 hours ago
CCTV that was reported to be taken from from the deadly Brussels Airport explosions, appears to be fake. Footage that was said to show the Zaventem Airport explosion is remarkably similar a video that shows the moment a bomb attack took place at Domodedovo Airport in Russia in 2011. But as the Independent reports: the clip, which shows people walking before they duck and flee following an explosion, has been widely shared on social media since the Brussels blasts took place on Tuesday morning. VRT news agency apologised on Twitter for the CCTV footage being fake Bewakingsbeelden die ... more »

Migrants From Muslim Countries Big Beneficiaries of U.S. Green Cards

Rachel Stoltzfoos at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Green Cards, U.S. Immigration, Immigrants, Emigration, Department of Homeland Security, USA] The United States issues 680,000 green cards to migrants from Muslim countries every five years, awarding the chance to live in the United States permanently and apply for citizenship by the tens of thousands to the top receiving Muslim countries... more »

Judge Garland and the Left’s Disdain for Truth

Dennis Prager at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Chief Judge Merrick B. Garland is introduced by U.S. President Barack Obama as the nominee for the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden at the White House March 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. Merrick currently serves on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and if confirmed by the US Senate, would replace Antonin Scalia who died suddenly last month.] The mainstream media -- that is, the liberal media -- share all the views and characteristics of the left. Among these is the left’s view of t... more »

President Obama’s Che Moment

Rich Lowry at The Stream - 3 hours ago
[image: Obama and Che - 900] President Barack Obama inadvertently found the perfect photo-op for his Cuba visit at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana. A news photo at Revolution Square caught Obama standing together with American and Cuban officials, with an... more »

F. William Engdahl - The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 3 hours ago
*F. William Engdahl - "The Lost Hegemon: Whom the gods would destroy."* "It's the history of how America was hijacked in a silent coup d'état by Wall Street bankers. Now, they just spit their tongues out at the American population and say 'you can't do anything, we're too big to fail.' You can go back in history to every failed great nation, and it's always due to this internal rot because of usury, because of the misuse of interest and money, money and banking. The state gives away control of printing money, the most precious sovereign quality that a state can have. The U.S. did i... more »

Imagine A Trump Supreme Court If You Dare

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
During a speech Sunday night at his Mar-a-Largo club in Palm Beach, Don Trump told the assorted sycophants in attendance that he's going to have someone-- far right crackpot Jim DeMint, it later turned out-- put a list of 5-10 judges together for him "and those are going to be the judges that I’m going to put in" [for Supreme Court nominations]. "It will be one of those judges, and I will guarantee it personally, like we do in the world of business, which we don’t like to do too often. But I will guarantee it that those are going to be the first judges that I put up for nomination ... more »

Syrian Peace Talks -- News Updates March 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Members of the Syrian government's delegation talk before a news conference after a meeting on Syria at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse *Time*: *Assad’s Future Will Not Be Discussed at the Syrian Peace Talks, Damascus Says* *However, both the U.N. envoy and the Syrian opposition say political transition must be addressed* The ongoing peace talks to negotiate an end to the civil war in Syria will not include a discussion on the future of embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad, his government’s top repr... more »

Video: Leonard Peltier letter accepting Frantz Fanon Award in Paris

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
. Lenny Foster, Dine', reads letter from Leonard Peltier in Paris, accepting the Frantz Fanon Award for Revolutionary Thinking Watch video by Christine Prat in Paris at: https://vimeo.com/160016480

Breaking the Circle of Sadness

Christopher Blunt at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Inside Out - 900] Recently, I did something I'd never done before: I watched a new movie -- and then, the very next day, I watched it again. I thought Disney Pixar's animated Inside Out was that good. The central characters are personified representations... more »

Europe to Use 3D Printing to Build Permanent Moon Base

Andrew Follett at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Almost 50 years since man first walked on the lunar surface, the head of the European Space Agency explains his vision for living and working on the Moon.] Europe wants to colonize the moon within the next few decades by using 3D printing to build a moon village. Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA), announced the agency plans to build a permanent base... more »

House Passes Bill to Allow Female Pilots’ Ashes at Arlington

RICHARD LARDNER at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASPs, World War II, General H.H. Arnold] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has passed legislation to allow female World War II pilots known as WASPs to continue placing their ashes at Arlington National Cemetery. Lawmakers on Tuesday voted 385-0 to approve the bill sponsored by an Arizona... more »

Environmental Defenders More Likely to be Murdered on the Job than US Cops

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - You're more likely to be murdered in cold blood for working in defense of the Amazon rainforest than you are if you're working for America's thin blue line. The post Environmental Defenders More Likely to be Murdered on the Job than US Cops appeared first on Waking Times.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dies Of Cancer

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 4 hours ago
Controversial Canadian politician Rob Ford has died of Cancer at the age of 46. He was known as a man who spoke his mind and will be remembered as the politician who called you back. Ford gained notoriety when he admitted to smoking crack cocaine during his time in office. He had been fighting a battle with cancer and only recently declared himself cancer-free. The Star reports: Ford famously made his cellphone and home number available to the public. Not only would he call people back to discuss their concerns, he would occasionally show up at people’s doors, listening to them compl... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials On Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Adam Taylor, Washington Post*:* Why is Brussels under attack?* Brussels was hit by a number of deadly explosions on Tuesday, with all signs pointing toward a coordinated terror attack. It's a shocking turn of events, but for anyone closely observing the city over the past few years, it wasn't exactly a surprise: While the Belgian capital had once been known best as a center for European culture and politics, its reputation had been tainted recently because of links to extremism and terror plots. Those links were hammered home just last week, when Belgian authorities finally capt... more »

American Air Force Officer and Family, Mormon Missionaries Injured in Brussels Attacks

Nancy Flory at The Stream - 4 hours ago
[image: Brussels airport - 900] At least nine Americans were among those wounded in the twin terrorist attacks at Brussel's Zavantem Airport and Maelbeek metro station Tuesday, which killed at least 31 and injured nearly 190. The American injured include an Air Force officer and five of... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“What's happened to the sky? Moonlight illuminates a snowy scene in this night land and skyscape made on 2013 January from Lower Miller Creek, Alaska, USA. Overexposed near the mountainous western horizon is the first quarter Moon itself, surrounded by an icy halo and flanked left and right by moondogs. *Click image for larger size.* Sometimes called mock moons, a more scientific name for the luminous apparitions is paraselenae (plural). Analogous to a sundog or parhelion, a paraselene is produced by moonlight refracted through thin, hexagonal, plate-shaped ice crystals. As determine... more »

Chet Raymo, "Seeing"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Seeing"* by Chet Raymo "There was a moment yesterday evening when the elements conspired to evoke these few lines, spoken by Macbeth: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." The fading light. The crows gliding down the fields to the trees in Ballybeg: "Light thickens, And the crow makes wing to the rooky woods, Good things of day begin to droop and drowse." It's all there, in those few lines- the mysterious power of poetry to infuse the world with meaning, to anoint the wor... more »

The Poet: William Stafford “Starting With Little Things”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
[image: B4INREMOTE-aHR0cDovLzMuYnAuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tLy0xcEZwUFhNdGtCWS9VRG1Id0dlV09RSS9BQUFBQUFBQXhXVS9iV1E0ZkNlM1pYMC9zMTYwMC9Gcm9tK0NsaXBib2FyZC5qcGc=] *“Starting With Little Things”* “Love the earth like a mole, fur-near. Nearsighted, hold close the clods, their fine-print headlines. Pat them with soft hands- Like spades, but pink and loving; they break rock, nudge giants aside, affable plow. Fields are to touch; each day nuzzle your way. Tomorrow the world.” - William Stafford

Chahta Shadow Warriors: Message from Bertha Zuniga being sent to Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Leadhorse Choctaw (center) with Berta Caceres Flores (right) at Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Caceres struggling in defense of the land in Honduras, and opposing mega hydro dams, was assassinated on March 3, 2016. Leadhorse Choctaw (center) with Bertha Zuniga (right) Caceres' Lenca Daughter carries message to the northern tribes and clans BERTA CACERES, USUBA, KATSITSIAIOHNE,

"It May Be Necessary..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it." - Maya Angelou

The Daily "Near You?

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

Washington Post Obfuscates, GREATLY, on Erdogans's Brussels "warning"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 5 hours ago
*What a perfect example of spin. A truly ideal case of twisting the words to fit the agenda:* And, yes, boys and girls as has been written here for so very long now *Turkey IS BEING TARGETED FOR DESTABILIZATION. *And everyone promoting the demonization of a targeted nation, witting or unwitting, is playing into Sykes Picot 2 and the Israeli expansionist agenda known as Kurdistan or Israel 2.0 and all the mayhem occurring present day. *Wapo: Turkey’s Erdogan warned of Brussels terror just days before it happened* *Except Erdogan did not warn of this terror attack immediately preced... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'George Washington Belt 1794'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
GEORGE WASHINGTON BELT 1794 Posted on March 22, 2016 Please post & distribute. Mar. 22, 2016. We thought the Onondaga Council of Chiefs Inc. and the Saint Regis Council of Akwesasne Inc. went to Washington DC recently to belt George Washington for what he did to us. Instead they’re all smiling and commemorating the 1794 George Washington Belt, otherwise called the Canadaigua Treaty. This

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Technicians at Syria's Hmeimim airport where Russian aircraft are deployed. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti *Samuel Greene, Washington Post:* *There may be a lot of reasons Putin changed Russia’s Syria policy, but showing up Obama is probably not one of them* In the Thunderdome of political narcissism that is the U.S. presidential election, it is perhaps unsurprising that the first question pundits asked when Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia’s withdrawal from Syria was: Did Obama just get played again? (Actually, maybe it is surprising. Obama’s a lame duck. Who... more »

The Brussels Attack and the Ironies Of Muslim Assimilation

William M Briggs at The Stream - 5 hours ago
[image: Flashback: Brussels Ridiculed Idea of Islamic Violence in Ad] Ironies abound in the terrorist bombings in Brussels. Consider this propaganda video in which the organization Visit Brussels on 18 January assures the world that Belgium is a terrific place to visit. As part of a PR campaign, conspicuous phones... more »

"You've Seed..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"You've seed how things goes in the world o' men. You've knowed men to be low-down and mean. You've seed ol' Death at his tricks... Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and a easy. 'Tis fine, boy, powerful fine, but 'tain't easy. Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him down agin. I've been uneasy all my life... I've wanted life to be easy for you. Easier'n 'twas for me. A man's heart aches, seein' his young uns face the world. Knowin' they got to get their guts tore out, the way his was tore. I wanted to spare you, long as I could. I wanted you to frolic with you... more »

Life: “Only the Sound of People Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Only the Sound of People Thinking”* by Marc Chernoff *“Creating a Life: *The head chef at my favorite local diner was once a mobster. The first time I ate there he showed me the scars on his chest, arms, and back. Most of them were from his final night as a member of the mafia – a night that ended in a horrific battle with another mob group. He was stabbed multiple times and then beaten mercilessly with a steel pipe. Both of his lungs were punctured and a knife was lodged less than a centimeter from his heart. According to the paramedics, his heart stopped beating twice in the a... more »

Midday Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Question”

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

MALCOLM TURNBULL’S VOTING RORTS

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
*Guest Post by Graham Williamson* *How to Scam the System & Disadvantage Political Opponents by ‘Giving the Power Back to the People’, all in the Interests of ‘Democracy’* *Government Says the Voting System they Introduced Previously is Undemocratic Because Now the Minor Parties are Using the Rorts Against the Major Parties* As Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull points out, the current voting system created by the major parties 30 years ago is so corrupt and undemocratic it must be changed urgently: *“We know that what has been happening with the Senate voting system has been anyth... more »

Trump’s Character Should Worry You

Mona Charen at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Trump Green - 900] I first became aware of Donald Trump when he chose to make cheating on his first wife front-page news. It was the early ’90s. Donald and Ivana Trump broke up over the course of months. Not that divorce is shocking,... more »

March 22: Good news!

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
It didn't make the Irving press, but.... Dozens of millionaires in New York have told the government their taxes should be raised substantially, and the money used to help the poor. This request comes from members of the top 1% in income. This is important for New Brunswick because Hall of Fame philanthropist J. D. Irving is certain to follow suit, and demand that his taxes and those of all his executives and directors should be on the table, too. http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/raise-our-taxes-combat-poverty-say-dozens-new-york-millionaires-1550866 _______________________________________... more »

As Korean Tensions Rise, S. Korea Creates New “Attack” Army Unit

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
With tensions between North and South Korea hitting what many believe to be critical mass, South Korea has done something both symbolic and effective, if needed. The IB Times report that a Seoul military official has confirmed that The South Korean Marine Corps has formed a new mobile unit to attack N. Korea “in case of contingency”. The new “Spartan 3000” unit comprises of 3,000 troops and has been launched in the coastal city of Pohang: The troops will be on standby to be deployed to all the parts of the Korean peninsula within a day and will be trained to destroy important North ... more »

Nike Video Unveils Self-Tying Shoelaces

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Nike has announced a new invention: self-tying shoe laces. The futuristic new technology is sure to become a consumer hit, as FOX Business News explains: The HyperAdapt 1.0, which Nike unveiled at a product event on Wednesday, features the power laces that debuted on Marty McFly’s Nike-branded sneakers in the 1989 film “Back to the Future Part II.” Nike has been working on the technology for a decade. In 2015, the sportswear giant revealed plans to sell replica Nike MAG shoes to mark the year that McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the future. The HyperAdapt 1.0 is the consumer sport v...more »

Dog Rescued From Trash Behind Korean Meat Market Video Goes Viral

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A family from Phoenix, Arizona has adopted a dog who was found dying in a plastic bag and dumped behind a South Korean meat market, GeoBeats News reports: A dog hailing from South Korea had anything but a happy start to life, but her future is certainly looking up. Chi Chi was adopted by the Howell family of Phoenix, Arizona after being found wrapped in a plastic bag and dumped among the trash behind a meat market. It’s believed the 2-year-old golden retriever mix was being raised for slaughter and spent much of her life hung from her legs and being beaten for the purpose of tenderi... more »

Accused Marine Shooter: “Aliens Rule The Planet”

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
Kyle Odom, a Marine veteran who is the prime suspect in the case of a pastor who was shot 12 times but survived. Odom alleges, according to a report in the Express, that frog-like Martian aliens with telepathic abilities were the true culprits behind his recent crime spree: Kyle Odom, 30, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by secret service agents after they saw him toss something over the iron fence at the front of the White House. It was two days after he allegedly shot Evangelical pastor Tim Remington in the head and back at point blank range in the car park of his chu... more »

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Police launch massive manhunt for suspect in a white coat as chilling airport CCTV shows 'ISIS bombers' wearing single black gloves to hide triggers for suicide vests in attacks that left 34 dead * * ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massacres, which have killed 34 in total and injured close to 200 others * CCTV from Brussels airport reveals picture of three suspects and man in a hat now believed to be on the run * Anti-terror police said they had found another bomb, an ISIS flag and 'chemical products' in raids after attacks * 14 people were killed and 50 more ... more »

One of the Best Cases - Levelland, Texas

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
In the last few weeks I have been asked a couple of times about which UFO cases I believe have credibility. I have avoided these sorts of questions in the past because I know the pitfalls of providing a list like that. Debunkers (as opposed to skeptics) will then attempt to explain those cases in the mundane with little regard to the facts. A good example of that was Philip Klass’ explanation of the Coyne helicopter case as a meteor and ignoring the testimony of the pilots and crewmen. Rather than learn the procedures used by Army helicopter pilots, he talked to some unidentified gu... more »

"Cat Boat"

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Edward Hopper

The Latest: Cruz Calls for ‘Patrol’ of Muslim Neighborhoods

AP at The Stream - 6 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times Eastern Standard Time): 3:00 p.m. Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz says it is time for law enforcement to “patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before they become radicalized.”... more »

Will Monica Lewinsky Vote For Hillary Clinton?

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 6 hours ago
A video from gossip site TMZ.com filmed in January is suddenly going viral again. In the short clip, Monica Lewinsky is seen leaving Los Angele’s famous Chateau Marmont hotel during Golden Globes Week in January of this year. While Lewinsky is getting into her car, a reporter asks: “Monica! Will you be voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election?” Lewinsky barely makes eye contact with anyone and refuses to answer the reporter’s question. Though, this is not the first time that Lewinsky has been asked about her feelings on Hillary Clinton’s current presidential bid. The Daily Ma... more »

Hillary Clinton Equates BDS With Anti-Semitism & Bullying

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*Children like to be pandered to. Grown-ups expect, and demand, honesty from political figures.* *An excerpt from, "Hillary Clinton goes full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizes Iran, Palestinians" By Juan Cole, March 22, 2016:* *Clinton used her speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting, the gathering of some of the most powerful lobbyists in Washington, to lambaste Donald Trump for saying he’d try to be neutral in heading up negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. * Donald Trump should be lambasted. He is wrong on everything most of every day. But, like a c... more »

Dr. Walid Phares: Jihad in Europe -- Implications for European and American Security

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 7 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Has Ties to Brutal Lebanese Militia" By Max J. Rosenthal, Mother Jones, March 21, 2016:* Donald Trump has finally announced the names of five of his foreign policy advisers, and at least one member of his new team is sure to raise eyebrows. Walid Phares, a Lebanese academic who advised Mitt Romney's campaign in 2012, is one of the five names Trump gave to the *Washington Post* during a meeting with the paper's editorial board on Monday. As *Mother Jones* reported in 2011, Phares was a major player in the Lebanese Forces, one of the Chr...more »

An Acerbic Take on Islamist Terror

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
An acerbic take on Islamist terror from my friend and comrade Harry Paterson. A useful tonic for anyone forced to fight rearguard actions against bigoted arseholes. "Why do you always bang on sticking up for fucking Muslims when theres is a terrorist attack in Europe? Cant you care for the poor people killed by mentalist Muslim terrorists? Haven’t you got no shame? Don’t you even care? Just tasteless shoving youre politics down peoples throats? Have some fucking repsct.” "Because people like you offer no comment at all regarding any terrorists attacks, anywhere, that *don’t* involv... more »

The GOP Would Have No Chance To Hold Their House Majority Against A Competent DCCC... But Today They Have No Chance To Lose It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 7 hours ago
A gaggle of silly Beltway pundit types decided to raise the specter of a Trump candidacy putting the Republican House majority in jeopardy. I wonder who they're trying to fool. A competent DCCC-- which would take at least a year to build, possibly longer-- could win back the majority in two cycles without Trump, one cycle with Trump (or Cruz). The current cast of corrupt clowns, meticulously put together, nurtured and groomed by losers Rahm Emanuel, Chris Van Hollen and Steve Israel (+ Israel's absurd sock puppet)-- thank you, Nancy Pelosi-- will be lucky if they don't actually exp... more »

Because They Are Winning The Taliban Have No Incentive To Talk Peace With The Afghan Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Tom Hussain, Al Jazeera*: *Afghanistan: Taliban won't talk because it is winning* The situation in Afghanistan provides no incentive for the Taliban to negotiate with the Afghan government. With an air of inevitability, efforts by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group - comprising Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States - to persuade the Taliban to engage in face-to-face peace negotiations have stalled. Diplomats with the group, know as the QCG, have expressed the hope that the Taliban's refusal to talk is a leverage tactic, and that Pakistan would be able to bully an... more »

Did Bill Clinton Just Blast Obama With Remark About the ‘Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years’

Stream Staff at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Bill Clinton speech - 900] Former President Bill Clinton stirred up a political hornet’s nest Monday when he appeared to blast President Obama and the “awful legacy of the last eight years.” While campaigning for wife Hillary in Spokane, Washington, Clinton said, “If you believe we... more »

Black Leaders Shred Obama Over Cuba Trip

JP Carroll at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Barack Obama visits Cuba, Cuban President Raul Castro, Communist Cuba, Baseball, Tampa Bay Rays,] Several prominent black conservative leaders associated with The National Center for Public Policy Research's Project 21 -- The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives -- have roundly condemned President Barack Obama's trip to Communist Cuba and accused him of "play[ing]... more »

Flashback: Brussels Ridiculed Idea of Islamic Violence in Ad

Blake Neff at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: CallBrussels] In the wake of Tuesday's deadly bombing that killed at least 34 people, Brussels officials may regret an advertisement two months ago ridiculing the idea the city was a center of Islamic radicalism. VisitBrussels, the city's tourism department, crafted the #CallBrussels... more »

EPA Chief Says There Was No ‘Negligence’ in the Gold King Mine Blowout

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 7 hours ago
[image: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testifies before the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee about the Gold King mine disaster in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. EPA personnel and contractors were attempting to work on the tailing pond at the closed Gold King Mine when they accidentially caused the release of toxic wastewater near Silverton, Colorado Aug. 5, 2015.] Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told federal lawmakers Tuesday morning investigators looking ... more »

EU Parliament Was Scheduled To Discuss Palestine In Brussels Today

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
One of the topics planned for discussion at the EU parliament in Brussels today was, Palestine. Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Al-Malki was scheduled to attend a seminar at the EU Government HQ according to this weeks agenda: “Palestine: Palestine’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Al-Malki will join Foreign Affairs Committee Members to debate the political situation there, including the inter-Palestinian reconciliation talks, the economic and humanitarian situation in occupied Palestinian territories, initiatives for re-launching Middle East peace process, and the regional ... more »

Campaign watch: Concerning today's events in Brussels!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016The souls of the dead and of Us:* The gruesome events in Brussels today brought a question to our minds. We'll wait a day or three to explore it. The question involves the way we liberals are inclined to deploy our bombs when we discuss Those People, the nation's appalling Trump voters. Eventually, our question will go something like this: We won't be asking you a question about Candidate Trump. We won't be asking you to agree with one of his widely-discussed proposals, to the extent that the proposal in question is a proposal at all. We'll be asking a dif... more »

Scottish Medieval Castle Discovery Is Most Significant In A Generation

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 7 hours ago
Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of Patrick Castle during a sewage overhaul in Glasgow. The 12th century stone fortification was found on a site that was heavily used during the industrial revolution. Evening Times reports: Archaeologists have described the discovery of a 12th or 13th century castle in Partick, and one built on the same site 400 years later, as the “most historically significant in the city for a generation”. They found several stone walls, a well and ditches after being called in during work by Scottish Water on a new sewer overflow. A spokesman for Scottis... more »

Cruz Can be President, Pennsylvania Judge Rules, Answering a Question No One is Asking Anymore

Stream Staff at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Ted Cruz Voter Summit - 900] In a decision almost completely ignored by the major media, and also by his fellow presidential candidates, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that Ted Cruz is a natural born citizen of the United States who can be elected president, and thus...more »

Bhutan Celebrates Birth of Prince by Planting 108,000 Trees

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - In some places around the world, the relationship between nature and modern life remains unbroken. The post Bhutan Celebrates Birth of Prince by Planting 108,000 Trees appeared first on Waking Times.

Top U.S. General In Afghanistan Apologizes For Last Year's Deadly Air-Strike On Hospital

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and United States forces in Afghanistan, U.S. Army General John Nicholson walks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 2, 2016. REUTERS/Rahmat Gul/Pool *Voice of America:* *US Afghan Commander Apologizes for Errant Strike* ISLAMABAD — The new commander of the U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan has apologized to residents of Kunduz for a U.S. airstrike on a hospital that killed 42 people. U.S. Army General John Nicholson met in Kunduz with representatives of the medical charity...more »

Obama's Poor Record on Nuclearity

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
The Obama Administration has promoted "smaller" tactical nuclear weapons and reactors although both of these technologies pose significant risks, especially radioactive contamination/waste. How radioactive can we make planet earth before our human-engineered contamination unravels complicated life? William Broad and David Sanger. As U.S. Modernizes Nuclear Weapons, ‘Smaller’ Leaves Some Uneasy. The New York Times, January 11, 2016, http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/science/as-us-modernizes-nuclear-weapons-smaller-leaves-some-uneasy.html?emc=edit_th_20160112&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=... more »

Sheriff Arpaio, You’re a Hero and Brother in Arms. But Trump Over Cruz on Borders and Justice?

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: Sheriff Arpaio, You're My Hero and a Brother in Arms. But Trump Over Cruz on Border Security?] Sheriff Arpaio, my admiration for you is so great that it is only with great difficulty that I would publicly differ with you about anything. We also share war wounds from our time together in Arizona trying to crack down on... more »

Security Slips at NY Federal Building in City Where ISIS Attack Was Recently Thwarted

Mark Tapscott at The Stream - 8 hours ago
[image: This undated photo provided by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision shows Emanuel Lutchman, of Rochester, N.Y. Lutchman, 25, was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 and charged with attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Authorities say that he was planning a New Year's Eve attack at a Rochester area bar to prove to the Islamic State he was worthy to join it in Syria.] Sloppy federal oversight of contractors let dozens of unscreened workers have access to a federal building renovation project in Rochester, New York,... more »

Approaching the Point of No Return

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
No, it's not a science fiction piece--it is real science. Real science that is being ignored by both the RNC and the DNC, as they swap the status quo back and forth among the 1 percenters who control both political parties. Only Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein seem to be attuned to what the science is telling us. I hope you will take 15 minutes to listen. Published March 21.

Empty Words: Our thoughts and prayers are with Belgium...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*and I'm tired of hearing them.* Obama spent 51 seconds on a public statement about Belgium before rushing off to a baseball game in Communist Cuba. Here he is sitting with Raul Castro, his America hating wife, two spoiled spawn, and freeloading mother-in-law just hours after the Islamist terror attack in Brussels. *How about this instead:* “This whole thing will get worse as time gets by. Brussels is in really bad shape and many cities will be this way with what’s taking place. It’s really the policies of people who don’t know what they’re doing. They see what’s happening a... more »

In The Wake of Brussels Attacks, Former UK Ambassador Craig Murray Advises: Don't Panic

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 8 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Terrorism" By Craig Murray, March 22, 2016: * *It is impossible physically to prevent all determined terrorist attacks without imposing a level of security which would fundamentally change the very experience of being a human being and the very foundations of human society. *The uselessness of it was demonstrated fatuously by Tony Blair sending tanks to Heathrow airport. But if we cannot physically defend against determined terrorists, what can we do? *Well, the most important thing is, don’t panic.* Given how easy it is to kill people physically, the important t... more »

Ukraine Blames Russia For Brussels Terrorist Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 8 hours ago
The head of Ukraine’s security service (SBU), Vasyl Hrytsak, blames Russia for the terrorist bomb attacks in Brussels. According to reports from “Interfax-Ukraine” at a lecture at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” the head of the SBU referred to the explosions at the airport and subway, that killed dozens and injured scores more, by saying: “I wouldn’t be surprised if it is an element of Russia’s hybrid war, though they will be blaming it on ISIS“. Russia Today reports: Ukrainian Intelligence: Russia Probably Responsible for Brussels Bombings This guy is apparently co... more »

Step Inside the One District in Brussels That’s Connected to Nearly Every Major Terror Attack on the West

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 9 hours ago
[image: A man looks at flowers and messages outside the stock exchange in Brussels on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 26 people were reported dead.] The terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday were the inevitable result of a threat that has been present for 20 years. The neighborhood of Sint-Jans Molenbeek rose to fame when the investigation of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris change... more »

The Islamic State Knew Exactly Where To Hit A Secret Deployment Of U.S. Marines In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Death Of Marine Artilleryman In Iraq Reveals Previously Secret Fire Base Near Mosul (Foxtrot Alpha) *Nancy Youssef, Daily Beast*: *ISIS Knew Just Where to Hit These U.S. Marines* It was supposed to be a secret where these 200 Marines were headed. And yet the terrorists had them in their sights. Three days before ISIS militants killed Marine Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, the U.S. military notified his family—and the families of roughly 200 Marines—that their loved ones had moved off the USS Kearsarge, deployed to the Persian Gulf, to somewhere in northern Iraq. The letter didn’t say ex... more »

Looking at the Stars

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
By Kim Sung-Ku Gangjeong villager and poet (Jeju Island, South Korea) The stars which used to shine in my distant memory are still in my heart despite the passing of 50 years. The river of stars flowing in the Milky Way is a scene which one hardly sees in the modern times running toward development. One day in April 2007, I was anxious, not knowing what I could do after hearing an unbelievable story about naval base construction in my village. Now the base has become a reality and the Gureombi rock covered by cement for the base construction has become a memory. The hill where ... more »

Campaign watch: Okrent can't say how he'd cover Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016We're happy to say that we can:* We're going to admit it. Of all the journalists in the past twenty years, Daniel Okrent, for some unknown reason, just may annoy us the most. We have no idea why that is. We don't intend to defend that reaction. We offer it as an act of irrational full disclosure. More than a decade ago, Okrent was the New York Times' very first public editor. For unknown reasons, Slate's Isaac Chotiner has interviewed him on the subject of the press corps' coverage of Candidate Trump. Inevitably, Okrent is quite defensive concerning the hig... more »

Kellogg’s And Mars Announce They Will Label GMOs

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 9 hours ago
Kellogg’s and Mars have announced that they will start to label their products containing GMOs with the words “Produced with Genetic Engineering”, following the blocking of the Dark Act in the U.S. Senate last week. They join General Mills and Campbells. General Mills’ announced that it would label GMOs in its own product portfolio last week. Campbell Soup was the first to commit to GMO labeling back in January A spokesman for Kellogg said they did not plan to reformulate products to avoid GMOs. Sustainable Pulse reports: Kellogg North America President Paul Norman told Agri-Pulse... more »

Lying Paul Ryan Pushed on US by Whom? (He's Their Last Best Hope?)  And How Much of a Fool Do the TPP'ers Think We Are? (Obama Assurances Worthless)

I have a huuuge crush on Steven Aftergood. What a great name. Now here's a national hero on whom you couldn't do much better to model your behavior. (Click on his name link for more information.) Secrecy NewsDNI Representatives Form a Global Network Posted on Mar.22, 2016 in Intelligenceby Steven Aftergood“DNI Representatives serve as the principal advisors to their assigned organizations

The EU Agrees to Agree On Climate!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The European Council summit meeting last Friday devoted most attention to the migration crisis. However, they were also meant to discuss climate and energy policy. Below is the official conclusion from the summit. It embodies all of the fudge that we are so used to seeing in EU affairs, contains […]

"How It Really Will Be"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

There Are More U.S. Military Personnel In Iraq Than What Is Being Acknowledged

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *The U.S. military has a lot more people in Iraq than it has been saying* The U.S. military has around 5,000 service members in Iraq, officials said on Monday, far more than previously reported, as the Obama administration quietly expands ground operations against the Islamic State. The number of American forces in Iraq has come under increased scrutiny following the death over the weekend of a Marine staff sergeant, the second combat casualty in renewed U.S. operations in Iraq. He was killed when militants launched rockets at a small U.S. base around the city o... more »

Bernie Sanders And Ted Cruz Respond On Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Cruz criticizes Obama and Trump in wake of Brussels attack* Sen. Ted Cruz slammed President Obama for “going to baseball games with the Castros” in Cuba and Donald Trump for questioning the need for the U.S. alliance with NATO in the wake of Tuesday's terrorist attacks in Brussels. “While our friends and allies are attacked by radical Islamic terrorists, President Obama is spending his time going to baseball games with the Castros and standing at a press conference with Raul Castro as a prop, while Castro denies there are any political prisoners in Cuba,” Cruz ... more »

John Oliver Exposes Insanity of Trump's Border Wall

Marc McDonald at BeggarsCanBeChoosers.com - 10 hours ago
. . *By MARC McDONALD* A lot of progressives despise and fear Donald Trump. I don't. While Ted Cruz does creep me out (and frightens the hell out of me), there are actually some things I admire about Trump. I mean, it took some big balls to stand on a GOP debate stage and repeatedly blast the decision to invade Iraq. We've been doing that at this blog for years. I've gotta tell ya, there's a certain sense of vindication when the GOP frontrunner is basically saying the same thing about Iraq that we've been saying since 2003. There's a couple of other things that I'll admit I like a... more »

“The Decline and Fall of the American Empire”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“The Decline and Fall of the American Empire”* by Bob Moriarty “While the corruption at the national level has been obvious for years to anyone willing to open their eyes and their mind at the same time, this election cycle marks an important turning point. I’m not a Trump fan. The idea that we can build a fence between Mexico and the US and somehow force Mexico to pay for it is on its face, absurd. In the most undiplomatic of terms, two former presidents of Mexico essentially told Trump where he could put his wall. And the mechanics of identifying anyone who might be a Muslim and...more »

Government: "Fascism, American Style"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Fascism, American Style"* By John W. Whitehead "If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States." - Henry A. Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the United States This is an indictment of every politician who has ever sold us out for the sake of money and power, it is a condemnation of every politician who has ever lied to us in order to advance their careers, and it is a denunciation of every political shill who has sacrificed our freedoms on the alta... more »

As We Shift - Remnants of Polarity

Sophia Love at AMERICAN KABUKI - 10 hours ago
It’s tempting now to latch on to a story or explanation that sort of resonates, perhaps really rings “true”; and then listen to that one storyteller only. There are so many of us storytellers. These are uncertain times and when you find something to believe in, you hold on. What is unsettling in all that behavior is the emergence of polarity – even amongst the loudest advocates for unity. It seems we don’t know how to do this any other way. If someone is “right” – everyone else must be “wrong”. The thing is, if it is “truth” you are looking for, everyone is “right”. Truth is ... more »

“A big mistake:” Paper about the dangers of Wi-Fi pulled for plagiarism

Shannon Palus at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
A report that presents guidelines for treating people allegedly harmed by signals from Wi-Fi and mobile phones was pulled two weeks after publication for plagiarism. However, the retraction note, published in the March issue of Reviews on Environmental Health, doesn’t use the word “plagiarism,” and instead blames the move on lost citations and errors. The editor of the journal, David Carpenter, told us […] The post “A big mistake:” Paper about the dangers of Wi-Fi pulled for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hillary Clinton Comments On Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Hillary Clinton on Brussels Attacks: US Has to ‘Intensify and Broaden’ Strategy Against ISIS* Hillary Clinton pushed back against Donald Trump's calls for increased border control following the attack in Brussels this morning, and argued for a broader strategy in fighting ISIS. Trump said in an interview on "Good Morning America" this morning that if he were president he'd use "maximum, maximum interrogation technique" and "waterboarding" on suspected Paris attacker terrorist Salah Abdeslamif he were in U.S. custody. "Our best and bravest intel and military leaders w... more »

Donald Trump Comments On Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN*:* Donald Trump: Brussels 'just the beginning'* (CNN)Donald Trump reacted to the explosions that rocked Brussels Tuesday morning, describing the scene as a "disaster" and warning that "this is just the beginning." The Republican front-runner, who has made immigration and security issues central to his 2016 presidential bid, discussed the reported suicide attacks in an interview on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I will tell you, I've been talking about this a long time, and look at Brussels," Trump said. "Brussels was a beautiful city, a beautiful place with zero crime. And no... more »

Politics: “Donald the Dictator?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Donald the Dictator?”* bu Bill Bonner "Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future, too." – Marcus Aurelius BALTIMORE – "Nothing new. Same old, same old. China warned that its corporate debt levels were too high. Sotto voce, investors might have heard that Chinese debt is in danger of blowing sky high, as companies continue to borrow in order to finance overseas acquisitions. But it didn’t seem to phase them. Not yesterday. The Dow was up 41 points anyway. *Caesar in the Flesh: *Meanwhile, President Obama visited Cuba, hop...more »

Current And Former U.S. And European Counter-Terrorism Officials: 'Belgium Shockingly Unprepared For Today's Attacks'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Daily Mail *NBC:* *'Shocking' Unpreparedness by Belgians: Ex-Official* Current and former U.S. and European counter-terrorism officials told NBC News that the location and timing of the attacks -- just days after the capture of the suspected leader of the Bataclan massacre in Paris -- suggested a level of unpreparedness by Belgian authorities that one ex-official called "shocking." Another said that Tuesday's attacks would be "a watershed" if they are linked to the same network responsible for Bataclan. "In the past," said Norwegian terror expert Thom... more »

Police Find Bomb-Making Materials in George Mason Dorm

Steve Birr at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: Fairfax Campus, Johnson Center Aerial View] Police in Virginia arrested three students after uncovering bomb-making materials in a George Mason University dorm, according to court documents released Monday. Authorities responded to reports of flames shooting out the window of a dorm room in Jefferson Hall last... more »

Lawmakers Want Big Brother to Get a Warrant Before Looking in Your Inbox

Philip Wegmann at The Stream - 10 hours ago
[image: inbox - 900] If the Email Security Act becomes law, the inboxes of millions of Americans will get a security update overnight. The bill would prohibit the government from accessing private email accounts without a warrant. But civil rights and law enforcement advocates remain... more »

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Brussels Attacks

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the double bomb blasts at an airport and a metro train in the Belgium capital on Tuesday that killed dozens and injured scores. The Guardian reports: 16:14 Third bomb at airport was destroyed A third bomb found at the airport has been destroyed by security services, the provincial governor said, Reuters reports. 16:05 Brussels Airport chief executive Arnaud Feist has confirmed there will be no more flights today, describing it as a black day. He said: On behalf of the entire airport community, I would like to extend our warmest condolences to the ... more »

Are These The Belgian Terror Bombers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
First picture: These three men, pretending to be air passengers, are believed to the terrorists who have carried out the Brussels airport. The two suspected suicide bombers on the left were both wearing black gloves - which the Belgian media says would have hidden the triggers for their explosive vests. The third suspect in the hat is believed to still be on the run after dropping his nail bomb *Daily Mail*: *Are these the Belgian terror bombers? Leaked CCTV 'shows suspects' in attacks that left 34 dead as ISIS claims responsibility * * ISIS has claimed responsibility for the massa... more »

Brussels False Flag: Quick! Was there a drill going on??

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Two alleged suspects enter Brussels Airport* The Event Plan by sections: - Objective - Focus - Event Type - Main Event - Date/Time: March 22, 2016 - Location: Zaventem Airport Brussels, Belgium - Participants - Perpetrator - Victim(s) - Event Execution - Back-up plans - Official Narrative - Cover-up I'm looking at all the Breaking News stories about the Brussels Attack...which has already been attributed to ISIS...except for the Kiev junta in Ukraine which has pinned it on Russia. Already there are some anomalies...like the Kalashnikov rifl...more »

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels. ISIS Supporters Celebrate On Social Media

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Isis supporters claim group responsible for Brussels attacks: 'We have come to you with slaughter'* The terrorist group did not immediately release a claim through its official channels Isis supporters have been celebrating the Brussels attacks online as speculation mounts that the group is behind a wave of deadly attacks in the Belgian capital. There was no immediate claim of responsibility in the wake of three bombings at the city’s airport and a Metro station on Tuesday morning but the timing, coming days after the arrest of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abd... more »

One of Several Sanders Paths to a Win

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 11 hours ago
*Robert W. McChesney, Prof. of Media and Communications, University of Illinois, comments on the Sanders-Clinton race going forward (source: DKos diarist Get The Word Out)* *by Gaius Publius* Recently we took yet another look at the Clinton-Trump side of the race and found, shall we say, some risk for the Democratic Party, should they choose that path. Here I'd like to take the first of several looks at the Sanders side of the race, in particular, one of several paths he has to a victory. We've looked at work by DKos diarist and master data-stitian MattTX (here); I've seen analys... more »

Syria Says Brussels Attacks Resulted From ‘Wrong Policies’

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A Syrian Foreign Ministry official strongly condemned the Brussels attacks but added that they were the inevitable result of “wrong policies” from certain countries and a “tolerance for terrorism” to achieve certain agendas. The ministry urged the international community to exert all efforts to counter the threat of terror and stop the flow of support to the jihadi groups in Syria. RT reports: The bombings in the Belgian capital are “an inevitable consequence of the wrong policies and of tolerance for terrorism to realize certain agendas,” a source in the Syrian Foreign Ministry t... more »

Harvard: Aliens May Be Living In Ancient Solar Systems

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
A group of scientists from the esteemed Harvard University have announced that aliens may exist on planets that are part of ancient solar systems, according to Mirror.co.uk. The scientists think that alien life could exist on these cluster that are billions of years more advanced than us: Globular clusters – dense balls of ancient stars at the outermost edge of the galaxy – may be the best places to look for alien civilisations, an expert has claimed. For many reasons, the distant regions might be favourable locations for intelligent life, astrophysicist Dr Rosanne Di Stefano believ... more »

Airbnb Begins Listing Cuba Rentals Globally

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 11 hours ago
According to reports on ABC News, online room and home rental giant Airbnb is now allowing travelers from all over the world to book in Cuba. The Northern California company revealed that they have been granted special permission from the current Presidential administration: Airbnb was the first major American company to enter Cuba after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro declared detente on Dec. 17, 2014. The service handles online listing, booking and payments for people looking to stay in private homes instead of hotels. Cuba has become its fastest-growing market, with about... more »

Reaction To Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*ABC News*: *Reactions to the Attacks in Brussels* Political leaders and others around Europe have expressed their shock at the attacks in Brussels Tuesday. Here are some of the reaction: — "We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally Belgium in bringing to justice those who are responsible." — President Barack Obama. — "We are at war. We have been subjected for the last few months in Europe to acts of war." — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. — "We realize we face a tragic moment. We have to be calm and show solidarity." — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Mich...more »

Little Sisters and Big Brother

Travis Weber at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: nuns - 900] On March 23rd, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Zubik v. Burwell, consolidated with six other cases (including Little Sisters of the Poor) with dozens of plaintiffs between them, and doubtless affecting scores more of... more »

After Brussels Attacks, US Must Not Repeat Europe’s Mistakes

James Carafano at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Brussels explosion - 900] The first question security professionals around the world ask after a horrific terrorist attack is: What's next? The second question is: How to stop it? Today, Americans woke up to news that Europe had been hit again, with reports of... more »

Obama in Communist Cuba: Time to Bury ‘Last Remnants’ of Cold War in the Americas

Josh Lederman & Michael Weissenstein at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his speech at the Grand Theater of Havana, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Obama who is in Cuba in a trailblazing trip said he came to Cuba to "bury the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas.” (AP Photo/Desmond Boyland)] HAVANA (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Cubans to look to the future with hope, casting his historic visit to the communist nation as a moment to “bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas.”... more »

Trump Threat to House GOP Control? No Worries, Says Ryan

AP at The Stream - 11 hours ago
[image: Paul Ryan - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s not worried that Donald Trump will cost Republicans control of the chamber in November’s election. With Trump leading the race for the GOP presidential nomination, some in the party worry that... more »

Tesla Cars Now Come With “Bioweapon Defense Mode” – Seriously

Royce Christyn at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
The rich and famous who adore Tesla and their line of cars should rejoice, for they will be ones who live through any potential future “bioattack”. According to Business Insider, the “coolest” feature on the Tesla Model X SUV released a year go is something called “Bioweapon Defense Mode“: Effectively, this turns cabin air filtration up to 11, according to Tesla. CEO Elon Musk touted the feature prominently at the Model X launch presentation, perhaps because in polluted China — a big potential growth market for Tesla — major-league air-cleansing will be a huge selling point. Tesla c... more »

World News Briefs -- March 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Attacks on Brussels airport, metro kill 34: public broadcaster* Thirty-four people were killed in attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, according to public broadcaster VRT, triggering security alerts across Europe and bringing some cross-border traffic to a halt. A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic and shots shortly before two blasts struck a packed airport departure lounge at Brussels airport. The federal prosecutor said one of the explosions was probably triggered by a suicide bomber. *Read more *.... *MIDDL... more »

Obama Pledges America’s Support to Belgium After Brussels Attacks

JOSH LEDERMAN & ALICIA C. CALDWELL at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: President Barack Obama speaks about the events in Brussels attack before addressing Cubans at El Gran Teatro de Havana, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)] HAVANA (AP) -- President Barack Obama pledged to “do whatever is necessary” to help Belgian authorities seek justice for the more than two dozen people who were killed Tuesday in explosions at the Brussels airport and the subway system. “We... more »

Incineration of Nuclear Waste at Fukushima

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
Perhaps some of the heavy emissions I've been witnessing the last week or so are from the new incinerator, as suggested by an anonymous commentator a few days back: Incineration of radioactive waste begins at Fukushima nuclear plant. The Mainichi, March 21, 2016 http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20160321/p2a/00m/0na/004000c Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has begun incinerating radioactively contaminated clothing and other waste on the grounds of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant in an effort to reduce the volume of waste. A three-story incineration faci... more »

What ISIS Does to Christians in Iraq Tells Us What They’ll Do to the West

Deacon Keith Fournier at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: Passengers evacuate the Brussels Airport, in Zaventem, on March 22, 2016, after a string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station, killing at least 26 people in apparently coordinated attacks, officials said. European countries on Tuesday vowed to defend democracy against terrorism after blasts at Brussels airport and in the EU's institutional heart left at least 26 dead and dozens injured.] The latest number of people murdered in the bombing attacks inflicted on the people of Belgium is now (late morning on Tuesday) 35. The injured number over 100. The ... more »

Germans Worry ‘Climate Dictatorship’ Will Trash Their Economy

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 12 hours ago
[image: (L to R) Belgium's Interior Minister Jan Jambon, Germany's Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks and Belgian Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Minister Marie-Christine Marghem attended a meeting on German concerns on the safety of the Belgian nuclear centrals of Doel and Tihange, in Brussels, on February 1, 2016.] Germany's environment minister announced a slew of new regulations aimed at cutting the country's carbon dioxide emissions which, if passed by lawmakers, could bring about an "ecological or climate dictatorship." Minister Barbara Hendricks sent a "cat... more »

What happens before a retraction? A behind-the-scenes look from COPE

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Ever wonder how editors figure out whether a paper should be corrected, retracted, or left as-is? For a window into that crucial decision-making process, the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) publishes a number of anonymized cases per year, in which they weigh in on a dilemma faced by a journal editor. The organization has weighed […] The post What happens before a retraction? A behind-the-scenes look from COPE appeared first on Retraction Watch.

AT MADDOW SHOW, IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE: Our Own Sean Hannity shields us again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016Part 2–What those Flint heroes have said:* Last Thursday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its third hearing on Flint. That evening, Rachel Maddow presented a highly selective account of what occurred at that hearing Like one of Stalin's favorite photographers, she disappeared those parts of the hearing to which we, her liberal viewers, shouldn't be exposed. Maddow's segment about the hearing consumed seven minutes and 45 seconds. It included almost three minutes of videotape in which Governor Snyder, Maddow's latest favorite demon... more »

Tihange Nuclear Power Plant In Belgium Evacuated

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 12 hours ago
Belgium’s Tihange nuclear power plant has been evacuated the public broadcaster VTM reported without giving further details. The power plant is located in Huy in the Belgian province of Liege about an hour away from the capital Brussels where at least 34 people were killed today in explosions at the airport and metro Tihange could not immediately be reached for comment. “The police have evacuated the Tihange nuclear station,” VTM said, citing police sources. Non essential staff have reportedly been evacuated from the site but key staff remain and operations are continuing, accordin... more »

Britain Steps Up Security Following Brussels Attacks

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 13 hours ago
Police have stepped up security at key locations across the UK in the wake of the deadly attacks in Brussels. British prime minister David Cameron warned that Britain faces “a very real terror threat” announcing extra patrols at ports, airports, tube stations and major railway stations. Mark Rowley, the UK’s national police counter terrorism chief, said that increased police activity in the UK was a precaution. “As a precaution forces across the UK have increased policing presence at key locations, including transport hubs, to protect the public and provide reassurance. This is not ... more »

Brussels Bombing: The True Implications of ISIS Links

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*March 23, 2016 *(Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - Just days after arresting French-born Belgium national and terror suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels, a coordinated terror attack unfolded in the very same city, killing at least 28, and injuring many more. NBC News has already announced that European officials are linking the attack to ISIS, though it is unclear whether or not Abdeslam's network - which carried out the November 2015 Paris terror attacks - was directly involved. *Abdeslam's "Terror Ring" * Police in Brussels were still hunting for several other alleged accomplices of Ab... more »

US Lectures Cuba on Human Rights Across From Own Torture Dungeon

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 13 hours ago
*March 22, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - US President Barrack Obama paid what the Western media hailed as a "historic" visit to Cuba, after decades of isolation imposed upon the island nation by the US and its Western allies. While many claimed it was a sign of hope for US-Cuban relations, it could equally be equated with similar feigned rapprochements with nations like Syria and Libya, both of which were first offered false peace deals before betrayal and both of which have now been destroyed by years of US-backed proxy war, with Libya's government being overthrown and its leader... more »

"How It Really, Tragically, Is"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Deadly Explosions Rock Brussels Airport And Subway" At least 34 people were killed. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Brussels, and God help us all...

Displaced From Iraq’s Ramadi Unlikely To Return To Their Homes For Months

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The city of Ramadi was freed in February, but its fate is yet to be determined. Besides members of the security forces that are attempting to disarm the hundreds of bombs left behind by the Islamic State, the city is pretty much empty. The majority of its population is living in camps in western Anbar, and they are unlikely to return any time soon. Ramadi’s population is going to remain displaced for the foreseeable future. Currently most of the residents live in camps in Habaniya and Amiriya Fallujah. Anbar Governor Sohaib al-Rawi toldthe press that around 13,500 families have ... more »

FBI Might Have Way to Unlock Attacker’s iPhone Without Apple

BRANDON BAILEY & AMANDA LEE MYERS at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: iPhone2 - 900] LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A much-anticipated court hearing on the federal government’s effort to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack was abruptly vacated Monday after the FBI...more »

Bernie Sanders Slams Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinians

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 14 hours ago
Bernie Sanders has criticised the Israeli government over their treatment of Palestinians, condemning the expansion of illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank. In a foreign policy speech in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday, US Democratic presidential said Israel’s settlement constructions in the West Bank undermine the peace process. Sanders also spoke at length about the need for Israel to end “disproportionate” responses to being attacked. Press TV reports: Sanders was the only presidential candidate to skip the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs ...more »

Socialism No Longer a Dirty Word

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Despite a concerted effort by the U.S. Empire to snuff out the ideology, a 2016 poll found young Americans have a much more favorable view of socialism than capitalism. Though he died 133 years ago, the analysis put forward by one of the world’s most influential thinkers, Karl Marx, remains extremely relevant today. The Empire’s recent rigged presidential election has been disrupted by the support of an avowed socialist, Bernie Sanders, by millions of voters. To find out why Marx’s popularity has stood the test of time, Abby Martin interviews renowned Marxist economist Richard ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 22, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Military.com*:* European Command and NATO on High Alert after Brussels Terror Attacks* U.S. European Command and NATO went on higher alert Tuesday in response to the terror bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and Metro subway system that killed at least 28 people. "At the present time, we have accounted for all our U.S. military members who were in the region at the time of the attacks," the command said in a statement. "Again, these personnel are safe and all accounted for." Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, the head of EUCOM and NATO Allied Command Operations, arrived Tuesday ... more »

Survey: Retraction Watch readers, tell us about yourself

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Since you know about us, we’d like to know more about you, readers. So we’ve created the Retraction Watch User Survey. We’d love it if you could take a few minutes to fill out these 15 questions, which will let us know a little bit about yourself, how you use Retraction Watch, and any changes or additions you’d like […] The post Survey: Retraction Watch readers, tell us about yourself appeared first on Retraction Watch.

European Airports Increase Security After Brussels Attacks

VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV & VANESSA GERA at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: French soldiers patrol at Charles de Gaulle airport, in Roissy, north of Paris, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities are tightening security at airports and on the streets of European cities after attacks on the Brussels airport and subways system that killed at least one person and injured many others. Security has been beefed up in France, Austria, Poland and the Czech Republic. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)] MOSCOW (AP) -- Authorities in Europe and beyond have tightened security at airports, on subways, at the borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Bruss... more »

In Cuba, Obama Briefed on Brussels Attacks

JOSH LEDERMAN & ALICIA C. CALDWELL at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016.] HAVANA (AP) -- President Barack Obama, traveling in Cuba, was briefed Tuesday morning on the Brussels attacks that killed dozens of people. The White House said U.S. officials were in contact with Belgian officials about the explosions at the Brussels... more »

Gov. Cuomo’s Fight for $15 Wage May Actually Be a Fight for the White House

Connor D. Wolf at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo spoke at the New York Transit Museum on January 8, 2016.] New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has relentlessly worked to enact a statewide $15 minimum wage, but the true aim of the campaign is to lay the groundwork for a potential presidential run, according to a New York Post report. Cuomo has... more »

House Appropriations Chair Silent on Feds Watching Porn

Ethan Barton at The Stream - 14 hours ago
[image: Chairman Harold 'Hal' Rogers, R-Ky., speaks during the House Appropriations Committee markup of the FY2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)] House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers isn't saying if he will support a proposed spending amendment to make it illegal for all federal employees to view pornography on the Internet using government computers. Rep. Walter Jones asked the Kentucky Republican in... more »

Death Toll In Brussels Rises To 34 Following Explosions

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 15 hours ago
VRT the Belgian public broadcaster have said that the death toll in Brussels has risen to 34, with 20 people killed in the blast on a Metro train and 14 in explosions at the airport. Around 151 others were also injured. British prime minister David Cameron will chair a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee saying he was “shocked and concerned” after the explosions this morning. Cameron said “we absolutely stand” with the Belgian people and that he has spoken to the Belgian prime minister, offering condolences and security support. He says the attacks could just as w... more »

Money Bomb For Donna Edwards

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Donna Edwards has been an active and effective part of the progressive community for decades and one of the most effective and steadfast leaders inside Congress for a progressive agenda that advances the legitimate aspirations of working families. Her opponent in the race for Maryland's open Senate seat, Chris Van Hollen, is another cog in the machine that Thomas Frank was writing about when he lamented that the Democratic Party has turned its back on working families to cater to the special corporate interests, Wall Street and the Top 10%. In 22 days early voting begins for the ... more »

After U.S. Marine’s Death in Iraq, Americans Must Unite

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 15 hours ago
[image: Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin-900] A U.S. Marine was killed by ISIS terrorists on Saturday in Iraq. Let that tragic reality sink in for a moment. According to the Department of Defense, Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin of Temecula, Calif., "died in northern Iraq, from wounds... more »

Discussion of "No Excuses" at The War Report on Public Education

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
I had a great conversation with Dr. James Miller on Sunday about No Excuses KIPP Model charter schools, racism, the history of educational oppression, and venture philanthropy. It's archived here. A former No Excuses teacher called in--one that Opt Out activists will know!

Brussels: Bomb Blasts at Airport and Subway/ISIS claims responsibility

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
* This post has been updated several times since it's original posting!* *Link * A string of explosions rocked Brussels airport and a city metro station on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people, according to media reports, as Belgium raised its terror threat to the maximum level. *Two explosions targeted the main hall of Zaventem Airport at around 8:00 am. * More than a dozen people were lying on the pavement outside the station, being treated by emergency service for facial wounds. There were chaotic scenes at the airport as passengers fled in panic, with a thick plume of smoke ris... more »

Simple Easter Mantel

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 15 hours ago
It always makes me sad when Easter comes so early in the year. I feel like we don't truly get the chance to enjoy the spring decorations. It is so much fun to decorate with cute little chicks and bunnies and I am sad they are going to go away all to soon. Since I absolutely loved my St. Patrick's Day mantel this year, I waited until the last second to take it down, which means that my Easter mantel won't be up very long at all. I didn't want to spend tons of money on decorations for a few weeks, so I decided to go for items mostly from the dollar store and it actually ended up t... more »

Untitled

jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Michigan will Let Your Children Pick Their Bathroom and Much More* Michigan’s State Board of Education has drafted a guidance that would push the state’s schools to allow all students, regardless of parental or doctoral input, to choose their gender, name, pronouns, and bathrooms. Spearheaded by board president John C. Austin and signed by state superintendent Brian Whiston, the guidance informs Michigan public schools that only the students themselves–i.e. not their parents or doctors–can determine what their individual gender identities are. “The responsibility for determining... more »

The thread with no name

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
The French President, so the BBC reports http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-35869266 has given us the benefit of his wisdom that Europe is under threat, but of course that threat cannot be named by either him or the BBC. 'Speaking at a press conference, French President Francois Hollande condemned what he called the "heinous" attacks in Brussels today. He said attacks had been directed at Belgium, but it was Europe that had been targeted and the whole world that should be concerned about the attacks. He said there was a "global threat which necessitates a global response"... more »

Live Updates And Coverage On Today's Terror Attacks In Brussels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*LIVE UPDATES* Live: 'Black day' for Belgium as deadly attacks hit Brussels -- France 24 Brussels attacks: Latest updates -- BBC The Latest: French PM after Belgium attacks: "We are at war" -- AP Reuters: Live -- Reuters Brussels Attacks: Live Coverage -- NYT Live updates: Attacks in Brussels -- Washington Post Live Blog: Brussels Attacks -- Radio Free Europe Brussels explosions: 26 killed and 136 wounded in terrorist attacks on Zaventem airport and Metro - live -- The Telegraph Brussels explosions: multiple casualties after airport and metro attacks – live -- The Guardian Brussels... more »

Untitled

JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Will plants' response to increased CO2 make heatwaves more intense than thought?* *The report by Peter Hannam below seemed like a possible real concern if ever we do get global warming. But I somehow knew that they would have ignored something important so I looked up the underlying journal article -- abstract thereof also reproduced below. It is all just modelling rubbish. When Warmist models show predictive skill will be the time to take notice of them. It hasn't happened yet.But there is something amusing in the article nonetheless. They seem to base their claims on h... more »

Family Loses 6-Year-Old Foster Daughter Under Indian Child Welfare Act

AP at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Rusty Page carries Lexi while Summer Page, in the background, cries as members of family services, left, arrive to take Lexi away from her foster family in Santa Clarita, Calif., Monday, March 21, 2016. Lexi, who spent most of her life with California foster parents, was removed from her home on Monday under a court order that concluded her native American blood requires her placement with relatives in Utah. (David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)] SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- A 6-year-old girl who spent most of her life with California foster parents was removed from he... more »

Trump Suggests Shifting Money From Military to Poor, Exposes Ignorance on Russia-Ukraine Fight

JILL COLVIN at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference at the Verizon Center, on Monday, March 21, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting doubts about the depth of his knowledge of world affairs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump delivered a sober speech to a pro-Israel crowd, outlining for the first time the team of foreign policy thinkers advising his... more »

No, I Don’t Believe Donald Trump Is a Conservative

David Limbaugh at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump speaks with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22, 2015.] This short essay is in response to a friend who asked me to explain how Donald Trump is unacceptable to “movement conservatives.” Let’s first acknowledge that many Trump supporters don’t even claim to be conservative -- though others do -- and Trump... more »

Terror Attack At Brussels Airport And Metro Station. Scores Reported Killed. Live Updates, Pictures And Videos

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *BREAKING NEWS: At least 28 dead in two explosions after suicide bomber targets American Airlines check-in desk at Brussels Airport as SECOND attack hits Metro station near EU headquarters* * At least 13 people are killed after two explosions struck the American Airlines check-in desk at 8am (7am GMT) * Terrified passengers covered in blood ran for their lives after explosion sent 'shockwaves' through terminal building * Another explosion killed 15 people at a Metro station near the EU headquarters in Maelbeek area of central Brussels * Comes a day after Belgium minis... more »

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Calls For The Annexation Of Bahrain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post:** Revolutionary Guards commander demands that Iran annex Bahrain* *General Qasemi, a crony of Iran's supreme leader, urged the annexation of Bahrain to Iran, explaining that "Bahrain is an Iranian province that was detached from Iran due to the colonialism."* General Saeed Qasemi, a reolutionary Guards commander and the commander of Ansar Hezbollah, a paramilitary conservative Islamic group in Iran, has demanded that Iran annex Bahrain, the Revolutionary Guard-affiliated news agency Tasnim reported Sunday. Speaking at a forum in the city of Bushehr, Qasemi urged t... more »

DiCaprio: Communist China Is Becoming A ‘Hero On Climate Change’

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood DiCaprio, coming off his big Oscar win, heaped praise on China while promoting his new movie “The Revenant” in Beijing Sunday. “As we all know, the United States and China are the two biggest contributors, and I think that China has made radical movements forward as far as alternative energy and […]

Is Brussels a good place for the EU capital?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
My condolences to the victims' friends and families. A few days ago, a culprit of the Paris Friday 13th (November) attacks was caught alive in Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the EU. Sadly, the revenge was brutal. In ISIS-designed suicide explosion attacks (Wiki) at the airport and a subway station, at least 14+20 people were killed today in the morning at 8:00 am and 9:10 am, respectively (add 100+ injuries). As Pakistani string theorist Amer Iqbal tweeted, Islam came to Brussels. *The suicide explosions haven't used the full power of the Atomium so far, thank God.* Well, t... more »

Life Jacket ‘Graveyard’ Shows Magnitude Of Refugee Crisis

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Abandoned life jackets pile up in Greece showing the horrific magnitude of the refugee crisis NBC News reports: “People are still dying in these waters”: At a dumping ground for lifejackets used by refugees fleeing to Europe in the worst refugee crisis since World War II, American volunteers find fake jackets stuffed with newspaper and floatation devices more suited to kiddie pools than the stormy Mediterranean Sea. Migrant crisis Drone captures life jacket ‘graveyard’ BBC News World News YouTube video: New drone footage has captured the growing pile of lifejackets abandoned by migr... more »

Water water wasted Everywhere

Steve at Thinking Aboot - 16 hours ago
One of the shocks of science fiction is the concept of people in space colonies paying for air. On this planet we take water for granted at our own peril.

Russia May Unilaterally Use Force On Ceasefire Violators From Tuesday

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Russian military staff have warned the US they may unilaterally use force against groups “systematically” violating the Syrian ceasefire from March 22. They accuse the U.S. of dragging its feet on responding to Moscow’s proposals on rules for joint monitoring of the Syria cease-fire and response to violations, saying that delays are leading to civilian casualties. Russia Today reports: “If there is no reaction from the US to our proposals [on the control of ceasefire], starting from March 22 Russia will unilaterally apply rules provisioned in the [cessation of hostilities] deal,” th... more »

NEJM: No plan to clarify wording that led to allegations of breached confidentiality

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has no plans to change the wording of an article that led to allegations of breached patient confidentiality and caused a minor social media firestorm this past weekend, the journal told Retraction Watch. The paragraph in question appeared in an essay by Lisa Rosenbaum chronicling the history of power […] The post NEJM: No plan to clarify wording that led to allegations of breached confidentiality appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Forward, Not Backward

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Conservatives are looking for a new leader. But they have a lot of work to do before they hold a leadership convention. Hugh Segal writes that the last election proved how barren the party has become: A campaign in which candidates are barred from attending all-candidates’ meetings, or responding to the media, is not a serious effort to seek and earn public favour as, in a democracy, incumbent governments must do. The respectful tone and thoughtful policy proposals that typified Stephen Harper’s earlier campaigns were absent. The reversion to nativism and the tin ear on humani... more »

U.S. Marines Deploy to Northern Iraq to Provide Protection

ROBERT BURNS & LOLITA C. BALDOR at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Marine Corps Lt. Gen. James Laster, director, Marine Corps Staff salutes at right as a Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, of Temecula, Calif., Monday, March 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. has set up a small Marine artillery outpost in northern Iraq to protect a nearby Iraqi military base, expanding the number and the combat exposure of American troops in the country as Iraqi security forces... more »

Explosions Rock Brussels Airport, Subway; 31 Reported Dead

LORNE COOK & JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: People react outside Brussels airport after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday March 22, 2016. Explosions rocked the Brussels airport and the subway system Tuesday, just days after the main suspect in the November Paris attacks was arrested in the city, police said. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)] BRUSSELS (AP) -- Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city’s metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The two airport blasts,... more »

Trump, Clinton Aim to Pad Delegate Lead in Western States

STEVE PEOPLES at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Monday, March 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)] WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eager to move beyond a divisive primary season, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton seek to pad their delegate lead over their underdog rivals as the 2016 race for the White House moves West on Tuesday. Arizona and... more »

The Left’s History of Racism is Deep, Its Current Pandering to Black Hoodlums Notwithstanding

Thomas Sowell at The Stream - 16 hours ago
[image: Woodrow Wilson] Much is made of the fact that liberals and conservatives see racial issues differently, which they do. But these differences have too often been seen as simply those on the right being racist and those on the left not. You... more »

Rolls-Royce angling as medium term solution to UK power crisis

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Rolls-Royce is engaged in discussion with the UK government over the possibility of its expertise being used to develop small modular nuclear reactors as an alternative to larger projects such as the controversial Hinkley Point C plant. The company argues that the mini reactors it is championing are a more viable […]

Socialism and the EU

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
A very perceptive couple of quotations and a comment from demon at http://biasedbbc.org/blog/2016/03/22/poor-but-happy/ articulates something I've said before on here: 'Churchill: The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. I also found this on a website... Bukovsky: Socialism is the gradual and less violent form of communism, and socialism is the project of the European Union, which was born in Maastricht in 1992. The intent was to save socialism in Europe after the fall of the Berlin ... more »

Brussels airport attack: BBC anxious to protect British muslims

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
This running BBC report http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-35869266 on the latest Islamist terrorist attack on European soil includes the following report of the analysts by the BBC's Security correspondent, Frank Gardner: 'BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says it is "not a surprise" that this attack has taken place but says it is "shocking it was so successful". He said since the Since Charlie Hebo attacks in Paris in January last year, which killed 12 people, there had been a number of terror cells "on the loose" that had been inspired by so-called Islamic State ... more »

Pedophile Bishop May Have Posed As Identical Twin To Dupe Congregations

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 16 hours ago
Convicted pedophile ex-Bishop of Gloucester, Peter Ball, might have led services as Michael Ball, his identical twin brother- a bishop in Cornwall during the 90s. Peter Ball was jailed last year for sexually abusing 18 teenagers and young men over 15 years. Western Daily Press reports: Former Bishop of Gloucester Peter Ball, 83, was jailed last year after he admitted sexually abusing teenagers and young men. But there are now fears he took the place of his twin Michael Ball, who was also a bishop and a friend of Prince Charles, by duping congregations in other parts of the UK. The D... more »

What Needs To be Done To Make The F-35A Operational?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Lara Seligman, Defense News*: *What’s Left on the Air Force Checklist To Make F-35s Operational?* *The Air Force plans to declare initial operating capability for its new F-35A jets by the end of 2016. Here's what they have left to do.* WASHINGTON — The clock is ticking down to the Air Force’s deadline to declare its F-35A jets operational before the end of 2016. Although the joint program office (JPO) and contractor Lockheed Martin still have several major hurdles to overcome, both industry and government officials are confident the team will beat the Dec. 30 cutoff date. The A... more »

Dr. Curry Vanishes! 20 Women Reduced to 19! Warmist Aussie Climate Council Deletes Dr. Judith Curry from list of 20 Women in Climate Debate

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2016/03/climate-councils-memory-hole/ Tony Thomas writes about Tim Flannery’s attempts to remove Judith Curry from a list of female climate experts: When a three-year-old tells whoppers it can be cute. It’s not so cute if the whopper-tellers are scientist Tim Flannery, aged 60, and his Climate Council. Flannery is Chief Councillor […]

Weinberg's "deconstruction of the measurement" isn't wrong but it's pointless

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Steven Weinberg has published a new paper about the foundations of quantum mechanics (QM) in PRA: What Happens in a Measurement? The paper implicitly suggests that some conceptually important problem may be solved by comments involving the Lindblad equation. I think that in this case, he never says things that are sharply wrong (at most distortions of the history). But in between the lines, he seems to write that certain steps are useful to clarify the situation even though they aren't. I think that even though Weinberg avoids clearly wrong statements, relatively to the clear an... more »

One Month To Live: Bucket List or … ?

Alan Scott at The Stream - 18 hours ago
[image: Bucket List - 900] Suppose you knew you only had a month left to live. How would you spend your last days? Lately I've been thinking more and more about just how short our lives really are, and how little time we have to... more »

Russia To Begin Flight Testing Its New MiG-35 This Summer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Photo from United Aircraft Corporation. *National Interest:* *Russia's Lethal New MiG-35 to Start Flight Testing This Summer* Russia’s RSK-MiG has completed an initial batch of pre-production versions of the Mikoyan MiG-35 Fulcrum-F multirole fighter. The company is set to deliver the jets to the Russian defense ministry for flight-testing this summer. “We have completed the first phase of this work—the Ministry of Defense has examined and approved the design,” said RSK-MiG general director Sergei Korotkov in a March 17 statement. “We are following the schedule specified in the c... more »

The Navy's Laser Arms Race Is Getting Started

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SEES A DAY WHEN AMERICAN NAVY DESTROYERS WILL PACK LASER CANNONS. IMAGE SOURCE: NORTHROP GRUMMAN. *Motley Fool*: *Don't Look Now, But the Navy's Laser Arms Race Just Got Hotter* German defense conglomerate Rheinmetall is making a strong push into this futuristic weapons game. But should it have a future in your portfolio? Two years ago, the U.S. Navy tested its new Laser Weapon System -- a $40 million, 33 kilowatt prototype built by Kratos Defense & Security -- off the coast of Iran. Two months ago, Northrop Grumman won a Navy contract to build a new laser cannon... more »

Terrorists Blamed For Explosions At Brussels Airport, Hundreds Evacuate

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 19 hours ago
17 people have been killed with dozens more seriously injured after two bombs exploded in a busy Brussels airport on Tuesday morning. Police say that Zaventem’s great hall was the target for the blast, but cannot confirm the numbers of victims at the moment. Authorities have evacuated the airport and confirmed that the perpetrators of the attack “shouted something in Arabic” before the two explosions. Belgium have now raised its terror threat to its highest level. video shows moments after blast at Brussels airport pic.twitter.com/NcvNHWZp2s — Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 22,...more »

D's Update from the land of Oz

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 19 hours ago
Hey darlins :D I wanted to post a little update of a personal nature and about what I've been up to for the past while. As you've probably noticed, I haven't done many recordings or written very much lately. The past 3-4 months has been extremely hectic and the "communications" issues I experienced for the last 3 months in Morocco, kept me.... quiet. On the "Communications" issues, the moment we were out of Moroccan borders, I magically got my skype back! And started to receive Facebook messages again! BUT..... unfortunately I still have not managed to get my removingtheshackl... more »

What Was (And Is) The Mission For Russia's Spetsnaz Forces In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Russian Spetsnaz. Photo from Great Charlie *Mark Galeotti, War On The Rocks*: *The Three Faces Of Russian Spetsnaz In Syria* As the Russian drawdown from Syria continues, more information continues to emerge about the forces Moscow had committed to shoring up the Assad regime. One telling aspect is how involved Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces were in the deployment. They were involved in two of their three core missions — reconnaissance and special security missions — but not the third, direct combat operations. The implication is that from the outset of the deployment, Moscow pl... more »

Wikileaks Email Dump Reveals Clinton Ties To Occultist Group

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 20 hours ago
The latest Wikileaks classified email dump has exposed Hillary Clinton for what she really is – a member of the establishment with occultist beliefs. Hillary Clinton is so deeply entrenched in the elite New World Order establishment that she even bows down to Moloch, the same occultist god they perform human sacrifice rituals for at the annual Bohemian Grove meetings. In an email from August 29 2008 that has just been made available to search by Wikileaks, a senior government staffer writes to Hillary Clinton, “With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic,... more »

How Best To Describe Russia Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Sergey Guneev *John Lloyd, Reuters*: *What is the best way to describe Vladimir Putin’s Russia?* In January of this year, a British judge, Robert Owen, said that Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, was ‘probably’ a murderer. The victim, nearly a decade before, had been Alexander Litvinenko, a former Soviet, then Russian, intelligence officer who had defected to the UK, became a part-time consultant to the UK’s MI6 foreign intelligence service and had been poisoned by two other former Russian intelligence officers in a London hotel. Owen had been tasked with doing a re... more »

Military Photo of the Day: March 22, 2016

Tom Sileo at The Stream - 21 hours ago
[image: Navy Training-900] A U.S. Navy Corpsman checks on members of his squad during an exercise at Camp Johnson, North Carolina, on March 1, 2016. Thank you to this brave Navy Corpsman for his service to our nation.

These Are The Five New U.S. Military Bases In The Philippines

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Washington Post*: *These are the new U.S. military bases near the South China Sea. China isn’t impressed.* The disputed South China Sea will soon see increased U.S. military activity from five Philippine bases, following the signing of a deal between Manila and Washington that will allow the Pentagon to deploy conventional forces to the Philippines for the first time in decades. The deal — called an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement — was reached Friday between State Department officials and the government of the Philippines, and will allow the ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
"U.S. airlines will begin direct commercial flights this year.” —@POTUS: https://t.co/U5qV7HjCpo pic.twitter.com/4RbARlJGdO — The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 21, 2016

My Take On 'House Of Cards'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Jake Anderson, Anti-Media*: *Netflix' House of Cards Is Much More Realistic Than We'd Like To Admit (Spoiler Alert)* WARNING - MAJOR SPOILERS ALERT Netflix original series, House of Cards, has never shied away from controversial storylines. The narrative has followed Frank Underwood’s rise to power from Congressional whip to Vice President to President. His meteoric ascent to power was always trailed by a dark shadow, though — one that perhaps mirrors the real life brutality, scandal, and corruption that accompanies the machinations of most high-level politicians. House of Cards...more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Air Force One carrying President Barack Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport, March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Alberto Reyes

The Growing Divide Between America And Its Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
View More: U.S. News|Live News|More News Videos *CBS:* *The vast divide between America and its military* *The Pentagon says a U.S. Marine was killed yesterday by an ISIS rocket in northern Iraq. The attack occurred on the eve of an anniversary that many people might overlook . . . but which Iraq War veteran Matt Gallagher has not:* Thirteen years ago, the American military invaded Iraq. Something for the history books? Not yet. Everything happening in that region -- from ISIS to airstrikes to Delta Force raids -- is connected to that decision, and the subsequent nine years of wa... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lin-a2lTelg

"Decide..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Decide whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying..." - Amelia Earhart

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
“Like delicate cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023 this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Still, this remarkable image shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. * Click image for larger size.* The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characte... more »

Chet Raymo, “Free Will?”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Free Will?”* by Chet Raymo “In an essay in the 14 May, 2009 issue of “Nature”, German biologist Martin Heisenberg asks the question: "Is free will an illusion?" And he answers: No. We are free, says Heisenberg, if our actions are self-generated, and not mere responses to external stimuli. But how can they be self-generated in a world of cause and effect? As befitting the son of Werner Heisenberg, father of the Uncertainty Principle, Martin invokes the stochastic nature of quantum mechanics. Presumably, randomly firing neurons equal free will. One does not have to be consciously a... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

Donald Trump Is So Popular Because He Puts America First

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 23 hours ago
*An excerpt from, "Trump questions need for NATO, outlines noninterventionist foreign policy" Washington Post, March 21, 2016:* "I do think it’s a different world today, and I don’t think we should be nation-building anymore," Trump said. "I think it’s proven not to work, and we have a different country than we did then. We have $19 trillion in debt. We’re sitting, probably, on a bubble. And it’s a bubble that if it breaks, it’s going to be very nasty. *I just think we have to rebuild our country* ." He added: I watched as we built schools in Iraq and they’re blown up. We build ano... more »

Transpicuous News:The Magical world of Congress

D ... Breaking The Silence at Removing The Shackles - 23 hours ago
Transpicuous News Update for March 22, 2016: The Magical world of Congress Yet another Transpicuous News Special report. This time we focused on Alice's Wonderland, going down the crazy rabbit hole of US Congresses latest ridiculousness..... .... Or is it? On March 14th, 2016 114th Congress, 2nd Session, unanimously passed Bill H.Res. 642 RESOLUTION Recognizing magic as a rare and valuable art form and national treasure. ... and the more I look into the various aspects of this Bill and the subjects mentioned in it, the deeper the rabbit hole goes!!! Here is my TN report ... more »

America's Fake War on ISIS Grinds On

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*March 22, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - A recent US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing considering the nominations of General Joseph Votel and Lieutenant General Raymond Thomas for command of US Central Command and US Special Operations Command respectively, exposed the absurdity of America's war on the so-called "Islamic State" (ISIS). While the Syrian Arab Army backed by Russian airpower successfully cuts off entire armies of terrorists from their supplies abroad, while encircling and eradicating them within Syrian territory, the US appears instead to be attemptin... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 1 day ago
*From* *Jenna Orkin* Obama Administration Sets Record In Lack Of Transparency: Denies Information In 77% Of FOIA Requests This Is How Venezuela Exported 12.5 Tonnes Of Gold To Switzerland On March 8, 2016 Via Paris The Government Actually Has A Zombie Apocalypse Plan - And It's Just Been Declassified Illinois College Will Stop Arresting Students For Passing Out Constitution "Don't Take The Public For Fools!": China Hides Millions Of Layoffs, Jails Miners Protesting Unpaid Wages Turkish Turmoil As ISIS Blamed For Weekend Attack; Video Shows Police Using Water Cannons On Peaceful Kurd... more »

Pandermonium! At AIPAC, Trump Makes Same Promise on Jerusalem We've Been Hearing Since 1972

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 1 day ago
Breaking news! The news media is abuzz today with reports that, speaking before the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington D.C. - the annual gathering of rabid right-wing Israel supporters - a presidential candidate vowed to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. So who was it this time? Donald Trump. "We will move the American

Is The Democratic Party Now Just Republican Lite At Its Highest Levels?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I hope you read the post yesterday featuring Thom Harmann's interview with Thomas Frank about how the Democratic Party quite consciously transformed itself from the party of the working class and middle class to the party of the Republican-lite rich professional class. If you didn't, please do... it's important to the foundational narrative we've been developing here are *DWT* over the last decade. Until you get a chance to read Frank's new book, Listen Liberal-- What Ever Happened To The Party of the People, the video at the post yesterday and the clip up top that Hartmann record... more »

Former President Clinton Slams President Obama’s “Awful Legacy”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*USA Today*: *Bill Clinton knocks ‘awful legacy’ of last 8 years* Former President Bill Clinton, stumping on behalf of his wife in Washington state on Monday, urged people to vote for Hillary Clinton “if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us.” It was not initially* clear if it was an unintended gaffe or something he meant to say, but it didn’t take long for Republicans to seize on it and post the clip to YouTube. Here’s the full quote: *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* This is not the Bill Clinton that I have ... more »

How Much Damage Will Utah Deal The Deceitful Trump Tomorrow?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Sunday, Utah's *Deseret News*' published a poll predicting that if Trump is the GOP nominee, "Utahns would vote for a Democrat for president in November for the first time in more than 50 years." Even as thoroughly loathed and distrusted a candidate as Clinton might be able to beat Trump in Utah-- and the Democratic Socialist from Brooklyn via Vermont? Bye-bye Trump. (Keep in mind, Utah went for George Bush 66.8% to Gore's 26.3%; for Bush again in 2004, this time 71.5% to 26.0% for John Kerry; 62.2% for McCain over Obama's 34.2%; and 72.6% for Romney over Obama's 24.7%. That is on... more »

Economic News , Data & Views ( March 21 , 2016 ) Overview ( 1. China - IMF Seeks Info On China's FX Forwards Book , PBOC Asked Fed About How To Deal With A Market Crash - Like 1987 , IMF Chums Up To China Regarding Its Role In Making International Monetary System Stronger. 2. Japan - 30 Year JGB Falls To Record Low Yield Of 0.455% , Kuroda In NIRP-Wonderland . 3.Libya In Focus - Health Care System On The Rocks , Tripoli State Of Play , GNA Still Can't Enter Tripoli. 4. Turkey Is Now Paying The Price For "Creating ISIS Monster It Can No Longer Control. ) Europe In Focus ( 1. Refugee Crisis - News Of The Day. 2. Greece News Of The Day - Non Refugee Related Items Of Note. 3. Brexit Items Of The Day. )

Fred Walton at Catharsis Ours - 1 day ago
Overview...... *fred walton* ‏@fredwalton216 9h 9 hours ago fred walton Retweeted The Automatic Earth Great read , please check out when you get the time. fred walton added, *The Automatic Earth* @AutomaticEarth Debt Rattle March 21 2016 | The formerly rich world faces war between classes, generations http://www.theautomaticearth.com/2016/03/debt-r attle-march-21-2016/ … *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 1h 1 hour ago CHINA FIXES YUAN AT 6.4971 VS 6.4824 LAST *zerohedge* ‏@zerohedge 2h 2 hours ago IMF Politely Asks *China* To Explain Exactly How Large Its FX For... more »

Carl Davidson : Does the U.S. really have six political parties?

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
The major parties in the U.S. are not ideological parties in the European sense, but are constantly changing coalitions. By Carl Davidson | The Rag Blog | March 21, 2016 Successful strategic thinking starts with gaining knowledge, particularly gaining adequate … finish reading Carl Davidson : Does the U.S. really have six political parties?

FBI Cancels Court Case Against Apple On Unlocking San Bernardino Attacker's iPhone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. asks to cancel Apple encryption hearing, may be able to access device* U.S. prosecutors on Monday asked a federal judge to cancel a Tuesday hearing in their legal battle to force Apple Inc to break into an encrypted iPhone, stating that they may have found another way to access the device, according to a court filing. The judge in the case, being handled in federal court in Riverside, California, scheduled a hearing for late afternoon on Monday to consider the request. The unexpected development in the high-profile case raised questions as to whether the Justice... more »

Bernie Sanders Out-Raised Hillary By Millions in February

Juliegrace Brufke at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.] Sen. Bernie Sanders out-raised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by nearly $13 million for the month of February, despite him being behind in terms of delegates. A source close to the Sanders campaign told The Washington Post that the Vermont senator managed to bring... more »

Supreme Court Rejects States’ Challenge to Colorado Marijuana Law

Jonah Bennett at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Smoking Marijuana, Cannabis Day, Marijuana Party, Canada] The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to take up a lawsuit launched by Nebraska and Oklahoma trying to strike down Colorado's legalization of recreational marijuana. Justices voted 6-2 to block the lawsuit from reaching the nation's highest court. Nebraska and Oklahoma attorneys... more »

What if No Candidate Wins a Majority in the Electoral College?

Rick D. Williams at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Electoral College - 900] Donald Trump appears to be on his way to the Republican nomination, but fear not; this may wind up being, if nothing else, an excellent chance for a Civics lesson! Welcome to class. Most folks have forgotten (or never... more »

DiCaprio: Communist China Becoming a ‘Hero on Climate Change’

Chris White at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio addresses the opening of the U.N. Climate Summit 2014.] Leonardo DiCaprio said China, one of the most polluted countries in the world and ruled by a communist government, has an opportunity to become the "hero of the environmental movement" for its concerted efforts to curb carbon emission output. DiCaprio,... more »

Rightwing Nuthouse: “5 Worst Right-Wing Moments This Week: Trump and His Proxies Take Leave of Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“5 Worst Right-Wing Moments This Week: * *Trump and His Proxies Take Leave of Reality”* by Janet Allon "As anti-Trump protesters gathered in New York and Arizona, Donald Trump continued his petty spats with Megyn Kelly and Mitt Romney. Because that seemed really important to him, and he never forgets a slight. The candidate continued his mostly inane babbling on the campaign trail, questioning Mitt Romney's Mormonism for no apparent reason except that it popped into his free-associating mind, and asserting that he talks to himself for advice on foreign policy because he has "a very... more »

The Passion, Miracles from Heaven Help Light the Start of Holy Week

Al Perrotta at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - MARCH 20: Singer Trisha Yearwood and host Tyler Perry appear in 'The Passion', an epic musical event airing LIVE from New Orleans on FOX, at Woldenberg Park on March 20, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.] Two faith-based productions brought light and life to screens across America this weekend. Miracles from Heaven opened in movie theaters, while the live musical production The Passion aired on the small screen Sunday night, capturing the streets of New Orleans coming alive with a... more »

Recipe for Disaster: Assigning Unqualified Women to Combat Leadership

Jude Eden at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Marines in Formation, Veterans, Armed Forces, Servicemen, USA, U.S. Army, U.S. Military] Defense Secretary Ash Carter grabbed headlines last week when he announced that President Obama would soon nominate the first woman to head a major U.S. military Northern combatant command. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. According to the... more »

Gunmen Attack EU Mission in Mali Capital; One Attacker Dead

Baba Ahmed at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Soldiers stand next to the body of a suspected militant outside the European Union military mission’s entrance in Bamako, Mali, Monday, March 21, 2016. Extremists launched an attack Monday evening on the European Union military mission’s headquarters in the Malian capital, underscoring their determination to continue striking against Western interests in the region.] BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Gunmen launched an attack Monday evening on the European Union military training mission’s headquarters in the Malian capital, Bamako, in what appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks... more »

Why Obamacare Premiums are Climbing All Over

Drew Gonshorowski at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 27: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations award ceremony honororing U.S. Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds at the Israeli Embassy January 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. Edmonds posthumously is the first American service member to receive the award for actions he took as a prisoner of war in World War II. International Holocaust Rememberance Day marks the 71st anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1945.] On the third year of the Affordable Care Act exchanges, it is becoming more apparent that the pro... more »

Turkey On Edge After Recent Terror Attacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America*: *Turkey on Edge as Security Forces Hunt Terrorists* ISTANBUL—Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, remains on edge after Saturday’s suicide bombing that was blamed on Islamic State terrorists. Concerns remain high as security forces continue to hunt for other suspects. Fear continues to stalk Istanbul. Some parents kept their children away from school to avoid having them use service buses. People are also avoiding public spaces amid fears of further attacks. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government is doing its utmost to confront the danger. *Rea... more »

As The Syrian Peace Talks Begin To Break Down, US & Turkey Prepare The Next Plan - Episode 924b

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*The Geneva Talks will fail.* *Title: As The Syrian Peace Talks Begin To Break Down, US & Turkey Prepare The Next Plan - Episode 924b. Source: X22Report. Date Published: March 21, 2016. Description: * Ukraine in the process of destabilizing Crimea. US deploys more troops in Iraq. US has created a firebase in Iraq. Turkey is ready to send 25,000 documented refugees for the undocumented ones in Europe. US preparing to train Syrian rebels once again, since the IS is now being morphed into the FSA. Opposition now pushing Assads removal in the Peace talks, the opposition is now stallin... more »

SCOTUS to Hear Little Sisters of the Poor Religious Freedom Challenge to Obamacare This Week

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: SCOTUS to Hear Little Sisters of the Poor Religious Freedom Challenge to Obamacare This Week] On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a challenge by Catholic nuns from Little Sisters of the Poor to the Obamacare mandate forcing them to violate their faith by providing contraception. Contraception such as the morning-after pill... more »

Climate Council Cannot Count

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*No Curry for YOU!*Tim Flannery's Climate Council cannot count. We have pointed out before that they are of no account, but now, due to some Flim-Flammery they have reduced the International Council for Science (ICSU) list of *20 women making waves in the climate change debate *to 19. So here’s a list of twenty women making waves in the climate change debate, offered in alphabetical order, and without any men to get in the way. We hope it shows off some of the quiet – and not so quiet – power women do have on this issue, and the diversity of the debate. Gender aside, this list ref... more »

The Horn Of Africa Region Is Falling Apart

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Alex De Waal, Foreign Policy*: *Africa’s $700 Billion Problem Waiting to Happen* *The Horn of Africa region is central to the world’s maritime trade. It’s also beginning to fall apart.* Back in 2002, Meles Zenawi, then prime minister of Ethiopia, drafted a foreign policy and national security white paper for his country. Before finalizing it, he confided to me a “nightmare scenario” — not included in the published version — that could upend the balance of power in the Horn of Africa region. The scenario went like this: Sudan is partitioned into a volatile south and an embittere... more »

The EU Is Stupidly Paying For Erdogan's Jihad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*It's always a bad idea to appease a wolf.* *An excerpt from, "Facing Turkey, Europe chooses suicide" By Thierry Meyssan, Voltaire Network, March 21, 2016: * President Erdoğan is unlike other politicians. and it seems that the Europeans, neither the people nor their leaders, have realised this. • First of all, he came from the Millî Görüş, a pan-Turkish Islamic movement with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, and favourable to the restoration of the Caliphate. According to him – and also to his allies of the Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi (MHP) – the Turkish people are th... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’

Alice Embree at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 21, 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic*: *The Road to Havana* Nelson Mandela’s funeral opened the way for Obama’s historic Cuba visit. On Sunday, President Obama will begin his historic visit to Cuba. He will be the first president since Calvin Coolidge to visit the island, and his mission is a prime manifestation of what some people—not me, necessarily—might call the “Obama Doctrine.” Obama has been remarkably consistent over the years in questioning why adversaries of the United States have remained adversaries, and in Cuba, at least, he has an answer: They don’t have to be adversaries... more »

Is This a Dead End for the Republican Budget?

Tommy Binion at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: U.S. Congressman Dave Brat speaking at the 2015 Young Americans for Liberty National Convention at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.] Budgets identify priorities. Whether they are for an individual, a family, a business or a government, a budget is a choice to spend money on certain things and not on others. Once a budget is done, its usefulness is that... more »

Nuclear Physicist Pervez Hoodbhoy: “Has the Islamic State ever been a Historical Reality?”

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
* ISIS massacres are sponsored by the United States, NATO, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, and Israel.* *Wikipedia:* Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, mathematician and academic who served as the Professor of Physics at the Quaid-e-Azam University for 40 years before assuming his current position as the distinguished professor of Physics and Mathematics at the Forman Christian College in Lahore. Hoodbhoy is also a prominent political activist in particular concerned with promotion of freedom of speech, secularism and education in Pakistan. Dr. Hoodbhoy... more »

World News Briefs -- March 21, 2016 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Obama spars with Castro on human rights during historic Cuba visit* U.S. President Barack Obama pushed Cuba to improve its record on human rights and sparred with President Raul Castro during a historic visit to the Communist-ruled island on Monday, while Castro hit back by decrying U.S. "double standards". Human rights remained an impediment to strengthening ties with Cuba despite the rapprochement reached by the two leaders in December 2014, Obama said, adding a "full flowering" of the relationship could happen only with progress on the issue. *Read more* .... *MI... more »

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New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 1 day ago
*Momentum Builds Against Obama Admin Plans To Auction Oil and Gas Drilling Rights In Gulf of Mexico ~Julie Dermansky, Desmog* *Thousands to Gather in New Orleans to Stop New Oil and Gas Leases in the Gulf ~EcoWatch*

March 21: Texas mother puts child in oven.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 1 day ago
Two days ago, the CBC carried a story of some importance to Canada - and the world. Naturally, the Irving press has not picked it up. The U.S. government is giving permission to oil companies to drill for oil off the north coast of Alaska - in waters that Canada has long claimed. Trudeau will let them do it, of course, just as we allow them the treat the Northwest Passage as American, though it has historically been Canadian. All this kerfuffle goes back to the days when the U.S. bought Alaska from Russia. The land had never been surveyed; reliable maps didn't exist; and a militar... more »

Authorities Puzzled As Four More Bald Eagles Found Dead

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Just a few weeks after 13 bald eagles were found dead in nearby Maryland, four more dying birds were unable to be saved in rural Delaware. Authorities remain puzzled as to what is killing the birds, which are the national symbol of the US. However there was some good news as around the same time, two eaglets hatched in DC. RT reports: Workers with the Tri-State Bird Rescue, a private nonprofit based in the area, found one dead eagle on the road near Dagsboro in Delaware’s Sussex County on Sunday. Three more birds were found in a nearby field and could not be revived. A group of eig... more »

UN Claims There’s an ‘Alarming Rate’ of Global Warming by Ignoring the 15-Year ‘Hiatus’ and El Niño

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: El Nino - 900] The head of the United Nations' meteorological body warned the world was going through an "alarming rate" of global warming due to rising carbon dioxide emissions -- but his statement ignored the 15-year "hiatus" in warming and 2016's incredibly strong El Nino.... more »

Apple Unveils Smaller, More Affordable iPhone

Brandon Bailey at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Apple Keynote, Apple iPhones, iPhone SE] CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- As it struggles to match the success of its big-screen iPhones, Apple is now contending that small can be beautiful, too. The giant tech company showed off downsized versions of its signature iPhone and iPad Pro... more »

EPA Basically Bans Anti-Mosquito Pesticide as Zika Virus Hits Puerto Rico

Michael Bastasch at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Zika-Brazil - 900] The New York Times ran a lengthy expose on Puerto Rico's fight against the Zika virus and buried at the bottom of the story is something the Environmental Protection Agency probably doesn't want you to know. The EPA effectively banned a powerful pesticide... more »

Chaffetz Threatens Subpoena for Ashton Carter Emails

Kathryn Watson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Ashton Carter - 900] House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz is threatening to issue a subpoena if the Department of Defense (DOD) doesn't divulge how Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter used his personal email account on the job.... more »

Will Work For Free

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Paradise or Oblivion

Is George Osborne Finished?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 1 day ago
They seek him here, they seek him there. Those lobby hacks seek him everywhere. Is he in heaven or is he in hell? That demned elusive ... Chancellor of the Exchequer. Okay, so my reworked rhyme lifted from the *Scarlet Pimpernel* doesn't work. But neither do Osborne's sums, so all is balanced in the world. Well, what a torrid few days for the Tories - and not in a good way. To be sure, when Nicky Morgan was wheeled out on Thursday to announce on *Question Time* that the planned cut to Personal Independence Payments wasn't happening, it was obvious the government was in deep trouble... more »

Paris Terror Suspect Relied on Sympathizers to Stay Hidden

Jacob Bojesson at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Salah Abdeslam, Paris Terror Attacks, Paris Attacks, Brussels, Molenbeek] Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam received help from friends and family to stay hidden in Brussels for four months before getting captured. The manhunt for Abdeslam included thousands of officers and dozens of raids in the Brussels neighborhood of Sint-Jans Molenbeek. Europe's... more »

Jewish State Happy For Kurds To Have Their Own State

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Israeli politicians including Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu would be happy if the Kurds in the Middle East carved out a State of their own. The Israelis are not shy about supporting a Kurdish State although the countries where the Kurds live- Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, strongly oppose the idea. Sputnik reports: Surprising as it may seem, Israel has long promoted cordial relations with the Kurds, particularly the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq (KRG). “Kurdish leaders believe that Israel can be their best lobby in the West for the project of a Kurdish state,” Ofra Bengio... more »

Women could boycott Indian Wells over comments per Martina Navratilova on BBC Sport

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
A whole report on this matter with nobody pointing out that women actually earn more than men for playing. They play best of three sets, the men play best of five sets. So the women get more per set played. Also see how often the top women seeds win losing just one or two games across their two sets, compare that with the top mens seeds... The men's game is more competitive faster, more athletic and better to watch. More feminist tripe here http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35866641

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Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
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What if Cannabis and Hemp Had Never Been Prohibited?

WTStaff at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Ethan Indigo Smith* - Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if prohibition never came to be? The post What if Cannabis and Hemp Had Never Been Prohibited? appeared first on Waking Times.

APPROACHING THE ULTIMATE EVENT HORIZON / DEATH

Allen L Roland, Ph.D at Allen L Roland's Weblog - 1 day ago
*Black Hole in space and Point of singularity* *Black holes in space are in stark reality worm holes to another stage of consciousness deepest within ourselves as experienced in the near and after death experience. They are not meant to be feared but instead to be celebrated as the ultimate event horizon leading from the chaos of ego consciousness to the singularity of a **Unified Field of love and **soul consciousness that exists not only beyond time and space but also beneath our deepest fears: Allen L Roland, PhD* *"How comforting and 'electrifying it would be if so... more »

If Hillary is the nominee and she loses, it is her fault.

2old2care at Because I Can - 1 day ago
I spend a lot of time lurking around the interweb Going through Twitter feeds Going through news articles on the MSM and alternative sites Going through public Facebook pages And Listening to left-wing radio One of the spurious themes I am seeing repeated over and over again is that non-Republican people must vote for Hillary if she wins the nomination. To that I respond Bullshit! This is the United States of America People can vote People can choose to vote for candidate x or candidate y People can choose NOT to vote If Hillary is the nominee and she loses, it is her fault. Any cand... more »

Christopher Hitchens addressing "Assad being secular" and predicting the demise of Assad

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*An excerpt from, "The Religious Component of the Syrian Conflict: More than Perception" By Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Georgetown Journal, June 21, 2013: * *Because both President Bashar al-Assad and his father before him gave special priority, power, and benefit to Syria’s small Alawite minority while excluding the Sunni majority from resources and power, the nature of the country’s problems—and thus now the war—is infused with religion. * It is true that oppositionists went to the street out of political, not theological, differences, but the fact that the political imbalance was d... more »

Syrian Army Advances Within Four Km Of Ancient Palmyra

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Syrian army with the help of Russian air support is just four kilometers (2.5 miles) away from the gates of Palmyra. The ancient city was considered the crossroads of the old world and an oasis in the Syrian desert. Middle East Online reports: Troops and allied militia backed by Russian air power have since early March been pushing an advance around the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Pearl of the Desert”. They are now just four kilometres (2.5 miles) from the gates of the city that fell to the jihadists in May last year, sending shock waves around the world. According ... more »

France And Belgium Are Working On Scores Of Terror Cases

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Belgium: Europe's front line in the war on terror* Belgium (CNN)Brussels: It's a quaint but bustling city, famed for its picture postcard squares, its chocolate and its beer. But it is rapidly becoming infamous, too, as a fertile recruiting ground for jihadi fighters. According to police, the carnage of the Paris attacks was plotted here, and it was in these streets that fugitive Salah Abdeslam hid out in an apartment after abandoning his mission, dumping his suicide belt in a Parisian street and calling friends for help, after apparently driving his co-conspirators to the... more »

Yemen Houthi Rebels And Pro-Government Forces Have Agreed To A Implement A Ceasefire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
File photo of United Nations envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed (L) shakes hands with Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi during a meeting in Yemen's southern port city of Aden December 5, 2015. (Reuters) *Foreign Policy*: *Ceasefire Reached in Yemen Civil War* The parties to the civil war in Yemen have agreed to implement a ceasefire in the run-up to peace talks set to begin next week. The arrangement was brokered in talks in Sanaa overseen by U.N. Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed. The de-escalation comes after a particularly bloody weekend in which 57 people were ki... more »

Kasich Says He Would Consider Obama’s Leftwing Supreme Court Nominee

Rachel Alexander at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Kasich Says he Would Consider Apppointing Obama's Far–Left Appointee Garland to Replace Very Conservative Scalia on SCOTUS] Ohio Governor John Kasich, one of three Republicans left in the presidential race and widely considered a moderate, has come out with praise for President Obama’s selection to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. When asked on Face the Nation... more »

Russia Claim FlyDubai Plane Was Shot Down By US Missiles

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Russia have turned over the investigation of the FlyDubai Flight 981 crash over to The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation (SLEDKOM) – saying that they are now treating the incident as “criminal” after evidence emerged that the plane might have been shot down by two American missiles. According to the Federal Security Service – video surveillance tapes prove that two shoulder missiles of American origin were fired shortly before the plane attempted to land. Whatdoesitmean.com reports: According to this report, SLEDKOM is the main federal investigating authority in Russi...more »

How Authoritarianism, Elitism, Nationalism And Populism Are Playing Out In The Campaigns This Cycle

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I snagged the above chart from a *Washington Post* analysis of authoritarianism in the 2016 presidential race by political science professors Wendy Rahn (University of Minnesota) and Eric Oliver (University of Chicago) earlier this month. Their point is that Cruz's supporters are even more enamored of authoritarianism (of a fascist nature) than Trump's fan boys are. Something outside of what the two professors are going on about, however, is what jumped out at me, namely that the only candidate running for president attracting supporters intellectually equipped and emotionally mat... more »

BOOM! Woman Who Locked Her Neck to Car In Arizona 'Works for Soros'

Saman Mohammadi at The Excavator - 1 day ago
*War of The Billionaires: Trump vs. Soros. If Trump is elected President by the people expect a colour revolution within his first 100 days in office.* *Title: BOOM! Woman Who Locked Her Neck to Car In Arizona 'Works for Soros.' Source: DAHBOO77. Date Published: March 21, 2016. Description:* I have shown time and time again how George Soros is funding staged events across the US. The woman in question here is actually a Lead Organizer for Soros's Open Society Foundation! This is more proof that he is orchestrating events to fit his Agenda.

FDA bans trial coordinator who pocketed patient funds and went to prison

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permanently debarred a clinical trial coordinator from working on drug applications after he swapped patient stool samples for his own, and pocketed the money earmarked for patients — along with forging patient records, lab work, and doctors’ signatures. The debarment is moot for time being — last […] The post FDA bans trial coordinator who pocketed patient funds and went to prison appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Lead Contamination In America’s Water Reveals Elite’s Depopulation Agenda

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
42 out of the 50 states in America have a lead contamination problem with their drinking water – revealing the elite’s plans to depopulate the country via systematically poisoning citizens through the deadly water they drink. The chart below shows a breakdown of lead in the water from all 50 states. Lead poisoning, it seems, is an epidemic across America. If you live in Nevada, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama,Tennessee, South Dakota, Hawaii and Kentucky have water that safe to drink. How long has the Obama administration known about this? Some of the American people will reason that... more »

Gaia Portal: Galactic alignments are viewed in the quantum envelope

Obi-Wan Kabuki at AMERICAN KABUKI - 1 day ago
*Galactic alignments are viewed in the quantum envelope* by ÉirePort Galactic alignments are viewed in the quantum envelope. Calendrical alignments fail. *Quantum harmonics portend tsunamis of alterations of perspective.* *Mesmerizing of the hu-masses ends.* ÉirePort | March 21, 2016 at 09:11 | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: http://wp.me/p2sFUY-xM

Spiritually Disconnected

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Native American activist/poet John Trudell (who died in late 2015) talks about how people today are suffering from a broken spirit - disconnected from nature, one another, and the past. We've all lost the tribal wisdom that was part of our ancestry. We get seduced by the material world that teaches greed, power and unending amounts of possessions.

Bill Maher Speaks Out Against ‘Dangerous’ Vaccines

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Bill Maher has spoken out against the dangers of vaccines, pointing out that Big Pharma and the mainstream media attack anybody who questions the safety of the vaccination agenda. Maher pointed out in 2009 that people are labeled simply for questioning the merits of vaccinations. Truthkings.com reports: This is a major issue in the world today. It is a disturbing trend which is used to intimidate people into not questioning anything around them. Pharmaceuticals, Big Food, your government, all have the ability to subjugate the people by intimidating them into never questioning every... more »

NASA Receives Alien Signals From Center Of The Earth

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
A NASA insider has claimed that the agency are receiving numerous radio transmissions from the center of the Earth – which some experts believe may originate from an intelligent highly advanced life-form. “It’s clear that someone or something is communicating with us,” said the NASA source. “And whoever it is has the technology to send signals to the surface through hundreds of miles of soil and rock.“ Scientists first detected the signals with the aid of sophisticated satellites, and transmissions have been received at intermittent intervals ever since, the source said. He said the... more »

Man Takes Shark Selfie Seconds Before Fatal Attack

Baxter Dmitry at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
An Oregon man on honeymoon in Miami took a selfie with a shark – and didn’t live to tell the tale. James Crowlett, a 34 year old life insurance salesman, died in grisly fashion after his right leg was eaten by the subterranean beast. Local lifeguards got him onto a boat and took him to shore, but he died of massive blood loss before an ambulance could take him to the emergency room of the South Miami Hospital. But not before his final selfie was automatically posted on his Facebook page. Many of James’s friends seemed to assume the photo was a joke, unaware of the carnage about to...more »

Is Bottled Water Making You Sick?

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Many brands of bottled water actually contain high levels of acidity, making it dangerous and unhealthy to drink. Drinking water high in acidity has been scientifically linked to an increase in illness and disease, due to the fact that the human body needs to consume water that has a pH balance of 7 or more. Most forms of diseases flourish in an acidic environment which is why drinking high acidic water in combination with our lifestyle changes and diet are a path for future health problems. The body manages this process of being more alkaline automatically. If the alkalinity level ... more »

UFO Experts Discover ‘Alien Gateway’ On Sun’s Surface ‘Proving’ It’s Hollow

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
UFO experts have claimed that they’ve captured an “alien megastructure” via a NASA image that proves our Sun is actually allow. The image, taken by Nasa’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite, reveals an anomaly that many claim shows an ‘alien gateway’. Canadajournal.net reports: Some have suggested that it means that aliens are using our host star to harbour energy, much like the alleged Dyson Sphere which has been theorised to surround a distant star known as KIC 8462852 – or more colloquially Tabby’s Star – which was emitting light that was regularly dipping in br... more »

Google Asked Hillary Clinton To Overthrow Assad, Leaked Emails Reveal

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Leaked Hillary Clinton emails from 2012 reveal that Google had sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad. Jared Cohen, Google’s head of “Google Ideas”, liaised with Clinton on how Google could get involved in helping the U.S. government to overthrow Assad. “Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool … that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from,” Cohen wrote in a July 2012 email to the Clinton team. Washingtonexaminer.com reports: “Our logic behind this is that while ma... more »

Two Days After Killing a Marine in a Rocket Strike, ISIS Again Attacks Fire Base

Russ Read at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: A Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Marine Corp Staff Sgt. Louis Cardin, of Temecula, Calif., Monday, March 21, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. According to the Defense Department, Cardin died March 19, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in northern Iraq, from wounds suffered when the enemy attacked his unit with rocket fire.] Islamic State fighters attacked a fire base a second time, just two days after engaging in a rocket attack that killed one U.S. Marine and several others. Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman U.S. A... more »

Q&A: Utah Votes Tuesday With Some Casting Ballots Online

MICHELLE L. PRICE at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a campaign rally for Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Draper, Utah.] SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah voters on Tuesday will navigate a new presidential caucus system that comes months earlier than last time and opens the Republican race to online voting with computers, smartphones or tablets. Unlike in some past... more »

Pentagon To Install £200 Million Spy Center In UK

Sean Adl-Tabatabai at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
The Pentagon have announced plans to build a new £200 million spy center in the UK this week, which will act as the U.S. military headquarters for all military data in Europe and Africa. The Joint Intelligence Analysis Center will be located at RAF Croughton, and will become the headquarters for all European and African military communications, staffing 1,250 people and analysing intelligence from over 50 countries. Independent.co.uk reports: Many of these functions are currently carried out at RAF Molesworth, the Cambridgeshire air base under the control of the US Air Force, which ... more »

Why President Obama Will Not Meet Fidel Castro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Cuban leader Fidel Castro for two and a half hours in his home in Havana, Cuba on March 19, 2016. (AFP Photo/VTV/Getty Images) *Washington Post*: *Here’s why Obama didn’t meet Fidel Castro in Cuba* HAVANA -- Amid all the history-making in the Cuban capital this week, there is one landmark event that will not take place. Both Cuban and U.S. officials have made clear there will be no meeting between President Obama and former Cuban President Fidel Castro. “Neither we nor the Cubans have pursued such a meeting,” Obama deputy national securi... more »

The Latest: Obama Says US Is Ready to Help Cuban Entrepreneurs

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet children and families of U.S. embassy personnel during an event at the Melia Habana Hotel in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, March 20, 2016. Obama's trip is a crowning moment in his and Cuban President Raul Castro's ambitious effort to restore normal relations between the two countries.] HAVANA (AP) -- The Latest on President Barack Obama’s trip to Cuba (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A crowd of Cuban entrepreneurs, U.S. business people and prominent Cuban-Americans has applauded President Barack Obama’s call to help private busin... more »

"Inextinguishable"

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 day ago
I had the opportunity to see another amazing concert this past weekend courtesy of the Calgary Philharmonic. It will be the last one I will be able to get to for a few weeks now and as always, it was outstanding. Featured on the program was Sibelius's "Finlandia", the Grieg Piano Concerto and a Symphony by Danish composer Carl Nielsen. The guest conductor, Rune Bergmann, hails from Norway, making the evening a truly nordic affair. The Grieg Piano Concerto easily ranks among my favourites piano concertos. Written in the same key as the Schuman Piano Concerto that I saw last mo... more »

Clinton Says American Leaders Need To Show Loyalty To Israel

Carol Adl at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
In a speech to the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC ), Hillary Clinton said that that American leaders needed to show loyalty to Israel and “anyone who doesn’t understand that has no business being our president.” Her criticism was aimed at Republican rival Donald Trump who is said to have a “neutral” stance on Israel. “America can’t ever be neutral when it comes to Israel’s security or survival,” she said. “Some things aren’t negotiable.” The US Democratic presidential candidate also told the influential Zionist lobby group, that Iran ... more »

Cuba’s Raúl Castro Demands That The U.S. Leave Guantanamo And To Lift The Embargo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Cuba’s Raúl Castro meets Obama, calls on U.S. to leave Guantanamo* HAVANA — Cuban President Raúl Castro called Monday for the United States to abandon the territory it occupies at Guantánamo Bay and to lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba. Standing beside President Obama, Castro welcomed him for what he called a “historic” visit here, and congratulated him for taking steps within his executive power to normalize relations. But relations will never truly be normal, Castro said after a meeting with Obama here, until the United States leaves Cuban territory and ends... more »

"Honestly..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Honestly, if you’re given the choice between Armageddon or tea, you don’t say ‘what kind of tea?’” – Neil Gaiman

The Economy: "Why the Rally in Stocks Can’t Be Trusted"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Why the Rally in Stocks Can’t Be Trusted"* by Bill Bonner "If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" – "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" BALTIMORE – "The Dow rose the fifth week in a row last week, ending with a 120-point jump on Friday. This has put the index firmly in the black for 2016. Well, this is a showdown, isn’t it? Either us… or the great mass of investors – one of us is wrong. In the weeks to c... more »

Walking into the Future

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
My friend Andy (in the photo) and I lived across the street from one another in Fort Walton Beach in the panhandle of Florida during 1967-1969. He got me to join Sea Explorers where we had great fun racing canoes, camping, and other wise playing in the surrounding waters. This hike was my first big organizing experience - our two crews were in competition to see which of them could get the most of their crew members to complete the entire 50-mile survival hike through the Eglin AFB forested bombing range carrying all of our gear during the hot and humid Florida summer. My step-f... more »

Epilogue: Einstein makes Einstein easy!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016Presenting next week's key text:* Next Monday, we'll continue our examination of what we've called the "culture of incoherence." This award-winning course of study will be unfolding months. Next week, we plan to move to Nova's recent hour-long broadcast, Inside Einstein's Mind. You can watch the program here. The Nova program aired last November. It was timed to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of the general theory of relativity. Whatever that is! Nova is reputed to be one of our brightest news orgs. Was Nova able to make Einstein easy? How about sl... more »

Environmental journal pulls two papers for “compromised” peer review

Dalmeet Singh Chawla at Retraction Watch - 1 day ago
Environmental Geochemistry and Health has retracted two papers after an investigation suggested that the peer-review process had been compromised. In case you’re counting, we’ve now logged approximately 300 retractions stemming from likely faked or rigged peer review. The retraction note — which is the same for both papers — explains a bit more about the situation: This article […] The post Environmental journal pulls two papers for “compromised” peer review appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Lookout, Lookout the TTIP's about

Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Whilst looking out for UFO's; whilst speculating on the possibility of Alein presence; whilst mulling over how Big Business is effectively running our lives, do not neglect to remember the TTIP.... *One of the main aims of TTIP is the introduction of Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), which allow companies to sue governments if those governments’ policies cause a loss of profits. In effect it means unelected transnational corporations can dictate the policies of democratically elected governments.* TTIP is a drive to the lowest common denominator between the laws which curr... more »

CawRANT Events #20

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*CawRANT Events #20* Another interminably grey day on the West Coast. This past winter has been the wettest and greyest in my memory of living in BC since the mid 70's. Some place somewhere must be getting a lot of sunshine...if you look at a satellite weather map...the clouds and rain seem to be driven like a long train up here. I don't have an opinion about "global warming'..*.but I do believe in weather manipulation. * Even a rain forest can get too much rain...the cedars and spruces are looking water-logged. Enough already! Time for a *RANT! * The first item on the agenda ... more »

George Will, George Won't

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Pottersville - 1 day ago
(By *American Zen*'s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari.) "(Trump) would have to get 70 percent of the white vote. A, it won’t happen and B, it would destroy the Republican Party by making it the party of white people." - George Will, March 20, 2016 * W*ith the death years ago of William F. Buckley, George Will seems to have inherited by default the mantle of the conservative movement's Incredibly Serious Intellectual Savant (the acronym, of course, is *strictly* coincidental). When one looks over the conservative intellectual landscape populated by Jonah Goldberg, Rush Limbaugh... more »

Petronas in Prince Rupert, Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*_______________**Prices of spot LNG for April delivery to Asia averaged $4.46 per MMBtu, according to latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker data for month-ahead delivery.**At $4.46/MMBtu, the April JKM was 38.7 percent below prices for the same delivery month in 2015.* *Platts adds in its report that the latest marker for April delivery is also at the lowest monthly average level seen since July 2009, when the monthly average for August-delivered cargoes was $4.23/MMBtu.* *Sentiment for April and further out in May continued to remain bearish due to expectations of extra supplies... more »

The Threefold Stranglehold of Humanity’s Enslavement

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Have you noticed the thick layer of Stockholm syndrome enclosing the current zeitgeist? The post The Threefold Stranglehold of Humanity’s Enslavement appeared first on Waking Times.

Bernie Sanders Skips Traditional AIPAC Conference

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
US Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will not be attending the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, despite being the only Jewish candidate in the presidential race. The Democratic presidential hopeful is the only candidate out of both parties not to attend the well established annual meeting, where American leaders and potential leaders get to lay out their pro-Israel policies for potential support, at the expense of Palestinian people. Christian Today reports: Bernie Sanders announced his decision not to take part in the pro-Israel group’s conference on F... more »

Congo Ex-Vice President Guilty Of War Crimes In Landmark ICC Ruling

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Voice of America:* *ICC Finds Bemba Guilty of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity* The International Criminal Court has found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty on five counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. A three-judge panel in The Hague ruled unanimously that Bemba was criminally responsible for acts of murder, rape and pillage carried out by his militia in the Central African Republic in 2002 and 2003. Bemba's Movement for the Liberation of Congo, or MLC, was helping forces of then-CAR president Ange-Felix Patasse fight a rebel movement. Ju...more »

Campaign watch: The state of play at Trump events!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 1 day ago
*MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2016Perusing a pair of assessments–actually, three:* What's the actual state of play at Trump campaign events? A pair of assessments–actually, three–are well worth your consideration. For starters, we recommend Seth Stevenson's report at Slate: "What's It Like Covering Trump?" Stevenson discusses the profoundly irresponsible way Candidate Trump behaves toward the press at his large events. He behaves himself very badly. Eventually, someone could be hurt, or worse, due to Trump's behavior. It only takes one unbalanced soul to create a tragedy in response to ir... more »

Will North Korea Declare War On The U.S. And South Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaks at an event declaring the construction of Ryomyong Street, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang Photo: Reuters/KCNA *James Rothwell, The Telegraph*:* Is Kim Jong-un on the brink of declaring war on the US and South Korea?* Enraged North Korean leader gathers forces on the coastline and 'prepares for fifth nuclear test' after South Korea holds biggest ever military parade alongside US troops. As Kim Jong-un places artillery guns and pursuit planes across the North Korean coastline and threatens... more »

12,000 Year Old Breast Milk Found Inside Frozen Cave Lion Cubs

Edmondo Burr at Your News Wire - 1 day ago
Scientists have unearthed carcasses of ancient cave lion cubs, frozen in Siberia’s permafrost for 12,000 years, that may contain the world’s oldest breast milk. Daily Star reports: The prehistoric cats, frozen in time for at least 12,000 years, contain an “opaque” white fluid, thought to be milk from their mother. One cub will be subject to an autopsy, the other preserved for future scientific research, to find out how the lions came to be on the eastern extremes of Russia. “The cubs were dug last year from their icy grave complete with all their body parts: fur, ears, soft tissue a... more »

Majority of Palestinians Support Stabbing Israelis

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: stabbing - 900] RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A new poll indicates that a majority of Palestinians back near-daily stabbing attacks on Israelis, but that support dropped by nine points to 58 percent over the past three months. Monday’s survey also shows that... more »

Justices Order New Look at Massachusetts Stun Gun Law

AP at The Stream - 1 day ago
[image: stun gun - 900] WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is ordering Massachusetts’ top court to look again at the state’s ban on stun guns. The justices on Monday revived an appeal from a woman who said she kept a stun gun in her purse for...more »

U.S. Troops Return To The Philippines. China Condemns This Deployment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *China says U.S.-Philippines base deal raises questions* China said on Monday agreements like the one reached last week by the United States and the Philippines allowing for a U.S. military presence at five Philippine bases raised questions about militarization in the South China Sea. The United States is keen to boost the military capabilities of East Asian countries and its own regional presence in the face of China's assertive pursuit of territorial claims in the South China Sea, one of the world's busiest trade routes. The United States and its regional allies have... more »

Former South Korean Guard Describes Life Along The DMZ

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
South Korean soldiers patrol along a barbed-wire fence, near the demilitarized zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas in Paju, north of Seoul April 5, 2013. South Korea fired tens of artillery rounds towards North Korea on Thursday after the North fired a projectile towards a South Korean loudspeaker that had been blaring anti-Pyongyang broadcasts, the defense ministry in Seoul said. KIM HONG-JI/REUTERS *The Guardian:* *On patrol in the DMZ: North Korean landmines, biting winds and tin cans* *As tensions on the peninsula escalate, a former South Korean guard describes life at o... more »

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